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Introducing M Fusion and our first design collaboration

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Today we celebrate the launch of our M Fusion Collection. With the intention of designing fresh, meaningful pieces and playing with all different kind of materials, M Fusion was born. We begin the new journey with something very special and exquisite, coming all the way from Copenhagen, Hannah Brown & Heidi Grey Leather Bracelets - our very first design collaboration with a talented Jewelry designer, Anja Dige.

 Hannah Brown & Heidi Grey Leather Bracelets

Hannah Brown & Heidi Grey Leather Bracelets

Anja developed her skills and creativity in Milan, where she studied fashion and design. After having explored the Italian fashion industry, she went back to Denmark and turned her focus to jewelry. Inspired by nature, flower gardens and the beauty of the ocean, she creates jewelry for women of all ages with passion for Scandinavian design and great quality.

 Our designer Maggie with Anja 

Our designer Maggie with Anja 

Hello, Frankfurt!

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This early year, we stepped out our comfort zone, wrapped up our jewels and watches and headed to Frankfurt, Germany. We finally had our very first international trade show - Ambiente 2015, the biggest show in Europe. It was a long 5 days show in a giant venture - Messe Frankfurt and we met so many new and friendly European business people and friends there. It was a great experience for us, not only we have learned so much about the differences of how people doing business in Europe, but also collected first hand valuable information for our brand to grow in that continent.
Frankfurt is a beautiful city, mixed with tradition and modern life style. Germans are friendly and warm, and taxis are always so spotlessly clean, not to mention, most of them are Mercedes-Benz. Needless to say, Frankfurt left us a beautiful impression. Will be back and see you again soon, Frankfurt! :)

 Our clean and modern booth at the show. It perfectly reflects our brand image.

Our clean and modern booth at the show. It perfectly reflects our brand image.

 Our new business cards.

Our new business cards.

 The Watch Collection display captures people's attention right away.

The Watch Collection display captures people's attention right away.

 This year at the show, USA happened to be the partner country. Every year, there is a different partner country and many different programs and events are based on showcasing and introducing the partner country.

This year at the show, USA happened to be the partner country. Every year, there is a different partner country and many different programs and events are based on showcasing and introducing the partner country.

 The table setting at the Ambiente Gala - celebrating the partner country of the year: USA. Traditional American food, drinks and entertainment were provided for thousands of the guests. It was a wonderful evening.

The table setting at the Ambiente Gala - celebrating the partner country of the year: USA. Traditional American food, drinks and entertainment were provided for thousands of the guests. It was a wonderful evening.

 The beautiful Le Meridien Park Hotel we stayed while we were in Frankfurt. Central location, great service and only minutes away from the Central Station, very convenient. Highly recommended.

The beautiful Le Meridien Park Hotel we stayed while we were in Frankfurt. Central location, great service and only minutes away from the Central Station, very convenient. Highly recommended.

 The view from our hotel window. Frankfurt am Main, the dynamic and international financial and trade fair city with the most imposing skyline in Germany.

The view from our hotel window. Frankfurt am Main, the dynamic and international financial and trade fair city with the most imposing skyline in Germany.

 Our time in Frankfurt for leisure was very limited. But we still managed to stopped a few local attractions. Here is Römer, a nowaday city hall complex. The actual ‘Römer’, however, is only the middle one of three houses with its characteristic stepped gables. It has served as a town and city hall since 1405.

Our time in Frankfurt for leisure was very limited. But we still managed to stopped a few local attractions. Here is Römer, a nowaday city hall complex. The actual ‘Römer’, however, is only the middle one of three houses with its characteristic stepped gables. It has served as a town and city hall since 1405.

 The Cathedral (Dom) - Its beginnings date back to the year 852. Ten emperors were crowned here between 1562 and 1792.

The Cathedral (Dom) - Its beginnings date back to the year 852. Ten emperors were crowned here between 1562 and 1792.

 A random interesting street sightseeing in Frankfurt.

A random interesting street sightseeing in Frankfurt.

So we headed to New York...

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We packed all of our jewels and watches and headed to New York two weeks ago . Things didn't started smoothly for us first - we missed our fight for the first time ever! And there was no more non-stop flight to New York left on that day and the only option was to get on a flight to Minneapolis–Saint Paul first, and then connected to another flight to New York. Hardly slept for ten minutes the whole night, we landed in JFK as one piece and headed to the show venue immediately... The rest was history.

We met lots of nice people and made friends with our fabulous and talented neighbors. It was super fun, exciting and utterly exhausting - the common symptoms of a professional show goer.

The weather was beautiful in New York. Not too hot and humid in the month of August, we considered ourselves very lucky. The food was always delicious there, and we even tried out the famous "croissant donut". It was yummy!

We always adore New York, and will go back there again soon! :)

 

 Companion Collection Pendant Necklaces

Companion Collection Pendant Necklaces

 Paw Collection Necklaces and Bracelets 

Paw Collection Necklaces and Bracelets 

 Paw Collection Station Necklaces 

Paw Collection Station Necklaces 

 The  new Whisper Collection Bracelets

The  new Whisper Collection Bracelets

 Watch Collection

Watch Collection

 The unique coffee cup we discovered at  Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport.

The unique coffee cup we discovered at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport.

 Our everyday breakfast

Our everyday breakfast

 Rewarding ourselves after a long, hard day of work

Rewarding ourselves after a long, hard day of work

 The famous "croissant donut"

The famous "croissant donut"

Let's talk about those paws

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If you have ever had a fur kid in your life, you have must seen, touched, or even kissed his/her paws. Paw print has become such a familiar symbol for many animal lovers. And of course we love it too and decided to take on this classic symbol and make it our own. Many sketches and samples later, we finally had something close to our hearts...

 Paw Bracelet with Turquoise stones

Paw Bracelet with Turquoise stones

 Paw Bracelet with Chrysoprase stones

Paw Bracelet with Chrysoprase stones

 Paw Bracelet with Lapis Stones

Paw Bracelet with Lapis Stones

Highlights from SuperZoo show 2013, Las Vegas

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We are already back from the SuperZoo show in Las Vegas late last month. As usual, we had a great time despite the triple digit hot temperature while we were there. Mochi and Jolie met lots of people and some new fur friends too. :)

Mochi waited patiently while we were setting the show booth up.

Our corner booth is ready for the visitors!

The new Jewelry Collection presentation looks great!

Love the Watch Collection and Toys display too!

Our own "candy corner" - who can resist those beautiful bows!

Working at the show must be very tiring, look, Jolie was already out on the first day!

The two bosses were having lots of meetings and getting deals done!

Back to the hotel after a long, hard day work at the show, Mochi tucked herself in comfortably.

Last day at the show, even Mochi was tired.

Well, you know where to find Jolie... :)

Finally, the show was over and we were on our way back. The bosses insisted on sharing the front seats. Good bye, Vegas! We shall see you again soon! :)

Ivy, our newest team member

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ivy Cheng is an aspiring graphic designer who has a love for clean and simple design.

She is inspired by her surroundings and enjoys using bright color palettes in her work. Her favorite part about being a designer is the constant learning process that comes along with every project, as there is always something new to learn. 

Ivy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

During her free time, Ivy enjoys indulging in sweets and spending time with her Cocker Spaniel, Butter. Being a dog lover herself, Ivy is excited to be a part of the Mochi & Jolie team! You can see Ivy's debut design products this early Fall!

Work Smart! - Time to stock some new office supplies!

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Time to stock some new office supplies! And we haven't done so since the beginning of the year. Not only we want them to be practical, but also stylish too! So this Saturday, we took the "bosses" on a little trip to the Container Store since they are having a "Work Smart Office Sale" right now.

"Look, look! This way, this way! I want that! I want that!" The little boss/office supervisor, Mochi was all excited and ready to give us directions and do some serious shopping, and while Jolie was just cruising along as usual, "No treats, no toys?? This is not a store for me, that is for sure!" :)

The Modern Dog -- Venice, California

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We stopped by The Modern Dog (Venice, CA) today and can't help noticing how beautifully they are displaying our new

NOUVEAU Collection pieces. And of course we took a couple snap shots! 

The Modern Dog is such a cute and sweet boutique that we adore so much. Check it out if you are in the area!

-The Modern Dog, 1611 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA- 

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Custom Made... By Request... With Love

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 "So, can you please make one for my little pup, JC?" 

Everything started from this line.

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One afternoon, one of our designers' best friend, Calvin came to visit our studio and showed us his pup - JC's photos. We all fell in love with JC, a very cute west highland white terrier. Calvin loved our new collection and asked, "Can you make one special UCLA Bruin outfit for JC?" "Huh?" "It'd be so cool if JC can wear a Bruin outfit when we are watching all the Bruin games!" 

Being a loyal Bruin fan himself, no wonder he came up that idea. "That sounds fun! OK, we will see what we can do!" 

Our designers took on this personal project and turned it into such a fun piece. Mochi and Jolie can't wait to put them on first! "UCLA! fight! fight! fight!" We were all smiling and laughing... so cute and so fun!