The InstaSisley Filter

Ladies, those two products are so absolutely amazing, I don’t want you to miss out on them. It is honestly like applying an Instagram filter to your skin in daily life.

BLUR EXPERT
Luminous matte perfecting veil

The «InstaSisley» filter that creates ultra-luminous, perfect skin in a single stroke that lasts all day. This perfecting smoothing powder veil illuminates and beautifies the skin. Enriched with an ultra-pure, flawless mica and an ultra-smoothing high-tech powder, it allows for excellent light reflection for a very natural, perfect skin result.
CHF 89.50

L’ORCHIDÉE CORAIL
Highlighter blush with White Lily

The famous highlighter blush composed of three shades that blend endlessly to enhance the complexion and gently sculpt the face comes this summer in a variation of amazing coral shades. Enriched with White Lily to enhance your skin’s natural softness, this powdery formula is packed with light-diffusing micro-pearls.
CHF 102.50

TO SHOP SISLEY PARIS ONLINE, CLICK HERE PLEASE.
iconNo more filter needed…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Sisley Paris

Veiled

Fairy-tale whimsy, an ode to couture, spring’s plethora of veils speak all languages.
Below are the best ones to shop at the moment.

LoL, Sandra


Swarovski crystal-embellished mesh and buntal fascinatoricon by Philip Treacy

Embellished veiled mohair-blend beret by Jennifer Behr

Clémentine lace veil headband by Maison Michelicon


iconCrystal-embellished mesh and buntal fascinator by Philip Treacy


iconEmbellished satin and mesh-trimmed parasisal straw fedora by Philip Treacy

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Veiled straw hat by Ann Demeulemeester

Photos: Courtesy of the Brandsicon

Gucci Presents New Lipstick Collections

This month, Gucci presented in New York its new lipstick collections, the first debut from a new Gucci Makeup line ideated under a contemporary manifesto of beauty by Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele.

The new chapter of the Gucci Beauty story, starts with lipsticks. Exclusively pre-launching on Gucci.comicon until May 27, Gucci’s three new lipstick collections are in diverse formulations: Rouge à Lèvres Satin with a satin finish, Rouge à Lèvres Voile with a sheer finish, and Baume à Lèvres, a lip balm with a translucent finish.

The campaign, which was shot by Martin Parr, stars Dani Miller, the lead singer of punk band Surfbort, whose music touches on politics, sexuality, mental health and social media, and models Mae Lapres, Achok Majak and Ellia Sophia Coggins. The new Gucci Global Makeup Artist is Thomas de Kluyver.

Gucci Global Makeup Artist @Thomas de Kluyver

Great news is that the Gucci Lipstick Collections will hit the shelves in Switzerland in September 2019 at the new Gucci counter at Jelmoli in Zurich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Gucci
@GucciBeauty #GucciBeauty #GucciBeautyNetwork

My Look: Summer Kick-Off

Last week, I was invited by Veuve Cliquot to kick off the summer season with the launch of the new Veuve Clicquot Petit Rich! Those small 20cl bottles are currently available exclusively at Samigo Amusement in Zurich. For more information on the champagne, click here for a previous post.

Black lace is such a hot trend right now and will even be bigger for F/W 2019. Snap up a piece and make the right fashion statement.

My look: Pussy-bow lace blouseicon, and pleated lace midi skirt, both by Christopher Kanewool twill jacketred Janis pumps, and Monogram fringed shoulder bag, all by Saint Laurent, red suede belt iconby Yves Saint Laurentgold-tone Swarovski crystal broochicon by Gucci, and Mitza ring by Dior Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

Event photos and photos of me at the event: © David Biedert Photography
Photos in garden: © Sandra Bauknecht

Viva Glam Celebrates 25 Years

Viva Glam, MAC’s monumental campaign, was created in 1994 at the height of the HIV epidemic to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and is having to date raised funds above $500 million. 28 outspoken celebrity talents, among them Elton John to Miley Cyrus and Rihanna starred in the campaign.

RuPaul in the original VIVA GLAM MAC campaign 1994

To mark the anniversary and celebrate the initiative’s legendary past, the make-up brand is paying homage to RuPaul’s original Viva Glam shoot from 1994 and the original red VIVA GLAM I Lipstick, an intense brownish blue-red, with model Winnie Harlow as ambassador recreating the famous look. A funny coincidence is that the famous model was born in 1994.

«If you know me you know make-up is a love of mine so I’m speechless!» Winnie Harlow wrote on Instagram, adding: «There is no make-up campaign more ICONIC than the @MACcosmetics#VIVAGLAM campaign and I’m honoured to work with them as they celebrate their 25t​h ​anniversary of Viva Glam.»

The campaign is fully charitable. Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Lipstick is donated to support health and rights of people of all ages, all races and all genders. To give a visual example of what the sale of one CHF 28.00 lipstick might mean, it could buy 254 condoms to prevent the transmission of HIV; it may purchase a full day of meals for two homeless LGBTQ+ youth; or test 14 pregnant mothers for HIV to support the health of women.

You can shop the special-edition 25th-anniversary VIVA GLAM Lipstick this month at all MAC counters and stores and online.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, © MAC Cosmetics
#macswitzerland #vivaglam

Meet the New CHANEL 19 Bag

First seen on the runway of the F/W 2019 ready-to-wear collection created by Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard, CHANEL presents a new bag: the CHANEL 19. An important number for the House, an echo of famous creations, but also a birth year.

CHANEL 19 for 2019, a baptismal name that pays tribute to its elder, the 2.55 bag, created in February 1955 by Mademoiselle Chanel.

The CHANEL 19 bag bears the essence of the House and all of its codes. Available in three sizes, this rectangular flap bag is swathed with large diamond quilting on leather or on tweed. A metal chain interlaced with leather comes in a trio of finishes, its links passing successively from silver to aged gold to ruthenium. A signature of the CHANEL bags, it also features another code of recognition: the double C fastener, in an XL format on all the designs.

With an ultra-supple structure, the CHANEL 19 adopts a resolutely modern attitude: the length of its chain means it can be worn in two ways, straight or cross body. There’s also a large curb chain in gold metal to be held in the hand. A belt bag version allows the CHANEL 19 to be worn around the waist. A practicality in the pure spirit of CHANEL: natural, elegant and functional, appropriated according to one’s movements.

For its first season, the CHANEL 19 takes on the dominant colours of the F/W 2019 ready-to-wear: added to the leather in its timeless colours of black, beige and white are turquoise blue, green, deep red and dark pink, while the tweed comes in eight variations to match the silhouettes of the collection.

The CHANEL 19 bag weaves a veritable link between the past, the present and the future. Immediately identifiable but without ostentation, rich in detail with masculine/feminine accents, multiple ways of being worn, it is instantly seductive thanks to an allure that is both sophisticated and relaxed. The obvious way to carry it, combined with its elegant, practical and comfortable line make it a day-to-day companion. An ally to be taken everywhere, one that liberates movement, tout simplement.

Below you can enjoy a preview of the CHANEL 19 bags for Cruise 2020… so many beautiful options!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © CHANEL – #handbagCHANEL19

My Look: Best Never Rest

When visiting São Paulo, it is best never to rest as the city is so vibrant and full of life. Here you see me at the Palácio Tangará Hotel before heading to dinner.

My look: Octave ruffled tulle and corded lace mini dressicon by Peter Pilottomini pochetteicon by Louis Vuitton, faux-pearl tassel earrings by Oscar de la Renta, Dioressence pumps in dark blue cracked leather by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Mother’s Day: Like Mother, Like Daughter

Happy Mother’s Day to all mums out there. If you have a girl like me, you should have a look at all this “Mini Me” fashion below. How cute is it when mum and daughter wear the same outfit… wished my little girl was still that small…

LoL, Sandra

Left: Fringed cashmere-jacquard cardigan by Alanui
Right: Ages 4 – 12 fringed cashmere-jacquard cardigan by Alanui Kids

Left: Hot In The Shade printed cotton-blend jersey tankicon by Paradised
Right: Neon printed cotton-jersey T-shirticon by Paradised Kids

Left: Embroidered striped cotton kaftan by Pippa Holt
iconRight: Embroidered striped cotton kaftanicon by Pippa Holt Kids


iconLeft: Ruffled printed silk mini dress by Chloé
Right: Ages 6 – 12 printed silk crepe de chine dress by Chloé Kids

Left: Embroidered cashmere sweater by Lingua Franca
iconRight: Ages 2 – 6 embroidered cashmere sweatericon by Lingua Franca Kids

Left: Honour stripe-trimmed floral-print triangle bikini topicon and Honour stripe-trimmed floral-print bikini briefsicon by Zimmermann
Right: Honour floral-print bikini iconby Zimmermann Kids

Left: Chiara embroidered satin sandals by Sophia Webster
iconRight: Size 21 – 26 Chiara glittered suede and patent-leather ballet flatsicon by Sophia Webster Kids

Left: Superstar leather-trimmed glittered distressed suede sneakersicon by Golden Goose
Right: Size 28 – 35 Superstar glittered distressed suede and metallic leather sneakers by Golden Goose Kids
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Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Nuxe’s Iconic Oil Has a New Perfume

This week, I was surprised by Panamy with a beautiful box of roses (best floral deliveries in Switzerland) accompanied by a new beauty must-have I want to introduce in this post. My avid readers know how much I love NUXE‘s Huile Prodigieuse® Dry Oil (see last year’s post here). This summer, NUXE is reinventing its cult beauty product, that was launched in 1991 and that is ranked as the number-one product in the dry oil category in Europe, by creating a new fresh and floral scent, offering women two choices from now on depending on their mood.

Huile Prodigieuse® Florale features the same natural composition and the same benefits as the original product, containing 7 precious botanical oils, such as repairing Argan oil and moisturizing Tsubaki oil. Its new floral scent reveals a sweet, velvety and sensual base in a floral iteration. Truly addictive.

As an all in one product it can be used in many ways: skin is nourished, smoothed, evened out and beautified; hair is soft and shiny. Furthermore, it has a proven efficacy on antioxidant properties and on the ability to help reduce stretch marks’ appearance.
Available for CHF 34.90  (100ml).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

This week, I was invited for Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Zurich to view their amazingly stunning travelling collection that will be here until the end of May 2019. Because it’s not every day you get to appreciate high jewellery pieces in person, I was extremely happy to explore those exquisite creations from the House of Tiffany. Needless to say, if they get sold, the travel will come to an end in Switzerland.

Have a look at this rare and refined jewelry that brilliantly blends beautiful gems and unparalleled craftsmanship. And as rare as they are, Tiffany & Co. invites you to discover those masterpieces.

Tiffany & Co. Traveling CollectionGreen Tourmaline Handcuff
45,44 carat for the green tourmaline

Tiffany & Co. Traveling CollectionNecklace in Platinum with Emerald-Cut, Pear Shaped and Round Brilliant Diamonds of over 100 Carats
Each of the diamond strands varies in length and ends in pear-shaped diamonds to emulate the force of water rushing over the rim of the pavé diamond necklace.

Tiffany & Co. Travelling CollectionRound Diamond and Sapphire Ring
Central diamond of 5,05 carats, platinum ring

Tiffany & Co. Travelling CollectionOctopus Brooch in Platinum with a Baroque Pearl and Round Blue Sapphires and Diamonds
A beautifully formed and unusually large baroque pearl is masterfully transformed into an octopus. Set amid jeweled tentacles swirling with hand cut diamonds and sapphires, this lustrous gift of the sea takes on a powerful presence and playful spirit. The diamond tentacles are finished with bands of blue sapphires. Each stone is hand set along the curved surface, demonstrating the artisans’ skill in crafting this intricate design.

The best thing? Besides being able to ogle to your hearts’ content, mostly everything in the store sparkles beautifully, especially apt with Mother’s Day just around the corner, no? Treat the woman who does it all to a gift wrapped in the famous Blue Box. There are so many options in all price ranges…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Andrea Monica Hug (Instagram @andreamonicahug)
Stills: Courtesy of Tiffany & Co. – Photo of the Ring: © Sandra Bauknecht