My Look: I Love Denim

I love denim as it is one of the most versatile fashion pieces available. A pair of jeans is just so damn easy to style and the most worn-in one is probably super comfortable, too. That’s why every season, designers add new styles to their collections.

My look: Two-tone appliquéd denim coat by Roberto Cavalli, printed low-rise skinny jeans
icon and zip-detailed ribbed cotton-blend sweater, both by Givenchyicon, red leather Rockstud boots by Valentino, Medium Pierce printed leather shoulder bag by J.W. Andersonoversized square-frame acetate sunglasses and gold-tone Swarovski crystal broochicon, both by Gucci, heart shaped earrings and cocktail ring, both by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknechticon

Mytheresa x Citizens of Humanity

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An amazing cool capsule collection by denim cult brand CITIZENS OF HUMANITY, consisting of six pieces, has hit the virtual shelves of online retailer mytheresa.com. The lineup includes distressed denim as well as trucker jackets and slim-fitting jeans. Citizens of Humanity founder Jerome Dahan, women’s creative director Catherine Ryu and the mytheresa.com team were inspired by the heavy metal scene of the ’80s and early ’90s. To emphasize this source of inspiration, model Jessica Miller was photographed by her husband Lars Ulrich, drummer and founding member of cult band Metallica, wearing this exclusive capsule collection.

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Agnes Mid-rise Slim Straight jeans

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Mid-rise Slim Straight distressed jeans

Lars Ulrich and his wife Jessica Miller
TO SHOP THE EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Mytheresa

The New Denim

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Durable, up-to-date and irresistibly stylish, new season denim gives a nod to the past and a sharp look into the future. High waisted or ripped and ragged like Saint Laurent or all patched up like Dsquared, pair your picks with Lucchese boots and a Pucci belt or a fringed leather bag by Antik Batik and a Michael Kors watch for just the right mix of uptown charm and new season western-style allure.

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3 Pat super patch watch cotton denim jeansicon by Dsquared2
4 Lucchese Romia suede western bootsicon by Lucchese
5 Embellished suede belt by Emilio Pucci
6 Bertil fringed suede drawstring bagicon by Antik Batik
7 Lexington rose gold-tone stainless steel chronograph watchicon by Michael Kors

LoL, Sandra

My Look: Comfy Flying

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I love to make my flights as comfortable as possible and as I am frequently traveling around the world, I have some favorites to wear. This season it is definitely my Chanel backpack that even holds my laptop and the phone holder. They are stylish yet very practical and give you the opportunity to have your hands free.

My Look: Printed T-shirt by Ralph Lauren Black Labelmid-rise skinny jeansicon by Dolce & Gabbana, graffiti backpack, metallic patent phone holder and matching booties, all by Chanel, Limelight Gala watch, diamond rose ring and necklace, all by Piaget and Hapi leather bracelet by Hermès.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Louis Vuitton Icons

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While few, including myself, can resist the intoxicating frivolity of fashion’s flights of fancy, the essential basics of a stylish wardrobe have a more utilitarian character. It is these humbler pieces – often derived from work wear, military uniform or sports gear – that Louis Vuitton’s Icons collection elevates to new levels of luxury. Preserving their functional essence, it endows them with the allure of exquisite cut, fine fabrics and sophisticated detailing.

The result: every season, a collection of pieces to return to again and again, experiencing each time the dual thrill of their unrivalled comfort and timeless elegance.

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1. THE MESH

A simple sweater in a classic shade and softest cotton is sure to be one of the hardest-working items in any woman’s wardrobe. Louis Vuitton’s version comes with the added luxury of an embellished collar, hand-embroidered with Swarovski beads and LV studs. In a touch typical of the Icons collection, it can also be removed, taking a look from precious to pared-down in seconds.

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2. THE TRENCH

The feather-light sensation of nylon faille – sensual as silk, but a whole lot more practical, and not merely because it’s water-resistant – plus the irresistible allure of the Stephen Sprouse leopard print, now in a new scaleddown version. Louis Vuitton’s neo-trench has all the emblematic details, from the belt (wear nonchalantly knotted) to the epaulettes, but it comes luxuriously long and with ultra-feminine bracelet sleeves. Pure silver screen glamour for the 21st century.

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3. THE MACINTOSH

With its new cropped cut and cute collar, the season’s mac – the epitome of the Icons collection – holds more than a hint of the Swinging Sixties. The perfect cover-up against a spring shower, it doubles up as a neat boxy jacket. Polished gold buttons playfully reference the military, while the lining is pure Louis Vuitton: the legendary Stephen Sprouse leopard print, interspersed with mini Monograms.

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4. THE JEANS

For S/S 2013, the perfect pair of jeans morphs into the must-have Capri pant. Stonewashed for an instantly worn-in feel, with a casually loose yet impeccably chic cut, it combines style and attitude. The iconic detail? The Monogram jacquard yoke, to be concealed or revealed depending on mood and moment.

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5. THE PERFECTO

Louis Vuitton transforms a staple of bad-boy style into an icon of luxurious femininity. To the rugged sex appeal of the classic perfecto, this sleek design opposes the refinement of smooth stretch leather, enhanced by eloquent details like multiple zippers, signature rivets and – the quintessential couture touch – a half-belt at the back.

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The leather dress (shooting)

6. THE LEATHER DRESS

Leather never felt like this. Unimaginably supple, lightweight lambskin lends itself to the simplest yet most sensual of cuts: a dress like an oversize T-shirt that suggestively skims the body. Raw edges, diagonal zippers and military-style suede patches on the shoulders provide the modern, real-life details. Dress it up with heels or down with leggings, the leather dress – now in bold, beautiful red – remains both sporty and sophisticated.

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My personal must? The red leather dress! See you at Vuitton…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Hollywood Loves Denim from Germany

Closed Denim Loinge CoverMila’s wearing “Starlet”, Connor “Luke” and Jessica “Pedal Star”. But who are the actual stars here at the legendary Chateau Marmont? The jeans or the celebrities?

On August 16, the third annual original Closed jeans event returned to Chateau Marmont. Many stylists and stars dropped in to check out the current styles. The “Denim from Germany” has achieved cult status inside the Hollywood community.

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Guests included Tom Cruise’s son Connor Cruise, who shopped with enthusiasm for his upcoming European tour as a DJ. His favourite pair of jeans: a “Luke” in vibrant orange.

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Mila Kunis bucked the trend in favour of a “Starlet” in grey paired with a blue-black silk blouse.

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Jennifer Missoni was enchanting – the entire Denim Bar fell under the spell of this sweet, gorgeous apparition. And she refused to take off her new “Marlow” jeans.

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Star stylist Brooke Dulien avidly shopped for jeans for Kristin Bell, Joy Bryant and Dex Shepard, the star cast of “Hit and Run”.

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And of course no event would be complete without Closed spokesperson, socialite and author Jessica Joffe. Her all-time favourite: The “Pedal Star”.

One thing is for sure, at Closed, the jeans are the stars of the show.

LoL, Sandra

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Do-It-Yourself: The Slit Pants

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Yesterday, I came across these photos and loved the idea! Search for an old pair of bell-bottom jeans in your closet and cut them open at the hem. Aren’t those slits divine? Ready for a shoe show? Those sparkling Chanel pumps are so glamourous!

Have fun!

LoL, Sandra

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My Look for a Short Trip to Monte Carlo

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I spent the last two days in Monaco where I was invited to an amazing event by Roger Dubuis.
Here you see my travel look:

Bag, scarf and graffiti sneakers (all three from the Stephen Sprouse Tribute Collection) and top with lace border by Louis Vuitton, cardigan by DKNY, jacket by Stella McCartney, jeans by Chloé, sunglasses by Chanel and watch by Roger Dubuis.

I stayed at the beautiful Hotel de Paris which is one of my favourites. Please enjoy my impressions below and stay tuned for the photos of the gala event.

LoL, Sandra

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New Contest with American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Contest

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

Photos: © Diesel