Splurge vs. Steal: The Bustier Dress

TheMillion Dollar Dress

MatthewLeo 1One of my favourite dresses at the moment is my leopard-print silk dress iconby Matthew Williamson. The bright colours and the bead-embellished pockets make it a spectacular cocktail choice.
I wore it recently with a navy clutch and yellow platform pumps from Miu Miu’s S/S 2010 collection. In addition, I added a statement necklace by Matthew Williamson from a previous season.

In case that you do not want to spend so much money on an eye-catching dress that you might not wear too often, I saw the perfect alternative at H&M. The cut is very similiar. It promises a good fit with corset panels and a concealed silicone trim in the bustier.
I truly love the heart print on the 100% organic cotton. What a wonderful way to dress up for Valentine’s Day, don’t you think?!

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

Benefit Cosmetics


As I am crazy for make-up, I am totally in love with Benefit Cosmetics. The cute packaging, the fun names (who can resist if Kitten goes to Paris?!) and the really amazing quality is what makes it so excellent. For the holiday season they sell special edition sets (i.e. Celebutante, Glitz Glam and Gloss or my place or yours Gina) that are great gifts for your girlfriends or for yourself. So be dazzling and glam it up with an irresistible red pout, rocking smoky eyes or just that little soft glowing touch. Experiment and have fun! I hope that you will be inspired by these different holiday looks. And for the Zurich based of you, they just opened a lovely Benefit counter at Jelmoli.

LoL, Sandra