One Click Is All It Takes

«One click is all it takes
Fallin’ in love with me
Possibilities
I look like all you need»

Finally the sun is out and we are looking forward to enjoying the warm temperatures. Luckily, Haute Horlogerie and cutting-edge technology at HUBLOT are anything but stiff and rigorous. The brand’s one-click bracelets this summer offer radiant holographic effects or present themselves with a logo in pop art style. These bracelets add an original, fun touch to the permanent collection of alligator leather, calfskin and rubber bracelets for the Big Bang. How cool is it to have all these possibilities for your watch….

One Click is a sophisticated, patented attachment system that allows you to change the bracelets of the 39, 42 and 45 mm Big Bang with just one click. So a truly timeless watch becomes a precious accessory that adapts to any outfit. Just looking at all these colorful beautiful options makes me dream…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Hublot

Ratio et Motus

Deriving its name from the Latin term for «sense and emotionRATIO ET MOTUS only launched in 2018, yet New York-based Angela Wang and Daniel Li, the creative minds behind the brand, are already making waves with their cult pieces. Their classic and artful handbags immediately caught the attention of NET-A-PORTER’s fashion buyers who support the label as part of their Vanguard initiative, that is promoting new and rising talent in the industry.

The brand aims to produce products with considered design details utilizing Italian craftsmanship all while keeping longevity in mind. Being sustainable is important to them, therefore the duo only source leather from local Italian tanneries with a mission of low carbon footprint, minimum toxic wastage, low water consumption and ethical supply chain. All leathers used in the collections are by-products from the meat industry and the water repellent lining is made of vegan leather.

Look out for the unique «Disco» bag, which has modern details like specific slots for iPhones …

… or opt for my favorite, the «Twin Frame» leather tote. I adore its sleek, structured silhouette with the separate clutch at the front that can be unscrewed and used alone.

TO SEE AND SHOP ALL BAG MODELS, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Ratio et Modus and Net-à-Porter

Mission Exfoliation

Just for you, Clarins has created three scrubs with active, sensorial textures and instant actions. With natural beads from wood cellulose, lava and sugar from beetroot, they refresh, purify or nourish the skin and adapt to the needs of all skin types. So, are you ready to exfoliate?

Fresh Scrub – A refreshing cream scrub for soft, supple skin
Comfort Scrub – A comforting oil scrub for silky, smooth skin
Pure Scrub – A foaming scrub to dislodge and remove impurities

Available from August 12, 2019 for CHF 42.00 each.

Below are some frequently asked questions about the importance of exfoliation for your skin:

Is exfoliation good for keeping my skin young?
Absolutely! Regularly exfoliating your skin removes dead cells and stimulates cellular renewal.

How many times a week should I exfoliate my skin?
To remove deep-set impurities, exfoliating once or twice a week is recommended. Particularly for more mature skin which naturally eliminates dead cells slower and less efficiently than young skin.

What happens if I don’t exfoliate my skin?
Dead cells which accumulate on the skin surface, make the complexion look dull, create a barrier to skin products and hinder the boosting of cellular renewal. Also, unexfoliated skin is not as soft and is more prone to imperfections and roughness.

Can you exfoliate all skin types, even sensitive skin?
Oh yes. For particularly sensitive skin, exfoliation should be carried out with very light, gentle movements. Never rub the skin, or you risk weakening it further.

Happy scrubbing!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Clarins

LVMH Watch Maisons Exhibition in Dubai

This is industry news that I don’t want you to miss. Stéphane Bianchi, President of the LVMH Watch Division, and Jean-Christophe Babin, President of the Bvlgari Group, are announcing the first LVMH Swiss Watch Manufactures Exhibition.

The event will take place at the Dubai Bvlgari Hotel in January 2020 and will include Bvlgari,
TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith. The four watch brands will introduce to the international medias and retail partners their watchmaking news 2020.

Dubai Bvlgari Hotel

«In between Geneva in January and Basel in March, we have had in the recent years two major product presentations in the first quarter. This early discovery of our strategies, news and novelties has allowed our media and retail partners to better plan the year ahead and as such we have decided on this set up for 2020 to balance the scheduling of the other events», declared Jean-Christophe Babin.

Watch news this month: TAG Heuer’s second of five limited-edition Monaco timepieces that mark the icon’s 50th anniversary. 

As previously announced, Bvlgari, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith are also confirming in parallel their presence at Baselworld 2020, late April/early May.

«We remain very supportive and loyal to Baselworld and the Swiss watchmaking industry. However, it was not possible for us to go 13 months without a global presentation of our products and brands. This additional event further confirms the LVMH commitment to the strategic and profitable watch category», said Stéphane Bianchi.

Hublot – proud official timekeeper of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.

Personally speaking, I find this idea very interesting. Let’s be frank, watch fairs are extremely expensive and not very flexible. In my post about SIHH 2019 from January, I told you already about several changes that are going to happen next year with many brands leaving Baselworld or the SIHH. Solutions were found though, with the Geneva- and the Basel-based shows uniting forces and coordinating their dates from 2020.

Zenith’s new Pilot Type 20 Adventure

Still, the situation isn’t ideal for everyone. I am curious to see LVMH’s own, private «Pre-Baselworld event» in Dubai, in January 2020. The location is an interesting choice as well… stay tuned!

LoL, Sandra

An example of Bvlgari’s new watch creations for 2019

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

My Look: Red & Turquoise for Spring

Red and turquoise create one of those unexpected color combinations that will turn heads. The reason? Red looks more brilliant next to turquoise than it does when paired with most other colors. Here you see me wearing this fabulous duo at a beach club in Saint-Tropez on a cloudy day.

My look: Embellished circus patch denim jacketicon and layered silk and multi-stone necklace, both by Etro, crocheted lace-trimmed silk crepe de chine maxi dress by Costarellosicon, Impatiens clip-on earrings by Oscar de la Renta, Candy metallic elaphe platform sandalsicon by Saint LaurentCahier raffia crossbody bagicon by Pradagold-tone and shell necklace by Isabel Marant, and cuff by Stella McCartney.
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LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © David Biedert Photography

Unexpected Pucci

The Florentine fashion house reveals a new publication «Unexpected Pucci», edited by Laudomia Pucci and published by Rizzoli New York. A book narrating the world of Emilio Pucci beyond fashion by presenting key projects explored in the field of interior design and art from the 1960s to present.

The introduction is signed by Suzy Menkes, editor of Vogue International, followed by the valuable contributions of independent journalist Angelo Flaccavento, architect and designer Piero Lissoni and artists Francesco Vezzoli and Joana Vasconcelos.

«Unexpected Pucci defines the designer’s wider world, encompassing colorful rugs, modernist porcelain, furniture and interior design – all in the spirit of the early years of Milan’s Salone del Mobile. Perhaps the easiest artistic flow was in the rugs, where blocks, swirls and linear shapes were contained inside a geometric square – just like in the famous “Emilio” head scarves, as worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Capri set. Bringing things together—history and modernity, linear and rounded, pattern and plain – were all part of the artistry of Emilio Pucci. His prints stamped their place on the body or in the home». – Suzy Menkes

The brand’s artistic journey – from Mediterranean colours and silk scarves to ground-breaking
partnerships with international leaders of art and design – is told through chapters covering rugs,
porcelains, art and collaborations.

An archive treasure rediscovered. The Pucci rugs, first launched at the Museum of Decorative Arts,
Buenos Aires in 1970 have been reissued in the brand’s historic prints (Ovali, Occhi, Giardino,
Lamborghini, Menelik and Hawaii) available through a bespoke service at the Emilio Pucci Heritage Hub.

A dedicated chapter to chinaware, includes masterpieces made in collaboration with Rosenthal, where iconic prints (including the «unexpected» Pebble motif) adorn coffee and tea sets, vases and plates.

The final chapter of the book chronicles the brand’s collaborations and partnerships with leading brands of homeware and interior design. With Bisazza, Emilio Pucci turned prints into handmade decorative panels for interiors and swimming pools. Whereas unique seating solutions have been produced with Cappellini, including the Rive Droite armchair designed by Patrick Norguet, and the poolside collection by Piero Lissoni. With Kartell, the Florentine brand in 2014 launched the iconic Madame chair, designed by Philippe Starck. In 2016, the patterns from the Pucci’s project «Cities of The World» embellished the cups designed by Matteo Thun in 1991 for Illy.

To celebrate the launch of the book, an installation will be set up in Palazzo Pucci – also known as the Emilio Pucci Heritage Hub (via de’ Pucci 6, Florence), – where key elements from the book will be exhibited in a labyrinth inspired by the graphic and unexpected Torre print. Key highlights will include, chinaware, rugs and never-before exhibited artworks inspired by the founder Emilio Pucci.

«With this book, we want to narrate the versatility and the universe of our brand. These objects have overtime embellished key moments of our fashion house and I’m excited to share the creative richness of these deluxe collaborations, especially with the younger generation. » – Laudomia Pucci

Unexpected Pucci will be available September 2019 in all Emilio Pucci boutiques and online store as well as in the Rizzoli networks. Price 90 $| 90$ Euro.

I will be soon in Florence and cannot wait to discover this beautiful universe of one of my favorite brands. To read an interview that I did with Laudomia Pucci many years ago, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Emilio Pucci

Converse x OPI Neons Collection 2019

Ladies, here are your next-level neons. The summer glo-up gets glossy with Converse x OPI Neons Summer Collection 2019. From your flashy nail art to your neon Chucks, stay shining.

This electric-charged collaboration features Converse One Star slides plus Chuck Taylor All Star High and Low Top silhouettes in shades to match new Neons by OPI nail lacquers, available in a fun and playful palette including bold neon hues of yellow, orange, purple, teal, blue and hero shade pink.

Great combination (the name of the nail polishes are in parentheses): Chuck Taylor All Star Low Tops are available in neon purple (Positive Vibes Only) and yellow (PUMP Up the Volume).

The Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops are available in bold shades of pink (V-I-Pink Passes) and blue (Music is My Muse). The shade names are inscribed on Converse’s iconic vulcanized rubber sole.

Converse One Star Slides are available in bright hues of pink (V-I-Pink Passes) and teal (Dance Party ‘Teal Dawn). Another shade featuring the bright monotone aesthetic is Orange You A Rockstar, which is also part of the 4-piece mini nail polish pack (CHF 24.90).

The Neons by OPI will be available in GelColor, Infinite Shine (CHF 24.90) and Nail Lacquer (CHF 19.90) formulas. PUMP Up the Volume (yellow) and Music is My Muse (blue) will be available in GelColor and Nail Lacquer formulas only.

GelColor provides a salon-perfect finish with up to three-week wear, while Infinite Shine offers a high-shine finish and traditional lacquer application. Nail Lacquer features a highly-pigmented, rich formula for even application without streaking.

The Converse capsule will be available globally from Converse.com and select retailers. The Neon by OPI collection will be available from mid-June 2019, for at least four months in Switzerland. The Converse x OPI shoes can be purchased from SCHUH and delivered to Switzerland here.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI, Collages: © Sandra Bauknecht

Miu Miu Eyewear: Head in the Clouds

Miuccia Prada, a true trendsetter, always goes interesting ways to introduce new product launches. For her  new beautiful MIU MIU Eyewear, she  presents «Head In The Clouds», a film that revolves around the female gaze, daydreaming and the Miu Miu Cloudthe latest addition to the brand’s iconic eyewear collection.

Set in the sun-dappled gardens of a country house outside of Paris, «Head In The Clouds» tells the story of a chance encounter between two girls. As Constance loses her glasses during an argument with her boyfriend, Laura stumbles upon these, discovering a new captivating interest – seeing the world through Constance’s eyes. The glasses in question make everything look rose-tinted, opening a portal to mystery, fantasy and the possibility of seeing a beautiful and elusive new friend again. The film celebrates the Miu Miu Cloud, this season’s playfully idiosyncratic cloud-shaped rimless sunglasses with lenses in multiple colors.

«Head In The Clouds» is written and directed by Agostina Gálvez and stars Marylin Lima and Calu Rivero. It is inspired by the director’s love of vintage film posters. Viewers will be able to see two or three moving images simultaneously combined in a manner that is at once poetic, cinematic and graphic. To watch the movie, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MIU MIU

My Look: Jewels

Here is my outfit that I wore to the opening party of the newly refurbished BUCHERER Flagship Store in Zurich during which we could indulge in the most stunning jewels. Unfortunately, the weather was dreadful but nevertheless I enjoyed the stunning view from the rooftop terrace.

My look: Caged Beauty butterfly-print tulle midi dress by Mary Katrantzou, cropped short sleeve jacket by Saint Laurentbow-embellished patent-leather pumps by Saint Laurent, and satin evening bag with fake fur trim by Dior.

Collier and ear clips, both in platin with diamonds from the «Masterpieces» collection, bracelet «Classic Rivière» and diamond ring, all by Bucherer Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography

MAC Electric Wonder

Switch on electric summer feels! New naturally charged lip and eye shadows serve a wonderstruck summer of bronzing. Specially designed in gold-flecked marbleized packaging, MAC Electric Wonder Collection is the newest limited edition collection from MAC, and it includes five lipsticks, five lipglosses, four cheek colors, one cheek palette, and two eyeshadow palettes.

EYESHADOW X 12: DESERT LIGHTNING, CHF 71.00 (LIMITED EDITION)

DESERT LIGHTNING Light yellow beige (Matte)
DUABANDITA Red with blue pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
IS IT THE BEAT Deep black (Matte)
RETROSPECK Beached blonde (Lustre)
SO JADED Seafoam green (Veluxe Pearl)
DECEPTION Cool medium brown (Frost)
FRESH INNOCENCE Ivory frosty warm white (Frost)
BIG ATTITUDE Dirty grey (Frost)
MARZIPAN Muted plummy taupe (Matte)
GOLDEN BROWN Golden brown (Veluxe Pearl)
FOOL’S GOLD Dirty olive gold (Frost)
BRUN Muted blackish/brown (Satin)

EYESHADOW X 12: NATURAL VICE, CHF 71.00 (LIMITED EDITION)

DIAMOND BUTTERFLY Silver white shimmer (Frost)
FAB ACCENT Soft nude (Matte)
DESERT ROSE-MANCE Warm golden peach (Veluxe Pearl)
CORK Muted golden brown (Satin)
SUN TWEAKED Soft frosty pink (Frost)
PLEASING TO THE EYE Dirty mauvy pink (Matte)
MAGMATIQUE Warm reddish brown (Matte)
REBEL PEBBLE Cool deep muted brown (Satin)
STRUCK GOLD Bright yellow gold (Frost)
VALLEY OF THE GODDESS Orange beige (Matte)
GO WILDER Pearly red brown (Veluxe Pearl)

IGNITE WONDER FACE PALETTE, CHF 65.00 (LIMITED EDITION)

GIRL WONDER Peachy pink
SEVEN WONDERS Rose gold
WONDER YEARS Warm berry pink
WONDER WHO? Soft champagne beige
SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL Champagne gold
ANY WONDER Bronze

ELECTRIC WONDER IRIDESCENT POWDER, CHF 41.00 (LIMITED EDITION)

SERENITY SEEKER Warm gold
INTO ETERNITY Rosy pink

NEXT TO NOTHING BRONZING POWDER, CHF 42.00 (LIMITED EDITION)

CANYON DREAMIN’ Yellow brown
SUN-SOAKED STRIP Warm light red brown

LIPGLASS, CHF 26.00 (LIMITED EDITION)

MARBLE FAUN White with gold pearl
NATURAL FREAK Bright yellow gold
CORAL OF THE WILD Light corally nude
ROCK STARZ Cool bronze
MAKE ME MERCURIAL Berry with slight pink

LIPSTICK, CHF 28.00 (LIMITED EDITION)

FEELIN’ SEDIMENTAL Light corally beige (Satin)
THE NATURALIST Warm peachy nude (Lustre)
LET’S MESA AROUND Light bubble gum blue pink (Lustre)
LIFE IN SEPIA Muted mauvey brown (Matte)
NATURAL BORN LEADER Muted red berry (Matte)

BRUSHES, CHF 40.00 to CHF 67.00 (LIMITED EDITION)

126SES Split Fibre Large Face Brush (CHF 67.00)
243SES Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush (CHF 40.00)

Limited Edition. Available now at MAC counters.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of @MACCOSMETICS #MACSWITZERLAND