Prada Timecapsule August Drop

This Thursday, August 6th, the monthly Prada Timecapsule, an exclusive product drop of 50 items, occurring once a month, will be launched on prada.com – at 3pm CET – for 24 hours only. To find out more, click here for the previous post.

Enabled by the new Prada e-commerce platform, this new section is now available solely 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 and Canada, and for the first time in Brazil and Hong Kong, reaching other markets over the course of 2020 following the new prada.com layout-relaunching calendar.

This series of drops offer a classic boxy shirt, one of Prada’s wardrobe essentials, presented as unisex in an original printed version. The print’s motif is inspired by a theme related to the month of launch and includes a specific limited edition number 1/50, 2/50….

For this release, Prada presents a new cotton popeline shirt for both women and men, featuring an exclusive black, light-blue and white graphic print, inspired by the biking world. Available in XS, S, M, L, XL for €790,00 here for only 24h.

Next drop will be on September 3rd, 2020.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada

Miu Miu Wonder Woman

Today I would love to introduce you to the Miu Miu Wonder Woman T-shirt capsule collection.

Crafted in clay by her mother, Queen Hippolyta, and afforded magical powers by the Greek gods, Wonder Woman – aka Princess Diana of Themyscira and, in civilian identity, Diana Prince – is the ultimate female superhero. Originally inspired by early campaigners for women’s rights and by Margaret Sanger, pioneer of the birth control movement, in particular, she made her debut in All Star Comics in 1941.

Since the subject of myriad reinventions, both in still and moving imagery, illustrated and as played by mere human kind, now the wondrous woman generations of young girls have grown up wanting to be has found her way onto the fronts of three new Miu Miu T-shirts. Striking preternaturally athletic poses, playing the archetypal Amazonian pin-up and effortlessly battling dinosaurs, as appropriated by the Miu Miu community she will doubtless continue to wow.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Miu Miu

Prada Timecapsule

Prada Timecapsule is an exclusive product drop of 50 items, occurring once a month, each first Thursday. Today, on July 2nd, 2020 the monthly Prada Timecapsule will be launched on prada.com – at 3pm CET – for 24 hours only. Forget the slow movement of our times, here you have to be fast. Stepping into the footsteps of Riccardo Tisci for Burberry, who used the so-called 24h «drop», a word mainly used in streetwear, for Burberry already, (for the previous post, click here please), Prada is finding new ways how to promote their products. However with Raf Simons at Prada, who is sharing with equal responsibilities for creative input and decision-making with Miuccia Prada, we will see a lot of interesting projects coming up.

Prada Timecapsule previous drops and the new July one

Enabled by the new Prada e-commerce platform, unveiled November 2019, this new section is now available solely 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 and for the first time in China, USA and Canada, reaching other markets over the course of 2020 following the new prada.com layout-relaunching calendar.

This series of drops offer a classic boxy shirt, one of Prada’s wardrobe essentials, presented as unisex in an original printed version. The print’s motif is inspired by a theme related to the month of launch and includes a specific limited edition number 1/50, 2/50….

For this release, scheduled July 2nd, Prada presents a new cotton popeline shirt for both women and men, featuring an exclusive print inspired by the cycling world. Available in XS, S, M, L, XL for €790,00 here for only 24h.

Mark your calendar: the next drop will be on August 6th, 2020.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada

Say It Loud

Celebrate upcoming Women’s International Day on March 8, 2020 in style and shop these limited edition T-shirts and clutch bags in support of Women for Women International, a charity that helps females affected by war across the globe. It’s a great way to support your sisterhood while looking absolutely stylish and unique.

International Women’s Day appliquéd embroidered canvas clutch by Olympia Le-Tan
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100% of the profits (sale price of the product less operational and landing costs, including transportation fees, customs, duties, taxes, insurance, currency conversion, crating, handling and payment fees) from the sale of this product will go to charity.

TO SHOP THE LIMITED EDITION PIECES, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of the Brands – via Net-à-Porter
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Miu Miu Kisses

Screen kisses may be loving, life affirming, adorable, darkly romantic, hotly anticipatory and even melancholic. Miu Miu Kisses is a capsule collection of T-shirts printed with film stills of some of cinema history’s most celebrated embraces.

Choose between the sweet – Prince Charming’s life-giving kiss in Walt Disney’s Snow White & The Seven Dwarves – or the sweetly spooky – the ghostly embrace in Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. More emotionally charged is Bogart and Bergman’s parting kiss in Casablanca and Clarke Gable and Vivien Leigh’s passionate embrace in Gone With The Wind. Finally, if light-hearted and big-haired is the order of the day, the tangle between Jennifer Beale and Michael Nouri in the 1980s classic, Flashdance, more than fits the bill.

Miu Miu Kisses runs the gamut from mischievous to playful and from nostalgic to tender.
Produced in black and finished with the Miu Miu Kisses logo, T-shirts are available in Miu Miu stores worldwide. Such a great gift for Valentine’s Day!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Miu Miu

Balenciaga’s Koala for a Good Cause

In response to Australia’s ongoing bushfire crisis and in addition to the Kering Group‘s $1 million AUD donation, Balenciaga has decided to release T-shirts and hoodies that feature an image of the vulnerable Australian Koala.

100% of the proceeds from the sale of these pieces will be donated to the most appropriate local conservation organization selected by the Kering Group and Balenciaga sustainability experts.

Balenciaga’s unisex Australia Bushfire Disaster Koala Hoodie and T-shirt are set to be sold exclusively from today on Balenciaga’s website.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Balenciaga and Canva

The Thousand-In-One-Ways Top

Worn five ways and in three go-with-everything shades, Rosie Assoulin‘s «Thousand-In-One-Ways» top is your new hero knit. Now that’s outfit repeating made fun.

As featured in the New York based designer’s Pre-Fall 2020 lookbook, this versatile cable-knit piece is designed to be styled a myriad of ways; Cut for a slim fit, with a cropped silhouette, a square neck, sleeveless, a removable bolero, and a ribbed trim.

You may have gasped at the price, but think about it – for $680/€760, you get, like, a trillion knits. Calculate the cost per twist, now that’s outfit repeating made fun.

TO PRE-ORDER THE THOUSAND-IN-ONE-WAYS TOP, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Rosie Assoulin
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It’s My Year

To celebrate the Chinese New Year in 2020, which falls on January 25th, Alberta Ferretti presents «It’s My Year», a small capsule collection dedicated to the Year of the Rat. The icon of this collection is the famous, fun mouse character, Topo Gigio®, that was created in the late 1950s in Italy by Maria Perego and that became a worldwide phenomenon, with the help of «The Ed Sullivan Show

Maria Perego with the mouse puppet Topo Gigio in 1961

TO SHOP THE ALBERTA FERRETTI CAPSULE COLLECTION, CLICK HERE PLEASE.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Alberta Ferretti and © Mondadori, via Getty Images
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By Naomé – Dream. Act. Impact.

I met Naomé Schenk through ASMALLWORD a few years ago and was immediately impressed by her energetic and positive charisma. Nothing seems to stop her. Not even her disease, Ullrich-Turner syndrome (TS), also known 45,X, or 45,X0, a genetic condition in which a female is partly or completely missing an X chromosome. Signs and symptoms vary among those affected. For Naomé, it meant not being able to walk anymore when she became a teenager. Today, she conquers the world in a wheelchair and plays E-hockey (Electric Wheelchair Hockey) enthusiastically.

Creative and daring, Geneva-based Naomé has always been an effective dreamer who wants to have a positive impact on the world around her. Passionate about fashion and luxury, she has been following trends for many years. She notes the growing concern of consumers of luxury goods about the meaning towards their shopping.

Bio-ethical Swiss cotton

Therefore she launched By Naomé, her own luxury fashion brand totally Swiss made which gives back all its benefits to charity. Each collection is the result of an encounter between By Naomé, a renowned artist and a charity. The T-shirts are organic and sewn with certified bio-ethical «Swiss Cotton», the most qualitative cotton in the world that feels like silk. By Naomé has been awarded the Butterfly Mark, powered by Positive Luxury, in recognition of being a sustainable, social and innovative brand.

This season, By Naomé joins forces with contemporary artist Hadrien Dussoix. The so-called «The First Date» collection is limited and consists of 5 emblematic works, available as artwork and T-shirt.  The Womanity Foundation and the Giving Women association have been chosen as the respective charity, so all the profits of the collection will be donated to them.

Naomé’s mission is strong and her vision is clear: through her actions, she wants to have a real positive impact in the world. She therefore wanted to create an ambitious project that was in line with her values: respect, sharing and boldness.

Me with the «Need Less Want More» T-Shirt by By Naomé

Naomé, you were diagnosed with the Ullrich-Turner syndrome when you were a little girl. Can you tell us a little more about it, how this has changed your life and how you have adapted to the situation?
Ullrich’s Syndrome is a rare disease that has affected less than 50 people so the core medical team never really knows what to do or what to advise. The disease is progressive but I am currently in a «stable» period. As a child, I had a lot of pain, vomiting and time spent in hospital – it brought me a lot in the sense that when you are stuck, limited and suffering, you quickly understand what is essential and how to live your life to the best of your ability to be happy, without losing time. These months spent in the hospital have allowed me to know exactly where I wanted to go. I finally saved some time thanks to this forced reflection.
Also my illness entails that I have caregivers who help me 24 hours a day, it is a strength and dependence sometimes very difficult to manage that has totally influenced me.

When did you launch By Naomé? What was your inspiration behind it? And how
much time did it take you to launch your first collection?
By Naomé is really my dream since I was a teenager, to have a positive impact. Passionate about fashion, art, luxury, I wanted to create a concept that could be an example of ethics, creativity, that would have a positive impact by making this concept a 100% charitable concept, because we give all the profits to charities! I first created the Caritative Actions By Naomé association in January 2018, in order to carry out this project. The production part, sourcing 100% Swiss made took time and was complicated, but then we had a wonderful launch at Globus in May 2019.

The T-shirts are designed by artist Hadrien Dussoix. How was this collaboration
born? How was your creative process? How were you involved?
A mutual friend introduced Hadrien and I to each other. When I saw his work, I was immediately inspired. Hadrien has had great success with paintings that showed strong, funny, provocative sentences in written… I immediately thought it would match my T-shirt concept perfectly and proposed the project to him. Hadrien invested himself a lot of time, totally voluntarily, and we had a superb, harmonious collaboration. Everything was very simple and efficient. Hadrien first created the paintings and then we decided on the T-shirts. I am very honored and happy to have collaborated with such a renowned contemporary artist as Hadrien Dussoix!

Will other artist collaborations follow?
Yes, of course! There will be at least one collection per year, each time with a new artist partner! Stay tuned!

By Naomé – all Swiss made

The T-shirts have an amazing quality, are made from bio-ethical fabrics. Where do
you produce and how did you find the right production place?
It was really a puzzle, because there are almost no more workshops in Switzerland. Manuela Soldati, a talented friend and stylist, helped me. We spent days contacting dozens of places. Finally we found a small workshop in Lucerne, where everything is sewn on site! The material is Swiss Cotton certified organic, one of the most qualitative materials in the world, a rare cotton that looks like silk to the touch. The whole thing is 100% Swiss made, it’s an integral part of the concept!

The packages, the hanger, there are so many details that are outstanding. Are you
behind all of this? Can you tell us a little more please.
Thank you very much! It is clear that I am 100% present in both, the concept and the realization, I like to have control over everything and do everything in detail, and this is essential when you want to do something of high quality. I have always loved beautiful things, big brands, so I take inspiration from them and try to do the best I can! I still have lots of ideas and opportunities for improvement, however!

How much of the proceeds of the sales go to charity? Can you please tell us a little why
you choose the respective charity.
100% of the profits go to the charities we support! So our only costs are production, the rest goes to the associations. Each collection has a theme, a cause. For this first collection, Hadrien Dussoix and I have chosen the cause of women – that is why we support Womanity and Giving Women, two Geneva-based associations that support poor women around the world. It is also a process because I ensure that associations are transparent and do an effective job – I have met members personally and am aware of their daily actions.

Please also tell us a little bit more about the upcoming charity event in November.
What is your idea behind it? It is not the first time you are doing such an event?
Could you share some details of the program with us please?
Yes, we are organizing a Charity Gala on November 13th at the Baroque restaurant in Geneva. We have organized 5-6 events since the launch, but it will be the first of its kind. Honestly, everything started to get organized barely 2 months ago, I was very keen to do it, so I contacted some friends, and everything accelerated and was set up very quickly. We are honored to have Kristina Bazan give a private concert, Anish @watchanish who will be our host, partners such as Bulgari, Perrier-Jouet, Newby, Marini etc…. Honestly it was crazy, but when I want to do something – I do it all the way and I don’t pay attention to the «standards».
Everyone told me that we had to organize such an event at least 1 year in advance, and now, in just 2 months – we are almost SOLD OUT! I am really looking forward to it!

You are now 24 years old. You seem to be unstoppable and know what you want from life at such an early stage. Do you think that the circumstances you were born with made you stronger? What would be an advice you gave to your younger self. Something you wished, you knew before.
Yes, I am 24 years old and I can’t even imagine who I would be or what I would have done if I didn’t have this disease. It’s unimaginable. The advantage of being limited allows you to focus, and it is very hard in our time full of distractions, of being able to focus, especially for young people. One advice I could give is to take a lot of time for yourself, it must really be your priority, personally I love spending time alone and thinking, viewing my future, thinking about who I am and what I want. You have to know where you’re going if you want a chance to get there! One piece of advice I could give myself is to be less trusting and much more cautious.

Naomé in three words!
Passionate, ambitious, positive.

Thank you so much, Naomé for giving us such a deep inside in your personal life and your beautiful project!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © By Naomé, via Instagram @iamnaome @bynaome and © Sandra Bauknecht

Moschino x Playboy WorldPride Capsule

Pride is good… and so much more fun with this dedicated capsule collection created by Jeremy Scott for Moschino.

«I’m excited to announce I was able to convince Playboy to let me alter their iconic logo to read as GAYBOY for pride month and create an 8 piece capsule collection at the PLAYBOY pop-up in Soho with the net proceeds going to support the Trevor Project
Jeremy Scott

The 8 piece capsule collection is available online by clicking here to be transferred directly. The only piece for women is this cool cropped sweater below – a must for my closet!

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: Courtesy of Moschino and Playboy