L’Officiel Switzerland December Issue

Ready, steady, GO! … straight to the newsstand to get your December issue of L’Officiel Switzerland packed full of interviews, glitzy jewellery and, of course, fantastic fashion for the holiday season, such as this amazing CHANEL Haute Couture ensemble that our cover girl Yulia Terenti is wearing in combination with a Cartier bracelet.

Sandra_Bauknecht_Interview_Katy_PerryMe at work while interviewing Katy Perry

I am extremely proud of this issue that features some of my most amazing interviews I did recently with Nicole KidmanElton John, Ron Arad and Katy Perry. Of course they will be coming up soon here on Sandra’s Closet as well. So stay tuned and have a great week!

LoL, Sandra





Photos: Via L’Officiel Switzerland December 2015
Cover Photo: © Oli Kearon Photography and Styling by Fleur Huynh Evans

L’ Officiel Switzerland Summer Issue 2015


The perfect summer companion: L’OFFICIEL Schweiz/Suisse‘s ultra-fresh 240-page summer issue! Available at your newsstand, nationwide – get your copy now!

I truly love this time of the year when you finally get to wear your new summer pieces that have been eagerly waiting for their big moment in your closet. In my editorial I presented some of my favorites. You might recognize a few pieces from my recent outfit posts. The others will be coming up shortly.

Editorial Must_haves 07:08:15

Sea foam beaded tulle and navy lame dress by Rodarte
iconGuipure lace and linen-blend mini dress by Chloé
(Click here to see me wear it in St. Tropez.)
Printed canvas and braided leather tote by Emilio Pucci
icon4iconBeaded leather sandals by Saint Laurent
(Click here to see me wear them in Sardinia.)
Striped crochet-knit maxi dressicon by Missoni

LoL, Sandra

Cover by Ricardo Abrahao, featuring Kely Ferr in Marni with styling by Fleur Huynh Evans
Stills: Courtesy of the Brands

Happy 1st Birthday, L’Officiel Switzerland!


Happy Birthday to my baby, L’OFFICIEL Switzerland, and welcome to the big anniversary issue, our biggest one so far, filled with lots of S/S 2015 fashion, beauty, jewelry, travel and more! As my team and my humble self as editor-in-chief celebrate our first year on the market, we have prepared a truly super packed March Issue!

Also check out our second issue of HOMMES, with an exclusive interview with Carlos Leal BOTH ISSUES OUT TOMORROW! By the way, our subscribers had it already today in their mail box, to subscribe, please click HERE.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of L’Officiel Switzerland

What Is Your #EtihadEssential Travel Item?

Win with Etihad and Sandra's Closet

My dearest readers, here is a kind reminder for you that time is flying and you only have one week left to enter the amazing contest with Etihad and L’Officiel Switzerland: win the ultimate shopping experience in Abu Dhabi with me. You will get amazing gift vouchers for the most luxurious shops. Just tell us what your #EtihadEssential travel item is? Mine would definitely be my Victorinox trolley that I love to take on all my travels.

For all information how to enter, please click HERE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of Etihad

Dior Event in Zurich with L’Officiel

Cover Dior Event Jelmoli

Yesterday evening, a really fun event for the readers of L’OFFICIEL Switzerland magazine in collaboration with DIOR took place at Jelmoli in Zurich. The exclusive invitation could be found in our recent February issue and was dedicated to the launch of the brand’s new DIORSKIN NUDE AIR collection.

Sandra Bauknecht and Michelle Speech

In my position as editor in chief of L’Officiel Switzerland. I welcomed the guests together with Michelle Fisher, Dior’s make-up expert, who shared some amazing tips with us.

Makeup Show

One of the biggest trends in fashion and beauty is the no makeup look which means you wear makeup without looking like you do. Dior is a true pioneer in achieving this natural look with the new DIORSKIN NUDE AIR line: weightless velvety freshness, a foundation that breathes, a range for flawless skin with a incredibly fine, exceptional texture, as light and beneficial as a breath of fresh air, for an enhanced complexion with sheer correction. Like after a day in the great outdoors,you achieve the fresh, radiant beauty of a natural healthy glow.

Nude Air

The DIORSKIN NUDE AIR range includes:

A few drops of this ultra-fluid are enough to create perfect nude makeup with a velvety finish and a no-makeup feel that is both ultra-natural and luminous. Made with oils that evaporate instantly, the talc-free Diorskin Nude Air formula deposits an undetectable film of makeup on the skin. Dior introduces Oxygen Activ™ technology, an innovative combination of a hyper-oxygenated oil, Cranberry oil, vitamins and minerals. Revitalised, the skin breathes and becomes more beautiful each day.

Impressively light, this loose powder sets and protects makeup while protecting skin from urban assaults.

The powder compact transparently unifies and mattifies the complexion to create the illusion of a fresh and radiant glow.

Available in a range of naturally blended shades, the bronzing powder warms the skin tone giving a sunny complexion that radiates vitality.

Make up Appliance

Guests were able to experience this new light makeup along with the complete range of DIOR products during the night and were able to get a complete makeover.

Dior Team Sandra Bauknecht

The DIOR team: Michelle Fisher, Giuseppe Oltolini and Manuela Pastore with me.

Sophie Handke, Sandra Bauknecht and Nina Aryapour.Sophie Handke and Nina Aryapour with me

Personally speaking, it was so lovely to meet my readers last night. Some had even come from Basel, Zug and other Swiss cities. This morning, the first photos of yesterday’s event popped up on my Facebook wall and I am happy to share them with you. Thank you, ladies, for coming, for posting, for commenting and for being loyal readers of L’Officiel Switzerland and Sandra’s Closet. You are the reason I am doing this job with all my heart!

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht-Young ParkYoung Park with me

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unnamed (5)Jo Dema and Bojana Veljkovic with me

Readers L'Officiel Dior Event with Sandra Bauknecht

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht (A huge thank you to my daughter for taking them!)
Thank you to Sophie Handke, Nina Aryapour, Jo Dema, Bojana Veljkovic and Young Park for the lovely pictures!

Win a Trip to Abu Dhabi with Etihad and Me

Etihad Contest

My dear readers, this is by far the coolest contest I have published so far! You can win an amazing trip to Abu Dhabi with Etihad, the ultimate shopping experience with me: “Get a new closet with Sandra’s Closet“! And moreover you will be featured in L’OFFICIEL Switzerland

What is your #EtihadEssential travel item?

Being also the editor-in-chief of L’OFFICIEL Switzerland, I promise you that you’ll be treated to a luxurious experience including:

• A Business Class return ticket from Switzerland to Abu Dhabi* and limousine transfers
• Two nights at Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi
• Shopping vouchers to create your new wardrobe
• Exclusive tips and style advice from Sandra Bauknecht
• Dinner at Cipriani
• 1-year subscription to L’OFFICIEL magazine

All you have to do is share a photo of you and your most indispensable travel item – so get creative!


How To Enter

1. Take a picture of you with your favorite travel item
2. Upload it to Instagram or Twitter with #EtihadEssential and…
3. Submit your photo HERE, along with a short caption explaining your choice
4. The best picture wins the shopping trip of a lifetime to Abu Dhabi. Simple!

*The winner will be required to travel between 15 March 2015 and 20 March 2015, traveling together with Sandra Bauknecht.

Good luck!

LoL, Sandra

L’Officiel Switzerland – A Sparkling Issue

L'Offciel 12-14 Cover

Dear Swiss readers, great news! The sparkling December issue of L’Officiel Switzerland, packed with the very best of fashion and style for the upcoming holiday season is at newsstands nationwide from now (available in German and French)!


Are you desperately looking for present ideas for your loved ones? Fear not, the new December issue features an amazing Christmas Wish List 2014, packed with extravagant ideas that come in poster size to be taken on your next shopping trip!

Cabinet des Curiosities in L'Officiel Switzerland

And in case you are curious to find out what I am doing in Bangkok right now, I recommend reading the article about the Cabinet of Curiosities by Thomas Erber
More to be coming up soon on Sandra’s Closet!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of L’Officiel Switzerland, © Karen Rosetzski – Style: Equiline van Dooren

L’Officiel Voyage Switzerland Launch Party

L'Officiel Voyage Launch Party in Zuirch-Sandra Bauknecht

Last month, another baby was born: we celebrated the launch of L’OFFICIEL VOYAGE SWITZERLAND at the home of R Selection, the luxurious travel agency in Zurich.

The first issue of our new travel dedicated supplement which is published in German and French is still on newsstands nationwide, along with the October issue gracing Charlize Theron. Some of you might remember when I flew to Paris to interview the blonde actress. If you are interested, you have to hurry. There is not so much time left until our next L’OFFICIEL SWITZERLAND issue will arrive.


By the way, if you subscribe to L’OFFICIEL SWITZERLAND, you will get it a day earlier than the newsstands! The travel supplement will come for free with it twice a year.

Enjoy some of the impressions of our launch party below. I have to say that I am a very proud editor in chief and I truly love my job!

LoL, Sandra

Manuela WEber-Sandra Bauknecht

Manuela Weber (Cinnamon Circle) with me


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Framed by Roman Sägesser (R Selection) to the left and Stefan Hottinger-Behmer (L’Officiel Switzerland) to the right.


Patricia Schmid _ Werne Dirks-Sandra Bauknecht

Supermodel Patricia Schmid who graced our launch issue came from Paris for the party, here she is with Werner Dirks (La Prairie Switzerland) and my humble self.


L'Officiel Voyage Launch Party

Two reasons to celebrate: the lovely Park Hyatt Zurich team, Malte Budde and Laura Amanzi, toast to the launch of L’Officiel Voyage and their own 10 year anniversary.

Photos: Courtesy of L’Officiel Switzerland and © Sandra Bauknecht

Bally x L’Officiel Event in Zurich

Bally x L'Officiel Event in Zurich - Sandra Bauknecht

Last night, BALLY celebrated their new F/W 2014 collection in collaboration with L’OFFICIEL SWITZERLAND at the Zurich store on Bahnhofstrasse.

Exclusively for BALLY, I chose as editor-in-chief my must-haves for the next season that were highlighted in the store with cute little tags. Moreover guests were entertained by a specially curated trunk show during the event. Enjoy some impressions below and stay tuned for my outfit post coming up soon.

To shop the chic F/W 2014 collection online, click here please.

LoL, Sandra




My favorite BALLY heels: the BESNA PUMPS



My favorite BALLY bag: the SOMMET TOTE icon

Sandra Bauknecht-Erhard Schwendimann

Last night with Erhard Schwendimann, BALLY’s Managing Director Retail





Photos: © David Biedert Photography

Rihanna for L’Officiel Switzerland

Cover German L'Officiel Switzerland feat.Rihanna

Great news for my Swiss readers! The extra big September Issue of L’OFFICIEL Schweiz/Suisse will hit the newsstand nationwide tomorrow and subscribers will find it already in their mailboxes today!

On the cover is Rihanna sporting the must-have military khaki trend in perfection!

Military-Khaki-FW2014-Runway-TrendsF/W 2014: Calvin Klein Collection – Isabel Marant – Balmain

Rihanna in Balmain

Get her look: Stretch-cotton gabardine jacketiconcotton-gabardine vest icon(pictured in leather) and brushed cotton-blend twill skirt, all by Balmain.
Berbère 18-karat rose gold link ring by Repossi.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Stéphane Feugère