My Personal Tribute to Hedi Slimane


Rumors had been going on already, but only last week we got the confirmation that Hedi Slimane is leaving Saint Laurent. It was only a four-year tenure, but the designer wove a serious fashion tale, definitely in my closet. I went crazy when his first collection (Cruise 2013) for the French Maison hit the shelves.Saint Laurent

In 2012, when Slimane started, he first changed the name YSL to a simple Saint Laurent and ushered in rock ‘n’ roll influences. He included menswear into the women’s runway shows and created iconic pieces such as biker jackets, the Janis heels, the Sac de Jour bag that he presented every season in other shades. Due to this, he designs never went out of style but on the other hand, it got a little boring after a while.

Saint Laurent is under the helmet of the Kering giant and to add fuel to the fire, a likely successor might have been already chosen: Anthony Vaccarello, who was handpicked by Donatella Versace to spearhead the Versus brand, and was named its creative director last September.

French Fashion carrousel is turning as Raf Simons (Dior), Alber Elbaz (Lanvin) and Alexander Wang (Balenciaga) had left their posts last year.

Below you can enjoy some of my favourite outfits that I wore during the last years designed by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent.

LoL, Sandra


March 2013: At the Valentino S/S 2013 Fashion Show


September 2013: Piaget Movie Night in Zurich


October 2013: Tartan


November 2013: Driven By Something


December 2013: It’s a Plaid, Plaid World


December 2013: I See You in the Stars

Sandra-Bauknecht-Get-the-Look-Place-VendômeJanuary 2014: Place Vendôme


January 2014: Sense on the Edge


January 2014: Birthday Girl


May 2014: Vampires Everywhere


May 2014: Dressing in Black and White


July 2014: Party Time in Marrakesh


October 2014: Leather Rebel

Into-the-Wild-Sandra-BauknechtOctober 2014: Into the Wild

Sandra-Bauknecht-in-Saint-Laurent-In-Milan-GalleriaNovember 2014: Milan


November 2014: Glitz and Glam


December 2014: Wherever You Go

Sandra-Bauknecht-Clash-of-the-TartansDecember 2014: Clash of the Tartans


January 2015: Is It Friday Yet?

Sandra-Bauknecht-in-Saint-Laurent-Gun-Print-DressFebruary 2015: Shoot for the Moon


April 2015: Oh La La

Sandra_Bauknecht_Get_the_look_leo_Saint_LaurentApril 2015: Leo


May 2015: Everyone Is Fighting a Battle


August 2015: At the Alpina Gstaad


August 2015: Rive Gauche Summer Party


November 2015: Acid Leopard


March 2016: Spring Picnic

Photos: Courtesy of Saint Laurent and © Sandra Bauknecht

Moto Jackets – F/W 2013 Must-Have Items

Trend F:W 2013 Moto Jackets

The Moto Jacket (aka fall’s must-have itemshould be in your closet right now.

Just when I thought it had gone to biker heaven, this topper pops up on most of the major F/W 2013 runways in every way possible, floral at Givenchy, classic at Saint Laurent and sexy at Jason Wu. The biker jacket is a super-easy way to work this season’s grunge trend and to add some edge to any outfit. Try one of these amazing ones below:

Moto Jackets FW 2013

Leather biker jacket iconby Balmain
Cracked-leather biker jacket by Proenza Schoulericon
3 Two-tone textured-leather biker jacket by Faith Connexion
Hyde paneled leather biker jacket iconby IRO
Jovanna neon stretch-denim biker jacket iconby Karl Lagerfeld
Herringbone wool-blend biker jacket iconby Junya Watanabe
Karle leather biker jacket iconby J Brand
Leopard-print ribbed leather jacket by 3.1 Phillip Limicon
9 Trompe l’oeil leather biker jacket by Alexander Wang

Sandra Bauknecht-Moto Jacket-Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Biker JacketClassic leather biker jacket by Saint Laurent (my favourite one as you can see above)

McQueen Biker JacketRoyal blue nubuck biker jacket iconby Alexander McQueen (now on my wish list)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via, © Sandra Bauknecht

Pre-Shopping Event: Acne


Originally established as a creative consultancy, Acne (Ambition to Create Novel Expressions) was born when Jonny Johansson’s jeans designs became a hit with his clients. For a casual-cool update, look out for biker jackets, It-girl boots and signature skinny denim.

For the next three days, you have the privilege to shop these items before they are available to all customers. Click here to be transferred directly.


The ‘Rita’ jacket has become a firm favorite with the style set, and has been seen on the likes of Alexa Chung and Blake Lively. Updated in shearling, this tobacco and light-gray version is made for fall.

For the uber-hip among you, Acne revamps its cult  jacket for the new season in zesty yellow. Finished with silver zips and a luxuriously soft cream interior, it will seriously amplify your round-the-clock wardrobe. Who said cold-weather dressing can’t be colorful? This vibrant colour is available at net-à

LoL, Sandra

The Balenciaga.Leather Biker Jacket

Balenciaga Biker

Spotted on many celebrities, the Balenciaga.Leather biker jacket can be named a true classic. Each season, the French fashion house is launching it in new tempting colours.  The jacket has long sleeves, zip up detail and is made of 100% lamb skin.

While the classic black version never goes out of style, your daydream calls probably for a slightly more whimsical iteration of the biker look.



I am having it in a bright orange and I am loving it! Below I am wearing it with leather pants by Balenciaga, a top by Miu Miu, shoes by YSL and a daisy necklace by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

LoL, Sandra


IMG_1917Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Today at Matthew Williamson F/W 2011


IMG_0364This afternoon, I went to Matthew Williamson’s F/W 2011 presentation in the Philips de Pury building in London that was absolutely amazing. Matthew at his best – soft versus sharp, bold colours in gorgeous combinations, cobalt blue on feathers , divine embellishments and to-die-for fur pieces. The Mongolian wool gilets, the modern biker jackets and the fabulous red and pink outfits were my favourites.

New French Vogue Editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt who was spotted front row, commented that she really liked it. Also seen was Alexa Chung and many more. Enjoy the gorgeous photos that I took before the show, of the beautiful collection and of all the celebrities.

And ladies, here at London Fashion Week, one trend is major on the streets, maxi skirts and red nails, they are everywhere.

LoL, Sandra

Matthew Williamson smoking a cigarette with Olivia Palermo before the show.

Matthew Williamson smoking a cigarette with Olivia Palermo before the show.

Beautiful Olivia giving an interview...

Beautiful Olivia giving an interview...

...a natural beauty.

...a natural beauty.

Gorgeous mix of prints

Gorgeous mix of prints

Climbing the stairs in a maxi dress can be challenging...

Climbing the stairs in a maxi dress can be challenging...

Yasmin Le Bon giving an interview...

Yasmin Le Bon in the Stella McCartney tuxedo jacket gave an interview...

...very charmingly.

...very charmingly.

Famous Dianne

Diane Pernet in her typical outfit and hairstyle.

Society girl Poppy Delevigne

Society girl Poppy Delevigne

Loved her boots!

Loved her outfit!

London Fashion Week shoe trend

London Fashion Week shoe trend

What a bag!

What a bag!

A beautiful back can also delight.

A beautiful back can also delight.

Kim Hersov, American-born Editor at Large at Harpers Bazaar and ex girlfriend of Jude Law

Kim Hersov, Editor at Large at Harpers Bazaar and ex-girlfriend of Jude Law

Champagne before the show, wonderful!

Champagne before the show, wonderful!
















After the show, I took some night shots outside of the models rushing to the next show and some street style photos. The new camera is really great to experiment with…








Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

S/S 2011: Punk Rock

PunkRock SS2011

On the S/S 2011 runways, there was a large variety of punk-rock styles to cater all tastes. Featuring more safety pins than stitches, the Balmain models strutted down the catwalk in ripped tees, studded biker jackets and stained red jeans.

The theme here is sexy and tough. All in all, to exude the correct punk-rock look, go for the glam feel and add studs, zips, skulls and leather. This season, it doesn’t need to be all black, there was a lot of red going on as well. The core essence of punk-rock is rebellion and controversy, in 2011 it seems as if this trend has come to a full blown. But careful don’t overdo it, this one is more of a mix and match to create an edge. Work your way with details and pay attention to your accessories.

Sassy and chic, loved by all free-spirited fashionistas.

LoL, Sandra