Gucci Garden Exclusive Online Collection


Today, Gucci is launching an online exclusive collection of women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, available solely on Known as Gucci Garden, this capsule is characterised by a new print created by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, which showcases flora and fauna symbols that are part of the House’s new design lexicon. The Gucci Garden special collection is delivered in exclusively designed packaging – black-pink-and-red gift boxes and paper bags.

Here are some of the highly exclusive pieces:


Gucci Garden exclusive silk shirt

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iconGucci Garden exclusive Dionysus shoulder bag

iconGucci Garden exclusive silk skirt


LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Gucci



Here’s a trend that has been taking flight for some time now: butterflies! Embroidered onto outerwear at  Valentino and stitched on a Gucci sweater, the butterfly is about everywhere this fall.

1 Butterfly embellished wool sweatericon by Gucci for Net-à-Porter
2 Butterfly-embroidered canvas guitar strap for handbag iconby Valentino
3 Fil coupé silk-blend scarf by Alexander McQueen
icon4 Butterfly crocodile small clutch bag by Nancy Gonzalez
icon5 Appliquéd stretch-suede over-the-knee bootsicon by Valentino
6 3D Glitter Butterfly Sunglasses by Anna-Karin Karlsson
Chiara metallic patent-leather platform sandals by Sophia Webster


A piece of art: the embroidered cotton coat by Valentino.


I am literally dying for those appliquéd stretch-suede over-the-knee boots by Valentino, aren’t they to die for?

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Many designers have seeked inspiration from the beautiful world of the butterflies for pre-fall 2016, from left to right: Gucci, Giamba, Valentino and Philipp Plein.

Are you having butterflies in your tummy now like me?

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

The Shoe of the Season: Gucci’s Princetown

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The shoe of the season, Gucci‘s Princetown, comes now with a floral print, appliquéd patches and the gold-toned Horsebit. To die for as I find.

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra


Princetown fur-lined jacquard slippers


Princetown embroidered slipper

iconPrincetown crocodile slipper

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Fashion Trend: Cats

Cats_2016 Stella McCartney’s pre-fall 2016 collection debuted in Los Angeles with a feline theme. At Gucci, an appropriately quirky-looking kitty decorates the must-have wool sweaters. At Charlotte Olympia the ‘Kitty‘ face has become the brand’s signature.

1 Printed silk dress by Stella McCartney
icon2 Cat Falabella cross-body bag by Stella McCartney
icon3 Embroidered striped wool and cashmere-blend sweatericon by Gucci
4 Cat Ears rose gold-plated topaz ring by Aamaya By Priyanka
icon5 Mid-Century Kitty embroidered velvet point-toe flats by Charlotte Olympia
iconKitty embellished Perspex clutch by Charlotte Olympia


Chevron cat-print long-sleeved top by Stella McCartney


Cat appliqué wool sweater by Gucci
iconCat Ladies, meow, this pet is in big this upcoming season!

LoL, Sandra

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The Jacket Everyone Will Be Talking About


Everybody will be talking about GUCCI’s embroidered denim jacket this season. And not only because Rihanna wore it recently in Los Angeles. The object of desire is from the brand’s pre-fall 2016 collection.

Personally speaking, I am anyway deeply impressed by Creative Director Alessandro Michele. With his appointment, the Italian House has gone to new strengths. Everywhere you look, you see the brand’s must-have pieces, on the streets or on many celebrities.


Embellishments, especially in the form of embroideries, play a very distinctive part in Michele’s collections. This denim jacket comes with a mix of birds, butterflies and flower applications. My favorite is the back where a huge tiger head graces the jacket along with the printed phrase graphics “l’aveugle par amour” which translates to “love is blind“. That, paired with a shearling lining, makes the piece an instant hit and will for sure turn heads this season.


LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Gucci, Xposure

The Most Important Pre-Fall 2016 Trends

Pre-Fall2016_Cover_Trends Leopard, tiered skirts, shearling, and more – the new pre-fall 2016 collections are starting to hit the shelves. Most summer trends are here to stay, look for lingerie dresses, lace and fabulous pleated skirts to update your wardrobe. Have fun!


Pre-Fall 2016 TREND 1: LEOPARD
Giambattista Valli – Stella McCartney – Alexander Wang

Leopard is never truly out, but this season it comes roaring back like crazy.


Get the trend now: Leopard-matelassé coat by Lanvin


iconPre-Fall 2016 TREND 2: SHEARLING
Burberry – Carven – Paco Rabanne

The cozy outerwear continues its dominance in trim and is a must for this fall.


Get the trend now: Shearling vest by Donna Karan New York


Pre-Fall 2016 TREND 3: MODERN FUR
Fendi – Valentino – Lanvin

Dream pieces that are to die for. Look for flora and fauna motifs on fur coats and jackets to get the ultimate style upgrade.


Get the look now: Bambi floral-print faux fur jacket by Shrimps

iconPre-Fall 2016 TREND 4: POWER SUITS
Tibi – Prabal Gurung – Bottega Veneta

Let’s take it from the boys. Pantsuits come in all varieties, better then ever.


Get the trend now: Silk-trimmed wool-twill blazer iconand pants iconby Gucci

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iconPre-Fall 2016 TREND 5: KELLY GREEN
Sally LaPointe – Delpozo – Emporio Armani

This eye-catching hue is defintely nothing for the shy, but Kermit would surely love it.


Get the look now: Floral-lace mini dress by Dolce & Gabbana

Prefall 2016_Pleated Skirts

Gucci – 3.1 Phillip Lim – Max Mara

The right choice for this season’s party dressing: the pleated skirt stays in full force.


Get the look now: Pleated silk-blend jacquard midi skirt by Gucci


Pre-Fall 2016 TREND 7: BLACK LACE
Michael Kors Collection – Chanel – Elie Saab

Feminine, sophisticated, well-placed lace is taking center stage this pre-fall among fashion lovers.


Get the look now: Lace-paneled crepe top by Elie Saab

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Pre-Fall 2016 TREND 8: SLIP DRESS
Sonia Rykiel – Givenchy – Altuzarra

The slip dress has made its appearance on the streets this summer and will stay for the next months enjoying its full potential outside of the bedroom.


Get the trend now: Lace-trimmed silk-georgette dressicon by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini


Giorgio Armani – Gucci – Oscar de la Renta

The multi-layered dress that has been introduced this summer is about to become a mainstay in our closets.


Get the trend now: Cutout tiered jersey midi dress by Proenza Schoulericon

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands


Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2016 Campaign


Below you can enjoy GUCCIicon’s new campaign for pre-fall 2016, photographed by Glen Luchford. The photos are set in a glass-domed tropical aviary where wild plants and wandering flamingos move freely across patterned rugs and among piles of old books. The images portray an energetic, emotional, surreal riot of colours, textures and movement, recalling the spirit of many of the House’s new flora and fauna-based prints. In this chaotic and cluttered wonderland, more is definitely more. My mantra!

Personally speaking, I am drooling over the pink Sylvie bag, the cat embellished sweaters and shiny pleated skirts. Another collection that is to die for!

Bravo, Alessandro Michele, you are getting better and better!
To visit the GUCCI website click HERE please.

LoL, Sandraicon

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Miu Miu’s Dahlia Bag


MIU MIU is introducing the DAHLIA in avant-premiere from the Pre-fall 2016 collection, the finest and sophisticated version of a traditional hunting bag. Accessorized using perfect cuts, noble fabrics and unique details the new must-have comes in different leather varieties, playing on the whole range of saddler colors, such as brandy, natural, black with a touch of ochre.

Miu Miu Dahlia

The DAHLIA is envisioned in two distinctive varieties; a less structured, cross body model, in two sizes and a more complex construction which can be worn as a precious bejeweled shoulder bag.
A very small quantity will be available to purchase in the MIU MIU boutique located on 92 place Beauvau, Paris. Available now, for a limited time only.

Be ahead of the fashion game. I like and you?

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Miu Miu

The Sylvie Bag


There is a new It-bag waiting for all fashion lovers: GUCCI‘s SYLVIE BAG. Featuring a number of the house’s iconic elements, this new amazing style makes use of the well-known GUCCI iconweb stripe and combines this with a distinctive ornamental chain with a spring-buckle closure, a detail that lends the style a bourgeois confidence.

The house web motif appears as a woollen insert underneath the chain detail – the two decorative elements, hard and soft, combining to create a characterful signature for this neat, structured handbag.

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The shoulder strap is in grosgrain and also features the house web design, and metallic details on its tips. However, the web colour-combination on this grosgrain strap is always different to that on the bag’s web insert, a playful mismatch that contributes to the SYLVIE’s eccentric appeal. For those occasions when a more subdued look is appropriate, each bag also comes with an alternative, matching shoulder strap in plain leather.


• Materials: calf leather, crocodile.
• Colours: green, red, white, black, blue.
• Lining: suede.
• Finish: light gold.
• Inside: zippered pocket, and compartments for mobile phones.

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I love the new SYLVIE BAG but will definitely wait for the Pre-fall 2016 version in pink. Isn’t that one adorable?

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Gucci