MCM Blogger Makeover with Sandra’s Closet

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This week was very busy and exciting for me. MCM opened their first European flagship store in Zurich and to celebrate the occasion I was asked to be the blogger host for the MCM Blogger Makeover 2013. Together with MCM, Sandra’s Closet invited their favourite Swiss bloggers for a fun photo shoot in the studio of Christian Dietrich, followed by the opening party in the evening at the new shop, located at Münsterhof.

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Stay tuned for the upcoming post when the official photos will be revealed and to see who was part of the event. Below are some behind the scenes shots that lovely Gray took of me. Thank you to MCM and everyone who participated in the shoot!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of MCM, © Sandra Bauknecht, © Carina Scheuringer

Dior On Ice

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The Dior event in Paris last week was truly amazing. The Dior team spoilt me constantly during my stay with wonderful birthday surprises. How creative they are was clear when we went for dinner Thursday night. Held at the ice rink of the Plaza Athénée which is located at the inner courtyard of the famous Parisian hotel, we were welcomed by a Swiss chalet atmosphere and a cute Saint Bernard dog.

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View of the ice rink from the top

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As I have done many dinners on the ice in St. Moritz before, I knew exactly what to wear in order not to get cold.
My look: Mink coat by Prada, fur boots by Prada Sport, scarf, bag and bracelet, all by Anselm Reyle for Dior, Diorette ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie and fur hat by Marc Jacobs.

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Lovely Montasar Dumas (Dior Paris) and Huda Heidi Kattan with me.

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From left to right: Me, Sofie Valkiers and Gala Gonzalez

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Raclette prepared by three Michelin star chef Alain Ducasse was a big surprise. Who would have expected having a Swiss traditional dish in Paris?! Very funny, the two Swiss ladies, Manuela and my humble self, were shoveling the yummy cheese in our mouth, whereas most of the other bloggers were a little overwhelmed by the heavy food.

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Manuela Pastore (Dior Switzerland) explained enthusiastically how to eat raclette.

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Pumpkin soup as a starter

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Spotted – the cutest iPhone cover ever, available here.

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A surprise birthday dessert. Thank you, Dior, for this wonderful experience!
Stay tuned for all the photos taken during the day for the house’s new beauty launches.

LoL, Sandra

Dior-On-Ice-DessertPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Blogger Goodies from the Gucci Adventure

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To conclude my Gucci adventure in Italy, I would like to share those fun pics of the other bloggers who were also part of Gucci’s 16 handpicked style bloggers participating. Most of us knew each other before, so it felt like going on a trip with old friends.

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Betty (Le Blog de Betty) from Paris with me at the Sheraton Diana Majestic hotel in Milan where the Gucci show took place.

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Her nails were from the Lady Gaga workshop at Barneys in NYC.

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Those feather cuffs are from Topshop and she put them over her leather jacket, love it!

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This is American-born Misha from Tokyo (Tokyo Fashion Diaries) who loves wigs. I adore her crazy and eclectic style.

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On her colourful nails were little pumpkins painted that actually looked like the Vivienne Westwood logo.

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Outside the Gucci show with Tina (Bagsnob) from Dallas and famous Bryan Boy.

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You know that already, I love him!

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Tina with Ingrid (The Bag Hag Diaries) who carried the amazing Céline python box bag in neon yellow (remember my fluo pink version?) and me before the show.

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Outside the Gucci manufacture: Lovely Emily (Fashion Foie Gras) from London with Tina (Bagsnob) and me.

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Tina got all excited seeing how her new 1970 Gucci bag is made.

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My vintage Gucci bag.

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At the Gucci Museo: Misha looked like being part of the installation at the museum’s contemporary art space.

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I truly enjoyed the whole trip! And I hope that you did, too…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Watch Today the Fashion Show Livestream

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It is so exciting! Today is the big day! The Polyvore Live Fashion Show presented by Covergirl will take place at 6:30pm EST. You can watch the live webcast here. All the models will be bloggers, including me. Here are some photos of the final rehearsal we had this weekend.

Enjoy the creations of Fashion Institute of Technology alumni Lauren Bagliore, Vengsarkar Budhu, Sergio Guadarrama, and Dana-Maxx Pomerantz.

LoL, Sandra

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Getting Ready for the Show – The Fitting

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Today, I had the fitting for the Polyvore Live Fashion Show presented by Covergirl which will take place next Monday. It was so great to seeing the Polyvore girls again, meeting the designers and some of the other bloggers who will walk the runway.

Please enjoy some of the behind the scenes photos:

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I will be wearing one gorgeous red chiffon dress by Dana-Maxx Pomerantz. Here you see her talking to me. Her creations are colourful, feminine and with a light, beautiful vintage touch. I like her style a lot.

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Shoes Stella

My own ankle boots with studded heels by Stella McCartney (They are also available without the bow. If you are interested, please click here).

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The second outfit that I will presenting on the runway is designed by Lauren Bagliore. She has a very edgy style and her clothes can be easily layered. This black “Theophila” dress can be worn in many different ways. Pretty cool!

Don’t forget to watch the livestream of the show on Monday!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Nadia Hussain, © Sandra Bauknecht

La Bloggerdoll

IMG_5568KMe with my bloggerdoll. La Bloggerdoll is designed and handmade from Paola Ferrai.

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Meet the Bloggerdolls. Designer Paola Ferrai came up with the idea to create handmade dolls inspired by different bloggers.

The details are very cute. I am personally in love with those little fur boots. LuisaViaRoma is going to sell those cuties soon online and in their shop in Florence.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Night at the Museum

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Last night, LuisaViaRoma held a private dinner party at La Specola in the Salone degli Scheletri with a very special opera performance. Surrounded by skeletons, the scenery was incredible. We all had a lot of fun during our night at the museum. Only Ben Stiller was missing…

LoL, Sandra

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La Carmina – a Tokyo based Gothic Lolita and Japanese fashion blog

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Yvan (Face Hunter)

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Wendy’s (Nitrolicious) hands

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Andrea Panconesi (Owner of LuisaViaRoma) and Eva Cavalli, wife of Roberto Cavalli

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

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