Net-à-Porter Gift for London Fashion Week

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Today, I am off to London. In my suitcase are the most quintessential travel accessories you can imagine for fashion week. A few weeks ago, NET-A-PORTER’s iconic black box arrived on my doorstep personalized with my initials.

Inside, a luxurious edit of everything needed for the shows, a bespoke fashion week survival gift sent by the famous online shopping destination to influential bloggers and friends of the brand.

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The specially curated set of objects was wrapped in NET-A-PORTERicon’s instantly recognisable packaging whilst Paris-based illustrator, Damien Florebert Cuypers came on board to pen with pastel the most famous faces of fashion week.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Celebrating Monogram

Celebrating Monogram

LOUIS VUITTON’s “Celebrating Monogram” project takes place in honor of the house’s 160th anniversary. As announced this week in a previous post, six creative visionaries Christian Louboutin, Karl Lagerfeld, Rei Kawakubo, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry and Marc Newson reinterpreted the iconic Vuitton Monogram with a series of accessories. Finally the designs that will hit the stores Mid-October 2014 have been revealed.

Enjoy and better get yourself on the wait list now!

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The Shopping Bag ($5150.00) and Shopping Trolley ($23,300.00) by Christian Louboutin

For his contributions to ‘Celebrating Monogram,’ Christian Louboutin achieved a rather amazing mind-meld of his own signature codes – red (of course), metal studs, feminine bows – with those of Monogram.

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Camera Messenger ($4450.00) and Studio in a Trunk (Price on request) by Cindy Sherman

Perfect for globetrotters, visual artist Cindy Sherman drew on memories of the colorful hotel labels affixed to vintage Vuitton trunks. Her designs evoke Sherman’s own journey as a photographer.

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Twisted Box ($4400.00) by Frank Gehry

Renowned for his designs on a grand scale – the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Vitra Design Museum near Basel, among many others – architect Frank Gehry applies his avant-garde mastery to the construction of this sculptural bijou of a bag in Monogram canvas.

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The Punching Bag ($3400.00), Suitcase ($5900.00) and Punching Trunk (Price on request) by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld’s extravagant Boxing suite is surely the most flirtatious of this collaboration celebrating the French Maison’s grand tradition of special-order luggage.

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The Fleece Pack ($5900.00) by Marc Newson

Acclaimed as the most influential industrial designer of his generation, Marc Newson’s work ranges from concept jets to jewellery. When he accepted the invitation to join ‘Celebrating Monogram’ project, he set out to create a truly functional object; the result is this pure, sculptural backpack. My favorite!

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The Bag with Holes ($2790.00) by Rei Kawakubo

Upon seeing Japan’s first Louis Vuitton store in 1978, Rei Kawakubo discovered the allure of French craftsmanship and art de vivre. Today, the creator of Comme des Garçons applies her radical, refined aesthetic to a House icon, revisiting the Sac Plat with boldly conceived asymmetrical cutouts and raw-edged details to produce this provocative ‘Bag with Holes.’

For more information, please visit the dedicated website.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton, © Steven Meisel and © Karl Lagerfeld

Burberry Prorsum S/S 2015 Livestream

London Burberry Prorsum SS15 Livestream

Be part of Fashion Week and watch the Burberry Prorsum S/S 2015 fashion show live on Sandra’s Closet on Monday at 1pm London time. Here is your front row invite, enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Burberry Prorsum

Most Wanted F/W 2014: Chanel Sneakers

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There is no doubt! You are looking at the top sneakers of the season: CHANEL’s iconic style meets sports allure with an outstanding shoe design. Dream on, fashionistas, how much nicer grocery shopping would be if we all wore couture trainers. Spotted with everything you can imagine, from chic twin sets and casual everyday looks to ball gowns, the new CHANEL must-have features the iconic CC logo on the sole.

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Low or high like a boot, laced up until the knee, it comes in twenty different combinations of materials and colours: tweed in a multitude of effects (chevrons, woven, bouclé …), suede, in laminated, crackled or iridescent leather, and in distinct associations dominated by black and pink, orange, black and gold, red and green, pink and silver…

The CHANEL F/W 2014 sneaker will be available in CHANEL boutiques in September 2014. Also available at COLETTE in Paris from now to October 4th and at LANE CRAWFORDicon, ifc mall in Hong Kong from September 19th to September 29th.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Fresh Perspective

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Sometimes it is time for a fresh perspective on the contents of our closets. The summer 2014 had lots of trends to choose from, like crop tops, cutouts, and transparent pieces among other highlights. If you’re anything like me, you may already be more than happy to kiss some of those looks goodbye, but there are plenty, too, that you might be excited to wear during the upcoming season.

My look: Denim vest iconand wide belt, both by Saint Laurent, leather and wool top by Gucci, Altea crepe and silk-organza skirt iconby Stella McCartneyembellished textured-leather sandalsicon by Valentinofringed tote by Lanvingold-plated multi-strand necklace by Etroladder gold-tone chain braceleticon by Proenza Schouler, sunglasses by Céline, Lady Excalibur watch by Roger Dubuis and diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent Denim Vest 3

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Lanvin Bag Fringes and Stella McCartney Skirt

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Accessorize Your Dirndl

Oktoberfest 2014

The Munich Oktoberfest is one of the most famous events and the world’s largest fair. This year’s edition (September 20 – October 5, 2014) will be no exception. With some six million people attending every year, it is an important part of Bavarian culture.
Think Disneyland for adults. Think must do!

It’s very important to accessorize your look (great dirndls are available at Lola Paltinger). Here are some fun pieces, such as small purses, charms and sweet headbands:

1) iPhone 5 Cover Wiesn Edition by Iphoria
2) Wiesn stay-up by Falke
3) Printed scarf by Comma
4) Dirndl Charm by Thomas Sabo
5) Mia floral-embellished headband by Eugenia Kim
6) Agata ayers-trimmed appliquéd felted-twill clutch by Dolce & Gabbana
7) Wiesn Charm by Tiffany & Co.
8) Flower-embellished straw headpiece by Piers Atkinson
9) Kamaris suede and lace ankle boots by Jimmy Choo
10) Lavelle stretch-silk satin push-up bra by Agent Provocateur
11) Salty Pretzel rose gold-tone cubic zirconia earrings iconby Marc by Marc Jacobs
12) Spatzl Tambourine Bag by MCM
Available from September 20, 2014 at the MCM Munich Flagship Store on Brienner Str. 1.
Limited to 50 pieces.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Win the New Braun WaterFlex Shaver

Braun Waterflex Shaver Contest

Here is another contest for my Swiss Gentlemen! Today you can win the one of three new BRAUN WATERFLEX SHAVERS that cross the boundaries of wet shaving with electric shaving.

But stop! Personally speaking, I love beards and some of you might think the facial undergrowths are highly trendy so why shave them off?! “The hipster beard is on longer in fashion” was written all over the news!

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According to a study of the University of New South Wales, the beard trend has reached its peak in 2014. This ebb and flow may be guided by Darwinian selection, according to Australian scientists who detected that the more beards there are, the less attractive they become – giving clean-shaven men a competitive advantage.

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Therefore Gentlemen, I am happy to help you. It’s perfect timing to win the brand-new Braun WaterFlex Shaver. Specially designed for use with water, foam or gel, it combines the best of both worlds. Shave in the shower, bath or simply with damp skin in front of the mirror – convenience is key. As with all Braun products the technology is first rate.

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With a flexible shaving head, an anti-slip handle and special OptiBlades™, WaterFlex offers everything men need for a shave with ideal thoroughness leaving behind an amazing feeling of soft skin. It is heaven for all women who are longing for a soft kissing experience. And for all who like a little tickle, the shaver also offers an integrated precision trimmer to keep the beard properly groomed.

The WaterFlex comes in four finishes; black, white, blue and red. It’s available now for CHF 185.00.

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To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Braun WaterFlex Shaver” to . All entries must be received until September 15, 2014. 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 winner has to have a Swiss address.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Braun and via GQ Magazine

My Look: Wild Flower

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Finally, we had a sunny weekend in Switzerland and I got to wear some of my S/S 2014 pieces that had been left untouched in my closet due to the dreadful weather of the last weeks. Here you see me strolling through the city of Zurich on Saturday.

My look: Printed cotton-poplin bustier dressfloral print long cardiganicon and lace sandals, all by Givenchysmall ‘Sac de Jour’ tote iconby Saint Laurent, sunglasses by Céline, diamond ring and diamond bracelet, both by Vainard Fine Jewellery, Limelight Gala watch by Piaget.

LoL, Sandra

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Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

Clinique Chubby Cheek

Great news! The famous CLINIQUE Chubby Sticks are now available for the cheeks.
A creamy, mistake-proof application that creates a healthy-looking glow in an instant. The oil-free gel builds and blends easily to create the ultimate rosy cheek. The range of universally flattering shades mean there’s a color for everyone.

Available for CHF 29.00 in Amp’d up Apple (blushing red), Robust Rhubarb (blushing peach), Roly Poly Rosy (blushing pink) and Plumped Up Peony (blushing plum).
TO SHOP ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of Clinique

My Look: Happy

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On Wednesday, I had a busy afternoon. First I went to Marionnaud’s press conference to explore the house’s newest beauty brand BE CREATIVE MAKEUP, followed by a fashion show with Montblanc for the 6th edition of MODE SUISSE inside Zurich’s Lichthof.

This week has been perfect, many amazing things have happened and I am extremely happy. That might have been the reason for the pink splash of color I added to this elegant outfit giving it a joyful and fresh upgrade. And as you see, I had quite some fun taking those pictures.

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My Look: Elaphe-paneled wool sweater and snake-print silk-satin and chiffon skirticon, both by Jason Wumetallic snake-effect leather pumpsicon and pink pussybow silk necktie, both by Saint Laurentfringed tote by Lanvin and diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.
Lips: Kiss Kiss Shaping Cream Lip Colour in 361 Excessive Rose by Guerlain.
Nails: Le Vernis Nail Colour in 619 Pink Tonic by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of Montblanc