Festive Trend: Red Leopard Print Dresses

In yesterday’s post I showed you a head to toe red leopard print look. Today I would like to show you even more options. Keep it going bold with these red animal print dresses – perfect for the effortless seasonal chic and a modern way to uplift your festive appearance.

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Button-embellished leopard-print velvet mini dress by Balmain
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Pussy-bow pleated printed silk crepe de chine dress by Givenchy

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Lace-trimmed leopard-print satin dress by Koché
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Open-back leopard-print jersey mini dress by Tom Ford

Leopard and tiger-print wool-blend skater dress by Valentino
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Leopard-print silk-jacquard maxi dress by Alessandra Rich

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Into the Wild

Into the Wild- Sandra Bauknecht

This was my outfit that I wore to the Tiffany T collection launch party and the Louis’ restaurant opening last Thursday in Zurich. Brocade fabric mixed with animal print – when it comes to making a statement this season, nature is answering the call. If you are a risk taker, you will definitely take a walk into the wild in those glitter boots.

My look: Leopard print marmot fur coatbrocade dress and gold glitter leather boots, all by Saint Laurent, envelope leather bag with pink calf hair detail by Céline, diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery and earrings by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra

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Saint Laurent fur coat and brocade dress

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My Look: One Thousand and One Nights

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One week ago in Marrakesh, my friend Mel’s big birthday celebration took place on Saturday evening accompanied by the renewal of her wedding vows with her husband Dan. It was a very romantic evening and she look stunning in her Zuhair Murad dress. It truly felt like One Thousand and One Nights and I am so grateful for all these different highlights that we experienced, among them a live performance by Paul Potts, the British tenor, who had won the first series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2007. With all my heart, thank you, Mel and Dan, for your friendship and this magical trip!

My look: Leather-trimmed jersey gown with cutoutsicon by Givenchy, set of 5 gold-tone cuffs iconby Alexander McQueen, earrings by Chanel, ring by Etro, animal print clutch, tribal sandals and necklace, both by Louis Vuitton, small Amulette necklace by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

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The Top 15 Runway Trends for F/W 2014

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As we all know, fashion trends can be difficult to keep up with. In an industry where one color, fabric or print can be crazily hot one season and totally out the next, there’s no doubt that following is no easy task. Not to worry, I am here to help you looking chic all year long! Scroll through my forecast for what styles will be on everyone’s shopping list this F/W 2014 season.

Capes, ponchos, fur, feathers and shearling, the collections are all about wrapping up against the cold. Get ready to ward off Winter’s grip in khaki hues, Sixties prints and flashes of shining gold. Enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

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F/W 2014 TREND 1: SWEET SIXTIES
Miu Miu – Gucci – Dsquared²

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F/W 2014 TREND 2: SUITS
Hermès – Christian Dior – Ralph Lauren Collection

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F/W 2014 TREND 3: MILITARY KHAKI
Calvin Klein Collection – Isabel Marant – Balmain

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F/W 2014 TREND 4: HEAD TO TOE KNITS
Stella McCartney – Céline – Marc Jacobs

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F/W 2014 TREND 5: ARGYLE SWEATERS
Louis Vuitton – Maison Martin Margiela – Tommy Hilfiger

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F/W 2014 TREND 6: FELINE
Carven – Givenchy – Sportmax

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F/W 2014 TREND 7: OPTICAL ILLUSIONS
Matthew Williamson – Bottega Veneta – Dries Van Noten

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F/W 2014 TREND 8: TEAM PLAYERS
Tom Ford – DKNY – Jeremy Scott

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F/W 2014 TREND 9: SHEARLING
Anthony Vaccarello – Prada – Christopher Kane

Fancy Furs Fashion Trend FW2014

F/W 2014 TREND 10: FANCY FURS
Versace – Emilio Pucci – Chloé

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F/W 2014 TREND 11: PONCHOS
Roberto Cavalli – Burberry Prorsum – Etro

Capes FW2014-Runway Trends

F/W 2014 TREND 12: CAPES
Dolce & Gabbana – Elie Saab – Valentino

Golden Girls Fashion Trends FW2014

F/W 2014 TREND 13: GOLDEN GIRLS
Just Cavalli – Saint Laurent – Moschino

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F/W 2014 TREND 14: BIRDS
Emanuel Ungaro – Marni – Alberta Ferretti

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F/W 2014 TREND 15: BLACK VELVET
Emporio Armani – Chanel – Nina Ricci

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My Look: Animal Print

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I love animal prints and sometimes wear them head to toe. But this can be tricky. To work this strong pattern all over, you have to make sure you only wear one at a time. Don’t mix giraffes with leopards, they don’t mingle in nature neither.

My look: Animal print trench dress, printed calf hair Bamboo bag, matching pumps (all pre-fall 2010) and earrings, all three by Gucci, fish cuff and ring by Roberto Cavalli, Lady Excalibur watch by Roger Dubuis.

LoL, Sandra

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Jessica Biel in Giambattista Valli

Jessica Biel Giambattista Valli

American actress Jessica Biel definitely belongs to the Giambattista Valli fan club. Accessorising the refined animal print with simple black accessories for a television appearance in NYC during her “Total Recall” press tour, I think Miss Biel looked extremely elegant.

Get Jessica’s look:
Animal-print silk-charmeuse dress iconfrom Giambattista Valli‘s Pre-fall 2012 collection, 2Jours textured leather tote by Fendi and Blade pumps in black patent leather iconby Casadei.

LoL, Sandra

Shop and Save at Mytheresa

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The official sale at mytheresa.com has started and there are some fab pieces marked down up to 50%. I always recommend not to shop too season-oriented. For example, look out for some iconic prints like this long dress by Emilio Pucci to the left or shop an amazing gown for your next black tie gala such as this stunningblack and white silk one by Marchesa Notte to the right.

A pair of animal print pumps by Rupert Sanderson will last for many seasons to come.

To shop the sale, just click on the banner below! Have fun!

LoL, Sandra

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Pre-Shopping for Pre-fall 2012: Valentino

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The evolution of the Rockstud collection continues with new explosive bags from the Va Va Voom series to must-have shoes, like the new pony hair iconic sling-backs below. Be the first to add an elegant edge toy our style this fall.

For the next three days you have the priviledge to shop these items before they are available to all customers. Just click on the highlighted text below to be transfered directly.

The booties shown on the photo above will be on every fashionista’s shopping list, so stay tuned as I will keep you posted once they hit the stores. In the meantime, enjoy these must-haves:

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Rockstud kitten heels by Valentino

Already a fashion classic since this must-have kitten heel was first spotted on all editor’s feet in the front row. Click here for some photos.

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Animal printed Rockstud kitten heels by Valentino

This newly introduced version will surely make your heart leap with joy.

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Va Va Voom leather satchel in a rich shade of bordeaux by Valentino

I could not think of a better name for this lady-chic bag.

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Textured leather mini shoulder bag by Valentino

Forest green is the It-shade for the F/W 2012 season. So you better get started now…

 

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Rockstud patent loafers by Valentino

Such an amazing silhouette, stylish and comfortable in one.

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Rockstud small leather tote by Valentino

Structured, sleek and with a cool-girl edge, Valentino’s Rockstud tote has been the editors’ bag of choice since its launch. What a stud. My must-have for F/W 2012.

LoL, Sandra

What to Wear on New Year’s Eve 2012

What to Wear for New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve calls for a fabulous outfit and you still have some days left to shop! 
The sparkling shade of gold has party splendour. It is a flattering hue for every skin tone. Add embellishments, big-cat printsvivid bold colours and statement accessories – and let glamour be your talisman!

Here are some shopping suggestions:

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This look works best for a fun beach party or a night at a fancy club!

Metallic gold ruched bandeau beach dress by LanvinDolly metallic leather slingback pumps by Charlotte Olympialeopard-print calf hair clutch by Valentino and lace 18-karat gold-vermeil earrings by Monica Vinader.

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Looking stylish for a New Year’s Eve dinner party at a friend’s house or a fancy restaurant!

Darya hammered-silk wrap-effect dress by Tory Burch, Harper suede platform pumps by Rupert Sanderson, Marano glitter clutch by Anya Hindmarch, oversized beaded clip earrings iconand Swarovski crystal cocktail ring, both by Kenneth Jay Lane.

Kiss Me at MidnightAnd last but not least, the perfect outfit for a romantic New Year’s Eve celebration!

Asymmetric lace dress iconby Stella McCartney,Vamp glitter platform sandals and Cayla glitter-finish clutch, both iconby Jimmy ChooGold-plated and leather cuff by Gucci.

LoL, Sandra

Today at Louis Vuitton’s S/S 2011 Show

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My invitation to Louis Vuitton's S/S 2011 show.

My invitation to Louis Vuitton's S/S 2011 show.

Me today totally excited at the Cour Carré du Louvre a few minutes before the start of the Louis Vuitton show

Me today totally excited at the Cour Carré du Louvre a few minutes before the start of the show

On the final day of Paris Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs rounded off the S/S 2011 collections in more ways than one. For me, it was one of best shows. The catwalk was beautifully decorated with tiger statues. Amazingly embellished dresses in gorgeous bright colour combinations made out of flowing materials paraded the runway. Tropical flowers along with Japanese details and tiger stripes gave this collection an outstanding feel. The cuts were absolutely sexy with slit legs showing a lot of skin.This summer will be an expensive one if you like Vuitton.

Thumbs up, Marc, I am loving it!

Enjoy my photos before, during and after the show! I also got some amazing shots of amazing people. Hope that you will like it!

LoL, Sandra

Hilary Alexander from the British Telegraph talks to Anna Dello Russo, editor in chief of Vogue Nippon and style icon

Hilary Alexander from the British Telegraph talks to Anna Dello Russo, editor in chief of Vogue Nippon


Grace Coddington, Vogue US

Grace Coddington, creative director of American Vogue


It-girl Alexa Chung in Louis Vuitton Cruise 2011

It-girl Alexa Chung in Louis Vuitton Cruise 2011


Princess Siriwanwaree Nareerat of Thailand

Princess Siriwanwaree Nareerat of Thailand



Me with British photographer Amanda Eliasch

Me with British photographer Amanda Eliasch


Famous photographer Mario Sorrenti to the left.

Famous photographer Mario Sorrenti to the left.



Inside before the show

Inside before the show



Anna Piaggi

Anna Piaggi


Famous blogger couple: Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist and Garance Doré

Famous blogger couple: Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist and Garance Doré

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The last look: The top was just painted on the skin!

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Outside after the show

Outside after the show



Christiane Arp, editor in chief of German Vogue

Christiane Arp, editor in chief of German Vogue


Amanda Eliasch giving an interview

Amanda Eliasch giving an interview


Model Lindsey Wixon after the show

Model Lindsey Wixon after the show



Me with stylist Carolin Sieber

Me with stylist Carolin Sieber


The It-girls looking for their drivers.

The It-girls looking for their drivers. (Photos: Sandra Bauknecht)