Archive for the Uncategorized Category

Fashion Drama! Balenciaga Banned Editor in Chief Carine Roitfeld of French Vogue

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 9, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

OMG! This is like the day time soap opera meets the Melrose Place kinda drama happened last week during the Paris fall winter 2010 fashion week.  Tthe French fashion house Balenciaga banned French Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld & her team from their show! This is a shocking news! Many designer dreamed of having those influential Vogue editors to grace the front row at their fashion shows and Balenciaga says no to them?! Everyone in the fashion industry were all wondered the cause of this fued.

American Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour (left) & Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld (Right)

At the Nina Ricci show, Carine Roitfeld told WWD: “We’re blacklisted, It’s too bad! it’s a beautiful house and it’s French. I hope that it’s not forever.” She noted Balenciaga no longer advertises in the magazine or lends it clothes, but stopped short of giving any reason for the rift. “Ask them,” she offered. A Balenciaga spokesman declined comment.  For those who doesn’t know who Carnie Roitfeld is, click on the media player below to see a little documentary about her.

It’s no secret that the House of Balenciaga, which is owned by Gucci Group/PPR, is super conservative when it comes to their show but to blacklist Carine Roitfeld (who wore Balenciaga to many events) and her Vogue Paris team means something serious happened behind closed doors.

Designer of the house of Balenciaga : Nicolas Ghesquiere

Meanwhile, Balenciaga has received mixed reviews on their runway show and has critics divided on the fall collection, which mixed industrial items such as paper and plastic with more luxurious fabrics. Geomatric collages of stiff yet rounded and contrast the matte and shine then the “recycle” theme of newspaper, plastic bags looking fabric and made it into a blouses is the main theme of the show.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Then the shoes! Block-heeled loafers and brogues with the soles encased in chunks of plastic. I personally think it’s fabulous and would totally rock those shoes when I go out, but to some, it might be a little too much.

The designer of Balenciaga Nicolas Ghesquière has totally push the house of Balenciaga to a new direction, some questions about how they will translate to a wearable version when they arrive to the stores, but since everything has already been done in the history of fashion, we desperately needs experimenting talents like Nicolas to push things forward and he did that with extraordinary skills in his March 4th 2010 show at Paris.
Click on the video player below to see Balenciaga Fall Winter 2010 fashion show

So what’s your thoughts about the Paris Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld being banned from his show? And anyone know why? If you knows any inside details please come back and share with us!

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

The Limited Edition FENDI Black & Fuschia Hot Pink Lining Peekaboo Stachel – Perfect Bag For Spring Summer 2010

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

OMG! I have been collecting these fabulous Fendi Peekaboo bags since 2009! It’s just the perfect size for everyday uses! I, like many of our readers we all has many “Baggage” and need a big bag to fit all of our junk haha. Today I just received my new limited edition black & hot pink fuchsia color leather lining peekaboo today! Which I will do a little show and tell later on in this post.

This limited edition Fendi Peekaboo will instantly adds a hit of luxe to your ensemble. Team it with sharp tailoring clothing and leave the bag open as shown in the runway to show off the fabulous Hot Pink color leather lining! Tres chic!

Modeling photo courtesy of Netaporter.com

Black leather bag with limited edition Hot Pink leather lining is so hard to find! it was first release in fall 2009 it was all sold out within weeks. Now they just released a few of this limited edition peekaboo to some stores and it’s already been SOLD OUT again!.

Fendi bag has a detachable shoulder strap, top handle, metal hardware turn-dial to fasten, a contrasting leather lining, multi compartment for storage and has press studs to fasten at the side.

• Black leather outside with HOT PINK leather lining inside.
• Goldtone and silvertone hardware.
• Top handle with rings; 4 1/2″ drop.
• Removable shoulder strap
• Framed top; turn-lock closure.
• Button-tabs on sides.
• Textured HOT PINK leather lining.
• 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.
Something about the fuchsia hot pink color just makes me happy! It’s a perfect contrast to the sophisticated black color on the outside! The bag is big & unisex enough for a fashionable man to carry,too! I am using it as my work bag to carry stuff to my design studio, I just love it! If you are also on the lookout for a fabulous Fendi Peekaboo bag, there are a couple online stores that have it, so get it while it’s still available!
Dark Brown & Gold Degrade leather Peekaboo
(Available @ NeimanMarcus.com)
Fendi Patent Leather & Gold Laser Cut Lining Peekaboo
(Available @ Nordstrom.com)
Now, grab your bags and rush to the Fendi Boutiques or departments stores and get yourself a Fendi Peekaboo! it’s a must have!
Untill next time, be well and look fabulous!
XOXO
Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

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 🙂