My Look: Gstaad Experience

Here is the outfit I wore for my Gstaad experience last week. Cozy and warm, yet stylish, waterproof and protective, wearing a great ski suit makes you look awesome on the slopes and is also perfect for all other activities in the mountains.

Great news is that this ski suit is equipped with the RECCO® system. Since its launch in the 80’s, this rescue system has become the standard bearer in avalanche search and rescue technology. It’s always on and ready to go with no batteries that might run out and lasts a lifetime. For the wearer the system consists of a permanently attached «reflector» which is sewn into the Dolce & Gabbana outerwear pieces. When an avalanche happens, professional rescuers pull out a RECCO® detector which scans the slide area for signals and allows them to easily find those lost under the snow.

My look: Tropical rose print ski jacketiconmatching tropical rose print ski trousers, printed silk scarf, and roll-neck jersey sweatericon, all by Dolce & Gabbana, Trekkgirl snow boots by Valentino, vintage white mink ear muffs by CHANEL, medium shearling Bobby bag in grey by Dior, and LV Timeless metallic stole by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: New Year

I celebrated New Year’s Eve in grand style at the beautiful Gstaad Place hotel with friends. Towering over the village of Gstaad, the address offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Swiss Alps, and always the best parties with unique service. Even if we weren’t allowed to dance, the celebration was great and we still managed to move on our seats.

I wore this beautiful black Monique Lhuillier gown inspired by classic ’50s couture. It has a guipure lace bodice trimmed with a waist-cinching satin sash and a frothy tulle skirt that’s discreetly padded to create all that volume.

My Look: Satin-trimmed guipure lace and tulle gownicon by Monique Lhuillier, zodiac embroidered appliquéd canvas clutchicon by Olympia Le-Tan, Kate 100 suede pumpsicon by Christian Louboutin, crystal-embellished snake necklace, and silver-tone crystal clip earringsicon, both by Alessandra Rich, bracelets and Panthère de Cartier Manchette 22mm 18-karat rose gold and diamond watchicon, all by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Anna Moscatello
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My Look: New Year Walk

New Year is the time to start a new chapter of life. Personally speaking, every day that you walk, you add valuable time onto your life. I enjoyed the fresh morning air on the first day of 2021 in Gstaad, getting a clear mind and the calories of last night burnt, all snuggled up in my cozy teddy coat and sweater.

My look: Teddy Bear Icon camel hair and silk-blend coaticon by Max Mara, sequin-embellished Polo bear jumper by Polo Ralph Lauren, Luck Lady stola by Louis Vuittonsilk satin-trimmed georgette shortsicon by Tom Ford, Trekkgirl snow boots by ValentinoCassandre small suede shoulder bag by Saint Laurent, and bow-detailed embellished velvet headbandicon by Philip Treacy.

Wishing you 12 months of success, 52 weeks of laughter, 365 days of fun, 8,760 hours of joy, 525,600 minutes of good luck, and 31,536,000 seconds of happiness.
Happy New Year!

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Favorite Outfits of 2020

It is the last day of the year and following my tradition, I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2020. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments, mostly shot at home. I will remember 2020 as the year that sucked, not only because of the pandemic but because of many tragic moments affecting people that have been close to my heart.

2020 has challenged and squeezed our perceptions of what a bad year can be, draining the optimism and throwing us zinger after zinger. So let’s look at some good news to focus on as this year of bad news comes to a close. We will be getting back to «normal» at a certain point, which will be a different «normal», as the world has changed and we have to accept it.

However, I will never loose my love for fashion and dressing up, making every day a little bit more beautiful. In this sense, I am wishing you only the best and I hope that you will keep following Sandra’s Closet for the next years to come! To a fabulous 2021!

LoL, Sandra

JANUARY 2020: Happy New Year

GstaadCan’t Stop the FeelingThe Kitchen

Call Me!Lunar New Year

FEBRUARY 2020Lion’s Run

Birthday Girl Night FeverV-DayWanted

Let’s GoMilan Fashion Week

MARCH 2020: I’m a Herrera Woman

Coco Neige Leopard Snake – Fashion

OMGYes Girl Yes!Weekend

Let’s Stay Home – Storms Don’t Last Forever

APRIL 2020Flowers and Lace

Reverse PsychologyNot Your Barbie Girl – World Dance Day

Love Being ActiveEaster

We Look Cute TogetherThursday

MAY 2020: Digital Red Carpet

PeoniesPretty PreppyWisteria Lane

Go GirlLove CHANELLV Pont 9

JUNE 2020: Feathers

CountdownTotal FashionOops! … I Did It Again

Escape the NightClass of 2020World Oceans Day

Heels Over PantsDior Love

JULY 2020: Tropical

Bobby Tipsy TuesdayComfy Glam

I Belong to The Hot Pants ClubMary MareGlamour at the Pool

SundayMillennial Cool

Summer BlackLate Afternoon

AUGUST 2020: Now Showing

Lake ComoVilla d’EsteValence

Missing CapriSylt

Bye, Bye Summer!Hello Kitty

SEPTEMBER 2020: Bookworm

TraditionalEmpty NesterThe Bat!

Tropical Meets Apple Tree  Muse  Oversized Cool

Diva!Sport

OCTOBER 2020Prada Love

FallShapeThousand In One Ways Sweater

Me TimeWifey for LifeMy Way

CuteCHANEL ShowBoo!

NOVEMBER 2020: New Modern

WednesdayUnder ConstructionMorocco Style

The First LookThe Art of Fashion

Thank you FallBlack Friday

DECEMBER 2020: Weekend Vibes

TodayDo It With Passion – Grateful

Boss Lady – Season’s Greetings

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My Look: Grateful

I am so grateful that I recovered so easily from my COVID-19 infection and never showed the typical symptoms besides loosing my taste and smell for a few days. The isolation was tough on me. However, I spent my time reading and enjoying myself in my new home.

I am grateful that all my loved ones didn’t catch it and I  feel blessed for all the beautiful things in my life, including my closet! Speaking of which, I adore this outdoor look, comfy yet stylish, and hope you will like it as well.

My look: D-White turtleneck sweater, cream white cashmere sweaterreversible Teddy-D small brim bucket hat, D-Venture logo ankle boots, socks with Dior Oblique motif, Oblique saddle bag and blue shoulder strap, all by Dior, layered pinstriped grain de poudre wool and silk shorts by Chloé, and Audrey wayfarer sunglasses by Celine.

Are you grateful like me that 2020 will be over soon?

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Season’s Greetings

A completely different kind of year. 2020 will be seared in all our memories. It’s been a year that has fundamentally changed the world. Long established certainties about what we think is safe and what we believe is healthy in all areas of our lives have been challenged.

I would have never thought that when we shot these photos, this would be my only Christmas post and that I would be diagnosed just a little later with COVID-19. Spending the festive days all by myself in isolation is what I would call bad timing. However, I am extremely grateful that I have not spread the virus and that I have not been showing severe symptoms.

My look: Hooded quilted glossed-shell down jacketicon, printed silk-twill playsuiticon, and Rockstud leather knee-high boots, all by Valentino, monogram-print face mask by Dolce & Gabbanablack and white Dior 30 Montaigne large brim bucket hat with veil, and medium D-Lite Bag in Lights embroidery, both by Dior.

Warmest season’s greetings of good health, love, happiness, peace and prosperity from me to you!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Do It With Passion

Yes, it is your passion that makes any work successful. If you are not passionate about anything, dont do it. It will just waste your time. Fashion makes me happy, therefore writing this blog gives me a lot of pleasure. Being in isolation due to my positive COVID-19 test, I am grateful for all the pre-shot material that I can share with you now.

Burberry’s classic heritage check is back in fashion and looking fresher than ever. When in doubt about print clashing, just go for the double check. I think it looks fabulous!

My look: Shearling jacketicon by Chloé, embroidered cashmere and silk-blend turtleneck sweatericon, pleated printed crepe skirticon, and check stretch knit sock boots, all by Burberry, beaded drop earrings by Oscar de la Renta, andicon Daily Multi Pocket belt bag by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Today

Today is a very happy day! My daughter is back from Boston and I love spending time with her. The other positive side effect is that I have my photographer back in town.

Sporting my new Dior Bobby bag in shearling along with Isabel Marant‘s bohemian, comfortable and cool aesthetic, it is a combo that could be appealing to women of all ages. Don’t you agree?

My look: Chinchilla fur cape and medium Bobby bag in grey, both by Dior, Peggy exaggerated-shoulder cashmere-blend sweatericon, Ginkao draped wool midi skirticon, and Luido leather ankle boots, all by Isabel Marant, Franckie mismatched drop clip earrings by Chloé, and knitted logo face mask by Balmain.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Boss Lady

«Look like a girl. Act like a lady. Think like a man and work like a boss… »

Here I am standing at the construction site of my new home, actually what will be my future bathroom. I truly enjoy the creative process of building and designing. Even that it is not possible to live there yet, I can see the rooms already coming to life in my imagination. It is very time consuming, yet extremely satisfying.

My look: Asymmetric open shoulder dress, by Louis Vuitton, Boss Lady pumps in pink by Sophia WebsterNiki mini studded quilted textured-leather shoulder bagicon by Saint Laurent, CC logo tights by CHANEL, and Lecce leather belticon by Isabel Marant.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Weekend Vibes

My kind of weekend vibes… fighting the grey and cold weather with some vibrant colors and some tropical prints that will put you immediately in a good mood.

My look: Jungle-appliqué embroidered knit sweatericon by Valentino, printed stretch-cotton poplin shorts, jungle mix face mask, and orange gold-tone and resin clip earringsicon, all by Dolce & Gabbana, wool cape with contrast trims in red, inverted cat-eye sunglasses, and snake finger ring with crystals, all by Gucci, Cassette Intrecciato leather cross-body bagicon by Bottega Veneta, and 76 suede over-the-knee bootsicon by Saint Laurent.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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