31.12.2010


Considering today is the Eve of a New Year, a New Decade, and the “fresh” start that arrives tomorrow, we would like to dedicate Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” to all our readers - we hope you’ve taken as much delight in browsing through our blog as much as we have in creating it. We look forward to continue offering you stylish merchandise at can't-beat prices  and through our op-eds, sharing blog-worthy exciting news we hear about fashion, the arts, or other current issues that will pique your interest as well. Cheers to a wonderful and style-tastic 2011!

May God bless and keep you always, May your wishes all come true, 
May you always do for others, and let others do for you.

May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung, 
May you stay forever young, forever young, forever young, May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous, May you grow up to be true, 
May you always know the truth, and see the lights surrounding you.

May you always be courageous, Stand upright and be strong, 
May you stay forever young, forever young, forever young, May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy, May your feet always be swift, 
May you have a strong foundation when the winds of changes shift.

May your heart always be joyful, May your song always be sung, 
May you stay forever young, forever young, forever young, May you stay forever young.

- Bob Dylan

xoxo
30.12.10



Party season is in full-blown mode, your calendar is dotted with office parties, cocktails and dress-up dinners well into the New Year but oh no, you have run out of things to wear? Fret no more - TaiTaiTwins to the rescue! Instead of the usual suspects, may we suggest you indulge in a little lace this festive season. Why we like it? Lace (not of the walk-down-the-aisle or black widow variety, mind you) is a contradiction in terms – it is stealthily sexy as it offers coverage yet allows sneak peeks of skin. You can opt for a chic and sweet look for an event or tough as nails the next.

We've included in our latest offering party-ready, lacy-but-never-racy pieces at prices that won't rock your wallet, yet will keep you bang en vogue as you flit from soiree to soiree. Don’t just take our word for it; check out the following pieces for your wardrobe consideration or inspiration:

Betsey Johnson Burnout Velvet LBD (AC 210) SOLD
RSVP: Fabulous. While an LBD is always holiday-appropriate, added flair, like the velvety texture and feminine detailing – can help you stand out this festive season. While not exactly lace, this burn out velvet texture provides the same peek-a-boo effect. Betsey Johnson dress is sleeveless, has an empire waistline, a scoop neck and a button-fastening keyhole at back of neck.  Comes with a black slip. Size 4. 100% polyester. Length from shoulder to hem is approximately 34" (85cm). Made in USA. Dry clean.
Mondi Black Lace Top (AC213) SOLD
This black sheer short-sleeved top from German label Mondi is the cool girl's way to wear lace. Wear under a suit to take you from the office to office partaaay; just lose the jacket and grab that stylo clutch! Or, if you prefer a more laid back look for your holiday revelry, you can pair this with cropped skinny jeans and ladylike pumps. Wear with a black camisole or tube top underneath, but if you’re feeling more risqué, opt for a flesh-coloured slip, if you dare! Mondi shirt has a round neck, short sleeves, and simply slips on. Size EU34. Made in Germany.
Zara Collection Black Lace Top with Black Satin Tie (AC214) SOLD
This floaty, feminine piece by Zara can be easily paired with your other wardrobe staples, ie your black pencil skirt or sleek trousers to give you an extra boost of elegance this festive season. Zara Collection top has slight gathers around the neckline, cap sleeves with a delicate black satin trim and a black satin self-tie drawstring ruffled hem. Simply slips on. Size M. Made in Spain.

Zara Mauve Lace Wrap Top (AC215) SOLD
Tie on this Zara wrap top with flutter sleeves and play it up with neutral pieces you already own for a sweet-and-tasteful look. Zara sheer lace blouse has short flutter sleeves, a deep V-neck (you'd need to wear a cami/tube top underneath), and a satin ribbon belt that ties on the side. Beautiful, romantic and oh-so versatile! Size M. 90% Cotton, 10% Polyester.

Free delivery to anywhere in Peninsular Malaysia for purchases of RM50 or more.

For further information or to purchase, please contact:
taitaitwins[at]gmail.com.


xoxo

28.12.2010

2010 for us has been filled with thrills, tribulations and...travels! This year alone, we've taken a bite of out of the Big Apple, experienced Shangri-la in Kota Kinabalu, awed in wonder of the hot air balloons in Putrajaya, marvelled at the skylines and vivacity of Hong Kong and falling in love all over again with London's charms (snow and all).

Travelling is about more than geography. It's about adventure and experiences that continually inspire. In the words of writer Lillian Smith (1897-1966) “I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.”

We have pleasure in sharing with you some of our favourite 2010 travel moments, taken from our personal photo archives which captured the nuances of the places and our experiences there:






“It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I’ve gone and come back, I’ll find it at home.” Rumi, Sufi poet and theologian (1207 – 1273)
xoxo



23.12.2010

Salut! I'm 13, the Emmanuelle Alt of Tech little TaiTaiTech junkie that my sisters alerted you about earlier! While the TaiTaiTwins may have the eye for the latest fashion trends, I spend my days feeding off trends of a different kind - technology; in addition to, ehem, my affixation to Apple rumours and computer games :] That said,  on what seems like the opposite sides of the spectrum (but we have more in common than you’d think) I do share their passion for "going green" and appreciation for quality, versatile products that won't cramp your style or your budget. 

Today, it is my pleasure to introduce you to (the first of many to come) the Classic Powerstick which embodies the sophisticated type of technology which I'm certain T3's fashionable customers would appreciate.

The Powerstick is a little gadget that will prevent you from a technological faux pas called "low battery". It's essentially a USB stick that can store power so that you can use it to charge your mobile gadgets on the go! The first time, you'd want to charge it for 90 minutes. It comes with the manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty and lasts for approximately 1000+ cycles. What's awesome about this device is that its technologically clean, in the sense that it does not require electric charges separately other than connecting it to your USB hub while you're using your laptop. It also automatically sleeps when it is fully charged or not in use. Yes, it regulates the energy that flows through your device and ultimately PROLONGS the battery life of your device.

It has a gauge indicator to show how much power is left in the stick.  The capacity is 750 mAh so it would replenish a good amount of battery power. What makes it accessible is the array of connector tips that is provided (nine to be exact!), which includes everything from Apple, Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, LG, Samsung, Nokia ( Big & Small ) Mini & Micro USB. 


A worthy companion alongside the assortment of apples, berries & chocolate indeed! *winks*
With the Canadian made Powerstick, the days of your mobile gadgets going kaput before you day is done are but a distant, bad memory...

We currently have limited stock in black and white. (Reasonably) Priced at RM200. Hurry! Only 2 left!!
Free delivery to anywhere in Peninsular Malaysia.

For further information or to purchase, please contact:
taitaitwins[at]gmail.com.


xoxo



21.12.2010

We’re always thinking of new ideas to make our online boutique better. We can’t spill the beans on what we’ve got up our sleeves right now (because it’s still very much a work-in-progress) but we can give you an idea of what’s coming – it’s a collaboration with our tech-savvy sibling, who goes by the moniker “13”. 13, who is a 20-something ‘chic geek’ and technology student, has a penchant for gadgets, gizmos and techno what-have-yous. If it has buttons and beeps, she’d want to have one!

Curious? Do check in again soon to find out! It won't disappoint:-)


xoxo


 
13.12.10
 
 “There is nothing more frightful than imagination without taste.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer & polymath, (1749-1832) 
xoxo

  
08.12.2010


Think of us as your own personal fairy godmothers...we’ve handpicked giftable and value for money items for the holiday season.  So treat loved ones (or yourself!) to a little something special. you can thank us later:-) 


'Tis the season!

Happy holidays from TaiTaiTwins!



A/X Armani Exchange Handbag [AC 208] SOLD
Someone on your list has been very good this year? Treat her to this all-purpose, ready for anything, faux snakeskin embossed leather pochette caramel-coloured handbag. Single main compartment with top zip and is fully lined. Approximate width: 9 1/2". In next to new condition!

Feather Headband [AC 209]
We've had a crush on fancy headwear since we first saw Gossip Girl. Bad hair days will soon be a thing of the past with this luxe feather hairband a la Blair Waldorf. It's so stylish it might even ruffle the feathers of a few jealous fashionistas;-)

Feathers in shades of black, white, brown and grey and jewels are mounted on a metal headband which is lined in black fabric. Never been used, in pristine condition. Priced at RM18.

Vintage Sculpted Picture Frames [AC210]
Beautifully sculpted metal gather around your favourite photos – the perfect way to capture those precious moments. Priced at RM20 each.

Kenji Pearl Brooch  [AC 18x] SOLD
Pearls symbolize love, success and happiness and are also the birthstone for a Gemini.  Rest assured these lovelies will be worn long after the tinsel's been taken down! Two lustrous pearls set in high quality brass and diamonte accents on the leaves. Comes in original  box and guarantee certificate. Never worn, in pristine condition.

Kitchen Aid Blender in Empire Red [AC 211]
Good looks and convenient function are all rolled into one super-powered blender. This  blender from Kitchen Aid would make a great addition (and conversation piece!) to anyone's kitchen. It’s sturdy, powerful, easy-to-use and will definitely add a pop of colour in the kitchen. Never thought we’d call any appliance beautiful, but how can you NOT notice and fall in love with a striking red blender?

Blender features a glass pitcher and heavy, die-cast metal base with 4 non-slip feet. It has five speeds plus Pulse Mode and a Crush Ice feature to handle all blending tasks. A 0.9 horsepower motor and Intelli-Speed® Motor Control ensure superb, consistent performance. Brand new and never been used. Comes in original box. RM1450.

Bird Figurines Set [AC212] SOLD
Birds of a feather flock together. This set makes a whimsical statement in a garden/tabletop setting or a bookshelf. Though they may look similar, each have their own expression and character. Stands upright on flat surface.

For further information or to purchase, please contact:
taitaitwins[at]gmail.com.

Free delivery to anywhere in Peninsular Malaysia for purchases of RM50 or more.

xoxo