My Look: Thank You Fall

Thank you, fall, for all your beautiful colors and those amazing sunny days. Orange combined with turquoise is such an amazing color combination, together they make a statement as soon as you walk out the door. Getting dressed should be all about fun so why shouldn’t our accessories be? This Prada jewelry is for cool girls only, injecting some summer vibes into your fall wardrobe.

My look: Bead-embellished wool coat, turquoise pleated suede mini skirtcrab pendant necklace, and matching crab pendant earrings, all by Prada, turquoise cashmere sweater by CHANEL30den tights in turquoise by Dries Van Noten x FogalAngel platform boots in turquoise by Gucci, and Clash de Cartier ring in 18K rose gold with amazonite by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra
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Photos: David Biedert Photography
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My Look: CHANEL Show

Last Tuesday, I attended the CHANEL S/S 2021 show at the Grand Palais in Paris. Virginie Viard presented a beautiful collection that I will show you shortly. My look was all about CHANEL and I mixed different pieces from different seasons to achieve this kind of ’80s inspired style I truly love.

My look: Short tweed jacket in black (Look 42 Paris – Rue Cambon 31 Métiers d’Art 2020), knitwear top with trompe d’oeil effect (Look 13 Paris – Rue Cambon 31 Métiers d’Art 2020), embellished leggings (Cruise 2020), metal glass pearls leather earrings (Cruise 2020), tweed cap, leather and chain bracelet (S/S 2020), leather and chain logo belt (S/S 2020), small Gabrielle Chanel bag (Paris Cosmopolite Métiers d’Art 2017), and Kangaroo wrap around bow tie lace high heel boots in black (F/W 2016), Coco Crush bracelet in yellow gold, Coco Crush necklace in beige gold with diamonds, and Pétales de Camélia ring in yellow gold with diamond, all by CHANELPanthère de Cartier Manchette 22mm 18-karat rose gold and diamond watchicon and LOVE bracelets, all by Cartier, Baroque polka-dot print face mask by Dolce & Gabbana.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht – Thank you, Hester, for taking them!
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My Look: Shape

At the moment I love outfits that are cozy, yet stylish. The same goes for my footwear. My new white platform boots are from the ECCO SHAPE collection, that stands for innovative comfort from morning into night. Thanks to their platform and comfy block heels, you’ll want to wear them every day, whether you’re walking for fitness or just need something chic at the office. A leather inlay sole delivers additional on-foot delight. For cushioning and rebound, they have a moulded midsole formed with advanced, soft polymers, while an anatomical last ensures the whole foot is in natural motion. Here you see me doing all sorts of activities, from climbing in my secret garden at home, to reading, dancing and going for a walk. Those boots are so versatile and can be easily styled up or down. If you don’t want to sacrifice comfort for style, you will love the ECCO SHAPE collection.

My look: Two-tone wool-blend cape by Alexander McQueen, Donna wrap-effect ruffled stretch-velvet bralette, and Samba ruffled stretch-velvet leggingsicon, both by Year of Ours, SHAPE Sculpted Motion boots in white by ECCO, black hat with ribbon, leather and chain bracelet, and waist bag with chains and pearls, all by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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CHANEL’s Collector Box

More CHANEL to drool over. I am so in love with its Paris – 31 rue Cambon Métiers d’Art 2020 quilted gift box with 4 iconic mini bags.

Despite the high price of CHF 26250 per box, it won’t stop fashionistas around the world to add it to their collection. Personally speaking, it will be a great investment because those four mini iconic bags are smaller than the smallest bag of their line which makes them absolutely unique.

The four objects of desire included are: a Boy Bag, a Classic Bag, a Gabrielle Bag and the 2.55 Bag. All true gems of the Maison that will never go out of style. On top, the big box in diamond quilting is also one of a kind and I am convinced that the price for the collector box will skyrocket in the future. An investment you will never regret.

It is available in two versions, in black or pink/red shades. The Zurich store has a set in black… just saying!

LoL, Sandra

Stills: © CHANEL – Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht
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CHANEL’s Two-Tone Slingback Shoe

For CHANEL’s Paris – 31 rue Cambon Métiers d’Art 2020 show, models wore iconic shoes with a black toe, an 8cm heel and revisited proportions.

Mademoiselle called them pumps. «They are the final touch of elegance», she used to say. To perfect the silhouette that Gabrielle Chanel introduced to the world, it was necessary to create a shoe that went with any outfit, one that was elegant, could be worn morning to night, and was suited to the new lifestyle of women.

The Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida surrounded by CHANEL House models wearing suits and two-tone shoes (1964, F/W Haute Couture).

In 1957, Mademoiselle Chanel created the two-tone slingback shoe in beige and black. It created a highly graphic effect: the beige lengthened the leg while the black shortened the foot. Whereas shoes had previously been made in a single color that matched the color of one’s clothing, Mademoiselle Chanel once again overturned the codes of fashion by pairing beige and black with all outfits. In her words, «You leave in the morning wearing beige and black, you have lunch in beige and black, and you attend a cocktail party wearing beige and black. You’re dressed for the entire day!» Chanel’s slingback shoe experienced instant success. It varied in style, offering versions with a straighter or thinner heel and a rounded, square or pointed toe.

The beautiful heels for CHANEL’s Paris – 31 rue Cambon Métiers d’Art 2020 show were produced at Massaro.

Mademoiselle Chanel improved its comfort with the help of Massaro (which has remained Chanel’s custom shoe brand to this day) by adding an elastic strap. Located «just steps away from Rue Cambon,» the Massaro workshop continues to create all of the footwear creations for Chanel’s Haute Couture and Métiers d’Art collections. Starting with his very first collection, Karl Lagerfeld had channeled his talent to modernize this model. The two-tone shoe thus lends itself to a myriad of metamorphoses. In just one season, it may be transformed into a ballerina slipper, boot or sandal without losing any of its original spirit. «It’s become the most modern of shoes and makes beautiful legs,» Karl Lagerfeld explained many years ago.

Virginie Viard at CHANEL’s Paris – 31 rue Cambon Métiers d’Art 2020 show finale.

This season, Virginie Viard continued the legacy and created in my eyes one of the It-shoes of the season, comfortable and stylish in one. I love mine and will show you how I wore them on all my recent travels around Europe. They are available now for CHF 900.

LoL, Sandra

CHANEL’s Paris – 31 rue Cambon Métiers d’Art 2020 ad campaign

Photos: © CHANEL© Photo Philippe Garnier / Elle-Scoop
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CHANEL N°5 Holidays 2020

This holiday season, CHANEL invites you to discover 5 essentials for a complete perfuming ritual revolving around its most iconic fragrance: N°5.
CHANEL has elevated the abstract scent of N°5 with 5 new textures for the body. 5 ways to wear fragrance and intensify your trail, 5 ways to leave your mark, 5 ways to remember that any detail that transforms the ordinary is a necessity.

THE FINISHING TOUCH OF THIS PERFUMING RITUAL:
N°5 Eau de Parfum, a legendary, timeless fragrance, a floral aldehyde bouquet housed in a bottle with a minimalist design. During the holiday season, it is dressed up for the occasion in an exclusive, limited-edition sleeve.

THE 5 BATH AND BODY ESSENTIALS OF THE N°5 PERFUMING RITUAL

ESSENTIEL N°1
THE SHOWER GEL – CHF 60.00 (200ml)
A pure moment of pleasure, the N°5 Shower Gel’s creamy, foaming texture lightly scents the skin and leaves it feeling velvety soft. Its transparent bottle is now equipped with the «Twist and Slide» cap, a CHANEL exclusive that makes it easy to dispense the product

ESSENTIEL N°2
THE BODY LOTION – CHF 68.00 (200ml)
The N°5 Body Lotion provides instant hydration on a daily basis and is easily and liberally applied thanks to its «Twist and Slide» cap. Its formula, enriched with an active ingredient derived from rose and jasmine, leaves a delicate, hydrating veil on the skin for 8 hours.*

ESSENTIEL N°3
THE BODY CREAM – CHF 106.00 (150g)
The N°5 Body Cream provides a voluptuous experience and is intensely hydrating. Its rich, sensual texture envelops skin in softness and keeps it moisturized for 8 hours.* Presented in a lightly frosted glass jar, the N°5 Body Cream, enriched with an active ingredient derived from rose and jasmine, subtly prolongs the N°5 trail.

ESSENTIEL N°4
THE DEODORANT – CHF 56.00 (100ml)
An immediate veil of freshness for lasting well-being, the N°5 Deodorant leaves the skin lightly scented. Housed in an opaque bottle, this comforting step of the routine was formulated with subtle, fresh notes that perfectly complement the floral bouquet of N°5.

ESSENTIEL N°5
THE HAIR MIST – CHF 63.00 (35ml)
Ultimate touch of seduction to infuse hair with the delicate scent of N°5. In a transparent, frosted glass bottle, its formula enriched with a new active ingredient derived from rose and jasmine makes hair soft and shiny.

In stores in November 2020.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © CHANEL
*Instrumental test conducted on 20 women

My Look: Traditional

Today, Munich’s Oktoberfest would be kicking off, but unfortunately it was cancelled due to the current pandemic. Personally speaking, visiting the world’s biggest beer festival in my old hometown always marked the beginning of fall for me. I absolutely love wearing those fabulous traditional clothes. Therefore today’s post is dedicated to a loden-style designer look and I truly hope you will like it.

My look: Tyrolean loden jacket, matching loden shorts, and bow-top felted cap, all by Miu Miu, bustier corset top with bows by Dolce & Gabbana, embellished leather pumpsicon by Gucciblack and white grained leather bag with gold-tone metal details by CHANEL, and velvet and gold-tone multi-stone choker by Etro.

LoL, Sandra

iconPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Tropical Meets Apple Tree

With this warm forecast set for September, we will all spend as much time outdoors as possible. Even though we might not be jetting off to some beautiful tropical island, that doesn’t mean we cannot wear those vibrant holiday prints at home. Tropical patterns have been a huge trend this summer. I think they match perfectly with Swiss apple trees and green meadows, don’t you agree?

My look: Juliette strapless knotted tiered printed linen maxi dressicon by Zimmermann, Monogramme fringed leather and jacquard clutchicon by Saint Laurent, red ruffle 90 sandals by Aquazzura, Mary Mare Under The Sun printed cotton-blend hat
icon by Mary Katrantzou, polarized pilot sunglasses by CHANEL, LOVE bracelets by Cartier, beaded Mexican-style clip earrings by Etro, Royal Oak 37mm 18-karat frosted rose gold watch by Audemars Piguet and Lucky Virtue 18-karat and silk braceleticon by Carolina Bucci.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Diva!

Be a diva in a positive way. Enjoy dressing up – even at the pool! Exude great style and personality with confidence and express your own style while not letting others influence who you are or want to be. I am wishing you a happy weekend. I am going to spend mine in my garden and you?

My look: Crystal-embellished chainmail midi dressicon by Paco Rabanne, Allia cutout ruffled Swiss dot tulle-paneled swimsuiticon by Zimmermann, Chiara butterfly wing-embellished sandals by Sophia Websterice cube clutch bag and crystal embellished sunglasses, both by CHANELicon, crystal embellished butterfly earrings by Miu Miu, and crystal embellished headpiece by Gucci.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Monsieur de CHANEL Blue Edition

In 2016, CHANEL presented the MONSIEUR watch designed especially for men. With instant jumping hour and minute retrograde, the Caliber 1, the Maison’s first in-house Manufacture movement is entirely created, developed, assembled and tested by the master watchmakers of CHANEL.

In 2020, the MONSIEUR watch features a white gold case with dial and strap in matte blue; presented as an exclusive limited edition of 55 pieces.

Power reserve: 72 hours. Water-resistance: 30 meters. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds. Diameter: 40 mm. Available from beginning of September 2020.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © CHANEL
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