Archive for February, 2010

Aviation Jacket Rugged Chic – Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2010 Collection

Posted in Burberry, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 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 🙂

Minimalist Elegance – Gucci Sigrid Oversize Clutch

Posted in Gucci with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Ever since the fashion genius Tom Ford transformed Gucci from traditional old money chic (sometimes a little boring) to this ultra glam, rock star, trend-setting fashion house; their fashion accessories & handbags has capture our attention season after season.

I just LOVE this clutch from their spring-summer 2010 collection! Minimalist chic, sleek & clean lines also it’s bigger than the usual clutch size ( Gurl! admit it! may of you are like me, we all have some extra “Baggages” mmmkay?! a little pea size clutch ain’t gonna fit all my stuff ! haha)

GUCCI Sigrid Oversize Clutch
(Available @ Saksfifthavenue.com & Gucci.com)


This fabulous clutch comes in glossy white or black patent leather. The shine from the patent leather makes it perfect for going out with the girls for drinks in the city, and the larger size of this bag also makes it a bit casual that can be use during the day! I just LOVE the asymmetrical flap closure with the super chic metal & enamel detailing! The asymmetry of the flap gives just a hint of a geometric feel without being too avan garde.

This oversized clutch measures 15.25″ W x 6.25″ H x 1″ D, it will go with all of the outfits in your closet & adds a touch of “Uptown chic & Downtown cool” look to any looks!

Click on the media player below to see Gucci’s spring summer 2010 fashion show

This bag is now available for pre-order ( should be in stores in april) so fo course I am already on the waiting list for both color of this super fabulous clutch! it’s a must-have girls!

Click here to go to SaksFifthAvenue.com or Gucci.com to pre-order this bag!

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug 🙂

Be An Original Fashionistas! Personalize your Louis Vuitton With Mon Monogram

Posted in Louis Vuitton with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Louis Vuitton, the 150 years old luxury goods company has never cease to amaze me season after season with their trend setting fashions and luxurious handbags & accessories. I just received an email from Louis Vuitton announced the introduction of the “Mon Monogram” service. The service will allow you to customize your Louis Vuitton bag, ending up with over 200 million possible combinations on your bag of choice. The selection of bags includes the iconic Speedy, historic Keepall travel bag, or the Pegase 55 wheeled cabin case.

Since I was 16 years old, I’ve always LOVE Louis Vuitton! And now having the options to personalized my own Louis Vuitton bag is a dream comes true! Having a personalized bag will definitely makes your bag stand out in the crowd compared to others. I personally will only get the carry-on size bags like the Keepall and Pegases rolling luggage, because why would you want to check-in your luscious Louis Vuitton bags under a plane and they will just throw it around and ruin the bag!? I would certainly only carry it onto the airplane or take it in my car for weekend
get aways.

Pietro Beccari, Louis Vuitton Senior Vice-President comments:

“We are delighted to announce the launch of Mon Monogram on louisvuitton.com. For more than 150 years, this company has united tradition and innovation, and there is no better example than this initiative, which brings one of Louis Vuitton’s historic services – personalization – into the digital era. It is another great reason to explore louisvuitton.com

Here is what my personalized Louis Vuitton Bags looks like! super chic!

So are you ready to create a couple of your very own personalized Louis Vuitton? you can click here visit (Personalize your Louis Vuitton) to begin the fun !

Untill next time, be well & look fabulous !

Alan + Mei-Mei the Pug 🙂

Crazy About Designer Men Clutch! Luxe-Gifts.com Men & Women Spring Summer 2010 Clutch & Purse Review

Posted in Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Spring is just around the corner, as I’m start to put away your heavy winter clothes and accessories & I found myself can’t stop checking out those super chic designer cluthes! Some is in hard metal case, some in soft envelope form leather material, pink one, gold one I want them all! Choosing the right clutches to go with your spring summer look is important! even tho is a small accessories but it says a lot about you! And in spring 2010 Men’s fashion show in Milan, Paris & London, a “Men Clutch Bag” is back in fashion in full force!

Some of you might ask: What is a Clutch? A clutch purse is not seen on an everyday basis as often as it used to be, but these little gems are still around in various forms. They are usually small purses designed to be carried or “clutched” in the hand. Some have a detachable chain or leather strap so they can also be worn hanging from the shoulder.

The history of purses in general dates back to the Babylonian era. Purses were generally used in religious ceremonies then, and the modern wit might quip that they still have a holy significance to a woman. People figured out that they were useful for carrying money and valuables and purses became popular, worn on belts by men and women.

In the early 1800s, women began carrying reticules, the forerunner of the modern handbag, looking very much as some styles of the clutch purse look today. A lady of quality carried her handkerchief and smelling salts in her reticule, along with, perhaps, a packet of rice papers to dull a shiny spot on the face. The clutch purse has been popular ever since.

The clutch purse went out of fashion in the early 19th century, but experienced resurgence in popularity during World War II. With rationing, the smaller clutch required less material for manufacture and fit in well with a wartime mindset.


Until recently, most women would only be carrying a lipstick, compact mirror, Mobile phone, and perhaps a single key or, if it was an evening out with girlfriends, some cash. Nowadays, what with cell phones and wallets and other necessities, it’s much more difficult to go out with a tiny bag. For the nights when you don’t need to carry much, you can still get a charming clutch that holds just what you need and sets off your outfit as well

I’ve been carrying around my Balenciaga, Gucci Sigrid & YSL clutch under my arm for a week, and suddenly, life is easier! I grab everything I need, all at once on my way out the door, which is too much to fit into a pocket-sized wallet.

So I’m particularly delighted with the newest unexpected twist menswear runways – the introduction of clutches to men’s wardrobes.

Balenciaga Covered Giant Envelope Clutch
(Click on the photo below to see more details)


(Modeling Photo Courtesy by Kevin @ mymanybags)

Gucci Sigrid Patent Leather Clutch
(Click on the photo below to see more details)

Yves Saint Laurent Large Leather Clutch
(Click on the photo below to see more details)

Here are some pics of “Men Clutch” that’s showing up at many Men’s Fashion shows

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2010

Bottega Veneta Fall Winter 2009


Gucci Fall Winter 2009

If you think about it, it’s really not far-fetched. Men carry briefcases and portfolios, which are just as hard to carry as a clutch. So why not switch out an attaché case for a sleek Gucci envelope? Plus, these days, we’re carrying cell phones, wallets, Blackberries, keys and billions of other things! A giant messenger bag isn’t always a convenient, or appropriate, accessory for a night out. Look at Karl Lagerfeld (Design director of CHANEL) carry his own brand KL clutch out for a casual walk, super stylish & practical accessory for both women & Men!

The 21-year-old Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted walking through busy street in London accessorized his outfit with a man clutch! I think it’s super stylish!

Ok ok, enough about the men! Now let’s look at some of the beautiful clutches for the Ladies!

For a casual look, an oversized clutch that can hold your wallet, sunglasses, lipstick and cell phone will be the perfect choice. Casual clutches are generally made of genuine leather, patent leather, suede or satin in pleasurable colors and designs. For an elegant clutch, a smaller version is preferred, with space for cash, credit cards, ID and a slim cell phone. Clutch bags look best with a pair of high heels. Once you start carrying a clutch bag, you will love its handy character, and will like grab it and go.

If the iconic Union Jack clutch is too patriotic for you, perhaps you’d like to try this Alexander McQueen Patent Leather Knuckle Duster Clutch. We have already seen this type of clutch before, but interesting enough, this new rendition comes in an exciting silhouette.

Alexander McQueen Red Union Jack Skull Clutch
(Click on the photo below to see more details)

Instead of coming in the usual square-y box shape of clutch, this clutch is in a rectangular shape, measuring about 9 x 3¼ x 1½ inches. It probably resembles to that of an eye glasses’ box, but of course, in a chicer design. Well actually, this exudes tough-chic appeal, which should not anymore be surprising considering that it has always been a signature for Alexander McQueen.

Alexander McQueen Python Knuckle Dusterl Clutch
(Click on the photo below to see more details)

Made from exotic python skin in black, It has black gun metal framing, and the interesting knuckle ring handle also comes in the same tone. This then has an attached jeweled skull and stone knuckle duster, giving this tough-looking clutch a hint of dark goth femme glam! I am already on the waiting list for it.

It is very clear that this Alexander McQueen Faithful Leather Glove Clutch is for the rocker type fashionistas. Well, we can’t deny that most of his creations exude that kind of appeal, but there are some that only shows a hint of such. Seeing this particular clutch obviously shows Alexander McQueen’s main theme and you don’t even have to guess if this is intended to look classic or simply tough.

Mcqueen Faithful Leather Glove Clutch
(Click on the photo below to see more details)

This Alexander McQueen clutch measures about 12½ x 6½ x 1½ inches, plus it also has angled zippers on the fold-over flap, and opening the clutch would also show extra zipped pocket. It is made from distressed black leather, which already brings a hint of toughness to it; but what actually makes this even tougher is the snap closure glove design on the flap.I’m not sure if you can slip your hand in it for a unique carrying option, but if it is intended to function as such, then this is without a doubt, exceptionally designed. But if not, this clutch is still fantastic anyway.

No one speaks the “Casual Hamptons Country Chic” better than designer Michael Kors! This clutch is mad with braded rattan with delicious dark chocolate brown leather strap as closure. Measure 4.5” L x 10.5” W x 2.5” D. Perfect size to fit all of our necessities in there and looking so chic without looking like you are trying too hard!

Michael Kors Santorini Rattan Clutch
(Click on the photo below to see more details)

When you think of sparkling evening bags who do you think of first? Judith Leiber of course! She is the master of using Swarovski crystals to create unique & elegant patterns on her super exclusive handbag collections! I particularly love this “Marguerite Floral Minaudiere” Clutch, the vibrant floral color just screams spring & summer cheer! It’s measures 3” H x 6.75” W x 2.25” D

Judith Leiber Marguerite Floral Minaudiere Clutch
(Click on the photo below to see more details)

How can we mention handbags without showing something from the super luxurious fashion house Louis Vuitton?! I LOVE LOVE this clutch! This slim yet multi compartment clutch & being slightly larger than other clutches, it’s ideal for using day or night!! The picture of elegance in iconic LV monogram canvas. Measure 10.5” L x 6” H x 1.1” D

Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola Slim Monogram Clutch
(Click on the photo below to see more details)

To end this posting, here is Dolce & Gabbana Mens Spring-Summer 2010 fashion show, look at how handsome they look with the “Men’s Clutch bag” Bellisimo !

I hope this posting inspired you to start to think about & preparing your spring & summer wardrobe as I do and go pick up a fabulous clutch to accessorize your look this spring!

Untill next time, be well & look fabulous !

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Celebrate Chinese New Year In Style ! China Chic Year Of The Tiger 2010

Posted in Chanel, Food and Culture with tags , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Did you realize that Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year land on the same day this year?! It’s like “Double Happiness” on this Sunday Feb. 14th! Many of you already know about the valentine’s day, so I am dedicating this posting to Chinese New Year.  As an Chinese American, it’s time to remember our Chinese heritage & celebrate our traditions! Even the U.S. Postal service has special stamps to celebrate the year of Tiger.    

The Chinese New Year is regarded as one of the most important Chinese holidays. The celebration starts on the first day of the first month in the Chinese calendar and ends on the day of the Lantern Festival on the fifteenth.  A big feast marks the Eve of Chinese New Year (for this year it will be February 13th), complete with traditional Chinese dishes. ON the new year day, children receive money in red envelopes called “hongbao红包”from their parents and everybody wishes each other good health in the New Year.    

 
The first day of Chinese New Year is a time when families visit the oldest and senior members of their extended family, usually their parents, grandparents or great-grandparents.  Not everyone follows the same traditions for Chinese New Year. In northern China, families eat dumplings after dinner, while in southern China they eat rice cakes. Dumplings symbolize wealth, and rice cakes symbolize a prosperous year.  Some rituals go beyond food and gift giving and can include lighting firecrackers, invite a lion dance troupe as a symbolic ritual to usher in the Lunar New Year, as well as to evict bad spirits from the premises. 
 
Chinese New Year rice cake “Nian gao” (年糕) sounds like “年高”, which literally means “increasingly prosperous year in year out”.
 

Rows of Chinese dried sausages and waxed ducks in Chinatown    

 
Tangerines and Mandarin oranges symbolize abundance and happiness and are a must-gift when visiting relatives and friends.
 
 
In Chinatown or Chinese supermarkets, people were busily buying stuffs for the Spring festival.
 
The color Red is liberally used in all decoration during this festive season.  Red symbolizes good fortune. There is an ancient Chinese legend about a man-eating beast called “Nian” which is a predatory creature. To scare off Nian, people covered their homes with the color red and filled the air with loud noises, ie. fire crackers.
 
 
 
Chinese like to grace their gates and doors with Chinese New Year’s couplets which are written on two strips of red paper. The red couplets are composed of sentences that complement each other and often rhyme. Nowadays, we hardly see handwritten couplets; these are all printed with different designs.
 
 
Even the house of CHANEL dedicated a pre-fall 2010 collections to the “China Chic”! Here are some photos of this fabulous collection show at Shanghai, China.
 
 
Chinese terra cotta warriors inspired armor & coins dress
 
 
Chinese coral beads & pearl lariat necklace
 
Chinese “Frog Closure” dress, gives a hint of Asian style
  
 
Laser cut-out peony flower leather pants
 
Click on the media player below to view this fabulous fashion show!
 
 
So after reading and seeing all these festive Chinese new year stuff, are you all inspired and start thinking how to celebrate this Sunday? Well, here is a great idea how you can celebrate the Chinese New Year & Valentine’s day together and make it a very special “Double Happiness” holiday weekend!
 
“Valentine’s Day China Chic Style” – Make your own valentine’s day fortune cookies
1/2 C flour- If you have bread flour, use it.
1/2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla- or sometimes I use 1/2 almond 1/2 vanilla
2 egg whites
(Photo & recipes courtesy of ourbestbites.com)     

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend to combine. Place in a container and chill 1 hour.  Preheat oven to 400°.    

The batter couldn’t be simpler. Just throw all of the ingredients (egg whites, sugar, flour, and vanilla) into a food processor and blend it up. You could also probably do it in a blender, or whisk it very well. You want zero lumps.
 

 Pop that mix in the fridge for an hour and while it’s chilling you can prep the rest of the ingredients. First, you’ll need fortunes! Since we’re making Valentine cookies today, filled them with little love notes. Be creative!

 
When your batter is chilled, place 1 teaspoon on each circle and spread it out with a small spoon to fill the circle on a plain baking sheet.  Pop the pan in the oven for about 6 minutes till you see it is brown around the edges and a little towards the center.  If you underbake them they will be chewy instead of crunchy!  This is the part is a little tricky, but you’ll get the hang of it fast.  If you try to take the cookie off the pan too quickly, it will mush up like this!
 
 
but if you leave it on too long (and I’m talking seconds here), it will firm up so much that you can’t shape it. So the trick is to find that perfect time. I find that it only takes about 15-30 seconds after they come out of the oven before I can get them off the pan. Use a spatula like you see in my pictures with a nice sharp edge. I thick plastic one won’t work very well.
 
Remove the cookie from the pan with the spatula and flip it over. Quickly tuck your fortune in the middle and then fold the cookie in half. Bend the cookie over the edge of a bowl to set the shape.
 

You can leave the fortune paper peeking out so it hangs out.  They only take a minute to cool and you can pack them right up!    

 
Since it’s the Valentine’s day is the same on the same day as Chinese new year, you can pretty up the fortune cookies with some V-day decorations.  You can use chocolate, almond bark, candy melts…etc and then sprinkle on any toppings you want.
 
 
 
Just dip & sprinkle anyway you like it! dip half the cookie, the outer edge, or drizzle, or whatever!

Combining the festive mood of Chinese New Year & Valentine’s day together by packaging the fortune cookies in some cute Chinese take-out boxes that you can buy from any craft stores.  Decorate anyway you like it, ribbons, glitter, lace, heart shape cut-out paper… let your imagination run wild!

We hope you enjoy this special Chinese New Year – Valentine’s day posting! Now go to your closet, find some fabulous RED color clothing, accessories or shoes and celebrate these two holidays “China Chic” style!    

Wanna also dress up your home in “China Chic” style? come check out our Asian inspired designer home fragrance collections by “L’Objet”, the handmade candles are encapsulated in a 14K gold plated Red Chinese theme vessel created from fine limoges porcelain paste, the candles exude the intoxicating scent of pink champagne. It’s a must have!

Click on the photo below to visit the collection

   

Until next time, be well & look fabulous! And 中國新年快樂 (Happy Chinese New Year) !
 

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug    

 

Love, Romance & My Favorite Romantic Movies To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Posted in Celebrity & Entertainment with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

 

 Ahhh…. Love is in the air…Yup, it’s that time of the year again, the valentine’s day is just around the corner! which lead me to write this posting (ok ok I confess, I am drinking captain morgan & diet coke while writing this! can I have a lil drink while fantasize about Channing Tatum? mmmkay! haha). Also what’ makes this year’s Valentine’s day extra special is that it’s on the same day as the Chinese New Year!! so it’s “Double Happiness”!

“LOVE” is something that everyone wants or dreaming about & willing to search to the end of the world to find it, That’s why all the major movie studios spends big money to crank out romantic movies to capture this almost “Dream like sensation/idea” we call “LOVE” and had us keep coming back for more! Some are romantic & funny, some you’ll need to bring a box of kleenex Tissues to the movie theater & cry your eyes out LOL. So in this posting, I will be chatting about “Love” and some of my all time favorite Romantic Movies to share with y’all !

So what is “Romance”? Historically, the term “romance” did not necessarily imply love in relationships, but rather was seen as an artistic expression of one’s innermost desires; sometimes including love, sometimes not. “Romance” in this sense can therefore be defined as attachment, fascination, or enthusiasm for something or someone. So many times in relationships we are consumed with the “romance” and think we are “IN LOVE”… maybe we should step back and think about this for a moment.

I have never been a person to really throw around that powerful 4 letter word called LOVE lightly! For me, this magical word should only be said when you really mean it, say it with the most sincere intention! using this word lightly then it will lost its “magic”! it’s just my opinion.

So here are some of my favorite romantic movies …..

The Note Book      (Click on the photo to see the movie trailer)

Simply put, The Notebook is the tale of the kind of love that most of people, including myself dream of. The perfect, everlasting, unconditional kind of love that conquers all. It is a movie that will evoke every emotion that a good, old fashioned romantic movie should. Expect plenty of tears even if you are not the kind of person who cries easily.

If you are expecting a love story with plenty of twists and turns, The Notebook is NOT it. It has a simple but beautiful story. You know exactly what’s coming but you cannot stop watching. I am not sure how many of you can convince your boyfriend or husband to watch this with you but I will say that this is the perfect movie for a girl’s night in! order some pizza, light some candles & pop open a good bottle of wine to enjoy this movie. The Notebook is a beautiful, sentimental movie…corny and mushy in parts, cliché even but I enjoyed every minute of it!

 Titanic      (Click on the photo to see the movie trailer)

There is something magical, fascinating and unforgettable about this love story. Leonardo di Caprio is the poor boy Jack, and Kate Winslet is the rich but unhappy girl Rose. They meet each other and experience a love so strong that most of us have never seen something like it. I can assure you that you will cry while watching this sad but extremely beautiful movie, which has also won 11 Academy awards.

 Brokeback Mountain      (Click on the photo to see the movie trailer)

Ah… how I love this movie!! two handsome cow boys falls in love….. I just love a hot cow boy! haha. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal gave the Oscar worthy performance in this beautiful movie! the love between two men is no less than the traditional love that’s between a man & women. I’ve always believe LOVE is love! no matter if you are straight or gay. The sad ending always gets me! Too bad we’ve lost the super talented Heath Ledger, may he rest in peace and thank you for giving us this beautiful movie to remember you!

Sweet Home Alabama      (Click on the photo to see the movie trailer)

Reese Witherspoon plays the small town girl who moves to New York city and gets a career & became a successful fashion designer. She’s getting marry to a “JFK Jr.” kinda handsome powerful guy who loves her dearly, but first she needs to divorce her teenage love from the hometown in Alabama, which isn’t as easy as one could think. Who can resist a handsome country boy play by Josh Lucas? that piercing blue eyes, killer smile and ever so charming southern accent just makes me melt! LOL Josh! if Reese doesnt’ wanna marry you, I do ! I do!

While You Were Sleeping      (Click on the photo to see the movie trailer)

Sandra Bullock is falling in love with a man who buys subway ticket from her everyday, one day he fell in the subway rail track & become unconscious. The story gets complicated since his family thinks that she’s his girlfriend. It gets even more complicated when the guy’s brother, Bill Pullman (OMG!! I Love him in this movie… sooo handsome in a guy next door kinda way, YUM!) is falling in love with Bullock. This is a sweet and easy-going movie that you should see at least one time! as for me, I’ve seen it 10 times and at the end of the movie, I still have teary eyes!

Sleepless In Seattle      (Click on the photo to see the movie trailer)

OMG!! if you call yourself a “Romantic Comedy” fan and have not yet seen this movie, then you should be ashamed of yourself!! haha…. ok, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are playing the lead characters in this extremely funny and entertaining movie. This is one of those classic romantic movies that EVERYONE need to at least see it once! sniff sniff…. I LOVE this movie!

Never Been Kissed      (Click on the photo to see the movie trailer)

This is a really sweet story about a girl, played by Drew Barrymore, who has never been kissed. She meets a guy (happened to be her teacher), Michael Vartan and falls in love with him but the story is complicated. This is a movie that will make you smile and feel with the characters. It’s a terrific love story! watch out for the ending! If you didn’t laugh while having a teary eyes, then … then … you’re not human! haha! (OMG! can I say Michael Vartan is such a HOTTIE!!? everytime I saw him in this movie it makes my knees weak!!

Only You      (Click on the photo to see the movie trailer)

I love love love this movie!! I still remember the 1st time I saw it in NYC with my bestfriend Mariel at the theater at upper east side Lincoln , I cried at the end of this movie!! such a cute love story! no matter how cheesy it seems and Marisa Tome is kinda crazy to chase her Mr. Right all the way to Italy…… you have to see it! it’s magical!! ( and I LOVE her hari style!!)

Pretty Woman      (Click on the photo to see the movie trailer)

I am sure you all have seen Pretty Woman at lease once in your life. But even so, you just can’t help yourself to see it again! Julia Roberts is so full of charm and Richard Geer is so freaking handsome, and the “a normal girl meet wealthy prince charming” and turn her into a “princess” kinda cheesy story plot will still gets you everytime! ahhh, this movie brought good back high school memories….. and we all love the scene when Julia was all cleaned up and dressed in designer outfits then went back to that snobby sales girl at the Rodeo Drive store on Beverly Hills, eat this platinum card bitch ! haha

Moulin Rouge      (Click on the photo to see the movie trailer)

Beautiful costume, story & of course the stunning Nicole Kidman and super handsome Ewan McGregor stars the film. I just love musicals and this “dream-like” fantasy epic love story, especially at the end of the movie when Nicole Kidman sings to McGregor before she dies… makes me cry every time! ahhh… L’Amour L’Amour !

The Mirror Has Two Faces      (Click on the photo to see the movie trailer)

There are two things a woman knows: what she’s looking for and what she’ll settle for. I love this movie! yes, besides the DREAMY Jeff Bridges…. it’s a grown up kinda love story! of course it’s done in Barbra Streisand’s favorite story plot… ugly girl turns into a self confident beautiful woman and lands herself a handsome man! haha but seriously, it’s a beautiful love story! it’s a must see! You’ll LOVE the ending!!

Here is one of the song from the soundtrack….. perfect song for after a long day, cozy up on the sofa, drinking a cup of hot coco or glass of wine and dream about Jeff Bridges…… haha

(Click on the photo to see the movie trailer)

Girls, this magical thing we call “LOVE” is everywhere! some people search high & low but can’t seems to find it, some just met him/her at the supermarket. It happens differently for different people. We are and will forever be enthralled by it, dazzled by it. We are constantly on the look out for love. We see people love, we want the same thing ourselves. One person’s love is never the love of another. We fantasize about other people’s romance but we don’t realize that this is wrong, our own love will happen and it will never be like anyone else’s.

last nite I was web surfing and saw this very charming video presented by Vanity Fair & Banana Republic as part of the film independent’s project: Involve Program. It’s a short film about a guy name “Handsome” & a girl name “Belle” just might fall in love, if fate doesn’t get in the way first!

(Click on the photo to see the movie trailer)

so, after seeing all these romantic movies trailers, I hope your hearts are filled with love and optimistic hopeful feelings that YOU can find & have love that’s perfect for you! No matter if you are single, separated, widowed singles, or you are currently happily in love with your lover, never loose hope! Even tho I am already 37 years old, I still believes in the star, moon & magic all those good stuff! and I hope this little blog posting will inspire or re-light that “hope” for love in your heart!

To end this posting I would like to share with you this video… when you think of romance, magic & happy ending what pops into your mind usually? Disney ! I love this video, yes, it’s cheesy, pink and princessy but we all can dream a little sometimes even we are an adult already who are so busy with the daily lives & we often forget to “Dream a little” !! Enjoy!

(Click on the photo to see the video)

Remember! In order to receive love, you need to first LOVE yourself! have an open heart to welcome love into your life! If you can’t love yourself first then how do you expect others to love you right? Brightest blessing for all of you all over the world…. may you be surrounded by love every moment in your life!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug