My Look: New Year

I celebrated New Year’s Eve in grand style at the beautiful Gstaad Place hotel with friends. Towering over the village of Gstaad, the address offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Swiss Alps, and always the best parties with unique service. Even if we weren’t allowed to dance, the celebration was great and we still managed to move on our seats.

I wore this beautiful black Monique Lhuillier gown inspired by classic ’50s couture. It has a guipure lace bodice trimmed with a waist-cinching satin sash and a frothy tulle skirt that’s discreetly padded to create all that volume.

My Look: Satin-trimmed guipure lace and tulle gownicon by Monique Lhuillier, zodiac embroidered appliquéd canvas clutchicon by Olympia Le-Tan, Kate 100 suede pumpsicon by Christian Louboutin, crystal-embellished snake necklace, and silver-tone crystal clip earringsicon, both by Alessandra Rich, bracelets and Panthère de Cartier Manchette 22mm 18-karat rose gold and diamond watchicon, all by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Anna Moscatello
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The Pillow Boot

You can already tell that it’s going to be an eye-catching shoe! Louis Vuitton‘s iconoclastic Pillow boot, presented on the S/S 2021 runway, is all about paradoxes: its large, comfortable shape conceals a well-structured inside, ensuring perfect foot hold while the extremely light, notched sole and the waterproof nylon lining are among its highly technical features. The Pillow boot also asserts a compromise-free style, reflecting the House’s aesthetic codes: the Monogram livens up the lining and laces, whilst the elegant Louis Vuitton tag enhances the shoe’s upper.

Louis Vuitton Pillow Boot

Suitable for both winter and summer wear, the Pillow boot will be available from 2nd December in three shades: black, white and khaki.

Christian Louboutin Astro Pointue 85 Stiletto Gloss Boot

If you belong more to «team high heels», you won’t have to miss out on the cozy factor. With a glossy patent finish and drawstring closure, these Christian Louboutin heeled boots bring a unique puffer-style silhouette to your feet. Available now in red and black.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton and © Christian Louboutin

My Look: Me Time

Getting ready in my bathroom is ME TIME for me. I just love it. Personally speaking, taking time to pamper myself is so important and recharges my batteries. Stay tuned, on Friday, I will present you my personal routine with my beauty essentials that I use on a daily basis.

I am in love with my new teal colored gown, which blends in perfectly with my bathroom color. Hopefully you will like it too… to shop, click on the highlighted product descriptions.

My look: Ladybeetle bow-detailed ruffled linen and silk-blend gown iconby Zimmermann, Cloud crystal-embellished suede clutchicon by Jimmy Choo, Chiara crystal-embellished suede slingback pumpsicon by Christian Louboutin, Limelight Gala watchicon, rose diamond necklace and rose diamond ring, all by Piaget.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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Emily in Paris

Not sure what to do over the weekend. Here is an idea. Start watching the new Netflix series «EMILY IN PARIS» that launched last Friday. I swear, you will be daydreaming about living in France, eating chocolate croissants, and falling in love. I have become immediately addicted. Thank God, my fiancé is half Parisian, haha. I know the reviews are not the best, ranking from «too cliche» to «embarrassing series, completely wrong image of Paris», but honestly I am absolutely loving it!

Left: Lily Collins Emily in Paris – Right: Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City

No other than Darren Star, who was also in charge of our favorites such as «Beverly Hills, 90210» (1990–2000), «Melrose Place» (1992–1999), and «Sex and the City» (1998–2004) created this American comedy-drama web television series. It stars Lily Collins as the titular character, Emily, an American woman moving to Paris for a job opportunity and better life. There she struggles to succeed in the workplace while searching for love and experiencing culture clash wth her «boring» Midwestern upbringing.

«You look American. Are you from Indiana?» asks Mindy (Ashley Park, right), when she first meets Emily, who has lunch alone in the park, wearing a fabulous Ganni silk top and dress, a Rag & Bone belt , combined with a Patricia Field Canary Bag.

Personally speaking, I have so many reminiscences with Emily. I used lived in Chicago, where she is from, and my first job experience was also in Paris. I worked at Sonia Rykiel at their ready-to-wear design department where I also experienced some funny moments and cultural clashes.

On her first day at the office in Paris, Emily wears an Alice + Olivia Eiffel Tower shirt, a Re/Done crop top,  snakeskin-print Ronny Kobo miniskirt, an Aldo bag and Christian Louboutin Gorgona booties, emblazoned with «Paris» and airmail stickers.

Emily in a green CHANEL (her favorite French brand) jacket from the Cruise 2020 collection combined with a checked Kangol hat.

The best about «EMILY IN PARIS» are the costumes. Behind them is my favorite stylist, Patricia Field, who became famous for her work at the set of «Sex and the City». We owe all those iconic Carrie Bradshaw fashion moments to her. Emily is like the Carrie Bradshaw for the next generation, with a wardrobe you wish you had yourself, and a growing Insta account you’d love to emulate.

An homage to Audrey Hepburn: Emily in a Christian Siriano dress, vintage fur and purse, La Compagnie du Costume jewellery and Cosmoparis shoes.

Don’t blame me, if you won’t leave your apartment this weekend and will be binge-watching all 10 episodes. And here are some Instagram accounts, you might one to follow after to get the details of the looks: @emilyinparis, and @emilyinparisfashion.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Netflix

My Look: My Way

Let’s all celebrate a «Feel Good Fashion Friday». All our experiences define who we are, right now we live through challenging times, let’s make the best out of it and feel good about it. I like to do things my way. For me, that is the beauty of getting older, you have discovered who you are and follow your own path. Fashion always gives me comfort and happiness, no matter what. I love to dress up, even at home. Why not spend a day in bed looking fabulous in silk and feathers. Add a beautiful fragrance which can be one of the most memorable experiences. I like to link moments in time to scents. Right now I am what I live, and that’s MY WAY.

My look: Feather-trimmed printed silk-twill shirticon, and matching printed silk-twill wide-leg pantsicon, both by Valentino, Cabaraparis small leather-trimmed embellished printed neoprene toteicon, and Hot Chick Paris pumps, both by Christian Louboutin, rose diamond ring and rose diamond earrings, both by Piaget.
My fragrance: MY WAY by Giorgio Armani (more coming up tomorrow, stay tuned).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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Christian Louboutin Cabaraparis

Welcome to Paris: the city of lovers, artists and poets. Paying tribute to the City of Light’s splendor, the CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN launches its new signature tote: The Cabaraparis.

«Paris is my ultimate muse. It’s one of the most visited cities in the world, with some of the grandest architecture. I wanted to capture that fantasy element of Paris, not anchor the CABARAPARIS in realityChristian Louboutin

Marking the first artist collaboration on a seasonal tote, the Cabaraparis is typically tongue-in-cheek. Featuring five neoprene panels illustrated by the talented Hélène Tran, the city’s most timeless characters and iconic monuments are brought to life by her inimitable brushstrokes.

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Available in two precious strass-embellished styles, the Cabaraparis pays tribute to the City of Light’s two facets. By day, the Cabaraparis takes us on a whirlwind ride through the capital’s streets. Dotted throughout this dreamscape map of Paris, we discover a giant red-soled Corset stiletto pumps, flirtatious chimeras and crazed streetlamps, all more charismatic than the last. In a whimsical twist, love letters written by Christian to his beloved city line the Cabaraparis Day’s interior.

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Over on the Cabaraparis Night, the sun has set and the cabaret lights dazzle with their brilliance. Chimeras beguile and enchant Christian, turning him into a Parisian sphinx, half human, half leopard. High in the inky blue sky, a CL star twinkles with strass crystals whilst on rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, the Maison’s flagship boutique illuminates the darkened streets, drawing in curious passersby. On the tote’s lining, a feline Christian meows, «T’shoes me!».

Part of this amazing capsule collection are of course different high heels and sneakers – one pair more beautiful than the other.

A whirlwind of imagination and storytelling, the launch of the Cabarapariswas set to coincide with a retrospective exhibition at the famed Palais de la Porte Dorée, dedicated to the designer’s creative universe. Needless to say, Paris is always a good idea!

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Christian Louboutin
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My Look: Summer Black

Black is prized for its understated elegance and endless wearability, but it’s not always the obvious choice when it comes to summer dressing. However, worn correctly, it has year-round appeal. Add a fancy logo and a little sparkle to this iconic color and mercury rises…

My Look: Cropped sequin-embellished cotton-blend tweed jacketicon, sequin-embellished cotton-blend tweed midi skirt, cropped sequin-embellished cotton-blend tweed topicon, and silver-tone crystal clip earringsicon, all by Alessandra Rich, Elephant mini crystal-embellished suede shoulder bag by Loewe, Kate 100 suede pumpsicon by Christian Louboutin, and crystal-embellished cat-eye metal sunglassesicon by Valentino.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Favorite S/S 2020 Shoes

Today’s post is dedicated to my favorite S/S 2020 shoes in my closet. From candy-colored sandals to pair with flowy summer dresses to chunky platforms that promise height and comfort, there’s a variety of options ranging from trendy to functional that’ll put you in a better mood just by looking at them.

Some are already on sale, just click on the highlighted product descriptions to find out more.

LoL, Sandra

Sundance metallic vegan leather platform sandals by Aquazzura

White Upflair feather-trimmed leather sandals by Valentinoicon

Queen Of The Desert embellished suede sandalsicon by Aquazzura

Chiara embroidered leather sandalsicon by Sophia Webster

Ambra plateau sandals by Gianvito Rossi

C-plaque suede platform sandals by Chloéicon

Purist 105 suede pumpsicon by Aquazzura

Quilted leather mulesicon by Bottega Veneta

Logo-jacquard canvas wedge espadrilles by Fendi

Raynibo 100 crystal-embellished suede sandalsicon by Christian Louboutin

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Tropical

Seeking sartorial sunshine? If the season’s tropical prints were any fresher, they’d still be on the tree. A great way to indulge in holiday memories of far away destinations… I miss travelling so much. Speaking of which, Happy 4th of July to my American friends and readers. I wish I could celebrate with you!

My look: Knotted leopard-print cotton bustier topicon, printed stretch-silk crepe de chine midi skirticon, oversized gold-tone, resin and wood clip earringsicon, and flower pendant cable-chain necklaceicon, all by Dolce & Gabbana, Raynibo 100 crystal-embellished suede sandalsicon by Christian Louboutin, and vintage Knot metallic fabric clutch by Bottega Veneta.

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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