My Look: Pool Party

This is THE bikini of the summer season. CHANEL’s bi-color summer essential from the S/S 2022 runway has been probably the most instagrammed two-piece swimsuit so far. Here you see me wearing it to a pool party at my house.

My look: Striped crochet-knit halterneck maxi dressicon by Missoni, bi-color bikini (Look 3 from the S/S 2022 collection), yellow and orange Deauville beach tote, straw straw visor hat, earrings and white and pink sneakers, by CHANEL.

On my skin: Les Beiges Huile Illuminatrice by CHANEL Beauty.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Anouk Bauknecht 
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Trending S/S 2022: The Black Cutout Swimsuit

A cutout swimsuit may be a straight-up no-no for some, with very bizarre tan lines being too much of a risk, but given that cutouts are a major S/S 2022 fashion trend this year, you might want to change your mind. This season, they are absolutely trending, preferably in black. Below you can find my absolute favorites. Just click on the highlighted text to be transferred directly.

LoL, Sandra

Cutout crochet-paneled swimsuiticon by PATBO

Cutout swimsuiticon by Alaïa

Crystal-embellished cutout stretch-nylon swimsuit by Dolce & Gabbana
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Cutout embellished halterneck swimsuiticon by Magda Butrym

Wilona crystal-embellished cutout swimsuiticon by Agent Provocateur

Cutout halterneck swimsuiticon by Norma Kamali

Maddy cutout stretch-ECONYL halterneck swimsuiticon by Mara Hoffmann

Cutout halterneck swimsuit by Christopher Esber

One-shoulder cutout swimsuiticon by Versace

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Retro Prints

After a year of mostly being stuck at home, we are all craving for bright colors, and vibrant prints. In fact, all things retro have had a big influence on fashion and personally speaking I adore Emilio Pucci’s swimwear collections that are very reminiscent of the ’60s and ’70s. Those kaleidoscopic patterns make me feel like being at a Mediterranean getaway immediately.

My look: Lilly-print silk-georgette maxi cape dress, Lilly-print stretch-jersey face coveringicon, Lilly-print bikini top, mid-rise Lilly-print bikini briefsicon, and matching Lilly-print cotton-voile short sarongicon, all by Emilio Pucci, Mon Tresor mini leather-trimmed mesh bucket bagicon by Fendi, snake-effect leather platform sandalsicon by Miu Miu, glass-beaded hoop earringsicon, and set of three glass-beaded chokers, both by Etro, Eva aviator-style rose gold-tone sunglasses by Tom Ford, charm bracelet with scissors and flower, and sautoir AirPods necklace by CHANEL, Intrecciato rubber iPhone 12 Pro Max caseicon by Bottega Veneta, and Royal Oak 37mm 18-karat frosted rose gold watch by Audemars Piguet.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Home Pooling

This beautiful sunny and very hot weather screams for home pooling. Isn’t it a great outfit that will also look amazing at the beach.

My look: Cassia belted printed linen robe, and Cassia embellished crochet-knit and floral-print bikini, both by Zimmermann, harness in metal and strass, and bangles, both by CHANEL, gold-tone quartz earrings by Oscar de la Rentastraw Kendra coffa bag with embroidery iconby Dolce & Gabbana, Paradise palm-tree leather clogs by Sophia WebstericonGG lion head & beaded ring by Gucciiconand square-frame intrecciato acetate sunglassesicon by Bottega Veneta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Anouk Bauknecht 
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Louis Vuitton Summer 2021

A splash of colour, a wave of iridescent light, a breath of fresh air, the joy of sunrays caressing one’s skin. From bright to pastel, a portfolio of Malibu sunrise yellows make up the Sunbathing collection, while Riviera blues embody the Morning Swim pieces. A place in the sun.

Beachwear prints, gradient Monogram, Damier motifsLouis Vuitton icons play with colour. Going from day to night, sorbets to cocktails, the collection draws inspiration from fizzy red and parasol stripes, features raffia and embossed leather. Silk twill pyjamas, bobs, bag charms, small leather goods, a beach towel and sarong, sandals and sneakers – a burst of colour under the summer sun.

A sporty parka in gradient nylon, the brilliance of a sequined dress, a Capucines, NéoNoé and the multipocketed Papillon – twists on House classics brush the skin and awaken desires. Shine, dance, dream of an endless summer, feeling relaxed, fresh in carefree attire for summer 2021.

Available in all Louis Vuitton stores from March 19th.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Vuitton

My Look: Diva!

Be a diva in a positive way. Enjoy dressing up – even at the pool! Exude great style and personality with confidence and express your own style while not letting others influence who you are or want to be. I am wishing you a happy weekend. I am going to spend mine in my garden and you?

My look: Crystal-embellished chainmail midi dressicon by Paco Rabanne, Allia cutout ruffled Swiss dot tulle-paneled swimsuiticon by Zimmermann, Chiara butterfly wing-embellished sandals by Sophia Websterice cube clutch bag and crystal embellished sunglasses, both by CHANELicon, crystal embellished butterfly earrings by Miu Miu, and crystal embellished headpiece by Gucci.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Mary Mare

My beloved Mary Katrantzou is giving me wanderlust while enjoying my staycation. Mary Mare is a seasonless, year-round capsule line, inspired by sunny, oceanfront destinations: Cannes, Nice, Greece, Portofino, Monte Carlo, Venice, Dubrovnik, the Côte d’Azur, and more. You saw me already sporting the sea-shell print in June (for the previous post, click here please).

Now, it is time to enjoy my newest pieces at the pool in my new house. I especially adore the signature Postage Stamps print, alluding to the nostalgia of writing postcards to our loved ones while on vacation. Taking inspiration from the 10th anniversary collection, this print was reimagined in her London studio and adorns my bathing suit.

My look: Côte d’Azur striped silk-georgette cover upIbiza postage-stamp print swimsuit, Mykonos striped triangle bikiniicon, all by Mary Katrantzou, Tallow cat-eye sunglassesicon by Zimmermann, Loubi Bee Alta 130 leather platform sandalsicon by Christian Louboutin, pink embossed leather shoulder bagicon by Fendi, floppy straw hat by Louis Vuitton (Cruise 2011), Ras Du Cou silver-tone, shell and beaded necklaceicon, and Aimable gold-tone horn necklace, both by Isabel Marant.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Superga x Mary Katrantzou

Superga x Mary Katrantzou – this sneaker collaboration is out of this world and holds summer’s favorite sneakers for us. I have been a fan of Mary’s lively creations since the first day she launched her brand and her amazing prints paired with the iconic kicks is absolutely divine.

Parallel to the launch of MARY MARE, the collection taps into picture-perfect vacations. Considering that travelling abroad is far from possible at the moment, the collab is a close second to feeling like you’re enjoying your beauty summer vacation.

You can shop the sneakers here. Below you can see a sneak preview of my Mary Mare look, stay tuned and happy weekend …

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Mary Katrantzou and © Sandra Bauknecht
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Beach Towels

Vacation plans may be on pause, but sunshine is not. Make the most of the warmer weather closer to home with the most beautiful beach towels that will make you feel like being in a 5-star hotel in your own garden or during sundowners on the balcony.

LoL, Sandra

From left to right:
Floral-print cotton-terry beach towel
icon by Dolce & Gabbana
Majolica-print beach towelicon by Dolce & Gabbana
Zebra and plant-print beach towelicon by Dolce & Gabbana
Rose print beach towelicon by Dolce & Gabbana

Crete de Fleur beach towel by Versace

Vivara-print cotton-terry beach towelicon by Emilio Pucci (available in 4 colours)

Monogram Print Cotton Towelicon by Burberry

Babar print beach towelicon by Lanvin

Top left and right, below:
Beach towels
by Hermès 

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Just Keep Swimming

If I say to you, just keep swimming, I am quoting a fish – a really famous fish and that is Dory from the movie Finding Nemo. If you keep swimming, you will not drown and might reach your next goal. Take action to survive, even if that is all you can do. And needless to say, do it with style!

My look: Floral-printed bikini and matching hibiscus-printed cotton hat, both by Etro, fringed plaid basketweave canvas maxi skirt by Proenza Schoulericonheart-shaped turquoise bagicon by Balenciaga, leather platform sandals, both by Saint LaurentImpatiens clip-on earrings by Oscar de la Renta and sunglasses «Reflected» by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht