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This season, I am truly in love with Dolce & Gabbana‘s playful take on their box bags. The extravagant pieces look like something children would take to kindergarden in the morning but unfortunately they come with a high price tag. Nevertheless they are fun to look at… and definitely collector’s items.

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Dolce Box embellished leather shoulder bag
Dolce Box shell-embellished striped leather bag
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Enjoy my favorites below… happy shopping!

LoL, Sandra
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Photos: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

M∙A∙C Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour 2017

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For those who prefer timeless glamour to all-out flash, matte reigns supreme. The M∙A∙C innovation on this classic texture is back with 12 new saturated shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour (for the previous post click here please) in on-trend muted and deep tones. Each promise one thing: A big splash of color in a liquid-suede-finish that’s impossible to forget.

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Carnivorous – blackened red
Young Attitude – blackened teal
Dash O’Spice – yellow beige
Ess-Presso – deepened chocolate brown
Simply Smoke – brown taupe
Stone – greyed neutral brown
Cafe Au Chic – greyed beige
Burnt Spice – creamy dirty rose
So Me – greyed plum
Topped With Brandy – deep dirty rose
Uniformly Fabulous – blackened grape
Chocotease – warm chocolate brown

In stores now for CHF 32.00 each at all M∙A∙C locations, M∙A∙C stores and online.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of M∙A∙C Cosmetics

Riccardo Tisci Exits Givenchy

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This was breaking news this week, Riccardo Tisci is leaving Givenchy after 12 years with the brand and the house won’t show during Paris Fashion Week. His F/W 2017 menswear collection and S/S 2017 Haute Couture collection, shown together on the runway in Paris on January 20, were his last for the label.

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If you are one of Riccardo Tisci’s 1.8 million Instagram followers, then you probably already know that the Givenchy designer is loved by celebrities such as Beyoncé, Madonna, Rihanna and many more… Ticsi’s exit finishes one of the fashion industry’s longest and most successful appointments.

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In the last year and a half, Dior, Valentino, Lanvin, Chloé, Saint Laurent, and more have seen their designers leave, which seems to lead to the fact that the short-term position for the creative director of around 3 to 4 years is becoming the new normal.

At the moment, the industry is changing anyway dramatically…

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Concerning Tisci’s future, rumors are out that he will move to Versace, a brand that he has long expressed his admiration for, especially for the work of the late Gianni Versace. Ticsi has built up a close friendship with Gianni’s sister, Donatella, whom he invited to pose in a Givenchy ad campaign in 2015. Donated herself called Tisci’s F/W 2011 collection an homage to her brother. For a previous post, click here please.

To pay tribute to this fabulous designer, let’s indulge in some of his most amazing fashion moments, such as his famous Bambi sweater, his love for Rottweilers, and the most beautiful floral prints.

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Have a look at some of my personal Givenchy highlights of the last years…
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For Riccardo Tisci, I think it is time to move on. Personally speaking, I have always been a great Givenchy fan, but change means new inspiration! And that is always good…

The fashion wheel is spinning again… let’s stay tuned!

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TO SHOP TISCI’S LAST COLLECTION FOR GIVENCHY, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via Vogue, Givenchy and © Sandra Bauknecht

Tom Ford Soleil Color Collection

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Right in time before I left for the States and the Caribbean, I received this gorgeous box below by TOM FORD filled with the newest products from his SOLEIL COLOR COLLECTION, a curated resort line of cosmetics and skincare inspired by remote private islands where summer lasts all year long.

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Shimmering metallic lip formulas, sensuous eye and cheek palettes, impart radiance while a lightweight sunscreen and dry body oil provide protection and nourishment for endlessly luminous summer skin.

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Create an array of luxurious makeup looks with the ultimate Tom Ford Soleil accessory. Housed in a reflective ivory-and-gold-colored clutch, the eye and cheek palette contains vibrant color combinations of illuminating shades consisting of four eye shadows, a highlighter, and a blush to create two sensuous results.
Available in Cool (1st picture) and Warm (2nd picture)

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A reflective, mirror-foil finish lip color comprised of three-dimensional ultra-fine mica. Available in a range of six, stunning shimmering shades to flatter all skin tones from bronzy neutrals and peachy pinks to plum.
Available in Private Life, Spanish Flame, Aperture, Crème Conque, Venus Rising and Seadragon.

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The first-ever Tom Ford dry oil spray veils the body in a nourishing mist with Sweet Almond Oil that quickly absorbs into the skin. Infused with the sensual Soleil Blanc fragrance, it’s solar floral amber scent exudes seductive refinement and refreshing decadence for a luxurious yet lightweight application that easily dispenses from any angle.

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FACE PROTECT BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50 – CHF 82.00
icon The essential base for maintaining healthy-looking summer skin year-round, this broad spectrum SPF 50 skin protector is the first defense against harmful effects of the sun. Fortified with powerful antioxidants and soothing anti-irritants, the lightweight and fast-absorbing formula primes and calms the look of skin for effortless makeup application. Wear it alone or under foundation.

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My daily addiction at the beach: SOLEIL LIP FOILicon in Aperture and Private Life along with the SOLEIL EYE AND CHEEK PALETTEicon in Cold.

In Switzerland available now at Jelmoli in Zurich and Globus in Geneva.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Tom Ford and © Sandra Bauknecht
#TFSOLEIL @TOMFORD

My Look: Let’s Go Bananas!

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This year I decided to go a little bananas for my birthday with those cute fruit embellishments at my shoes. Together with the palm print, I blended in perfectly with the tropical Caribbean background.

My look: White crepe topicon by Balenciaga, palm printed trousers and banana and palm embroidered sandalsicon, both by Dolce & GabbanaMonogram fringed shoulder bag by Saint Laurent, necklace and bangles, both by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Via Scout Studios (in collage), all others © Sandra Bauknecht

The Most Stylish Beach Towels

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Are you ready for your next seaside adventure? Life is better at the beach – we all know that. Get ready for your next trip to the sun with a stylish towel and probably a harness to carry it.

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Harness leather towel carrier by The Beach People

Secured with silver buckles, it can be worn cross-body – leaving you free to carry beachside essentials. It’s perfect for stowing yoga mats too.

And here are some of my favorite beach towels at the moment:

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The Caribbean round cotton-terry towel by The Beach People

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Pineapple printed cotton-terry towel by Dolce & Gabbana

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iconPrinted floral cotton-terry towel by Dolce & Gabbana

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Set of two striped woven cotton towels by Hammamas

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The Lorne round cotton-terry towel with cushion by The Beach People
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Birthday Girl

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Today is my birthday and it is a fact, I love birthdays and I adore being an aquarius. Speaking of which, I would like to introduce you to the zodiac medallions by Venyx. Those in search of a modern talisman need look no further than the necklaces found within Eugenie Niarchos‘ new zodiac collection. Each gold coin pendant features one of the twelve zodiac constellations inlaid with diamonds and birthstones signature to the corresponding calendar month.

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TO SHOP AND PERSONALIZE THE VENYX ZODIAC MEDALLIONS, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Venyx

New Limited Beauty Must-Haves by Chanel

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Good news for all beauty lovers in Switzerland. CHANEL launches two limited edition beauty products that are exclusively available in the the House’s freshly opened beauty heaven in Geneva.

CHANEL FRAGRANCE & BEAUTY BOUTIQUE
BONGENIE – 34, RUE DU MARCHE – 1204 GENEVE – SWITZERLAND
PHONE +41 22 316 11 70
#GENEVECHANELBEAUTE

Originally launched in Kyoto for the holiday season, those two products are truly collector’s pieces.

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Inspired by the precious materials and exquisite craftsmanship that goes into each Chanel jacket, this new limited edition eye palette is a must-have for all beauty lovers. With the craftsmanship of a goldsmith, the OMBRES LAMÉES DE CHANEL eye palette features a harmony of four eyeshadow shades (light brown, medium brown, dark brown and gold). The embossed patterns form a raised surface of precious fabrics, strewn with golden pearly particles.

Ombres Lamées de CHANEL CHF 130.-
(Also available at Jelmoli in Zurich).

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An exclusive blush harmony inspired by the autumn leaves of Japan, LUMIÈRES DE KYOTO reveals three tones to highlight, enhance and boost radiance for a luminous look. Accompanied by a half-moon brush for easy, optimal application.

Lumière de Kyoto CHF 82.-

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Chanel

My Look: Formal Jumpsuit

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Do you want to know why I love jumpsuits? It is because I can dance in them and that is my favorite part of every party! If I see a dance floor, I need to be on it!

I wore this amazing embellished piece to New Year’s Eve in St. Barths and last week to IWC’s gala «Decoding the Beauty of Time» during SIHH 2017 in Geneva. I combined the look with different accessories for each occasion.

My look on New Year’s Eve in St. Barths: Bethany sequin-embellished cutout bandage jumpsuit by Hervé LégerMonogramme glittered canvas shoulder bag and cutout leather platform pumps, both by Saint Laurent, cuff and choker with evil eye symbol, both by Chanel, Tonda 1950 Set Clarity watch by Parmigiani Fleurier.

My look for the IWC gala in Geneva: Bethany sequin-embellished cutout bandage jumpsuit by Hervé Légercutout leather platform pumps by Saint LaurentDolce embellished printed leather shoulder bagicon by Dolce & Gabbana, choker with evil eye symbol and bangles, both by ChanelPortofino Midsize Automatic watch with diamonds and grey alligator bracelet by IWC Schaffhausen.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos from the IWC event: © Getty Images/IWC
Photos from St. Barths: © Sandra Bauknecht

Ugh… January…

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Get the look (from collage above): Striped open-knit blazer and matching flared pants, both by Balmainstretch-jersey turtleneck top by TheoryElephant striped leather shoulder bag by Loewe, laser-cut suede ankle boots by Alaïa and gold-tone, resin and crystal clip earrings by Dolce & Gabbana.

Yes, we’re almost through January and yes, it’s pretty bad: baltic temperatures, dark all the time, hardly anything left in your size in any of the sales. But try not to take it too hard. Instead indulge in the new season and take some bold stripes to fight the winter blues.

I have spent the last week with a rapt, sunny smile on my face, trying to out-cheer these grim conditions with the help of some vibrant colors that you can easily incorporate in your wardrobe.

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Strapless striped jacquard dress by Delpozo
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Bold stripes are trending this summer. If you would like to wear them now, just add a turtleneck for more warmth. This is what I would call beating January!

Or escape to the Caribbean as I did…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands