Optical Glasses

No matter if you need them or not, wearing glasses will give you a polished, distinguished and different look. Regardless of your outfit, glasses can help you enhance your unique style and improve how people perceive you in the process. Almost all psychologists agree that glasses-wearers look more qualified and trustworthy. I got myself a pair of glasses that filter out the blue light spectrum to cut down on digital eye strain, which was a great decision.

Below are some optical designer frames I truly like. Make them a statement! It is a little investment for a great output. The attention will be all yours…

Happy Friday 13th – I keep on packing!

LoL, Sandra

Round-frame tortoiseshell acetate optical glassesicon by Tom Ford
The ones I am wearing.

Cat-eye acetate optical glassesicon by Saint Laurent

Round acetate glasses by Celine


Core cat-eye acetate glasses by Cartier


Round-frame acetate optical glasses by Gucci


FF logo-print cat-eye acetate glassesicon by Fendi

Victoire cat-eye acetate glasses by Saint Laurent


Hexagonal acetate glasses by Loewe


iconBB-logo acetate glasses by Balenciaga


DiorSight03 square acetate glasses by Dior

Round acetate glasses by Bottega Veneta

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My Look: Sport

Activewear is probably the biggest trend for 2020. Due to the current pandemic, customers prefer comfortable styles such as all-in-one bodysuits, tight leggings and workout gear. As women are flocking to stores to buy the latest in fashionable fitness clothing, Balenciaga has come up with the perfect combination of a skirt and a pair of shorts. I am in love with this skort. No more excuses to not exercise.

My look: Off-the-shoulder velvet mini skort dressicon, logo-appliqué cotton baseball cap
icon, Hello Kitty printed leather tote, and Triple S leather and mesh trainersicon, all by Balenciaga.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Designer Tights


What makes this season’s vibrant hosiery so interesting is that those bold stockings are being paired with relatively straightforward clothes. Update a simple sweater and miniskirt with blue tights or elevate your evening dress with sexy lace hosiery. Those Balenciaga logo tights might look extreme at first pass, but under a trench coat they read almost normal. If we’ve learned anything from the trends this season, it’s that being just left of center feels so right and designer tights seem so much more tempting…

1 Flocked tightsicon by Balenciaga
2 Metallic lace tightsicon by Gucci
3 Floral stretch-lace tightsicon by Dries Van Noten
4 Ribbed stretch-silk tightsicon by Prada


5 Jacquard-knit tightsicon by Gucci
6 Lamé-coated metallic tightsicon by Gucci
7 Swedish Stockings leopard-print 60 denier tightsicon by Ganni
8 Intarsia fishnet tightsicon by Gucci

LoL, Sandra

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My Look: Hello Kitty

When I was a little girl I would play dress up and prance around, twirling tulle skirts, and admiring the glamorous reflection of my sparkly earrings. Today I wished I could just beam me back to those fun times playing with my Barbie dolls and Hello Kitty gadgets. My iPhone crashed completely and it took me 8 hours to rescue everything. This made me realize how dependent we all are on this portable device and how I sometimes miss those carefree days.

Playing dress up is still so much fun for me and I love to indulge in those happy, pink, and girly moments. Therefore I left my daughter’s playroom exactly as it was when she was a little kid. The perfect backdrop for this fun and playful outfit.

My look: Tulle midi dress by Dolce & GabbanaChiara embroidered leather sandalsicon by Sophia Webster, Hello Kitty printed leather tote by Balenciaga, bow and crystal-embellished wrap braceleticon by Miu Miu, silver-tone crystal clip earringsicon by Alessandra Rich, and oversized bow hairbandicon by Moschino.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Heels Over Pants


I love the new Bottega, so many cool pieces that can elevate your looks to new heights. My favorite barely there sandals that wrap around the ankles have already reached cult status. I love this clever styling trick (see trouser tuck) which means no more tailoring needed. For more sandals like those, visit the previous post here.

My look: High-neck long-sleeved jersey topiconhigh-rise wide-leg silk trousers, wood and intrecciato leather clutch, and wrap-around snake-effect leather sandals, all by Bottega Venetaicon, BB clip-on earringicon by Balenciaga, and FF-print round acetate sunglasses by Fendi, «Mitza» ring by Dior Fine Jewellery and chain belt by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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For Your Mother’s Eyes Only

When you look in your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth. Your mum is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend. Sunday is Mother’s Day, time to appreciate the most amazing woman I’ll always admire, appreciate and love.

Personally speaking, I have a very deep bond with my mum. Her eyes looked after me all my life and this inspired me to today’s gifting idea. Why not surprise your mum with a great eye care product or / and a pair of sunglasses, telling her how thankful you are to have her in your life.

It was love at first sight because we have all been loving our mums the second we opened our eyes for the first time. Even if you cannot be with your mum physically like me due to the current worldwide crisis, you can still surprise her with a gift sent to her directly. Just click on the highlighted product description to be transferred to the respective shop.

LoL, Sandra

The Eye Concentrateicon by La Mer
My avid readers know that I am a huge a fan of this newly formulated product. With triple the Concentrated Miracle Broth™, it helps transform the delicate eye area with essential energy and healing hydration to reduce the look of dark circles, lines and wrinkles in 3 weeks. Lime tea concentrate, the antioxidant powerhouse, helps prevent future damage before it begins.
Theprocedure is top secret, rumors are they play classical music to the kelp-based elixir for three months as it ferments. No matter how they do it, the formula’s anti-aging effects are truly undeniable.

Cat-eye neon-trimmed printed tortoisehell acetate sunglasses by Fendi
For the mum, who loves everything fashion like me, those sunglasses feature both, the monogram and neon trend in one.

Eye Rescue Stick by Susanne Kaufmann
The perfect new tool for the spa-loving mum as she can apply the stick whenever she wants during the day. Stored in the fridge, it can deliver an even more intense cooling effect. The product counteracts the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, energizing tired-looking eyes caused by blue light and smoothes various visible signs of aging like first wrinkles.

Green coffee extract reduces swelling around the eyes, while jasmine and hawthorn activate the enzyme telomerase in the skin cells and unleash antioxidative properties. A highly concentrated active ingredient from baobab helps to smooth out crow’s feet and fine lines. Ectoin increases cell protection and an antioxidant from larch bark leaves the eyes with a fresh glow.

Eye Cream Line A by Susanne Kaufmann
Powered by a combination of active botanical ingredients like white lupine and elderberry extract, this brightening treatment stimulates collagen production to improve firmness while simultaneously reducing any puffy areas.

Oversized aviator-style gold-tone sunglassesicon by Givenchy
Those clean frames look very sophisticated.

Eye Creamicon by Dr. Barbara Sturm
If your mum is into a thorough medical understanding of cells and anti-aging, she will love Dr. Barbara Sturm’s beauty products. Designed to target dark circles, this ultra hydrating eye cream has been specially developed in her German lab with purslane and golden root to lift the sensitive areas around the eyes and reduce puffiness. It’s also infused with active omega lipids that help skin retain moisture. Personally speaking, I love its pudding-like consistency.

D-frame acetate sunglasses by Bottega Veneta
Those sleek shades will work for pretty much any occasion.icon

Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid by SISLEY PARIS
The rose is the queen of the flowers, and this fluid features black rose aqueous extract for a radiant complexion and hydrating padina pavonica. Specially formulated for everyday use on the delicate eye area, it is fitted with a soothing ceramic applicator, that with regular use, reduces puffiness and dark circles, leaving behind a luminous, youthful-looking glow.icon

Paris oversized cat-eye zebra-print acetate sunglasses by Balenciaga
Animal prints are always in style and worn as sunglasses in an oversized cat-eye silhouette, they add some drama to every look. 


iconLuminary Genius Eye Cream by Bynacht
iconBetween the hours of 11pm and 4am our skin’s renewal rate almost doubles – with no exposure to environmental aggressors or makeup, the dermis can absorb nutritional ingredients without any interference. Perfect for targeting signs of aging and tiredness around the eyes, Bynacht’s specially formulated cream is infused with persian silk tree extract and nourishing oils that repair and hydrate while you sleep.

Air Heart cat-eye acetate and gold-tone sunglasses by Le Specs
Slightly oversized, the blacked-out lenses will complement practically all of your mum’s outfits.

iconPhotos: Courtesy of the Brands – Photo of me: © David Biedert Photography
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Balenciaga’s Koala for a Good Cause

In response to Australia’s ongoing bushfire crisis and in addition to the Kering Group‘s $1 million AUD donation, Balenciaga has decided to release T-shirts and hoodies that feature an image of the vulnerable Australian Koala.

100% of the proceeds from the sale of these pieces will be donated to the most appropriate local conservation organization selected by the Kering Group and Balenciaga sustainability experts.

Balenciaga’s unisex Australia Bushfire Disaster Koala Hoodie and T-shirt are set to be sold exclusively from today on Balenciaga’s website.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Balenciaga and Canva

The Modern Sneaker Sole of 2020

This season, when it comes to sneakerstransparent air bubble-infused soles are the latest hype. Transparency as a striking design detail has been trending now for a while but this year various fashion designers have been experimenting with the modern sole, releasing their own footwear renditions featuring trend, along with Nike who kickstarted the movement with its iconic Air Max silhouettes.

Air Max 98 mesh and faux leather sneakers by Nike (50% off)

Personally speaking, I find Alexander McQueen‘s version the most appealing. The brand has released different silhouettes featuring the «bounce» sole in many versatile color combinations – the minimal silhouette with this bold detailing looks fabulous.

Leather exaggerated-sole sneakers by Alexander McQueen

Below are other sneakers models you might like as well, enjoy and happy weekend!

LoL, Sandra


iconTriple S Clear Sole logo-embroidered leather, nubuck and mesh sneakersicon by Balenciaga

Diamond metallic leather sneakers by Jimmy Choo (40% off)


iconValentino Garavani Bounce logo-print leather and mesh sneakericon by Valentino (30% off)

Bump Air faux leather, mesh and neoprene sneakers by Shoes 53045
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My Look: Gstaad


2020 has started so well … enjoying the beautiful sunny weather in Gstaad with family and friends. Here you see me at Wasserngrat restaurant, located at an altitude of 1,920 metres above sea level, with breath-taking views of the stunning mountain scenery.

My look: Oversized faux fur coaticon by Balenciaga, ski print bodysuit, logo headband and snow boots with spikes (Coco Neige F/W 2019), black and white cashmere scarfembellished leggings and tortoise shell sunglasses (Resort 2020), and Chanel 19 tweed bag, by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: La Mer

Last week was crazy. Monday Dubai, Tuesday Abu Dhabi, Wednesday London and Thursday back in Zurich for one night to celebrate my 10 year blog anniversary with LA MER at Jelmoli before leaving again for Frankfurt. The evening was fantastic and I cannot wait to show you everything!

In honor of LA MER, my outfit was inspired by the sea and I went for this wave-printed top and a seashell clutch in shades of the ocean.

My look: Grosgrain-trimmed printed stretch-jersey turtleneck topicon by Kenzo, embellished leather-trimmed pleated cady maxi skirticon by Christopher Kane, Donna crystal-embellished leather sandals by Pradaicon, faux pearl and satin clutch by Balenciagasilver-plated, Swarovski crystal and faux pearl clip earringsicon by Miu Miu and Horsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Sanjeev Velmurugan