Lanz Dirndls – Simply Lanzy!


The Oktoberfest is not only about drinking specially brewed beer. The biggest folk festival in the world is also a showcase for beautiful dirndls – Southern Germany’s traditional dress. Guaranteed to make every woman beautiful, turn up the wow factor in a LANZ dirndl.

Based in Salzburg, the Austrian brand is synonymous with exquisitely made, traditional and classic dirndls. Founded in 1922 by Josef Lanz and Fritz Mahler, the company has grown into a world-famous brand worn by A-listers like Caroline of Monaco, Queen Elizabeth II of England, Elisabeth Taylor, among others. Long or short, complete with signature blouses and pinafores, a Lanz Dirndl is a timeless investment, destined to become a forever piece in your wardrobe. Personally speaking, I have never seen a woman who doesn’t look absolutely stunning in a dirndl. Such a feminine addition to your wardrobe, refine your Oktoberfest repertoire no matter where you are living.

Choose from among six pieces, four of which have been created exclusively for
Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of and Lanz

Exclusive: The Margot Lantern Dress in Blue

Margot Lantern Dress in Blue

Do you remember the beautiful Margot lantern dress by Roksanda Ilincic? It is now available in a gorgeous blue hue with yellow zip detail exclusively at iconfor £950. To shop, please click here.

I am completely in love with this dress and you?

LoL, Sandra


Race in Grace

The Race Dress

At the Formula One Grand Prix race on Sunday, May 27, Princess Charlene appeared in a Caraibe crêpe marocain Grand Prix dress iconby her all-time favourite Akris. The amazing print shows little race cars. Call this dressing for the occassion!

I have to admit that I am always proud when my fashion prediction comes true. Last October, I wrote that this would be the perfect dress for the princess to wear to this prestigious event.
(For the previous post, please click here.)

If you want to be on the fast lane fashionwise, shop the look hereicon.

LoL, Sandra

69951872Photos: Courtesy of Akris and Getty Images

Queen of Chic

queen_of_chic_clQueen's Chic

All eyes are on Britain right now as the nation prepares for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. To celebrate, I would like to spotlight more of the signature style of the (grand)mother of all fashion icons and the cool Britannia must-have sweaters you need to pledge allegiance and join the party.

Tuck Union Jack-print silk-chiffon dress iconby Vivienne Westwood Gold Label
Long Ball Union Jack-print silk-georgette gown iconby Vivienne Westwood Gold Label
Aireshire printed cotton-jersey sweatshirt iconby Aubin & Wills
Union Jack Bag sequined merino wool sweater iconby Markus Lupfer
Crown sequined merino wool sweater iconby Markus Lupfer

For the previous post on the most stylish Union Jack accessories, please click here.

LoL, Sandra

Dirndl Premiere – It’s Pre-Wiesn Time!


German fashion house Basler will be launching their first Dirndl collection during the so-called “Nacht der Tracht” tomorrow at Munich’s famous Löwenbräukeller. It is going to be a fun packed evening with lots of local celebrities as models for the fashion show.

Here is your sneak preview of this very colourful and fun collection. Peacock, leopard and tiger prints embellish the Bavarian dresses designed by Basler’s Creative Director Brian Rennie, who was with Escada before.

Makes me truly miss my time in Munich…

LoL, Sandra

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Dirndl 9Photos: Courtesy of Basler

A Must for S/S 2012: D&G’s Final Scarf Prints

D&G Prints

Those tiered „scarf“ printed maxi dresses with colourful, intricate motifs recall the lavish decadence of the early Nineties. The time when Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana‘s diffusion line D&G launched in 1994.

Those must-have gowns are your chance to invest in a piece of fashion history as the designer duo showed their final D&G collection for S/S 2012 with a masterful tribute to the label’s history reinvigorating archive prints to create a fabulously feminine collection.

Please click hereicon to shop those must-have looks.
Bye-bye D&G, you will be missed!

LoL, Sandra

Trend Alert Resort 2012: Two-Tone


Keep it simple and chic with a black and white two-tone dress or a sophisticated overall. Master the ladylike mood of the moment with clean-cut silhouettes and invest in one of those statement pieces that you will enjoy for many seasons.

Color-block stretch-jersey shift dress iconby Gucci
2 Two-tone crepe dress iconby Stella McCartney
3 Two-tone cashmere dress iconby Gucci
4 Ester crepe jumpsuit iconby IRO
Two-tone crepe dress with bow details by Valentinoicon
6 Two-tone jersey and silk dress iconby Jay Ahr
7 Two-tone silk and metallic leather dress by Gucciicon
Walky two-tone textured-leather tote iconby Yves Saint Laurent

Metallic leather or golden accessories will complement your look perfectly.

LoL, Sandra

Shop the Look: Fresh Florals

Fresh Florals Dresses

In the mood to shop the floral trend for S/S 2012?
Here are the best pieces available at the moment.
Just click on the highlighted text to be transferred directly! Happy Shopping!


1 Floral-print silk crepe de chine dress by Dolce & Gabbana
2 Floral-print silk crepe de chine dress iconby Sonia Rykiel
Floral-print silk-chiffon dress iconby Jason Wu

Fresh Florals- Skirts


1 Floral-print silk-georgette skirt iconby Proenza Schouler
Embroidered tulle skirt iconby Marc Jacobs (my personal must-have)
Floral-print ruched silk-chiffon skirt iconby Jason Wu

Fresh Florals- Tops


1 Floral-print jacquard blazer iconby Etro
Rose-print silk blouse by Prabal Gurung
3 Shay floral-print silk scarf iconby Jimmy Chooicon

Fresh Florals- Gowns


1 Lucietta floral-print silk crepe de chine gown iconby Erdem
Draped floral-print silk-chiffon gown iconby Roberto Cavalli

LoL, Sandra

Pulling a Pippa

Pulling a Pippa

Today, net-à-porter has released a gown almost identical to Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress that she wore to her sister Kate’s royal wedding to Prince William on April 29 this year.

The cowl-neck dream designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, is not exactly the same and comes with minor differences to the original gown. It has for example a covered zip at the back instead of fabric buttons and the sleeves and neck seams have been alternated. Pippa’s version was made of heavy ivory silk and a customized order.

In the mood for pulling a Pippa? I just couldn’t resist…

LoL, Sandra

Exclusive Versace for H&M Giveaway

Versace Forever Exclusive


00320mAs promised, here is the exclusive Versace for H&M giveaway for one of my dear subscribers. This amazing purple dress was specially made for the Versace for H&M fashion show last week in NYC and there are only two of those in the whole world!!! One is in my closet and the other one will go to you. The purple dress will not be sold in stores, only the black version as pictured above will hit the shelves.

Here is what you have to do to win this one-of-a-kind stunning piece:

To enter the contest, you have to be subscribed to my newsletter (which you can do to the left)

– Send me an e-mail to with your name and mailing address

– Include a comment how you would rock that purple dress and for which occassion you would wear it.


Only one entry per person! The winner will be chosen randomly.

The contest runs from now until Nov. 16, 2011 at 11:59pm CET (before the Versace for H&M collection launches officially) and the dress is an European size 38. It will be shipped internationally to the winner directly by H&M.

Have fun and good luck!

LoL, Sandra



IMG_4092Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht