Meet Adela Mei’s Founders

Champions of riskier pieces and creating a style of your own regardless of height, Sasha Moyer and Stacy Leung are the founders of Adela Mei, an online boutique curated for women 5'4” and shorter.

Based in San Francisco, the duo are making the internet petite friendly, bringing the often-forgotten petite customer to the forefront and curating a modern collection with a decidedly international feel. The two women also share an entrepreneurial spirit, with a passion for growing companies.

Adela Mei Co-Founder and Creative Director, Moyer is also a freelance stylist and art director whose experience and ability to identify, analyze and translate key trends in fashion, beauty and accessories can be seen in the modern Adela Mei collections. Born in New York and raised in Hong Kong and Manila, before moving back to the United States, Moyer worked in marketing, fashion, journalism and e-commerce for both large and small companies. Moyer understands the petite customer well as she is 5’4” and she takes her obsession with fashion and mixing high-low brands to create the site’s unique aesthetic.

Having worked for various companies including large fortune 500s and small businesses, Leung’s focus is on business operations, marketing, and e-commerce as Adela Mei’s Co-Founder and Director of Marketing & Operations.  She grew up in Florida, moved to Hong Kong at 10, and returned to California to study Business and Psychology before starting her career. With Leung’s passion for troubleshooting, she solves problems for petite women like herself - Leung is 5’3” - by offering fit suggestions, insuring quality control, expanding the business globally, and communicating constantly with Adela Mei’s customers online and through social media.

Named for Moyer and Leung’s petite grandmothers, Adela and Mei, the site strives to make shopping for the petite woman a little easier – and making alterations a thing of the past – by:
1. Offering a tight edit of the season’s trends
2. Showing more realistic images of the clothes by using petite models
3. Providing true measurements of each piece for a better fit

For women who stand proudly at 5’4” or shorter, in or out of her heels, the two partners bridge the gap between high fashion and everyday clothing by sourcing small brands and favorite designers 
each season to create a more reliable experience for the petite shopper.  

Even though the pair just launched Adela Mei in the spring of 2014, online news sites and blogs are singing the praises of the Adela Mei shopping experience and the two women are sought after for style ideas and petite shopping tips.


Fashion Camp OC at the oc mart MiX in Costa Mesa, a skill-based camp focused on fashion, design, sewing, styling and creating, has just announced its summer camp dates for 2012.
Fashion Camp OC will host eight weeks of camp this summer, including: week long camps, including the original Fashion Camp, along with a new Advanced Camp for those returning, as well as two Sewing Camps, and a Teen Styling Camp. All camps are broken down by age: Kids (ages 7-9); Tweens (ages 10-12) and Teens (ages 13-18).
All camps are $295. Early birds can get a rate of $225 before April 30 and $265 before June 1.
Summer 2012 Camp Dates:

Week-long camps from June 25-August 17

Camps Include:

• Fashion Camp I - "The Original"

• Fashion Camp II - Advanced

• Sewing Camp

• Teen Styling Camp

More about Fashion Camp OC - Fashion Camp is a creative learning space for kids, teens and adults. Offering fashion classes in creating, designing, sketching, styling and of course, sewing, Fashion Camp OC is the brain child of Erin Bianchi, a 20-year fashion industry veteran, who also offers week-long camps that highlight all aspects of fashion, and encourage creating thinking.   Facebook:  


Costa Mesa, CA - The oc mart MiX, over 30 boutiques under one roof at South Coast Collection (SOCO) and purveyors of all things good,  is a vibrant gathering of owner-operated shops, who offer  unique products from fashion and home to kids and food.  Sunset Magazine says, “The oc mart MIX is the best reason to pull off the 405”.  

Here are just some of the oc mart Mix gift ideas for under $50:

1. A&O

2. Alexander Gray - Tego Audio speaker that retails at $40

3. B.Candy - Fun and unique sweets for all ages. Tons of great stocking stuffer ideas.

4. Bauble Accessories

5. Briana Rene - Imagine soap, $11, from the super popular brand, Lollia

6. Cheese Shop -

7. Deer Lovely - Baggu Tote Bag (available in Olive and Coral) $22; 31 Bits Jewelry $10-$50

8. Derringer Cycles -

9. Eva’s Trunk Denim Bar – Promotion iPad cover for $36; Great women’s premium denim, tops, dresses, and accessories.

10. Fashion Camp OC Fashion Camp is a great gift idea for kids, teens and adults. We offer fashion classes in creating, designing, sketching, styling and of course, sewing. We also offer week-long camps that highlight all aspects of fashion, and encourage creating thinking. We are offering two weeks of Winter Break Camps (Dec. 19 - 23 and Dec. 26 - 30), and January will bring Sketching, Styling and Sewing Classes. For pricing and more details, visit

11. Fleur Les Fete

12. Flourish - Bracelets $20-$30

13. Heirlooms and Hardware -$36 aprons; two wick Voluspa tins are $16

14. KCeeG -KCee G strives to bring innovative and unique designers to our clientele.

15. Milk And Honey Baby -Large Organic Toy Bin with Felt Owl $42

16. Mixed Greens Home - Seed Bombs Native Wildflowers Each reusable muslin pouch holds five seed balls made from clay and worm castings to enrich depleted soil. Simply throw and grow; Bird - Made by artisans from Haiti from reclaimed cement bags painted with low voc paint.

17. Nirve Sports - Nirve Drink Caddy – MSPR $14.99 - Carry your favorite beverage on your bike; MP3 portable Speaker set. - MSPR $27.99 - Attaches to your bike or stroller using hook and look straps.

18. Nomadic Industries / As Issued- Nomadic Quantum Kids blank chair, which is priced at $49.95.Manufactured in USA of industrial strength 30% post consumer recycled cardboard (the remainder from FSC certified managed sources) with a 100% post consumer plastic cushion. Each chair is numbered in an edition of 1000. The blank chair is your canvas - make it your own! For each chair sold during the Holidays we will also donate a chair to a local school.

19. Organic to Green - Organic to Green Bath Care Products In ReUseCycle Glass -Our original, Fred Segal launched ReUse Glass Bottle Collection 'AS SEEN IN' magazines and at leading natural beauty and cosmetic boutiques. Organic for Body and Green for Planet. Give someone you care about any of our bath products to ease the holiday tension in a warm, relaxing bath! Starting at $28.; Organic Body Butters and Argon Sugar Scrubs -These bestsellers include 3 aromas: organic coconut for happiness, organic eucalyptus to de-stress, and organic lavender to calm. We offer small sizes starting at $18 with signature gift boxed large sizes at $45.

20. Paper House - Assorted note cards, starting at $16.

21. Portola Coffee Lab - Burlap Laptop Bag $40, for the coffee lover that also has a laptop; Portola Coffee, $12.75, Fresh roasted, organic, "Best Coffee in OC"-OC Weekly best of, 2011.

22. Salvage Design - Vintage Die Cast Pencil Sharpener (w/ 3 Recycled Newspaper Pencils)Don't be dull! Stay sharp this season, and show your loved ones you're their biggest fan with our vintage die cast fan-style pencil sharpeners. Other assorted sharpener styles available. No two are alike!$18

23. Saige Nicole’s Baby Boutique Luxurious Plush Giraffe by Little Giraffe $39.50; Available in Luxe Blue or Luxe Pink Dot; Yes, that is Suri Cruise with hers!

24. Savory Spice Stop- At Savory Spice Shop we have 20 gift sets under $25.00 and 35 under $50.00. From a Bloody Mary gift set to Best of BBQ we have a gift set for everyone or you can customize your own set at almost any price point.

25. Smart Dog – With the natural dog jerky treat company, Smartdog Jerky, as the corner stone, Smart Dog is filled with treasures for you and your pooch, from beautifully designed dog bowls, stylish collars and leashes to hand painted pillows.

26. Smocking Birds - Noodles & Boo Baby Care- Hypo allergenic care for baby and mama – under $25; Hand Smocked Bibs & Bonnets – under $25; Book Buggies- Perfect for keeping your books in one place, or hauling them around to your special reading corner- under $50

27. Stoned Jewelry - A fabulous selection of beaded bracelets on elastic cord or macramé silk cord. Prices starting at $25.00

28. Surfing Heritage Museum

29. The Pantry

30. We Olive & Wine Bar - We offer complementary olive oil tasting, wine by the glass and also wine flights. We strive to bring you small artisan olive oil producers from California and feature small boutique wines as well. You will enjoy complementary olive oil and balsamic with your glass of wine or order one of our delicious tapas plate featuring some of our wonderful gourmet foods. Happy hour in the wine bar is Tuesday-Saturday from 4pm-7pm and all day Sunday.


WHERE: The oc mart MiX at South Coast Collection (SOCO) in Costa Mesa

WHEN: SATURDAY, DEC. 3 from 10:00am– 6:00 pm

The oc mart MIX (The MiX), with the rest of the SOCO collection, is celebrating their first holiday season with a Dashing Through SOCO, A Holiday Affair on Saturday, Dec. 3. The MiX will be hosting special events all day, starting at 10:30 am. Join the 33 shops at The MIX in kicking off the holiday season with vintage family photos, yummy food samples, seasonal beverages, live music, carolers, special demonstrations, a fashion show... and so much more!

10am-6pm Vintage Holiday Photos
The MiX is hosting a vintage holiday photographer and customers have an opportunity to receive a gorgeous photo shoot and the ability to download the pictures for FREE! You can also order prints from the photographer for holiday gifts.

10:30 am- Coffee and tasting at Portola Coffee Lab
Manual Coffee Brewing for the Holidays -Portola Coffee Lab will demystify craft coffee brewing by teaching attendees to brew coffee at home on the Hario V-60 single-cup dripper exactly like our professional baristi. Discover the techniques essential to unlocking the flavor potential of fresh roasted coffee using any brew method and also get recommendations for pairing coffee with your holiday meal.

11:30am- Holiday Home/Entertaining

• Fleur Les Fete

• Flourish

• Herilooms and Hardware

• Salvage Design

• The Pantry

12:30pm- Eco Friendly Holidays
The Eco Group will be showcasing reusable shopping bags while also demonstrating how to customize bags and other items using the silk screen process. The audience will receive free prints and a "Gift Bag" filled with goods from the presenting stores valued at $100 (bag, book, dvd, etc.) will be awarded to a person who can answer a question based on the presentation. The following retailers will showcased:

• Mixed Greens

• Organic to Green

• Nomadic Industries/As Issued

1:30pm- Children's Ornament Decorating with the following retailers:

• Saige Nicole

• Milk N Honey

• B Candy

• Smocking Birds

• Fashion Camp OC

2:30/3:30- Fashion - Holiday Style Guide We will be showing style ideas for Holiday Event, including: Holiday Cocktail Party, Casual Christmas Morning, etc. At 3:30 you can stop by any of our boutiques to be styled by some of your favorite looks, as well as nibble on some yummy treats! Holiday fashions from the following retailers:

• Deer Lovely/Whiskey Tango 197

• Briana Rene

• Eva's Trunk

• K Cee G

• Stoned Jewelry

• Alexander Gray

• MacAllastaire

• Bauble

5:30- Food/Drink Savory Spice and We Olive will be demonstrating a great food and wine pairing. Get ready to nibble and taste!

For more event information or to find out about specials, deals and more, here is a Facebook page for the Holiday Affair event:

The oc mart MIX, 33 boutiques under one roof at South Coast Collection (SOCO) in Costa Mesa and purveyors of all things good, is a vibrant gathering of owner-operated shops, who offer unique products from fashion and home to kids and food. Sunset Magazine says, “The oc mart MIX is the best reason to pull off the 405”, while Orange Coast just named it one of Orange County’s hottest shops.


The Cove To Host One Year Anniversary Party on October 7th

The Cove is our favorite local shopping find with nine stores filled with the coolest items for the fashionista, the lotin-obssessed, home fanatics, kids and more.  With clothing, jewelry, pillows, coral, skin care products and more, we always find something.  

The Cove is celebrating it's one year anniversary on Friday, October 7th.  Be sure to get down there to check it out for yourselves!  

OC LOOK - Must Have Beauty Products

Orange Coast magazine's OC LOOK party benefiting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is about a week away so if you haven't RSVP'd now is the time!

For just $25 you get delicious food, drinks and entertainment. Not to mention, you can get mini-spa treatments, your hair styled and your make up done by professionals! So don't wait - last year's event was sold out!

So while we are talking about OC LOOK.... the winners, which will be announced at the party, have given Orange Coast some tips on style, fashion and their "must haves" from beauty to designer clothes. We can't tell you their names yet but we can tell you the products they like to use.

OC LOOK winners' must have beauty products:
1. Prevage – anti oxidant moisturizer
2. Benza Clin
3. Any Hydramist!
4. Lip gloss!
5. Cosmedix “Eye-Believe” serum & RoseBud lip salve
6. A good night sleep!
7. Kate Sommerville everything, Cle De Peau concealer, Morrocan Hair Oil & Epicurean Papaya and Pineapple after Bath Body Lotion.
8. 8-9 hours of sleep per night
9. Christian Dior's Creme Abricot Cuticle Creme and Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara 10. Perfect Polish- from the red carpet to hot dates!
11. Pro Lash Mascara by MAC, Tea Tree Oil, SPF and a great Gloss
12. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub
13. Besides sleep...Sheer Cover mineral foundation and Freeze 24-7 Ice Cream Double Scoop face moisturizer; Lip balm, and facial moisturizer