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Christopher Bailey & Burberry Flagship Store Opening at Taipei Taiwan with Asia’s Top Celebrities

Posted in Burberry, Fabulous Locations, Fashion with tags , , on September 9, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

My favorite designer Christopher Bailey has done it again! To celebrate the Burberry flagship store opening at 101 shopping center in Taipei Taiwan, Mr. Bailey& Burberry had just hosted a multi-media extravaganza with ground-breaking technology and 360 degree multi-sensory effects is hoping to animate Burberry’s ties to their British heritage as well as the elements of fashion, music, and the weather. The event drew some of Taiwan’s biggest celebrities with guests including Jolin Tsai, Girls Generation, and Daniel Henney among many others.

Christopher Bailey and Jolin Tsai Celebrate The Opening Of The Burberry 101 Flagship Store In Taipei
on April 26th, 2012
Model Daniel Henney and Jessica Jung of K-pop group Girls’ Generation

To help & adds the excitements of the incredible experience of Burberry’s flagship store opening in Taipei Taiwan, British musican Tom Odell performed with some talented orchestra of Taiwan college students.

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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

Aviation Jacket Rugged Chic – Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2010 Collection

Posted in Burberry, Fashion with tags , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

I am so excited about Burberry Prorsum’s Fall-Winter 2010 collection that was just show at London on February 23rd, 2010. The creative director Christopher Bailey has blown us away with a show that’s packed with fabulous outfits & accessories! Christopher was inspired by the aviation jackets & uniform’s shape & details. He expressed his creativities but still stay firm to the spirits & traditions of this 154 years old fashion house.

Since the year of 1956, Burberry has a casual yet “upper-class” chic, old money yet downtown cool kind of clientele. By combining the chunky aviation style jackets long & short version with tons of hardware details like buckles, rivets, belting, and mix the proportions of chunky coats vs. tight skinny pants or boots or hard & rugged materials like leather with fragile lace & silk charmeuse. It offers a kind of sexiness that’s not trying too hard but still attention grabbing!

What makes it even more cool about this new collection, it’s not just a beautiful fashion show then everyone just go home, it combines the runway presentations, communications & selling all together! It was globally live-streamed & viewed in 3-D by clusters of invited guests in New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Dubai. Also what’s super awesome & clever in this case, is the simultaneous pre-selling of the clothes on the runway! And for three days (Feb 23rd ~ Feb 26th) you can go to Burberry.com to pre-order one of these fabulous runway pieces and you will receive your order by May 2010 the latest! So go to Burberry.com now to pick your favorites! I am ordering mine right now! And here is the jacket I am ordering:

Cropped Oversized Peacoat with Funnel Collar $3995

Military Doeskin Aviator Double Collar Coat $4995

To end this posting, here is the live streamed video that was watched all over the world on Feb 23rd, 2010

Don’t forget, rush to Burberry.com to pre-order your favorite coats & accessories!

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug 🙂

Gorgeous men are dime a dozen ….. But ! ! A perfect tote bag is one in a million !

Posted in Balenciaga, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Burberry, Fendi, Gucci, Hermes, Neiman Marcus, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Tod's, YSL with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Recently I’ve been in shopping for couple of new designer tote bags for the new season. There are seas of bags out there in the market, but to find the right look, material & price of the tote bag that’s perfect for you it’s not as easy. So let the fun begin! Here are some of the designer tote bags I have spotted and thinks it’s super fabulous!

Balenciaga Covered Weekender – $2245

super soft vintage crafted lambskin with leather covered metal hardware. I just love how big this bag is! perfect for both women or men to use! 21” x 9” x 15” made in Italy. Click on the photo below to see more details.

(Available at Balenciaga.com)

Here to show you the proportion of the bag. Photo courtesy from one of my favorite fashion accessories blog (http://www.luxuryobsessed.com/) it’s a must read blog if you are obsessed about designer bags!

Modern women & men nowdays all have very busy lifestyles and are always in a search of a bag in which they can bring along everything they need wherever they go. When your suitcase is too large or your purse is too small, a designer tote bag always makes the right choice.

Balenciaga Classic Square Tote/Messenger Bag – $1895

I am crazy about this bag! it could be both a tote or messenger bag. Tons of extra compartments to keep all of your “Junk” haha and totally unisex style makes it a perfect gift for a man or woman! or treat yourself! you deserve it! Click on the photo below to see more details.

(Available at Barneys.com)



FENDI “Peek-A-Boo” Zucca Tote – $2380

Dark brown/gold degrade leather, Goldtone and silvertone hardware. Removable shoulder strap. Zucca-print brown leather lining peeking through if you unlock the top of the bag and just let it drape like shown in the photo for that extra pop of color and design detail! so fabulous! Inside; one zip and one open pocket. Made in Italy. Click on the photo below to see more details.

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com)

Here is a photo to show you the porportion of this bag. Roomy yet still has that elegant “Kelly/Birkin Bag” feels to it.

Also available in other color combos! Click on the photo below to see more details of these FENDI bags. I got one of this all black one, it’s big enough for a man to carry and great for going to work in style! Click on the photo below to see more details.

FENDI “Peek-a-boo” Tote – Black
(Available from Nordstrom.com)

If you like the feel of suede, then this one is a must have for you! also the charm of this bag is if you un-hook the top, the red lining peeks out for that pop of color!! so fabulous! Click on the photo below to see more details.

FENDI “Peek-a-boo” Tote Brown Suede
(Available at NeimanMarcus.com)

For me, a fabulous tote bag can perfectly boosting your self-confidence (yes, I am a little shallow….. I will meditate on that tonight…OM..) and showing your style & taste in fashion! They are the perfect items to accessorize your looks from Uptown Luxe, Hamptons casual chic to urban downtown edgy looks or just wanna go over the top to impress & “offend” others to make you stand out in a crowd! haha.

Tod’s – Yacht Club Shopping Bag – $1265

If you are looking for a pure luxury subtle understated style bags, Tod’s is the brand for you! This bag is so “Old -Money Chic” it’s a must have for any man or woman as a basic tote bag! 16″H x 14″W x 7″D. Made in Italy. Click on photo below to see more details.

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com Men’s Dept)
Tods

We know a lot of our readers are very stylish men who seeks pure luxury items that goes with their busy daily lives, so continue with “Subtle Understate Chic” theme from the previous bag here is this totally fabulous

Yves Saint Laurent – Large Embossed Logo Tote – $995

Large YSL logo tote bag in soft leather features contrasting logo patch, interior pockets and nickel hardware. Can be hand carried or worn on the shoulder. 15H x 13W x 5D. Made in Italy. Click on the photo to see more details

(Available at YSL.com)
YSL Large logo tote

How can we talk about “Subtle Understate Chic” without mentioning Polo Ralph Lauren? I adore this bag! super soft leather, perfect size for everyday use or going to work and no screaming “Logo” says look at me I spend a lot of money on my bag! haha!

Polo Ralph Lauren – Deerfield Leather Tote Bag $1195

A timeworn vintage quality pervades our handsome leather tote bag, exquisitely crafted in Italy from soft, supple leather for a rugged finish. Two canvas handles at the top are accented with antiqued metal stud hardware and leather reinforcement panels. “Ralph Lauren”-embossed leather proprietor patch accents the front for vintage appeal. 17″ L x 6″ W x 16″ H. Click on photo to see more details.

(Available at RalphLauren.com)

Polo Ralph Lauren – Handle Portfolio Briefcase $350

Sturdy two-handle construction with reinforced bottom. Top-zip closure with pony-embossed side tabs and leather pull. Accompanied by a leather luggage tag with plastic front, adjustable leather strap and our tonal embossed Big Pony at the back. Cotton twill-lined interior with single zip pocket and our signature leather logo tab. Elegantly presented in our signature pouch.
15½” L x 2½” W x 11½” H. Click on photo to see more details

(Available at RalphLauren.com)

Ok we don’t want you to fall asleep from over-dose on “Subtle Chic” haha, now back to Logos and dramas for you Logo loving fashionistas!

FENDI – Zucca Chain-Handle Tote $1180

Iconic ZUCCA print canvas, Chain top handles with woven leather with Enameled Zucca clasp and the Inverted pleat details on center front. 11″H x 18″W x 5″D Made in Italy. Click on photo to see more details.

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com)

I LOVE how tihs bag looks! mixing the uptown preppy plaid chic with downtown edgy look with the golden barbed wire chain. Admit it guys & gals, we all have a little “Duo-personality” once a while haha just kidding 😛

Burberry – Barbed Wire Check Tote $1695

Signature Burberry plaid in dark brown, Inverted pleat on center front. Inside, zip compartment with three open pockets & on top of the bag opening a decorative gold tone barbed wired chain. 17 1/8″H x 22″W x 5 7/8″D Made in Italy. Click on the photo to see more info.

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com)

For all your stylish multi-tasking ladies or moms out there, this multi compartment tote bag is a must have for you!

Prada – Vitello Daino Tote $1595

Black pebbled calf leather. Top handles. Removable shoulder strap. Side pockets. Luggage tag. Made in Italy. Click on photo below to see more details

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com)


I almost screamed ( yes a little miss drama haha) when I saw this men’s (well it’s pretty unisex) tote bag from Gucci! classic logo print coated canvas with the metail chain and leather braded strap drape down on one side with the key holder at the end to add that downtown edgy looks to this classic shaped tote. It’s a must have!! click on the photo below to see more info

GUCCI – GG Coated Fabric Tote – $1360

Medium tote with double handles, gucci crest trademark, push lock chain with key case and braided detail, studs, and inside zip, cell phone and PDA pockets. 17 1/2″L x 8 7/10″W x 19 3/10″H. Made in Italy.

(Available at GUCCI.com)

This bag is a perfect work bag for any men who is always on the run and need something that’s classy yet still has that designer touch to it.

Salvatore Ferragamo – Manhattan Briefcase $1900

Choose hickory or nero (black) calfskin. Silvertone hardware. Top handles with square rings. Zip top. Front zip pocket. “Manhattan 1” is imported. Click on the photo below to see more details.

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com Men’s Dept)

This bag screams “Sex and the city ” to me! classic shape with over the top beading on the front side of the tote. Don’t be shy to use this bag during the day,too! because we all needs sparkles in our lives day and night!

PRADA – Tessuto Ricamo Tote $3695
Black nylon with sequin and floral-embroidered detail. Goldtone hardware. Double handles with rings; detachable shoulder strap. Zip top. Inside zip pocket. 16 1/2″H x 15″W x 7″D. Made in Italy. Click on the photo below to see more details.

(Available at NeimanMarcus.com)

As you might agree with me, finding a perfect white color bag is hard! It needs to have the right details, hardware and shape so it won’t look cheap & tacky! With this fabulous off-white PRADA tote bag, you can never go wrong! I can just imagine myself carrying this bag vacationing at Côte d’Azur in the Riviera or going to some fabulous spas in Bali. Such a perfect summer bag but works perfect with your winter white outfits,too!

PRADA – Daino Large Tote $1220

Soft leather tote with magnetic snap closure, rolled leather handles and removable shoulder strap. Prada jacquard fabric lined interior with leather-trimmed zipper pocket. 14″ x 18″ x 5″. 6″ handle drop. Available in White. Made in Italy.

(Available at Barneys.com)

Of course how can we talking about tote bags without mentioning the ultimate luxury totes “HERMES“? The Birkin & Kelly bag from Hermes is the most sough after bags in the world! Most of the time there will be 2 years waiting list for each bag! since it’s all handmade in limited editions! So most of us can just dream about owning one of these trully fabulous Hermes bag. Here is the newest version of the Birkin bag, the size 50cm Haut à Courroies.

This lucky boy at Soho, NYC is sporting the smaller version of the Hermes 40cm Birkin

Here is a video to show you why the Hermes Birkin bag is so expensive and so hard to get (Even Oprah needs wait in line for it!)

hermes tv

We hope you had as much fun reading this fall 2009 designer tote bag review and inspired you to go out and find the perfect tote bag for yourself! remember…..

Gorgeous men are dime a dozen, But a perfect tote bag is one in a million ! haha

untill next time, be well and come back to visit us again to see what other fabulous items we’ve found!

xoxo

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug