My Look: Heels Over Pants


I love the new Bottega, so many cool pieces that can elevate your looks to new heights. My favorite barely there sandals that wrap around the ankles have already reached cult status. I love this clever styling trick (see trouser tuck) which means no more tailoring needed. For more sandals like those, visit the previous post here.

My look: High-neck long-sleeved jersey topiconhigh-rise wide-leg silk trousers, wood and intrecciato leather clutch, and wrap-around snake-effect leather sandals, all by Bottega Venetaicon, BB clip-on earringicon by Balenciaga, and FF-print round acetate sunglasses by Fendi, «Mitza» ring by Dior Fine Jewellery and chain belt by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Countdown

I am truly counting down the days until life will hopefully back to normal. I miss travelling, a good party among friends, going dancing and dressing up not only for the bathroom… This Ralph & Russo sweater has become my absolute favorite spring piece as you can change its look so easily. Cut from the softest white cashmere, it detaches at the asymmetric neckline and blouson sleeve, depending on how you want to style it.

My look: Convertible asymmetric cashmere sweater by Ralph & Russo, fake fur fox toy stoleicon by Moschino, appliquéd merino wool-felt bereticon by Burberry, chain-embellished macramé and leather pumps by Bottega Veneta,icon dark blue leather pants and Mini Dauphine bag, both by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
Location: Park Hyatt Zurich
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My Look: Total Fashion

Hello June! Lift your mood with quirky colors of the ’70s. Green, yellow and blue mixed together look great on those chilly summer days.

My look: Shearling-lined appliquéd suede vest by Miu Miu, ribbed-knit sweater and ribbed leather platform mulesicon, both by Givenchy, Cassette Intrecciato leather cross-body bagicon by Bottega Venetametal and leather necklace with glass beads by Gucciicon and Carlina round-frame gold-plated sunglassesicon by Chloé.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: LV Pont 9

Yesterday marked the launch of Louis Vuitton‘s LV Pont 9 shoulder bag. The Maison’s most important bag debut of the year is available in five colours. I went for blue which will officially launch on June 26. This French-chic shoulder bag takes cues from both the past and present, and got its name from the famous Pont Neuf bridge in Paris. The design is a classic silhouette of a flap bag, with smooth curved edges and a vintage appeal.

My look: Coated cotton-blend midi dress and chain-embellished macramé and leather pumps, both by Bottega Veneta, wool-jacquard capeicon by Burberry, LV Pont 9 shoulder bag in blue by Louis Vuitton, and Aurora oversized butterfly acetate sunglassesicon by Zimmermann.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Wisteria Lane

If you are living in Zurich, you will love a stroll through Belvoirpark with its wisteria-covered lanes and beautiful garden arrangements. Here you see me enjoying the lovely flowers that matched my outfit on a sunny afternoon this week. Isn’t it wonderful that we also have a Wisteria Lane like in Desperate Housewives?

My look: Sabina ruffled crinkled silk-georgette maxi dressicon by Ulla Johnson, Eacharpe shell, feather and silver-tone necklaceicon by Isabel Marant, croc-effect leather slingback pumpsicon by Fendi, The Pouch chain-embellished gathered leather clutchicon by Bottega Veneta, and plissé sunglassesicon by Dolce Gabbana.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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For Your Mother’s Eyes Only

When you look in your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth. Your mum is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend. Sunday is Mother’s Day, time to appreciate the most amazing woman I’ll always admire, appreciate and love.

Personally speaking, I have a very deep bond with my mum. Her eyes looked after me all my life and this inspired me to today’s gifting idea. Why not surprise your mum with a great eye care product or / and a pair of sunglasses, telling her how thankful you are to have her in your life.

It was love at first sight because we have all been loving our mums the second we opened our eyes for the first time. Even if you cannot be with your mum physically like me due to the current worldwide crisis, you can still surprise her with a gift sent to her directly. Just click on the highlighted product description to be transferred to the respective shop.

LoL, Sandra

The Eye Concentrateicon by La Mer
My avid readers know that I am a huge a fan of this newly formulated product. With triple the Concentrated Miracle Broth™, it helps transform the delicate eye area with essential energy and healing hydration to reduce the look of dark circles, lines and wrinkles in 3 weeks. Lime tea concentrate, the antioxidant powerhouse, helps prevent future damage before it begins.
Theprocedure is top secret, rumors are they play classical music to the kelp-based elixir for three months as it ferments. No matter how they do it, the formula’s anti-aging effects are truly undeniable.

Cat-eye neon-trimmed printed tortoisehell acetate sunglasses by Fendi
For the mum, who loves everything fashion like me, those sunglasses feature both, the monogram and neon trend in one.

Eye Rescue Stick by Susanne Kaufmann
The perfect new tool for the spa-loving mum as she can apply the stick whenever she wants during the day. Stored in the fridge, it can deliver an even more intense cooling effect. The product counteracts the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, energizing tired-looking eyes caused by blue light and smoothes various visible signs of aging like first wrinkles.

Green coffee extract reduces swelling around the eyes, while jasmine and hawthorn activate the enzyme telomerase in the skin cells and unleash antioxidative properties. A highly concentrated active ingredient from baobab helps to smooth out crow’s feet and fine lines. Ectoin increases cell protection and an antioxidant from larch bark leaves the eyes with a fresh glow.

Eye Cream Line A by Susanne Kaufmann
Powered by a combination of active botanical ingredients like white lupine and elderberry extract, this brightening treatment stimulates collagen production to improve firmness while simultaneously reducing any puffy areas.

Oversized aviator-style gold-tone sunglassesicon by Givenchy
Those clean frames look very sophisticated.

Eye Creamicon by Dr. Barbara Sturm
If your mum is into a thorough medical understanding of cells and anti-aging, she will love Dr. Barbara Sturm’s beauty products. Designed to target dark circles, this ultra hydrating eye cream has been specially developed in her German lab with purslane and golden root to lift the sensitive areas around the eyes and reduce puffiness. It’s also infused with active omega lipids that help skin retain moisture. Personally speaking, I love its pudding-like consistency.

D-frame acetate sunglasses by Bottega Veneta
Those sleek shades will work for pretty much any occasion.icon

Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid by SISLEY PARIS
The rose is the queen of the flowers, and this fluid features black rose aqueous extract for a radiant complexion and hydrating padina pavonica. Specially formulated for everyday use on the delicate eye area, it is fitted with a soothing ceramic applicator, that with regular use, reduces puffiness and dark circles, leaving behind a luminous, youthful-looking glow.icon

Paris oversized cat-eye zebra-print acetate sunglasses by Balenciaga
Animal prints are always in style and worn as sunglasses in an oversized cat-eye silhouette, they add some drama to every look. 


iconLuminary Genius Eye Cream by Bynacht
iconBetween the hours of 11pm and 4am our skin’s renewal rate almost doubles – with no exposure to environmental aggressors or makeup, the dermis can absorb nutritional ingredients without any interference. Perfect for targeting signs of aging and tiredness around the eyes, Bynacht’s specially formulated cream is infused with persian silk tree extract and nourishing oils that repair and hydrate while you sleep.

Air Heart cat-eye acetate and gold-tone sunglasses by Le Specs
Slightly oversized, the blacked-out lenses will complement practically all of your mum’s outfits.

iconPhotos: Courtesy of the Brands – Photo of me: © David Biedert Photography
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Love Monkey

Doting love is when you are extremely and uncritically fond of someone, something a mother feels for her child. In German, we call this behavior «Affenliebe» which translates into monkey love. According to some scientists, these intense, special exchanges that human mothers share with their offspring might have deep roots all the way back in monkeys. Both species use the same gestures and affectionate behaviors towards their children. When I was a little girl, I learnt a lot about primates as my mother, who is the biggest animal rights activist you can imagine, is totally fond of those animals.

As Mother’s Day is coming up and the tropical trend is huge this summer, I would like to dedicate today’s post to all those amazing fashionable pieces featuring those cute little monkeys. I am sure that not only my mum will go bananas seeing them.

And in case you are wondering why I didn’t call the post «monkey love», here is the answer. In the urban dictionary this expression stands for crazy animalistic sex requiring acrobatic poise. It can also be termed «monkey lovin‘». Isn’t it funny how you can go wrong just translating a word correctly?

LoL, Sandra

Monkey-print halterneck silk top by Bottega Veneta

iconMonkey crystal-embellished brooch by Erdem


iconSequinned monkey-appliqué wool-blend dressicon by Valentino

Monkey diamond, opal, silver & 18kt gold earringsicon by Bibi van der Velden

Jungle-appliqué embroidered knit sweater by Valentino

Monkeys Forest print poplin dress by Valentino
Monkey-appliquéd T-shirticon by Valentino

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Monkey print twill cape by Burberry

Scarf tie point-toe mules by Burberryicon

Monkey print chain-strap cardholder by Burberry
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Killer monkey print swimsuit by Dsquared2


iconMedium monkey jacquard TB shoulder bagicon by Burberry

Drawstring monkey print jacket by Burberry

iconSoleia printed cotton-voile pajama seticon by Desmond & Dempsey

Scimmie Thyme, Lavender and Cedarwood scented candle by Fornasetti

Avantgardening satin bedding by Christian Fischbacher

Equateur wallpaper by Hermès

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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Heels Over Pants

The barely there sandals that wrap around your ankles have already reached cult status. Bottega Veneta‘s version from their Resort 2020 collection is the one we keep seeing on feeds right now. The shoes instantly became a viral hit for the clever styling trick (see trouser tuck) that ruled the street style scene throughout the early months of the year. Personally speaking, I love it so much, the perfect way to wear pants that are too long without having to cut them off. I will post an outfit with them this week, so please stay tuned!

In the meantime, enjoy those beautiful sandals seen on the runways and my favorites this season below, secure yours by clicking on the highlighted description.

LoL, Sandra

Wrap-around snake-effect leather sandals by Bottega Veneta

Cleo crystal-embellished leather sandals by René Caovilla
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Opera 120 leather sandalsicon by Gianvito Rossi

Cleo embellished metallic satin and leather sandals by René Caovilla


iconCleo crystal-embellished leather sandals with small heel by René Caovilla


iconSnake-effect leather sandals by Bottega Veneta

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Let’s Stay Home

Let’s stay home – staying home is an act of care for our neighbours, friends, family and all the public health workers who work so tirelessly to keep us safe. However, I am of the opinion that dreams and inspiration must keep a place in our daily life, especially in such difficult times. Over the past few days, I have received some disturbing and aggressive messages from people who think I should abstain from posting «normally». Respecting other opinions is a virtue I hold dear to my heart. I would appreciate the right tone, «c’est le ton qui fait la musique».

Personally, I have a different view on it. Firstly, posting is my passion and makes me truly happy. Over the last ten years it has become my profession and pursuing it during quarantine gives me comfort, a sense of normality. My mission is to share a daily dose of fashion and lifestyle with my readers and I shall continue as long as I can. Online shopping is becoming a welcome alternative to strolling down Avenue Montaigne and frankly is a way to support our economy. If you like my outfit, just click on the highlighted descriptions to be transferred directly for more information.

Being at home gives me finally the time to write about many things I never had time for. Furthermore, I have a lot of pre-shot footage like today’s post that I am so happy to be able to post now. Why spread bad vibes if we have the chance to send each other good energy… and personally speaking, I still like to dress up as it makes me feel good. And that is the most important!

My look: Striped cotton-jersey cardigan, and matching striped cotton-jersey track pantsicon, cotton-poplin shirticon, all by Thom Browne, The Pouch small gathered leather clutchicon by Bottega Veneta, embroidered Ace sneakersicon by Gucci, and stole 140 «Cosmographia Universalis» in blue/rose/vivid yellow by Hermès (design by Jan Bajtlik).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
Location: Park Hyatt Zurich
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Trending S/S 2020: Leather Culottes

Leather culottes have been all the rage this S/S 2020 season. Cut from butter-smooth leather, these shorts are preferably shirred at the waist and kick out to wide cuffs. They hit just above the knee, so you can wear them with mules or boots alike. Thanks to Bottega Veneta‘s Daniel Lee who says he only wants to create clothes that will last a lifetime, we will surely enjoy those pieces for many years to come. Those shorts will age beautifully with you.

Amata leather culottes by RtA

Leather culottes by Brunello Cucinello

Leather culottes by Joseph

also available in yellow.

Shirred leather culottes by Bottega Veneta

also available in beige (my choice)and in a beautiful light blue.

Leather culottes by Tom Ford

Stay tuned! I will show you how I style them very soon…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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