Mesh-ing Around With You

Meshing Around With you

Sportswear is a huge trend this S/S 2014 season and its stroke of sheer genius is mesh, wether it is seen on a sporty top, a sultry dress – or a sophisticated pair of heels. Nothing seems quite as fresh as a this airy material that is revealing parts of your skin. You can dress it up or keep it simple –  yet you will be sure to turn fashion heads this season.

Here are some suggestions for you to shop:

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Leather, suede and mesh sneakers iconby Karl Lagerfeld
Dunstable techno-mesh coat iconby Belstaff
Bandage and mesh dress by Hervé Leger
Mesh-paneled stretch-jersey top iconby McQ Alexander McQueen
Embellished cloqué and mesh top iconby 3.1 Phillip Lim
6 Suede and mesh ankle bootsicon by Alaïa
Embroidered honeycomb-mesh skirt iconby Lela Rose

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Get the Look: Tribal

Tribal-Patricia Schmid

This was one of the stunning looks we shot for L’Officiel Switzerland‘s launch issue. While Marco Grob photographed Patricia Schmid, I couldn’t resist to take some pics as well. She looked absolutely breathtaking in this tribal inspired outfit and made heads turn in front of the George V Hotel in Paris.

Get her look: Animal print jacketicon, matching dress and hat, all by Akris, bracelet by Pomellatoneon lime Charlize clutch and Freesia strappy sandals, both by Jimmy Choo.

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LoL, Sandra

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Charlize Clutch Jimmy Choo - Akris

Patricia in Akris und Jimmy Choo Close

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Mary Katrantzou x Adidas


Mary Katrantzou has been on the scene for less than six years yet her designs that are mostly inspired by flamboyant prints have become must-haves among fashionistas around the globe. I have been a huge fan of her work from her first collection and am over the moon about her newest success story: The Greek designer is to collaborate with Adidas.

Statement Sweater

Statement sweatshirt icon(S/S 2014) by Mary Katrantzou

The line that will comprise clothing and footwear is said to launch in November being a long-term union. Katrantzou follows in the footsteps of Raf Simons and Stella McCartney among others by joining forces with Adidas.

Oxanda Dress by Mary KatrantzouOxenda silk-jersey dress icon(S/S 2014) by Mary Katrantzou

Looking at her S/S 2014 designs inspired by shoe laces and sporty sneakers, it is obvious why the German sportswear brand has been eager to bring her amazing aesthetic to the house.

Sneaker print dress

Cocktail dress with sneaker print icon(S/S 2014) by Mary Katrantzou

Trompe l’oeil in a really fun way, we will surely get a kick out of it this winter!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Mary Katrantzou

Beach Bum

Beach Bum

This summer, you should take inspiration from sportswear for your beach attire and spice it up with some tribal details. Just make sure that your approach is completely luxurious. I recommend straps wrapped around your waist and vibrant prints. Accessories such as sunglasses, hats or embellished hair slides take your day in the sand to the next level of style. Use some bronzer for a sun kissed glow and add texture to your beach waves. Below is your shopping list:

Wings printed jersey maxi dress by Matthew Williamson icon
Leopard-print bandeau bikini by Matthew Williamson
Cat eye filigree gold-tone sunglasses iconby Dolce & Gabbana
Surf Bomb sea salt sprayicon by Original & Mineral
Printed flip flops by Givenchyicon
Mesh bra top iconby Gucci
Gold-tone and tortoiseshell-effect hair slide iconby Dolce & Gabbana
Shell Shocked gold-tone clutch by Charlotte Olympia
Mesh-trimmed silk crepe de chine dress by Gucci icon
10 Spotlight Groupie macramé-trimmed swimsuit by Eresicon
11 Number 7 cotton-terry beach towel iconby Karl Lagerfeld
12 Straw hat iconby Mulberry
13 Matte Radiance Baked Powdericon by Laura Mercier

LoL, Sandra

Must-Have S/S 2014: The Pleated Skirt

Pleats Please Cover SS2014

Pleats are a must this season, spotted at the S/S 2014 runway shows of Haider Ackermann, Victoria Beckham, Proenza Schouler and Dries Van Noten. But how do you wear this trend without looking too conservative? Actually, it is very easy. Calf length skirts are the way to go. Preferably they come with some metallic details to add a little bling to your look.

The three pleated skirts of desire are this summer:

1Plissé cotton-blend midi skirt by Dries Van Noten
2Snake-print pleated crepe maxi skirt by Dries Van Noten
3 Foil-paneled pleated cloqué maxi skirt iconby Proenza Schouler
(I couldn’t resist this one…).

LoL, Sandra

Proenza Schouler Skirt

Photos: Courtesy of Dries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler and © Sandra Bauknecht

Polka Dot It

Polka Dot It Trend SS2014 Cover

Feminine, sophisticated and reminiscent of 1950s elegance, for the new season polka dots returned to the S/S 2014 runway. At Burberry Prorsum they came in a modernized and bold way, while at Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino they appeared smaller in black and white or red – all aptly retro-inspired, especially given Moschino’s special anniversary show.

3.1 Phillip Lim Dotted Pashli ToteSo cute, a real must-have! Polka dot ‘Pashli’ satchel iconby 3.1 Phillip Lim

Polka Dot It Products SS2014

Shop the trendy look and get one of those amazing pieces:

1 Polka-dot cotton and lace shirt by No. 21
Febe stretch-mesh balconette bra by L’Agent by Agent Provocateur
3 Polka dot-print stretch-silk dress iconby Dolce & Gabbana
Leather-trimmed polka-dot canvas slip-on sneakers iconby Katie Grand Loves Hogan
Polka-dot linen shirt iconby Burberry Prorsum
Polka-dot cotton dress by Marni icon
Polka-dot silk bow tie by Saint Laurenticon
Chuck Taylor All Star polka-dot suede sneakers iconby Converse
9  Polka-dot cashmere and silk-blend scarf iconby Burberry Prorsum
10 Lilico flower-embellished leather sandals iconby Sophia Webster

Guerlain Insolence Crazy Touch

There is also a scent dressed in dots living up to the trend. Insolence, one of Guerlain’s iconic fragrances, is adopting a whirlwind of neon pink polka dots. A true collector’s item for lovers of the fruity floral scent or a great way to rediscover it.

Top notesRaspberry, red berries, lemon and bergamot
Middle notesViolet, orange blossom and rose
Base notes: Orris, sandalwood, tonka bean and musk

InsolenceLimited Edition Crazy Touch – Eau de Toilette 50ml bottle, CHF 110.00.
Available from March 1, 2014 on all Guerlain’s authorized points of sale.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the brands

Colour of 2014: Radiant Orchid

Pantone-Radiant Orchid

Global color authority Pantone announced its official shade for 2014: RADIANT ORCHID, a captivating and enigmatic purple! “While the 2013 color of the year Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Feeling inspired? Shop the trending colour to your wardrobe with my picks:

Radiant Orchid 2014 Mode

Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil iconby Aromatherapy Associates
Studded wool sweater by Versace
18-karat gold amethyst ring by Pippa Small icon
4 Queen Vic – Nail Polish by Butter Londonicon
Polished-leather and satin pumps iconby Lanvin

Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter!

Nouveau Fringe Bag

My favourite accessory: Nouveau suede fringe shoulder bag iconby Gucci.

LoL, Sandra

Love at First Swipe

New Shoes and Bags

Ladies, it is definitely time to get some new shoes and bags for the summer. This season, it will be hard to choose as the selection is huge.

As a little Valentine’s Day surprise in advance, I have an amazing offer for you, valid for two days (13-14 Feb 2014) only! You can earn a Gift Card up to $700 when you shop SHOES & HANDBAGS at Saks Fifth Avenue icononline. Use code SANDHB14 at checkout.

Spend $250 – $499 and get a $35 Gift Card
Spend $500 – $999 and get a $75 Gift Card
Spend $1,000 – $1,999 and get a $150 Gift Card
Spend $2,000 – $2,999 and get a $450 Gift Card
Spend $3,000+ and get a $700 Gift Card

Bags and shoes S:S2014

Here are some of the most wanted S/S 2014 pieces available to shop or to pre-order:

1 Patent Leather Cat-Print Mary Jane Ballet Flats iconby Miu Miu
Shaggy Deer Pale Blue Camo Backpackicon by Stella McCartney
Embroidered Mesh Ankle Boots iconby Valentino
Makeup Face-Printed Saffiano Tote iconby Prada
Zig Zag Crystal Pumps iconby Nicholas Kirkwood
Louis Woman Studded Leather Wedge Sneakers by Christian Louboutin
Small Striped Sac De Jour Tote iconby Saint Laurent
Leather & Striped Snakeskin Ankle-Strap Sandals iconby Pierre Hardy

LoL, Sandra

Meet the Olsen Twins and The Row

The Row - Olsen Twins Cover

Recently I was invited by Net-à-porter iconto London for an intimate evening with A-list style icons Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to preview their beautiful S/S 2014 collection. Named after London’s historic Savile Row, THE ROW delivers a directional take on tailoring with a focus on clean lines and refined cuts.

The Row S:S 2014

For the new season, the twins were inspired by travels around the world and imagined a modern, well-dressed nomad woman. There were references of Arabia in the long layers and the models’ veils, Northern Africa in the printed djellaba, a fishing village in the macramé sweater and matching cross-body hobo bag, and some Siberian influences in the dense outerwear.

It’s the first time Ashley and Mary-Kate are offering shoes, and they’ll be sold in limited editions. The Row’s fans would be wise to put their names on the list now.

Sandra Bauknecht with The Olsen twinsMary-Kate to the left and Ashley to the right with me

YOU CAN SHOP THE ROW ONLINE HERE. The best address to get an elegant downtown mix of superbly crafted wardrobe staples.

LoL, Sandra

The Row at Net-a-porter

Photos: Via and © Sandra Bauknecht

The Most Important S/S 2014 Runway Trends

Most Important Runway Trends for SS2014

Here is your ultimate S/S 2014 runway trend guide. This season, there is fashion for every personality. It’s about tribal details, the power of pleats and the beauty of flowers, whether they’re luxurious embroideries or bold statement prints. Take cues from your favorite gallery and wear something artful. Don’t forget to add something shiny and to work on your waistline to sport the new must-have cropped tops. Sportswear has made its way into our daily wardrobe and bermudas should be worn layered with a skirt or dress.

I hope that this little summary will inspire you to look for the right new season pieces that will instantly update a look. Enjoy your new task!

LoL, Sandra

Tribal Trend  for SS2014

Akris –  Givenchy – Donna Karan

Art Trend SS2014

Prada –  Chanel – Céline

SS2014 Fashion Trend _ Bermudas

Chloé –  Alexander McQueen – DKNY

Cropped Tops SS2014

Balenciaga –  Louis Vuitton – Salvatore Ferragamo

Sportswear for SS2014

DKNY –  Gucci – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Trend S:S2014_ Lace

S/S 2014 TREND 6: LACE
Valentino –  Stella McCartney – Nina Ricci

Lamé SS2014

Lanvin –  Versace – Etro

Pleats Please SS2014

Dries Van Noten –  Proenza Schouler – Victoria Beckham

Trend SS2014 Pastel

Miu Miu –  Burberry Prorsum – Christian Dior

Summer Black SS 2014

Bottega Veneta –  Saint Laurent – Dolce & Gabbana

Floral SS2014 Fashion Trend

Giambattista Valli –  Mary Katrantzou – Christopher Kane

Bold Colours at Night SS2014

Emilio Pucci –  Alberta Ferretti – Ralph Lauren Collection

Photos: Via