My Look: Johannesburg

Even that Johannesburg is presumably dangerous, walking around in Melrose Arch is pretty safe as it is gated and has a lot of security measurements. It has high-end shops, restaurants, and hotels. Given its premium status, it’s a fitting location for showcasing luxury brands such as Rolls-Royce, as well as having the armoured car service dealer just across.

My look: Cropped knitted cardiganicon, Sahara cropped stretch-knit topicon, and jacquard-knit wide-leg pantsicon, all by Alaïa, Kate 100 suede pumpsicon by Christian Louboutin, wallet on chain, bag charm earrings, necklace with pink bag charmchain belt with hoop bag charm, and round sunglasses, all by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Shine and Sparkle!

So much traveling behind and ahead of me and I am loving it. Here you see me two weeks ago on my way to a fantastic night at Annabel’s in London enjoying the live performance of famous DJ Black Coffee. After that I left to Saint Tropez (definitely with this clutch in my suitcase) for some fun time with friends, followed by my school reunion in Frankfurt. Yesterday, I was back in Zurich, today I am in Wimbledon and then tonight off to Johannesburg. No matter where I am and what I am doing, my motto is shine and sparkle and enjoy life to the fullest.

My look: Sequinned flared tulle jumpsuit by Halpern, St. Tropez beaded leather clutchicon by Aquazzura, Angel leather platform sandals by Gucci, silver-tone crystal clip earrings by Alessandra Rich, sunglasses by Celine, and laser-cut leather corset belt by Alaïa.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Felicia Sewerinsson @feliciasewerinsson
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My Look: Coffee

Here is my outfit that I wore for my shoot with Nespresso at Watches & Wonders. It was the perfect day, as I absolutely adore coffee, fashion and watches. In terms of my outfit choice, I went for something stylish yet super comfortable. Can you imagine that I walked 10 kilometers at the fair?!

I hate being in line so instead of leaving my jacket at the cloakroom, I comfortably hang it over my shoulder as it comes with a strap and is super light. Being also fully waterproof, I can only recommend getting this piece for many occasions and years to come!

My look: Off-the-shoulder padded shell jacketicon by Alaïa, ruffled Lurex and velvet mini dressicon by Balmain, medium 16 bag in satiny calfskin leathericon by Celine, suede boots with sleeve, and earrings, both by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nicolas Stajic
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My Look: Loubishow

For the Loubishow, that took place during Paris Fashion Week, I stepped into the spotlight with these amazing fringed overknee boots. Commanding attention with every step, they make a bold statement. With so many western style boots on display for the new season, I couldn’t have chosen a better pair to wear that night.

My look: Cropped wool jacket with gold buttonsicon by Saint Laurent, crystal-embellished cotton collar by Area, knitted denim leggings, and denim knit hood, both by Alaïa, crystal-embellished cotton collar by Area, Bolcheva 120 fringed suede over-the-knee bootsicon, and Palmette crystal-embellished suede cross-body bag, both by Christian Louboutin, crystal-embellished snake necklace by Alessandra Rich, mirrored sunglasses by BalenciagaMaillon de Cartier 16mm 18-karat white gold diamond watchicon, and Clash de Cartier bracelet MM in white gold, both by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nadia Krawiecka
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My Look: London

«The LaQuan Smith muse is a woman who appreciates glamour; someone who is not afraid to dress up in the middle of the day just to run her errands “like a boss woman should.”» – Laquan Smith

I am such a big fan of the work of Laquan Smith. His clothes are sexy and fun to go out with. Here you see me on the streets of London, my happy place, during the day, running some errands before going out. My favorite coat of the season is keeping me nicely warm.

My look: Belted padded hooded shell coat by Alaïa, cold-shoulder twill halterneck midi dress by LaQuan Smith, limited edition Maria Frou Alta satin platform pumps, and Paloma mini bag with flamenco strass, both by Christian Louboutin (Flamencaba collection), Clash de Cartier bracelet MM in white gold by Cartierembellished leather belt, embellished clip-on earrings, embellished choker, and heart necklace, all by Alessandra Rich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / @georgiashane
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THE Coat of the Season

I am on my way to London with my beloved belted padded hooded shell coat. When it arrived at my doorstep, I was pretty hesitant, but after waiting a few days, I knew this will be THE coat of the season.

Pieter Mulier‘s Alaïa collections are directional but wearable – there’s an art in that balance that only the most skilled designers can achieve. This shell coat has oversized lapels and is padded to enhance the powerful silhouette. The Maison always draws attention to the waist so I am sure to knot the belt.

It arrives in a pouch (how great is this for travelling) and can be folded into a small little piece. Its oversized hood as well as its water-repellent material make it the perfect companion in cold and wet weather. I have never taken an umbrella since then.

To shop the belted padded hooded shell coat, click here please.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / @georgiashane
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My Look: Cat Lady

«Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. Flexibility is a requirement for survival. Have the will of a tiger, the strength of a leopard, and the heart of a lion.»

I like being a cat lady. If I was an animal, I would love to be a big cat. In my world, leopard is a color. This season, the classic print has been given a serious rebranding, and has been spotted allover. The best brand to look out for animal prints is by far Dolce & Gabbana! No doubt about that.

My look: Kim leopard-print cotton-blend chenille jumpsuit, and Sicily small crystal and leather handbag, both by Dolce & Gabbanalaser-cut leather corset belt by Alaïa, Mitza ring by Dior Fine Jewellerygrooved cabochon clip earringsicon and Cherry leather platform ankle boots, both by Saint Laurent.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / @georgiashane
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My Look: Cocktail Hour

Dark blue is such an elegant color and it is THE color to wear right now if you want to look on-trend. I choose it for the beautiful cocktail party with Gianvito Rossi in London.

My look: Asymmetric draped stretch-jersey turtleneck jumpsuit by Alaïa, dark blue 105 suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi, crystal chandelier earrings by CHANEL (S/S 2023), and crystal-embellished Hourglass tote bag by Balenciaga.

LoL, Sandra

 


Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / @georgiashane
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My Look: Life Is Too Short To Wait

Life is too short to wait … I decided not waste time on unimportant matters or unworthy emotions. Life is also too short to wait for a special event to wear a fabulous outfit. During my month here in London – I am having such a good time in this vibrant city – I love to dress up and go out.  This has become one of my favorite looks.

My look: Lace turtleneck bodysuit, matching lace leggings, croc-effect vinyl mini skirt, and laser-cut leather corset belt, all by Alaïa, Cherry leather platform ankle boots by Saint Laurent, and black satin pochette (Métiers d’Art 2023 Collection Paris – Dakar) by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / @georgiashane
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Trend F/W 2023: Exaggerated Tapered Jeans

Regardless of the season, fashion’s attraction to denim is resolute. Designer jeans went from oxymoron to fashion fixture in the ‘80s, and this winter season, there is a distinct ’80s mood, and with that comes a looser, taper-leg trouser style.

 Personally speaking the piece of the season is this one by Alaïa. Pieter Mulier explored «sculpture through clothing» for the Maison’s F/W 202323 collection, and that’s exactly how I’d describe these jeans. Defined by their exaggerated proportions, they sit high on the waist and have balloon-like tapered legs. The light-blue denim has been stonewashed and faded by hand to give them a worn-in effect.

High-rise tapered jeansicon by Alaïa

Below I have rounded up the top denim pairs that are elevating your closet staple this season. Some come with more exaggerated proportions, some with less. It is now up to you to choose which one is your favorite.

LoL, Sandra

Horseshoe high-rise boyfriend jeansicon by Citizen of Humanity

Vetan tapered jeansicon by Isabel Marant

Metallic high-rise tapered organic jeansicon by Ganni

Cutout high-rise wide-leg jeansicon by Maison Margiela

Sanna Slice cutout high-rise tapered organic jeansicon by Agolde

Long Barrel high-rise tapered jeansicon by Frame

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