Stylish Water Bottles

Designer water bottles are a thing now. Sustainable fashion is trending and designers have been getting a bit more creative by offering accessories that help to reduce and prevent plastic waste.

If you haven’t already, it’s time to say so long to single-use plastics and opt for a reusable water bottle. And while you’re at it, why not take it to the next level with one of these stainless-steel designer versions?

Don’t forget, hydration will never be out of style…

LoL, Sandra

Fredy cotton-canvas water bottle holder by Chloé

SIGG salamander-print metal water bottle by Loewe Paula’s Ibiza


iconLogo-print 750ml stainless-steel water bottle by Adidas by Stella McCartney

The Quench logo-print bottle holder by Kurt Geiger London


iconFF-logo suede water bottle holder by Fendi

Crystal-embellished water bottle by Rosantica

Bottle holder by Louis Vuitton

Vintage Check bottle holder by Burberry

iconSet of two More Joy-print aluminium water bottleicon by More Joy by Christopher Kane

Logo-embossed moiré holder and bottleicon by Marine Serre

1994 structured chain-link bottle holder by CHANEL Pre-Owned

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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For the Love of Collars

«Add a collar» is the new «belt it»… a styling hack that converts even the dowdiest of tops into a zoom-ready look is the detachable «faux collar». With waist-up dressing still on the agenda, it is the perfect way to transform even your PJ into something new. I recommend getting different ones so that you look different every day. Think turbo-charged, XL collars that protrude past shoulders, and are repleted with ruffles and fashioned in tartan, gingham, florals and even leather. Below are my favorites. To shop, click on the highlighted product description.

LoL, Sandra

Broderie anglaise-trimmed cotton collar and cuffs seticon by Paco Rabanne

Check organic-cotton blend seersucker collaricon by Ganni

Ruffled leather collar by Ganni

Leopard-print organic-cotton collaricon by Ganni

Horse-print organic-cotton collaricon by Ganni

Crochet collar by MSGM

Logo embroidered collar by Dsquared2

Sequinned collar by Vivetta

Embellished silk collar by Isabel Marant

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Ready for Space Travel with Rimowa

Even that we cannot travel as much as we used to, we might plan ahead for the time after lockdown. Let’s get ready for space and discover this stunning range of luggage and travel accessories inspired by otherworldly destinations from RIMOWA.

Inspired by far-off destinations, the RIMOWA Mars & Mercury collections celebrate two new versions of the iconic aluminium RIMOWA Original and select special edition travel accessories that captivate the attention, imagination, and spirit of boundary-pushing exploration. Mars, a bright and vibrant orange, and Mercury, a refined, medium grey tone with subtle hints of blue. These galactic-inspired colours will be available on the Cabin and Trunk Plus sizes for Mars, and Cabin and Check-In L for Mercury.

I personally adore the galaxy-inspired space sticker set that helps you to make your suitcase a one-of-a-kind.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Rimowa and © Sandra Bauknecht

New Silver Lockit and Doudou Louis

As part of its Louis Vuitton for UNICEF partnership, Louis Vuitton adds four new colours of the Silver Lockit bracelets and launches its first Doudou Louis.

In continuation of its #MAKEAPROMISE campaign, Louis Vuitton is committed to raising awareness and funds for UNICEF to support the most vulnerable children around the world. Perfectly color coordinated, the new Silver Lockit bracelets come in pastel blue, pink, celadon green, and black.
Incorporating recycled silver and organic cotton for the first time, the Silver Lockit bracelets feature the iconic padlock as well as the LV signature circular logo.

In its rainbow of pastel colors, Doudou Louis, the Louis Vuitton for UNICEF teddy bear, appears for the first time in textile format. Made from organic cotton, the Monogram printed textile covers the teddy bear, with embroidered Monogram flowers making up Doudou Louis’ blue eyes.

Worldwide launch today, on January 29th, 2021.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton

Berets

There’s a long history of chic women sporting the beret. It is one of the accessories that immediately transforms an outfit into something truly outstanding and it will make you look very Parisian! Not only has it graced fashionistas allover the world, but it’s also continued to be a major accessory on the catwalks. Furthermore, there are some seriously amazing berets on the market right now for you to shop as you can see below.

LoL, Sandra

D-Dream leather beret by Dior

RB Girl logo-patch canvas beret iconby Ruslan Baginskiy

Mosaic-embellished beret by Burberry

Coco wool-felt and mesh bereticon by Eugenia Kim

Leopard-print shearling beret by Yves Salomon

Wool-felt beret by Dolce & Gabbana

Idaho striped straw bereticon by Maison Michel

Billy vinyl-trimmed houndstooth tweed beret by Maison Michel

Crinoline and straw fascinator bereticon by Stephen Jones

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Stills: Courtesy of the Brands
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More Joy

Now more than ever is the time to take the pleasure in dressing up, even if there is nowhere to go. Christopher and Tammy Kane‘s playful humour shines through their lifestyle brand, More Joy. First appearing on the Christopher Kane F/W 2019 runway, the More Joy logo took on a deeper, more personal meaning for the brother-and-sister founders, becoming their daily mantra.

The collection itself is uplifting and empowering, featuring the bold feel-good slogans «More Joy», «Sex» and «Special». Every piece is emblazoned with the statement prints to bring positive energy into your everyday life.

LoL, Sandra

Sex-print cotton-jersey sweatshirt

Special-print silk-satin eye mask
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More Joy-print silk-satin pyjamas

Logo detail hot water bottle

iconPack of three slogan-jacquard cotton socks
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iconMore Joy jute door mat


iconSet of three More Joy glass baubles
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More Joy cotton face covering

Sex-logo print towel


iconSlogan print coaster set

More Joy large jacquard logo scarf

Photos: © Christopher Kane and © Sandra Bauknecht
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Louis Vuitton Game On Collection

Fashion is a game. Presented during Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2021 Collection by Artistic Director of Women’s Collections Nicolas Ghesquière, Game On sees creative freedom playing with canvas and lines mingling between the Monogram flowers and four suits of a card deck. French actor and Louis Vuitton ambassador Léa Seydoux embodies this new collection and jumps into a fantasy illusion where clubs bloom, spades pierce, diamonds sparkle, and the almighty heart reigns. Through a transversal collection, Game On plays its ace on the House’s most iconic pieces including leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.

Game On Canvas sees the Monogram reinterpreted on a black or white background with contrasting colours of bright blue and poppy red – a tiny heart replaces the House’s signature blossom. Here, the Petite Malle and Vanity PM in black and white make for an eye-catching statement. The geometric Square bag in white leather with a golden chain ups the ante.

The Dauphine, Speedy, Neverfull, and Keepall in Game On Monogram are adorned with enlarged suits of cards, giant hearts and blossoms in vivid red, blue, pink and purple, paired with golden hardware. A pair of Archlight trainers in white with leather trimmings sport a bright red heart, perfect to pair with the Paname bags duo. The queen of hearts, the Monogram Heart bag, stands true to its name as the first ever heart shaped bag. Raising the stakes, Capucines BB in white Taurillon leather and the Twist in white Epi leather complete this game of illusion.

My three favorites: Dauphine, Speedy and the Archlight trainers.

A royal flush, the collection expresses a particular art of living that keeps the trunk-making heritage alive. It’s the symbolism of a deck of cards, the traveller’s loyal companion, endless entertainment that cultivates togetherness. Game On is a lighthearted adventure in which all of the House’s spheres of expertise play a role, driven by passionate craftsmanship, their winning hand.

Already available in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton

Optical Glasses

No matter if you need them or not, wearing glasses will give you a polished, distinguished and different look. Regardless of your outfit, glasses can help you enhance your unique style and improve how people perceive you in the process. Almost all psychologists agree that glasses-wearers look more qualified and trustworthy. I got myself a pair of glasses that filter out the blue light spectrum to cut down on digital eye strain, which was a great decision.

Below are some optical designer frames I truly like. Make them a statement! It is a little investment for a great output. The attention will be all yours…

Happy Friday 13th – I keep on packing!

LoL, Sandra

Round-frame tortoiseshell acetate optical glassesicon by Tom Ford
The ones I am wearing.

Cat-eye acetate optical glassesicon by Saint Laurent

Round acetate glasses by Celine


Core cat-eye acetate glasses by Cartier


Round-frame acetate optical glasses by Gucci


FF logo-print cat-eye acetate glassesicon by Fendi

Victoire cat-eye acetate glasses by Saint Laurent


Hexagonal acetate glasses by Loewe


iconBB-logo acetate glasses by Balenciaga


DiorSight03 square acetate glasses by Dior

Round acetate glasses by Bottega Veneta

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Opera Gloves

Sure, your social calendar might be a little light on galas, but that doesn’t mean you cannot sport the newest accessories trend on the street. While your natural styling inclination is likely to pair these elbow-length gloves with all things formal, designers showed us that doesn’t have to be the case. Opera gloves are all the rage elevating any day outfit to another level of style.

Below you can find the most beautiful ones available at the moment. Just click on the highlighted product description to be transferred directly to the store.

LoL, Sandra

V-logo leather gloves by Valentino
iconV-logo leather gloves by Valentino

Velvet long gloves by Marine Serre

Crescent moon reflective gloves by Marine Serre

Elbow-length leather gloves by Marni

Long classic leather gloves by Manokhi

Contrast panel long gloves by Manohki

Engraved logo long gloves by Saint Laurent

Slip-on gloves by MM6 Maison Margiela

Mano long leather gloves by Manokhi

Long cut-out detail gloves by Manohki

Long slip-on gloves by Brunello Cucinello

Long bow gloves by Manohki

Oversized buttoned cuff detail gloves by Manohki

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, Photo of me: David Biedert Photography
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Bags, Shoes and Accessories Trends F/W 2020

With a new season arriving in stores, there’s no doubt we’re getting all excited about the newest must-haves of bags, shoes and accessories. Here is a summary what ruled on the runways and is guaranteed to be all over the feeds this winter season.

LoL, Sandra

Lengthy fringe finishes will ensure you receive lots of compliments for your new bag. Fringes are one of the biggest trends for the new season.

Considering the popularity of Bottega Veneta’s Pouch clutch, it was only a matter of time before other brands took on the trend for soft, handheld bags.

AirPod cases, mobile phone pouches or water bottle holders, those single-use mini bags are all the rage.

Why choose one fabric when you can have many? Patchwork featuring carefully spliced leathers and suedes were carried in a multitude of runway shows.

While chokers have been popular in seasons past, this fall sees chunky pieces with chains and mixed metals so you don’t have to choose between silver and gold anymore.

Harnesses are guaranteed to amplify any fall look, promise!

The tie is breaking down all current stereotypical gender norms.

This season, it’s finally time to invest in a pair of fab gloves you’ll keep for ages.

Get your snood ready. The head covering was everywhere for fall.

We will be staying warm this winter. Knee-high socks are a must this season.

A boot that lets you dominate in both the boardroom and bedroom.

The probably most instagrammable footwear trend: charming bows adorn the most beautiful heels.

From boots to heels, the popular chunky chain jewelry trend stays for another season.

Perfect for the next zoom meeting at home for work, this fluffy and furry footwear shows the current zeitgeist.

Chunky lug soles and nineties-style platforms and flatforms are here to stay.

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands