Archive for June, 2011

Lady Dior Moscow & Sand Art Performance by Ukranian Artist Kseniya Simonova at Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow

Posted in Art & Music, Dior, Fashion, Handbags & Accessories with tags , , on June 29, 2011 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

The new chapter of the Lady Dior Saga finds a new place. After she travels to Paris, London, New York and Shanghai, the new campaign is set up in Moscow.
The ad campaign featuring the stunning French actress Marion Cotillard. Lensed by Craig McDean with styling by Marie-Amélie Sauvé, Marion poses inside a luxury room with a view on the colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. The new model of this legendary bag is the one in red tweed, embroidered with Dior’s signature Cannage pattern.

The Lady Dior was brought to life in a live performance at the opening of the “Inspiration Dior” exhibition at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow by the Ukranian artist Kseniya Simonova. The performance was based on an original concept by John Cameron Mitchell.

Kseniya Simonova is a 24 years old Ukranian artist. She got her first taste of fame by her performance on 2009 Ukrain’s Got Talent show by uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and “sand painting” skills to interpret Germany’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII. She won the competition& Her amazing art performance was watched by over 13 million people.

Lady Dior Saga Continues – Lady Grey London Featuring Marion Cotillard – Experience the Power of Beauty That Inspires!

Posted in Art & Music, Celebrity & Entertainment, Dior, Fashion, Handbags & Accessories with tags , , on June 29, 2011 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

To me, there are some styles & fashion accessories are just a classic beauty, timeless iconic style that will never go out of style; The Lady Dior bag is the perfect example of it.

The house of Dior has cleverly collaborating with big name directors to created a series of mini short film that features different Lady Dior bag in each season, which they call it “The Lady Dior Saga”, and what a beautiful and inspiring journey it has been! So far from the “Lady Noir”, “Lady Blue Shanghai”, “Lady Rouge” to the latest installment of their high quality, enticing short film name “Lady Dior Grey London”.

John Cameron Mitchell, the man behind cult films Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus, has teamed up with Dior’s creative geniuses to make a short fashion film starring Marion Cotillard.

Lady Grey London shows Cotillard as a popular & glamorous burlesque dancer who enjoys bathing in giant sand-filled hourglass and throwing sultry, mysterious looks at members of the audience. One of whom is played by venerable wheel chaired Brit actor Ian McKellen; and of course, this being a Dior film, Miss Cotillard carries her Lady Dior bag in almost every scene.

Picasso Exhibition at de Young Museum San Francisco

Posted in Art & Music, Fabulous Locations, Fabulous Locations & Stores with tags , on June 29, 2011 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

On this beautiful summer Saturday, I’ve decided to go see the Picasso exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco; and I was amazed by all the beautiful paintings & sculptures!

This exhibition of 150 important paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings created by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) is drawn from the permanent collection of the Musée National Picasso, Paris, the largest and most significant repository of the artist’s work in the world, and comes to the de Young as part of an international tour. The artwork is touring because the Musée is currently closed and undergoing a multi-year renovation expected to last through 2012.

Portrait of Dora Maar 1927
Le Baiser (The kiss) 1969

Chanel J-12 Chromatic in Titanium Ceramic

Posted in Chanel, Futuristic Gadgets, Jewelry & Accessories with tags , , on June 29, 2011 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

The Chanel’s J12 Chromatic moves on from black & white with a high-tech ceramic version in a silver grey tone. Titanium ceramic adds a new dimension to this high-tech material and the result is a highly polished steely look with all the benefits of this lightweight, scratch-resistant super-material.

The handsome J12 that first took the fashion world by storm over ten years ago now in 2011 comes in a sleek new guise: Titanium ceramic. The addition of titanium to the ceramic recipe produces a cloudy-sky grey hue that once polished with diamond powder develops an attractive sheen that catches the light. But unlike its more humble cousin steel, ceramic is warm to the touch, light and scratch proof.

Balenciaga and Spain Exhibition at de Young Museum San Francisco

Posted in Art & Music, Fabulous Locations, Fashion with tags , on June 29, 2011 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

I’ve always admires Cristóbal Balenciaga’s visions of style that has set the fashion trends since the 50s and still influence fashion designers all over the world today. This past weekend, I had the great pleasure to visit the de Young Museum in San Francisco for the Balenciaga exhibition, needless to say, it was a magical experience. The exhibition includes top examples of the couturier’s designs, the flamenco-style gowns, the fichu stoles and matador-inspired hats, the evening dresses that seemed to follow the austere sweep of a nun’s wimple – borrowed from archives and private collectors. Let’s first watch a video about the exhibition.

Here are some photos from this beautiful exhibition.

Granny’s Attic Chic & Crochet Charm – Dolce & Gabbana Crochet Miss Sicily Satchel Bag

Posted in Celebrity & Entertainment, Dolce & Gabbana, Fashion with tags , , , on June 20, 2011 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug
 

There is a part of me have always love the look of the antique, homey, comfy look of the handmade crochet clothing, bags, napkins, scarves … it gives you that forgotten old world charm and the joyful memories of visiting grandma’s attic, finding treasures. I think there’s just not enough crochet in the world of fashion! it’s all handmade, just like Haute Couture!

 

I am so in love with Dolce & Gabbana’s crochet handbag collections! It was designed base on their super popular Miss Sicily satchel ( Each season they comes out a new color combinations with different type of leather, fur & embellishments) and now they updated Miss Sicily bag using crochet details!  It is super chic yet classic styling, a must-have handbag for all fashionistas!

Even the celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Dita Von Teese, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kylie Minogue and the star of the movie “Twilight”  Kristen Stewart are all crazy about the Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily crochet bags!

Kylie Minogue
Victoria Beckham

 

Disney’s Fallen Princess – A Reality Check on Happily Ever After by Dina Goldstein

Posted in Art & Music, Uncategorized with tags , on June 20, 2011 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

I recently have come across Dina Goldstein’s photography artworks “Disney Fallen Princess” and it makes me both laughing out loud & sad at the same time and wonder what if all these Disney Princess had left their “Fantasy Land” where everything is all happy & filled with flowers & pink glitters and thrown them into our world, what their lives would be like? Dina Goldstein; a skilled photographer who has explored what might have happened to fairy tale characters once the well known part of the story ended.

Snow White & Prince Charming Trapped in a Domestic Nightmare
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Rapunzel Deals With Cancer In Hospital & Lost Her Hair
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