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Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2011 Haute Couture Show – Where British Punk Rock Meets Paris Moulin Rouge Cancan Girl Chic

Posted in Fashion, Haute Couture, Jean Paul Gaultier with tags , , on January 30, 2011 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

I’ve been inlove with Monsieur Gaultier’s creations ever since he started his design house. Ever since that famous “Cone shape bra” he designed for Madonna, he has never let us down with each new collection he presented, and as usual; his spring 2011 couture show was a jaw dropping sensation!

The theme was Britsh punk meets Paris cancan girl! Yes, you’ve heard it right! The total 2 opposite kind of girl & looks, it can only be achieve by a genius such a Jean Paul Gaultier to make it work together and look fabulous. He mixed the signature punk rock look of Mohawks, metal studs embellishments & leather jackets, married them with the girls of Moulin Rouge costumes such as ruffles, laced up bustier & their sensuality also with a touch of the bohemian prints, it equals to a “Très Français” sophistication collection.

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Ahoy Fashionistas! Sail Into The Summer With Nautical Chic Looks

Posted in Alexander McQueen, Chloe, Christian Louboutin, Fashion, Gucci, Handbags & Accessories, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jewelry & Accessories, Manolo Blahnik, Michael Kors, Peter Som with tags , , , , on April 21, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug
Ahoy mate! I’ve always loved the nautical theme fashion! With spring here and summer is just around the corner, it’s time to break out the nautical theme items! To my opinion, nothing more chic then mixing up the bold color of navy, white & a splash of red mixed in timeless stripes and whimsical gold, silver or clear Lucite jewelries accents ! Here are some looks I think is super chic and a must-have for summer 2010! I’ve picked some styles for our male fashionistas, too! So here we go…
Sonia Rykiel Nautical Sweater Dress
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Peter Som Nautical Bib Necklace
Available @ Henri Bendle
Gucci Henley Dress and Jungle Hobo Bag
Available @ Neiman Marcus
Kenneth Jay Lane Branch Bib Necklace
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Jean Paul Gaultier Sequined Shift Dress
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Prada Saffiano Lux Tote
Available @ Bergdorf Goodman
Call the handbag specialist Jesse Kopischke (212) 872-2519
Chloe Striped Cashmere Cardigan
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Celestina Rainbow Paua Shell Bag
Available @ Net-A-Porter.com
BCBG Maxazria Strapless Draped Silk Dress
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Michele Gramesty Sea Glass Lucite Necklace
Christian Louboutin Chain-Embellished Espadrille
Available @ Neiman Marcus
Vince Striped Flanged Sweater
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Kate Spade Shell Bead Faux Pearl Bib Necklace
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Carmen Marc Valvo Turquoise Beaded Dress
Available @ Bergdorf Goodman
Manolo Blahnik Sneaker Slingback
Available @ Neiman Marcus
Miu Miu Large Deerskin Leather Tote
Available @ Net-A-Porter.com
Sea Charm Necklaces
Alice Olivia Sequin Striped Shirt
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Milly Teardrop Bead Necklace
Available @ Saks Fifth Avenue
Theia Short Mirrored Dress By Donal O’Neill
Available @ Bloomingdales
Giuseppe Zanotti Jeweled Zip-Back Sandal
Available @ Neiman Marcus
Nautical Bandana Available @ Urban Outfitters.com
Alexander McQueen Biker Faithful Satchel
Michael Kors Silver Cutout Sandal
Available @ Neiman Marcus
Ok, girls shouldn’t have all the fun right guys?  here are some of the stuff I think it’s totally rad for our male fashionistas! Don’t be shy to mix up stripes with bold colors and accessorize!
BDG Stripe Cardigan Sweater
Anchor Bracelet – Available @ Urban Outfitters.com
byCORPUS Pieced Crew Neck Tee – Available @ Urban Outfitters.com
I hope this posting inspired you to dig up all the nautical theme outfits & accessories you have in the closet and go out shopping to add a couple more new pieces into your wardrobe for this summer!
Until next time, be well and look fabulous!
XOXO
Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Gothic Chic & Dark Glamour

Posted in Alexander McQueen, Chanel, D.L. & Co., Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo, Gothic Chic & Dark Glamour, Haute Couture, Jean Paul Gaultier, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

As a fashion designer, I’m inspired by many things around me. The imagery of a photo, scenery, sounds & musics, movies… just about everything! In recent conversations with a good friend of mine on facebook about “Goth” and it inspired me to google some imageries and articles about this mysterious & fascinating lifestyle which has inspired many arts & fashions.

So what is “Goth”? in simple definitions: To some, Goth is a style of dressing; to others it’s a lifestyle. Either way, the gothic look involves very black clothing and very white makeup with edgy, tough accessories. Prime example of classic gothic style: Musician – Marilyn Mansion. But as a person with an inquiring mind ( yes I do read the trashy gossip enquirer magazine ok! Haha) I know it has to be deeper than just the black clothing, smoky eye make-ups and of course ever so dreamy vampire Robert Pattinson aka “Edward Cullen” from the hit movie “Twilight”.

So after some googling, according to Goth.net

“Most Goths become Goths because they have been spurned by ‘normal’ society because the way they want to live their lives does not fit in with how most people are told to live theirs. Goths are free thinkers, people who do not accept the moral rules of society because they’re told ‘This is just how it is’ or ‘This is what God says!’. Rather Goths tend to listen to what you have to say, and make up their own mind..”

But of course this is not the case for all Goths. Many Goths today are Goths for a variety of other reasons. They like the music, or the clubs are better, they have Goth friends and joined in with them, or they just like staying up late nights and Goths are the only ones awake to talk to.

To us the fashionistas, the theme “Goth” has inspired many fashion designers over the years and here are some of the collections I think are super fabulous & go with our topic perfectly!

Junya Watanabe

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2005

Rick Owens Fall 2006 Collection

When John Galliano was traveling south to research his couture collection during summer of 2005 he was inspired with the French Revolution stories & history, so in Dior’s Spring 2006 Couture show, blood- and gore-spattered drama was the theme and to me, it’s also very “Goth Glam” ,too!

Christian Dior 2006 Spring Haute Couture

Harper’s Bazaar Magazine October 2009 & Film Maker Tim Burton

As if Tim Burton’s characters all got together and did a fashion photoshoot, this amazing pictorial for the October edition of Harper’s Bazaar features characters from his past movies like The Night Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice and more, all look amazing in designer clothing and shoes.

Versace Haute Couture

Comme des Garçons Coat (Left) – Salvatore Ferragamo Jacket (Right)

Dolce & Gabbana

CHANEL

Alexander McQueen

Valentino

Givenchy

And for our male readers, me & mei-mei the pug didn’t forgot about you! Here are some fabulous menswear from Ann Demeulemeester Fall – Winter 2009 Collection for you! I just LOVE that chunky sweater in the middle

Of course how can we end this “Dark Glamorous” posting without mentioning one of my favorite designer Alexander McQueen!

Alexander McQueen 2007 Fall & Winter

In this collection, McQueen had put a heartfelt personal passion into a collection that was based on a startling revelation from his family history. His mother, who traces family trees, discovered that her bloodline leads back to a victim of the Salem witch trials who was hanged in the Puritan hysteria of 1692. The themes of witchcraft, paganism, and religious persecution played on the dark and angry side of McQueen’s creativity.

Here is a video of Alexander McQueen 2007 Fall & Winter totally fabulously spooky fashion show

All of you must be wondering ….how can I achieve that beautiful vampy smoky eye make-up to complete your Gothic Chic outfits & accessories?! So we have found 2 tutorials for our gal & dudes readers! Here is the female smoky eyes tutorials that shows you how to do it!

And here is the “Guyliner” smoky eyes tutorial

Don’t forget to check out our designer candles selections! D.L. & Co. is famous for his “Dark Glamourous” presentaions of his candles & diffusers! Utilizing the rarest of extracts, essences and absolutes, they are able to create fragrances that conjure time and place, transforming enviroments from the mundane to the sublime! it’s a MUST HAVE for all fashionistas! click on the picture below to check out our selections of D.L. & Co’s candles!

We hope this posting totally inspired you to bring out the “Dark” side of your inner Goddess! Until next time, Be well & look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

The Simpsons & Super Model Linda Evangelista Do Haute Couture !

Posted in Celebrity & Entertainment, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Versace with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Finally!! Marge Simpson has peeled off her tired green tube dress and cheap pearls for something just a little more FAB!! I love this Harper’s (August, 2007) spread. it’s beautifully ridiculous and so well done!

It was genius to include the ultimate supermodel
Linda Evangelista, as she is in my opinion, just as much an icon of the last decade as the hilariously jaundiced family. Watching these fabulous illustrations makes me say J’adore Bazaar! Here’s the spread itself, along with the garments the illustrations were based on from each designers.


VERSACE
& Donatella

Linda looks fierce as she does in the flesh and Donatella, well… Donatella kinda looks like a fleshed-out cartoon character anyway. Marge looks as fresh-faced as the day Homer married her.
CHANEL & Karl Lagerfeld

Lanvin & Elbaz
Jean Paul Gaultier

Viktor & Rolf

Louis Vuitton

& Marc Jacobs



Aren’t these illustrations fabulous!? ok, Me & Mei-Mei need to go now, ’cause Lacroix is waiting for me for the final fitting of the Couture gown I just got last week! Au revoir for now !! xoxo Alan + mei-mei the pug 🙂