Trend Alert F/W 2011: Blue & Black

Blue & Black

Now that Fashion Week has closed its doors on Paris and we have seen the beauty of the upcoming S/S 2012 season, it is hard to believe that winter is here and it is time we get all dressed up for it!

One of my favourite colour combinations for F/W 2011 is blue & black, a low-contrast but high-impact comboNavy blue works well, but honestly vibrant cobalt is the standout shade to pair with basic black for the perfect winter palette.

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Blast away your winter blues with those beautiful shades! You can shop some of my favourite pieces below to keep your spirits up in the bitter cold. Enjoy!

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Make a stunning appearance in this beautiful cobalt blue gown by Roksanda Ilincic or combine a black top with this stunning maxi length blue skirt by Raoul. To finish off your look, a clutch bag by Fendi and those eye-catching heels by Sergio Rossi would be the perfect choice.

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Another way to work the trend is to focus on the accessories. You can wear a black outfit and add some blue shoes or a cobalt bag for an instant new season upgrade.
Here are my favourites:

1 Classic blue pumps by Christian Louboutin
2 Fur stole by Simonetta Ravizza
3 Bright blue suede boots by Sergio Rossi
4 Strappy python sandals (on sale!) by Alexandre Birman
5 Large hobo bag “Roady” by Yves Saint Laurent
6 Stunning vibrant cobalt suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi
7 A quilted bag by Marc Jacobs
8 A season’s must-have, the floppy hat by Borsalino

So if this winter somebody would ask you if you got the blues, you could proudly say yes!

LoL, Sandra

Shoe Trends for F/W 2011

High-Heeled Loafers

Today’s post is dedicated to the shoe trends for F/W 2011. After having analyzed dozens of shoes, I am happy to give you an insight of what to get. Good news is that the versatility is gigantic and that every women will find something to love. Round and pike toes are both in vogue, so just stick to your favourite version.

You can shop my must-have selection by clicking on the highlighted designer name.

The shoe of the season is the high-heeled loafer.


My favourite high-heeled loafer is this one by Alexander Wang.


Which heel shape is trendy? All! Spike heels compete with the chunky ones for your desire while wedges remain the stars of the season.



My favourite is this stiletto pumps by Camilla Skovgaard.


It seems that we cannot get enough of the wedge and platform trend. The look has transferred to the winter from last season.


My favourite wedges are the gold ones Yves Saint Laurent.


Patent leather, suede and satin are among designer’s perfered materials for their winter collections. I recommend a vibrant, bold hue.


My favourite is the berry-coloured suede model by Christian Louboutin.


Reptile skins are very trendy this season, with python as the absolute must-have.


My favourite are the patchwork python boots by Missoni.


One more material is worth mentioning: Metallic leather which comes in a large variety of colours and shine, not only suitable for nighttime. Enlighten your day with a pair of glittering heels.


My favourite are the metallic booties by Heather Williams.


Lacing is a sexy detail and has been seen on many runways.


My favourite model with laces is the boot by Balmain.


This winter you should add plenty of buckles to your look as they adorn many shoes.


My favourite is the shearling fur low boot by Etro.

LoL, Sandra

Fashion Favourites for F/W 2011

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Summer has officially just started, but when it comes to fashion, we are right in the middle of winter.
The F/W 2011 ad campaigns are popping up and one of the most talked about this season is Prada’s „fashion maximalism“. Shot by Steven Meisel, the photos show never-before-seen faces such as Frida Gustavsson, Ondria Hardin, Dorte Limkilde, Kelly Mittendorf, Antonia Wesseloh and Julia Zimmer.

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One thing is for sure, same as the S/S 2011 banana prints, those trompe l’oeil boots in bright and exotic skins will be seen everywhere the next season and the `60s colour block shift dress will be on every fashionista’s shopping list.

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It wouldn’t be Miuccia Prada, if she didn’t surprise us once more. The face of her Miu Miu F/W 2011 ad campaign is 14-year-old actress Hailee Steinfeld who was photographed by Bruce Weber.

After nine seasons working with Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Miu Miu is going in a new direction, with this different and fresh campaign.

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Those glitter booties are sure to get even more buzz, they are to-die-for! Same as the oversized clutch bags, preferably in fur.

LoL, Sandra