Archive for May, 2011

Fashionista’s Annual Spring Summer 2011 Must-Have Items Shopping Report

Posted in Fashion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2011 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

It’s that time of the season when all the hottest accessories that hit the catwalks back in autumn 2010 now the long wait has ended, and they are all in the store. But you’ve got to be quick off the mark, because they’ll be sold out quicker than you can say ‘must have’. But where to begin? We’ve boiled down the key trends in the theme of your vacation spot location and picked out our favorite pieces for you. Ready, steady, shop!

Nautical Girl at Côte d’Azur

Tory Burch “Barite” Embellished Tee
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Burberry Twisted Cord Necklace
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Sonia by Sonia Rykiel – Striped Chiffon Dress
Available at Saks Fifth
Yves Saint Laurent Deauville Canvas Wedge Sandles
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Lauren by Ralph Lauren “Kael” Ruffled Tank
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Anya Hindmarch Junie Canvas Bow Tote
Available at Saks Fifth
Carmen Marc Valvo Strapless Sequin-Stripe Dress
Available at Bergdorf

David & Victoria Beckham Fragrance Collection – It’s fabulously Major!

Posted in Fashion with tags , on May 17, 2011 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

David Beckham, a world famous athlete, a trend setting fashionista & a heartthrob to millions of people all over the world. So naturally having his own fragrance collection that reflect his lifestyle is exactally what he did, and oh! How I love his Eau de Toilette!

In 2006, Fragrance & Cosmetic company Coty has paired with superstar athlete David Beckham to produce his first men’s fragrance, “Instinct”; A masculine & sporty and fresh scent, created by perfumers Alain Astori and Beatrice Piquet and has notes of bergamot, orange, mandarin, star anise, cardamom, red pimento, vetiver, patchouli and white amber. I think this scent is perfect for Spring & Summer time! Very fresh and light!

Prince William & Kate Middleton’s Fabulous Royal Wedding – The Dress & The Tiara

Posted in Fashion with tags , , , , , , on May 17, 2011 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

I am sure all of fashionistas all over the world were drinking their coffee, staying up all night till the sun came up to watch the fabulous Royal Wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton. We will get to the who wears what fashion review later, but how can we be talking about the Royal Wedding without mentioning those over the top sparkling diamond tiaras right? So let’s start with a little intro of some of the famous Diamond Tiaras own by Queen Elizabeth.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

The ‘Girls of Great Britain and Ireland’ Tiara was given to the future Queen Mary as a wedding present in 1893. The diamond tiara was purchased from Garrard, the London jeweller, by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1947, Mary gave the tiara to her granddaughter, the future Queen Elizabeth II, as a wedding present.

The tiara was described by Leslie Field as “a diamond festoon-and-scroll design surmounted by nine large oriental pearls on diamond spikes and set on a bandeau base of alternate round and lozenge collets between two plain bands of diamonds”. Queen Elizabeth II usually wears the tiara without the base or pearls.

First Lady of Fashion – Michelle Obama

Posted in Fashion with tags , , on May 17, 2011 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

The First lady (in some country the Queen & Princess) whom represent the women of their country has always had fashionista’s attention to their fabulous clothes & accessories. Ever since Jacqueline Kennedy the very first American fashion icon first lady of John F. Kennedy, American women has always look up to & imitate the style & looks of their first lady. 

Jacqueline Kennedy

Michelle Obama At State Dinner with Indian Prime Minister in Naeem Khan

(Photo courtesy of Nicolas Kamm)

After Jackie Kennedy then Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush our current first lady Michelle Obama; all has their unique taste of style. But what made it extra unique with Michelle Obama is, she is the very first African-American first lady and because of her beautiful skin tone, she can wear and look fabulous in many bright vibrant color & prints garments that many of the previous first lady cannot pull it off! Also because she is the most athletic first lady we’ve ever had, she has nice toned arms and body, that she can experiment and look great in some special cuts of garments.

At Wounded Warrior Event in Barbara Tfank dress
(Photo courtesy of Samantha Appleton)
Singing in the White House in Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 dress
(Photo courtesy of Samantha Appleton)

We especially like how she mix and match some super expensive couture garments with some inexpensive separates such as from the Gap, J-Crew and jazz it up with some fabulous precious gem stone accessories, all in a fun bold printed, flirty yet elegant way, that Michelle Obama does it so well.

Michelle Obama at 2011 Military Child of the Year Award
(Photo courtesy of Cliff Owen)
Spain vacation in Jean Paul Gaultier
(Photo courtesy of Jorge Guerrero)