My Look: Wild Botanica

This was my look I wore on Mother’s Day when my daughter took me out to lunch at Restaurant Buech on this beautiful, warm and sunny Sunday.

My look: Botanica wattle-print linen-blend organza dressicon by Zimmermann, Constance 24 in Evercolor Lime with palladium hardware by Hermès, 30Montaigne square sunglasses,  and Dior Mizza slingback ballerina flaticon, both by Dior, rose diamond ring by PiagetMaillon de Cartier 16mm 18-karat white gold diamond watchicon, and Clash de Cartier bracelet MM in white gold, both by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Anouk Bauknecht
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My Look: Like Mother, Like Daughter

Like mother, like daughter … I am so happy to have Anouk back from Boston for a few months. That has been the best Mother’s Day gift. We have spent an amazing weekend together. Here you see us on  our way to the intimate shop opening of the newly refurbished Hermès store in Zurich on Saturday (post coming up soon). We are wearing the same cropped top but styled it differently. Below you will find the details of my outfit, Anouk’s look will be posted tomorrow.

My look: Off-the-shoulder cropped cotton-blend jersey sweatshirticon by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, tiered ruffled leather maxi skirt by Saint Laurent, Arfee leather ankle bootsicon by Isabel Marant, stole New Libris in Rose Indien, and shiny Rose Schéhérazade Porosus Crocodile 25 Birkin bag by Hermès, multi-print face mask by Dolce & Gabbanasilk satin bow brooch in black (Cruise 2020) by CHANEL, leather, faux pearl and crystal chokericon by Alessandra Rich, Anita sunglasses by Louis Vuitton (F/W 2012), rose diamond ring by PiagetMaillon de Cartier 16mm 18-karat white gold diamond watchicon, and Clash de Cartier bracelet MM in white gold, both by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos:  © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Classy and Fabulous

Classy and fabulous – this is how I feel in SAINT LAURENT. After this week’s IG Live Beauty Talk for Mother’s Day with Yves Saint Laurent Beauty (owned by L’Oréal, which holds exclusive licenses for the name), this post is an other homage to the French Maison. Shot at the Zaha Hadid exhibition at Galerie Gmurzynska – I am wearing pieces from the brand’s beautiful Resort 2021 and S/S 2021 collections.

SAINT LAURENT, that is today owned by the Kering Group, is one of the most iconic brands of the 20th Century. Founded by legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé in 1961, it quickly revolutionized the way fashion and society intertwine with the launch of its iconic «Rive Gauche» collection just five years later, becoming the first couture house to launch ready-to-wear. Today, Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, who was appointed in April 2016 after Hedi Slimane left the company, continues to honor the label’s trailblazing spirit with his empowering, dynamic and boundary-pushing designs.

My look: Two-tone ribbed wool jacketicon, pussy-bow ruffled silk crepe de chine blouseicon, cotton-blend satin shortsicon, Jodie rose-embellished white leather platform sandalsicon, Cassandra medium YSL-plaque dark green leather cross-body bagicongold-tone, enamel and faux pearl clip earrings, all by Saint LaurentJUSTE UN CLOU bracelet in rose gold with diamonds by Cartier, and Carrera Automatic Chronograph by TAG Heuer.

LoL, Sandra

Photos:  © David Biedert Photography
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Pre-Watches & Wonders 2021: Cartier

Today, I received the Pre-Watches & Wonders 2021 preview from Cartier that I wanted to share with you immediately. It is all about precious diamond watches, that are all standing out for their elegance, mastery of design, and fiery stones.

«Because Cartier is above all a jeweller, Cartier watches, whether they are for men or women, blur the lines between these two founding professions of the Maison, allowing for the best of both worlds. This is why our creations transcend all categories. They are not just instruments for telling the time, nor are they simply jewellery. They are a third type of object with their own uniqueness. Cartier watches only resemble themselves.
The complexity of Cartier watchmaking is due to its duality. It is being able to express creative freedom while working under technical constraints. This intellectual challenge is exciting. And the challenge is all the greater when aesthetics take precedence over the rest. It means that we must master the technical side, making it feel like second nature so that emotion is able to emerge. This intuitive intelligence has always been evident in our designs. The creative process is the result of a controlled tension between the head and heart, an alchemy from which meaning and identity emanate.» – MARIE-LAURE CEREDE – Director of Design for Watchmaking at Cartier

REPTILIS WATCH

Like a precious brocade, the diamond-paved chevrons weave into each other, edged with princess-cut diamonds. Like precious scales, these mobile elements snake around the wrist like a flexible, hinged ribbon. At the centre, a rectangular dial accentuated by four diamond hour markers. Light bursts forth, reflects and resonates all over.
12.8 mm, thickness: 6.6 mm
18K rhodium-finish white gold
Case and bracelet set with
232 brilliant-cut diamonds (3.75 cts)
and 70 princess-cut diamonds (6.06 cts)

ROSARY WATCH

Geometric elegance with the richness of random paving all the way to the heart of the dial. Everything is treated graphically; the refined design is pushed to the extreme between round and square. The tempo of its forms is born from the rhythmic succession of curved discs, paved and set with a small black square, evoking an Art Deco influence. At 12 o’clock lies a singular hour marker, also a black square.
17 mm, thickness: 8.26 mm
18K rhodium-finish white gold
Case, dial, and bracelet set with
1191 brilliant-cut diamonds (5.57 cts)

PANTHÈRE SONGEUSE WATCH
Making its emblematic animal the guardian of its precious hours is the approach that Cartier has taken this year, presenting a new interpretation of the feline through three exceptional timepieces. Designers, artisans… when it comes to this incarnation, jewellery and watchmaking speak the same language. Since 1914 when it first appeared on a wristwatch in the form of a spotted coat of diamonds and onyx, now, more than ever, the feline is THE Cartier signature.28.4 mm, thickness: 7.8 mm
18K rhodium-finish white gold
Case, dial and panther head set with
1116 brilliant-cut diamonds (4.57 cts)
Pear-cut emerald eyes (0.04 ct),
black onyx nose and sapphire spots (0.25 ct)
Bracelet set with
325 brilliant-cut diamonds (9.15 cts)28.4 mm, thickness: 7.8 mm
18K rhodium-finish white gold
Case, buckle, dial and panther head set with
734 brilliant-cut diamonds (2.95 cts).
Case and dial with enamel
Pear-cut emerald eyes (0.04 ct),
black onyx nose and sapphire spots (0.38 ct)
Blue alligator leather strap
Numbered limited edition of 30 pieces28.4 mm, thickness: 7.8 mm
18K rhodium-finish white gold
Case, dial, buckle and panther head set with
1039 brilliant-cut diamonds (4.67 cts)
Pear-cut emerald eyes (0.06 ct),
black onyx nose and black lacquer spots
Black alligator leather strap

All five watches have quartz movements.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Cartier

My Look: Ken Scott x Gucci

Today’s look is all about enhancing the timeless, retro-influenced mood that is trending at the moment. Reinvigorate your wardrobe with the bold and vibrant designs everyone has their sights on. My striped outfit is from the Ken Scott x Gucci collection that I absolutely adore.

Ken Scott was an American designer who resided in Milan in the 60s and 70s. He was known as the «fashion gardener» for his colourful, oversized botanical prints and vibrant colors. Alessandro Michele worked with Scott’s archive to incorporate his prints on signature House designs: «Ken Scott was a really great creator of fabrics, he mapped out flowers with romanticism and flowers into pop culture. He treated flowers like shop signs, he multiplied them, turned them into something that stood out. I like his work because I am obsessed with floral prints.»

I went for the less obvious print, instead of flowers I feel in love with those rainbow stripes. The perfect outfit for enjoying the change of the season, as I did on this beautiful day at Gstaad Palace hotel in the end of February.

My look: Rainbow-print linen topicon, matching rainbow-print linen trousers, gold-tone crystal belticon, and 1955 Horsebit leather-trimmed crocheted shoulder bag, all by Gucci, lace-up leather-trimmed mesh pumpsicon by Bottega Venetawide brim straw hat by BalmainClash de Cartier ring in 18K rose gold with amazonite by Cartier, and Royal Oak 37mm 18-karat frosted rose gold watch by Audemars Piguet.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Mirage Gstaad

One thing you should not have missed when visiting Gstaad, is the outdoor sculpture MIRAGE GSTAAD. Until this month, the mirror house designed by Los Angeles-based artist Doug Aitken stands on the hiking trail between Schönried and Gstaad and can only be reached on foot.

With every available surface clad in mirror, it both absorbs and reflects the landscape around in such ways that the exterior will seemingly disappear just as the interior draws the viewer into a never-ending kaleidoscope of light and reflection. With the help of my tripod, I shot this outfit post by myself – a comfortable look that is perfect for hiking around Gstaad.

My look: Lawrence space-dyed cashmere sweatericon, and Lauren fringed space-dyed cashmere wrapicon, both by Gabriela Hearst, skinny jeans «Kate» by Dolce & Gabbana, Biker II leather bootsicon by Jimmy Choo, Loulou heart-shaped acetate sunglasses by Saint Laurent, Clash de Cartier ring in 18K rose gold with amazonite by Cartierand waist belt by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Cartier Tank Cintrée

For the occasion of the Tank Cintrée’s 100th birthday, Cartier presents a limited edition of 150 numbered pieces, all sold before the launch, illustrating the success of the new editions of Cartier watchmaking’s signature designs. A very faithful tribute to the original model that marks its entry into the 21st century. Its simple and curved design, the scope of its vertical case and the elegance of its «eggshell» dial made it destined for aesthetes from the outset. For this new watch, the Tank was elongated and is characterised by the curvature of its case. Comfort and ergonomics, its name comes from its curved shape which allows the watch to mould itself naturally to the wrist.

Tank Cintrée in 1921

While the thickness of its case measures 6.40 mm today, all of its signature aesthetics remain: the «rail track», Roman numerals, apple-shaped hands, beaded winding crown set with a sapphire cabochon and ardillon buckle bracelet. An aesthetic signature that remains unchanged since its creation in 1921, it is a watchmaking classic that is now equipped with a Manufacture movement with manual winding, the calibre 9780 MC.

LoL, Sandra

Limited to 150 pieces: Cartier Tank Cintrée (2021)

Photos: © Cartier and © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: My Funny Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! I hope you get spoiled to the fullest and celebrate the most important thing in the world, LOVE! Thank you to all of you for completing every one of my days by reading my blog. Fashion makes me so happy and I love what I am doing. The best way to feel kind of normal during those troubled times.

This week I went back to Zurich and shot many beautiful looks at the Baur au Lac in Zurich. Here you see me in one of my favorite restaurants, the Baur’s wearing my Valentine’s Day outfit for today. Now, I am driving up to Gstaad to be with my Valentine! Every love story is wonderful but ours is my favorite … cannot wait to see you!

My look: Ruffled organza-trimmed printed silk crepe de chine dress by Rodarte, off-the-shoulder cashmere cardigan by Alexander McQueenicon, Rosie Glass crystal-embellished bow-detailed PVC slingback pumps by Amina Muaddiicon, Tro crystal-embellished leather shoulder bag, and Impatiens silver-tone crystal clip earringsicon, both by Oscar de la Rentaicon, Happy Hearts 18-karat white gold diamond ringicon by Chopard, and Tank Française 25.05mm medium 18-karat gold and stainless steel watchicon by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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I Only Love Wild Roses

CARTIER launches right in time for Valentine’s Day three new three new fragrances dedicated to the queen of flowers. So many roses in perfume, but where is the daring? So many stories with rose water. Mathilde Laurent, Cartier’s perfumer, hates the archetype of the rose— an emblem of femininity withered before it blooms — and desires to give it back its true nature. «I only love wild roses», she says.

Avant-garde, she communicates its freedom in three acts. Cartier roses are neither meek nor submissive, they show their thorns with pride and dare to do anything!
Three perfumes, three strokes of rose take over the Maison’s High Perfumery:


PURE ROSE
for the Les Épures de Parfum Collection (a fully naked rose),
L’HEURE OSÉE
for Les Heures de Parfum (a punk rose),
OUD & PINK
for Les Heures Voyageuses (a shocking, androgynous rose in a tuxedo).

So, let us discover the rose… and above all, not cut it, so that it stays fresh, raw, lively, wild, acidic and daring. May it never wither.

L’HEURE OSÉE
Les Heures de Parfum Collection
No, this rose is not cute! It hates girly, baby doll, pastel pink or layettes. It is the pink that flushes the cheeks. It is blushing and bright, and this rose boasts only four letters: dare!
Fearless, it’s the hour of the exploding rose. An unprecedented pink, in touch with its time, with what is fresh and pop, as iconic as Warhol’s style…

PURE ROSE
Les Épures de Parfum Collection
We could devour it, now, raw, naked. A raw rose found in nature, bursting with life and essence that pulsates with freshness and permeates the nostrils.
No frills, just the pure and simple pleasure of a hyper-realistic rose that chooses to offer up her authentic, naked truth.

OUD & PINK
Les Heures Voyageuses Collection
This rose plays with gender, mixing the floral and the masculine, the rough with the smooth; a male rose. For women who flirt with contradiction and adore men’s fragrance.
Take a leap and plunge into the rugged and shadowy oud whilst wearing a dinner jacket with nothing underneath. Unstoppable.

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Cartier
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My Look: Pink Is My Color

Truth is, I love everything pink. It is such a powerful color. Pink comprises pop culture and fashion, playfulness and girlhood. It can be innocent and not so innocent, luxurious and tacky. This weekend, I am feeling like floating on a pink cloud because it is my birthday. Therefore I have prepared this post as I will indulge in my special day and take some time off.

My look: La Veste Esterel jacket, matching Valerie cutout woven midi skirticon, Le Haut Pampelonne bralette, and Riviera frayed cotton pumpsicon, all by Jacquemus, small flap bag with top handle by CHANEL, Horsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery, and Pasha C chronograph in steel (2000) by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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