Stella McCartney S/S 2013 On Sale


Stella McCartney knows exactly how women want to dress right now and that she has proved again for the S/S 2013 season. Her eco-friendly designs are one of the most wanted styles of all times. At the runway show in Paris, I spotted Charlotte Rampling who also told me how much she adores Stella’s style. Great news is that some of her summer must-haves are now on sale and I put a selection of the best pieces available for you together below. Just click on the highlighted text to be transferred directly.


Me front row at the Stella McCartney S/S 2013 show.
If you like my look, click here for the outfit post.


Lightweight and airy, the perfect companion for every day.
Airtex-mesh bomber jacket icon


There’s no other dress like the intense blue shift with transparent panelling for a head-turning entrance at every event.
Silk-organza and crepe dress icon


With this playful sporty look, you are sure to stand out in the office and at cocktail hour.
Printed silk shirt and matching pants icon


Spring meets sophistication with Stella McCartney’s LBD.
iconStrapless embroidered organza dress


My favourite for day and night.
Odilia organza and knit circle dress icon

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Selena Gomez Gets It


While promoting her new single ‘Come and Get It‘, Selena Gomez was spotted last Wednesday in NYC wearing a killer look from 3.1 Phillip Lim. And the slogan matches her new song…

Get her look: Get It Girl cotton-appliquéd silk-chiffon top iconand botanical-print silk tapered pants, both by 3.1 Phillip Lim, mid-length gabardine zip detail trenchcoat by Burberry London and two strap Elisabetta heels by Bionda Castana.


I am in love with 3.1 Phillip Lim’s botanical print for S/S 2013 and couldn’t resist this floral top iconand the matching Polly small flap clutch (also available at Vestibule in Zurich) that has been featured in the brand’s first ad campaign shot in New York City.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Via justjared and  © Sandra Bauknecht

The Colour of the Year is Emerald


“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A colour of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

Ladies and Gentlemen, drum roll please, it is official, EMERALD GREEN is the colour of the year according to Pantone, the authority and market leader in colour. One of the season’s hottest fashion trends, the timeless shade was seen on many S/S 2013 runways such as Gucci (my favorite), Kenzo and Burberry Prorsum (combined with another trend: metallics).

ICE-Watch_EmeraldICE Watch has launched a new unisex watch model in collaboration with Pantone dedicated to the trendy emerald tone, in two variants: emerald and white/white and emerald. 
Other trend colours will follow in the future.
ICE Watch Emerald White – CHF 109.00

From fashion to beauty, there are many ways to wear this vibrant colour from day to night and it’s a definite go-to for your next shopping trip!


Belted silk-twill blouse and matching silk-twill flared pants, both by Guccisuede platform pumps iconby Giuseppe Zanotti and Lulu leather shoulder bag iconby Saint Laurent.

Don’t forget to look for some gorgeous makeup products that will complement your new season look, now may be the best time.


A great way to get started with the new style are nail polish shades in sea hues. Draw attention to your manicure and you will be really hitting the trend.

The best ones available are: CHANEL Le Vernis in 657 Azuré and 667 Bel Argus (CHF 35.00 each), DIOR Vernis Bird of Paradise Duo 001 Samba (One Shot, CHF 47.00) and YVES SAINT LAURENT La Laque Couture 36 Vert D’Orient (CHF 38.00).

The nail polish shades are part of my two favourite summer beauty looks by DIOR and CHANEL. Have a look yourself how beautiful those collections inspired by enchanting animals are:


DIOR – Bird of Paradise

Inspired by Christian Dior‘s passion for color, the new collection tells the tale of an exotic faraway. Drawing from nature’s tropical paradises, the Bird of Paradise collection embraces the vibrancy of nature and translates to versatile, wearable shades for summer.
In stores now.

My personal must-haves:


DIOR 5 Coleurs Eye Shadow 374 Blue Lagoon (One Shot, CHF 92.00)
The legendary 5 Couleurs case is coated with shimmering pigments, inspired by the golden reflections of a peacock’s feathers. Stunning!


DIOR Diorshow Liner Waterproof Aqua Green (One Shot, CHF 34.00)
Add a fun pop of color to your eye makeup with this limited edition liner.



L’Eté de Papillon de CHANEL

Another amazing collection comes from the house of Chanel. Creative Director of Makeup Peter Philips was inspired by the dazzling colours of butterfly wings and created electric shades for the eyes. A stunning effect is achieved is through the application of colorful mascaras.
Available in Switzerland starting end of May 2013.

My personal must-haves:


CHANEL Stylo Eyeshadow 47 Blue Bay (CHF 47.00)
This exclusive creation is easily applied to highlight eyes with gleaming colour. The smooth-gliding pen has a cooling, water-infused formula for a shimmering veil on lids or precise definition.


CHANEL Mascara Inimitable Waterproof 37 Lime Light (CHF 47.00)
The iconic mascara in a long-wearing, waterproof formula that won’t flake or smudge comes this season vibrant limited edition shades of blue, green and yellow.

To complement such a vibrant beautiful eye makeup, choose lips in orange, apricot huesfollowing in the footsteps of Tangerine Tango, which was the shade of 2012
Stay tuned for an upcoming post in which I am wearing this beauty look.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel, Dior, Ice Watch, and © Sandra Bauknecht

Shop Now: The Silk-Mousseline Bow Tie


Amazing news this Sunday! For three days, you have the chance to pre-order before all other customers this softly looped black silk-mousseline bow tie by Saint Laurent – one of my favourite accessories for S/S 2013 which has sold out everywhere.

The neat leather band can be adjusted for the perfect fit. Wear yours with white to pay homage to the label’s iconic heritage. It will surely transform every outfit into a complete new look. Hurry as this must-have will sell out extremely fast.


LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Saint Laurent and via Vogue

Celebrity Style: The Perfect Leather Dress


Isabel Marant‘s Dreamy studded stretch-leather mini dress for S/S 2013 is a must for every fashion lover. Obiviously the Parisian-based designer loves a bit of Americana and took inspiration from Elvis and his passion for rhinestones and leather.

It was already seen on Blake Lively who combined it with cage sandals by Christian Louboutin.

LoL, Sandra

Fashion Days Zurich 2012: Closing Night


I have been meaning to show this post to you since quite a while but time just flies. Nevertheless, everything you see here, is in stores now which is a very good thing. I am sure there are some looks that have been shown on the runway of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Days Zurich International Closing Night last November that you will surely adore. So let’s get started.


Arzu Kaprol is known for her architectural femininity. A Paris Fashion week must, the designer of Turkish origin was inspired by “bones” for her S/S 2013 collection that she has kept in a muted color palette. Very pretty!


Dimitrios Panagiotopoulos is the designer behind the one of my favorite labels presented at the FDZ: Dimitri. A graduate from renowned fashion school ESMOD like me, he had worked for Jil Sander, Vivienne Westwood and Hugo Boss before launching his own label in 2007. His S/S 2013 designs are vivid and colorful, feminine and seductive.


Berlin-based designer Dawid Tomaszewski founded his eponymous label in 2009. His designs are inspired mostly by art and architecture. For S/S 2013, he came up with an extremely eye-catching collection in luxurious fabrics, of which every piece has the potential to become a favorite.


The culmination of the International Closing Night was the S/S 2013 show of New York-based designer Charlotte Ronson, who is part of the famous Ronson family. Her twin sister Samantha is a famous DJ and her brother Mark, a music producer and the face of Fan di Fendi pour Homme.

Sandra_Bauknecht_Charlotte_RonsonCharlotte Ronson backstage with me

Backstage she told me that water had been her main source of inspiration for this lovely slightly romantic collection. She combined ocean’s blues and greens with light yellows reminiscent of the sun. Her all time favourite, floral prints were of course also part of Charlotte’s designs. Personally speaking, what I liked most, was the mix of feminine details with a sporty approach, which took her looks from sweet to cool. Well done!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

In Love with Prada S/S 2013 Flowers & Fur


Miuccia Prada used Japanese elements, draped Duchesse satin and came up with a contemporary kimono style, while paying homage to Courrèges with ’60 silhouettes and red daisies. All mixed together, the Prada S/S 2013 collection has a very nostalgic feel while of course looking absolutely new and modern. That is something only Mrs Prada can come up with.



Photos taken in my favourite coat in my favourite Prada store in the world, ZURICH!


My beloved Prada accessories for S/S 2013.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Prada, © Sandra Bauknecht

Longchamp S/S 2013: You Should Be Dancing


Here is your exclusive preview of Longchamp‘s new S/S 2013 video that will debut tomorrow on February 12, 2103. This awesome campaign will put you in a good mood. Turn up the volume and you should be dancing…

I have to admit that I am sometimes feeling like Coco Rocha at the security check. I feel the urge to get those grumpy people to smile.

The old TWA terminal’s minimalistic design at JFK in New York reflects the architectural theme of the new S/S 2013 collection. Highlighting the season’s star bags: Longchamp 3D, LM Cuir and Gatsby Sport, Coco Rocha is set in scene as the glamorous, cosmopolitan traveler running to catch her plane, grabbing her bags from the luggage carousel, and passing through security.


The S/S 2013 collection is also dominated by the Finca Luisa statement print in saturated shades, structured shapes and an architectural vision. Exclusively created for Longchamp, this graphic motif was inspired by the houses characteristic of South American estates (finca in Spanish) and is a playful tribute to the Mexican architect Luis Barragàn, celebrated for his use of bold block color.

LoL, Sandra


Longchamp *DLongchamp 3D Bag



Longchamp Gatsby SportLongchamp Gatsby Sport Bag

Longchamp3Stills, ad and runway photos: Courtesy of Longchamp, Photos showroom: © Sandra Bauknecht

Trend S/S 2013: Get in Line


The combination of black and white is shaping up to be one of S/S 2013‘s hottest trends, namely in the form of stripes. Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino showed one of the most stunning two-tone takeovers. I am convinced that chances are high, that you already have a few black-and-white-striped pieces in your closet, but look for a style update to take it up a notch. To get in on one of summer’s boldest trends, step inside to shop my picks now.

Dresses from left to right:
Scooter striped stretch-twill dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
Striped cotton-blend sheath dress by Lanvin
Wide stripe sun dress iconby Dolce & Gabbana


Personally speaking, a striped blazer is my must for this season. An easy way to take your outfit to the next level.

Jackets from left to right:
Striped satin blazer iconby Balmain
Striped cotton-blend blazer iconby Lanvin
Stripe-print lurex blazer iconby Saint Laurent
Striped glossed rayure-effect blazer by Saint Laurent (I couldn’t resist this one…)

Saint_Laurent_Striped Sandals

Paloma suede and metallic sandals iconby Saint Laurent
Walk the line and have fun!

LoL, Sandra

A Closer Look at Mary Katrantzou S/S 2013


Great news for all fashionistas among you! The gorgeous Mary Katrantzou S/S 2013 collection has finally hit the stores!


Personally speaking, I am completely in love with Mary’s amazing prints that are this summer synonymous with foreign travel, as stamps were the exotic inspiration for her outstanding collection along with banknote sparkles. With a perfectly-placed print, those pieces are a striking choice iconfor day and night, an effortless way to wear bright and bold colours.

Showroom Mary Katrantzou SS2013

During Paris Fashion Week, I went to the showroom to marvel at all those beauties and I was in very good company. See who was playing dress-up:


From left to right:
Eugenie Niarchos, Sandra Bauknecht, Elena Perminova, Miroslava Duma, Mary Katrantzou, Tamu McPherson, Elisa Nalin, Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis and Viviana Volpicella.


From left to right: Sandra Bauknecht in Alias dress, Miroslava Duma in Ziggy dress, Viviana Volpicella in Kathmandu dress and Eugenie Niarchos in Lella print.



Mary Katrantzou with me


Silk dress with botanist print


Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis in Venezuela jacket with me in Teleport dress


Mary Katrantzou SS2013Mary Katrantzou S:S 2013

The collection makes all heads turn. Here are some of my favourite looks:



Starsailor biker jacket and leather skirt


Kathmandu  dress


Stamper dress



Ziggy dress



Teleport dress



Alias dress


Finally, Mary has added bags to her collection and those clutches are true beauties. The only question is which one do you want to get?





Amazing collaboration: Current/Elliott x Mary Katrantzou

The range comprises denim jackets, dresses, skirts and jeans – all of which are covered with bold prints, the likes of which the London-based designer is known for. The collection will hit the stores in February 2013.

LoL, Sandra


Mary_katrantzou_current_elliott_4Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Runway photos via and Buro24/