My Look: Berlin East Side Gallery

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Today’s photos were taken at the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany. The probably largest and longest-lasting open air gallery in the world is actually an international memorial for freedom. With 1.3 km, it is the longest remaining part of the Berlin Wall, located near the city centre on Muehlenstraße in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, next to the river Spree.

The East Side Gallery consists of 105 paintings by artists from all over the world, painted in 1990 on the east side of the Berlin Wall.

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Inspired by yesterday’s post about Rihanna who’s sporting the military trend for our September 2014 cover of L’OFFICIEL Schweiz/Suisse, here is a gun salute to the revival of military chic fashion this fall. Therefore I went through my closet to look for my S/S 2010 Balmain pieces - the season when it had been up-to-date the last time.

My look: Military shirt and khaki tank top, both by Balmain (from the S/S 2010 collection, for the new F/W 2014 pieces, please click HERE), pants by Alexander McQueen (similar ones HERE), sneakers by Prada Sport, Hapi leather bracelet by Hermès, Limelight Gala watch and rose diamond ring by Piaget, sunglasses by Valentino and Boy Bag with chains by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Wall in Berlin 1One of the most impressive paintings at the East Side Gallery: Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker kissing by Dmitri Vrubel.

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Rihanna for L’Officiel Switzerland

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Great news for my Swiss readers! The extra big September Issue of L’OFFICIEL Schweiz/Suisse will hit the newsstand nationwide tomorrow and subscribers will find it already in their mailboxes today!

On the cover is Rihanna sporting the must-have military khaki trend in perfection!

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Get her look: Stretch-cotton gabardine jacketiconcotton-gabardine vest icon(pictured in leather) and brushed cotton-blend twill skirt, all by Balmain.
Berbère 18-karat rose gold link ring by Repossi.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Stéphane Feugère

The Rolex Upgrade

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Luxury lost its luster for George Bamford when he spotted six people wearing his Rolex Daytona at a dinner party. To recreate exclusivity, watch-purveyor was born, offering iconic watches in unique color combinations, custom treatments, and now only for two weeks, the pioneering scratch-resistant Super-Matte technology premieres here first. Pre-order yours now!

Black Submariner With Neon Pink DialMy favorite is this BAMFORD Black Submariner With Neon Pink Dial.
Below are many other options to choose from:

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Which one would you pick? To the Rolex no one else has…
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER YOURS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 AT 10 AM EDTicon.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Bamford

The First L’Officiel Hommes Switzerland

L'Officiel Hommes Switzerland

Being the editor-in-chief, I am so proud of our new baby! This Thursday, the first L’OFFICIEL HOMMES Schweiz/Suisse will hit the newsstand in German and French. To celebrate the launch, I would like to invite you to watch this teaser film on the cover shoot with Werner Schreyer. I truly hope that you, Gentlemen, will enjoy this new magazine as much as we had fun putting it together!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandro Baebler

My Look: Missoni Chill

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After my summer holidays in Ibiza, I came back completely chilled and relaxed. But as usual you have to run some errands due to an empty fridge. Here you see me at Sihlcity in Zurich. Comfortable, with the ease of a never-ending beach time, this jumpsuit is not only perfect for vacations in hot climates, but also for a stroll through the city.

My look: Diamantino Rilievo crochet-knit jumpsuit iconby MissoniAlice leather sandals with pearls by Saint Laurent, blue suede fringe shoulder bag iconby Gucci, Rome Sports chronograph in turquoise by Jacques LemansDouble C diamond black lacquer white gold ring by Cartier and diamond bracelet by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

On my toe nails: 575 Wonderland by Dior
On my finger nails: 625 Secret by Chanel (In stores end of August 2014).

LoL, Sandra

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Saint Laurent sandals

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Gucci Fringed Bag

Vainard Fine Jewellery Diamond Bracelet - Cartier Ring

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Saint Laurent Alice Sandals

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015

I was still in Shanghai for Omega’s amazing event with George Clooney (post coming up soon) when in Monaco around 300 fashionable people moved their way up the steep, winding streets of the city to enter the transparent tent with custom-made Pierre Paulin seats in the Place du Palais to attend Nicolas Ghesquière’s second show for Louis Vuitton: his Cruise 2015 presentation.

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On the runway appeared beautifully embellished but still very wearable pieces, mismatched prints, embroidered lace with tiny seed beads, and a very well played game of colors that established Ghesquière’s very own key LV codes that he had started back in March during his F/W 2014 show.

The French powerhouse is always about accessories and those spiky silver belts, gladiator boots and the new, wide-opened bucket bag will surely find their fans all over the world.

I attached you my favorite looks herewith!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton, © Jürgen Teller and © Rindoff/Le Segretain/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton

Travel Size Hair Products

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I love flying light with only hand luggage but it is always a nightmare in terms of finding small travel sizes of fluid beauty products. Here are some for the hair that I explored this summer, all come in TSA approved carry on travel size. It is also a great way to try new beauty essentials.

Sebastian Re-Shaper, 50ml, CHF 8.00
Sebastian Drynamic, 75ml, CHF 16.00
Sebastian Whipped Creme, 27ml, CHF 10.00
Sebastian Mousse Forte, 50ml, CHF10.00
Sebastian Trilliance Shampoo, 50ml, CHF 7.00
Sebastian Trilliance Conditioner, 50ml, CHF 7.00
SP Color Save Shampoo, 30ml, CHF 4.00
SP Color Save Mask, 30ml, CHF 4.50
SP Repair Shampoo, 30ml, CHF 4.00
SP Repair Mask, 30ml, CHF 4.50

Available at your nearest Wella Hair Salon, click here to find the closest one to you. I also recommend to check out Travel Size Hair Products, a website dedicated to hair products in small sizes. I love their slogan: “Take good hair days with you!

The beautifully printed silk scarf Tiger Life” is by Mourjjan, a Swiss fashion brand which is based in Klosters. They have the most amazing designs.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Summer Rain

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Gosh, this Zurich weather is driving me up the wall. I just got back with a nice tan from Ibiza but cannot show it as it is cold and rainy outside. What a pity!

A few days ago, I wrote a post about those lovely Burberry Prorsum capes and I tell you that this has been one of the best investments recently. You can easily throw it over your shoulder and it gives you just the perfect touch of warmth in the month of August. Later in the season you can add it as another layer to your winter coat. Get one now, you won’t regret it!

My look: Checked wool and cashmere-blend cape by Burberry Prorsumleather shift dress iconby Saint Laurent, cut-out ankle boots iconby Balenciaga, Noé BB Bag in citron by Louis VuittonCool gold-tone ring iconby Lanvin, ring Mitza by Dior Haute Joaillerie, Lady Excalibur watch by Roger Dubuis and small check-print twill umbrella by Burberry.

LoL, Sandra

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Noe Bag by Louis Vuitton in yellow

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Balenciaga Boots

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Color Challenge

Color Challenge Jacques Leman

Matching your watch to your look sounds like a dream as in general it might be too expensive to have every color available for your wrist and most of the cheaper versions just look dreadful. Good news! Finally, I have found a brand that offers the perfect  model in many beautiful hues for a fair price. The Rome Sport Chronographs by Jacques Lemans cost between €149.00-€199.00 and come in two sizes and many different color combinations.

Have fun introducing some color into your wardrobe. How cool is this khaki one to complement my F/W 2014 military pieces?!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Pleat – A Summer Treat

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This summer, fashion designers all around the globe have been showing off their origami skills, crafting skirts that ripple with razor-sharp pleats. Best played out in shimmering metallics as seen at Proenza Schouler, cut to midi length, this style has felt the freshest to me. Don’t you think that the color combination of black, white, rose gold and purple is just a dream?!

My look: Foil-paneled pleated cloqué maxi skirt by Proenza Schouler, black cropped knitted sweater and Dance metallic ballet slippers, both by Saint Laurent, purple pashmina scarf by Christian Diorbar cuff in rose goldicon by Balenciaga, nylon python print satchel with bows by Prada and Manuale thin 46mm rose gold plated watch by GaGà Milano.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht