The Last Day of the Year

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A Happy 2015 to everyone! I hope that you started the New Year as wonderful as I did. The last day of the year was just perfect. The sky was crisp blue, the sun was shining and I had a lovely fondue lunch at Wassergrat on top of the mountain where I enjoyed the most stunning views over the Alps. If you are there, you have to try their meringue dessert. It is to die for.

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New Year’s Eve itself, I spent at the Gstaad Palace Hotel, a night among friends that was truly perfect. To a prosperous 2015 that hopefully will be as fantastic as it started.

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: New Year’s Eve at Ku Dé Ta

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I spent New Year’s Eve at Ku Dé Ta, Bangkok‘s recently opened new 2-story hot spot on the 39th and 40th floor of Sathorn Square Building. First, I enjoyed an eight course meal at the beautiful Signature restaurant followed by some dancing at the night club on the same level. Being already known in the Asian club scene because of its sister venue in Singapore, this entertainment playground is an awesome place you don’t want to miss while being in Thailand!

My look: Studded leather shift dress and leather bra top, both by Saint Laurentwild flower gunmetal-tone Swarovski crystal ear cuffs iconby Roberto Cavalli, strappy sandals by Gucci, camouflage fold over clutch by Valentino, rose diamond ring and Limelight Gala watch, both by Piaget.

Again Happy New Year 2014 and thanks for following Sandra’s Closet!

LoL, Sandra

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Strappy Sandals by Gucci - Bangkok

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MAC Divine Night for New Year’s Eve

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What happens at night stays there. MAC captures the moment when flashing lights illuminate a flair for finery and limitless luxury that can only be described as divine. Gorgeous colours in rich finishes inspire an evening on the scene and to be seen. Enjoy yourself – past midnight, the darkness keeps the secrets.

One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster… I cannot wait to wear those shades for New Year’s Eve in the Thai capital.

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Here are the products I got for myself (starting clockwise from top left):

MINERALIZE EYE SHADOW in Captivating and Tonight’s Temptation – CHF 34.00
MINERALIZE BLUSH in Lavish Living – CHF 36.00
FROST LIPSTICK in You’ve Got It – CHF 31.00
FLUIDLINE EYE-LINER GEL in Deliciously Rich – CHF 27.00
CREMESHEEN GLASS in You’ve Got It – CHF 32.00
KOHL POWER EYE PENCIL in Raven – CHF 25.00
The DIVINE NIGHT collection is in stores worldwide now. Great news is that MAC has recently launched an online shop for Germany and Switzerland. To visit the site, please click here.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: New Year’s Eve in Doha

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I spent New Year’s Eve at the beautiful resort we are staying at in Doha.
My sparkling look to welcome 2013: Swarovski embellished dress by Blumarine, sparkling clutch and matching suede pumps, both by Gucci, crystal and pearl necklace and crystal bead embellished earrings, both by Miu Miu.

Keeping to an old Spanish and Italian tradition, I was wearing red underwear on New Year’s Eve as a symbol of good luck for the upcoming year.

LoL, Sandra

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Sparkling Wishes for 2013 from Doha

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Happy New Year from Doha to all of you, my fabulous dear readers! I am looking forward to an exciting 2013 with you, and wish you all health, happiness and of course lots of style!
I decided last minute to fly to a sunny place. I had never been to Qatar before and am eager to share all of my impressions with you. In the photos you see me in my comfy outfit I wore on the flight upon my arrival in Doha.

My look: Leopard-print tracksuit by Dolce & Gabbana, sparkling scarf and studded ballet flats, both by Guccibi-colour Alice leather tote iconby Chloé. On my nails: Smoke Red by Tom Ford.

Stay tuned for the upcoming posts regarding my fabulous hotel, my New Year’s Eve celebration and much more! Let the party get started…

LoL, Sandra

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Beauty Trend New Year’s Eve: Sparkle

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New Year’s Eve is all about sparkling and glittering shades. No reason to be modest, it is that time of the year when more is more. Shine and party all night long. Here are some products that I personally find amazing and that are going easy on your budget.

1 DEBORAH 24ore Velvet Metal Eyeshadow in 03 Brown – CHF 13.90
This metallic eyeshadow can be used dry and wet.

2 T. LeClerc Mascara Céleste – CHF 36.50
For voluminous lashes in black with golden sparkles.

3 DEBORAH Perfumed Illuminating Powder “Totally Shimmer” in 02 Silver – CHF 19.90
The perfect shimmer for face and body.

4 DEBORAH Prêt-à-Porter Nail Top Coat in 72 So Jewels – CHF 5.90
Top off your favourite nail polish with this sparkling top coat.

5 Bourjois Golden Shimmer Mist Hair & Body – CHF 4.90
Golden sparkles for your hair that add enchantment to every movement.

5 Coal Diamond by Sylvie van der Vaart Night Fire – CHF 45.00 (EdP 25ml)
A floral-gourmand scent, seductive and warm with vanilla, jasmine, orchid, plum, orange blossom and tuberose.

7 T. LeClerc Matte Lipstick in 04 Beige – CHF 31.50
The perfect nude shade.

8 Bourjois Khôl & Contour XL in Noir Sparkling XL and Ultra Black XL – € 8.20 each
Intense eye colour in just one stroke.

9 UNE Cheery Lips Gloss in C02 – CHF 21.90
A colourful and nourishing formula that covers the lips beautifully while lasting up to 8 hours.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

Fashion Trend New Year’s Eve: Sparkle

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Channel the look of New Year’s Eve glamour with the shimmer of allover sequins and invest in high style with those dresses that are eye-catching trophy pieces.

1 Annabelle sequined satin dress by Rachel Gilbert (50% off)
Paillette-embellished jersey mini dress by MICHEAL Michael Kors
Zenith chain and stud-embellished suede pumps by Brian Atwood (40% off)

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4 Pegaso lapis necklace by Rosantica
5 Light alate allover sequined dressicon by Jenny Peckham
6 Karmel sequined mesh dressicon by Alice + Olivia
Navy blue sequined one shoulder bandage dressicon by Hervé Léger
Tonda box clutch iconby Diane von Furstenberg

If you like to see me wearing such a sequined dress for New Year’s Eve, please click here for a previous post.

LoL, Sandra

What to Wear on New Year’s Eve 2012

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New Year’s Eve calls for a fabulous outfit and you still have some days left to shop! 
The sparkling shade of gold has party splendour. It is a flattering hue for every skin tone. Add embellishments, big-cat printsvivid bold colours and statement accessories – and let glamour be your talisman!

Here are some shopping suggestions:

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This look works best for a fun beach party or a night at a fancy club!

Metallic gold ruched bandeau beach dress by LanvinDolly metallic leather slingback pumps by Charlotte Olympialeopard-print calf hair clutch by Valentino and lace 18-karat gold-vermeil earrings by Monica Vinader.

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Looking stylish for a New Year’s Eve dinner party at a friend’s house or a fancy restaurant!

Darya hammered-silk wrap-effect dress by Tory Burch, Harper suede platform pumps by Rupert Sanderson, Marano glitter clutch by Anya Hindmarch, oversized beaded clip earrings iconand Swarovski crystal cocktail ring, both by Kenneth Jay Lane.

Kiss Me at MidnightAnd last but not least, the perfect outfit for a romantic New Year’s Eve celebration!

Asymmetric lace dress iconby Stella McCartney,Vamp glitter platform sandals and Cayla glitter-finish clutch, both iconby Jimmy ChooGold-plated and leather cuff by Gucci.

LoL, Sandra

Most Wanted: Sequined Bags

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New Year’s Eve is coming and the perfect accessory to vamp up your look is a sequined clutch bag. Good news is that the sparkling F/W 2011 trend will stay for S/S 2012. Glitter is most wanted, shimmer and shine through the party season!

Here is a selection of the best pieces available at the moment:

1 ON SALE! Sequined clutch (garnet-silver) by Miu Miu

icon2 Sequined (purple-silver) black leather shoulder bag by Dolce & Gabbana

icon3 Two-tone sequined clutch (blush-silver) by Miu Miu

And as Lady Gaga says: “And now I am just trying to change the world one sequin at a time…”. Better get started with your closet!

LoL, Sandraicon

Happy New Year 2011 from St. Moritz

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Happy New Year to you, my dear readers, may all your dreams and resolutions come true.

I started 2011 in St. Moritz, the glamorous place in the Alps that calls itself „the Top of the World“. The Swiss mountain village has been home to the jet set since many years, attracting celebrities, princesses and socialites from everywhere. When it comes to fashion, luxury is the keyword.

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And speaking of glamour and over the top, the typical St. Moritz style means fur, fine jewelry, sequined dresses, lots of glitz and sparkles. In case that you forgot to pack something adequate, no worries. St. Moritz is a great place to shop with all big brands represented. So for somebody like me, who is not an avid skier there is enough entertainment program.

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My St. Moritz look: Sequined dress by Balmain, sequined clutch with bow by Valentino, earrings by Prada and Tribtoo pumps by Yves Saint Laurent.

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Sylvester Outfit 2KLast night, I went to the traditional New Year’s Eve cocktail reception hosted by well-known publisher Jürg Marquard and his wife Raquel.
The party always takes place in their amazing apartment located in the tower of the famous Badrutt’s Palace hotel overlooking the lake of St. Moritz. Previous tenant until the early ninties was gentleman-playboy Gunter Sachs.
My German based readers might recognize some of the faces below… Enjoy all those photos of beautiful people in beautiful outfits!
That is St. Moritz!

To a wonderful 2011!

LoL, Sandra




Hostess Raquel Marquard with her daughter Bianca Gubser to the left

Hostess Raquel Marquard in a gorgeous gown by Dolce & Gabbana with her daughter, model Bianca Gubser to the left



Sophie Hermann wore the best dress of the evening from Atelier Versace

Sophie Hermann wore one of the nicest dresses of the evening by Atelier Versace

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Rebecca Schmid Robinson with me, both in sequined dresses

Rebecca Schmid Robinson with me, both in sequined dresses


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Dorothea Mühlemann in Alaia


Fabienne Bratschi and Radio 24-moderator Elena Bernasconi ("The Redhead")

Fabienne Bratschi in Dolce & Gabbana and Radio 24-host Elena Bernasconi, "The Redhead"



Nina Riegel and Alexandra Knapp Voight

Nina Riegel and Alexandra Knapp Voith in Roberto Cavalli


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Inga Jacobi in Valentino

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From left to right: curator Gigi Kracht, her husband hotelier Andrea Kracht, me and Inga Jacobi

From left to right: Hotelier couple Gigi and Andrea Kracht, me and Inga Jacobi


Andreas Knapp Voight with a turquoise nail oilsh matching Raquel Marquard's dress

Andreas Knapp Voith with turquoise nail polish matching Raquel Marquard's dress


Gentleman with style: Andreas Knapp Voight wore the most extraordinary pair of shoes by Prada

Gentleman with style: Andreas Knapp Voith wore the most extraordinary pair of shoes by Prada

Badrutt's Palace New Year's Eve decoration

Badrutt's Palace New Year's Eve decoration