My Look: Fresh Perspective

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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

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Sandra Bauknecht in Stella McCartney SS14-9

Denim Vest and Gucci Top

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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

My Look: Wild Flower

My Look-Sandra Bauknecht-Givenchy Floral SS14

Finally, we had a sunny weekend in Switzerland and I got to wear some of my S/S 2014 pieces that had been left untouched in my closet due to the dreadful weather of the last weeks. Here you see me strolling through the city of Zurich on Saturday.

My look: Printed cotton-poplin bustier dressfloral print long cardiganicon and lace sandals, all by Givenchysmall ‘Sac de Jour’ tote iconby Saint Laurent, sunglasses by Céline, diamond ring and diamond bracelet, both by Vainard Fine Jewellery, Limelight Gala watch by Piaget.

LoL, Sandra

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Mint green Saint Laurent Bag

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Céline Sunglasses

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Givenchy Shoes Floral Lace

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Vainard Diamond ring Emerald cut

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Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

Clinique Chubby Cheek

Great news! The famous CLINIQUE Chubby Sticks are now available for the cheeks.
A creamy, mistake-proof application that creates a healthy-looking glow in an instant. The oil-free gel builds and blends easily to create the ultimate rosy cheek. The range of universally flattering shades mean there’s a color for everyone.

Available for CHF 29.00 in Amp’d up Apple (blushing red), Robust Rhubarb (blushing peach), Roly Poly Rosy (blushing pink) and Plumped Up Peony (blushing plum).
TO SHOP ONLINE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of Clinique

My Look: Happy

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On Wednesday, I had a busy afternoon. First I went to Marionnaud’s press conference to explore the house’s newest beauty brand BE CREATIVE MAKEUP, followed by a fashion show with Montblanc for the 6th edition of MODE SUISSE inside Zurich’s Lichthof.

This week has been perfect, many amazing things have happened and I am extremely happy. That might have been the reason for the pink splash of color I added to this elegant outfit giving it a joyful and fresh upgrade. And as you see, I had quite some fun taking those pictures.

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My Look: Elaphe-paneled wool sweater and snake-print silk-satin and chiffon skirticon, both by Jason Wumetallic snake-effect leather pumpsicon and pink pussybow silk necktie, both by Saint Laurentfringed tote by Lanvin and diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.
Lips: Kiss Kiss Shaping Cream Lip Colour in 361 Excessive Rose by Guerlain.
Nails: Le Vernis Nail Colour in 619 Pink Tonic by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

Jason Wu Sweater with Saint Laurent Bow

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Lanvin Python Bag with Fringes

Sandra Bauknecht in Jason Wu F

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of Montblanc

Lagerfeld, Louboutin Design for Vuitton

The Icon and the Iconoclasts

LV gets a new meaning… Lagerfeld Vuitton, Louboutin Vuitton… sounds too good to be true?! It is reality, on September 10, 2014, Louis Vuitton will reveal the amazing collaboration with the group of six famous creatives as part of THE ICON AND THE ICONOCLASTS project.

Among those visionaries from the worlds of fashion, art and design are Karl Lagerfeld, Rei Kawabuko, Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Marc Newson and Frank Gehry, who has also designed the window displays for September.

LV Iconoclasts

Each of them has been given ‘carte blanche‘ to to reinterpret the brand’s iconic monogram bag or luggage. The limited edition pieces will go on sale from mid-October in a very select number of Louis Vuitton stores and range between €2000 – 4000.

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Classic Monogram Keepall 45 by Louis Vuitton

The monogram was launched with worldwide patents on it in 1896 by Georges Vuitton as a tribute to his late father Louis, who had died in 1892, and was considered revolutionary in its time. Its graphic symbols, including quatrefoils and flowers (as well as the LV monogram), were based on the trend of using Japanese and Oriental designs in the late Victorian era.

Today, Louis Vuitton revealed some exclusive behind the scene photos of the creative process!
Cannot wait to see the results on September 10, 2014! Stay tuned!

LoL, Sandra

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Frank Gehry

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Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Designer to Watch: Irene Luft

Irene Luft S:S 2015

During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in July, one designer caught my eye: IRENE LUFT. I have loved almost every single piece she sent down the S/S 2015 runway. Airy, light, feminine, her designs made of PLAUEN LACE are breathtaking.

Based in Munich, Russian-born Irene Luft followed her mother’s tracks, a master tailor, and did her apprenticeship as a couture artisan. She graduated with distinction from the renowned German Master Craftsmen School for Fashion (Deutsche Meisterschule für Mode) and later from the Akademie für Mode & Design in Munich.

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The most stunning detail of her work is the use of the famous PLAUEN LACE, a product of Saxon textile art, which has become a crucial part of every collection. The beautiful material was at its best in 1900, when it won the Grand Prix at the World Exhibition in Paris but fell into a deep slumber during the world economic crisis in the late 1920ies. As the first high fashion designer she revived and thereby somehow inherited the spirit of Plauen Lace, the tradition and know-how of a seemingly already lost part of fashion.

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TO FIND OUT WHERE TO SHOP IRENE LUFT, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
I definitely want one of her amazing lace dresses!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Barbie Lagerfeld

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Tata! Here are the first pics of of the highly-­anticipated collector toy, Barbie Lagerfeld, a collaboration between Mattel, Inc. and KARL LAGERFELD.

Taking inspiration from the the designer’s signature style, Barbie Lagerfeld is dressed in his likeness with accents taken from the real KARL LAGERFELD line. Borrowing from Karl’s iconic silhouette, the doll wears a tailored black jacket, white high-collared men’s shirt with French cuffs and black satin cravat finished off with fitted black jeans featuring the iconic all-over head print. The exclusive doll is adorned in accessories that include black fingerless gloves, sunglasses, black ankle boots and a leather purse with silver metallic accents.

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The worldwide launch is set for Monday, September 29, 2014 during Paris Fashion Week. The Platinum-label Barbie Lagerfeld doll will be available in limited quantities (only 999 dolls will be produced) for approximately $200 USD or €200 Euro through exclusive retail channels including; NET-A-PORTERicon, select KARL LAGERFELD retail stores, TheBarbieCollection.com, and Colette in Paris.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld and Mattel, Inc.

Oh! The Healthy Glow

Clinique Sonic System

Oh, the healthy glow, the purified pores and moisture just sinks in. Sounds to good to be true? The new CLINIQUE Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush iconis designed to clean even hard-to-reach areas like the T-Zone with two bristle types for customized cleansing. Your skin is left radiant and soft.

You might remember from a previous post that I like to use the Clarisonic technology to clean my skin at night. Therefore I was curious to try CLINIQUE’s first cosmetic device. The US brand is known for the most effective products to enhance every skin type and concern. Personally speaking, I prefer the Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush as it is so much more gentle to your skin, very light and handy. The angled tip easily targets hard to reach areas.

HOW TO USE

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I suggest you begin by using the Cleansing Brush once daily.

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Remove makeup before use. Apply cleanser to moistened skin or brush head.

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Massage in circular motion for 15 seconds on cheeks using white bristles. No need to apply pressure.

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Rinse and pat dry. Exfoliate and moisturize. Rinse brush head after each use.

Clinique Clean your skin

The new Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush iconwill surely revolutionise the way that women cleanse their skin just as its famed 3-step Skin Care System did over 40 years go!

The new cosmetic device is in stores now for CHF 149.00 (Refill CHF 25.00).
To receive the best results, I also recommend getting the following products: Liquid Facial Soap,icon Clarifying Lotion 2 iconand
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Clinique