New Balenciaga Knife Over-the-Knee Boots

The second-skin silhouette of Balenciaga‘s Knife boots are updated for S/S 2018 with vibrant and unexpected prints, showcasing Demna Gvasalia‘s off-kilter aesthetic nods and alternative exploration of fetishism.

From left to right: Knife denim over-the-knee bootsKnife animal print over-the-knee boots and Knife lace over-the-knee boots.

From left to right: Knife palm-print over-the-knee bootsiconKnife mountain and daisy landscape print over-the-knee bootsKnife pink over-the-knee boots and Knife dollar-print over-the-knee boots.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Balenciaga

Slide Into the New Season

The «ugly-chic» footwear aka pool slide trend is major this S/S 2018 season. I have to admit that I haven’t arrived there yet… I mean I am talking about the plastic slip-ons first made popular by Adidas (in German we called them «Adiletten» and they were a no-go) that are now popular like hell. This season almost every designer has given them an upgrade from embellishments to crystals, from mink to feathers, just get your wallet ready!

LoL (Laughing out Loud literally), Sandra

Daisy appliquéd glittered rubber slides by Marc Jacobs

Crystal-embellished slides by Gucci

Faux leather star slides by Stella McCartney

Bon Bon embellished slides by Aquazurra

Slidy Viv’ calf hair slides by Roger Vivier

Hellea leather slides by Isabel Marant

Velvet slides by Prada

Embossed leather slides by Loewe

Calypso logo-embossed leather slides by Balmain

Joan embellished leather slides by Saint Laurenticon

Leather slides by Fendi

Pursuit horsebit-detailed perforated rubber slides by Gucci

Checked rubber slidesicon by Burberry

Fur slides by Givenchy

Fur slides by Dolce & Gabbana

Feather slides by Valentino

Jeanne fur slides by Moncler

Cindi fringe slides by UGG Australia

Mink fur slides by Valentino

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Prada’s New Comic Sneakers

For S/S 2018, Miuccia Prada collaborated with eight female illustrators who depict women in their own way for a collection inspired by comics that I absolutely adore!

Besides the must-have bags and clothes, the designer launches new must-have sneakers for women that will be available at selected Prada stores from end of February 2018. I LOVE!


LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Prada

Crocs Will Be THE Shoe for S/S 2018

Who would have thought that the ugly shoe trend will be so successful over several seasons that it will be reaching its peak for S/S 2018. While Christopher Kane was the first designer to collaborate with Crocs for S/S 2017 – Balenciaga is taking the ubiquitous gardening shoe to new heights this season.

Christopher Kane S/S 2018

If you have kids, you have been there and surely decorated the iconic rubber shoes with princesses or or other little gadgets. For S/S 2018, Christopher Kane wants to prove his love for Crocs again and re-upped his own commitment by making shoes out of the rubbery material and adorning them with Swarovski crystal embellishments.

Balenciaga S/S 2018

For Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia made a Croc version definitely a standout one with a 10 cm foam platform that is branded with Demna’s newly redesigned Balenciaga logo. But will this design change the world’s problem with Crocs? As he said at Vogue’s Forces of Fashion conference, “I think it’s very interesting, the definition of ugly. I think it’s also very interesting to find this line where ugly becomes beautiful or where beautiful becomes ugly. That’s a challenge I like. I think that’s a part of what fashion stands for and I like that people think my clothes are ugly; I think it’s a compliment.

Balenciaga S/S 2018 Runway

Do both designers, Kane and Gvasalia, just hate feet? Or did they legit think that glitter and a gigantic platform take the prize. I mean, all of these shoes are probably comfortable to wear, but when it comes to looks, you have to admit they hardly have the refined elegance of a pair of high heels. Anyway, I am sure that I will go for them in the end… or not, we’ll see! If I buy them, I will definitely get a nasty bashing from my daughter who had to convince me over months many years ago to get her a pair of Crocs… haha, and now Mummy is considering them. How twisted it this?

Crystal embellished Crocs by Christopher Kane
iconNew customers get 10% off with this CODE: 10FF18. Enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Balenciaga and Christopher Kane

Valentino’s Fall Version of the Stylish Shoe

Valentino‘s amazing fur sandals from the F/W 2017 collection have long been on my wish list. They are the fall version of the stylish shoe. Made in soft leather and mink fur, these sandals feature an ankle strap with a side buckle fastening. Great news is that they are now on sale. So hurry up and get your favorite color and showcase yours with high hemlines for the ultimate effect.

Fur sandals in light blue (40% off + an extra 20% off today)

Fur sandals in flamingo pink (40% off + an extra 20% off today)

Fur sandals in black (30% off)

iconFur sandals in mauve (40% off)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Valentino and Neiman Marcus

My Look: Prada Cloudbust

It’s my intention to astonish you all… and do you know how? By changing my heels into a pair of fantastic sneakers! One of the best trends ever…

Prada‘s white textile Cloudbust trainers feel wholly futuristic (also available in blackicon). The low-top silhouette features a round toe and split sole alongside slender crossover straps, and is detailed with grey, black, white, and pale rose inserts for a clean yet modern finish. I contrasted them against a tailored feather-trimmed dress from the F/W 2017 collection for an on-brand finish last night at the Prada Zurich‘s Christmas cocktail.

My look: Soft pink mink coat with flower intarsia and black satin bag with floral embellishments (both from the S/S 2013 collection)feather-trimmed printed wool and silk-blend dress, earringsicon, and Cloudbust low-top mesh trainersicon, all by Prada.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography

The Chicest Snow Boot Ever

Here is the chicest snow boot ever that will keep your feet warm and dry in the snow! SOREL teamed up with the Paris-based luxury fashion house, CHLOÉ, to put a new spin on their classic Joan of Arctic snow boot and gave them a Parisian makeover this season. The gorgeous footwear offers a lot of convenient features:

  • Cozy genuine shearling tongue/lining.
  • Oversized gold hardware buttons.
  • Generous signature metallic laces.
  • SOREL heritage herringbone traction outsole.
  • Waterproof suede and shearling insulation keep feet warm at temperatures as low as -25F.

To shop the CHLOÉ x SOREL Joan of Arctic suede boots, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Sorel

Combat Boots

Even pacifists can get behind that military vibe. This fall, leather boots come with a combat-style lace-up front for a tough-girl aesthetic. A great combination with a floral dress.

Cosmo faux pearl-embellished leather knee boots by Altuzarra

Rockstud leather boots by Valentino

Leather and suede knee-high boots by See by Chloé

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Gucci DIY Ace Sneakers

Make an iconic style truly unique to you with the GUCCI DIY Ace sneakers. Choosing from a range of colours, personalize yours by adding your initials in GUCCI’s characteristic embroidery. These classic low-tops feature instantly-recognisable elements – the white leather upper, the green and red web at the sides, and metallic snakeskin panels at the heels.


LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Gucci and © Sandra Bauknecht
(Photos in collage with my beloved Ace Sneakers are from those outfit posts: FlorenceRelax)

The Slouchy Boot

The knee- or thigh-high boot is the front-runner for fall. Look for it in ’80s-style slouchy leather with a sharp toe and an inverted heel. Pair it with a printed dress, a skirt, or over jeans.

1 Niki slouchy overknee boots by Saint Laurent
icon2 Kelsey 85 suede boots by Gianvito Rossi
3 Lokyo suede knee bootsicon by Isabel Marant
Leather knee boots by Pradaicon

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands