Shopping Alert: Isabel Marant F/W 2012

Isabel Marant F:W 2012

Wander West with Isabel Marant this fall, be the first to get your hands on her cool, city-ready cowboy shirts, embroidered jeans and more covetable footwear.

For the next three days, you have the privilege to shop exclusively these F/W 2012 runway items before they are available to all customers.

Just click on the highlighted product description below each item.
Happy shopping!

LoL, Sandra

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Primo printed fur jacket

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Kurt suede cut-out pumps

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Rodwell tasseled mid-rise skinny jeans

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Manet cropped jeans

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Lauryn embroidered blouse

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Berry ankle boots with cut-out appliqué

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Lauryn embroidered blouse

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Eminoy cropped suede trousers

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Loli mini skirt

Photos: Courtesy of Mytheresa

Hermès F/W 2011: An Audicious Debut

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Christophe Lemaire’s first show for Hermès F/W 2011 was highly anticipated. After Gaultier’s fulminant finale for S/S 2011, the fashion world wasn’t sure if  Lemaire, who was at Lacoste before, would be able to deliver the goods. But he did! And he did it his way, which means craft and nomadism, two leitfmotifs for the French luxury house.

The monochromatic looks, all in white, were amazing. Lemaire played with the fabrics and cuts to create an interesting look that delivered fundamental ease. The details like obi belts, tassels and quilting were so pretty.

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Lemaire used as sporting references falconery and archery. Two activities that are very exclusive and more arcane than the so obvious and often used equestrian approach. Lemaire loves melting womenswear with menswear. As spotted on many runways, the pieces were rather oversized. But I am not so sure if those briefcases will kick the Birkin bags from their throne.

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Now being at Hermès which does luxury, Lemaire’s talent can evolve even further and it becomes more obvious.
Bienvenue chez Hermès, Monsieur Lemaire!

LoL, Sandra

Louis Vuitton’s It-Bag

Sunrise & Foxy

Here comes one of my favourite bags for summer: The orange “Monogram Denim Sunrise” (M93190) by Louis Vuitton. Spotted at their S/S 2010 runway show, featured in their advertising campaign with Lara Stone and just a little later seen at Victoria Beckham. It is always good to be friends with some famous fashion designers…

If you are not that connected, sign in on their waiting lists. Or just get your hands on the plushy fur tail and tassel charms named “Foxy”  that are sold separately in 3 different colours: orange, pink and green. They would be a gorgeous addition to your already existing bags.

LoL, Sandra

Accessory Report S/S 2010: Colour

Get some colour

Designers made colour one of the essential elements for their spring/summer collections. Turquoise, fuchsia, apple green and pale pink are at the top, all with a little touch of the 70`s.

Colourful accessories with beautiful details are a great way to turn up the va-va-voom factor as they will make an outfit look ultra-fashion forward and you will need just one single piece for that effect.

LoL, Sandra

Accessory Report S/S 2010: Ethnic Influence

Get the Bead

The ethnic influence is undeniable this spring/summer. Numerous were the sources of inspirations that designers used for their creations. Embroideries, coloured beads, leather thongs and pompoms appeared everywhere. Embellishment is not the only important factor, to my eye the shape is essential, too. A lot of “gym bags” combined with add-on charms and tassels were seen on the runways. A leader of the trend is Marc Jacobs with his collection for Louis Vuitton.  You should definitely get your hands on one of those bags. Good luck!

LoL, Sandra