The New Take on the Classic Shirt

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The classic blue and/or white shirt gets a serious makeover with a modern twist on menswear styles. From elongated ties that wrap the sleeves to cutout ruffles at the back, those shirts come with a fun and playful take on tailoring and are an absolut must for all fashion lovers.

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Enzo open-back wrap-effect ruffled striped cotton-poplin shirticon by Sandy Liang

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Striped cotton wrap long shirt by Jacquemus

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Striped cotton-poplin shirt by Adam Lippes

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Bow-embellished cotton Oxford and poplin shirt by Jacquemus

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St. Barts cotton-poplin peplum top by Johanna Ortiz

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My Look: Today Is a Good Day

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«Today is a good day», a mantra we should always tell ourselves. If we feel comfortable in our skin, it is most likely to be a great one. So let’s start with the perfect outfit in the morning. Here you see me on my way to the Bulgari fragrance presentation at Shui Tang in Zurich’s Niederdorf (click here for the previous post) happy as a bug… as I really love my new shoes!

My look: Eska cut-out leather seamed drape dressicon by Tibi, nude cardigan with elbow patches by Pradabelted leather jacket and fringed cracked-leather pumps, both by GucciCara Delevingne studded leather backpack iconby Mulberry, «Dior Split» sunglasses and «Tribale» earrings, both by Dior.

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Learn a New Fashion Term: OTS

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Do you have OTS? No worries, it’s not a disease, OTS stands for off-the-shoulder. Those necklines are a must this S/S 2016 season and one of my favorite silhouettes. OTS tops with exaggerated sleeves amplify simple outfits while giving unique looks to them. This summer, they can be found everywhere, here are some of the best ones available now:

1 Maylin crinkled silk-georgette topicon by Elizabeth and James
2 Cutout silk-satin topicon by Tibi
3 Off-the-shoulder printed fil coupé topicon by See by Chloé
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A great piece to create a different evening look: off-the-shoulder cropped silk-moire top iconby Alessandra Rich.

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My Look: Spring Brunch

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My look: Cropped cardigan by Azzedine Alaïapink neoprene dress iconby Tibiiconyellow, magenta, powder pink leather Rockstud tote and matching pink Rockstud heels, both by Valentino, Olivia patent-leather belt by Moschino, Lady Excalibur watch in rose gold with diamonds by Roger Dubuis, Tiffany T bracelet by Tiffany & Co., bangles by Chanel and rose gold bracelet with heart charm by Chopard. Diorette ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

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My Look: Dots in Pink

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How fun to add an unexpected flair to this daytime look with this olive, pink and black number. And good news is polka dots are here to stay, so a really good investment!

My look: Bomber jacket in olive green by Jonathan Saunders, cropped cardigan by Azzedine Alaïacotton polka-dot T-shirt and Cassandre small suede shoulder bag, both by Saint Laurent, leather and gabardine shorts by Tibi, scarf with fur trimming and leather boots, both by Gucci, diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery and diamond studs by Cartier.

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My Look: 5 Minute Style

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Sometimes when you are stressed and you only got five minutes to dress, the result turns out to be one of your favorite looks. This happened to me last week when I put together those pieces in a hurry and really liked the style. Isn’t the color of this long powder blue coat just divine?!

My look: Powder blue paneled wool-blend coaticon by Tibicropped hoodie with zipper and sequined Playboy bunnyicon by Marc Jacobs, grey wool mini dress with embroideries by BlumarineMonogramme embellished shopper tote, both by Saint Laurent, boots by Gucci, chain and padlock necklace by Chanel, Portofino Midsize Automatic watch with diamonds by IWC, diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery and Pure Matt 100 denier tightsicon by Falke.

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My Look: Hollywood Hills

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While being in Los Angeles for the Film Independent Spirit Awards, PIAGET asked me to do a photo shoot with them to sport three different looks that would complement their amazing jewelry and watches perfectly. Here is the first one photographed by David Shama.

My look: Embroidered chiffon and twill varsity jacket iconby 3.1 Phillip Lim, Nelio printed silk top iconand black flared mini skirt, both by Tibi, suede ankle boots iconby Saint Laurent.
Jewelry by Piaget.

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My Look: Edgy

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Before leaving to Los Angeles, I wore this comfy look for a nice lunch at one of my favorite restaurants in Zurich, Bindella, and a little shopping spree with my daughter.

My look: Black ruffled wool jacket by Pradahoneycomb chunky open-knit sweater iconby Tibileather shorts by Saint Laurentcut-out ankle boots iconby Balenciaga, sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana, Trapeze bag by Céline and Diorette ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

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At the Tibi S/S 2014 Show

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Right after I had arrived in NYC on Saturday, I went to Pier 59 to go backstage before the Tibi S/S 2014 show and to interview Amy Smilovic. The charming designer has brought her label in a very short amount of time to success and told me a little about her inspiration and how she manages daily life as a working mum of two sons.

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What was your inspiration for S/S 2014?

It is travel-inspired, from Asia to Arizona. It is really about the grit and the work that goes into getting there and the beauty once you arrive. That was grounding the collection for me because I love beautiful things but you need to be able to wear them in daily life on the street. It is important for me that the collection is cool and clean but still feminine.

After your amazing very successful last collection, do you feel pressure to reinvent and top yourself?

Always. It is a good challenge. I would rather feel the pressure to reinvent myself than staying the same.

How do you manage in daily life being a business woman and mother of two?

Just do it! My sons are were important to me. Being a mum keeps me balanced, I don’t freak out about tiny details. The kids help me keep perspective.

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Your secret to success?

I surround myself with really good people.

Do you have an icon? Which women would you like to wear your designs?

No, I don’t have an icon. It is a mix of strong women, such as Charlotte Rampling, Patti Smith and Kate Bosworth. I want really confident woman to wear my clothes.

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Speaking of which, as I am a huge fan of the brand, I was of course wearing a Tibi dress combined with my leather biker jacket, pointed leather Mary-Jane pumps, both by Saint Laurent and the Bamboo shopper leather tote iconby Gucci.

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I have truly loved the nail design created by Jin Soon Choi. Inspired by the collection’s travel theme, Jin came up with a manicure that expresses a virtual language developed by American travelers who lived a nomadic life in the 1920s.

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These signs were used to help fellow travelers navigate; the vertical/ horizontal lines on the nails are an extraction  from the traveler symbol “all right”.

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What I have loved most about this beautiful collection were the details, like cutouts, unusual hemlines or fringes in the back. The jumpsuits, along with the palm print were amazing. My preferred look was the all orange combination pretty much at the end.

Enjoy all my favourites below and stay tuned for more!

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My Look: Shanghai Bund

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Yesterday, I had a day filled with interesting meetings. In between, I found the time to visit the iconic Bund, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. The waterfront area, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. Facing Pudong, I was overwhelmed by the stunning views of the skyline. The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower, the city’s distinctive landmark, is just breathtaking.

My look: Eyespy cut out printed dress by Tibi,coral Pashli medium leather bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim, criss-cross ankle strap sandals by Miu Miu, Apophis cuff by Saint Laurent and floral sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana.

Happy 4th of July to my American readers. I still remember how much fun I had last year in Maui celebrating that special day…

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