A Little Prada Never Killed Nobody

Prada S:S 2014

The title might sound a little pathetic looking at all the fur clothes that Miuccia Prada presented for her S/S 2014 collection. But even if you don’t like fur, you will have to admit that those designs are pieces of art. Colourful and vibrant, the craftsmanship that is needed to create those intarsia details is outstanding. Miuccia Prada uses the fur like a canvas and as most clothes cost as much as a masterpiece, why not combine the two? “Art” has been a major inspiration for many designers for the S/S 2014 season.

Personally speaking, I love the facial prints seen on the handbags the most. Cannot wait to get my hands on those…


Somebody else who couldn’t wait for those pieces to hit the shelves was no other than Marc Jacobs. He walked his dog on Christmas Day in Saint Barts wearing already one of the Prada S/S 2014 fur coats. He is a great admirer and friend of Miuccia Prada and I spotted him frequently at her Miu Miu shows in the afternoon after he had shown Louis Vuitton in the morning. 
Let’s see which one of the must-have pieces Anna Wintour and Anna Dello Russo will pick. Nevertheless, Marc was first!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: PacificCoastNews, Courtesy of Prada

Infinitely Kusama for Louis Vuitton

Kusama for LV

For its upcoming highly anticipated ‘fashion meets art’ collaboration, Louis Vuitton has teamed up with avantgarde painter, pop art artist, fashion designer, sculptor, street performer and poet, Yayoi Kusama. At the age of 82, she is an artist of many talents.

Dot Diva

The preview is not even on the official website, the Louis Vuitton press offices keep everything secret. But thanks to WWD and Stylerumour, the first photos have emerged.

Here is your very exclusive and so exciting preview of what the Japanese dot-enthusiast and Marc Jacobs have come up with. Personally speaking, I am crazy for those polka dots, especially the red and white ones that remind me so much of Minnie Mouse. Also included in the collection are wave prints. The colours are yellow, red, black and white.

The collection will be unveiled Mid July 2012 in Louis Vuitton stores around the globe, with a second wave of goods arriving in October.

Ladies, get yourselves on the wait lists now!

LoL, Sandra


Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Pump Monogram Nylon Dots Infinity black


Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Monogram Shawl Dots Infinity black


Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Sunglasses Waves Rond White


Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Pareo Monogram Waves white

Polka Dot It





Yayoi-Kusama-Louis-Vuitton-Lockit-GM-Monogram-Nylon-Dots-Infinity-yellowYayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Lockit GM Monogram Nylon Dots Infinity yellow

LVK6Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Cuff Dots Infinity yellow


Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Lockit MM Monogram Vernis Dots Infinity yellow


Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Pump Monogram Vernis Dots Infinity yellow




Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires Monogram Vernis Dots Infinity red


Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Ballerina Monogram Nylon Dots Infinity red


Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Montre Tambour Dots Infinity 28 mm

LVK9Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Bangle GM Dots Infinity red



Yayoi-Kusama-Louis-Vuitton-Collection-21Photos: Via Stylerumour and Franck Mura via WWD

Fashion Meets Art: Vienna Secession

Vienna Secession by Akris

Today is Swiss National Day that is celebrated with fireworks and a public holiday.
August 1st is to the Swiss what July 4th is to Americans, or July 14th to the French. This day was chosen because August 1st 1291 was the date on which three Alpine cantons swore the oath of confederation, an act which later came to be regarded as the foundation of Switzerland.

So for me a good reason to honour our well-known Swiss designer Albert Kriemler (who is loved by Charlene de Monaco) and his Akris collection for F/W 2011. He seeked inspiration from the Vienna Secession movement which was best seen in the beautiful fall colours he used, from a golden yellow to caramel and russet.

Darmstadt, Wedding Tower

My favourite is the photo print of architect and Vienna Secession founder Joseph Maria Olbrich’s Wedding Tower (Darmstädter Hochzeitsturm) that Kriemler put on dresses, shirts and a floor-length cape.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Vienna Secession movement, here is some more information: Also known as the Union of Austrian Artists, or Vereinigung Bildender Künstler Österreichs, the Vienna Secession was formed in 1897 by a group of Austrian artists, among them Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann, Joseph Maria Olbrich and Max Kurzweil. The movement included painters, sculptors, and architects.

To all Swiss, Happy National Day!

LoL, Sandra