Beat the Afternoon Slump

During the winter months, I often feel super-tired once the afternoon rolls around. After powering through the morning with productivity, the wall hits me in the afternoon. Putting my head on my desk and taking a quick nap is suddenly very appealing. Nope, no such luck!

It doesn’t mean that you are sick, feeling kind of sleepy during the second part of the day is human nature. People naturally experience dips in energy levels because of circadian rhythms.

As I don’t want to drink too much caffeine (I have already lots in the morning…), I have been looking for an alternative to give me a boost of energy during an afternoon slump. The Nue Co.’s ‘Power Up’ supplementicon is a natural caffeine hit that’s blended with Brazilian Guarana Seeds – «an espresso minus the jitters,» says the brand. It’s formulated with Goji Berry to aid digestion and organic Maca for high endurance. I can truly recommend it.

TO SHOP THE NUE CO.’S ‘POWER UP’ SUPPLEMENT, CLICK HERE PLEASE.


iconABOUT THE NUE CO.

Focused on the Danish principles of simplicity and creativity, Jules Miller started wellness brand The Nue Co. after years of trying vitamins to support her lifestyle. Based in London and LA, it’s committed to creating responsibly sourced supplements using organic foods. Simply add a teaspoon to hot or cold drinks to boost your skin, energy and digestive system.

To try the brand’s other supplements, I recommend ordering the Reboot Travel Set. Different products in small sizes.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Wasserngrat Lunch

A must-do while visiting Gstaad is having lunch at Wasserngrat Restaurant on a beautiful sunny day. It is always Saturday’s highlight during the ASW Winter Weekend in December. Once you are on the sun deck, you will understand the Swiss ski resort’s slogan: «Come up and slow down».

My look: White mink coat with floral intarsia, intarsia jacquard flowers cardiganicon, and rose print silk shirt, all by Guccipaneled leather and jersey leggings by Givenchyicon, vintage white mink ear muffs and 2.55 quilted bag with attached hanger, both by Chanel, fur snow boots by Prada Linea Rossa, white leather gloves by Prada and Audrey wayfarer sunglasses by Céline.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography

Cinderella Slippers

«One shoe can change your life.» – Cinderella

A must for 2019 – live the modern fairytale with these pumps that reference the fragility of Cinderella’s glass slippers in a contemporary context. They’re crafted with a high heel and flattering point toe, then made of or at least covered with PVC for protection from the wear and tear of a night on the dancefloor – a striking statement on freeing women from constraints.

LoL, Sandra

Cinderella crystal-embellished PVC pumps by Dolce & Gabbana


Embellished PU pumps by Stella McCartney


iconCrystal-buckle PVC and lamé pumps by Midnight 00


iconShell polka-dot PVC and tulle pumps by Midnight 00
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Shell metallic PVC pumps by Midnight 00

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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M∙A∙C Carnival Limited Edition

This Carnival, feel the fervor in a full-force lineup of light-catching colour and hypnotic glitter. Layer supercharged shades of Dazzleglass over Lipstick for colour that’s completely your own, and intensify eyes in five shades of Dazzleshadow, colour-shifting Pigment, Liquidlast Linder and In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Lash. Then get euphoric with the stars of the season: five show-stopping shades of Glitter and shimmering Prep+Prime Fix+ in Goldlite.

LIPSTICK
Ruby Woo very matte vivid blue red (matte)
Hot Like Salsa bright pinkish coral (velvet matte) / Breathing Fire bright warm fuchsia (matte)
Coco-del-Rio mid-tone brown (satin) / Soleil Soleil warm nude (cremesheen)
CHF 28.00


DAZZLEGLASS
Money Honey mid-tone rosy mauve with red pearl /
Go for Gold gold / Extra Amps sheer bright blue pink with blue and pink pearl
Get Rich Quick warm yellow brown / Rags to Riches plum pink with teal and red pearl
CHF 26.00


DAZZLESHADOW
Let’s Boogie black with sparkles / Sparkling Moment black with purple and red sparkles
Let’s Roll red bronze with high sparkles / Slow / Fast / Slow bronze with red sparkles
I Like 2 Watch mid-tone brown with gold sparkles
CHF 31.00


GLITTER
Yellow Gold gold / Fuchsia Hologram 3D fuchsia / Heliotrope purple
Black Hologram 3D dark grey / Silver Hologram 3D silver
CHF 35.00

PIGMENT
Rose rose with copper sparkle (frost)
CHF 35.00
LIQUIDLAST LINER 
Point Black – black (matte) / Misty Me – bright silver (pearl) / Naked Bond – copper (pearl)
CHF 28.00
IN EXTREME DIMENSION WATERPROOF LASH
CHF 31.00
PREP+PRIME Fix+
Goldlite
CHF 26.00

M∙A∙C Carnival Limited Edition (in some countries it is called M∙A∙C Glitter Tripper collection)
Exclusively available at www.maccosmetics.ch from today.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of M∙A∙C Cosmetics

Girls Can Do Anything

Girls can do anything – that should be our mantra for 2019. It is definitely my New Year’s Resolution. I was so happy to be reminded of this thanks to this beautiful message «Sandra Can Do Anything» by ZADIG & VOLTAIRE.

Embody a radiant, uninhibited and impertinent new feminism.
Break free from conventional opinions in the blink of an eye.
Become emancipated with a click of your heels.
Be the master of your own choices, attitudes and actions.
Take charge with a disarming smile, and conquer male territory, with confidence and nonchalance.

GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING by ZADIG & VOLTAIRE
Feminine Fougère

Top notes: Bergamot, orange blossom and pear
Middle notes: Tonka bean
Base notes: Vanilla, fern, musk and ambroxan

Available as Eau de Toilette 30ml (CHF 72.00), 50ml (CHF 104.00) and 90ml (CHF 135.00).

To a Happy 2019. Dare the unexpected, with elation – skateboarding in stiletto heels and
boxing with the grace of a ballerina. That is Sandra’s Closet!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: To a Sparkling 2019

Wishing you a great, prosperous, blissful, healthy, bright, delightful, energetic and extremely sparkling Happy New Year 2019 with this outfit post from Gstaad.

My look: Magpie sequined jersey sweater by Mary Katrantzouicon, classic plonge leather shorts by Saint Laurenticon, ice cube clutch bag and earrings, both by Chanelsequined mesh knee boots by Dolce & Gabbana and Horsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknechticon

My Favorite Outfits of 2018

It is the last day of the year and I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2018. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments. 12 months, versatile looks, shot in many different places in the world. I am proud of myself as I wrote each day of 2018 at least one post.

To a fabulous 2019, wishing you only the best and I hope that you will keep following Sandra’s Closet for the next years to come!

LoL, Sandra

JANUARY 2018: Ready, Set, Snow!

Life in Black & WhiteTulumMira Mikati

Rooftop BarBeach Culture

AntwerpI Love Denim

FEBRUARY 2018Birthday Fun

Greetings from Vienna Obsessed with Style – Dogs & Watches

Heathrow  Happy Valentine’s Day  Love Always London

MARCH 2018: Bohemian Dream

Upgrade Your Chic – Going Public Glow Up

Sheats-Goldstein House Los AngelesBurgundy & Blue

APRIL 2018: Happy Prada Easter

Paris Culture Seasonless is the New TimelessMini Dress

Greetings from the ChampagneDollars

MAY 2018: Chloé Nomade

Back to the ’80sGreen JumpsuitPrada Comic

The High and LowCropped Top & High-Waist Jeans

St. Tropez Vintage Viktor & Rolf

JUNE 2018: Bagatelle Beach

Dîner en Blanc in ParisArt in the Park XVIMy Prada Summer Inspiration

Cannes Film Festival 2018Hello Summer

La BombaNever Look Back, Baby!

JULY 2018Desperate Housewife

Happy Fourth of JulyRacer GirlInto the Blue

SummerPool Float

AUGUST 2018Zoofäscht 2018

Lunch in RamatuelleGinghamZurich Street Parade

Let’s Play in Paris The Great Gatsby Party

FloralIt’s Getting Hot in Here

SEPTEMBER 2018Pineapple

My Summer of LoveFashion at Globus in ZurichContemporary Fashion

Do What You Love and Do It OftenI Love the Stripe HypeSay It With Flowers

ArachnophobiaTriple S

OCTOBER 2018: The Lace Jumpsuit

ZFF 2018Women of Impact

Falling For YouHello from Seoul

NOVEMBER 2018: Kispi 2018

Hybrid Fashion – Let’s Cook Up Something Great

Fishtank Dress – Hola Madrid!

DECEMBER 2018: Do You Speak Prada?

Santa MonicaRed LeopardFendimania

Christmas Tuesday Balmain 44 François Premier

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Hermès Celebrates in Gstaad

Last Friday, HERMÈS celebrated the reopening of its store in Gstaad with a cocktail inside the retail space followed by an after party at the Tennisclub.

After 6 months of renovation and expansion, the shop, that was first opened in 1974 in the internationally renowned Swiss Alpine ski resort, offers a brighter and larger retail space of 165 m² with a new entrance and a second floor. Designed by RDAI, a Parisian interior design firm, the team was particularly concerned with preserving the uniqueness of the typical mountain architecture and selecting exceptional materials that emphasize the natural character of its surroundings.

A newly positioned entrance and four large windows along the facade create a sunlight filled interior and offer a beautiful view of the pedestrian area of ​​Gstaad.

On the ground floor you will find the silk collections for women and accessories, while the ties and perfumes for men are arranged on both sides of the main entrance. Moreover there is a spacious area dedicated to leather goods, watches and equestrian collections.

The second floor, which plays with the design codes of the traditional chalet interior, is dedicated to the ready-to-wear and shoe collections for men and women as well as the collections for the home.

Gstaad – come up and slow down – and shop at HERMÈS.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of HERMÈS and © Sandra Bauknecht

Regenerating Plant Oil by Christophe Robin

iconThis is such a great multipurpose product that it deserves its own post. The Regenerating Plant Oil by Christophe Robin transforms damaged or frizzy hair as well as dry skin and leaves both feeling instantly softer and more hydrated.

Lightweight and non-greasy, this versatile formula is blended with antioxidant-rich prickly pear seed, rice bran and sweet almond oils to protect and nourish and is free from parabens, silicone and colorants. The best is its powdery fragrance with notes of Calabrian bergamot, jasmine and ylang-ylang.

One product that helps me survive the dry and cold air here in Gstaad in the Swiss mountains.
TO SHOP THE REGENERATING PLANT OIL, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra
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Photos: © Christophe Robin

My Look: Balmain 44 François Premier

This year Olivier Rousteing launched a new BALMAIN eveningwear collection, called 44 François Premier, named after the Paris address of Pierre Balmain’s original atelier. It pays homage to couture and the house itself. The label is white and bigger than the usual Balmain tag. The gowns are delivered in a beautiful white box. Here you see me wearing one with a beautiful train from the F/W 2018 capsule collection for the ASW Winter Weekend charity gala dinner in Gstaad Mid December. The report will follow shortly.

My look: Off-the-shoulder button-embellished grain de poudre wool gown by Balmainleather platform pumps by Gucci, vintage eagle clutch and matching earrings, both by Chanel. Rose diamond ring by Piaget.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography