Saturday, October 31, 2009

Film Noir Meets Fashion - Lady Dior Cannage Bag Film

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.



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 :-)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Limited Edition FENDI Grey Jersey Peekaboo Satchel w/ Hot Pink Leather Lining - Sporty Chic

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!



If you love this bag as much we do, the bag is available is Avaliable at Luxe-Gifts.comThe 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

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dior Granville Satchel Tote Is a Must Have Bag !

I've always love Christian Dior's fashion, and their accessories are just fabulous! They are must have for all the fashonistas! Today when I browse the Dior official site, I found the newly released Dior Granville Collection & there comes a Dior bag that I just need to have it!



Available at Luxe-Gifts.com

You must be wondering why this bag is named "Granville"? well, Monsieur Christian Dior was born in Granville, Normandy. I find the hand stitching of the "cannage" detail so beautiful! because they are slightly irregular and they're 3 dementional. The detail is achieve through pin tucking the leather so it is actually a part of the bag rather than applied, so the intersections of the lines are a bit off. You would think this is a flaw but it is done so well that it is just a perfect example of DIOR's superior quality and worksmanship.



Of course, silver-tone hardware completes its luxurious totality, which you can find on the loops and on the hanging DIOR charms. It has a zip along the top, and the hour-glass shape can actually be folded over, just like on other convertible bags we have these days. This gives you an option of whether carrying it as a handbag through its top handles with rings or as a shoulder bag through its detachable strap.



What I love the most is the multi compartments inside of the bag! The interior of the bag was divided into 3 large compartments by the big fully top sip center divider pocket compartment. so you can fit all of your stuff in and still looking stylish & fabulous!



Here is a photo of Demi Moore carrying the LARGE size granville



Even tho Ashton is super hot but I still can't keep my eyes off Demi's fabulous DIOR Granville



We hope you enjoy the review of this fabulous DIOR Granville satchel/tote bag, and if you like the bag, we've just received the size Medium Granville directly from DIOR and now available at our very own online store Luxe-Gifts.com ! come check out the bag, it will be the best investment purse you'll ever get!

Untill next time, be well and look fabulous !

xoxo

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Thursday, October 22, 2009

FENDI Patent Leather & Gold Color Embossed Leather Lining Peekaboo Satchel

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.

Here is FENDI's Spring/Summer 2009 Fashion show when they debut the Peekaboo Bag



Untill next time, be well and look fabulous !

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug :-)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Velvet Touch - Rosalind Russell & Leon Genn

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this film!! besides that Rosalind Russell is my favorite old Hollywood actress, this film kept me on the edge of my seat wondering how the story is going to end! it's a must see movie for any one of you who is a big fan of Rosalind Russell.

Most of us thik of Rosalind as "Auntie Mame", she is so great at her comedic role but not many of people know that she is great when it comes to dramatic role!!

Based upon a story by William Mercer, The Velvet Touch stars Rosalind Russell as Valerie Stanton, a celebrated Broadway actress whose latest smash comedy is coming to the end of its successful run. The play's producer, Gordon Dunning, has produced all of Stanton's hits for the last decade, and takes credit for making her the star she is today.



He is therefore upset when she informs him that she wishes to make a break with him by both marrying Michael Morrell, a renowned architect, and by taking a stab at one of the classic roles -- namely Hedda Gabler -- under the auspices of another producer. Dunning has no intention of letting her move forward with her plans, and he tells her that if she refuses to continue working with him in light, profitable comedies, he will reveal unflattering information about her to Morrell. Frightened that this will destroy her relationship, Stanton picks up a statue from Dunning's desk and delivers a fatal blow.



Fortunately, because she is wearing her trademark long black gloves, there are no fingerprints, and Stanton creates a plausible alibi. Suspicion therefore shifts to Marian Webster, a rival of Stanton's who finds the body and was once romantically involved with Dunning. Stanton seems to have gotten away with murder -- but can she avoid making any mistakes as police captain Danbury proceeds with the investigation? You just have to watch it yourself to find out!!

Now go grab a big tall drink or a cup of coffee, get cozy up on your chair or sofa & enjoy this super fabulous movie!!


Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5


Part 6


Part 7


Part 8


Part 9


Part 10


I hope you guys enjoy this movie as much as I did!! isn't it fabulous?? now after waching this movie, just watch out for any Oscar or Emmy award statues around you or behind you..... LOL

Untill next time, rent couple more of your favorite old hollywood movies and remember the Golden Age of Hollywood before it's filled with trashy stars like now haha

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug :-)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

FENDI Limited Edition Silver Peekaboo Dégradé Bag

Fendi keeps making me sad. I want to like Fendi, I want to embrace their bags for the past couple seasons, but I rarely find myself doing so. Especially seeing their ugly Fendi "B" bag, makes me loose faith in this fabulous fashion house.....

(This is the super ugly "B" bags!!! barf !)

Recently, Fendi is sneaking in with some bags that we are liking, which gives us hope that Fendi is trying to get back into our hearts. The Fendi Peek-a-Boo Bag is the most recent popular bag from Fendi, being seen in many renditions and carried by celebrities. Let’s take a closer look at the Peek a Boo.

Fendi's exquisite black and gray dégradé leather Peek-a-boo bag with a decadent gold leather interior is a subtle way to display your style wealth. Carry this beautifully crafted investment piece open to accent a professional ensemble with a flash of hot metallics.
Black goat leather tote with burnished silver-tone metal hardware. Fendi tote has a dégradé black and anthracite effect at front and back, handle at top, logo-embossed turnlock fastenings at top, pouch compartments at front and back, push-stud fastening straps at each side, a long detachable shoulder strap, internal zipped compartment and has a degradé gold and black leather and black suede lining.




Width 15" / 37cm
Height 12" / 31cm
Depth 7" / 17cm
Handle Drop 5" / 12cm

When I saw this bag I quickly ordered 2! So I can keep one for myself and one for our lucky customer at Luxe-Gifts.com. It's a limited edition now only available at Luxe-Gifts.com for $2,650
There is a similar one on Nordstrom.com it has the same silver metalic effect on both front & back but inside is all suede lining and the clasp at the top opening is gold instead of this one of the kind hand etched silver antique silver finished as the one on Luxe-Gifts.com
Treat yourself with this fabulous classic bag that will last you for a long time!! I am glad I got mine !! woo hoo!
Here is FENDI Fall/Winter 2009 runway show, Enjoy!

untill next time, be well and look fabulous!
XOXO
Alan Tung + Mei-Mei the pug :-)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hermes Yachts - The Ultimate Luxury Floating Island

This is probably the ultimate luxury one can get when money is no object!

The "WHY Wally-Hermès Yachts" is the new company created by french luxury brand Hermès and monaco based yacht maker Wally, dedicated to a new lifestyle of living on the sea. Click on the media player below to experience the magic !



designing a boat with a new concept is not an utopia. at every turn the yacht offers maximum space, durability and cutting-edge technologies. the exchange with Wally and Hermès was rooted deeply in terms of know how and sharingthe same philosophy of this new concept.

Hermès was involved in every step of the process from concept to realization, consideringboth the outside and inside were just one of the many things. as always just like with alltheir designs they paid special attention to detail, developing the overall architecture of the vessel evaluating issues of speed and spaciousness.



the boat is contained in a triangular hull measuring 58m x 38m. there is no superstructure. the initial idea of this hull was confirmed by the ramform hull which they discovered, redesigned and adapted to fit the concept of the wheel house that emerges from the silhouetteof the ship. the interior of the yacht is fitted out with water resistant buffalo leather usingthe calpinage technique.



The yacht which took years in the making has been tested in gotebourg, sweden,in a specialised tank testing facility, to see how it would perform in big seas. the outcome is that, in full swell, the bow moves a tiny bit and the stern stays completely still. anchored, the boat creates a totally flat surface behind it, like an olympic-size pool where you can swim in total peace. on the bow, there’s a seawater pool 25 metres long that follows the curve of the bow.



The environmental and ecological advantages are a strong point of the boat WHY.different sources of energy are managed by a central computer. The yacht is powered using a diesel electric engine. a surface of the photovolaticpanels which measure approximately 900 square meters provide the solar electricitygenerated which covers part of what is needed to subsist the boat. The concept was developed by president and CEO of Wally luca bassani antivari, artistic director of Hermès, pierre-alexis dumas and design director of Hermès gabriele pezzini.


Left - CEO of Wally luca bassani antivari
Middle - Pierre-alexis dumas, artistic director of Hermès
Right - Design director of Hermès gabriele pezzini



"Everybody’s dream is to live on an island, in complete freedom, without constraint, with the independence that only self-sufficiency can provide. a piece of land with a beautiful villa partly fulfils this aspiration because it is static. A yacht offers the freedomto move, but does not have the space of a property. WHY has it all: space, stability, movement,independence, peace. WHY goes even further. This revolutionary concept of the moving islandis developed with the latest and most advanced sustainable technologies, recycling thermalenergy, as well as any organic and inorganic waste. the architecture of the whole project fits perfectly in the environment – there are no excesses, nothing is superfluous, the impact on the sea is minimum. A new and unique way to live on the sea while caring about it, protecting it, and loving it. all this has always been my dream too, and when I met pierre-alexis dumas I realised that this dream could come true thanks to the common values and ethical principles we share." Said luca bassani antivari, president and CEO of Wally



"From the invention of the compass to block capitals, from the rudder to the first steps on the moon, man discovers and pursues his dreams. with its feet on the ground and its head inthe stars, Hermès, since its creation in 1837, has grown, generation after generation, throughinnovative projects, executed with high standards and an artisan spirit.I have always thrived on the dreams of great visionaries like magellan, jules verne, saint-exupéry and paul klee. like theirs, the path of Hermès is to pursue its dreams… excelling itself, learning, pushing ever further the quest for excellence and the celebration of beauty in the world. a world we must protect. today, Hermès steps into the marine world with Wally. we quickly recognised our common values,the values of well-made, singular, functional, refined and elegant objects. this encounter was just what we needed to inspire us to brave the open seas. together, with luca bassani antivari, we hope to open a new path, to offera new lifestyle that is different, serene, contemplative and respectfulof the environment, moving slowly on the water, combining the pleasure of sailing and absolutecomfort. Wally Hermès Yachts – WHY – is the union of our dreams, the green path that carries us away in its wake…" Said pierre-alexis dumas, artistic director of Hermès



So did they came up with the idea of building this yacht? pierre-alexis dumas says "my inspiration is still the greek caïque, roomy, generous and slow. this eulogy to slowness is demonstrated in such a magnificent way. a pared-down craft with nothing superfluous about it. we needed a stable hull in orderto hold the sea comfortably. the idea of a triangular hull, which doesn’t exist in the worldof leisure boating, came from the utilitarian merchant marine."



and luca bassani antivari syas: "I came across a picture of a supertanker while reading a professionalmagazine. a cable-handling vessel, used in the geo-mining and seismological industry in the north sea, invented by a norwegian naval engineer, roar ramde, and fully patented. there was nothing new about this ship. it had been in use for twenty-five years. as soon as I saw it, I picked up the phone and called my consultant naval architect, mauro sculli. he looked in the RINA, the italian naval classification registry: never seen or heardof before in the world of yachting! it was perfect. we had our hull. we bought exclusive rightsto the concept, patented strictly for yachting."



So you must wonder did this new territory , a "Floating island" require them to come up with a new way to design a boat ?

Pierre-alexis Dumas says: WHY addresses the very real problem of consumption, which is today exacerbated by the global context. we provide an answer in a field where clients are responsible for setting an example, embracing a new ethic. what this market needs isa boat designed with the environment in mind. this new way of moving on water must giveway to a new way of managing energy, its sources and uses, how to recycle it, etc. the same goes for the choice of materials; we have to limit the effect on the environment.

Gabriele Pezzini says: we didn’t design a boat, we gave shape to an idea. the sea is one of the lastspaces where people can indulge in absolute freedom. deciding to live on the sea means rethinking everything that’s been done before. you need to start from scratch! for example,we provide a real jogging track inspired by coastal paths running around the ship. above all, we had to transpose and translate functions into forms, and vice versa, by mergingthe viewpoints of Hermès and Wally.



and for all of your "eco-friendly" people out there, this fabulous Hermes Yachts is totally enviromental & ecological friendly !!

Pierre-Alexis Dumas says: ours requires less power at cruising speed than a boat of equal size. its diesel-electric motorisation is the most efficient motorisation out there today, and the surface of the photovoltaic panels, almost 900 square metres, covers part of what’sneeded to subsist on the boat! we’re also looking into a telescopic wind-turbine system and a retractable mast with a computer-operated sail measuring over 200 square metresthat will produce at least 30 % of the energy used to propel the boat.



So, after seeing and reading all the info of this fabulous Hermes-Why yachts, are you dreaming about taking a vacation on this luxurious "floating island" like i do now... well, when you win the lottery or marry to the Hilton family, then click on the link below,

a special WHY team has been built to reply to any needs. http://www.why-yachts.com/

Here is another video of this fabulous "Floating Island" !!



Untill next time, champagne wishes and caviar dreams my friends !!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

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