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My favourite time of the year is right around the corner! My dearest readers, today I have a special surprise for you! Warm up your wallets and click through to be transferred to the Friends & Family Sale for 50% off your purchase of beautiful F/W 2017 pieces with code FRIENDS50, only valid until November 19, 2017. And an extra goodie for my British followers, you will receive free UK delivery. If you are off to a warm destination for New Year’s Eve, you will love my selection below…

Happy Shopping! Enjoy my favorite pieces I couldn’t resist…

LoL, Sandra

Pipe Dream Belt Silk Dress by Temperley London

Belted A-Line Dress by Emilio Pucci
iconM’O Exclusive Mahi Tie Blouse by Johanna Ortiz

iconPrinted Cotton Dress by Peter Pilotto

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

My Look: Strolling Through Venice

Strolling through beautiful Venice, which is the most unique city in the world for me. Those little canals are so romantic and thanks to its many historical spots, this town is recognized for its cultural richness. Every corner offers a unique photo opportunity.

My look: Embroidered-cuff cold-shoulder top and asymmetric cotton-poplin skirticon, both by Peter Pilotto, printed leather, raffia and canvas wedge sandals by Valentino, Kan I Mini studded leather chain shoulder bag by Fendi and purple mirrored round sunglasses by Chanel.

And if you want to enjoy some amazing impressions of Venice, watch the movie «The Tourist» with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. A very good one!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Summer Essentials


I just got back from Rio de Janeiro, where I was with Omega for the Olympic Games, filled with amazing memories that I cannot wait to share with you. But before that, I would like to show you my summer essentials which have been this season a white dress and an off-the-shoulder neckline. This flattering boho style has an elasticated waistband to balance the loose cut. I love wearing mine with sandals for the ultimate vacation feeling even in the city.

My look: Pallas off-the-shoulder embroidered cotton-blend dress by Peter Pilotto, iconbeaded leather sandals and beaded bracelet, both by Saint Laurent, sky-blue Marcie hobo bag by Chloé, pearl earrings by ChanelHorsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery and Tonda 1950 Set Clarity watch by Parmigiani Fleurier.

LoL, Sandra















Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Atelier Swarovski by Peter Pilotto


From chokers to colorful hair pins, members of the Swarovski Collective, and 2015 winners of the inaugural Swarovski Collective prize, designers Peter Pilotto and his partner Christopher de Vos turn their hands to the art of jewelry. Signatures first seen on their F/W 2016 catwalk (namely, striking color in geometric arrangements) now make up a kaleidoscopic collection of crystal jewelry in collaboration with Atelier Swarovski.

Atelier-Swarovski_Peter_pilotto_BarceletArbol Bracelet

Inspired by the architecture of nature, the collection features a range of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and a hairpin, incorporating sparkling Swarovski crystal in vivacious colors with a rhodium finish.

Atelier_Swarovski_Peter_Pilotto_CuffArbol Large Cuff

Great news is that Peter Pilotto’s F/W 2016 ‘Arbol’ collection for Atelier Swarovski is available exclusively for pre-order on MODAOPERANDI.COM iconfrom now before it will arrive in selected Swarovski stores and online from September 2016.

LoL, Sandra

LFW_Peter_01Peter Pilotto F/W 2016

Photos: Courtesy of Atelier Swarovski and Peter Pilotto

My Look: Tickled Pink


Princess for a day in tickled pink. What else could you wish for? Stay tuned for all the details from my recent trip to Schloss St. Emmeram in Regensburg, Germany, coming up soon.

My look: Marabou jacket by Emilio PucciPhoenicia embellished guipure lace mini dress by Peter Pilotto, pink Janis pumps with zebra-embellished toe by Saint Laurent, De Manta brocade clutch by Alexander McQueen, Limelight Gala watch by Piaget, diamond ring and bracelet by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra





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Photos: © Gisela Schober/Getty Images for and © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Work It!

Work it with the colorful prints by Peter Pilotto! Here you see me wearing them in a casual way when I was in Zermatt last month. The London-based label has attracted a huge audience who adores their kaleidoscopic graphic designs in no time. To see how the same prints can be worn in a chic way, click here please.

My look: Geometric print cotton sweatshirtmatching down vest and printed modal and cashmere blend scarf, all by Peter PilottoMonogramme embellished shopper tote by Saint Laurent, The Skinny mid-rise jeans by Rag & Boneiconbiker boots by Miu Miu, Audrey wayfarer sunglasses by Céline and baguette diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra





  Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Pattern Play

Sandra Bauknecht - Pattern Play- Peter Pilotto

Today’s outfit post is dedicated to the amazing IWC Schaffhausen gala that took place last September during the Zurich Film Festival. I wore a very colorful gown by Peter Pilotto that I adore. The “mix and match” effect of the fabrics is extremely up to date. Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett, who was the star of the night, sported the floral print trend as well. I have included some impressions of this extraordinary event for you. A huge thank you to Andrea Monica Hug who took some photos of me upon my arrival.

My look: Freya kaleidoscope print crepe gownicon by Peter Pilottolaser-cut leather clutch by Christopher Kane, leather platform sandals by Saint Laurent, earrings by Prada, diamond ring and diamond bracelet, both by Vainard Fine Jewellery and Portofino Midsize Automatic watch with diamonds and grey alligator bracelet by IWC Schaffhausen.

LoL, Sandra






Pilotto Skirt


IWC TIMELESS PORTOFINO EVENT ZURICHKurt Eschbacher interviews Cate Blanchett during the gala

Sandra Bauknecht - Peter Pilotto



515265213DP00023_IWC_TimeleLovely Karolina Kurkova (I hosted an intimate lunch with her one day before) framed by IWC Schaffhausen CEO Georges Kern to her right and photographer Peter Lindbergh to her left.

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IWC Schaffhausen Midsize Portofino

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IWC TIMELESS PORTOFINO EVENT ZURICHTo the sounds of DJ Jack-E, we partied the whole night… definitely another unforgettable night!



Photos: © Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IWC
© Andrea Monica Hug/ Chic in Zurich 
© Sandra Bauknecht

Happy International Women’s Day 2015

HIWD 2015

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:

Must-Haves NAP

Braided leather sandalsicon by Gianvito Rossi
Hendrix crepe and cotton-twill peplum top iconby Peter Pilotto
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

At the Peter Pilotto S/S 2015 Show

At the Peter Pilotto SHow SS15

During London Fashion Week, I attended the Peter Pilotto S/S 2015 show which was one of my favorites. A colorful, fun collection for all rainbow warriors among us.

Sandra Bauknecht in Tom Ford at the Peter Pilotto ShowMe at the show

Technicolor tones and psychedelic cyber florals, the ’70s-tinged presentation ventured beyond prints with paisley macramé straps, black dresses decorated in neon jacquards, and handkerchief silhouettes rippling with iridescent organza.

Great news is that you can pre-order this amazing collection until October 9, 2014 at 10am EDT. In this post, I pre-selected the best pieces for you. Just click on the highlighted text to be transferred directly.

(In the cover collageEmbellished Black Denim Hendrix Mini Dress )

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Pink Astro Crop Top iconand Pink Astro Skirt

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Embellished Acid Pink Paisley Dress icon

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Peter Pilotto Look 19

Embellished White Phoenicia Dress icon

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Peter Pilotto Look 21

Embellished Hologram Tessera Dress icon

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Peter Pilotto Look 26

Embellished Multi Denim Hendrix Coat iconand Embellished Black Denim Rope Skirt icon

For my Swiss readers, check out Trois Pommes – The Store, they sell a great variety of Peter Pilotto (below you can see the designer duo at the show finale).

LoL, Sandra

Peter Pilotto

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Stills: Courtesy of Moda Operandi

My Look: My Little Sunshine

Sandra Bauknecht in Peter Pilotto Prefall 2014

Dear September, a warm welcome from my side! I hope that you will save the Swiss summer 2014. Like probably most of you, I had constant clothing dilemmas with this sort of dreadful, end-of-days weather we have been getting this year.

As you see, I have started to wear my new Pre-fall 2014 pieces already in August, adding some vibrant colors to lighten up the mood and my new diamond ring makes me feel like the sunshine is at least wrapped around my finger. Whenever I look at it, my heart beats a little faster… isn’t it just a dream?!

My look: Geometric print cotton sweatshirtLTN printed crepe skirt and printed modal and cashmere blend scarf, all by Peter PilottoParis fringed suede ankle bootsicon and Monogramme embellished shopper tote, both by Saint Laurent, Limelight Gala watch by Piaget, diamond earrings by Cartier and baguette diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

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Vainard Diamond ring

Pilotto Sweater

Saint Laurent studded Bag

Skirt Pilotto side

k-Sandra Bauknecht in Peter Pilotto 9

Vainard Diamond Ring 2

Saint Laurent Studded Bag 2

Peter Pilotto Look on Sandra Bauknecht

Saint Laurent Fringed Booties

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht