My Look: Decadent Dinner

Following the dress code for the Decadent Dinner Party that said «all black with a touch of decadence», I went for a Saint Laurent jumpsuit under a black blazer and combined it with different accessories from the French Maison. I hope that you will like it as much as I do!

My look: Strapless cutout embellished ruched stretch-satin jumpsuiticon, black double-breasted blazer, Tribute woven leather platform sandals, Monogram fringe crossbody bag in gold, gold-tone necklace, and gold-tone, enamel and faux pearl clip earringsall by Saint Laurent.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography #indulgeingold #yslbeauty
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My Look: Love This

One more look from the Maldives. I just love this. The colors blend in so nicely with the beautiful island that is the postcard perfect backdrop.

My look: Ascu cropped open-back one-shoulder ribbed linen-blend topicon by Jacquemus, crystal-embellished stretch-mesh midi skirticon by Alessandra Rich, cutout acetate butterfly sunglasses in shiny black smoke by Fendi, open-toe platform-sole sandals, and long silver floral earrings, both by Gucci, black bikini bottoms with white piping by CHANELPalmette crystal-embellished suede cross-body bag by Christian Louboutin, and Oyster Perpetual 36 with a turquoise blue dial by Rolex.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht taken by Munko at Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands
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My Look: Maldives Memories

Maldives memories… the clear turquoise waters, the white beaches of the Indian Ocean paradise are a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life. There is a lot to do and on the other hand, there is nothing to do. The Maldives is a haven of peace, quietness, solitude, and relaxation. Something I absolutely needed.

However, as the scenery was so stunning, I booked a photographer to shoot some amazing outfits. While staying at the Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands resort, we had moved one day to a water villa where I shot this vibrant look overlooking the ocean. Personally speaking, the composition of these photos might be one of my favorites of all time.

My look: Manosque tiered taffeta maxi dressicon by Jacquemus (S/S 2020 «Le Coup de Soleil» Collection), pink high-heel platform mules by Versace, Baguette leather wallet on chain in pink by Fendi, toy choker necklace, and gummy bear hoop earrings, both by Balenciaga, and DiorSignature B1U cat-eye acetate and gold-tone sunglasses by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht taken by Munko at Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands
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My Look: I Love Maldives

I absolutely love the Maldives. Being a dreamy couple’s escape, I enjoy this precious time with my better half. From candlelit dinners under starry skies, to movie nights on the beach and boat trips to spot dolphins at sunset. Every day offers something different. In between I have a lot of fun shooting some outfit posts by myself at our private beach. The weather constantly changes from sunshine to rain as you can perfectly see in those pictures and my layers.

My look: Lorna jumpsuit in blackicon, Lorna cupped bikini top in pinkicon, and matching Lorna bikini bottom in pinkicon, all by Agent Provocateur, color-block ribbed knit cardiganicon by Christopher John Rogers, DiorSignature B1U cat-eye acetate and gold-tone sunglasses by Dioricon, GG buckled rubber sandals by Gucciicon, Ras Du Cou silver-tone, shell and beaded necklaceicon, and gold-tone and shell choker, both by Isabel Marant.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Welcome to Maldives

Welcome to Maldives! Since almost one week already I am embracing island life at the Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands resort which is an absolute a dream. I am relaxed, nourished and just happy. Nature is so powerful here and the energy is very special. I feel inspired and refreshed. The first days I did absolutely nothing besides, swimming, exercising and reading books. Then, I was in the mood to take some photos. Before coming here, I bought myself a compact travel tripod which was a super investment as I took all of these shots by myself and it was a lot of fun!

My look: Dragon-print swimsuit with gold buttonsicon, and matching dragon-print pareoicon, both by Balmain, gold wedge sandalsicon by Aquazzura, BV1070 cat-eye sunglasses by Bottega Veneta, «Dubai» limited edition white and gold book tote with Rêve d’Infini motif imagined by Pietro Ruffo and matching «Dubai» J’adior limited edition bracelet set in black and white Dior Oblique cotton by Dior, gold metal necklace with coins and matching earrings, both by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Kispi

Finally after three years, the Kispiball (Kispi is an abbreviation for Kinderspital which means children’s hospital in German) took place again at the wonderful Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich. It is one of my favorite charity events of the Swiss social calendar that raises money for the city’s children’s hospital. I danced all night long in my Dolce & Gabbana gown and enjoyed being among my dear friends.

My look: Strapless polka-dot silk-organza gown, and «’L’Amore È Bellezza» ribbon belt, both by Dolce & Gabbana, pink double bow satin pumpsicon by Mach & Mach, Tro crystal-embellished leather shoulder bag by Oscar de la Renta, and crystal-embellished snake necklace by Alessandra Rich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Versace

This was the outfit I wore to the Versace F/W 2022 show in Milan. The Italian Maison has such a huge momentum again, its skyrocketing platform heels are all over along with the iconic codes we all adore so much. The surge in archival interest, and Donatella’s enduring icon status have made the brand a star once more.

My look: Envers satin jacket dress, Medusa chain embellished waist belt, Medusa Aevitas embellished satin platform pumpsicon, and small Medusa top handle bag, all by Versace, black panties by CHANEL, and gold mesh necklace by Prada.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nadia Krawiecka
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My Look: Valentino Pink PP

Here it is … my favorite look of the F/W 2022 season! I am completely obsessed with the Valentino Pink PP collection. When I spotted this dress and the accessories on the runway, I knew they need a place in Sandra’s Closet.

The photos were taken in front of the store at 27 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, that was wrapped all in pink during Paris Fashion Week., before I went to the party with Kilian.

My look: Cutout bow-embellished wool and silk-bend mini dressicon, stretch-knit tightsicon, One Stud mini leather shoulder bagicon, Tan-Go patent leather platform pump 165mm, all by Valentinofeather, crystal and bead earrings by Oscar de la Renta, and pink marabou jacket by Emilio Pucci.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nadia Krawiecka
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Sandra’s Closet Halloween Costumes

I am not a fan of those typical costumes for Halloween, poorly produced, made out of horrible materials, they create waste and are bad for the environment. Luckily, many Halloween costumes can be easily created just from the clothes in your closet and common household items.

Think of one of your favorite iconic movie characters and dress like them. If you have a lot of pink in your closet, then you can probably pull off an Elle Woods or become a Barbie girl (think of the latest Valentino Pink PP collection). Or be a «Queen of Hearts». Put on a long preferably red dress and find your household deck of cards for this easy DIY costume. Just attach some cards with safety pins and off you go. The easiest way is to play with make-up and accessories such as a pair of funky boots and stockings, top it off with a little flour in your hair to make it wiry and wild, and carry around your kitchen broom or your Dyson.

Personally speaking, I always put together costumes with pieces from my own closet. However, I know that my wardrobe is huge and I have many items that scream «dress up» already. Here some of my designer outfits that would be perfect for Halloween! Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana along with Prada are the brands that offer the easiest take on fashion with humor. For all details of the looks, click on the highlighted texts.

LoL, Sandra

Frankenstein’s Wife

Trick or Chic

Queen of Hearts

Old Hollywood Glamour

Pulp Fiction

Marie Antoinette

Great Gatsby

Racer Girl

Desperate Housewife

Barbie Girl

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography / Andrea Monica Hug
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My Look: Feathers in Paris

Feathers in Paris – nothing more chic than that. Personally speaking, I associate them with Old Hollywood glamour. Feathers in fashion are nothing new. However, this year they have been popping up everywhere. These days, the latest plumed styles feel so much more casual and sophisticated. You can just wear them to lunch as I did with KILIAN …

My look: Feather-trimmed stretch-knit playsuiticon, St. Sulpice black pumps, Lou mini quilted textured-leather shoulder bagicon, gold-tone, enamel and faux pearl clip earrings, feather choker necklace, and black monogram croc-embossed leather belt, all by Saint Laurent, and logo embellished stockings by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nadia Krawiecka
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The photos were taken at one of my favorite hotels in Paris: La Maison des Champs Elysées.