My Look: Paris Culture

This was my comfy outfit for a great sunny day in Paris filled with culture, fun and shopping.

My look: Printed silk dress by Stella McCartneySoho mini textured-leather shoulder bag, and embellished leather mid-heel loafers, both by Gucci, Carlina round-frame gold-plated sunglassesicon by Chloé, eiffel tower earrings and pearl embellished cuff, both by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Oversized Florals

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On the S/S 2016 runways, oversized florals burst into full bloom. Large in scale, the blossoms have been seen in all ways, preferably on wide-leg pants and tops. Here you see me wearing the trend on a business trip in Bali last month. Comfortable and stylish in one.

My look: Jessie poppy-print top and Maude printed crepe de chine wide-leg pants, both by Stella McCartneyicon, Soho mini textured-leather shoulder bag and suede and metallic peep-toe sandals, both by Gucci, T Wire Narrow 18-karat rose gold bracelet by Tiffany & Co,
pearl earrings by Chanelicon, diamond ring by CartierLady Excalibur watch by Roger Dubuis and Linda sunglasses by Tom Ford.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Cuban Ruffles

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While being in Cuba with Chanel I attended a dinner party at Atelier restaurant. This is an iconic restaurant in Vedado with great food and decorated by original art.
Calle 5ta., No. 511 altos, entre Paseo y 2 | Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba, + 537 836 2025

My look: Floral print dress with lace ruffles by D&G Dolce & Gabbanablack cardigan by Miu Miu, cutout leather platform pumps by Saint LaurentSoho mini textured-leather shoulder bagicon, gold-tone crystal bracelet, double wrap ring with tiger headsTiger head ring with black enamelwide band in metal, all by Gucci and pearl earrings by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Hemingway in Cuba

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During my trip to Cuba with CHANEL, I went on a Hemingway tour, following the footsteps of one of the worlds greatest writers.

My look: Denim top and matching culottes, both by Stella McCartney, Tian slip-on sneakersicon and Soho mini textured-leather shoulder bagicon, both by Gucci, sunglasses by ChanelPortofino Midsize Automatic watch with diamonds and grey alligator bracelet by IWC Schaffhausen and Double C diamond black lacquer white gold ring by Cartier.

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First stop was Finca Vigía, the only «real home» the author had in his lifetime. The house is located in a small, modest suburb of Havana named San Francisco de Paula, not too far from the capital city. Today it is a museum. You can only see the rooms from the outside looking inside the windows. It is very impressive to see the place where many masterpieces were written. In the garden there is even a small cemetery where Hemingway had buried his favorite dogs.

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Second stop was the charming fishing village Cojímar that was the background for one of Hemingway’s most important works «The Old Man and the Sea» that is based on a real character living in town. The writer came here often by boat and had drinks at the local bar La Terraza. Today, one table with a stunning view from the seaside dining room is still reserved honoring Hemingway. For true literature aficionados, it’s a must see visit.

«But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.»
– Ernest Hemingway

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Last stop of my Hemingway Cuba tour was El Floridita, a lovely bar in the center of Havana where the writer enjoyed many of the world’s famous daiquiris. Right to the left when you enter, you will find a life-sized bronze statue of Hemingway leaning his elbow on the mahogany countertop remembering their well-known guest.

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On my Hemingway tour Cuba I have learned al lot about the writer’s past and his relationship with the Caribbean country and I can only recommend it! I feel blessed to have experienced the country before it will loose its old-world charm.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Believe You Can

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«Believe you can and you are halfway there.»
– Theodore Roosevelt

I wore those Chloé pieces to the PKZ party last Thursday in Zurich. You can call them already vintage as they are from 2007. Wine improves with age and some clothes do as well. I remember buying them on a trip with a girlfriend to Paris before I started my blog. I believed I could and I did. Never give up, be kind and always believe in yourself, that’s the recipe! And of course don’t be stuck, always add something new… in this case the bag and the boots.

My look: Curry colored short jacket, ruffled white blouse and jumpsuit, all by Chloé, Rockstud leather-trimmed knee boots by Valentinoicon and Soho mini textured-leather shoulder bag by Gucci and earrings by Miu Miu.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
Last picture at the PKZ event: © David Biedert Photography