Mytheresa – Best Items on Sale

Best Items on Sale at Mytheresa

MYTHERESA has started the winter sale and I browsed through the selection to put together a list of items you cannot go wrong with. Have fun shopping!

Rockstud Noir haircalf kitten heels by Valentino
Every season re-interpreted – an awesome pair to get on sale.

2 Susanna studded ankle boots by Chloé
Already a classic.

3 Leather ankle boots by Saint Laurent
Something that belongs into every woman’s closet.

4 Falabella striped clutch by Stella McCartney
Such a beautiful piece to be kept forever.

5 Obsedia leather and calf hair shoulder bag by Givenchy
Show your stylistic command with this object of desire.

6 Leather shorts by Isabel Marant Etoile
A great investment for the next season.

7 Leather and woll-blend biker jacket with fur collar by Victoria Beckham
You need a biker jacket and this one is perfect. No discussion!

8 Leather accented pencil skirt by Burberry London
Sexy and sharp. All said.

LoL, Sandra

Stills: Courtesy of Mytheresa

Mulberry Bayswater Shoulder

FW2013-Mulberry-Bayswater Shoulder

As seen at the label’s F/W 2013 show, Mulberry‘s has a new member joining the iconic ‘Bayswater’ family: the BAYSWATER SHOULDER.

This structured style is topped with a handle for the larger version and is conveniently divided into separate compartments, each with a secure zipped pocket. The signature postman’s lock hardware has been updated in a smaller size, holding the layered strap detailing in place. Attach the optional shoulder strap to go hands-free or wear it cross-body.


1Bayswater Shoulder Textured Lizard, Bright RedMy favorite is the MINI BAYSWATER SHOULDER BAG iconin red.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Mulberry

My Look: Plaid Factor

Sandra Bauknecht - Saint Laurebnt - Plaid Factor

This winter, it is all about the plaid factor. The pattern that somehow manages to straddle the not-so-fine-line between preppy and punk has suddenly proven itself as this season’s principle print. Check your boyfriend’s closet for an oversized version or shop Saint Laurent‘s iconic piece offering the perfect avante-garde grunge aesthetic.

My look: Plaid shirtleather shift dress and studded leather boots, all by Saint LaurentBamboo leather tote iconby GucciStephanie gold-tone necklace by Lanvin, Limelight Gala watch and rose diamond ring, both by Piaget.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent 205

Gucci Bamboo Bag - Piaget rose Ring

1-Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent 202

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent 206

1-Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent 20

Saint Laurent - Lanvin Love Necklace

Saint Laurent Studded Boots -1

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent 208

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent 204

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent 210

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

A Gift from Valentino

A Gift from Valentino

Spotted on Valentino’s F/W 2013 runway, this new calf leather clutch is the ultimate statement accessory. It features a front strap detail that is as functional as it is fashionable. You might imagine my excitement when this beauty arrived personalized with my initials and a handwritten note from the house’s designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, at my doorstep. Thank you, Valentino, for one of the best gifts ever!

LoL, Sandra

Valentino Bag SB 2

Valentino Letter

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Best Collection of the Season: Valentino

Valentino FW2013 Cover Final

Let me show you my favourite collection for the new season: VALENTINO. Watching this runway show in Paris along with celebrities such as Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie, my heart was beating faster and I was thinking: those pieces have to find a way into my closet!

Valentino FW2013-Runway

Inspired by the paintings of Flemish Old Masters (Vermeer in particular), Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli‘s latest collection is absolutely exquisite.

Of course, punk is the trend of the season, but my heart beats for those little white collars and the amazing feminine dresses. The outstanding embellishments are blended with materials: carpet textures, embroidery inspired by Delft ceramics, and chiné and jacquard motifs that reproduce them on knitwear.

Valentino Noir

And to live my grunge moment, I will invest in the famed rockstud accessories to match.


Valentino’s ad campaign for F/W 2013 was shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and shows how fashion meets art in perfection: striking portraits set against ornate still life images of flowers, food and accessories.

sandra bauknecht, maria grazia chiuri and pier paolo piccioli

Framed by the lovely designer duo, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.

I was so happy to visit the Valentino showroom the next day after the show to explore this amazing collection up close. The moment I saw and felt the details, the outstanding craftsmanship and beautiful designs, I have been even more in love with the collection, if that is anyway possible… Great news is that most of the pieces are hitting the stores now.

To shop, just click on the highlighted text below! Have fun!

LoL, Sandra

Valentino 1

Valentino Black Dress FW2013

Leather-trimmed wool-blend dress icon

Valentino 2

Valentino Tapestry Dress FW2013

Tapestry-lace mini dress icon

Valentino 3

Valentino Sweater FW2013

Beaded tulle-detailed wool and cashmere-blend sweater icon

Valentino 4

Valentino Dress FW2013

Intarsia stretch-knit dress icon

Valentino 6

Embroidered plastron bonded nappa leather dress icon

Valentino Coat FW2013

Scalloped wool and silk-blend coat icon

Valentino 8

Valentino Dress white FW2013

Beaded tulle and wool-blend crepe mini dress icon

Valentino 9

Valentino Runway Pumps FW2013

Patent-leather and velvet T-bar pumps icon

Valentino 10

Valentino FW2013 Shoes Runway

Patent-leather and velvet T-bar pumps icon

Valentino 11

Valentino 12

Valentino Rockstud Mink

Rockstud mink and leather clutch icon

Valentino Rockstud 3

Valentino Rockstud FW 2013

Valentino Rockstud Bag FW2013

The Rockstud leather trapeze bag icon

Valentino Rockstud Rouge

Rockstud Rouge Leather Pumps

Rockstud Rouge pumps

Rockstud Rouge
Runway and ad campaign photos: Courtesy of Valentino, all other photosicon: © Sandra Bauknecht

Novelty Sweatshirts

Novelty Sweatshirts 2

Here is your guide to master the huge sweatshirt trend for F/W 2013 with no sweat. The style set can’t get enough of this season’s cool comfy tops. Tap fashion’s slogan sweatshirt craze or go for a floral or embellished version. Highlight a print by wearing skinny pants and sneakers. The great thing about those novelty sweatshirts is that you can also upgrade them with a sexy skirt and a pair of heels. And don’t forget, grey is the colour to think about first!

Novelty Sweatshirts FW2013

Personally speaking, I am crazy for this amazing cloud-print cotton-jersey sweatshirt iconby Kenzo and the black cotton sweatshirt with colourful ‘brain’ print iconby Christopher Kane.

1 Beta oversized cotton-blend fleece sweatshirt by ACNE
Silk sateen-paneled jersey sweatshirt iconby Markus Lupfer
3 Embroidered cotton sweatshirt iconby Matthew Williamson

Bird-flocked cotton sweatshirt iconby McQ Alexander McQueen
Quilted jersey sweatshirt with eagle motif by Stella McCartneyicon
Horsing Around cotton sweatshirt iconby J.Crew

Riot cotton-blend terry sweatshirt by Zoe Karssenicon
Jonker cotton-jersey sweatshirticon by Karl Lagerfeld
Féline cotton-blend jersey sweatshirt by Brian Lichtenberg

10 Embellished cotton-jersey sweatshirt iconby Markus Lupfer
11 Embellished olive green cotton-jersey sweatshirt by Lanvin icon
12 Sopo crystal-embellished cotton-jersey sweatshirt iconby TNTees

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the brands, Style, © Splash, © Sandra Bauknecht

Luxury Must Be Comfortable, Otherwise…

The Essential

Coco Chanel once said: “Luxury must ne comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury…”. Wishful thinking and not always true – unfortunately.

Fashion weeks are approaching and I start slowly getting myself organized for some stylish but comfortable outfits in which I can run around the whole day and look good at the same time.

Here you see today’s shopping obsession: Tiger-intarsia knitted sweater by Kenzostretch-leather skinny pants iconby The RowEmile textured-leather tote by Alexander Wang (love its rose gold-finished design) and black leather ankle boot with metal chain by Givenchy (one of the hottest shoes of the season).

Smythson runway notebook

My notes and my iPhone should look stylish as well with the runway textured-leather notebook by Smythson anicond the chain-embellished cover iconby Moschino.

I will finish off the look with some statement nails and vibrant lips: Giddy Kipper nail polish by Butter London and Persistence matte lip color iconby Kevin Aucoin.

LoL, Sandra

Moto Jackets – F/W 2013 Must-Have Items

Trend F:W 2013 Moto Jackets

The Moto Jacket (aka fall’s must-have itemshould be in your closet right now.

Just when I thought it had gone to biker heaven, this topper pops up on most of the major F/W 2013 runways in every way possible, floral at Givenchy, classic at Saint Laurent and sexy at Jason Wu. The biker jacket is a super-easy way to work this season’s grunge trend and to add some edge to any outfit. Try one of these amazing ones below:

Moto Jackets FW 2013

Leather biker jacket iconby Balmain
Cracked-leather biker jacket by Proenza Schoulericon
3 Two-tone textured-leather biker jacket by Faith Connexion
Hyde paneled leather biker jacket iconby IRO
Jovanna neon stretch-denim biker jacket iconby Karl Lagerfeld
Herringbone wool-blend biker jacket iconby Junya Watanabe
Karle leather biker jacket iconby J Brand
Leopard-print ribbed leather jacket by 3.1 Phillip Limicon
9 Trompe l’oeil leather biker jacket by Alexander Wang

Sandra Bauknecht-Moto Jacket-Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Biker JacketClassic leather biker jacket by Saint Laurent (my favourite one as you can see above)

McQueen Biker JacketRoyal blue nubuck biker jacket iconby Alexander McQueen (now on my wish list)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via, © Sandra Bauknecht

F/W 2013: Asian Exoticism

Asian Exoti

The influence of Asian exoticism has inspired fashion designers over decades. This season is no different from previous ones. For F/W 2013, the combination of oriental prints and modern outfits has been spotted on the runways. Below are some of my favourite pieces available now. The background photos were taken during my recent trip through China in Guilin.

Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace Asia FW 2013

Beaded resin and gold-plated necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane

Mary Katrantzou FW 2013 Asia

Fawi wandering river strapless dressicon by Mary Katrantzou

Balmain Top FW2013 Asia

Embellished tank top with Asian garden print iconby Balmain

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via and © Sandra Bauknecht

There Is Something About Mary

Mary Katrantzou for Moncler

There is something about Mary that we all love! She is not only extremely charming but also one of the most talented designers of our time. Besides her amazing eponymous line, she has collaborated with the likes of Longchamp, Topshop and Repetto. This season, Mary Katrantzou has created a capsule collection in collaboration with Moncler, mixing the Italian house’s signature style with her iconic feminine cuts and bold graphic prints.

The exclusive collection MONCLER M will be available in Moncler boutiques worldwide from August 2013. As those pieces will surely be flying off the shelves, I recommend the following: 
PRE-ORDER THE MONCLER M COLLECTION HERE iconand be the first to wear it.

LoL, Sandra












Photos: Courtesy of Moncler