International Day of Pink Is Coming Up

The 12th of April marks the International Day of Pink this year, it is always held on the second Wednesday of April. Take a stand against discrimination and bullying with the season’s hottest shade. Seen all the runways (in a myriad of shades) for both, spring and fall you’ve no good reason not to get on board.

Get the look (in the collage): Off-the-shoulder Chantilly lace gownicon by Giambattista Valli, Word Image appliquéd cotton-faille clutchicon by Olympia Le-Tan and bow-embellished satin wedge sandalsicon by Prada.

SHOP ALSO A GREAT SELECTION OF PINK ITEMS AT MODA OPERANDI HERE.

LoL, Sandra

Stills: Courtesy of the Brands

Let Your Bag Do the Talking

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Clutches are small, fine and compliment every feminine outfit just perfectly. This season, a statement bag gets a whole new meaning and can be taken literally. Only your personal taste and your style decide, which one will be your favourite. With these quotes, the stage is all yours and you set a point right from the start.

LoL, Sandra

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Dolce embellished printed leather shoulder bag by Dolce & Gabbana (my favorite)
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Speech Bubble embroidered leather clutch by Sophia Webster

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Iconic Print leather clutch by Givenchy

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Love Pill confetti Perspex clutch by Sarah’s Bag
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Superstar Vanity croc-effect leather clutch by Charlotte Olympia

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Flavia Gangster glittered acrylic box clutchicon by Edie Parker

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Leather and fabric embellished pouch by Gucci

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Wifey For Lifey beaded cotton clutch by Sophia Webster

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Candy printed acrylic clutch by Jimmy Choo

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iconEverything I Do Makes Me book clutchicon by Olympia Le-Tan

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

A Little Gift for International Women’s Day

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Today is International Women’s Day! It’s time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of us women. Yet let’s also be aware that this tremendous progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.

«Here is to good women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.»

In honor of International Women’s Day, LUISAVIAROMAicon provides you with this special promotion code: MDLSUK. Spend more and save more: 10% OFF $500, or 15% OFF $1000.
Applies to select full price products only. Excludes fine jewelry and items tagged ‘permanent‘ and ‘essential‘. This code is valid from now until March 16, 2016 (23:59 CET).

Get the look with 15% off: Pink dress with ruffles by Guccibook clutchicon by Olympia Le Tan, pumpsicon by Gianvito Rossi and leather bracelet by Salvatore Ferragamo.

Keep your dreams big and your aspirations high… Happy International Women’s Day!

LoL, Sandra

It’s on Sale, Baby!

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Great news! The NET-A-PORTER SALE has officially started and the website is full of amazing pieces waiting for you. Here are some of my favorites:
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Navette silver-plated crystal clip earrings by Oscar de la Renta (40% off)
These beauties vamp every look.

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Portobello 2016 textured-leather diary by Smythson (40% off)
Keep your things organized next year. It also makes a great gift.

602161_in_ppLady and the Tramp embroidered cotton-canvas clutch by Olympia Le-Tan (30% off)
Never wanted to invest in a fun accessory. Now is the time!
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Leather-trimmed wool and cashmere-blend jacketicon by Balmain (50% off)
Look for classics on sale that work for many seasons to come.
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Patent-leather T-bar pumps by Gianvito Rossi (40% 0ff)
I can never resist shoes on sale.

I hope that I could inspire you a little.
Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of net-à-porter

On My Way to Salzburg with Chanel

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Happy first Sunday in Advent, my dear readers! While you are hopefully enjoying a cozy day at home or with friends, I am on my way to Salzburg with CHANEL to attend the French house’s extravagant Métiers d’Art show. I shared with you the first visuals a few days ago and you might imagine my excitement to be invited. Seeing Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams in those amazing outfits just got my imagination going how amazing the collection will be.

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On December 1, the movie Reincarnation will be revealed during a dinner party and on December 2, the show will take place at 10.30 am at Schloss Leopoldskron, an 18th-century lakeside rococo palace. Follow me on instagram @sandrascloset for live updates. But Karl Lagerfeld isn’t the only one who looked to Austria for inspiration – Tyrolean references have shown up at previous collections from the likes of Givenchy, Emilio Pucci, Olympia Le-Tan, and more. See the trend’s full evolution below.

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According to Karl Lagerfeld, Coco Chanel derived her original inspiration for the Little Black Jacket from the Tyrolean uniform she spotted on a bellhop at Schloss Mittersill, a castle-cum-hotel in Salzburg, Austria.

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Rock ‘n’ Tyrol at the recent Givenchy S/S 2015 show during Paris Fashion Week.

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For Emilio Pucci’s F/W 2011 offering, Peter Dundas channeled Tyrolean folklore and two Austrian beauties: Romy Schneider (specifically her turn in Sissi) and the nation’s opulent palaces.

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My look: Pucci Goes Wies’n

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My look: Tyrolean Love

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The aforementioned Romy Schneider in Sissi, a 1955 film based on the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria.

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Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri‘s darling take on Hansel & Gretel for Red Valentino’s F/W 2013 offering.

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Milliner extraordinaire Stephen Jones whipped up this Tyrolean topper for John Galliano‘s F/W 2003 spectacular.

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My look: Dirndl Time

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Delicate alpine flowers scattered across a frock at Valentino’s F/W 2012 show.

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These are a few of our favorite things: a luxe take on lederhosen, as spotted in the lookbook for Olympia Le-Tan’s F/W 2013 Schnitzel With Noodles collection.

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Hello, cowgirl in the sand. Or, in this case, the Alps. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana went north for inspiration for their F/W 2002 D&G secondary line and came back with a Tyrolean-themed collection—just the thing for a sexy, young Heidi with a great figure and a good sense of humor.

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My look: Greetings from Kitzbuehel in Austria

Whether you’re taking the Givenchy route or going full-on alpine, this trend is surely on the rise.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via Vogue and Style.com, Alessandro Garofalo / Indigitalimages.com, Michele Morosi / Gorunway.com, Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com; Gianni Pucci / GoRunway.com, Mondadori Portfolio, Don Ashby, Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com, Courtesy of Red Valentino and © Sandra Bauknecht

A Spooky Makeover

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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

Must-Have F/W 2014: Arm Candy

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Add a pop of color and excitement to your evening looks with those fun clutch bags. Fall’s juiciest arm candies are bright and ladylike. Either you go for Anya Hindmarch‘s bold graphics of household brands (1 and 4) or choose Charlotte Olympia‘s playful peach clutch (2) that is covered in suede perfectly mimicking the fuzzy texture of the fruit. I personally adore REDValentino‘s combination of fairy tales and fashion (6). All interiors offer enough space for your party essentials.

Coco Pops printed elaphe box clutch by Anya Hindmarch
What A Peach suede clutch by Charlotte Olympia
To Have And To Hold Speech Bubble leather clutch by Sophia Webster
Digestives printed elaphe and leather clutch by Anya Hindmarch
Knuckle bead and Swarovski crystal-embellished box clutch by Alexander McQueen
Snow White Disney© leather clutch iconby REDValentino
Embroidered leather shoulder bag by Moschino
Girls Perspex clutch by Charlotte Olympia
Manga printed leather clutch by McQ Alexander McQueen
10 The Mystery of Magnolia Beach embroidered clutch by Olympia Le-Tan

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Georgia May Jagger – Fall Beauty

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The youngest daughter of Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger, Georgia May Jagger, shows us how the perfect transition from summer to fall works. The English model looks adorable in Christopher Kane‘s floral print, enchanting not only the fashion crowd.

Get her look: Floral-print silk-organza topicon and matching skirt, both by Christopher KaneScarlet leather, suede and calf hair wedge boots by Isabel Marant and The Lure of Long Beach embroidered clutch iconby Olympia Le-Tan.

LoL, Sandra

O’zapft is! – Your 2013 Wiesn Style Guide

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Yesterday, Saturday, 12 o’clock in the “Schottenhamel” beer tent: By tapping the first barrel of beer and saying into the microphone “O’zapft is!” (which means: “It is tapped!”), Munich’s mayor, Christian Ude started the 180th Oktoberfest. My avid readers know, I love the Bavarian city and its “Wiesn” – this is how the locals are calling their annual party, after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds (Theresienwiese) themselves.

The fashionable crowd started a little earlier in the morning and followed the invitation of Gitta Gräfin Lambsdorff and Alexandra Freifrau von Wangenheim to the famous legendary Breakfast at Tiffany’s, from which guests were transported around 11.30am to the Oktoberfest directly. This is the place to be!

And here is your stylish WIESN GUIDE – enjoy!

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Ziegfeld collection daisy charm in sterling silver with white silk ribbon by Tiffany & Co.,
€ 770.00 Euro – CHF 870.00

Lanz Dirndl Mytheresa

An exceptional investment for your Wiesn outfit infiltrated with legendary charm, Lanz contrasts rich tradition with cosmopolitan elegance. Every woman looks good in a dirndl!
Dirndl by Lanz, exclusively available at mytheresa.com

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As it can get a little chilly at night, it might be a good idea to bring a fancy cardigan with you.
Oktoberfest jacket ‘Odelia’ by Iris von Arnim, exclusively available online and in the German flagship stores in Munich and Sylt.
€ 1095.00

Olympia Le Tan Clutches Wiesn 2013

Adored by the fashion elite, French designer Olympia Le-Tan‘s artisanal collection showcases beautiful hand embroidery and eye-catching designs.
Shop the clutch bags by Olympia Le-Tan here.

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Pumps ‘Bavaria’ by Jimmy Choo
€ 695.00

Wiesn Accessoires 2013

 

1 Traditional hat with feathers by Lola Paltinger‘s Milka-Collection (see below), € 59.00
2 Knee socks ‘Wiesn’ by Falke, € 19.00
3 Charm ‘Brezel-Pretzel’ by Thomas Sabo, € 59.00
4 Bracelet ‘Get Lucky’ by Dodo, Price on request

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In collaboration Milka, designer Lola Paltinger (for a previous post about her, please click here), has created some amazing outfits for the Oktoberfest season all in the famous chocolate brand’s iconic purple colour. You can shop the looks exclusively at the Milka Welt at Schrannenhalle in Munich and online at Lodenfrey. My absolute favourites this season!

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And last but not least, even that you are not allowed to smoke in the beer tents, I am sure that you would like to light a fire in style! The small size (55 x 31 x 12 mm) lets it easily fit in your pockets or clutch.
S.T.Dupont MiniJet Dallmayr No. 1 Oktoberfest-Edition
€ 109.00

Don’t forget to have some traditional Bavarian delicacies such as Obatzda (a spiced cheese-butter spread), Weisswurst (a white sausage) and Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the brands, © Sandra Bauknecht

Highly Limited: Lancôme x Olympia Le-Tan

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Be the first and one of the very few to get the limited-edition In Love clutch designed by Parisian fashion designer Olympia Le-Tan. Adored by the literary-loving fashion elite, her artisanal collection re-imagines classic book covers and transforms them into clutches and accessories, which are available at Net-à-Porter iconand LuisaViaRoma.icon

In collaboration with Lancôme, Le-Tan has created a minaudière clutch, embellished with the cover ‘Rouge in Love’, taken from the name of the lipstick and nail laquer collection it will house, and which celebrates its first birthday this month.

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There will be only one hundred made and sold worldwide! Unfortunately such cuteness has its price, for $1500.- you can pre-order this fusion of fashion beauty must-have here.
The official arrival is planned for March 1st, 2013.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Olympia LeTan and Lancôme