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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.

Christian Dior Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show Pays Tribute To The Beauty of René Gruau Fashion Illustrations

Posted in Dior, Fashion, Haute Couture with tags , , , on January 29, 2011 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

I am so in love with Dior’s Spring 2011 Couture show! It was inspired by Monsieur Christian Dior’s favorite fashion illustrator René Gruau. He was famous his fabulous Ad campaigns back in the 1950s for House of Dior, glamorous yet minimal brush strokes, just a dash, swift, decisive strokes of gouache, charcoal & pen, it captures of all the beautiful embroidery, shapes of Monsieur Dior’s creations.

Jessica Alba & Dior Bronze Cannage Metal Clutch at Paris Couture Show 2010

Posted in Celebrity & Entertainment, Dior, Handbags & Accessories with tags , , , on October 28, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

We all love the beautiful actress Jessica Alba and of course we LOVE the house of Dior! Here are some photos of Jessica & her fabulous gold metal Dior cannage pattern clutch at the Paris fall couture 2010 fashion show.

* Color: Bronze

* Cannage engraved bronzetone metal exterior

* Cut-out Dior clasp closure at top

* Removable 52” chain shoulder strap can be worn cross body

* Leather lining with interior patch pocket; includes small logo engraved travel mirror

* Measures approximately 6½” at widest x 4½” tall at center x ¾” deep

 
To get one of your own this fabulous clutch, visit  Dior.com

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!

XOXO
Alan + Mei-Mei the Pug 🙂

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Lady Dior Saga – The Lady Blue Shanghai

Posted in Dior, Handbags & Accessories with tags , , on April 20, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

OMG! we all love the fabulous Lady Dior handbag! it’s a timeless classic handbag that everyone need to have at least  Lady Dior in their wardrobe! Click on the video player below to see the ad campaign.

So here is a little history about the famous “Lady Dior” handbag. It’s said that the reason why this bag is so famous is kinda related with our familiar Princess Diana. “In 1995, at the Cezanne Art Exhibition sponsored by Dior Corporation, the former French First Lady Bernadette Chirac sent Princess Diana a new model of Christian Dior bags as a gift.” Then Dior immediately named this unreleased bag “Lady Dior” – gracefully to the name extremely. And Diana also liked this bag so much that she carried it in many important official occasions, then this bag has fired up.

It comes in various of sizes from delicate mini size that’s perfect for evening galas to the big weekend shopping bag, here is the size chart of the 3 most popular size Medium, Large and XLarge.  I personally have the XLarge Lady Dior shopper bag, it’s HUGE! perfect size for the male fahionistas to carry to work!

Here is another look of this newest addition “Lady Dior Blue Shanghai” that’s available at Dior.com also Availabe at Bergdorf Goodman Call the Handbag Specialist Jesse Kopischke (212) 872-2519
 
To find out more about the mysterious & fabulous “Lady Dior” please click on the photo below to find out!
 
 
Until next time, be well and look fabulous!
 
XOXO
 
Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

The Magic of Fashion Illustrations & My Favorite Illustrators – Rene Gruau & Alfredo Cabrera

Posted in Art & Music, Dior, Fashion with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

It’s another cold spring night in San Francisco bay area, as I am relaxing on my sofa, sipping some hot Jasmine pearl tea from my favorite Le Palais des Thés, I was flipping through some of the art books I’ve collected since I was a fashion student at Parson School of Design back in 1992 in New York City, there I came across a book of my favorite fashion illustrator Rene Gruau.

Before the adobe photoshop, illustrators and other computer art programs, a fashion illustrator is the key person to translate a designer’s vision from the runway to the general public! To me, Rene Gruau was the greatest fashion illustrator! With his trademark use of his powerful minimal lines, a gash of bright lips or a wash of color, Gruau’s style combined seductive sophistication with classic beauty, grace and sensual elegance. He had captured the spirit of haute couture & the glory days of Parisian high fashion with his pen and brushes.

Rene Gruau was born in Italy in 1909. In the 1940‘s and 50‘s Gruau became a favorite of the haute couture world, working with Femina, Marie-Claire, L’Officiel, L’Album Du Figaro and other “high-style” magazines. Some of Gruau’s best work can be seen in the dramatic visual statements he rendered for Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Hubert de Givenchy. In 1948 Rene Gruau left for the United States to work for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, before becoming the exclusive artist for FLAIR. He also produced stunningly beautiful advertisements for the LIDO, MOULIN ROUGE and BEMBERG. His illustrations had totally influence on modern day fashion advertising and photography.

After enjoying Gruau’s beautiful illustration book, it reminded me to check out the blog (Mamie N Baby) from another one of my favorite fashion illustrator, Alfredo Cabrera. He is a seasoned fashion designer whom had designed for Geoffrey Beene, Polo Ralph Lauren, Victor Alfaro also had lend his talented fashion illustration skills to ad campaigns & window displays to Henri Bendel, Missoni, Gianfranco Ferre, Tommy Hilfiger, Hollister and many more famous fashion houses.

I love how “free” and “easy” the lines flows in his illustrations! The women in his sketches all has this effortless high fashion elegance feel to it and translate glamour in a casual and approachable way that you can totally relate to!

He currently an Asst. Professor at Parsons School of Design teaching the lucky few students how to draw beautiful fashion illustrations and his long anticipated book “ 101 Things I Learned in Fashion School” with Matthew Frederick will be release on May 20th, 2010. I can’t wait to get a copy of this book!! It’s now ready for pre-order from Barnes & Noble – Click here or Amazon.com – Click here. If you are into fashion illustrations, then this is a must-have book for you!

I hope you enjoy these beautiful illustrations as much I do and inspire you to pick up a pencil and start sketching! Oh! don’t forget to visit & subscribe to Alfredo Cabrera’s blog! Click here to visit his fabulous “Mamie N Baby” & enjoy his fashion illustrations.

Until next time, be well & look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Film Noir Meets Fashion – Lady Dior Cannage Bag Film

Posted in Dior, Handbags & Accessories with tags , , , , , , on March 21, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Dior has done it again! Besides their fabulous clothing & accessories collections, even their AD campaigns are now captivate our imaginations! Directed by Olivier Dahan , featuring French actress Marion Cotillard, Dior has released a mini film of its own – a lady James Bond adventure. For this ad campaign, Dior has invited 2008 Oscar winning French actress Marion Cotillard as its advertisement spokesperson as well as the famous photographer Peter Lindbergh to take shots. Taking a fancy to Marion’s noble temperament, so Dior selected her to be the model who can match with the new Lady Dior Cannage Bag perfectly.

“Chapter 1: A Lady Noire Affair”. The film shows off the men in perfectly pressed Dior Homme suits, and Marion Cotillard rushing up the Eiffel Tower in amazing black heels, distinctly shaped “Diorette” sunglasses and the Lady Dior Handbag. Dior has cleverly put their best selling handbag on display with a short film and the episodes will continue. I’ll be blissfully await the next video made in New York “Lady Rouge”.

Below you can view “The Lady Noire Affair”, which was released in May. Do not expect to get all the answers right away. If you pay careful attention there are clues provided. So who will save lady Dior? We will have to wait and see.

Lady-DIor-Film-frame

It’s said that the reason why this bag is so famous is kinda related with our familiar Princess Diana. “In 1995, at the Cezanne Art Exhibition sponsored by Dior Corporation, the former French First Lady Bernadette Chirac sent Princess Diana a new model of Christian Dior bags as a gift.” Then Dior immediately named this unreleased bag “Lady Dior” – gracefully to the name extremely. And Diana also liked this bag so much that she carried it in many important official occasions, then this bag has fired up.

This latest Lady Dior Cannage Bag 2009 is crafted by the soft supple suede which sends out a light lambency, patterned with cannage embroidery and logo cannage jacquard lining. With unique cannage geometric surface and two hemicycle handles, it’s also attached with silver Dior logo metal hard ware and the metal protective feet. Besides, there is an open top with protective flap closure on top and a zipped pocket inside. Available in two colors: black and brown. And as usual, Luxe-Gift.com we are always trying to bring anything fabulous to our customers, so we’ve this uber fabulous Lady Dior bag in size small for our lucy customers! Click the link here to visit our online boutique (Luxe-Gifts.com)

– Black lambskin w/ hand stitched “Cannage” embroidery
– Silver-tone metal DIOR Logo charms
– 12″ double sturdy handles with 4″ drop
– 32.5″ removable shoulder strap with 17.5″ drop
– Red logo jacquard lining with side zip pocket
– Carried in the hand or worn with a strap as shoulder bag
– Protective metal feet at bottom of the bag- Size: 9.5″W x 8″H x 4.5″D
– Made in Italy

Come check out our online designer boutique (Luxe-Gifts.com) and experience the magic of Lady Dior !

Untill next time, be well and look fabulous !

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug 🙂