Diesel Black Gold – Only for the Brave!

Diesel Jeans

For 2011’s Cannes International Film Festival, Only The Brave Foundation and Le Baron have invited celebrities (Jude Law, Kirsten Dunst an many more) to sign a Diesel Black Gold denim, during their fabulous nights at Le Baron Piano Bar.

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This denim is now sold by auction on ebay until 22nd September : all profits will be donated to the Only The Brave Foundation, that supports and develops a variety of innovative development projects in Africa.

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Many celebrities attended last week’s S/S 2012 runway presentation in New York City, among them Gerard Butler with his date Petra Nemcova and the Roitfeld girls.

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“It’s time to reflect.” This was written on the program at the Diesel Black Gold S/S 2012 show. There were dangling mirrors hanging down, perfectly reflecting the light and preparing the audience for a show full of metallics. I am in love with those shiny materials. As this is already a huge trend for F/W 2011, I am glad to see that this is going to stay for a while.
Let the light of Diesel Black Gold shine on me…

LoL, Sandra

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New Contest with American Eagle Outfitters

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Grab some AE jeans and put together a look that’s made to wow. You could win $1,000 and see your winning outfit on AE’s New York Times Square billboard! Moreover, one reader is going to receive a surprise gift pack from American Eagle Outfitters.

To participate, enter the contest here on Sandra’s Closet and create a complete outfit (you can enter as many as you like). The contest runs from now until August 18, 2011 at 11:59pm PST.

Have fun and good luck!

LoL, Sandra

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Jogg-jeans

Jogg Jeans

Diesel has unleashed a possible new trend with the launch of “Jogg-jeans”. This new killer product is a mutant of denim and sweatpants, allowing you to sport your jogger bottoms out to do your groceries without looking like a slob.

The woven and knitted fabric has the look of a jersey weaving, giving the garment 360° elasticity, and is dyed in indigo and laundered to create a beautifully realistic denim pant effect. Jogg-jeans are available in three styles for women and in four styles, including one jacket, for the male collection.

I was able to explore Diesel’s latest innovations in the showroom. The fabric is really soft to touch, not as soft as typical sweatpants but much softer than jeans. I know that I will definitely get a pair of them. As for me, they are the best travel companions, perfect on an airplane.

Already available at Selfridges, in Switzerland starting from August 1, 2011 in all Diesel stores.

LoL, Sandra

Below (first 4 photos): Tintsie for Women

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Above: Krooley for Men

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The Heritage Collection by Closed

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As a clothing brand, Closed dates back to the late Seventies and originated out of Italy. The brand quickly captured the market with their new denim design approach which has been the first alternative to ordinary 5-pocket jeans.

Denims and chinos are Closed’s core competences. The idea behind every new design is “form follows function”and this approach resulted in the DNA of the brand – the X-Pockets.

Now available is the Heritage collection which offers casual styles for a great price. Below you can see how cute those pieces can look.

And the clutch by Jeremy Scott would be a hilarious addition to your Closed look…

LoL, Sandra

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Sweet Denim

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In stores now is Miu Miu’s sweet denim collection with which I am completely in love.
The blue fabric is so hip and those pieces will make lots of heads turn after you.

20101217_03_0196Please find herewith a detailed price list:
Denim shirt, 270 Euro – Little denim dress, 520 Euro Long denim dungarees, 590 EuroDenim shoes with flake, 350 EuroDenim bag with gold catch, 695 Euro –  Denim bag, 560 Euro

 

For Miu Miu store locations, please click here.

LoL, Sandra

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Prada Resort 2011

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Today, we move a little further ahead to Resort 2011 season that will hit the stores in the end of the year. I am completely taken by the beautiful presentation of the Prada collection and wanted to share those amazing photos with you.

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The common theme of the collection was a combination of preppy gypsy and the groomed eras of the `30s and `40s.

You can choose from the polished lady in a floral printed tea dress to the tomboy in baggy denim pants to the military styled adventuress.

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The breadth of Miuccia Prada`s designs was unbelievable, such an outstanding abundance of options has rarely been seen at the Italian fashion house.

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Especially the accessories showed a large versatility, the oversized hoop earrings in bright colours along with the ballerina ribbons are among my favourites.

Add a little perversion with a fox stole thrown over a bathing suit and off you go.

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By the way, the new shape of bags that was introduced on the F/W 2010 runways is going to stay for Resort 2011 (see photo to the right). So a really good investment!

LoL, Sandra

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Prada Bags from F/W 2010

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Jonathan Saunders for Topshop

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Today Jonathan Saunders will be launching his fourth collaboration with Topshop. The pieces are not as colourful as expected but  feature classic silhouettes with dazzling denim aspects that are definitely great buys for less money. Whilst he seems to develop a new clean form of geometric shapes and graphic, almost architectural patterns, print is still major to his designs. The designer collaborations will be available at the following Topshop stores: Oxford Circus, Liverpool and Manchester Arndale, as well as Selfridges in London, and online: www.topshop.com.

LoL, Sandra

Far Western Chic

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Far Western chic is a must for next summer. Seen on the S/S 2010 runways were pretty cowgirls, pioneers of the prairies, lumberjack`s girlfriends and a new sort of trappers.

Especially D&G made a superb collection of versatile western references. The silhouettes were made of looks reminding me of Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau in the movie Viva Maria” or Penelope Cruz and Selma Hayek in the remake “Bandidas”. Denim, suede and eyelet were used – definite key elements for next season. But also Amerindian inspirations like navajo prints, lucky charms, feathers and tassels appeared along with stetsons, bandanas and broad belts. The inspirations and designs were numerous, only lassos and spurs were missing.

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Lumberjack`s plaid shirts were transformed into cocktail dresses and denim was pervasive in all sort of styles. Faded, worn out, mended mixed with cut-out suede, a sexy look that creates immediate seduction.

Come on, cowgirls, let`s go west!

LoL, Sandra

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