My Look: Stella’s Superhero Worship

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Introducing “The Stellasuperheroes“, an exclusive capsule collection from Stella McCartney boasting playful pieces stamped with designs by the British designer. Dive into a comic book world of superheroes and villains and enjoy boasting bright colors, snakeskin details, and the iconic mask motif.

My look:Printed silk crepe de chine jumpsuiticon and Superhero snake-effect faux leather shoulder bag, both by Stella McCartney, studded leather bracelet and matching iconCandy heels, both by Saint Laurent, «Blow in Case of Fashion Emergency» necklace by Chanel, Limelight Gala watch by Piaget and Horsebit ring with aquamarine by Gucci Fine Jewelry.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

The Ultimate Concealer Palette

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«Three clever little shades that provide a multitude of possibilities for perfecting your complexion: they stomp out redness and banish dark circles. They are to your average corrector what porcelain is to terracotta.» – Serge Lutens

The new concealer palette UNE BONNE CORRECTION by Serge Lutens is more than sublime, it offers everything you need for a perfect eye. It includes three different concealer shades, a translucent setting powder and some brushes so that you can slip it into a bag for easy retouching during the day.

UNE BONNE CORRECTION is available in perfumeries and in department stores for approximately CHF 205.00 (€ 150.00) now.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Serge Lutens

Giorgio Armani Beauty Eclipse Collection

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I always love those times of the year when the famous beauty brands introduce their upcoming makeup collections for the season. Therefore I would like to show you what Giorgio Armani has come with for summer. Personally speaking, one of my favorite collections, called ECLIPSE.

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Vivid colors and shades with shimmering metallics inspired by the light and dark effects of an eclipse are a great option for the perfect makeup look for a wild summer party. Find out here which makeup products you can find in this collection:

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Armani Eclipse Palette CHF 99.00 (Limited Edition)

Eye & Brow Maestro CHF 46.00
No.10 Mahagony (Limited Edition) and No.11 Ash Blond (Limited Edition)

Eye Tint CHF 52.00
No.02 Midnight, No.13 Zenith (Limited Edition), No.14 Sunrise (Limited Edition) and No.15 Sunset (Limited Edition)

Eyes to Kill Liner CHF 50.00
No.07 Zenith (Limited Edition), No.08 Sunset (Limited Edition), No.09 Boreale (Limited Edition) and No.10 Minuit (Limited Edition)

Black Ecstasy Mascara CHF 51.00
No.02 Navy Blue (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer CHF 39.00
No.403 Rouge Eclipse, No.605 Mauve Eclipse (Limited Edition) and No.707 Bleu d’Armani (Limited Edition)

Available from June 2015 at Globus, Jelmoli and Manor in Switzerland.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Armani Beauty

Contest: Gillette Venus Snap

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Life happens in an instant. Be smooth in a snap. Who doesn’t know this feeling when you would love to be spontaneously and realize that you forgot to shave your legs, armpits or some other body areas?!

Here is the solution! Finally there is the first ever portable razor from Gillette. Experience instant smoothness on-the-go with five curve-hugging blades and you’ll be ready for anything, anytime, anywhere. It’s the perfect match for anyone with a busy and active lifestyle.

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This portable, stylish compact conveniently tucks into any bag for the freedom to be spontaneous with silky-smooth skin anytime, anywhere. Just wet the razor and you are ready to go!

How many times have I realized that I forgot to shave an area at my leg or missed a few hairs on my arms. Yes, I also shave my arms! I just dislike hair on a woman’s body and funnily enough when it comes to men, I am the opposite, they cannot have enough hair for me.

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Great news is that five of you can win a Gillette Venus Snap. To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Gillette Venus Snap” to and share your “Snap needed” moment, a little story when you would have appreciated having a portable shaver with you.

All entries must be received until June 10, 2015. 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 Gillette, Hairy Legs, Elizabeth Znovar, 2012

My Look: Louis Vuitton’s Sticker-Prints

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While filming for Spotlight in Cannes, I wore this new outfit by Louis Vuitton. Since Nicolas Ghesquière took the helm at the French Maison, there have been some amazing new looks and accessories. I fell in love with those sticker-print pieces, inspired by adhesive labels on vintage Vuitton luggage, the minute I spotted them on the runway.

My look: Sticker-print top, matching skirt, silk bandeau scarf and Petite Malle Monogram bag, all by Louis Vuittoncutout leather platform pumps by Saint Laurent, Limelight Gala watch by Piaget, Hapi leather bracelet by Hermès, diamond ring and bracelet, both by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

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Fashion lovers around the globe were drooling over the house’s new It-bag, the Petite Malle, a playful miniature take on the classic Vuitton trunk. How cute is it that the bag matches the print on my tee?!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Spotlight from Cannes

For those who have missed it or don’t have the chance to watch Swiss television, here is the first Spotlight show moderated by me that was presented last Saturday. The episode is all about my favorite moments with Chopard in Cannes during the Film Festival. I interviewed Caroline Scheufele and supermodel Petra Nemcova. Have fun watching the show and stay tuned for all my impressions from the Côte d’Azur.

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And don’t forget to like Spotlight on FACEBOOK! Your support would be extremely appreciated – a huge thank you in advance!

LoL, Sandra

Behind the scenes photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

M•A•C’s New Beauty Super Weapon

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The science of skincare meets the beauty of makeup, all presented in one innovative product. I swear on this new beauty super weapon. M·A·C’s latest Lightful creation comes packaged in a modern dual-chamber bottle that holds two potent formulas – a hi-tech treatment serum and an incandescent tint.

Use the lightweight and translucent gel-like serum all over the face at night to curb hyperpigmentation, and the tinted serum during the day to continue the brightening effects while instantly evening skin tone and adding luminosity. Used together, both formulas target a multitude of skin concerns, from dark spots and dehydration to uneven skin tone/texture, all with the help of our Lightful Radiance Booster, chock-full of ingredients and Vitamin C to promote robust brightening.

Lightful C 2-in-1 Tint and Serum with Radiance Booster
Light pale ivory
Medium warm beige
Medium Plus tan beige
Dark deep caramel
Dark Deep rich golden bronze
CHF 69.00

Available from June 2015 at all M·A·C locations and at online.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of M·A·C Cosmetics

My Look: Normcore the Chanel Way

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Normcore… perfect boring, special normal – whatever you want to name it, there’s no getting away from fashion’s fascination with the mundane lately. Trend leader CHANEL kicked off the style last winter with its supermarket inspired collection and created the perfect pedestrian look –throw on leggings, trainers and a big easy coat. It’s all in the luxe twist. Minimal effort required.

My look: College coat by Saint Laurent, flared crepe skirt by Balenciaga, crystal embellished biker boots by Miu Miu, pink cut-out sweater, shearling bagcandy necklace and chain and padlock necklace, all by ChanelDiamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

Let’s just hope that we will get some sunshine soon to finally wear our new summer pieces. It’s time to store coats and boots!

LoL, Sandra

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Contest: Signorina Trilogy

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Elegance has always been a defining element of Salvatore Ferragamo creations.
(Get the look: Draped top, skirtSusi pumps iconand Gelly bag, all by Salvatore Ferragamo.)

iconThe same goes for the Italian house’s perfumes. An iconic tribute to women, the trilogy of SIGNORINA fragrances celebrate the most refined aspects of femininity. The scents differ and still present one family, a great way to vary on a daily base.

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SIGNORINA Eau de Parfum
FLORAL FRUITY

Top notesRed currant and pink pepper
Middle notes: Jasmine, rose and peony
Base notes: Patchouli, panna cotta and musk

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SIGNORINA Eau de Toilette
FLORAL FRUITY

Top notes: Grapefruit and litchi
Middle notes: Rose and rice
Base notes: Cashmeran and milk mousse

Signorina Eleganza

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Top notes: Pear and grapefruit
Middle notes: Osmanthus absolute and almond
Base notes: Patchouli and white leather accord

Great news is that you can win one bottle of SIGNORINA Eau de Parfum 50ml, one bottle of SIGNORINA Eau de Toilette 50ml and one bottle of SIGNORINA ELEGANZA Eau de Parfum 50ml. To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Signorina Trilogy” to . All entries must be received until May 30, 2015. 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 Salvatore Ferragamo

My Look: Carribean

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Here is the outfit that I wore to film the trailer for the last Spotlight episode that aired last night. I had already worn this colorful dress in St. Kitts during my stay at the beautiful Belle Mont Farm hotel, the first five-star hotel on Kittitian Hill.

My look: Caroline asymmetric printed silk and crepe dress by Stella McCartneyiconBianca metallic elaphe sandals and Betty Medium Chain leather shoulder bagicon, both by Saint Laurent, diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery and pearl earrings by Chanel.

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht