My Look: Last Day of Paris Fashion Week

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On the last day of Paris Fashion Week, my schedule was extremely tight and I didn’t have time to change my outfits in between. I went to the S/S 2013 presentations of Louis Vuitton, Talbot Runhof, Miu Miu and Elie Saab (posts coming up soon) before heading to the airport.

My colourful look for the day: Margerita wool-blend brocade coat, matching cropped pants and suede and snake-effect leather ankle boots, all by Miu Miu, hat by Louis Vuitton, bi-colour silk shirt by Céline and Muse Two bag by Yves Saint Laurent.

Pantsuits are a huge trend for F/W 2012 and personally speaking, I have loved the ones that Miuccia Prada designed for Miu Miu the most.

LoL, Sandra

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F/W 2012: Cropped Pants & Ankle Boots

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This winter, Ladies, we wear the pants! And to be precise, the cropped ones which draw attention to our ankles. Therefore, it is time to get a gorgeous pair of ankle boots.

Here are some of the most outstanding ones available at the moment:

Ankle Boots F:W 2012

1 Marychal 100 calf hair ankle boots iconby Christian Louboutin
Suede brogue ankle boots iconby YSL
Suede and snake-effect leather ankle boots iconby Miu Miu
Bi-colour ankle boots by Balenciaga
Gisèle suede ankle boots by YSL
Palma fuchsia ankle boots by Acne
Suede peep-toe platform ankle boots iconby Giuseppe Zanotti
Geometric-heel printed silk-covered leather ankle boots iconby Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem
Elsa boots iconby Sam Edelman

Miu Miu Shoes

I couldn’t resist those beautiful suede and snake-effect leather ankle boots iconby Miu Miu.
Which ones are your favourites? Happy Saturday Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Hello London!

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This week, I went on a girls trip with my daughter to London. We had an absolute blast despite the rainy weather.

Here is what I wore on the arrival day:
Houndstooth coat by Guccinavy and green printed silk blouse iconby Stella McCartneycropped wool pants by Giulietta, my beloved Suzanne studded leather ankle boots iconby Chloé, flap-over bag by Tom Fordrainbow coloured scarf iconby Christopher Kane, Lady Excalibur watch by Roger DubuisDaisy necklace by Dior Haute Joaillerie and 18-karat gold horsebit necklace by Gucci.

Stay tuned for more from London!

LoL, Sandra

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A Happy Sandra at the Fashion 2.0 Awards

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Yesterday, after having arrived in New York City, I went straight to the IFB conference and later on to the 3rd annual Fashion 2.0 Awards that took place at the SVA Theatre. It was an amazing night where I ran into many familiar faces.

The Fashion 2.0 Awards, launched in 2010 by Style Coalition, are designed to recognize and honor the most innovative fashion brands in the online community. (The Europeans can learn a lot here!)

DKNY took the top honours at the Fashion 2.0 Awards.
Please see below the list of last night’s winners:

Best Twitter: @DKNY

Best Facebook: Bergdorf Goodman

Best Blog by a Fashion Brand: DKNY PR Girl

Best Website: Marc Jacobs

Best Mobile App: Tiffany & Co. Engagement Ring Finder

Best Online Video: Prada S/S 2011 Video Campaign

Next Big Thing in Tech: Instagram

Top Innovator: Kate Spade

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Online media expert and entrepreneur Yuli Ziv who founded Style Coalition in 2008 with me.

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The lovely Oscar de la Renta PR-Girls, Erika (@OscarPRGIRL) and Martha, with me.

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My look last night: Fuchsia wool coat by Balenciaga (50% off now)iconlurex-weave silk crepe vest by Balmain (70% off now), cropped crepe pants iconby Vanessa Bruno, Laurent studded bag by Yves Saint Laurentresin bead necklace iconby Marni, silk crepe de chine blouse iconand studded leather ankle boots, both by Chloé.

LoL, Sandra

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F/W 2011: Suit Yourself!

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After yesterday’s post, I have some very good news for the business women among you! For F/W 2011, it is all about work, the suit your fashion must-have. The designers were keeping an eye on the functionality while not neglecting the style. Many of them continued to pay homage to the `70s. There are many different looks to choose from, so it is your season for heavy shopping!

Cropped Fancy Pants

The cropped pants emerged on the runways as a welcome alternative to skirts. An easy-going and much more comfortable (especially when sitting down) look for the office which will surely find many fans.

Oversized Shoulders

Cocoon shapes, oversized shoulders, the volumes are changing for F/W 2011. The trendsetters among us will sport this trend immediately.
The designers explored new shapes and came up with the dropped shoulders. No worries, the runway looks are still more exaggerated. Once the jackets hit the shelves, they won’t be as oversized as seen at Stella McCartney for example.

Pre-fall 2011 Office

Slowly the Pre-fall 2011 collections are popping in, so if you don’t want to wait too long, start your shopping trip. June might be the best month to look. It is always such a wonderful feeling, when the new season starts. This time, there are many great outfts that will work for the office as well for the cocktail hour after.

So suit youself!

LoL, Sandra

A New Day at Balmain

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Paris Fashion Week has a new rumour going around since Balmain’s designer Christophe Decarnin was a no-show at the F/W 2011 show yesterday. Decarnin reportedly is in a „mental hospital“ and wasn’t even involved in the fall collection at all, and Melanie Ward, who was previously named to be working along with Decarnin on the designs, actually created it all with the French brand’s in-house team. Ward is best known for her work with the nineties fashion star Helmut Lang.


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Today, a Balmain spokesman said that „Decarnin was involved in the design and absent from the show under doctor’s order, after having been treated for depression.“ Poor designers, they seem to suffer from all their stress and some go bananas. After Galliano, who’s show on Sunday got cancelled after his problems this week, now it is Decarnin.

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It’s definitely a new day at Balmain, the collection was missing the embroidered glitz and second-skin tight trousers, more seventies than eighties. The new pant is deeply cuffed and cropped below the knee, worn with kind of cool lace-up boots. My favourites are the metallic leather blazers that come in ice blue (love!) and yellow gold.

LoL, Sandra

The Gigi

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Now available online at net-à-porter is J Brand’s new It-pants: The Gigi.

Cropped, flared and skinny, J brand’s hot shape takes style to a whole new level. Combine them with ankle boots or strappy sandals with a fur vest or a tank top. It is a simple way to update your wardrobe and easy to wear whatever the temperature. My favourites are the waxed ones, love this special fabric.

LoL, Sandra

Menswear Trend Report F/W 2010

Menswear Trend Report F/W 2010


For all my male readers who have been asking for this frequently, here is my Menswear Trend Report for F/W 2010.
And Ladies, please stay tuned as you never know when this will come in handy. Your hubbies, daddies and boyfriends will love you even a little more for your fashion knowledge. Moreover the menswear trends are very similiar to the female ones. Have fun and get inspired! Even the classic pieces are definitely not boring this season…but see for yourself:

Don Draper meets Savile Row


The end `50s and early `60s inspired many designers for their F/W 2010 collections. The well-tailored suit makes its return into the gentleman’s closet. Imagine Don Draper, the main character of Mad Men, shopping on Savile Row and there you go! Back to the basics, black, all shades of grey and camel welcome elegance as the new dress code.

The 3-Piece Suit


Also back is the 3-piece suit. I like Costume National’s modern interpretation in grey worn with a turtleneck.

The Return of the Turtleneck


Anyway, turtlenecks were seen everywhere on the runways and seemed to have replaced the shirts. Those cozy pieces worn with a suit have this wonderful `70s vibe that is so up-to-date.

`70s Mood in Camel


Camel is the new black! The camel coat has been a wardrobe staple of almost every fashionable era. This season, there are many different updated models in well-designed silhouettes, dynamic volumes and distinct cuts. A great investment for many years to come!

Velvet


A vest or a jacket in velvet is a must this season. Beautiful shades make those It-pieces even more desirable.

Short and Crisp


Added to these revisited classics making them part of the modern times, were narrow tight leather or cropped pants.

Pants Tucked into Boots


The new hemline goes hand in hand with another rising trend for men. Pants were tucked into boots and it looked so hot! So guys, be brave and try it out!

Just a Hint of Colour


If you like it more bright, you could add just a hint of colour, preferably in royal blue or a berry tone.  A little sweater like the Prada one will be a perfect eyecatcher.

Tone on Tone


Or you could opt for the total look. Tone on tone, from head to toe, dressed in the same colour family or matching fabrics give this creative concept a new take on the masculine dress code.

Get Cozy


If it gets really cold, men will have a lot of stylish options this season. Fur was seen along with must-have shearling jackets. I adore the Burberry Prorsum ones very much.
Rustic sweaters evoking a winter sports atmosphere let us dream of after ski and evenings in the chalet.

So Gentlemen, I never want to hear again that you are indifferent to fashion! Enjoy your new look and the world will be your oyster!

LoL, Sandra