Paris – Shanghai


Chanel`s Pre-fall 2010 is now arriving in stores. The theme: Paris-Shanghai. The Chinese megacity had been the perfect backdrop to present this fantasy collection last December.

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The beautiful hommage was inspired by Shanghai`s louche past as the Paris of the East, when during the height of its glory in the 20`s and 30`s, the opium dens and nightclubs were all glamourous. A trip that Coco Chanel only made in her dreams.

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My favourites are the black leather leggings with carved in camellia intarsias. I just do not want to find out how much they are…. I am very positive that it is a fortune.

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The new Chanel store in Shanghai where you can find all these yummy exclusives.

The new Chanel store in Shanghai at the Peninsula hotel where you can find all these yummy exclusives.

To celebrate the Shanghai World Expo 2010, Chanel has also created a series of limited-edition accessories that are only available at stores in mainland China. Thank God the new boutique opened last year. The classic quilted flap bag with inside signature from Karl Lagerfeld “Shanghai Karl Lagerfeld” is divine. I really envy my Shanghai readers for being able to get your hands on this treasure. Send one over, please!

Chanel Pre-Fall Take Away

Chanel Doll EarringsChanel Doll Clutch

But there are more gorgeous accessories that will be available in other countries. What do you think of this adorable Take Away bag above to the left? I think it is a pretty hilarious and humorous take on fashion. I also adore the Chinese doll clutch and earrings.

LoL, Sandra

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Flat Rate


These boots are made for walking… and admiration. There is always a time and always a place to put on a pair of flat boots. From patent to suede, from colourful to neutral, there is a pair for everyone. The flat It-boot next season would be the riding boot – totally love the Manolos.  The range is wide, the pirate style ones by Michael Kors would also be a great purchase just like the studded ones by Christian Louboutin. If you are worried about them looking too casual, these stunning versions are refined and polished, and dressy enough to wear to a variety of occassions and events.

Chloé wool-lined leather boots, approximately  €850.-

Chloé wool-lined leather boots, approximately €850.-

Already available at NET-À-PORTER iconand selling out fast is the Chloé pre-fall 2010 strappy model to the left.

LoL, Sandra

Blazer of Glory

Blazer of Glory

Say hello to my object of desire from Balmain`s Pre-fall 2010 collection, available soon and already spotted on stylist Emanuelle Alt. The double-breasted navy blazer with detailed gold buttons is beautifully tailored with an amazing shoulder line. This is true effortless chic. A navy jacket is anyway something that everybody should have in their closet. Classics endure and surprisingly even Balmain can produce them!

I also love the single-breasted model (see showroom photos below), both will be available at net-à-porter iconor Designer am See among others.

Thumbs up for my blazer of glory!

LoL, Sandra


Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2010

LV Prefall 2010

The Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2010 collection will be in stores in the end of next week, around June 5th. The inspiration behind the mid-season designs was the idea to find a cowweb-covered heritage trunk filled with grandma`s goodies and to play dress-up with everything you find.

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I love that mixture of attic chic and luxe collegiate. The tweed skirtsuits with a 60`s silhouette worn with cashmere lace socks are to-die-for.

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I am also crazy for the fox fur vest, my personal object of desire!

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It would not be Louis Vuitton, if there was not a must-have bag topping the collection off. This time it is the Monogram Aviator bag that will come in three different colours navy, bordeaux and khaki, all with a bright fluorescent orange lining. Like always the bags will be very limited, at approximately CHF 3400.-.

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I wished my Granny had a similiar treasure chest hidden somewhere and I would find it before the moths! As this is very unlikely, probably better to go the Vuitton way…

LoL, Sandra

Trend F/W 2010: False Sleeves


This winter sleeves will be the centre of attention as they are worn is so many different ways. Slashed versions, cape-like openings, little cut-out details, trompe l`oeil effects or zip up arms, the designers let their imagination run free.


Also spotted on the runways was the casual gentleman-gave-me-his-coat” idea with outerwear just hanging over the shoulder (see below).
As strange as it sounds, the mutation and imitation sleeves are going to set the trend.


So roll up your sleeves and get to work but don`t sew your sides back up.

LoL, Sandra