Sweet Denim

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In stores now is Miu Miu’s sweet denim collection with which I am completely in love.
The blue fabric is so hip and those pieces will make lots of heads turn after you.

20101217_03_0196Please find herewith a detailed price list:
Denim shirt, 270 Euro – Little denim dress, 520 Euro Long denim dungarees, 590 EuroDenim shoes with flake, 350 EuroDenim bag with gold catch, 695 Euro –  Denim bag, 560 Euro

 

For Miu Miu store locations, please click here.

LoL, Sandra

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The Crochet Wish List

The Crochet Wish List


Aside from the fringe that is coming back in full force (stay tuned for a complete trend report), crochet and macrame were big on the S/S 2011 runways. High-fashion designers were focusing on the delicate and intricate look with a certain `70s allure and even included the accessories.

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Absolutely gorgeous is Stella McCartney’s “Falabella” crocheted tote from the Resort 2011 collection. This ultra-soft bag with its retro-inspired spin is the perfect summer carry-all, providing you with space and style!

Stella2I bought this treasured It-piece reminiscent of an Ibiza holiday gone glam at Salvatore Schito in Zurich who sell a large variety of Stella McCartney pieces. For further information please click here.

LoL, Sandra


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Best of Resort 2011

Best of Resort 2011


If I wet your appetite with my article about the new S/S 2011 collections last week or you are leaving for a sunny and warm place after Christmas, you will love the new Resort 2011 collections that hit the stores daily.
This season is all about femininity, sweet details, a retro vibe and French chic. Enjoy my summary that I put together for you with the best looks available at the moment. Isn’t it always the most exciting time when the new pieces are arriving, I am just loving it….
What a bummer that I cannot wear my new gingham bikini in St. Moritz!

To a beautiful spring!

LoL, Sandra

Resort 2011: Sixties Prep


Flaunt the season’s sexy 60s-look and embody the style of legendary Parisian chic in those stunning Louis Vuitton outfits. Preppy, classy and full of elegance, my favourites!

LOUIS VUITTON -Silk knit dress
$2,220 – louisvuitton.com

LOUIS VUITTON – Belted skirt
price on request – louisvuitton.com

LOUIS VUITTON – Pearl and resin minaudière
price on request – louisvuitton.com

LOUIS VUITTON  – Jacket
price on request – louisvuitton.com

Louis Vuitton – Ankle Boots
price on request – louisvuitton.com


Resort 2011: Freshly Cut


Imagine a bouquet of fresh cut flowers transforming into an appliqué dress. A feminine fusion of romance and seduction, foreunner of this trend: Stella McCartney.

VALENTINO – Floral-appliqué dress
6.900 EUR – net-a-porter.com

STELLA MCCARTNEY – Floral-appliqué top
362 GBP – net-a-porter.com

VALENTINO – Floral-appliqué bag
$2,495 – net-a-porter.com

VALENTINO – Flower Tote
price on request – valentino.com

VALENTINO – Flower Shoe
price on request – valentino.com

VALENTINO – Flower Handle Bag
price on request – valentino.com



Resort 2011: Scallop Details


Scallop details are this spring a glamour girl’s must-have. Take off in prim ensembles and jet-set-ready accessories and the French Riviera will be all yours.

MARC JACOBS – Embroidered Dress
$1,500 – barneys.com

J.CREW – Alexis lace-trimmed silk dress
$200 – net-a-porter.com

MARC JACOBS -Wool blend scalloped tweed coat
1.800 EUR – mytheresa.com

STELLA MCCARTNEY – Bra
€80 – net-à-porter.com

JUDITH LEIBER – Clutch
$3,995 – judithleiber.com

GYMBOREE – Sunglasses
$10 – gymboree.com


Resort 2011: Garden Party


Sip cocktails at a garden party in the most beautiful floral prints. Flower-bedecked accessories complement your sweet style perfectly.

STELLA MCCARTNEY -Floral dress
987 GBP – matchesfashion.com

STELLA MCCARTNEY -Floral tank top
145 EUR – mytheresa.com

LOUIS VUITTON – Dress
price on request – louisvuitton.com

LOUIS VUITTON – Floral flats
$730 – louisvuitton.com


 

Resort 2011: Gingham Love

Channel a sexy innocence in Chanel’s gingham prints, fit for a dip – or just sitting pretty, this is a must for every fashionista.

CHANEL -Tweed bag
$2,450 – chanel.com

CHANEL – Shell clutch
price on request – chanel.com


Resort 2011: Get Nautical


Pack for your trip to the Côte d’ Azur with nautical stripes and take a stroll along the beach in those classics. Cannes do!


Resort 2011: Simply Dotty


Pinpoint spring chic with colorful polka dots and sweetly spotted seperates. Miu Miu shows you how to wear this look.

MIU MIU – Printed silk-satin midi dress
$1,395 – net-a-porter.com

MIU MIU – Printed silk-satin blouse
$835 – net-a-porter.com

DOLCE & GABBANA Polka-dot Pants
375 EUR – mytheresa.com

MARC JACOBS -Polka-dot Ballerinas
300 EUR – mytheresa.com

BARNEYS -Dot Folding Umbrella
$125 – barneys.com


Resort 2011: Tutti Frutti


Start a delicious romance with lemons, cherries and apples. This season’s take on fruity prints, just gets started. Tutti Frutti is this summer’s leitmotif, yummy!

MIU MIU – Printed silk crepe de Chine dress
$1,195 – net-a-porter.com

BLUMARINE – Lemon print Dress
939 EUR – jades24.com

MIU MIU – Apple Chain Necklace
350 EUR – mytheresa.com

ROSITA BONITA – Lemon Necklace
98 GBP – farfetch.com


Resort 2011: Clover Charm


Challenge your luck and embrace spring in those Irish-inspiried beauties. It is time to live like a bee in clover.

YSL – Clover-print silk shirt dress
$2,490 – net-a-porter.com

YSL – T-Shirt with Clover motif
250 EUR – mytheresa.com

MAX AZRIA – Silk-georgette playsuit
$465 – net-a-porter.com

BRIAN ATWOOD -Manic pumps
550 EUR – mytheresa.com

TIFFANY – Four Leaf Clover charm
$350 – tiffany.com

YSL – Clover Leaf Ring
292 EUR – net-a-porter.com

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD – Clover Ring
$176 – zappos.com

YSL -Clover Leaf Sandals
383 GBP – mytheresa.com

VAN CLEEF AND ARPLES – Pattern Earrings
price on request – vancleef-arpels.com

Gucci Resort 2011

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Last weekend on November 20th, which is Universal Children’s Day, Gucci launched their first kids collection for S/S 2011 with worldwide children’s parties at six of the most important flagship stores in Milan, London, NYC, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

At the Gucci store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Jennifer Lopez made a great entrance in two different Gucci outfits, a strapless dress from Resort 2011 and an outstanding black combination from S/S 2011. She looked beautiful with radiant skin, false lashes and shiny hair complementing the amazing outfits.

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The American actress and singer and her two-year-old twins, Max and Emme, star in a special ad campaign for Gucci Kids that was shot in Malibu by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Gucci donated $1 million to UNICEF and $50.000 to Jennifer’s charity, the Maribel Foundation, which focuses on medical care for women and children worldwide.

The fashionable trio looks so adorable on the beach. Jennifer wears pieces from the absolutely gorgeous Resort 2011 collection. The theme of Frida Giannini’s cruise creations is “stylish travel“. Working with a neutral palette of khaki, rust, and army green, the designer also included elements of the equestrian world. This collection is super-wearable with a bit of military and a lot of urban cool. The safari looks present the sexy attitude and glamour Gucci is known for.

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It is not surprisingly that I couldn’t resist. One of my favourite pieces is the military green silk jumpsuit. I rolled up the legs and teamed with some vintage Gucci sandals and a vintage Ralph Lauren belt. The  long 70s inspired earrings are from Chanel Cruise 2011.

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Moreover, I truly adore the brand’s iconic saddle-printed silks in dégradé, a dip-dyed hem. The printed silk-crepe mini skirt (see below) had to be mine. I already wore it with a greige sweater by Stella McCartney, a patchwork Chanel bag and my beloved suede overknees by Gucci, all from F/W 2010. This is a great way of working your new cruise pieces into your winter wardrobe.

The Gucci resort 2011 collection is available now at Gucci stores or at www.net-à-porter.com.

LoL, Sandra

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Zara Steal versus Designer Splurge

Steal versus Splurge

Zara has this months some amazing pieces giving you the opportunity to include some of the new season’s must-haves as well as some solid classics into your wardrobe. Decide for yourself if you want to go steal or splurge. Those styles are both ways great.

I always recommend to understand and recognize quality materials and craftmanship, not only a designer label. With this in mind, you will invest with confidence and mix with less expensive pieces to create your own individual, so hard-to-copy look. But be careful! Your shoes and bag should always be of good quality.

For all Zara pieces click here for the webshop (not available in all countries) or visit the nearest Zara store.
For all designer pieces you just have to click on the label in the text to be transfered directly.

One of the It-pieces for Resort 2011 is Stella McCartney’s ivory wool-twill tuxedo jacket with black and white lapels above.

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Animal prints like cheetah (Azzedine Alaia) or leopard (Chloé) are very trendy at the moment. Spotted on an A-line swinging skirt combined with a leather top (Derek Lam) shows the real fashionista. Suede pumps (Jimmy Choo) are always a good investment.

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The basics are your wardrobe’s building blocks. A bow-tie blouse (Balmain) combined with a pair of wide-leg pants (YSL) is a truly classic look. The colour combination of black and white always in style. Those items will last for years. Shoes by Gucci.

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Of course, no list of basics is complete without the ubiquitous LBD (Little Black Dress) This season has been all about leather and this is going to stay. So why not indulging yourself in the trend material and adding a striking, sizzling touch to the classic piece (Bottega Veneta; Maje). Suede wedges (Bottega Veneta) give another modern, edgy touch.

Happy Smart Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Hello Sunshine, hello Riva!

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Ladies, get ready. A few months ago, I gave you already a glimpse, now it is official! The new must-have nail polish shade from the St. Tropez Chanel Cruise 2011 show, so-called “Riva“, will be in Chanel stores only! on December 1st.
This time, we can enjoy a 70’s inspired beautiful pastel baby blue shade. Even if you have not planned a trip to the caribbean islands, it will also look good in the snowy mountains of St. Moritz.

LoL, Sandra

The PS1 Bag – A Fashionista’s Must

The PS1 Bag


The PS1 bag was launched in 2008 as the first bag of the New York based designer duo Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough for their label Proenza Schouler (their mothers’ respective maiden names). Since then, it has been seen on the arms of the most fashionable people in the world. It comes in three different sizes, large, medium and as a clutch.

Curtain up for the It-bag!


My own PS1 obsession!

My own PS1 obsession!

Its hype seems to have no end. Probably because it is a very practical and stylish bag in one. The medium and the large size have a handle and a detachable knotted shoulder strap, compartments at front, inside and at the back, plus a foldover flap with lock.





The favourite of editors, stylists and A-listers alike, Proenza Schouler’s satchel is a must-have style. Available among others at net-à-porter and Barneys.


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For Resort 2011, the duo gave their bestseller a little make-over and called it the Weekender. It will be released in two different sizes medium and large.
Moreover the iconic PS1 will get a little sister: The Mini PS1 bag.

For this F/W 2011 Proenza Schouler introduced the PS11, the more structured take on the PS1, let’s say the sophisticated sister that will also be staying for Resort 2011.


The PS11 for F/W 2011

PS11 for F/W 2011

PS11 for Resort 2011

PS11 for Resort 2011



One thing is for sure, those bags update every look with downtown cool!

LoL, Sandra

Style Candy: Sarah Jessica Parker

Style Candy

Sarah Jessica Parker attended yesterday in London the S/S 2011 Burberry Prorsum fashion show in an outfit that made her the style candy of the day.

The trendsetting actress wore a brown lace dress from the F/W 2010 line by Burberry Prorsum together with a stunning leather jacket from the upcoming Resort 2011 collection. In case you do not like to wait and would love to save some money, mytheresa sells a very similiar one on sale.

Sarah Jessica Parker topped off her look with a pale rose bag by Alexander McQueen and some killer heels by Nicholas Kirkwood.

Thumbs up!

LoL, Sandra

Ready for Spring

Stella's fabulous Resort Collection

After my Fashion’s Night Out in London, I had another little treat on Thursday. Stella McCartney closed her boutique on Bruton Street in the afternoon to host a small special event for her girlfriends. I was so lucky to be there as well.
The presentation of her fabulous Resort 2011 collection was an eye candy. Gorgeous flower prints reminding me of the works by the Belgian painter and botanist Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) who was called the “Raphael of flowers” evoked a longing for spring. Stella made the prints look as fresh as when first painted.

Slightly clashing pinks, clean whites and vibrant blues gave this collection a fresh and vigorous feeling.  The world’s most famous vegetarian designer who has built an empire on fur-and leather-free products knows her business. Without sacrificing sexiness for sustainability, she mixed elements of the sixties and nineties. The lace fabric with a three-d effect was to die for. I marked my choice with the little hearts.

If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact the London store at .
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In case you are not ready for spring yet, have a look at this stunning winter look that is available now. I am in love with the graphic well-tailored cuts.
By the way, Stella told me that there are no umbrellas this season, it is all about hats for her. Awesome, I am so on for this!

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I will frame it now.

LoL, Sandra

 

Mixed Berries

Berry Hunt at the Emmy Awards 2010


Yesterday, at the 62nd Emmy Awards 2010 in Los Angeles, celebrities went on a berry hunt. The most beautiful dresses were the ones in the must-have berry shades of the season.
Those tones will remain for Resort 2011. Enjoy the sneak preview as most of the gowns have already been from the upcoming collections.

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The US-series Mad Men won again in the category top drama. I would give the award fashionwise in the category “top drama gown” to their supporting actress Christina Hendricks in her lilac Zac Posen Resort 2011 dress that flaunted her curves perfectly and looked so stunning in combination with her flame-red hair.


Mixed Berries for F/W 2010


On the F/W 2010 runways, berry tones were seen everywhere as if the designers have had all mixed berries for desert while creating their collections. The bright shades were combined in all ways.


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I put some outfits together to show you how those hues combined together can make a strong statement and instantly update your wardrobe.


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Red with violet, fuchsia with ruby, vermillion with plum- everything is possible, just let your imagination run free.


Tone on Tone


This winter, the LBD (Little Black Dress) is taken hostage by the LRD (Little Red Dress). So chances are very high that you might get scarlet fever soon. The bright vibrant tone is very contagious especially when worn tone on tone. Accessorize it with matching pumps and a bag in the same colour family for head-to-toe chic.

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I am totally in love with Bottega Veneta‘s tone on tone looks. How about you?
Have I whet your appetite for mixed berries?

LoL, Sandra