Fall Jackets

Gucci‘s Alessandro Michele has truly set a trend by embellishing his designs in all sorts of ways.
Many designers are following his playful approach to fashion. Featuring embroideries, patches, slogans on all sorts of classic silhouettes, this lovely outerwear will keep you warm and chic this fall.


Calf hair-paneled embellished denim jacketicon by Gucci


Painted metallic leather biker jacket by Mira Mikati


Cityscrape embroidered leather and satin jacket by Coach

Embellished leather-trimmed shell bomber jacketicon by Opening Ceremony

Embellished appliquéd wool-felt bomber jacketicon by Miu Miu


Embellished silk-satin bomber jacketicon by Valentino


Leather biker jacket with appliqués by Saint Laurent

Enjoy your Sunday!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Trending – The Army-Green Bomber Jacket

Update your outerwear edit with one of those amazing army-green bomber jackets. No outerwear trend has caught on quite as rapidly as bomber jackets have over the past year. It is quite obvious why… First, practicality. They’re ideal for in between seasons and vary in weight and fabrication, meaning you’ll be able to find one that’s light enough for summer and also one that’s warm enough for winter. Essentially, they’re a year-round staple.

1 Rockstud satin bomber jacket by Valentino
icon2 Oversized pleated shell bomber jacket by MM6 Maison Margiela
3 Bomber jacket by Saint Laurent
4 Bomber jacket by Miu Miu
Ribbed jersey-trimmed shell bomber jacket by Sacai
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My absolute favorite: Balenciaga‘s bomber jacket has everything you would look for, even the iconic orange lining. The satin-like technical fabrication is water repellent, allowing for a cool look rain or shine. I love!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, © Getty Images

Must-Have: The Embellished Bomber Jacket

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Embellished bomber jackets have been making quite the statement in recent designer collections. There is something special about this style. It is the contrast of the ornate embroidery, the floral embellishments or the vibrant hues on the sporty silhouette that everybody loves about them. And there is no end, the Pre-Fall 2016 collections are already filled with those must-haves.

Here are my favourites that are waiting for you:

Cecily embroidered crepe bomber jacketicon by Jonathan Saunders
2 Oriental Garden embellished crepe bomber jacket by Needle & Thread
Metallic leather bomber jacket by Gucci
Satin and lace-paneled tulle bomber jacket by 3.1 Phillip Lim
Floral-intarsia stretch-knit bomber jacket by Alexander McQueen
6 Lace bomber jacket by Gucci
Embellished striped wool and linen-blend and leather bomber jacket by Saint Laurent
(Amazing dinosaur embellishment on the back.)
Embroidered cotton and silk bomber jacket by Alexander McQueen
(Gorgeous floral embroidery on the back.)

I love bomber jackets. Here are some previous posts:

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Embellished satin bomber jacket by Saint Laurent

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Embroidered chiffon and twill bomber jacket iconby 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Stills: Courtesy of the Brands
Photos: David Shama

The Difference a Jacket Makes

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Today’s post is dedicated to jackets as they finish off a look perfectly and are the perfect mid-season solution. The right jacket can do wonders. Invest in good quality, the same goes for shoes and bags. But no worries, you don’t need to spend a fortune. The German fashion house BASLER offers great choices for an amazing price. Below, I styled some outfits for you including all kinds of jackets by BASLER.

School House Chic

SCHOOL HOUSE CHIC

A vibrant colourful jacket can take your look to style goddess allure in a second as you see here. The classic cut gives BASLER‘s pink blazer its contemporary appeal. Slip it on with boyfriend jeans and sneakers to master smart/casual cool.

Pink blazer and floral shirt, both by BaslerLe Garcon distressed slim boyfriend jeans iconby Frame DenimChuck Taylor All Star canvas sneakers by Converse and Antigona shopping tote iconby Givenchy.

Weekend Brunch

WEEKEND BRUNCH

BASLER‘s tailoring skills are showcased to perfection in this beautifully crafted dotted blazer, a smart coverup that will make an elegant addition also to your professional portfolio.

Jacket with polka dots, matching wide pants with belt, both by Baslerscalloped satin and chiffon camisole by Kate Moss for Topshopiconleather and snake clutch by Michael KorsGommino patent-leather loafers iconby Tod’s and On A Promise round-frame acetate sunglasses by House of Holland.

Chic Weekend Style

CHIC WEEKEND STYLE

Cropped jackets are among my favorites as they are so feminine. The construction of this piece by BASLER is complex, but it’s so easy to wear – team yours with a colorful dress, as pictured here, and enjoy that all eyes will be on you.

Cropped black and white jacket, green Palm Beach dress, both by Baslergold-plated chain-link necklace by Ben-Amun, leather sandals by Alexander McQueen and multicoloured bag by Chanel.

Beach Party

BEACH PARTY

Sequins sparkling in the sunlight are just stunning and scream attention. Elegant eveningwear demands a suitably chic coverup and BASLER has the perfect piece matching all sorts of styles.

Sequined blazer and studded belt, both by Baslerwhite dress by Alice + Oliviacrystal-embellished raffia shoulder bag by Dolce & Gabbana and leather sandals by Givenchy.

Tropical Vacation

TROPICAL VACATION

A belted jacket is the coolest way to cover up this summer. BASLER‘s safari-style version’s longer length makes it perfect for layering.

Belted linen jacket, white blousescarf with lace and animal print, bag, all by Baslercady shorts by Chloé, sneakers by Nike and woven hat by Eugenia Kim.

Have a lovely weekend!

LoL, Sandra

Moto Jackets – F/W 2013 Must-Have Items

Trend F:W 2013 Moto Jackets

The Moto Jacket (aka fall’s must-have itemshould be in your closet right now.

Just when I thought it had gone to biker heaven, this topper pops up on most of the major F/W 2013 runways in every way possible, floral at Givenchy, classic at Saint Laurent and sexy at Jason Wu. The biker jacket is a super-easy way to work this season’s grunge trend and to add some edge to any outfit. Try one of these amazing ones below:

Moto Jackets FW 2013

Leather biker jacket iconby Balmain
Cracked-leather biker jacket by Proenza Schoulericon
3 Two-tone textured-leather biker jacket by Faith Connexion
Hyde paneled leather biker jacket iconby IRO
Jovanna neon stretch-denim biker jacket iconby Karl Lagerfeld
Herringbone wool-blend biker jacket iconby Junya Watanabe
Karle leather biker jacket iconby J Brand
Leopard-print ribbed leather jacket by 3.1 Phillip Limicon
9 Trompe l’oeil leather biker jacket by Alexander Wang

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Saint Laurent Biker JacketClassic leather biker jacket by Saint Laurent (my favourite one as you can see above)

McQueen Biker JacketRoyal blue nubuck biker jacket iconby Alexander McQueen (now on my wish list)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via style.com, © Sandra Bauknecht

The Little Black Jacket – Edition 2013

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In 2012, Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld joined forces to curate ‘The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited’, which presented stunning photographs of stylish celebrities boasting their interpretation of Chanel‘s timeless and iconic black jacket. Over the last year, the book and exhibition were celebrated in cities across the globe.

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Some of those photos were even the inspiration for Karl Lagerfeld’s artwork Fire Etchings, presented at Galerie Gmurzynska in February 2013 in St. Moritz.

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This year, a new expanded edition of the book will go on sale (Steidl, Göttingen, 2013, 280 pages. Available in selected bookstores, €78).

For this occasion, Karl Lagerfeld has once again focused his lens on twenty or so international celebrities and close friends of the House, including Keira Knightley, Diane Kruger, Carla Bruni and Carole Bouquet. The photo shoot took place in Paris in the couturier’s studio in January 2013. Taking time out from their busy schedules, the celebrities all enthusiastically reinterpreted the little black jacket in their own inimitable style. Once more Karl Lagerfeld illustrates the universality of the Chanel jacket, one of fashion’s most legendary and timeless pieces.

Here is a sneak preview of how stunning Diane Kruger looks in it:

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The exhibition is at the moment in Milan and opening next in Dubai on April 27, 2013. For more information, please click here.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel

Pre-Shopping Event: Acne

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Originally established as a creative consultancy, Acne (Ambition to Create Novel Expressions) was born when Jonny Johansson’s jeans designs became a hit with his clients. For a casual-cool update, look out for biker jackets, It-girl boots and signature skinny denim.

For the next three days, you have the privilege to shop these items before they are available to all mytheresa.com customers. Click here to be transferred directly.

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The ‘Rita’ jacket has become a firm favorite with the style set, and has been seen on the likes of Alexa Chung and Blake Lively. Updated in shearling, this tobacco and light-gray version is made for fall.

For the uber-hip among you, Acne revamps its cult  jacket for the new season in zesty yellow. Finished with silver zips and a luxuriously soft cream interior, it will seriously amplify your round-the-clock wardrobe. Who said cold-weather dressing can’t be colorful? This vibrant colour is available at net-à-porter.com.

LoL, Sandra

The Best Sunnies and a Spring Floral Crush

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Here they are the best sunnies available at the moment, the Audrey sunglasses

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…and my newest Spring crush, the floral shopping tote, both by Céline and in stores now.

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Céline used this amazing floral print also for their Resort 2012 ready-to-wear collection. The leather biker jacket is so divine that I am dying to get my hands on it!

LoL, Sandra

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The Balenciaga.Leather Biker Jacket

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Spotted on many celebrities, the Balenciaga.Leather biker jacket can be named a true classic. Each season, the French fashion house is launching it in new tempting colours.  The jacket has long sleeves, zip up detail and is made of 100% lamb skin.

While the classic black version never goes out of style, your daydream calls probably for a slightly more whimsical iteration of the biker look.

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I am having it in a bright orange and I am loving it! Below I am wearing it with leather pants by Balenciaga, a top by Miu Miu, shoes by YSL and a daisy necklace by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

LoL, Sandra

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The Heritage Collection by Closed

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As a clothing brand, Closed dates back to the late Seventies and originated out of Italy. The brand quickly captured the market with their new denim design approach which has been the first alternative to ordinary 5-pocket jeans.

Denims and chinos are Closed’s core competences. The idea behind every new design is “form follows function”and this approach resulted in the DNA of the brand – the X-Pockets.

Now available is the Heritage collection which offers casual styles for a great price. Below you can see how cute those pieces can look.

And the clutch by Jeremy Scott would be a hilarious addition to your Closed look…

LoL, Sandra

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