My Look: A Weekend in Moscow

Sandra Bauknecht - A Weekend in Moscow

As you know, I spent last week in Los Angeles. Nice weather and sunshine most of the time. Friday I left to Moscow, which literally meant a 40°C difference in temperature and 11 hours in time, but those facts didn’t stop me from having a great weekend in the Russian city. Here you see me at the Red Square on Saturday. It was my first time back after 30 years.

My look: Shearling coat by Pradametallic panel sweatericon by Givenchy, classic Plonge leather shorts by Saint Laurent, leopard-print scarf by Balmain, envelope bag by Céline and black leather boots by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

7 For All Mankind x Giambattista Valli

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The rarefied world of couture and the refined ease of premium denim are an unexpected combination. Unlikely matches, however, produce powerful results. 7 For All Mankind teams up with Giambattista Valli to create a decisively contemporary capsule collection that marries Valli’s own attention to cut, proportion, construction and posture with 7 For All Mankind’s quest for perfect shape, immaculate fit, luxurious fabric.

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The collection is divided into two deliveries. The first one, out in mid February, revolves around the intense glamour of red, one of Valli’s definitive hues, and the graphic seduction of animal prints, culled from his couture animalier motifs. True to the number so synonymous with the brand itself, the high-waisted skinny will be offered in 7 different shades of matte-coated red denim, from pink to rouge noir, in texture cunningly akin to lipstick and several animal prints. A mini dress, sleeveless top, flared top, shorts and jacket are also offered in similar fabrications.

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Denim in 7 different shades of blue, a handful of bright neon hues and sprinkles of sangallo lace make up for the second delivery, out in May, which also includes high-waisted flares, a playsuit, a bomber and a peplum top.

Priced from €240 to €600 the collection has been launched globally last Friday at 10, Corso Como Concept Store in Milan during Women’s Fashion Week and is now available at 7 For All Mankind retail stores, top department stores and multibrand stores worldwide, as well as online.

TO SHOP GIAMBATTISTA VALLI PRÊT-À-PORTER ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra
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Photos: Courtesy of the Brand

MAC x Cinderella Is Every Girl’s Dream

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MAC launches the Cinderella collection which feeds the little girl in us who used to dance around in glittery heels hoping for a Prince Charming. The 17-piece collection is encased in sky-blue packaging with the classic Cinderella logo.

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It will all be available online Feb. 26 and in stores starting March 5, just before the official remake of the Cinderella film comes to theaters on March 13. In Switzerland, it will be available at MAC Manor Zurich, MAC Manor Geneva, MAC Store Lucerne and online.

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My personal favorites that are truly special from previous makeup collections are:

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Coupe D’Chic – light golden peach with gold shimmer, CHF 42.00

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Lightly Tauped – light beige with gold pearl, CHF 37.00

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC, © Sandra Bauknecht

The Bag You Didn’t Know You Needed

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05_A90685-Y10907-C8016-Multicoloured-tweed-and-black-leather-Girl-bag_LDSuch exciting news I can finally share with you as I had a strict embargo not to post anything before today. Meet THE GIRL CHANEL 2015the new bag you didn’t know you needed. Shaking up the codes, transforming or diverting clothes and accessories from their regular usage with daring and humour, has always been a signature of Karl Lagerfeld at CHANEL.

The new design might remind you of my MOSCHINO JACKET BAG, but on the other side the Moschino version looks a lot like a Chanel jacket, so only fair.

Iconoclastic, the Girl CHANEL bag draws on the lines and codes of the legendary CHANEL jacket and all its elements are present: sleeves, cuffs, braiding, collar, buttons, pockets… In smooth or quilted lambskin, in tweed or loden, in felt or ponyskin, in two-tone or two-fabric tweed, it carries with it its creator’s philosophy and spirit of practicality.

It’s like a jacket, you can knot it and wear it how you want: on the hip, around the neck, on the back, anywhere”, explains Karl Lagerfeld. By making the Girl CHANEL wearable in a multitude of ways, it gives free rein to the needs and desires of every individual, offering ease and freedom of movement.

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Crafted according to the traditions of excellence at CHANEL, the Girl CHANEL was born from the symbiosis of two skill sets, that of ready-to-wear and that of leather goods. Inspired by the CHANEL jacket, it effectively uses the same construction techniques: the positioning of buttons – some from the House of Desrues – buttonhole tabs, braiding, the application of pockets, as well as work on the collar and cuffs. Even down to its assembly which, just as with a CHANEL jacket, is done inside out. So many details, all of which make it unique while affirming its status as a truly luxurious accessory.

04_A90685-Y10826-C2417-Two-tone-leather-Girl-bag_LDIn two sizes, the Girl CHANEL comes in a variety of winter colour palettes: smooth black or khaki lambskin leather with a black or beige leather braiding, light or dark grey quilted lambskin leather with a green or grey braiding, iridescent gold or copper ponyskin leather with a black braiding, grey loden with a red and green woven braid, or green felt with a brown leather braid and finally leather surrounding four shades of multi-coloured tweed woven by Lesage.

A true reflection of Karl Lagerfeld’s constantly renewed creativity, the Girl CHANEL bag delivers instant recognition of the quintessence of CHANEL: the union of luxury and fashion. “There are some things that will never go out of fashion: a pair of jeans, a white shirt and a Chanel jacket,” declares Karl Lagerfeld. Inspired by this iconic item, the Girl CHANEL is promised the same posterity. Available in CHANEL boutiques from March 2015.

Get yourselves on the wait lists now! This will be Chanel’s new It-bag!

LoL, Sandra

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At the Tom Ford F/W 2015 Show in L.A.

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Last week, I flew back to Los Angeles for a week filled with amazing experiences, events and more. Friday night before the Oscars, there was no hotter ticket in town than the Tom Ford show and I was completely excited to attend. There was so much “show” around the actual show as Hollywood’s A-list came to join the designer for his first fashion runway presentation ever held on the West Coast. The catwalk was drenched in real white rose petals that also fell from the ceiling during the show.

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I’m showing to a roomful of entertainers,” Ford said postshow. “I’d better give them some showmanship. I thought, It never snows in Los Angeles. Let’s make it snow rose petals.

The clothes were different from his previous collections. More subtle and less obviously sexy, a very interesting vibe. I truly adored the looks reminiscent of the ’70s. Bohemian patchwork, denim, gorgeous fringes, gowns and lots of fur.

Enjoy all my photos of this amazing night, see who was there and which celeb wore the same dress like me.

LoL, Sandra

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My fabulous London girlfriends from Net-à-Porter.

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Scarlett Johansson wore the same python dress like me. Funny coincidence.

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Nicole Ritchie

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Gorgeous couple: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham

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What a front row!

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images for Tom Ford, Michael Buckner, Getty Images for Tom Ford

New Louis Vuitton Travel Books

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If you don’t know the “Louis Vuitton Travel Book” collection illustrated by artists from all around the world yet, be sure to check it out. It’s such a great way to keep your favorite travel moments and they make also a great gift. This May, Louis Vuitton adds the Arctic and Edinburgh to its destinations.

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Two very surprising titles, somewhere between the travel journal and the sketch book, it’s now the turn of Floc’h, the most bristish of French illustrators, to capture Edinburgh with his famous style called ligne claire.

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While the Irish artist Blaise Drummond recounts his discovery of the Arctic through his own vision of beauty.

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Exhibitions of original drawings and book signings in Paris and in Europe will celebrate the launch of these two publications.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Louis Vuitton

The Elder Statesman – Cashmere from L.A.

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Being in Los Angeles, you might not think immediately of cashmere and blankets. But funnily enough sunny California can get chilly, believe me, I know what I am talking about right now as I am here. One of the best unstated luxury brands for cashmere products is The Elder Statesman, founded in L.A. in 2007 by Greg Chait.

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First launched as a menswear label, the brand has expanded its offering to a wide range of a products including, but not limited to, women’s and men’s ready to wear collections, knit and woven accessories of all kinds, optical, children’s items, and a robust selection of home goods.

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Each garment is made in the USA by a team of skilled craftsman using special cashmere felting and hand looming techniques. Looking for sumptuous knitwear with borrowed-from-the-boys appeal, here you go!

You can shop THE ELDER STATESMAN online at FARFETCHicon, NET-A-PORTER or in Switzerland at TROIS POMMES THE STORE.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Stills: Courtesy of the Elder Statesman

Chronologiste by Kérastase

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This is when I love my job the most. Receiving the most exclusive products to test them beforehand is pure pleasure. I was over the moon when Kérastase‘ new Chronologiste line arrived at my doorstep. It includes everything you need to give your hair an exceptional and complete ritual. Chronologiste combines luxurious advanced technology and unique sensory experience. This restorative treatment sublimates all hair types, from scalp to ends.

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Reuniting the quintessence of the most precious ingredients in the highest concentrations ever, the Chronologiste ritual offers unequalled results and gives the hair an in temporal splendor, an in-salon unique sensorial experience, that women can prolong at home to finalize the perfect metamorphose of hair.

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SOIN GOMMAGE RÉNOVATEUR
Pre-shampoo, soft texture for a an affect on the scalp and lengths. Scalp purification massage and lightweight feel.
CHF 49.00 (200ml)

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BAIN REVITALISANT
Caring shampoo with an all-round action on the scalp and hair. Sublimation, volume and shine. Scalp revitalization.
CHF 31.00 (250ml)

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CRÈME DE RÉGÉNÉRATION
An intensely nourishing balm for the scalp and hair. Sublimation, in-depth nutrition and shine. Scalp revitalization.
CHF 59.00 (200ml)

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PARFUM EN HUILE
Enchanting finishing touch. Combination of noble notes from the world of fine fragrances.
CHF 59.00 (120ml)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Kérastase

Alessandra Rich: London

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My avid readers know how much I adore Alessandra Rich’s designs. Her gowns are feminine and sophisticated with an edgy and ironic slant, for me my favorites on the red carpet.

After the Italian born designer had officially launched her eponymous label with her S/S 2010 collection, she has fast become a name synonymous with defined glamour loved by celebrities around the globe. She works from a showroom in London’s Mount Street, where I visited her to get her insider scoop on the British metropole, and an atelier close to Venice. In everyone of her collections, she shows her unique skill for making the elaborate fabrics of lace, ruffles and this S/S 2015 season fringes appear modern and extremely special.

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Your favourite city?
LONDON. It’s where I spend my best time.

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Your favourite hotel?
CLARIDGE’S, because it’s a classic.
49 Brook Street, London W1K 4HR, +44 20 7629 8860

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Your favourite restaurant?
SCOTT’S, I love their oysters.
20 Mount Street, London W1K 2HE, +44 20 7495 7309

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Your favourite bar or nightclub?
CONNAUGHT BAR. Perfect for a drink with friends.
The Connaught, Carlos Place, London, W1K 2AL, +44 20 7499 7070

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Your favourite sightseeing spot?
THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE. It‘s an intense experience.
Bow St, London WC2E 9DD, +44 20 7240 1200

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Your favourite park?
HYDE PARK. It’s just around the corner from my office.
+44 300 061 2000

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Your favourite shop?
VIRGINIA ANTIQUES on Portland Road. This vintage and second hand clothing shop is a Pandora’s vase.
98 Portland Road, Holland Park, London W11 4LQ, +44 20 7727 9908

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Your must-have accessory?
RED NAILS. I always wear Lollipop by Essie.

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The best soundtrack for this destination?
Anything from LED ZEPPELIN or PINK FLOYD.

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The best book to read while being on vacation there?
WALLPAPER CITY GUIDE LONDON To have smart tips about the city.

Thank you, Alessandra, for sharing your insider scoop on London with us!

TO SHOP ALESSANDRA RICH, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, © AP Images

Alessandro CC Polish – Clever Care for Nails

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After CC creams have already revolutionised the cosmetics market, alessandro International is now launching the first Colour & Care nail polish. The new all-in-one nail regime offers an extra dose of active ingredients to strengthen the nail structure. Thanks to its light coverage the individual skin colour will be illuminated. CC Polish Colour & Care is the new must-have for all those no-make-up-lovers who want an extra dose of care.

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The colour palette offers four nude shades that harmonise well with all skin tones.

In summary, the CC Polish formula offers six advantages with just one application:
– A high dose of care thanks to a valuable cocktail of active ingredients
– A corrective concealing effect to cover ridges, marks and irregularities
– Natural coverage for a radiant nude look
– ‘5-free’, avoidance of ingredients that are harmful to health (formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), camphor, formaldehyde resin, toluol)
– Skin-optimising effect due to individual colour selection
– Long-term regeneration of nail structure when regime is used

What a clever idea, I like! The new CC polishes are available now for CHF 17.90 each. For store locations in Switzerland please visit www.alessandro.ch.

LoL, Sandra