My Look: Coffee

Here is my outfit that I wore for my shoot with Nespresso at Watches & Wonders. It was the perfect day, as I absolutely adore coffee, fashion and watches. In terms of my outfit choice, I went for something stylish yet super comfortable. Can you imagine that I walked 10 kilometers at the fair?!

I hate being in line so instead of leaving my jacket at the cloakroom, I comfortably hang it over my shoulder as it comes with a strap and is super light. Being also fully waterproof, I can only recommend getting this piece for many occasions and years to come!

My look: Off-the-shoulder padded shell jacketicon by Alaïa, ruffled Lurex and velvet mini dressicon by Balmain, medium 16 bag in satiny calfskin leathericon by Celine, suede boots with sleeve, and earrings, both by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nicolas Stajic
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My Look: Snow Bunny

Snow bunny in Gstaad … inspired by the world of winter sports, the Prada On Ice collection presents technical ski wear blending specialized know-how with a distinctive style. Ski clothing and accessories mix with oversized jackets animated by colorful geometric and floral patterns, jersey outfits and mountain-inspired cashmere sweaters.

My look: Printed nylon down jacket, printed technical fabric ski pants, jacquard cashmere crew-neck sweater, printed stretch jersey top, quilted printed Re-Nylon scarf, and printed Re-Nylon bucket hat, all by Prada, Audrey wayfarer sunglasses by Celine, and Trekkgirl snow boots by Valentino.

Do you prefer spending Easter in the sun or in the snow? In today’s world you can have both and enjoy your new ski outfit for many months during the year. Therefore it makes sense to invest in a great look that keeps your warm but that is also fun to wear.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Gstaad Photography Raphael Faux 
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My Look: Parisian

Unlocking the secrets behind French women’s style, the effortlessness, the attitude, the enigmatic and ever-so-coveted «je ne sais quoi». Simplicity is, apparently, key, as French women are never overdone or overdressed. It’s all about hyper-engineered minimalism, and by the way who said men’s shirts are only for men? Combine classic pieces in your wardrobe with something edgy, like breton stripes, a great pair of jeans with a cool sailor cap and you will feel like a true Parisian!

My look: Striped cardigan jacket with leather details, flared jeans in dark union wash twillicon, cropped boyfriend shirt in blue chambray, and Triomphe wool sailor capicon, all by Celine, Mini Dauphine bag by Louis Vuittonicon, Le Loafer leather penny loafers by Saint Laurent, and polarized pilot sunglasses by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Anouk Bauknecht / Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Boston Love

I am so happy to be back in Boston at my favorite hotel, The Newbury Boston. Located in the heart of Back Bay, it anchors fashionable Newbury Street and the picturesque Boston Public Garden. High end luxury shopping is in front of the door, with iconic houses, such as CHANEL, Hermès and Bulgari being just across the hotel.

My look: Floral cotton-blend sweatshirt,  and matching floral-print cotton-blend jersey track pantsicon, both by Rodarte, bleached leather sneakers by Miu Miu, strawberry clip earrings by Alessandra Rich, sunglasses by Celine, and tennis mini crossbody bag (Cruise 2023 runway) by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: I am Enough

I am enough and I can wear whatever I want. This is an affirmation you should be repeating daily. I have been asked all my life how I am so confident when it comes to choosing my outfit. For me it is like an armor protecting me, reflecting my mood and also a tool to manipulate how people receive you. This might sound bad to you, but I mean it in a positive way. Clothes have so much power, so use them wisely. They can also be a great memory of beautiful times. This look here, photographed on a playground in my hometown Frankfurt, is so reminiscent of the ’90s when I was a young girl and would totally dress up like this. It exudes immediate happiness and makes me feel extremely young again in a very good way.

My look: Cropped top in Alpine Checkicon, matching 90’s skirt with 2 panels and metal decoration in Alpine Checkicon, and Kurt high lace-up boot, all by Celine, open-knit camel hair and silk-blend cardiganicon by Brunello CucinelliCleo crystal-embellished shoulder bag by Prada, and Carter leather beret by Eugenia Kimicon.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Back to Boston

It’s not an April’s fool. I just got back from NYC to visit the Watches & Wonders fair in Geneva (so many incredible things to show you… if you have been following my Instastories, you know what I am talking about) and now I am packing again and will be off to Boston this weekend. I couldn’t be more excited as I am visiting my daughter for her birthday.

What to pack for Boston is always a challenge as the weather can be so unpredictable. You can have a beautiful sunny day followed by a snow storm 24 hours later. So layers are always a great way to be prepared for all possibilities. My teddy coat is one of my favorites to travel with. It is so light, yet so warm.

The photos were taken in several places, on the new pedestrian bridge that connects two ends of Northeastern university campus, on one of the most photographed streets in the city, Acorn Streetthat is reminiscent of a colonial Boston, as well as in front of the famous bronze ducks located in the Public Garden.

My look: Teddy Bear Icon camel hair and silk-blend coat by Max Mara, Dioraura cashmere sweater by Dior, FF-jacquard shearling-lined ski headbandicon by Fendifringed checked cashmere scarf by Burberry, Kurt high lace-Up boot by Celine, low-cut skinny jeans by Polo Ralph Lauren, Twilly Doll «La Folle Parade» by Hermès, and Multi Pochette Accessories in monogram canvas by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Lost & Found

Lost & found… after ditching fancy clothes during the lockdown, I cannot get enough of dressing up. Racy, big-cat prints are never out of style – go head-to-toe for the win. The perfect fall colors!

My look: Draped leopard jacquard-knit jacket, and matching leopard jacquard-knit jumpsuit, both by Alaïaicon, Montana 120 stretch-satin thigh bootsicon by Christian Louboutin, «16» bag by Celine, leopard print sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana, metal glass pearls leather earrings, and leather belt with chain, both by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Golden Hour

In photography, the golden hour is the period of daytime shortly after sunrise or before sunset, during which daylight is redder and softer than when the sun is higher in the sky. This is the time, when your complexion looks best. This week, I introduced you to the YSL Or Rouge prestige skincare collection, which is like golden hour for your skin. The outfit I wore in the photos is also inspired by this magic light. The crinkled fabric of the skirt was sparkling beautifully in the last sunrays of the day.

My look: Satin piped cotton-velvet coat in blackicon, embellished ribbed silk topicon, metallic plissé midi skirt in goldicon, Sac De Jour Nano leather shoulder bagicon, hoop-drop clip earringsembellished patent-leather pumps, and braided sequined stretch-crepe and lamé turban in black, all by Saint Laurent, Audrey wayfarer sunglasses by Celine.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nadia Krawiecka
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Summer Bucket Hats

The bucket hat has perhaps had one of the biggest fashion glow-ups in the accessories market. Personally speaking, I love this relaxed style that has become a summer must-have for me, easy to pack and very lightweight, much easier than a big straw hat that hardly fits in your suitcase.

High-fashion brands, like Celine, Etro and Kate Spade took the bucket hat to the S/S 2021 runway, showing how trendy it is.

There’s no one way to wear a bucket hat anymore, as the style is as brilliant paired with a mesh beach cover-up as it is with a luxurious tropical print dress. Below you can find my favorites.

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LoL, Sandra

Mesh small brin bucket hat by Dior

Printed linen-twill bucket hat by Zimmermannicon

Roman Stud faux straw bucket hat by Valentino
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Printed cotton-terry bucket haticon by Dries Van Noten

Haley embroidered cotton twill bucket hat by Isabel Marant


iconFaux straw bucket haticon by Fendi

Asymmetric printed canvas bucket haticon by JW Anderson

Leather-trimmed embroidered cotton-blend bucket hat by Loewe

Logo embroidered woven bucket hat by Prada

White bucket hat by CHANEL

Photos: Michael HJ Lopez Photographie, © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of the Brands
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Phoebe Philo Is Launching Her Own Brand

Amazing news for all fashion addicts. Our beloved Phoebe Philo announced that she is returning to the world of fashion with an independent, namesake label with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton as a minority investor.

«Being in my studio and making once again has been both exciting and incredibly fulfilling,» Philo said in a brief statement. «I am very much looking forward to being back in touch with my audience and people everywhere. To be independent, to govern and experiment on my own terms is hugely significant to me

A graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins fashion college, Philo was classmates with Stella McCartney. Being close friends, Philo joined Stella at Chloé in 1997 as her design assistant succeeding her as creative director in 2001 when McCartney left to set up her own fashion house in a joint venture with Gucci Group.

With her amazing personal style, Philo succeeded in accelerating Chloé’s rejuvenation and catapulting it into the high-margin leather goods business. During her tenure, Chloé’s look was widely copied by fast-fashion chains and she created hit handbags like the Paddington (see photo below) and Silverado.

In 2006 Philo left Chloé. During this break from the industry, she moved back to London to be with her family and had her second child. In 2008, LVMH offered her a job as creative director and board member of the French Maison Céline, where she set up her studio for the company and continued to work in London whilst showing in Paris. She agreed, and presented her debut collection the next year to much critical acclaim.

In 2017 after 10 years of working at Céline and much speculation in the media it was announced that Philo would step down as the creative director of Céline after the Pre-Fall 2018 collection.

Phoebe Philo’s work at Céline redefined what women aspire to wear, with her minimalist aesthetic, clean lines and tonal colour palette gaining traction with critics and consumers alike. Consistently name checked by fashion insiders as the label they want to wear, Philo successfully resuscitated a tired Parisian house and recast it as an imperative part of each season’s fashion dialogue.

It is said that Phoebe has had a small team working in London since late last year to set up her own company.

«I have had a very constructive and creative working relationship with LVMH for many years. So it is a natural progression for us to reconnect on this new project. I have greatly appreciated discussing new ideas with Bernard Arnault and Delphine Arnault and I am delighted to be embarking on this adventure with their support,» Phoebe explained.

Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH, called Philo «one of the most talented designers of our time

«We have known her and appreciated her for a long time. Phoebe contributed to the success of the group through her magnificent creations over several years,» he said. «With this in mind, I am very happy to partner with Phoebe on her entrepreneurial adventure and wish her great success.»

I am so excited to see Phoebe’s first collection as I still love to wear all her previous designs at Chloé and Céline. According to an interview with WWD, Phoebe Philo’s eponymous label create clothing and accessories «rooted in exceptional quality and design.» More details about her new brand are said to be revealed in January 2022.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Phoebe Philo, Chloé and Céline