My Look: Love & Loyalty

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 Happy May 1st, my dear readers! Time flies and I cannot wait for summer to arrive and to wear my new season’s pieces. Unfortunately, its has still been a little chilly lately. This Altuzarra jacket, which I love, is very loyal to weather changes as you can carry it like a backpack! Smart dressing at its best!

My look: Manray leather-trimmed shearling jacket by Altuzarraiconstudded sweater dress and ‘Babies’ studded mid-calf boots, both by Saint Laurent, Kelly ‘So Black’ bag by Hermès, pearl embellished sunglasses by Chanel, diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery and Limelight Gala watch by Piaget.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Leo

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 Last week’s outfit to have dinner with my girlfriends at Razzia restaurant in Zurich was the perfect example of how easy it is to change a look just with heels, a clutch and a great blazer. Click here for a previous post to see how the top and the jeans look different when worn together with some flats and a backpack.

My look: Leopard jacquard blazer, Paris leopard-print leather pumps and Classic Monogramme printed leather clutch, all by Saint Laurent, ruffle peplum top by Alexander McQueen, mid-rise skinny jeansicon by Dolce & Gabbanapearl embellished sunglasses by Chanel and diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery. 

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

M∙A∙C x Philip Treacy

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M∙A∙C x Philip Treacy represents a unique partnership – London’s leading couture hat designer collaborating with the world’s boldest makeup brand and the outcome is to die for!

Philip Treacy created three dazzling headpieces that accentuated different parts of the face, including the eyes, cheekbones, and lips. From there, M∙A∙C Cosmetics produced a makeup collection that complemented the milliner’s designs.

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ABOUT PHILIP TREACY

Beginning his millinery label from a basement workshop in Isabella Blow’s house, Philip Treacy’s fantastical creations have graced the runways of Givenchy, Chanel and Valentino and earned him an OBE in 2007. Handcrafted in London, Treacy himself sculpts the molds and forms that each individual hat is made from.

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My favorite products from the collaboration are:

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No Faux Pas, Cardinal and Holly wood Cerise CHF 28.00

High-Light Powder
Nude Pink CHF 41.00

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Royal Wink CHF 26.00

The collection is now in stores. In Switzerland at the MAC counter at Jelmoli Zurich, MAC store Lucerne and online at www.maccosmetics.ch.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Philip Treacy, MAC Cosmetics

A Moment for Yourself

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Sometimes you have to carve out that important time you need to slow down, enjoy life, and rejuvenate yourself. I love to have a bath, light a candle, read a good book and indulge in the fabulous smell of the foamy water.

Jo Malone has the most amazing products to bring us a moment of tranquility in the midst of our crazily busy lives. The newly launched Bath & Body Collection features a new packaging design with frosted vertical stripes.

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One sniff of this amazing Peony & Blush Suede Body & Hand Wash makes me want to fill the bath now!

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As this new collection is all about taking a moment for yourself, I love to treat myself with the Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body Cream that leaves your skin subtle and instantly perfumed.

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A breath of fresh air could be felt last week when Jo Malone announced their first Jo Malone London Girl ever: socialite and model Poppy Delevingne.

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Her favorite fragrance since she has been 22 is Red Roses which is also available as Red Roses Body & Hand Lotion, one of my favorites.

In Switzerland Jo Malone is exclusively available at Jelmoli Zurich and Globus Geneva.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Jo Malone and © Sandra Bauknecht

Tommy Hilfiger: Capri

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TOMMY HILFIGER shared his travel tips for Capri with us. The charming American fashion designer who took the word «preppy» to new heights had come to Zurich for the film festival last fall. During an entertaining interview, he told me some interesting things about the island where he likes to spend his holidays in Europe.

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Your favorite summer destination?
I love CAPRI. I like the ambiance of the Italians loving life, fashion, food, wine and excitement.

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Your favourite hotel?
The GRAND HOTEL QUISISANA. It’s so central.
Via Camerelle, 2, 80073 Capri NA, +39 081 837 0788

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Your favourite restaurant?
The RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA AURORA. The best pizza and pasta in the world. You had to try the Penne Arrabiata.
Via Fuorlovado, 18-22, 80073 Capri NA, +39 081 837 0181

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Your favorite bar or nightclub?
The QUISI BAR AT THE GRAND HOTEL QUISISANA HOTEL – it’s such a cool place to sit outside and have a Bellini. I love watching people.
Via Camerelle, 2, 80073 Capri NA, +39 081 837 0788

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Your favourite sightseeing spot?
ANACAPRI – the water, the rocks, the vegetation, everything is just so beautiful. It smells so amazingly.

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Your perfect day in Capri?
Wake up on a YACHT, have a little breakfast, take a little swim, relax with my children, make a little shopping tour and have dinner at a nice place in the center.

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Your favourite shop?
RUSSO UOMO – this is where I shop for myself.
RUSSO DONNA – the best fashion in the world (even if they don’t sell Hilfiger), I go there for my wife and daughters. They sell their own brands and offer the highest quality of baby cashmere, suede, and leather.
Via Camerelle, 33 – 80073 Capri NA, +39 081 8388200

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Your must-have accessory?
CAPRI SANDALS – handmade, something I like to bring home as well.

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Your favorite holiday book?
I like to read BOOKS ABOUT PEOPLE, to see how they tick, what makes them successful. I read for example the books about Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey and right now I am indulging in the story of Eric Schmidt.

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Your guilty pleasure on the island?
A TIRAMISU and a LIMONCELLO after dinner. I eat pasta there every day which I wouldn’t do at home.

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Thank you, Mr. Hilfiger, for sharing your insider scoop on Capri with us.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger, © Sandra Bauknecht and the different locations

Trois Pommes – The Store Opening

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Last Wednesday, Trudie Götz and her team celebrated the opening of her two new concept stores, TROIS POMMES – THE STORE, one for women on Bahnhofstrasse 18 and one for men on Bahnhofstrasse 12 in Zurich. The new three-story shop for ladies is filled with everything a fashionista’s heart desires, the must-have pieces from well-known designers such as Givenchy, Saint Laurent and Peter Pilotto among others. For this special occasion, jewelry designer Harumi Klossowska and cashmere guru Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman had flown in to get to know their Zurich customers. Great concept, amazing interior, two thumbs up!

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Would Chanel Do It?

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Here are all the details of my outfit that I wore to shoot the campaign for the new lifestyle magazine «Spotlight» on TeleZüri (see yesterday’s post).

Would Chanel do it? Of course, Chanel always does it and those pieces from the Dubai collection are just divine, don’t you think?

My look: Printed chiffon gown, bracelet and pearl earrings, all by Chanel, rose diamond ring by Piaget, diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewelleryplatform shoes by Azzedine Alaïa
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LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Johannes Diboky and © Sandra Bauknecht

I Am Part of a New Swiss Lifestyle TV Show

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Great news and another reason why I had been so busy during the last weeks. Last Saturday, «Spotlight», the new lifestyle magazine on TeleZüri, presented its first show from “Zermatt Unplugged“ in Valais, the well-known music festival, with top artists, like James Blunt and Patricia Kaas. The focus of the new format is to cover the most important events and personalities from the fields of food, travel, beauty, fashion, kids and business, a well as impressive success stories and shopping, cultural and party tips.

Together with Zoe Torinesi and Dilan Anja Gropengiesser, I am one of the presenters and will take you with me on the most dazzling journeys around the globe, featuring the best stories about fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Tonight at 7.45 pm (CEST) you can see me for the first time in action (two hourly repeat). In my first show, you will get to know some of my favorite spots in the fashion capital of Paris and explore the newest fashion trends for S/S 2015. Here are some behind the scene photos for you to get an idea of what to expect…

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The programs extensive background information and selected highlights such as live concert broadcasts are also available online at Spotlight.vison.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Johannes Diboky and © Sandra Bauknecht and via Schweizer Illustrierte

Please Excuse My Absence from Blogging

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Please excuse my absence from blogging! For ten days, Sandra’s Closet stood still due to severe problems with the newsletter system. Due to this update, you still might experience some difficulties. Bare with me. I have been very busy during those last weeks with the magazine and another new exciting project I will tell you more about tomorrow.

The June issue of L’OFFICIEL Switzerland dedicated to high jewelry is available from today with Lauriane Gilliéron on the cover wearing Tommy Hilfiger and featuring Piaget‘s amazing “Limelight Mediterranean Garden Collection” shot by David Shama in Los Angeles under my fashion direction. Stay tuned for some fun making of pics coming up soon!

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Moreover, the first full issue of L’OFFICIEL Voyage is also at the newsstand today – yes, I’ve been busy!

LoL, Sandra

My Look: Enchanted Forest

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Some of you who are subscribed to my newsletter might have wondered why you are not receiving any. I have some severe issues with the mailing system and during the next days Sandra’s Closet might be offline from time to time. In the meantime, I would kindly invite you to check back and hope that you will like this outfit post with pieces from Dolce & Gabbana’s fairytale collection in an enchanted forest.

My look:Embellished wool coat with fur hood‘Enchanted Forest’ mini dressfloral animal print trousers and matching scarficon, all by Dolce & Gabbana, studded ‘Cat’ boots by Saint Laurent, diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery and earrings by Miu Miu.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht