Petite Shoppers: New Online Boutique Features Contemporary Fashions

   Cool, Cultured Fashions Are Shown on True Petite Models for Better Shopping Experience

San Francisco, CA - Online boutique Adela Mei brings petite shoppers a unique shopping destination and easier shopping experience, with a tightly edited selection of modern, contemporary clothing for women who stand “tall” at 5’4” and under. With a focus on silhouette and proportion, the online boutique is curated to ensure a great fit for petites.

The boutique’s co-owners, Sasha Moyer and Stacy Leung were inspired to open their unique concept when they found themselves constantly having to alter or return items bought online because it was hard to judge the fit shown on the 5’10” models on traditional retailer websites. Both petite women themselves, they named Adela Mei after their grandmothers, who were petite fashion-forward women as well.

The dynamic duo approaches the selection at Adela Mei with a razor focus, measuring and testing every piece. The site provides detailed measurements and fit suggestions for every size offered, ensuring that shoppers know exactly what they’re getting before they click “buy.” The clothing is presented on models with petite frames, so customers can see exactly how the items fit on someone with a similar height.  

Both Moyer and Leung curate Adela Mei’s selection, and no items are put on the site’s virtual racks without both giving the thumbs up. The site offers a creative mix that’s both diverse and refined, with a focus on modern, versatile fashion that is flattering and statement making at the same time.  

And though the pair have opposing senses of style – Leung is more drawn to comfortable and classic pieces while Moyer is more forward, mixing new silhouettes and blending feminine and minimalist styles – the two have stocked the shop with a wardrobe that’s both functional and fashion-forward. “We don’t believe in rules and champion riskier pieces,” says Moyer. “With our international perspective, we are always looking beyond the city we live in for style and fashion and we are constantly on the hunt for new designers and talented people from across the globe.”
Adela Mei’s website also features seasonal lookbooks, that are photographed on a size 5’4” model, so that the site’s stylists can inspire customers and give shoppers a glimpse into how the clothes look in action. Offering a full range of sizes, non-petite women are also encouraged to shop Adela Mei since the clothing is regular sized.

“Nurturing our entrepreneurial spirits and our obsession for fashion, we knew we had to create Adela Mei to honor a great idea for the often over-looked stylish petite woman” says Leung. Previously, Moyer and Leung both worked for a Fortune 500 company. Moyer worked in merchandising and independent stylist projects, and also brings a fashion journalism background. Leung specialized in e-commerce and business operations. Adela Mei is the first venture into fashion retail for both partners.

About Adela Mei:
Adela Mei is an online boutique created by business partners Sasha Moyer and Stacy Leung to cater to petite women. Based in San Francisco, the duo brings the often-forgotten petite customer to the forefront, curating the best offerings of the season for women who stand proudly at 5’4” or shorter, in or out of her heels. 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 offering a tight edit of the season’s trends and showing more realistic images of the clothes by using petite models. Adela May is stocked with under-the-radar designers such as N/TICE and Shades of Grey, as well as bigger names in the contemporary market, including Cameo, Keepsake, and Maurie & Eve.


Birdie Slated To Open Early February  

Costa Mesa, CA -  Quickly becoming a hot spot for unique eats in Orange County, The OC Mix, an urban marketplace filled with over 25 owner-operated retail shops, gourmet food and drinks, all under one roof, is proud to announce that Birdie Bowl and Juicery, fresh cold pressed juice and amazing acai bowls, is slated to open in early February. 

"Birdie Bowl and Juicery is a nourishing addition to the unique beverage bars and foods we have here at The OC Mix,” says Anais Tangie, Director of Events and Marketing Coordinator. “Their cold pressed blends are deliciously refreshing. We just can't wait for Jee Shin to open and add to our culinary collective at SoCo Collection."

Birdie Bowl and Juicery, the latest from owner Jee Shin, focuses on 1OO% cold pressed organic juices, nut mylks, and acai bowls. The company delivers live, raw and unpasteurized juices using a hydraulic press to extract the nutrients from only the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Did you know that traditional juicing involves a high level of friction in the grinding process which in turn causes heat? In contrast, Birdie uses a cold pressed juicing method which significantly slows down the rate of oxidation of its extractions.  As a result Birdie juices maintain their nutritional stability for a longer shelf life. With proper refrigeration they are nutritionally stable and will taste crisp for a good 72 hours after being pressed.

As a new addition to the community, Birdie strives to bring something better, something more nourishing to the table. With each and every product the company mindfully carries and offers, Birdie will always promote healthy balanced lifestyles.  Aside from the amazingly delicious taste, Birdie juices and nut mylks are loaded with enzymes, vitamins, trace minerals and other vital elements your body needs and deserves.  Birdie is a perfect place to meet friends or hydrate before a Zen yoga session.

As someone, somewhere once said, “can I get a birdie of what you’re drinking?” 

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Continues To Invest in The Artisanal Environment With More Shops 

Costa Mesa, CA – Entering a new phase in its evolution, The OC Mart Mix, the shopping destination that redefined the retail experience in Orange County, is changing its name to The OC Mix to better reflect this urban marketplace filled with over 25 small retail shops, gourmet food and drinks, all under one roof. The OC Mix will live up to its moniker “fashion, food & findings” and will continue to nurture small businesses and owner-operated shops, while advancing in the artisanal environment found in the building located in the heart of South Coast Collection (SoCo). 
“The idea is to eliminate confusion among consumers that the “mart” is a place that is accessible to the trade only,” says Bryon Ward of Burnham Ward, owners of SoCo where The OC Mix is located.  “The OC Mix is very much a retail community that is accessible to all.”
Constantly evolving to give trend spotters the eclectic mix the center is popular for, The OC Mix will welcome three new retailers: Seventh Tea Bar, the latest creation from Portola Coffee Lab, just opened on January 2; Birdie Bowl & Juicery will open on February 1; and Wardrobe Ltd. will open in late January.  Recently opened shops and restaurants include Lollipop Nail Studio, Theorem by Portola Coffee Lab, and Shuck Oyster Bar, while several Mix retailers have expanded in the last month such as, Local Fare, Apples & Oranges, and Smocking Birds. 

With a modern, shop-from-your-neighbor feel and the opportunity to touch, taste, feel, see, and hear from its retailers, The OC Mix is Orange County’s answer to the Ferry Building in San Francisco or Chelsea Market in New York City but with a So Cal contemporary-chic aesthetic highlighted by cement floors, reclaimed wood, and exposed ceilings. Many of the shops are under 250 square feet, giving rise to the power of the small business owner and the ability to present products and services in a fresh new way, only found at The OC Mix.  

From eco-friendly merchandise and services to products that give back to charity, The OC Mix shoppers can also find many items made by local Orange County artisans and companies, emerging fashion designers for men, women and children, fine jewelry and accessories, unique home furnishings, stylish tableware, and inspiring artwork. The OC Mix is also quickly becoming a hot spot for epicurean adventures with the ability to get spices, oysters, cheese, sauces, coffee, tea, juice, olive oil, wine and more at the various gourmet shops and restaurants in The OC Mix.

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ABOUT THE OC MIX:   Sunset Magazine says The OC Mix “is the best new reason to pull off the 405” calling it a “sweeping breath of fresh air”.  Southwest Airlines, in an issue of Spirit Magazine, said “aficionados of the offbeat, head back to Costa Mesa to visit The OC Mart Mix”. The OC Mix is located at: 3313 Hyland Avenue, Suite C, Costa Mesa, CA 92626  and can be reached by calling 949.760.9150.

The OC Mix Hours:  Sunday-Monday 11am-6pm; Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 10am-6pm
We Olive and Wine Bar Hours: 11-8 Tuesday- Wednesday, 11-9 or later Thursday- Friday, 10-8 Saturday, 12-5 Sunday; 
Portola Coffee Lab Hours: 6am-9pm Monday- Friday, 7am-9pm Saturday, 8am-8pm Sunday

Small Business Saturday at The OC Mart Mix: Over 25 Owner Operated Shops & Dining Under One Roof

According to the American Express website, over 100 million people shopped locally last year during Small Business Saturday, which will be held this year on Saturday, November 24.  

A marketplace with over 25 owner-operated retail shops and dining under one roof, The OC Mart Mix (3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa) is expecting this year to be bigger than ever.  The OC Mart Mix hours on Small Business Saturday will be 8am-8pm, and guests can expect live music, a Santa booth, Holiday photographer, specialty holiday drinks and sales throughout the center.

As Orange County’s answer to the Ferry Building in San Francisco, Sunset Magazine says “The OC Mart Mix is the best new reason to pull off the 405” calling it a “sweeping breath of fresh air”.  Southwest Airlines, in an issue of Spirit Magazine, said “aficionados of the offbeat, head back to Costa Mesa to visit The OC Mart Mix”.

The OC Mart Mix is a MUST DO on Small Business Saturday.   If you are a media outlet and looking for place to cover the Small Business Saturday trend,  we would love to have you at The OC Mart MiX. Please contact: for press access.  


The Not For Profit Boutique Showcasing Local Artists Expands Store
& Moves To New Location In The OC  Mart Mix
Costa Mesa, CA -- Apples & Oranges (A&O), a not-for-profit store front showcasing local artists, has moved and expanded its boutique in The OC Mart Mix.  To celebrate, A&O will host a grand re-opening on August 25, from 5pm-9pm.  Featuring live music, treats by For Cake Sake, guests will also have a chance to meet and greet local artists (3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa).  
The goal of Apples & Oranges, which opened its first retail location at The OC Mart Mix in November 2011, is to give local artists a place to display and sell their work and in turn they give back 10% to the charity of their choice. Apples & Oranges is run by a team of volunteers and interns who are passionate about pouring into the artistic community in Orange county. “Creating a place that gives back and props up in as many venues as possible, A&O is not about making a monetary profit but making a profitable influence in the lives of our artist and the community,” says Cindy Avilla, A&O’s proprietor.
With everything from handcrafted jewelry, soap, and pillows to paintings, clothing and more, the artists featured in Apples & Oranges, include:
Kenton Michael Designs
Andrea Luna Reece
Halo Jak
So Succulent
Jacaranda Creations
Eclore Soaps
Cause 2 Be
Tree Swing
Cotton Treats
Tag Home Designs
Help Ink
DEDO Frames
Nostalgic Woods
with more to come...

The Artist at Apples and Oranges give back to the following charities:
44 women for Children
International Princess Project
Dwelling 222
Susan B Komen foundation
Jacaranda Creations
Bam Gam
Boxer Rescue LA
Liberty House
And many more...
Apples & Oranges is a non-profit boutique that offers artists, designers, and charitable organizations a space to showcase their products with a purpose.  At Apples & Oranges you will find artisans with passion, love, and a heart for others; along with the desire to see change, restoration, beauty, and strength grow in human kind. By having a place to display their product, they have the opportunity to make a difference with every purchase.  With every purchase, a 10% donation is made to another non-profit.
A&O supports a community of like-minded people; creating a venue to support the dreams and visions of artist to bring about intentional compassionate change in our world. We bring the community unique, hand-crafted products that give back and inspire the next generation of growth.
In each fruit there are seeds. When just one small seed takes root, with proper light, water, and nurturing, it can become something so rich and beautiful; a tree ready to bear fruit and harvest its full potential. It just takes a little seed, some love and nurturing and an opportunity to grow; to bring something so life giving that it can’t be compared to anything else; it is like apples and oranges.
Apples & Oranges


Costa Mesa, CA – What a difference a year can make! The oc mart MiX, a marketplace for gourmet foods, coffee and wine with over 30 shops under one roof and purveyors of all things good, is celebrating its first birthday on Thursday, January 26 from 11 am – 6 pm with music, wine and treats.

In one year The MiX, opened 32 shops, including shops for gourmet foods, coffee, and wine, as well as men’s and women’s clothing, fashion accessories, kids boutiques, skin care, home décor, fresh flowers, party planning and more. With the unique mix of shops and products, The MiX has quickly become the hot spot for one-stop-shopping.

“At the oc mart MiX, we strive to provide a unique shopping experience, where you can get foods, fashion and findings all under one roof,” says Andrea Young, the owner of The Paper House and the store owner who spearheaded the oc mart MiX. “In the last year since our opening, The MiX has become a destination for those who want to shop small, local businesses while at the same time, it has given entrepreneurs and trendsetters a venue to showcase their talents.” Three additional shops to open at The MiX are The Cheese Shop, N’Ice Cream and Shuck Oyster Bar, which are slated to open in early 2012.

WHEN: Thursday, January 26 from 11 am- 6 pm

LOOK FOR: Celebrate the opening of the oc mart MiX one year ago exactly! Stop in each store for appetizers and drinks. Live music by Marieve Herington Trio. Delicious food from the Seabirds food truck from 11am – 2pm. Happy Hour at We Olive & Wine Bar until 7pm. $1 custom note cards available at Paper Me. RSVP: