Forget the Ugly Christmas Sweater

Forget the ugly Christmas sweater, now it’s all about the ugly Christmas socks! One of a kind, unusual, whimsical, crazy: Burlington‘s Christmas socks rock the festive season and will definitely be a conversation opener at every party.

Burlington X-mas Socks for women and men are in stores now for CHF 15.00 each pair.

Have a Merry and Very Crazy Christmas!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Burlington
Photo of Kate Perry from this previous post.

Trending: Heels & Socks

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Fashion can be quite challenging as it likes to back and forth between faux-pas and the ultimate trends. What was an absolute no-go is now the must-have of the season. This summer it is the combination of heels and socks that shows the trendsetter. Grab a pair of heels, a pair of great socks and off you go. Here are the best ones available:

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From left to right: Bow-embellished stretch-lace socks by Gucciiconstriped cotton-blend knee socks by Marc Jacobslace-up ribbed cotton knee socks by Prada and intarsia knitted socks by Vetements + Reebok.

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From left to right: Striped sequined stretch-mesh socksicon by GucciLittle William embellished ribbed cotton-blend socks by Gucciruffled wool-blend socks by Alexander McQueen and star-intarsia knitted socks iconby Givenchy.

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I am embracing the trend with those lace socks by Dolce & Gabbana.

LoL, Sandra
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Photos: via Pinterest and © Sandra Bauknecht

Contest: Vote Your Colour

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Great news! FOGAL gives its customers the opportunity to vote on the colour range for their most popular style OPAQUE. Choose your top 5 favourite hues among 60. The shades that receive the most votes will be added to the OPAQUE leggings and pantyhose assortment.

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But you are not only influencing the colour rang but your participation also qualifies you for a chance to win: 5 pantyhose & 5 leggings of style OPAQUE in the colour of your choice.

Vote your colour

To enter, please click HERE or visit the nearest FOGAL store.
Entry valid from now through June 17th 2015. One entry per person – winner will be notified personally. No cash or other prize substitution permitted.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Fogal

Madame Fogal’s Tights Guide

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FOGAL is famous for its hosiery since over 90 years. This year, Swiss brand came up with an overly cute idea and has launched MADAME FOGAL, the online “Tights Guide – from How to Wow” that joins the cute illustration throughout the seasons, in all climates and at varying occasions, in order to benefit from her “leg insights”.

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Here, you can not only find the best ways of wearing fine hosiery, but also explore some insider knowledge on how to electrify the air with your presence. Definitely worth the visit!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Fogal

Mario Testino for Wolford

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When I saw Wolford‘s new advertising campaign shot by no other than Mario Testino, I was really impressed. The Austrian hosiery brand lives clearly a new spirit. Testino, who is one of the world’s most influential photographers, creates images, that evoke the essence of an emotive, self-confident femininity that is sensual and aesthetic whilst being stylish and provocative.

TO SHOP WOLFORD ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Wolford

Gorgeous Hosiery: Best of Wolford S/S 2013

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Personally speaking, I am truly fed up with this rainy weather and I am sure that you feel the same way. I enjoyed the sunshine in Cannes so much that it even feels harder to live through those extremely humid days. Thank God, I will be leaving soon to a warm sunny place.

As temperatures are freezing, I recommend upgrading your look with the help of some gorgeous hosiery. WOLFORD‘s S/S 2013 legwear collection features a wide range of striking patterns, summery ajour and luxurious embellished reinterpretations.

Have a look at my favourites below and start some serious networking… I will show you very soon how I wear those tights and stay-ups.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Wolford and © Sandra Bauknecht

The Great Gatsby

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Last night, the premiere of THE GREAT GATSBY marked the official opening of the 66th Cannes Film Festival with such fanfare Jay Gatsby would be proud. Unfortunately, I couldn’t accept the exclusive invite to attend this amazing event (Remember last year?) because of another ongoing project but great news is that I will be flying to Cannes next week to live once more this gorgeous red carpet feeling with Chopard.

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It’s definitely one of the biggest movies of 2013, directed by Baz Luhrmann. The film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s famous The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio as 1920s millionaire Jay Gatsby in the part that Robert Redford portrayed in the 1974 version of the film. The 2013 edition is narrated by Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) and Carey Mulligan plays Gatsby’s obsession Daisy Buchanan, along with Joel Edgerton as her husband.

THE STORY

„The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

The new blockbuster is the perfect example that there is ongoing dialogue within the worlds of fashion, art, film and architecture. The lavish throwback to the “Roaring Twenties” has already been a huge trend for S/S 2012 (for the previous post please click here).

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Harrods in London has taken inspiration from the new adaptation with a 1920s jazz-themed cocktail bar to celebrate the release of movie. At the famous department store, you can also shop ‘The Twenties’ return with a roar, as fringing and Art-Deco detailing add edge to architectural shapes. As Gatsby fever hits our screens with its champagne towers and shimmering wardrobe, has there ever been a better time to celebrate the beginning of the summer season?

CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE BEST 1920’S INSPIRED S/S 2013 FASHION AND BEAUTY.

Keeping this in mind, it is time to take a closer look at the magnificent costumes and jewels in Luhrmann’s film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic.

Total pairs of stockings/pantyhose/garterbelts from Fogal: 1,080
Total number of Prada party dresses: 40
Total number of crystals provided by Swarovski: 288,000
Most number of hair and make-up applications on any one day, for party scenes: 76
Total items of men’s formalwear and daywear produced for background talent by Brooks Bros.: 2,291

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Tiffany & Co., who counted F. Scott Fitzgerald himself amongst its clientele, was responsible for the spectacular jewels in the film. The cinematic collection is inspired by pieces from the brand’s archive, genuine products of the creative prosperity of the 1920s which have also inspired a new Gatsby-esque line for Tiffany & Co., the recently launched Ziegfeld range.

THE GREAT GATSBY COLLECTION BY TIFFANY & CO., INSPIRED BY BAZ LUHRMANN’S FILM

The Great Gatsby Savoy Headpiece
Tiffany designers crafted a magnificent headpiece in platinum for The Great Gatsby, bringing Daisy Buchanan to life. It features a detachable brooch, freshwater cultured pearls, 3.6-6.9 mm and round brilliant diamonds, carat total weight 25.04.
$200,000

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Miuccia Prada was behind the flappers dresses and ballgowns for the cast. The Italian designer teamed up with costume designer Catherine Martin to create a bespoke collection of 40 Roaring Twenties-style pieces, inspired by selected runway looks from the last 20 years. The glittering re-imagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s jazz-age classic stars. In the film the costumes take a leading role: shimmering silk gowns embroidered with crystal and sequins; velvets, furs and dancing fringing; flickering shades of emerald, jade, topaz and gold.

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“Our collaboration with Prada recalls the European flair that was emerging amongst the aristocratic East Coast crowds in the 1920s” says Martin. “The fashions of the time saw the development of a dichotomy between those who aspired to the privileged, Ivy League look of wealthy Long Island and those who were aspiring to European glamour, sophistication and decadence. Our collaborations with Prada reflect the collision of these two aesthetics.”

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The beautiful costumes will be on display in New York, Tokyo and Shanghai:
May 1 – 12, 2013 at the Prada New York Epicenter at 575 Broadway in New York City.
June 14 – 30, 2013 at the Prada Tokyo Epicenter store and following until mid-July at the IFC Mall in Shanghai.

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I am in love with Fogal‘s limited edition hosiery collection made exclusively for The Great Gatsby movie. This pure 20’s glamour is now available in all Fogal stores.

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Excited to see Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire in The Great Gatsby? I am inviting you to join today’s contest where you can win four amazing movie-inspired giveaways. A tee, a perfume bottle, a book mark and the movie tie-in book.

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This contest is open to everyone. To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “The Great Gatsby” to . All entries must be received until May 25, 2013. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules.

The Great Gatsby hits theatres today in Switzerland. Check out the trailer below!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Courtesy of Fogal, Harrods, Prada, Tiffany & Co., © Reuters and © 2013 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved.

Wolford Sale

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The Wolford US Online Boutique wants to wish you a great 2012 with this $15 discount code that will be valid from now and until January 31st, 2012.

It is a great way to start the year and it can also be used when purchasing sale items.
There is no minimum basket required and the second phase of the online sale will run until the end of January!

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My beloved Twenties fishnet tights are on sale at the moment internationally!

Don’t wait any longer to shop by clicking here or on the red banner above ! Remember to use your voucher code. It also includes FREE shipping!

LoL, Sandra

Trend Alert F/W 2011: Dots

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Yesterday I showed you the best dot tights for this season. They are a very good investment. This strong trend is staying for F/W 2011. Get ready to cover yourself in all manners of dots. On coats, dresses and on the legs, right on the spot and so hot!

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Wolford (see photos below) offers great dot designs through all of their product groups for F/W 2011, from the Bonny dots tights to the Bonny stay-ups. Modern dots can also be found on lingerie in the muted colours of nude and black and in their ready-to-wear line.

Put on your best dots!

LoL, Sandra

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The Best Dot Tights this Season

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Revived already on the last season’s runways, the hype sees no end – dot tights are still hot. The chic, French hosiery is the perfect lightweight alternative to heavy textured tights, these mostly-sheer hose provide ample leg coverage and a large dose of fun!

The trick to pulling off polka dot legs is to pair them with an equally bold patterned dress or top. My favourite ones are by Wolford and Falke.
(Available in different colours, tights and knee-highs).

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On the photo above you can see me wearing the Rebecca tights in sahara/black, green suede pumps by YSL.

If you like the pieces, you better start stocking up your closet. Both versions are seasonal and won’t be available for long.

LoL, Sandra

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