My Look: Hello from Lugano

Hello from Lugano that is one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland for me. Ticino’s lush, mountain-rimmed lake isn’t its only worth visiting asset. Walking along the flowery promenade on a sunny day is absolutely stunning and the perfect backdrop for a wonderful meeting. Here you can feel how close Italy is…

My look: Embellished striped wool and linen-blend and leather bomber jacket and Paris ankle bootsicon, both by Saint Laurentjacquard-knit mini dress by Alexander McQueenJoyce embellished leather shoulder bag by Loewegrosgrain bow brooch iconand aviator-style metal sunglasses, both by Gucci.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Trending: Heels & Socks

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Fashion can be quite challenging as it likes to back and forth between faux-pas and the ultimate trends. What was an absolute no-go is now the must-have of the season. This summer it is the combination of heels and socks that shows the trendsetter. Grab a pair of heels, a pair of great socks and off you go. Here are the best ones available:

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From left to right: Bow-embellished stretch-lace socks by Gucciiconstriped cotton-blend knee socks by Marc Jacobslace-up ribbed cotton knee socks by Prada and intarsia knitted socks by Vetements + Reebok.

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From left to right: Striped sequined stretch-mesh socksicon by GucciLittle William embellished ribbed cotton-blend socks by Gucciruffled wool-blend socks by Alexander McQueen and star-intarsia knitted socks iconby Givenchy.

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I am embracing the trend with those lace socks by Dolce & Gabbana.

LoL, Sandra
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Photos: via Pinterest and © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Theatre

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All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

A throwback post to the City of Angels… from the Spirit Awards with Piaget to all the A-list parties happening in Hollywood to celebrate all things Oscar, Los Angeles is always worth a trip in February even that the weather can be quite cool.

My look: Ruffled silk-blend lace gownicon and leather and guipure lace bra, both by Alexander McQueen, stretch-lace thigh boots by Dolce & Gabbana, vintage embroidered clutch bag by Valentino, «Extremely Piaget» earrings in white gold set with pear-cut diamonds and cushion-cut yellow diamonds, «Extremely Piaget» ring with yellow and white diamonds, and rose diamond ring, all by Piaget.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, © Piaget and © Getty Images

The Ugly Shoe Phenomenon

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The ugly shoe phenomenon has been around for a while but this season it is getting truly serious, even Crocs have hit the catwalk. Reactions were mixed when the models appeared in those resin-moulded clogs on the runway at Christopher Kane, who told Vogue about this partnership the following: “I always work with unexpected items and combinations, transforming the everyday into desirable luxury. I wanted to bring my own stamp and DNA to Crocs’ classic clog shoe and achieve something really special. The marble print feels very earthy and I often think of Crocs in a very grounded way, worn with either an evening dress or with jeans, and adding the rock crystals brings a bit of luxury to this everyday style. Crocs are arguably the most comfortable shoe, I love that they are slightly awkward and might be perceived by some as ‘ugly’. They have a very naïve and childlike shape which I especially like when they look extra clunky on the foot.

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Embellished printed crocs by Christopher Kane

Also Alexander McQueen is jumping on the orthotic shoe trend along with no other than Balmain, who would have ever thought that?! What do you think of that trend? Yay or nay?

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Floral-print leather sandalsicon by Alexander McQueen

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Canvas, leather and rubber sandalsicon by Prada
Glittered leather platform sandals by Miu Miu
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Strappy suede sandals by Balenciaga
Laser-cut textured-leather slidesicon by Simone Rocha
Phoebe printed leather slidesicon by Sophia Webster
Laser-cut metallic leather sandalsicon by Marni
Lace-up metallic-trimmed leather slidesicon by Balmain

Blame it on the Birkenstock, but the must-have of the season is bringing ugly shoes out into the light of day. Complete with orthopedic-style soles, pool slide straps and ultra-utilitarian fastenings like Velcro, they may not be for everyone, at least they are comfy and make your orthopedist happy!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Most Important S/S 2017 Accessories Trends

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Nothing has changed since last winter… more is more is still the motto, this is what the S/S 2017 season is all about! With fashion in a maximalist mood, accessories have kept their center stage. On the runways, kitten heels are back, earrings were bigger than ever, and one bag is definitely not enough. New? The marriage of socks and boots. The forecast: Get ready for your another sumptuous season!

LoL, Sandra

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S/S 2017 TREND 1: EXTRAVAGANT SUNGLASSES
Céline – Dolce & Gabbana – Gucci

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S/S 2017 TREND 2: SOCK BOOTS
Fendi – Balenciaga – Emilio Pucci

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S/S 2017 TREND 3: WRAP BELTS
Balmain – Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini – Isabel Marant

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S/S 2017 TREND 4: STATEMENT EARRINGS
Delpozo – Alexander McQueen – Altuzarra

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S/S 2017 TREND 5: KITTEN HEELS
Chloé – Prada – Dior

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S/S 2017 TREND 6: ONE BAG IS NOT ENOUGH
Stella McCartney – Valentino – Marni

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S/S 2017 TREND 7: THE BIGGER THE BETTER
Givenchy – Chanel – Loewe

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S/S 2017 TREND 8: FLATFORMS
Salvatore Ferragamo – Versace – Miu Miu

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S/S 2017 TREND 9: SUPERSIZED BAGS
Sonia Rykiel – Mulberry – Ports 1961

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S/S 2017 TREND 10: ARM CUFFS
Roberto Cavalli – Louis Vuitton – Rodarte

Photos: via Vogue.com

The Top 15 Runway Trends for S/S 2017

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Here they are: the most important trends for the S/S 2017 season. Scroll through my forecast to see which styles will be on everyone’s shopping list next season. From dresses in brilliant shades of fuchsia, strawberry, rose, and bubble gum to buzzy words on slogan tees. Don’t expect the high-volume sleeve to disappear anytime soon, the choice is yours – enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

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S/S 2017 TREND 1: THINK PINK
Hermès – Valentino – Céline

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S/S 2017 TREND 2: HIGH-VOLUME SLEEVES
Dolce & Gabbana – Marc Jacobs – Kenzo

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S/S 2017 TREND 3: 80’s LAMÉ
Saint Laurent – Isabel Marant – Gucci

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S/S 2017 TREND 4: OP ART
Akris – Mary Katrantzou – Louis Vuitton

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S/S 2017 TREND 6: 70’s FLOWER POWER
Prada – Chloé – Christopher Kane

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S/S 2017 TREND 7: SQUARE-SHOULDERED
Jil Sander – Balenciaga – Jacquemus

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S/S 2017 TREND 8: SWIM ADDICT
Max Mara – Fendi – Miu Miu

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S/S 2017 TREND 9: SLOGAN TOPS
Dior – Paco Rabanne – Stella McCartney

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S/S 2017 TREND 10: BRALETTES
Victoria Beckham – Alexander McQueen – Alexander Wang

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S/S 2017 TREND 11: SPORT SPIRIT
Moschino – Courrèges – DKNY

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S/S 2017 TREND 12: DEEP SEA METALLICS
Maison Margiela – Chanel – Balmain

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S/S 2017 TREND 13: GRAPHIC STRIPES
Mulberry – Lanvin – Tory Burch

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S/S 2017 TREND 14: MODERN RUFFLES
Givenchy – Erdem – Loewe

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S/S 2017 TREND 15: TRANSPARENT
Alberta Ferretti – Giambattista Valli – Emilio Pucci

 Photos: via Vogue.com

My Look: Happy Holidays

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It is Christmas Eve, and no matter what you celebrate, I’d like to wish everyone around the world a safe and happy holiday season, may it be all you dream them to be. Thank you for visiting Sandra’s Closet and your support throughout this year!

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For the festive night, I like to wear something comfortable but still stylish to fit the occasion and of course to leave space for the yummy food.

My look: Rys multi-texture jacket by Hervé Légericon, jacquard-knit mini dress by Alexander McQueen (on sale), flower pin in silk and cotton by Gucci, suede over-the-knee boots by Saint Laurent, Falabella embroidered faux brushed-leather shoulder bag by Stella McCartneyHorsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery and «Tribale» earrings by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Russian Night

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For the Russian night «La Nuit des Tsars» during the ASW Winter Weekend in Gstaad, I went for white fur and burgundy velvet, taking cues from the 19th century and old-world Russian luxury.

My look: Mink shrug and fur hat, both by Prada, ruffle-trimmed embroidered silk-blend tulle mini dressicon by Alexander McQueen, Lily velvet knee bootsicon and velvet waist belt, both by Saint Laurent, vintage eagle earrings and matching clutch bag, both by Chanel, Tank Américaine in yellow gold with diamonds by Cartier and «Mitza» ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: XOX

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Today’s outfit post comes with hugs and kisses from Gstaad. I wore this gown to the ASW Foundation Gala Dinner last weekend at the Gstaad Palace. It is such a great piece, comfortable and great for dancing, something that can be difficult with a long dress in general.

My look: Ruffled lace-paneled metallic silk-blend gown and Sarabande embellished satin-trimmed lace bra top, both by Alexander McQueen, cutout leather platform pumps by Saint Laurent, vintage baguette bag by Christian Dior and earrings by Prada.

LoL, Sandra

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 Photos: © David Biedert

My Look: I Have This Desire to Explore

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I have this desire to explore the world, therefore I love traveling. Last month, one of my favorite trips was my visit to Les Sources de Caudalie in Bordeaux. The whole report will be coming up shortly. Here is a little teaser in form of an outfit post. When we took the photos, it started raining but you still see the beauty of the surrounding.

My look: Cropped houndstooth wool cardigan, matching wool pleated mini skirticon, crystal embellished butterfly earrings and crystal embellished biker boots, all by Miu Miutiered ruffled crepe top by Alexander McQueen, long bi-colour scarf by Chanel, python print nylon bag with leather bows and wool jacket with ruffles, both by Prada, merino wool-blend tights by Wolford.
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LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht