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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.

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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 🙂

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 🙂

Christian Louboutin’s Shoes are so hot, it cause collisions!!

Posted in Barneys New York, Christian Louboutin with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Ok girls, we all love those super high heels( 4″ or taller is better! ) & bright red sole shoes by Christian Louboutin! and have you seen these uber fabulous new collection? They are so hot, they cause collisions!

” Barneys Trash – Silver $995 “

PVC coated couture trash peep toe pump with metallic leather double platform and elastic sling back. 140mm thin covered heel. Signature red leather sole. Available in Silver. Made in Italy. Each shoe is a one-of-a-kind design, using a unique selection of Barneys’ materials, and is Exclusively @ Barneys New York!

And if you are into 80’s chic like lady gaga or whenever you feel like 80’s fab, wanna dress up in gold and put the show “Dynasty” to shame, then this is a must have for you! It’s so “Subtle”, it’s perfect to wear for everyday occation or go to church 😛

” Very Galaxy – Fuchsia or Gold $1295 “

Mirror metallic leather platform peep toe pump. 120mm thin covered heel. Signature red leather sole. Available in Fuchsia. Made in Italy.

I just love this uptown chic downtown sporty ” Dillian ” Shoe! fall & winter is just around the corner, what would be more chic than dressing up your winter coats with this fabulous shoe!

” Dillian – Available in Color: Blush, Brown & Red $1850 “,/B>


Nappa leather snub toe covered platform maryjane with ruffled instep and four adjustable buckle straps. 120mm thin covered heel. Signature red leather sole. Available in Blush. Made in Italy.

Now go get your AMEX black card ready and rush to Barneys and buy buy buy !

xoxo

Alan + mei-mei the pug

The Art of Aromatherapy From Greece – Anthousa Collection

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

The Anthousa apothecary collection was born from a century old, family-owned essential oil company. Today, Anthousa starts with the world’s finest ingredients and uses the same time-tested methods to create each delicate blend. Drawing inspiration from the science of botany and the sun drenched terrain of the mediterranean, each Anthousa products is the perfect mix of Beauty, Tradition and Luxury.

Anthousa, which means the perfect bloom in Greek, launched in 2004 with 12 home ambiance scents: “They were fragrances inspired by locations of the founderMaria Christofilis has traveld or the scent her mom used to wear—very personal inspirations.
” Instead of creating a fragrance for individual wear, however, Maria decided to create a line to scent living space. “It’s like surrounding yourself with your favorite smells, and your favorite memories.”
Now with more than twenty scents and a new bath and body collection, “Anything and everything is inspiration for me: a time period, a particular moment.” To properly convey this, the fragrances had to be as true as possible. “I wanted it to be a collection where everything was very natural,” notes Maria. “There’s real cucumber, real gardenia, real ingredient notes.”
To find a fresh new scent to lighten your dorm room, study area, or bedroom, you should be aware of what you’re attracted to, says Christofilis. “Everyone is attracted to something different,” she notes. “For me, my favorite notes are Cyprus, linden blossom, and white gardenia. Cyprus reminds me of where my dad is from in Greece, Linden blossom reminds me of a fragrance my mom used to wear, and white gardenia reminds of a perfume I wore in college.”
For anyone thinking of starting her own business in beauty, Maria’s philosophy rings of Shakespearean wisdom: “It’s good to listen to the advice of people you respect and admire, but at the end of the day, you know what’s right. Do what’s exciting to you and what interests you and everything will come together.”

The Anthousa Collection invites you to experience the traditional quality of its fragrances with an Eco-Friendly innovation. This exceptional blends allows the fragrance to disperse evenly while leaving the sticks in place; reverse bundle only if you desire a more intense fragrance.

Ambiance Perfume Candles: Available individually in Anthousa’s exclusive, frosted Italian glass tumblers in 8 signature fragrances. These beautiful candles are vegetable based wax, with the purest, most elegant burn. Each 7.30 Oz Tumblers will burn beautifully for at least 50 hours!
Please visit our online store Luxe-Gifts.com for the complete collection & experience the magic of Anthousa! Our price is cheaper than Neiman Marcus!!
Until next time, be well and come back to check our blog to see what other fabulous finds we’ve found for you!
XOXO
Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Modern Day Tea Parties & The Original Boston Tea Party in 1773

Posted in D.L. & Co., Home Decor, News & Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Today is an interesting day for all Americans! No matter what’s your stand on today’s “Tax day tea party” it’s definitely an wake-up call for all of us to watch what we spend and how we spend it. and I want to make this clear that this posting is not about who is right who is wrong, I am just fascinated about how this “Tea Party” started. So I did a little research on the original Boston Tea Party in Year 1773 and here is a little history about it

The Boston Tea Party was a direct action protest by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and has often been referenced in other political protests.

The Tea Party was the culmination of a resistance movement throughout British America against the Tea Act, which had been passed by the British Parliament in 1773. Colonists objected to the Tea Act for a variety of reasons, especially because they believed that it violated their constitutional right to be taxed only by their own elected representatives. Protestors had successfully prevented the unloading of taxed tea in three other colonies, but in Boston, embattled Royal Governor Thomas Hutchinson refused to allow the tea to be returned to Britain. He apparently did not expect that the protestors would choose to destroy the tea rather than concede the authority of a legislature in which they were not directly represented.

The Boston Tea Party was a key event in the growth of the American Revolution. Parliament responded in 1774 with the Coercive Acts, which, among other provisions, closed Boston’s commerce until the British East India Company had been repaid for the destroyed tea. Colonists in turn responded to the Coercive Acts with additional acts of protest, and by convening the First Continental Congress, which petitioned for repeal of the acts and coordinated colonial resistance to them. The crisis escalated, and the American Revolutionary War began near Boston in 1775.

Today, we’ve a modern day tea party in cities all over the U.S and it is an collaborative grassroots effort organized by Smart Girl Politics, Top Conservatives on Twitter, the DontGo Movement and many other online groups/coalitions.

The Tea Party protests, in their current form, began in early 2009 when Rick Santelli, the On Air Editor for CNBC, set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress. Specifically, the flawed “Stimulus Bill” and pork filled budget.

During Rick’s rant, he called for a “Chicago tea Party” where advocates of the free-market system could join in a protest against out of control government spending.

A few days later, grassroots activists and average Joe Americans began organizing what would soon become the Nationwide Chicago Tea Party effort.

On February 27th, an estimated 30,000 Americans took to the street in 40+ cities accross the country in the first nationwide “Tea Party” protest.

Organizers of the February 27th events pledged to continue on with an even bigger and better protest to follow the first. With April 15th being “Tax Day”, it was decided to schedule the second round of Tea Party protests to ride alongside the tax deadline.

And with that, the “Tax Day Tea Party”, the second round of the Nationwide Tea Party protests, moved into reality. Let’s unite as Americans, tell the government stop wasting our tax money! here is a video of the 9-12 Tea party. It’s time we make America great again! no more political games!

After all these “Tea Party” Stories you’ve seen on TV, why not treat yourself with with D.L & Co. Modern Alchemy’s “Boston Tea Party” aromatic candle and let the beautiful scent acompany you to read more about the history of the original Boston Tea Party in 1773?!

“Modern Alchemy” is part of the world famous company “D.L & Co.” which has big following from the wealthy to Hipster clienteles! The word alchemy was the medieval pursuit to transform un-precious metals into gold through a combination of magic and science. So D.L & Co. Modern Alchemy utilizing the rarest of extracts, essence and absolutes, they were able to create fragrance that conjure the time and place, transforming environments from the mundane to the sublime!

” Boston Tea Party ” – Infused with scents of english black tea and cedar, tangled with blackish seeweed absolute.
( Available at
Luxe-Gifts.Com )

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” Secret Society “ – From their hidden sanctuaries, secret societies practice rites obscure and divine. a mysterious and powerful blend of frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, cedar, patchouli and juniper.
( Available at Luxe-Gifts.Com )

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No matter what’s your political views and party you are with, let today’s “Tax day tea party” remind us that we are all americans and let’s all work together to make this great country we love back on its feet and for a better tomorrow !

Come back to check out our blog to see what’s new we found that’s fabulous and must have !

Alan + mei-mei the pug 🙂