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).

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of Clinique

My Look: Happy

Sandra Bauknecht - Jason Wu - My Look - Happy

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.

Sandra Bauknecht in Jason Wu Dancing

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

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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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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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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,, 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.


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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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Massage in up-and-down motion for 15 seconds combined on T-Zone using green bristles. 479-01 Clinique_SPP_REG_HowToUse_icons_R23

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

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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

I Am Alpha – A Secret Event

Samsung Event-I am Alpha-Zurich

Last Wednesday, a secret event took place in the city of Zurich to launch Samsung’s newest mobile phone GALAXY ALPHA, emphasizing the brand’s foray into the fashion crowd.

Ready-to-wear has laid its focus from the runway also to the world of high technology as many renowned fashion houses scramble to stamp their coveted logos on mobile handsets and other personal devices. Samsung for example collaborated in one-off projects with the likes of Giorgio Armani, Alexander Wang, Nicholas Kirckwood and Moschino. Therefore, I was very curious to arrive at the secret event …

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Inside an unspectacular backyard at Kanonengasse, I was guided by a bouncer to the basement. There a room, reminiscent of an underground club in New York, awaited me.

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Alpha 1

When I entered, I was handed my very own new Samsung GALAXY ALPHA phone as a gift. It had a prepaid card so that I could use it immediately to read the text messages the guests were sent during the event.

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Nadine Strittmatter -Sandra Bauknecht

Only 80 people were invited and I spotted among the illustrious crowd Swiss supermodel Nadine Strittmatter who had flown in from Paris where she is living.

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Other highlights were the melting ice bar and different performances.

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Giorgina Hauser dancing at samsung

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Ezgi Cinar, the brainchild of the secret event with me.

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Menswear designer Julian Zigerli, one of Samsung’s ambassadors, had created 80 personalized mobile phone covers to choose from. As you see in the collage above, I went for the little mouse…

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Melanie Phone Cover

… and my friend Mel Guenthardt (photo below) for the cute owl.

Melanie Guenthardt and Sandra Bauknecht

The GALAXY ALPHA phone is available in Switzerland from the beginning of September 2014 in the colors Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver and Scuba Blue for CHF 749.00.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Andrea Monica Hug, © Ezgi Cinar, © Melanie Guenthardt and © Sandra Bauknecht

Beautiful Bride Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Wedding

On August 23rd 2014, Angelina Jolie married Brad Pitt in a secret ceremony in the South of France wearing a stunning Atelier Versace creation designed by Donatella Versace. The first photos are out and here is even the sketch of the amazing gown.


The white silk-satin gown was gathered at the bust with an elongated train, detailed with the embroidered drawings of her children that got reproduced also on the silk veil. Donatella Versace accessorised her creation with a pair of white Versace silk satin pumps. “Beauty, class and brain. That’s you Angelina. I wish all the best and happiness to you and your wonderful family. Love, DV

To the newly weds, all the best! They are really an amazing couple and it was a true pleasure meeting them. Enjoy some of their best moments below…

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Via Hello Magazine, Bunte, People Magazine, US
© Sandra Bauknecht, Sketch: Courtesy of Versace

Exclusive Dior Nail Polishes for the ZFF

Dior-Exclusive Nail Polishes for ZFF

Yes, I still can get very excited about press announcements and this one really made my heart leap with joy as I am a huge nail polish aficionado.

This month, the 10th Zurich Film Festival will take place and Dior is launching two limited edition nail lacquers to celebrate this occasion. The two shades 228 Reflects (golden sparkles that also look beautiful over any other nail color) and 808 Night Shock (a metallic shiny black) will be available from September 10, 2014 at Globus Zürich, Globus Glatt and at the ZFF Festival Center at Sechseläutenplatz for CHF 37.00 each.


My international readers might recognize the nail polishes as they were part of Dior’s first pre-fall collection ‘Dior Colour Icons’. Unfortunately the beautiful red shade 888 Tout Paris won’t be available in Switzerland. But let’s be happy we can get our hands at those two exclusive ones! I just love that kind of stuff!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Dior, ZFF and © Sandra Bauknecht

Win a Bottle of Acqua Essenziale Blu

Acqua Essenziale Blu by Salvatore Ferragamo Contest

Swiss Gentlemen, today’s your lucky day! Five of you have the chance to win a 50ml bottle of Salvatore Ferragamo’s Acqua Essenziale Blu Eau de Toilette Natural Spray.

The extremely masculine, yet sensual oriental fougère fragrance is inspired by energetic sea water aromas and the power of waves and nature, blending luxurious Mediterranean ingredients and innovative molecules.

Acqu Essentiale Blu Ferragamo

The fragrance arrives in an elegant glass flacon iridescent in shades from darker to lighter blue that will embellish every bathroom shelf. Salvatore Ferragamo Acqua Essenziale Blu is available as 30, 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette, accompanied with a perfumed 200ml shower gel.


Top notes: Cardamom, Lemon and Calabrian Bergamot
Middle notes: Atlas Cedar, Lavender, Cascalone and Cypriol Oil
Base notes: Patchouli, Ambroxan, Tonka Bean and Benzoin

Group Acquq Essenziale Blu

To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Acqua Essenziale Blu” to . All entries must be received until September 8, 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 Salvatore Ferragamo