Dior Rose Céleste

«Women, with their intuitive instinct, understood that I dreamed not only of making them more beautiful, but happier too.» – Christian Dior

Victoire de Castellane continues the story of DIOR‘s «Rose des vents» collection with a new celestial lucky charm, so-called «Rose Céleste». A twist of grains encircles the medallion, which turns to switch between the moon and sun sides.

On the front, a mother-of-pearl moon and three small white gold stars have been embedded with infinite care in an onyx disc in order to reveal all their brilliance.

On the reverse, a majestic yellow gold sun, with nine rays of different sizes, stands out from the mother-of-pearl background. Its almond-shaped eye and its smile were defined with a subtle level of refinement. The ornamental stones have been polished to give them a rounded surface, while the gold that encircles them has been shaped to form a rice-grain effect.

Taking its inspiration from Christian Dior‘s highly superstitious nature and his passion for astrology, the new must-have jewellery pieces are available as a medallion, bracelet or necklace, these talismans offer a new invitation to travel through the Dior’s rich heritage, by day and by night.

Bracelet DIOR Rose Céleste €1900
Necklace DIOR Rose Céleste €2000
Médaillon DIOR Rose Céleste €4500

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Dior

Seashell Jewelry

I love seashell jewelry for the ultimate warm weather vacation style. Since last summer, the iconic puka shell necklace has made its way back into our closets (see previous post here), but in more elaborate and sophisticated versions. Follow the call of the sea with these coastal-inspired gems below. My absolute favorites are by Etro and Isabel Marant. Stay tuned for the whole look coming up soon…

LoL, Sandra


Layered silk and multi-stone necklace by Etro
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Gold-tone and shell necklace by Isabel Marant
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Gold-tone and shell choker by Isabel Marant
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Set of three gold-tone, shell and bead bracelets by Isabel Marant

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Gold-tone necklace by Isabel Marant
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Shell, crystal and faux-pearl choker by Etro


iconGold-tone, shell, faux pearl and crystal clip earrings by Etro

iconGold-plated, shell and multi-stone anklet by Chan Luu

Merco gold-plated shell earrings by Aurélie Bidermann
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Large Puka gold-plated necklace by Tohum

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Stills: Courtesy of the Brands

Gucci High Jewelry Introduces a Masterpiece

Gucci HJIsn’t this set just amazing? GUCCIicon High Jewelry presents an ensemble that comprises a collier, the star piece in this collection, a bracelet and drop earrings. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted and designed around the natural beauty of the golden-hued Beryl gems, combined with 18kt yellow gold and a glittering array of diamonds.

With every link, clasp and gem lovingly assembled and set by master GUCCIicon jewelry craftsmen, this magnificent ensemble is available by order only.

Necklace, 18kt yellow gold, 384 diamonds total 20.05cts, one yellow beryl total 36.2cts
€ 95.000
Bracelet, 18kt yellow gold, 126 diamonds total 5.95cts, 5 yellow beryls total 42.5cts
€ 38.500
Earrings, 18kt yellow gold, 100 diamonds total 2.59cts, 2 yellow beryls total 17.2cts
€ 17.500

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of Gucci

Express the Essence of You

Pandora Essence CoverRecently I was invited to explore PANDORA‘s new Essence Collection during an extremely yummy lunch at the Park Hyatt in Zurich.

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The contemporary concept is featuring a slender sterling silver bracelet with an accompanying assortment of 24 sterling silver charms, hand-finished from precious metals and symbolic stones, each representing an inner value. It taps into current trends for personal and emotional connection, presenting different women that are each expressing their inner values such as joy, trust, passion, confidence, love, courage, faith and wisdom.

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The new Pandora Essence Collection is in stores now around the world and a wonderful gift idea for a dear friend, a beloved sibling or your dear mother for Christmas. It is also the perfect way to express the essence of you, something meaningful around your wrist that reminds you every day of the values you care about.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Pandora and © Sandra Bauknecht

Pomellato’s Secret Treasure in Zurich

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During the last days I showed you so much from my recent road trip through the US. But the country I live in, Switzerland, has a lot to offer as well. Before I left two weeks ago, Pomellato celebrated its store opening with a nice cocktail reception high above Zurich’s rooftops.

Can you imagine that this terrace (see photos below) is never open to the public? It is a real treasure hidden on top of the building.

If you visit the boutique, check out their latest collection: Sabbia by Pomellato in rose gold with brown diamonds, diamonds and black diamonds. So beautiful!

LoL, Sandra

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Sabbia Collection
Rings starting at € 1980.-, Bracelet € 9845.-

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IMG_7789Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Jewel Crush: Serpenti by Bulgari

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Today, I would like to show you my new jewel crush: Bulgari‘s 2012 Serpenti collection which will be available starting this summer at all of the Italian brand’s boutiques.

I had a sneak preview and fell immediately in love with the pink gold bracelet and ring that are characterised by the famous stylised spiral form. The core of each jewel is constituted by an internal gold spring that ensures its extraordinary flexibility. Each individual scale vaunts a sumptuous surface of diamond pavé. A rubellite adorns the “reptile’s head”.

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Don’t those two pieces just look divine?! Loved them so much that it was hard to take them off…
But unfortunately this beauty has its price. Below you can find all the details.

Dear Santa, please be good to me!

LoL, Sandra

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347601 – Serpenti pink gold one coil bracelet with rubellite head and pavé-set diamond scales (8,40 cts).
Size S – 45’000CHF / Size M – 46’200CHF / Size L – 47’500CHF

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347594 – Serpenti pink gold double coil ring with rubellite head and pavé-set diamond scales (2,60 cts).
Size S, M, L, XL – 20’600CHF

Stills: Courtesy of Bulgari and Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

A Sneak Preview of Versace for H&M Part II

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Here is your sneak preview of the Versace for H&M resort line that will only be available online starting January 19th already. The fanfare that surrounded the launch of the first Versace for H&M line will surely continue.

Expect lots of phone calls from friends that are living for example in Switzerland or the United States where H&M’s online shopping has not been launched yet!

More exciting news at the end of this post…

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And of course, some must-haves for the men won’t be missing either:

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News are out this morning that Sofia Coppola, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner, will direct the campaign film to support the launch of Marni at H&M on March 8, 2012!
Love her!

LoL, Sandra

Marni H&MPhotos: Courtesy of H&M

Today’s Look: Back to School

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No, just kidding, it wasn’t me who went back to school, it was my daughter. So one of those very stressful mornings with no time to get ready as we had to leave pretty early. I am sure that all mums know what I am talking about.

Therefore I kept my makeup very simple, meaning just a little blush and some lipgloss (no eye makeup!). In case of an emergency, you can hide your eyes with big sunglasses.

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My outfit: Blue Blazer and Python Flats by Zara (in stores now), White Shirt by Prada, Shorts by Blumarine, Sunglasses by Marc Jacobs, Python Boston Bag by Céline, Earrings and Ring by H&M, Bangles by Chanel and Bracelet (Souvenir from Istanbul).

Have a nice day!

LoL, Sandra

Zara2White shirt all buttoned-up to the very top (see Trend Alert F/W 2011: Buttoned-up Collars)

IMG_8216Set of ivory and gold bangles by Chanel, Bracelet bought at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

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Zara5My favourite bag at the moment: The XL Boston Bag in blue python by Céline

IMG_8220Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht