My Look: Casual Friday

Just a casual Friday chilling and relaxing at the beautiful Villa Stéphanie in Baden-Baden.

My look: Printed cotton tunic and matching printed reversible triangle bikini, both by Emilio Pucciicon (also available at Eden Being), leopard printed Beatrice shopper by Dolce & Gabbanametallic fabric sandals by Guccifloral sunglasses by Chanel, and beaded necklace by Etro.

The perfect way to relax for me is to indulge in a book. My favorite author at the moment is Berlin based Sebastian Fitzek. His thrillers are so captivating, you won’t be able to put them down.

Here I am standing in the garden of the Villa Stéphanie next to the statue «Gold Candy» by Laurence Jekell that is available for purchase through the Eden Being boutique located on the ground floor of the Brenner’s Park Hotel for around € 40.000.

I am wishing all of you a happy and relaxing weekend!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Self-Tanners and the Perfect Beach Sandals


Check out my favorite non-streak self-tanners to keep you glowing all summer long! If you’re still scared of trying those products, it’s time to get over it because let’s be very honest, getting an actual tan is a hell of a lot worse for you! An that said, self-tanners have truly evolved in 2016. Many formulas contain skin care benefits and come with new technologies to help you apply flawlessly. Don’t forget, it is still indispensable that you exfoliate well beforehand.

Have a look at these high-achieving sunless options that will make people think you’ve taken a sunny vacation. It is also a great way to cheat during your holidays as your friends might be impressed how fast and even you tan.


LANCASTER Self Tan Beauty In Shower Tanning Lotion
CHF 55.00 (200ml)

What an amazing technology! Discover a totally new self tan experience. A «1 minute express» application in your daily shower that gives you a beautiful sun-kissed glow from your first application. Day after day, you develop a real-as-natural golden tan. No streaks or orange look!


LA MER The Face and Body Gradual Tan
CHF 110.00 (200ml)

This is my favorite product by far and I use it all year around! This refreshing self-tanning lotion absorbs quickly for an even, perfectly natural-looking glow with no streaks. Infused with the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth™, heart of La Mer’s profound powers of transformation, it immerses skin in moisture, soothing sensitivities and restoring radiance. With sea-born antioxidant actives, it helps revitalize and recharge for a year-round radiance. What is truly great about it is that you can also use it for the face. It never leaves streaks or any orange color. It is so easy to apply! You will love it!


CLARINS Self Tanning Milky-Lotion Face and Body
CHF 38.50 (125 ml)

No summer can last all year around! This ultra-hydrating self-tanner promotes a beautiful tan, for both face and body, and at the same time a 24-hour hydration with the help of extracts of fig and aloe vera.
It is really the perfect product if you tend to have dry skin.


Metallic Fabric Sandals by GUCCI

These glamorous, retro-inspired beauties from Gucci were at the top of my wish list. Once I spotted them, I knew those are the perfect companions for the beach season. The crossover shape in its lustrous silver-tone sparkly fabric is sure to have heads turning, while the sizeable chunky heel will elevate any bikini look. And in combination with your newly tanned skin, it is perfection!

This post is also available in German and French on the Marionnaud blog.

Stay tuned! While you are reading this, I am on my way to Rio de Janeiro!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Shades of You


I have fallen in love with all the shades of Chloé’s S/S 2016 collection from the first moment I saw it. Inspired by the youthful optimism of the ’90s, Clare Waight Keller embraced an interesting color spectrum for her must-have pieces. My favorite top combines two trends, rainbow colors and off-the-shoulder. It is cut from airy silk-georgette and detailed with dip-dyed tassels. Emulate the runway styling by wearing yours with love-worn denim shorts as I did.

My look: Off-the-shoulder striped silk-georgette topicon by Chloé, iconmid-rise cut-off denim shorts iconby Saint Laurentwoven straw visor by Stella McCartney, nouveau python clutchmetallic fabric sandals and ruthenium-plated, Swarovski crystal and faux pearl clip earringsicon, all by Gucci, Tonda 1950 set clarity watch by Parmigiani Fleurier, cuff by Chanel and diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra













Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht