L’Wren Scott for Caudalie

Eau de Beauté Caudalie L'Wren Scott

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

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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.

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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

Fragrance with Benefits

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Sometimes, a press release can truly surprise. Recently Donna Karan sent me a basket full of Granny Smith apples along with a bottle of cider vinegar and the house’s newest beauty launch (matching my beautiful Sac de Jour in green by Saint Laurenticon perfectly).

The brand is expanding its line of DKNY Be Delicious fragrances (originally launched in 2004) with a new innovative collection of skin hydrating fragrances that nourish the skin leaving it soft and luminous. The collection consists of two already known fragrances now in a new form:

DKNY Be Delicious Skin

DKNY BE DELICIOUS SKIN Hydrating Eau de Toilette

FLORAL FRUITY
Top notes: Cucumber, Grapefruit and Magnolia
Middle notes: Lily-of-the-Valley, Tuberose, Rose, Violet and Green Apple
Base notes: White Amber, Woody Notes and Sandalwood

Available in Switzerland exclusively at Marionnaud from February as Eau de Toilette 50ml (CHF 72.00) and 100ml (CHF 100.00). From March 2014 also in selected department stores and shops.

DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Skin

DKNY BE DELICIOUS FRESH BLOSSOM SKIN Hydrating Eau de Toilette

FLORAL
Top notes: Apricot, Cassis and Grapefruit
Middle notes: Lily-of-the-Valley, Rose and Jasmine
Base notes: Red Apple and Woody Notes

Available in Switzerland exclusively now at Marionnaud as Eau de Toilette 50ml (CHF 72.00).

The original formulas of the fragrances are enriched with the so-called “Apple Fusion Complex“, a blend of ingredients that is clinically proven to help moisturizing, smooth and brighten the skin. The bottles are also redesigned with a new atomizer spray for all-over body misting that dispense a soft, lightweight veil, and also with a new shape that is a bit more curvaceous.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Donna Karan and © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Purple Rain

Sandra Bauknecht - Purple Rain

Radiant Orchid, the color of 2014, belongs to one of my favourite shades since many years. It embodies everything I love and looks amazing on most skin tones. Moreover, purple hues complement green in perfection.

My look: Edith double-breasted wool coaticonOleg fluted stretch-cady dress, green cloche hat, all by Stella McCartney, embroidered bib necklace by Matthew Williamson, heels by Gucci and So Black Kelly bag by Hermès.

Today, I am on my way to Los Angeles with Piaget, stay tuned for some fun events…

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht in Stella McCartney ultraviolett

Matthew Williamson Necklace - Stella McCartney Look

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Matthew Williamson necklace

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kelly So black bag by Hermes

Sandra Bauknecht dancing in Stella McCartney

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Polka Dot It

Polka Dot It Trend SS2014 Cover

Feminine, sophisticated and reminiscent of 1950s elegance, for the new season polka dots returned to the S/S 2014 runway. At Burberry Prorsum they came in a modernized and bold way, while at Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino they appeared smaller in black and white or red – all aptly retro-inspired, especially given Moschino’s special anniversary show.

3.1 Phillip Lim Dotted Pashli ToteSo cute, a real must-have! Polka dot ‘Pashli’ satchel iconby 3.1 Phillip Lim

Polka Dot It Products SS2014

Shop the trendy look and get one of those amazing pieces:

1 Polka-dot cotton and lace shirt by No. 21
Febe stretch-mesh balconette bra by L’Agent by Agent Provocateur
3 Polka dot-print stretch-silk dress iconby Dolce & Gabbana
Leather-trimmed polka-dot canvas slip-on sneakers iconby Katie Grand Loves Hogan
Polka-dot linen shirt iconby Burberry Prorsum
Polka-dot cotton dress by Marni icon
Polka-dot silk bow tie by Saint Laurenticon
Chuck Taylor All Star polka-dot suede sneakers iconby Converse
9  Polka-dot cashmere and silk-blend scarf iconby Burberry Prorsum
10 Lilico flower-embellished leather sandals iconby Sophia Webster

Guerlain Insolence Crazy Touch

There is also a scent dressed in dots living up to the trend. Insolence, one of Guerlain’s iconic fragrances, is adopting a whirlwind of neon pink polka dots. A true collector’s item for lovers of the fruity floral scent or a great way to rediscover it.

Top notesRaspberry, red berries, lemon and bergamot
Middle notesViolet, orange blossom and rose
Base notes: Orris, sandalwood, tonka bean and musk

InsolenceLimited Edition Crazy Touch – Eau de Toilette 50ml bottle, CHF 110.00.
Available from March 1, 2014 on all Guerlain’s authorized points of sale.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the brands

Chanel – Les 4 Ombres Eyes 2014 Collection

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyes 2014 Collection

First launched in 1982, CHANEL’s Les 4 Ombres, the ultimate cult palettes for the eyes, have enjoyed a tremendous success over all those years. In 2014, a new chapter is added with 8 new quads inspired by the house’s famous tweeds, the fabric Coco Chanel loved so much. Each palette contains four eye shadows, of which each represents a colored tweed thread.

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I have been a huge fan of these products and was all excited to try the new ones. Just one word, they are amazing and offer everything your little beauty addict heart desires.

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Just like the house’s iconic tweed jacket, these palettes can be worn in many different ways to create natural, intense, almond-shaped or smokey eyes! At the end of this post, you can find the tutorials for each of those looks, created with Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Tissé Vénitien.

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Les 4 Ombres – CHF 77.00

202 Tisse Camelia
204 Tisse Vendôme
208 Tisse Gabrielle
214 Tisse Mademoiselle
224 Tisse Riviera
226 Tisse Rivoli
228 Tisse Cambon
232 Tisse Vénitien (see below)

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Stylo Yeux Waterproof – CHF 35.00

905 Smoky Grey
906 Marron Glace
908 Iris
909 Bleu Metallique

Volume de Chanel Waterproof

Le Volume Waterproof – CHF 47.00

10 Noir
20 Brun
30 Vert Grise

Available in Europe (including Switzerland) starting Mid Mars 2014.
And now enjoy the tutorials on a sunny Sunday afternoon!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Chanel

Colour of 2014: Radiant Orchid

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Global color authority Pantone announced its official shade for 2014: RADIANT ORCHID, a captivating and enigmatic purple! “While the 2013 color of the year Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Feeling inspired? Shop the trending colour to your wardrobe with my picks:

Radiant Orchid 2014 Mode

Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil iconby Aromatherapy Associates
Studded wool sweater by Versace
18-karat gold amethyst ring by Pippa Small icon
4 Queen Vic – Nail Polish by Butter Londonicon
Polished-leather and satin pumps iconby Lanvin

Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter!

Nouveau Fringe Bag

My favourite accessory: Nouveau suede fringe shoulder bag iconby Gucci.

LoL, Sandra

Smashbox Santigold Collection

Santigold Collection by Smashbox

Santigold is Santi White: an artist whose perseverance relies on invention, a major muse watched by the inspired world, an American singer-songwriter and producer. She is neither calm nor mayhem, but from her lungs burst every color in between.

Exclusively for Smashbox, she designed an amazing colorful limited edition collection inspired by the idea of a post-apocalyptic golden age. In this world she imagined, the earth, the stars, mankind and aliens co-exist in perfect harmony.

Santigold Smashbox LipringBE LEGENDARY LIPSTICK RING – CHF 68.00
Still Kickin’

Eyeshadows Santigold Smashbox

EYE SHADOW COLLAGE – CHF 47.00 each
Earth As We Know (left) and Apocalypse Now (right)

Lipglossed Smashbox Santigold

BE LEGENDARY LIPGLOSS – CHF 30.00 each
All Gold E’rything (left) and Hot Lava (right)

Santigold Smashbox Eye Pencils

DOUBLE-ENDED LIMITLESS EYE LINER - CHF 33.00 each
Azurite Is Never Wrong (left) and Yellow Dwarf/Green Martian (right)

In Switzerland available exclusively at MARIONNAUD from April 15, 2014.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Smashbox

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