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: Timelapse

Sometimes I feel that I am living a life in timelapse. This morning, I had to wake up very early to catch the first flight out of Heathrow and I had to remind me where I am when I woke up. Last week I was in Paris, next week I am in Athens. I love traveling so much. However, I have a feeling time just flies when you are so busy.

These photos were taken in Paris before I went on the Orient- Express, where I wore this outfit for dinner. I love the little timelapse reference of the video cassette bag.

My look: Convertible embellished cashmere and cotton-blend cardigan by Areaicon, dropped waist ruffle tulle logo graphic skirt (Look 1 F/W 2021), and VHS video tape reverse monogram clutch bag (Look 1 S/S 2020), both by Louis Vuitton, Double Bow crystal-embellished glittered leather point-toe pumpsicon by Mach & Mach, embellished silver-tone belt, and silver-tone, crystal and faux pearl clip earrings by Alessandra Richicon, and Neughman pilot sunglasses by Tom Ford.

LoL, Sandra

 

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nadia Krawiecka
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Tutti Frutti

Fruits have been a source of inspiration for all sort of prints the past seasons. However, this summer, they take it up a notch and are worn in a 3D optic. AREA, the American luxury brand founded by Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Pansczczyk, dedicated their S/S 2023 runway collection to «tutti frutti» and presented sculptural and crystal-embellished pieces from a 3D banana bustier top to a watermelon strapless mini, to a full look that resembles a slice of fresh lemon. The crystal embellishments are arranged to resemble seeds and glisten in the light for a juicy, liquid-like shine.

Another fun way to sport the trend is to wear a bag in the shape of a fruit. Scroll through the best options available now.

LoL, Sandra

Cropped open-back crystal-embellished wool-blend top,icon and matching asymmetric crystal-embellished wool-blend mini skirt, both by AREA

Fruit-charm layered necklace by Amir Shama

Watermelon Crescent crystal-embellished silver-tone clutchicon by Judith Leiber

Tangerine crystal-embellished gold-tone clutchicon by Judith Leiber

Fruit marbled box clutch by Kurt Geiger London

Fruittini leather strawberry cross-body bagicon by Gucci

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, © Sandra Bauknecht
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AREA x Sergio Rossi

My avid readers know that I am huge AREA fan. Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk launched their brand in 2014 as design students at Parsons after bonding over a mutual love of ’80s glamour and feminine silhouettes. Named after the pioneering New York nightclub of the same name, the label’s irreverent designs and high-octane embellishments have garnered a diverse fanbase that includes Kendall Jenner and Michelle Obama.

Now, they introduce their hotly-anticipated footwear designs in collaboration with Sergio Rossi, which means Italian essence meets New York glamour. Being packed with Y2K tropes, the new AREA x Sergio Rossi capsule collection rewrites the rules and offers a unique take on femininity: more liberated, daring and inclusive than ever before.

The campaign was captured by fashion photographer Collier Schorr, with creative direction by Piotrek Panszczyk, set design by Robert Sumrell, production by High Snobiety and casting by Dan von der Graf and Andrea Prato.

My favorites are the ‘Shibari‘ sandals, a gladiator style that climb up the leg, set on spindly stiletto heels and dusted with sparkling crystals.

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Area, Sergio Rossi, Net-à-Porter – The campaign was captured by fashion photographer Collier Schorr, with creative direction by Piotrek Panszczyk, set design by Robert Sumrell, production by High Snobiety and casting by Dan von der Graf and Andrea Prato.
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My Look: I am a Queen

I am a queen because I know how to govern myself. Ladies, never forget, you are the queen of your own empire! Straighten your crown and make the world your oyster and that works best in a great outfit.

My look: Cropped embellished cotton-blend sweatericon, and cutout crystal-embellished distressed high-rise slim-leg jeans, both by Areaturquoise logo embossed medium Baguette bag by Fendi, loafers with logo buckle by CHANEL, «Les Mustangs II»double face scarf 90 by Hermès, and Aquanaut Luce in khaki green by Patek Philippe.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht – The photos were taken by myself at Gstaad Palace.
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Decorate Your Dome

Trend forecasters placed their bets on a return of the Roaring Twenties, but while the flapper dresses have just materialized on the F/W 2022 catwalk, Paco Rabanne, Louis Vuitton, and Maison Margiela did deliver glittering headpieces worthy of Josephine Baker already this summer.

Get ahead of the fashion game and shop one of those beauties that will transform any outfit in seconds into something ultra glam and different. Even a pair of jeans and a white tank will look gorgeous with this Area piece for example below.

LoL, Sandra

1940s crystal-embellished head piece by A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage Cult

Crystal encrusted headpiece by Area

Embellished head wrap by Paco Rabanne

Aniyah crystal-embellished diadem by Jennifer Behr

Rhinestone diadem with tulle veil by Dolce & Gabbana

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Unstoppable Weekend

Are you ready for an unstoppable weekend? Then I recommend a visit to The Penthouse at the newly opened Five Zurich to party until the early hours. What to wear? Cutouts and some sparkles will make heads turn. Enjoy being the queen of the night.

My look: Padded-shoulder single-breasted wool jacket, and cutout wool high-rise straight pants, both by Mugler, silver-tone crystal body chainicon by Area, Cameo embellished earrings by Simone Rocha, leather platform pumps by Gucci, and Hourglass crystal-embellished bag by Balenciaga.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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My Look: The New Muse

The new muse … Founded in New York City by designers Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk in 2014, AREA was named after the pioneering New York nightclub of the same name. As design students at Parsons the two creative minds bonded over a mutual love of ’80s glamour and feminine silhouettes. I feel so inspired by the  label’s high-octane embellishments.

My look: Cropped crystal-embellished checked cotton and wool-blend blazericon by AREA, distressed wide embellished paperback jeans by Miu Miu, suede-trimmed crystal-embellished mesh slingback pumps by Gucci, Cloud crystal-embellished suede clutch by Jimmy Choo, Cosette crystal-embellished velvet headbandicon by Jennifer Behrlarge crystal drop choker necklace by Alessandra Rich, and Big Bang All Black Zermatt by Hublot.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
The photos were taken at the Dolder Grand.

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My Look: Boston

Here is my first outfit post from Boston, where I am having the best time visiting my daughter who studies here. I am staying at The Newbury Hotel, a beautifully restored and reimagined luxury hotel at the intersection of Newbury and Arlington Streets, where the bustle of the Back Bay is your playground and the idyllic Boston Public Garden your front yard.

In this look, I wear all sorts of cutouts that have recently been revisited and redesigned through the lens of high fashion. I personally love this daring trend as the attention is always yours.

My look: Embellished cutout high-rise straight-leg jeansicon by Area, cutout wool sweater, cutout stretch-knit turtleneck topicon, and Alcove mini leather tote by Valentino, and Fira velvet-trimmed suede and flocked tulle pumps in black by Jimmy Choo.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Trending F/W 2021: Cutout Sweaters

If you’re sorting through which trends are worth investing for winter, then don’t overlook this Instagram-worthy style: cutout sweaters. Preferably oversized, these minimal yet revealing details are a welcome departure from the tight and slinky cutouts of past, making them both stylishly unexpected and actually wearable.

Celebrities such as Kourtney Kardashian have been sporting the trend lately, which means cutout knits have staying power in your wardrobe well into the season, even when the weather takes a turn for the cold temperatures. Here are my favorites:

Cutout embellished cashmere and cotton-blend sweater by Area

Oversized cutout ribbed wool sweatericon by Valentino

Cutout wool and cashmere-blend and satin sweatericon by JW Anderson

Cutout cashmere-blend turtleneck sweatericon by Victoria Beckham

Crystal-fringed cutout wool sweatericon by Christopher Kane

I went for Valentino and Area and cannot wait to show you how I wear them … stay tuned!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and via Instagram
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