My Look: Borgo Santo Pietro

This week, I spent an amazing four days with Net-à-Portericon at the romantic 5-star luxury resort Borgo Santo Pietro in Tuscan countryside. Situated near Siena, the hotel offers an incredible experience with a holistic spa, cooking school, Michelin-starred restaurant, 270-acre organic farm, vineyards and 13-acre beautifully manicured gardens where we shot the photos in this comfortable yet stylish crochet look. More coming up soon from Borgo Santo Pietro …

My look: Open-back paneled crocheted cotton-blend midi dressicon by Alexander McQueenTess small embossed two-tone leather shoulder bag by Chloéiconbeaded leather sandals by Saint Laurent, embellished square butterfly sunglasses by Celine, and letter gold-plated crystal necklaceicon by Oscar de la Renta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Andrea Sampoli @andrea_sampoli_fotografo

The Game Changer: The Cape

Capes appeared on the fashion radar last year in full force, when an array of designers put their high-fashion spin on this classic cover-up. Personally speaking, I have been a fan of capes since forever because they are the perfect pieces to wear over voluminous shoulders, big sleeves or embellishments. The trend is thankfully still going strong and giving us good incentive to go hands-free when we wrap up this season. My advice, opt for a statement piece that will make heads turn. It can be inspired by the current ’70s bourgeoisie trend, come with a military vibe, be vibrant or knitted. Here are my favorite ones available with the power to elevate even the plainest of outfits.

LoL, Sandra

Eureka double-breasted camel hair cape by Max Mara
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Pleated cashmere cape by Loewe

Asymmetric leather cape by Saint Laurent
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Two-tone wool-blend cape by Chloé


iconButton-embellished double-breasted wool and cashmere-blend cape by Balmain

iconReversible wool and silk-blend cape by Gucci


iconDouble-breasted scalloped houndstooth wool-blend bouclé cape by REDValentino


iconLong single-breasted wool cape by Prada
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Leather-trimmed wool-blend cape by Burberry

Organza-trimmed wool and silk-blend crepe cape by Valentino

Wool-blend cape by Valentino
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iconEmbellished silk-crepe capeicon by Givenchy

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

My Look: The Weekend Read

Here is your weekend read straight from the pool where I am enjoying the beautiful weather wearing those new and beautiful pieces.

My look: Paisley-print cotton-terry toweliconprinted canvas turbanicon, gold-tone crystal earrings and gold-tone crystal cufficon, all by Etro, leopard-print wrap bikini top and matching leopard-print bikini briefs, both by Stella McCartneygold-tone body chainicon by ChloéPompom-embellished leather flat sandals by Dolce & Gabbana, sunglasses by Chanel, and woven basket bag «Cannes» edition by Miu Miu.

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Summer Classics: Espadrilles

Espadrilles are a summer classic, a comfortable choice for exploring local markets on vacation or when you’re running errands back in the city. Today’s post is dedicated to the most sophisticated designer versions for the ultimate luxury.

Happy weekend!

LoL, Sandra

Red and black leather espadrilles by Chanel


iconLogo-embossed metallic leather espadrilles by Saint Laurent


iconMetallic intrecciato leather espadrilles by Bottega Veneta

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Leather-trimmed floral-print canvas espadrilles by Gucci

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Lauren scalloped suede espadrilles by Chloé

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Kenda crochet-knit espadrilles by Castañer + Missoni

Tabitha leather-trimmed logo-detailed canvas espadrilles by Burberry


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Canaee leather-trimmed denim espadrilles by Isabel Marant


iconGrosgrain-trimmed textured-leather espadrilles by Brunello Cucinelli
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The Rockstud Double textured-leather collapsible-heel espadrilles by Valentino

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Bag a Basket

Since around two years, we have been deep into the basket bag trend that just won’t quit. Beloved of fashionistas for their insta worthy and youthful appearance, they are the season’s must-have accessory. This summer, designers combined straw, wicker, rattan, beads and even woven cotton with fabric wraps or inlays (also great to keep your belongings safe). Behold, here are the cutest styles to swing into summer.

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Chloe wicker and gingham cotton-canvas shoulder bagicon by Kayu

Panier leather-trimmed printed twill and woven raffia toteicon by Chloé

Riviera large tasseled embellished raffia and canvas tote by Aquazzura + Le Ninè
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Lunchpail leather-trimmed woven sisal bucket bag by Cesta Collective
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Louise wicker and polka-dot canvas tote by Loeffler Randall

Antares embellished bucket bagicon by Rosantica


Trellis Lirio rope-trimmed acetate and linen toteicon by Montunas

Shell-embellished crocheted cotton toteicon by Mizele + Timeless Pearly

Comino faux pearl and gold-tone beaded tote by Vanina


Caba mini straw and striped cotton-canvas toteicon by Muuñ

Quan rattan and leather bucket bagicon by Wicker Wings

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

Mother’s Day: Like Mother, Like Daughter

Happy Mother’s Day to all mums out there. If you have a girl like me, you should have a look at all this “Mini Me” fashion below. How cute is it when mum and daughter wear the same outfit… wished my little girl was still that small…

LoL, Sandra

Left: Fringed cashmere-jacquard cardigan by Alanui
Right: Ages 4 – 12 fringed cashmere-jacquard cardigan by Alanui Kids

Left: Hot In The Shade printed cotton-blend jersey tankicon by Paradised
Right: Neon printed cotton-jersey T-shirticon by Paradised Kids

Left: Embroidered striped cotton kaftan by Pippa Holt
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iconLeft: Ruffled printed silk mini dress by Chloé
Right: Ages 6 – 12 printed silk crepe de chine dress by Chloé Kids

Left: Embroidered cashmere sweater by Lingua Franca
iconRight: Ages 2 – 6 embroidered cashmere sweatericon by Lingua Franca Kids

Left: Honour stripe-trimmed floral-print triangle bikini topicon and Honour stripe-trimmed floral-print bikini briefsicon by Zimmermann
Right: Honour floral-print bikini iconby Zimmermann Kids

Left: Chiara embroidered satin sandals by Sophia Webster
iconRight: Size 21 – 26 Chiara glittered suede and patent-leather ballet flatsicon by Sophia Webster Kids

Left: Superstar leather-trimmed glittered distressed suede sneakersicon by Golden Goose
Right: Size 28 – 35 Superstar glittered distressed suede and metallic leather sneakers by Golden Goose Kids
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Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

My Look: Belgrave Square

After São Paulo, my next stop was London this week. I love being in the British metropole where I stayed again at the COMO The Halkin. On my way to meetings, we took these photos right next to the hotel at Belgrave Square. Karl Lagerfeld said: «Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.» It is probably one of the only quotes, I disagree with. You just have to find the right ones … and who can resist a velvet tracksuit?!

Another trend I like is that headbands are not only back in style, but they’re cooler than ever. And sometimes it is good not to take fashion too seriously. If you don’t like to see me in sweatpants, just pull down your headband!

My look: Embellished velvet top, embroidered velvet trousers, and Rylee leather ankle boots, all by Chloéstudded leather headband by Pradaicon, Oblique Saddle bag, and shoulder strap, both by Dior, necklaces by Chanel, and diamond earrings by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Spring

Spring is here and I couldn’t be any happier about it. I love to sport my new must-have pieces to update old outfits for the season.

My look: Fringed cotton-blend coaticon and eyelet-embellished wool, silk and cashmere-blend scarf, both by Chloé, distressed Breton-striped long sleeve topicon by Saint Laurent, heart-appliquéd jeans by Stella McCartney, embellished metallic sneakers by Gucciquilted leather crossbody bag by Balenciaga, shell necklace and sunglasses, both by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Get Ready for International Women’s Day

Since Maria Grazia Chiuri has been at the helmet of DIOR, she has made feminism part of her designs. Last Tuesday she presented her F/W 2019 collection for the French Maison in Paris and the opening look of the show comprised a T-shirt with the title of Robin Morgan‘s classic work «Sisterhood Is Global». The American second-wave feminist activist and author was also present at the runway presentation.

Upcoming Friday, March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day, a good reason for Net-à-Porter to team up with some of their favorite ladies in fashion to create an exclusive capsule that you can explore below. Get ahead of the fashion game and be a woman in power.

Happy Weekend from Paris!

LoL, Sandra

International Women’s Day printed cotton-jersey T-shirticon by Isabel Marant

International Women’s Day printed cotton-jersey T-shirt by Victoria Beckham

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International Women’s Day flocked cotton-jersey T-shirt by ALEXACHUNG


iconInternational Women’s Day binary code printed cotton-jersey T-shirt by Rosie Assoulin

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International Women’s Day embroidered cotton-jersey T-shirt by Chloé

iconInternational Women’s Day printed cotton-jersey T-shirt by Ellery


iconInternational Women’s Day printed cotton-jersey T-shirt by Perfect Moment

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Hello Sunshine

I love this beautiful sunny weather that truly feels like spring. The perfect time to wear some equestrian-inspired charm at its best. Chloé’s Creative Director Natacha Ramsay-Levi wrangled a rearing horse from the Maison’s archives to create an embroidery motif that appears playful and polished.

My look: Embroidered cotton-blend velvet blazer, matching embroidered cotton-blend velvet straight-leg pantsicon, snake-print satin-jersey topiconRoy mini embroidered leather bucket bag and snake print booties, all by Chloéicon, Happy Hearts 18-karat white gold diamond ring by Chopard, diamond rose necklace by Piagetsautoir necklace and round sunglasses with a triple chain by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht