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Atelier Versace Paris Couture Show 2012

Posted in Fashion, Versace with tags , , on January 25, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

After the cheap & chic and fabulous collection Donnatella Versace has been collaborating with the fast-fashion retailer H&M being a big success, on January 23rd 2012 in Paris; It’s time to splurge our senses with the made-to-measure Atelier Versace couture show.

(All photos courtesy by Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com)

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Behind The Big Hair & Sparkling Dresses of Barbie – The 52 Years of Positive Influence for Young Girls

Posted in Art & Music, Celebrity & Entertainment, Fashion with tags , , , on January 17, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

I adored Barbie since I was a kid! I loved dressing them in sparkling gowns and big puffy skirts. But behind all that blond hairs, perfect Malibu tan & beautiful couture dresses of Barbie, there is a very powerful message that sends a positive influence to young girls all over the world “We girls can do anything! just like Barbie!”, no dream is too big & nothing and no one can stop you to reach for your dream!

My very first Barbie was the “Crystal Fantasy Barbie”. My Barbies had boxes brimming with tulle tutus, stylish suits, and pretty-in-pink dresses. Also her shinny blonde hair that I can came up with thousands of ways to style her hair, what a great memories it was!

I know many people complains about “Oh Barbie is too thin, makes little girl have self image issues…” but to me, they were fashionable, strong independent women who can do and be anything she wanted! Which I think it has bring lots of positive influence to young girls to role play on their dreams and knowing that she can be a Doctor, Rock Star or even an Astronaut! Nothing can stop her to be who she wants to be just like Barbie!

Astronaut Barbie
Barbie & The Rockers 1986

When my “Presidential Barbie” ran for President, nobody wondered if the world was ready for a female in the White House (Maybe that’s why I wanted Hillary to win the white house in this past presidential election LOL).

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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.

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

 

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
Available at Nordstrom.com
Burberry Twisted Cord Necklace
Available at Net-A-Porter.com
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel – Striped Chiffon Dress
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue.com
Yves Saint Laurent Deauville Canvas Wedge Sandles
Available at Net-A-Porter.com
Lauren by Ralph Lauren “Kael” Ruffled Tank
Available at Nordstrom.com
Anya Hindmarch Junie Canvas Bow Tote
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue.com
Carmen Marc Valvo Strapless Sequin-Stripe Dress
Available at Bergdorf Goodman.com