Denim Stars

I love denim and adore this season’s hype of star prints or applications that are officially everywhere on our blue favorites. Tracking the trend, click here to see how I wear my star print jeans…

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icon7 Court Classic leather-appliquéd denim sneakers by Saint Laurent

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And here is the master piece that works with many looks: the to-die-for two-tone appliquéd denim coat by Roberto Cavalli.

LoL, Sandra

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Ellery’s Mermaid Pants

Kym Ellery‘s namesake Australian label is a favorite amongst the fashion crowd. So beloved are her iconic bell sleeves and flares that we all have to thank her for the trend that has become so recognizable and so widely copied that it continues to take off.

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You should definitely not wait another day and get a pair of her signature mermaid pants. I am speaking of these to-die-for kick-flare trousers that billow out in a way that’s reminiscent of a mermaid tail.

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One thing is for sure, for cult Ellery followers or newbies to the brand, the denim ones will definitely remind you that jeans don’t need to be boring. The mixture of both the silhouette and the finishings are both equally unique.

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Happy Shopping, mermaids!

LoL, Sandra

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Mytheresa x Citizens of Humanity

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An amazing cool capsule collection by denim cult brand CITIZENS OF HUMANITY, consisting of six pieces, has hit the virtual shelves of online retailer mytheresa.com. The lineup includes distressed denim as well as trucker jackets and slim-fitting jeans. Citizens of Humanity founder Jerome Dahan, women’s creative director Catherine Ryu and the mytheresa.com team were inspired by the heavy metal scene of the ’80s and early ’90s. To emphasize this source of inspiration, model Jessica Miller was photographed by her husband Lars Ulrich, drummer and founding member of cult band Metallica, wearing this exclusive capsule collection.

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TO SHOP THE EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Mytheresa

The Top 15 Runway Trends for S/S 2016

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Here they are: the most important trends for the S/S 2016 season. Scroll through my forecast to see which styles will be on everyone’s shopping list next season. Let’s be honest, there is nothing really new, but that is the beauty of our century. Everything is possible!

LoL, Sandra

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S/S 2016 TREND 1: SWEET GIRLS
Miu Miu – Gucci – Dries Van Noten

SS2016 Sleepwear

S/S 2016 TREND 2: SLEEPWEAR
Balenciaga – Loewe – Alexander Wang

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S/S 2016 TREND 3: ARM CANDY
Dior – Fendi – Céline

SS2016 Off the shoulder

S/S 2016 TREND 4: OFF THE SHOULDER
Sonia Rykiel – Proenza Schouler – Edun

SS2016 Romanticism

S/S 2016 TREND 5: ROMANTICISM
Alexander McQueen – Saint Laurent – Etro

SS2016 Tribal

S/S 2016 TREND 6: TRIBAL
Balmain – Prada – Valentino

SS2016 Jungle

S/S 2016 TREND 7: JUNGLE
Roberto Cavalli – Versace – Bottega Veneta

SS 2016 Tie-Dye

S/S 2016 TREND 8: TIE-DYE
Narciso Rodriguez – Altuzarra – Paco Rabanne

SS 2016 Fine Lines

S/S 2016 TREND 9: FINE LINES
Salvatore Ferragamo – Stella McCartney – Tommy Hilfiger

SS2016 Stars and Stripes

S/S 2016 TREND 10: STARS & STRIPES
Lacoste – Marc Jacobs – Max Mara

SS2016 Boyish Overalls

S/S 2016 TREND 11: BOYISH OVERALLS
Louis Vuitton – Isabel Marant – Ralph Lauren Collection

SS 2016 Denim

S/S 2016 TREND 12: NEW DENIM
Derek Lam – Chloé – Chanel

SS2016 Disco Sparkle

S/S 2016 TREND 13: DISCO SPARKLE
Lanvin – Vetements – Nina Ricci

SS 2016 Silver

S/S 2016 TREND 14: SILVER
Victoria Beckham – Tom Ford – Courrèges

SS2016 Transparency

S/S 2016 TREND 15: TRANSPARENT EMOTIONS
Dolce & Gabbana – Emilio Pucci – Burberry Prorsum

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The New Denim

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Durable, up-to-date and irresistibly stylish, new season denim gives a nod to the past and a sharp look into the future. High waisted or ripped and ragged like Saint Laurent or all patched up like Dsquared, pair your picks with Lucchese boots and a Pucci belt or a fringed leather bag by Antik Batik and a Michael Kors watch for just the right mix of uptown charm and new season western-style allure.

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5 Embellished suede belt by Emilio Pucci
6 Bertil fringed suede drawstring bagicon by Antik Batik
7 Lexington rose gold-tone stainless steel chronograph watchicon by Michael Kors

LoL, Sandra

At the Diesel Black Gold S/S 2014 Show

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Last week, I attended the Diesel Black Gold S/S 2014 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, such an amazing location to host a runway presentation.

For Andreas Melbostad‘s second season, he describes his inspiration like this: “A new ease of attitude by combining opposing icons to express strength and fearlessness”. The collection evolves its iconic staples to include a new, courageous fragility: metal eyelets, discs, zippers, buckles and hardware accents introduce luxe industrial elements, for a range of pieces, from leather to georgette. Lighter, softer materials – silk crepe de chine, silk georgette, cotton poplin, cotton voile – are juxtaposed against the collection’s utilitarian core of leather and denim.

I love the jeans that come with a more slouchy fit at the hips and deep rolled cuffs at the ankle. A pastel leather moto jacket will definitely be on my wish list. The only question is white, icy blue or baby pink?

LoL, Sandra

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Designer Andreas Melbostad whom I met the first time this spring in Zurich (For the previous post, please click here please).

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Front row: Renzo Rosso framed by Coco Rocha to the left and Kanye West to the right

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At the Chanel S/S 2013 Show

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Chanel’s stage sets have been among the most outstanding ones in fashion history. Karl Lagerfeld creates what you would call the “excess in fashion”From icebergs to barnyard spectacles, from apocalypse to mineral backdrops, this season, he went for a wind farm and solar panels for his Chanel S/S 2013 runway show. Only Karl Lagerfeld could take twelve wind turbines and make it a fashionable backdrop. The front row featured Jennifer Lopez with her cute daughter on her lap. “Energy is the most important thing in life” said the famous designer in an interview. “The rest comes later.”

And his Chanel S/S 2013 collection had new energy, a breath of fresh air. The traditional Chanel suit was given a new look with summer colours, while denim enlightened the beautiful white outfits. Big pearls finished off this very wearable collection perfectly. Young and sporty fabrics completed the renewable energy theme. The silhouette was dominated by an A-line or a bolero. My favourite was the uber-stylish “hula hoop” beach bag. I like it a lot!

LoL, Sandra

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Replay S/S 2012: Pretty Flowers and Denim

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Working in fashion can be quite contradictory. While I am telling you all about the upcoming Christmas treats, special holiday collections and beauty must-haves during the next weeks, I am already exploring the S/S 2012 showrooms, like yesterday evening at Replay.

Needless to say, there was a lot of denim and an iconic mix and match of fabrics and patterns. Very bohemian with a lot of floral embroideries and prints plus a nice array of vibrant colours with green, orange and blue leading the way.

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The sweetest thing was the give-away bag (see photo below)…

LoL, Sandra

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Diesel Black Gold – Only for the Brave!

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For 2011’s Cannes International Film Festival, Only The Brave Foundation and Le Baron have invited celebrities (Jude Law, Kirsten Dunst an many more) to sign a Diesel Black Gold denim, during their fabulous nights at Le Baron Piano Bar.

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This denim is now sold by auction on ebay until 22nd September : all profits will be donated to the Only The Brave Foundation, that supports and develops a variety of innovative development projects in Africa.

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Many celebrities attended last week’s S/S 2012 runway presentation in New York City, among them Gerard Butler with his date Petra Nemcova and the Roitfeld girls.

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“It’s time to reflect.” This was written on the program at the Diesel Black Gold S/S 2012 show. There were dangling mirrors hanging down, perfectly reflecting the light and preparing the audience for a show full of metallics. I am in love with those shiny materials. As this is already a huge trend for F/W 2011, I am glad to see that this is going to stay for a while.
Let the light of Diesel Black Gold shine on me…

LoL, Sandra

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New Contest with American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Contest

Grab some AE jeans and put together a look that’s made to wow. You could win $1,000 and see your winning outfit on AE’s New York Times Square billboard! Moreover, one reader is going to receive a surprise gift pack from American Eagle Outfitters.

To participate, enter the contest here on Sandra’s Closet and create a complete outfit (you can enter as many as you like). The contest runs from now until August 18, 2011 at 11:59pm PST.

Have fun and good luck!

LoL, Sandra

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