New Year, New Beauty

Get a fresh start! Keeping your beauty resolutions has never been easier; with remarkable new Vitamin C enriched skincare and beauty products, I show you everything you need to detox, rejuvenate and face 2018 afresh.

C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum, 30ml by Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
iconRecharge fatigued skin with this Vitamin C enriched serum that helps support natural collagen growth and creates an overall radiant complexion. It’s also proven to enhance firmness and diminish the look of dark spots over time.

Vitamin C Nourishing Cleansing Balm, 60ml by Kat Burki
iconIf you take one thing with you while traveling, it should be this amazing cleansing balm. Saturated with a ton of nutrient-rich extracts, it works to repair signs of aging by brightening skin tone, increasing plumpness and replenishing moisture to prevent dryness. It also removes even the most stubborn of makeup and mascara without causing irritation.

Pure Vitamin C Powder Cream, 5 x 1.95g by Dr. Sebagh
iconA shot of energy for your skin, this nourishing set includes five vials of the purest and highest concentration of Vitamin C – the wonder weapon against aging. Personally speaking, I am addicted and like to mix it with my daily cream. The powder cream formula smooths imperfections and dramatically brightens and rejuvenates your skin.

C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer, 50g by Sunday Riley
iconWhile road-testing Sunday Riley’s ‘C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer’ a friend of hers asked for even more Vitamin C to be added. Luckily for us, the cosmetic chemist listened. Infused with an incredible amount of the anti-aging vitamin, this cream penetrates deep into the skin to restore radiance, soften fine lines and promote a youthful-looking complexion.

C+C Vitamin Scrub, 100ml by Natura Bissé
This citric-scented scrub is infused with gentle but effective exfoliants which smooth the surface of your skin. Its hydrating gel-like formula eliminates dead cells to reveal a radiant and clear complexion beneath. Perfect to get your glow back after all those party nights.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Wanderlust? Upgrade Your Luggage

If some trips are in your horizon, it’s time to finally put aside your old suitcase and invest in some new luggage. Traveling can be stressful enough without having to consider what might happen when a zipper breaks or that tiny hole in the bottom suddenly becomes massive. New luggage that is coordinated and sleek might not upgrade you to first class, but it sure will help you feel like you’re already there. And with these colors, you will never loose your luggage again.

1 Horizon 50 Trolley in Monogram Canvas by Louis Vuitton
2 Leather Trimmed Carry-On Suitcase by Gucci
3 Medium Quilted Nylon Trolley by Moschino
icon4 Majolica-Print Leather Suitcase by Dolce & Gabbana
icon5 Metallic Calfskin Trolley with Gold-Tone Metal by Chanel

«For me, beautiful luggage is synonymous with the golden era of travel; the sophisticated voyage to an exotic destination should be a journey of refinement and elegance.»Charlotte Olympia

My absolute favorite is Charlotte Olympia‘s collaboration of fantastic luggages with a vintage feel with Globe-Trotter, the British brand that specializes in leather travel goods. A globetrotter’s dream collection.

TO SHOP CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA X GLOBE-TROTTER ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra


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My Look: Life in Black and White

Black and white – this graphic way of dressing is a lifestyle not a passing trend. Here’s how to look effortlessly chic in this classic color combination.

My look: Cutout tiered jersey midi dress by Proenza Schouler, classic Paris D’Orsay pumps with bow by Saint Laurent, black and white grained leather bag with gold-tone metal details and cashmere stole, both by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography

Happy New Year 2018

Resolutions don’t have to be those dreaded things you make at the beginning of every year, only to be cast aside and forgotten. When it comes to fashion, committing to some new resolutions can help reinvigorate your personal style. Regardless of whether or not you feel like you’re a bit insecure when it comes to fashion, I recommend getting Dolce & Gabbana’s Welcome bag with statements that will remind you every day how gorgeous you are.

Welcome large printed leather tote

Always be yourself
Take a selfie
Life is beautiful
In case of doubt: Overdress
I am thin and gorgeous
Less is more (just kidding)

Take your style to the next level, 2018 is the year of making leaps.

LoL, Sandra

Welcome small printed leather tote

Photos: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana
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My Favorite Outfits of 2017

It is the last day of the year and I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2017. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments. 12 months, versatile looks, shot in many different places in the world. I am proud of myself as I wrote each day of 2017 a post.

To a fabulous 2018, wishing you only the best and I hope that you will keep following Sandra’s Closet for the next years to come!

LoL, Sandra

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JANUARY 2017: Gstaading

January_2017

St. Barts –  Formal JumpsuitLetsGoBananas_Sandra_Bauknecht_DolceGabbana

FEBRUARY 2017: Let’s Go Bananas!

February_2017_111BoomSmileI Feel It All

February_2017_2aLe ToinySpring Faves

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MARCH 2017: Rock It!

Lace, Bows and Pearls One-Shoulder Dress  Theatre

Seeing Things ClearlyHello from Lugano

APRIL 2017: Easter Sunday

Wonder Woman Meets Superwoman  Greenery Tennis for a Good Cause

Swan LadyBlind for Love

Business MeetingChanel Airlines

MAY 2017: Power Pairings

Chanel Coco CubaOn the Way to St. Tropez – Open

Running in HeelsRuffles

High StrungSpring Into Summer

JUNE 2017Art in the Park

Block HeelsHello New YorkStrolling Through Venice

Masquerade Ball in Venice –  Stars, Stripes and Polka Dots Now

FlorenceParis I Love You

JULY 2017: Sun Memories

IbizaBoho Garden

Rainbow StripesGrecian Goddess in Provence

AUGUST 2017: Show Some Shoulder

We Should All Be Feminists –  Always a BridesmaidSee U Later

Flashback Street Parade – Take a HikeCasual Friday

Pucci at the Pool – Hydrangea – Cherish

SEPTEMBER 2017: Cruise

Not-So-Basic-BlackSneakers & Dresses

OCTOBER 2017Rock the Rainbow

Movie NightHublot WiesnPremiere

Must-HavesBallet

Fall Beauty An Ice Bear in Milan

NOVEMBER 2017: Vintage Florals

Teatro alla ScalaMilan Style

Girl on Fire in Erdem x H&MMy Happy Place

DECEMBER 2017: Prada Cloudbust

Fondue TimeThe Sequined JumpsuitMerry Christmas 2017

MarrakeshLet’s Get That Party GstaadedLive for the Moments

Be BoldUnion Jack Style

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Louis Vuitton Tambour All Black

Marking 15 years of fine watchmaking, the French Maison launches its first all-black Tambour, contributing to an industry-wide «noir moment». Created in 2002, the Tambour marked Louis Vuitton’s watchmaking debut. The timepiece is identifiable by its unique shape and design, engraved in the steel, the 12 letters of the name Louis Vuitton encircle the case like the 12 hours on the dial. The watch itself appears to be sculpted directly from a block of metal, evoking a sense of strength and solidity.

The new entirely matte black timepiece comes with a noble aesthetic, the perfect accessory for men (or ladies) who travel, for men who love refined, contemporary, urban objects. The Tambour All Black comes in two versions with interchangeable straps fitted with Louis Vuitton’s innovative patented system. At twelve o’clock, the dial bears the famous V signature invented by Gaston-Louis Vuitton in 1901 to adorn the famous Steamer Bag.


The Tambour All Black Chronographe gives the watch a sporty feel while retaining its elegance: a new instrument housed in an imposing 46 mm case, driven by a self-winding caliber. The crown is in steel, overmoulded with black rubber for more drive.

The Tambour All Black Petite Seconde has an understated, sophisticated look. The small second function nestles at 6 o’clock, at the heart of a 41,5 mm case powered by a self-winding movement.
Raised to the ranks of an icon fifteen years after its creation, the Tambour remains on-trend with this All Black version presenting a restrained, contemporary and masculine design.

Those two models would be a great choice to join the powerful trend towards all-black watches. Enjoy the last day of the year…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

My Look: Union Jack Style

In the ’90s, John Galliano gave the famous Union Jack a high fashion rehabilitation and in the beginning of the century, Vivienne Westwood’s interpretation of the red, white and blue became an icon for post-punk British creativity. The Union Jack of today has shed its skin of sneery Cool Britannia rebelliousness. Now, Gucci‘s Alessandro Michele shows us that it is all about flying the flag, just not as we know it.

My look: Fur coat by Etro, Union Jack embellished wool sweaterfur-felt wide-brim trilby hat, skinny denim pant with embroidery and Horsebit-detailed collapsible-heel metallic leather loafers, all by Gucci, classic Union Jack inspired flap bag by ChanelHorsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Guerlain

Are you planning your festive look for New Year’s Eve? Check out GUERLAIN‘s holiday make-up collection that has some gorgeous, limited edition, collector’s pieces. Comparing to what other luxury brands have been releasing this winter, GUERLAIN is surely one that got the attention of many. I don’t want to keep you waiting any longer so let’s begin.

GOLD PALETTE (LIMITED EDITION) – CHF 105.00
In a lacquered compact with stylised palm leaf motifs inspired by Art Déco style, nestled in a black and gold case, the new Guerlain Gold Palette offers a complete make-up set (face, eyes, brows and lips) to create a Gold & Chic look that’s a must for spending New Year’s Eve with the Great Gatsby. Its Wet & Dry texture lets you intensify the colours each time you wet the brush. The shades can be applied on their own or layered, dry or wet, for a buildable result rising in a crescendo, from day to night.

METEORITES GOLD LIGHTS (LIMITED EDITION) – CHF 80.00
This refined box in the style of an antique jewel holds the delicate Météorites pearls. For the first time this year, they come in golden colours (white, yellow, pink, champagne). This unique combination enfolds the complexion like a beautiful piece of jewellery that lights up the face. The Gold Pearl Météorites bathe skin in a halo of light, revealing all of its radiance.

TERRACOTTA GOLD LIGHT (LIMITED EDITION) – CHF 80.00

It perfectly enhances your natural sun-kissed glow and catches the light thanks to the precious hints of gold contained in the formula. It’s made with incredibly fine mother-of-pearl and imitates the dazzling light of skin that’s been left silky by the sun. Enriched with moisturizing active ingredients, it won’t dry out the skin and it ensures lasting comfort.

ROUGE G DE GUERLAIN LIPCOLOR (LIMITED EDITION) – 65.50
Cast in a gold and black fine jewellery pack that reveals a mirror on opening, Rouge G adorns your lips with an incandescent stroke of colour. This season, Guerlain has designed two exclusive (limited-edition) shades for its star lipstick. Ultra-pigmented, creamy and plumping, it lets us play with different intensities and stays true on our lips all night long.

  • 822 Glamorous Cherrythis red illuminates the complexion of brunettes
  • 823 Flaming Redcreates an intense effect for blondes

GOLD LIGHT TOPCOAT (LIMITED EDITION) – CHF 33.00
A limited-edition topcoat in Gold Light to dress your lashes, eyebrows and hair with precious hints of gold.

Enjoy your week!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Guerlain

Protect Your Investment

Expensive handbags now come with raincoats (yes, I know, your Hermès Birkin also has a cover for protection). But! Suede meets spring showers? No problem anymore…

My favorite? Chanel‘s must-have It-bag. And if you just want to show the trend with your favorite handbag in your closet, visit Handbag Raincoat, a.k.a. the most genius items you probably didn’t realize existed. Coming in a variety of sizes, depending on how big your purse is, it will protect handbags from inopportune weather.

LoL, Sandra

Chanel S/S 2018

Balenciaga S/S 2018

Valextra Raincoat for Iside Medium Bag

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

My Look: Merry Christmas 2017

Christmas can be magic and I wish that this holiday has brought only the best for you. I hope you have experienced the same pleasure like me feeling like a child again, cuddling with your new fashionable toys.

My look: Lace tiger shawl dress and leopard shaped backpackicon, both by Dolce & Gabbanaicon, bow-embellished patent-leather pumps by Saint Laurent, and iconHorsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht