Audrey Kitching

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Audrey Lynn Kitching
Audrey Kitching, 2014
Born Audrey Lynn Kitching
July 26, 1985
Occupation Model, designer, stylist, blogger
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]
Weight 102lbs
Hair color Pink[2]
Eye color Hazel
Website
http://audrey.buzznet.com

Audrey Lynn Kitching (born July 26, 1985 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American fashion blogger, model, and fashion designer.[2][3] Known for her "pink hair and Lisa Frank vibe,"[4] Kitching has been declared simultaneously a "fashion forward female" and "fashion disaster" by Cosmopolitan,[5] an "It Kid" and "princess of pop culture website Buzznet" by Nylon,[6] a "weekend role model" by Glamour,[7] "one of the rising crop of Hollywood Internet stars taking the underground by storm" by the Los Angeles Times,[1] "this generation's new mogul prototype" by Karmaloop,[8] and a social media queen by Greek magazine Soul.[9] In 2013, Kitching was profiled by Women's Wear Daily.[10] As of January 3, 2014, she has amassed over 450,000 followers on all of her social networks combined.[11]

Modeling[edit]

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.[12] 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.[1][13]

A spokesmodel for designer Jared Gold,[14] Kitching was featured in his Czarina runway event.[15] She was the face of British shoe company Irregular Choice for the fall 2012 season,[1][16] and has also modeled for Italian shoe brand Kerol D and Kohl's Vera Wang Princess collection.[1] She has been featured in editorials in countries ranging from Britain and Scandinavia to Japan; she shoots 4+ editorials per month.[1] 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.[17][18] 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.[8][19] She has also appeared in Vogue Italia.[20]

Blogging[edit]

Kitching is a style editor for SpinMedia's social media and pop culture website Buzznet,[18] and has been working with the company for over 6 years since they first took notice of her LiveJournal blog in 2006.[12] As of January 3, 2014, she has over 450,000 followers on all of her social networks combined.[11] 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.[21] 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.[22] She is currently working on a magazine for the iPad on "how to live a high fashion lifestyle but on a very low budget."[12][23] 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."[24] On February 22, 2013, she spoke for Buzzmedia at Social Media Week,[25] and in April 2014 she was featured on xoJane as a part of their xoJane Makeunder series.[26]

Design[edit]

In 2010, Kitching was one of the designers chosen to work with H&M for Designers Against AIDS.[9][27] Coco de Coeur, Kitching's former clothing line, was described by Nylon Magazine as "astonishing", and compared to the recent designs of Meadham Kirchoff and Jeremy Scott.[4] In early 2013, she started Crystal Cactus, a line of new age crystal pendant jewelry, holistic spa treatments, and gifts.[28] Kitching is currently working on a luxury fashion brand titled Luna, as well as a collaboration with Milan-based footwear company Kerol D Milano on a 12-piece capsule footwear collection for 2014.[11][10]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Kitching appeared as herself in 2008's movie version of Forever Plaid.[29][30] 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.[31][32] 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.[33][34] She is currently working on publishing a personal diary, as well as a book titled The Fashionista Bible Budget.[12] Kitching is also an Aveda-trained hair stylist.[2] [35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Ryder, Caroline. "For Audrey Kitching, Success is So Weird". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "How Audrey Kitching in the Pink". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  3. ^ "Audrey Kitching Behind the Scenes". Disfunkshion Magazine. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.nylonmag.com/?section=article&parid=8206
  5. ^ "Audrey Kitching - Fashion Disaster". Cosmopolitan Magazine. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  6. ^ "Click List", Nylon, December 2010: 100 
  7. ^ Kallor, Amber. "A New Audrey For A New Era: Girls in the Beauty Department: Beauty". glamour.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  8. ^ a b "Win $250 with MissKL x Audrey Kitching". Karmaloop.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  9. ^ a b "Audrey Kitching Ta ???ta ??a", Soul (Greece) (42): 28, 29 
  10. ^ a b Lewis, Jacquelyn. "Inside Blogger Audrey Kitching's Closet". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  11. ^ a b c "Audrey Kitching". Ladygunn Magazine. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  12. ^ a b c d Tomaszewski, Alexa. "Audrey Kitching". Glassbook Magazine. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  13. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  14. ^ "Ringmaster Jared Gold Debuts His Traveling Circus - Trade Talk". Apparelnews.net. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  15. ^ "Audrey Kitching - Jared Gold's Spring 2008 Collection 'Czarina' - Runway Event - Photo". LIFE. 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  16. ^ "Irregular Choice Goes For Growth". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  17. ^ jlh. "Audrey Kitching – Fur Is Dead! | peta2 Blog". Blog.peta2.com. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  18. ^ a b "Audrey Kitching: Cruelty-Free Beauty". Peta2. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  19. ^ Studeman, Kristin Tice. "Now You Can Design Your Own Ray Bans". Elle.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  20. ^ http://www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/Portfolio/e282db57-700e-4732-80fc-ee2a4fa3ae8b/Image
  21. ^ "Instagram: @akitching". 
  22. ^ "Teen 'haulers' become a fashion force". Los Angeles Times. 2010-08-01. 
  23. ^ Jai, Amy, "LOUD SPEAKER", Vanity (United Kingdom) (May/Jun #12): 16 
  24. ^ Lazarte, Kalvin. "Our Favorite Instagrams in the Entire Universe". MilkMade.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  25. ^ "Digital Quicksilver: A BUZZMEDIA Study on Pop Culture and Social Influence". 
  26. ^ "The xoJane Makeunder: Audrey Kitching, Pink-Haired Fashion Blogger and Style Star". xoJane. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  27. ^ Soccer, Marseille. "Audrey Kitching". Designers Against Aids. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  28. ^ http://dfsmag.com/audrey-kitchings-line-heals-mind-body/
  29. ^ "Photo Flash: 'Forever Plaid' Taped Live For Movie Release". Losangeles.broadwayworld.com. 2008-08-12. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  30. ^ "Forever Plaid Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  31. ^ Ignacio Villarreal. "The Andy Warhol Museum Presents Transformer: The Art of Glenn Kaino". Artdaily.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  32. ^ "Art News | The Andy Warhol Museum Presents ~ The Art of Glenn Kaino". Art Knowledge News. 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  33. ^ Spencer, Amy (2009-02-26). "No more swinging from the Black Chandelier". IN Utah. 
  34. ^ "Germany's Next TopModel: Season 4, Episode 4". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  35. ^ Romashevskaya, Irina, "Audrey Here & There", Nu-Mode' ("The New York Issue" 8): 209–214