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 15 Most Special Accessories for S/S 2013

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For S/S 2013, the designers have come up with some outstanding accessories. The ones I put together for you are like pieces of art, highly collectibles that probably belong more in a vitrine than to be worn. At least, it is fun to look at them.

THE SEASON OF EYE-CATCHING CLUTCHES

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Enameled resin perfume clutch by Lanvin

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THE SEASON OF THE STATEMENT SHOE

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Magic square slingback pump by Louis Vuitton

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Strappy sandals iconby Alexander Wang

 

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Patent-leather ankle-cuff sandals iconby Gucci

 

THE SEASON TO INVEST IN FASHION JEWELRY

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Ruthenium-plated Swarovski crystal flamingo necklace iconby Roberto Cavalli

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Metal circle earrings iconby Balmain

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Large pom pom and raffia earrings iconby Dolce & Gabbana

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Cuff by Erickson Beamon

I hope that you have enjoyed my little accessory report for S/S 2013.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the brands

My Look: Place du Trocadéro

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These photos were taken on my way to the Akris S/S 2013 show at the famous Place du Trocadéro, site of the Palais de Chaillot in the 16th arrondissement, where you are having a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower.

My look: Suzu wool-blend crepe dress by Roksanda Ilincic (for a previous post on this beautiful collection, please click here)icon, lace sleeves by Chanel, cadillac sunglasses by Prada, Muse Two bag by Yves Saint Laurentcutout patent-leather ankle boots and Swarovski crystal necklace, both iconby Lanvin.

LoL, Sandra

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Chunky Knits & Statement Necklaces

Chunky Knits & Statement Necklaces

During the recent fashion weeks, you couldn’t help but notice the common thread literally popping up for F/W 2012: Chunky knit sweaters paired with gorgeous statement necklaces. This combination has the right twist to jazz up the cozy winter staple. Click here to see me wearing it.
Enjoy shopping some of my favourite looks:

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1 Chunky-knit wool-blend turtleneck sweater by Chloé and crystal ribbon necklace iconby Lanvin
Blue bobble knit sweater by Carven and crystal and bead necklaceicon by J.Crew
Knitted wool and cashmere-blend sweater by Nina Ricci and chain and bead necklace by Assad Mounser
Zesty lime cable-knit wool and cashmere-blend sweater iconby Joseph and Riri painted Swarovski crystal necklace by Tom Binns
5 Multicoloured sweatericon by Closed and embellished bib necklaceicon by Lanvin
Striped chunky-knit sweatericon by Missoni and chain and bead necklace by Assad Mounser

LoL, Sandra

NYC Fashion Week Style: Annette & Sue

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During New York Fashion Week, I ran into some very familiar faces. Here you see German fashion power. To the left is über-stylish Annette Weber, editor-in-chief of German InStyle magazine, and to the right is very hip Sue Giers, head byer for Hamburg based Linette shops.

Annette’s look: Dress and Boots by Prada, Bag by Chanel

Sue’s look: Blazer by H&M, Pants by Closed, Dress, Boston Bag and Shoes by Céline, Statement Necklace and Fur Scarf by Gabriele Frantzen.

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I loved how Sue combined designer pieces with the fabulous H&M blazer. She rolled up her Céline dress and turned it into a silk shirt. Awesome idea!

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If you like Sue’s necklace with the thin little fur scarf, you should have a look at Gabriele Frantzen‘s designs. Having worked in fashion for many years, she launched her eponymous statement jewelry line in 2009. Since then, her pieces have been spotted all over and even made it on the red carpet at the Oscars. Gabriele Frantzen commutes between New York City and Munich. For store locations, please click here.

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Stay tuned for so much more to come. I just spent an amazing weekend in Venice… and now I am packing for Milan Fashion Week!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Get Your Rox On!

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Yesterday, I was so happy to meet Bex Manners, the designer behind BEX ROX, the It-jewelry brand from London. She came to launch her beautiful collection with Lovers Lane who will exclusively carry the little treasures in Zurich.

If you are looking for a killer statement necklace, for deco inspired jewelry or for animal shaped rings, you will instantly fall in love with her creations. The entire range is bold and very unique, combining chain mail techniques with ancient Chinese knotting.

Since the launch of BEX ROX in 2006, the rise has been unbelievable. BEX ROX has not only done acclaimed collaborations with MADE Africa, and with Browns Focus, it has also been celebrated with the Coutts New Jewellers award 2009.

Please enjoy my interview with Bex Manners below. All the photos I took show the pieces that are available now at Lovers Lane.

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You were raised in Menorca. What is your nationality? Your cultural background?

I am English but born and raised in Menorca- my mother is Austrian and my father is British but my soul is definitely Spanish!


How much has the lifestyle of the Balearic Island inspired your work?

I would say a great deal.  My collections are about a feeling, being a free spirit, youthful and colourful with a sexy undertone which for me sums up the Balearics…


Since when do you live in London? How do you like the city?

I’ve been living in London since 2007 –  I love it – it’s edgy, diverse and full of constant inspiration – people aren’t afraid to show off their style.


What is your favourite place on earth?

Right now my bed!!

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How did you come with the idea of creating jewelry? What did you do before?

I was fashion stylist in NYC  and used to constantly make pieces for photo shoots and then would wear them afterwards- people in the streets kept stopping me to ask me where I’d got “that necklace” or “that bracelet” and I would literally sell them off my neck- et voila I started BEX ROX.


 

What is your most iconic piece? Your signature?

My Eivissa Cuff and the Natalie Ring are my most iconic pieces but then again I believe in my identity and make sure that every season screams BEX ROX.

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I like your idea of a necklace that you can take apart with your magnetic clasp to get a bracelet and to be able to mix and match with other pieces so that the customer himself can become creative. Will this always be part of the collection?

Always.


What is your style advice? How would your perfect outfit with Bex Rox jewelry look like?

Walk out the door feeling all woman and believe in yourself, this way you’ll make anything work.


Do you only wear your own jewelry? If not, what else do you wear?

I also wear lots of vintage jewellery and pieces from other designers that are friends of mine.


Do you have a muse? Or an icon?

Most of my best friends are my muses!

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Bex Manners in 3 words.

Individual, freckly and pretty temperamental ( but I suppose that comes with being a redhead! )


Where do you see yourself in the future? Will we see more BEX ROX, probably handbags or even clothes?

I have already started collaborating and creating but for now that would be telling.

Thank you, Bex!

And now ladies, run to Lovers Lane and get your Rox on!

LoL, Sandra

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My Dream Advent Calendar

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If I wished for an advent calendar, I would dream of one filled with beautiful fashion jewelry (I don’t want to seem too demanding, so fantasy pieces are fine).
Dear Santa and dearest Hubby, please find below my list for the fillings, all available at net-à-porter (just click on the designer):

1 Lizard and python cuff by Lanvin
2 Gold-plated cuff by Philippe Audibert
3 Silver-plated feather brooch by Erickson Beamon
4 Leather and brass-studded cuff by Burberry Prorsum
5 Swarovski crystal earrings by Erickson Beamon
6 Cage 22-karat rose gold-plated ring by Dominic Jones
7 22-karat gold beaded earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane
8 Arty enamel ring by Yves Saint Laurent
9 Crystal ring by Lanvin
10 Set of two gold-tone bird rings by Marc by Marc Jacobs
11 22-karat gold-plated coral-inspired necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane
12 Lips lacquered sterling silver ring by Solange Azagury-Partridge
13 22-karat gold-plated leaf hoop earrings by Alex Monroe
14 Chest plate by Falconiere
15 Midnight lace Swarovski crystal bracelet by Erickson Beamon
16 Bow-embellished chain necklace by Marc by Marc Jacobs
17 Star-embellished leather bracelet by Oscar de la Renta
18 Pink faux-petal pompoms earrings by Marni
19 Pink chronograph watch by Michael Kors
20 Swarovski crystal brooch by Kenneth Jay Lane
21 Duchess of Fabulous Swarovski crystal ring by Erickson Beamon
22 Turquoise and coral crystal brooch by Kenneth Jay Lane
23 Deco Blanc 24-karat gold-plated necklace by Bijoux Heart
24 Mother-of-pearl charm bracelet by Aurélie Bidermann

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To keep all my treasures safe, I would wish for the gorgeous leather jewelry box by Smythson in hot pink. With a removable drawer and multiple compartments, this love-forever piece would make a beautiful addition to my dressing table.

Fellow fashionistas, let’s start dreaming…

LoL, Sandra

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I want Lanvin… not Flowers

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My gorgeous press kit

Today, I was lucky to attend the Lanvin for H&M press preview. The line created by Alber Elbaz is breathtaking. Beautiful materials, well-tailored cuts, it seemed to me almost like a best of Lanvin collection, a playful take on his favourite pieces.

Please find herewith some impressions from the lookbook and more pictures of the ad campaign plus my personal photos that I took today in the showroom. They show the beauty of the clothes and accessories perfectly. I have also included the complete price list with all upcoming items, in Swiss Francs.

“What does luxury mean today? Can luxury be exclusive and democratic at the same time? How can we translate the essence 
of luxury to a wider audience? The world around us is changing rapidly and I find myself asking these questions more and more. 
Designer’s work is usually tailored to a very small group of people, but the collection for H&M was about trying to translate the dream 
of luxury to the masses. It was almost like going back to school for me.” Alber Elbaz, artistic director of Lanvin. Well done, Mr Elbaz!

Ladies, I will see you on November 23, 2010 because I want Lanvin…not flowers!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of H&M
Lookbook, Photographer: Stéphane Gallois, Models: Irina Lazareanu and Vincent Olivieri
Campaign, Photographer: David Sims, Models: Natasha Poly, Hannelore Knuts, Tati Cotliar, Simon Nessman, Jane Schmitt and Garance Dumont

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In the showroom.

In the showroom.


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I am totally in love with this dress and necklace.


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The clothes come with the beautiful hangers.

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Feminine dresses.


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The fake fur looks a little like Chanel's fantasy fur, amazing!





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Vibrant flower prints worn with pearls.


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The illustrations by Alber Elbaz are fantastic.


I adore the T-shirts.

I adore the T-shirts.

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Leopard print and lipsticks.


Cute little clutches.

Cute little clutches.

Love those men shoes!

Love those men shoes!

Style Diary – Olivia Palermo

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Olivia Palermo, US-socialite, model and actress has not only a pretty face but has also become a fashion icon. Let’s have a closer look at her personal style that is something between Italian-American princess and sohisticated Upper East Side chic.
There are certain must-haves that the brunette is rarely seen without. First, probably her cute boyfriend, German model Johannes Huebl, second her cognac-coloured Hermès Birkin bag in Togo leather with golden hardwear and third her wayfarer sunglasses by Ray-Ban. She loves her Rolex watch and lots of golden jewelry. Olivia’s favourite shoe designer at the moment is London-based It-girl Charlotte Olympia Dellal with her hot footwear label Charlotte Olympia.

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This look is so hot! I admire her for riding a bike in those killer heels by Charlotte Olympia. The black leather shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim combined with the military jacket by Diane von Furstenberg look amazing.


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Classy Elegance. Recently in London, Olivia was spotted in a minimalistic beige sweater combined with a well-tailored dark blue pencil skirt.
The extravagant heels by Charlotte Olympia spicened up the look and the amazing gold statement jewelry showed perfectly what a difference the right accessories can make.

Olivia Palermo in the spotlight.


On the streets of Manhattan, Olivia was seen wearing a pair of skinny jeans, two layered tees and a boyfriend blazer. The flat Lanvin sneakers and her favourite compagnion her versatile Birkin bag added a sophisticated touch to her casual outfit.

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Olivia has launched this year a capsule collection “Roberta by Olivia Palermo” consisting of five bib necklaces in cooperation with the American jewelry designer Roberta Freyman. The pieces are inspired by Olivia’s favourite districts: Belgravia and Chelsea in London, Le Marais in Paris, TriBeCa in New York and Mitte in Berlin. Available at matches.com starting at £195.-.

LoL, Sandra

The Blue & The Grey

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I love the colour combination of ink blue and teal with grey. Those shades just belong together. The outfit above proves my theory perfectly:
The gorgeous grey dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim (€305.-) and ink-blue belted long-length blazer by Elizabeth & James (€430.-) look stunning combined with teal accessories like the velvet ankle boots by Maison Martin Margiela (£455.-) and the cross-body bag by See by Chloé (€305.-).
For daily glamour add a statement necklace like the crystal-embellished one by 3.1. Phillip Lim (€590.-) and a cool leather bracelet by Chan Luu (€175.-).

Indigo eyeshadow by Givenchy (one of my favourites) and the OPI “Ski teal we drop” nail polish will top off your outfit amazingly!

Feeling blue can be fun!

LoL, Sandra