|Audrey Lynn Kitching|
|Born||Audrey Lynn Kitching
July 26, 1985
|Occupation||Model, designer, stylist, blogger|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
Audrey Lynn Kitching (born July 26, 1985 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American fashion blogger, model, and fashion designer. Known for her "pink hair and Lisa Frank vibe," Kitching has been declared simultaneously a "fashion forward female" and "fashion disaster" by Cosmopolitan, an "It Kid" and "princess of pop culture website Buzznet" by Nylon, a "weekend role model" by Glamour, "one of the rising crop of Hollywood Internet stars taking the underground by storm" by the Los Angeles Times, "this generation's new mogul prototype" by Karmaloop, and a social media queen by Greek magazine Soul. In 2013, Kitching was profiled by Women's Wear Daily. As of January 3, 2014, she has amassed over 450,000 followers on all of her social networks combined.
Kitching began her modeling career at the age of 14 after being discovered at a hair salon, initially appearing in newspaper ads. After graduating from high school, she frequently modeled for aspiring photographer friends, which jump-started her blogging career after she began posting the images online. Kitching often works as not only model, but also art director for her photo shoots. In a Metromix profile of "Style Why-Cons," she is credited with influencing the fashion industry and altering standards of beauty; she has also been credited by the LA Times as influencing the zeitgeist of fashion.
A spokesmodel for designer Jared Gold, Kitching was featured in his Czarina runway event. She was the face of British shoe company Irregular Choice for the fall 2012 season, and has also modeled for Italian shoe brand Kerol D and Kohl's Vera Wang Princess collection. She has been featured in editorials in countries ranging from Britain and Scandinavia to Japan; she shoots 4+ editorials per month. Kitching (who is a vegan) has appeared in a national Peta2 "Fur Is Dead" campaign, as well as a Peta2 public service announcement against animal testing in the personal care products industry. In 2013 she was selected to be Karmaloop's Miss KL of the Month, and in April 2014 she appeared in a campaign for Ray Ban's Ray-Ban Remix customizable collection, which was featured by Elle Magazine. She has also appeared in Vogue Italia.
Kitching is a style editor for SpinMedia's social media and pop culture website Buzznet, and has been working with the company for over 6 years since they first took notice of her LiveJournal blog in 2006. As of January 3, 2014, she has over 450,000 followers on all of her social networks combined. Her Buzznet page receives 3 million page views monthly, in addition to her Facebook which has garnered 153,000 likes, her Instagram which has 295,000 followers, and her Twitter which has 124,000. Often collaborating with brands through her blog, she was chosen by JC Penney as one of five "haulers" to receive $1,000 of merchandise in exchange for blog promotion. She is currently working on a magazine for the iPad on "how to live a high fashion lifestyle but on a very low budget." In October 2012, her Instagram page was named as a favorite of Milkstudios, who declared that "Some girls look good on the internet, and some girls make the internet look good - Audrey is the latter." On February 22, 2013, she spoke for Buzzmedia at Social Media Week, and in April 2014 she was featured on xoJane as a part of their xoJane Makeunder series.
Kitching designs her own luxury fashion brand called LUNA, a new line spotlighted by Nylon Magazine that's inspired by astrology, positive thinking, ancient ideologies, and magic. Each of the pieces are 100% organic, fair trade and made in America. Kitching collaborated with Milan-based footwear company Kerol D Milano in 2014, designing a 12-piece vegan capsule footwear collection which was featured in Elle Italia, and in early 2013 she created Crystal Cactus, a line of new age crystal pendant jewelry, holistic spa treatments, and gifts.
In 2010, Kitching was one of the designers chosen to work with H&M for Designers Against AIDS. Coco de Coeur, Kitching's former clothing line, was described by Nylon as "astonishing," earning comparisons to designs by Meadham Kirchoff and Jeremy Scott.
Kitching was spotlighted by MTV Canada in 2014. She appeared as herself in 2008's movie version of Forever Plaid, and from May through August 2008, Kitching was featured in artist Glenn Kaino's Uberstars exhibit at The Andy Warhol Museum, a 21st-century take on Andy Warhol's Superstars, alongside designer Rami Kashou, photographer Dirk Mai, journalist Rose Apodaca, writer/actor and socialite Clint Catalyst, and internet celebrity Cory Kennedy. In March, 2009, Kitching appeared as a special guest on the reality television series Germany's Next Topmodel in an episode featuring designer Jared Gold along with Clint Catalyst & artist Jessicka. She is currently working on publishing a personal diary, as well as a book titled The Fashionista Bible Budget. Kitching is also an Aveda-trained hair stylist.
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