Love Is in the Air at Hermès

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Love is in the air at Hermès as one of the French House’s most iconic scarf prints «Brides de Gala» has just received a little «affaire de coeur». Designed by the brand’s famous artist Hugo Grygkar, this limited edition is printed with the signature equestrian motif combined with blue and orange hearts. The best is yet to come as the special packaging for Valentine’s Day is an exclusive heart-shaped orange box.

I am truly in love with this…

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Dinner with Hermès

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Nature is so beautiful that adding to it serves no purpose.” – Robert Dallet (1923 – 2006)

Every year, Hermès picks a theme for the respective year, which is highlighted through their collections and store windows. In 2016, the French Maison is honoring its love for nature with «Nature at Full Gallop».

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Last week, I was invited to an intimate dinner by the House at the Museum Rietberg in Zurich to celebrate this beautiful inspiration. The location was amazing, decorated like a jungle. The dinner was served on the «Carnets d’Equateur» porcelain which I showed you in a previous post and that pictures wild creatures such as the jaguar, lion, tiger, elephant and toucan alongside the rare, the manama, capuchin and wooly monkeys.

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The design was created by late animal artist Robert Dallet and is a voyage to the core of creation. I find it extremely beautiful.

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My look that night: Margot bonded stretch-crepe dress by RoksandaSo Black Kelly bag and silk scarf, both by Hermès, Songe pumps in cracked leather by DiorHorsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine JewelleryTonda 1950 Set Clarity watch by Parmigiani Fleurier and crystal-embellished clip-on earrings by Miu Miu.

My avid reader might recognize the dress as I wore it already 4 years ago (for the previous post, click here please). It got relaunched this season because of the hype Melania Trump caused wearing it in white for her speech to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

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Absolutely trending this F/W 2016 season: wrapping a silk scarf around the handle.

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Taking photos in the Hermès selfie box. Have fun with more pictures below!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Hermès, © Sandra Bauknecht
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Wrap It Up!

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Absolutely trending this F/W 2016 season is wrapping a silk scarf around the handle as seen on the Louis Vuitton runway or to tie a ribbon around it as Alessandro Michele did at Gucci.

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I decorated my So Black Kelly bag recently with a 90 x 90cm silk scarf by Hermès. Stay tuned, the complete look will be coming up tomorrow.

Before starting to wrap it around the handle, it is important to fold the base very precisely:

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The easier way is to use a Twilly, another a silk design by Hermès that is specifically used for that purpose (although it’s also used for other things like your wrist). It is thin and an easy way to customize your bag.

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The ribbon effect: Sylvie mini buckle leather shoulder bag iconby Gucci.

Have fun decorating your bag!

LoL, Sandra

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Courtesy of the Brands, via Luxury 24/7 and © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Graphic Stripes

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Paris Fashion Week was awesome, filled with many magical moments that I will share with you constantly during the next weeks. Here you see me running from one show to another at the corner of Rue de Castiglione and Rue du Faubourg Saint- Honoré wearing the season’s optical trend. Aren’t graphic stripes so much fun?!

My look: Mixed-stitch V-neck cardigan iconand matching drop waist skirt, both by Prabal Gurungbow collar blouse by Saint Laurentsilk scarf iconby Alexander McQueencrystal embellished biker boots by Miu Miu and tweed multicolored beaded fringe bag by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Travel Size Hair Products

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I love flying light with only hand luggage but it is always a nightmare in terms of finding small travel sizes of fluid beauty products. Here are some for the hair that I explored this summer, all come in TSA approved carry on travel size. It is also a great way to try new beauty essentials.

Sebastian Re-Shaper, 50ml, CHF 8.00
Sebastian Drynamic, 75ml, CHF 16.00
Sebastian Whipped Creme, 27ml, CHF 10.00
Sebastian Mousse Forte, 50ml, CHF10.00
Sebastian Trilliance Shampoo, 50ml, CHF 7.00
Sebastian Trilliance Conditioner, 50ml, CHF 7.00
SP Color Save Shampoo, 30ml, CHF 4.00
SP Color Save Mask, 30ml, CHF 4.50
SP Repair Shampoo, 30ml, CHF 4.00
SP Repair Mask, 30ml, CHF 4.50

Available at your nearest Wella Hair Salon, click here to find the closest one to you. I also recommend to check out Travel Size Hair Products, a website dedicated to hair products in small sizes. I love their slogan: “Take good hair days with you!

The beautifully printed silk scarf Tiger Life” is by Mourjjan, a Swiss fashion brand which is based in Klosters. They have the most amazing designs.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Love What You Do – That’s Chic

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I love what I do and that makes me happy. If you find the thing you really enjoy doing, work will not be work anymore, it will become pleasure. Sandra’s Closet is my passion, my addiction and my daily dose of fulfillment. I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy posting it.

Here you see me on my way to one of my favourite sushi places in Zurich: GINGER. I included some photos of my beloved dishes below.

My look: Trompe l’oeil dress with oversized sweater top and leather skirt by Closed, blue long sleeve top by H&MH Hobo Grande soft off-white nubuck leather bag by Hogansilk scarf and cross necklace, both by Gabriele Frantzenbangles by Sal y LimonKate ankle boots by De SienaTank Americaine watch by Cartier and Mat Opaque 80 tights in black iconby Wolford.

LoL, Sandra

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Beef filet with ponzu sauce

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Thank You, Santa!

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Thank you, Santa, for all the fantastic presents I got this Christmas. I am truly feeling blessed. Some of the gifts were so gorgeous and fashionable that I have to share them with you.

Of course, you will see me wearing them during the next weeks and the Valentino chain link clutch iconjust screams “Sandra”

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Patchwork leather envelope clutch iconby Chloé
2 Fabric zip laptop bag by Chanel
H Hobo Grande soft off-white nubuck leather bag by Hogan,
Wheel black pony skin loafers by Jimmy Choo

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5 Limited edition clutch by Meredith Wendell for Polyvore
6 Leather pouch by Fendi
Horseshoe id tag with personalization by Gucci
8 ’60s inspired silk scarf “Intensity” by Dior
Chain link clutch iconby Valentino

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My friend Edith has surprised me with this personalized stamp, what an awesome idea!

I just love Christmas, thank you to all for those wonderful gifts!

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Mary Katrantzou’s Powdy Print

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Here is my second look that I wore for the shoot with Swiss News magazine:

Powdy leather biker jacketPowdy silk dressPowdy printed modal and cashmere-blend scarf , all three by Mary Katrantzou and Tribtoo pumps iconby Yves Saint Laurent.

This printed biker jacket was one of my best buys for the season, I have worn it to many occasions. Such a gorgeous piece!

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Blue Leomania

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This summer is all about print, preferably from head to toe. Print silk pants are among the season’s must-haves and I recently combined those two trends in one very comfy look:

Blue leo print top, matching pyjama silk pants, scarf, slippers and bag, all by Louis Vuitton, ring “Diorette” by Dior Haute Joaillerie and watch “Lady Excalibur” by Roger Dubuis.

Do you remember the bag? It was a gift from my girlfriends for my birthday. I think the coral is the perfect addition to the blue – a wonderful colour combination.

LoL, Sandra

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Total Styling Lab: Glam Rock

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For my second look of the LuisaViaRoma Total Styling Lab, I took inspiration from the punk-rock trend but added a little glamourous twist to it – meaning less rebellion and more sophistication! I hope that you will like it.

Leather jacket: MARC JACOBS Sequined pants: BALMAINBustier: MARIA LUCIA HOHANScarf: MARUCELLIRing: GISELE GANNEMuse Two Bag: YVES SAINT LAURENTPatent Tribute Sandals: YVES SAINT LAURENT

If you want to start shopping, just click on the LuisaViaRoma banner!

LoL, Sandra


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