My Look: Whatever

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Last week started off terribly. My mail system and my iPhone both broke at the same time. Great news for an editor-in-chief and a blogger, especially when it happens while travelling and you cannot access anything or do something about it. So I thought “whatever” and tried to make the best out of it… time to sport the sequined gun bag!

My look: Denim vest iconand sequined gun shoulder bag, both by Saint Laurent, lace and gingham sweater dress iconby Carven, Monogram scarf by Louis Vuittonsuede and ostrich thigh boots by Emilio Pucci, Limelight Gala watch by Piaget and diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

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Saint Laurent Gun Bag

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Louis Vuitton scarf

Sandra Bauknecht in Carven dress with lace

Pucci overknee boots

Carven Dress

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Happy International Women’s Day 2015

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Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is MAKE IT HAPPEN which represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater efforts to tackle gender inequalities issues that still affect societies all over the world.

Launched for the first time in 1911, organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate this special day, specific to their local context and interests.

Therefore, Net-à-porter will donate 20% of all profit made today to the UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality! Shopping for a good cause, I like! TO SHOP PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Here are some of my favorites of the month:

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Braided leather sandalsicon by Gianvito Rossi
Hendrix crepe and cotton-twill peplum top iconby Peter Pilotto
Laser-cut glossed-leather toteicon by Alaïa
Candy leather sandalsicon by Saint Laurent
Slim fringed appliquéd leather toteicon by Marni
Suede skirt iconby Gucci

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Net-à-porter

The Cinderella Slipper by Jimmy Choo

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What’s better than a fairy godmother? Jimmy Choo of course! In the celebration of the release of Disney’s «Cinderella», Jimmy Choo Creative Director Sandra Choi has designed an enchanting shoe which reimagines the iconic glass slipper. Even Cinderella would be jealous.

Jimmy Choo Cinderella Pumps

TO SHOP THE CRYSTAL COVERED POINTY TOE PUMP ‘CINDERELLA’, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Please note: Each pair of the Cinderella slippers are Made To Order and will be delivered in October 2015. As all orders are custom made, they are also non-refundable.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Jimmy Choo

My Look: A Weekend in Moscow

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As you know, I spent last week in Los Angeles. Nice weather and sunshine most of the time. Friday I left to Moscow, which literally meant a 40°C difference in temperature and 11 hours in time, but those facts didn’t stop me from having a great weekend in the Russian city. Here you see me at the Red Square on Saturday. It was my first time back after 30 years.

My look: Shearling coat by Pradametallic panel sweatericon by Givenchy, classic Plonge leather shorts by Saint Laurent, leopard-print scarf by Balmain, envelope bag by Céline and black leather boots by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Céline Bag Red Square

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Sandra Bauknecht in Moscow 2

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Balmain Scarf

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Givenchy Sweater

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

7 For All Mankind x Giambattista Valli

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The rarefied world of couture and the refined ease of premium denim are an unexpected combination. Unlikely matches, however, produce powerful results. 7 For All Mankind teams up with Giambattista Valli to create a decisively contemporary capsule collection that marries Valli’s own attention to cut, proportion, construction and posture with 7 For All Mankind’s quest for perfect shape, immaculate fit, luxurious fabric.

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The collection is divided into two deliveries. The first one, out in mid February, revolves around the intense glamour of red, one of Valli’s definitive hues, and the graphic seduction of animal prints, culled from his couture animalier motifs. True to the number so synonymous with the brand itself, the high-waisted skinny will be offered in 7 different shades of matte-coated red denim, from pink to rouge noir, in texture cunningly akin to lipstick and several animal prints. A mini dress, sleeveless top, flared top, shorts and jacket are also offered in similar fabrications.

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Denim in 7 different shades of blue, a handful of bright neon hues and sprinkles of sangallo lace make up for the second delivery, out in May, which also includes high-waisted flares, a playsuit, a bomber and a peplum top.

Priced from €240 to €600 the collection has been launched globally last Friday at 10, Corso Como Concept Store in Milan during Women’s Fashion Week and is now available at 7 For All Mankind retail stores, top department stores and multibrand stores worldwide, as well as online.

TO SHOP GIAMBATTISTA VALLI PRÊT-À-PORTER ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra
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Photos: Courtesy of the Brand

MAC x Cinderella Is Every Girl’s Dream

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MAC launches the Cinderella collection which feeds the little girl in us who used to dance around in glittery heels hoping for a Prince Charming. The 17-piece collection is encased in sky-blue packaging with the classic Cinderella logo.

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It will all be available online Feb. 26 and in stores starting March 5, just before the official remake of the Cinderella film comes to theaters on March 13. In Switzerland, it will be available at MAC Manor Zurich, MAC Manor Geneva, MAC Store Lucerne and online.

MAC Cinderella

My personal favorites that are truly special from previous makeup collections are:

IRIDESCENT PRESSED POWDER
Coupe D’Chic – light golden peach with gold shimmer, CHF 42.00

MAC STUDIO EYE GLOSS
Lightly Tauped – light beige with gold pearl, CHF 37.00

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC, © Sandra Bauknecht

The Bag You Didn’t Know You Needed

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05_A90685-Y10907-C8016-Multicoloured-tweed-and-black-leather-Girl-bag_LDSuch exciting news I can finally share with you as I had a strict embargo not to post anything before today. Meet THE GIRL CHANEL 2015the new bag you didn’t know you needed. Shaking up the codes, transforming or diverting clothes and accessories from their regular usage with daring and humour, has always been a signature of Karl Lagerfeld at CHANEL.

The new design might remind you of my MOSCHINO JACKET BAG, but on the other side the Moschino version looks a lot like a Chanel jacket, so only fair.

Iconoclastic, the Girl CHANEL bag draws on the lines and codes of the legendary CHANEL jacket and all its elements are present: sleeves, cuffs, braiding, collar, buttons, pockets… In smooth or quilted lambskin, in tweed or loden, in felt or ponyskin, in two-tone or two-fabric tweed, it carries with it its creator’s philosophy and spirit of practicality.

It’s like a jacket, you can knot it and wear it how you want: on the hip, around the neck, on the back, anywhere”, explains Karl Lagerfeld. By making the Girl CHANEL wearable in a multitude of ways, it gives free rein to the needs and desires of every individual, offering ease and freedom of movement.

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Crafted according to the traditions of excellence at CHANEL, the Girl CHANEL was born from the symbiosis of two skill sets, that of ready-to-wear and that of leather goods. Inspired by the CHANEL jacket, it effectively uses the same construction techniques: the positioning of buttons – some from the House of Desrues – buttonhole tabs, braiding, the application of pockets, as well as work on the collar and cuffs. Even down to its assembly which, just as with a CHANEL jacket, is done inside out. So many details, all of which make it unique while affirming its status as a truly luxurious accessory.

04_A90685-Y10826-C2417-Two-tone-leather-Girl-bag_LDIn two sizes, the Girl CHANEL comes in a variety of winter colour palettes: smooth black or khaki lambskin leather with a black or beige leather braiding, light or dark grey quilted lambskin leather with a green or grey braiding, iridescent gold or copper ponyskin leather with a black braiding, grey loden with a red and green woven braid, or green felt with a brown leather braid and finally leather surrounding four shades of multi-coloured tweed woven by Lesage.

A true reflection of Karl Lagerfeld’s constantly renewed creativity, the Girl CHANEL bag delivers instant recognition of the quintessence of CHANEL: the union of luxury and fashion. “There are some things that will never go out of fashion: a pair of jeans, a white shirt and a Chanel jacket,” declares Karl Lagerfeld. Inspired by this iconic item, the Girl CHANEL is promised the same posterity. Available in CHANEL boutiques from March 2015.

Get yourselves on the wait lists now! This will be Chanel’s new It-bag!

LoL, Sandra

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02_CHANEL_HANDBAG_LE_GIRL_LDPhotos: © Chanel

At the Tom Ford F/W 2015 Show in L.A.

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Last week, I flew back to Los Angeles for a week filled with amazing experiences, events and more. Friday night before the Oscars, there was no hotter ticket in town than the Tom Ford show and I was completely excited to attend. There was so much “show” around the actual show as Hollywood’s A-list came to join the designer for his first fashion runway presentation ever held on the West Coast. The catwalk was drenched in real white rose petals that also fell from the ceiling during the show.

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I’m showing to a room full of entertainers,” Ford said postshow. “I’d better give them some showmanship. I thought, It never snows in Los Angeles. Let’s make it snow rose petals.

The clothes were different from his previous collections. More subtle and less obviously sexy, a very interesting vibe. I truly adored the looks reminiscent of the ’70s. Bohemian patchwork, denim, gorgeous fringes, gowns and lots of fur.

Enjoy all my photos of this amazing night, see who was there and which celeb wore the same dress like me.

LoL, Sandra

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My fabulous London girlfriends from Net-à-Porter.

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Scarlett Johansson wore the same python dress like me. Funny coincidence.

Scarlett Johansson

Nicole Ritchie

Nicole Ritchie

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Amber Valetta and Nicole Ritchie

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Gorgeous couple: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham

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Reese Witherspoon

Sandra Bauknecht and Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

Miley-Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

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J Lo at Tf

Jennifer Lopez

Rita Ora-Sandra Bauknecht

Rita Ora with me

Naomi at TF

Naomi Campbell

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Brian Atwood

Amy adams at TF Show

Amy Adams

Sandra bauknecht and Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe with me

Julianne Moore TF

Julianne Moore

Robbie Williams-Sandra Bauknecht

Robbie Williams

Beyoncé Jay Z

Jay Z with Beyoncé

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Elton John with me

Sandra Bauknecht and Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour with me

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Front row at Tf 4

What a front row!

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Tom Ford FW15 Finale

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images for Tom Ford, Michael Buckner, Getty Images for Tom Ford

New Louis Vuitton Travel Books

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If you don’t know the “Louis Vuitton Travel Book” collection illustrated by artists from all around the world yet, be sure to check it out. It’s such a great way to keep your favorite travel moments and they make also a great gift. This May, Louis Vuitton adds the Arctic and Edinburgh to its destinations.

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Two very surprising titles, somewhere between the travel journal and the sketch book, it’s now the turn of Floc’h, the most bristish of French illustrators, to capture Edinburgh with his famous style called ligne claire.

LV Travel Book Arctic

While the Irish artist Blaise Drummond recounts his discovery of the Arctic through his own vision of beauty.

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Exhibitions of original drawings and book signings in Paris and in Europe will celebrate the launch of these two publications.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Louis Vuitton

The Elder Statesman – Cashmere from L.A.

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Being in Los Angeles, you might not think immediately of cashmere and blankets. But funnily enough sunny California can get chilly, believe me, I know what I am talking about right now as I am here. One of the best unstated luxury brands for cashmere products is The Elder Statesman, founded in L.A. in 2007 by Greg Chait.

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First launched as a menswear label, the brand has expanded its offering to a wide range of a products including, but not limited to, women’s and men’s ready to wear collections, knit and woven accessories of all kinds, optical, children’s items, and a robust selection of home goods.

The Elder Statesman

Each garment is made in the USA by a team of skilled craftsman using special cashmere felting and hand looming techniques. Looking for sumptuous knitwear with borrowed-from-the-boys appeal, here you go!

You can shop THE ELDER STATESMAN online at FARFETCHicon, NET-A-PORTER or in Switzerland at TROIS POMMES THE STORE.

LoL, Sandra

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The Elder Statesment 2

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Stills: Courtesy of the Elder Statesman