Love Story Chloé

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Recently I was invited by Chloé to Paris for the launch of the house’s new fragrance with the beautiful name Love Story. It is inspired by Parisian romance and the love padlocks on the bridge of the Pont des Arts; the campaign itself and the bottle design make this reference. I have to admit that it was a very special trip as I took a wonderful reminder with me home.

We were asked during the presentation if we remember how it felt being newly in love and how the small things in life were amazing, how it was even exciting to drink an espresso next to each other in a café. Sometimes we forget these little special moments in our busy schedules. But reminding yourself helps a lot…

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Sandra Bauknecht with Clémence Posey

After I arrived in Paris, I went straight to the Park Hyatt Paris – Vendôme to interview the French actress and model Clémence Poésy, who already was the face of Chloé Eau de Parfum in 2008. She is modern, graceful, free-spirited and has this certain “Je ne sais quoi” allure that most French women seem to have naturally. “I am very proud to represent Chloé fragrance again,” she told me. “It was so evident for me to come back to a brand that I feel so connected to.”

Her favorite fashion labels are Chloé, ACNEicon and her designer friend Erdemicon. The blonde 31-year old only wears make-up when she has to and loves the British seaside. She seems very down to earth when she states: “Beauty comes from what you feed yourself with, how you care about people.”

Paris with Chloé

After the interview, I got to see the different places where the new commercial was shot under the lens of Mélanie Laurent. Clémence Poésy stars in a love story where two people meet and indulge in the most beautiful moments.

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First stop was the beautiful Pont des Arts, that has become famous for all the padlocks attached to its railing. Couples come here to “seal their love” with this romantic gesture. Afterwards they throw the key into the Seine river below. In June 2014, part of the parapet on the bridge collapsed under the weight of all of the love locks that had been attached to it.

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Boats Tour Chloé

Then we went on a boat tour on the Seine where I could explore the packaging and the bottle the first time.

Sandra Bauknecht Boat Tour in Paris

Chloé Love Story Package

Citroen Ride with Chloé

After the cruise we were picked up by these lovely gentlemen for a ride in a vintage Citroën.

Sandra Bauknecht in Citroen

Flower Market Chloé

They brought us to the flower market where Anne Flipo, the “nose” behind the new scent Love Story waited to tell us a little more about the creation. It was very important for her to walk directly with the Chloé team to understand what they wanted to have. “Sexy and clean” was the mission. Sounds pretty contradictions but once you smell this beautiful scent you understand what it means.

Love Story Chloé

Top notes: Neroli
Heart notes: Jasmin Stephanotis and Orange Blossom
Base notes: Musk and Cedarwood

A floral love story – fresh and sexy.

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Chloé Flower Market SunglassesMy beloved vintage Chloé sunglasses

Rooftop Party ChloéAt the rooftop party

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The launch event culminated in the evening in a wonderful party over the rooftops of Paris where we enjoyed stunning views over Notre Dame, champagne and some fun dance moves. Clare Waight KellerCreative Director of Chloé, celebrated along with Clémence Poésy, Mélanie Laurent and Anne Flipo this new declaration to femininity. Amazing women who all brought their vision to tell a beautiful story of love in a bottle.

Lady Power at ChloéClare Waight Keller, Mélanie Laurent and Clémence Poésy at the party

Love Story Chloé will be available from today, September, 15 2014.
Love Story Chloé Eau de Parfum 30ml (CHF 97.00), 50ml (CHF 128.00) und 75ml (CHF 151.00),
Shower Gel 200ml (CHF 52.00) and Body Lotion 200ml (CHF 57.00).

Read more about this trip also in the upcoming October 2014 issue of L’Officiel Switzerland.

LoL, Sandra

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Performance ChloéLive performance of Christine and The Queens

Models at Chloé PartyMale models at the fragrance bar

Sandra Bauknecht at Chloé Party

Sandra Bauknecht being photographed for Chloé Love Story

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Altuzarra for Target Has Arrived

Altuzarra for Target Has Arrived

I am a huge fan of Joseph Altuzarra’s work and really indulged into his F/W 2014 pieces from the runway. His eponymous label seamlessly blends French sophistication with American ease. Now, the award-winning designer has collaborated with US retailer Target to product a limited edition collection that aims to “instill a feeling of power, confidence and beauty in women everywhere”, which basically means that his must-have creations are available for a small amount of money.

Available globally at Net-à-portericon, the line features Altuzarra’s signature sleek tailoring, feminine dresses and accessories. Here are my favorites, hurry, they will sell out fast!

LoL, Sandra

Orchid print Maxi dress

Orchid-print satin-jersey maxi dress

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Embellished fringed georgette scarf icon

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Altuzarra for Traget skirt

Python-print stretch-cotton twill pencil skirt icon

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Sequined Swiss-dot chiffon dress

Photos: Courtesy of Altuzarra and Net-à-porter icon

My Beauty Musts for Fall 2014

My Beauty Musts for Fall 2014

Personally speaking, there is nothing else that makes me feel more sexy than a great make-up look, a sensual scent and some fabulous high heels like those Paris fringed suede ankle boots iconby Saint Laurent. Each season there is a new color trend. For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring us the season’s most important shades. Here are the most prominent hues for fall 2014.

Must-Have Colours F:W 2014

Beautiful colors that could be seen in Burberry Prorsum’s fabulous blanket capes (also pictured above with the beauty products).

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The newest collections are hitting the shelves and here are my must-haves:

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My Burberry Eau de Parfum

Inspired by a London garden after the rain, My Burberry takes its name from the affectionate way in which people refer to their Burberry trench coat. A beautiful floral unique scent.

Top notes: Swest pea and bergamot
Heart notes: Geranium, golden quince and freesia
Base notes: Rain-tipped damask, centifolia roses and patchouli

Available as 30ml (CHF 79.00), 50ml (CHF 121.00) and  90ml (CHF 166.00).

Couture Palette Collector Fetiche

YSL Couture Palette Collector Fetiche

Five warm shades inspired by every variety of leather; a definitive cult compact in the making, this has already caused a stir in the fashion world!
Base: Bright Copper – a nude, iridescent camel shade
Highlighter: Warm Gold – a luminous gold
Other Colours: Amazon Green – a dense, deep petrol; Opulent Brown – a varnished/glossy brown; Infused Black – an intense matte black.

CHF 93.00

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Clarins Ombre Matte in Taupe

This is an amazing product that I’ve seen only very rarely on the market. A wet powder eyeshadow in a matte finish that also works great as a base. Ladylike pairs subtle mattes with creamy nude lips for an “ultra feminine” look — and the collection looks beautiful.

CHF 34.00

 

Giorgio Armani Fade to Grey Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Eye Palette Fade to Grey

This eyeshadow palette is a gorgeous colour duo featuring a shimmery black and delicate golden nude to structure and widen the eyes. Moreover its gliding cream texture that is light like an airy veil works perfect to enhance your cheeks and your complexion.

CHF 98.00

Chanel Lêvres Scintillantes 189

Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes in 189 Rose Rêvé

This long-lasting, shiny gloss is rich in color and balances out the dramatic dark eyes with its pale shade.

CHF 41.00

Lancôme Vernis in Love 197Lancôme Vernis In Love in 197 Tourmaline Noire

The beauty of every woman is ideal when we pay utmost attention to small details too. So give importance to your fingertips, choosing this amazing shade!

CHF 26.00

Enjoy your new beauty must-haves!
This post is available in German and French on the Marionnaud blog.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and © Sandra Bauknecht

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

Sandra Bauknecht-Fresh Perspective

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

Lanvin bag fringes

Sandra Bauknecht in Stella McCartney SS14-9

Denim Vest and Gucci Top

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Sandra Bauknecht in Stella McCartney SS14-5

Saint laurent belt

Sandra Bauknecht in Stella McCartney SS14-4

Valentino Sandals

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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!

I Like Your Beard

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