My Look: With Love From Karl

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Last week, I received a fabulous surprise from the House of KARL LAGERFELD for the launch of their new ONLINE SHOP. This extremely sweet postcard clutch which is part of the «Karl around the World» collection adds this certain twist to every look and is sure to draw attention. It easily fits your cell phone, credit cards and lipstick. Moreover, it looks great with an evening gown as well combined with jeans and a sweater as I did for this shoot that was all about hearts and love.

My look: Double breasted tweed coat and lace-up leather pumps, both by Saint Laurent
iconsequined sweater
by H&MPedal Icon ’85 Indigo Denim jeans by Closed, With Love from Karl postcard clutch by Karl Lagerfeld, vintage heart earrings by Chanel, diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery and Portofino Midsize Automatic watch with diamonds and grey alligator bracelet by IWC Schaffhausen.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht with Karl Lagerfeld Postcard Clutch


Saint Laurent Heels and Karl Lagerfeld Clutch



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Karl Lagerfeld Postcard Clutch 2



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Saint Laurent Heels

With Love from Karl Clutch

Sandra Bauknecht with H&M Sweater Love


I Love Sequined Sweater H&M


Karl Lagerfeld Postcard Clutch



Lake Zurich

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My Look: Hiking in Iceland

Sandra Bauknecht - Hiking in Iceland

This is the most stylish I got in Iceland. First of all, it was freezing cold (Thank God, I brought this padded gilet iconwith me!), second of all, I have never felt the urge to dress up or put on make-up. Everything is just laid back and very relaxing.

My look: Grosgrain-trimmed cotton-jersey sweatshirt by Saint Laurent, iconPedal Star skinny-leg printed denim pants by Closedwhite padded gilet iconby Moncler Grenoble, large studded backpack iconby MCM, sunglasses by Marc Jacobs, printed silk scarf by Gabriele Frantzen and biker boots by Chanel. Hat, souvenir from Iceland.

Being on “luxury withdrawal therapy” is kind of fun for one week, but now I cannot wait to bring back some glamour into my life. Stay also tuned for the upcoming post about the most breathtaking sceneries I have seen on the island.

LoL, Sandra

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MCM Studded Backpack - Hiking Iceland

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Sandra Bauknecht - Close Hiking Iceland

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Biker Boots Chanel Iceland Hiking

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Sandra Bauknecht - Close Closed Hiking Iceland

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Chanel Biker Boots - Hiking Iceland

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht


Art Basel Pret a Diner-Sandra Bauknecht _bunte

During this year’s Art Basel, Annette Weber (Instyle), Sue Giers (Closed) & Jenny Falckenberg (Unique Art Concepts) invited me for a very special dining experience to Pret A Diner, a pop-up restaurant at the Elizabethan Church in Basel. Located in the heart of the Swiss city, this neo-Gothic church was transformed into a space of sensory excellence and we enjoyed the creations of Michelin-starred chef Tim Raue. The location reminded me a lot of the amazing dinner I had with Luisaviaroma at a church in Florence a year ago.

German magazine Bunte wrote about the evening and called me a style icon, thanks for that! If you like my look, please click here for the previous post with all the details.


Lovely Sue Giers (Closed) with me


The amazing location at the Elizabethan church




Old buddies: Sanjiv Singh (Lacoste), Fabien Mollet-Viéville (MelonDistrict) and my humble self.



A warm hug from Jenny Falckenberg



My German peers: Thorleif Griess-Nega (Instyle Men) and Inka Marnette (Instyle, Bunte)


Me with EVA & ADELE who claim to be a living artwork.

Sylvie fleury Art Basel

Speaking of which, I would like to show my two favourite masterpieces spotted at this year’s Art Basel: Sylvie Fleurie‘s “Kelly Bag” and Jani Leinonen‘s amazing art work which has been fascinating me since many years.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Pagoda Style

My Look-Pagoda Style-Sandra Bauknecht

While you are reading this, I am on my way to Guilin. After those amazing days of relaxation in sweats and sneakers, it was time to put my heels back on. At least for a few hours…

My look: Pedal Star skinny jeans with Asia print (also available in a cropped version), linen knit cardigan and matching top, all three by Closedultraviolet Serpenti shoulder bag by Bvlgari (also available in beige), Melt black powder pumps by Minna Parikka, sunglasses by Katie Grand ♥ HOGAN and bangles by Sal y Limon.

LoL, Sandra

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Lijiang-Minna Parikka Shoes 2

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

China’s Terracotta Warriors

terracotta Warriors Sandra Bauknecht

Yesterday I went an hour by car east of Xi’an to the Shaanxi province, where the famous Terracotta Army or the “Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses” can be seen. The collection of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, was only discovered in 1974 by coincidence by a group of farmers when they were digging a water well a little further away of the Qin Emperor’s tomb mound at Mount Li (Lishan). The terracotta figures are life-sized and vary in height, uniform and hairstyle. Only a section of the site is presently excavated. It is a very impressive sightseeing spot that was truly worth visiting.

My look: Pink hot pants by Abercrombie & Fitch, the “Zurich” tee I designed for Closed and sneakers by Nike.

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Terracotta Soldiers


Today, I am flying to Lijiang, located in Yunnan province, the so-called Venice of the Orient. Stay tuned for more coming up soon…

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht Xian Terracotta

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Love What You Do – That’s Chic


I love what I do and that makes me happy. If you find the thing you really enjoy doing, work will not be work anymore, it will become pleasure. Sandra’s Closet is my passion, my addiction and my daily dose of fulfillment. I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy posting it.

Here you see me on my way to one of my favourite sushi places in Zurich: GINGER. I included some photos of my beloved dishes below.

My look: Trompe l’oeil dress with oversized sweater top and leather skirt by Closed, blue long sleeve top by H&MH Hobo Grande soft off-white nubuck leather bag by Hogansilk scarf and cross necklace, both by Gabriele Frantzenbangles by Sal y LimonKate ankle boots by De SienaTank Americaine watch by Cartier and Mat Opaque 80 tights in black iconby Wolford.

LoL, Sandra



Beef filet with ponzu sauce



Salmon carpaccio with egg



Salmon aburi



Kingfish carpaccio


Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Day 20: Another Chance to Win


Behind the 20th door of my advent calendar, I have a second chance for you to win the limited edition blogger T-shirt in collaboration with Closed. The first tee that you could win on Sandra’s Closet (click here for the previous post in which you can also see how I am wearing it) went to B. Young in the US. Congrats! Now, you have a second chance, Swiss Bolero magazine is raffling one off as well and it is the last day to enter HERE.


For all of you, who don’t want to rely on the contest, there are a few tees left in sizes M and XL, TO SHOP PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Thanks a lot to WadMag, Bolero, SI Style magazine and the Stil Magazine of NZZ am Sonntag for featuring my T-shirt!

LoL, Sandra


SI Style

NZZNZZ am Sonntag – Stil Magazine – Nov 4, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!


Today, three years ago, I published my first post and Sandra’s Closet was born. My blog has taken me on such a beautiful adventure. I would like to thank you all for following me and supporting my work. Without you, the success wouldn’t have been possible.

This year was so exciting for me, I walked in my first runway show during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, designed a T-shirt in collaboration with Closed and hosted a beautiful dinner at my house for the new Caviar & Oyster collection by Bobbi Brown. There were so many other highlights, it would take too long to name them all. A very big one will follow this year, stay tuned for an event with Montblanc in December to celebrate the launch of something truly amazing. To whet your appetite, there has never been anything like it…

Below are some press features of me during Paris Fashion Week that I have meant to show since a pretty long time. Enjoy!


Featured in Marie Claire: Me in Mary Katrantou’s beautiful Ivory dress.


Featured in Marie Claire: Me at the last day of Paris Fashion Week.


This look was also seen in Harper’s Bazaar.

Vogue Streetstyle Sandra


French Vogue showed some details of my look that I wore to the Valentino S/S 2013 show.

Vogue Daily

Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis wrote in her column for American Vogue about our fun trip to Mary Katrantzou’s showroom (all the details to be posted soon).


The gang: Eugenie Niarchos, Sandra Bauknecht, Elena Perminova, Miroslava Duma, Mary Katrantzou, Tamu McPherson, Elisa Nalin, Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis and Viviana Volpicella.


Featured on Treetslook at the Stella McCartney S/S 2013 show.


OMG! On Fausto Puglisi’s website, I am featured among celebrities such as Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Madonna. Scroll through!

This weekend, I will publish some amazing contests. Please stay tuned to find out more about the great prizes that you can win during the next two days.

LoL, Sandra

Closed X Sandra’s Closet Collaboration


Since last June, I have been working on this exciting collaboration with Closed. And finally today, I can present you the result! After many different sketches, all sorts of drafts, from floral prints to wordplays and slogans, I presented the team of Closed my ideas. Some of them you can see above. The city prints were among their favorites and so I designed the Zurich edition.


I took this panoramic photo this summer and altered it with a computer-generated berry colour to create this print.

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And below is the final result that I am so excited about!


Great news for my readers, one of you has the chance to win this T-shirt in size M.
All you have to do is send me an e-mail to with the header “Zurich Edition”.

All entries must be received until November 1st, 2012. 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.

For an interview with me and Silvia Haghjoo, who also created a very cool blogger T-Shirt with Closed, please click here.


One thing is for sure, I will wear my T-shirt to many occasions. It is a very versatile piece that you can dress up or down easily.

Today’s look: Neon biker jacket by Christopher Kanelimited print blogger T-Shirt and Baker stretch pants, both by Closedflocked suede clutch iconby Gucci, bangle by Sal y Limon, Melt black powder pumps by Minna Parikka and Pasha watch by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra




Minna_Parikka_shoesPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht – Still: Courtesy of Closed

My Look: Chic Right Now


This week I wore this look, that would work for many occasions. I like the mix of basic colours such as white, beige and blue spiced up with red lips matching the handles of the bag.

Silk-georgette trapeze blouse by Chloépants with silk stripes by Closed, statement necklace by Gabriele Frantzen, Audrey wayfarer sunglasses by Céline, Pas platform sandals by De Siena, hoop earrings by H&M, ring by Cartier and limited edition tricoloured charity bag by Tommy Hilfiger.

LoL, Sandra

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Tricolore 2Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht