Shop the Sale in a Smart Way

The MYTHERESA SALE is here with up to 50% off. But how do you shop in a smart way that you’ll get the most out of your money, buy great clothes and avoid any post-purchase feelings of regret? It all begins with preparation – you need to know your current wardrobe inside out and create a list of what you wear often, what you don’t have but would like, and the items you really don’t need another version of. Look for everything that you can take you into the next season.
Here are some pieces I can highly recommend:

Mini fur-lined cotton parka by Mr & Mrs Italy (30% off)
A great investment for the upcoming winter season!

Tyle suede ankle boots by Gianvito Rossi (40% off)
Nothing beats a pair of eye-catching ankle boots.

Princess Diana Falabella box shoulder bag by Stella McCartney (50% off)
I am in love with this bag – perfect for the next bal season.

Ankle Boots Sinatra 105 by Aquazzura (50% off)
Another pair of ankle boots that is a piece of art.

Highland suede over-the-knee boots by Stuart Weitzman (50% off)
Over-the-knee boots are here to stay – so better get yours now on sale.

Wool sweater by Stella McCartney (40% off)
A classic piece for many seasons to come.

Dusana wool and cashmere poncho by The Row (30% off)
Capes and ponchos are absolutely trending this upcoming F/W 2018 season!

SHOP THE COMPLETE MYTHERESA SALE HERE!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Prêt-à-Portea

This week, I was in London for Fashion Week and treated myself to the legendary Prêt-à-Portea designer afternoon tea experience at the Berkeley Hotel which is inspired by the world of fashion. I had already done it once 6 years ago (for the previous post click here please) and was curious to see the Collins Room after it had undergone renovations.

You might be wondering what is Prèt-à-Portea exactly? It is a menu of couture cakes especially designed for the respective season gets a makeover every six months to reflect the latest catwalk trends, colours and designs. For F/W 2017-18, Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat has sent out a brand new collection of exquisite biscuits, bakes and fancies. It takes inspiration from an array of distinguished fashion and accessory designers, and the latest creations shown on the international fashion runways.

YOUR FASHIONISTA’S TEA INCLUDES
A delicate collection of cakes and fancies inspired by the world’s finest designers:

Gucci’s kimono, complete with a charming parasol, transformed into a pomegranate and grenadine bavarois, with cassis and apple compote topped with a crystallised edible flower and a chocolate parasol.

Balenciaga’s effortlessly luxe black-and-white flouncy dress reimagined as a moist chocolate cake, layered with white chocolate Grand Marnier mousse, crunchy ganache and a sexy orange leg.

Gianvito Rossi’s red-heeled boots, recreated as a fennel seed biscuit iced with burgundy red royal icing.

Bottega Veneta’s daring mustard-coloured suit, gracing the cakewalk as an iced speculoos chocolate biscuit.

Anya Hindmarch’s orange leather clutch as a dulce and ginger cake sandwiched within foxy orange chocolate.

Burberry’s sleek white feathered cape, recreated as a tonka bean cheesecake with cinnamon crumble base, covered with glossy white glaze and finished with a curvy white chocolate feather.

Miu Miu’s luxuriously warm coat transformed into a bûche of pistachio crémeux set on hazelnut sable and topped with waved meringue.

Christopher Kane’s ‘LBD’ taken to another level with stunning flowers and transformed into a chocolate moelleux cake with lacte café and Bailey’s cream, finished with sugar flowers.

Dolce & Gabbana’s stand-out dress, now an almond génoise complete with a mango & passion fruit insert and a cocktail caraibe mousse, topped with a rainbow of chocolate disks.

Your tea also includes a flavoursome collection of miniature savoury skewers, taster spoons, elegant canapés and tea sandwiches. To drink, choose from a large selection of loose leaf teas (I personally recommend the Ceylon & Rose tea) from the hotel’s extensive collection and treat yourself to a glass of bubbly like I did. Raise a toast in style!

Prêt-à-Portea is priced at £52.00 per person.
Champagne Prêt-à-Portea, with a glass of Laurent-Perrier, £62.00 per person.
Couture Champagne Prêt-à-Portea, with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rosé, Bollinger Rosé or Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, £70.00 per person.
A 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.

Bookings
Email: dining@the-berkeley.co.uk
Call: +44 (0)20 7107 8866

THE PRET-A-PORTEA BOOK
There is also a great coffee table (I meant tea table book :-)) that I can recommend: «Prêt-à-Portea: High-Fashion Bakes and Biscuits» was published to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Berkeley’s iconic afternoon tea with 20 recipes and baking techniques from the hotel’s Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat. To buy the book, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
Runway Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
Photos Cover: Courtesy of the Berkeley Hotel

Star Style: Jella Haase Sports Velvet

On Tuesday at the premiere of «Fack Ju Goethe 3» in Zurich, German actress Jella Haase caught my eye in this stunning outfit. First of all, I love velvet in burgundy but paired with a touch of it looks so chic and modern. Two thumbs up for her stylist!

Get her look: Long-sleeved velvet dress by Saint Laurent, Besa leather shoulder bag by Roksanda and Gianvito 105 velvet pumps by Gianvito Rossi.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via Jella Haase’s Instagram @jella_h

The Slouchy Boot

The knee- or thigh-high boot is the front-runner for fall. Look for it in ’80s-style slouchy leather with a sharp toe and an inverted heel. Pair it with a printed dress, a skirt, or over jeans.

1 Niki slouchy overknee boots by Saint Laurent
icon2 Kelsey 85 suede boots by Gianvito Rossi
3 Lokyo suede knee bootsicon by Isabel Marant
Leather knee boots by Pradaicon

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Red Alert

Siren call: a fire-engine-red ankle boot is an instant fall upgrade. Step to it.

Robin buckled leather ankle boots by Gianvito Rossi
icon

Stretch-jersey sock bootsicon by Balenciaga

Downtown 85 suede boots by Aquazzura

Ellipse velvet ankle boots by Tom Ford

Loulou velvet ankle boots by Saint Laurent

I am such a big fan of red booties. If you would like to see my complete look, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and © Sandra Bauknecht

White Boots and Booties

After this week’s post about the must-have glitter boots, see today what else is trending in footwear for F/W 2017. As seen on the runways (from left to right in collage: Victoria Beckham – Marc Jacobs – Narciso Rodriguez), white ankle boots and booties are the preferred choice to due their versatile nature and nonchalant aesthetic.

This season, we are spoiled for choice — more so than ever before — when it comes to interesting white styles that will give your cold weather wardrobe that extra element of cool. Please find herewith the tip of the iceberg.

1 Buckled ankle boots by Derek Lam
2 Levy leather ankle bootsicon by Gianvito Rossi
3 Eri embellished leather ankle boots by Alexander Wang
icon4 Faux leather ankle bootsicon by Stella McCartney
5 Leather ankle boots iconby MM6 Maison Margiela
Leather ankle bootsicon by Balenciaga
7 Plume patent-leather ankle boots iconby Laurence Dacade
For Walking printed leather over-the-knee boots by Off-White

My favorite pair are those versatile Laura 85 leather boots by Gianvito Rossi.

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Silk Robe Coats Are the Way to Go

Looking for a stylish summer cover-up? Silk robe coats are the way to go, like a fashionable dream come true. Being both, extremely stylish and comfortable, they are perfect for this seemingly effortless genuine look. My favorite combination? Wearing it with a simple tank and my favorite jeans. This street-style approved trick often comes with billowing toppers that are inspired by traditional Japanese kimonos as seen on Attico designer, Giorgia Tordini, who proves that a silk bathrobe is best worn out of bed.

Get the look: Liza Var embroidered printed silk-satin wrap robe and Rosa high-rise flared jeansicon, both by Attico, Biggins matte-satin camisole by The Rowicon, Cabana studded leather tote by Valentino and Portofino suede sandals by Gianvito Rossi.


iconTo keep it from skewing too boudoir, simply opt for a version with a bit more heft and wear it open, loosely cinched at the waist or with a leather belt. So before you reach for that bomber, biker or cargo jacket, consider the silk robe coats below.

icon1 Raquel parrot-embellished wrap dress by Attico (40% off on sale)
2 Floral-printed silk coat by Dolce & Gabbana (40% off on sale)
3 Satin robe by Balenciaga (30% off on sale)
4 Floral kimono-style robe by Zara
5 Mulberry silk robe by Burberry (30% off on sale)
6 Capability silk robe by Olivia von Halle (30% off on sale)
7 One of a kind silk kimonoicon by Rianna + Nina

The whole wearing pajamas as real-life, out-of-bed-clothes thing has been having an intense moment over the last couple of months, maybe for obvious reasons: when a trend prioritizes comfort and ease, it’s easy to get behind. And gentlemen you are in it, too! Jared Leto proves how gorgeous he looks in this embroidered patchwork reversible coat by Gucci.

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, via Vogue.com

Only Today: Harvey Nichols Shopping Party

harvey_nichols_shopping_party_2016

A little party never killed nobody... especially if it is a shopping party. HARVEY NICHOLS celebrates today our favorite hobby with a discount up to 25% on amazing F/W 2016 fashion pieces, accessories and beauty products, for both men and women.

Below are some of my favorites to wet your appetite:

givenchyGreat for the day with jeans and amazing at night with a pencil skirt:
Black cape-effect jersey blouse by Givenchy
icon

gianvito_rossi

Those heels will vamp every outfit!
Classic red suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi

soreal_dior
You cannot go wrong with these shades!
Dior So Real clubmaster-style sunglassesicon by Dior

duvetica

Practical and always needed…
Ociroe charcoal fur-trimmed shell coat iconby Duvetica

stella_mccartney

Already a classic – on sale in black, grab it!
Falabella black faux suede shoulder bagicon by Stella McCartney

candle

Start looking for Christmas gifts early, especially when they are on sale…
Orientalist large scented candle by Tom Dixon

591760_navy_and_other_1

FOR HIM! A little surprise for your hubby, boyfriend or crush…
Navy checked wool blazer by Giorgio Armani
icon

Happy Shopping Party!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Sale Spotlight

Sale_Spotlight_SS2016

Great news, it is this time of the year: the sale has officially started and you can find amazing pieces that are marked down up to 50%. Below you can find my selection of my favorite 10 with a little explanation why I have chosen them.

Sweater_JWANDERSON
Ruched knitted sweater by J.W.Anderson (40% off)
iconA great sweater for every day in a stunning colour combination.

Denim_Clutch_Marc_Jacobs

Embroidered denim clutch by Marc Jacobs (30% off)
You will be the star at every 4th of July party.
icon

639479_in_xl

Bandage mini dress by Hervé Léger (50% off)
A true classic in dark blue.

saint_laurent_Cardigan

Embroidered wool-blend cardigan by Saint Laurent (30% off)
A fun cover-up for those rainy days and later for fall.

639361_e1_ppicon

Suede knee boots by Gianvito Rossi (50% off)
Already an investment for the upcoming winter season.

Tom_Ford_Icon_BagiconIcon medium leather tote by Tom Ford (40% off)
If you get a Tom Ford bag on sale, you better do not hesitate.

Hat_maison_Michel
iconHenrietta rabbit-fur felt hat by Maison Michel (30% off)
Couture millinery Maison Michel was founded in 1936 and is now owned by Chanel, do I need to explain more?

DOLCE_GABBANA_PUMPSiconEmbellished printed brocade pumps by Dolce & Gabbana (40% off)
With this discount, it feels good to add some color to your wardrobe.

Saint_Laurent_Bomber

iconEmbellished bomber jacket by Saint Laurent (40% off)
A treasure from the runway.

img-thing

Crystal embellished ring by Gucci (30% off)
Fashion jewelry by Gucci will stay a huge trend next season. This is an amazing opportunity to get it on sale.

I hope that I could inspire you a little… have fun shopping the sale!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Believe in the Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny 2016

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!

kate-moss-mert-marcus-playboy-6

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
icon