Dior Split Sunglasses

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Here they are, DIOR SPLIT – the new must-have sunglasses from the House of Dior. Reinventing the classic aviator shape in a graphic style, they are designed with different mirror effect stripes on the lenses. First presented against a sea of blue delphiniums that embellished the S/S 2016 set of Raf Simons last runway show for Dior.

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Thanks to Safilo, I was able to get my hands on the new shades and went for the yellow gold with green version. It is very funny feeling when you put them on for the first time as the separation of the lenses can be felt and you literally look through a box. This distraction goes away pretty easily and your eyes get used to the effect.

Available now for € 430.00. Click here to visit the website.

LoL, Sandra

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Thanks, Dior, for spoiling me!

Photos: Courtesy of Dior and © Sandra Bauknecht

Contest: Win a Bottle of Signorina Misteriosa

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Great news for you, my dear readers, 5 of you can win a bottle of Salvatore Ferrgamo’s SIGNORINA MISTERIOSA Eau de Parfum (50ml). For more infos on this beautiful oriental fruity fragrance, visit this week’s post about the launch event in Florence.

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To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with your postal address and the header “Signorina Misteriosa” to . All entries must be received until March 15, 2016. 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

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Photos: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo

My Look: Ponte Vecchio

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Here you see me in Florence, Italy at the famous Ponte Vecchio (“Old Bridge“) overlooking the Arno River before leaving to the gala evening with Salvatore Ferragamo for the launch of their Signorina Misteriosa fragrance that I told you yesterday about.

My look: Dress with long sleeves and wide skirt and laser-cut leather waist belticon, both by Azzedine Alaïa, white mink shrug by Pradacloquet nappa leather bag Swarovski crystals and suede sandals with embellishmentsicon, both by Miu Miu, diamond rose ring by Piaget and diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht – A huge thank you to my fellow Marionnaud blogger and friend Katrin Roth for taking all the photos of me! 

My Life Is a Play

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In the magnificent setting of the famous Forte Belvedere in Florence with stunning views over the Tuscan city, Salvatore Ferragamo launched their newest fragrance. A creation dedicated to women who like to play with their different characters. “My life is a play” is their credo.

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When I arrived in my hotel, a game waited for me: a little bag filled with wooden letters. I was asked to come up with the possible name of the new fragrance that would be presented in the evening. As I love playing scrabble, I did a pretty good job and wrote the actual name «Misteriosa» which I didn’t know at that time yet. I took a photo on instagram as proof.

Misteriosa RevealLuciano Bertinelli, CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo Parfums, unveils the new scent.

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My life is a play” was also the theme of the exclusive cocktail party and gala dinner. We were welcomed above the city of Florence with stunning installations by Patricia Urquiola. The perfect backdrop for the newest addition to the Signorina family, «Misteriosa». The new oriental fruity scent offers an innovative olfactive interpretation of black shades with a strong gourmand core.

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Top notes: Wild Blackberry and Neroli
Middle notes: Orange Blossom and Tuberose
Base notes: Black Vanilla Mousse and Patchouli

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A dance performance, a gourmet menu and many more surprises waited for me. I had the honor to be seated next to Massimiliano Giornetti, Creative Director of Salvatore Ferragamo, and the special guest star on scene: top model Grace Hartzel, the new face of Signorina, with whom I had a lovely conversation.

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What does it mean to you to be the face of this new fragrance?
It makes me feel so wonderful! It has always been my dream to be the testimonial of a luxury fragrance brand. Working with the Salvatore Ferramamo team was so amazing, they are all fantastic and we had so much fun.

What was your immediate thought/emotion when you smelled Signorina Misteriosa for the first time?
I could feel the unpredictable, daring and mysterious belladonna phantom and become her.

You like Mangas, you cut a bang yourself which gave you a lot of success, you seem to do everything your very own way. Today, you were the star on the dance floor. Are you a Signorina Misteriosa? And if you feel like it, please tell me why.
Yes I do feel like a big part of me is her, because I love to be independent and do things my own way.

What do you like most about Mangas?
I love how it’s such a different world. It’s so fantasy. The characters are very inspiring, and the artwork is beautiful.

What would be the best advice you would give to a young upcoming model friend?
To express your own style and personality. Have inner strength and be kind.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What would be your biggest dream to come true?
I want to pursue music and acting.

Graze in 3 words.
Joy , groovy, cosmic.

Grace_On_StageOn stage: Luciano Bertinelli, CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo Parfums, with Grace Hartzel.

What a great night. Later, Grace and I went on the dance floor. That is the beauty of life. We can choose every day which one of our facets we are going to interpret. Let the play start, but always remain the same person!

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Signorina Misteriosa is available now as Eau de Parfum 30ml (CHF 69.00), 50ml (CHF 99.00) and 100ml (CHF 129.00), as Duschgel 200ml (CHF 40.00) and as Bodylotion 200ml (CHF 45.00).

LoL, Sandra

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The perfect backdrop for Misteriosa: Florence

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Misteriosa PerformanceBeautiful dance performance with spectacular views of the Duomo in Florence.

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The new ad campaign and below the video:

Photos: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo, © Sandra Bauknecht, © Zhanna Bianca, @ Grammio
A huge thank you to my fellow Marionnaud blogger and friend Katrin Roth for taking all the photos of me! Love traveling with you!

A Little Gift for International Women’s Day

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Today is International Women’s Day! It’s time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of us women. Yet let’s also be aware that this tremendous progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.

«Here is to good women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.»

In honor of International Women’s Day, LUISAVIAROMAicon provides you with this special promotion code: MDLSUK. Spend more and save more: 10% OFF $500, or 15% OFF $1000.
Applies to select full price products only. Excludes fine jewelry and items tagged ‘permanent‘ and ‘essential‘. This code is valid from now until March 16, 2016 (23:59 CET).

Get the look with 15% off: Pink dress with ruffles by Guccibook clutchicon by Olympia Le Tan, pumpsicon by Gianvito Rossi and leather bracelet by Salvatore Ferragamo.

Keep your dreams big and your aspirations high… Happy International Women’s Day!

LoL, Sandra

My Look: Swiss Red Cross Gala in St. Moritz

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Mid February, St. Moritz hosted for the first time a Swiss Red Cross Gala, also marking the 150th anniversary of this institution. In celebration of this great cause, the iconic White Turf tent was supposed to be the stunning location on the frozen lake to welcome over 300 guests from the business, economic, political and cultural worlds. Unfortunately due to the warm weather conditions, the event had to shift to Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.

My look: Patchwork lace peplum gown by Alessandra RichJanis leather pumps by Saint Laurent, diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery, ice cube bag and pearl earrings, both by Chanel.

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The evening’s theme was: «clean water for every day». The gala’s proceeds will therefore go towards helping the victims of forgotten disasters and the water program in Nepal.
Clean drinking water and functioning sewage treatment systems are things we take for granted in Switzerland. They are part of our lives. However, the daily lives of well over 700 million people around the world are very different. They have no access to even a minimum of clean water.

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If you would like to donate something to the Swiss Red Cross, please find herewith the details:

Credit Suisse AG, 8070 Zurich
BIC: CRESCHZZ30A IBAN: CH35 0483 5082 7306 1100 1
Endorsement: SRC Gala 2016

Thank you for your donation!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography and © Sandra Bauknecht

Age Delay Pillow

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Jamie Sherrill has been perfecting the complexions of LA’s A-list for over 20 years. A qualified nurse and founder of the renowned Beauty Park Medical Spa, she is an expert in restoring skin to its natural radiance.

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Besides her spa treatment, she offers all sort of beauty tools under the label NURSE JAMIE. One product has specially caught my eye.: the Beauty Bear™ Age Delay Pillow – Leopardicon which is designed to support the face and neck, helping to improve sleep quality and achieve more youthful looking skin overnight. Its unique satin cover is better than traditional cotton pillowcases – it minimizes the appearance of fine lines by helping your skin retain its natural oils and helps to prevent creases and wrinkles caused by sleep.

To shop the Beauty Bear™ Age Delay Pillow – Leopard by Nurse Jamie, click hereicon please. Also available in blackicon.

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If you are in California, visit the NURSE JAMIE BEAUTY PARK MEDICAL SPA
1511 Montana Ave.,  Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: +1 310-587-3502, E-mail:

Happy Sunday, get lots of rest!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Nurse Jamie

Jean Paul Gaultier – A Spectacular Dinner

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During Haute Couture S/S 2016 fashion week in Paris, Jean Paul Gaultier hosted a show that took the audience to the the wild clubbing days of the 80s, when Le Palace in Montmartre, was the center Parisian night life such as Studio 54 in New York. It was an homage to the creatures of the night, models with big hair were smoking cigarettes and drinking champagne while strutting down the runway in signature looks such as tuxedos, pajama suits, lingerie dresses and bomber jackets.

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Gaultier’s style is unique and so are his catwalks. Nobody else is able to transform a fashion show into a party. I am always leaving in a good mood, ready to dance and party myself.

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In the evening, to celebrate the occasion, Jean Paul Gaultier invited a few lucky ones for a spectacular dinner at the Grand Colbert. A night to remember, and not only by the surprises. A contortionist painted in gold welcomed the attendance while they had a cocktail.

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Talking heads out of food cloches got lost in a surreal very funny conversation. The surprise showcase of Beth Ditto and Allanah Star, a Parisian night figure, popping out of a cake to wish the House of Gaultier a happy 40th anniversary, were some of the highlights of the dinner. Complete craziness abounded at the Paris brasserie, which gathered longstanding close friends including Farida Khelfa, Victoria Abril and Blanca Li, who at one point began chanting in unison “Jean Paul, Jean Paul.”

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Among the fashionable guests was also Daphne Groeneveld who stars in Jean Paul Gaultier Classique‘s new fragrance campaign captured by fashion photographer Miles Aldridge.

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Later the evening evolved into a dance fest, after each guest was given a cardboard mask with an image of Gaultier’s face to sport. A night to remember. Have fun exploring all the fun moments.

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Jose Manuel Albesa and model Hugo Marquez

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Here you can spot me to the left taking great shots of Beth Ditto’s performance.

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She is such a love! Beth Ditto, you literally rock!

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A great honor to be invited by Monsieur Gaultier to such a spectacular dinner.

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Reunited with Catherine Baba after our trip to Columbia last December.

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Swiss girls: Erica Martinez and me

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Alongside four decades in fashion, 2016 marks the first year the Gaultier fragrance label is being developed by Puig. The television ad is for both perfume blockbusters — Le Male for men and Classique for women. Its backdrop is a factory but, of course, with a twist à la Gaultier. While all of his iconography is evident — think women in corsets and men sporting striped shirts — the setting is industrial. Gaultier himself also appears in the clip, appearing at the very end of the advert.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier, Images by Saskia Lawaks – Vogue, Images by Thomas Kelly – Say Who,  Access Fashion Media and © Sandra Bauknecht

Fash Friday: Wild and Free

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This season, individuality plays an important role in fashion. Unfortunately, David Bowie has died but his inspirational looks will stay alive forever. Being a sartorial chameleon, he used clothing to create a wide variety of different personas. Instead of adhering to conventions, he pushed boundaries and trail-blazed trends that influenced fans, runways and celebrities. In order to remember his iconic presence, I put together this amazing outfit. It’s Friday, let’s get inspired!

Get the look:  Embellished striped wool and linen-blend and leather bomber jacket by Saint Laurentguipure lace and mesh-paneled cotton-blend poplin shirt by Christopher Kane, Dysart metallic stretch-leather skinny pantsicon by Isabel Marantembellished metallic leather sandals and Dionysus supreme embroidered bagicon, both by Gucci.

Happy Weekend!

LoL, Sandra

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Miu Miu’s Dahlia Bag

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MIU MIU is introducing the DAHLIA in avant-premiere from the Pre-fall 2016 collection, the finest and sophisticated version of a traditional hunting bag. Accessorized using perfect cuts, noble fabrics and unique details the new must-have comes in different leather varieties, playing on the whole range of saddler colors, such as brandy, natural, black with a touch of ochre.

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The DAHLIA is envisioned in two distinctive varieties; a less structured, cross body model, in two sizes and a more complex construction which can be worn as a precious bejeweled shoulder bag.
A very small quantity will be available to purchase in the MIU MIU boutique located on 92 place Beauvau, Paris. Available now, for a limited time only.

Be ahead of the fashion game. I like and you?

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Miu Miu