Wanderlust Sweaters

Do you feel this wanderlust, this strong desire to travel the world? I love travelling the world and hope that soon our lives will be back to normal and less restricted to explore the world. Gabriela Hearst created a sweater series this season that I have fallen in love with.

In her exploration of North, Central and South America this season, The designer wanted to translate some of the continent’s most beautiful places into colorful knitwear patterns. Knit in 100% cashmere for the ultimate in luxury and softness, the Ines Sweater depicts:

  • the high mountains and ski runs in Aspen, Colorado
  • the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park
  • the ancient mountain ridges and ruins in Machu Picchu, Peru (on my bucket list)
  • Teotihuacán, the ancient Aztec pyramid known as the Temple of the Sun outside of Mexico City.

Knit and hand embroidered by artisans in Italy, those sweaters are as unique as they are beautiful.
To order just click on the highlighted texts above. Wouldn’t it be an amazing gift to surprise someone with a trip to one of the destinations and gift the sweater as a gift voucher…

LoL, Sandra

Aspen


Yellowstone


Machu Picchu

Teotihuacán

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Gabriela Hearst
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Pompom by Lola Rykiel

My first internship in the world of fashion was at Sonia Rykiel in Paris in her design office. It was a very intense time, where I learnt a lot at the side of the famous French designer who was known for her knit pieces, earning her the nickname «the Queen of Knits.» I especially loved all her marabou jackets and coats. The way she always put an extra touch of feathers to elevate a look to new heights of chic has inspired me a lot. Rykiel passed away in August 2016, leaving behind an empire of homeware, childrenswear, and more.

Sonia and Lola Rykiel

I remember meeting her daughter Nathalie Rykiel with her daughter Lola, who must have been around 12 at that time, during my internship. Today, Lola Rykiel is creating her own line of clothes, and is shaking up the status quo with a bold new athleisure collection, called Pompom, inspired by her famed designer grandmother, the late Sonia Rykiel, and her past as a ballerina under the instruction of the inimitable Martha Graham.

«Naked… with rhinestones.»

«The collection incorporates the velours that my grandmother loved as well as stretch Lycra materials and playful detailing,» Lola Rykiel explains, referring in part to a basketball jersey complete with mermaid-esque paillettes.

Lola Rykiel introduces «Sonia» bodysuit and «Wonder Woman» T-Shirt.

«I wanted to invent some workout clothes that would be luxe and chic, to do pilates, yoga , dance without being afraid to bump into your ex or your boss. These outfits are perfect to get a drink, go party or chill at home too. I used my grandmother’s Sonia famous velours and the best lycra materials there is today

This year Lola Rykiel opened the first boutique for her Pompom label in a space in Paris at Rue Grenelle that used to belong to her grandmother, Sonia Rykiel — and she is putting her stamp on it by bedazzling everything from the curtains to the cash register.

To see the whole PomPom collection visit : www.pompom-paris.com.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Pompom

Prada’s Tenth Drop of New Timecapsule

Prada presents the tenth drop of the new Prada Timecaspule, an exclusive product for men and women: exclusively at prada.com the first Thursday of every month, for 24 hours only.

Halloween‘s distinctive color palette and eerie atmosphere inspire the graphic of the new Timecapsule shirt, featuring spiders and webs in a vivid play of black and orange. Faded and irregular along the edges, the placed print creates a distinctive, vintage look, emphasizing each piece’s uniqueness. The shirt is also enriched by a contemporary rubber badge logo on the chest pocket.

An exclusive product for men and women: a limited number of articles, exclusively online, for 24 hours only. The garment is decorated with a special logo created by OMA, the architecture firm founded by Rem Koolhaas, and with a serial number that makes it unique.

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Oversized – Short sleeves – Bowling collar – Breast pocket – Straight hem – Mother-of-pearl buttons – Rubber badge logo on the front pocket – 100% Cotton – Sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL). Made In Italy. Price: CHF 995.

The shirt is available here. Next drop will be on November 4, 2021.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada

Valentino (V) Vaccinated

(V) VaccinatedValentino continues its commitment against COVID-19. Discover the limited-edition hoodie boasting the VLogo Signature in the new guise of a statement: «(V) Vaccinated». All revenues will be donated to UNICEF in favor of the COVAX facility, which ensures equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines by supplying doses to countries in need.

Lady Gaga supports the cause.  The pop star sported the hoodie back in August for a video promoting Valentino Beauty, which she ended with a plea for followers to «get vaccinated.»

«Getting vaccinated has become the most effective way to fight this global pandemic, as well as a symbol of respect for others and social responsibility.» – Pierpaolo Piccioli

The unisex (V) Vaccinated Hoodie will be shipped within 25 October.
TO SHOP CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Valentino and via Instagram @ladygaga

Trending: Half-Zip Sweater

This knitwear piece should definitely be on your fall shopping list: the half-zip sweater. I promise, it will add instant cozy to your wardrobe.

Half-zip sweaters are simultaneously effortless and polished, and the best part is they come in a range of colors and textures across all budgets. I love eye-catching details like oversized collars or ribbed waists. Ahead, my favorites of half-zip sweaters to shop now. Enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

Ribbed wool and cashmere-blend sweatericon by Alaïa

Risoul cropped layered ribbed merino wool sweater by Jacquemus (my favorite)


Mouline wool and cashmere-blend sweater by Alexa Chungicon

Hester ribbed cashmere sweater by Nili Lotan

iconBowee ribbed wool-blend sweatericon by Equipment

Giana knitted sweatericon by REMAIN Birger Christensen

Tiphaine ribbed merino wool sweatericon by Officine Générale

Rane cotton-blend sweater by Isabel Marant
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Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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Prada’s Ninth Drop of New Timecapsule

Prada presents the ninth drop of the new Prada Timecaspule, an exclusive product for men and women: exclusively at prada.com the first Thursday of every month, for 24 hours only.

This time, the marine world inspires the graphic pattern of the new Timecapsule shirt, crafted using an original technique reminiscent of tattoos. Faded and irregular along the edges, the placed print creates a distinctive, vintage look, emphasizing each piece’s uniqueness.

The shirt is also enriched by a contemporary rubber badge logo on the chest pocket. Available exclusively online for just 24 hours, the garment is decorated with a special logo created by OMA, the architecture firm founded by Rem Koolhaas, and with a serial number that makes it unique.

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Oversized – Short sleeves – Bowling collar – Breast pocket – Straight hem – Mother-of-pearl buttons – Rubber badge logo on the front pocket – 100% Cotton – Sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL). Made In Italy. Price: CHF 950.

The shirt is available here. Next drop will be on October 7, 2021.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada

Prada’s Eighth Drop of New Timecapsule

On August 5h, 2021 the monthly Prada Timecapsule drop will be launched on prada.com – at 3pm CET – for 24 hours only. Launched for the first time on December 5, 2019 in Europe, Prada Timecapsule presents a new item on the first Thursday of every month, an online exclusive for just 24 hours.

Influences drawn from the ’50s surf culture inspire the graphic pattern of the new Timecapsule bowling shirt, enriched by a contemporary rubber badge logo on the chest pocket. Faded and irregular along the edges, the placed print creates a distinctive, vintage look, emphasizing each piece’s uniqueness.

Available exclusively online for just 24 hours, the garment is decorated with a special logo created by OMA, the architecture firm founded by Rem Koolhaas, and with a serial number that makes it unique. An exclusive product for men and women: a limited number of articles, exclusively online, for 24 hours only.

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Oversized – Short sleeves – Bowling collar – Breast pocket – Straight hem – Mother-of-pearl buttons – Rubber triangle logo on the front pocket – 100% Cotton – Sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL). Made In Italy. Price: CHF 950.

Next drop will be on September 2, 2021.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada

Prada’s Seventh Drop of New Timecapsule

On July 1st, 2021 the monthly Prada Timecapsule drop will be launched on prada.com – at 3pm CET – for 24 hours only. Launched for the first time on December 5, 2019 in Europe, Prada Timecapsule presents a new item on the first Thursday of every month, an online exclusive for just 24 hours.

Topical hues and vibrant color contrasts define the pop-inspired graphic pattern of the new Timecapsule shirt, decorated with an all-over animal pattern and a tiger motif at the back. Faded and irregular along the edges, the placed print creates a distinctive, vintage look, emphasizing each piece’s uniqueness. The triangle logo is reworked in a rubber detail. Available exclusively online for just 24 hours, the garment is decorated with a special logo created by OMA, the architecture firm founded by Rem Koolhaas, and with a serial number that makes it unique.

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Oversized – Short sleeves – Bowling collar – Breast pocket – Straight hem – Mother-of-pearl buttons – Rubber triangle logo on the front pocket – 100% Cotton – Sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL). Made In Italy. Price: CHF 950.

Next drop will be on August 5th, 2021.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Prada

Prada’s Sixth Drop of New Timecapsule

On June 3th, 2021 the monthly Prada Timecapsule drop will be launched on prada.com – at 3pm CET – for 24 hours only. Launched for the first time on December 5, 2019 in Europe, Prada Timecapsule presents a new item on the first Thursday of every month, an online exclusive for just 24 hours.

Tropical vibes and dynamic lines juxtapose in a bold graphic pattern for the new drop of Timecapsule, reinterpreting Prada’s iconic «Ibiscus» print. Vivid hues and chromatic contrasts add a contemporary accent to the vintage inspired bowling shirt. Available exclusively online for 24 hours only, the eighteenth drop of Prada Timecapsule features a serial number that makes it unique, for both women and men.

A special logo created by OMA, the architectural studio founded by Rem Koolhaas, together with a serial number and sophisticated dedicated packaging, makes each drop unique.

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Oversized – Short sleeves – Bowling collar – Breast pocket – Straight hem – Mother-of-pearl buttons – 100% Cotton – Sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL). Made In Italy. Price: CHF 950.

Next drop will be on July 1st, 2021.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada

Prada’s Fifth Drop of New Timecapsule

Today the fifth drop of the Prada Timecapsule new series will be launched on prada.com – at 3pm CET – for 24 hours only. This time it is my favorite so far! Prada Timecapsule is an exclusive product drop of 50 items, occurring once a month, each first Thursday.

For this new drop, Prada Timecapsule presents a classic popeline boxy shirt, one of Prada’s wardrobe essentials, inspired by the ’80s in a mix of stylistic codes from the world of skateboarding and animalier prints. The Prada logo is reinterpreted on the front of the item, while the triangle bearing the month of the drop stands out on the back.

Enabled by the Prada e-commerce platform, the Timecapsule section is now available in Europe
(Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom),
Japan, South Korea, China, USA, Canada, Brazil, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and UAE. Prada Timecapsule will reach other markets over the course of 2021 following the prada.com layout-relaunching calendar.

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Oversized – Short sleeves – Bowling collar – Breast pocket – Straight hem – Mother-of-pearl buttons – 100% Cotton – Sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL). Made In Italy. Price: € 1.200.

Next drop will be Thursday, June 3rd, 2021.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada