L’Officiel Switzerland

Lofficiel Switzerland

Today is a very special day for me. My baby is born. The first edition of L’Officiel Switzerland is hitting the shelves. Last night, we celebrated the launch with a wild party. The photos will be coming up shortly. I still need to recover from yesterday…

I am so happy with the outcome and hope that you will like it, too. On the cover is the gorgeous Patricia Schmid dressed in Chanel photographed by Marco Grob.

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Sandra Bauknecht Marco Grob Patricia Schmid

Here you can see us three during yesterday’s press conference at the Park Hyatt Zurich.

Sandra Bauknecht - Benjamin Eymère, Nicolas Reynard, Marie-José Suesskind-Jalou

I was thrilled to welcome also the President of Les Editions Jalou Marie-José Susskind-Jalou, her son Benjamin Eymère, who is the CEO of the company, as well as Deputy CEO at L’Officiel Magazine Nicolas Reynaud who had flown in to celebrate the launch with us. Les Editions Jalou is a legendary French family business since 1921 and I am proud to be part of the family now.

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Let me know how you like Switzerland’ s first international title!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert © Sandra Bauknecht

The Guilty Trip

Sandra Bauknecht on Gucci Guilty Trip 2014

I have to admit that I am a little behind posting. The last weeks have been crazy. I went to Las Vegas with Gucci, flew back for a few days to Zurich to prepare the launch of L’Officiel Switzerland (the first edition will finally hit the shelves on March 7, 2014) and then hit off to Los Angeles with Piaget for the Spirit Awards.

So I have to rewind a little to tell you all about the amazing time I had in Nevada. There is a saying that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…” but of course not on Sandra’s Closet. I will give you every little detail of this amazing time. This reason for it  was to discover the Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition, a glamorous new take on the striking scents.

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Inspired by the modern rebel, Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini created Gucci Guilty in 2010, a bold pair of fragrances for modern trend-setters. In 2011, Gucci Guilty Intense was launched, followed by Gucci Guilty Black in 2013. 20 million bottles have been sold, it is a true success story.

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This year, it its all about a rock star attitude. The Italian brand has always loved rock’n roll and rock’n roll has always loved Gucci. For Frida Giannini, it is a constant source of inspiration. Therefore, I was invited to explore the brand’s newest stud collection in the Gucci store, located at The Crystals at CityCenter.

Gucci Studs Shop

To live up to the rock star attitude, we enjoyed a Bruno Mars (Gucci dresses him) concert in the VIP area which was absolutely outstanding. Personally speaking, I have never been really crazy for his songs but after seeing him live on stage, I have become a huge fan.

Bruno Mars

The next day, Gucci has spoilt us even more with an exclusive dinner at the famous Joël Robuchon restaurant located at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas. Inspired by the fragrance’s main ingredients, the eight course menu was just divine, an explosion for all senses.

Dinner Joel Robuchon

So let’s have a look at the first limited edition of Gucci Guilty (the scent stays the same), available for both for woman and men. To celebrate the brand’s signature mix of rock and glamour, the Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition is covered in more than 400 metal studs (in gunmetal for him and gold for her). Frida Giannini says: “I have always had a love of the rock aesthetic. I like to think of Gucci Guilty Stud as bottled rock attitude.“ One thing is sure, these exclusive flacons are true collectors’ items.

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Gucci Guilty For Women Stud Limited Edition (right) 
ORIENTAL FLORAL

Top notes: Mandarin and Pink Pepper
Middle notes: Peach, Lilac and Geranium
Base notes: Patchouli and Amber

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Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Stud Limited Edition (left)
AROMATIC FOUGERE

Top notes: Italian Lemon and Mandarin, Green Leaves and Pink Pepper
Middle notes: Lavender, Coriander, Orange Flower and Neroli
Base notes: Cedar and Patchouli

Below you can enjoy some exclusive behind the scenes photos from the campaign shoot with Evan Rachel Wood and a little interview with her.

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Tell us about Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition?

Gucci Guilty is releasing a limited edition bottle with studs on it to invoke a rock and roll vibe. It is a very seductive, provocative and bold perfume and now it’s taken to the next level.

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How would you describe the person that wears Gucci Guilty Stud?

A Gucci Guilty woman is someone who is very confident, bold and daring. Someone that isn’t afraid to indulge in their guilty pleasure.

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Do you think that perfume reflects personal style? Does Gucci Guilty match yours?

I think that Gucci Guilty does match my personal style and that perfume can reflect your personal style. I view my style as sleek and classy, but definitely with an edge. I think that’s why this perfume fits me.

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On what occasion would you wear Gucci Guilty Stud?

One thing I love about this perfume is that is has a balance of sweet and spicy. You can wear it during the day but also at night when you’re out to have a good time. It’s a fragrance that makes a statement.

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What does Rock n Roll mean to you?

Rock and roll means everything to me. Even more than acting, music is my first passion. Rock and roll has inspired me in very way. It has inspired me to be myself and to take chances. Rock and roll is all about pushing boundaries. I try to live my life by that.

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What is your first memory of rock and roll?

My first memory of rock and roll was when I saw Labyrinth as a kid. That was when I first saw David Bowie. He was singing these rocks songs in a kid’s film and I completely fell in love with him! I thought, ‘who is this amazing person wearing makeup?

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Who are your rock icons (musically and aesthetically – fashion)?

Patty Smith and Janis Joplin. Women who aren’t afraid to be loud and scream their hearts out.

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What clothing item(s) do you think best reflects a rock and roll lifestyle?

Studs and spikes represent a Rock and Roll lifestyle. Anything that is different, weird, shocking or provocative are all things that represent a Rock and Roll style.

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When you think Gucci, do you think Rock & Roll? Why?

I definitely think rock and roll when I think Gucci. Gucci also sponsored a David Bowie exhibition and the amazing Sound for Change live concert in London in 2013. Frida is also very Rock and Roll. It s said that she has 7,000 records!

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The new limited edition is in stores now. Get yours as long it is available as it will be flying off the shelves…

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Gucci and © Sandra Bauknecht

Ciaté Cuticle Tattoos

Ciatée Cuticle Tattoos

As you know, I was recently in Los Angeles and one spot I always like to visit is Sephora to browse through the latest beauty must-haves. My most inspiring buy comes this time from Ciaté, known for innovative nail trends.

This season, their newest hype are cuticle tattoos, a faux embellishment for the skin around your nail. These super simple transfers make a cute fashion statement and a tattooed look without the needle. They are easily washed away when required. Very important to know: Don’t use any oils to minimize damage to your design.

Ciaté Cuticle Tattoo

The Ciaté Cuticle Tattoos set includes 10 sheets in 5 different designs and it sells for $12 at Sephora.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Ciaté and © Sandra Bauknecht

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid

Radiant Orchid, the color of 2014, couldn’t have been a better source of inspiration for Tom Ford’s newest scent VELVET ORCHID which comes in the iconic bottle in purple. The new feminine perfume creation could definitely be associated with the brand’s most popular vamp fragrance Black Orchid that was launched in 2006. The new version definitely carries on the legacy of a seductive and warm floral signature that promises a lot of attention.

ORIENTAL FLORAL

Top notes: Honey, rum, mandarin orange and bergamot
Middle notes: Orange blossom, rose, orchid, black orchid, jasmine, heliotrope, narcissus, hyacinth and magnolia
Base notes: Suede, myrrh, sandalswood, labdanum, Peru balsam and vanilla

Velvet Orchid is available as Eau de Parfum in Switzerland starting April 7, 2014 for CHF 132.00 (50ml) and CHF 200.00 (100ml).

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of Tom Ford Beauty

Valentino F/W 2014 Show – Livestream

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Be part of Paris Fashion Week and watch the Valentino F/W 2014 runway show live here on Sandra’s Closet. Here is your front row invite, enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

Ginger Time

Roger Gallet-Gingembre Rouge

Sometimes you get a press release that feels like it is Christmas again. In this case, it was Roger & Gallet’s newest launch GINGEMBRE ROUGE which included yummy ginger treats along with this addictive fresh fragrant water .

Inspired by a stopover in Zanzibar, this energizing Eau Fraîche fragrance brings out the sensuality and freshness of ginger in all its glory. The lush heaven of the island will enchant you with another sparkling and invigorating scent from Roger & Gallet, that I like to spray all over my body, perfect for the warm weather season.

Gingembre Rouge

Top notes: Ginger, litchi and orange blossom
Middle notes: Mandarin orange, pomegranate and fresh ginger
Base notes: White musk, candied ginger and cedarwood

Available in pharmacies from March 2014 for CHF 59.60 (100ml) an CHF 26.90 (30ml).

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PERSONAL TIP: I love to drink freshly brewed ginger tea every day, made by steeping fresh, grated ginger root in boiling water. It is a great way to detox and to prevent a cold during winter. Ginger brew is also a great remedy for stressful moments.

Drinking it on a regular basis may improve blood circulation which helps the delivery of vitamins, minerals and oxygen to your body’s cells. To your health!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Roget & Gallet and © Sandra Bauknecht

L’Wren Scott for Caudalie

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Nine years and two million bottles after its launch, Caudalie founder Mathilde Thomas called upon fashion designer L’Wren Scott (for a previous post on her, please click here) to decorate a limited edition bottle of the brand’s cult facial mist EAU DE BEAUTÉ. Based on a 17th Century elixir used by the Queen of Hungary, this powerful plant-based formula tightens pores, boosts radiance and sets makeup in one quick spritz.

“About fifteen years ago, I was in Paris and it was hot,” explains Scott. “A pharmacist suggested Beauty Elixir to moisturise my skin, and I was really impressed by the results. Ever since then, I’ve been using it when I wake up in the morning to set my make-up, and several times throughout the day, like when I need a refreshment. It’s part of my travel ritual, too; I use it on aeroplanes to moisturise my skin.”

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Printed with an illustration inspired by Gustav Klimt, mosaics and the female form, let the pretty bottle take pride of place on your dressing table. This herbal blend of myrrh, orange blossom, rosemary, peppermint, rose and rosemary balm belongs in a modern-day beauty must-have list.

TO SHOP THE LIMITED EDITION EAU DE BEAUTÉ ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK HEREicon.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Caudalie

My Look: Edgy

Sandra Bauknecht - Look Edgy

Before leaving to Los Angeles, I wore this comfy look for a nice lunch at one of my favorite restaurants in Zurich, Bindella, and a little shopping spree with my daughter.

My look: Black ruffled wool jacket by Pradahoneycomb chunky open-knit sweater iconby Tibileather shorts by Saint Laurentcut-out ankle boots iconby Balenciaga, sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana, Trapeze bag by Céline and Diorette ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

LoL, Sandra

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Celine Trapeze Bag

Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses in Zurich

Tibi Sweater-Prada Jacket

Bague Diorette with Amethyst

Balenciaga boots

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2014

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Sheer, natural, effortless beauty is the focus of the Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2014 Color Collection launching this month. This limited edition line-up contains eight new Sheer Lip Colors and four new Nail Lacquer shades that harmonise shimmering nudes with accents of hot, sunkissed color.

Tom Ford Beauty February 2014

LIP COLOR SHEER – CHF 62.00 each
A decadent mix of vitamins C and E and shea butter helps lavish the lips with saturated moisture while delivering beautiful vibrant shine. The distinct, beveled lip color sheer bullet is packaged in a retro-chic, ivory-and-gold colored Tom Ford case.

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From left to right: Bitter Sweet, Firecracker, In the Buff and Incorrigible.

Tom Ford Spring 2014 Color Collection 1

From left to right: Paradiso, Pink Dune, Summer Fling and Sweet Spot.

NAIL LACQUERS – CHF 42.00 each
To Tom Ford every detail counts. This extra-amplified gloss and shine nail lacquer, in a wardrobe of shades lets you express your mood. Its groundbreaking, high-performance formula with bendable coating delivers high coverage and shine while staying color true throughout wear.

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From left to right: Coral Beach, Incandescent, Watermelon and Sugar Dune.

YOU CAN SHOP THE NEW TOM FORD BEAUTY MUSTS ONLINE HERE.
In Switzerland, this limited edition collection is exclusively available at Jelmoli in Zurich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Tom Ford Beauty
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The S/S 2014 It-Bag – The Backpack

Bag Trend Chanel Backpack SS2014 Must-have

Sometimes, I am proud of myself, especially if I spot immediately an object of desire for the next season. In this case it has been CHANEL’s amazing to-die-for backpack for S/S 2014 (see previous post from last November 2013 here please) which Karl Lagerfeld has transformed into a backboard for creativity, turning it into an arty and luxury accessory.

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Playing with conventions the famous designer has personalised the backpack and given it an authentic and worn appearance: graffiti, tags, splashes of paint and colours, added details like scoubidous, snap hooks and luggage tags.

Every motif was specially conceived and reproduced thanks to a specific printing procedure which allows for a wide variety of shades and several colour effects. “There’s a certain lightness and a certain kind of humour in all this,” Lagerfeld declared.

Chanel tote

Available in two sizes (as well as a third tote-shaped version) and three colours, the CHANEL backpack is available in the CHANEL boutiques, and also for a limited time at Colette, from now to March 8th 2014, where it is adorning the windows at the moment during Paris Fashion Week.

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A veritable reflection of Karl Lagerfeld’s endlessly renewed creativity, the CHANEL S/S 2014 backpack symbolises the instantly recognisable quintessence of the Maison: the union of luxury and fashion. A collector’s piece and THE bag of the season!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel

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