Girls Can Do Anything

Girls can do anything – that should be our mantra for 2019. It is definitely my New Year’s Resolution. I was so happy to be reminded of this thanks to this beautiful message «Sandra Can Do Anything» by ZADIG & VOLTAIRE.

Embody a radiant, uninhibited and impertinent new feminism.
Break free from conventional opinions in the blink of an eye.
Become emancipated with a click of your heels.
Be the master of your own choices, attitudes and actions.
Take charge with a disarming smile, and conquer male territory, with confidence and nonchalance.

GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING by ZADIG & VOLTAIRE
Feminine Fougère

Top notes: Bergamot, orange blossom and pear
Middle notes: Tonka bean
Base notes: Vanilla, fern, musk and ambroxan

Available as Eau de Toilette 30ml (CHF 72.00), 50ml (CHF 104.00) and 90ml (CHF 135.00).

To a Happy 2019. Dare the unexpected, with elation – skateboarding in stiletto heels and
boxing with the grace of a ballerina. That is Sandra’s Closet!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Regenerating Plant Oil by Christophe Robin

iconThis is such a great multipurpose product that it deserves its own post. The Regenerating Plant Oil by Christophe Robin transforms damaged or frizzy hair as well as dry skin and leaves both feeling instantly softer and more hydrated.

Lightweight and non-greasy, this versatile formula is blended with antioxidant-rich prickly pear seed, rice bran and sweet almond oils to protect and nourish and is free from parabens, silicone and colorants. The best is its powdery fragrance with notes of Calabrian bergamot, jasmine and ylang-ylang.

One product that helps me survive the dry and cold air here in Gstaad in the Swiss mountains.
TO SHOP THE REGENERATING PLANT OIL, CLICK HERE PLEASE.

LoL, Sandra
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Photos: © Christophe Robin

Bobbi Brown Last Minute Gifts

Looking for a last minute X-mas gift? Don’t miss BOBBI BROWN‘s limited edition palettes & sets and say yes to party season.

A decadent and versatile lipstick wardrobe for any holiday look, featuring ten mini Luxe Lip Colors that fit perfectly into the smallest evening bag.
Luxe Lip Color
in Almost Bare, Lilac, Berry Rose, Neutral Rose, Retro Coral, Sunset Orange, Parisian Red, Raspberry Pink, Brocade, Crimson
CHF 169.-

All you need for a neutral look in one…
Eye Shadow
in Twilight (Metallic), Oyster Pink (Metallic), Cool Brown and Shell,
Mini Lip Color in Brown.
CHF 73.-

The packaging is like a snow globe. Shake it and see what happens…
Highlighting Powder in Bare Glow and Opal Glow 
CHF 99.-

Bobbi’s brushes are the best that you will love to take them everywhere.
Travel Size Brush Set
: Full Coverage Face Brush, Sheer Powder Brush, Angle Eye Shadow Brush, Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush and Dual-Ended Brow Definer/Groomer
CHF 159.-

Get party ready with this beautiful set that can be carried like a book clutch.
Eye Shadow
in Ivory, Pink Copper (Sparkle), Naked, Nearly Nude, Taupe (Sparkle), Glowstruck (Metallic), Molten (Metallic), Frappe, Nude Smoke, Chocolate Fizz (Metallic), Starlight Star (Metallic), Toasted, Bronzing Powder in Stonestreet, Blush in Powder Pink, Calypso Highlight Powder, Ink Liner in Blackest Black and Smokey Eye Mascara
CHF 149.-

In Switzerland stores are open today – happy last minute X-mas shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Bobbi Brown
@BobbiBrown #BobbiBrownCH

This Season CHANEL N°5 Dresses in Red

This week, I seem to have a red thread as I realized that I posted so many things in this festive hue. Today is no different as I would like to show you the world’s most eternal fragrance in Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite colour. For the first time ever and for a limited time only, N°5 dresses in red.

N°5 EAU DE PARFUM
An abstract floral bouquet composed around may rose and jasmine, brightened with citrusy top notes.  Aldehydes create a unique presence, while the smooth touch of bourbon vanilla leaves an incredibly sensual trail.

N°5 L’EAU
Fresh and sophisticated, complex yet easy to wear, N°5 L’EAU offers a new definition of femininity.

The unique limited editions are available as N°5 L’EAU Eau de Toilette and N°5 Eau de Parfum (both as 100 ml for CHF 202) in mass-dyed red glass and as 55 numbered red Baccarat crystal bottles for a collector’s edition of the N°5 Parfum (900 ml, price on demand).

Personally speaking, I am a big fan of this classic. This limited edition bottle makes a great gift for every CHANEL-loving fashionista  and it is already under my Christmas tree. If you get a chance, try the body products as well. They have an amazing quality and the scent is true to the EdP and very long-lasting.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of CHANEL and © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Red Leopard

Animal prints were trending on the F/W 2018 catwalks and so it is time to take a walk on the wild side. But this season, it means vibrant colours, preferably red, and definitely not for the shy… as the bold prints are worn head to toe as seen at Tom Ford. I wore this outfit last week for a X-mas cocktail among dear friends and got lots of compliments for it.

My look: Tiered leopard-print silk-crepon mini dressicon, red leopard print tightsicon, leopard print pumpsicon, and Natalia mini leopard-print velvet shoulder bagicon, all by Tom Ford, earrings by Prada and rose diamond ring by Piaget.

For the winter season, Tom Ford Beauty introduces Tom Ford Boys & Girls, a decadent collection of 15 clutch-sized mini lipsticks, named after the friends, intimates and collaborators Mr. Ford admires. My favorite shade: Hudson, a perfect rosy beige.

Scent: Lost Cherry Eau de Parfum is a new scent, that is part of Tom Ford’s Private Blend collection. It includes the following notes: black cherry accord, bitter almond, griotte sirup Scenttek™, rose absolute Orpur®, Peru balsam, and roasted tonka Orpur.
I feel in love with it from my first spritz and not only because of the name. If you like gourmand fragrances like me, you will adore this blended mix of warmth and sweetness of cherries and vanilla with a hint of rose coming through combined with almond.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

M∙A∙C Lunar New Year – Lucky Red

Fortune favours the bold. This Lunar New Year, get lucky in five fearless red lipsticks, including new shades Lotus Light and Lucky In Love. Take on even more fortune-kissed colour with the blossom-adored special deco packaging of a Powder Blush Duo and 139SH Powder Blush Brush. Share all the good luck by curating a customizable gift housed in a peony-printed gift box.

LIPSTICK
Ruby Woo very matte vivid blue red (retro matte)
Russian Red intense bluish red (matte)
Lady Danger vivid bright coral red (matte)
Lotus Light intense pinky red (amplified)
Lucky In Love mid-tone pinky mauve (matte)
CHF 28.00

POWDER BLUSH DUO
Melba soft coral peach (matte)
Lovecloud bright mid-tone pink (satin)
CHF 35.00

BRUSH
129SH Powder/Blush Brush
CHF 54.00

Exclusively available in Switzerland at M∙A∙C Stores Lucerne and Zurich, M∙A∙C Jelmoli, M∙A∙C Manor Lucerne, M∙A∙C Globus Geneva and at www.maccosmetics.ch.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of M∙A∙C Cosmetics

Happy 9th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

9 years –  as crazy as it sounds but I have been blogging now for 108 months, which is around 3285 days, and this is my 3829th post which means I wrote more than one per day. I am thankful, Sandra’s Closet has taken me on the craziest, busiest but most amazing ride in my life.

Yesterday at the LA MER counter event at Jelmoli, I was so proud to welcome some of my Swiss readers, confident, beautiful and smart women, who came from all over the country. I cannot wait to show you the photos. A huge thank you to everyone for coming and the little surprises, I truly felt loved.

Sharing an insider tip: best place in Zurich for beauty treatments and massages:
Beauty Care Zurich.

Today, I am celebrating my blog anniversary by treating myself to an Ayurvedic massage by Ramji Lal at Beauty Care Zurich (Strehlgasse 29, 8000 Zürich, Phone: +41 44 212 12 77).

Just as a machine needs to be oiled, the body loves to have its largest organ, the skin, soothed. Anyone who has ever experienced an Ayurvedic treatment, knows its rejuvenating effect. It treats not only the body, but also the nervous system, bringing deep nourishment to all the cells and tissues as well as the mind. As I am pretty exhausted at the moment due to all my travels and projects, it helps me to recharge  my energy levels.

Starting the massage with a foot bath…

Ramji Lal has magic hands and he learnt the 5000-year-old techniques from his mother when he was a little boy. His family produces Ayurvedic oils from home-grown herbs and plants in India’s holy city. Later, he trained at the prestigious Dr. med. Franklin’s Panchakarma Institute in Kerala.

Feels like heaven: an Ayurvedic massage by Ramji Lal.

An Ayurvedic massage is MOST beneficial when combined with an Ayurvedic lifestyle, which means making conscious choices about your nutrition, sleep and more. Ramji for example suggested that I drink a glass of warm water in the morning with one teaspoon of turmeric and one of cumin which has a detoxifying, energy-boosting and fat burning effect.

Have a lovely weekend! And stay tuned… today I am treating myself, during the coming days you will be treated to celebrate the 9 years of Sandra’s Closet!

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

M∙A∙C x Patrick Starrr – Slay Ride

When it comes to make-up for the festive season, the more is merrier. Now, it is all about adding the right sparkle and glittering through the winter festivities. Therefore, I don’t want you to miss Patrick Starrr’s fifth, final and fiercest collection with M∙A∙C: «Slay Ride»!

Throughout his journey from photographer to self-taught makeup artist to M∙A∙C Orlando Freelancer to boundary-breaking mega-influencer, Patrick has inspired with his beauty-for-all philosophy.
Now he brings sultry magic to the holidays with ultra-glam hues made to fit everyone.

New custom-designed shades of Lipstick, Dazzleglass, Pigment and Mineralize Skinfinish – plus Eye Shadow x 6 Palettes and the return of most-wanted must-have Patrick’s Powder – are all dolled up for the ultimate slay ride in glittery red packaging.

LIPSTICK, CHF 28.00 (LIMITED EDITION)
PEACHY PETTER Creamy neutral beige (Matte)
SPANK ME SANTA Dirty rose (Matte)
SLAY RIDE Brownish orange red (Matte)

DAZZLEGLASS, CHF 26.00 (LIMITED EDITION)
SANTA GOT MONEYY True gold with gold pearl
HOT COCO BISH Mid-tone brown
TWERK FOR GIFTS Peach gold with shimmer
RIDE MY SLEIGH True red
SILENT NIGHT Deep purple red

OH, HOLY EYES EYESHADOW X 6, CHF 60.00 (LIMITED EDITION)
MAMASTARRR’S COOKIE Pinky beige (Matte)
GIFT GIVER Gold shimmer (Lustre)
SHE’S GRAVY Mid-tone peachy beige (Matte)
FA LA LA LA LA Light reddish brown (Matte)
JINGLE BALL BRONZE Peach gold sparkle (Lustre)
SHADY SANTA Dark red brown (Matte)

SMOKY SLEIGH EYESHADOW X 6, CHF 60.00 (LIMITED EDITION)
SANTA’S STILETTOS Muted reddish brown (Matte)
TREE TOPPER Teddy bear brown with gold pearl (Frost)
STOCKING STUFFER Muted beige (Matte)
HOLIDAY SECRET Green-gold sparkle (Lustre)
RIBBON REALNESS Muted burgundy plum (Matte)
GAGGING FOR GIFTS Deep brown (Matte)

PIGMENT, CHF 35.00 (LIMITED EDITION)
OMIGAUD IT’S GOLD Sparkling chunky peach gold
PATRICKSTARRR Sparkling coral pink
TWINKLING LIGHTS Sparkling bronze gold

MINERALIZE SKINFINISH, CHF 41.00 (LIMITED EDITION)
BABY IT’S GOLD OUTSIDE Mid-tone bronze gold with sparkle

SET POWDER, $ 35.00(LIMITED EDITION)
PATRICK’S POWDER Colourless, ultra-fine with matte finish

Limited Edition, in Switzerland exclusively available online at 6th December and in select stores, M∙A∙C Store Zurich, Lucerne and M∙A∙C Manor Zurich and Geneva.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of M∙A∙C Cosmetics
#MACPATRICKSTARRR @maccosmetics @patrickstarrr

You’re Invited for a Special Treat with La Mer

I am so happy to share today’s post with you. Next week my blog is turning 9! Can you imagine? Time flies… just to give you an idea of all the work that went into this site. This is my 3821st post and since many years not one day has passed without spotting something new in the world of fashion. I enjoy so much what I am doing and would love to celebrate with you

Meet me next Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 between 6pm – 9pm at the LA MER counter at JELMOLI in Zurich!

For all my Swiss readers and of course also for those who want to come to Switzerland, meet me next Thursday, November 22nd 2018 between 6pm – 9pm at the LA MER counter at JELMOLI in Zurich for an evening filled with bubbles, beauty and great company.

That night, the shops in Zurich will be open until 10pm and the city’s «Lucy» lights for Christmas will be illuminate the Bahnhofstrasse in a switch-on ceremony at 6pm.

As space is limited and a personalized gift will be waiting for you, I would kindly ask you to sign up latest on Monday, 19th of November. Please send me an e-mail with the header «LA MER», your full name and the time you are planning to come to . First come, first serve. I will send you a confirmation e-mail to confirm your presence.

You will get a lot of special treats – here is what to expect:
Champagne from Perrier-Jouët

Freelance celebrity make-up artist Andrea Kipfer will introduce LA MER‘s amazing Skincolor Foundation. Andrea is the co-founder of the renowned hair & makeup agency Style Council and has done many advertising and fashion shoots. During the evening, she will happily help you to improve your make-up skills and share some beauty secrets with us.

You also get the chance to discover the different textures of the famous LA MER moisturizers. Once you find your favorite, you will be gifted with a luxury size sample of it.On top, each guest will receive an original size LA MER Lip Balm worth CHF 82.00 that will be engraved with a special message.

I am so much looking forward to meeting and spending the evening with you!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, © Andrea Kipfer
© André Hengst – www.on-eyes-photography.ch
#LoveLaMer www.lamer.ch

My Look: Hybrid Fashion

Hybrid fashion has been trending for some time now and it is a must when you are looking for refreshing staples. Here you see me wearing a deconstructed sweater that instantly catches your eye. Spliced with a lace-trimmed cream satin camisole through the middle, it slouches off the shoulder and has an adjustable spaghetti strap. The gray wool-blend is knitted with touches of cashmere so it feels soft and cozy. Perfect for a stroll through the city.

My look: Cashmere coat in pink by Pradapaneled wool-blend, lace and satin sweater by Alexander Wangicon, drawstring shorts by Givenchy, suede overknee boots by Dior, Kelly «So Black» by HermèsGG jacquard pattern knitted scarficon, and rabbit-felt fedoraicon, both by Gucci.

The key to fight the autumn blues is to wear some vibrant colors and to have a glowing complexion. One product I can highly recommend is LA MER‘s new The Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation SPF 20. This all-in-one compact is also a hybrid product, a mixture between powder and foundation, especially great for touch-ups on the go. With healing hydration from Miracle Broth and color capsule technology, it gives skin a lift of luminosity—for a fresh, flawless look and a plumper, firmer feel, like cashmere for your skin. Available now for CHF 115.00 including a refill and additional sponge applicator.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht