Opening Up Prada

The anticipation of an unopened box, the revelation in its unpacking, the joy of giving, the thrill of receiving: PRADA celebrates the traditions and memories inherent in the season. Connecting innately to that spirit, PRADA surprised me with a gift box in store. Revealing its tantalizing treasures layer by layer, I felt pure and innocent joy by this simple gesture of giving.

The beautiful Cleo crystal-embellished shoulder bag drawn from the Holiday collection, as well as the set-of geometric-pattern baubles both express the breadth of the Prada aesthetic universe, encompassing fashion and accessories alongside nods to homewares and games.

What I love about those glittery accessories and fabrics is that you can wear them all year long. They are definitely not limited to the Holiday season. Opening up Prada. Add some sparkle to your life. All year long… a holiday treat you will never regret.


LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada
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Bobbi Brown – Hollywood Glam Collection

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Today, I would love to share Bobbi Brown‘s beautiful Hollywood Glam Collection that is mainly dominated by the festive colors of gold, red and black. Perfect to get the right Christmassy sparkle. Doesn’t Katie Holmes looks absolutely gorgeous wearing the new must-have shades of the holiday season?

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Eye Palette


What to pair with a leading lady-worthy lip? This palette plays the perfect supporting role to any look, from the season’s rich reds to alluring nudes. Featuring a mix of cool and warm colors for eyes with glitter and flat finishes, it includes a dual ended mini Eye Shadow Brush too.

CHF 125.00 (Limited Edition)

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Lips


Red lips really never go out of style and this “Old Hollywood” shade is the perfect shade to sport red pouty lips.

CHF 40.00 (Limited Edition)

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Nails


A great complement to a dramatic Hollywood red lip or a sultry smokey eye, Bobbi’s nail lacquers polish off your look, making you glam from head to toe. Fun and festive, these two glitter polishes (Chrome and Solid Gold) add texture and a pretty touch of color, and can be layered over Siren Red or Tuxedo Black for added drama.

CHF 27.00 (Limited Edition)

Old Hollywood Eye Liner


With an improved formula and felt tip, this easy to use pen-style liner delivers the blackest black line. Inspired by the crisp cat-eye looks of the silver screen, this eyeliner is destined to be your go-to trick for standout eyes every time.

CHF 38.00

Lipgloss Old Hollywood


Bobbi’s limited edition shade of red (Siren Red) lets your smile take center stage. This Lip Gloss gives lips a brilliant, high-shine look and contains soothing botanical extracts to keep lips supple and soft. The other three sparkling High Shimmer Lip Glosses (Candlelight, Rosé and Pure Gold) provide a light-catching glimmer on bare lips (or added dimension over your favorite lipstick).

CHF 35.00 (Limited Edition)

Old Hollywood Bobbi Brwon eyesLONG-WEAR CREAM SHADOW STICK

Effortless and high impact-that’s the essence of Bobbi’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick. This do-it-all formula glides on tug-free and can be used to shade, define, smoke up and highlight eyes. Available in three shades Tuxedo Black (New), 24 Karat (New) and Bronze (Limited Edition).

CHF 38.00

In stores November 2013.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

Day 5: Gifting the Vuitton Way


Louis Vuitton is always good for beautiful Christmas gift inspirations. The French house’s holiday brochure is full of perfect surprises for the festive season. The bags are guaranteed winners, and the accessories are everything a LV fan could want. Dear Santa, below is my wish list…

LoL, Sandra


Tote MM Majestueux bordeaux, in Monogram, leather, lizard and ostrich


Lockit Monogram Transparent noir (Collection Cruise 2013)

Louis_Vuitton_Holiday2012_Carrousel_CharmBag Charm Carrousel marron.


Suitcase 35 Christmas Baubles in Monogram (How amazing are Louis Vuitton ornaments for your tree?!)


Charm Car, white and yellow gold, diamonds


Vuitton City Guides 2013 suitcases in Monogram Macassar

Louis_Vuitton_Holiday2012_menCalypso MM in Damier Inifini onyx for MEN


Montre Tambour Voyagez II, rose gold


Sequined Shoes for MEN

Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Dior Grand Bal Makeup Christmas Collection


“Now that cinderella’s fairy godmother no longer exists, the couturier must be the magician,” said Christian Dior.

In a swirl of shadows and light, the Dior heroine leads the ball dance. She wears her glamour like a second skin. For the Christmas 2012 makeup collection, Tyen reinterprets the spirit of Dior grand balls with a contemporary elegance and a cheeky twist.

They were a constant theme beating at the heart of Monsieur Dior’s fashion and life. From the extravagant parties in Granville, his childhood home, which gave him a glimpse of his destiny in couture, to the follies of the Parisian balls in the roaring 20s, the couturier was profoundly fascinated by transformation. From the catwalk to the red carpet, his ball gowns have become every woman’s desire. A 18th-century look, revived and modernised. Fleeting and flamboyant, the Grand Bal embraces the fantasy of Christmas.


Palette Grand Bal Carnet de Maquillage (CHF 119.00) – Christmas Look 2012 Star Product – (Limited Edition)

Inspired by the dance cards held by young women in the 18th-century to remember their dance partners, this essential beauty kit is bound to be a must-have for the modern day party girl. The glamorous gold clutch features a pearl eyeshadow duo of platinum and gold, two shades of gloss, a mirror, and deep black eyeliner for quick touch-ups.



Poudre Or – (CHF 68.25 – Limited Edition)

Delicate skin dares to adopt subtle golden tints beneath the Diorskin powder puff, a loose powder to be dusted onto the cheekbones, shoulders and neckline… The sensuality of elegant evenings with a stylish scent of seduction.

Diorskin Poudre Libre in 431 Gold Dust


Palette 5 Couleurs (CHF 90.00 – Limited Edition)

Through the darkness, the eyes dazzle with light. A dramatic halo, a mirrored texture, shifting reflections that flutter like butterfly wings… The 5 Couleurs unfurls its multiple shades. The Dior Grand Bal heroine wears her masquerade right on her skin.

524 Fairy Golds
764 Night Golds


Grand Bal False Lashes (CHF 32.00 – Limited Edition)

For the first time Dior has created a collection of false eyelashes. Adorned with delicate silver drops or soft gold sophisticated Swarovski crystals, the gaze is shaded in mystery and sparkles with glamour, to defy the imagination. A fatal attraction.


001 Pearl Drops
002 Gold Crystals

Diorshow Liner Waterproof

Diorshow Liner Waterproof “Or” (CHF 34.00 – Limited Edition)

Like a gold thread etched beneath the lashes, the new Diorshow Liner Waterproof underscores the eyelid. Applied in generous flat tints or as a drop of light at the corner of the eye, it leaves its lustrous bronze imprint.


Diorific Lipstick (CHF 49.00)

A voluptuous texture, a glossy shine… The Diorific Grand Bal collection reveals a waltz of glowing couture shades in their precious jewel-case: festive red, brown with a sophisticated gold sheen, nude beige or falsely demure rosewood. Smoothed, shaped and sheened, the smile is perfectly designed. Captivating.

340 Diorling
520 Diva
653 Marilyn
677 Lady


Dior Addict Ultra Gloss (CHF 44.00 – Limited Edition)

It seeks to unsettle and distils its sensuality. Alone or as a topcoat, tinted in gold lamé or ceremonial red, Dior Addict Ultra Gloss lacquers the smile, transforming the sweep of a ball gown or boosting a super-slim silhouette. A little shot of glamour.

424 Lamé Gold
774 Ceremony Red



Diorific Vernis ($40 – Limited Edition)

More than an it-colour, Diorific Vernis is an it-accessory; an object of desire and a collector nail lacquer. In an exceptional collector’s edition that bridges fashion and finery, Dior relaunches this gem of a varnish. In a range of ultra-luxurious colours, Diorific Vernis is a jewel on the skin that the heroine of the Dior Grand Bal mixes or matches with her lipstick, to suit her outfit or mood. Red for the lips, sparkly black for the fingers; pearl-white on the fingertips and pink on the lips; glossy golden varnish with brown lip shade. She is ready to go to the ball. Never has her extravagance been more desirable.

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011 Lady
751 Marilyn
207 Diorling
901 Diva


Golden Tattoos ($120.00) (Limited Edition – not available in Switzerland)

From the early years of his career, Christian Dior was fascinated by gold and its mysterious powers. It wasn’t long before gold became a refined signature of the house and Dior’s most magnificent couture outfits were adorned with gold accessories. Now, Camille Miceli, Dior’s Creative Director of costume jewelry, has created a limited edition set of Golden Tattoos, comprised of 24-karat gold micro particles that melt onto the skin. The set includes seven exclusive designs: two wrist chains, a Dior Dollisimio charm, pearl drop charm with the Christian Dior logo, three rings, and a Line A interlaced bangles.

Personally speaking, the Dior Grand Bal makeup collection is my favourite for Christmas 2012.
All products, except the Golden Tattoos, will be available in Switzerland from November 7th, 2012.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Dior

Congrats to the Lucky Winner


Tata, we have a lucky winner for the amazing one-of-a-kind purple dress by Versace for H&M. As I told you there are only two in the world.

I wore mine to the Versace for H&M pre-sale last Wednesday with a black blazer by Stella McCartney, “Opaque” tights by Fogal, suede pumps by Yves Saint Laurent, “Nightingale” bag with panther print by Givenchy and my beloved “Diorette” ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

And the winner is… Courtney from Ancaster, Canada who will rock that dress with golden high heels and accessories to a holiday cocktail party. She will hopefully send me some pics along to feature her look here.

Thank you to my dear subscribers from everywhere in the world for participating! The winner of this prize draw was chosen at random. Stay tuned as there will be another exciting competition coming soon on Sandra’s Closet.

LoL, Sandra



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Benefit Cosmetics


As I am crazy for make-up, I am totally in love with Benefit Cosmetics. The cute packaging, the fun names (who can resist if Kitten goes to Paris?!) and the really amazing quality is what makes it so excellent. For the holiday season they sell special edition sets (i.e. Celebutante, Glitz Glam and Gloss or my place or yours Gina) that are great gifts for your girlfriends or for yourself. So be dazzling and glam it up with an irresistible red pout, rocking smoky eyes or just that little soft glowing touch. Experiment and have fun! I hope that you will be inspired by these different holiday looks. And for the Zurich based of you, they just opened a lovely Benefit counter at Jelmoli.

LoL, Sandra