Alexa Chung in Valentino Pop Couture


Valentino‘s Resort 2013 collection fuses florals and ’60s-inspired silhouettes to irresistible effect. Quintessentially feminine, this couture-worthy dress is as beautiful on the inside as the outside – as seen on Alexa Chung.

Get Alexa’s look: Lace and silk-organza dress by ValentinoiconBathurst bag by Anya Hindmarch and Rampol 120 suede pumps by Christian Louboutin.

LoL, Sandra

Trend S/S 2013: Get in Line


The combination of black and white is shaping up to be one of S/S 2013‘s hottest trends, namely in the form of stripes. Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino showed one of the most stunning two-tone takeovers. I am convinced that chances are high, that you already have a few black-and-white-striped pieces in your closet, but look for a style update to take it up a notch. To get in on one of summer’s boldest trends, step inside to shop my picks now.

Dresses from left to right:
Scooter striped stretch-twill dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs
Striped cotton-blend sheath dress by Lanvin
Wide stripe sun dress iconby Dolce & Gabbana


Personally speaking, a striped blazer is my must for this season. An easy way to take your outfit to the next level.

Jackets from left to right:
Striped satin blazer iconby Balmain
Striped cotton-blend blazer iconby Lanvin
Stripe-print lurex blazer iconby Saint Laurent
Striped glossed rayure-effect blazer by Saint Laurent (I couldn’t resist this one…)

Saint_Laurent_Striped Sandals

Paloma suede and metallic sandals iconby Saint Laurent
Walk the line and have fun!

LoL, Sandra

S/S 2013: The All-White Slice & Dice


Start the season on the right foot with an all-white outfit. The non-colour has been seen head-to-toe on many S/S 2013 runways. But don’t think that you can stay with your average white cotton shirt that has been hanging forever in your closet. This summer, it is all about ruffles, laser-cut holes, panels, and stripes.


Slice and dice! Chloé has some of the most beautiful looks for summer and the house’s designer Claire Waight Keller spared no expense to come up with some gorgeous details. What might normally be just another ordinary crisp white jacket was sliced at the sleeves to give it a major point of difference.


Inspired by the Mercedes-Benz fashion film in which Karlie Kloss looks stunning in an all-white look from Chloé, here are some of the best pieces available at the moment. Sure investments in a season of style!

1 Appliquéd cotton-blend lace skirt
2 Drape-detailed cotton-jersey top
3 Woven panama blazer
4 Open-knit cotton-blend sweater

LoL, Sandra

iconPhotos: Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz and via

Balenciaga S/S 2013: Objects of Desire


These sandals from Balenciaga‘s Resort 2013 collection feature uber-cute origami bows and are about to become spring’s It-heels.


These golden finger rings that appeared on Balenciaga‘s S/S 2013 runway are absolutely divine. Better call the Paris store (+33 1 47 20 21 11) now to get on the extra-long wait list.

LoL, Sandra

Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane Is Here


The first Cruise 2013 pieces designed by Saint Laurent‘s new Creative Director, Hedi Slimane, have hit the shelves and are true to form with Hedi’s tough chic signature cut – don’t miss the lambskin one-shoulder leather dress and his très sexy striped sandalsicon

Here is your must-have shopping list of forward thinking classics and minimalist accessories:


1 Silk crepe de chine pussy-bow blouse in the house’s iconic fuchsia colour
2 Polka-dot silk-twill pussy-bow blouse
My personal favourite: Chain-trimmed leather mini skirt icon
4 Two bags in one: Reversible suede and leather shopper icon
5 Patent-leather pumps icon

By the way, the new name for the brand is Saint Laurent. The “Yves” is gone for the ready-to-wear line, but interesting to know is that the beauty line remains YSL.

LoL, Sandra

New Must-Have Prada Slippers


Since last season, the slipper shoe has been on every fashionista’s style radar and there is no end in sight. Prada has just launched a stunning capsule collection that is screaming “BUY ME”. The new Prada slippers feature a range of distinctive details and novel combinations.

The classic form with leather sole is developed in multiple variations, each with a powerful identity. Here are five proposals:


Slipper in iridescent velvet with embroidery in satin thread.


Slipper in three-color sequins. The embroidery recalls iconic Prada flowers and lozenges.


Slipper in brushed leather with metal studs and hand stitched paillettes.


Slipper in patent leather with plex embroidery and hand stitched paillettes.


Slipper in two-color patent leather.

Those beautiful slippers are in stores now. Prices range from CHF 410.- to CHF 860.-.
See you at Prada…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Prada

Get the Look: V-Day Date


Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and you might be looking for the perfect outfit to wear on a romantic date. Amanda Seyfried looked pretty amazing at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala in Los Angeles sporting a scarlet red bodice dress from Prabal Gurung’s Resort 2013 collection combined with trendy metallic accessories. A look that would prove your style prowess and that is in stores now.

Mesh-trimmed silk and cotton-blend satin dress by Prabal GurungPearce metal and Perspex octagonal clutch iconby Kotur and Biel leather wedge pumps by Jimmy Choo.

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Gucci Manga Style


Starting from today, you should keep your eyes open for a very special window installation that will roll out across more than 70 Gucci iconboutiques around the world (unfortunately not including Switzerland) and will remain until mid February. For that project, Frida Giannini collaborates with renowned Japanese Manga artistHirohiko Araki, who has created an exclusive Manga (Japanese comic strip) story inspired by the Italian house’s beautiful Cruise 2013 collection. A multi-media campaign will complement the window installation, including the publication of the full Manga story exclusively in Japan’s Spur magazine.


Commenting on the collaboration Giannini said, “This has without doubt been one of the most enjoyable collaborations I have worked on. The characters that Hirohiko has conceived combine an energy, sensuality and appeal that brings my Cruise collection to life in such a fun and compelling way. I am quite sure his window installations will stop people in their tracks in cities around the world as they immerse themselves in the fabulous fantasy world he has created.”


Entitled “Jolyne, Fly High with Gucci,” Araki’s Manga tells the adventure of Jolie Kujo, a student who inherits a keepsake from her mother’s Gucci collection. Propelled by the mystery behind her vintage treasure, she embarks on a journey that transcends time.

LoL, Sandra


Trend S/S 2013: Holographic Fashion


Futuristic fabrics are high on this new season’s designer agenda and holographic looks are having a major fashion moment for S/S 2013. It is all about “Dress to Shine”!



Christopher Kane showed his collection for S/S 2013 on a holographic catwalk and Alexander Wang turned off the lights to enlighten the special fabrics of his clothes.


Holographic sequins played a major role at Antonio Berardi


… and Talbot Runhof.


The trendsetter this season is definitely Jonathan Saunders. His holographic pieces will be on every fashionista’s wish list.


Christopher Bailey makes us drool over his metallic shiny fabrics for Burberry Prorsum that shimmer in all shades of the rainbow.

If you cannot wait to sport the trend first, have a look at those accessories below that have just hit the shelves:


Stella McCartney and Proenza Schouler‘s sleek accessories are my favorite way to tap the trend, perfect for New Year’s Eve!

1 Holographic faux leather clutch by Stella McCartney
Holographic faux leather pumps by Stella McCartney
3 Holographic faux leather iPhone 4 sleeve by Stella McCartney
4 Holographic leather card holder by Proenza Schouler
5 PS11 mirrored leather wristlet clutch by Proenza Schouler


Holographic faux leather python print Falabella clutch by Stella McCartney

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, © Sandra Bauknecht and via

In Stores Now: Stella McCartney Resort 2013


Stella McCartney‘s extremely beautiful Resort 2013 collection has just hit the shelves. Don’t miss those vibrant colours, head-to-toe wallpaper prints and feminine florals. Be one of the first ones to own a fashionable piece for the next season.

For the next three days, Mytheresa is hosting a Stella McCartney Resort 2013 pre-shopping event. Shop those must-haves before they are available to all customers by clicking here.

Some of my favourites are:


Bright yellow Romilly cady top




Fletcher flower jacquard dress icon


Striped cashmere sweater icon


Taylor cady tapered pants icon


Falabella small python print shoulder bag

LoL, Sandra