Prada’s Double Bag – A Timeless Purchase


Prada’s Double Bag, a practical and surprisingly lightweight tote, that features an internal divider with a flap pocket to hold valuables, complemented with buttons on each side and a metal name plaque, is a timeless purchase that you will keep for many seasons to come.

This season it presents itself in a new array of spring colors which will hit the stores in August in Central Europe. I adore those vibrant hues and wouldn’t resist the raspberry one.


LoL, Sandra

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Happy Belated Mother’s Day


 You might wonder why I post wishes for Mother’s Day two days after the actual celebration. The reason is that I would like to remind everyone that we should worship our mums every single day. I read this amazing quote recently: “Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.” It’s so true!

Surprise her! Personally speaking, I was over the moon when those CHANEL must-haves found their way into my closet this weekend.


Protest-inspired, with slogans like ‘Make Fashion Not War‘ and ‘Feministe Mais Feminine,’ the S/S 2015 bags and accessories make a huge statement and every women’s heart leap with joy.
In CHANEL stores now.

LoL, Sandra


 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

The Bag You Didn’t Know You Needed

Chanel The Girl Bag 2015

05_A90685-Y10907-C8016-Multicoloured-tweed-and-black-leather-Girl-bag_LDSuch exciting news I can finally share with you as I had a strict embargo not to post anything before today. Meet THE GIRL CHANEL 2015the new bag you didn’t know you needed. Shaking up the codes, transforming or diverting clothes and accessories from their regular usage with daring and humour, has always been a signature of Karl Lagerfeld at CHANEL.

The new design might remind you of my MOSCHINO JACKET BAG, but on the other side the Moschino version looks a lot like a Chanel jacket, so only fair.

Iconoclastic, the Girl CHANEL bag draws on the lines and codes of the legendary CHANEL jacket and all its elements are present: sleeves, cuffs, braiding, collar, buttons, pockets… In smooth or quilted lambskin, in tweed or loden, in felt or ponyskin, in two-tone or two-fabric tweed, it carries with it its creator’s philosophy and spirit of practicality.

It’s like a jacket, you can knot it and wear it how you want: on the hip, around the neck, on the back, anywhere”, explains Karl Lagerfeld. By making the Girl CHANEL wearable in a multitude of ways, it gives free rein to the needs and desires of every individual, offering ease and freedom of movement.


Crafted according to the traditions of excellence at CHANEL, the Girl CHANEL was born from the symbiosis of two skill sets, that of ready-to-wear and that of leather goods. Inspired by the CHANEL jacket, it effectively uses the same construction techniques: the positioning of buttons – some from the House of Desrues – buttonhole tabs, braiding, the application of pockets, as well as work on the collar and cuffs. Even down to its assembly which, just as with a CHANEL jacket, is done inside out. So many details, all of which make it unique while affirming its status as a truly luxurious accessory.

04_A90685-Y10826-C2417-Two-tone-leather-Girl-bag_LDIn two sizes, the Girl CHANEL comes in a variety of winter colour palettes: smooth black or khaki lambskin leather with a black or beige leather braiding, light or dark grey quilted lambskin leather with a green or grey braiding, iridescent gold or copper ponyskin leather with a black braiding, grey loden with a red and green woven braid, or green felt with a brown leather braid and finally leather surrounding four shades of multi-coloured tweed woven by Lesage.

A true reflection of Karl Lagerfeld’s constantly renewed creativity, the Girl CHANEL bag delivers instant recognition of the quintessence of CHANEL: the union of luxury and fashion. “There are some things that will never go out of fashion: a pair of jeans, a white shirt and a Chanel jacket,” declares Karl Lagerfeld. Inspired by this iconic item, the Girl CHANEL is promised the same posterity. Available in CHANEL boutiques from March 2015.

Get yourselves on the wait lists now! This will be Chanel’s new It-bag!

LoL, Sandra



I Don’t Need a Valentine.. I Need Valentino.

Valentine's Day 2015

Somewhere over the rainbow, there is my Valentine and it’s a Valentino! Just when I thought the Rockstud collection couldn’t get any more fabulous, I spotted those rainbow stripes that are absolutely divine. It’s amazing how even after several years, the Valentino Rockstud is still going strong and gets better and better each season. Here is my wish list on Valentine’s Day (in case anybody wants to gift me, I love number 6)!

The Rockstud printed leather clutch icon
The Rockstud printed leather shoulder bag
Printed leather and Plexiglas® sandals icon
icon4 1973 Rockstud printed leather point-toe flats icon
Nubuck, straw and canvas wedge sandals icon
6 Va Va Voom printed leather shoulder bag
7 Plexiglas® cuff icon

LoL, Sandra

Stills: Courtesy of Valentino

Jewelry Trends for S/S 2015

Jewelry Trends for SS2015

Don’t we all love to play around with fashion jewelry? This summer, it’s a tough job to choose which pieces you will be getting: from Chanel’s slogan bracelets and Valentino’s ring stack; to Fendi’s feather watch and Saint Laurent’s dainty hearts, they are all just fabulous. Enjoy my edit of the new must-have jewelry pieces of which some are already available in stores. Just click on the highlighted text to be transferred directly.

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The heart charm by Saint Laurent

Make love no war – the dainty necklace makes its comeback! Saint Laurent is one of the hottest tickets of the season – and so is this jewelry must!

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The dreamcatcher necklace by Etro

A ’70s inspiration with folky fabrics blend with talisman jewelry, something fashionistas around the globe will want this summer.

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The choker necklace by Balmain

It’s not the first time, Balmain has sent chokers down the runway, but this summer they are extremely outstanding, playing with email, transparency and architectural lines.
Pre-order the enameled choker by Balmain here.

Moschino SS15

Layered gold chains by Moschino

Cheesy and tacky, the Moschino girl pays tribute to the plastic superstar Barbie, and Jeremy Scott vamps us up with a multitude of gold chains.
Pre-order some statement gold chains by Moschino here. icon

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Multiple earrings by Dior

Back to the ’80s when multiple earrings were all the rage! Dior combines long hair tucked back behind the ears with many  piercings – a look that is to become cult again.


Disc hoop earrings by Louis Vuitton

Inspired by the flair of the ’70s, Camille Miceli created retro hoop disc earrings for the French Maison that will complement the hippie luxe trend perfectly.

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The safety-pin earrings by Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani celebrates the luxurious punk and sends stylized safety-pin pendants down the runway along with his iconic silk ensembles.

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The cross earrings by Dolce & Gabbana

The designer duo took advantage of summer’s inherent punk rock potential and brought the cross earring to La Dolce Vita.
Shop Dolce & Gabbana’s cross earrings here. icon

Chanel slogan bracelets

Slogan bangles by Chanel

Inspired by Chanel’s finale fashion manifestation, the must-have bangles in silver and vibrant colored leather  come with some  demo slogans such as “Make Fashion Not War” and “Ladies First“.

Céline Black Cuff

Wide lacquer cuff in black by Céline

How fabulous are tanned arms accented with a glossy black PVC cuff – something that you will definitely wear a lot next season.

Gucci Horsebit Bracelet SS15

The horsebit bracelet by Gucci

A true classic and a great investment, the golden age of the Seventies was brought back by Gucci with the iconic horse bit bracelet.
You can shop the beautiful horse bit bracelet by Gucci here.

Valentino SS2015 Stacked rings

Multiple rings by Valentino

Mix and match this season, Valentino offers the right selection to get really creative.

Stacked cuffs by Lanvin SS15

Stacked cuffs at Lanvin

With 125 years design history to draw on, Alber Elbaz plays with the amount of cuffs you will wear. The more the merrier – that is his style motto for S/S 2015.

Rodarte SS15

Statement piercings by Rodarte

Seeking inspiration from the punk-era, the Mulleavy sisters created a row of faux piercings along each brow for an eye-catching effect.

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The feather watch by Fendi

Fendi watches have been on my watch list since some time and this delicate feather version is just breathtaking.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via and Courtesy of the Brands

This Is a Stick Up!

Anya Hindmarch SS15 Fashion Week Fixation

London Fashion Week S/S 2015 finished yesterday and I have a gazillion things to show you! One thing that really has caught my eye are those super-playful stickers from Anya Hindmarch‘s crazy runway show that got everyone talking. It is such a fun way to reboot your accessories.

Anya Hindmarch Bag with stickers

Created in collaboration with Charlotte Stockdale of Chaos Fashion, you can stick it to your work diary for a playful bit of visual motivation, but please note, those stickers are designed to adhere to surfaces permanently so once applied they cannot be removed.

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For the runway finale, Anya Hindmarch let the models waltz in life-size neon teacups onto the set while dancers clad in ultraviolet skeleton bodysuits performed a “Thriller”-style dance.

Anya Hindmarch Fixation

Great news is that you can shop the stickers off the next season’s runway, exclusively at NET-A-PORTER.COMicon.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Anya Hindmarch, Indigital, Chaos Fashion and © Sandra Bauknecht