Dyson Corrale

I have very wavy hair, my daughter has curls and we have both dreamed of a straight, smooth mane forever. Therefore, we were both curious to try the Dyson Corrale hair straightener and finally our dream has come true… the results were fantastic.

Anouk and I before and after. Great side effect: We didn’t know we had such long hair!

First of all, we all know that heat styling can cause insane damage to your hair. That being said, I’d ideally like not to destroy my hair, which is why I was so intrigued by the Dyson Corrale. It is the only hair straightener with flexing plates that shape and gather hair. Therefore you can use only one hand when working on your hair. The patented plate design is engineered to deliver the same desired style with less reliance on heat, resulting in 50% less hair damage.

The Dyson Corrale is such a practical tool that saves you time for other things to do.

Furthermore, the intelligent heat control system regulates the temperature of the plates 100 times a second. The best is yet to come, and this is my favorite thing about the Dyson Corrale. You can style wherever you are, anywhere, at any time as it can be used cord-free. How cool is this?! It offers up to 30 minutes cord-free styling with the thermal performance of a corded straightener and is fully recharged in only 70 minutes. Although the Dyson Corrale allows heat settings up to 210°C, you can achieve perfect results with only 165°C, which means also less hair damage.

It comes with a travel case, charging dock, and a charging cable that plugs in to either the dock or the straightener directly. When you fly, pull out the flight-ready tag to disconnect the battery.

Aside from my personal experience, I’ve also seen insanely good results all over my Insta feed. Furthermore, I also know that Dyson puts a lot of research into their products. The new cordless flat iron leaves you with glossy shine and perfectly straight hair, all for a cool investment of CHF 549.00, which is quite a lot but absolutely worth it.

The new additions to the Dyson Airwrap styler complement my hair routine perfectly. Even if you work on low heat of 165°C, never forget to put heat protection. I love heat relief by Aveda.

Besides being a great hair straightener, the Dyson Corrale also works to create curls and waves while reducing heat-styling damage. On the Dyson website, you can find some great tutorials. Personally speaking, I prefer doing those styles with my Dyson Airwrap styler and the newest 20mm barrels and volume brush. Those new additions are perfect for my fine hair. Bye-bye damaged, stressed-out hair!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: David Biedert Photography and Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Fall

During a few weeks in the fall season, nature presents us with various shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, and brown. They make the perfect backdrop to sport an outfit in intense hues that involves using «blocks of color» to create a bold, eye-catching look.

My look: Scalloped hem cape, yellow and blue feather print dress, and logo embellished rabbit-felt fedoraicon, all by ValentinoToni 90 stretch-suede over-the-knee boots by Jimmy Choo, LV Timeless metallic stole by Louis Vuitton, Tortue 18-karat gold watch with purple alligator strap by Cartier, andicon The Pouch large leather clutchicon by Bottega Veneta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: David Biedert Photography
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Tom Ford Bitter Peach

TOM FORD BEAUTY‘s latest addition to the brand’s high-end fragrance collection, Private Blend, is called BITTER PEACH and evokes the sweet scent of freshly picked ripe peaches delivering a lasting reminder of sweet July days. It’s definitely a fall-appropriate tribute to the summer fruit. The unisex composition is sweet and sensual, but also rich and characterful, blended with notes of fruity blood orange balanced by woody patchouli, labdanum and davana, finished off with smooth sandalwood. It’s housed in a striking bottle that will look so chic displayed on your vanity.

Top Notes: Pêche de Vigne (Peach), Blood Orange, Cardamom
Heart Notes: Heliotrope, Davana Oil, Rum Absolute, Cognac Oil, Jasmine Absolute Sambac
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Benzoin, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Labdanum, Cashmeran

Tom Ford Bitter Peach Private Blend Eau de Parfum is available as 50ml for CHF 340.00 and 250ml for CHF 890.00.

TO SHOP TOM FORD BITTER PEACH ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Tom Ford Beauty and David Biedert Photography
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Jimmy Choo x Timberland

Jimmy Choo collaborates with footwear label Timberland to create a lineup of glamorous reinterpretations of the signature boots that debuted over 40 years ago and remain popular today.

The limited-edition collection comprises four designs – three unisex and one women’s style. From subtle gold glitter to statement crystal embellishment, the capsule is a unique marriage that fuses two brand’s design iconography. Featuring embellished gold glitter and one-of-a-kind crystal detailing, the versatile range epitomises off-duty glamour.

A limited edition style, encrusted in all-over Swarovski crystals, makes it the ultimate in statement streetwear.

Shot on location in the Californian desert, Hawaiian skater, surfer and model Evan Mock and beauty entrepreneur Kristen Noel Crawley navigate the rugged desert terrain with an energised attitude, taking urban style back to nature. The landscape highlights the raw beauty of the desert while mirrored installations reflect the fusion of the dual brand aesthetics: high fashion glamour blended with outdoor utility.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP JIMMY CHOO x TIMBERLAND COLLECTION.

iconContinuing Timberland’s pledge to plant 50 million trees over the next five years, a tree will be planted for every pair of Jimmy Choo x Timberland boots created in support of Timberland’s pursuit of a greener future. Shopping for a good cause, we love!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Jimmy Choo / Timberland
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My Look: Cute

A headpiece can transform any outfit into something very cute. You can also wear it to bring a dramatic note to a special occasion. I sported this lace dress last Monday to the event with Dior Parfums and Moët & Chandon at Park Hyatt Zurich. Thank you for all the compliments! Happy weekend!

My look: Espionage mini lace dress by Zimmermannwave straw and sinamay hat
icon by Stephen Jones, medium Bobby bag in latte, J’adior patent leather pumps, and corset belt, all by Dior, and Mitza ring by Dior Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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For All Senses

On Monday evening, I was invited to a unique sensory experience by two famous Maisons, Christian Dior and Moët & Chandon. Both have united to create a new temporary concept, dedicated to the perfect olfactory pleasure at the ONYX Bar of Senses at Park Hyatt Zurich. Imagine, perfume that you can drink. Combining the savoir-faire of the perfumers and the cellar masters, cocktail lovers can enjoy an exclusive and individually prepared selection created by Hercules Tsibis, Bar Manager and Master Mixologist at the ONYX Bar.

Practicing social distancing: Hercules Tsibis with me

He developed six signature cocktails inspired by six exclusive fragrances of Maison Christian Dior, that harmonize perfectly with the aromas of the Moët & Chandon champagne Impérial Brut and Rosé. With the creative freedom of both houses, Hercules and his team created also six «essences», which enable a more intense version of the cocktails based on the principle of culinary reduction. Mixed with Moët & Chandon champagne, these «essences» offer a journey of taste.

Named after six beautiful scents by Maison Christian Dior that were chosen for their olfactory diversity, you can enjoy «La Colle Noire», «Rouge Trafalgar», «Bois d’Argent», «Gris Dior», «Spice Blend» and «Rose Kabuki». The menu offers two separate variations for each signature cocktail: a cocktail and an «essence».

«Essences» with miniature fragrances

Cocktail, accompanied by amuse-bouche and miniature of the fragrance CHF 28.50
«Essence», accompanied by an amuse bouche and miniature of the fragrance CHF 19.50

With beautiful Christa Rigozzi at the event last Monday.

Let yourself be enchanted by this experience, which consists of the play of colors, a bouquet of aromas and the extraordinary variety of perfumes. For this sensual sensory journey, head chef Tarik Lange created an amuse bouche that perfectly complements and completes your selection.

Filming the live talk between…

… Kiki Mäder, Tarik Lange and Stephen Ansell, GM Park Hyatt Hotel Zurich (from left to right).

You can enjoy it only for a limited amount of time, starting today until November 28, 2020 at the ONYX Bar of Senses at Park Hyatt Zurich.

LoL, Sandra

My favorite cocktail: Rose Kabuki

Photos: © David Biedert Photography

Miu Miu Belle

New for the F/W 2020 season, in its fabrication and appearance the Miu Belle bag brings together many of Miu Miu’s most iconic signatures.

The body of the bag is crafted in matelassé leather. By now synonymous with the Miu Miu name, the highly distinctive, rich texture of the skin combines sophisticated craftsmanship with innovation: panels of leather are paired with wadding and elastic cloth and then quilted. Although approximately 60 % more leather goes into the making of a matelassé bag it remains light: luxurious. In a similar vein, its unique artisanal finish is rivalled only by the malleability of the skin that stretches, adapting to any contents.

The Miu Miu Belle bag spotted on the F/W 2020 Runway 

The Miu Belle is further characterised by its polished metal frame and glossy black clasp which represent the perfect synthesis of glittering modernity and charmed nostalgia. Referencing jewellery, it is at once feminine and strong, purposeful and playful, its smooth, hard surface in direct contrast to the pleated skin.

The Miu Belle bag comes in a variety of seasonal and classic colours. The larger size has a tubular leather handle and detachable shoulder strap, a smaller pochette version may be hand held or worn on the shoulder via a tubular chain strap.

I love the pochette and you?

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Miu Miu

Hermès Arceau Pocket Aaaaargh! Watch

The Arceau watch, created by Henri d’Origny in 1978, lends its classic yet distinctive round shape – with its asymmetrical stirrup-inspired lugs – to infinite expressions of Hermès creativity, style and expertise. Its timeless white gold silhouette stages an alliance between leather craftsmanship and Haute Horlogerie in a one-of-a-kind pocket watch. Beating to the rhythm of the Manufacture H1924 minute-repeater and tourbillon movement, the Arceau Pocket Aaaaargh! frames a refined white enamel dial, protected by a cover adorned with a tyrannosaurus composed of marquetry and leather mosaic.

After the gruff bear of the Slim of Hermes Grrrrr! and the wolf howling in the moonlight of the Arceau Awooooo, the Arceau Pocket Aaaaaargh! watch is joining the bestiary imagined by English artist Alice Shirley. On this model, the «king of the tyrant lizards» with half-open jaws and an attentive eye comes to life under the expert guidance of Hermès watchmakers, after a month of meticulous work using exclusive techniques developed in its leather workshops.

The design of the tyrannosaurus, which appears to be peeking through a porthole, stands out against the cover and involves a combination of several demanding skills. The head and scales are made in leather mosaic: thousands of finely hand-cut multicoloured leather fragments are applied one by one to faithfully reproduce the original pattern. The domed eye of the dinosaur, visible on both sides of the cover, is made of cabochoncut Grand Feu enamel.

Finally, the jaw and tongue are crafted in leather marquetry: fine tesserae are cut from various coloured leathers, previously thinned to just 0.5 mm, before being juxtaposed on the enamel base. Setting the final touch to this miniaturised leather artwork, a matt green alligator leather cord-strap is secured to the rectangular stirrup and accentuates the overall design.

TECHNICAL DETAILS
One-of-a-kind creation

MOVEMENT
Manufacture Hermès H1924 movement
Mechanical hand-wound, crafted in Switzerland
Diameter: 30mm
Thickness: 8.89mm
Power reserve: 90 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vph (3Hz)
Functions: Hours, minutes, minute repeater, flying tourbillon

CASE
Shape/size: Round, 48 mm in diameter
Material: White gold case and cover
Watch glass: Anti-glare sapphire crystal and caseback
Caseback engraved with the inscription “Pièce unique”
Water resistance: 3 bar

DIAL
White enamel on a white gold base

COVER
«Aaaaargh» marquetry and leather mosaic motif
Grand Feu enamel eye

LEATHER CORD-STRAP
Medium – green alligator leather

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Marchon for Hermès

Trending: White Boots

A total ’90s must-have, white boots are officially again a wardrobe fixture – now’s the time to shop the new-season favorites.

There are few shoes more versatile than a white boot, a style which can truly be worn all year round, whatever is happening with the weather. In spring, they can be teamed with your floaty floral dresses, while they add a soft touch to denim ensembles in the fall – and look great paired with workwear and even black leggings.

To shop, click on the highlighted product description to be transferred to the respective store.

LoL, Sandra

SHAPE Sculpted Motion boots in white by ECCO
(I am wearing this model in the photo.)

Nappa-leather knee-high bootsicon by Jil Sander

Zipped suede over-the-knee boots by Marni

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Madame knee-high leather platform bootsicon by Gucci

Loens slouchy knee-high leather boots by Isabel Marant


iconTina knee-high patchwork-leather boots by Ssōne

Photo of me: © David Biedert Photography – Stills: Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Wifey for Lifey

Reminiscent of a young Bianca Jagger who has become so well known for the iconic achromatic look, a classic white suit is a smart pick for a minimalist bride who’s less interested in a full-length gown or a great alternative to a costume for the civil wedding. White pant suits had been allover the S/S 2020 runways and can be worn after your big day to many occasions.

My look: Appliquéd crepe blazer, matching appliquéd crepe wide-leg pantsicon, silk crepe de chine shirt, and Aurora rabbit-felt fedora haticon, all by GucciTeddy patent-leather pumpsicon by Saint Laurent, and Wifey for Life clutch by Sophia Webster.

For those wondering, due to the current pandemic, my wedding date is not yet set, the venue is not yet booked, but we know where we will do it, but now it’s definitely time to decide what to wear on the big day which is actually the most fun for me! I think I will have to change a few times… there are so many beautiful choices.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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