Gucci 100 Collection

«The centennial, for me, represents an opportunity to bear witness to Gucci’s eternal vitality that year after year, is reborn, it renews itself, reestablishing an unusual relationship with contemporaneity as a boy, forever young, observing the world with a powerful vision. I recognized the manifestation of its youth in its having intercepted and traversed, for one hundred years now, popular culture in all its forms. Above all, in music: the only medium, aside from fashion, more reactive to the times that mutate and mark the new, the today, the now», Alessandro Michele.

Conceived as a tribute to celebrate the centennial of the Maison, Gucci 100 manifests a deep connection between two universal languages, the language of clothing as an expression of personal identity and the language of music that recalls a collective memory.
It all begins with reflections on a number: 22,705. This is the extensive number of songs in which the word «Gucci» appears among the lyrics from 1921 to date according to Musixmatch, the Music Data Company that manages the world’s largest archive of music lyrics and that has collaborated with the Maison for this research.

«It isn’t a revisionist attempt to rummage through the past: if anything, mine is a ‘reverse’ revisionism of the House’s history, stitched back together by a piercing note, a melody, a refrain. Also because, if I were to depict Gucci, for me it would be an eternal teenager who hangs out at places where music is heard and played», continues Alessandro Michele.

Ready-to-wear and accessories feature the Gucci 100 logo or are adorned with verses from three songs chosen by Alessandro Michele from among the countless tracks that mention the brand: «Music is Mine Gucci Seats Reclined», from the song «The R» (1988) by Eric B. & Rakim, «This One’s Dedicated To All You Gucci Bag Carriers Out There It’s Called You Got Good Taste» from «You Got Good Taste» (1983) by rock band «The Cramps» and «And The Men Notice You With Your Gucci Bag Crew» from Amy Winehouse’s «Fuck Me Pumps» (2003). (© Sony Music Publishing)

The Campaign
Jazz, Psychedelic, Japanese Punk, Disco, Hip Hop, Afrobeat: these genres serve as the musical backdrops to a century-long journey in which a cast of characters moves through an evolution of sounds, harmonies, movements, tastes, and styles. Shot by Joshua Woods under the creative direction of Alessandro Michele, the campaign channels love for life itself, the pleasure of conviviality, the beauty of dance, the overwhelming energy of music, the thrill of performance. Images that manifest, through their «analogic» charm, Gucci’s desire to express optimism and the pleasure of getting dressed as a shared moment of joy and amusement.

The campaign’s finale reveals a scale model of the legendary «Seville by Gucci» Cadillac, a paradigmatic expression of the late ‘70s flair and a testament to the Maison’s forward thinking. Originally produced in a very limited edition starting in 1978, Gucci has collaborated with Mattel Creations to create its first official collectible with Hot Wheels, a 1:64th scale replica of the ’82 model of the Cadillac in a limited edition of 5,000 pieces worldwide.

Blending fashion and music – love it!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Gucci #Gucci100
Campaign credits: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele – Art Director: Christopher Simmonds – Photographer & Director: Joshua Woods – Make up: Diane Kendal – Hair: Paul Hanlon

Keep Cool

KEEP FRESH & KEEP COOL WITH ONE OF THE MOST UNEXPECTED FASHION COLLABORATIONS. THE MUST HAVE SUMMER ACCESSORY.​ COMING FROM THE RUNWAY TO YOU.

Together, Veuve Clicquot and K-WAY® have reimagined the Clicquot Ice Jacket. 15 years ago, Maison Veuve Clicquot first innovated the stylish, high-tech isothermal jacket to enjoy champagne whenever and wherever you go.

Today, Veuve Clicquot surprises once again with a covetable creation, revealed at K-WAY® show during the Milan Fashion Week 2021.

At the centre of this collaboration remains the promise of the perfect tasting experience. Its special​ triple-layer design featuring the signature waterproof, windproof and resistant​ K-WAY® materials will keep your champagne cold for up to two hours. Come rain or come shine, you can brave the elements to share your bottle of Yellow Label with friends – anywhere, anytime.

In Switzerland exclusively available at Globus.
Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label x K-WAY® Ice Jacket Limited Edition – CHF 60.00.

Stay tuned! I am on my way to Berlin today with Veuve Cliquot to visit the Yayoi Kusama exhibition at Martin Gropius Bau, one of Europe’s most important exhibition venues.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Veuve Cliquot
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Summer Bucket Hats

The bucket hat has perhaps had one of the biggest fashion glow-ups in the accessories market. Personally speaking, I love this relaxed style that has become a summer must-have for me, easy to pack and very lightweight, much easier than a big straw hat that hardly fits in your suitcase.

High-fashion brands, like Celine, Etro and Kate Spade took the bucket hat to the S/S 2021 runway, showing how trendy it is.

There’s no one way to wear a bucket hat anymore, as the style is as brilliant paired with a mesh beach cover-up as it is with a luxurious tropical print dress. Below you can find my favorites.

Happy Monday! To shop, just click on the highlighted product description.

LoL, Sandra

Mesh small brin bucket hat by Dior

Printed linen-twill bucket hat by Zimmermannicon

Roman Stud faux straw bucket hat by Valentino
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Printed cotton-terry bucket haticon by Dries Van Noten

Haley embroidered cotton twill bucket hat by Isabel Marant


iconFaux straw bucket haticon by Fendi

Asymmetric printed canvas bucket haticon by JW Anderson

Leather-trimmed embroidered cotton-blend bucket hat by Loewe

Logo embroidered woven bucket hat by Prada

White bucket hat by CHANEL

Photos: Michael HJ Lopez Photographie, © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of the Brands
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Your AirPods Get a Stylish Upgrade

You think that being fashionable means having headphones with no wires attached is enough. Then you are mistaken. And if you’re still using the standard Apple case for your earbuds, you’re living your life wrong.

CHANEL offers new solutions that every fashionista will be dying to own as their tech accessories double as luxurious neckpieces.

CHANEL AirPods pearl necklace

First of all, let me introduce you to the AirPods necklace which is not only stylish, but also extremely practical. Coming in different versions, from a pearl choker to a sautoir style reminiscent of glasses holders, it allows you to slot your buds directly into the special clasps.

CHANEL sautoir AirPods necklace

Good news is that also looks great worn without the buds. A great investment piece for many years to come, no matter if Apple changes the size of the AirPods again.

CHANEL pearl necklace with chain and AirPods case

The French Maison has also made a number of AirPod case accessories – including a chain belt and necklaces worn around cross body – that will take your outfit to the next level. Needless to say, I couldn’t resist…

LoL, Sandra

CHANEL AirPods case in white caviar leather

Photos: ©CHANEL, © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography

Stylish Water Bottles

Designer water bottles are a thing now. Sustainable fashion is trending and designers have been getting a bit more creative by offering accessories that help to reduce and prevent plastic waste.

If you haven’t already, it’s time to say so long to single-use plastics and opt for a reusable water bottle. And while you’re at it, why not take it to the next level with one of these stainless-steel designer versions?

Don’t forget, hydration will never be out of style…

LoL, Sandra

Fredy cotton-canvas water bottle holder by Chloé

SIGG salamander-print metal water bottle by Loewe Paula’s Ibiza


iconLogo-print 750ml stainless-steel water bottle by Adidas by Stella McCartney

The Quench logo-print bottle holder by Kurt Geiger London


iconFF-logo suede water bottle holder by Fendi

Crystal-embellished water bottle by Rosantica

Bottle holder by Louis Vuitton

Vintage Check bottle holder by Burberry

iconSet of two More Joy-print aluminium water bottleicon by More Joy by Christopher Kane

Logo-embossed moiré holder and bottleicon by Marine Serre

1994 structured chain-link bottle holder by CHANEL Pre-Owned

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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For the Love of Collars

«Add a collar» is the new «belt it»… a styling hack that converts even the dowdiest of tops into a zoom-ready look is the detachable «faux collar». With waist-up dressing still on the agenda, it is the perfect way to transform even your PJ into something new. I recommend getting different ones so that you look different every day. Think turbo-charged, XL collars that protrude past shoulders, and are repleted with ruffles and fashioned in tartan, gingham, florals and even leather. Below are my favorites. To shop, click on the highlighted product description.

LoL, Sandra

Broderie anglaise-trimmed cotton collar and cuffs seticon by Paco Rabanne

Check organic-cotton blend seersucker collaricon by Ganni

Ruffled leather collar by Ganni

Leopard-print organic-cotton collaricon by Ganni

Horse-print organic-cotton collaricon by Ganni

Crochet collar by MSGM

Logo embroidered collar by Dsquared2

Sequinned collar by Vivetta

Embellished silk collar by Isabel Marant

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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Ready for Space Travel with Rimowa

Even that we cannot travel as much as we used to, we might plan ahead for the time after lockdown. Let’s get ready for space and discover this stunning range of luggage and travel accessories inspired by otherworldly destinations from RIMOWA.

Inspired by far-off destinations, the RIMOWA Mars & Mercury collections celebrate two new versions of the iconic aluminium RIMOWA Original and select special edition travel accessories that captivate the attention, imagination, and spirit of boundary-pushing exploration. Mars, a bright and vibrant orange, and Mercury, a refined, medium grey tone with subtle hints of blue. These galactic-inspired colours will be available on the Cabin and Trunk Plus sizes for Mars, and Cabin and Check-In L for Mercury.

I personally adore the galaxy-inspired space sticker set that helps you to make your suitcase a one-of-a-kind.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Rimowa and © Sandra Bauknecht

New Silver Lockit and Doudou Louis

As part of its Louis Vuitton for UNICEF partnership, Louis Vuitton adds four new colours of the Silver Lockit bracelets and launches its first Doudou Louis.

In continuation of its #MAKEAPROMISE campaign, Louis Vuitton is committed to raising awareness and funds for UNICEF to support the most vulnerable children around the world. Perfectly color coordinated, the new Silver Lockit bracelets come in pastel blue, pink, celadon green, and black.
Incorporating recycled silver and organic cotton for the first time, the Silver Lockit bracelets feature the iconic padlock as well as the LV signature circular logo.

In its rainbow of pastel colors, Doudou Louis, the Louis Vuitton for UNICEF teddy bear, appears for the first time in textile format. Made from organic cotton, the Monogram printed textile covers the teddy bear, with embroidered Monogram flowers making up Doudou Louis’ blue eyes.

Worldwide launch today, on January 29th, 2021.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton

Berets

There’s a long history of chic women sporting the beret. It is one of the accessories that immediately transforms an outfit into something truly outstanding and it will make you look very Parisian! Not only has it graced fashionistas allover the world, but it’s also continued to be a major accessory on the catwalks. Furthermore, there are some seriously amazing berets on the market right now for you to shop as you can see below.

LoL, Sandra

D-Dream leather beret by Dior

RB Girl logo-patch canvas beret iconby Ruslan Baginskiy

Mosaic-embellished beret by Burberry

Coco wool-felt and mesh bereticon by Eugenia Kim

Leopard-print shearling beret by Yves Salomon

Wool-felt beret by Dolce & Gabbana

Idaho striped straw bereticon by Maison Michel

Billy vinyl-trimmed houndstooth tweed beret by Maison Michel

Crinoline and straw fascinator bereticon by Stephen Jones

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Stills: Courtesy of the Brands
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More Joy

Now more than ever is the time to take the pleasure in dressing up, even if there is nowhere to go. Christopher and Tammy Kane‘s playful humour shines through their lifestyle brand, More Joy. First appearing on the Christopher Kane F/W 2019 runway, the More Joy logo took on a deeper, more personal meaning for the brother-and-sister founders, becoming their daily mantra.

The collection itself is uplifting and empowering, featuring the bold feel-good slogans «More Joy», «Sex» and «Special». Every piece is emblazoned with the statement prints to bring positive energy into your everyday life.

LoL, Sandra

Sex-print cotton-jersey sweatshirt

Special-print silk-satin eye mask
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More Joy-print silk-satin pyjamas

Logo detail hot water bottle

iconPack of three slogan-jacquard cotton socks
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iconMore Joy jute door mat


iconSet of three More Joy glass baubles
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More Joy cotton face covering

Sex-logo print towel


iconSlogan print coaster set

More Joy large jacquard logo scarf

Photos: © Christopher Kane and © Sandra Bauknecht
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