Louis Vuitton S/S 2023 Taigarama Collection

For Summer 2023, Louis Vuitton presents new additions to its popular Taigarama leather goods collection, revisited this season in a fresh, cool Eighties-inspired palette of neon yellow, Miami green and optic white.

Crafted in Louis Vuitton canvas and beautiful Taiga leather printed with the emblematic Monogram, the Taigarama collection of sporty essentials welcomes two new styles: the Duo Slingbag in neon yellow, an ideal everyday companion, as well as a versatile Weekend Tote that makes getting around a breeze.

The Duo Slingbag is a trend-forward crossbody style with a sleek yet soft and body-friendly shape that features a practical side zip, removable round zipped pouch, and adjustable strap for versatility of wear.

Inspired by a Maison classic, the supple Taigarama Weekend Tote offers a generous main compartment and three inside pockets for stowing essentials safely; double handles in smooth leather and a woven, adjustable,removable shoulder strap let it adapt to any occasion.

These pieces join iconic styles like the Keepall 50B, the Discovery Backpack, the Horizon 55 cabin bag and the Outdoor Messenger, which are also available in Summer 2023 colours. Small travel and everyday essentials such as a dopp kit, wearable wallet, travel pochette, pocket organizers, wallets and card holders round out the offer, while adjustable woven shoulder straps in this season’s neon yellow or Miami green make it possible to add a favorite touch of colour to certain styles.

The Summer 2023 Taigarama collection will be available in-store and online on March 2nd, 2023.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton
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Miu Miu Matelassé

Miu Miu celebrates its iconic matelassé leather collection for the new season with an intimate portraiture captured by Guen Fiore and a series of still life images by Deo Suveera showcasing the bags as protagonists. Merging a sense of protection with power the focus is on individuality and imagination as enriched by the respect for innovation and the finest craftsmanship that this product represents.

The timeless beauty of matelassé leather is reinvented both in terms of size and design. A matelassé treatment appears across all bags in a quietly neutral colour palette that is a perfect mirror to the understated and unconventional vision of luxury that the Miu Miu name evokes.

Shown for the first time on the Miu Miu runway in Paris for the F/W 2006 season, elaborately worked matelassé leather is by now so central to the brand’s handwriting that it barely needs a logo to be recognised. Combining sophisticated artistry and artisanal technique with experimentation, the highly distinctive, rich texture of the leather is the ultimate marriage between beauty and practicality.

Matalassé leather’s unique and eased finish is, in fact, achieved by a paradoxically rigorous process that entails pairing panels of elegant nappa leather with wadding and elastic cloth to achieve stretch. Such malleability effortlessly adapts to any contents, just as it does to the form of the person carrying it. Nestling close to the body, a plump surface is as comfortable as it is aesthetically appealing.

Available in Miu Miu stores and on www.miumiu.com.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Miu Miu
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Prada Moon Bag

For S/S 2023, the new Prada Moon bag revisits an iconic model of the 2000s in a modern, conceptual compendium of the brand’s distinctive features from its inestimable archive, bearing witness to Prada’s past, present, and future.

The Moon takes inspiration from multiple, apparently distant worlds, with a versatile yet coherent design that brings together the brand’s signature style, technical expertise honed over many decades and a one-hundred percent contemporary attitude.

Its personality is defined by the details: the large metal buckle in the center – a feature of the model since its first appearance in the S/S 2002 collection – takes on an emblematic character thanks to the enamelled metal triangle logo. Another of the brand’s favourite motifs, the grommet, borrowed from the sailing world, has a structural role, as well as providing a unique and idiosyncratic detail, presented in a metal version with a silver finish.

The unmistakeable nappa leather receives a fresh interpretation: a special treatment gives it a slightly padded appearance that accentuates its lightness.

With a curved silhouette and bold, decisive form, the Prada Moon is available in perfectly monochrome versions including blue, yellow, pink, and green.

It is enhanced by the handles, strap, and stylish removable keyring in matching colours. The compact and harmonious design makes it an eclectic essential – a new Prada classic. The Moon bag is now available at Prada stores worldwide and via prada.com.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada
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These Shoes Are Made for Loving

Valentine’s Day is coming up and heart shoes are a February must have. This season’s heart-themed shoe trend is the best way to show your betrothed how loved-up you’re feeling, as well as earning you plenty of style points.

LoL, Sandra

Amora heart-print ballerinas by Sophia Webster

Heart plaque lace pumps by Dolce & Gabbana

Heart 95 crystal-embellished satin sandalsicon by Mach & Mach

Crystal-heart sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti

Heart-plaque slingback pumps by Love Moschino

Mules Cœur with crystals by Alaïa

Heart-print platform sandals by Saint Laurent

 Triple-heart satin pump by Mach & Mach

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, © Sandra Bauknecht
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You Have My Heart

The heart shape as a motif is impossible to ignore in fashion right now. Already in June last year, I posted about the heart shaped bag trend. Fans of the heart bag may not intrinsically realize it, but the motif speaks to a psychological comfort during a time when things are still incredibly uncertain.

CHANEL debuted pastel quilted flap bags in the shape of chunky hearts on the S/S 2022 runway and they immediately sold out everywhere. I found one for you pre-owned in great condition, that is 15% off right now, please see below.

2022 Heart diamond-quilted crossbody bag by CHANEL Pre-Owned

The shape of a heart is so beautiful, but also gives good energy and in some ways, hopefully, spreads love. Valentine’s Day is coming up and I thought you might get inspired. However heart shaped bags aren’t just for Valentine’s Day and weddings, just saying… happy shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Le Cagole Heart mini studded crinkled-leather shoulder bag by Balenciaga

Pearl Heart medium bag by Simone Rocha

Heart-shaped biker crossbody bag by Moschino

Heart shaped shoulder bag by Blumarine

Metal Devotion crystal-embellished bag by Dolce & Gabbana

L’Amour Petite Cœur crystal-embellished clutch bagicon by Judith Leiber

Le Coeur heart-shaped leather shoulder bagicon by Alaïa

Heart pillow clutch by Alexander Wang

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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