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Create Your Own Masterpiece with FENDI Baguette DIY Needlepoint Kit

Posted in Fendi, Handbags & Accessories with tags , , , , , , , , on March 17, 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

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Looking Fabulous At Your Oscars 2010 Party Avatar Style!

Posted in Celebrity & Entertainment with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

I just love award shows, the celebrities, glamorous gowns on the red carpet, cheering for your favorite movies & stars….. and when you think of all these what pops into your mind? The Oscars of course!

 
Nicole Kidman
 
Marisa Tomei
 
Kate Blanchett

I just love throwing an Oscar party!! Decorating the house, serving foods & pick one or two of the movie that’s nominated for the best movie as the theme of the party!! So don’t just throw on some drab outfits to your friend’s Oscars party! So for this posting, I am choosing “Avatar” as the theme for my Oscars party tomorrow night. Here are some ideas that you can wear to look “Out of this world” fabulous.

Avatar

With Earth an ecological disaster, a corporation sets its sights on the distant planet Pandora, which possesses a mineral that can be used as a valuable energy source. To overcome the resistance of the planet’s indigenous population, the Na’vi, former Marine Jake Sully is sent to infiltrate the society as a part-human, part-Na’vi avatar who can operate on Pandora while Jake himself remains in a twilight sleep

Theme: Welcome to the Alien Jungle

What to wear: The cobalt blue has been one of the hottest colors of the season, many designers has use this fabulous color on their clothing & accessories for the spring summer 2010 collection.

Alexander Eagle Dress (Available @ NeimanMarcus.com)

Vibrant cobalt blue jersey dress with cap sleeves & bright red embroidery of an eagle on the back is a great choice!

Gucci Lace-Up Metal Harness Dress (Available @ Gucci.com)

This Gucci’s dress is so futuristic and “Sci-Fi” looking we think it’s super fabulous for the Avatar party!

If you just want something a little more casual or you are one of those girls that’s a little scared of wearing bright colors all over, then this McQueen cape is a perfect choice! Oversized matte jersey cape with sleeve holes at both end, vibrant mixtures of greens, yellow & turquoise tribal print, it also mimicking the planet “Pandora” beautiful landscapes!

Alexander McQueen Praying Mantis Cape (Available @ Bergdorfgoodman.com)

So now you have a fabulous dress, time to think about the rest of the party.

Food & Drink: When your friends arrive to your house, greet them with a “Blue Bay” cocktail: Blue Curacao Liqueur of your choice, here are some recipes you can choose from to make this fabulous blue drinks (Click here to see the recipes) ! Then also offer them some terra blue potato chips to snack on then when it’s time for dinner, serve your guests blue-cheese burgers and then follow up with blueberry ice cream or pie as dessert.

Party Favors: Since this movie is all about being “Environmentally responsible” , “Green” & respecting & helping all living creatures / people. So what’s better than this Feed Kenya Tote Bag! Your purchase this bag to feed 2 Kenyan children for one year also to employ the women of their community! So next time when your friends are being offered the choice of “Paper or Plastic” at the stores, they can just use the bag you gave them so they can save our planet, feed the kids at Kenya & think of you each time they use it!

To find out more info about this awesome tote bag, click here “Feed Kenya Tote Bag” blog posting in our blog.

We hope you enjoy this Pre-Oscars posting we have today, so now go pick out a perfect outfit, plan a perfect Oscars party to root for your favorite movies & stars! Click the photo below to see the trailers of all 10 movies that’s nominated for this year’s Oscars best pictures. Don’t forget The Oscars is on March 7th at 8PM Eastern time or 5PM Pacific !

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Hey Girls! Barneys March & April Fall Trunk Show Schedules – It’s Never Too Early To Start Shopping For Fall Winter 2010! Get Your First Dibs !!

Posted in Barneys New York, Sales & Trunk Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

My fellow fashionistas, as we all know Barneys New York ( one of our favorite store for all luxe designer goods!) is having a jam packed trunk shows for the fall-winter 2010 collections! Click on the photo below to see a more larger size & clear photo of the schedules.

Click below to check out Barneys New York’s Creative Director Simon Doonan is up to?! This episode is all about Unique Gifts ! We love this creative visions for Barneys!

It’s never too early to be on the wait list for the fab new designs! Check out the schedules below, grab your CHANEL bag and head to Barneys New York to get your first dibs !! Don’t forget to come back to our blog and share with us what fab stuff you bought!

Until next time, be well & look fabulous!!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Behaviour New York – Fashion Insiders Favorite Store

Posted in Fabulous Locations & Stores with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

In New York City, the mecca of fashion, where all the fashionistas go see & shop for the latest fashions.  As a serial shopper like myself & many of our readers, finding a good store that offers a variety of selections of clothing & accessories to express your own unique individuality is like finding a needle in a haystack! Behaviour New York is one of those rare store that offers exactly what a true fashionista is looking for & fashion insider’s favorite destination

Located at the super hip & chic Chelsea area next to the Greenwich village, this clean, modern clothing store makes you feels like you just walked into an modern art gallery.  I love how the store looks! mixing the lavish chandelier with minimalistic designed display furniture that’s filled with the Must-Have accessories for the season!

Against the wall are racks full of urban trend-setting yet polished, tailored elegant men’s clothing

Brands such as D&G, Paul & Joe, Dusty, Alessandra Dell’Acqua, Messagerie and much more! It’s like a “fashion candy store” without the calories for all the fashionistas!

Ever since the store founder & owner Chad Vo, an seasoned fashion designer / fashionista, opened the store “Behaviour” back in 2005, Behaviour has been one of the fashion insider’s favorite! For me personally, it’s the unique selection of the brands they carries; emphasis on younger & newer designer not easily found anywhere else! so it makes the shopping experience truly exciting & unique. Also not to mention they’ve got the friendliest, knowledgeable (and good looking!) sales person in the store to help you to spend your money on the hottest fashion of current season has to offer!

So next time you are in New York City, don’t forget to stop by “Behaviour” to get something pretty for yourself or your man! The store is located at

231 West 19th Street  New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-352-8380

Here is Behaviour’s official website http://www.behaviourny.com/

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

Anna Wintour’s New Pick of Hot Young Designer – Christopher Kane

Posted in Anna Wintour & Vogue with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

If you are into fashions, then you must know who Anna Wintour is.  The Godfather of fashion, Queen of the fashion magazine VOGUE as the editor in chief.


 
If she likes you, then you’ll sure be the darling of the fashion world! As we have seen she had helped many of the young designers now has became a household name such as Peter Som, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon are among the lucky few who was on Ms. Wintour’s “Favorite Designer” list.  It’s like she if she points that “fashion magic wand” at you the you transformed into this “It” designer that everyone loves. And now, she has a new pick, British designer Christopher Kane. Wintour is trying to help him to become a household name!


In his most recent Fall-Winter 2010 collection, he offers up a little tough and little sweet looks with embroidered flowers in rainbows of colors on top of leather shorts, dresses and even lace-up boots

Kane balanced angular, sharp-shouldered blouses and bodice with fluid skirt and loose-fitting leather shorts.  I like he balanced the hard details with soft shearling.  Towards the end of the show, he added crystal detailings to his nipped-in dresses.  Even tho it’s full of flower embroideries but you can almost feel a “Dark Side” of these dresses, maybe a little bondage, underground clubs inspired? Maybe you can find some of these outfits for your next party at your local biker bars! wink

Click on the media player below to see Christopher Kane’s newest fashion show

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 🙂