Trend Alert F/W 2012: Holiday Sweaters


In celebration of the holiday season, I recommend buying some festive knits. Combine a stylish holiday sweater with a sexy pencil skirt and some high heels to take the look to new heights.

Appliquéd wool turtleneck sweater iconby Moschinobonded PVC pencil skirt iconby Tibi and red patent-leather pumps iconby Dolce & Gabbana.

Rossella Jardini, Moschino Creative Director, gives the following style advice: “When designing our sweater, I played with the classic Christmas elements and added a Moschino touch! I would suggest wearing them with a simple pair of skinny jeans.”


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1 Santa Claus sequined merino wool sweater by Markus Lupfer
Reindeer intarsia wool-blend sweater iconby Stella McCartney
Reindeer appliquéd knitted wool sweater iconby Moschino
Ho! Ho! Ho! knitted sweater iconby Lot78
Reindeer-intarsia wool and cashmere-blend sweater iconby Mason by Michelle Mason
6 Maria metallic-embroidered knitted sweater iconby Meadham Kirchhoff

Meadham Kirchhoff about their inspiration: “Christmas is the best time of the year, the decorations, the tree, the food….. We love everything about it. The inspiration for the embroidery came from original 1960’s gift paper I wrapped Edward’s presents in last Christmas.”

I adore those sweaters and couldn’t resist the one by Stella McCartney. Which one is your favourite?

LoL, Sandra

Maison Moschino

Maison Moschino


maison-moschino-logoWhat happens when you step into a dream? Or rather, what happens when you dream inside a dream?


Last week when I was in Milan, I stayed at the Maison Moschino. You are more than likely familiar with the Italian fashion brand Moschino and their second line Moschino Cheap and Chic but did you know that they also have a fantastic hotel?

Situated in an old neoclassical railway station on Viale Monte Grappa, 12, the hotel is the result of the creative work led by Rossella Jardini and Moschino’s creative team.

The minute you enter the lobby, you are  transported into a fantasy world. Moschino’s playful language of fashion has been transformed and adapted to design fanciful settings and surreal rooms that each tell their very own fairytale.


Divided into four floors, the 65 rooms and junior suites are all different. Magical and whimsical details reminiscent of Enchanted Forests and children’s favorites like Alice In Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood and Candyland are the themes of some of the rooms. Other elements include walls climbing with ivy, cushions and lampshades covered in roses or ribbons, ballgown beds and mystery keys. The hotel also has a restaurant and a spa. Prices are very reasonable.

dormire_in_un_abito_da_sera_maison_moschino_3Photos: © Maison Moschino

My room could not have been a better match for me. I was sleeping in the closet. Welcome to 404 and enjoy exploring all those little illusory touches.

LoL, Sandra







LampsPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht