Livin’ la Vida Loafer

A pair of loafers can elevate the simplest of looks. Live the loafer life.

Monana leather loafersicon by Christian Louboutin

Casati pearl-heeled calf-hair loafersicon by Nicholas Kirkwood

Rockoko sock-lined leather loafers by Fendi
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Crystal and fur-embellished leather loafers by Prada


Feather-trimmed leather loafers by Rochas

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Day to Night Mini Bags

With just enough room for your phone, keys and cards, mini bags are a fuss-free day-to-night option. Perfect for traveling light, these compact bags are just as stylish as their regular and oversized versions. From shoulder bags to cross-body, clutch and tote styles, mini bags come in a range of colorways and designs.

Look out for Givenchy‘s Antigona, Dolce & Gabbana‘s Sicily, Fendi‘s Peekaboo, Stella McCartney‘s Falabella and many more, for scaled-down versions of iconic bags.

Trend alert! Wear two or three at a time! Below are some of the best options to choose from.

LoL, Sandra

The Falabella tiny faux brushed-leather shoulder bag by Stella McCartney
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Galleria Baby textured-leather tote by Prada
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Peekaboo mini whipstitched leather shoulder bag by Fendi

Lock small leather shoulder bag by Valentino
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Sac De Jour Nano textured-leather tote by Saint Laurent

Antigona Mini leather shoulder bag by Givenchy

iconSylvie mini chain-embellished leather shoulder bag by Gucci

iconThe Marcie mini textured-leather shoulder bag by Chloé

iconSicily small embellished textured-leather toteicon by Dolce & Gabbana

Paloma nano spiked matte and patent-leather tote by Christian Louboutin
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Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, via Pinterest, Fashionjunkiie, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar

Mexicaba Totes by Christian Louboutin

«Working with the most wonderful artisans from all over the world is completely natural for me,» commented Christian Louboutin ahead of the launch of his new Mexicaba totes that are exclusive to MATCHESFASHION.COM.

Handcrafted by local Mexican artisans from the Yucatán Peninsula and in collaboration with the Taller Maya Foundation, an organisation that supports the talents of local Mexican women, those absolutely beautiful totes are traditionally woven in riotous rainbow stripes and topped with vibrant, Mayan-style embroidered motifs alongside the designer’s crest-style logo.

Tap into the season’s wanderlust mood and carry it alongside a patterned maxi dress or to the beach. Infuse yourself with the vibrant spirit of Mexico.

TO SHOP THE EXCLUSIVE MEXICABA TOTES BY CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Christian Louboutin
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Julia Roberts in Mother’s Day

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Recently, I watched the new Mother’s Day movie. It is star-studded ensemble film (Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts just to name a few…) that follows three generations in the week leading up to this special celebration with all of them facing the ups and downs of motherhood. It is really an entertaining film that I can recommend.

One scene caught my eye specifically and that means in terms of fashion of course. Without giving away too much, it’s pretty much in the end when Julia Roberts, who plays also a grandma (Can you imagine? Time flies!) shows up in a stunning pink dress. With capes being so fashionable this season, this built-in version is absolutely divine.

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Get the look: Cape-back crepe mini dress by Alexander McQueen, Dolce leather-trimmed painted wood clutch by Dolce & GabbanaSo Kate 120 leather pumps by Christian Louboutin and Lady Stardust 18-karat rose gold multi-stone ring by Stephen Webster.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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Tote Bags

Tote Bags

Fashionistas love fashionable and oh-so practical tote bags. Whether classic or reinvented, this handbag shape should be atop your must-have accessory wish list. A keeper forever!

1 Monogramme Cabas medium leather tote by Saint Laurent
2 Bamboo Shopper medium textured-leather tote by Gucci
iconLiberty leather tote by Victoria Beckham
Paloma small spiked leather tote by Christian Louboutin
icon5 Le Dix Cabas textured-leather tote by Balenciaga
iconIntrecciato leather tote by Bottega Veneta
Joy medium textured-leather tote by Tod’s
iconThe Rockstud medium leather tote by Valentino

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My avid readers have seen me a gazillion times with my Bamboo Shopper large textured-leather tote by Gucci. I adore this bag, so practical, stylish and easy to carry. Perfect for travelling!

Hermes Birkin

More than 30 years after it was introduced, it is still one of the most exclusive tote bags in the world: the Hermès Birkin Bag, a true classic.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Sole-Mates

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Update your warm-weather wardrobe with this amazing footwear. You can elevate your summer ensembles instantly with a statement pair of sandals.

Here are some of my favourites:

1 Bobbie Twist suede sandals by Sophia Webster
Latin Lover studded fringed suede and leather sandals by Aquazzura
3 Leopard-print calf hair lace-up sandals iconby Saint Laurent
Halley color-block suede sandals by Jimmy Choo
Embellished glittered leather platform sandals by Lanvin
Otrot 120 fringed suede sandals by Christian Louboutin
Vreeland lamé platform sandals by Charlotte Olympia
icon8 Glittered suede platform sandals by Miu Miu
iconEmbellished silk-satin and cork platform sandals by Nicholas Kirkwood

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If you are looking for the most eye-catching footwear ever. Have a look at the designs of Sophia Webster, a former assistant to celebrated cordwainer Nicholas Kirkwood. She is turning fashionable heads with her fabulous sandals:
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sophia-webstericonHeaven Tempest Orchid satin and suede sandals by Sophia Webster

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Flamingo Frill leather, satin and suede sandals by Sophia Webster

Sophia Webster_ShelliconUnderwater Lilico appliquéd leather slingback sandals by Sophia Webster
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Evangeline suede and laser-cut metallic leather sandals by Sophia Webster
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Malibu Sunset vinyl-trimmed patent-leather, suede and satin sandals by Sophia Webster

Which one is your sole-mate?

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and via Vogue.com

The Best Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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Rosebud set of 12 stretch-lace thongs by Hanky Panky
MY FAVORITE!!! How cool is this? Presented in a long white box with a red bow, twelve of the brand’s signature claret thongs are wrapped onto stems to resemble a bouquet of a dozen red roses.

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Rosaviola scented oval, 35g iconby Diptyque + Olympia Le-Tan
Diptyque and French fashion designer Olympia Le-Tan team up to create the playful ‘Rosaviola‘ collection. With its soft notes of rose, traces of lipstick and rich leather, this unique fragrance captures the allure of the inside of a woman’s purse. It’s encased in a small oval with a printed hanging cord, letting you fill small spaces or even your closet with the warm, powdery scent.

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Love gold-tone Swarovski crystal necklace by Lanvin
There is nothing more powerful than love and it is nice to carry the statement around your neck. Lanvin’s necklace is cast from gold-tone brass and is embellished with a sizable Swarovski crystal that’s faceted to catch the light.

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Maharani stretch tulle-trimmed embroidered Leavers lace chemise by La Perla
iconLa Perla’s describes the Leavers lace from its ‘Maharani‘ collection as, “an enchanted garden of thread where large flowers blossom across the body.” Trimmed with stretch-tulle, this embroidered claret chemise is characterized by its glamorous V-back and scalloped neckline.
NMX2VWY_mzDoracora 100 neon-trimmed patent-leather pumps by Christian Louboutin icon
Christian Louboutin says these eye-catching ‘Doracora’ pumps “steal glances wherever you wear them.” They’re crafted from super glossy blush patent-leather decorated with a cute neon-pink heart at the toe.

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Liz Taylor embellished guipure lace-trimmed stretch-crepe dress by Christopher Kane
I LOVE!!! iconThis off-the-shoulder dress is inspired by an amazing love story and named after Hollywood screen siren Elizabeth Taylor – the decorative crystal embellishments are inspired by the Taj Mahal diamond gifted to her by Richard Burton. This elegant piece is cut from stretch-crepe and trimmed with pretty guipure lace, playfully patterned with love hearts.

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Heart Falabella embellished cross-body bag by Stella McCartney
An array of sparkling white crystals brings glamour to Stella McCartney’s black heart-shaped Falabella bag. It’s crafted from glossy faux-suede in Italy and features a recycled bottle-lined interior and a cross-body ruthenium-chain strap.

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Welcome 2016

Welcome2016Get the look: Ruffled silk-chiffon mini dress by Chloéicon, So Kate 120 patent-leather pumps by Christian Louboutin and Flavia Cheers glittered acrylic box clutch by Edie Parker.
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A new season, a new year,
a new opportunity to celebrate
love, hope, joy and life,
welcome 2016.

I have started the new year with a digital detox. No blogging, just relaxing. This little break has been absolutely needed. So I have fulfilled my first resolution in 2016.

Some of you are always asking me how I clean my closet. The ones who have been following me for a while know that I don’t, I like to keep everything. Every single piece will have its time again.

If you don’t have the space or prefer having a neat, organized closet, I recommend this little trick. Hang all your clothes in a reverse direction, so that the open end of the hanger is facing you. After wearing an item, put it back the normal way.

In the end of 2016, you will see which pieces you have never touched and you can surely let got of those.

LoL, Sandra

The Love Post

The Love Post Valentine Day 2015

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I have specially selected some of my favorite goodies to treat a loved one or maybe yourself. Enjoy those thoughtful Valentine’s Day keepsakes such as this cute mini leather shoulder bag by Christian Louboutin. To shop just click on the highlighted text.

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Cora Heart 100 patent leather pumps iconby Christian Louboutin

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Love U 14-karat gold, diamond and enamel earrings by Alison Lou

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Charlotte Tilbury ‘s rich Mini Magic Cream (15ml/ 0.5fl.oz.)
Bamford‘s Geranium Hand & Body Wash (50ml/ 1.7fl.oz.)
LAFCO‘s Chamomile Lavender Soap (130ml/ 4.5oz.)
Radical Skincare Revitalizing Mask (30ml/ 1.0fl.oz.)
Jurlique‘s Nutri-Define Retexturizing Serum (15ml/ 0.5fl.oz.)
Hourglass‘ silky, pore-minimizing Veil Mineral Primer (5ml/ 0.16fl.oz.)
Eyeko‘s Mini Black Magic Mascara (4ml/ 0.13fl.oz.)
Anastasia‘s Mini Clear Brow Gel (2.5ml/ 0.08fl.oz.)
Serge Normant‘s Meta Sheer Dry Finish Oil (50ml/ 1.7fl.oz.)

The Love Box by Net-a-porter

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Bamford‘s geranium pebble soap (250g/ 8.8oz)
Susanne Kaufmann‘s rose oil (100ml/ 3.4fl.oz.)
LAFCO House & Home‘s Champagne scented candle
Stella McCartney‘s ‘Lips‘ iPhone 5 case
Assouline‘s The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd hardcover book
Smythson‘s ‘Inspiration and Ideas‘ textured-leather notebook
Lipstick Queen‘s ‘Velvet Rope‘ lipstick in ‘Brat Pack’
Anya Hindmarch‘s Phwoar!!! textured-leather adhesive sticker

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Bamford‘s rose, geranium and jasmine pebble soap set (three x 75g/ 2.6oz.)
Monica Vinader‘s rose gold-plated ‘Fiji‘ bracelet
Stella McCartney‘s ‘Clara Whispering‘ lace-trimmed silk robe
Neom Organics + Jenny PackhamHappiness‘ white neroli, mimosa and lemon scented candle
Aromatherapy Associates‘ ‘Ultimate Bath Jewels‘ set (10 x 7.5ml/ 0.2fl.oz.)

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Anita Ko’s ‘Wave’ 18-karat rose gold diamond necklace
Anita Ko’s ‘Thorn’ 14-karat rose gold earrings
Anita Ko’s ‘Spike‘ 14-karat rose gold diamond bracelet
Smythson’s ‘Panama’ mini textured-leather jewelry box

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Celebrating Monogram

Celebrating Monogram

LOUIS VUITTON’s “Celebrating Monogram” project takes place in honor of the house’s 160th anniversary. As announced this week in a previous post, six creative visionaries Christian Louboutin, Karl Lagerfeld, Rei Kawakubo, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry and Marc Newson reinterpreted the iconic Vuitton Monogram with a series of accessories. Finally the designs that will hit the stores Mid-October 2014 have been revealed.

Enjoy and better get yourself on the wait list now!

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The Shopping Bag ($5150.00) and Shopping Trolley ($23,300.00) by Christian Louboutin

For his contributions to ‘Celebrating Monogram,’ Christian Louboutin achieved a rather amazing mind-meld of his own signature codes – red (of course), metal studs, feminine bows – with those of Monogram.

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Camera Messenger ($4450.00) and Studio in a Trunk (Price on request) by Cindy Sherman

Perfect for globetrotters, visual artist Cindy Sherman drew on memories of the colorful hotel labels affixed to vintage Vuitton trunks. Her designs evoke Sherman’s own journey as a photographer.

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Twisted Box ($4400.00) by Frank Gehry

Renowned for his designs on a grand scale – the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Vitra Design Museum near Basel, among many others – architect Frank Gehry applies his avant-garde mastery to the construction of this sculptural bijou of a bag in Monogram canvas.

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The Punching Bag ($3400.00), Suitcase ($5900.00) and Punching Trunk (Price on request) by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld’s extravagant Boxing suite is surely the most flirtatious of this collaboration celebrating the French Maison’s grand tradition of special-order luggage.

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The Fleece Pack ($5900.00) by Marc Newson

Acclaimed as the most influential industrial designer of his generation, Marc Newson’s work ranges from concept jets to jewellery. When he accepted the invitation to join ‘Celebrating Monogram’ project, he set out to create a truly functional object; the result is this pure, sculptural backpack. My favorite!

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The Bag with Holes ($2790.00) by Rei Kawakubo

Upon seeing Japan’s first Louis Vuitton store in 1978, Rei Kawakubo discovered the allure of French craftsmanship and art de vivre. Today, the creator of Comme des Garçons applies her radical, refined aesthetic to a House icon, revisiting the Sac Plat with boldly conceived asymmetrical cutouts and raw-edged details to produce this provocative ‘Bag with Holes.’

For more information, please visit the dedicated website.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton, © Steven Meisel and © Karl Lagerfeld