Thursday, January 17, 2013

MELINDA LOOI AND DATIN MAYLENE HOST AFTERNOON SOIREE AT MELINDA'S NEW BOUTIQUE IN JALAN MAAROF

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MALAYSIA'S BEST FEMALE FASHION DESIGNER WORTHY OF THIS BLOG IS MELINDA LOOI WHO HAS WON MANY AWARDS TO PROVE HER PROWESS.
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The new Melinda Looi boutique on Jalan Maarof, Bangsar with her signature clothes hanger logo
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Kee Hua Chee and Datin Maylene's friends
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Malaysia's greatest female fashion designer Melinda Looi in tangerine with her guests
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Dirk Luebbert, Melinda Looi's highclass imported husband flown over from Germany
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Swiss guest,  Melinda Looi, Shirley Lenz and Richard Latsch

Her avant-garde style of old Victoriana plus a sniff of space age was Designer of the Year not once or twice but thrice. Twice at MIFA and the lastest at Mercedes-Benz Stylo Awards in 2009.

Her 3 labels are permanent best sellers---Melinda Looi Couture, Melinda Looi Pret-a-Porter and MELL which are sold in Malaysia and select stores in Europe, Australia and Middle East. There is a sub-line MELL Basics featuring certified organic cotton.

Like Amee Philips, Princess Becky Leogardo, Nancy Hagbloom, Shirley Lenz, Dato Shake and myself, a local is not good enough and we prefer imported goods so Melinda married German Dirk Luebbert in 2003 and have 3 children the last time I counted but there can be more since I can't stand kids and prefer dogs.

Dirk Luebbert abandoned Allemagne ie Germany for Malaysia and conveniently works for wifey as MD of Mellooi Creation which looks after Melinda Looi Lai Yee's fashion empire. So nice to have a white guy working for you as free labour though I guess Dirk insists on his wife paying him. I wouldn't if I were Mell.

Anyway he told me his wife and Datin Yong Maylene were chatting about her latest chinky new year collection and Melinda invited her to have a looKEE mapuKee.

Datin Maylene suggested bringing a few friends and Mell said OKEE DoKEE alrightee. "A few friends" turned out to be 23 and then 45!

But the food and champagne were limitless when I dropped in to pay my respects. They have just moved down the road and their new premises is double storey and even flaunts a JEEVES signboard. JEEVES is the world's best laundry service headquartered in London.

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A complimentary nail polish for Datin Maylene's friends
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The hostess with mostest Melinda Looi in lurid orange and Richard Latsch who is half-German though Melinda's husband is fully German 704805_4825342825159_174059590_o.jpg
Shirley Lenz
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Shirley Lenz, wife of Swiss ambassador and fellow Swiss friend whose hubby works for Nestle
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I love her shocking pink bra! So Bollywood! You never know what to expect once you strip off a woman's dress
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Array of festive goodies
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Datin Maylene in striped magenta and her gal pals
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Datin Mimi, wife of famous crooner Datuk Shake wearing funky glasses
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Notice the oriental garments behind them
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Beautiful robes for Year of Snake
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Upstairs is the Bridal Salon
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I saw a bridal gown I liked but it was RM 19,000! So I decided not to marry after all
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How cute, a baby's pram and the crocodile that ate the baby
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3 comments:

qana said...

Article was interesting, the photos... not so much. Try not to use flash often. Allow ample lighting for the room. Taking photographs in those condition made pretty people look bad.

Some of the photos were taken better- but try not to take photos with the harsh, direct lighting. Use a lightbox if must.

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