Miu Miu Introduces the My Miu Bag

First seen in March on the Miu Miu runway in Paris, the My Miu bag marks the first occasion in which the name of the brand features prominently both patched in psychedelic lettering and in the form of a large polished gold or palladium lock.


Star accessory of the new season, with its glittering fringes and jeweled buckles, the My Miu combines a respect for handcraftsmanship and the finest fabrications with a sense of femininity, irreverence and fun.

The My Miu show model is the most elaborate, presented in five different and highly distinctive combinations of precious materials: madras leather patched with python; python or ayers embellished with jewelled fringing; python or ayers finished with a jewelled buckle; matelassé leather with a python belt and jewelled buckle and fluffy fur with an ayers belt and jewelled buckle.


Colours range from classic – natural snake, black – to pop bright and pastel and, often, a juxtaposition of the three. All bags feature a removable and adjustable python or ayers strap allowing them to be carried cross body, on the shoulder or as a clutch.

The My Miu is also available in a slightly smaller size and fabricated to suit every occasion. Classic madras and ayers, matelassé and ayers and velvet and ayers bags come with a metal chain strap. The denim interpretation features a sporty nylon strap.

Completing the range, the mini My Miu is the simplest and most accessible version of the style. Light, easy and effortlessly elegant, it is crafted in signature matelassé leather and textile in a wide range of colours with a metal chain strap.

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Miu Miu – Backstage Images: © Carin Backoff

Let Your Bag Do the Talking

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Clutches are small, fine and compliment every feminine outfit just perfectly. This season, a statement bag gets a whole new meaning and can be taken literally. Only your personal taste and your style decide, which one will be your favourite. With these quotes, the stage is all yours and you set a point right from the start.

LoL, Sandra

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Dolce embellished printed leather shoulder bag by Dolce & Gabbana (my favorite)
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Speech Bubble embroidered leather clutch by Sophia Webster

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Iconic Print leather clutch by Givenchy

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Love Pill confetti Perspex clutch by Sarah’s Bag
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Superstar Vanity croc-effect leather clutch by Charlotte Olympia

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Flavia Gangster glittered acrylic box clutchicon by Edie Parker

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Leather and fabric embellished pouch by Gucci

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Wifey For Lifey beaded cotton clutch by Sophia Webster

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Candy printed acrylic clutch by Jimmy Choo

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iconEverything I Do Makes Me book clutchicon by Olympia Le-Tan

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

It’s on Sale, Baby!

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Great news! The NET-A-PORTER SALE has officially started and the website is full of amazing pieces waiting for you. Here are some of my favorites:
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Navette silver-plated crystal clip earrings by Oscar de la Renta (40% off)
These beauties vamp every look.

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Portobello 2016 textured-leather diary by Smythson (40% off)
Keep your things organized next year. It also makes a great gift.

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Never wanted to invest in a fun accessory. Now is the time!
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Leather-trimmed wool and cashmere-blend jacketicon by Balmain (50% off)
Look for classics on sale that work for many seasons to come.
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Patent-leather T-bar pumps by Gianvito Rossi (40% 0ff)
I can never resist shoes on sale.

I hope that I could inspire you a little.
Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of net-à-porter

My Look: Spectre 007 Premiere in Zurich

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Yesterday, just one night after the world premiere in London, I attended the Swiss preview of the latest James Bond thriller SPECTRE in the presence of actors Naomi Harris and Dave Bautista at Zurich’s Hallenstadion as guest of Omega.

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I have to admit that the product placement of Bond’s Omega watch is fabulous and funny. Once you watch it, you will know what I am talking about.

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Last night’s event marked the largest Swiss premiere ever with almost 4500 guests attending the cinematic happening. After the screening, I enjoyed the VIP party in the foyer with my best friend.

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My look:  Striped tiered feather jacketicon by Givenchyblue Aleah bandage gown by Hervé LegerSwarovski crystal necklaceicon by Lanvin, black leather pumps by Saint Laurenticonclutch bag by PradaHorsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery and Limelight Gala watch by Piaget.

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ABOUT SPECTRE

A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful widow (Monica Bellucci) of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister organization Spectre. Needing the help of the daughter of an old nemesis (Lea Seydoux), he embarks on a mission to find her. As Bond ventures toward the heart of Spectre, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy (Christoph Waltz) he seeks.

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The movie is definitely worth watching and I will do so again this Friday before it will officially hit the Swiss cinemas on November 5, 2015 at the ASW Top Secret Dinner, Pre-Screening and After Party. Hope to see you there!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © David Biedert Photography and © Sandra Bauknecht
SPECTRE © Danjaq, LLC, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. 

The Best for Less with Special Promo Code

Monniers Frères Sale List

MONNIER FRÈRES iconis your online shopping destination for the most beautiful bags and accessories. Dress up your looks with these amazing pieces on sale.

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Eye shopper by Kenzo
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6 Union Jack clutch iconby Lulu Guinness
Rockstud cuff iconby Valentino
Vavavoom pony clutch by Valentino

Great news is that Sandra’s Closet readers get an EXTRA 10% off. Use one of these promo codes at checkout: SCMNFWW10 for worldwide, SCMNFFR10 for France, SCMNFDE10 for Germany and SCMNFIT10 for Italy.

LoL, Sandra

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Shopping Alert: Givenchy F/W 2012

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As you know, I am obsessed with Givenchy and the F/W 2012 collection’s gothic feel is just divine. Lead the fashion pack and be the first to shop wow takes on leather, red hot peplum dresses and green accessories, such as the must-have wrap bracelet.

For the new three days you have the privilege to shop exclusively these items before they are available to all mytheresa customers. Just click on the highlighted texts below. Enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

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BOXCALF ANKLE BOOTS WITH CUFFED TRIM

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FIT-AND-FLARE LEATHER DRESS

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MEDIUM ZIP LEATHER CLUTCH

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GRAPHIC PRINT TANK TOP

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GREEN NIGHTINGALE LEATHER TOTE

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RED FLARED PEPLUM DRESS

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OBSEDIA WRAP-AROUND LOGO LEATHER CUFF

Photos: Courtesy of Givenchy and mytheresa

A Perfect Trio: Silver, White and Blue

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I am in love with this outfit. The cropped metallic leather motocross pants by Balmain look so cool with a white tank top iconand the ivory wool tuxedo jacket. Opposite to the French house’s runway look, I would add an eyecatching pair of shoes in blue and match my nails. Make an unforgettable impression with a bold clutch like this appliquéd metallic leather one by Miu Miu.

Get the look by clicking on the links below, happy shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Firenze4Ever – Outfit Day 1

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CHLOE Silk-georgette trapeze blouse
$966 – net-a-porter.com

CHLOE Knitted wool skirt
$235 – net-a-porter.com

YVES SAINT LAURENT Court shoes

348 EUR – colette.fr

BALMAIN Gold Clutch
2,219 GBP – farfetch.com

LOUIS VUITTON Boots
Price on request  – vuitton.com



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I arrived in my beautiful embellished silk blouse and the little camel coloured mini skirt, both by Chloé F/W 2010, combined with a shearling waistcoat by Ralph Lauren Black Label and a fur jacket by Prada, both from previous seasons. During the flight, I had perfered staying comfy in my flat suede Louis Vuitton boots from the Cruise 2011 collection. To protect my hair (it is raining in Florence), I put on one of my favourite hats by Balenciaga. Carine Roitfeld loves this one, too as you can see below(Photos: The Sartorialist).

In the evening, I just changed from my honey-coloured „Twenties“ micro-fishnet tights into my new „Rebecca“ tulle-look net tights with small dots, both by Wolford, and finished off my look with my green punk platform pumps by Yves Saint Laurent and my killer clutch by Balmain. Jewelry by Chanel.

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P1000098Here in Florence, I am staying in a wonderful Junior Suite at the J.K.Place hotel which has a very spacious closet. You see it is quite filled…

I packed 30kg for the weekend. For fashionable days like that, you better be prepared!

LoL, Sandra




The PS1 Bag – A Fashionista’s Must

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The PS1 bag was launched in 2008 as the first bag of the New York based designer duo Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough for their label Proenza Schouler (their mothers’ respective maiden names). Since then, it has been seen on the arms of the most fashionable people in the world. It comes in three different sizes, large, medium and as a clutch.

Curtain up for the It-bag!


My own PS1 obsession!

My own PS1 obsession!

Its hype seems to have no end. Probably because it is a very practical and stylish bag in one. The medium and the large size have a handle and a detachable knotted shoulder strap, compartments at front, inside and at the back, plus a foldover flap with lock.





The favourite of editors, stylists and A-listers alike, Proenza Schouler’s satchel is a must-have style. Available among others at net-à-porter and Barneys.


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For Resort 2011, the duo gave their bestseller a little make-over and called it the Weekender. It will be released in two different sizes medium and large.
Moreover the iconic PS1 will get a little sister: The Mini PS1 bag.

For this F/W 2011 Proenza Schouler introduced the PS11, the more structured take on the PS1, let’s say the sophisticated sister that will also be staying for Resort 2011.


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One thing is for sure, those bags update every look with downtown cool!

LoL, Sandra

Louis Vuitton sees Fuchsia

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Louis Vuitton is launching another gorgeous special edition of bags in the beginning of February that will only be available for a few months. The two models named “Fuchsia Courtney MM” and “Fuchsia Pochette Courtney” come in Monogram embossed fuchsia calf leather with beautiful studded details. The pink versions are so lovely, probably a good present for romantic girls on Valentine`s Day.

LoL, Sandra