Audemars Piguet Sapphire Orbe

As promised here is the first post dedicated to a watch that was presented during SIHH 2019 last week. High jewellery, horology and design cues from nature have united in Audemars Piguet’s Haute Joaillerie collection also in past creations. This year’s unique piece pushes gem-setting craftsmanship to new heights. Named after the river that crosses Le Brassus, home of Audemars Piguet, Sapphire Orbe embodies a glittering river of diamonds and sapphires in graded hues of blue and orange, as night merges into day. Personally speaking, it is divine, I have rarely seen such a glamour in a contemporary design.

The outstanding piece features more than 12,000 stones, each rigorously selected, individually cut and set by hand. The central petal-shaped rings are entirely snow-set with diamonds and graded sapphires in 6 graded shades of blue and orange, each in 20 different diameters ranging from 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm in size. Multifaceted, this piece offers a play of colour and light that changes depending on the perspective from which it is seen. It took approximately 1,050 hours to gem-set this piece.


In the domed centre nestles the 2 cm dark blue sapphire-set globe which, when inverted, reveals the watch’s 18-carat white gold dial paved with graded orange sapphires. This spherical case houses a tiny quartz calibre. The bracelet is made of articulated diamond-set components, for maximum flexibility and comfort.

FUNCTIONS
Hours and minutes
CASE
18-carat white gold case in shape of a sphere, entirely set with dark blue sapphires, surrounded by 18 carat white gold rings, set with diamonds, graded blue and orange sapphires, glareproofed sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 20 m
DIAL
18-carat white gold dial, entirely set with graded orange sapphires, white gold hands
SETTING
2,794 briliant-cut orange sapphires 15.14 carats
3,240 briliant-cut blue sapphires 23.03 carats
6,069 briliant-cut diamonds 27.93 carats
Total 12,103 stones 66.10 carats
BRACELET
Bracelet composed of 18-carat white gold elements, assembled together by hand and set with brilliant-cut diamonds, jewellery type clasp.
MOVEMENT
Quartz Calibre 2710
Total diameter 16.2 mm (7¼ lignes)
Total thickness 1.9 mm
Number of jewels 7
Frequency of the quartz 32.768 Hz

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Audemars Piguet

OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection

Tokyo is one of the top trendsetting cities in the world, so it should come as no surprise that OPI has selected the vibrant metropolis as its inspiration for the OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection.

Inspired by the city’s balance of rich tradition and nature with fashion-forward style and ultra-modern cityscapes, this palette features a variety of colors that evoke the energy and creativity of Tokyo. The collection features 12 new shades in classic Nail Lacquer, Long-Wear Infinite Shine and GelColor formulas. With a nod to Tokyo’s status as a trendsetter, the collection includes a new take on millennial pink with dusty rose shades featuring tones of lavender and lilac (Rice Rice Baby, Another Ramen-tic Evening, Arigato from Tokyo, Hurry-juku Get this Color!).

Rich hues inspired by nature from matcha green tea to blooming gardens (How Does Your Zen Garden Grow?, I’m On a Sushi Roll, Suzi-san Climbs Fuji-san, Tempura-ture is Rising!) and vibrant purple and blue hues with metallic shimmer that capture the city’s electric energy and nightlife (All Your Dreams in Vending Machines, Samurai Breaks a Nail, Kanpai OPI!, Chopstix and Stones) round out the collection.

«Tokyo is known for being on the forefront of nail trends – a perfect fit for OPI, where we don’t follow the trends but set them,» declares OPI co-founder and brand ambassador, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. «In this collection, we are revisiting the 80s and 90s, with pop colors that we’ve given a modern twist, taking inspiration from the famous Harajuku neighborhood. Tokyo brings so much life to this collection, from its eclectic fashion, vibrant nightlife and world-renowned cuisine to the rich traditions including matcha tea ceremonies and zen gardens

The collection will hit the shelves in Switzerland on February 14, 2019 and will be available for approximately 6 months.
Nail Lacquer – CHF 19.90 (15ml)
Long-Wear Infinite Shine – CHF 24.90 (15ml)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI

M∙A∙C Carnival Limited Edition

This Carnival, feel the fervor in a full-force lineup of light-catching colour and hypnotic glitter. Layer supercharged shades of Dazzleglass over Lipstick for colour that’s completely your own, and intensify eyes in five shades of Dazzleshadow, colour-shifting Pigment, Liquidlast Linder and In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Lash. Then get euphoric with the stars of the season: five show-stopping shades of Glitter and shimmering Prep+Prime Fix+ in Goldlite.

LIPSTICK
Ruby Woo very matte vivid blue red (matte)
Hot Like Salsa bright pinkish coral (velvet matte) / Breathing Fire bright warm fuchsia (matte)
Coco-del-Rio mid-tone brown (satin) / Soleil Soleil warm nude (cremesheen)
CHF 28.00


DAZZLEGLASS
Money Honey mid-tone rosy mauve with red pearl /
Go for Gold gold / Extra Amps sheer bright blue pink with blue and pink pearl
Get Rich Quick warm yellow brown / Rags to Riches plum pink with teal and red pearl
CHF 26.00


DAZZLESHADOW
Let’s Boogie black with sparkles / Sparkling Moment black with purple and red sparkles
Let’s Roll red bronze with high sparkles / Slow / Fast / Slow bronze with red sparkles
I Like 2 Watch mid-tone brown with gold sparkles
CHF 31.00


GLITTER
Yellow Gold gold / Fuchsia Hologram 3D fuchsia / Heliotrope purple
Black Hologram 3D dark grey / Silver Hologram 3D silver
CHF 35.00

PIGMENT
Rose rose with copper sparkle (frost)
CHF 35.00
LIQUIDLAST LINER 
Point Black – black (matte) / Misty Me – bright silver (pearl) / Naked Bond – copper (pearl)
CHF 28.00
IN EXTREME DIMENSION WATERPROOF LASH
CHF 31.00
PREP+PRIME Fix+
Goldlite
CHF 26.00

M∙A∙C Carnival Limited Edition (in some countries it is called M∙A∙C Glitter Tripper collection)
Exclusively available at www.maccosmetics.ch from today.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of M∙A∙C Cosmetics

Is Christmas Really Over? Not for Me!

Christmas is over but let’s agree on extending the holiday festivities a little longer. Here is my reason! I am currently in Gstaad and went on a little shopping spree through the picturesque town. At DOLCE & GABBANA I fell in love with the festive looks as they are just too much fun. I had seen them online but in real life they are even more amazing. #IAMACHRISTMASTREE – that is the message. Love it so much! And let’s be honest, with so many Christmas celebrations coming up every year – it would be a great investment… sorry or an excuse for shopping!

From left to right: Tulle top, flounce skirt in tulle, cashmere sweater with inlayChristmas sandals, and printed T-shirt.

Don’t miss the DG SANTA CLAUS sunglasses that are an exclusive online store limited edition with only 30 pairs are available. The white frame of vintage inspiration recalls snowy winter landscapes and it is embellished by traditional Christmas decorations. The ultimate stylish accessory for your festive look.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana and © Sandra Bauknecht

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

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

Loewe x Mackintosh Capsule Collection

«Art is the flower… life the green leaf.» – Charles Rennie Mackintosh

This holiday season, LOEWE is launching a special capsule collection inspired by the work of renowned Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Regarded as one of the originators of modernism, his seismic influence on the 20th century arts & crafts movement is still being felt to this day.

With a full accessories line and ready-to-wear for men and women, the holiday collection celebrates the vast scope of the designer’s work, from his architecture through to his furniture design. Playing with the various facets of the Mackintosh universe, LOEWE honours his distinctive aesthetic by incorporating his signature grid patterns, stained glass windows and botanical watercolours across the range.

When I was in Madrid mid November, I was happy to explore the collection in the brand’s flagship store in the Salamanca district before it is now hitting the shelves worldwide.

The CASA LOEWE is all about interior design and customer experience thanks to LOEWE‘s creative director Jonathan Anderson. The lifestyle store spans three floors (totaling over 10,760 square feet) of a landmarked 19th-century building.

To delve deeper into Mackintosh’s mind and genius, I invite you to look at this fascinating collection:

Black T-Shirt


iconRose-print wool dress

Print crepe blazer
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iconSweatshirt dress

iconGate leather shoulder bag
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Patch pink mohair blanket
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Stay tuned for an outfit post with my favorite pieces from this collection!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Loewe and © Sandra Bauknecht

Vivienne Westwood x Burberry

«Vivienne Westwood was one of the first designers who made me dream to become a designer myself and when I first started at Burberry, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to approach her to do something. She is a rebel, a punk and unrivalled in her unique representation of British style, which has inspired so many of us. I am so incredibly proud of what we will be creating together
Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

Andreas Kronthaler and Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood and Burberry revealed the campaign for their collaboration
which was shot in London by David Sims.
The campaign features an eclectic cast wearing looks from the limited-edition collection
created as a collaboration between Riccardo Tisci, Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler. The cast includes: Kate Moss, Sistren, Leonard Emmanuel, LadyFag, Josh Quinton,
Andy Bradin, DelaRosa, Claudia Lavender, Marco Motta, Sashadavai
and Jacob Shifrin as well as Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler.

THE COLLECTION

The collection celebrates British style and heritage and is inspired by Vivienne Westwood’s iconic collections, taking a unisex approach across styles.

Vivienne Westwood’s famous designs – from classic double-breasted jackets, a hugger jacket and a mini kilt to lace up platforms and a beret – are all reimagined in Burberry’s Vintage check. «Vivienne Westwood & Burberry» is the first collaboration for Burberry under its newly appointed Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci and is now available online and in select Burberry stores globally.

COOL EARTH

Vivienne Westwood and Riccardo Tisci were united by a shared vision to support and promote Cool Earth, a UK based non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change, through this collaboration.

At the heart of the collection, is an oversized T-shirt dedicated to the charity, with a handwritten message from Vivienne. She will also customise four exclusive items from the collection to be auctioned to raise further support for Cool Earth.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Burberry, © David Sims

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