The Dermatologist to the Stars

World-class skincare yields maximum results with a minimum number of products” – this is the concept behind Dr. Barbara Sturm’s nourishing formulas. Based on a thorough medical understanding of cells and anti-aging, her products protect, strengthen and detoxify without overburdening the skin and are gentle enough for sensitive complexions.

The so-called “dermatologist to the stars” is a very fascinating woman, who combines business and family life perfectly.

Married once to George Hamilton, she is now the wife of New York based lawyer Adam Waldman. She has two daughters, a 20-year-old and a 3-year-old. At the age of 45, she is her own best example that her products obviously work.

Two of them have fully convinced me and let me explain to you why:

Skin Food Supplement (60 capsules) by Dr. Barbara Sturm
iconNicknamed the “fountain of youth,” Dr. Barbara Sturm’s supplement is boosted with Purslane – abundant in Omega-3 fatty acids, it improves skin health and fights signs of aging from the inside out. Each capsule contains Japanese Knotweed Root Extract and Glucosamine to support the body’s natural production of plumping Hyaluronic Acid.

– Easily absorbed by the body, providing support for a healthy function
– Infused with antioxidants Kudzu and Astragalosides to combat the ageing process

But it gets better. What happens when Jessica Alba’s make-up artist and Cher’s doctor join forces to come up with something really magical – an anti-aging primer!

Anti-Aging Primer, 30ml by Dr. Barbara Sturm + Monika Blundericon
In collaboration with her Austrian fellow Monika Blunder, L.A. based celebrity makeup artist, Dr. Barbara Sturm developed her ‘Anti-Aging Primer‘ to enhance the look of her makeup while caring for her skin. Enriched with antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid and Pearl Pigments, this creamy formula contains the brand’s key active ingredient Purslane that protects your skin against free radical damage while reducing the appearance of enlarged pores and wrinkles.

– Suitable for all skin types

TO SHOP THE WHOLE LINE OF DR. BARBARA STURM CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandraicon

Photos: Courtesy of Net-à-Porter, Getty Images, ©  Sandra Bauknecht

Net-à-Porter’s Gift Kits Are the Best

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Clueless about your upcoming Christmas gift list and no time to rush through the crowded city. I have an idea for you: these exclusive kits each include an expertly curated selection of products we all love – all presented in an elegant black packaging. Alongside essentials for a variety of occasions, there are also unique sets for working out and pampering. You just have to click add to basket and you are all set.

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I am wishing you a relaxing and fun weekend!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Net-à-porter
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The Cool Issue: Fashionable Vacation Kits

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Indulge loved ones or yourself with Net-à-Porter‘s fashionable vacation kits, packed with a host of chic and cool pieces that have been specially selected for their cult status. All sets come impeccably wrapped in the House’s signature packaging and are finished with a neat bow.

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THE BALI KIT
iconCurated for exotic destinations, the ‘Bali Boxicon‘ includes four luxurious travel essentials. The Upside‘s stylish swimsuit and matching towel are perfect for days in the surf, while Soleil Toujours’ SPF45 sunscreen protects your complexion against harmful rays and its body shimmer enhances bronzed skin with a beautiful glow.

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THE IBIZA KIT
iconThe ‘Ibiza Kit‘ contains everything you need to prepare for a relaxing yoga escape or recreate the benefits of one at home. This carefully edited set includes a matching sports bra, leggings and a high-performance mat featuring an exclusive print by Mara Hoffman, as well as This Works beauty products that will help you to achieve a healthy glow and restful sleep.

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HAMPTONS KIT
iconGet set for an active summer with the ‘Hamptons Kiticon‘. This must-have box comes complete with everything you need to stay sun-safe and stylish on the tennis court – including L’Étoile Sport‘s breathable stretch-lace dress, to Hampton Sun’s silky-smooth and lightweight ‘SPF15 Gel’.

Which one is your favorite and suits your holiday destination the best?

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Net-à-Porter

The Travel Kit

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As you know I am traveling constantly and mostly go on short trips. I light to travel light and take in general only hand luggage with me. That means you have to be smart when it comes to packing (You can find a great guide how to stuff your suitcase that I shot with Louis Vuitton here).

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The biggest problem is that you are not allowed to take large amount of liquids. There fore I love NET-A-PORTER‘s TRAVEL KIT that includes 12 products from their skincare, haircare, nail and makeup department. Including everything from a rejuvenating face mask to glamorous lipstick, this elegant selection is conveniently travel-sized and also luxurious way to discover new products.

Includes: Jurlique‘s Rosewater Balancing Mist, Mio‘s Clean Slate Wipes, Leonor Greyl‘s Nourishing Shampoo, Deborah Lippmann‘s Cuticle Oil, Lipstick Queen‘s Invisible Lip LinerHourglassIcon Liquid LipstickErno Laszlo‘s White Marble Radiance EmulsionErno Laszlo‘s Treatment BarChantecaille‘s Bio Lifting Cream, LashFood‘s Conditioning Drama Mascara, Roloxin™ Lift‘s Revitalizing Facial Treatment and Christophe Robin‘s Hair Regenerating Mask.

To shop the TRAVEL KITicon, click HERE please.
Kisses from NYC!

LoL, Sandra

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Photo: © Jamie McGregor Smith for Louis Vuitton

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

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The Sale Is On

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Great news, it is this time of the year: NET-A-PORTER.COM start their big sale today. Now, you have the chance to get the most amazing pieces marked down up to 50%.

Especially for you, I put together this outfit that would be perfect for a night out. To shop, just click on the highlighted text.

Get the look: Godet Dance embellished stretch-tulle mini dress by Topshop Unique (50% off), Lelie snake-effect leather sandals by Isabel Marant (40% off), Valorie glitter-finished canvas clutch by Anya Hindmarch (50% off) and Soho gold-plated snake earringsicon by Aurélie Bidermann (30% off).

TO ENJOY THE FULL SALE SELECTION CLICK HERE.
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LoL, Sandra

Totême Exclusive

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Let me introduce you to the first capsule collection from Totême, the brand that was established in 2014 by Swedish couple Elin Kling and Karl Lindman.

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The style queen presents American sportswear mixed with an effortless European sensibility. The collection of 14 perfect staple pieces, inspired by her every day New York wardrobe, will see you from city life to your next resort getaway.

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My favorite: Havana stretch-crepe dress by Totêmeicon

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Stay cool and look chic in silky separates, easy-breezy tailoring and luxe lightweight knits.
SHOP THE WHOLE CAPSULE COLLECTION EXCLUSIVELY HERE AT NET-A-PORTER.

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Photos: Courtesy of Totême and Net-à-porter

Happy International Women’s Day 2015

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Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is MAKE IT HAPPEN which represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater efforts to tackle gender inequalities issues that still affect societies all over the world.

Launched for the first time in 1911, organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate this special day, specific to their local context and interests.

Therefore, Net-à-porter will donate 20% of all profit made today to the UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality! Shopping for a good cause, I like! TO SHOP PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Here are some of my favorites of the month:

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Laser-cut glossed-leather toteicon by Alaïa
Candy leather sandalsicon by Saint Laurent
Slim fringed appliquéd leather toteicon by Marni
Suede skirt iconby Gucci

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Net-à-porter

The Elder Statesman – Cashmere from L.A.

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Being in Los Angeles, you might not think immediately of cashmere and blankets. But funnily enough sunny California can get chilly, believe me, I know what I am talking about right now as I am here. One of the best unstated luxury brands for cashmere products is The Elder Statesman, founded in L.A. in 2007 by Greg Chait.

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First launched as a menswear label, the brand has expanded its offering to a wide range of a products including, but not limited to, women’s and men’s ready to wear collections, knit and woven accessories of all kinds, optical, children’s items, and a robust selection of home goods.

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Each garment is made in the USA by a team of skilled craftsman using special cashmere felting and hand looming techniques. Looking for sumptuous knitwear with borrowed-from-the-boys appeal, here you go!

You can shop THE ELDER STATESMAN online at FARFETCHicon, NET-A-PORTER or in Switzerland at TROIS POMMES THE STORE.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Stills: Courtesy of the Elder Statesman

My Look: Empowered By

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Two weeks ago, the lovely Net-à-porter team contacted me and asked if I would like to join their #EmpoweredBy campaign that they are running this month. As you know, Net-à-portericon is my favorite online shopping destination and of course I felt very honored to be part of it. It is all about celebrating women all around the world who empower us!

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Great news is that you can join the #EmpoweredBy campaign that I shot in Klosters last week as well. Here are the instructions:

1. W for Women
Raise your arms above your head to create a natural W shape with your body. Just like I did.
2. Tell the world
Post your W on Instagram and say who you are #empoweredby.
3. Pass it on
Add friends to your post, asking them to do their own W and share who they are #empoweredby.

My look: Biker layered coat by Givenchystudded cross sweatshirt iconand wide-brim studded rabbit-felt hat, both by Saint Laurent, stretch-leather skinny pantsicon by Gucci, fur boots by Prada Sport and Kelly So Black bag by Hermès.

LoL, Sandra

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Givenchy Coat and Saint Laurent Sweater

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Prada Snow Boots

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht