My Favorite Outfits of 2021

It is the last day of the year and following my tradition, I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2021. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments.

Even that 2021 was another challenging year for most of us, I hope that you will never loose your love for fashion and dressing up, making every day a little bit more beautiful.

May the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity. Wishing you a joyous 2022! It is time to forget the past and celebrate a new start.

LoL, Sandra

JANUARY 2021: New Year

New Year WalkCreative VibesBridgerton

Pink Is My ColorGstaad ExperienceThe North Face x Gucci

PreppyThe Fog

FEBRUARY 2021: Must-Have

Happy Birthday GirlStill Under ConstructionAprès Ski

Winter Layers LoveGymChic Happens

New StyleMy Funny Valentine

MARCH 2021: Denim & Brocade

Ken Scott x GucciRoman StudsMirage Gstaad

La Grande Dame – The Diana Tuck – Shibori & Macramé

Beauty Sleep – Game On

Lesage – Say Cheese!

APRIL 2021: Just Smile

Girls’ Night – Power SuitingShow

Baby It’s Cold OutsideThe End


MAY 2021: Lily of the Valley

May WeatherHearst RateTake Care of Your Mind

Wild BotanicaGreenpeaceBarcelona

Classy and FabulousLike Mother, Like Daughter

JUNE 2021: Capri

GreenGoAhoy CapriSoccer

Summer Lunch Home PoolingGeneva

CozyIn StyleDenim

JULY 2021: Don’t Mesh With Me

The 90sSaint-TropezTulle

CheesyRetro Prints

Pure YachtingCHANEL Factory 5

AUGUST 2021Summer Vacation

Under the HoodEnergyBlended

With LoveSantorini NightsSalut!

Trésor de la MerKusamaPopcorn

SEPTEMBER 2021Dinner with Prada

SunflowerFeels Like Prada – Denim Love

Little House on the Prairie – Munich

The LobbyTie-Dye

OCTOBER 2021Vuittamins

The Tourist PatchworkGood Girl, Gone Bad

A Tale of WinterThe FallBerlin

Golden HourLost & Found

NOVEMBER 2021: Modern Marie Antoinette


Construction GirlFab

DECEMBER 2021: House of Gucci

Christmas ShoppingGold CoatedGstaad or St Moritz

The CubeSingin’ in the Rain

Christmas CheersBoston

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Roger Vivier – The Jewel Gift Box

All good things come wrapped in bows, and Roger Vivier‘s «Jewel Box» is a real treat to open. The red grosgrain ribbons unravel to reveal a thoughtfully curated selection of accessories, including a pair of gold-tone crystal earrings, a velvet headband topped with bejeweled buckle and a sparkly acrylic hair clip detailed with the brand’s logo. The lucky recipient can admire themselves and their new gifts using the mirror inside. I am in love. Valentine’s Day is coming up and this would be the perfect surprise.


LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Roger Vivier
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My Look: The Cube

Innovation and elegance are at the heart of Max Mara‘s utilitarian line, «The Cube». Designed in a languid robe silhouette that pulls in with drawstrings, this belted jacket is cut from waterproof shell padded with down that’s lightweight and plush. It comes with a compact shell bag for storage. Combined with those fun accessories by Louis Vuitton, it is the perfect look for my holidays at the Gstaad Palace.

My look: The Cube hooded quilted shell down jacketicon by Max Mara, exaggerated-shoulder wool-blend crepe dress by Valentino, leather belt with golden buckle by Alexander McQueenicon, Minkgram shadow scarfTeddy chapkalaska hat, Teddy muff, and pillow boots, all by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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Prada Holiday 2021 Collection

If you are in need for some last minute season sparkle, I recommend a have a look at Prada‘s amazing Holiday 2021 collection. This special line is designed for celebration, featuring sparkling crystal and sequin ornaments alongside new essential silhouettes.

I couldn’t resist this stunning outfit! Full outfit post coming up soon…

Personally speaking, it is one of the best Prada capsules ever. I love the sequined bomber jackets and little shorts. The sparkling satin loafers with crystals have also find their way into my closet.

 The Cleo crystal-embellished satin shoulder bag is still on my wish list.


Wishing you a beautiful end of the year!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht – The photos were taken inside the Prada store in Zurich.
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My Look: Singin’ in the Rain

Great memories from London where I spent the last November weekend. After that I had to be in quarantine, as the travel restrictions had changed over night, which was an unpleasant ending of a great time.

Despite the rain, I truly enjoyed being back in London. I absolutely love the energy and the buzz of the city. Wearing one of my favorite winter looks, I had a real Mary Poppins moment when the wind wanted to take my umbrella. I shot the first time with Sinbad Phgura which was a real pleasure. He captures real life moments like a fashion story. See for yourself… I hope you like the photos as much as I do.

My look: Velvet puffer jacket, roll-neck jacquard jumpsuit, jacquard knit bucket hat, Re-nylon reversible scarf with pocket, Cleo jacquard-nylon shoulder bagiconzipped pouch short gloves, and black suede boots, all by Prada, black leather belt with fringes by Alaïa.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Sinbad Phgura @sinbadphgura
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Max Mara The Cube

Let me introduce you to Max Mara The Cube. Born in 2008, it is an integrated system of outerwear and accessories, a collection of quilted coats and jackets neatly packaged into cubed carry-cases for on-the-go women. This celebrated range shows Max Mara’s commitment to innovation, that sets it apart from anything else in the fashion industry, by combining unparalleled warmth-to-weight functionality and adaptable styling.

 The Max Mara The Cube’s design is so innovative that it has been «boxed» into the display cases at the Berlin State Museums and New York’s FIT, as a «cult object» in the «Fashion and Technology» exhibitions.

This season, Max Mara takes The Cube collection to the next level. The Italian fashion house is synonymous with camel hair. The legendary coats have been crafted from this sustainable fiber that is collected from the camel as it naturally sheds. The excess camelhair fabric of the Max Mara coats is upcycled to create a new coat with a sustainable padding, the Cameluxe, an ultra-fine material used as insulation for a new generation of The Cube – the integrated system of outerwear and accessories that has been around the «block» a few times.

Luxury, high-performance outerwear – and its neat travel bag – modern fashion, cubed. I am loving it and will show you soon how I am combining it.


LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Max Mara and David Biedert Photography 
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Valentino’s Couture Platform Boots and Shoes

First presented during the Valentino Code Temporal S/S 2021 Haute Couture fashion show in Rome, Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli showed some insane platform boots and heels. Reminiscent of stripper boots, they represent a conscious exaggeration and a proud demonstration of personality, inspired by Lady Gaga. Considering no one else has really presented big platform soles lately, which I totally miss, those Valentino shoes immediately caught me eye during Paris Fashion Week.

Valentino Code Temporal S/S 2021 Haute Couture

Bright, bold, and as ultra high, those incredibly shiny gold boots are really «couture». The leather is shaped in a ruffled slouchy way that stays perfectly in shape. The boots are surprisingly light and easy to balance on. Along this key style, there is also an ankle-strap platform pump, and a golden wedge.

Love at first sight in the Paris Avenue Montaigne store.

The special packaging

Presented with a special packaging dedicated to Valentino Code Temporal collection, these bold shoes are only available in selected Valentino boutiques worldwide: Tokyo Ginza, Beijing Shin Kong Place, Shanghai Plaza, Madison Avenue New York, The Dubai Mall, Milan Montenapoleone, Rome Piazza di Spagna, Paris Avenue Montaigne and Monte Carlo. A huge thank you to the Zurich store for getting them for me!

The new Valentino Garavani platform shoes and boots set a new step for couture and found their place in Sandra’s Closet.

For those, who like platforms but don’t want to go that high, Valentino has also a more modest version available. CLICK HERE TO SHOP.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Valentino, © Sandra Bauknecht, David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Christmas Cheers

May your holidays sparkle with joy and laughter! May peace, joy, and love find their way under your Christmas tree.

Red and green, that color scheme has been associated with winter holidays for centuries.  I love wearing this combination in addition with gold for the festive season. It gives me immediately the Christmas cheers.

My look: Two-tone wool-blend bouclé-tweed blazericon by Saint Laurent, black halterneck knit top with open back and knitted leggings, both by Balmain, Mount Small leather shoulder bag by Bottega Veneta, gold leather overknee boots by ValentinoChristmas tree earrings by Dolce & Gabbanaand Big Bang All Black Zermatt watch by Hublot.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography – The photos were taken at The Dolder Grand.
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Balmain x Barbie®

Earlier this year, Balmain‘s creative director Olivier Rousteing revamped Mattel‘s Barbie for the Maison’s Paris Fashion Week presentation in house pastel tones, donning peaked pagoda-shoulder suits – posing in front of the same jetliners that were used as props for Rousteing’s aviation-inspired  F/W 2021 collection.

Two Balmain barbies, and one Balmain Ken, all three dolls embrace Olivier’s vision on inclusivity. «I’m happy to see that these new-generations Barbies truly reflect the diversity of our Balmain Army,» he said.

The original sets for Théâtre de la Mode were destroyed, but new ones were created to display the figurines, which can be seen at Maryhill Museum of Art.

This collaboration between Mattel and the French house is a tribute to Pierre Balmain, who in 1945, after WWII, contributed along other designers such as Balenciaga, Carven and Lulien Lelong, to the «Theatre of Fashion» to present their latest creations. It was a traveling spectacle made of dolls, started by the School Of Chambre Syndicale De La Couture Parisienne. Pierre Balmain dressed over 200 dolls with outfits specifically created for the occasion.

Now, the first must-have piece of this collaboration has hit the shelves. Ski season styling is given a cute update with the After Ski Tundra boots from Balmain x Barbie®. They’re designed with the label’s monogram in pink and are accented with bows.

To shop the After Ski Tundra boots, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Balmain
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My Favorite Body Emulsion

Let me introduce you to my favorite body lotion at the moment. SISLEY‘s ‘Black Rose Beautifying Emulsion‘ is a lightweight cream that easily absorbs into the body without residue. It’s blended with Black Rose, Camelina Oil, and White Ginger to deeply moisturize and soothe. With regular use, it’ll help to maintain the skin’s natural elasticity.

It smells very subtly and wonderfully of damask rose while providing the natural radiance and suppleness of youthful skin.

To shop the SISLEY Black Rose Beautifying Body Emulsion, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Sisley Paris
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