Stella x Taylor Swift

To support the release of her new album «Lover,» out this week on August 23, 2019 Taylor Swift announced that she’s working with British fashion designer Stella McCartney on a special—and sustainable—fashion collaboration, featuring organic fabrics, leather made from recycled polyester and vegetable waste oils, and even a reusable water bottle.

«She’s been a friend for a really long time, and also just a woman I respect so much,» Swift said of McCartney during an Instagram Live. The collection is inspired by the songs on the album, and is including a bomber jacket, purse, and many tees in all sorts of amazing pastel hues and tie-dyes. You don’t need to be a teenager to like those pieces…

Tune in to Taylor’s YouTube channel at 5pm EST on August 22, 2019 to see Stella and Taylor reveal more about their creative process.

The collection will be available in a special pop-up store in New York City called «The Lover Experience» that will take place between August 23-25, 2019 and online here. It seems to be the only place fans will be able to purchase the limited edition tees (at least for now). The jacket and purse, however, will also be available on Stella McCartney’s website starting the night of August 22, 2019.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Stella McCartney
via Instagram @taylorswift @stellamccartney
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Be a MIU-se and Twist With Me

To accompany the launch of MIU MIU‘s newest fragrance TWIST that stars MIU-se Elle Fanning as the face of the campaign, the Italian fashion house has launched a limited edition collection of TWIST WITH ME T-shirts that celebrate the invigorating spirit of the MIU MIU girl.

Available from now in white in MIU MIU stores worldwide for €390, and from May 14th in black exclusively at miumiu.com. Will you Twist in it?!

Sensual and surprising, the new scent capture the quirky spirit of the MIU MIU girl according to her own Miu-d.

Fresh Top Notes: Vert de Bergamot & Apple Blossom
Sensual Heart NotePink Amber Accord
Irresistible Base NotesTonka Bean & Cedar Wood

The new Miu Miu TWIST is available for CHF160 (100ml), CHF110 (50ml) and CHF84 (30ml).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Miu Miu

Alberta Ferretti’s Rainbow Week

Launched for the first time as a limited-edition capsule collection directly after the Pre-fall 2017 runway as a see-now-buy-now movement, Alberta Ferretti‘s so-called «Rainbow Week» consists of seven wool and cashmere sweaters in mood-boosting hues, each dedicated to a day of the week. Some come in cropped versions, others such as «Friday» in a more comfy oversized look.

I am sure that you do remember this «days of the week underwear» that probably many of you wore as a child. I actually loved those and here is the adult version. Now, the Italian designer takes its successful idea to new heights with a re-issue of the «Rainbow Week» in different vibrant or pastel colors as well as striped pieces that say «Today», «Tomorrow» and «Yesterday». Moreover there are now bathing suits, T-shirts, cropped tops, hats and fake fur jackets available in matching shades.

You can mix and match the colors and style the must-have pieces with your favorite pair of jeans for the perfect off-duty look or dress them up with a sexy lace skirt as Alberta Ferretti has shown it on the runway. I love all combinations!

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HAPPY FRIDAY SWEATER DAY!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Alberta Ferretti and via design-seeds

Prada Poster Girl

PRADA presents an original lifestyle collection of T-shirts and sweaters for women. They are characterized by exclusive prints that take inspiration from the fashion house’s F/W 2017 runway show.

Made of white cotton, the t-shirts are short or long and enriched by a special packaging.

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Sweaters come with short or long sleeves, with or without hood.
Available in selected Prada stores as well as on prada.com starting from mid of July 2017.

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Prada

Team Jacobs

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Les Plus Dorés is the small New York-based label making a big impact. Its football jersey-inspired T-shirts sporting the names of the industry’s best and brightest designers are a sell-out sensation. Philo, Wang, Tisci – which team will you choose?

I have pledged my allegiance to team Jacobs. All tees are stamped with each designer’s year of birth, the most stylish way to work the sports luxe trend.

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of LPD, © Sebastian Kim

Cute Tees for Less Money

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Pin down your perfect wardrobe essentials with my list of cute tees for less money. Spell it out in slogan t-shirts or give it the cold shoulder with cut-away designs. Prints go big and bold, take it up a notch with cool cuts and a ’90s allure.

Vest with peeking kitten iconby ASOS
Top with zip cold shoulder iconby ASOS
Running Sucks T-shirt iconby Nike
4 Universal Heart T-shirt iconby Wildfox
Shopping Is My Cardio T-shirt iconby Wildfox
Born Original T-shirt iconby Wrangler
Star Lovers T-shirt iconby Wildfox
Barbie T-shirt iconby Voodoo Girl
1980 wide neck T-shirt iconby Stussy

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via asos.com

Prada Parallel Universes

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Prada Parallel Universes started out of the drive to experiment with, and to match, new communications media and Prada’s semiotics. To explore new ways for their social media strategy, the Italian fashion house worked together with Armenian-born illustrator Vahram Muratyan to create some mesmerizing gifs. A tiny car racing along a pair of Dixie sunglasses, a man teeing off on the bridge of a pair of Teddy sunnies, studded Rocket shoes becoming the roofs of twinkling skyscrapers.

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According to Prada’s microsite, Muratyan’s images create “a virtual road paved with Prada S/S 2012 men’s and women’s accessories, which highlights through rapid and intuitive movements two parallel universes that meet under the auspices of Prada style.”

Now those creations will be immortalized with a T-shirt capsule collection that will hit Prada stores worldwide Mid July. I like and you?

LoL, Sandra

Prada_Parallel_Universes_T_ShirtPhotos: Courtesy of Prada

Des Artistes – Wearable Art

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Most of us might be in the mood for art, the Biennnale, Art Basel just in front of us, so much to be inspired from. Have you ever dreamt of carrying your favourite piece of art around with you? Here is your chance to explore wearable art. Meet Des Artistes:

The Munich based label is an eco-and socio-conscious line of conceptual printed tees featuring work from notable and emerging contemporary artists. The T-shirt becomes a canvas upon which to inspire and explore the human spirit.

Launched in 2009, Des Artistes reflects a creative mindset that is fueled by contemporary art. Every season the brand showcases artists from a range of backgrounds, genres, ages and cultures to maintain its ongoing evolution. Every artist is acknowledged on every tee, rightfully so.

Des Artistes strives to use the finest organic and sustainable fabrics in combination with super low-impact waterbased inks. The aim is to make awareness with real art that inspires. To that end, a portion of sales will benefit a different charitable organization each season.

Below you can find some of my favourite tees:

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108 (born 1978) is an Italian artist in the field of street art from Alessandria.

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108 has moved from working in traditional graffiti art to painting large and mysterious figures that invade public spaces. He was one of the first writers to use numbers instead of letters for his name. He started to work when he was a child on the streets of Alessandria, and used different names. His work has appeared on the streets of Milan, Paris, London, Berlin, and New York City. His first works known by people are enigmatic “blob”-like yellow shapes. It is his firm intention to make visual chaos. His new works are labyrinths, dead trees, 3D objects and installations, but especially black and gloomy shapes.

 

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“My art is about following my impulses as to what I feel is beautiful, interesting, and poetic.”
–       Franco Mondini-Ruiz

MissThang_artThe son of an Italian father and a Mexican mother who grew up in San Antonio, Mr. Mondini-Ruiz gave up a law career to become a full-time artist in 1995. His first works were installations that favored kitschy found objects, then smaller assemblages of same. Accessibility, portability and spontaneity were key concepts.

Invited to be in the 2000 Whitney Biennial, Mr. Mondini-Ruiz sold objects on the street in front of the museum, some of them made on the spot, for 10 cents to $10. A few years ago, he took up painting in earnest, determined to initiate people into the joys of art collecting and also to bring different communities into contact with one another. He staged shows in Charlotte, N.C., San Antonio, Rome and Florence, selling quantities of paintings for $99 or 100 euros each in a few hours. Demand never exceeded supply: if someone wanted a painting that was already sold, he would make a copy, guaranteeing that it would be ”as good or better.”


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Charles Anderson is a painter whose work plays with the relationship between art, its context and those by whom it is viewed. His paintings explore art’s role throughout history and the ever-changing importance of painting within the art world.

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Charles incorporates a diverse range of techniques to create layers of imagery taken from aspects of popular culture: newspaper headlines, beer bottle labels, nightclub flyers and fashion among them. The results are rhythmical paintings which provoke more questions perhaps than they answer, constantly challenging the viewer’s senses and understanding of what constitutes art. Does a fabricated relationship create the image or does the image define the relationship? In the end, it is the viewers who decide by drawing whichever connotations of modern life are relevant to them. The work of this award-winning artist is included in international collections, including British Airways.


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Elvira Bach is a Berlin-based artist. In 1982 at the age of 29, she was invited to participate at the documenta VII, one of the most important modern and contemporary art exhibitions. Many of her works have been strongly influenced by her time spent as an artist in residence in the Dominican Republic.

Passionate GardnerA recurring and central theme in her sensually bright and vigorous paintings is the woman in her sexually-determined existence. It turns out that the similar-looking women depicted in her paintings is Bach herself. In 1978 she began to paint self-portraits often disguised as still-lifes, using an array of utensils and accessories with which she defines herself as a woman. Explicitly erotic elements dominated her work in the early 80s. In the late 80s, her work began to transform to a more reserved style.

Proceeds will be donated to SOS Kinderdorf / Children‘s Villages.


For my Zurich based readers, I recommend a visit to Nina Arnold-Shah, owner of Kids and the City. This week on Tuesday, June 7th and Wednesday, June 8th, she is having a very special Shopping Spree at her house where you can explore those amazing designs among other great stuff. For further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact her on her mobile +41 79 768 37 23.

See you at Nina’s!

LoL, Sandra

Ginger Tea and Nuts

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The Swiss based label Ginger Tea & Nuts has launched its online shop today.
Individual T-shirts, longsleeve tops and more for babies, girls, boys and mamis are available with cute little prints. Each piece is a one of a kind and can be personalized at your request.
Ginger Tea & Nuts offers worldwide shipping. Please send an e-mail to for further details.

LoL, Sandra

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Balmain’s Military Chic

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Since Balmain`s relaunch in 2006, Christophe Decarnin is at the helm of the old French fashion house. He is an amazing designer and I am truly in love with his tough-chic looks. Decarnin is the leader of the disco. This season his military chic is again influencing the chain stores wherever you look. Four seasons in a row Balmain is on fire for me, so so so hot!!! All the pieces I got are my favourites. As I am very petite, the tiny dresses and the amazing jackets with extremely tight sleeves and embellished shoulders seem to be made for me. My trophies this summer will be the destroyed jersey shirt and hot pants. This is perfect combat chic with an easy feminine edge to it.

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But let`s face up to the facts his collections are extremely expensive. Therefore I spotted something to avoid the red-hot price tags. Have a look at the Loha Vete collection available through www.luisaviaroma.com and www.matchesfashion.com. You can find similiar T-shirts with lace inserts that are approximately € 210.- and have a good quality (the Balmain one is about € 800.-). The distressed pants are also looking pretty cool.

The least expensive alternative would be to do it yourself. I would recommend using scissors and probably a nail clipper for the small nicks. Take a tee, cut holes into it and poke at some of them with your fingers to enlarge the gaps. Enjoy!

Decarnin is keeping the wheels of fast turning fashion. But let`s see how long this will last… hopefully a long time!

LoL, Sandra