Louis Vuitton S/S 2012: Carrousel of Pastels


Most of you know that I am a Louis Vuitton aficionado. Therefore I am always looking forward to the LV show that with its beautiful stunning decor surprises each season. Yesterday, it was a gigantic carrousel with models riding on it in pastel-coloured clothes, leaving quite another impression after Marc’s fetish-like creations for F/W 2011.


The S/S 2012 collection is sweet, full of rich details and materials, from matte crocodile jackets, coats and skirts to laser-cut tops and 3-D floral embellishments and plastic paillettes. I am completely taken by the tweed fabrics that are adorned with marabou feathers. The craftmanship that went into this collection is truly outstanding.






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LV S2012 Acc





The last look was presented by Kate Moss, same as last season. But instead having her smoke on the runway in hot pants, she appeared in a light white floral dress like an innocent bride. I was wondering if she might be pregnant. Rumours are going around those days, same as the fashion crowd is wondering if Marc Jacobs will leave for Dior. The Louis Vuitton S/S 2012 collection looked like a slight approach. Let’s see in which direction fashion’s merry-go-round will be turning…

Below you can see some photos of the front row action!

LoL, Sandra

LV123Caroline Sieber, Claire Courtin Clarins, Antoine Arnault, Virginie Courtin Clarins

LV124Dasha Zhukova, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Carine Roitfeld, Marie-Amélie Sauvé, Rachel Zoe, Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, Peter Marino

LV105Natalia Vodianova, Uma Thurman

LV106Best friends: Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss

LV112Alexa Chung in a Louis Vuitton dress from the F/W 2011 collection.

Louis Vuitton – The Art of Fashion


Last week in Milan, there was quite a party stress going on.
Across from the Gucci party on Via Montenapoleone, Louis Vuitton celebrated the re-opening of their shop on the famous street, followed by a dinner and later a party with cocktails and music to toast the exhibition “The Art of Fashion” curated by Katie Grand which is on show at La Triennale di Milano until October 9th, 2011.

57679366The interior of the Louis Vuitton Via Montenapoleone store.

IMG_9944Gorgeous decoration.

IMG_9940Party people

The GuestsLots of celebrities were there.

IsabeliBeautiful Isabeli Fontana (right) in a sequined dress from the Louis Vuitton Pre-fall 2011 collection.


Anna LV Anna dello Russo in a head-to-toe look from the Louis Vuitton F/W 2011 runway


The Art of Fashion

Enjoy those photos from the exhibition:




57662544Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton, © Sandra Bauknecht

LoL, Sandra

Diesel Black Gold – Only for the Brave!

Diesel Jeans

For 2011’s Cannes International Film Festival, Only The Brave Foundation and Le Baron have invited celebrities (Jude Law, Kirsten Dunst an many more) to sign a Diesel Black Gold denim, during their fabulous nights at Le Baron Piano Bar.

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This denim is now sold by auction on ebay until 22nd September : all profits will be donated to the Only The Brave Foundation, that supports and develops a variety of innovative development projects in Africa.

S 2012 front row

Many celebrities attended last week’s S/S 2012 runway presentation in New York City, among them Gerard Butler with his date Petra Nemcova and the Roitfeld girls.


“It’s time to reflect.” This was written on the program at the Diesel Black Gold S/S 2012 show. There were dangling mirrors hanging down, perfectly reflecting the light and preparing the audience for a show full of metallics. I am in love with those shiny materials. As this is already a huge trend for F/W 2011, I am glad to see that this is going to stay for a while.
Let the light of Diesel Black Gold shine on me…

LoL, Sandra





DBG6Photos: Courtesy of Diesel Black Gold

Carine’s World for Barneys New York

Carine's World

Last Saturday, Barneys New York celebrated the launch of their new womens F/W 2011 campaign „Carine’s World“ with a gigantic party in New York City. Many celebrities attended, but the real highlight of the evening was definitely the karaoke performance of Anna Dello Russo and Carine Roitfeld on stage.

The new campaign for the American department store was cast by Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of French Vogue. Friends, family members, people she admired over years for their style, were featured in the newest must-haves. Carine worked alongside renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti and Barneys New York Creative Director Dennis Freedman.

In the store, you can find some installations with quotes that I enjoyed very much. I hope that you do, too!







IMG_9313Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Below you can find my personal favourites of the campaign. For more information, go on Barneys.com.

LoL, Sandra

Naomi Campbell in Fendi


Carine on Naomi:
“I met Naomi 25 years ago at the beginning of her career and worked with her often. She is of course a legendary model and an icon, but one thing that people don’t know about her is that she has a very big heart.”

Shop the Fendi collection at Barneys.com.

Jessica Hart in Marc Jacobs


Carine on Jessica:
“Jessica is the Australian girlfriend of my son Vladimir’s best friend. So pretty, natural, and elegant. She’s got a spontaneous, sporty allure and she’s always smiling.”

Shop the Marc Jacobs collection at Barneys.com.

Melanie Huynh in Yves Saint Laurent


Carine on Melanie:
“Melanie is a stylist and was my assistant for 3 or 4 years. We have stayed close – I am even godmother to her daughter. She is ravishing and brings a lot of grace to the Saint Laurent clothes. She looks like a princess.”

Shop the Yves Saint Laurent collection at Barneys.com.


Izabel Goulart in Mugler and Gianvito Rossi


Carine on Izabel:
“Izabel, a Brazilian, is one of my most recent discoveries. She is a very, very beautiful girl that I first saw at a Victoria’s Secret runway show.”

Shop the Mugler and Gianvito Rossi collection at Barneys.com.


Theodora Richards in Rodarte


Carine on Theodora:
“Theodora has inherited the daring style of her father, Keith Richards, and it suits her divinely. She’s also very spirited and lively and has an incredible presence.”

Shop the Rodarte collection at Barneys.com.

Photos: © Barneys

Emmanuelle Alt to Lead French Vogue

Even while I am very busy in Florence, I don’t want you to miss anything. Breaking fashion news arrived today: Less than a month after Carine Roitfeld announced that she would leave the editor-in-chief’s position at French Vogue, the magazine named Emmanuelle Alt to succeed her, starting Feb. 1, 2011.

Emmanuelle had been French Vogue’s fashion director since 2000 (same year Carine Roitfeld became editor-in-chief).  The decision to elevate Ms. Alt  makes me assume that Condé Nast International does not want to change course. Ms. Alt knows the job and is very well connected.

Her rock style of skinny pants and Balmain jackets is not bad, isn’t it…?! Let’s see what she will be coming up with.

LoL, Sandra

Carine Roitfeld Leaves Vogue Paris

This was the news of today and it is the end of an era – Carine Roitfeld, 56, leaves Vogue Paris. After ten years of Editor in Chief, she wants to concentrate on personal projects.

Under her direction, Vogue Paris received record levels of circulation, advertising und editorial success.

Carine was the woman widely tipped to take over from Anna Wintour at the fashion magazine’s flagship US title. If Condé Nast had announced this today, I would have been less surprised than hearing about her decision to step down.

The French former model will leave the magazine in the end of January, an announcement about her replacement will be made in the coming weeks. Figaro’s Virginie Mouzat name is floating here and there…

Carine, you will be missed!

LoL, Sandra

Today at Stella McCartney’s S/S 2011 Show

Key to heaven: The invitation to the show

Key to heaven: My invitation to the Stella's S/S 2011 show

CIMG7647I am in Paris for the Fashion Week at the moment.

This morning, I went to see Stella McCartneys S/S 2011 show which I have absolutely loved.

Me before the show

Me before the show

The first looks were iconic, confidently masculine tailored in fresh pastels. Further on, Stella tried a new take on denim and gave it a modern feel by playing with proportion and volume. My absolute favourites were the printed long silk dresses with box pleats and slit legs. Understated seduction in perfection.

Another must-have is definitely the sleeveless trench coat. If you like it bold, you will adore the symmetric botanical citrus prints. Everyone can find something in this collection, very versatile with signature looks and a new foray into sexiness.

Enjoy all my impressions, the celebrities, famous stylists, and for sure all the beautiful new looks for next summer. As you see, I had a blast.

LoL, Sandra

The beautiful location: Opéra national de Paris, Palais Garnier

The beautiful location: Opéra national de Paris, Palais Garnier

My seat

My seat


The fashionable crowd starts arriving.

The fashionable crowd starts arriving.

Giovanna Battaglia (Italian Vogue L'Uomo) talks to Tim Blanks

Giovanna Battaglia (Italian Vogue L'Uomo) talks to Tim Blanks


Ready to start!

Ready to start!


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Gorgeous Anna Piaggi

Gorgeous Anna Piaggi

Neiman Marcus' Ken Downing and Patrick Demarchelier

Neiman Marcus' Ken Downing and Patrick Demarchelier

After the show there is still a show going on...

After the show there is still a show going on...

Mattia Fulghesu (Stella McCartney)

Mattia Fulghesu (Stella McCartney)

Model-off-duty look

Model-off-duty look

International Herald Tribune's Suzy Menkes

International Herald Tribune's Suzy Menkes

Freja Beha Erichsen

Freja Beha Erichsen

Tasha de Vasconcelos

Tasha de Vasconcelos

Paris Vogue's Emmanuelle Alt

Paris Vogue's Emmanuelle Alt

Mario Sorrenti

Mario Sorrenti

Paris Vogue's Carine Roitfeld

Paris Vogue's Carine Roitfeld

Famous blooger couple: Scott Schuman of The Satorialist and Garance Doré

Famous blogger couple: Scott Schuman of The Satorialist and Garance Doré

Beth Dito

Beth Dito (Photos: Sandra Bauknecht)