Audrey Kitching's Blog
I had the honor of going to Boston a few weeks ago to shoot exclusively for Miss KL / Karmaloop's women site! I had such an amazing time and these are some of my current favorite images! Hope you guys enjoy the interview and video as well.
Can you tell our readers who you are you and what you do?
I’m Audrey Kitching and I am a style editor, fashion writer, model, designer, I work and embody different things in the fashion industry.
How did you get started on Buzznet, and what drew you to Buzznet as opposed to other platforms?
Buzznet actually contacted me! I’ve been blogging for over 10 years. I started on MailoDrama and Xanga which were AOL dial-up style when I was in like 7th grade. Eventually Live Journal came around which more people knew. When I was on Live Journal, I gathered a following from posting photos in clothing I would make and doing fun photo shoots in my kitchen post-Myspace era. I kind of just got a weird little following, then graduated from the Aveda Institute for Beauty and Wellness. I started doing hair for a bunch of big bands in that time and would post photos. Fans of the different bands would look at my blog which made my following start to organically grow. That was when Buzznet reached out to me, before they were a big full blown site. They wanted to fly me to Los Angeles and met with me. They wanted to build a social media site based around me and my fans and I was fully onboard. Now Buzznet is this huge multimedia outlet. It was very exciting to be with them from the beginning.
How would you describe the fashion scene from New York compared to Los Angeles?
New York likes black A LOT. It depends, there is your club scene kids which is very draggy – big hair, make up, and glitter. There is also your sophisticated hipster fashion scene. Then there are also your high class society people who wear YSL, Chanel, Prada, etc. There are definitely different levels to New York. I would say NY is more down-to-earth and high fashion. L.A. is more casual and clubby; a lot of the girls in L.A. at night wear tight little dresses and heels.
What are your favorite spots to hit in NY?
I love Sacred Shell, it’s this amazing little vegan spot. Topshop is also great. St. Mark’s (Place) is the best to get really great sushi. When I’m working in New York, I’m really into the corner Thai massage places you can go to for like 30 bucks. I’m a foodie so I also like to hit up all the vegan spots.
Can you tell us more about your personal style?
My style is kind of a mix of tomboy casual; I wear a lot of leather pants and lace up boots. But I also love fake furs. I say it is something like tomboy meets Barbie!
Branding yourself through the web and social media is huge right now and you’ve obviously been able to successfully make a name for yourself. What is your advice to young people looking to get into the industry?
I feel like it is consistency and hard work. It’s not something you do every two weeks for fun, it’s something you take serious and you have to put dedication and time into it. If you are willing to do that, I think you will succeed. I also think experience is important. Not necessarily a degree from a fashion institute, I think it’s important to intern for companies, stylists, and magazines to learn firsthand what it takes to be in the industry.
Even though you’ve already made waves in the industry, where do you see yourself in five to ten years?
I feel like I’m going more towards designing. Modeling and writing has obviously been amazing but I have three capsule collections in the works right now. I am also currently working on my own collection. I feel like over time, as I get older, and modeling is less of my forefront I think I will definitely be focusing on design.
From designing to modeling, and blogging, it seems like you have a lot on your plate! What does a typical week for Audrey Kitching look like?
A nightmare - I get up every day at 7:00 a.m. and roll out of bed to make tea and breakfast. From there I’ll go to my office where I’ll do emails, social media, and blogging. I’ll browse the web for articles to write about and come up with concepts from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m., and from that point on it could be a phone interview or working on a design collaboration or photo shoot or having to go to the city for an event. It’s always different depending on the day [but] almost every day I’m working from 7:00 in the morning to 9:00 or 10:00 at night.
Although there are hundreds of thousands of people who ADORE you, how do you deal with all the negativity that gets thrown your way?
To be honest, it used to really bother me. I used to feel like the people saying things didn’t know me as a person because I don’t think I’m a shitty person. I feel like the people who would say things would be jealous or didn’t want to take the time to know me which was upsetting. I used to try to defend myself but at this point I feel like my work speaks for itself and if people still want to hate me, that’s fine. I’m so comfortable now that I don’t give a shit.
Knowing what you know now, would you do any things differently in your career?
That’s like once of those mind fuck inception questions… I want to say “yes,” but if I had done things differently I probably wouldn’t be where I am now. There are people in the industry I wish I didn’t date... there are photos in Google that I wish didn’t exist... There are hairstyles, makeup, and Hot Topic photo shoots I wished never happened… but if all that stuff didn’t happen, I might be serving coffee somewhere. I don’t regret things because I think mistakes are important for growth - but my ego regrets them.
Im one of those people who goes seasonal overboard I think it's such a beautiful thing! Weither your one of those people or not, you probably still love pumpkin spice lattes! I use to always go to local coffee cafe's and Starbucks to get my craving. This has changed my life and I haven't been to a coffee shop in months! The best thing about this syrup is you can make it all organic with no additives and chemicals.. and it's so cheap! Add up having 2-3 lattes at Starbucks a week and you end up spending $65 a month! Plus this is at your own convenience.
I mix this with cold or warm almond milk with a sprinkle of cinnamon and it's amazing! You can add this to coffee, tea and milk!
1/3 cup of pumpkin puree
-2 cups water
-2 tsp. vanilla
-2 tsp. ground cinnamon
-1 tsp. ground nutmeg
-1/4 tsp. ground cloves
-1/4 tsp. ginger
-1 1/4 cup maple syrup or maple sugar
Combine the water and maple syrup in a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Whisk in the remaining spices and the pumpkin puree. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, without letting the mixture come to a boil. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth and store in your container of choice. Store in the refrigerator up to three weeks.
Mercury went retrograde in Scorpio on October 21st 2013…
Welcome this retrograde as an opportunity to cleanse the mental realms and let go of the mental clutter and baggage.
Know that it’s a time to clear the decks so we can access, check in, feel in and hone in what is resonating with us.
Try to strip away other influences, so you can get a clear picture of what feels right for you.
Then use your Mercurial thinking gifts to organize what you need to do next to move toward your dreams.
Here are the Astral Insights for this period and what we can expect.
From the wonderful Dipali Desai and her Celestial Space Astrology:
“Like a snake shedding its skin, this Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio provides us the prime opportunity to shed our perceptions, thinking and limitations within the mind.
“During the Mercury retrograde phase of about 3 weeks, it is a time to empty out the excess, extremes and floating debris within the mental energy body, mind and thought process.
“Reading so much information, half of it or more people never use! Can you imagine what you are storing and how that slows down your processing and having clarity of thought?
“This is a time where we can examine which perception, thought, idea, concept and information is empoweringand helpful and which one will take us into the depths of fear and even terror. So consider this precious phase where we will shed outworn thoughts, stuck thinking and fixations within the mind.
“The usual comes up, delays in communication, snags or snafus in appointments. Be prepared and allow for plenty of time in between appointments, travel plans and so forth.
“Back up important computer files, triple check important documents before signing. This is not the best time to initiate new ideas, projects or plans. Wait and be patient.
“Mercury retrograde is not the cause…. of anything. As I’ve often mentioned and I will do so again, Planets in astrology and planetary cycles do not cause anything. They symbolize the phase of development within Consciousness. Providing the symbolic language and understanding for one to move through.
“When you use the correct language and description, you set new energies in motion. If you keep talking about things in a way that is limiting and negative, so too will be things manifesting in the mind and life. You are encouraged to talk about and think about this phase with a sense of curiosity and interest.
“It is a necessary phase for the downtime of the mental energy to rejuvenate.
“Mercury retrograde in Scorpio reminds each to practice letting go and forgiveness. Instead of holding onto knots of lack of forgiveness which become toxic, let go.
“Allow healing to take place through shifting perceptionand forgiveness of an open heart so you can free yourself of mental knots of anxiety and toxins. The higher level of Scorpio is the Eagle and through a highly trained and sharp Soul-level vision… one chooses to let go, heal and transform…”
”Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio making a fabulously delicious ‘Trine’ aspect to Jupiter in Cancer. This suggests harmony, grace and expanded flow of intuitive insights. Communications carry the vibe of optimistic, benevolence and possible joy...”
“Use the three weeks of the Mercury Retrograde phase toreawaken, restore, reflect, review, redo and so forth, all the “re” activities under a Mercury Retrograde is the way to go.There may be many insights that manifest.”
“Mercury in Scorpio’s symbolic gifts is renewal and metamorphosis within the mental energy and mind. We can let go of the excess and extremes and feel lighter and a sense of being reborn.
“Clarity of thought, new inspired ideas and heightened intuition may happen as a result of clearing away and healing under the retrograde phase.
Palm reading is the esoteric practice of using the lines on someone's hands in order to predict their personality and elements of their future. This is a paid service with a long tradition and one that many people have an interest in. Here we will look at some of the basics of palm reading as well as whether or not there is any chance of the predictions produced being accurate.
Is Palm Reading Real?
Palm reading has been around for centuries and so developed before we had a full understanding of our biology or the way our personalities are created. However more modern findings have in some cases provided some potential support for practices such as palm reading that look for a link between physical characteristics and personality traits. For instance it has been shown in some studies that the difference in length between our index finger and our middle finger can in some cases be indicative of higher or lower testosterone, and other studies have demonstrated such findings that suggest individuals with blue eyes and blonde hair may be less assertive than those with darker colorings.
To get started take a look at your right hand. The details of palm reading differ from source to source, and while some sites say that the right hand represents destiny while the left represents your present, others will work exclusively with the right hand. For the sake of this article we will be doing the latter. So look at your right hand, or a friend's right hand and then try to identify the following lines.
The Life Line
The life line begins just above your thumb on the right edge of your hand and then curves downward to roughly the center of your palm. This line represents your life and how you will live it, so a good life line is one that's nice and long and thus denotes a full and healthy life. Lines crossing all the easy through the life line meanwhile are more about bumpy rides. Possible health issue's or less then fun life lessons. ( remember this is fun / don't take any of it to serious )
The Head Line
This is the line directly above your life line, and the one that runs roughly parallel to it and that may start in the same point. Your head line meanwhile is the line that is believed to represent your mind and the way you think and this also correlates with IQ. The longer your head line, the more intelligent you are believed to be. Meanwhile if your head line is curved then this indicates creativity and suggests you are also highly creative.
Where the head line intercepts with other lines this suggests that they are ruled by your head and by 'logic'. So for instance if your head and life line start at the same point then this suggests that you lead a more structured and less impulsive/adventurous life.
The Heart Line
Your heart line begins on the left side of your right hand and runs horizontally under your fingers. The heart line is of course indicative of your passions and romance. A deep line suggests a highly passionate and romantic life, whereas a light one is associated with less fiery passions. It is also said that if your heart line ends under your ring finger that your will be happily married. As with your life line, crosses straight through your heart line reflect trauma – each one is a heart break. And if your heart line runs parallel to your head line then this means someone whose heart is ruled by their head.
I’m so excited for the remake of Carrie! I grew up watching the original when I was young and it scared the crap out of me! Not to mention that I love Chloe Grace Moretz so much. I think her and Julianne Moore are going to do the movie more then justice.
This movie got me thinking just how badass shopping with Carrie would be. She's got some style and her telekinetic powers would make for an amazing shopping experience. I wish I could take her on my next shopping spree to avoid all the drama and hassle! Can you imagine how fabulous this would be?
Here are 10 reasons shopping with Carrie would be the most amazing shopping experience ever:
1. Instead of trying on every dress, we can spin them up in the air and get a 360-view to see if they’re worth trying on
2. If you need another size while you are in the fitting room, she can float up over the top and grab you the size you need. Rather than having to get dressed just to grab the next size up.
3. Clean up and putting all the clothing back on the hangers would be a breeze
4. If you picked up too many garments and weren't able to carry them all, she could just float along side of you while you continue shopping. Hands free!
5. Virtual fitting in front of a mirror! You could see all your options in front of you to see what colors look best with your hair.
6. She could size and color coordinate the racks instantly for an easier shopping experience.
7. Carrie could easily grab something in your size from the top shelf that you simply can't reach
8. If the mannequin is wearing the last size of a dress you want, she can quickly swap it out with a different one without anyone noticing
9. Carrie can virtually show you what accessories would look like by holding them up to everyone outfit you try on
10. When you get home from shopping, Carrie can quickly unpack everything and organize your new clothes
Would you guys want to go shopping with Carrie? How could her powers make your shopping experience the best ever?
Don't forget to go see Carrie in theaters on October 18th!
The Libra New Moon on October 4 is a potent New Moon. In fact, this could be the most powerful New Moon in 2013. It is a grand square New Moon. That is four squares and two oppositions…” “The Libra New Moon is building you toward the intense Pluto/Uranus square on Nov 1. This is the fourth exact aspect in a series of seven.. through March of 2015. “…These potent energies are changing you to the core of your being. You are being awakened to your soul desires.
“Relationship issues are front and center at the New Moon…Uranus is bringing to your attention certain aspects in your relationships that you may have not considered…”“Release and let go of what is not working and/or serving you…
“Uranus is awakening your real emotional wants and needs. This is a wake-up call. This is about sweeping your life clean. Belief systems can crumble, routines and relationships may breakdown. Structures that you have built up are challenged. “Things that you may have thought were reliable and dependable end. For a cycle you may feel adrift, in transition. Then new doors open and new chapters begin. You are ushered into a new phase of life. “Ultimately, the changes and/or losses place you squarely on a new path that you are supposed to be traveling. Your eyes open to the beauty of all that is you. “Pluto squares (challenges) the Libra New Moon… Pluto is testing you forcing you to make radical changes in your life. Shift out of old patterns of behavior that are not serving you. “Create the space for positive creative change to enter your life. What is not working Pluto will breakdown… You are to breakthrough into a new and better life. “…Transformation occurs as you release situations and relationships that no longer serve your life purpose. “Become who you truly are, rather than who you think you are supposed to be. This is the true meaning of transformation… “Do what empowers you. Be the change agent for your life.
“Pluto can create confrontations with other people. This can be beneficial if you are using it to clear the air. Know where you stand…” “Remember that the truth works. If something is not true it will not work for you. What is your truth? If you find yourself in a power struggle, the best thing to do is be honest about how you feel. Try to create a win/win and/or a compromise in the relationship or situation. Seek out what is fair, just and balanced…” “The divine lovers Venus and Mars are squaring (testing) each other. Venus and Mars are also semi-squaring (irritation) the Libra New Moon. Venus and Mars are bringing up your relationship issues and concerns. Love/hate relationships, sexual passion and intense attractions could occur… “…The Libra New Moon message is to be the change agent for your life. It is far better to be the agent of change than to have Pluto and Uranus force change upon you. The winds of change are blowing. These are intense times. Resistance creates struggle. Instead, pivot into a new direction. “Be proactive. Be flexible, move with the energy. You are building towards the exact Pluto/Uranus square on November 1. You want to navigate the breakdowns, the highs and lows of this potent energy. Move forward. “You are doing the best you can. It is okay not to be perfect. It is good to be human. You are hero for being willing to go through such massive growth and change. Love is all around you. The Angels applaud you every step of the way home….”
I made my signature Fall pumpkin pie last night and posted a photo on instagram and the amount of comments for the recipie was crazy! I actually posted this last year but im re-posting for all my new followers.
This pie takes 10 minutes, is so tasty and healthy you feel good after eating dessert! Crazy I know. Mine from last night is already mostly gone!
THINGS YOU WILL NEED
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
2/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
1/2 cup creamy thick coconut milk
Pre-baked pie crust of choice & shredded coconut
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. PIE: In a food processor or mixing very good by hand, combine the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, arrowroot, and coconut milk cream, in batches if necessary. Process until the mixture is well combined and smooth. Pour into the prebaked pie crust, sprinkle the top with shredded coconut and nutmeg then bake for 30 minutes, or until the filling has firmed up. Let cool.
EASY AND AWESOME!