Kenzo X H&M

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Today, H&M has announced that its next designer collaboration which will be with KENZO, the vibrant and playful Parisian house that captures the energy of global culture to create its unique, youthful spirit. Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon will bring this vibe to H&M, creating collections for women and men as well as accessories. KENZO x H&M will be available in over 250 selected H&M stores worldwide, as well as online, from November 3, 2016.

TO SHOP KENZO’S RECENT PRÊT-À-PORTER COLLECTION, CLICK HERE PLEASE!
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The Cool Issue: Fashionable Vacation Kits

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Indulge loved ones or yourself with Net-à-Porter‘s fashionable vacation kits, packed with a host of chic and cool pieces that have been specially selected for their cult status. All sets come impeccably wrapped in the House’s signature packaging and are finished with a neat bow.

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THE BALI KIT
iconCurated for exotic destinations, the ‘Bali Boxicon‘ includes four luxurious travel essentials. The Upside‘s stylish swimsuit and matching towel are perfect for days in the surf, while Soleil Toujours’ SPF45 sunscreen protects your complexion against harmful rays and its body shimmer enhances bronzed skin with a beautiful glow.

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THE IBIZA KIT
iconThe ‘Ibiza Kit‘ contains everything you need to prepare for a relaxing yoga escape or recreate the benefits of one at home. This carefully edited set includes a matching sports bra, leggings and a high-performance mat featuring an exclusive print by Mara Hoffman, as well as This Works beauty products that will help you to achieve a healthy glow and restful sleep.

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iconGet set for an active summer with the ‘Hamptons Kiticon‘. This must-have box comes complete with everything you need to stay sun-safe and stylish on the tennis court – including L’Étoile Sport‘s breathable stretch-lace dress, to Hampton Sun’s silky-smooth and lightweight ‘SPF15 Gel’.

Which one is your favorite and suits your holiday destination the best?

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Net-à-Porter

My Look: Wild Party

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Last week I was in Cannes for the Film Festival and attended some absolutely amazing events. One of them was an invite by Caroline Scheufele to join her for Chopard‘s annual grand soirée. This year’s «Wild» theme was taken literally and Diana Ross took the stage with an incredible performance in front of a digital waterfall and surrounded by thousands of palm trees that transformed the venue into a true wild jungle full of diamonds and jewels. Guests, among them Kate Moss, Petra Nemcova, Adriana Lima and Kendall Jenner, danced until late to the sounds of DJ Mark Ronson.

My look: Embroidered tulle dressDionysus medium embellished coated canvas shoulder bagicon and leather platform pumps, all by Gucci, diamond ring and bracelet, both by Vainard Fine Jewellery, «Tribale» earrings by Dior and Tonda 1950 Set Clarity watch by Parmigiani Fleurier.

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Chopard_wild_Party_Caroline_ScheufeleIn a splendid luxurious setting filled with colourful and tropical flora and fauna, next to the models wearing Chopard’s latest Red Carpet creations and vividly coloured gowns by Elie Saab, Caroline Scheufele welcomed guests to her private dinner party.

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I hope you enjoyed my first impressions from this years’ film festival. More coming up soon!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Giorgio Armani Beauty Summer 2016

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Mascaras in vibrant colors are a huge trend this season. A new launch that will definitely be an eye-catcher is the upcoming summer 2016 collection by Giorgio Armani Beauty. Hitting the shelves internationally in June, the House introduces a new collection of Eye Tint Smoky Neutrals but also the new Eccentrico Mascara.

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Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Mascara – CHF 51.00
The newness in this mascara is the gel texture obtained by bonding the polymer and the soft wax so your lashes will get that extra volume. The tapered mascara bristles ensure uniform application and perfect separation.
No.1 Obsidian Black
No.2 Wood
No.3 Navy (Limited Edition)
No.4 Rouge Iron (Limited Edition, see picture above)

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Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Smoky Neutrals – CHF 52.00
Those new tints are bsolutely lovely and easy to apply.
No.19 Smoky Rock (New)
No.20 Smoky Wood (New)
No.21 Smoky Tan (New)
No.22 Smoky Spice (Limited Edition)
No.23 Smoky Sand (Limited Edition)
No.24 Smoky Nude (Limited Edition)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani Beauty

The New Jeremy Scott for Longchamp Bag

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In 2006, the very classic House of Longchamp teamed up with fashion’s favourite enfant terrible, Jeremy Scott, much to everyone’s shock and surprise. Contrary to what people expected, the pairing of traditional French with American pop was perfect, with Jeremy Scott revolutionizing the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag each season, ever since.

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This year’s edition, the «Long Distance Call» bag is inspired by a trip to space, in the depths of a mysterious universe where stars, planets and pink phones perfectly align. The 80s-style graphic print adds a vintage touch. Are you ready to embark on this new adventure?

Get your ticket for the “Jeremy Scott for Longchamp” galaxy exclusively at Colette now and in Longchamp points of sale later from June 2016.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Longchamp

My Look: Today Is a Good Day

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«Today is a good day», a mantra we should always tell ourselves. If we feel comfortable in our skin, it is most likely to be a great one. So let’s start with the perfect outfit in the morning. Here you see me on my way to the Bulgari fragrance presentation at Shui Tang in Zurich’s Niederdorf (click here for the previous post) happy as a bug… as I really love my new shoes!

My look: Eska cut-out leather seamed drape dressicon by Tibi, nude cardigan with elbow patches by Pradabelted leather jacket and fringed cracked-leather pumps, both by GucciCara Delevingne studded leather backpack iconby Mulberry, «Dior Split» sunglasses and «Tribale» earrings, both by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Lipstick and Kisses

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Sending you many kisses with today’s outfit post! Wear your lipstick not on your lips, but on your clothes and accessories. Too cool… and at least a little fun in this rainy weather.

My look: Wool toggle coaticon by Gucci, printed silk crepe de chine shirt and Monogramme lipstick printed textured-leather clutch, both by Saint Laurentleather and jersey leggings iconby Givenchy, ankle boots with zipper by Prada, pearl earrings by Chanel and Horsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

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The World’s Fastest Manicure

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Alexa Chung is a fan and we are, too. Here is the fastest manicure. Painting your nails will never be the same again with NAILS INC’s ‘Spray Can’ polish. Designed to be as quick and easy as applying perfume, it goes on by simply misting over fingertips to achieve a super smooth finish. You have to use a base coat and can wash the excess away with warm soapy water after spraying. Or use a cleansing wipe when on the go. You will be left with a perfectly applied manicure. We will never have to go all chipped and half-painted again!

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«Porchester Square» is the perfect nude shade to match any look.

To shop NAILS INC Spray Can Nail Polishes, please click here.

LoL, Sandra

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Christian Dior Parfums La Colle Noire

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La Colle Noire is the newest addition to the Collection Privée de Christian Dior. A mysterious name for a place dear to the House of Dior.

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The new sunny composition is in homage to the land of Grasse, which plays a vital role in the history of Dior fragrances, and to its flower queen, Rose de Mai. Located not far from Grasse, the Château de La Colle Noire was purchased by Christian Dior in 1951. It was, for him, a genuine haven of peace lovingly shaped by his own hand, where he grew his beloved flowers that had already become the signature of Dior fragrances.

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François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator, drew inspiration from this bountiful place to build his fragrance around an intense, expressive and dense Absolute of Centifolia Rose. La Colle Noire is an incisive multi-faceted floral fragrance.

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«La Colle Noire celebrates Rose de Mai melded with spices, woods, amber and musks. The Grasse Rose is unique, spicy and powerful.
It is not overly sweet, it conveys all the raw and sun-drenched beauty of this region in the south of France
François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator

La Colle Noire

Top Note: Rose de Mai Absolute
Middle Note: Sri Lankan Sandalwood
Base Note: White Musks

Available now for CHF 335.00 (125ml), CHF 480.00 (250ml) and CHF 675.00 (450ml).

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Christian Dior Parfums

My Look: Hemingway in Cuba

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During my trip to Cuba with CHANEL, I went on a Hemingway tour, following the footsteps of one of the worlds greatest writers.

My look: Denim top and matching culottes, both by Stella McCartney, Tian slip-on sneakersicon and Soho mini textured-leather shoulder bagicon, both by Gucci, sunglasses by ChanelPortofino Midsize Automatic watch with diamonds and grey alligator bracelet by IWC Schaffhausen and Double C diamond black lacquer white gold ring by Cartier.

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First stop was Finca Vigía, the only «real home» the author had in his lifetime. The house is located in a small, modest suburb of Havana named San Francisco de Paula, not too far from the capital city. Today it is a museum. You can only see the rooms from the outside looking inside the windows. It is very impressive to see the place where many masterpieces were written. In the garden there is even a small cemetery where Hemingway had buried his favorite dogs.

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Second stop was the charming fishing village Cojímar that was the background for one of Hemingway’s most important works «The Old Man and the Sea» that is based on a real character living in town. The writer came here often by boat and had drinks at the local bar La Terraza. Today, one table with a stunning view from the seaside dining room is still reserved honoring Hemingway. For true literature aficionados, it’s a must see visit.

«But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.»
– Ernest Hemingway

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Last stop of my Hemingway Cuba tour was El Floridita, a lovely bar in the center of Havana where the writer enjoyed many of the world’s famous daiquiris. Right to the left when you enter, you will find a life-sized bronze statue of Hemingway leaning his elbow on the mahogany countertop remembering their well-known guest.

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On my Hemingway tour Cuba I have learned al lot about the writer’s past and his relationship with the Caribbean country and I can only recommend it! I feel blessed to have experienced the country before it will loose its old-world charm.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht