My Look: Seeing Things Clearly

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Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly. When you go on an important date, I always recommend to try your outfit beforehand and then consult your pillow. The next morning, you will know if you feel secure about it or not. What you wear could discern how confident you feel about yourself. Don’t underestimate the power of an outfit! For this look, I decided last minute to add the denim shirt which gave the floral dress an unexpected twist.

My look: Midnight blue long military-style coat by Gucci, Lucy printed dress by Erdem, stretch-denim shirticon by BalmainSonge pumps in cracked leather by Diorchoker with evil eye symbol by Chanelstar embellished faux-leather Boston bag by Stella McCartney and «Diorette» ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

LoL, Sandra

With designer Erdem in his London Mayfair store wearing one of his dresses.icon

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Lace, Bows and Pearls

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Last Tuesday I flew to Paris with Ruinart for a special event that I will tell you more about this week. Being in the French capital with its sophistication, style and allure, I felt like wearing lace, bows and pearls, one of my favourite combinations.

My look: Feather cape with contrasting bow and lace lining and pussy-bow velvet-trimmed lace dress, both by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, lace-up leather pumps by Saint Laurent, large classic flap bag in caviar leather and smiley emoji black pearl crystal long necklace, both by ChanelAgnes felt hat with net veil by Gucci.

LoL, Sandra

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Chanel’s Gabrielle Bag

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Everyone called her Coco but her real name was Gabrielle. It’s the perfect name for a handbag that has all the codes of CHANEL,” explains Karl Lagerfeld.

In in the beginning of January, I told you already about the new It-bag alert, the GABRIELLE by CHANEL (for the previous post, click here please).

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But who is Gabrielle? With the launch of this new bag that bears the name of the founder of the House, Karl Lagerfeld has been continuing the tradition and enriching the legacy of Gabrielle Chanel who created a handbag in February 1955 that freed up women’s movements. Her design was a bag with lines as beautiful as they were functional, by this she revolutionised the world of fashion and accessories.

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Introduced during the S/S 2017 runway show (see photo above and the next two below), this new bag draws from the futuristic spirit of the collection with a mischievous wink to Gabrielle Chanel. Indeed, the designer was inspired by the shape of augmented reality glasses, and also by the binocular cases gentlemen would wear over the shoulder at the racecourse. We know menswear gave Gabrielle Chanel the idea to design, among so many other things, bags that were both practical and aesthetically pleasing.

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Fitted on a rigid thermoformed base, the main body of the bag is extremely light and ultra-supple: this contrasting structure gives it perfect stability and enables women to find their belongings with ease. In tune with the search for comfort advocated by the founder of the House, it hugs the silhouette, moves with the gait and never hinders it. Its adjustable strap comes with a double chain interlaced with leather in both golden and silver metal.

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An original detail that allows for three different ways of wearing it: either over the shoulder, across the body or both at the same time, with the chain going over one shoulder and then diagonally over the other. It thus adapts to the wearer’s character, situation or mood.

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Crafted from aged calfskin with a quilted body and a smooth base, in black or white unicolours or bicolours (black/white, navy/black, beige/black), CHANEL‘s GABRIELLE bag comes as a hobo version, itself available in three formats, a backpack, a large shopper and a supple purse contained in a rigid half-case. This purse exists in numerous versions: in addition to the leather version there’s black python and also vibrant shades of yellow, pink, red, blue and aqua. The lining is a garnet-hued cloth, the ultimate reference to the first-ever bags created by Gabrielle Chanel.

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With CHANEL‘s GABRIELLE bag, Karl Lagerfeld renews the distinctive codes of the brand and perpetuates the history of a House: a beautiful tribute to its founder who always put comfort and women’s freedom at the heart of all her creations.

Below you can enjoy some of the new models from the Paris Cosmopolite Métiers d’Art collection that feature some amazing special editions of the Gabrielle collection.

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The pieces from the S/S 2017 collection have already hit the shelves this week, so hurry as those will sell out fast.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Spring Faves

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My favorite season is spring and I truly adore those first sunny days when you can feel the warm weather is on its way, slowly but surely. Here you see me in Zurich at the lake, enjoying some free time in between my travels.

My look: Floral print with tiger sweatshirtskinny denim pant with embroideryicon and feline earrings with crystals, all by Gucci, cotton collar by Carven, Sac Du Jour leather tote icon and Janis pumps with studsicon, both by Saint Laurent, «Tank Américaine in yellow gold and diamonds» by Cartier and «Diorette» ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie and sunglasses «Oeil de Chat» by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: I Feel It All

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Pink is trending this summer and I love it combined with burgundy. It is an unusual color combination that I wore to the dinner I recently had with Frédéric Malle (for the previous post about it, click here please).

My look: Fox fur cape by Givenchy, wool and silk dress by Valentino, embellished satin pumps by Miu Miu, cat eye metal mirrored sunglasses by Fendiflower resin necklace by Guccivelvet Boy Bag in burgundy by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Le Toiny

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This year, I am bombarding you with sunny looks as I cannot wait for summer to arrive. Here you see me on my favorite island St. Barths just recently. I had lunch at one of my beloved spots, Le Toiny. Feet in the sand, great food, super service and you can chill at the beach later. My love for this Caribbean island won’t stop as I will be revealing a very special collaboration soon…

My look: Tiered lace maxi dress by Stella McCartney, embellished textured-leather sandalsicon by Valentino, patchwork clutch by Prada, Eva aviator-style rose gold-tone sunglasses by Tom Ford, pendant necklace by Roberto Cavalli and pearl bracelet by Chanel.
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LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Let’s Go Bananas!

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This year I decided to go a little bananas for my birthday with those cute fruit embellishments at my shoes. Together with the palm print, I blended in perfectly with the tropical Caribbean background.

My look: White crepe topicon by Balenciaga, palm printed trousers and banana and palm embroidered sandalsicon, both by Dolce & GabbanaMonogram fringed shoulder bag by Saint Laurent, necklace and bangles, both by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Via Scout Studios (in collage), all others © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Formal Jumpsuit

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Do you want to know why I love jumpsuits? It is because I can dance in them and that is my favorite part of every party! If I see a dance floor, I need to be on it!

I wore this amazing embellished piece to New Year’s Eve in St. Barths and last week to IWC’s gala «Decoding the Beauty of Time» during SIHH 2017 in Geneva. I combined the look with different accessories for each occasion.

My look on New Year’s Eve in St. Barths: Bethany sequin-embellished cutout bandage jumpsuit by Hervé LégerMonogramme glittered canvas shoulder bag and cutout leather platform pumps, both by Saint Laurent, cuff and choker with evil eye symbol, both by Chanel, Tonda 1950 Set Clarity watch by Parmigiani Fleurier.

My look for the IWC gala in Geneva: Bethany sequin-embellished cutout bandage jumpsuit by Hervé Légercutout leather platform pumps by Saint LaurentDolce embellished printed leather shoulder bagicon by Dolce & Gabbana, choker with evil eye symbol and bangles, both by ChanelPortofino Midsize Automatic watch with diamonds and grey alligator bracelet by IWC Schaffhausen.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos from the IWC event: © Getty Images/IWC
Photos from St. Barths: © Sandra Bauknecht

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

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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