Kicks Start

Kicks Start

Givenchy’s Creative Director Riccardo Tisci has teamed up with Nike to create an exclusive collection of Air Force 1 basketball sneakers- a style of which he is a major fan. “I own about 125 pairs of the same Nike Air Force 1s,” he says of the iconic style that was first released in 1982.

Splashed with hues of orange, lemon, sky-blue and brown, they are cushioned for comfort and support. Isn’t the the tactile mix of rubber, faux suede and canvas just gorgeous?

LoL, Sandra

Nike + Tisci Air Force 1

Air Force 1 leather hi-top sneakers (ankle) icon

Nike + Tisci Air Force 1-2

Air Force 1 leather hi-top sneakers (knee) icon

Photos: Courtesy of Nike and Vogue

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High Top Sneakers 2014

Flats are a must this summer. So why not shunning our heels for the humble high-top sneaker. From Balenciaga‘s multi-panel trainers to the effortless Converse classic, here are the best ones for the laid-back look.

Tyson high-top sneakers in confetti-print leather by Givenchy
High top trainers iconby Saint Laurent
Francy suede high top trainers iconby Golden Goose Deluxe Brand
Multi-panel high top trainers iconby Balenciaga
Chuck Taylor All Star polka-dot suede sneakers by Converse
Paneled satin high-top sneakers iconby Gucci
Embellished leather high-top sneakers iconby Versace
Dunk Sky Hi metallic leather wedge sneakers iconby Nike
Tokyo studded suede high-top sneakers iconby Jimmy Choo

LoL, Sandra

China’s Terracotta Warriors

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Yesterday I went an hour by car east of Xi’an to the Shaanxi province, where the famous Terracotta Army or the “Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses” can be seen. The collection of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, was only discovered in 1974 by coincidence by a group of farmers when they were digging a water well a little further away of the Qin Emperor’s tomb mound at Mount Li (Lishan). The terracotta figures are life-sized and vary in height, uniform and hairstyle. Only a section of the site is presently excavated. It is a very impressive sightseeing spot that was truly worth visiting.

My look: Pink hot pants by Abercrombie & Fitch, the “Zurich” tee I designed for Closed and sneakers by Nike.

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Terracotta Soldiers

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Today, I am flying to Lijiang, located in Yunnan province, the so-called Venice of the Orient. Stay tuned for more coming up soon…

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht Xian Terracotta

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Cute Tees for Less Money

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Pin down your perfect wardrobe essentials with my list of cute tees for less money. Spell it out in slogan t-shirts or give it the cold shoulder with cut-away designs. Prints go big and bold, take it up a notch with cool cuts and a ’90s allure.

Vest with peeking kitten iconby ASOS
Top with zip cold shoulder iconby ASOS
Running Sucks T-shirt iconby Nike
4 Universal Heart T-shirt iconby Wildfox
Shopping Is My Cardio T-shirt iconby Wildfox
Born Original T-shirt iconby Wrangler
Star Lovers T-shirt iconby Wildfox
Barbie T-shirt iconby Voodoo Girl
1980 wide neck T-shirt iconby Stussy

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via asos.com

Namaste

Namaste

I am a total yogini. I just love every bit of yoga. And while practising, I still like to look and feel good. Nike and Juicy Couture offer a great selection of yoga clothing along with some gorgeous accessories. Juicy Couture has some fun slogan tops that I truly adore and that work all day long.

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In case you have not tried yoga yet, be brave and give it a chance. But be careful, it will depend very much on the teacher if you like it or not. So give several studios a chance. Believe me, it is worth it. Yoga can be a great workout and for all sportmaniacs, you can sweat a lot, too.
It will make your muscles nice, tight and long and will give your body a lot of flexibility while integrating the mind and your emotions.


In Los Angeles, I was very lucky to train with Steve Ross, the so-called Yogi to the Stars by Instyle, with his own show “Inhale” on the Oxygen network and retreat leader at Maha Yoga.

Steve with me after a training with no make-up and due to all the sweating with curly hair.

Steve with me after a training with no make-up and due to all the sweating with curly hair.

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Conveying his message perfectly, he gave me a signed copy of his fabulous book “Happy Yoga”.

„Here’s the yogi truth: There’s nothing to worry about. You are whole, complete, perfect, beautiful, loving, and blissful, and you know everything there is to know.“ – Steve Ross

With this in mind, you will look fabulous each day!



Logo3In Zurich, I am also very happy to practice yoga on a regular basis with Vasili Vlachos, an amazing teacher of Greek origin that has received his essence of yoga while living and studying several years at the famous Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India, the home to the living legend Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar (Guruji) himself.
Iyengar yoga uses props, such as wooden gadgets, belts, ropes, to achieve perfection in your asanas more easily. It has become my favourite way to practise.
If you are living in Zurich and are interested, please feel free to contact the Iyengar Yoga Center of  Maya & Vasili Vlachos.


Namaste!

LoL, Sandra

Shoe Special S/S 2010: Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator Sandals 2010

The hype started already in 2008 but this spring the Gladiator Sandals are still very up-to-date. It might be  the combination of looking totally stylish and being very comfy during the day that makes them so loved. As the name already implies, these shoes were favoured by Ancient Greeks and Romans. Roll up your jeans and show your beautiful sandals or pair them with hot pants (wow effect!). My favourites are the knee-high ones by Belle by Sigerson Morrison available at www.net-a-porter.com.

The next days, I will tell you all about the most stunning shoes and accessories trends for the upcoming spring/summer season. Hope that you will enjoy it and get inspired.

LoL, Sandra