My Look: Snow Bunny

Snow bunny in Gstaad … inspired by the world of winter sports, the Prada On Ice collection presents technical ski wear blending specialized know-how with a distinctive style. Ski clothing and accessories mix with oversized jackets animated by colorful geometric and floral patterns, jersey outfits and mountain-inspired cashmere sweaters.

My look: Printed nylon down jacket, printed technical fabric ski pants, jacquard cashmere crew-neck sweater, printed stretch jersey top, quilted printed Re-Nylon scarf, and printed Re-Nylon bucket hat, all by Prada, Audrey wayfarer sunglasses by Celine, and Trekkgirl snow boots by Valentino.

Do you prefer spending Easter in the sun or in the snow? In today’s world you can have both and enjoy your new ski outfit for many months during the year. Therefore it makes sense to invest in a great look that keeps your warm but that is also fun to wear.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Gstaad Photography Raphael Faux 
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LV Rush – The New Sneaker

A dynamic design that exudes movement and agility, the Rush is the latest Louis Vuitton sneaker from Nicolas Ghesquière. Revealed as part of the Cruise collection that took place in Isola Bella, the LV Rush is a hybrid style that draws from vintage boxing boots and contemporary trail shoes.

The LV Rush is proposed as a sneaker boot that extends above the ankle as well as two sneakers – a higher version punctuated with bold red and a more monochromatic sneaker in white or black. With a bold upper in suede with rubberised and classic calf leather, the entire range is optimised for daily wear thanks to its lightweight inner construction and highly flexible sole. A metallic LV circle signals an elevated flourish in keeping with Louis Vuitton. The trail influence plays out on the main sneaker through details such as the lace stopper.

The graphic wave motif that undulates across the shoe contributes to its unique appearance, which corresponds to the collection’s overall inspiration: the modern mermaids of Lake Maggiore surrounding Isola Bella. Converging 18th-century rocaille ornamentation with an active attitude, the LV Rush is a standout sneaker that speaks to the Ghesquière’s unmatched vision.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton
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A Fucking Festive Merry Christmas

A FUCKING FESTIVE Merry Christmas to you! While being in London this month, I was invited by my dear friend Ayda Field Williams to her wonderful house for a PJ party in her huge bedroom among lovely ladies. Ayda is amazing, so fun and creative and yes, she is also the wife of Robbie Williams.

Ayda and me having some fucking festive fun!

Inspired by the sheer decadence of the holiday season, her «Fucking Festive» collection gives permission to overindulge and get naughty with that mistletoe. I am so in love with these pieces that are not only comfortable but absolutely stylish adding a certain kind of humor to your daily wardrobe.

Ayda’s great style tip: combine the socks with the high heels!

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, decorating gingerbread houses, and feeling #fuckingfestive, what else could you ask for?! And good news is that the collection will look great all year long …

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Ayda and © Sandra Bauknecht
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Workout in Style with Louis Vuitton

No more excuses not to do sports… here is an ideal gift idea for those who wish to exercise in style or elevate their home gym with exclusive Louis Vuitton details.

LoL, Sandra

2kg dumbbells by Louis Vuitton

Exercise Mat

Christopher Jump Rope

Belharra Beach Bat

Suzanne Etui Racket Pouch

Flask Holder

Photos: © Louis Vuitton
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Balmain x Evian

The power of water… Drinking plenty of water is a simple yet vital part of maintaining good health, especially as we get older. Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your health. It can help with everything from healthy heart function and skin elasticity to making you happier and more productive. And good news is that you can drink water in style and also get dressed for it.

Evian is partnering with historic Paris fashion house Balmain. With a unique baroque motif designed by Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing, this limited edition 75cl glass bottle reflects a shared commitment to embracing our heritage. Paying homage to the fashion house’s founder, Pierre Balmain, who grew up in the small mountain village of Saint Jean de Maurienne, not far from evian’s iconic source in the Alps, its design combines the universes of both houses, with delicate light blue lace features and aqua-like droplets inspired by evian’s pure natural mineral water, enhanced with Balmain’s signature embellished details and gold lettering.

The collaboration also includes the launch of a capsule collection of ready-to-wear clothing and accessoriesClassic sportswear silhouettes with the shades of soft pastels that one immediately associates with Balmain runways, the evian universe and, above all, refreshing joys of summer.

Relying on a wide variety of eco-friendly practices, materials and innovations, the collection of laid-back styles and accessories places the collaboration’s focus squarely on the powerful possibilities of a future world of fashion sustainability, all grouped under the distinctive tagline of «Together, change is beautiful

The Balmain team undertook the task of integrating a diverse range of materials, such as GOTS-certified organic cottons, sustainable viscose, and various recycled materials, to craft an extensive range of clothing items, including swimsuits, tees, hoodies, bombers, trucker jackets, and jeans.

Through this collaboration, evian and Balmain demonstrated a shared dedication to eco friendly practices, even in the minutest details, such as the recycled polyester labels and composition stickers, paper packaging made from pulp derived from sustainably managed FSC-certified forests, and the use of recycled plastic hangers and bags.

As an extension to the collection, evian and Balmain collaborated with Solaris, a recycling innovation industry leader to highlight the new opportunities presented by recycling plastic waste not suitable for circular economy in the fashion industry. Together, they developed a surprising new spin on the popular Balmain B-It slider: a sleek and transparent B-It that is entirely crafted from plastic waste that is typically judged to be unsuitable for reuse within the circular product cycle. Solaris also assisted Rousteing’s accessory design team, helping create an unexpected take on the house’s luxury Blaze handbag, using a 45% plant-based resin mixture to 3D-print the body and cover of the Blaze. The bag’s handle and lock logo were also 3D-printed, relying on a 100% rPET material created from recycled evian bottle waste (evian rPET flakes) that doesn’t meet circularity standards.

The «Together, Change is Beautiful» campaign was shot by filmmaker and photographer Carlota Guerrero, an artist who aims to portray beauty in a natural and frank way.

Guerrero’s film features the highly acclaimed La Marche Bleue dance troupe performing an original dance piece choreographed by founder Leo Walk. «The sequence was choreographed so that the movements would be impossible to perform alone,» noted Walk. «Instead, the dancers achieved their goal together, supporting each other and making it clear, through dance, that together, change is beautiful.»

Stay hydrated, stay in touch.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Balmain x evian, © Sandra Bauknecht #evianwater
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Prada – New Riders Republic® Collaboration

Prada renews its partnership with Ubisoft, celebrating one year of collaboration, by offering new Prada Linea Rossa activities and gears to Riders Republic® players who once again will be able to discover unique experiences, through:

• Two new outfits, created exclusively for Riders Republic – The Chameleon, a suit whose color changes when the character moves, the Illusion and the Fluo Illusion: black and white or fluorescent yellow that glows at night.


• An early launch of the hoverboard discipline, with Tulip, a Prada Linea Rossa design board: this hoverboard sports a colorful and futuristic style, with neon strips that will light up during the race.• A new «PRADA UNLIMITED» event – Between adrenaline and contemplation, gravity and weightlessness, light and darkness, the unique hoverboard experience of the Prada Linea Rossa will take players on a new intense race in the Glacier region with unique FX effects. From the first week, players will be able to use the exclusive Prada Hoverboard and the Fluo Illusion outfit that will light up the event’s dark atmosphere.

This new collaboration is the latest example of Prada’s continuous exploration of – and interaction with – new and evolving scenarios and cultural languages.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada
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Gucci Après-Ski

Today, I would like to introduce you to Gucci Après-Ski – a selection of pieces envisioned for mountain leisure and beyond. Drawing from the easygoing allure of winter getaways, the offering expands upon the House’s vision of a travel-minded lifestyle while continuing the strand of surprise that runs through its collections.

Gucci Après-Ski encompasses the duality of sportier and refined aesthetics often seen off- piste, showcased in an assortment of skiwear-inspired coordinated sets, updated iterations of signature handbag lines including the Gucci Horsebit 1955, Gucci Diana, and GG Marmont, lug-soled boots inspired by cold-weather footwear, and ski mask silhouettes from Gucci Eyewear among other styles.

The lineup also introduces a special preview of ready-to-wear and accessories from a forthcoming chapter of adidas x Gucci as well as a set of aluminum hard-sided trolleys, created in collaboration with the Italian luxury luggage maker FPM Milano, in a continuation of the House’s Gucci Valigeria travel narrative.

The Gucci Après-Ski selection is captured through stills by Mark Peckmezian and a film by Akinola Davies Jr. in a new campaign that follows a cast of characters as they embark on an alpine escape. The friends unwind against the backdrop of scenic peaks and charming chalets within a retro-tinged film and imagery that embody the cozy conviviality of the offering.

Gucci Après-Ski will be available in Gucci boutiques, as well as on gucci.com, with special Pop-Ups in Courmayeur, Cortina, Courchevel, Verbier, and Kitzbühel.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Gucci #GucciApresSki
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Campaign Credits: Art Director: Christopher Simmonds – Photographer: Mark Peckmezian – Director: Akinola Davies Jr – Make up: Daniel Sallstrom – Hair: Shiori Takahashi

Pucci x Fusalp

As Fusalp marks its 70th anniversary, the French specialists in skiwear wished to celebrate by teaming up with Pucci for a collaboration of ski and leisure styles. This capsule conveys the enthusiasm and joy of two brands joined by a historic connection to skiing and the mountains.

Camille Miceli of Pucci and Mathilde Lacoste of Fusalp have reimagined a collection that includes three emblematic ensembles and Fusalp best-sellers – the Gardena jacket, the Elancia and Belalp ski pants and the Maria ski suit – with Pucci all-over prints.

«For the 70th anniversary of Fusalp, I wanted to convey the enthusiasm and joy embedded in our brand through its history. Only Emilio Pucci could bring these vibrant colours and iconic prints that convey such incomparable energy,» says Mathilde Lacoste.

«We were delighted to pay tribute to Fusalp through this collection of colourful ski creations. Our similar heritage, newly expressed through technical expertise and fashion genuinely celebrates the spirit of collaboration – and of our theme this season, La Famiglia,» says Camille Miceli.

Certain styles feature Marmo motifs in palettes such as multicoloured with black and shades of icy blue. The ski suit, swirled with the violet Iride pattern, transposes the Pucci vision into a high-performance piece. Fusalp takes a fully technical approach – from outer materials and thermal pieces that offer waterproof, warmth and extreme cold protection to shapes, which sculpt and highlight the body in motion. Exceptional materials include waterproof and protective Swiss softshell, technical nylons and feathers, in addition to thermals developed with «body mapping» which give the effect of a contoured figure.

The core skiwear offer comprises 8 pieces styled as 3 main looks, each characterised by 3 different colour ranges and print variations. The après-ski proposal includes 6 heavy knitwear items and 2 padded ponchos. Among the range of accessories accented with nylon Pucci trim are a cap, scarf, snood, ear warmers, and a polycarbonate helmet.

This collaboration reimagines the ‘70s glamorous, free and joyful spirit of Pucci’s signature prints with Fusalp’s technical elegance – the best of both worlds conceived for the slopes and beyond. The collaboration is available now, both online and in a selection of Pucci and Fusalp boutiques, as well as on Mytheresa.com.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Fusalp #puccixfusalp
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Prada Linea Rossa F/W 2022 Campaign

Prada Linea Rossa is celebrating such a big revival. First released in 1995 as «Prada Sport» and closed in the mid-’00s, the luxury athleisure line has a rich and storied history, one that demonstrates the brand’s seemingly endless relevancy. Relaunched in F/W 2018, Prada’s sporty line has been an ongoing success.

Motion, transformation, perpetual change – forever shifting, along a line drawn between two points. The Prada Linea Rossa Fall/Winter 2022 campaign reflects a fundamental ethos of dynamic locomotion, ceaseless movement between different poles. And through that motion, clothing transforms, adapting itself to divergent terrain, disparate needs and demands. Constantly changing, ever evolving.

The campaign captures this endless mood of wanderlust, in a series of photographs and motion image created by Norbert Schoerner. Within each, two realities create an impossible hybrid, capturing Linea Rossa as it morphs between extremes, between mountain terrain and urban ecosystems. The protagonists sprint between these environs, captured in movement, their speed blurring the world until two polar realities fuse seamlessly into one.

The imagery reflects the identity of the Linea Rossa collection, the interlacing of different universes, racing between one reality and another. Pieces draw on winter sports – the streamlining and padded protection of skiwear, translated to metropolitan clothes recalibrated for city living. Fabrics are designed to adapt to differing locales, to new demands – mixes of nylon, techno-knit and Prada Extreme-Tex form chassis around the body, achieving delicate balance between disparate elements, fluctuating temperatures, and the demands of the everyday. In striking monochrome enlivened with the iconic Linea Rossa emblem, these pieces are also fusions, of Prada’s minimalized style with high- performance sportswear, timelessly engineered for bodies in dynamic movement. .

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada – Credits: Photographer: Norbert Schoerner – Talent: Charli D’Amelio
Models: Emanuel Dostine, Aviana McClish, Sherry Shi, Sebastien White
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My Look: Sporty in Crete

Hello from Crete! Finally I am on «real» vacation, which means for me, no make-up, curly hair, lots of sports, reading and sleeping. I am staying at the Blue Palace Resort, located between the small fishing village of Plaka and the increasingly chic port of Elounda in one of their Island Luxury Suites, that features a private pool, and a beautiful spacious outdoor area. I have barely left my room so far and exercised on my terrace in this fucking fanastic outfit!

My look: Pralù cropped embellished ribbed-knit cardigan, Valensole ribbed-knit braletteicon, and Arancia ribbed-knit shortsicon, all by Jacquemus, Double-Up hat, and Fucking Fantastic socks, all by Ayda, and Balenciaga Triple S sneaker by Balenciaga x adidas.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Anouk Bauknecht
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