I Don’t Need a Valentine.. I Need Valentino.

Valentine's Day 2015

Somewhere over the rainbow, there is my Valentine and it’s a Valentino! Just when I thought the Rockstud collection couldn’t get any more fabulous, I spotted those rainbow stripes that are absolutely divine. It’s amazing how even after several years, the Valentino Rockstud is still going strong and gets better and better each season. Here is my wish list on Valentine’s Day (in case anybody wants to gift me, I love number 6)!

The Rockstud printed leather clutch icon
The Rockstud printed leather shoulder bag
Printed leather and Plexiglas® sandals icon
icon4 1973 Rockstud printed leather point-toe flats icon
Nubuck, straw and canvas wedge sandals icon
6 Va Va Voom printed leather shoulder bag
7 Plexiglas® cuff icon

LoL, Sandra

Stills: Courtesy of Valentino

Valentino Kiss

Valentino eyewaear Kiss

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These sunglasses made me drool when I got the press release this week. I absolutely adore their unique, highly recognizable shape that resembles a kiss.
Not just any kiss, a VALENTINO KISS

A unique curvy silhouette underlined by a metal line running along the front. Two mini-studs encrusted emphasize the rockstud touch of the style. The Valentino logo is printed in gold on the left temple. The style comes in different colors: Scarlet, Rubin, Valentino Red, Black, Black/Red and Vintage Havana/Black. Available to buy soon.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Valentino

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Valentino – Fluo Style Statement

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Chase away the February blues with a pop of Valentino‘s fluo Rockstud bags.
Choose from a range of bright colors such as acid green, striking yellow or hot pink.

Va Va Voom leather shoulder bag in neon-green icon
Va Va Voom crystal-embellished leather shoulder bag icon
Glam Lock in neon-yellow
4 Glam Lock embellished leather shoulder bag
Glam Lock in pink with embellishments
Glam Lock in neon-pink

Valentino vavavoomMy favorite: Va Va Voom calf hair shoulder bag with neon yellow accents.

With those bags, you cannot go wrong. They make a style statement and vamp up every look.

LoL, Sandra

At the Valentino S/S 2013 Show

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Romantic gowns, clear accessories, Rockstud revisited and a feminine allure, Valentino‘s Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli rediscover their Roman heritage for S/S 2013. The beautiful collection looks to neo-realist Rome for inspiration.


The slip dress is the new silhouette, sensual yet elegant. Summer cotton is treated as a couture fabric and a new print on silk chiffon dresses skim the body. The 1940’s inspired shape suggests seduction with a modern twist on couture details.

“The final interpretation is left open, however: each woman’s personality is the defining trait.”

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Below are my personal must-haves of the collection. To die for!

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The transparent Rockstud bag and the matching raincoat along with a pair of crystal Rockstud heels will definitely make their way into my closet. The red leather coat is also on my wish list for the next summer. Stunningly beautiful.


An absolute bestseller will be those embellished plexiglass wedge heels.

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Valentino Invite

My seat at Valentino was amazing. In the middle second row behind Carine Roitfeld and across from Anna Wintour. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Thank you so much!



Of course, I was wearing my gorgeous limited edition Red on Red Rockstud heels. There are only a few left, don’t forget to order yours by clicking here! And stay tuned for a detailed outfit post and many many more…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Valentino, Style and © Sandra Bauknecht

Noir – Valentino’s New Rockstud Collection


The hype started two years ago, when Valentino designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, presented their first Rockstud heels. For the designer duo, contrast is the essence of contemporary life. Their stylistic approach, however, aims at blending antithetical elements – for example, Valentino’s proverbial grace and bold metal studs – in a distinct, timeless image. This season, the fashion house celebrates the new classic with the Noir capsule collection of Rockstud shoes, bags and accessories in edgy black with ruthenium studs. Rock on with this clean yet strongly evocative design.

I am convinced that the streets during Fashion Week will be filled with those new icons. Fashionistas everywhere, better start hoarding these limited edition pieces and see the dark side of the stud!

To shop, click on the highlighted product descriptions below.

LoL, Sandra


Rockstud leather tote


So Noir studded leather tote


65mm Rockstud patent So Noir pumps


Studded cuff

iconStudded So Noir ballet flats

Photos: Courtesy of Valentino