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The Front Row View of Dries Van Noten Spring Summer 2010 Collection, Fabulous!

Posted in Dries van noten, Fashion with tags , , , on March 24, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

With the tempature still rather cool & chilly in most the cities in the U.S.A & Europe, watching the new Fall & Winter 2010 collection just taken place last month was a treat! all the beautiful coats, jackets and sweaters wants me want to buy them all! (I can’t possibly wait 6 more months till they show up in the store! haha). Dries Van Noten’s fall winter 2010 collection feels just right for these cold weathers still hoovering over us. Here is a front row view of the Dries Van Noten’s beautiful collection!

The collection was a serene piecing-together of classic menswear tailoring, washed-out military fabric, fifties & sixties lady like shape and sweatshirting. What makes it’s cool is that all the pieces are such a simple, in a very wearable way that none of the pieces screams “FASHION!!” and the subtle details and “feel” of each pieces that mix the uptown girl look with a street feeling. Not sure how to explain it, but that shows the genius of Dries Van Noten!

Click on the video player below to see his fall-winter 2010 collection

To see more of his collection, please visit his official website:
Dries Van Noten or click on the photo below
 
 
Until next time, be well and look fabulous !
 
XOXO
 
Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Jazz Up your Look with Fabulous Jewels for Your Shoe & Anklet For Spring Summer 2010

Posted in Handbags & Accessories with tags , , , , , , on March 22, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Hello everyone, I would like to introduce to you our contributing editor Michele Gramesty who is an amazing jewelry designer and a fashion insider at New York City. She had lend her design talent to various of famous design houses such as Halston, Ralph Lauren, Carolee Jewelry….. just to name a few! Today she would like to share with how you can dress up your shoes with a touch of sparkle & update your look!

I have been quite intrigued by the Prada plastic shoe with jewels since they strutted down the spring 2010 runway show, having said that I would never wear plastic shoes..

This Prada collection of shoes served as great inspiration for more shoe jewelry, ankle adornment and chic shackles designed by Mish.

If you are interested in ordering a custom pair of Swarovski crystal shoe jewelry email me at TheMishDish@gmail.com our store should be up and running very shortly so please stay tuned.

(Chanel platform wedge sandal, Michele Gramesty Swarovski crystal ankle jewelry)

xoxo Mish

Don’t forget to check out her fabulous blog for her newest report on “Aspen Fashon Week 2010” that was just taken place last week! Click here to visit her blog @ The Mish Dish

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Create Your Own Masterpiece with FENDI Baguette DIY Needlepoint Kit

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

OMG! this is just too cool! You can create your own unique one of the kind Fendi Baguette! But I don’t think I’d have the guts to sew or draw on a thousand dollar bag, but it’s such a great idea!

Every time I attempt to pull a “Martha Stewart” moment thinking I can be like a domestic diva like her turning an ugly flea market find junk into a paper-mache chandelier, it’s always a miserably failure. So needless to say, I haven’t been brave enough to attempt or having a thought to decorate my own FENDI Baguette!

So, of course, when I saw Fendi’s new Baguette Needlepoint Stitch Kit, designed by Silvia Venturini FENDI, I’m just not sure I can do it. Initially, I was excited like a little kid at the candy store! The bright colorful packaging box! It was luring me into this FENDI fantasy world like a whirling cotton candy machine that tells me, yes buy me! Buy me! And, then, I saw the contents of the box – and that’s when my rainbow sparkling, unicorn flying, Fendi-wonderland bubble bursted & face the reality.

Inside the box, you’ll find a basic canvas baguette, filled with color threads of every color in the rainbow, and instructions on how you can embroider your very own bag using needlepoint. HELLO! I will be a nervous wreck & so afraid if I make a boo-boo, then my $995 FENDI Baguette will be ruin! Also for this price, they better come already beaded, embroidered and ready to use! This is not the first time FENDI has come up with a “Do it yourself” bag, just about an year ago FENDI has a similar bag that’s made of white color canvas and came with 10 permanent pantone markers so you can create your own “Masterpiece”

But I have to say, it is a charming idea that FENDI has came up with this D.I.Y. Baguette Needlepoint Kit! And for those of you who are brave enough to do it yourself, more power to you! and I bow to your courage! Haha

If you are interested to get one of this fabulous D.I.Y. FENDI Baguette Needle Point Kit, it’s available at
Neiman Marcus.com Also at Net-A-Porter.com (UK store)

Until next time, be well & look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Limited Edition FENDI Grey Jersey Peekaboo Satchel w/ Hot Pink Leather Lining – Sporty Chic

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

OMG! I am crazy about this Limited Edition FENDI Grey Jersey Peekaboo Satchel w/ Hot Pink Leather Lining!! It’s so uptown chic yet downtown cool! Combining the everyday material as the jersey fabric that we wear as the sweatshirt with luxurious hot pink color leather, it’s a must have for every hip fashionistas!

Avaliable at Luxe-Gifts.com

The Fendi Peek-a-Boo bag is an “underground” celebrity it bag. It’s a pretty low-key handbag, , but it just screams luxury.

We’ve been reporting many different style of the Fendi Peekaboo Satchel in our blog, but this new jersey peekaboo is one of my favorite one, because it has a very similar shape to the Hermes Kelly bag, but this Fendi Peekaboo satchel has a classic shape without seeming “snoby” and bourgeois like the Hermes Kelly…. and it’s way more hip and easy to carry. Don’t get me wrong i love Hermes, but compare to Fendi’s peekaboo, I like this bag more, it’s just my opinion.

• Light grey jersey fabric with hot pink leather lining.
• Goldtone and silvertone hardware.
• Top handle with rings; 4 1/2″ drop.
• Adjustable, removable shoulder strap; 25″ drop.
• Framed top; turn-lock closure.
• Button-tabs on sides.
• Two interior pockets; one zip, one open.• Includes dust bag.
• 12″H x 16 1/4″W x 6 1/2″D.
• Made in Italy.

Avaliable at Luxe-Gifts.com

Here is FENDI spring-summer 2010 fashion show, enjoy!

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If you love this bag as much we do, the bag is available is Avaliable at Luxe-Gifts.com ! the Fendi boutique told us there were only 3 in the U.S.A and we’re lucky to get one directly from them! Come check out our store!

Untill next time, be well and look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

FENDI Patent Leather & Gold Color Embossed Leather Lining Peekaboo Satchel

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 13, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

What’s the first thing that comes into your mind when you think about the famous Italian fashion house “FENDI” ? those big “FF” logos all over the place right? If you love their logos then you can’t get enough of it ( Just like I am such a CHANEL “CC” logo freak! haha) but if you hated their “FF” logo then you probably would totally disregard any of the FENDI handbags.

BUT!!! Since in Spring/Summer 2009 collection continues to Fall/Winter 2009 and 2010, Fendi has came up with all different type of the new “IT BAG” name “Peekaboo Bag”. It’s sophisticated & understated! all the bells & whistles are inside of the bag! so when you close the bag all you see just a understated handbag but when you leave it open, the top droops down and reveals all different types of beautiful lining inside of the bag. From beaded “FF logo” to Fur & snakeskin lining!

Here is one of the many beautiful “Peekaboo” bag, this one is the Black Patent Leather Peekaboo with embossed Gold color checkerboard lining. (Available at Luxe-Gifts.com)

This crinkled patent Peek-A-Boo bag is so understated and ladylike that I almost can’t believe it’s Fendi. I mean, where are all the bells and whistles? There’s not even any snakeskin on this bag! The truth is that this bag doesn’t need anything extra to make it work. It has an old fashioned, sophisticated charm that defies trends.

The simple shape of the bag combined with the sleek patent material and the pronounced seams creates a sharply tailored look that will work for a lot of women. For edgier fashionistas, the Peek-A-Boo would make a great bag for the office, but I think a lot of women will find that this is a highly versatile, high quality accessory that can coordinate with a lot of looks.

The details on this bag are so luxurious and plentiful that it’s hard to know where to begin. The inside of the Peek-A-Boo is made of a fabulous laser cut suede with gold paint that will make you want to reach into your purse at every possible opportunity. The gold metal hardware is understated and beautiful. And the interior compartment of the bag is ingeniously divided into two sections, which each have pockets of their own.

Untill next time, be well and look fabulous !

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug 🙂

FENDI Limited Edition Silver Peekaboo Dégradé Bag

Posted in Fendi, Handbags & Accessories with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Fendi keeps making me sad. I want to like Fendi, I want to embrace their bags for the past couple seasons, but I rarely find myself doing so. Especially seeing their ugly Fendi “B” bag, makes me loose faith in this fabulous fashion house…..

(This is the super ugly “B” bags!!! barf !)

Recently, Fendi is sneaking in with some bags that we are liking, which gives us hope that Fendi is trying to get back into our hearts. The Fendi Peek-a-Boo Bag is the most recent popular bag from Fendi, being seen in many renditions and carried by celebrities. Let’s take a closer look at the Peek a Boo.

Fendi’s exquisite black and gray dégradé leather Peek-a-boo bag with a decadent gold leather interior is a subtle way to display your style wealth. Carry this beautifully crafted investment piece open to accent a professional ensemble with a flash of hot metallics.

Black goat leather tote with burnished silver-tone metal hardware. Fendi tote has a dégradé black and anthracite effect at front and back, handle at top, logo-embossed turnlock fastenings at top, pouch compartments at front and back, push-stud fastening straps at each side, a long detachable shoulder strap, internal zipped compartment and has a degradé gold and black leather and black suede lining.


Width 15″ / 37cm
Height 12″ / 31cm
Depth 7″ / 17cm
Handle Drop 5″ / 12cm

When I saw this bag I quickly ordered 2! So I can keep one for myself and one for our lucky customer at Luxe-Gifts.com. It’s a limited edition now only available at Luxe-Gifts.com for $2,650

There is a similar one on Nordstrom it has the same silver metalic effect on both front & back but inside is all suede lining and the clasp at the top opening is gold instead of this one of the kind hand etched silver antique silver finished as the one on Luxe-Gifts.com

Treat yourself with this fabulous classic bag that will last you for a long time!! I am glad I got mine !! woo hoo!

Here is Fendi Fall/Winter 2009 fashion show, enjoy!

Fendi Fall Winter 2009 Fashion Show

untill next time, be well and look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan Tung + Mei-Mei the pug 🙂

The Healing Magic of Arts & Colors

Posted in Art & Music, Home Decor, Spiritual Enlightenment with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Anyone who knows me all knows how much I love colors & anything that’s looks, feels happy and cheeruful (like my favorite cartoon character – Rainbow Brite & Carebears haha) so when I saw the photo of this chair I was instantly charmed by this colorful & stylish design …. but after learning more about the story behind it, I was more than charmed… I was truly INSPIRED!

It all started out when an pediatrician name Sidney at Cook Children’s hospital in Ft. Worth, TX. Who saw this Australian Vogue Living magazine’s editorial, thought it would be a great idea to buy and old chair, have it re-done in plain canvas, then let children loose on it with sharpies to share their own ideas and inspirations. It was obvious from the beginning that this would be a wonderful way to raise money for children’s charities. Sidney had initiated the idea that Cook Children’s hospital was in need of a palliative care program, and now that this program is well underway, she is still involved in fundraising.
The chair certainly became more exciting and meaningful when some of the young patients helped to design it… loving the mix of children’s artwork with the formal chair. Such a wonderful way to raise money for the children’s charity – an important Palliative Care Program. The Palliative Care team helps the children with symptom and pain relief, and also provides much needed psychological and spiritual support for the children, their siblings, and parents during these difficult times.
The team consists of physicians, nurses, social workers, child life specialists, psychologists, and spiritual leaders…which unfortunately is not adequately funded by insurance companies. The chair is one of the items that will be auctioned off to raise money for the Palliative care program at the hospital.
The chair project started with Cook Children’s hospital to let some of their patients design a chair. Here are photos of the kids at work.
Without any artistic traing ( of course not because they are all young kids haha) it’s just amazing to see how they use their creatives minds and imaginations combining unexpected color combinations to create this fabulous piece of art!
Even tho each kids are all with life threatening illness and going through intensive treatments, it’s amazing to see the inner world of theirs is still this colorful, happy place, filled with rainbows, flowers and magic!
Here is the finished product!!! (4 coats of clear lacquer were applied to seal the chair and protect the artwork. It also gives the chair a rich deep shine) Bellissimo !
BIG Cheers to all the wonderful creative people involved in this charity project!
We’re all often got lost in our busy lives and forgot to count our blessings! How fortuned we are to have good health, friends & family who loves & cherish us and just be able to wake up each morning to start a brand new beginnings is just amazing! So let this beautiful “Feel good chair” story inspire us to be thankful of what we have and to help others who is less fortuned than us! because after all, we can all be a “Channel for Grace” to share our love & shine some lights onto others!
Here are two of my favorite charities that I work with often, why not check out their website and see how a little donation of money, time or even shop at their online store can help those terminally ill children’s wishes come true!
Click above photo to visit Make a wish foundation official website

Click above photo to visit Make a wish foundation official website

Until next time, think of something to be thankful in your life and pass on the love & light to others!
XOXO
Alan + Mei-Mei the pug 🙂