My Look: Block Heels

Block heels are one of the best investments you can make this year if you want to stay on top of the fashion charts and comfy at the same time. I have been going crazy for those embellished ones teamed with this beautifully feminine blouse and skirt for instant style status.

The photos were taken at the Rote Fabrik in Zurich where Juergen Teller shot the S/S 2013 ad campaign for Marc by Marc Jacobs. A perfect match and a little trip down memory lane… !

My look: Ruffled tulle blousetulle wrap skirt and Adriana leopard-print calf hair and snake-effect leather platform sandalsicon, all by Marc Jacobs, gold bar clutch by Chanel and cocktail ring by Robert Cavalli.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

The Best Winter Shoes for Bad Weather

Winter Style-Winter Shoes FW2014

During a dinner conversation last weekend, a friend of mine asked me for advice to find a great pair of winter shoes that is suitable for bad weather conditions.

Here is a selection of footwear designed with a gripped rubber sole for maximum traction, even in wet or icy conditions. Constructed with a sturdy block heel or a wedge, they are ideal for day-long wear or a winter’s night out. Now it’s the time to stock up on some sturdy and stylish footwear for the new season. Have fun!

Lace-up patent-leather pumps iconby Valentino
Two-tone leather platform pumps iconby Marc by Marc Jacobs
Safety pin-embellished leather pumps iconby Tod’s
Lizzie shearling-lined suede wedge bootsicon by Michael Michael Kors
Shearling-lined textured-leather wedge ankle boots by Burberry
Barbara goat hair-lined suede boots iconby Pedro Garcia
Verna shell and faux fur boots iconby DKNY
Shearling-lined suede platform ankle boots iconby Alexander McQueen
Shearling-lined suede and leather knee boots by Emilio Pucci

My personal favorites are those three pairs below:

Charlotte Olympia Wedges

Those rubber sole wedges are ideal to walk during a cold winter night: 
Creeping Tessa embroidered velvet wedge pumps by Charlotte Olympia

Alexander McQueen Fall Boots

Cute and edgy at the same time, those shoes look great with a mini dress:
Textured patent-leather ankle boots iconby Alexander McQueen

Jimmy Choo Biker Boots

Wear them with a skirt or loosen the buckled tabs to tuck in your jeans:
Dart buckled leather biker boots iconby Jimmy Choo

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Accessorize Your Dirndl

Oktoberfest 2014

The Munich Oktoberfest is one of the most famous events and the world’s largest fair. This year’s edition (September 20 – October 5, 2014) will be no exception. With some six million people attending every year, it is an important part of Bavarian culture.
Think Disneyland for adults. Think must do!

It’s very important to accessorize your look (great dirndls are available at Lola Paltinger). Here are some fun pieces, such as small purses, charms and sweet headbands:

1) iPhone 5 Cover Wiesn Edition by Iphoria
2) Wiesn stay-up by Falke
3) Printed scarf by Comma
4) Dirndl Charm by Thomas Sabo
5) Mia floral-embellished headband by Eugenia Kim
6) Agata ayers-trimmed appliquéd felted-twill clutch by Dolce & Gabbana
7) Wiesn Charm by Tiffany & Co.
8) Flower-embellished straw headpiece by Piers Atkinson
9) Kamaris suede and lace ankle boots by Jimmy Choo
10) Lavelle stretch-silk satin push-up bra by Agent Provocateur
11) Salty Pretzel rose gold-tone cubic zirconia earrings iconby Marc by Marc Jacobs
12) Spatzl Tambourine Bag by MCM
Available from September 20, 2014 at the MCM Munich Flagship Store on Brienner Str. 1.
Limited to 50 pieces.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

The Most Important S/S 2014 Runway Trends

Most Important Runway Trends for SS2014

Here is your ultimate S/S 2014 runway trend guide. This season, there is fashion for every personality. It’s about tribal details, the power of pleats and the beauty of flowers, whether they’re luxurious embroideries or bold statement prints. Take cues from your favorite gallery and wear something artful. Don’t forget to add something shiny and to work on your waistline to sport the new must-have cropped tops. Sportswear has made its way into our daily wardrobe and bermudas should be worn layered with a skirt or dress.

I hope that this little summary will inspire you to look for the right new season pieces that will instantly update a look. Enjoy your new task!

LoL, Sandra

Tribal Trend  for SS2014

Akris –  Givenchy – Donna Karan

Art Trend SS2014

Prada –  Chanel – Céline

SS2014 Fashion Trend _ Bermudas

Chloé –  Alexander McQueen – DKNY

Cropped Tops SS2014

Balenciaga –  Louis Vuitton – Salvatore Ferragamo

Sportswear for SS2014

DKNY –  Gucci – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Trend S:S2014_ Lace

S/S 2014 TREND 6: LACE
Valentino –  Stella McCartney – Nina Ricci

Lamé SS2014

Lanvin –  Versace – Etro

Pleats Please SS2014

Dries Van Noten –  Proenza Schouler – Victoria Beckham

Trend SS2014 Pastel

Miu Miu –  Burberry Prorsum – Christian Dior

Summer Black SS 2014

Bottega Veneta –  Saint Laurent – Dolce & Gabbana

Floral SS2014 Fashion Trend

Giambattista Valli –  Mary Katrantzou – Christopher Kane

Bold Colours at Night SS2014

Emilio Pucci –  Alberta Ferretti – Ralph Lauren Collection

Photos: Via

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ad Shot in Zurich


Some exciting news for my Swiss readers: The new Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 2013 ad campaign was shot in Zurich-Wollishofen by Jürgen Teller at the Rote Fabrik and the male model is no less than Eli, the son of entrepreneur Carolina Müller-Möhl.

His mum told me the story that I found particularly sweet. Carolina was asked to participate in a charity project for the Kunsthaus Zurich in collaboration with Jürgen Teller. She brought Eli to the shoot. The famous photographer saw his potential and started to take photos of him.


When he showed those to Marc Jacobs, they both agreed that Eli had to be the face of the new campaign. Well deserved – what a success story! I am sure that we will see more of Eli in the near future…

LoL, Sandra





Photos: Courtesy of Marc Jacobs

The Cutest iPhone Cases


Marc Jacobs gives technology a playful touch with those cute iPhone cases from his Marc by Marc Jacobs line.

1 – Pickles Dog iPhone case icon
2 – Shorty Dog iPhone case icon
3 – Katie Bunny iPhone case
4 – Julio Zebra iPhone case
5 Rue Cat iPhone case

I love them all… and you?

LoL, Sandra

Must-Have F/W 2012: The Slipper Shoe

The Slipper Shoe

Ladies, store your ballet flats! If you haven’t focused on the day-slipper trend, you really should embrace it. They are on the shopping list of every fashionista and a hot fixture on the fall high street. I went for leopard print slippers by Louis Vuitton in blue (for the previous post, please click here) – Poppy Delevigny has the same ones in red. 
For fall, Miu Miu‘s velvet embroidered slippers are my season’s favourites, so chic!

By the way, gentlemen, you are in the game as well. You can find the most extraordinary models for the fashion-forward of you at the end of this post.

Get involved now and shop those must-have footwear below!

LoL, Sandra

Shop the best slippers for WOMEN:


Embroidered velvet-covered leather slippers iconby Miu Miu


Embroidered satin-covered leather slippers iconby Miu Miu


Sequined leather slippers iconby Marc by Marc Jacobs



Intern tartan canvas and patent-leather slippers iconby Christian Louboutin



Sequin skull-embellished suede slippers iconby Alexander McQueen

314173_fr_xlEmbroidered velvet slippers iconby Alexander McQueen



Swarovski crystal-embellished suede slippers iconby Giuseppe Zanotti


Wheel studded leather slippers iconby Jimmy Choo


Shop the best slippers for MEN:


Victory nude nubuck leather slippers iconby Kardinale

Leopard Loafers

Leopard print suede slippers by Jimmy Choo Men

Jimmy Choo Zebra Blue

Sloane zebra print ponyskin slippers by Jimmy Choo Men

Glitter Slippers

Coarse glitter slippers by Jimmy Choo Men

Del Toro Slippers 1

Purple velvet slippers iconby Del Toro

Zanotti Men

Velvet slippers with crystal tassel by Giuseppe Zanotti Men

Zanotti Men 2

Suede and Swarovski embellished slippers by Giuseppe Zanotti Men

Stubbs & W

Embroidered velvet slippers by Stubbs & Wooton
(Stubbs & Wooton is a Florida-based label, founded in Palm Beach in 1993, that specialises in luxurious slippers).

Trend Alert Resort 2012: Neon

Cover Neon

OMG… it feels like in the 80’s! The crazy colours are back. Resort 2012 is full of neon brights with acid rainbow prints at Christopher Kane to elegant shift dresses at Michael Kors.

From fluorescent pinks to electrifying neon-greens here are the hottest pieces to wear this season. My suggestion: Team neon pieces with neutral hues or classic shades such as camel. Another way to work the trend is to add a bold accessory or some statement neon heels.

LoL, Sandra


1 Neon-pink stretch wool-crepe dress iconby Michael Kors
Neon-yellow jersey T-shirt iconby Christopher Kane
Rainbow cotton and silk-blend dress iconby Christopher Kane

Neon 2

Poncho-effect cashmere sweater iconby Michael Kors
Neon-green stretch wool-crepe dress iconby Michael Kors
Neon wool-blend crepe biker jacket iconby Christopher Kane
Printed modal and cashmere-blend scarf iconby Christopher Kane
Neon-green tweed mini skirt iconby Lanvin

Neon 3

1 Neon-clasp python belt iconby Roberto Cavalli
Neon-orange python box clutch iconby Emilio Pucci
PS1 neon leather tote iconby Proenza Schouler
Python-effect neon-yellow leather waist belt iconby Marc by Marc Jacobs
Neon-pink neoprene and patent-leather sandals iconby Pierre Hardy
Bob’s Memphis two-tone leather shoulder bag iconby Marc by Marc Jacobs
Messenger patent-trimmed leather tote iconby Jason Wu
Alima neon patent-leather pumps iconby Brian Atwood

Resort 2012: Hawaii

resort 2012- Hawaiian

A new year, a new season! Let me get you started with the new collections and trends! Probably you will be leaving soon for a tropical resort. Then you will be in love with those Hawaiian-inspired Resort 2012 pieces!  And if not, you can include them in your winter wardrobe for the ultimate new-season-feel!

To shop, just click on the highlighted text!

To the right on top: Hawaiian-print modal and silk-blend scarf by Stella McCartney

Beach House

Limited Edition Juicy tropical surfboard by Juicy Couture, Hawaiian-print silk jumpsuit by Stella McCartney and green PS1 Medium leather satchel by Proenza Schouler

Hawaii Vacation

From right to left: Hawaiian-print silk dressHawaiian-print silk pants and Hawaiian-print cotton-sateen midi skirt, all three by Stella McCartney


From left to right: Polar tropical-print espadrille wedges by Jimmy ChooFalabella small faux python shoulder bag by Stella McCartney, flower skirt by Givenchy, flower sleeveless dress by Givenchy, tropical-print slim sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs and Havana printed silk-satin dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs


iconLoL, Sandra

Great Pieces on Sale Under £200


Net-à-porter UK has started the end of season sale with up to 50% off officially today.

I put a selection of great classic pieces for you together, all under £200. All of them are perfect investments, versatile basics that you cannot go wrong with. To be transferred directly, please just click on the highlighted text.

Hot List 2011 On Sale

1 Crochet-knit wool-blend poncho by Missoni, £122.50 (was £250)

2 Cotton-twill shirt-style bodysuit iconby Tibi, £115 (was £230)

3 Cotton and modal-blend turtleneck top iconby Splendid, £30 (was £60)

4 Silk-satin trimmed jersey top by Miu Miu, £136.50 (was £195)

5 Camino metallic-knit sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs, £132 (was £220)

6 Satin-jersey wrap-effect dress by Halston Heritage, £175 (was £250)

7 Appliquéd wool cape iconby Emma Cook, £ 137.50 (was £275)


Below you find a selection of pieces that work day and night. All of them could be combined in different ways.

Hot List - On sale Part2

1 Moldave ruffled silk blouse icon by Paul & Joe, £147 (was £245)

2 Python platform pumps by Alexandre Birman, £145 (was £290)

3 Quinn leather envelope clutch by Michael Kors, £ 197.50 (was £395)

4 Silk-trimmed stretch-lace dress iconby D&G Dolce & Gabbana, £160 (was £320)

Chevron velvet and twill clutch by Marc by Marc Jacobs, £150 (was £250)

icon6 Python and suede ankle boots iconby Alexandre Birman, £170 (was £340)

7 Cropped jersey jacket iconby Alice by Temperley, £122.50 (was £245)

8 Stretch-bouclé pencil skirticon by Vince, £ 119 (was £170)

Happy Shopping! Hurry, those pieces will sell out fast…

LoL, Sandra