Prada and UNESCO Sea Beyond

Prada and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) present the last phase of the educational programme Sea Beyond, a tailor-made pilot conceived for secondary schools all around the world to raise awareness on ocean preservation and sustainability.

Sea Beyond sought to educate the new generations about adopting more responsible and mindful
behaviors towards the ocean and its resources, promoting sustainable consumption in line with the
United Nations 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During the first phase of the project (October 2020 – January 2021), high school teachers in ten cities around the world (Berlin, Cape Town, Lisbon, London, Mexico City, Milan, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Venice) took part in webinars conducted by UNESCO-IOC experts, in which they received training on how to develop an educational module dedicated to the theme of ocean sustainability. Every school received a «Sea Beyond» toolkit made of recycled cardboard, containing educational as well as creative materials to enable students to play an active role in a global ocean sustainability movement.

During the project’s second phase, starting on the 25th January 2021, students, as true «sea ambassadors», have been tasked with developing awareness campaigns focused on ocean preservation as part of an international competition.

At a virtual event on the 26th March 2021, an international jury will announce the winning campaign. Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Vladimir RyabininExecutive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Assistant Director General of UNESCO, will be joined by international personalities who have dedicated their talent and careers to saving our ocean.

Jury members include (from top left to bottom right): Italian writer Alessandro Baricco; aquanaut, oceanographic explorer and environmental advocate Fabien Cousteau; environmental artist Anne de Carbuccia; marine scientist and social entrepreneur Kerstin Forsberg; and Italian gold-medalist free diver Alessia Zecchini. The jury will help Prada and UNESCO selecting the most creative project. The event will be moderated by Brazilian marine activist and artist Patricia Furtado de Mendonça.

The winning campaign will be disseminated on Prada and UNESCO social channels as well as on
www.pradagroup.com and www.ioc.unesco.org, while the school of the selected project will be
honored with an award of € 5,000 to be invested in educational materials.

The whole event will be live-streamed on www.pradagroup.com, starting from 2.00 pm CET
on March 26th, 2021.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada

Tomo Koizumi x Emilio Pucci

Florentine luxury brand Emilio Pucci is continuing to welcome creative voices to interpret the DNA of the Maison; for S/S 2021 the brand has invited Japanese designer Tomo Koizumi to create a unique capsule collection which will be available at Net-à-Porter for a two-week exclusive preview from now.

The collaboration is a creative dialogue between Pucci’s clean and dynamic designs and Koizumi’s spectacular shape. Both sides are united by their shared passion for color, a strong vision of woman and a graphic and bold approach to silhouettes. The result is a capsule collection that honors the union of creative universes and brings to life sculptural handmade pieces, conferring Pucci an unexpected three-dimensional vibe.

A stunning statement piece from the collaboration: Ruffled tulle mini dress
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In harmony, Pucci’s vibrant colors blend with Koizumi’s spectacular, frothing creations. The bold silhouettes are cheerful and unrestrained iterations of Pucci’s clean aesthetic, with color taking center stage, inspired by the archive «Vetrate» print.

The capsule collection is composed of 11 sculptural organza outfits; an amusing pouch, fancy T-shirts and charming «pompon» sandals adding a fun twist.

The most wearable piece of the collection: Cotton-jersey and ruffled tulle T-shirt
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Setting off the tone, Tomo Koizumi’s artistic proposition accompanies the Pucci S/S 2021 collection which explores the rich stylistic heritage from the Marquis Emilio Pucci and redefines it for a contemporary wardrobe.

Thank you, Tomo Koizumi and Net-à-Porter for this beautiful illustration!

«This is a dream coming true. I have always desired to collaborate with a fashion house with such a rich heritage like Pucci. It has been a great pleasure to have the opportunity to get inspired by the timeless beauty of the Marquis Emilio Pucci styles and the perfect harmony of the brand’s colors.» – Tomo Koizumi

To shop the Tomo Koizumi x Emilio Pucci collection exclusively at Net-à-Porter, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Tomo Koizumi, Emilio Pucci, Net-à-Porter
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Meet Fashion Superstar Tomo Koizumi

Born in Japan in 1988, Tomo Koizumi‘s interest in fashion began from watching his fashion-loving mother in his childhood. His encounter with the book «John Galliano for Dior» in his early years was a very eye-opening event and made him decide to become a fashion designer. He has no formal fashion training and studied fine arts in his hometown Chiba, which is close to Tokyo, but has always had a passion for fashion, getting his hands on every fashion magazine he could.

It only felt natural, that he launched his own brand TOMO KOIZUMI successfully in 2011, after a boutique owner became interested and picked one of his dresses – which he created while he was a university student. He started as a stylist and costume artist assistant, before moving on to his next career step, becoming a costume designer. In February 2019, his very first runway show took place in New York with the support of the world-famous super-stylist Katie Grand, who discovered his works on Instagram, Marc Jacobs, and KCD Public Relations, Inc.

Koizumi came to show his rainbow fantasy gowns at her friend, and long-time collaborator, Marc Jacobs’ Madison Avenue store during New York Fashion Week for F/W 2019 and it became one of the most talked about shows of the seasons. Two of his pieces were also exhibited at the MET museum and the museum bought one of his works for its permanent collection. In April 2020, he was finalist and joint winner pf LVMH 2020 prize. Bright colors and bold silhouettes are the signature of his made-to-order collections and costumes, that international celebrities and artists love.

Thailand-based fashion editor and entrepreneur Nichapat Sop Hap wore one of Koizumi’s designs to the Met Gala in 2019.

Lady Gaga in Tomo Koizumi in 2016

You won’t find Tomo Koizumi’s voluminous pieces in stores. He is not interested in creating for retailers. Instead, he prefers to produce one of a kind creations. Star-studded clientele includes: Lady Gaga, who wore one of his designs on a visit to Tokyo in 2016, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus. Therefore you will be very excited to read about his collaboration with Emilio Pucci in my next post that is available now!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Tomo Koizumi and by WWD/Shutterstock

When Food Meets Fashion

When food meets fashion! Belonging to different luxury fields, Mary Katrantzou and Galateo & Friends have joined forces and created a limited-edition luxury gift box, containing a selection of excellent quality olive oils and vinegars to brighten up any table setting.

This four-piece gift set contains:
– Extra Virgin Olive Oil «Cultivar Taggiasca»
– Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
– «Flamingo» Rosé Wine Vinegar
– A gourmet condiment based on Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fresh LemonMary Katrantzou «dressed» each bottle and the sustainable and elegant gift box with colourful stamp prints, inspired by her signature postage stamp print. The perfect addition to the home of any food and fashion lover, specifically designed to please you both visually and gustatorily.

TO SHOP THE GIFT SET, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Mary Katrantzou
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Louis Vuitton Rendez-Vous Bag

For next Spring, pencil in a meeting with Rendez-Vous, Louis Vuitton’s highly distinguished new bag. This neo-classic is reminiscent of our precious diaries, with its three compartments protected by a flap and clasp. An understated luxury but with the House’s authentic signature know-how: the finesse of the most beautiful leathers on the outside and the softness of a Monogram-embroidered jacquard on the inside.

The engraved chain adds a stylish accent; it can be removed to offer an array of carry options: crossbody, over the shoulder, held in the hand or even next to your heart like a talisman, as suggested in the latest runway show.

Naturally, the lock has been directly inherited from the trunk-maker. Its subtle colours – black, camel or beautiful leather red – express the discreet charm of pure refinement. Rendez-Vous is right on time for a tête-à-tête with elegance.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton

My Look: Winter Layers Love


Stay fashionable in the cooler winter temperatures by layering sweaters, tops and cardigans – all in style of course! A good rule of thumb is to start off with all three layers on, then as you start to feel a little too warm, shed a layer. Great news is that you can wear the pieces alone all year long. The trick is to pair them together smartly – think stylish, not bulky and put the thickest piece as the last one. Personally speaking, nothing keeps me as warm as a great mixture of layers.

My look: Colorful long cardicoat (Coco Neige 2020), black top with cross design (F/W 2020 Look 13), stirrup wool pants (Pre-fall 2020 Métiers d’Art «Paris-31 rue Cambon» Look 9), multicolored stone and pearl necklace (Pre-fall 2019 Métiers d’Art «Paris – New York»), velvet clutch with colorful stone embellishments (F/W 2020 Look 52), hair clip with pearls and vintage square plexiglass ring, all by CHANELruffle-trimmed lace and ribbed-knit sweater by Valentinoblack fur snow boots by Prada Linea Rossa, and pearl embellished cat eye sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Chic Happens

Chic happens – especially when you are in Gstaad even if you just go for a stroll … I am so happy to be back up in the mountains at my home away from home, the Gstaad Palace hotel. Injecting some color into your wardrobe is an immediate mood booster and elevates an outfit to new heights. You should try it …

My look: Fox fur spotted jacket in pink by Miu Miu, high-neck ribbed-knit sweater by Alexandre Vauthiericon, FF-jacquard fringed cashmere scarficon, high-rise soft-shell skinny-leg ski trousersicon, and T-Rex shearling-lined logo-print coated canvas and leather ankle boots, all by Fendiembellished square butterfly sunglasses by Celine, and Georgina embellished wool-felt fedora by Eugenia Kim.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Jimmy Choo x Marine Serre

Here is your exclusive early access to Jimmy Choo x Marine Serre. This collaboration is fusing two brands with unique identities. The resulting collection combines feminine aesthetic, futuristic vision and the signature Marine Serre crescent moon print to create limited-edition boots, heels and trainers that prove comfort and elegance go hand-in-hand.

For 24 hours only, you can buy those must-have footwear ahead of everyone else hereicon. From tomorrow, it will also be available at Mytheresa.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Jimmy Choo / Marine Serre, Mytheresa

My Look: My Funny Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! I hope you get spoiled to the fullest and celebrate the most important thing in the world, LOVE! Thank you to all of you for completing every one of my days by reading my blog. Fashion makes me so happy and I love what I am doing. The best way to feel kind of normal during those troubled times.

This week I went back to Zurich and shot many beautiful looks at the Baur au Lac in Zurich. Here you see me in one of my favorite restaurants, the Baur’s wearing my Valentine’s Day outfit for today. Now, I am driving up to Gstaad to be with my Valentine! Every love story is wonderful but ours is my favorite … cannot wait to see you!

My look: Ruffled organza-trimmed printed silk crepe de chine dress by Rodarte, off-the-shoulder cashmere cardigan by Alexander McQueenicon, Rosie Glass crystal-embellished bow-detailed PVC slingback pumps by Amina Muaddiicon, Tro crystal-embellished leather shoulder bag, and Impatiens silver-tone crystal clip earringsicon, both by Oscar de la Rentaicon, Happy Hearts 18-karat white gold diamond ringicon by Chopard, and Tank Française 25.05mm medium 18-karat gold and stainless steel watchicon by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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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