My Look: I Feel It All

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Pink is trending this summer and I love it combined with burgundy. It is an unusual color combination that I wore to the dinner I recently had with Frédéric Malle (for the previous post about it, click here please).

My look: Fox fur cape by Givenchy, wool and silk dress by Valentino, embellished satin pumps by Miu Miu, cat eye metal mirrored sunglasses by Fendiflower resin necklace by Guccivelvet Boy Bag in burgundy by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Queercore

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In the world of fashion, Gucci is the hot ticket at the moment! Alessandro Michele’s revolution is still going on strong season after season and may have not yet reached its final peek yet. His newest must-have is the Gucci Queercore shoe collection, which honors the eponymous 1980s gay punk movement. Serpents on the heels, bees and multi-straps, you just have to choose the model and the color!

Have fun!

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LoL, Sandra

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Most Important S/S 2017 Accessories Trends

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Nothing has changed since last winter… more is more is still the motto, this is what the S/S 2017 season is all about! With fashion in a maximalist mood, accessories have kept their center stage. On the runways, kitten heels are back, earrings were bigger than ever, and one bag is definitely not enough. New? The marriage of socks and boots. The forecast: Get ready for your another sumptuous season!

LoL, Sandra

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S/S 2017 TREND 1: EXTRAVAGANT SUNGLASSES
Céline – Dolce & Gabbana – Gucci

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S/S 2017 TREND 2: SOCK BOOTS
Fendi – Balenciaga – Emilio Pucci

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S/S 2017 TREND 3: WRAP BELTS
Balmain – Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini – Isabel Marant

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S/S 2017 TREND 4: STATEMENT EARRINGS
Delpozo – Alexander McQueen – Altuzarra

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S/S 2017 TREND 5: KITTEN HEELS
Chloé – Prada – Dior

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S/S 2017 TREND 6: ONE BAG IS NOT ENOUGH
Stella McCartney – Valentino – Marni

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S/S 2017 TREND 7: THE BIGGER THE BETTER
Givenchy – Chanel – Loewe

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S/S 2017 TREND 8: FLATFORMS
Salvatore Ferragamo – Versace – Miu Miu

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S/S 2017 TREND 9: SUPERSIZED BAGS
Sonia Rykiel – Mulberry – Ports 1961

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S/S 2017 TREND 10: ARM CUFFS
Roberto Cavalli – Louis Vuitton – Rodarte

Photos: via Vogue.com

The Top 15 Runway Trends for S/S 2017

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Here they are: the most important trends for the S/S 2017 season. Scroll through my forecast to see which styles will be on everyone’s shopping list next season. From dresses in brilliant shades of fuchsia, strawberry, rose, and bubble gum to buzzy words on slogan tees. Don’t expect the high-volume sleeve to disappear anytime soon, the choice is yours – enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

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S/S 2017 TREND 1: THINK PINK
Hermès – Valentino – Céline

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S/S 2017 TREND 2: HIGH-VOLUME SLEEVES
Dolce & Gabbana – Marc Jacobs – Kenzo

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S/S 2017 TREND 3: 80’s LAMÉ
Saint Laurent – Isabel Marant – Gucci

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S/S 2017 TREND 4: OP ART
Akris – Mary Katrantzou – Louis Vuitton

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S/S 2017 TREND 6: 70’s FLOWER POWER
Prada – Chloé – Christopher Kane

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S/S 2017 TREND 7: SQUARE-SHOULDERED
Jil Sander – Balenciaga – Jacquemus

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S/S 2017 TREND 8: SWIM ADDICT
Max Mara – Fendi – Miu Miu

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S/S 2017 TREND 9: SLOGAN TOPS
Dior – Paco Rabanne – Stella McCartney

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S/S 2017 TREND 10: BRALETTES
Victoria Beckham – Alexander McQueen – Alexander Wang

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S/S 2017 TREND 11: SPORT SPIRIT
Moschino – Courrèges – DKNY

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S/S 2017 TREND 12: DEEP SEA METALLICS
Maison Margiela – Chanel – Balmain

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S/S 2017 TREND 13: GRAPHIC STRIPES
Mulberry – Lanvin – Tory Burch

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S/S 2017 TREND 14: MODERN RUFFLES
Givenchy – Erdem – Loewe

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S/S 2017 TREND 15: TRANSPARENT
Alberta Ferretti – Giambattista Valli – Emilio Pucci

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My Look: St. Barts

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Discovering new designers has always been a passion of me and one that I truly adore at the moment is Columbian designer Johanna Ortiz.

Being on everyone’s radar, she was inspired this season by the essence of the French-influenced Caribbean island of St. Barts and I thought it couldn’t be a better match to wear this beautiful cotton top with its voluminous sleeves and V-neck cut exactly there.

My look: St. Barts cotton-poplin peplum top by Johanna Ortizcropped high-rise wide-leg jeans by Stella McCartneyJordaan horsebit-detailed jacquard loafers and Sylvie mini buckle leather shoulder bag, both by Gucci, wide cuff by Chanel, diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery, earrings by Cartier and rose diamond necklace by Piaget.

LoL, Sandra

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Greenery – Color of the Year 2017

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In collage: Ruffle trimmed single breasted wool coat by Gucci and nail lacquer in Greenery by Butter London.

Each year PANTONE, the global color authority, chooses one Color of the Year, like a snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude. For 2017, it is GREENERY, a refreshing and revitalizing shade, symbolic of new beginnings. This fresh and zesty yellow-green shade evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.

Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate. Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world.

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Designers’ love of geekiness dictated an unexpected new power color on the S/S 2017 runways, making that vibrant shade a real showstopper. A life-affirming hue, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality. See below in my post some of the best pieces to utilise greenery from now.

And while you are shopping, prepare yourself a trendy Matcha tea to get you in the ultimate Greenery mood!

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Gstaading

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This was my outfit that I wore to the fondue lunch at Wasserngrat during the ASW Winter Weekend in Gstaad in December. Switzerland is such a beautiful country and being in the mountains always makes me happy.

My look: Ski jumpsuit with leather belt and fur snow boots, both by Prada Sport, slub cotton topicon by James Perse, zipped cardigan with fur details, Linea G 2 leather-trimmed canvas shoulder bagicon, GG pattern jacquard stole and rabbit-felt fedora, all by Gucci, diamond earrings by Cartier and mirrored sunglasses by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Happy Holidays

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It is Christmas Eve, and no matter what you celebrate, I’d like to wish everyone around the world a safe and happy holiday season, may it be all you dream them to be. Thank you for visiting Sandra’s Closet and your support throughout this year!

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For the festive night, I like to wear something comfortable but still stylish to fit the occasion and of course to leave space for the yummy food.

My look: Rys multi-texture jacket by Hervé Légericon, jacquard-knit mini dress by Alexander McQueen (on sale), flower pin in silk and cotton by Gucci, suede over-the-knee boots by Saint Laurent, Falabella embroidered faux brushed-leather shoulder bag by Stella McCartneyHorsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery and «Tribale» earrings by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Munich Bound

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My look: Black long shearling coat by Pradametallic lace-trimmed cotton-blend cardigan and ruffled crinkled silk-chiffon blouseicon, both by Gucci appliquéd leather and lace skirt iconby Jason Wularge classic flap bag in caviar leather by ChanelSpring Garden brocade knee boots by Valentino and diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: The Head Turners

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The head turners: from stripes and metallics for the classicist to dramatic color combinations for the show-stopper, prep your closet for the new season with some of the must-have pieces by GUCCIicon.

My look: Quilted nylon coat with mink, embroidered striped wool and cashmere-blend sweater, pleated metallic striped stretch-silk midi skirticonHeloise leather lace-Up boots, all by Guccilarge classic flap bag in caviar leather and long bi-colour scarf, both by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht