Win a Bottle of Acqua Essenziale Blu

Acqua Essenziale Blu by Salvatore Ferragamo Contest

Swiss Gentlemen, today’s your lucky day! Five of you have the chance to win a 50ml bottle of Salvatore Ferragamo’s Acqua Essenziale Blu Eau de Toilette Natural Spray.

The extremely masculine, yet sensual oriental fougère fragrance is inspired by energetic sea water aromas and the power of waves and nature, blending luxurious Mediterranean ingredients and innovative molecules.

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The fragrance arrives in an elegant glass flacon iridescent in shades from darker to lighter blue that will embellish every bathroom shelf. Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale Blu is available as 30, 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette, accompanied with a perfumed 200ml shower gel.

ORIENTAL FOUGÈRE

Top notes: Cardamom, Lemon and Calabrian Bergamot
Middle notes: Atlas Cedar, Lavender, Cascalone and Cypriol Oil
Base notes: Patchouli, Ambroxan, Tonka Bean and Benzoin

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To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Acqua Essenziale Blu” to . All entries must be received until September 8, 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.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo

My Look: My Little Sunshine

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Dear September, a warm welcome from my side! I hope that you will save the Swiss summer 2014. Like probably most of you, I had constant clothing dilemmas with this sort of dreadful, end-of-days weather we have been getting this year.

As you see, I have started to wear my new Pre-fall 2014 pieces already in August, adding some vibrant colors to lighten up the mood and my new diamond ring makes me feel like the sunshine is at least wrapped around my finger. Whenever I look at it, my heart beats a little faster… isn’t it just a dream?!

My look: Geometric print cotton sweatshirtLTN printed crepe skirt and printed modal and cashmere blend scarf, all by Peter PilottoParis fringed suede ankle bootsicon and Monogramme embellished shopper tote, both by Saint Laurent, Limelight Gala watch by Piaget, diamond earrings by Cartier and baguette diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Giorgio Armani Rouge & Black Ecstasy

Giorgio Armani Rouge & Black Ecstasy

Giorgio Armani’s beautiful ROUGE & BLACK ECSTASY collection is inspired by two of the most prominent colors: red and black. Strong and seductive, those shades are made for the Femme Fatale inside you.

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I love the Rouge Ecstasy lipstick collection with its lightweight yet pigment-rich texture. Now there are three bold and vibrant new shades, all with oriental names.

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ROUGE ECSTASY CHF 56.00
#404 Spice – #405 Orient – #406 Sultan (pictured) – (all Limited Edition).

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All shades are also available as matte lip lacquers – LIP MAESTRO CHF 51.00 (#404 Spice pictured).

Part of this elegant collection is the new Black Ecstasy Mascara. Its high-tech technology that contains a black hosting polymer helps you to achieve thicker, longer and intensified lashes in a single stroke. Available in 4 different shades.

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BLACK ECSTASY CHF 51.00
#01 Obsidian Black (pictured) – #02 Armani Navy (Limited Edition) – #03 Wood – #04 Tadzio (Limited Edition).

In Switzerland, the new collection will be launched in September 2014. The perfect products for sensual red lips and dramatic black lashes. Love this collection and I am sure that you will, too!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

My Look: A Night of Asian Delight

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Friday one week ago, I went to the iconic Rive Gauche Summer Party at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich. The theme of the beautiful event was “ARIGATAU LAC – A NIGHT OF ASIAN DELIGHT“. With many enchanting performances, yummy food and lots of champagne, it still keeps its crisp flavour of freshness as the first social event after the summer break when everybody in the city enjoys the “to see and to be seen” part a lot! The dress code was “Asian Cocktail, Tokyo-Chic, Dress to Impress the West.” I didn’t want to wear a traditional cheongsam (Mandarin gown) as I was sure most of the guest would show up in something similar so I went for this origami-inspired gown spiced with some Chinese ideographs on my bag.

My look: Draped jersey dress by Givenchy, Jane sandals with chunky silver-tone studding by Saint Laurenticon“Take Away” bag by Chanel, diamond bracelet by Vainard Fine Jewellery, Limelight Gala watch by Piaget, necklace and earrings by Dior.

For the photos of last year’s Rive Gauche Summer Party, please click HERE.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © David Biedert Photography and © Sandra Bauknecht

F/W 2014 Trend: Leopard Print

Leopard Trend for FW2014

A perennial favourite, leopard print takes centre stage this season. Whether you choose traditional spots or a colour-injected style, balance the look with ultra-chic extras to truly master the trend. This is how the trend works best, balance the eye-catching effect of an animal-printed statement jacket with elegant layers and great tailoring. Finish off your outfit with some fun heels and a pastel colored bag.

Get the look: Leopard-print calf hair peacoat by Guccipussy-bow chiffon blouse iconby Chloéhigh-rise wool tapered pants iconby Victoria Beckham, D-Cube Piccolo Check leather toteicon by Tod’s and Desirée leopard-print calf hair pumpsicon by Charlotte Olympia.

LoL, Sandra

News from Estée Lauder for Fall 2014

Estee Lauder News for Fall 2014

Tuesday evening, I attended the Estée Lauder press conference in Zurich at the Metropol restaurant. The famous house celebrates this years its 50th anniversary in Switzerland and has been since decades the number one beauty brand in the country. Therefore we were spoilt with this yummy cake and amazing products.

Many new launches will take place during the next months but two have absolutely caught my eyes and I couldn’t wait any longer to share them with you.

Enlighten Range by Estée Lauder

The new ENLIGHTEN range is designed to work as a trio to provide prevention and treatment for pigmentation, day and night. It includes a moisturizer, a serum and a completely new product, the EE (Even Effect) cream. Yes, after BB and CC creams, there is now an EE cream, not a double D! It gives you an even skin tone while defending environmental stressors, protecting against UV rays with a SPF 30 and building a barrier against pollution and free radicals. I have been sold immediately!

Enlighten Serum CHF 95.00 (30ml) and CHF 142.00 (50ml)
Enlighten Moisturizer CHF 95.00 (50ml)
Enlighten EE Cream in Light, Medium and Deep CHF 52.00 (30ml)
In stores from October 22, 2014.

 

Modern Muse Chic

The house’s new flanker fragrance MODERN MUSE CHIC is a warm and sensual scent that I personally like much more than the original Modern Muse that had been launched last year.
Please click HERE for the interview with the face of the campaign Arizona Muse.

FLORAL WOODY MUSK

Top notes: Plum and artemisia
Middle notes: Jasmine sambac, tuberose and lily
Base notes: Cashmere wood, agarwood, labdanum, patchouli, ebony tree, musk, madagascar vanilla and suede

Modern Muse Chic Eau de Parfum Spray is available from September 2014 for CHF 68.00 (30ml), CHF 98.00 (50ml) and CHF 138.00 (100ml).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Estée Lauder and © Sandra Bauknecht

Olivia Palermo Collaborates with Aquazzura

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Available from today is the new and amazing collaboration between Edgardo Osorio’s shoe cult brand Aquazurra (for a previous post please click HERE) and style icon Olivia Palermo.

The collection features a little something for everyone’s closet, from suede boots made from the Italian label’s patented ultra-soft cashmere leather to lace-up gladiator heels and embellished sparkling sandals.

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The pieces are sold in 12 specially selected stores around the world and luckily, if you aren’t in one of those major cities, the collaboration is also available exclusively on Net-à-Portericon.

Olivia Palermo Aquazurra Shoes

Hurry up to snag our own pairs before they all sell out. Below are my favorites. I attached you the photos with the shoes on the models as you really have to see them worn. So beautiful!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Getty Images and Courtesy of Net-à-porter
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Louis Vuitton – Frank Gehry Windows

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World-renowned architect, Frank Gehry, winner of the 1989 Pritzker Prize, is turning his talents to the design of window displays for the first time. In September, Louis Vuitton store windows will feature Gehry’s sculptures alongside its F/W 2014 collection.

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Passers-by and visitors will be able to view exclusive content when they scan the window displays with their mobile phones using the Louis Vuitton Pass app.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Eye & Brow Maestro

Eye & Brow Maestro Giorgio Armani

Do you suffer from serious eyebrow envy looking at Cara Delevingne?! Here is your cure: Giorgio Armani’s new EYE & BROW MAESTRO, a cream to create the perfect natural brow that lasts for over 20 hours. It can even be used as eyeliner, eyeshadow and even sculpt the face or colour the hair line.

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Linda Cantello, International Make-Up Artist, Giorgio Armani, “I wanted to offer women an innovative product inspired by my needs backstage on Giorgio Armani fashion shows, a product that does all, that would be fast and faultless when applied, long lasting, and fault proof.”

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The promised results are amazing, EYE & BROW MAESTRO is easy to blend and work with. Available in nine shades worldwide, of which six are in stores in Switzerland: 01 Black, 02 Drak Brown, 03 Red (One Shot), 04 Medium Brown, 05 Light Brown and 06 Blond for CHF 46.00 each.

There’s a fabulous brush for application which is essential for sculpting the brows that can be bought separately. EYE & BROW BRUSH, CHF 43.00.

For a Brow Know How Guide with Anastasia, the Queen of Eyebrows, please click HERE.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Giorgio Armani Beauty

Queen Cara

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Supermodel Cara Delevingne is undoubtedly taking over the world, just named one of the industry’s highest-paid models by Forbes. Her face can be seen in multiple ads, she has walked a gazillion of runway shows, Mulberry named a bag collection after her and the blonde beauty is one of the “Instagirls” on the cover of American Vogue’s famous September issue.

Her latest coup, as the face of Tom Ford Black Orchid fragrance, has landed her in a pool of orchids photographed by Mario Sorrenti. Aren’t her eyebrows just divine?!

LoL, Sandra

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