Pre-Shopping: Stella McCartney F/W 2012

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Stella McCartney knows exactly how women want to dress right now and she proves it again this season with a collection of easy, beautiful pieces. Cue the much talked about mixed-media dress with the kicky skirt and high collar. A bright blue runs through the collection providing a flash for your traditionally dark winter wardrobe.

Those runway dresses are on every fashionista’s shopping list. This is your chance to shop them before they are available to all mytheresa customers during the next three days. Just click on the highlight text under the desired item to be transferred directly. And wouldn’t that Falabella leopard clutch just be the icing on the cake?!

LoL, Sandra

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Duchess satin and tweed mixed-media dress

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Tweed and duchess satin mixed-media dress

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Imprinted royal blue crepe dress

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Falabella leopard print clutch

Photos: Courtesy of Stella McCartney, mytheresa

Are You RED-dy or Not?

Star Style Red-dy or not

Red is such a big trend for F/W 2012 and there is no other colour that has such a “wow”-effect! In every holiday season, the eye-catching red dress is always in the forefront of the fashion trend and celebrities know use the vibrant, powerful shade to their advantage. A lady in red is such a head turner wherever she goes. It makes her instantly stand out in the crowd.

When it comes to red carpet glamour, Kate Perry, Claire Danes and Reese Witherspoon show us how it works. Shop their amazing gowns now, just click on the highlighted text below.

Kate Perry Red-dy or not

Kate Perry wowed in this stunning strapless intense-red velvet dress iconby Dolce & Gabbana.

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The flow of Claire Danes‘s lace and ruffled silk-organza gown iconby Valentino is extraordinary.

Reese Witherspoon-red-dy-or not

Reese Witherspoon radiates Old Hollywood glamour in this strapless crimson silk-taffeta gown iconby Zac Posen.

Are you RED-dy?

LoL, Sandra

Lanz Dirndls – Simply Lanzy!

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The Oktoberfest is not only about drinking specially brewed beer. The biggest folk festival in the world is also a showcase for beautiful dirndls – Southern Germany’s traditional dress. Guaranteed to make every woman beautiful, turn up the wow factor in a LANZ dirndl.

Based in Salzburg, the Austrian brand is synonymous with exquisitely made, traditional and classic dirndls. Founded in 1922 by Josef Lanz and Fritz Mahler, the company has grown into a world-famous brand worn by A-listers like Caroline of Monaco, Queen Elizabeth II of England, Elisabeth Taylor, among others. Long or short, complete with signature blouses and pinafores, a Lanz Dirndl is a timeless investment, destined to become a forever piece in your wardrobe. Personally speaking, I have never seen a woman who doesn’t look absolutely stunning in a dirndl. Such a feminine addition to your wardrobe, refine your Oktoberfest repertoire no matter where you are living.

Choose from among six pieces, four of which have been created exclusively for mytheresa.com.
Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

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DIRNDL 2
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DIRNDL 3

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DIRNDL 4
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DIRNDL 5

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DIRNDL 6
Exclusive to mytheresa.com

Photos: Courtesy of mytheresa.com and Lanz

Exclusive: The Margot Lantern Dress in Blue

Margot Lantern Dress in Blue

Do you remember the beautiful Margot lantern dress by Roksanda Ilincic? It is now available in a gorgeous blue hue with yellow zip detail exclusively at matchesfashion.com iconfor £950. To shop, please click here.

I am completely in love with this dress and you?

LoL, Sandra

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Race in Grace

The Race Dress

At the Formula One Grand Prix race on Sunday, May 27, Princess Charlene appeared in a Caraibe crêpe marocain Grand Prix dress iconby her all-time favourite Akris. The amazing print shows little race cars. Call this dressing for the occassion!

I have to admit that I am always proud when my fashion prediction comes true. Last October, I wrote that this would be the perfect dress for the princess to wear to this prestigious event.
(For the previous post, please click here.)

If you want to be on the fast lane fashionwise, shop the look hereicon.

LoL, Sandra

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Queen of Chic

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All eyes are on Britain right now as the nation prepares for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. To celebrate, I would like to spotlight more of the signature style of the (grand)mother of all fashion icons and the cool Britannia must-have sweaters you need to pledge allegiance and join the party.

Tuck Union Jack-print silk-chiffon dress iconby Vivienne Westwood Gold Label
Long Ball Union Jack-print silk-georgette gown iconby Vivienne Westwood Gold Label
Aireshire printed cotton-jersey sweatshirt iconby Aubin & Wills
Union Jack Bag sequined merino wool sweater iconby Markus Lupfer
Crown sequined merino wool sweater iconby Markus Lupfer

For the previous post on the most stylish Union Jack accessories, please click here.

LoL, Sandra

Dirndl Premiere – It’s Pre-Wiesn Time!

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German fashion house Basler will be launching their first Dirndl collection during the so-called “Nacht der Tracht” tomorrow at Munich’s famous Löwenbräukeller. It is going to be a fun packed evening with lots of local celebrities as models for the fashion show.

Here is your sneak preview of this very colourful and fun collection. Peacock, leopard and tiger prints embellish the Bavarian dresses designed by Basler’s Creative Director Brian Rennie, who was with Escada before.

Makes me truly miss my time in Munich…

LoL, Sandra

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A Must for S/S 2012: D&G’s Final Scarf Prints

D&G Prints

Those tiered „scarf“ printed maxi dresses with colourful, intricate motifs recall the lavish decadence of the early Nineties. The time when Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana‘s diffusion line D&G launched in 1994.

Those must-have gowns are your chance to invest in a piece of fashion history as the designer duo showed their final D&G collection for S/S 2012 with a masterful tribute to the label’s history reinvigorating archive prints to create a fabulously feminine collection.

Please click hereicon to shop those must-have looks.
Bye-bye D&G, you will be missed!

LoL, Sandra

Trend Alert Resort 2012: Two-Tone

Two-Tone

Keep it simple and chic with a black and white two-tone dress or a sophisticated overall. Master the ladylike mood of the moment with clean-cut silhouettes and invest in one of those statement pieces that you will enjoy for many seasons.

Color-block stretch-jersey shift dress iconby Gucci
2 Two-tone crepe dress iconby Stella McCartney
3 Two-tone cashmere dress iconby Gucci
4 Ester crepe jumpsuit iconby IRO
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Two-tone crepe dress with bow details by Valentinoicon
6 Two-tone jersey and silk dress iconby Jay Ahr
7 Two-tone silk and metallic leather dress by Gucciicon
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Walky two-tone textured-leather tote iconby Yves Saint Laurent

Metallic leather or golden accessories will complement your look perfectly.

LoL, Sandra

Shop the Look: Fresh Florals

Fresh Florals Dresses

In the mood to shop the floral trend for S/S 2012?
Here are the best pieces available at the moment.
Just click on the highlighted text to be transferred directly! Happy Shopping!

DRESSES

1 Floral-print silk crepe de chine dress by Dolce & Gabbana
2 Floral-print silk crepe de chine dress iconby Sonia Rykiel
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Floral-print silk-chiffon dress iconby Jason Wu

Fresh Florals- Skirts

SKIRTS

1 Floral-print silk-georgette skirt iconby Proenza Schouler
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Embroidered tulle skirt iconby Marc Jacobs (my personal must-have)
Floral-print ruched silk-chiffon skirt iconby Jason Wu

Fresh Florals- Tops

TOPS

1 Floral-print jacquard blazer iconby Etro
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Rose-print silk blouse by Prabal Gurung
3 Shay floral-print silk scarf iconby Jimmy Chooicon

Fresh Florals- Gowns

GOWNS

1 Lucietta floral-print silk crepe de chine gown iconby Erdem
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Draped floral-print silk-chiffon gown iconby Roberto Cavalli

LoL, Sandra