Dior Joaillerie – Rose Des Vents

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Behind the symbol of travel, we find Christian Dior’s star and the idea of a good luck charm, but also the rose, his favourite flower.” – Victoire de Castellane

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From Christian Dior’s garden at Granville to the discovery of faraway lands, with Paris’ 8th arrondissement cropping up along with way, the Rose des Vents collection from Dior Joaillerie, designed by Victoire de Castellane, is a voyage on the four winds through the House’s history. It features Christian Dior’s good-luck star and the rose, his favorite flower.

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The new campaign, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, reveals a Dior woman with a natural, timeless beauty wearing the Rose des Vents creations.

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This year, the medallion comes in versions with a pavé of diamonds, as well as rose gold and onyx, and has been joined by four pendants and five rings embellished with a little rope of gold that twists around the finger and follows the outline of the jewel. Being reversible, they can be worn either star or stone side out.

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I love this fine jewelry collection. It is so much fun to mix and match them… and I really appreciate the craftsmanship behind that you can explore below.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Dior and © Sandra Bauknecht

What’s in the Bag?

What's in the bag

When Tommy Hilfiger approached me to work together on this special project, I was immediately hooked. The American brand’s continued support of Breast Health International for the eight consecutive year marks the launch of a new limited-edition handbag. As my own mum suffered from breast cancer and fortunately fought this horrible disease, I know how hard this phase of life can be for the patient but also for her family. Buying this fantastic bag means: “Building awareness, raising funds and making a positive impact on the lives of women who are affected by breast cancer around the world,” as Tommy Hilfiger states.

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The limited-edition handbag will retail for €299, and €100 of each sale will go directly to the Fund for Living. This global BHI initiative assists women with breast cancer by covering costs or addressing unique problems associated with their care that are not commonly covered by health insurance programs, such as transportation to a medical appointment or childcare during treatment.

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The 2014 BHI campaign features no other than award-winning actress Naomi Watts photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. The handbag is available exclusively on tommy.com and in select Tommy Hilfiger stores around the world starting today.

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For the social media campaign, I was asked to show the content of my bag. I truly love the different very useful features of this versatile fashionable companion such as many pockets, a keychain with red, white and blue tassels, a detachable tan strap that allows for use as a shoulder bag.

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Here is what I in general carry around with me on a daily basis: Something to read like L’Officiel Switzerland, my iPad and iPhone (don’t you love my new Vanity mirror iPhone 5 cover by Moschino?!), a notebook by Smythson and my pen by Montblanc, a pair of sunglasses, credit cards and some cash, my make-up pouch filled with lipgloss, blush and a powder for quick retouches and of course my little Leica with which I capture all those moments I share with you on my blog.

I was asked to donate one item from the content of my bag and I would like to give this beautiful necklace with a key charm by Patrizia Pepe as a mojo. In the end of the social media campaign, one breast cancer patient gets the bag filled with little surprises from all around the globe.

Shopping for a good cause. Ladies, I am asking you what can be better?! Please help to support Tommy Hilfiger’s wonderful initiative and let’s all walk around with this must-have bag!
TO SHOP, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger and © Sandra Bauknecht

LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers

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Forty internationally renowned experts from the world of fashion (among them Jefferson Hack, Katie Grand, Natalie Massenet, Carine Roitfeld and Patrick Demarchelier to name a few) are to meet thirty applicants to the LVMH Prize during Paris Fashion Week.

They will select a short-list of ten young designers who will go forward to present their work to the jury in May 2014. Entries have already been received from all over the world, including Asia, Africa and South America as well as the United States and Europe, with many more anticipated before the closing date of February 2nd, 2014.

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The members of the jury for the first edition of the prize in 2014 are eight creative directors from LVMH Fashion Houses including: Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Kenzo), Phoebe Philo (Céline), Raf Simons (Dior) and Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy).

The designers will be joined by Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie (advisor to Bernard Arnault and head of corporate philanthropy for LVMH) and Pierre-Yves Roussel (Chairman and CEO of the LVMH Fashion Group).

YOU CAN APPLY HERE! Good luck!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Lanvin for H&M Haute Couture

Lanvin for H&M Couture

Thursday night in New York City, Sofia Coppola, Andie MacDowell, Emma Roberts, Anna Sui, Tory Burch and Alexander Wang, among other guests, came out to celebrate the collaboration of the Lanvin for H&M collection and to enjoy show stopping designs by famed Lanvin artistic director, Alber Elbaz, at The Pierre hotel.
The haute couture creations, which were customized pieces from the Lanvin for H&M collection, made their way down the catwalk with the help of famed models Asia Chow, Pixie Geldof, Dree Hemnigway and Anna dello Russo.

original-sketch-1The looks from the haute couture show along with five original sketches from Alber Elbaz went up for auction on www.lanvinforhm.com. All proceeds will be donated to UNICEF. The online auction will end on November 26th at midnight CET.
I especially adore the sketches.

Below you can see some photos from this amazing night (Photos: Courtesy of H&M).

LoL, Sandra


Sofia Coppola and Anna Sui

Sofia Coppola and Anna Sui


Elettra Wiedemann and Tory Burch

Elettra Wiedemann and Tory Burch


Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts


Patrick Demarchelier and Andie MacDowell

Patrick Demarchelier and Andie MacDowell


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Anna dello Russo

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Today at Stella McCartney’s S/S 2011 Show

Key to heaven: The invitation to the show

Key to heaven: My invitation to the Stella's S/S 2011 show

CIMG7647I am in Paris for the Fashion Week at the moment.

This morning, I went to see Stella McCartneys S/S 2011 show which I have absolutely loved.


Me before the show

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The first looks were iconic, confidently masculine tailored in fresh pastels. Further on, Stella tried a new take on denim and gave it a modern feel by playing with proportion and volume. My absolute favourites were the printed long silk dresses with box pleats and slit legs. Understated seduction in perfection.

Another must-have is definitely the sleeveless trench coat. If you like it bold, you will adore the symmetric botanical citrus prints. Everyone can find something in this collection, very versatile with signature looks and a new foray into sexiness.

Enjoy all my impressions, the celebrities, famous stylists, and for sure all the beautiful new looks for next summer. As you see, I had a blast.

LoL, Sandra


The beautiful location: Opéra national de Paris, Palais Garnier

The beautiful location: Opéra national de Paris, Palais Garnier


My seat

My seat

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The fashionable crowd starts arriving.

The fashionable crowd starts arriving.


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Giovanna Battaglia (Italian Vogue L'Uomo) talks to Tim Blanks

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Ready to start!

Ready to start!

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Gorgeous Anna Piaggi

Gorgeous Anna Piaggi


Neiman Marcus' Ken Downing and Patrick Demarchelier

Neiman Marcus' Ken Downing and Patrick Demarchelier


After the show there is still a show going on...

After the show there is still a show going on...


Mattia Fulghesu (Stella McCartney)

Mattia Fulghesu (Stella McCartney)


Model-off-duty look

Model-off-duty look



International Herald Tribune's Suzy Menkes

International Herald Tribune's Suzy Menkes


Freja Beha Erichsen

Freja Beha Erichsen


Tasha de Vasconcelos

Tasha de Vasconcelos


Paris Vogue's Emmanuelle Alt

Paris Vogue's Emmanuelle Alt


Mario Sorrenti

Mario Sorrenti


Paris Vogue's Carine Roitfeld

Paris Vogue's Carine Roitfeld



Famous blooger couple: Scott Schuman of The Satorialist and Garance Doré

Famous blogger couple: Scott Schuman of The Satorialist and Garance Doré


Beth Dito

Beth Dito (Photos: Sandra Bauknecht)