The Ugly Shoe Phenomenon

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The ugly shoe phenomenon has been around for a while but this season it is getting truly serious, even Crocs have hit the catwalk. Reactions were mixed when the models appeared in those resin-moulded clogs on the runway at Christopher Kane, who told Vogue about this partnership the following: “I always work with unexpected items and combinations, transforming the everyday into desirable luxury. I wanted to bring my own stamp and DNA to Crocs’ classic clog shoe and achieve something really special. The marble print feels very earthy and I often think of Crocs in a very grounded way, worn with either an evening dress or with jeans, and adding the rock crystals brings a bit of luxury to this everyday style. Crocs are arguably the most comfortable shoe, I love that they are slightly awkward and might be perceived by some as ‘ugly’. They have a very naïve and childlike shape which I especially like when they look extra clunky on the foot.

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Embellished printed crocs by Christopher Kane

Also Alexander McQueen is jumping on the orthotic shoe trend along with no other than Balmain, who would have ever thought that?! What do you think of that trend? Yay or nay?

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Floral-print leather sandalsicon by Alexander McQueen

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Canvas, leather and rubber sandalsicon by Prada
Glittered leather platform sandals by Miu Miu
iconFaux leather platform sandals by Stella McCartney
Strappy suede sandals by Balenciaga
Laser-cut textured-leather slidesicon by Simone Rocha
Phoebe printed leather slidesicon by Sophia Webster
Laser-cut metallic leather sandalsicon by Marni
Lace-up metallic-trimmed leather slidesicon by Balmain

Blame it on the Birkenstock, but the must-have of the season is bringing ugly shoes out into the light of day. Complete with orthopedic-style soles, pool slide straps and ultra-utilitarian fastenings like Velcro, they may not be for everyone, at least they are comfy and make your orthopedist happy!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Valentino’s Rockstud Jelly Flip Flops

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When the time comes to free our feet and immerse them in some much-needed sun, women’s flip flops and beach shoes become our very best friends. If you are particular like me with your footwear, you will love those jelly ones by Valentino because they are almost undestroyable and great to be worn in the sand. No need to worry about ruining them.

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Rockstud jelly flip flops in beige
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Rockstud jelly flip flops in black

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Rockstud jelly flip flops in pink

Stay tuned to see which color I got for myself…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Valentino
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Queercore

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In the world of fashion, Gucci is the hot ticket at the moment! Alessandro Michele’s revolution is still going on strong season after season and may have not yet reached its final peek yet. His newest must-have is the Gucci Queercore shoe collection, which honors the eponymous 1980s gay punk movement. Serpents on the heels, bees and multi-straps, you just have to choose the model and the color!

Have fun!

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Queercore brogue monk shoe

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Gucci

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker

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«I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!» Carrie Bradshaw

This is one of the many funny quotes that we know from Sarah Jessica Parker aka Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. So it seemed quite obvious that the actress launched her own show label in February 2014 by with the help of her business partner George Malkemus III, who the CEO of Manolo Blahnik USA.

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The collection was built upon three main pillars: quality, using color as a neutral, and giving the single sole a new heartbeat. Each shoe in the collection is handcrafted in Italy by a third generation Tuscan shoemaker; a luxury shoe offered at a fair price point.

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An homage to her Sex and the City character: the Carrie satin pumps.

In time for party season, the exclusive capsule includes heels in rich jewel tones and timeless silhouettes. Sarah Jessica’s next step is the launch of a clothing line focusing on the LBD, the little black dress. We are curious what will be the next step of our favorite style icon to surprise us.
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TO SHOP SJP BY SARAH JESSICA PARKER ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker and via Harper’s Bazaar
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The Most Stylish Roller Skates Ever

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I still prefer roller skates best and always will. Therefore I am so in love with the ones Saint Laurent has launched this season. Constructed from a classic high-top sneaker set upon ‘Krypto Impulse‘ wheels and so reminiscent of the ’80s- they are perfect for street skating and roller discos. Wear yours while running errands in the city and you will be the talk of the town.

LoL, Sandra

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Appliquéd metallic textured-leather roller skates
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Sea Sex Sun embellished leather roller skates

Photos: Courtesy of Saint Laurent and via Flashback

The Bouquet You Really Wanted

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Finally – here is the bouquet you really wanted from your boyfriend. Dear gentlemen, who hopefully are reading this post, surprise your loved one with one of those floral must-haves and you will make her heart leap with joy. Shop the brand new Karlie embroidered suede pumpsicon by Aquazzura or the stunning floral embellished appliquéd canvas and satin clutchicon by Alexander McQueen now!

Below you can find some more pieces to choose from – to a blossoming love!

LoL, Sandra

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Sicily medium floral-print textured-leather tote by Dolce & Gabbana
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Petra floral-print leather pumps by Tabitha Simmons

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Leather-trimmed painted wood clutch by Dolce & Gabbana

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Embellished printed leather Mary Jane pumps by Dolce & Gabbana

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Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Trending: Burgundy Over-the-Knee Boots

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Over-the-knee boots have become a fashion mainstay and this F/W 2016 season, they look amazing in burgundy. Most designers are going for suede whereas Roksanda‘s take is all about the season’s ultimate trend material: velvet.

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Other great models are the following:

Highland stretch-suede over-the-knee boots by Stuart Weitzman
Tasseled suede over-the-knee boots by Aquazzura
3 BB stretch-suede over-the-knee boots by Saint Laurent
icon4 Maira paneled suede over-the-knee bootsicon by Jimmy Choo
Kent stretch-suede over-the-knee boots by Sam Edelman

LoL, Sandra

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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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Vanina textured-leather box clutch

Barbie_olympia_shoesiconPomeline patent-leather and mesh sandals

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Barbie Girl platform sandals

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Barbie World Perspex box clutch
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Photos: Courtesy of Mattel and Charlotte Olympia
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Fridays Are for Pink Flamingos

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Hurray it is Friday! Did you know? A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance. Probably because of the shocking jolt of brilliant color?

With a flamboyant box from Moët & Chandon arriving at my doorstep, I seem well prepared for my weekend ahead. Moët Rosé Impérial has launched a new limited edition look for this summer season: a bold splash of bright pink flamingos.

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These flamingos are perfect way to add glamour to a #moetmoment shared among friends. In French, “osé” means daring. And the Moët Rosé Limited Edition with flamingos puts the “osé” in rosé with the whimsical dares found behind the label of each bottle.

Open the label, find your dare, make it happen:
Do you dare to kiss the person to your left?
Do you dare to hug a stranger?
Do you dare to say “je t’aime” out loud?

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Moët Rosé Limited Edition with flamingos is available exclusively in trendsetting boutiques in the regular bottle (750 ml) and stylish Mini Moët sizes (20 cl).

Dare to live more and love more with pink flamingos that can be found even on the most flamboyant fashion accessories!
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Leather-trimmed appliquéd floral-jacquard shoulder bag with flamingos by Miu Miu

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iconClaudie embellished metallic textured-leather shoulder bag by Sophia Webster

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Flamingo Frill leather sandals by Sophia Webster (50% off)

Happy weekend in pink flamingo style!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and © Sandra Bauknechticon

Miu Miu’s Ballet Slippers Are Here to Stay

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Since Miu Miu‘s S/S 2016 runway show, ballet slippers have been the style that no well-edited wardrobe is complete without. And great news is they are going to stay another season and even more beautiful than before.

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When I bought mine, I was pretty surprised as they come with an extra pair of ribbons so that you can exchange the look and mix and match them. And of course you can even get your own ones and play around with them.

LoL, Sandra

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Lace-up leather-trimmed brocade ballet flats by Miu Miu

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iconLace-up grosgrain-trimmed metallic leather ballet flats by Miu Miu
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Lace-up studded velvet ballet flats by Miu Miu

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iconStud-embellished velvet ballet flats by Miu Miu

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iconBuckle-embellished patent leather ballerinas by Miu Miu

Photos: Courtesy of Miu Miu