Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2016 Campaign

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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.

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Trend S/S 2016: Stars and Stripes

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This summer, nobody can say they couldn’t find a cool «Fourth of July» outfit to show their patriotism. All the facets of American stars-and-stripes flags and their iconic colors were seen on the S/S 2016 runways. Finally we can show our love for the US with style in cashmere and not in a cheap polyester costume. I am totally hooked.

From left to right: Red and white star intarsia cotton-blend tank by Max Maraicon, grey and blue fringed cotton top by Stella McCartney, leather-trimmed appliquéd mesh top by Ronald Van Der Kemp, embellished denim mini skirt and snapshot color-block textured-leather camera bag, both by Marc Jacobs and Race Runner suede and fabric sneakers by Balenciaga.

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Intarsia cashmere and silk-blend sweater by Marc Jacobs

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P.Y.T. embellished leather backpack by Marc Jacobs

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Which ones are your favorite stars and stripes?

LoL, Sandra

Photos and Stills: Courtesy of the Brands and via Vogue.comicon

Armani/Privé Couture Edition Fil Rouge

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Armani/Privé transports the essence of fashion like a “fil rouge,” or red thread, into the House’s fragrance universe. Exclusive, precious and surprising, this limited edition is a feast for the senses.

Top notes: Bergamot and aldehyde
Middle notes: Iris and angelica essence
Base notes: White musk and grey amber accord

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Available in Switzerland from April 2016 at Giorgio Armani in Geneva, St. Moritz and Zurich as well as at Globus Geneva and Jelmoli Zurich for CHF 690.00 (100ml).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Armani

My Look: Bunny Love

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Happy Easter to all of you! I adore playing around with pieces in my closet to match the theme of the day. This bunny ear headpiece and the printed bag are certainly interesting ones to have. Especially the latter from Prada’s Resort 2016 collection, it’s bunnies all over again, with a contrasting design element in the form of red arrows.

My look: Suzu wool-blend crepe dress by RoksandaPalladium-tone, crystal and Plexiglas® necklace by Miu MiuHorsebit-detailed suede knee boots by Gucci, Inside bag with bunnies and arrows by Prada, bracelet by ChanelHorsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery, and bunny ear headpiece by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra

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Easter Eggs by Roberto Cavalli

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For all fashion lovers with a sweet tooth! Have a look at ROBERTO CAVALLI’s Easter Eggs, that are available at the Caffè Giacosa in Florence, Italy, and online at www.caffegiacosa.it. The Italian designer has created those special treats in his iconic animal designs. It is up to you if you prefer giraffe or zebra eggs. Each one, is made of high-quality cocoa beans and contains a surprise by Roberto Cavalli.

Caffè Giacosa, Via della Spada 10, Firenze, Italia. Tel. +39 055 2776328 

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If you have fallen in love with designer chocolates, there is more for you all year around. Roberto Cavalli adds another string to his bow with sumptuous chocolates rounding off the brand’s covetable lifestyle offering. Featuring six tiers of mouth-watering pralines in milk, white and dark chocolate, this 150-piece selection is housed in a striking zebra print box – an instant moniker of the house of Cavalli.

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TO SHOP ROBERTO CAVALLI CHOCOLATES ONLINE AT HARRODS, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra
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Believe in the Easter Bunny

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We believe in the Easter Bunny all year around as those amazingly cute pieces would be a shame not to be worn more than one weekend. Kate Moss knows how to do it!

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Get the bunny look in style here:

Easter Bunny Pieces

1 Printed cotton-jersey sweatshirticon by McQ Alexander McQueen
2 Bunny leather clutch by Hillier Bartley
3 Flocked glittered cotton-jersey T-shirticon by McQ Alexander McQueen
4 Swarovski crystal-embellished tulle bunny ear headbandicon by Fleur Du Mal + Playboy
5 Satin and patent-leather sandals by Gianvito Rossi
icon6 Bunny ponte bodysuit by Fleur Du Mal + Playboy
iconHeidi patchwork cotton bunny ears headband by Maison Michel

Enjoy your Easter weekend!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, via Playboy January/February 2014
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Clarisonic – Smart Profile

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CLARISONIC launches a new product which I find absolutely amazing: SMART PROFILE.

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Due to an exclusive smart technology, the new four speed face and body sonic cleansing brush automatically adjusts power and timing to your skin.

Studies have proven that it removes long-wear makeup 11x better than manual cleansing, for radiant skin from head to toe. You can also do your pedicure with it.

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It comes with four different speeds and two smart brush heads for face and body. It also has an indicator that shows you when to replace a brush head.

Smart Profile Cleansing System CHF 299.00
Brush Head Smart Dynamic Face CHF 37.00
Brush Head Smart Turbo Body CHF 37.00
Pedi Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head CHF 37.00
Pedi Smoothing Disc CHF 37.00

In stores now.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Clarisonic and via Timelessskinsolutions

My Look: The New Cool

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«It’s all about the jacket! The jacket is a parka, a caban and a hoodie, always a blazer, it’s a suit, it could be a vest, a débardeur, a qipao and a redingote, a dress and even a gown.» – Albert Kriemler

AKRIS has come up with a new cool when it comes to dressing. For the last winter collection, creative director Albert Kriemler has quite obviously fallen in love with the jacket. I adore the versatility of his creations. The cropped fur part for example can be removed and the leather vest be worn solo. How cool is that?!

Besides, I am a big fan of the color combination of light grey and olive. Those two hues are a great match, unexpected and interesting together.

My look: Brighton grey kalgan lamb cropped jacketicon, Valentin grey leather vest and thin grey sweater, all by AkrisLady Buckle light olive green leather top handle bag
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icon by Saint Laurent, sunglasses by Céline, colorful bracelet by Louis Vuitton and clip on cuff earrings by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

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Aerin – The New Fragrance Collection

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The beautiful AERIN Fragrance collection was first launched in 2013. Curated by Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of the famed Estée, and created with the finest ingredients, each of the fragrance bottles represents an aspect of the gorgeous brunette.

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First, five distinct scents have hit the shelves– Gardenia Rattan, Amber Musk, Lilac Path, Ikat Jasmine and Evening Rose. They are now complemented by three new scents, all perfect for summer. The sun is shining today, I can smell spring being around the corner, isn’t that the best feeling ever?!

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MEDITERRANEAN HONEYSUCKLE
Floral Citrus

Escape to the sun-drenched, azure-blue Mediterranean. Sweet Honeysuckle and sparkling Grapefruit take you there, evoking lush flowers and shimmering beaches. Italian Bergamot, sun-warmed and citrusy and Mandarin Oil impart lasting freshness. Lily of the Valley and lush Gardenia build to the sensuality and richness of Jasmine Sambac Absolute. A fragrance as magical and elegant as its inspiration.

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For the packaging, Aerin got inspired by the different shades of the ocean and the sky.

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WATERLILY SUN
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Like sunlight reflecting on water, bright Sicilian Bergamot and Lush Dewy Greens entice the senses for an invigorating, luminous first impression. Delicate, yet alluring Waterlily and softly exotic Jasmine Sambac add layers of depth and intensity, warmed by sweetly inviting Musk. The effect is bright, dewy and fresh.

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The box is reminiscent of vibrant flowers in Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny.

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IRIS MEADOW
Floral Green Woody

Like walking through an open field wild with flowers, Iris Meadow beckons with crisp green notes infused with lush florals and deepened by warm, energizing woods. Effervescent Mandarin and vibrant Blackcurrant blend with fresh florals. Iris, emboldened by Egyptian Jasmine, balances the scent with vibrant depth while Cedarwood melts into creamy, woody musks.

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During spring time, Aerin loves to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco. She mostly stops at Paso Robles for a wine degustation. There she loves to look at the delicate desert flowers that bring a touch of green to the vast landscape.

All three new scents come in two different sizes as Eau de Parfum Spray, CHF 132.00 (50ml), CHF 200.00 (100ml). Also available as Body Cream for CHF 80.00 (150ml).
Finally in stores in Switzerland exclusively at Globus.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Estée Lauder

Fashion Kills

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Warning! Fashion kills! Finally some smoke I like. Today, I would like to present you Moschino‘s cigarette-themed capsule collection that was in tandem with its F/W 2016 runway collection that has been available for purchase just days after the show.

From left to right: Printed acrylic iPhone 6 caseintarsia wool mini dresspacket of cigarettes iPhone 6 casecigarette earrings, printed leather shoulder bag and Fashion Kills jumper, all by Moschino.

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After the Italian house’s success with its Barbie-inspired as well as the fast-food McDonald’s-themed collection—the “It’s Lit” theme stands likely to burn down the house or the fashion scene.

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Which one is your favorite?

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Moschino