S/S 2013: Top of the Pops


There is no end in sight, for the ones who like the bright and vibrant trend, the summer 2013 offers lots of bold pop colours, with Burberry Prorsum, Gucci and Jil Sander leading the way.

For those who cannot wait for the runway pieces to arrive, what about this cool outfit:
Striped stretch-ponte dress by Issacutout suede sandals by Guiseppe Zanotti and grained-leather clutch by Miu Miu.

The best make-up collection to complement the look comes this spring from Giorgio Armani: The Pop Collection will hit the stores this month. Enjoy the “top of the pops”:



Fabulous neutrals mixed with bright popping shades for eyes and face.
Coral Bliss Palette 01 (One Shot), Rose Bliss Palette 02 (One Shot)



From left to right:
Beige 100 (One Shot), Ecstasy 500 (already part of the line), Beige Rosé 101 (One Shot)



The “stretch”-technology of this products helps to “fit” the contours of your face for a seamless, semi-matte finish. Organic colorants, blended with translucent pigments create subtle, nude tones. Available in three shades: 0.5 (One Shot), 3.5 and 4.5



The “second skin” blush comes in two vibrant, limited-edition shades this spring.
High Density Orange 8 (One Shot), Fuchsia 9 (One Shot)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via Style.com and Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

What to Wear on New Year’s Eve 2012

What to Wear for New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve calls for a fabulous outfit and you still have some days left to shop! 
The sparkling shade of gold has party splendour. It is a flattering hue for every skin tone. Add embellishments, big-cat printsvivid bold colours and statement accessories – and let glamour be your talisman!

Here are some shopping suggestions:

New Year's Eve2011-12

This look works best for a fun beach party or a night at a fancy club!

Metallic gold ruched bandeau beach dress by LanvinDolly metallic leather slingback pumps by Charlotte Olympialeopard-print calf hair clutch by Valentino and lace 18-karat gold-vermeil earrings by Monica Vinader.


Welcome to the New Year 2012

Looking stylish for a New Year’s Eve dinner party at a friend’s house or a fancy restaurant!

Darya hammered-silk wrap-effect dress by Tory Burch, Harper suede platform pumps by Rupert Sanderson, Marano glitter clutch by Anya Hindmarch, oversized beaded clip earrings iconand Swarovski crystal cocktail ring, both by Kenneth Jay Lane.

Kiss Me at MidnightAnd last but not least, the perfect outfit for a romantic New Year’s Eve celebration!

Asymmetric lace dress iconby Stella McCartney,Vamp glitter platform sandals and Cayla glitter-finish clutch, both iconby Jimmy ChooGold-plated and leather cuff by Gucci.

LoL, Sandra

Look of the Weekend: Extreme Colour

Extreme Colours

Yesterday, we had the most beautiful weather in Zurich. The sun was the perfect background for the baptism of one my best friend’s little baby girl. I chose a quite extreme coloured outfit and as I always say, don’t take fashion too serious, have fun and experiment. So my friends came up with some interesting associations like a Stabilo pen or one even knew the matching Mercedes car for me.





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Jessica Lace Dress and Keke Lace Jacket by Christopher Kane, Bag and Shoes by Miu Miu, Tulle Necklace by Lanvin and Hat by Chanel.

I loved the flowers and cake so much that I added some photos to this post.





Have a lovely Sunday!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

S/S 2011: Colour Blocking

Colour Blocking 1

The catwalks were a riot of dazzling brights this season, worn in boldly clashing combinations. Colour blocking is ultrahip! It means combining two, three or more bold colours together to create a graphic look through the different shades.

The trend has started already a few seasons ago but has definetely reached its peak this summer. Raf Simons is among the forerunners with his beautiful S/S 2011 collection for Jil Sander.

Colour Blocking 2

Loud and proud colour combinations make for a dynamic, confident look. Start infusing your wardrobe with a colourful vibrancy for the ultimate warm weather feeling.

Colour Blocking 3

Some rules that might help you:

1. Three is the magic number. More colours together could make you look like a Rubic cube.

2. Don’t be afraid to combine colours you usually wouldn’t wear together like red and pink for example.

3. Opt for the bold bright colours, this trend works best with the most vivid shades.

4. Keep the rest simple. Never attempt to introduce prints or patterns.

Get your colour splash!

LoL, Sandra

Total Styling Lab: Bright Night

Bright Night

I still owe you the last three looks from the LuisaViaRoma Total Styling Lab. Let’s start with my favourite black tie look for summer: A vibrant and  bold colour mix with the right amount of romance and femininity.


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And don’t forget: Bright is the night is the motto!

LoL, Sandra






Top Trend S/S 2011: YSL Mood


On the S/S 2011 runways, there was an Yves Saint Laurent mood in the air. Many designers got inspired by the late master of colour and the father of the trouser suit.


Yves Saint Laurent

The reason for this was probably the beautiful first posthumous retrospective of Yves Saint Laurent’s career with an exhibition of over 300 garments that took place last year at the Petit Palais museum in Paris. On display were his creations from his debut at Dior in 1958 up to the sumptuous evening dresses of 2002.

In 40 years of being a fashion designer, YSL revolutionized the female wardrobe by borrowing the tuxedo, the trouser suit and the safari jacket from men’s clothing in order to dress women, thereby transferring the symbols of power from one sex to another.

In 1961 Yves Saint Laurent decided to create his couture house. Just under 50 years ago, in January 1962, at the age of 26, he created a cultural shockwave by opening his first haute couture show with a caban jacket and trouser ensemble directly inspired by a fisherman’s pea coat.

The era in particular that was referenced for S/S 2011 was the 1970’s when Saint Laurent spent a tremendous amount of time at his second home in Marakkesh in his beautiful Majorelle botanical gardens. While being there he was greatly influenced by traditional Morrocan dressing and the gardens. His ashes were scattered there when he died in 2008.

I am in love with all those collections that are paying tribute to one of the greatest fashion designers of the 20th century and took the runways by storm. Therefore I put some collages for you together. I included photos of the exhibition of his previous creations to demonstrate the versatile references.

Enjoy this feast for the eyes.

LoL, Sandra







Painted Ladies


San Fran

Me in the Haight area wearing black leggings by BLUMARINE, military shirt by BALMAIN, top and pink-khaki scarf by LOUIS VUITTON and suede clogs by MIU MIU

Last week, I spent a few days in San Francisco. Haight Ashbury is the famous intersection in the area that gets its notoriety from the “psychedelic” culture and the 1968 “Summer of Love”. Today, you can still feel the hippie vibe with its fragments of flower-power.

When I was walking around the district, I got so inspired by the gorgeous bright coloured houses, so-called Painted Ladies. The term refers to Victorian and Edwardian buildings painted in three or more colours that embellish their architectural features.

Adopting that idea and transferring it to fashion, I styled some beautiful outfits in different colour combinations. You will see how stunning some shades can look together. Most people tend to wear a more neutral palette along with black. There is nothing against this. But today, I want to challenge you a bit and demonstrate how wonderful a little mix with some bolder tones can appear without looking like a clown.

It is again all about that special twist. Carrie in Sex and the City might be the perfect example: Patricia Field, the show`s stylist, opts very often for something that looks kind of strange in the beginning, but then so surprising and interesting that you cannot take your eyes of it.

Experiment with your own style! That is the thing that is so hard to copy and will earn you lots of admiring glances.

Spare for a little hug?

LoL, Sandra







Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht