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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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

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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: New!

New Alaïa, new denim! I am such a huge fan of Pieter Mulier‘s first collection for Alaïa. Four years after Alaïa’s passing, the Belgian designer, who was Raf Simons right hand before, created a collection with so many amazing pieces that pay homage to Azzedine Alaïa‘s greatest hits, including body-sculpting knitwear, multi-strap corset belts, and hooded silhouettes evocative of Alaïa’s North African roots. As Pieter said, he wanted his first collection for the French house to be «a return to foundations.» I bought many pieces, among them this beautiful denim look that I photographed on the streets of Paris and that you will hopefully like as much as I do.

My look Hooded denim and stretch-knit thong bodysuiticon, and high-rise straight-leg jeans, both by Alaïa,icon Yigit silk-satin platform pumps by Amina Muaddi, Milena embellished metallic embroidered tulle and satin braicon, and Milena black lace thong, both by Agent Provocateurvideo tape clutch by Louis Vuittonicon, and cat-eye tortoiseshell-acetate sunglassesicon by Bottega Veneta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nadia Krawiecka
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No Tricks, Just Treats

Halloween hits – loosen the reins and strip off your inhibitions with Agent Provocateur‘s spooky collection. From deep plum tulle tie-side briefs and mini-tulle pom-poms with gold tone embroidered «Spooky» to rear, to the punk rock infused Devlinn T-Shirt, provocation is the common thread.
No tricks, just treats.

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Agent Provocateur
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For Valentine’s Day or Just Because…

Dress up for date night, unwrap luxury or gift someone gorgeous this Valentine’s Day with this beautiful selection of gifts and outfit inspirations. I have even thrown in an idea «for him»…
The heart wants what the heart wants…

LoL, Sandra

1 Confetti Heart knitted sweater by Chinti and Parker
iconicon2 Heart cut-out babydoll dress by Chloé (60% off)
icon3 Embellished merino wool sweater by Oscar de la Renta
icon4icon Sequined silk bustier top by Oscar de la Renta
icon5 Carry Secrets heart clutch by Valentino
iconSicily leather shoulder bag by Dolce & Gabbana

1 Gabby lace-trimmed embroidered tulle underwired braicon and matching thong, both by Agent Provocateur
icon2 Heart-print button-down dress by Alexander McQueen
icon3 Love letter print T-shirt by Gucciicon (FOR HIM)
4 New Wave 196 Loulou heart-shaped silver-tone sunglassesicon by Saint Laurent
5 Pierced-heart straw haticon by Gucci
Crystal-embellished clutch by Gucci

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, via Harper’s Bazaar, © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Ruffles

I told you already about my obsession with Ellery‘s playful to-die-for kick-flare trousers that billow out in a way that’s reminiscent of a mermaid tail. Now, you see me wearing them in combination with some more ruffles, a huge trend for S/S 2017.

My look: Ruffled silk chiffon cropped top by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Alejandro ruffled-panel cropped jeans by Ellery2.55 quilted bag with attached hanger and shiny black and gold sunglasses, both by Chaneliconlogo detail heel pumps by Saint Laurent, Essential V sautoir necklace and Petite Malle iPhone 7 cover, both by Louis Vuittonlace bra by Agent Provocateur and wide band in metal by Gucci.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: X-Men

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Last fall, I was invited to a really fun party in London. The invite said to wear an accessory or a full look dedicated to the X-Men movies. I went through my closet – as I hate real costumes – to put an outfit together that would come as close as possible. And I think I succeeded pretty well.

My look: Cropped fur jacket by Givenchyplunge-neck stretch-jersey jumpsuit iconand metal and leather wide belt, both by Balmainiconfringed Monogram bag in gold by Saint LaurentChiki stretch-lace plunge bra and Chiki stretch-lace briefs, both by Agent Provocateurbrass eagle and cross earrings iconby Emilio Pucci, cocktail ring by Roberto Cavalli and suede overknee boots by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: On My Way to the Office

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Last week when it was still so hot in the city, I wore this very light white dress to the office. It was a very productive day as we got the October issue of L’Officiel Switzerland almost on its way… and how happy we were about it can you see at the end of this post.

My look: Sachi voile maxi dress by Isabel Marant, Annoushka lace underwired braicon and Annoushka lace briefs, both Agent Provocateuriconlace print bag and embellished wedge sandals, both by Prada, Printed iPhone 6 case by Moschino, necklace and set of bangles, both by Chanel, Lady Excalibur watch by Roger Dubuis, ring «Mitza» by Dior Haute Joaillerie and sunglasses «Reflected» by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: At The Alpina Gstaad

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This week, I spent some amazing days in Gstaad at THE ALPINA GSTAAD (for more information about the hotel, please click here for a previous post) in their new Kiki de Montparnasse Love Suite that I am eager to tell you more about soon. One evening, I enjoyed an amazing dinner at the hotel’s Sommet restaurant that has one Michelin star and 18/20 Gault Millau points. Renowned chef Marcus G. Lindner knows how to spoil your senses. Here you see me right before dinner.

My look: Wool twill jacketanimal-print calf hair mini skirt, embroidered cotton-blend mesh and silk shirticonJanis pumps with studsicon and Cassandre small suede shoulder bag, all by Saint Laurent, Chiki stretch-lace plunge bra and Chiki stretch-lace briefs, both by Agent Provocateur and Satin Touch 20 denier stockings by Wolford.
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LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Accessorize Your Dirndl

Oktoberfest 2014

The Munich Oktoberfest is one of the most famous events and the world’s largest fair. This year’s edition (September 20 – October 5, 2014) will be no exception. With some six million people attending every year, it is an important part of Bavarian culture.
Think Disneyland for adults. Think must do!

It’s very important to accessorize your look (great dirndls are available at Lola Paltinger). Here are some fun pieces, such as small purses, charms and sweet headbands:

1) iPhone 5 Cover Wiesn Edition by Iphoria
2) Wiesn stay-up by Falke
3) Printed scarf by Comma
4) Dirndl Charm by Thomas Sabo
5) Mia floral-embellished headband by Eugenia Kim
6) Agata ayers-trimmed appliquéd felted-twill clutch by Dolce & Gabbana
7) Wiesn Charm by Tiffany & Co.
8) Flower-embellished straw headpiece by Piers Atkinson
9) Kamaris suede and lace ankle boots by Jimmy Choo
10) Lavelle stretch-silk satin push-up bra by Agent Provocateur
11) Salty Pretzel rose gold-tone cubic zirconia earrings iconby Marc by Marc Jacobs
12) Spatzl Tambourine Bag by MCM
Available from September 20, 2014 at the MCM Munich Flagship Store on Brienner Str. 1.
Limited to 50 pieces.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands