Don’t Make Me Get My Wand

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Today is Halloween. Have you ever asked yourself why  people are wearing costumes that day? The reason is that celts dressed up in white with blackened faces during the festival of Samhain to trick the evil spirits that they believed would be roaming the earth before All Saints’ Day on November 1st.

I like the idea of tricking the evil spirits, probably this Peekaboo medium crocodile-trimmed leather and python tote by Fendi iconwould help! I am totally in love, so please don’t make me get my wand, this fashion must-have is all I need.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Fendi

If the Broom Fits

Halloween 2015

Looking for a last minute Halloween costume? Craft yours out of pieces that will have a place in your closet throughout the year. I am sure that you have something black that is reminiscent of the ongoing Victorian trend. The F/W 2015 catwalks were full of Halloween-style looks. I prefer a stylish high end of-the-moment ensemble instead of the predictable animal ears or plastic mask.

Get the look: Ruffled silk-blend lace dressicon and embellished suede gloves, both by Alexander McQueen, embellished flocked brocade cape by Simone RochaMadison lace-up suede sandals by Paul Andrew2Jours embellished textured-leather shoulder bag by Fendi and nose ring in gunmetal-tone and crystal by Givenchy.
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F/W 2015 TREND: NEW VICTORIANS
Givenchy – Alexander McQueen – Gareth Pugh

To a boo-worthy fun Halloween! If the broom fits, jump on it.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Happy Glamoween

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Goth glam with a quirky twist – this Halloween we’re all about velvet, flowy 70’s dresses and fun accessories. H&M offers a great selection of dress-up pieces for adults and kids (see below):

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4RD-Fashion-Halloween-Dress-Out-CPD-1Such a cute Halloween collection for kids at H&M.

Use Halloween as an excuse to bring out your inner glam goth. (Not to be confused with glam rock.) For inspiration, turn to fictional style icons like Morticia Addams, Jessica Lange in «American Horror Story: Coven» or Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer in «The Witches of Eastwick».
Or just Cher, period.

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This season’s It-item – the 70’s maxi or midi dress – is the perfect hero of the glamoween look, and don’t forget to top it off with the perfect shade of “blood” red for lips and nails.

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If you are more opting for an investment in something you could wear all year, I recommend brands such as Balmain and Givenchy this season. They have great velvet dresses with that certain goth attitude that could be transformed with the right accessories into the perfect Halloween outfit. And then it is truly time for GLAMOWEEN!!!

Get the look: Feather and raccoon jacket and velvet ruffle midi dress, bothicon by Givenchy, satin belt by Balmainembroidered collaricon by Vivetta«Black Spider» hairbandicon by Caterina Capellidouble feather-embellished silk-trimmed leather tickler and iconMy Tie leather and silk-charmeuse cuffs, both by Kiki de Montparnasse and Horatio leather and jacquard platform sandals by Paul Andrew.
iconGlamore Lipstick – Virgin by Illamasqua.
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LoL, Sandra

Photo (Cover): Magnus Torsne, Styling: Emma Elwin
Photo «The Witches of Eastwick»: All Over Press
Stills: Courtesy of the Brands

The Most Extravagant Halloween Accessory

Crazy Skull by De Grisogono

I started with 16,000 Swiss francs, 20 years ago, and the success of de Grisogono is a miracle, in every sense” says Fawaz Gruosi. “I simply saw another way of doing things in the jewellery world. I was lucky, a little crazy, I worked like a madman and still do.

You have to meet Fawaz Gruosi to understand his power over women, he might be the most charming man on earth. He knows what women want, especially when it comes to jewelry design. The president, owner and founder of de Grisogono likes to push the limits and break the rules to come up with the most amazing pieces.

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Last week, de Grisogono celebrated the launch of its new Crazy Scull watch at Hotel Costes in Paris which shows the most outstanding artisan jewelry and horology. It took over one year of research to create this one of a kind timepiece.

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Being entirely hand-set with white diamonds, pink sapphires, rubies and also the black diamonds, the stones the Geneva based jeweler is famous for, this dual time watch comes on a galuchat strap.

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I am a huge fan of jewelry that offers a certain twist, that is provocative and different. How much fun are those baguette-cut diamond teeth and the ornate gemstone tongue?!

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The Crazy Skull is available from around €500.000 depending on the stones you choose at de Grisogono boutiques.

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And I couldn’t agree more with Karlie Kloss who said at last week’s party, it is “the most extravagant Halloween accessory” you have ever seen.
Speaking of which, happy trick or treating!

LoL, Sandra

Karlie Kloss wearing de Grisogono jewellery

Photos: Courtesy of de Grisogono and © Sandra Bauknecht

A Spooky Makeover

Halloween 2014

Are you looking for a last minute F/W 2014 spooky makeover? One thing is for sure, stylish wicked witches and storybook princesses are hitting the streets in Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Olympia Le Tan. Channel your favorite alter-ego in this selection of must-have pieces!

First I recommend getting an orange colored gown like this asymmetric silk-crepe dress iconby Haney (1) as a base. Then look for some fun accessories to spice up your look:

2 Devil patent-leather and point d’esprit headband by Eugenia Kim
3 Feather-trimmed rabbit-felt hat iconby Lanvin
Swarovski crystal-embellished mask by Jennifer Behr
Leather book clutch by Olympia Le Tan
6 Glitter suede sandals iconby Jimmy Choo
Latex lace mask iconby Atsuko Kudo

LoL, Sandra

Spooky Style Ideas

Halloween 2013

Trick or treat? I have put together a selection of some fashionable pieces that are perfect for Halloween this October. Shop Charlotte Olympia’s dark fantasy collection to create a haute costume for fright night that you can wear all year long.

Look in collage: Angry Eagle stretch-wool sweater icon and printed stretch-satin jersey leggings, both by McQ Alexander McQueenAdele resin, glossed-leather and suede tasseled clutch iconby Tory BurchSwarovski crystal spider hair slide iconby Jennifer Behr and Midnight Dolly bat-embroidered suede platform pumps iconby Charlotte Olympia.

LoL, Sandra

Charlotte Olympia Halloween Sucker for Pandora Perspex box clutch iconby Charlotte Olympia

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Desiree bat-print suede pumps iconby Charlotte Olympia

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Boo! Pumpkin suede clutch iconby Charlotte Olympia

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Trick Or Treat embroidered suede slippers by Charlotte Olympia

Photos: Courtesy of the brands
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Orange & Black – Happy Halloween 2012

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Happy Halloween to you! Inspired by the colour theme of orange and black, I put these pieces together to make you look drop-dead fabulous all year around.

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Vallonia silk print dress by Jason Wu

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Metallic leather tote iconby Burberry Prorsum

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Special Edition Halloween ballet flats by Repetto
Available for 215 € exclusively at the new Repetto shop at Berlin’s KaDeWe Loft.

Have a lovely Halloween!

LoL, Sandra

Happy Stellaween!

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Pick a spooky treat for your fashionable monsters this Halloween. Stella McCartney offers some stylish and scary sleepwear for your little ones that they will surely adore.

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Louie Pyjamas by Stella McCartney
Organic cotton glow-in-the-dark monster print sleepwear, € 60.-
Available from 2 to 14 years

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Giggle all in one by Stella McCartney
Baby glow-in-the dark print organic cotton jersey all in one with feet, € 55.-
Available from 3 to 24 months

Happy Stellaween!

LoL, Sandra

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Bewitched – Happy Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween 2011

Happy Halloween 2011 – it is time to be bewitched! For all fashionistas around the globe, add a little humour and carve your pumpkins with your favourite logo or dress up as your beloved designer.

In a season of dark glamour, gothic looks make an impression wether you wear them at night or during the day. Just change the accessories and off you go. My absolute favourite is this knit dress by Lanvin with puff sleeves below.

LoL, Sandra

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Happy Halloween to all Glam Witches!

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Not so in the mood for dressing up for Halloween?! Here is the perfect look for a fashionista glam witch. There is no need to wear a polyester costume!

Try a sharp leather bustier dress and add some orange-black accessoires like those gorgeous leopard pumps and clutch by Roger Vivier. Some fun earrings like the spider studs by Betsey Johnson, long leather gloves and a half-mask give you the right amount of Halloween touch without feeling too disguised. Play with your make-up and opt for smokey eyes and a black lipgloss. This is partying in style! And you could wear those pieces all year around!

Do not forget to carve your pumpkins with a little CC or LV logo to set the right fashion statement for your decoration!

Happy Halloween!

LoL, Sandra