Archive for the fashion Category

The Rebirth Of The New Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2011 Collection

Posted in Alexander McQueen, fashion with tags , on October 28, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

All I can say is Bravo, Sarah Burton! After the tragic death of the super talented (and my favorite designer) Alexander McQueen, everyone is wondering what is going to happen to this legendary fashion power house, who shocked and awed us season after season of McQueen’s sometimes dark & gothic glamorous creations. Sarah Burton has worked beside McQueen for over 15 years and in her first major fashion after taken over the house of McQueen, she has successfully pay a homage to the signature McQueen looks & tradition and a sense of herself.

As we all remembered that McQueen is famous for his beautiful sharp, structured cuts in his garments, from shoulders, to the hemlines, it is glamorous with a masculine undertone, but with Sarah Burton’s debut collection, I feel that maybe because of her gender as a woman, it has played a big role on this new collection. Start from the very beginning of the show, you can see the usually sharp and arch upwards shoulder line on the signature McQueen tailored jackets, the shoulder line has been slashed open, so it drapes down a little also the ruffled details on the lapel and hem are cut in raw edges, it totally soften the McQueen signature structured look and adds a bit more femininity touch to it.

Also as most of Alexander McQueen’s inspirations are often dark, almost a little uncomfortable feeling to it, but she adds her own twist, maybe I say a more “positive” energy in her inspiration …. A pagan, earth-mother spirit, flower child feel to this new collection which you can see from various of floral or leaf pattern laser cut out leather pants & dresses, white cotton canvas tailor jackets & pants with raw edges, raffia-trimmed brocade, butterflies motifs, feathers to the basket weaves hair detail….. all gives a feeling a loving mother-earth, rebirth kind of positive feeling to it. I just LOVE this new collection!

To read the full story, please visit our official blog FashionistasDaily.com

Prada Spring Summer 2011 Minimal Baroque Collection

Posted in fashion, Prada with tags , , on October 28, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

We’ve all loved Prada’s clean, minimal, muted color palette designs … but this season, ready for a totally different look! This season’s theme was “Minimal Baroque”. Combining the shape & cuts of the hospital scrubs to 17th century baroque paintings & sculptures (gold swirly motifs plus cherubs the whole nine yard… ) and if you think that’s “Busy enough”? they’ve also added in a splash of the exotic tropical feel Carmen Miranda & Josephine Baker by those chunky embroideries of dancing monkies, bananas in a cartoonish / abstract kinda way.

To read the full story, please visit our official blog FashionistasDaily.com

Couture Punk Rock Street Chic – Balmain Spring Summer 2011

Posted in fashion, Pierre Balmain with tags on October 28, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

I have always love the punk rock street chic look! And who can do a better job to achieve this look in a high fashion way? Balmain’s Christophe Decarnin of course! In this week’s Paris fashion week, it is full of colorful & cheerful collection, then it all went “Au Revoir” on the 2nd day fashion week schedule when Balmain started his fabulous show.

To read the full story, please visit our official blog FashionistasDaily.com

Balenciaga Spring Summer 2011 Collection – Futuristic Vision with Couture Handmade Tradition

Posted in Balenciaga, fashion with tags on October 28, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Nicolas Ghesquière has done it again with a beautiful collection for Balenciaga Spring Summer 2011. For this collection, they stated a street casting tour from London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Belgium and Australia and after looking through thousands of girls, they eventually picked 7 girls who is totally unknown to the fashion world and Nicolas Ghesquiere called them “Characters”. But then have all the top models such as Gisele Bündchen, Carolyn Murphy, Amber Valletta, Stella Tennant to close the show. The reason for them doing a 6 countries model casting tour is because “I was sick of the clone-model thing,” the designer offered as explanation, adding: “It’s about individuality.” Said by Nicolas Ghesquiere

To read the full story, please visit our official blog FashionistasDaily.com

Armani Exchange 3D Fall 2010 Advertising Campaign Feature Model Arthur Sales

Posted in fashion, Giorgio Armani with tags , on October 28, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

This Fall, Armani Exchange takes you & your fashion into a sexy 3D experience with their new Fall 2010 Advertising campaign. “2020 Speed Style” delivers an intense mood of rugged chic and cool sensuality, where runaway lovers escape from the fiery streets above and take refuge in a mysterious urban underdome, where nothing exists except the seductive intrigue of speed and style.

(Click on the photo to view larger size)

Armani Exchange is among the leaders in the fashion industry to use 3D images for the main seasonal campaign. Always on the cutting edge of technology and style, Armani Exchange continues to create innovative ad campaigns that directly target the urban, hip & trendy A|X Generation customers.

(Click on the photo to view larger size)

The A|X Fall 2010 3D advertising campaign will run in GQ, V Magazine, and Interview with exclusive A|X 3D glasses for viewing the creative. These ads will direct readers to a specially designed 3D page on the A|X “Life” section of the brands website, where users will be able to view an exclusive 2D and 3D music video based around the A|X Fall 2010 advertising campaign on A|X:TV.

(Click on the photo to view larger size)

The ad was shot over three days on location on a soundstage in Brooklyn, NY, the campaign’s set was constructed to create the stylistic futuristic underworld of “2020 Speed Style.” The whole setting is lit by dramatic light shadow the darkness to provide a mysterious futuristic backdrop to cutting-edge street chic styling and accentuate the provocative energy and intense mood of intoxicating danger. The campaign also features a Ducati 1198S Motorbike as a prominent character, adding an erotic and surreal visual aesthetic to the cinematic-style images.

(Click on the photo to view larger size)

Shot by photographer Matthew Scrivens and created by an in-house team under the direction of Tom Jarrold (CMO for A|X). The cast features Tamiris Souza Freitas (One Model Management), and Arthur Sales (Major Models).

So without further wait, here is the 2D version of this fabulous Ad for your enjoyment! OMG, it’s sooo sexy!

To see the 3D version, please visit armaniexchange.com

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!

To read the full story, please visit our official blog FashionistasDaily.com

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Rachel Zoe’s “I Die” For Fashion Spread In Harper’s Bazaar Magazine

Posted in Celebrity & Entertainment, fashion, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Vera Wang with tags , , on August 10, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

The super stylish celebrity stylist and reality star Rachel Zoe always dressing her Hollywood star clients in famous designers like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors to Vera Wang. With her very own unique style, her looks has been copied and emulated by many fashionistas.

In the September 2010 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Rachel Zoe is in a stunning spread that features her with some seriously sought-after American designers. Harper’s Bazaar cleverly using the common use phrase that Rachel always use whenever she saw something super fabulous “I Die! ” and Fusing fashion and fantasy, images depict what would actually happen if the stylist to the stars really did “die” for fashion with the designers themselves going in for the kill!

Photographed by Douglas Friedman, my favorite one is the impeccably dressed Michael Kors digging Rachel’s fashionable grave, with the perfect accessories to murder! “To die for” fabulous Michael Kors high heels and handbags! (Click on the photo to see it in full size)

Michael Kors syas to the magazine: ” The perfect accessory can make the difference between looking blah and totally to die for

I also love the one of Vera Wang offering Rachel a cocktail and secretly pouring poison from her ring into the drink! haha. (Click on the photo to see it in full size)

Vera Wang tells the magazine: “I only want to kill Rachel when I don’t land one of her fabulous clients for the Oscars!”

How can we not love the photo of Marc Jacobs tied down Rachel on an electrocution chair, dipping her feet in a bucket of water and pretend to give her the “Perm” of her life! LOL (Click on the photo to see it in full size)

Marc Jacobs says to the magazine: “Rachel’s energy is electrifying…and often shocking! ”

Here is a video of behind the scene of this fabulous photoshoots!

You can check out more to-die-for photos below or go to HarpersBazaar.com for the entire story.

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Christian Louboutin Spiked High-Top Sneaker – A Must-Have For The Tough Luxe Rocker Looks

Posted in Christian Louboutin, fashion, Gothic Chic & Dark Glamour with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug
When we think of Christian Louboutin’s shoes what’s pops into your mind? Dramatic sky-high heels , lady who lunches and the famous Red sole at the bottom of each pair of his fabulously designed shoes. Well in recent couple years, Monsieur Louboutin has totall revamp his company and reach out to more younger and hipper customers. In his spring summer 2010, here comes a pair of unisex sneakers that screams “Downtown cool & Rocker Chic” ! of course it still has his signature red color sole!

Music producer / Rap artist Pharrell Williams has been spotted with this rocking kicks at Art Basel in Miami. Here is a photo of Pharrell sporting the laced-up black leather version and Monsieur Christian Louboutin himself wearing a pair of slip-on leather loafers that are equally studded.

In Louboutin’s spring summer 2010, “Tough Luxe” will be one of the new look for this fabulous shoe design house. So boys and girls, get out your vintage Levi’s leather jackets handy when you go out at night and rock the town with this super fabulous UNISEX Christian Louboutin Spiked High-Top Sneaker!

Available at NeimanMarcus.com

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug