Olympia Le-Tan Zodiac Clutches

Looking for a great birthday gift for a fashion-loving friend or are you thinking of treating yourself to something beautiful to remember the day you were born?


Olympia Le-Tan‘s exclusive very limited «Zodiac» clutches are a lovely way to celebrate someone special and the way the stars were aligned on their birthday. Crafted to resemble a book, each one is artfully embroidered, appliquéd with the sign’s corresponding constellation and marked with the individual number at the back.

TO SHOP THE ZODIAC CLUTCHES, CLICK HERE PLEASE.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Olympia Le-Tan / Net-à-Porter
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Happy 11th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

11 years – as crazy as it sounds but I have been blogging now for 132 months, which is around 4015 days, and this is my 4559th post which means I wrote at least one per day. I am thankful, Sandra’s Closet has taken me on the craziest, busiest but most amazing ride in my life.

To honor the occasion, I thought I would share 10 fashionable fun facts about me that you might not know yet.

1. I went to a Catholic girl’s school and took my teachers shopping on class trips. In Rome for example, they bought the Moschino logo belt that has gone into style a few years ago again. Speaking of great investments.

2. Before my fashion design studies at ESMOD, I studied law. During an internship at court, I worked with the customs agents at Frankfurt airport and was really good in spotting counterfeits.

3. My first foray into working in fashion was an internship at Sonia Rykiel in Paris where I worked alongside the late designer. A very challenging yet unforgettable experience. I designed bags and T-shirts that were actually produced and have a proud spot in my closet.

4. Preferring to write about and style fashion, I started as a booking assistant at German Marie Claire magazine after my studies, and worked myself up pretty fast to fashion editor.

5. Before mytheresa.com was an online shopping platform, I created catalogs for them, the concept, layout and text.

6. Speaking of which, my favorite thing about blogging is the graphic design part, as you can see in my collages. My techniques are primarily self-taught which makes me proud. I also love drawing.

7. I was named among the most influential German fashion people in the coffee table book «Fashion Germany» along Claudia Schiffer, Peter Lindbergh, Jil Sander and many more…

8. I have started my fashion collection at the age of 16 and have kept everything. Every piece has its story and I always remember where I got or wore it.

9. I haven’t been without nail polish, both on my fingers or toes, since I am a teenager. Not one single day!

10. I have lived in Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Chicago before Zurich and my biggest dream is to open a fashion museum with my collection.

I hope you have enjoyed this little insight about my life before starting the blog.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography

The Shoe Vase

My blog turns 11 tomorrow and in case I receive some flowers, I have found the perfect vase to display them. Living up to my fashion addiction, Anissa Kermiche unites with Italian footwear label Nodaleto to reimagine its signature chunky-heel silhouettes, specifically the Bulla Corta boots, into a statement vase. It’s handmade in Portugal – a long-standing home fine ceramics ateliers – from earthenware with a semi-matte watertight glaze, available in different colors, left, right and as a pair and an open top. Arrange it alone or as part of a pair filled with fresh flowers for a quirky look.

To shop, click on the highlighted product description.

LoL, Sandra

ANISSA KERMICHE X Nodaleto Bulla Corta earthenware left boot vase in white

ANISSA KERMICHE X Nodaleto Bulla Corta earthenware left boot vase in black

ANISSA KERMICHE X Nodaleto Bulla Corta earthenware left boot vase in red


iconPhotos: Courtesy of Anissa Kermiche X Nodaleto
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My Look: The Art of Fashion

No one revisits the art of fashion better than Jonathan Anderson at Loewe. Offering dramatic new silhouettes, he thinks outside the box and is for me one most exciting designer in fashion at the moment. Often seeking inspiration from different artists, his designs are museum-worthy. Stay tuned for his newest collaboration coming up next week …

My look: Tie-detailed lace dressicon, matching lace midi skirt, Obi lace and leather waist belticon, and elephant mini crystal-embellished suede shoulder bagicon, all by Loewe, logo-jacquard canvas wedge espadrillesicon by Fendi, bow-embellished crystal choker necklace, and mismatched crystal and bow earringsicon, both by Miu Miu.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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Louis Vuitton Game On Collection

Fashion is a game. Presented during Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2021 Collection by Artistic Director of Women’s Collections Nicolas Ghesquière, Game On sees creative freedom playing with canvas and lines mingling between the Monogram flowers and four suits of a card deck. French actor and Louis Vuitton ambassador Léa Seydoux embodies this new collection and jumps into a fantasy illusion where clubs bloom, spades pierce, diamonds sparkle, and the almighty heart reigns. Through a transversal collection, Game On plays its ace on the House’s most iconic pieces including leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.

Game On Canvas sees the Monogram reinterpreted on a black or white background with contrasting colours of bright blue and poppy red – a tiny heart replaces the House’s signature blossom. Here, the Petite Malle and Vanity PM in black and white make for an eye-catching statement. The geometric Square bag in white leather with a golden chain ups the ante.

The Dauphine, Speedy, Neverfull, and Keepall in Game On Monogram are adorned with enlarged suits of cards, giant hearts and blossoms in vivid red, blue, pink and purple, paired with golden hardware. A pair of Archlight trainers in white with leather trimmings sport a bright red heart, perfect to pair with the Paname bags duo. The queen of hearts, the Monogram Heart bag, stands true to its name as the first ever heart shaped bag. Raising the stakes, Capucines BB in white Taurillon leather and the Twist in white Epi leather complete this game of illusion.

My three favorites: Dauphine, Speedy and the Archlight trainers.

A royal flush, the collection expresses a particular art of living that keeps the trunk-making heritage alive. It’s the symbolism of a deck of cards, the traveller’s loyal companion, endless entertainment that cultivates togetherness. Game On is a lighthearted adventure in which all of the House’s spheres of expertise play a role, driven by passionate craftsmanship, their winning hand.

Already available in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton

CHANEL Bedtime Routine

Sleep is a vital, often neglected, component of every person’s overall health and well-being. Sleep is important because it enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day. Getting adequate rest may also help prevent excess weight gain, heart disease, and increased illness duration. CHANEL has some amazing products for a luxurious bedtime routine. Indulge in this caring and perfuming ritual for the face and body to wake up relaxed and glowing.

CHANEL HYDRA BEAUTY Camellia Repair Mask

Hydrating is the key for a beautiful skin. While relaxing in the evening, I recommend to use this multi-use hydrating comforting face mask formulated with camellia wax to help look in moisture and panthenol, a moisturizing ingredient that protects the skin. The ultra-rich texture provides instant comfort while protecting the skin barrier. It has a leave-on formula, for all skin types.

CHF 75.00 (50g)

CHANEL LE LIFT Crème de Nuit

Once the mask is kind of absorbed, this smoothing and firming night cream for face and neck will do the rest. It has botanical alfalfa concentrate which is as efficient as retinol but gentle on the skin. The dual-action Neuractif Night Complex gives skin a renewed look.

CHF 176.00 (50g)

CHANEL SUBLIMAGE L’Extrait de Nuit

If you want to indulge in pure luxury, this high-power skincare is the thing for you. A regenerating and restoring night concentrate that helps skin reconnect to its natural restoring cycle. This incredibly sensorial, highly concentrated serum contains naturally derived chronopeptide, plus Vanilla Planifolia and neroli fermented elixirs complex for ultimate power. Upon awaking, skin looks rested and radiant. Night after night, the complexion appears restored and strengthened.

CHF 690.00 (40ml)

«With L’EAU PRIVÉE, I wanted to create a light and delicate version of COCO MADEMOISELLE, imagining a night fragrance like a soft and sensual veil
Olivier Polge, Perfumer-Creator for the House of CHANEL

CHANEL MADEMOISELLE L’Eau Privée

For the first time, Olivier Polge has imagined a night fragrance. Composed around a delicate accord of jasmine absolute and rose petal notes, L’Eau Privée exalts the most sensual and softest musk notes of the COCO MADEMOISELLE fragrance. It’s the ultimate touch before night falls.
I love to apply it on my pulse points, where the skin is warmest: on the wrists, behind the ears, in the dip of the décolleté or at the nape of the neck, or even to scent the hair.

CHF 101.00 (50 ml) and CHF 149.00 (100ml)

Screen icon Marilyn Monroe famously said in an interview in 1952 that she wore «five drops of Chanel No. 5» and nothing else in bed. I am going to say, I only wear a spritz of L’Eau Privée.

Stay tuned as I will show you my very personal nighttime routine next month…

LoL, Sandra

Stills: © CHANEL, Photos: David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Thank You Fall

Thank you, fall, for all your beautiful colors and those amazing sunny days. Orange combined with turquoise is such an amazing color combination, together they make a statement as soon as you walk out the door. Getting dressed should be all about fun so why shouldn’t our accessories be? This Prada jewelry is for cool girls only, injecting some summer vibes into your fall wardrobe.

My look: Bead-embellished wool coat, turquoise pleated suede mini skirtcrab pendant necklace, and matching crab pendant earrings, all by Prada, turquoise cashmere sweater by CHANEL30den tights in turquoise by Dries Van Noten x FogalAngel platform boots in turquoise by Gucci, and Clash de Cartier ring in 18K rose gold with amazonite by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra
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Photos: David Biedert Photography
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Louis Vuitton Trunk Table Clock

The trunk table clock is the latest addition to today’s objects of desire. The perfect combination
of the art of travel, close to Louis Vuitton’s heart, and watchmaking craftmanship. Rather than just an accessory, a timepiece showcased in its tailor-made trunk.

The table clock, made to the same high standards as a watch, reproduces the Tambour Moon Dual Time concave dial and makes the perfect gift for a watch-loving connoisseur.

Similarly, it features a double time-zone, essential for globetrotters, and a bright dial displaying coloured flags. These emblematic Louis Vuitton symbols call to mind the customised patterns of the trunks of bygone days. As for the 80 mm-diameter hemispheric steel case suspended in its trunk, it draws inspiration from 18th century navy chronometers – indispensable, high-precision tools for long-distance navigators, allowing them to calculate longitude. A counterweight makes this table clock automatically turn towards the person opening the trunk for the utmost visibility. Once extracted from its case, it will keep this orientation when placed on a table or desk.

The trunk, a travel icon since the House was founded in 1854, acts as a case. Covered in Monogram Eclipse canvas on the outside, the trunk’s interior is lined in microfibre, reproducing the flags on the dial and the Louis Vuitton signature. With its symbolic trunk, the Trunk Table Clock sits perfectly in tune with Louis Vuitton’s heritage and further celebrates the exceptional Art of Travel.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton / ©Philippe Lacombe

My Look: The First Look

This will be my first look when I am done packing! Comfy yet stylish, Isabel Marant‘s designs are always a great choice when you want to feel cool. After weeks of being in trainers and having broken finger nails, I am so ready to go out after my move. You might think I am crazy but I am a big collector of everything. Therefore we, the moving company and I, do the move in steps which is actually great. For me, the current pandemic is a blessing, I have definitely no fomo (fear of missing out). I am filled with anticipation when everything is over and the world will be my oyster!

My look: Albi draped printed silk crepe de chine midi dressicon, Azale cotton-blend turtleneck sweater, Kressy leather belticon, and Duerto embroidered leather bootsicon, all by Isabel Marant, vintage purple fringed bag with stone embellishment by Etro and  Tank Française 18-karat gold and stainless steel watch by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: David Biedert Photography
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The Best Fondue Experience in Zurich

Last year, I truly enjoyed the KRUG Chalet at The Dolder Grand and went there many times to indulge in the best fondue ever. It’s back this year slightly smaller due to the pandemic situation but not less yummy. Inside the so-called KRUG Carnotzet Pop-up coziness meets exclusivity. Carnotzet is a French-Swiss word meaning a small room beside the wine cellar where one samples wines.

There you can enjoy «DAS Fondue», the most extraordinary fondue creation by star chef Heiko Nieder, Chef Fine Dining at the Dolder Grand, and the well-known Swiss Maître Fromager Rolf Beeler, with a noble champagne accompaniment from Maison KRUG. As a perfect complement, five carefully selected exclusivities from the KRUG «Single Ingredient Program» create a surprising, challenging and contrasting gourmand experience.

Every year,  Maison KRUG challenges its ambassadors, top chefs from all over the world, to create dishes from just one ingredient. The most popular ingredients from different years and various occasions were integrated into this year’s menu under the motto «World of Craft Style».

To finish off the experience, guests are served a selection of three meat specialties: Morcon de Chorizo, Pata Negra and salami with truffle. In addition to common bread and potatoes, green olives, anchovies and quail eggs pickled in peperoncini macinati will be served. Each guest also enjoys half a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée as well as mineral water and coffee or tea. The breathtaking view of Zurich and the Alps is free.

The KRUG Carnotzet Pop-up will be open until the end of February 2021 (with the option of an extension). This year, it is kept particularly intimate, as the Carnotzet can only accommodate up to four people.

Price for two people: CHF 450.-. To book, click here.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of The Dolder Grand
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