Givenchy – This Season’s Lady Rottweilers

Givenchy Rottweiler Tank Top

Last season, we had to wear the oversized men’s T-shirts if we wanted to get our hands on the amazing Rottweiler print by Givenchy. This season, we finally get our own. This tank top sold out in a few seconds in the first round, and even Pink couldn’t resist. But thanks to LUISAVIAROMA you can pre-order the second delivery now. Just CLICK HERE to be transferred directly.


And why not getting the wool cashmere gauze Rottweiler scarf with your order?! I couldn’t resist and am pretty curious how my parent’s Rottweiler will react if he sees my new pieces. Hopefully, he won’t misinterpret the situation, as he can be quite awkward sometimes.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Fall Fashion

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Yesterday, I was invited to a friend’s house for a lovely Sunday brunch. The weather was so beautiful and summery. Nevertheless, I just couldn’t help myself and had to wear some of my new pre-fall 2012 pieces. Gucci’s autumnal floral print is such a perfect transition into fall.

My look: Printed silk blousestretch-leather leggings and Soft Stirrup bag, all three by Gucci, coral shape heels by Chanel, Lady Excalibur watch by Roger Dubuis, earrings by Dolce & Gabbana and glitter sunglasses by Miu Miu.

LoL, Sandra

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Gucci PF 2012-4Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Trend Fall 2012: Argyle Sweaters

Argyle Sweaters Numbers

Believe it or not: The good old argyle sweater, loved by golf-playing grandfathers around the globe, has been revisited this fall by many designers. The iconic diamond-pattern has been given a bold update for the new season with side splits as seen at Stella McCartney or by layering this statement style over knee-length shorts and sheath boots for a sleek, contemporary look, as spotted at Givenchy. Whatever your style, this fashion classic is a perfect addition to your closet. Your stylish hole in one!

Shop some of the best ones available here:

1 Argyle-intarsia wool and cashmere-blend sweater iconby Stella McCartney
Diamond-intarsia wool turtleneck sweater iconby Stella McCartney
Blue wool blended V-neck sweater with argyle front iconby Dsquared2
4 Plum python and suede trim sweater by Salvatore Ferragamo
5 Classic argyle-intarsia wool sweater by United Colors of Benetton
Modern argyle knit cashmere-silk cardigan by Pringle of Scotland

LoL, Sandra

Rain, Rain Go Away

Rain, Rain Gow Away

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

I came back from my amazing road trip through the US this week and left immediately to Munich for a day with Bobbi Brown. Stay tuned, I will tell you all about it very soon.

During the last 5 weeks, I went through 9 states – Illinois, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Utah, Nevada, California, Hawaii and Texas – and besides the horrible hail storm in South Dakota, I was blessed the whole time with beautiful sunny weather. So I was quite shocked when I got back to Switzerland where there was no sign of summer at all. Surprisingly, I found severe hail damage in my garden, my pool cover looked like shot with a pump gun. What a subtle irony! And when I experienced a mini tornado yesterday at Lake Zurich, I was inspired to this outfit.

Tornado ZurichMini Tornado in Zurich on July 21, 2012 (Photo via Tagesanzeiger)

Invest in some great fall key pieces. Bottle green is one of the hottest colours for the season. Peplum hems appeared on many runways and are one of the most flattering trends. A trench coat is a true classic piece that works for so many occasions and definitely belongs in your closet – with Burberry you cannot go wrong. Finally, add a piece of colourful statement jewelry.

Mid-length cotton-gabardine trench coat iconby Burberry Londonfine-knit wool peplum top, bottle-green De Manta leather tote, skull-print modal and cashmere-blend scarfskull-embellished umbrella, all by Alexander McQueenstretch-leather skinny pants by Yves Saint Laurentmulti-stone cuff iconby Emilio Pucci and ‘Original Tall’ Wellington boots by Hunter.

Nars Fall 2012 collection offers for your eyes and nails some icy shades with stormy names:

Nars Vent Glace

Vent Glacé (Glacial Wind) Duo Eyeshadow, CHF 59.-

Nars Storm Bird

Storm Bird Nail Polish (Limited Edition), CHF 32.-
Both available from August 2012.

Good news: The weather forecast says that the arrival of summer is close in Zurich. Let’s hope that the weather gods will be merciful.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Nars

Roksanda’s Legoland

Roksanda's legoland

I am a grown-up Roksanda Ilincic fan as you know and her pre-fall 2012 collection is one of my favourites for the next season. Inspired by her eighteen month-old daughter’s Legos, the uber-cute designs feature drop-waist dresses, puff skirts, Mondrian-like colour blocking and divine colour combinations.

You can shop a great selection at net-à iconand The cute Suzu wool-blend crepe dress iconto the left above has just found its way to me.

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This month, the Serbian designer has launched her debut line for two to eight year olds, entitled Blossom Childrenswear. The range features mini-me clothes with instantly recognisable aspects from Roksanda’s womenswear designs and was inspired by the birth of Roksanda’s first child Efimia, back in 2010, who is perhaps unsurprinsgly, modelling the debut collection.

Roksanda Daughter

Roksanda puts an emphasis on material “to ensure the collection comprises of soft textures and loose, unrestrictive shapes”. This happens when a mother designs. She knows how to keep the little ones comfortable without giving up on style. The line is available at Liberty and on I am loving it!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Roksanda Ilincic

Must-Have: Footwear by Isabel Marant


It’s time to put the latest Isabel Marant shoes on your radar for fall. The designer, who’s credited with knowing what women want before they know it themselves, scores again with covetable footwear, including those must-have wedge trainers in new hues and high-kicking boots, like the fringed rodeo-inspired pair.

This is your chance to shop them for three days before they are available to all customers. Just click on the highlighted text below each shoe to be transferred directly.

In case that you are not fast enough, go to iconfor another great selection or iconwhich will receive a great delivery this week.

LoL, Sandra


Jacob fringed wedge boots

IM2 Bird wedge sneakers

Dicker suede ankle boots

Lazio wedge boots

Jenny suede ankle boots

Bekett suede wedge sneakers

Valentino’s It-Booties for Fall 2012

Valentinos It-Booties

The iconic glamour of Valentino and the rock-chic attitude of creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli are a match made in fashion heaven, and these leather and suede ankle boots are my latest obsession from the storied fashion house.

A beautiful silhouette toughened with pyramid studs, these shoes are an elegant way to add city edge to polished looks. Valentino’s rockstuds have been a must for fashionistas since quite a while, have a look at a previous post by clicking here.
Now you just have to choose if you prefer them in black or powder.

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Studded suede and leather ankle boots in black iconby Valentino

Valentino Booties LightStudded suede and leather ankle boots in powder by Valentino

LoL, Sandra

Pre-Shopping for Pre-fall 2012: Valentino

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The evolution of the Rockstud collection continues with new explosive bags from the Va Va Voom series to must-have shoes, like the new pony hair iconic sling-backs below. Be the first to add an elegant edge toy our style this fall.

For the next three days you have the priviledge to shop these items before they are available to all customers. Just click on the highlighted text below to be transfered directly.

The booties shown on the photo above will be on every fashionista’s shopping list, so stay tuned as I will keep you posted once they hit the stores. In the meantime, enjoy these must-haves:


Rockstud kitten heels by Valentino

Already a fashion classic since this must-have kitten heel was first spotted on all editor’s feet in the front row. Click here for some photos.


Animal printed Rockstud kitten heels by Valentino

This newly introduced version will surely make your heart leap with joy.

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Va Va Voom leather satchel in a rich shade of bordeaux by Valentino

I could not think of a better name for this lady-chic bag.


Textured leather mini shoulder bag by Valentino

Forest green is the It-shade for the F/W 2012 season. So you better get started now…



Rockstud patent loafers by Valentino

Such an amazing silhouette, stylish and comfortable in one.


Rockstud small leather tote by Valentino

Structured, sleek and with a cool-girl edge, Valentino’s Rockstud tote has been the editors’ bag of choice since its launch. What a stud. My must-have for F/W 2012.

LoL, Sandra

Pre-Shopping for Pre-fall 2012: Goody Bags


Get ready to fall in love with the new season’s It-bags!

The pre-fall 2012 must-have bags are here, including Mulberry’s much sought-after Del Rey. Take advantage of this exclusive pre-shopping invitation to get your hands on this piece along with the other It-bags of the new season like YSL’s Chyc clutch in dark cherry. Be the first to indulge in pre-fall’s new arm candies. For the next three days, you have the privilege to shop those items before they are available to all customers.

To shop, just click on the highlighted text below.

LoL, Sandra

Del Rey

Del Rey leather tote by Mulberry


Chyc clutch with logo closure by Yves Saint Laurent


Chameleon leather tote by Fendi

Fendi snake

Silvana bag with snakeskin insert by Fendi


Rockstud leather shopper by Valentino

MJ Safari

Safari large single shoulder bag by Marc Jacobs

Pink Overall with Black Accessories


I love overalls and this gorgeous piece from the BOSS Black Pre-fall 2012 collection is absolutely divine. The cut and the pink colour are perfect together. 
Overall “Demira” is available in selected Hugo Boss stores now for CHF 429.-.

The colour combination of bright pink and black is gorgeous. (For a previous post where I am wearing those two shades, click here).
Therefore I would combine the pink overall with those accessories below:


Suede shell clutch iconby Charlotte Olympia

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Satin T-bar sandals by Alexander McQueen

A great outfit that works for all seasons!

LoL, Sandra