S/S 2013: Top of the Pops


There is no end in sight, for the ones who like the bright and vibrant trend, the summer 2013 offers lots of bold pop colours, with Burberry Prorsum, Gucci and Jil Sander leading the way.

For those who cannot wait for the runway pieces to arrive, what about this cool outfit:
Striped stretch-ponte dress by Issacutout suede sandals by Guiseppe Zanotti and grained-leather clutch by Miu Miu.

The best make-up collection to complement the look comes this spring from Giorgio Armani: The Pop Collection will hit the stores this month. Enjoy the “top of the pops”:



Fabulous neutrals mixed with bright popping shades for eyes and face.
Coral Bliss Palette 01 (One Shot), Rose Bliss Palette 02 (One Shot)



From left to right:
Beige 100 (One Shot), Ecstasy 500 (already part of the line), Beige Rosé 101 (One Shot)



The “stretch”-technology of this products helps to “fit” the contours of your face for a seamless, semi-matte finish. Organic colorants, blended with translucent pigments create subtle, nude tones. Available in three shades: 0.5 (One Shot), 3.5 and 4.5



The “second skin” blush comes in two vibrant, limited-edition shades this spring.
High Density Orange 8 (One Shot), Fuchsia 9 (One Shot)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via Style.com and Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

Dinner at Cavalli’s


Last night, we all went to dinner at Roberto Cavalli’s club after having drinks at Luisaviaroma before.  I wore my sequined dress by Balmain (the one from New Year’s Eve) with a marabou cape and clutch by Balmain. The suede punk YSL pumps finished off my look.

Enjoy the photos and see who was there!!!! It was a wonderful evening…

LoL, Sandra

Me with David (Highsnobiety), Zarko(DesignScene) and Jeannette(LesMads) starting the night at Luisaviaroma

Me with David (Highsnobiety), Zarko(DesignScene) and Nathalie(LesMads) starting the night at Luisaviaroma

Arriving at the Cavalli Club (Piazza del Carmine)

Arriving at the Cavalli Club (Piazza del Carmine)

Inside the club

Inside the club

Lots of leopard print...

Lots of leopard prints...


Drinks were chilled...

Cavalli wine was served during dinner.

Cavalli wine was served during dinner.

Eva Cavalli with me

Eva Cavalli with me

Famous shoe designer Guiseppe Zanotti with me

Famous shoe designer Guiseppe Zanotti with me

Designer Neil Barrett with me

Designer Neil Barrett with me

Fausto Puglisi with me (His designs are available at Dolce & Gabbana's new Spiga 2 store)

Fausto Puglisi with me (His designs, that are loved by Madonna and Jennifer Lopez, are available at Dolce & Gabbana's new Spiga 2 store)


Eva having a conversation with Neil

A fashionable crowd: Fausto Puglisi, Guiseppe Zanotti, Andrea Panconesi, Eva Cavalli and Neil Barrett

Fashion power: Fausto Puglisi, Guiseppe Zanotti, Andrea Panconesi (Owner of Luisaviaroma), Eva Cavalli and Neil Barrett

Guiseppe Zanotti, Eva Cavalli and Neil Barrett

Guiseppe Zanotti, Eva Cavalli and Neil Barrett

Delicate Lace

Lace 1

Thanks to the remaining lingerie trend, lace is the connecting thread from boudoir to the office to the dance floor. The most oustanding lace designs were seen on the F/W 2010 runways with black being the dominant colour. The return of womanhood is one of the biggest themes this season and the delicate, sensual fabric is the perfect addition. It makes women feel and look very ladylike and sexy.

Lace 2

No worries, it does not mean that you need to go half-naked. Inject new season`s attitude into your wardrobe with just one ultra-feminine piece. A lace blazer like the D&G one for example makes a fabulous addition to your basics collection. Combine it with a pair of jeans for instant cool chic.

Lace 3

Those lace dresses are cut to create a defined silhouette and will make heads turn after you. These elegant cocktail and black tie pieces are an investment in timeless style. Wear one thing lace and accessorize minimally.

Lace 4

Accessories are always a great way to make a fashion statement. But just one or two at a time, do not overdo the lace addition. Too much is too much!
Stockings, leggings or gloves in the trend material are super hot. I am crazy for the handmade cuffs by Aurélie Biderman. They are made of vintage lace dipped in blackened silver or gold. So beautiful!

LoL, Sandra

Sweater Dressing

Sweater dressing has been trendy since quite awhile but this winter you can indulge in reminiscences of all those gorgeous and easy looks from the `70s and `80s. Preferably loose-knit and tone on tone, we will enjoy the new comfortable freedom. Wear  your sweater dresses with opaque tights, ankle boots and the must-have accessory: a thin belt around the waist!

Extra long boyish cardigans can also do a similiar job. Stella McCartney has some seriously sexy ones. If you like you can combine them with a wide belt like Sonia Rykiel showed on the runway which will give your outfit more shape and spice it up.

You will be surprised how another oldie out of your closet can look brand new this season if you play a litttle with it. The Chanel way looks so sexy. A belted sweater worn as an ultra-mini dress combined with fur overknee boots.

In case that you just cannot wait for all these gorgeous runway looks to arrive, I have provided a fabulous pre-fall 2010 look for you that is already available:

Wrap up the new season with a leather self-tie belt by Vionnet worn over a loose cashmere knitted dress like the one by Chloé. The goat hair trench coat by Burberry Prorsum would finish off your look with style along with the suede knee-high wedge boots by Guiseppe Zanotti and the sloughy bag by See by Chloé.

Comfortable and übercool in one!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

The Green Mile


Green comes in all shades this summer. Due to the military trend on the runways, camouflage prints and olive colours are among the must-haves. In addition floral patterns were seen everywhere along with soft pastel peppermint tones. Here are some of my suggestions to get the look right. Start mixing different shades and add some flower accessories like the cute Vivienne Westwood bag or Oscar de la Renta headband above.


A great entrance makes the combination of camouflage and animal print. A military jacket like Balmain’s stunning interpretation here is the absolute It-piece this season along with Stella McCartney‘s camouflage print dress.


Mint green is always lovely in union with different water colours like turquoise for example. Do the unexpected and add a bold accessory to get that twist that is so hard to copy.
My preferred choice is yellow as it works great with all sorts of green.

Happy Saint Patrick`s day to my Irish readers!

LoL, Sandra

New Online Wedding Boutique

Romantic WeddingDress by Temperley London

Today net-à-porter.com`s new wedding boutique went finally online. You can choose between many different amazing styles for the bride, the bridesmaid and the mother of the bride.  Also available are fabulous lingerie and great items for your honeymoon.

Have a look at my suggestions for the perfect wedding-day chic and enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

Modern WeddingLace top by Stella McCartney and suit by Yves Saint Laurent

Civil WeddingJacket and skirt by Alberta Ferretti

Beach WeddingDress by Lanvin Blanche

Happy New Year

To all of my viewers around the world: Happy New Year to you and thank you for being  so lovely and faithful to Sandra`s Closet! May 2010 be sparkling, vibrant and joyful, bringing along many reasons to celebrate. And celebrations need fantastic outfits! So enjoy those stunning looks I put together for all of my fabulous cosmopolitan readers.

Let`s make a resolution for the New Year to experiment more and to enjoy unleashing our inner fashionistas.

May all your dreams come true!

LoL, Sandra

Shoe Special S/S 2010: High Heels

Great Heights

There is no doubt about the power of High Heels. You are taller and your legs appear longer. Once you put them on, you move differently with a certain attitude and feel very feminine. There is no way men can resist that. This spring you have a versatile choice in great heights. One of my favourites are the stunning Alexander McQueen peep toes. The heart-shaped opening is so sexy.  You can already buy all these models here.

Great heights from the Runway

You will have to wait a little longer for these amazing High Heels from the runway collections. But it is worth it. I am completely obsessed with the playful and romantic versions by Victor and Rolf and by Miu Miu. These chunky Chanel platform pumps are a wonderful choice, too as they will make your legs look super-slim.

LoL, Sandra

Shoe Special S/S 2010: Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator Sandals 2010

The hype started already in 2008 but this spring the Gladiator Sandals are still very up-to-date. It might be  the combination of looking totally stylish and being very comfy during the day that makes them so loved. As the name already implies, these shoes were favoured by Ancient Greeks and Romans. Roll up your jeans and show your beautiful sandals or pair them with hot pants (wow effect!). My favourites are the knee-high ones by Belle by Sigerson Morrison available at www.net-a-porter.com.

The next days, I will tell you all about the most stunning shoes and accessories trends for the upcoming spring/summer season. Hope that you will enjoy it and get inspired.

LoL, Sandra