My Look: Lunar New Year

The Year of the Rat has officially begun and I am celebrating the start of the lunar new year today with an outfit post inspired by Shanghai during the 1920s, at that time known as «The Paris of the East, the New York of the West», a melting pot of different nations and styles.

The photos were taken inside the Maestro Suite at The Dolder Grand in Zurich.

My look: Crystal-embellished ruched velvet gown by Paco Rabanne, ostrich feather-embellished taffeta clutch by The Atticoicon, Edwige embellished satin sandals by Saint Laurent, marabou-trimmed crystal clip earrings and iconmarabou feather headband, both by Alessandra Rich, and feather boa by Michael Kors Collection.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography

My Look: The Kitchen

A celebration of femininity with a punk undertone – something that Christopher Kane knows how to deliver best. This dress is one of my new favorites – worn here in the kitchen of the Maestro Suite at The Dolder Grand. Topped of with this fun Moschino bag, it definitely makes heads turn…. housewife chic at its best!

My look: Lace and duchesse silk-satin mini dress by Christopher Kane, orange ostrich feather cape by Gucci, Betty patent-leather platform pumps by Saint Laurentwashing machine round leather tote bagicon by Moschino and marabou-trimmed crystal clip earrings by Alessandra Rich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: David Biedert Photography

My Look: Can’t Stop the Feeling

«I can’t stop the feelin’
So just dance, dance, dance
I can’t stop the feelin’
So just dance, dance, dance, come on»

Whenever I go clubbing, I prefer wearing some tight pants to be able to move easily and have all my valuables on me with the help of a small crossover bag, a phone holder around my neck and this fantastic lipstick case.

My look: Short sleeved pullover with frills, leggings with monogram elastic belt, vintage long coat with gold piping and leopard collar (Look 14 from the F/W 2005 collection), Petite Malle bag in Monogram Canvas, lipstick case, Louise phone holder, all by Louis Vuitton, and Kangaroo wrap around bow tie lace high heel boots in black (F/W 2016) by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Gstaad


2020 has started so well … enjoying the beautiful sunny weather in Gstaad with family and friends. Here you see me at Wasserngrat restaurant, located at an altitude of 1,920 metres above sea level, with breath-taking views of the stunning mountain scenery.

My look: Oversized faux fur coaticon by Balenciaga, ski print bodysuit, logo headband and snow boots with spikes (Coco Neige F/W 2019), black and white cashmere scarfembellished leggings and tortoise shell sunglasses (Resort 2020), and Chanel 19 tweed bag, by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Happy New Year

Happy 2020 to everyone! I hope that the new year will be the best year of your life. May all your dreams come true and all your hopes be fulfilled! For me, 2020 has started fantastically as I got engaged at midnight at the Gstaad Palace. A new decade has begun … may it be as amazing as it started.

My look: Red sequined long dressicon, rhinestone-embellished faux-pearl necklaceicon, and white fox fur stoleicon, all by Dolce & Gabbana, champagne cross-body bagicon by Moschino, and laser-cut leather and suede platform sandalsicon by Alaïa.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Favorite Outfits of 2019

It is not only the last day of the year, but also the last day of the decade and I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2019. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments. 12 months, versatile looks, shot in many different places in the world.

To a fabulous 2020, to a fabulous new decade, wishing you only the best and I hope that you will keep following Sandra’s Closet for the next years to come!

LoL, Sandra

JANUARY 2019To a Sparkling 2019

French Cancan – CrucialWasserngrat Lunch

Winter WonderlandGstaad, Come Up and Slow Down – Women in Power

Happy Birthday – 100 Years of Bauhaus

FEBRUARY 2019: London Fashion Week Look

Times Square  La Pausa  New York City

She’s in Fashion  Hello Sunshine

MARCH 2019Vienna Opera Ball

International Women’s DayNever Rest – Find Me in Milan

Spring  The New StoryIt’s All in the Attitude

APRIL 2019: Swiss Girl

Travelling to São PauloBrazilBelgrave Square

TinaFormula V

Paris Fashion WeekCherry Blossom

 MAY 2019: Cyprus Nights

Summer Kick-OffGirl PowerBest Never Rest

Where the Wild Things AreAwesome Sequins

JUNE 2019: Red & Turquoise for Spring 

Save the OceanAn Evening with BalletJewels

Art BaselBeat the Heat

 JULY 2019: Like Ice in the Sunshine

Dream On VacationLet’s Play Ballet

Rose GardenFrench RivieraJust Keep Swimming

AUGUST 2019: Viva la Svizzera

Greetings from VeronaKiss a Frog – Street Parade 2019

The Weekend Read Comfy Chic

Orchid PrintLavender Extrême

SEPTEMBER 2019Pulp Fiction

Atelier SwarovskiArriving in Munich – Boss Outletcity Metzingen

Life is Better with a DogModern Princess

Sleeping BeautyBohemian

OCTOBER 2019: Borgo Santo Pietro

Chill & RelaxGolden FallVivamayr

La Vie BohèmeCamouflage

NOVEMBER 2019: Halloween

GreeceCHANELLa Mer

HomeMagic WeekendFemme on Trend

DECEMBER 2019: Merry Dolce Christmas

You Can Do ItCelebrateThis is My Love

 Unchained#IMACHRISTMASTREE

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: #IMACHRISTMASTREE

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go. I love the festive season and cannot get enough of my Christmassy outfits. Much love to everyone!

My look: Red and white cashmere cardigan and Chanel 19 waist bag, both by CHANEL, printed Christmas T-shirt, Christmas ornament sandals and Christmas tree earrings, all by Dolce & Gabbana, and Jumpy ruffled leather skinny pants by Isabel Marant.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
Thank you to The Dolder Grand for the hospitality.

My Look: Merry Dolce Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you – may pace, love and laughter surround you all this holiday season. Needless to say, I wish you the most fashionable festivity ever. I am wearing a head to toe Dolce & Gabbana look because Christmas is too sparkly, said no one ever.

My look: Tulle bustier top, flounce skirt in tulle, Christmas ornament sandals, Christmas tree earrings, all by Dolce & Gabbana and vintage bow clutch with red sequins by Valentino.

The photos were taken at the beautiful The Dolder Grand in Zurich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: This is My Love

Fashion – this is my love. Classically inspired – masterfully staged – just like the beautiful Maestro Suite at The Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich that is an homage to music and Herbert von Karajan housed in the tower of the Main Building over two floors. My favorite part during my stay was playing the Steinway grand piano – the second of only three ever made jubilee replicas based on the first Steinway B211 grand built in 1836.

I hope you like my outfit that would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve party, don’t you think?

My look: Crystal-embellished printed velvet maxi dress by Paco Rabanne, New Year’s Party 2 appliquéd embroidered canvas clutch by Olympia Le-TanSilver-tone, crystal and satin chokericon by Miu Miu, and Edwige embellished satin sandals by Saint Laurent.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: David Biedert Photography

My Look: Unchained

In order to prepare for the future, you need to unchain yourself from the strictures of the past. Let the past help and inform you; just don’t let it hold you back. Take control of your world to get your smile back. In terms of fashion, opt for different looks, mix and be creative until you find your match. As Sir Richard Branson once said: «You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.» For this outfit, I unchained myself from the rules and mixed and matched in all ways possible and I love the unexpected outcome.

My look: Eiderdown coat, and Viola floral-printed silk dressicon, both by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Le Chiquito mini leather tote by JacquemusiconStudwrap leather pumpsicon by Valentino, leather bandana, leather belt, and hoop earrings, all by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht