My Look: Christmas Cheers

May your holidays sparkle with joy and laughter! May peace, joy, and love find their way under your Christmas tree.

Red and green, that color scheme has been associated with winter holidays for centuries.  I love wearing this combination in addition with gold for the festive season. It gives me immediately the Christmas cheers.

My look: Two-tone wool-blend bouclé-tweed blazericon by Saint Laurent, black halterneck knit top with open back and knitted leggings, both by Balmain, Mount Small leather shoulder bag by Bottega Veneta, gold leather overknee boots by ValentinoChristmas tree earrings by Dolce & Gabbanaand Big Bang All Black Zermatt watch by Hublot.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography – The photos were taken at The Dolder Grand.
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Bottega Veneta Appoints Matthieu Blazy

That was a very quick move! Bottega Veneta has named Matthieu Blazy as its creative director with immediate effect after the unexpected departure of Daniel Lee, owner Kering said in a statement.

Set to present his first collection in February 2022, Blazy joined Bottega Veneta as its design director last year under Daniel Lee and was now promoted to the top position.

Matthieu Blazy

Blazy, who leaves between Antwerp and Milan, previously worked under Raf Simons at his namesake brand and at Calvin Klein, as well as doing stints under Phoebe Philo at Celine. He also served as the designer of Maison Margiela’s «Artisanal» couture line.

Bartolomeo Rongone

Bartolomeo Rongone, CEO of Bottega Veneta, said: «Matthieu Blazy is an extraordinarily talented individual, whom I am proud and excited to entrust with the creative helm of our luxury House. Bottega Veneta has always been equated with signature craftsmanship and distinctive creativity. Matthieu’s appointment will further enhance the modern relevance of our brand and accelerate our growth, while preserving the values that are at the core of Bottega Veneta.»

Good Luck!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bottega Veneta

Daniel Lee To Leave Bottega Veneta

OMG! The latest breaking news in the world of fashion… according to BOF, designer Daniel Lee is set to leave Bottega Veneta. A surprise move the group described as a «joint decision», especially as according to Bain, sales rose 2.2 % to nearly €1.2 billion in 2019 under Lee who managed to keep the company growing slightly even during the pandemic in 2020.

Bottega Veneta has set a new standard for luxury since its birth in Vicenza in 1966. Inspired by Italian culture with a global outlook, the House is defined by a distinctly refined attitude. Bottega Veneta uses noble materials to create considered pieces that become part of their owner’s lives. The House embraces a core philosophy of style, innovation and luxury, applied to a full offer for women, men and home.

Daniel Lee was appointed Creative Director in 2018. Born in Bradford in the North of England, Daniel studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and graduated in 2011. Having worked for fashion Houses in London, New York and Paris throughout his career (for example in the studio of Phoebe Philo’s Celine and at Donna Karan), Lee bought a distinct understanding of modern luxury to Bottega Veneta.

He is the brainchild behind the new must-have color green. During his three-year tenure, he played with the texture and proportion of the house’s key intrecciato leather to create must-have bags, such as The Pouch or The Point, and shoes that fashionistas around the world drooled over. His designs have been copied not only by the high street labels but also from other luxury houses.

The must-have Lagoon bubble-insole leather sandals in green.

«My time at Bottega Veneta has been an incredible experience,» Lee said in a statement. «I am grateful to have worked with an exceptional and talented team and I am forever thankful to everyone who was part of creating our vision.»

One of Lee’s best designs for Bottega: The Pouch large gathered intrecciato leather clutch.

Kering chairman François-Henri Pinault thanked Lee for a «singular vision» that «made the House’s heritage relevant for today and put it back to the center of the fashion scene.»

Bottega Veneta Salon 01 S/S 2021

A new creative organisation for the brand will be announced soon, Kering said. Stay tuned!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Bottega Veneta and by Streetstyleshooters / Getty Images
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The Point Bag

After Daniel Lee‘s success at Bottega Veneta releasing the uber fabulous The Pouch bag, there is the new hit in line. I am completely obsessed with The Point that is named for its triangular top handles, which are an established house signature.

Making a fashion statement: The Pouch in the large size.

As The Pouch – especially in the big size (which is the most recognizable fashion statement) – isn’t always the most practical when it comes to carrying as it doesn’t come with shoulder straps, I was really excited for The Point.

Available in a beautiful range of colours and textures in two sizes, small and medium, each one has a structured magnetic frame and knotted shoulder strap, which can easily be concealed inside if you prefer to carry it by the distinctive ‘V’ top handle.

I went for the small size, which I find perfect, in the lime color. Bottega Veneta is really great when it comes to colors. The shades are special and all so beautiful.

There are many different versions of The Point already, from the classic in a range of unexpected but delightful colors as well as other intricate interpretations like this one below in pink intrecciato woven leathericon.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Net-à-Porter and Bottega Veneta, Streetstyleshooters/Getty Images, David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Berlin

This week was crazy … so much has happened and I am so far behind posting. My iPhone crashed and it took me one day to get it fully back. In those moments, you realize how much we all rely on those devices. However, I am happy that I have got it back and made it safely to my home country Germany to celebrate my mum’s birthday. Here you see me walking in front of the famous Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, one of the most iconic spots to see in the German capital, wearing the trendiest color of the season: green.

My Look: Sailor-collar knitted wool polo shirticon, and Ken Scott floral-print cotton-blend skirticon, both by Gucci, Point small leather tote in seagrass, green cat eye sunglasses, and Lagoon bubble-insole leather sandals in green, all by Bottega VenetaFF acetate earringsicon by Fendi.

LoL, Sandra

Photos by Streetstyleshooters / Getty Images
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Trending: Rubber Boots

Contrary to popular belief, rubber boots can be fashionable and are ultra trending this F/W 2021 seasonWaterproof and stylish, these pairs of boots below are the ultimate investments to stay chic in the rain. Forget the traditional Wellington boots (named in honor of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington), and update your wardrobe with one or two of those stylish options.

LoL, Sandra

Chain metallic-rubber boots by JW Anderson
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Puddle glittered rubber ankle bootsicon by Bottega Veneta (my choice)

Julian matelassé and rubber bootsicon by Cecilie Bahnsen x Diemme

Betty knitted-cuff rubber ankle bootsicon by Chloé

Atelier Shoes 03 Rose Edition 3D rubber knee boots by Valentino (my choice)


Horsebit rubber boots by Gucci
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Tess rubber boots by Balmain

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and via Net-à-Porter
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My Look: Denim Love

Isabel Marant puts her signature twist on the classic denim style, presenting this stud-embellished denim jacket and ruffled strapless dress. It is a great way to upgrade your classics. The white boots have the same studs like the jacket. I am totally obsessed with this look.

My look: Depaline studded embellished denim jacketDolizi strapless denim peplum mini dress,icon Luliette embellished canvas and suede ankle boots, Silver In Love star earringsicon, all by Isabel Marant, and The Pouch small gathered leather clutch by Bottega Veneta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Anouk Bauknecht
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My Look: Little House on the Prairie

Challenging my inner Laura Ingalls Wilder… Driving with the MASERATI Ghibli Hybrid through the Swiss countryside in my Liberty floral print maxi dress, I remembered the American Western television series «Little House on the Prairie», that I loved to watch when I was a child. It is the perfect outfit for a picnic in the meadow.

My look: Liberty floral print maxi dress by Gucci, Lapee metallic-toecap leather ankle bootsicon by Isabel Marant, Sunshine logo-embroidered woven tote bagicon, and raffia and stainless-steel bottle holdericon, both by Fendi, cat-eye acetate and metal sunglasses by Bottega Venetaicon, and Woody canvas-trimmed raffia sunhaticon by Chloé.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Rian Davidson 
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My Look: Kusama

This week, I flew to Berlin for a very special event hosted by Veuve Cliquot: a unique closing dinner of the retrospective of exceptional artist Yayoi Kusama at Gropius Bau. The dress code said «colorful chic», so I went for this artsy, sophisticated look with a touch of elegance and a little bit of Veuve Cliquot orange.

My look: Layered embroidered silk-organza and pointelle-knit dressicon by FendiThe Pouch large gathered intrecciato leather clutch by Bottega Veneta, Arkendisc 130 patent-leather platform sandalsicon by Christian Louboutin, Horsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery, and gold-tone, bead and faux pearl clip earrings by Oscar de la Renta.

Stay tuned as I will show you much more of this wonderful evening!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot, Agentur EVENTPRESS for Veuve Cliquot and © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Summer Vacation

One of the best brands to wear on your summer vacation is PatBO. I am completely obsessed, amazing quality without being too expensive. Inspired by the beauty and technical expertise of haute couture craftsmanship, Patricia Bonaldi founded her eponymous label with a focus on intricate embroidery and beading. Each design is expertly handmade in the brand’s atelier in Brazil by a team of over 400 local female artisans. Here you see me wearing one of her amazing beach dresses with its unique, flattering silhouette at my hotel, the Byblos Saint Tropez. Doesn’t the background look so South American? I am loving it! In my next life I wanna be a Brazilian girl!

My look: Cutout embellished corded lace and stretch-jersey maxi dressicon by PatBO, Blaudel 100 canvas wedge sandalsicon by Castañer, Tip macramé toteicon by Bottega Veneta, mesh small brin bucket hat by Dior, gold-tone crystal earrings by Oscar de la Renta, Oscar seashell choker by Isabel Marant, Rose Céleste necklace, and Rose des Vents and Rose Céleste necklace, both by Dior Fine Jewellerybracelets by Cartier, and Royal Oak 37mm 18-karat frosted rose gold watch by Audemars Piguet.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Michael HJ Lopez Photographie / Sandra Bauknecht
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