3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection

3.1PhillipLim for Nars Nail Collection

While the looks and not to forget the accessories are always amazing at 3.1 Phillip Lim, the same can be said about the beauty. NARS and Phillip Lim have a long standing relationship as the beauty brand has been responsible for the makeup at the designer’s New York Fashion Week shows for the past 14 seasons, and now they’re finally teaming up for a limited edition nail polish line.

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The collection that will hit the counters on August 1, 2014 includes nine limited edition nail shades inspired by the “colors that exists in the shadows“.

Shades include: Anarchy (Angora), Wrong Turn (Graphite), Shutter (Black Sea Green), Other Side (Bitter Chocolate), Gold Viper (Champagne), Crossroads (African Violet), Hell-Bent (Lacquer Red), Dark Room (Blue Denim) and Insidious (Black Bronze).

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TO SHOP THE 3.1 PHILLIP LIM F/W 2014 COLLECTION, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of NARS and 3.1 Phillip Lim

At the Marc Cain S/S 2015 Show in Berlin

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The front row at Marc Cain’s S/S 2015 show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin was packed with illustrious guests from Hollywood: Hilary Swank and Marcia Cross were both impressed by the German brand’s designs for the coming season.

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Marc Cain’s designer Karin Veit took the theme of her collection “Magic Circus” literally with an impressive ballet-acrobatic performance very “Cirque du Soleil” beforehand.

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Later on the catwalk, flowers blossomed on coats, tiger heads reminiscent of the “Kenzo” ones showed on sweaters, tiny pockets à la “Dior S/S 2014” embellished cute little tops while pleats of orange and fuchsia translated the circus drama collection into easy, everyday pieces.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Berlin Fashion Week

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After only two days in Paris for Haute Couture, I flew to Berlin to attend the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for my first time. I was pretty amazed how many celebrities and great collections I spotted in the German capital. During the next days, I will show you my favorites. In the meantime, enjoy this outfit post. It was really hard to dress as the weather changed hourly, from crisp blue skies to pouring rain. A nightmare if you are having curly hair like me!

My look: Smocked cotton-poplin dressicon by Givenchy (50% off), suede and wooden clogs by Miu Miusky-blue Marcie hobo bag by Chloé, large pearl necklace by Chanel, Lady Excalibur watch by Roger Dubuis and Diorette ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

LoL, Sandra

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Win Tickets for the Elite Model Look Final

Tickets for the Elite Model Look Final

Today, I have a great contest for my Swiss readers! Do you feel like having an unforgettable girls night out with your best friend? If so, COVERGIRL raffles two tickets for the Elite Model Look Final on the 28th of August, 2014 including a beauty set for the perfect summer styling!

Be a part, when this year the first time ever also men are allowed to participate in the Elite Model Look Finale 2014. Six handsome men will fight for the title besides the twelve female finalists. Ladies, there will be a feast for the eyes! Together with the Swiss style elite, models, fashion experts, make-up and hair artists, you will have the chance to see live the election of Switzerland’s next supermodel. Guest star will be no other than singer Marlon Roudette, who will perform his greatest hits “Big City Life” and “New Age“.

Clump Crusher

In order to make your girls night out perfect, COVERGIRL raffles also two beauty sets in the value of CHF 25.60 – with the ideal summer make-up products included, to bring out the best of each girl! The beauty set contains the innovative Clump Crusher Extensions Mascara. The latest technology includes a special curved brush and a fiber-stretch formula for buildable volume as well as added length – without clumps. The new LipPerfection™ lipcolor in pink features a collision of color and moisture. In a single stroke, lips are enhanced with rich, rewarding color and in just seven days transformed to their smoothest and most luscious. The COVERGIRL Nail Lacquer completes the beauty set, also chosen in pink, as a perfect match to rock star and COVERGIRL ambassador P!NK.

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To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Elite Model Look Final” to . All entries must be received until July 28, 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 Covergirl

Show Your Undies

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Marketing genius Calvin Klein knows definitely the best way to sell underwear and to keep everyone busy. Get hot models and celebrities, such as Miranda Kerr and Nicole Richie, to pose in your product and post photos to Instagram. The so-called “show yours. #mycalvins” campaign, a riff on the label’s iconic 1981 commercials starring Brooke Shields, is an image-driven initiative which simultaneously taps into the power of the pop culture “selfie” phenomenon and the reach of key digital leaders.

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Thanks Calvin Klein for my new undies, here is my share to the campaign! And now it is your turn to post…

TO SHOP CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

LoL, Sandra

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Amulette Necklace by Cartier
Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Mix Master

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Yesterday, I had a lovely day surrounded by great friends to celebrate the baptism of little Ben. After the ceremony in the church, we went to the restaurant Seerose at the lake of Zurich for lunch and stayed until dinner. The big thunderstorm that was supposed to hit in the afternoon luckily waited to arrive in the evening.

My look: Cropped leather jacket by Pradabonded laser-cut cotton-poplin bra topicon and matching bonded laser-cut cotton-poplin skirt, both by Alexander McQueen, Rockstud leopard-print calf hair trapeze bag iconby ValentinoJanis leather pumps by Saint Laurent, Mitza ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie, interlaced loop necklace by Dior, green calf hair cuff by Céline and Tank Américaine watch in yellow gold by Cartier.

McQueen’s Sarah Burton got heavily influenced by Mondrian’s art this season. I am in love with her ability to mix different materials and turn them into one. This structured pleated skirt and top are both crafted from black cotton-poplin with a bonded laser-cut white overlay that gives them a three-dimensional effect that is unfortunately hard to see in the pictures.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

The Best Beach Towel Ever

Beach Towel

How fun is this Maslin & Co reversible leopard-print brushed-cotton beach towel?!  Cut in the shape of an animal hide and made in Portugal, it’s crafted from brushed-cotton with a soft and absorbent terry reverse. It comes with handy black leather holster, too – perfect for carrying along the beach.
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LoL, Sandra

Acte V by Louis Vuitton

Acte V Louis Vuitton

During Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris last week, I was invited by Louis Vuitton to explore the new Haute Joaillerie collection: ACTE V at their newly opened showroom at Place Vendôme. Old sketch books from the house were also on show as well as the high-finished jewels in diamonds and brilliant stones.

V as in the Roman numeral 5 is the leitmotif in the house’s fifth high jewelry collection. V is also the modern ideogram,the Maison’s signature stylised by Gaston-Louis Vuitton during the Art Deco period, in which he was a major player, chairing the Exhibition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in 1925.

Here are some of the most stunning pieces of the new ACTE V collection, of which each jewel is constructed on the basis of a V:

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The Genesis Necklace
The cornerstone of the collection is presenting the V as in the shape of this pixelated gem, a 87.92-carat triangular Australian black opal.
White Gold – 1 Australian Opal: 87,92 cts – 1 Tourmaline: 8,60 cts – 1 Sapphire: 5,07 cts – 2 LV Star Cut Diamonds: 1,04 ct / 1,07 ct – Diamonds

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The Genesis Ring
This is another amazing piece of Vuitton’s new High Jewelry collection. The exceptional 20.94-carat blue grey Burmese sapphire was extracted from the Pien Pyit mine in Mogok valley.
White Gold – 1 Burmese sapphire: 20,94 cts – Sapphires: 1,44 ct – Diamonds

Cuff bracelets were the star items of jewelry in the ’20s and for ACTE V, they are crafted with an avante-garde aesthetic transporting the idea of women travelling and breaking free:

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The Apotheosis Cuff
White Gold – 1 Tsavorite Grenat: 16,51 cts – Onyx – Diamonds

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The Apotheosis Bracelet
White Gold – Diamonds

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The Apotheosis Necklace
White Gold – 1 Paraïba Type Tourmaline : 7,93 cts – 1 Emerald: 0,41 ct – Diamonds

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The Metamorphosis Necklace
Platinum – 2 Panjshir Emeralds: 5,29 cts / 4,23 cts – Diamonds

Below you can enjoy some exclusive behind the scene photos of the artwork behind such a jewel.

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In this collection, Louis Vuitton brings together extraordinary gems discovered after diligent searches the world over. This know-how is crystallised in a ring with a red Tanzanian spinel weighing over 20 carats, boasting a brilliance similar to that of diamonds:

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The Metamorphosis Ring
Platinum – 1 Red Spinel: 20,03 cts – Diamonds

With ACTE V, Louis Vuitton pays tribute to outstanding and hard to find stones, their quality criteria and the emotions they arouse. They are the soul of the jewel: at the heart of the piece, they make us dream and indulge in the beauty of their colors.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton and © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: There Is Something About Mary

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Here is the outfit that I wore to the wonderful dinner hosted by Net-à-Porter iconon Wednesday in London to celebrate Mary Katrantzou. To honor her and as I am a huge fan of her work, I wore one of her uber-fabulous designs from her S/S 2014 collection.

My look: Cropped printed satin-gabardine top and structured printed satin-gabardine skirt, both by Mary Katrantzou (great news, both pieces are now on sale), suede platform sandals and embellished python bag, both by PradaApophis cuff by Saint Laurent.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Net-à-Porter Dinner with Mary Katrantzou

Net-a-porter Dinner with Mary Katrantzou

Yesterday, I flew to London for a very special and intimate dinner hosted by Net-à-Porter iconto celebrate one of my favorite designers Mary Katrantzou at the Blakes hotel. It is always a pleasure as Alison Loehnis, President of Net-à-Porter, brings together the most amazing women from all over the world.

Sandra Anouschka

Here you see me with my friend Anouschka whom I also had met at a previous event of Net-à-Porter. Some of you might recognize her from this post a few years ago when we went to an evening at the V&A museum with legendary French shoe designer Christian Louboutin. Funnily enough, we realized that we both went to the same school in Germany… what a small world. We stayed in touch and it is always great fun seeing each other.

Dinner Mary Katrantzou at Blakes Hotel

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Trio infernale reunited: Lupe and Anouschka with me.

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My beloved Mary Katrantzou with me.

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Meeting new friends last night: Olivia Buckingham from Hong Kong…

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… and my stylish soul sister Sarah Somberg from San Francisco.

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What a great gift: A one-of-a-kind art work by Mary Katrantzou.

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It was an amazing night and I fell asleep like a little baby in my beautiful suite at the Blakes. A place I can totally recommend if you are looking for a small luxury boutique hotel. Stay tuned for the details of my outfit coming up soon…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

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