My Look: Jolie

Boston weather can be quite challenging. On Sunday, it was chilly and rainy on my daughter’s graduation. The next day, I woke up to the most beautiful sunny weather and decided to wear my new silk dress made from sustainable organic silk from the Chloé x Atelier Jolie collection for a walk around the Public Garden.

My look: Organic silk crepe de chine maxi dressicon by Chloé x Atelier Jolie, Jodie knotted leather toteicon by Bottega Veneta, dark brown suede sandals by Aquazzura, choker and medallion necklace, both by CHANEL (S/S 2023 Pre-collection).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Anouk Bauknecht
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My Look: Green with Purple

The color combination of green with purple might leave others green with envy. Personally speaking it is a match made in heaven and a beautiful alternative to the typical holiday colors, red and green. I wore this look for a night out in London.

My look: Feather-trimmed Lurex® cardigan, Locò small sequined shoulder bag in green and purple, and Tan-Go embellished leather platform pumps, all by Valentinocutout crystal-embellished stretch-jersey mini dress by David Koma, green sunglasses by Bottega Veneta, purple tights by CalzedoniaMitza ring by Dior Fine Jewellery, and large CC logo gold Goossens earrings by CHANEL (Cruise 2011).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / @georgiashane
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My Look: Paris France

This week I flew to Paris for an amazing experience with Laurastar and Germanier to celebrate their collaboration that I cannot wait to tell you all about. Here you see on my way to the show location, sporting this comfortable yet very stylish outfit with a touch of green.

My look: White oversized men’s jacket by Jacquemus, jumpsuit with mesh detail by David Koma, Tribute woven leather espadrille wedge sandals by Saint Laurent, green sunglasses by Bottega Veneta, metal glass pearls leather earrings (Cruise 2020) and star-shaped raffia bag in black (Coco Beach 2023), both by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nadia Krawiecka
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Turquoise Bags

Since the collaboration between Fendi and Tiffany & Co. hit the runway for Resort 2023, fashionistas around the globe have been craving for those exclusive re-editions of the iconic Baguette bag in the signature Tiffany Blue™, that is embellished with a Return to Tiffany™ circular bag pendant and a sterling silver label engraved with «The Tiffany Baguette».

However no need to cry if you missed out on the opportunity to order one. There are plenty of stunning turquoise bags on the market to accompany you through the summer and the next years to come.

LoL, Sandra

Turquoise logo embossed medium Baguette bag by Fendi

Small Lola crossbody bag by Burberry

Small First clutch bag by Fendi

Goya small puffer bag by Loewe

Nano Speedy by Louis Vuitton

Cassette small intrecciato leather shoulder bagicon by Bottega Veneta

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Welcome to Maldives

Welcome to Maldives! Since almost one week already I am embracing island life at the Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands resort which is an absolute a dream. I am relaxed, nourished and just happy. Nature is so powerful here and the energy is very special. I feel inspired and refreshed. The first days I did absolutely nothing besides, swimming, exercising and reading books. Then, I was in the mood to take some photos. Before coming here, I bought myself a compact travel tripod which was a super investment as I took all of these shots by myself and it was a lot of fun!

My look: Dragon-print swimsuit with gold buttonsicon, and matching dragon-print pareoicon, both by Balmain, gold wedge sandalsicon by Aquazzura, BV1070 cat-eye sunglasses by Bottega Veneta, «Dubai» limited edition white and gold book tote with Rêve d’Infini motif imagined by Pietro Ruffo and matching «Dubai» J’adior limited edition bracelet set in black and white Dior Oblique cotton by Dior, gold metal necklace with coins and matching earrings, both by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Trending: White Tank Top

The F/W 2022 runways marked a return to basics, including the white tank top, another ’90s staple. Bottega Veneta, Prada, Loewe, Chloé and more included this must-have in their winter collections. Cementing its status as the staple piece du jour, the white tank top has naturally caught the interest of influencers and tastemakers around the globe. Here are the four versions everybody is dying to get their hands on.

Cropped Anagram tank top by Loewe

Scrolling through social media, I can’t help but notice that Loewe‘s cropped version has been populating our feeds.

Ribbed stretch-cotton jersey tankicon by Bottega Veneta

For this debut Bottega Veneta collection, Matthieu Blazy opted for a simple outfit comprised of a white tank top, jeans and a burgundy handbag (see photo above).

Ribbed wool and cashmere-blend tankicon by Chloé

Chloé kept it simple with ribbed tops paired with leather pants (see photo above) in winter-friendly materials, such as wool and cashmere.

White cotton tank top with triangle logo iconby Prada

Meanwhile, Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada added the Italian brand’s iconic triangle logo to the piece and made it on top of the wish list.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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Matchesfashion Offer Weekend

In the mood for shopping? I have an amazing offer for you from MATCHESFASHION. From September 28, 2022 from 8am BST until October 5, 2022 at 10am BST, you will get 15% off selected full-price items with the promo code: 15OFFER. Minimum spend is £200 / €200 / $250 USD. Only valid on selected full-price items included within dedicated listings below:

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Wether you are looking for a great outfit for the next holiday season, a coat to cherish forever or a fun denim piece, you will find something. Here are some of my favorites:

Camille crystal-bow velvet jumpsuiticon by Saloni
Cat-eye tortoiseshell-acetate sunglassesicon by Bottega Veneta
Madame coaticon by Max Mara
Anise 95 crystal-embellished leather sandalsicon by Jimmy Choo
Puff-sleeve distressed denim mini dress by Alessandra Rich
L’Amour embroidered book clutch bagicon by Olympia Le Tan

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Matchesfashion / © Sandra Bauknecht
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Daniel Lee Replaces Riccardo Tisci at Burberry

Breaking news! Burberry has appointed Daniel Lee as its new chief creative officer, replacing Riccardo Tisci, who is stepping down after presenting his final runway show for the British luxury brand on Monday. The end of Tisci’s near five-year tenure follows the arrival of Jonathan Akeroyd as Burberry’s new chief executive earlier this year who is supposed to accelerate growth.

Riccardo Tisci with me

Tisci was the creative force behind former chief executive Marco Gobbetti‘s strategy to elevate the position of the 166-year-old brand in the luxury sector. His designs, many of which featured a new Thomas Burberry «TB» monogram, attracted a younger and more diverse community of customers to the brand.

Tisci’s last show for Burberry

Lee, who was creative director at Italy’s Bottega Veneta for three years until 2021, and who has previously worked at Celine, Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Donna Karan, was a «new kid on the block» when he was named creative director of Kering’s Bottega Veneta at age 32 in 2018.

A funny coincidence is that Lee was born in Yorkshire where Burberry manufactures its famous trench coats, and he said that «he was honoured to join the fashion house and build on Tisci’s legacy.» During a three-year tenure at the house known for its leather-weaving techniques and logo-free products, Lee created must-have bags and shoes fashionistas around the globe raved about. He used ultra-touchable materials, unexpected proportions and bold colors to create products that rapidly turned around Bottega Veneta’s sales, which has been slipping for several years. However, after he left Bottega Veneta, rumors were that he was horrible to work with and treated his colleagues not in a nice way. Of course, this is only a rumor and nobody officially addressed it.

Some of Lee’s designs for Bottega Veneta

The brand stated in a press release: «Bottega Veneta and Daniel Lee are announcing their joint decision to end their collaboration.» «I am very grateful to Daniel for having brought his passion and energy to Bottega Veneta,» said Kering’s CEO Francois-Henri Pinault in the release. «His singular vision made the House’s heritage relevant for today and put it back to the center of the fashion scene.»

No matter what Lee does or did, his designs are amazing and this is what counts. I cannot wait to see what his vision is for Burberry!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Bottega Veneta, © Burberry and © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Windy

Mykonos is also known as the «Island of the Winds». Indeed, Mykonos can be extremely windy. It is rare to find windless days in the islands but thankfully I was not affected unduly. However, of course, the day when we shot several looks, the wind was extreme as you can see.

I love this black and white look by Jacquemus. The label is the brainchild of Simon Porte Jacquemus, a thirtysomething designer‚ who is gaining more and more in popularity. His key to success? An innate ability to create viral hits and to quickly convert new collections into revenue at a price point unheard of in luxury fashion.

My look: Baci cropped gathered organic cotton-jersey T-shirticon, and Draio cutout shell midi skirticon, by Jacquemus, LV Link square sunglasses by Louis Vuitton, Niki mini studded quilted textured-leather shoulder bag by Saint Laurent, and quilted leather mulesicon by Bottega Veneta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: @mykonos_alexandr / © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: A Day in Greece

Mykonos and Santorini are just a few of the Greek islands that promise unforgettable holidays. I just arrived in Mykonos. However those pictures were taken  in Santorini at the beautiful Mystique Hotel before. I love this pink and white checked outfit. It’s fresh and sophisticated. On top, the oversized jacket is perfect to resist the strong wind in the evening.

My look: Checked oversized tweed blazer, checked jacquard crop top, and checked jacquard mini skirt, all by Balmainquilted leather mulesicon by Bottega Veneta, pearl earrings and Chanel 19 bag in rose leather, both by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: ©  Sandra Bauknecht
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