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Blogger Event on Jan 17, 2013

January 22nd, 2013 by Minling Pan

Last week we had an amazing blogger event at our studio. It was a great group of people and I feel so thankful that things went well and it was a successful night!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parties involved!

Firstly, I wanted to thank our dearest wine sponsor Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.  Very great taste!

Barefoot Wine

Here is a link to their website. Please feel free to check them out!

Secondly, I would like to thank Val from Charming Media and my assistant Teresa for helping me put together such a great event. It was a lot of work. I can not make it happen without them!

Last but not the least, thank everyone who came to my event. It was very nice meeting everyone of you!

It was a special evening!

Besides a lot of great talks & chats, the event consisted of three parts -mini color consultations, photo booth fun and the best part for me, I showcased my first small collection of bags in front of the fashionistas.

showcase bags

I’ve been thinking of creating a small collection of mine after I opened my own studio helping people to find out their styles and personality styles. In the past year, a lot of customers came in with the expectations that they could find something from me. I kept this in mind for a long time.

“How hard could that be?” I talked to myself one day.

I thought, planned, and I started some drawing… last October, I flied to China, visited some factories with the help from my family there… I didn’t realize how much I wanted my label until I actually held the samples in my hands!

After lots of communication, lots of back-and-forth revision, finally I had my samples shipped to the sutdio! I decided to showcase them in front of the bloggers because I wanted the most direct feedback from the public. 

The feedback were very positive!! I was thrilled!!! That feeling was like when a mother sees her child start to walk!!! Yes they are my babies! In order to launch them on schedule as expected, I need to select the best ones and the ones reflect more of me, Minling. The designs are great but they are pieces – studs, big bags, bling-blings, tassels, small clutches… my ideas are everywhere! I will need to spend another self-talk time and streamline what I really want.

ah.. I started to feel pressure now! But I know I am able to do it.


Oh did I mention the label name? It’s MIN. In Chinese, it is the first word of my first name. It means a lot because all girls from the Pan family were given “Min” as part of the first name {OK, I am going into history now… lol}

I will keep everyone posted on the process and I hope things will be finalized soon!!


The guests had a good time at my mini consultations and the photo booth :) which I felt great about!

mini color consultation

photo booth fun

Photo booth fun2

And of course, they found a lot of goodies from my studio boutique too!


What could be better than shopping while partying?


For more photos of this amazing event, please check out our Facebook album

{Photo credit goes to our dearest photographer Rocco – big thank you to him too!}

Take care until next,

Minling xo

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One Response to “Blogger Event on Jan 17, 2013”

  1. Rain Geiger Says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Jo!

    1. Do you have a picture of the label?
    2. Does the name Min mean anything?
    3. I don’t have the right to be, but I am so proud of you!


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