CHANEL Première Ruban Couture Watch

Here comes the second model of the CHANEL COUTURE O’CLOCK Collection, that I absolutely adore. A tape measure motif is printed on the double-wrapped black and gold leather strap. The case in titanium and 18K yellow gold is adorned with a charm of a figurine of Mademoiselle in yellow gold and black lacquer set with a diamond.

Limited edition
18K yellow gold case
Titanium caseback with “LIMITED EDITION” mention
18K yellow gold and black lacquer Coco charm set with 1 brilliant-cut diamond
(0.01 carat)
Black-lacquered dial
Double row printed black leather strap with tape measure, golden leather trim and
lining with 18K yellow gold ardillon buckle
High precision quartz movement
Functions: hours and minutes
Water-resistance: 30 meters
Dimensions: 19.7×15.2mm
Diamond: 1 brilliant-cut diamond (0.01 carat)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © CHANEL
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CHANEL Première Charms Couture Watch

Here comes my first must-have from the CHANEL COUTURE O’CLOCK Collection. The PREMIÈRE watch is reinterpreted and adorned with charms of a spool of thread, a thimble and a figurine of Mademoiselle in steel coated with yellow gold* and black lacquer. The charms are attached to a woven leather bracelet that echoes the chain of the classic CHANEL bag.

Limited edition
Steel case coated with 18K yellow gold (0.1 micron)
Steel caseback coated with 18K yellow gold (0.1 micron) with “LIMITED EDITION”
Black-lacquered dial
Steel chain bracelet coated with 18K yellow gold (0.1 micron) interlaced with black
leather strap
Steel Couture charms coated with 18K yellow gold (0.1 micron) and black lacquer
High precision quartz movement
Functions: hours and minutes
Water-resistance : 30 meters
Dimensions: 19.7×15.2mm

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © CHANEL
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It’s Couture O’Clock at CHANEL

At Watches & Wonders 2024, CHANEL presented some absolutely stunning novelties that I would love to present you one by one.

The graphic aesthetic of Mademoiselle’s atelier and the tools used by her seamstresses and their exceptional savoir-faire are the inspiration for a new CHANEL Haute Horlogerie and Horlogerie capsule collection: COUTURE O’CLOCK. Thimbles, scissors and pins, the tools of the daily work in the rue Cambon ateliers, are transformed into exceptional pieces, blending watchmaking, jewelry and the finest craftsmanship. The iconic watches of the House of CHANEL are enriched with new interpretations combining creative boldness, technical sophistication, excellence of materials and refinement of details.

Stay tuned as I will show you my absolute favorite in the upcoming posts. Treasures of watchmaking and jewelry savoir-faire, these watches in gold set with precious stones are worn as jewels.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © CHANEL

No Wash Challenge

April 22nd is Earth Day. AVEDA has launched an interesting project on that occasion. Skip a hair wash day to save an average of 6 gallons of water per person! «The Power of Every Drop» campaign in collaboration with @charitywater presents a limited-edition Botanical Repair™ Strengthening Overnight Serum bottle with artwork inspired by the Yoruba heritage of Nigerian Visual Artist Laolu Senbanjo @laolunyc.

AVEDA will donate CHF 20 from every purchase of this exclusive bottle (CHF 56) to long-time partner charity: water to fund clean water projects around the globe because access to clean water creates a ripple effect of better health, education, and opportunities. One family will have access to clean water for 8 months with the purchase of one bottle from April 1, 2024.

703 million people in the world don’t have access to clean and safe water. Every drop makes a difference. Over 700 million people live without access to safe drinking water. Your support helps change that. Help AVEDA spread awareness for the clean water crisis by posting your no-wash style using #NoWashDay #AvedaNoWashChallenge – when we come together, small actions make a powerful impact.

More Style, Less Water

When AVEDA sent me some products and asked me to join their campaign to not wash my hair for one week, I was smiling. This is an easy task for me as I wash my hair only once a week in general. To keep it long and healthy, that is the first step. You can train your scalp to not produce so much oil with time. I never have greasy hair. I plan my gym classes in which I sweat towards the last days of my cycle and make only exceptions when I am at the beach. I style it after washing with my DYSON Airwrap™ and use my heatless curl headband during the week.

I kindly ask you to try it for yourself. You can extend time between washes with these Aveda haircare products, to keep your hair feeling and looking fresher for longer.

Botanical Repair™ Strengthening Overnight Serum
It builds bonds, while repairing three layers of hair and reducing the appearance of split ends. I use it almost every night as it adds a nice texture to my hair.

Scalp Solutions Refreshing Protective Mist
This refreshing mist provides all-day antioxidant protection and helps control excess oil for 48 hours.

Shampowder™ Dry Shampoo
Conquer second day hairstyles with this dry shampoo. Perfect for absorbing excess oil, impurities and sweat with powerful plant powders, this dry shampoo powder instantly adds volume and texture to refresh style. I love to use it to add volume to my roots after washing.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / AVEDA
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Barbiecue Sauce – Turn Your BBQ Pink

Prepare for your world to turn pink! First I thought, it was a joke, but then I realized April’s Fool is over. The hype is real. May I introduce you to the new limited edition Heinz Classic Barbiecue Sauce, a sensationally smooth plant-based BBQ-flavoured mayo created to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Barbie™. It’s the perfect pink pairing for burgers and brings extra smokiness to everything from chips to pizzas. Consider your summer BBQ days sorted! In stores now.

In those days of gender equality, I am convinced that there will be a Kenchup soon!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © 2024 Mattel / Heinz
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My Look: Let’s Eat Cake

All good things come in threes. I love birthdays, I love cake and I love pink. For my last birthday luncheon, I wore this fun «Barbiecore» style inspired by pink fashion and a birthday cake. Layers resembling ruffles, adorned with pearls and bows to show elegant couture.

My look: Belted floral-print faux fur coat in pinkicon by Balenciaga, coat dress with icing print, cake clutch bag, and bow-embellished long pearl necklace, all by Moschino, jewel and bow embellished pumps by Miu Miu, and bi-color heart-shaped earrings by Alessandra Rich.

Next time, I might get inspired by the limited edition Barbiecue sauce :-). By the way staying slim can be so easy, just wear your cake instead of eating it!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Sanjeev Velmurugan
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Louis Vuitton – The Low Key Bag Collection

Louis Vuitton debuts Low Key, a new collection of bags that stand out for their streamlined, sophisticated design. Launching with two styles, Low Key embraces a certain minimalist approach while signaling timeless Louis Vuitton style.

The Low Key Hobo is a generous, shape with a supple construction. Proposed in black, cognac and limestone, the grained leather is at once smooth and exceptionally tactile. A signature padlock is anchored to the strap, which is adjustable for a hand, shoulder or cross-body carry. Inside, a detachable Monogram pouch provides easy storage.

Low Key Hobo: CHF 3’450.-

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton
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BUCCELLATI Tahiti Picnic Baskets

Buccellati is debuting in collaboration with designer Patricia Urquiola the new Tahiti picnic baskets. These new objects enrich the famous tableware and objects line Tahiti, conceived in the 1960s by the Maison Buccellati and characterized by the discerning crafting of silver and bamboo and are unveiled at the brand’s new boutique in Via Montenapoleone 23 during the Milan Design Week 2024.

The combination evokes the natural wonders of the Polynesian islands and still today represents elegance and sophistication. Externally, they feature an interweaving of leather in the shades of beige and brown while the internal structure is made of wood covered in a soft suede fabric. The silverware included in the set belongs to the Buccellati Tahiti collection, while the porcelain items are part of the collection created in collaboration with Ginori 1735.

LoL, Sandra

With Patricia Urquiola

Photos: © Buccellati and © Sandra Bauknecht
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When Furniture Meets Fashion

Fashion house Taller Marmo is a fusion of luxurious design with ‘60s and ‘70s-inspired spirit. Based in Milan, the label uses quality fabrics to craft eveningwear that mirrors styles seen on the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren. Discover the elegant silk kaftans HEREicon.

On  the occasion of Milan Design Week 2024, the brand’s founders Riccardo Audisio and Yago Goicoechea spotlight the work of Studio Sana Benzaitar, a female-led studio that produces one-of-a-kind rugs in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Each rug tells a story, that of Amazigh and Berber weavers who hold a know-how passed down from mothers to daughters.

For the occasion, artist Sana Benzaitar also realized an exclusive rug paying tribute to the brand’s signature Mrs. Ross caftan and replicating the exact roomy shape of the fringed garment.

Sana Benzaitar’s reinterpretation of Taller Marmo’s signature Mrs. Ross caftan.

You can visit the exhibition at the new Casa Taller Marmo in Milan on the occasion of Salone Del Mobile 2024 until Friday 19th of April, 2024.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Taller Marmo
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Ceci N’est Pas Une Salle à Manger

For Milan Design Week 2024, Fornasetti unveils its surreal interpretation of one of the most welcoming spaces in the home: the dining room.

In this setting where nothing is ever as it seems, décor and objects merge in an effortless matching game between content and container, between furniture and the room that hosts it.

The Atelier’s collection of furniture and home accessories is enriched with new elements: storage furniture and polyhedral bar cabinets, tables boasting new shapes and materials, and chairs that seamlessly combine the charm of mid-century design with the comfort of upholstery. Incongruous and extravagant combinations give rise to new patterns and intricate images created with meticulous care and skill, simulating a hint of reality that is in fact pure design.

In Ceci n’est pas une salle à manger, the fusion of seemingly incompatible elements transforms the dining room into a theatre of surrealism, creating a world free of any conscious association, preconception, or specific intention. Fornasetti furniture and accessories introduce a unique perspective, where the boundaries of reality and fiction intertwine, creating an experience in which the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

The new curved bar cabinet engages in a visual dialogue with the dining room, elegantly anticipating the decorated world hidden within. Inspired by Piero Fornasetti’s iconic interior design projects for the Pasticceria Dulciora and Casa Lucano in the 1950s, the buffet and curved bar cabinet transform the dining room into a fascinating setting with a surrealist twist.

Fornasetti’s new dining tables are a tribute to the design and aesthetics of the 1950s. An array of scattered objects floating on the surface, and swirls of vivid colours are an irresistible invitation for the curious eye to get closer and discover hidden details.

An invitation to sit at Fornasetti’s surreal table. The iconic chair is enriched with high-quality jacquard fabric designed with bottles, cocktails and scattered objects that bring a touch of imagination and energy to the room.

The Atelier reissues its oval tray, an original model from the 1950s: an extraordinary, rediscovered repertoire, rich in expressive variations that accommodate the symbols of Fornasetti’s prolific hand and mind.

I am a huge Fornasetti fan and personally speaking love this new collection for the dining room.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Fornasetti
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