Eleni’s Pop of Color Inspires Ming Wang Hope Campaign

We were honored to partner with North Shore LIJ – Health System this year, on our design of the purple scarf wrap. A conversation with Niki Dounis, whose sister – Eleni – passed away from cancer, sparked the idea to create these beautiful wraps in 2014.

We asked Niki to share a bit more of her sister’s incredible story, as well as give us some background information on Eleni’s Pop of Color:

Eleni’s Pop of Color (“EPOC”) is a non-profit outreach program providing scarves to patients undergoing active chemotherapy treatment. EPOC was born out of a desire to provide those enduring the difficulties of chemotherapy with a little bit of comfort in very uncomfortable times. The program was first conceived by Eleni Vavas, a physician, wife, mother, daughter, sister and most importantly a self-proclaimed “cancer fighter”.
At the age of 35, Eleni was diagnosed with stage 3 stomach cancer. As she persevered through chemo treatments, she struggled with the realities of the side effects that chemotherapy caused. Eleni started wearing scarves, mostly around her neck, to cover her mediport, draw peoples’ attention away from her short hair, provide a bit of extra warmth as she struggled to maintain her weight and most importantly, as she put it, “to add a little pop of color.” She always said that she was comforted by how the scarves made her feel.
In early 2014, while undergoing treatments, Eleni began working with hospital administrators at North Shore University Hospital to create EPOC. It was Eleni’s desire that others going through chemotherapy would be able to enjoy that same bit of comfort she felt when she wrapped herself in those scarves.
An EPOC scarf is much more than just an accessory. It serves as a badge of honor and as a reminder of the unbreakable human spirit and unwavering strength of the soul within. Almost equally as important is the hope that each EPOC scarf will inspire discussions and promote awareness.
As her sister, it has been my honor and privilege to pick up where Eleni left off and make her vision become a reality. EPOC will begin distributing scarves to cancer fighters at North Shore LIJ- Monter Cancer Center. EPOC’s first distribution of scarves is made possible by the Ming Wang Hope Campaign. We thank Ming Wang for their support in providing chemotherapy patients with a beautiful wrap along with a powerful message of hope and strength.

Eleni Purple ScarfWhen my sister first received her diagnosis, we were all in shock and overcome with fear. We questioned everything. How did this happen? Why did this happen? Will the treatments work? And most importantly, will she be cured?
I have come to realize that some of the most beautiful and meaningful moments of my life happened during what was the hardest time of my life. You love like you’ve never loved before, you appreciate little things more than you ever have, and you learn that you are stronger than you ever thought possible.
A blessing in life is actually not knowing what tomorrow will bring. Each day is filled with endless possibilities, and the statistical outcomes do not matter. Each cancer fighter has his or her own unique story to unfold. So NEVER give up!

And the fight continues. Niki believes it’s important to share your story with as many people as possible in order to save lives and spread awareness.

For example, when Eleni’s persistent, mild heartburn wouldn’t go away, she asked her fellow co-worker and friend, a GI doctor, to scope her. That is how they discovered the tumor that had developed in her stomach. Mild heart burn is not a huge warning sign. Many people suffer from something so simple. By hearing my sister’s story, maybe the next time someone has persistent heart burn they will get scoped sooner and get diagnosed earlier, increasing chances of survival.

Read more about Eleni’s story here: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1202329

Explore the Road to Marrakech Collection

Take a journey through brilliant shades of purple to discover and fall in love with the Road to Marrakech collection from Ming Wang. Crafted with purple hues to accentuate any skin tone, infusing a dazzling pop of color into your wardrobe has never been easier or more stylish.

M6213ACstyle Find this outfit: Ming Wang M6213AC Purple/Mystic/Black Jacket
(available in October exclusively at Dillard’s and Von Maur), Mock Neck Shell,
Wool Pants, Gold Necklace, Earrings, Sunglasses, Gold Ring, Gold Watch,
Black Tote Bag, d’Orsay Pumps.

M6254ACstyleFind this outfit: Ming Wang M6254AC Purple/Mystic/Black Jacket
(available at Dillard’s or a Specialty Store near you), Tiered Shell, Pencil Skirt,
Tan Tote Bag, Pumps, Crystal Earrings, Gold Necklace, Sunglasses, Gold Cuff, Gold Leaf Ring.

M6260ADstyleFind this outfit: Ming Wang M6260AD Purple/Black Cape Jacket
(available at Von Maur or a Specialty Store near you), Striped Shirt, Jeans, Tassle Scarf, Crossbody Bag,Rose Gold Watch, Sunglasses, Three-strand Necklace, Black Booties.

MGWP151_01AM_L4257Find this wrap: Ming Wang MGWP151 Purple/Black Scarf Wrap (click for store availability). Style with Ming Wang’s MD02 Black Sheath Dress (available on Nordstrom.com; also similar in Missy, Petite, and Women’s at Von Maur), or MT02 Scoop Neck Shell (available in Missy, Petite, and Women’s sizes at Von Maur) with MP01 Classic Black Pant (available in Missy, Petite, and Women’s sizes at Von Maur).

Spend the Long Labor Day Weekend in Style

Although Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, there are still so many reasons to celebrate. No matter what your plans are for the long holiday weekend, Ming Wang has you covered – casual pieces that will take you from day to night will become wardrobe staples all season long.

M6201ADstyleFind this outfit: Ming Wang M6201AD Apricot/Black/Wheat Jacket
(available at Nordstrom, and Women’s sizes at Von Maur), Long Sleeve Top,
Jeans, Sandals, Gold Necklace, Tote Bag, Aviator Sunglasses, Watch.

M6203ADstyleFind this outfit: Ming Wang M6203AD Apricot/Black/Wheat Jacket
(available at Nordstrom, and similar at Von Maur), Button-Down Shirt, Pants,
Black Hobo, Pumps, Tassel Necklace, Watch, Earrings, Ring.

M6247ADstyleFind this outfit: Ming Wang M6247AD Navy/Turquoise/Rye Jacket (available at Von Maur), Pleat Dress, Drop Earrings, Three-Strand Necklace, Messenger Bag,
Round Sunglasses, D’Orsay Flats, Bracelet.

M6249ADstyleFind this outfit: Ming Wang M6249AD Turquoise/Navy Jacket
(available at Von Maur, and in Women’s sizes), T-shirt, Flared Skirt,
Sunglasses, Mini Tote, Crystal Watch, Earrings, Barrel Ring, Canvas Flats.

Fall 2015: Collection Preview

While we are in the throes of the dog days of summer, it definitely doesn’t hurt to dream of the cooler, crisper days to come. A sneak peek of Ming Wang’s forthcoming Fall 2015 collection will help you to conjure thoughts of changing leaves, changing seasons, hot cider and warm fires — even if your air conditioner is on full-blast.

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And don’t forget about our tried-and-true basics that can be paired with anything!

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Ming Wang ‘Round the Net

We’ve been getting a great amount of press lately via some notable fashion bloggers, with new inquiries coming in each day! We’re proud to see these wonderfully stylish ladies looking so happy to be sporting Ming Wang.

Take a look and see who’s wearing Ming Wang this month!

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We also had a placement in Memorandum in February.


Summer Love: Sophisticated Styles That’ll Sweep You Off Your Feet

Start your summer off in style with pieces that will keep you looking polished and put together no matter where the season takes you. Whether you keep things casual or decide to dress it up, you’ll fall in love over and over again.

Our Navy/White is the perfect option for an Independence Day celebration – pair it with a red shell or a red flat for a truly patriotic look.  Ming-Wang-June-2015-Newsletter-Spring--Style-2015-Look3 Find this outfit: Ming Wang M6076A White/Navy Jacket (available in Missy sizes at Dillard’s, and Women’s sizes at Von Maur), Red Tank Top, Jean Shorts, Statement Necklace, Shoulder Bag, Bright Red Lipstick, White Sandals.

Ming-Wang-June-2015-Newsletter-Look-2Find this outfit: Ming Wang M6099A Ocean/Black/White Jacket (available at Von Maur),
Yellow Dress, Statement Necklace, Statement Earrings, Satchel, Sandals.

Ming-Wang-June-2015-Newsletter-Look-1 Find this outfit: Ming Wang M6114A Dragonfly/White/Black Jacket (available in Petite’s at Von Maur), Tank Top, Midi Skirt, Black Drop Earrings, Gold/White Necklace, Shoulder Bag, Heels.

Look Who’s Wearing Ming Wang!

Now you have yet another reason to adore Wendy Williams, Paula Faris and Robin Roberts – they’re all fans of Ming Wang! In the past month, we’ve seen all three ladies proudly sporting Ming Wang on the small screen.

Don’t you think they look radiant? paulaPaula is wearing our M6020E.robin1Robin is wearing our M6062A.

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.31.04 PMWendy is wearing our M6057A (also available in Missy).