My Look: Sunday

Dreamy Sundays well spent at home are the best. When you never want to be changing out of your lazy Sunday morning outfit… but sometimes you have to get up to join your friends for lunch. Here is my comfy alternative… I hope you like it! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

My look: Essentials appliquéd cotton-jersey T-shirticon by Saint Laurent, Bellitude tasseled paneled polka-dot cotton-voile midi skirticon by Zimmermann, gold-tone, pearl and crystal earringsicon by Gucci, Queen Of The Desert embellished suede sandals
icon by Aquazzura, LV Pont 9 shoulder bag in Rose Dahlia by Louis Vuitton, Etincelle de Cartier ring in pink gold with diamondsClash de Cartier ring large model in pink gold with amazonite, and LOVE bracelets, all by Cartier, Royal Oak 37mm 18-karat frosted rose gold watch by Audemars Piguet, and Pétales de Camélia ring in yellow gold with diamond by CHANEL Fine Jewelry.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Dior Love

Dior has some renowned looks that you should consider adding to your wardrobe. The Bar jacket is one of them, an iconic New Look piece, created by Christian Dior in 1947. Reinterpreted by Maria Grazia Chiuri for S/S 2020, it is made from Tussah silk with Dior’s iconic textured houndstooth pattern. I love wearing it with the matching corolla skirt, as presented on the runway. So chic, so feminine and so French …

My look: Houndstooth tussah silk double-breasted bar jacket, and matching
Houndstooth jacquard midi skirt, and rope belt, all by Diortweed cap by CHANEL, Kate 100 suede pumpsicon by Christian Louboutin, and Himalaya Niloticus crocodile Birkin bag by Hermès, Love bracelets and Panthère de Cartier Manchette 22mm 18-karat rose gold and diamond watchicon, all by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Panthère de Cartier Manchette Watch

The forever piece: Watch-making meets fine jewelry in the form of Cartier’s timeless Panthère de Cartier Manchette, a true design treasure.

An investment piece of the highest order, Cartier’s iconic Panthère de Cartier Manchette became a highly sought-after collector’s item the moment it was first unveiled, back in the 1980s. With flowing links reminiscent of a panther slinking through the jungle – hence the name «panthère» – this eye-catching piece fluidly wraps the wrist in white, pink or yellow gold, depending on your preference.

Finished with an artfully off-center dial, eventually adorned with a border of brilliant-cut diamonds, there’s no doubt this timeless timepiece is dazzling – but it also boasts endless wearability. Whether peeking out from beneath a blazer cuff, accentuating the opulence of a silk evening gown, or even elevating a simple white shirt and jeans, consider this high-octane piece an effortless way to add polish to any ensemble. A magnificent addition to any watch collection, take good care of this heirloom piece and it will be cherished for generations to come.

Panthère de Cartier Manchette 22mm 18-karat rose gold and diamond watch
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Panthère de Cartier Manchette 22mm 18-karat gold and lacquer watch


iconPanthère de Cartier Manchette 22mm 18-karat gold watch


iconPanthère de Cartier Manchette 22mm rhodium-finish 18-karat white gold and diamond watch

Personally speaking, I couldn’t resist and got mine at Net-à-Porter. I am so in love…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Cartier, © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Peonies

I love peonies, they are my favorite flowers. It is such a pity that their season is very limited, usually May to June. I love their frilly ruffles of petals and it always amazes me how such a beautiful flower can bloom from such a small tight hard bud. To me, they are the most beautiful right before they die. My daughter said something very sweet to me recently: «Mum, if you were a flower, you would definitely be a peony as you get more beautiful with age

Today’s look is inspired by this gem of nature. Burgundy and pink worn together is a colour combination that I personally absolutely adore. When the two hues meet, it’s pure magic.

My look: Katerina merino wool sweatericon and Wade high-rise flared jeans, both by Ulla Johnson, platform patent-leather loafers by Givenchyicon, Aby Lock small printed leather shoulder bag by Chloé, stingray sunglasses by Louis VuittonRoyal Oak 37mm 18-karat frosted rose gold watch by Audemars PiguetJUSTE UN CLOU bracelet in rose gold with diamonds, LOVE bracelet SM in white gold, LOVE bracelet in rose gold with 4 diamonds, and CLASH DE CARTIER bracelet SM in rose gold, all by Cartier, Coco Crush bracelet in yellow gold by CHANEL, gold chunky necklace by DiorRose Céleste necklace in 18k yellow and white gold, diamond, onyx and mother-of-pearl, and Astro Dior aquarius necklace, both by Dior Fine Jewellery.

By the way, in floriography, the language of flowers, peonies represent all the good stuff: good fortune, happy marriage, riches, honour, and compassion and surprisingly, bashfulness. Cheers to that! May we all have a little peony-wisdom in our lives this spring.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Clash de Cartier Debuts New Additions

In a private appointment at CARTIER this week, I had the opportunity to finally discover the new addition to the Clash de Cartier collection, that debuts a white gold series and some limited edition amazonite novelties.

Those beautiful studded and spiky fine jewellery pieces are available now in four designs:
1 Clash de Cartier ring, small model in a rhodium-finish 18K white gold, CHF 2150
2 Clash de Cartier ring, medium model in a rhodium-finish 18K white gold, CHF 3100
3 Clash de Cartier ring, medium model in a non-rhodium finish 18K white gold, CHF 3100
(the non-rhodium finish looks darker and more matte, something that might appeal especially to men and those who like their jewellery to look more fashion-forward)
4 Clash de Cartier bracelet, medium model in a rhodium-finish 18K white gold, CHF 8850

Looking at my arm, I am seriously into stacking goals. Needless to say, I have immediately fallen in love with the new Clash de Cartier white gold bracelet which I think would finish off my collection perfectly. It also looks great in combination with my small Clash de Cartier rose gold bracelet.

Do you like stacking your arm as much as I do?

And their is more. Following the debut release of 18k white gold versions, the brand has also added a line of limited edition amazonite novelties. Take a look at these new beauties. I am madly in love, especially with the ring.

1 Clash de Cartier earring, large model, 18K rose gold, amazonite, CHF 13000
2 Clash de Cartier bracelet, large model, 18K rose gold, amazonite, CHF 53500
3 Clash de Cartier ring, large model, 18K rose gold, amazonite, CHF 11900

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Cartier and © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: World Dance Day

Today is World Dance Day, a global celebration of dance, that takes place every year on 29 April. Ever since I was a little girl dance has always been my favorite sport.

When house cleaning sucks, especially with no help during quarantine, I love to dress up, put the music on and dance while doing chores. So much more fun and thanks to my new noise-cancelling headphones (for more infos, see yesterday’s post here) nobody gets disturbed.

Let’s face it — It’s more productive to clean the house while singing and dancing to a catchy tune.

My look: Allison grain de poudre wool blazer by Stella McCartneyicon, silk-paneled cashmere and silk-blend tankiconsilk-satin track pantsicon, and satin platform pumpsicon, all by Tom Fordicon, Aby Lock small printed leather shoulder bag by ChloéRoyal Oak 37mm 18-karat frosted rose gold watch by Audemars Piguet, H9 3rd generation Active Noise Cancellation Headphones in peony by Bang & OlufsenJUSTE UN CLOU bracelet in rose gold with diamonds, LOVE bracelet SM in white gold, LOVE bracelet in rose gold with 4 diamonds, and CLASH DE CARTIER bracelet SM in rose gold, all by Cartier, Coco Crush bracelet in yellow gold by CHANELRose Céleste necklace in 18k yellow and white gold, diamond, onyx and mother-of-pearl, daisy necklace and Astro Dior aquarius necklace, both by Dior Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht 
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Watches & Wonders Novelties: Cartier

Today, the Watches & Wonders exhibition would have opened its doors in Geneva. However, due to the current worldwide pandemic, the fair cannot take place. But as it is more important than ever to stay connected, I am pleased to invite you to look at watchesandwonders.com, the new digital platform where you can experience the fine watchmaking universe all in one place. There you can discover the newest products, enjoy engaging and dynamic content and connect directly with the 30 participating Maisons.

During the next days, I will give you my own personal insight about the new launches and would love to start today with the House of CARTIER that have many beautiful watchmaking novelties for this year that are reunited by a global theme: the UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTERS.
The Maison has always encouraged the unexpected by combining shapes and ideas that were never intended to meet. This is Cartier’s unique style, the source from which all forms of creation begin. Unexpected encounters, a question of perspective, CARTIER’S SIGNATURE.

PANTHÈRE DE CARTIER
AVAILABLE IN APRIL 2020
THE PANTHER, THE MAISON’S EMBLEMATIC ANIMAL

Since its first abstract appearance in 1914, Cartier has reinterpreted the panther. From motif to material or volume, everything provides reason to go beyond the different crafts and techniques allowing new creative territories resulting from unexpected encounters.

THE PANTHER IN THE MÉTIERS D’ART
Left: RONDE LOUIS CARTIER WOOD AND GOLD MARQUETRY WATCH
Right: RONDE LOUIS CARTIER ENAMEL FILIGREE WATCH

Straw and gold marquetry and enamel filigree – this year, the artisans in La Chaux-de-Fonds reveal two new «Métiers d’Art» watches.

FINE WATCHMAKING PIECES
AVAILABLE FROM APRIL 2020

Mysterious skeleton, minute repeater mysterious double tourbillon, Grande complication: Cartier shines the spotlight its most beautiful complications.

MAILLON DE CARTIER
AVAILABLE MAY 2020
A WATCH, A STYLE, A TWIST

The Maillon de Cartier watch is firstly a jewel. A bracelet whose chain-links are offset by Cartier. The Maillon de Cartier collection is comprised of pieces in yellow gold, rose gold and white gold, with or without diamonds. It is completed by exceptional pieces issued in a limited edition numbered series. For more information, visit my previous post here.

SANTOS DE CARTIER
AVAILABLE FROM MAY 2020
A WATCH OF TODAY

The first modern men’s wristwatch created in 1904 by Louis Cartier, it made its mark both with a pure design incorporating a square bezel with visible screws.

THE SANTOS-DUMONT XL WATCH
The Santos-Dumont XL watch has been entirely reworked. Its history, the purity of its lines and the beauty of its mechanical movement with manual winding make it a watch for connoisseurs.

SANTOS DE CARTIER BLACK ANIMATION
The ADLC Santos de Cartier watch stands out and reveals a more technical face for this iconic watch.

PASHA DE CARTIER
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2020
A CULT WATCH SINCE ITS CREATION IN 1985.

An extrovert watch with an assertive graphic signature: a square inside a circle, four oversized Arabic numerals, the clous de Paris which accentuate the bracelet and the creative chained crown. With its distinctive codes and extraordinary design, the new Pasha watch is faithful to the original model but even more sophisticated.
Produced in steel, yellow gold, rose gold and set with diamonds, the Pasha de Cartier collection includes fine jewellery and fine watchmaking creations with skeleton versions.

CARTIER PRIVÉ
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2020
THE NEW ASYMÉTRIQUE WATCH

Highlighting the design of the Maison’s legendary watches, CARTIER PRIVÉ has been releasing variations in numbered in limited and numbered series since 2015.

With its two horizontal shafts connected by two oblique ones, and its numerals off-set by 30° to the right, the presence of this new Tank Asymétrique, born in 1936, is striking on the wrist.
It is equipped with the Manufacture 1917 MC movement with manual winding. The Arabic numerals and their separating indexes have been redesigned.

The traditional watch is available in pink gold with a grey dial and strap, in yellow gold with a champagne dial and brown strap, and in platinum with a silver-coloured dial, ruby cabochon and grey strap. The made-to-measure straps are fitted with an ardillon buckle. Each aesthetic comes in a limited edition of 100 numbered pieces.

The skeleton watch comes in red gold on a brown or grey strap, in platinum on a blue or black strap, and in a gem-set platinum version on a black or glossy blue strap. Made to measure, these straps are fitted with an ardillon buckle, a rare option in Fine Watchmaking. A watch created in a limited series of 100 numbered pieces for each aesthetic.

So many beautiful launches ahead of us, so many amazing pieces that make us dream, especially during those troubled times. Stay tuned, more to come from Watches & Wonders.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Cartier

My Look: Flowers and Lace

For my birthday, I wore this combination that I truly adore. The way the flowers are attached to the dress and bag is so artful. However, the combination of lace adds this unexpected twist. Looking back at these photos made me realize how much I miss my girlfriends, how much I miss these beautiful and careless lunches we spent together. Let’s hope that we will be soon back to normal.

My Look: Sheer mini cotton-blend capeicon, flower embellishments lace and cady dressicon, fiori appliquéd satin tote andicon red crystal-embellished leather pumps, all by Prada, JUSTE UN CLOU bracelet in rose gold with diamonds, LOVE bracelet in rose gold with 4 diamonds, and LOVE ring with diamonds, all by CARTIER, True diamond ring by Tiffany & Co.Diorette ring and earrings, both by Dior Haute Joaillerie, and Tonda 1950 Galaxy by Parmigiani Fleurier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Not Your Barbie Girl

«Not your barbie girl, I’m livin’ in my own world, I ain’t plastic, call me classic.
You can’t touch me there, you can’t touch my body
Unless I say so, ain’t your barbie, no
»
Ava Max, Not Your Barbie Girl

This weekend I enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather and played a little dress up in my garden. I hope you like this boudoir-style old Hollywood glamour as much as I do.

My look: Feather-embellished silk-chiffon capeicon, feather and satin-trimmed silk-chiffon wide-leg pantsicon, all by Dolce & Gabbanaicon, and wrap-effect bandage and ruched tulle top
icon by Hervé Léger, silver glitter plateau sandals by Jimmy Choo, and hairspray bottle bag by Moschinoicon, glitter sunglasses by CHANEL18-karat white gold diamond GG necklace and 18-karat white gold diamond necklace with charmicon, both by Gucci Fine JewelleryPossession 18-karat rose gold diamond ring by Piaget, Tiffany True diamond ring by Tiffany & Co., diamond earrings, LOVE bracelets and yellow gold diamond pavé eternity band, all by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Mid-Season Sale at Matchesfashion

Happy Thursday everyone! Great news MATCHESFASHION launched a mid-season sale
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with up to 30% off select women’s and men’s products. Use the code MID30 at checkout!
This sale will run through 27th of April, 2020.

Below are some of my favorite pieces for women and men that will last for many seasons to come. Don’t miss this opportunity and gentlemen, to see your must-haves, scroll down please to the end of this post.

LoL, Sandra

MY FAVORITE MID-SEASON SALE PIECES FOR WOMEN:

Elsa crystal chain-strap leather sandalsicon by Alexandre Vauthier
Chain embellishments around the ankle are all the rage this summer season.

Soleil nubuck and raffia bag by Jacquemus
A stylish straw bag at the beach will make heads turn.

Stone-embellished heart and arrow brooch by Etro
Brooches are the must-have accessory for the S/S 2020 season!

Peak-lapel grain-de-poudre jacket by Peter Pilotto
Nothing beats a classy summer blazer during a cool summer breeze.
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Off-the-shoulder ruffled silk-chiffon dress by Dundas
Browse the clothing section to find your ultimate airy summer dream dress.


iconXike belted leather shorts by Isabel Marant
A pair of colorful leather shorts is a great addition to your wardrobe as you can wear it all year long.
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MY FAVORITE MID-SEASON SALE PIECES FOR MEN:

Technical-mesh bomber jacket by Giorgio Armani
You cannot go wrong with this timeless piece.

Artist stripe-cuff striped cotton shirt by Paul Smith
A classy striped designer shirt on sale. You can thank me later!
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Santos de Cartier aviator metal sunglasses by Cartier
This is what I would call a pair of statement sunglasses.

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht – Stills: Courtesy of the Brands
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