With Dior at the Zurich Film Festival

With Dio at the Zurich Film Festival

This weekend, I was invited by Dior to the Zurich Film Festival that is celebrating the art of film in all its facets this year for the 8th time. In a very short amount of time, it has established itself upon the national and international festival landscape.

Stars in Dior Vernissage

We started in the afternoon with the vernissage “Stars in Dior”, a beautiful exhibition of photographs featuring celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and Sharon Stone, who have often worn creations by the house of Dior, whether they were designed by its founder or his successors, on the set, at cinema-related events or simply in their everyday life.

Manuela Pastore, Sandra bauknecht, Sonya Burch-Baumann

At the vernissage framed by Manuela Pastore (Sales Manager Parfums Christian Dior) to the left and Sonya Burch-Baumann (PR Manager Parfums Christian Dior) to the right.

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Later, we went to the screening of “Love is all you need” (Den skaldede frisor), a film directed by Academy Award Winner Susanne Bier and starring Pierce Brosnan plus a famous Danish cast, among them Trine Dyrholm and Kim Bodnia.

The heartwarming story is very moving but at the same incredibly funny with a hint of absurdity. A hairdresser (Trine Dyrholm) who has lost her hair to cancer finds out her husband (Kim Bodnia) is having an affair, travels to Italy for her daughter’s wedding and meets a widower (Pierce Brosnan) who still blames the world for the loss of his wife.
Of course, nothing goes according to plan and yet everything works out in the end. The film was shown in Danish/English with German subtitles and I have to admit that the original soundtrack added even more charm to it.

Frauenbadi Dior Party 2

The Dior after party took place at the Frauenbadi that was beautifully decorated.
What a great night!

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My look: Black belted gown by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, cropped fur jacket by Prada, feather stole, handbag and pearl multi-strand necklace by Dior, pumps by Yves Saint Laurent.

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Dior Accessoires

Dior Book and Fragrance

In the end, Dior spoilt us even more with the wonderful coffee-table book “Stars in Dior” (Available in stores for around €45.-) and a bottle of the house’s recently launched fragrance: MISS DIOR – Le Parfum.

The scent is announced as elegant, sensual and intoxicating nocturnal perfume extract. The nose behind this fragrance is François Demachy who said he “wanted to bring something precious and luminous to the composition of Miss Dior Le Parfum, like an oriental jewellery set or the reflections of shimmering fabric.” Yet again, beautiful Natalie Portman is the face for the campaign, formerly she presented Miss Dior Cherie.

MISS DIOR – Le Parfum
Oriental – Chypre

Top notes: Mandarin
Middle notes: Bulgarian rose absolute and Turkish rose absolute
Base notes: Patchouli, amber and vanilla.

Available now for CHF 129.50 (40ml) and CHF 179.50 (75ml).
My new favorite, such a warm, beautiful and very feminine perfume. A must for all lovers of oriental fragrances.

LoL, Sandra

Miss Dior ParfumPhotos: Courtesy of Dior, IMDB and © Sandra Bauknecht

The Cannes Catwalk on the Opening Night

Cannes Catwalk

For the Cannes Film Festival 2012’s opening night, the who’s who of Hollywood came down to the Côte d’Azur. Here are the best dressed ladies of this amazing night. Enjoy!

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Jury member Diane Kruger looked amazing in a mint green sheer couture gown by Giambattista Valli.

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Eva Longoria wore a flowing, feathered train gown by Marchesa in which she had quite some problems walking on the red carpet.

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American singer Lana Del Rey was wearing a classy black long dress by Alberta Ferretti that gave all the attention to the 18-carat white gold necklace set with a 31 carats yellow pear-shaped diamond by Chopard.

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Eva Herzigova, the Czech model, was wearing a lace gown by Dolce Gabbana combined with the Marilyn Monroe Tribute set from the Red Carpet collection composed of a necklace in 18-carat white gold set with beads diamonds (151.64 cts), heart shaped diamonds (30.72 cts) and diamonds (18.53cts). Earrings en suite. All by Chopard.

Actress Tilda Swinton, who stars in Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, wore a bronze gown by her fashion friend, designer Haider Ackermann.

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Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto wore a strapless beaded bodice gown, with a peplum pink satin skirt by Michael Angel, accessorized by Chopard jewelry.

Jane Fonda

The legendary Jane Fonda, wearing Chopard jewelry, looked absolutely stunning at 74  in a form-fitting metallic gown from Stella McCartney‘s new evening collection I saw her during the day at the Chopard lounge and was overwhelmed by her charisma.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: ©VALERY HACHE/AFP/GettyImages, ©Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images, ©Rex, ©Lia Toby / WENN

S/S 2012: Twenty-first Century Twenties

The Great Gatsby

Designers took inspiration from the Roaring Twenties for their S/S 2012 collections, favoring elegant hemlines and intricate beadwork. The mood is flapper, but spring’s Deco dresses are about high gloss, loosening up the idea of evening. Fresh in stores now, explore the must-have pieces below encapsulating the highly coveted collection’s ’20s aesthetic.

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For a masterclass in tapping spring’s ’20s-inspired trend, look no further than Gucci‘s stunning S/S 2012 collection. Art Deco motifs inspired Frida Giannini‘s lavish designs. Those dropped-waist dresses adorned with exquisite fringing will definitely be on my shopping list.

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Double-layered silk-georgette dress with metal clasp iconby Gucci
Metallic-striped fringed leather dress iconby Gucci
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7 Garçon evening case by Gucci

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The dreamy Etro S/S 2012 collection could have stepped straight from Fitzgerald’s pages. It was packed with fringes, intricate beading and embellishments that were colourful for a modern twist.

Bold printed silk-blend dress by Etro
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Abstract tiered necklace iconby Etro

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Romance was in the air at Alberta Ferretti with Gatsby-esque pieces, from beaded dresses to delicate lace and tulle fabrics. Seriously, what more could a modern-day Daisy need?

1 Bead-embellished tulle and silk dress by Alberta Ferretti
Papaya-hued beaded silk-chiffon and tulle dress by Alberta Ferretti
Lace and silk-georgette dress iconby Alberta Ferretti

PosterGatsby

This S/S 2012 fashion trend is preparing us for the upcoming American film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel set in the Roaring Twenties. It will be directed by Baz Luhrman and star Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby. It is said to be released on December 25, 2012.

LoL, Sandra

S/S 2011: Go with the Flow

For summer many designers focused on the midi length. As mid calf is for most women a critical point (you really have to be very tall and ultra-skinny), it seems all natural that the maxi length was spotted on many runways, too. Having a bohemian,`70s inspired feel, the creations were to die for!

Flowing maxi gowns ripple and float around the body, revealing as much as they conceal. Billowing slash-front skirts show off legs from top to toe, no tights allowed. This is sex appeal to the max!

LoL, Sandra

Big Shots

BigShots

It is August and the majority of fall campaigns can be seen now in the new fashion magazines, ads just keep coming out of the woodwork and so I wanted to give you a brief summary of the most important ones and by whom they were shot.
It is funny to see that this world in particular is pretty small and some photographers are ahead of the game.

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Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

My personal favourite is Bottega Veneta`s strong expressive F/W 2010 campaign. Shot by the godfather of energetic graphic photography himself: Robert Longo. The artist has became famous in the late 1970s and early 1980s with his series „Men in the Cities“ that depicts men and women in business attire contorted in extreme positions.

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Roberto Cavalli 40th Anniversary featuring Gisèle Buendchen

Roberto Cavalli 40th Anniversary featuring Gisèle Buendchen

The winner this season seems to be renowned Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. The dream team that has defined the look of the past decade, shot the most campaigns. Enjoy my preview:

Calvin Klein featuring Lara Stone

Calvin Klein featuring Lara Stone









Calvin Klein Jeans featuring Lara Stone

Calvin Klein Jeans featuring Lara Stone





Miu Miu featuring Lindsey Wixon, Ginta Lapina, Siri Tollerod, Daphne Groenweld

Miu Miu featuring Lindsey Wixon, Ginta Lapina, Siri Tollerod, Daphne Groenweld

Stella McCartney featuring Natalia Vodianova

Stella McCartney featuring Natalia Vodianova







Iceberg featuring Carolyn Murphy

Iceberg featuring Carolyn Murphy







Gucci featuring Nikola Jovanovic, Joan Smalls, Raquel Zimmermann

Gucci featuring Nikola Jovanovic, Joan Smalls, Raquel Zimmermann




Giorgio Armani featuring Edita Vilkeviciute

Giorgio Armani featuring Edita Vilkeviciute







Bulgari featuring Julianne Moore

Bulgari featuring Julianne Moore












StevenMeisel

Mulberry featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw, Hanne Gaby Odiele

Mulberry featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw, Hanne Gaby Odiele

The American photographer and long-time protégé of both Franca Sozzani and Anna Wintour, editors-in-chief of Italian and American Vogue is also a big shot in the world of fashion photography. No wonder, Steven Meisel shot all those gorgeous campaigns.

Lanvin featuring Mariacarla Boscono, Anja Rubik, Magdalena Frackowiak

Lanvin featuring Mariacarla Boscono, Anja Rubik, Magdalena Frackowiak








Balenciaga featuring Eliza Cummings, Freja Beha Erichsen, Julija Stepanoviciute, Kirsi Pyrohnen, Karen Elson, Meghan Collison, Mirte Maas, Stella Tennant

Balenciaga featuring Eliza Cummings, Freja Beha Erichsen, Julija Stepanoviciute, Kirsi Pyrohnen, Karen Elson, Meghan Collison, Mirte Maas, Stella Tennant

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Prada featuring Daria Strokous,  Angela Lindvall

Prada featuring Daria Strokous, Angela Lindvall






Louis Vuitton featuring Karen Elson, Christy Turlington, Natalia Vodianova

Louis Vuitton featuring Karen Elson, Christy Turlington, Natalia Vodianova











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YSL featuring Daria Werbowy

YSL featuring Daria Werbowy

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinood Matadin, a fashion photographer duo that is well known for their independent art work. Most of their photographs are both critical and slightly disturbing as you can see in the campaigns they shot for F/W 2010.

Moschino featuring Alessandra Ambrosio

Moschino featuring Alessandra Ambrosio










Balmain featuring Kate Moss

Balmain featuring Kate Moss

Jean Paul Gaultier featuring Kelly Moreira, Crystal Renn

Jean Paul Gaultier featuring Kelly Moreira, Crystal Renn








Sorrenti

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Mango featuring Scarlett Johansson

Italian-born Mario Sorrenti is a photographer and director best known for his spreads of nude models in the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.


Kenzo featuring Lily Donaldson, Sasha Pivovarova

Kenzo featuring Lily Donaldson, Sasha Pivovarova









Emporio Armani featuring Karmen Pedaru

Emporio Armani featuring Karmen Pedaru







Testino

Versace featuring Iselin Steiro, Anna Selezneva, Valerija Kelava

Versace featuring Iselin Steiro, Anna Selezneva, Valerija Kelava

Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino has shot many fashion stories and celebrities. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums.

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Burberry Prorsum featuring Nina Porter, Lily Donaldson, Rosie Huntington Whitely

Burberry Prorsum featuring Nina Porter, Lily Donaldson, Rosie Huntington Whitely




D&G featuring Simon Nessman, Travis Davenport, Vladimir Ivanov, Nils Butler, Oscar Spendrup, Simona Andrejic, Diana Farkhullina, Elena Melnik, Anya Kazakova, Regina Feoktistova

D&G featuring Simona Andrejic, Diana Farkhullina, Elena Melnik, Anya Kazakova, Regina Feoktistova















Roversi

Hermès-Fall-Winter-2010-Ad-Campaign2Hermès has come up with another really beautiful advertising campaign shot by Paolo Roversi. I love his romantic, vintage looking photos that always seem to tell a story. To me, a perfect choice for the French house!

Hermès featuring Constance Jablonski

Hermès featuring Constance Jablonski






Alberta Ferretti featuring Monika Jagaciak, Sigrid Agren

Alberta Ferretti featuring Monika Jagaciak, Sigrid Agren











BruceWeber

Salvatore Ferragamo featuring Stella Tennant

Salvatore Ferragamo featuring Stella Tennant

Bruce Weber is a well-known face in the world of advertising photography. His career really took of in the late 1980s and early 1990s with his famous advertising images for Calvin Klein.








JurgenTeller

Céline featuring Sigrid Agren, Emma Balfour

Céline featuring Sigrid Agren, Emma Balfour

Juergen Teller‘s work is extraordinary and with a distinctive design. His raw style makes him one of the most influential fashion photographers working today.


Marc Jacobs featuring Monika Jagaciak, Frida Gustavsson, Ann Kenny

Marc Jacobs featuring Monika Jagaciak, Frida Gustavsson, Ann Kenny







Marc by Marc Jacobs featuring Ruby Aldridge

Marc by Marc Jacobs featuring Ruby Aldridge










KarlLagerfeld

Chanel featuring Brad Kroenig, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Freja Beha Erichsen

Chanel featuring Brad Kroenig, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Freja Beha Erichsen

Multi-talent Karl Lagerfeld likes to keep everything in his own hands. So no wonder that he shoots the advertising campaigns for his own collections for Chanel and Fendi.


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Fendi featuring Anja Rubik, Baptiste Giabiconi

Fendi featuring Anja Rubik, Baptiste Giabiconi




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StevenKlein

dolcegabbanacampaign1Steven Klein is an American photographer that shot many high-profile advertising campaigns for various clients. This season he was hired by Dolce & Gabbana to capture a close knit Italian family with Madonna as the matriarchal figure through his lens.
Great job!

LoL, Sandra

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Dolce & Gabbana featuring Madonna

Dolce & Gabbana featuring Madonna

New Online Wedding Boutique

Romantic WeddingDress by Temperley London

Today net-à-porter.com`s new wedding boutique went finally online. You can choose between many different amazing styles for the bride, the bridesmaid and the mother of the bride.  Also available are fabulous lingerie and great items for your honeymoon.

Have a look at my suggestions for the perfect wedding-day chic and enjoy!

LoL, Sandra

Modern WeddingLace top by Stella McCartney and suit by Yves Saint Laurent

Civil WeddingJacket and skirt by Alberta Ferretti

Beach WeddingDress by Lanvin Blanche