MAC x Isabel & Ruben Toledo


Fashion’s most romantic couple, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, are renowned for their award-winning and imaginative work in fashion design and illustration. This unique collaboration with MAC pair’s Isabel’s sensational penchant for colour with Ruben’s vibrant energy in a palette of hues designed to sculpt, paint and transform the face.

Specially designed white packaging features Ruben’s illustrations, an array of graphic lines and red-lipped faces brought to life with his one-of-a-kind aesthetic. In stores now and available online here.


MAC Bellgreens Eye Shadow Palette (CHF66)
Fresh Blade: Pale frosted yellow (Veluxe Pearl)
Gorgeous Gold: Muted yellow gold (Veluxe Pearl)
Savant: Mid-tone mustard lime (Satin)
Vicuña: Light neutral olive (Frost)
Charcoal Brown: Muted taupe brown (Matte)
Sushigreen: Charcoal olive with multidimensional pearl (Velvet)

MAC Violetwink Eye Shadow Palette (CHF66)
Sweet Allure: Soft light pink (Satin)
French Clay: White grey (Frost)
Stars ‘N’ Rockets: Purple with pink pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
Tendersmoke: Muted silver lilac (Frost)
Frizzyplum: Dark violet with multidimensional pearl (Frost)
Overnight: Cool black (Matte)

MAC Moodyblu Eye Shadow Palette (CHF66)
Midnight Snow: Pale silver (Frost)
Idol Eyes: Silver violet with gold (Lustre)
Deep Truth: True dark blue (Frost)
Knight Divine: Black with silver pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
Indigogo: Blackened navy with multidimensional pearl (Veluxe)


MAC Lipstick (CHF31)
Oxblood: Light peachy nude (Matte)
Barbeque: Vivid orange red (Matte)
Victoriana: Mid-tone pink red (Matte) Tenor Voice: True classic red (Matte) Opera: Dark red (Matte)
Sin: Deep blood red (Matte)


MAC Lipglass (CHF29)
Oxblood: Light peachy nude
Barbeque: Vivid orange red
Victoriana: Mid-tone pink red
Tenor Voice: True classic red
: Dark red
Sin: Deep blood red


MAC Blush Ombre (CHF42)
Ripe Peach: Light coral Azalea Blossom: Light cool pink Kindergaren Red: Crimson into pale nude MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner ($17.50) Designer Purple: Iridescent violet Chlorafill: Green line with pearl Petrol Blue: Deep navy with pearl


MAC Modern Twist Lash Mascara (CHF37)
Vynil: Black
Caligrafy: Navy
Tarot: Purple
Chlorafill: Lime


MAC Nail Lacquer (CHF20) 
Faint of Heart: Palest milky nude (Cream)
Venus Red: Clean true red (Cream)
Vixen: Deep burgundy red (Cream)


MAC Isabel and Ruben Toledo 129SE Powder/Blush Brush (CHF57)


MAC Isabel and Ruben Toledo Makeup Bag (CHF38, only available online)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

My Look: Kolor is the New Black

Karl Kolor-Sandra Bauknecht

Black and white. With the iconic colour combination that has become his signature, Karl Lagerfeld restrains the chromatic palette like no other. However, this season, the designer has decided to have some fun with colour, splashing the most intense shades into an accessory capsule collection. Introducing Karl Kolor: a series of bags, minaudières, watches, scarves, glasses, shoes and toys in the brightest hues imaginable.

Karl Kids

Here you see me wearing some of his radiantly colourful pieces that cheerfully enhance the season’s looks. Proud to be a Karl Kid! Thanks for the feature in the new issue of KARL DAILY.

My look: Odina leather biker jacketiconRicci frill sleeveless dressicon, Bow feodora, Karl Kolor shopper and Melissa pumps, all by Karl LagerfeldMonocle gold-plated earrings iconby Maria Black, diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht in Karl lagerfeld's colourful collection

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Karl Lagerfeld Purple Tote

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Abu Dhabi

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Here are the details of the outfit that I wore for the amazing shopping spree in Abu Dhabi.
I added some elements from the Middle East such as harem pants and the Chanel necklace from the Dubai collection.

My look: Black cardigan by Miu Miu, iconwhite T-shirt iconby R13harem pants by BalmainAlice leather sandals with pearls by Saint Laurent, Falabella faux brushed-leather shoulder bagicon by Stella McCartneylong metal necklace embellished with crescent moons and glass pearls and sunglasses by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht in abu Dhabi Shopping 2 Kopie

Chanel necklace moon pearls

Saint Laurent Sandals with pearls

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

A Shopping Spree in Abu Dhabi

A Shopping Spree in Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways

Last week, I flew to Abu Dhabi to greet the winner of the amazing contest with Etihad Airways, L’Officiel Switzerland and Sandra’s Closet. Nadya Toncheva from Hamburg won a shopping spree at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island and we truly had a great time.

Abu Dhabi’s premier lifestyle destination offers a world-class shopping experience while absorbing panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Enjoy some impressions of our shopping spree in the Middle East below.

Abu Dhabi Skyline

ABu Dhabi Shopping Galleria

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Having fun at Dior

Galleria Abu Dhabi

Shopping a

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Nadya looking all fabulous in this Ralph Lauren iconlook.

Prada-Sandra Bauknecht-Nadya Toncheva

Happy Sandra at Shopping

A happy Sandra in shopping heaven who just adores her job!


A must-have for a well equipped closet: a cotton-gabardine trench coat iconby Burberry London. Nadya fell immediately in love with it!

Nadya and Sandra Bauknecht at Burberry

Nadya with Burberry London Trench

Burberry Store

While shopping at Burberry, I spotted myself on the big screen front row at the S/S 2015 runway show in London.


We browsed almost every store in The Galleria and put many things aside. Then we had a drink and decided which pieces would be the best. Needless to say we had to get the fabulous cotton-gabardine trench coat iconby Burberry London first.

Nadya Burberry

Nadya in Tory Burch Shirt

Nadya was looking for great pieces she could wear during the day for work that would translate easily into evening wear. This tunic blouse iconby Tory Burch offered both in perfection.

Sandra Bauknecht and Nadya Toncheva Mission accomplished

Mission accomplished!

Video Sandra Bauknecht

Filming a little behind the scenes video for The Galleria with lovely Maria Bosenko.

Girls at Galleria

Thank you Journey Feng and Maria Bosenko of the hospitality team at The Galleria for accompanying us and taking all the pictures. We had a lot of fun with you, guys!

Dinner at Cipriani

Our lovely day ended with a yummy dinner at Cipriani and another round of drinks at Iris. Nadya, it was lovely meeting you!

LoL, Sandra


Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht – thank you Maria Bosenko for taking them!

Jeremy Scott for Longchamp

JS Longchamp

«Humpty Dumpty», a nursery rhyme, that is part of our childhood. It is full of innocence and naivety. It is popular. It can be sung, danced or even mimed sometimes. It is accompanied by unforgettable pictures and characters.

Jeremy Scott is evoking this nursery rhyme from on Longchamp’s Le Pliage® bag this season with his quirky sense of humor and colorful pop world. The print is a mix of rabbits, elephants, mushrooms, tortoises and more.

This new «Humpty Dumpty» limited edition with extravagant motifs will be on sale exclusively at Colette, Paris, from May 1, 2015, and available in Longchamp points of sale from June 1, 2015. Don’t miss out on this playtime treat!

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of Longchamp

Rodial Pink Diamond Instant Lifting Serum

Marilyn Monroe Diamonds

Rodial Diamond Lifting serumFinally a product that not only Marilyn Monroe would have adored. Diamonds for the face – a triple-action flash radiance serum, containing a powerful cocktail of age-defying peptides and proteins, that has an immediate lifting effect on the skin, evens out skin tone and adds luminosity to the complexion through skin tightening enzymes, vitamin C and real diamond powder.

Short Facts

Diamond Powder: Multi-dimensional light reflective particles infuse skin with a lit-from-within glow.

Vitamin C: Reduces free radical damage, aids in protection and production of collagen and elastic fibres for a younger looking complexion.

Skin Tightener ST: Skin lifting proteins and enzymes- A hydroglycolic substance which has an immediate skin tightening effect whilst also leaving the skin feeling fresh and smooth.

In Switzerland, Rodial PINK DIAMOND INSTANT LIFTING SERUM is available for CHF 330.- (30 ml) exclusively at Marionnaud.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Bert Stern / 1962, Still: Courtesy of Rodial

Massimo Giorgetti Now at Emilio Pucci

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After Friday’s news that Peter Dundas had departed Emilio Pucci after 7 successful years at the design helm, the Florentine brand, which is controlled by the LVMH Group, announced the appointment of Massimo Giorgetti to the position of Creative Director effective April 2015. Hailed by the international press as one of Italy’s most talented young designers, Massimo Giorgetti emerged on the fashion scene with a maverick aesthetic that gravitates towards irreverent, joyful prints and bold colour.

Massimo Giorgetti embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and ingenuity of a new breed of designers. In 2009, backed by Paoloni Group, Giorgetti launched MSGM and in just a few short years brought the company to international success. He will continue to design for his own brand, MSGM, dividing his time between Pucci’s Renaissance-era Florentine headquarters and MSGM’s Milan offices.

Founded by Florentine aristocrat Emilio Pucci in 1947, the brand came to epitomize a lifestyle that expresses freedom, boldness, youth and a legacy of ready-to-wear, mixing luxury and sophistication with humor and innovation. It operates a global store network of approximately 50 boutiques across 4 continents. (If you are interested, I recommend a previous interview I did with Laudomia Pucci. To read it please click here.)

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The first picture that popped up in all social media channels. A declaration of intention by Massimo Giorgetti: white T-shirt like a blank canvas – a new story to tell.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Emilio Pucci

Peter Dundas Returns to Roberto Cavalli


After weeks of rumours, Roberto Cavalli has announced the appointment of Peter Dundas as Creative Director of the group. After 7 years at Pucci, the probably best looking designer has returned to the Florentine House where he worked side by side with Eva and Roberto Cavalli from 2002 to 2005.

This is a homecoming for me. It is an honor for me to continue to evolve the wonderful world of Roberto Cavalli and I am very excited by the possibilities and potential of this unique brand. I cannot wait to get started“, said Dundas.

The choice of Peter Dundas was made with the desire to evolve a style that combines glamour, tradition and innovation, recognized worldwide as the signature of Cavalli since the birth of the house”, commented Roberto and Eva Cavalli.


The debut collection of the Norwegian fashion designer – who also enjoys a special relationship with the world of celebrities, another of Cavalli’s distinctive features – are set to be seen on the Milan catwalks in September. Peter Dundas will be directly responsible for the creative direction for the RTW Women’s, Men’s, and Accessories collections, as well as all the licenses. He will also be directly involved in the marketing and communication strategies of the brand – a portfolio of roles that will enable a repositioning of the house established by Roberto Cavalli in the early 1970’s.

One thing is certain: Dundas’ spirit of sexy-cool style makes him the ideal fit for Cavalli.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

My Look: A Sunny Day in Paris

Sandra Bauknecht-A Sunny Day in Paris

Today I am off to NYC from Abu Dhabi, only one week ago I landed in sunny Paris for an amazing project with Piaget that I will be able to tell you more about soon. My life is busy and I feel extremely blessed because I do everything with love and passion. I love my job, I love my life and I am the most happy when travelling the world. My best travel companion at the moment is my Chanel backpack… with this in mind, please enjoy my outfit post.

My look: Black wool coat iconby Saint Laurentruffle peplum top by Alexander McQueenmid-rise skinny jeansicon by Dolce & Gabbana, graffiti backpack, matching booties and pearl embellished sunglasses, all by Chanel, Limelight Gala watch, diamond rose ring and necklace, all by Piaget and Hapi leather bracelet by Hermès.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht in McQueen Top on a sunny day in Paris

Chanel Backpack in Paris

Sunny Paris

Chanel Boots in Paris

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Welcome to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways

Winner of Etihad Airways Competition with L'Officiel Switzerland and Sandra's Closet

On Monday morning, I boarded Etihad Airways flight EY47 to Abu Dhabi. When I left, I enjoyed a spectacular view over Zurich. The time flew, due to strong winds, we arrived one hour ahead of time. The service on board was great and I can absolutely recommend this luxurious airline.

Zurich from above

As my avid readers know, the reason why I am here is the amazing contest that all of you were able to enter in the beginning of February (for the previous post click here please).

I would like to thank everyone who participated. It was really tough for the Etihad team to choose the winner.

Winner Etihad Essential

Here she is, congrats to Nadya Toncheva from Hamburg, who posted this beautiful entry. I am looking forward to meeting you today and to taking you for a serious shopping spree!

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We are staying at the Yas Viceroy hotel that I can absolutely recommend. The rooms are big, the interior of the hotel is stylish and its seven restaurants offer everything a gourmet’s heart would ask for.

Yas Viceroy

Sandra Bauknecht and Catherine Sarr

Yesterday, I met my friend Catherine Sarr who lives between London and Abu Dhabi. She has just launched her jewelry collection Almasika Fine Jewellery (the golden bangles at my wrist) that can be found already at Colette and soon in Zurich at Meister.

Catherine took me to the Saddiyat Beach Club, a great place to chill when you are in the area.

Beach Club Saddiyat

I am wishing you a lovely day! I am off shopping at the Galleria at Mariyah Island in Abu Dhabi… Nadya, get ready to get a new closet with Sandra’s Closet! It will also be featured in L’Officiel Switzerland.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Etihad Airways, Nadya Toncheva