My Look: Wonder Woman Meets Superwoman

You don’t need to be Superwoman to have figured out that patches are trending at the moment along with slogan tees. All super powers are reunited when you also match your scent to your look. Embrace your alter ego with the limited edition Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Eau Fraîche Wonder Woman Eau de Toilette, a floriental fragrance with sugar cane facets.

My look: Superwoman cotton-jersey T-Shirticon by Chloé, patch-appliquéd skinny jeansicon by 3.1 Phillip LimRockstud embellished leather sandals by Valentino, Sac de Jour in green, by Saint Laurentembellished leather bag strap by Fendi, double wrap ring with tiger headsTiger head ring with black enamelwide band in metal, all by Gucci and Ruota Carretto gold-plated tasseled clip earrings, all by Dolce & Gabbana.

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Eau Fraîche Wonder Woman Eau de Toilette
(from April 1, 2017 for CHF 128.00 / 100ml)

Top Notes: Sugar Cane Juice, Lemon Sorbet
Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Labdanum Neo
Base Notes: Vanilla, Musk

Bring out your inner hero, ignite your passion for all things daring.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Eden Rock St Barths – Eden Being

My avid readers know how much I am in love with St. Barths. It is truly my favorite place for beach holidays as it combines both, the beauty of the Caribbean with the allure of the South of France – but without being so pretentious as St. Tropez can be from time to time.

My view of the EDEN ROCK – ST BARTHS when landing on the island last month.

When I am going, I like to rent a house with my friends. But undoubtably besides that, there is not a better place to stay on the island than the EDEN ROCK – ST BARTHS, which is ‘beyond perfect’.

Impeccable attention to detail, the hallmark of Oetker Collection hotels, creativity and sheer art de vivre, make it one of the most desirable resorts in the world for the travelling elite. And the location is stunning, perched on a rocky promontory that sheers the white sands of St Jean Bay in two; there is nowhere to match EDEN ROCK – ST BARTHS for luxurious relaxation and play.

Impressions of the beach-side VILLA ROCKSTAR – a huge, ultraluxe, multi-faceted house which is being described as resembling ‘a hundred million dollar yacht on land.’

Rooms, suites and villas are steps away from the ocean and all are individually decorated in the unique style of owners David and Jane Matthews.
Live the island dream: relax in the sun or participate in water sports on the fully serviced beach; make music in VILLA ROCKSTAR’s recording studio or be a fashion icon in the ROCKSHOP boutique… and if you are staying somewhere else, please at least enjoy a drink at the Rock Bar or a delicious dinner at the On the Rocks restaurant with its exceptional setting on the top of the Eden Rock, with unforgettable views over St Jean Bay.

Dining at the On the Rocks restaurant with a spectacular view.

Both spots are places of choice to meet and mingle with adventurous and discerning connoisseurs and of course to run into many celebrities.

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At star of its own is the owner David Matthews, whom I met for drinks at the famous Rock Bar to discuss a very special collaboration which I proudly announce today in this post further down. But before that, I would like to tell you a little bit more about this adventurer and true visionary who arrived on the island of St. Barths with his wife Jane and their four children in September 1995.

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The family had purchased Eden Rock from legendary island aviator and local adventurer Rémy de Haenen, moving the family from London to the Caribbean to start a new more adventurous life. Wishes were granted two days after moving into the rundown buildings of Eden Rock when the powerful category four Hurricane Luis struck the island. While the storm raged the family was occasionally driven to seek shelter under the concrete sinks in the old kitchen, whilst reinforcing the old doors and windows using anything from bed frames to their recently arrived suitcases.

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Twenty years later, and transformed over that time by the Matthews family, EDEN ROCK – ST BARTHS continues to flourish and is regularly voted amongst the Top 100 hotels worldwide. The family puts this down to passion, hard work by a dedicated, loyal team and a good dose of luck too.

Family values remain at the heart of EDEN ROCK – ST BARTHS and this spirit is further strengthened by the recent partnership made with Oetker Collection who offers the greatest guest experiences at iconic masterpiece hotels around the world. David Matthews says: «It was pure luck that I met Frank Marrenbach, CEO Oetker Collection, three years ago. Now we are partners and work with the same passion to keep the very essence of this beautiful space.»

The ROCKSHOP boutique

David Matthews is very charismatic man and could have listened to him for hours but I wanted to quickly pass by the hotel’s ROCKSHOP boutique which is part of EDEN BEING, the new lifestyle and luxury retail brand from the Oetker Collection with physical boutiques in most of the resorts as well as now an online store. The idea behind this new venture is about capturing memories of your travels with a range of bespoke items and exquisite products, all carefully curated and inspired by the famous hotels.

Match made in heaven: a curated selection of CHLOÉ is also available at EDEN BEING.

Hand-painted backgammon board exclusively made for EDEN ROCK – ST BARTHS by Alexandra Llewellyn.

A commited custodian of the artisan, EDEN BEING supports craftsmen local to the Oetker Collection hotels. From watchmakers to sculptors the talented artisans produce pieces of singular beauty to capture memories gathered on your travels. And I am very proud to be a new ambassador for this beautiful lifestyle brand.

My beautiful new cuff by ADELINE GERMAIN for EDEN ROCK – ST BARTHS.

Before David took off with his Harley like a rock star himself, he gifted me with this special edition seven seas cuff by ADELINE GERMAIN that also can be found at Rockshop boutique. It is crafted with 7 rows of silver plated brass with eel and salmon leather representing the 7 world’s oceans. Lucky me to be taking a piece of paradise home!

The legendary Matthews family

His next venture? His son’s wedding in May. And guess who is going to be his daughter-in-law? No other than beautiful Pippa Middleton. A legend hotel and a legendary family!

And I am very proud to be now an EDEN girl as well…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of EDEN ROC – ST BARTHS 
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S/S 2017: Slip-On Sandals

Casual days at the pool, comfy evenings at home, today I would like to present you the most exquisite versions of the basic slip-on sandals.

Embellished slip-on sandals by Chloé
2 Ode embellished slip-on sandals by Fendi
3 Slidy Viv leather slip-on sandals by Roger Vivier
Kerenn flat shearling mule by Chloé
Egg shearling and mink fur slip-on sandals by Anya Hindmarch
6 Velvet slides by Dolce & Gabbana
Beth slip-on sandals by Ganni
Isle Slide embellished slip-on sandals by Tory Burch
9 Printed slides by Givenchy
10 Embellished slip-on sandals by Fendi

Aren’t those Dolce & Gabbana velvet hotel slides hilarious? A funny sense of humor…

LoL, Sandra

Stills: Courtesy of the Brands

Clare Waight Keller at Givenchy and More

Industry speculations aren’t always so wrong as we can see now. Yesterday, Givenchy announced Clare Waight Keller, former creative director at Chloé, as the house’s new artistic director. Rumors have been out for months that she will be the first woman leading the French Maison. Waight Keller will oversee women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories, as well as haute couture with the appointment becoming effective May 2, 2017. Her first collection for S/S 2018 will be shown in Paris in October.

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The British-born replaces Riccardo Tisci, who left the LVMH-owned brand in January, reportedly for Versace, though that appointment has not been made official. With 12 years at the house, Tisci, who is Italian, enjoyed the longest tenure after founder Hubert de Givenchy himself.

HUBERT DE GIVENCHY’S CONFIDENT STYLE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN INSPIRATION AND I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF THIS LEGENDARY HOUSE’S HISTORY.

I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE TEAMS AND WRITING A NEW CHAPTER IN THIS BEAUTIFUL STORY. “ CLARE WAIGHT KELLER

Natacha Ramsay-Levi

But who is following Wright Keller at Chloé? For the world of fashion a popular name, for others probably not: Natacha Ramsay-Levi who has been working along with Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga whom she followed 2013 to Louis Vuitton. The French-born was in a relationship with fashion «enfant terrible» and «Purple»-founder Olivier Zahm, with whom she has a son.

New year, new designer moves… let’s keep the fashion world busy!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Givenchy, Chloé

My Look: Rock It!

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Those first warm and sunny days that announce spring is around the corner are my favorites. After this beautiful weekend, I feel so energized and ready to rock this week! I hope that you do, too!

My look: Leopard print coat by Dolce & Gabbana, stretch silk-georgette bodysuitblack leather shorts and leather wristlet bagicon, all by Chloé, suede over-the-knee boots
icon by Prada, Love gold-tone necklace by Lanvinicon and sunglassesicon by Tom Ford. Clip on cuff earrings by DiorTortue Privee Collection watch in 18 karat yellow gold by Cartier and Mitza ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

Happy Monday!

LoL, Sandra

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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

Trend Resort 2017: Pineapples

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The grocery store isn’t the only place you’ll be seeing pineapples this spring. The designers have discovered that pineapples are not just a yummy fruit but can also add an interesting element to this season’s fashion looks.

I am currently obsessing over Dolce & Gabbana‘s take on the tropical fruit.
Get the look: Pineapple-print ruffled cotton-poplin dressSicily medium pineapple-print leather tote, pineapple earrings and Keira sandals with pineapple heels, all by Dolce & Gabbana.

For the more modest among you, check out the ones below…

LoL, Sandra

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Pineapple embroidered suede foldable-heel loafers by Aquazzura

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Printed jacquard dress by House of Holland

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Milo medium suede-trimmed perforated leather tote by Chloé

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

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

Happy New Year 2017

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12 months happiness, 52 weeks fun,
365 days laughter, 8760 hours good luck,
525600 minutes joy, 31536000 seconds success,
Happy New Year to you!

May all the expectations and goals for each day be fulfilled on the day itself! Why not starting the year treating yourself with a shopping spree or gifting somebody you love. Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, doesn’t know where to shop as you see in this post…

1 Be Happy embellished merino wool sweatericon by Mira Mikati
2 Smile 18-karat gold necklace by Jennifer Meyer
3 The Happy Molecule, 240mlicon by Fountain
4 Happiness scented candle, 420gicon by Neom Organics
5 Happiness Pill glitter Perspex clutch by Sarah’s Bag
6 Happy braceleticon by Chloé

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

My Look: Off-Duty Style

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Mastering the two Cs: comfort and cool, an effortless off-duty look is something I like to think of when the weekend lays ahead of me. I could literally live in those velvet pants that have become a fix staple in my wardrobe.

My look: Little black jacket (Paris – Seoul Cruise 2016), brooches and earrings (Front Row Only F/W 2016 collection), all by Chanelpussy-bow leopard-print silk-georgette shirt by Saint Laurentdrawstring velvet track pantsicon by Chloé, sunglasses by Fendistarstudded leather ankle boots and guitar-strap Rockstud rolling tie-dye cross body bag, both by Valentino.
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LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht