Jeremy Scott for Longchamp, editions 2006 – 2016
In 2006, the very classic House of Longchamp teamed up with fashion’s favourite enfant terrible, Jeremy Scott, much to everyone’s shock and surprise. Contrary to what people expected, the pairing of traditional French with American pop was perfect, with Jeremy Scott revolutionizing the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag each season, ever since.
The «Long Distance Call» bag by Jeremy Scott for Longchamp, 2016
This year’s edition, the «Long Distance Call» bag is inspired by a trip to space, in the depths of a mysterious universe where stars, planets and pink phones perfectly align. The 80s-style graphic print adds a vintage touch. Are you ready to embark on this new adventure?
Get your ticket for the “Jeremy Scott for Longchamp” galaxy exclusively at Colette now and in Longchamp points of sale later from June 2016.
Photos: Courtesy of Longchamp
«Today is a good day», a mantra we should always tell ourselves. If we feel comfortable in our skin, it is most likely to be a great one. So let’s start with the perfect outfit in the morning. Here you see me on my way to the Bulgari fragrance presentation at Shui Tang in Zurich’s Niederdorf (click here for the previous post) happy as a bug… as I really love my new shoes!
My look: Eska cut-out leather seamed drape dress by Tibi, nude cardigan with elbow patches by Prada, belted leather jacket and fringed cracked-leather pumps, both by Gucci, Cara Delevingne studded leather backpack by Mulberry, «Dior Split» sunglasses and «Tribale» earrings, both by Dior.
Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
Sending you many kisses with today’s outfit post! Wear your lipstick not on your lips, but on your clothes and accessories. Too cool… and at least a little fun in this rainy weather.
My look: Wool toggle coat by Gucci, printed silk crepe de chine shirt and Monogramme lipstick printed textured-leather clutch, both by Saint Laurent, leather and jersey leggings by Givenchy, ankle boots with zipper by Prada, pearl earrings by Chanel and Horsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ring by Gucci Fine Jewellery.
Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
Alexa Chung is a fan and we are, too. Here is the fastest manicure. Painting your nails will never be the same again with NAILS INC’s ‘Spray Can’ polish. Designed to be as quick and easy as applying perfume, it goes on by simply misting over fingertips to achieve a super smooth finish. You have to use a base coat and can wash the excess away with warm soapy water after spraying. Or use a cleansing wipe when on the go. You will be left with a perfectly applied manicure. We will never have to go all chipped and half-painted again!
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Photos: Courtesy of NAILS INC
La Colle Noire is the newest addition to the Collection Privée de Christian Dior. A mysterious name for a place dear to the House of Dior.
The new sunny composition is in homage to the land of Grasse, which plays a vital role in the history of Dior fragrances, and to its flower queen, Rose de Mai. Located not far from Grasse, the Château de La Colle Noire was purchased by Christian Dior in 1951. It was, for him, a genuine haven of peace lovingly shaped by his own hand, where he grew his beloved flowers that had already become the signature of Dior fragrances.
François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator, drew inspiration from this bountiful place to build his fragrance around an intense, expressive and dense Absolute of Centifolia Rose. La Colle Noire is an incisive multi-faceted floral fragrance.
«La Colle Noire celebrates Rose de Mai melded with spices, woods, amber and musks. The Grasse Rose is unique, spicy and powerful.
It is not overly sweet, it conveys all the raw and sun-drenched beauty of this region in the south of France.»
François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator
Top Note: Rose de Mai Absolute
Middle Note: Sri Lankan Sandalwood
Base Note: White Musks
Available now for CHF 335.00 (125ml), CHF 480.00 (250ml) and CHF 675.00 (450ml).
Photos: Courtesy of Christian Dior Parfums
During my trip to Cuba with CHANEL, I went on a Hemingway tour, following the footsteps of one of the worlds greatest writers.
My look: Denim top and matching culottes, both by Stella McCartney, Tian slip-on sneakers and Soho mini textured-leather shoulder bag, both by Gucci, sunglasses by Chanel, Portofino Midsize Automatic watch with diamonds and grey alligator bracelet by IWC Schaffhausen and Double C diamond black lacquer white gold ring by Cartier.
First stop was Finca Vigía, the only «real home» the author had in his lifetime. The house is located in a small, modest suburb of Havana named San Francisco de Paula, not too far from the capital city. Today it is a museum. You can only see the rooms from the outside looking inside the windows. It is very impressive to see the place where many masterpieces were written. In the garden there is even a small cemetery where Hemingway had buried his favorite dogs.
Second stop was the charming fishing village Cojímar that was the background for one of Hemingway’s most important works «The Old Man and the Sea» that is based on a real character living in town. The writer came here often by boat and had drinks at the local bar La Terraza. Today, one table with a stunning view from the seaside dining room is still reserved honoring Hemingway. For true literature aficionados, it’s a must see visit.
«But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.»
– Ernest Hemingway
Last stop of my Hemingway Cuba tour was El Floridita, a lovely bar in the center of Havana where the writer enjoyed many of the world’s famous daiquiris. Right to the left when you enter, you will find a life-sized bronze statue of Hemingway leaning his elbow on the mahogany countertop remembering their well-known guest.
On my Hemingway tour Cuba I have learned al lot about the writer’s past and his relationship with the Caribbean country and I can only recommend it! I feel blessed to have experienced the country before it will loose its old-world charm.
Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht