What’s in the Bag?

What's in the bag

When Tommy Hilfiger approached me to work together on this special project, I was immediately hooked. The American brand’s continued support of Breast Health International for the eight consecutive year marks the launch of a new limited-edition handbag. As my own mum suffered from breast cancer and fortunately fought this horrible disease, I know how hard this phase of life can be for the patient but also for her family. Buying this fantastic bag means: “Building awareness, raising funds and making a positive impact on the lives of women who are affected by breast cancer around the world,” as Tommy Hilfiger states.

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The limited-edition handbag will retail for €299, and €100 of each sale will go directly to the Fund for Living. This global BHI initiative assists women with breast cancer by covering costs or addressing unique problems associated with their care that are not commonly covered by health insurance programs, such as transportation to a medical appointment or childcare during treatment.

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The 2014 BHI campaign features no other than award-winning actress Naomi Watts photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. The handbag is available exclusively on tommy.com and in select Tommy Hilfiger stores around the world starting today.

Sandra Bauknecht of Sandra's Closet with Tommy Hilfiger BHI Bag

For the social media campaign, I was asked to show the content of my bag. I truly love the different very useful features of this versatile fashionable companion such as many pockets, a keychain with red, white and blue tassels, a detachable tan strap that allows for use as a shoulder bag.

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Here is what I in general carry around with me on a daily basis: Something to read like L’Officiel Switzerland, my iPad and iPhone (don’t you love my new Vanity mirror iPhone 5 cover?!), a notebook by Smythson and my pen by Montblanc, a pair of sunglasses, credit cards and some cash, my make-up pouch filled with lipgloss, blush and a powder for quick retouches and of course my little Leica with which I capture all those moments I share with you on my blog.

I was asked to donate one item from the content of my bag and I would like to give this beautiful necklace with a key charm by Patrizia Pepe as a mojo. In the end of the social media campaign, one breast cancer patient gets the bag filled with little surprises from all around the globe.

Shopping for a good cause. Ladies, I am asking you what can be better?! Please help to support Tommy Hilfiger’s wonderful initiative and let’s all walk around with this must-have bag!
TO SHOP, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht with Hilfiger Bag

Photos: Courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger and © Sandra Bauknecht

Live Your Comfy Moments

UGG Australia FW2014-Sandra Bauknecht

Life tells us to find the big moments. But real life happens in the smaller moments. These are the moments that feel like nothing else. Everyone has a moment, a gem in the everyday. And you know which one is mine? When I come home, slip on my comfy clothes and my UGGs® to make blogging on the couch the best thing in the world and all-nighters all the rage…

Here are my new F/W 2014 favorites:

W Classic Short Crystal Bow

This flirtatious new season update to one of the brand’s most beloved silhouettes is crafted from water-resistant Silkee suede, embellished at the back with a twinset of beguiling Swarovski® crystal bows.

Sequined ear muffs

There are also lots of winter accessories to choose from, like knitted hats, scarfs and gloves (as you can see me wearing in the cover collage) plus the must-have sequined ear muffs.

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A perfect merger of comfy and trendy, this scaled-up revamp to the original slinks confidently in its feminine silhouette, boasting a python animal print.

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UGG Fluffy

This fall, you can bring the luxury and comfort of UGG® Australia into the home with a range of hooded tops, pajama sets, dressing gowns and fluffy thongs.

Click HERE ON THE HOMEPAGE to browse through the new loungewear.
YOU CAN SHOP UGG® AUSTRALIA ALSO ONLINE HERE AT FARFETCH AND MYTHERESA.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of UGG® Australia and © Sandra Bauknecht

Expert Nail Makeup Set for Travelling

Expert Nail Makeup Set

Yesterday, I flew to Paris to attend the rest of fashion week. At Zurich airport, I got myself this perfect expert nail makeup set MANUCURE COUTURE COLLECTION by Dior for around CHF 86.00. It includes everything you need for a perfect manicure in mini sizes, from nail polish remover to the house’s iconic base and top coat as well as some classic shades. Love it, it is so perfect for traveling! Available around the globe at Duty Free shops.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Knitwear Dressing

Sandra Bauknecht in Prada Knitwear-Prove them wrong

Prove them wrong and follow my advice! If you have space, keep your clothes, there will always be a time for them again.

Knitwear dressing made a big comeback on the runways for the F/W 14 season and I am so happy that I have kept these S/S 2008 Prada pieces. They are so perfect for this fall.

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My look: Cardigan, long knitted top and flared pants, all by Prada, wooden clogs by Miu Miu, pound printed modal and cashmere-blend scarf by Mary Katrantzou, orange colored Birkin bag and Hapi leather bracelet, both by Hermès, rose diamond necklace by Piaget and Double C diamond black lacquer white gold ring by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

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Birkin Bag by Hermès in Orange

Sandra Bauknecht in Prada Knitwear

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On the Rise: Luxury Opal Jewelry

Luxury Opal Jewelry

During my recent visit to the 27th Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris, I spotted a wonderful jewelry trend: the Opal is a stone on the rise. Gleaming with all the shades of the rainbow, the colour spectrum that these spectacular gemstones cover is breathtaking. The world’s finest opals originate from the Australian outback. Their constantly changing play of colour is known as “opalising“, and the versatile combination of colors is key to the stones’ enduring appeal.

Dark or light, pale or bright, here are the most opulent new opal jewelry pieces to fall in love with this season:

 

Boucheron BiennaleBOUCHERON Indian Palace Ring
Inspired by the colored pools found on the grounds of ancient Indian palaces, this opal ring from the house’s new Fleur des Indes collection sparkles like the surface of water.

Piaget Opal Watch

PIAGET Extremely Piaget Cuff Watch
Set with 1,699 brilliant-cut white diamonds that are surrounding an opal dial, this outstanding cuff watch houses a Piaget 56P quartz movement, with no doubt one of the highlights of the 70s-inspired Extremely Piaget collection.

Chaumet Opal Ring

CHAUMET Lumieres d’Eau High Jewelry Ring
The opal as the center stone glistens with a pale, almost iridescent, wash of color and is offset by the intense violet of the sapphires. The white gold cocktail ring is part of the Lumières d’Eau collection and set with a 18.58ct cabochon-cut white opal from Ethiopia, an oval-cut violet sapphire, round violet sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds.

Louis Vuitton Opal Jewellery

LOUIS VUITTON Acte V Genesis Earrings
Featuring Australian black opals, star-cut diamonds and sapphires, those earrings belong to the house’s fifth high jewelry collection, so-called Acte V.

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CARTIER High Jewelry Royal Bracelet
Cartier is a passionate observer of beauty throughout the world, always hunting for rare, unique stones. Now the house has created a new collection of High Jewelry: the Cartier Royal Collection. Part of it is this breathtaking bracelet in platinum with a 57.95 carat opal from Australia, colored sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds.

So much beauty in one post… I hope that you have enjoyed looking at it!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Femme Fatale

Sandra Bauknecht - Femme Fatale Get the Look-Stella McCartney Lace Dress

The new sexy look is sophisticated and ultra-feminine. Hints of lace, curve-hugging dresses and even cutouts define this season’s mature seductive mood – for the Femme Fatale in you.

My look: Caroline cutout lace dress by Stella McCartney, ‘Jane’ sandals iconby Saint Laurent, satin clutch and earrings, both by Prada, diamond ring and bracelet, both by Vainard Fine Jewellery, Limelight Gala watch by Piaget.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Win the New Mercedes-Benz L’Eau Fragrance

Contest Mercedes-Benz L'Eau

For women who crave luxury and high fashion, I have great news. Five of my Swiss readers can win the new MERCEDES-BENZ L’EAU fragrance (60ml), a flanker to 2013’s Mercedes-Benz for Women. This light, sparkling and very feminine fragrance is delicately balanced and imaginatively romantic and I am sure that you will love it.

Mercedes-Benz L'Eau

FLORAL FRUITY

Top notes: Black currant, peach and bergamot
Middle notes: Mimosa, rose, violet and lily-of-the-valley
Base notes: White musk, amber and cedar

The nose behind this fragrance is Michel Almairac.

Mercedes-Benz L'Eau in Petals

To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Mercedes-Benz L’Eau” to . All entries must be received until October 2, 2014. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules. The winner has to have a Swiss address.

For those who won’t be the lucky winners, I recommend shopping this lovely scent online HERE AT HARRODS.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Mercedez-Benz

At the Burberry Prorsum S/S 2015 Show

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It is such a busy time of the year and I have so many things to show you. London Fashion Week was filled with amazing moments and outstanding experiences. My favorite show was definitely Burberry Prorsum. The S/S 2015 collection, named ‘The Birds and The Bees’, included bright book cover designs, oversize butterfly prints and hand-drawn honey bees, which were referenced on the hand-painted runway and illustrated on the transparent roof above the fashionable guests inside the custom-built venue in London’s Kensington Gardens.

Ceiling Burberry Prorsum

British singer-songwriter and Burberry Acoustic musician James Bay performed the live soundtrack to the show.

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I had the best seat front row. If you watch the livestream, you can see me at work taking all these pictures. Enjoy the show:

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Our new must-haves will be the Burberry Bee Bag, the Burberry Mini Bee Bag, the Burberry Field Sandals and the Burberry Field Sneaker. There is no doubt, sneakers and Birkenstock-inspired flats will remain trend for S/S 2015.

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I fell immediately in love with those cute book cover print pouches that were seen on the runway in versatile color combinations.

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SHOP THE RUNWAY

Runway Made to Order on Burberry.com: Outerwear and bags from the collection are now available to purchase and personalise exclusively
on Burberry.com until Monday 29 September. Pieces from the runway will be made to order for delivery within nine weeks, allowing customers
to be the first to own pieces from the collection, months before it arrives in store

Great news: The amazing outerwear and bags from the collection are now available to purchase and personalize exclusively on Burberry.com until Monday 29 September. Pieces from the runway will be made to order for delivery within nine weeks, allowing you to be the first to own pieces from the collection, months before it arrives in store. After placing your order, Customer Service will contact you to give you the possibility to personalize your item with a metal nameplate.

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Of course, I couldn’t resist this wasp waist denim jacket with ostrich feathers. I mean how gorgeous is this piece?

Thank you Christopher Bailey

How much class Christopher Bailey has, shows this e-mail I received right after the Burberry Prorsum S/S 2015 show. It made me as happy as he probably was after the finale of the presentation when he jumped on stage applauding to James Bay. Congrats, Christopher, I am your big fan!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: A Sparkling Good Time

Sandra Bauknecht - Sparkling- Christopher Kane

I truly had a sparkling good time with Piaget at the 27th Biennale des Antiquaires. To ‘counterbalance‘ all the sparkles of the amazing jewelry inside, I went for this whimsical and sci-fi-esque galaxy print. Isn’t it fun when fashion takes you to outer space?! I got quite often stopped to get my pictures taken…

My look: Galaxy-print silk-chiffon biker jacket iconand matching silk-satin and leather dress, both by Christopher Kane, Boy bag with chains by Chanel, sunglasses by Céline, pointed leather Mary-Jane pumps by Saint Laurentrose diamond ring, necklace and Limelight Gala watch, all by Piaget, emerald-cut diamond ring and diamond bracelet, both by Vainard Fine JewelleryPure Matt 100 denier tights by Falke.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht at Biennale 14

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Photo Call inside Biennale

Saint Laurent Pumps

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Collection Chanel’s Delights

Collection Chanel Delights

Sweet StarFor Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, the CHANEL‘S DELIGHTS collection has been pre-launched. It draws inspiration from the F/W 2014 runway show, giving the focus to the eyes. Lines are precise, intense and full of colour.

At the heart of the collection, LE CRAYON YEUX is available in three intriguingly named shades: COCORANGE, SWEET STAR and BERRY LUCKY. A variation of three unique colours ranging from sparkling orange or electric turquoise to spellbinding garnet red to create a host of new looks.
Paired with these graphic eye makeup looks, LE VERNIS takes a daring, surprising turn with SWEET STAR, a metallic silver illuminated with multiple reflections.

If the beauty addict in you is eager to get your hands on the brand’s newest collection, you better hurry. In Switzerland, it is on sale from September 24, 2014 at Jelmoli.

LoL, Sandra

Stills: © Chanel