The Trophée Chopard 2012

Trophée Chopard 2

Thursday night, the Trophée Chopard in partnership with Variety Magazine at the Martinez Hotel took place. Each year at the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard rewards the talent of two young actors. And the Swiss jewelry and watch brand seems to have a good nose for their awardees. Many gifted performers, such as Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Diane Kruger and Gael Garcia-Bernal, have received the Trophée Chopard before.


The exceptional patron in the person of Sean Penn honoured this year’s rising stars, Shailene Woodley for her co-starring (and Golden Globe-nominated) role in The Descendants and Ezra Miller for his performance in We Need to Talk About Kevin, with a beautiful laudatory speech.

Sean with Shar2

Shailene looked radiant in her black silk devore velvet gown combined with the strappy ‘The Egrette’ sandals, both from Jason Wu‘s F/W 2012 runway collection


Ezra Miller gave a very moving thank you speech.


The awardees, Shailene Woodley and Ezra Miller, to the left with Sean Penn and Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard, to the right.


After the award presentation, we went upstairs to the Chopard Lounge where the amazing highly exclusive (by invitation only) after party for around 200 guests took place. The terrace was filled with celebrities and we danced until dawn.


Caroline et moi

Caroline Scheufele in a peach-coloured long gown by Emilio Pucci and Chopard jewelry with me

Eva et Bérénice

Eva Herzigova in Alexander McQueen with Bérénice Béjo wearing a pretty polka-dot dress with a cinched waist and paired  with a pair of glittering Chopard pearl earrings, of course.

Bérénice et moi

Bérénice Béjo with me


Lana Del Rey in an ivory single-breasted suit by Moschino.


Very sweet Shailene Woodley with me.


Awardee Ezra Miller with me


Famous Spanish actress Paz Vega and face of L’Oréal Spain in a sequined dress from Giorgio Armani‘s S/S 2012 runway collection that reflected the light interestingly and Chopard jewelry with me.


Chinese actress and singer Fan Bingbing with me. Her forest-green fully embellished gown with a plunging neckline by Elie Saab that gave all the attention to her sensational Chopard jewelry looked stunning on her.


L.A.-based film producer, movie studio chairman and co-founder of Miramax Films Harvey Weinstein with me. He came without his wife Georgina Chapman, who is the founder of Marchesa.

Lanas Performance

Highlight of the night was Lana Del Rey‘s amazing performance. I love “Video Games”
The singer is amazingly sweet and charming to talk to.


Lana’s necklace from Chopard’s Red Carpet Haute Joaillerie collection, is a one-of-kind piece that is original, unexpected with a tinge of humour. Composed of pink rubellites, diamonds and onyx, it has a maximum magnitude, brilliance and fire.


Lana, Caroline, Marion and Ezra

Lana Del Rey, Caroline Scheufele, Marion Cotillard and Ezra Miller

Eva & P.D.

Eva Herzigova and Sean John Combs (P.Diddy)


This was such an amazing night! I truly love my job! Stay tuned for a detailed post on my look coming up soon.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Cannes Lookalikes

Cannes Lookalikes

Very funny, last Friday, Eva Herzigova wore the exact same Prada outfit to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Chopard‘s new remodeled boutique at the Croisette in Cannes that I had worn one day before at the Hotel Martinez. Now, I know why she was staring at me in surprise…

For the previous post with all details on the look, please click here.

Caroline Scheufele (to the left), Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard, looked beautiful in her printed silk-satin top and pastel pants, both by Emilio Pucci.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of Chopard and © Sandra Bauknecht

Making of the Palme d’Or

Palme d'Or Steps Still Life

At the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or is awarded to the winner of the Best Film category every year.

Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard, redesigned the prestigious trophy in 1998 – a delicately curved 18ct gold stem with a small heart at its base, reminiscent of the symbol of the firm. The stem is adorned with leaves appearing to have been caught in mid-motion and it rests on a crystal cushion shaped like an emerald-cut diamond. This precious detail makes each Palme d’Or unique, for Mother Nature never creates two identical crystals…

The 2012 Palme d'Or white

In 2000, the symbolic object was joined by two additional Palmes, identical replicas of the Palme d’Or only smaller. They are presented every year to the Best Actress and Best Actor staring in a competing movie. In 2011, the Palme d’Honneur, previously awarded sporadically, has become a yearly tradition. This sister to the Palme d’Or, mounted on a smoked crystal, is from then on awarded every year at the beginning of the Festival to an important director never before honoured in Cannes. All these trophies are hand crafted every year in the workshops of Chopard by its craftsmen. Please enjoy those beautiful photos of the making of the Palme d’Or.

LoL, Sandra

2 Palme d'Or Wax SculptingWax Sculpting Step 1

4 Palme d'Or Wax SculptingWax Sculpting Step 2

9 Palme d'Or Opening Of The MouldOpening of the Mould

10 Palme d'Or Lost Wax Investment Casting Step 1Investment Casting Step 1

11 Palme d'Or Lost Wax Investment Casting Step 2Investment Casting Step 2

12  Palme d'Or Lost Wax Investment Casting Step 3Investment Casting Step 3

13 Palme d'Or Gold CastingPalme d’Or Casting

14 Palme D'Or Cleaning Cleaning

16 Palme d'Or Flame PolishingFlame Polishing

19 Palme d'Or Second CleaningSecond Cleaning

23 Palme d'Or Setting On CrystalSetting on Crystal

24 Palme d'Or Setting On CrystalPhotos: Courtesy of Chopard

On My Way to the Cannes Film Festival

Cannes On My Way

Yesterday, I left for the Cannes Film Festival, a truly amazing adventure for me. I am invited by the famous Geneva-based watch and jewelry company Chopard, the official partner of the Cannes Film Festival for the 15th consecutive year.

The 2012 Palme d'Or 2The Palme d’Or, created every year since 1998 by Chopard’s craftsmen

In 1998, the President of the Festival asked Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard, to redesign the prestigious trophy, the Palme d’Or. Ever since, Chopard and the Cannes Film Festival have remained inseparable.

0 Palme d'Or Caroline Scheufele drawing the PalmeCaroline Scheufele drawing the Palme

You can see the details of my look on the arrival day below.
Printed satin-jersey harem pants iconby Balmain (please click here for a post on the print pants trend), white T-shirt iconby J.Crew, collarless leather jacket and studded Pyramide bag, both by Prada, black shopping bag by Chanel, studded ballet flats by Gucci and printed skull scarf iconby Alexander McQueen.

Stay tuned for some amazing photos of the opening ceremony last night. I could totally get used to walking on the red carpet. What an amazing event! Now, I am off to new adventures…

LoL, Sandra



BalmainPants 7

Balmain 6

Gucci Shoes1Photos: Courtesy of Chopard and © Sandra Bauknecht