The Greatest Barbie Collaboration Ever

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Life in plastic — it’s fantastic! British accessories designer Charlotte Olympia, known for her fun patterns and cheeky designs, brings our childhood dreams to life with this pink-tastic collection of clutches and shoes in collaboration with Barbie®.

Personally speaking, the greatest Barbie® collaboration ever!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Mattel and Charlotte Olympia
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Exclusive Collection – Moschino & Barbie®

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Don’t miss the exclusive Moschino Barbie® and ready-to-wear capsule collection, launching today on Net-à-Portericon. For the Italian fashion house’s S/S 2015 show, creative director Jeremy Scott chose Barbie® as his stylish muse (for a previous post, click here please).

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Only 700 versions of this iconic doll have been produced and each one comes boxed alongside a selection of accessories, including a quilted backpack, sunglasses and a logo tee. Use the accompanying presentation stand to fully showcase her outfit.

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Along with this collector’s edition Barbie® doll comes an 8-piece RTW collection, which includes life-sized versions of some of the same pieces along with two Moschino Barbie® doll emblazoned t-shirts. I am loving it!

TO SHOP THE EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION, CLICK HERE PLEASE.
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LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Net-à-Porter

Happy Glamoween

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Goth glam with a quirky twist – this Halloween we’re all about velvet, flowy 70’s dresses and fun accessories. H&M offers a great selection of dress-up pieces for adults and kids (see below):

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Use Halloween as an excuse to bring out your inner glam goth. (Not to be confused with glam rock.) For inspiration, turn to fictional style icons like Morticia Addams, Jessica Lange in «American Horror Story: Coven» or Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer in «The Witches of Eastwick».
Or just Cher, period.

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This season’s It-item – the 70’s maxi or midi dress – is the perfect hero of the glamoween look, and don’t forget to top it off with the perfect shade of “blood” red for lips and nails.

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If you are more opting for an investment in something you could wear all year, I recommend brands such as Balmain and Givenchy this season. They have great velvet dresses with that certain goth attitude that could be transformed with the right accessories into the perfect Halloween outfit. And then it is truly time for GLAMOWEEN!!!

Get the look: Feather and raccoon jacket and velvet ruffle midi dress, bothicon by Givenchy, satin belt by Balmainembroidered collaricon by Vivetta«Black Spider» hairbandicon by Caterina Capellidouble feather-embellished silk-trimmed leather tickler and iconMy Tie leather and silk-charmeuse cuffs, both by Kiki de Montparnasse and Horatio leather and jacquard platform sandals by Paul Andrew.
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LoL, Sandra

Photo (Cover): Magnus Torsne, Styling: Emma Elwin
Photo «The Witches of Eastwick»: All Over Press
Stills: Courtesy of the Brands

Next Season’s Trend: Being Pregnant

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Mother’s Day came early at Dolce & Gabbana’s F/W 2015 show, it was obviously another of the designer duo’s beautiful celebrations of the Italian family. The collection was simply titled “Viva la Mamma” and inspired by the woman who’s the heart of the family.

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Celebrating motherhood on so many levels, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana sent models down the runway with their babies and kids, including the perennial D&G muse, Bianca Balti, who is highly pregnant with her second child, to roaring applause. Being pregnant seems to be the next season’s trend, so ladies get ready!

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The collection on display matched the mother-loving theme: decidedly feminine dresses and skirts adorned with roses, lace and even embroidered doodles by their own nieces and nephews (in the same vein as Angelina Jolie’s wedding veil). Great news is that Moda Operandi is inviting you be to relive the magic with their newest trunkshow which includes all of our favorites, fresh off the runway!

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Whether you gravitated towards the children’s doodles or the roses – they now have it live. It is your chance to get your favorite pieces in your size and no wait list required!

TO PRE-ORDER THE DOLCE & GABBANA F/W 2015 COLLECTION, PLEASE CLICK HERE. icon
The trunkshow ends on March 16 at 10 am EDT.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana, Pietro D’Aprano/Getty Images and Moda Operandi

You Give Smiles

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La Roche-Posay Switzerland supports a great fundraiser together with the Theodora Foundation and you can be part of it. All you have to do is post a selfie with your favorite product of the brand on Instagram with the hashtag #yougivesmiles or download directly to the La-Roche Posay homepage. For every picture posted until March 31, 2015, one Theodora artist will visit a sick child in the hospital and give him or her back a smile.

So whip out your smartphone, overcome your fear of selfless, grab your favorite La Roche-Posay product and join the fun. Don’t forget any participation conjures a smile on a child’s face!

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Here you see mine! I love their Eau Thermale that delivers the freshness of spring water to your face every time you need it during the day! And one tip, it makes your makeup last longer if you spray it after your application in the morning…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of La Roche-Posay and © Sandra Bauknecht

Barbie Lagerfeld

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Tata! Here are the first pics of of the highly-­anticipated collector toy, Barbie Lagerfeld, a collaboration between Mattel, Inc. and KARL LAGERFELD.

Taking inspiration from the the designer’s signature style, Barbie Lagerfeld is dressed in his likeness with accents taken from the real KARL LAGERFELD line. Borrowing from Karl’s iconic silhouette, the doll wears a tailored black jacket, white high-collared men’s shirt with French cuffs and black satin cravat finished off with fitted black jeans featuring the iconic all-over head print. The exclusive doll is adorned in accessories that include black fingerless gloves, sunglasses, black ankle boots and a leather purse with silver metallic accents.

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The worldwide launch is set for Monday, September 29, 2014 during Paris Fashion Week. The Platinum-label Barbie Lagerfeld doll will be available in limited quantities (only 999 dolls will be produced) for approximately $200 USD or €200 Euro through exclusive retail channels including; NET-A-PORTERicon, select KARL LAGERFELD retail stores, TheBarbieCollection.com, and Colette in Paris.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld and Mattel, Inc.

Lanvin Petite

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Infused with Jeanne Lanvin‘s timeless modernity and inspired by her daughter Marguerite, LANVIN PETITE reawakens the house’s roots to highlight signature styles in luxurious materials for kids. Debuting in 2011 and just as covetable as the main line, LANVIN PETITE is full of life and charm, opening up the Lanvin universe to mini fashionistas everywhere with the mantra ‘cultivating good taste starts young.’ Ruffles, flowers, hearts and glitter pave the way to S/S 2014.

Shop the collection for little girls with couture tastes right from the start hereicon.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Lanvin

My Cosy Cottage

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Which child doesn’t dream of owning its own home? Thanks to MY COSY COTTAGE, this wish can come true, your little one can have his or her little villa in the garden.

Jutta von Braunmühl, founder and mother of three, had the idea a few years ago when she was looking for playhouses. Today, she offers in her showroom in Munich fairytale children’s handcrafted wooden cottages and little houses made to order.

Great news is that MY COSY COTTAGE is now exclusively available at KIDS DESIGN LAKESIDE in Switzerland.

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My Little Stanglwirt, inspired by the famous eponymous 5 star hotel in Austria. Have a look at this previous post where I am standing in front of this cute playhouse in Kitzbuehel.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of My Cosy Cottage

Charity Project: Ladurée and Uniqlo

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Ladurée has joined the famous Japanese brand Uniqlo for an amazing charity project. From this uber-cute collaboration, emerges a mini collection of T-shirts very “Ladurée”, for women, teenagers and young girls. A part of the profits will be donated to a Japanese charity organization to help the children victims of the tsunami that shook Japan.

Now in stores at Uniqlo boutiques only, Paris, New York, London, Tokyo. You can also shop those cuties online here. (If you are not living in the US, I recommend ordering via myus.com).

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Ladurée and Uniqlo

Lala Berlin for Stylish Babies

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Fashion Designer, Leyla Piedayesh, famous for her knitwear designs, has teamed up with Cybex to create a limited edition Callisto 3-in-1 travel system. Piedayesh, also a mother, took up the challenge as she knows too well the importance of having a pram that is not only highly functional but also compliments your style.

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The Lala Berlin collection features skulls in a striking hand stitched design with a cute baby twist of bows, bow-ties, eye-patches, prams and dummies. The range includes the city pram, travel system and luxury buggy along with stylish tote bag and small footmuff. Additional accessories are also available. For more information, please click here.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Cybex and Lala Berlin