Trend Report F/W 2012: Call the Doctor


This winter, you will also need a doctor’s bag. The classic frame bag gets a contemporary update in bright shades and exotic leather.

Here are some of the most stylish ones available:

1 Jourdan textured-leather tote iconby Jason Wu
2 Littleton textured-leather tote iconby Michael Kors
3 Heroine Small leather tote iconby Alexander McQueen
4 Priscilla leather tote iconby Tory Burch
Blake paneled leather tote iconby Michael Kors
Victoria leather tote iconby Victoria Beckham
7 Cabas Chyc Large leather tote iconby Yves Saint Laurent
8 Lady Stirrup studded leather doctor bag iconby Gucci

LoL, Sandra

Must-Have: Phillip’s Pashli Satchel


One year ago, 3.1 Phillip Lim launched the PASHLI bag which has become one of the most desirable objects for fashionistas around the globe. This sleek leather satchel is big enough to fit all of your everyday essentials, much like the Céline Boston or Trapeze bag that has become a staple in editors’ wardrobes—but with a slightly more feasible price tag.

I love the functional zip pockets and the under the radar branding – just the perfect balance between classic and contemporary.


For this fall, rich spice tones make up the prevailing colour palette for fall, so upgrade your current carryall to 3.1 Phillip Lim’s burgundy ‘Pashli’ tote. Slide the top handles into the crook of your arm and let this piece complement hushed prints and muted shades. Or opt for a vibrant colour such as pink or fuchsia. The black iconversion will keep your look fashion-forward no matter how busy the day is. 3.1 Phillip Lim bags are available at Net-à-porterMonnier FrèresMatches and Farfetch among others.

At Saks Fifth Avenue, you can pre-order the upcoming Resort 2013 Pashli totes now.

icon“The Pashli is cool, easy and chic,” Phillip Lim told Vogue. “The perfect bag for the Phillip Lim girl.” Why is it that as soon as something sells out it becomes even more desirable?

LoL, Sandra

Chunky Knits & Statement Necklaces

Chunky Knits & Statement Necklaces

During the recent fashion weeks, you couldn’t help but notice the common thread literally popping up for F/W 2012: Chunky knit sweaters paired with gorgeous statement necklaces. This combination has the right twist to jazz up the cozy winter staple. Click here to see me wearing it.
Enjoy shopping some of my favourite looks:

Sweaters F:W 2012

1 Chunky-knit wool-blend turtleneck sweater by Chloé and crystal ribbon necklace iconby Lanvin
Blue bobble knit sweater by Carven and crystal and bead necklaceicon by J.Crew
Knitted wool and cashmere-blend sweater by Nina Ricci and chain and bead necklace by Assad Mounser
Zesty lime cable-knit wool and cashmere-blend sweater iconby Joseph and Riri painted Swarovski crystal necklace by Tom Binns
5 Multicoloured sweatericon by Closed and embellished bib necklaceicon by Lanvin
Striped chunky-knit sweatericon by Missoni and chain and bead necklace by Assad Mounser

LoL, Sandra

F/W 2012: Cropped Pants & Ankle Boots

Hot List 2012

This winter, Ladies, we wear the pants! And to be precise, the cropped ones which draw attention to our ankles. Therefore, it is time to get a gorgeous pair of ankle boots.

Here are some of the most outstanding ones available at the moment:

Ankle Boots F:W 2012

1 Marychal 100 calf hair ankle boots iconby Christian Louboutin
Suede brogue ankle boots iconby YSL
Suede and snake-effect leather ankle boots iconby Miu Miu
Bi-colour ankle boots by Balenciaga
Gisèle suede ankle boots by YSL
Palma fuchsia ankle boots by Acne
Suede peep-toe platform ankle boots iconby Giuseppe Zanotti
Geometric-heel printed silk-covered leather ankle boots iconby Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem
Elsa boots iconby Sam Edelman

Miu Miu Shoes

I couldn’t resist those beautiful suede and snake-effect leather ankle boots iconby Miu Miu.
Which ones are your favourites? Happy Saturday Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama – Second Round

LouisVuitton Kusama 2nd Round

The second half of the Louis Vuitton – Yayoi Kusama collaboration (Please click here for the photos of the first arrival in July) will hit the shelves tomorrow, September 8, 2012 – much earlier than expected. Here is your sneak preview of the upcoming pumpkin-inspired products.
Aren’t they just polka-dot enthusiastic fantastic?!

LoL, Sandra


Papillon Monogram Pumpkin Dots whitePapillon Monogram Pumpkin Dots white



Neverfull MM Monogram Waves red


Papillon Monogram Pumpkin Dots redPapillon Monogram Pumpkin Dots red


Kusama-2.Round-SpeedySpeedy Monogram Town blue



Keepall 55 Bandouliere Monogram Pumpkin Dots red


Kusama Speedy red

Speedy Monogram Town red


Keepall 55 Bandouliere Monogram Pumpkin Dots green

Keepall 55 Bandouliere Monogram Pumpkin Dots green
Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Noir – Valentino’s New Rockstud Collection


The hype started two years ago, when Valentino designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, presented their first Rockstud heels. For the designer duo, contrast is the essence of contemporary life. Their stylistic approach, however, aims at blending antithetical elements – for example, Valentino’s proverbial grace and bold metal studs – in a distinct, timeless image. This season, the fashion house celebrates the new classic with the Noir capsule collection of Rockstud shoes, bags and accessories in edgy black with ruthenium studs. Rock on with this clean yet strongly evocative design.

I am convinced that the streets during Fashion Week will be filled with those new icons. Fashionistas everywhere, better start hoarding these limited edition pieces and see the dark side of the stud!

To shop, click on the highlighted product descriptions below.

LoL, Sandra


Rockstud leather tote


So Noir studded leather tote


65mm Rockstud patent So Noir pumps


Studded cuff

iconStudded So Noir ballet flats

Photos: Courtesy of Valentino

Ralph Lauren Collection F/W 2012

Ralph Lauren Collection F:W 2012“I have always loved the heritage and romance of England. My collection for Fall 2012 is about a modern glamour inspired by the timeless character and refined elegance of an authentic way of living.”Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren‘s inspiration were obviously the Roaring Twenties. The first part of his show was devoted to boy-for-girl suits, followed by flapper-like dresses in gold and platinum Art Deco embroideries. So beautiful!

Ralph lauren Collection fall 2012 Shoes

I especially love the Ralph Lauren Collection shoe collection for F/W 2012. Riding boots have been seen on many runways and the American designer’s take on them is just perfect. Click HEREicon to shop.

LoL, Sandra

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Accessory Report F/W 2012: Collars

Collars Fall 2012

From the runway to the street, collars are having a fabulous fashion moment right now. It is an amazing fashion accessory that can change your look so easily in one step. Wear yours as a contemporary alternative to a statement necklace, layering it over color-clash textiles for maximum impact.

Embellished cotton-poplin collar iconby Marni
Amber crystal and bead-embellished cotton collar iconby Karl
Shearling collar by Marni
Rabbit collar iconby Marni
Hilde crystal collar necklace iconby Dannijo (Enter FREE8 for worldwide free shipping, for a limited time only)
Abbey faux pearl collar iconby Karl
Pointed metallic-leather collar iconby 3.1 Phillip Lim
Striped silk collar iconby Miu Miu
Alycia metal-tipped lace-trimmed cotton collar iconby Karl

I couldn’t resist and got this beaded wool-felt collar iconby Marni. Which one is your favorite?

LoL, Sandra

Marni CollarPhoto: © Sandra Bauknecht

New Gucci Treasures – Meet the Soft Stirrup


Slouchy, chic and impeccably crafted, the Soft Stirrup bag is my perfect fall accessory. It is a supple interpretation of the iconic Stirrup shaped handbag symbolizing Gucci’s riding heritage with its signature equestrian hardware. Its spacious design (a laptop fits in perfectly) and the luxurious texture make it just right for work or the weekend and bring subtle sophistication to any look. Pair it with skinny jeans for a downtown vibe or a pencil skirt for uptown elegance.

One thing is for sure, you will see me on many occasions with my beautiful new grey washed leather Soft Stirrup. And while being at the Gucci store in Zurich (Poststrasse 3 – Phone +41 44 211 46 20), I couldn’t resist to get another must-have accessory for fall. The beautiful GG pattern shawl with fur trim in the season’s new berry shade.
I absolutely love my new treasures!

LoL, Sandra







Gucci-Stirrup-Bag-12Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht