Even Cinderella Would Be Jealous

Even Cinderella would be jealous of the shoe of 2017, mules of all shapes and sizes have been spotted allover. My new favorite? A version that’s been reinvented with a vintage Barbie feel in gorgeous nude hues. The stiletto mule can be styled for both casual and dressy moments, worn from brunch to dinner and everything in between.

Myla satin mules by Jimmy Choo
2 Birdie cutout metallic leather mules by Sophia Webster
iconEmbellished knotted satin mules by No. 21
icon4 Andrea patent-leather mules by Giuseppe Zanetti
iconEmbellished satin mules by Miu Miu
iconKeely knotted satin mules by Jimmy Choo
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Or shop the modern transparent Cinderella mules (that still look completely nostalgic) here:
Transparent mules (SEASON 4) by Yeezy

Happy Shopping! Don’t forget…
Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

50% Off at Moda Operandi with Special Code

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Today, I have a very special offer for you at MODA OPERANDI that will last until November 20, 2016. As a dear Sandra’s Closet reader, you will get 50% off during this special and very exclusive Friends & Family Saleicon featuring must-have F/W 2016 pieces by Burberry, Mary Katrantzou, Giuseppe Zanotti and many more.

Just use the promo code FRIENDS at checkout! There are so many beautiful pieces waiting for you hereicon. Here are my personal favorites.

Get the look with 50% off: Suede trench coaticon by Red Valentinolace dress by Temperley London,icon leather crossbody bagicon by Delpozo, Karlie embroidered suede pumpsicon by Aquazzura.

More amazing F/W 2016 pieces on sale are:grey_sail_cape

Grey sail cape by Temperley London

velvetVelvet top by Dolce & Gabbana

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clutchGalactic Penelope clutch by Charlotte Olympia
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iconCLICK HERE TO BROWSE THE FULL SELECTION THAT IS 50% ON SALE.
Don’t forget to use the promo code FRIENDS at checkout!

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Moda Operandi

Most Wanted: Designer Espadrilles

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If you were to take a look inside your favorite fashionstia’s closet, I guarantee you would find a pair of designer espadrilles. Chanel started the comeback of the iconic classic a few seasons ago… and now they are on everyone’s shopping list. Those quintessential summer shoes look great with everything from a summer frock to cut-off shorts. Shop my picks for the chicest around below.

1 Tian leather-trimmed printed coated canvas espadrilles by Gucci
2 Python espadrilles by Proenza Schoulericon3 Embellished suede espadrilles by Giuseppe Zanotti
4 Printed brocade espadrilles by Dolce & Gabbana
5 Star-appliquéd leather espadrilles by Saint Laurent
6 Dreya snake-effect leather espadrilles by Jimmy Choo
7 Belgravia suede espadrilles by Aquazurra
Jean canvas espadrilles by Castañer
Woven canvas espadrilles by Manebi
10 Tweed espadrilles by Chanel

LoL, Sandra

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The Perfect Wardrobe on Sale

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It is not Christmas yet but today it feels already like it… NET-A-PORTER‘s semi-annual international sale has gone live! Save up to 50% on designers like Gucci, Stella McCartney, Chloé and many more! I always recommend to get some basic pieces as you don’t want to invest at the end of the season into something too trendy and fancy.

I put together a wish list of basic items, classics that should be in your wardrobe and that could be mixed and matched:

1 Leather over-the-knee boots iconby 3.1 Phillip Lim
2 Ester cutout suede ankle boots iconby Giuseppe Zanotti
3 Wool-felt wide-brimmed hat iconby Gucci
4 Wool-blend blazer by Gucci
5 Wool and cashmere-blend sweater iconby Chloé
6 Silk and lace dress by Nina Ricci
7 Motocross-style low-rise skinny jeans by Balmain
8 Silk-blend chiffon pussy-bow blouseicon by Dolce & Gabbana
9 The Falabella crystal-embellished faux leather clutch iconby Stella McCartney
10 The Pashli medium two-tone shark-effect leather trapeze bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim
11 Geometrie hammered gold-plated cuff iconby Hervé Van der Straeten

Have fun shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Luisaviaroma Style Lab – Grunge Flair

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Here is my last look from Luisaviaroma‘s Firenze4Ever style lab shot at the bar of the Helvetia Bristol hotel in Florence. I am completely in love with Givenchy’s F/W 2013 collection (think about that gorgeous Bambi sweater…), a little punk, a little grunge all with a certain flair.

To order, just click on the highlighted text.
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My look: Wool grain de poudre coat with golden details iconand sequined printed cotton fleece long sweatshirt, both by GivenchySo Nice earrings by Reminiscence, calfskin metal plaque booties iconby Giuseppe Zanotti and studded backpack iconby MCM.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Tommaso Fontanella

Luisaviaroma Style Lab: Style & Grace

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Here is the second look from my Firenze4Ever style lab with Luisaviaroma, shot at the Helvetia Bristol hotel in Florence. This one is actually my favourite outfit. I adore this amazing custom-made gown by Fausto Puglisi. The thigh-high slit is so sexy, revealing a lot of leg and combined with the headpiece, that you have to carry gracefully, it is all about drama.

To order just click on the highlighted text below:
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My look: Embroidered tartan and wool crepe gown by Fausto Puglisi, ultra high suede platform pumps iconand red jeweled nappa leather clutch, both by Giuseppe Zanottimask with feathers by Idriss Guelai Atelier.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Tommaso Fontanella

The Colour of the Year is Emerald

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“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A colour of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

Ladies and Gentlemen, drum roll please, it is official, EMERALD GREEN is the colour of the year according to Pantone, the authority and market leader in colour. One of the season’s hottest fashion trends, the timeless shade was seen on many S/S 2013 runways such as Gucci (my favorite), Kenzo and Burberry Prorsum (combined with another trend: metallics).

ICE-Watch_EmeraldICE Watch has launched a new unisex watch model in collaboration with Pantone dedicated to the trendy emerald tone, in two variants: emerald and white/white and emerald. 
Other trend colours will follow in the future.
ICE Watch Emerald White – CHF 109.00

From fashion to beauty, there are many ways to wear this vibrant colour from day to night and it’s a definite go-to for your next shopping trip!

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Belted silk-twill blouse and matching silk-twill flared pants, both by Guccisuede platform pumps iconby Giuseppe Zanotti and Lulu leather shoulder bag iconby Saint Laurent.

Don’t forget to look for some gorgeous makeup products that will complement your new season look, now may be the best time.

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A great way to get started with the new style are nail polish shades in sea hues. Draw attention to your manicure and you will be really hitting the trend.

The best ones available are: CHANEL Le Vernis in 657 Azuré and 667 Bel Argus (CHF 35.00 each), DIOR Vernis Bird of Paradise Duo 001 Samba (One Shot, CHF 47.00) and YVES SAINT LAURENT La Laque Couture 36 Vert D’Orient (CHF 38.00).

The nail polish shades are part of my two favourite summer beauty looks by DIOR and CHANEL. Have a look yourself how beautiful those collections inspired by enchanting animals are:

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DIOR – Bird of Paradise

Inspired by Christian Dior‘s passion for color, the new collection tells the tale of an exotic faraway. Drawing from nature’s tropical paradises, the Bird of Paradise collection embraces the vibrancy of nature and translates to versatile, wearable shades for summer.
In stores now.

My personal must-haves:

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DIOR 5 Coleurs Eye Shadow 374 Blue Lagoon (One Shot, CHF 92.00)
The legendary 5 Couleurs case is coated with shimmering pigments, inspired by the golden reflections of a peacock’s feathers. Stunning!

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DIOR Diorshow Liner Waterproof Aqua Green (One Shot, CHF 34.00)
Add a fun pop of color to your eye makeup with this limited edition liner.

 

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L’Eté de Papillon de CHANEL

Another amazing collection comes from the house of Chanel. Creative Director of Makeup Peter Philips was inspired by the dazzling colours of butterfly wings and created electric shades for the eyes. A stunning effect is achieved is through the application of colorful mascaras.
Available in Switzerland starting end of May 2013.

My personal must-haves:

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CHANEL Stylo Eyeshadow 47 Blue Bay (CHF 47.00)
This exclusive creation is easily applied to highlight eyes with gleaming colour. The smooth-gliding pen has a cooling, water-infused formula for a shimmering veil on lids or precise definition.

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CHANEL Mascara Inimitable Waterproof 37 Lime Light (CHF 47.00)
The iconic mascara in a long-wearing, waterproof formula that won’t flake or smudge comes this season vibrant limited edition shades of blue, green and yellow.

To complement such a vibrant beautiful eye makeup, choose lips in orange, apricot huesfollowing in the footsteps of Tangerine Tango, which was the shade of 2012
Stay tuned for an upcoming post in which I am wearing this beauty look.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel, Dior, Ice Watch, Style.com and © Sandra Bauknecht

Shoe Trend S/S 2013: Gladiator Boots

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Gladiator boots are celebrating a huge comeback for S/S 2013. Seen at Alexander Wang, Altuzarra and Proenza Schouler among many others, it’s clear, they’re back. Of course, it can be a tricky trend, but who can resist those eyecatching shoes?

Below is the list of the best ones to shop at the moment:

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1 Aline leather sandals iconby Alexander Wang
Embellished leather cage sandals iconby Altuzarra
Leather gladiator wedge boots iconby Giuseppe Zanotti
Leather gladiator knee sandals iconby Gianvito Rossi
5 Stamped leather gladiator lace-up boots iconby Proenza Schouler
Mogul studded suede cage sandals by Jimmy Choo
7 Marta calfskin elastic high boots by Alexander Wang
Leather gladiator sandal boots by Versace

LoL, Sandra

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:

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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

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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

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

Must-Have F/W 2012: The Slipper Shoe

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Ladies, store your ballet flats! If you haven’t focused on the day-slipper trend, you really should embrace it. They are on the shopping list of every fashionista and a hot fixture on the fall high street. I went for leopard print slippers by Louis Vuitton in blue (for the previous post, please click here) – Poppy Delevigny has the same ones in red. 
For fall, Miu Miu‘s velvet embroidered slippers are my season’s favourites, so chic!

By the way, gentlemen, you are in the game as well. You can find the most extraordinary models for the fashion-forward of you at the end of this post.

Get involved now and shop those must-have footwear below!

LoL, Sandra

Shop the best slippers for WOMEN:

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Embroidered velvet-covered leather slippers iconby Miu Miu


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Embroidered satin-covered leather slippers iconby Miu Miu


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Sequined leather slippers iconby Marc by Marc Jacobs

 

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Intern tartan canvas and patent-leather slippers iconby Christian Louboutin

 

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Sequin skull-embellished suede slippers iconby Alexander McQueen

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Swarovski crystal-embellished suede slippers iconby Giuseppe Zanotti


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Wheel studded leather slippers iconby Jimmy Choo

 

Shop the best slippers for MEN:

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Leopard print suede slippers by Jimmy Choo Men

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Sloane zebra print ponyskin slippers by Jimmy Choo Men

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Coarse glitter slippers by Jimmy Choo Men

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Purple velvet slippers iconby Del Toro

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Velvet slippers with crystal tassel by Giuseppe Zanotti Men

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Embroidered velvet slippers by Stubbs & Wooton
(Stubbs & Wooton is a Florida-based label, founded in Palm Beach in 1993, that specialises in luxurious slippers).