Diorumbrage

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Your new must-have eyewear: the «DiorUmbrage» sunglasses from the F/W 2016 catwalk show feature distinctive, innovative mirror lenses with a foliage motif. Developed exclusively for Dior, they demonstrate cutting-edge craftsmanship. The retro-futuristic round front is a juxtaposition of Havana acetate, while the metal temples are adorned with sophisticated details.
The purple mirrored lenses with a foliage motif ensure 100% UV protection.

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The color palette includes the following magnetic nuances:

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Frame in dark and light havana acetate, rose gold metal temples, pink foliage mirrored lenses

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Frame in turquoise and pink havana acetate, gold metal temples, violet foliage mirrored lenses

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Frame in blue and turquoise havana acetate, silver metal temples, green foliage mirrored lenses

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Frame in blue and light havana acetate, rose gold metal temples, blue lenses

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Frame in black and light havana acetate, gun metal temples, grey lenses

I love the ones with the colorful foliage mirrored lenses. But which one should I get, pink, purple or green? E-mail me please which ones you prefer…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Dior

Dolce & Gabbana Opening Party in Zurich

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Last week, when I got back from New York, I attended in the evening the opening celebration of Dolce & Gabbana‘s new boutique in Zurich, the first one directly operated by the brand in Switzerland. Located at Bahnhofstrasse 10, the new 830 m2 three-story flagship offers women’s, men’s and children swear collections as well as a large selection of accessories. Male customers can also benefit from a special made to measure service.

Guests were browsing the store and everybody loved the new sunglasses. The natural beauty of the flora of Italy is interpreted in this luxurious and fashion forward limited edition eyewear collection.

My look: Printed silk jumpsuitmatching satin sandals, transparent beltgreen ‘Miss Sicily’ bag and crystal-embellished key earrings, all by Dolce & Gabbana.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: © Alexandra Pauli @ Call List Agency

Louis Vuitton Tropical Journey Collection

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Louis Vuitton looked also to Hawaii for inspiration (see yesterday’s post here about this summer’s trend ). The «Tropical Journey» capsule collection takes a trip to paradise and comes back with lush nature-inspired prints that are available across the Houses’s iconic models such as Speedy or Neverfull but also on accessories or shoes. Have fun exploring them all below.

Aloha!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Chanel S/S 2016 Sunglasses

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Karl Lagerfeld has chosen Cara Delevingne as the face of the S/S 2016 CHANEL eyewear campaign. Since 2012, the young actress has been a close friend of the House and of Karl Lagerfeld. She has walked the runway several times and appeared in different campaigns.

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For the S/S 2016 eyewear campaign, she sports a very urban and contemporary look wearing pieces from the CHANEL AIRLINES ready-to-wear collection. The new must-have shades have been presented on the catwalk last October during the S/S 2016 show: an ultra-graphic, mirrored mask with a quilting effect engraved by laser.

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Other eyewear models for this summer are:

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The Plein Soleil 2016 collection revisits the two-tone – an emblematic House signature – and is inspired by tie-dye motifs. The colours subtly melt into the acetate, sliding progressively from black into blue on the cat-eye sunglasses, and from black into white on an oval optical.

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The Bijou 2016 eyewear collection draws inspiration from another CHANEL code: the camellia. The temples of the butterfly shaped sunglasses and a cat-eye optical are adorned with an abundance of camellias in metal and enamel.

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The campaign has been shot by Karl Lagerfeld and is expected to be released in April 2016.

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#ChanelSpringSummer2016

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel

Dior Split Sunglasses

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Here they are, DIOR SPLIT – the new must-have sunglasses from the House of Dior. Reinventing the classic aviator shape in a graphic style, they are designed with different mirror effect stripes on the lenses. First presented against a sea of blue delphiniums that embellished the S/S 2016 set of Raf Simons last runway show for Dior.

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Thanks to Safilo, I was able to get my hands on the new shades and went for the yellow gold with green version. It is very funny feeling when you put them on for the first time as the separation of the lenses can be felt and you literally look through a box. This distraction goes away pretty easily and your eyes get used to the effect.

Available now for € 430.00. Click here to visit the website.

LoL, Sandra

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Thanks, Dior, for spoiling me!

Photos: Courtesy of Dior and © Sandra Bauknecht

Westward Leaning x Olivia Palermo

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Today, I would like to draw your attention to the latest retro sunglass collaboration between Olivia Palermo and Westward Leaning.

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For her encore collection with the American brand, Olivia has created a stunning collection of sunglass styles featuring their beloved mirrored lenses, each one is hand-assembled in San Francisco. Each lens is available in a variation of amber and pink, set in different frame styles.

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TO SHOP THIS HIGHLY EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION, CLICK HERE PLEASE.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Westward Leaning

My Dior So Real – Personalized Sunglasses

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Since the moment the Dior So Real Sunglasses hit the shelves, they have become an immediate success. Spotted on fashionistas and celebrities all over the world, this eye candy can now be customized online and you can create your very own pair.

To get started to personalize your own My Dior So Real, you need to choose from three lenses which comes in a variety of colors: Mirrored, Semi Mirrored or Double Mirrored.

Next is to choose the colors for the eyebrow, metal frame, temples and nosepad. Finally, you can add up to 18 characters for a tone-on-tone engraving on the temple.
All lenses ensure 100% UV protection.

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A pair of My Dior So Real Sunglasses will take up to seven weeks to be delivered. Owing to the personalised and made-to-order nature of these items, they cannot be refunded, exchanged or cancelled. The price for a pair of custom shades is about €580.00/£465.00.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED WITH YOUR PERSONALIZED MY DIOR SO REAL SUNGLASSES.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Dior, Getty and © Sandra Bauknecht

New Chanel Ambassador: Lily-Rose Depp

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Lily-Rose Depp becomes the new CHANEL ambassador. For her first collaboration with the House, Karl Lagerfeld has chosen the 16 year-old to be the face of the Pearl eyewear collection where the young actress plays a baby-doll in a world imbued with sweetness and femininity.

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The daughter of Johnny Depp and his former partner Vanessa Paradis perfectly embodies the youth, modernity and daring that characterise the House. “Lily-Rose is stunning, she’s a young girl from a new generation with all the qualities of a star,” announced Karl Lagerfeld.

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Lily-Rose Depp is treading in the footsteps of her mother, herself a friend of Karl Lagerfeld, ambassador of the House since 1990, the year of her first campaign for the perfume COCO, and the face of the Girl CHANEL handbag. Both were part of the CHANEL F/W 2015 Haute Couture show that took place at the Grand Palais on July 7th, 2015.

Stay tuned for the Pearl eyewear collection advertising campaign photographed by Karl Lagerfeld in September 2015.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Chanel and © Getty Images

Louis Vuitton Sunglasses S/S 2015

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The new Louis Vuitton sunglasses for S/S 2015 are true must-haves, versatile and modern with interesting details. No other than Juergen Teller was recruited to shoot the selection that you can enjoy below. Which one is your favorite? I know, it is hard to decide…

LoL, Sandra

Cherry sunglasses in acetate

Dark tortoise sunglasses in acetate

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Honey tortoise sunglasses in acetate

Taupe Sunglasses in metal & acetate

Turquoise sunglasses in acetate

Turquoise sunglasses in metal & acetate

Photos: © Juergen Teller for Louis Vuitton

Valentino Kiss

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These sunglasses made me drool when I got the press release this week. I absolutely adore their unique, highly recognizable shape that resembles a kiss.
Not just any kiss, a VALENTINO KISS

A unique curvy silhouette underlined by a metal line running along the front. Two mini-studs encrusted emphasize the rockstud touch of the style. The Valentino logo is printed in gold on the left temple. The style comes in different colors: Scarlet, Rubin, Valentino Red, Black, Black/Red and Vintage Havana/Black. Available to buy soon.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Valentino

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