It-Bag Alert: Chanel’s New Gabrielle

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Bag aficionados, here we go! Meet CHANEL‘s new GABRIELLE bag. The official advertising campaign is announced to launch on April 3rd 2017, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld and featuring four guests of honour: Kristen Stewart, Caroline de Maigret, Pharrell Williams, along with Cara Delevingne.

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All four of them have woven strong links with CHANEL. Kristen Stewart has appeared in several fashion and beauty campaigns since 2013. Model, music producer and writer, Caroline de Maigret is also a close friend of Karl Lagerfeld. Pharrell Williams appeared in the designer’s short film that celebrated the Paris-Salzburg collection; he composed the film’s music and was the face of that same collection alongside Cara Delevingne, who is ever loyal to Karl Lagerfeld.

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First presented at the S/S 2017 show, CHANEL’s GABRIELLE bag is like a mischievous wink to Gabrielle Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld wanted it to have the same aesthetic and practical spirit in that blend of strength and elegance that characterises CHANEL handbags. Fitted on a rigid thermoformed base, the main body of the bag is extremely light and ultra-supple: this contrasting structure gives it perfect stability and makes finding belongings effortless. In tune with a continuing search for comfort advocated by the founder of the House, it hugs the silhouette, moving with the gait and never hindering it.

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Its adjustable strap comes with a double chain woven from leather and golden and silver metal. A highly original detail permitting several ways of wearing it: over the shoulder, across the body or both at the same time, with the chain going over one shoulder and then diagonally across the other.

Stay tuned – more to come in April! I am already in love…
#TheCHANELGABRIELLEbag

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Chanel, Sketch: © Karl Lagerfeld/Chanel

My Look: Gstaading

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This was my outfit that I wore to the fondue lunch at Wasserngrat during the ASW Winter Weekend in Gstaad in December. Switzerland is such a beautiful country and being in the mountains always makes me happy.

My look: Ski jumpsuit with leather belt and fur snow boots, both by Prada Sport, slub cotton topicon by James Perse, zipped cardigan with fur details, Linea G 2 leather-trimmed canvas shoulder bagicon, GG pattern jacquard stole and rabbit-felt fedora, all by Gucci, diamond earrings by Cartier and mirrored sunglasses by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © David Biedert

Make Every Day Valentine’s Day

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Looking for new and creative ways to show your loved one how much you care? You don’t have to save romance just for February 14, why not make every day Valentine’s Day! Saying «I love you» has never been easier, especially for those finding it hard to express their feelings directly. Gentlemen, here we go, I have the perfect gift.

Dolce & Gabbana‘s printed metallic leather box clutch is crafted from laser-cut metallic leather and printed with a playful message designed to look like lipstick. This Italian-made accessory has a handy internal mirror and the label’s signature flower-embellished padlock. Attach the strap to carry it over your shoulder.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

La Mer – The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum

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Today I would like to introduce to you La Mer‘s newest launch: The Revitalizing Hydrating Serum for continuous hydration and energy. I am loving it!

This deeply replenishing serum awakens vitality one drop at a time, flooding skin with sea-sourced actives and the healing energies of the brand’s famous Miracle Broth™ Tiny micro-droplets of the Deep Hydration Ferment – with an interactive blend of green, brown and red algae – are designed to penetrate rapidly, revitalizing deep within skin’s surface. With 8x the immediate effects of a humidifier, this refreshing serum creates a haven of all-day hydration.

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Lime Tea Concentrate – a powerful antioxidant – protects against the elements, allowing skin to thrive, cells plump and lines are visibly softened as natural repair is energized. My skin has become visibly radiant, youthful and full of vibrant life, just after a few days using it.

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To use: Apply onto fingertips and gently sweep over face and neck morning and evening. For optimal results, follow with the La Mer moisturizer.

Available in Switzerland from January 9, 2017 for CHF 260.00 (30ml).
TO SHOP LA MER ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of La Mer

M·A·C Shadescents

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Matching your lips and nails is old fashioned. Now it is about matching your lipstick to your scent with the newest launch M·A·C. Shadescents are six new perfumes inspired by the baeuty brand’s most iconic lipstick shades.

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Ruby Woo Very matte, vivid blue-red (Retro Matte) – Ruby Woo Woody floral with hints of deep red leather

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Candy Yum Yum Neon pink (Matte)- Candy Yum Yum Fruity floral gourmand with notes of tropical fruit and cotton candy

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Lady Danger Vivid bright coral-red (Matte) – Lady Danger Woody floriental with notes of wild cherry 

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Heroine Bright purple (Matte) – My Heroine Woody leather with notes of saffron, incense smoke, and cordovan leather 

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Creme d’Nude Pale muted peach beige (Cremesheen) – Creme d’Nude Amber musk evoking the vibrant sexiness of naked skin

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Velvet Teddy Deep-tone beige (Matte) – Velvet Teddy Wild honey and creamy musk

The fragrances are available in Switzerland from February 2017, in other countries like the US they have launched already. Which Shadescent are you?

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Love Is in the Air at Hermès

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Love is in the air at Hermès as one of the French House’s most iconic scarf prints «Brides de Gala» has just received a little «affaire de coeur». Designed by the brand’s famous artist Hugo Grygkar, this limited edition is printed with the signature equestrian motif combined with blue and orange hearts. The best is yet to come as the special packaging for Valentine’s Day is an exclusive heart-shaped orange box.

I am truly in love with this…

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Hermès

Dolce & Gabbana Loves St. Barth

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We wanted the Saint Barth store to have a relaxing atmosphere, that it be a meeting place to enjoy a moment of tranquillity at the water’s edge”.
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There is a new treasure chest in the Caribbean as Dolce & Gabbana inaugurates its first boutique on Saint Barthélemy, adding a precious tile with a distinctly paradise flavour to the mosaic of new shops around the world. As I am on the island at the moment, I couldn’t wait to discover the exclusive colorful special collection designed for St. Barth that is only available here.

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My favourites? The beautifully embellished sun hats and beach bags. To make the gentlemen happy while you are shopping there is in the tropical garden surrounded by palm trees on the ground floor, the Dolce & Gabbana Martini Bar.

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Below you can enjoy the photos shot by the Morelli Brothers and styled by Anna Dello Russo that highlight the special capsule collection with prints from the island.

Kiss kiss from St. Barth!
#DGLovesStBarth

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana, © MorelliBrothers, © Massimo Listri and © Sandra Bauknecht

So Fake It’s Good

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In general, we are more confronted in life with things that appear real, but most of the time are usually fake. In terms of fashion this season, we are confronted with «fake» T-shirts that are actually true designer pieces, but are looking like counterfeit products.

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From Alessandro Michele‘s brilliant idea to create a plain white tee printed with the house’s GG with its signature green and red stripe that looked like a bootleg copy to Dolce & Gabbana‘s logo play.

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Both tapped into the same ideas as Gucci‘s collaboration with graffiti artist Trouble Andrew, aka GucciGhost, for F/W 2016, when he sprayed bags with the word «Real» above the house’s name, that flew off the shelves and will come back this season.

T-shirts in the collage from left to right: T-shirt «Drunk and Gorgeous» and T-shirt «Daiquiri & Ginfiz», both by Dolce & Gabbana, appliquéd distressed printed cotton-jersey T-shirt and distressed and floral embroidered logo T-shirt, both by Gucci.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana

Happy New Year 2017

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12 months happiness, 52 weeks fun,
365 days laughter, 8760 hours good luck,
525600 minutes joy, 31536000 seconds success,
Happy New Year to you!

May all the expectations and goals for each day be fulfilled on the day itself! Why not starting the year treating yourself with a shopping spree or gifting somebody you love. Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, doesn’t know where to shop as you see in this post…

1 Be Happy embellished merino wool sweatericon by Mira Mikati
2 Smile 18-karat gold necklace by Jennifer Meyer
3 The Happy Molecule, 240mlicon by Fountain
4 Happiness scented candle, 420gicon by Neom Organics
5 Happiness Pill glitter Perspex clutch by Sarah’s Bag
6 Happy braceleticon by Chloé

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

My Favorite Outfits of 2016

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It is the last day of the year and I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2016. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments. 12 months, versatile looks, shot in many different places in the world.

To a fabulous 2017, wishing you only the best and I hope that you will keep following Sandra’s Closet for the next years to come!

LoL, Sandra

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JANUARY 2016: Good Vibes Only

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FEBRUARY 2016: Arosa Snow Bunny

February 2016

Couture WeekYear of the Monkey

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MARCH 2016: Los Angeles Is for Lovers

March 2016-1Ponte Vecchio – Swiss Red Cross Gala in St. Moritz – Believe You Can

 March 2016-1The New Cool Shine

March 2016-2Bunny LoveSpring Picnic

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APRIL 2016: Favorite Jeans

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Business Attire –  Emerald QueenX-Men

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New York Central ParkGeneration White

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MAY 2016: Cuban Colours

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Today Is a Good DayLipstick and KissesHemingway in Cuba

May_2016_1Happy Mother’s DayLace Dress

May_2016_5Cuban RufflesWild Party

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JUNE 2016: Potent Blooms

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Dinner Party New YorkLeave a Little Sparkle

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Happy Art – The Roaring Twenties When Fashion Meets Art

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JULY 2016: Bikini Summer Days

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Jurassic WorldCrochet Top

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AUGUST 2016: Oversized Florals

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Summer Essentials  Shades of YouBeautiful Summertime

August_2016_4Girl from Ipanema – Boum-Boum au Lac

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 SEPTEMBER 2016: Dinner with Hermès

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Rive Gauche Summer Party 2016Zoofäscht 2016White Dinner

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Let’s Play!Oktoberfest Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

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Not for Fashion Victims OnlyDinner with Harvey

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OCTOBER 2016: Cat Me If You Can

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Upper East SideIn NYC for Kenzo x H&MWhat If

october_2016_2Relax Road Trip

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NOVEMBER 2016: On the Run

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Always a Lady  I Have This Desire to ExploreTender Moments

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Off-Duty StyleWatch the Dress

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DECEMBER 2016: Russian Night

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Munich BoundXOX – The Butterfly Effect

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Blue VelvetThe Head Turners

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht