Happy National Chocolate Day!
Refresh your look
Need something refreshing? This jacket will do just the trick! One of my favorite jackets in the new Ming Wang spring collection and will hopefully be yours too. This jacket looks flattering on most body types. The circular pattern was design for a feminine and flattering silhouette. It’s the ultimate combination of soft style and updated chic; that can be dressed both up and down, with a tease of...
Color of the month: Waterfall
I recently heard a quote and it made me laugh. “Why do women love to shop but never have anything to wear?” There is a reason: when shopping, we trust what we see on carefully styled mannequins, and visually understand how it will work on us. The challenge, then, is how to make our purchase go the distance once it finds its place in our wardrobes. In the past few years while working with Ming...
2011 was a great year for Ming Wang. I was amaze at all the new developments and growth, both internally and externally, that Ming Wang has had. I love to share so here are some highlights of 2011: Ming Wang, The Company Expansion: For those who don’t know, Ming Wang’s parent company is based in Dallas, TX (where we ship out all your merchandise from!), and the corporate showroom is located in New...
I have to admit the closer we get to the holidays the more stressed out I become, especially now more than ever since the year is coming to an end. There is just so much to do! Last minute holiday shopping, cleaning and decorating the home, cooking for family and friends. How can I find time to do all of this and manage my store, The Bridge Boutique? Well, I decided to ask some of my friends for...
DIY Gifts for the holidays
Running out of ideas for holiday gifts? A homemade gift holds bigger sentiment than a purchased gift. These DIY gifts can also be combined with a Ming Wang jacket for an extra special touch. Ming Wang Wrap Bracelet You will need: Beads or pearls (various sizes) Twine String in black (or any color that matches the Ming Wang jacket) Toggle clasp Get started by measuring the twine string...
Traveling, Changing Shoes, and Ming Wang!
Guest Blogger: Tina Sloan [Tina Sloan enjoyed a three and a half decade-long career as a soap actress playing Lillian Raines on Guiding Light. Tina is also a speaker, author, playwright, and theatrical actress. She can be seen in Black Swan with Natalie Portman. Tina’s newest incarnation is as co-author and star of her one-woman show, Changing...
If there is one coat you must have this season, this is it! Looks and feels amazing and looks great on everyone! The black-on-black pattern is just the right OMG touch! It is on the dressier side no matter how you spin it, and looks fantastic with any bottom you pair it with. I suggest wearing the jacket as a coat. In order to wear another jacket under the coat, just go up one size. The style...
Recap: Texas Conference for Women
Last month, I had a chance to participate in the Texas Conference for Women; showcasing some new Spring 2012 Ming Wang pieces and our classic Little Black Dress, as part of the MORE Magazine exhibit. The conference brought women together to share and gain wisdom on a wide array of both personal and professional topics. Our main mission was to saturate the women of the conference with knowledge...
This month is the perfect time to experiment with fur and what better way to start than with a vest. Overnight, the vest became a must have for a woman’s wardrobe. So, Ming Wang did not disappoint, we designed a vest that is comfortable, washable, fashionable, and most importantly, wearable. This vest is a fantastic piece to easily turn an everyday basic to a fashionista. The animal print is...
December is here!
Can’t believe the year is coming to an end - we’re already in December! This month is sure to be all about the holiday spirit. Last minute shopping trips, decorating the home, and getting ready for the New Year! Be sure to check out Ming Wang’s Facebook page for some fun post and giveaways throughout the month. Not to mention, make sure you enter to win a Ming Wang jacket for the New Year and with...
Thanksgiving is almost here and you know what that means, family time, delicious eats, and a lot of sitting. This year whether you’re hosting or attending a thanksgiving gathering, the last thing on your mind is what to wear. Not to worry I’ve pull together some of my best tricks to hide the tummy bulge, after round three of turkey trimmings, so you can still look stylish. Ladies leave those...
A little red goes a long way!
This jacket looks great on any age! The simplicity of the design gives it the option of a trendy or a conservative style. A great secret to this jacket is that it grows with size. For example, an XS jacket is 21” long but the plus size is 26” so that the jacket is fashionable in proportion. Due to the three rows of nailheads, complete the style simply with a pair of hoops or studs. ...
Christmas… Baking… Shopping… Parties… What to...
Guest Blogger: Libby, of Libby’s ‘Tis the busy season that we all look forward to. Long work days, then the baking at night, oh and the fun shopping, and finally, a party to attend!!! It must be the Christmas season!!! Take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy this glorious season. Now is the time to make sure your customers are happy and your employees are smiling, so that the cash register...
From a winner
We had another successful Facebook store contest - this time featuring my store, The Bridge Boutique! Let me just say that my history with Ming Wang has been a long, but fun journey. I have been working with Ming Wang since 2003, helping both the design and sales teams. In 2007, I decided to open my own boutique in Fort Worth, TX. I wanted to expose the lifestyle and help women better understand...
Get those sweaters ready, this is the perfect weather to start wearing them! Find out which Ming Wang piece found its spot into blogger Charlotte’s closet! Click on the image to read the whole story. What’s your favorite type of sweater to wear this season? -Carolyn
Attitudes and Attire: Making a difference!
Here at Ming Wang we’re all about giving back to the community, especially the women’s community. We believe every woman should feel confident and beautiful in what they wear. We’re not the only ones that strongly believe in this. Attitudes and Attire is a nonprofit agency that is dedicated to empowering women. Giving them the tools they need to help them get back into the workplace. Providing...
Last month we went natural and warm to transition into the cool fall days. This month let’s turn up the heat with a vibrant color - Poinsettia! Don’t be intimidated by this strong color. Warm up to it by playing around with a few accessories. When you’re ready to take the next step I’ll be posting every week my favorite jackets from the Poinsettia/Black color group. Pointing out some key detailing...
November is here!
Can’t believe how time is flying by - we’re already in November! This month is sure to be busy with holiday shopping, getting ready for Thanksgiving, and holiday parties! Ladies, get those shopping lists ready, as this is the time of the year when many stores start offering promotions and discounts. Not to mention, Ming Wang retail partners will be hosting trunk shows to give customers a preview...
Halloween is finally here! If you’re like me, you probably don’t have a costume and you don’t have a clue what to wear. Skip the trip to the Halloween store; instead look through your closet to see what you can find. That’s how I found my costume. With the help of my LBD and some accessories, I decided to let my inner Audrey Hepburn out. Halloween outfit: Ming Wang MD03 Tiara by ASOS Satin...
Walkathons are a fun and easy way to show your support. Grab a bunch of friends, family, or coworkers, dress in your best pink gear (by Reebok!), and walk for the cause. Several different organizations sponsor walkathons throughout the year – a few big ones being Avon, Susan G. Komen, and the American Cancer Society. Although it may be too late to walk this year, keep a lookout for them again...
There are great women in history who are not only known for the roles they played, but also for their legendary style. I call this jacket my Jackie O Jacket, after Jacqueline Kennedy! This jacket has a one-of-a-kind collar that lays ever so fashionably around your neck and shows off just the tip of your collar bones. The style looks best when long hair is pulled back off the shoulders, or with...
What's your shape?
I always tell my ladies that the key element in finding clothes that fit well is to first understand your body. We all know that every woman is different but over time I have realized that more often than not, we sometimes have the same problem areas. This is why I decided to come up with this short mini guide to help you find your body shape and find some jacket that can flatter your figure....
If the jacket fits
Number one reason why I fell in love with this jacket - fit. The fit is very forgiving, and looks great on any shape, age or size. With Black as the primary color, this understated jacket is the perfect style to take with you on any trip – as it can easily be dressed up or down. The novelty collar gives it just the right amount of femininity, as it was designed to be like a portrait collar. It...
Steal her style
Jackie Horan, fashionably savvy and breast cancer survivor. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month I thought Jackie was perfect for this “Steal her Style”. I met Jackie one day when she stopped by The Bridge Boutique asking if I could help her style models in a fashion show she was helping put together. I later learned that she was not only going to be a model but she was also on the board for...
This week go long with my jacket of choice. A favorite this season (and a favorite in my closet)! Sophisticated, timeless, and of course, flattering. Most women will gravitate towards the length, and the rest, the natural colors. Due to the longer length, a petite woman may want to scrunch up the sleeves, giving a more proportioned look. Ming Wang is not known for tight-fitted or structured...
Packing made easy
Packing for a trip just got easier! Check out my six secrets to stress-free packing, blogged by Charlotte of The Boomer Brief. Click on the image to read the whole story. What are your best packing tips? -Carolyn
Add a little warmth this fall
This month, add touches of warm natural earth tones to your outfit. Every week I will be selecting my favorite jackets from the Mocha/Latte color group and point out some key detailing of the jacket as well as some styling tips. My pick for this week is this 23” long jacket that looks perfect for both tall and petite women. We designed this style in Mocha, Latte and Black to fade from light to...
Wear pink, support the cause
This month marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although breast cancer has never affected me close to home, it has affected me in other ways. I like to think of my customers as friends and as friends I hear many stories. Stories of women, who battled, survive and overcame breast cancer. Whenever I style these women I want to make sure that I can match their inner strengths with how...
From a winner
You heard from the store owner of La Grande Dame, Art, what he had to say about the contest and his experience. Now it’s time to hear from the lucky winner, Kathy Catino. Kathy is in her 60’s, is in a full time management position for a nonprofit fundraiser and a devoted Ming Wang fan. We sat down with her (over the phone) and decided to ask her a couple of questions of what she thought of the...
This fall be bold
This week I decided to pick a jacket with a great bold color, M3310. This jacket can be worn by all ages, and will look fantastic on an older woman. The animal print is designed tone on tone, so the tiger print is not too overpowering. The feminine trim and animal print pattern combination make this a distinct style. Longer length and side slit were designed so it could be worn with a skirt or...
Steal her style
I have so many lovely ladies that come into my store on a daily basis with great style that I decided to share where I get my inspiration from. Take for example Karen. I had the pleasure of meeting her about a year ago; she was a model I was styling in a show. Her honesty and realness is what made her not only become a client but a friend. Karen’s style and personality is not one to ever blend...
I love the versatility that Ming Wang’s jackets have. The jackets can be casual or can be dressed up. Take this jacket for example (M3436). Simple jeans and a white shirt with flats for a casual day, running errands, or your favorite little black dress with heels, pearls and a clutch for a dressier look that’s perfect for a dinner date with someone special! So tell me, which would you go for,...
Fall items to have now
Leaves are starting to fall and nights are getting cooler, you know what that means? Yep, fall is coming! With fall just around the corner it’s that time to start transitioning your summer wardrobe into fall. There are many trends out there for this fall but I have narrowed down the list to 10 key fall pieces that are a must have for every woman’s closet. You can mix and match these pieces with...
Yes, you can wear that!
As time has passed in this industry, I have heard women say many times over, “That jacket would be just right for me if it wasn’t for…” Sometimes it’s the color, others it’s the length, and it could even be the fact that it has a zipper. That’s why I love each and every jacket in the Ming Wang collection. Every detail, including the pattern, length, zipper, button, etc., is put in just the...
Love your LBD!
Little Black Dress looking a bit on the plain side? The Little Black Dress has been a staple in my closet for years. And if you’re like me, you’d probably only paired your LBD with a necklace. Well ladies it time to start looking at your LBD differently! I like think of my LBD as a blank canvas and with a few accessories you can transform the LBD into a variety of looks. Here is an easy and quick...
Ready for Labor Day?
This Labor Day weekend, no matter what your plans may be, I’ve put together an easy, chic, and light weight look that can take you from parade to festival to concert! Pair this Riviera checkered jacket - which I have to say looks great on many body types, and has just the right amount of color - with its matching tank or a white tank to keep the blue color vibrant. Keep it casual with a pair...
I just found this awesome video, although they’re not talking about fashion or Ming Wang. Celebrity style expert Courtney Cachet is wearing a Ming Wang jacket from the Fall collection! The color looks lovely on her.
From work to play
Balancing work and play, but rushing to find that perfect transition outfit? It’s not hard to take your office attire and turn it into that go to outfit for drinks with coworkers on a Friday night! Just play around with your style, and add or subtract a couple of items from the look. Take my example below. Start with a jacket and pencil skirt for work, and accessorize accordingly, add a belt to...
I always look forward to August. It’s that time of year when the fall fashion trends make their debut into the stores! From clothing, to accessories to handbags, and let’s not forget shoes! It’s the time to start collecting must haves for our fall wardrobes. One of the biggest trends this season is all about color. Color on color from head to toe. Get ready to see designers showcase bright...
10 Classics for every closest
Trends come and go, but classics last a lifetime! These are 10 key pieces that every woman should have in her closet. Invest in these separates, and you’ll have no problem putting together an outfit each day. You can incorporate them into your personal style and adapt them to the changing trends. They’re timeless and the answer to every woman’s wardrobe dilemma! Now you can easily answer that...
We appreciate you!
Who says real women aren’t appreciated? Not us! Today’s real working women are the ones who shine through because of hard work and talent. I’ve worked really hard in fashion for quite a few years and I am so passionate about what I do, and I guess it shows! I am so excited to share with you all a featured article from the style section of Indulge magazine that talks about Ming Wang and my boutique...
Ladylike fashion is back
Ladylike fashion is back, with classy looks that will make any woman appear feminine and sophisticated. When picking clothing for a ladylike style, go with boxy shapes but in lighter fabrics. Soft knit blazers or cardigans can be great pieces especially if you pick the right ones. They don’t have to be so formal and lighter colors also add a bit of softness to the look. Check for details such...
Melting in your work clothes?
Burning up in that black suit? Especially in the summer, dressing for work can get frustrating – company dress code limitations on top of high temperatures. But it doesn’t have to be hard to stay cool for work. You should feel comfortable and relaxed, yet still professional. So here are a few tips to follow so you don’t get that embarrassing stare from your boss that says that skirt is way too...