My Look: Painted Dots

I like to spend the whole month of January at my happy place, the Gstaad Palace. The hotel’s spa is one of my favorite parts of the hotel with its cozy fireplace, gym, heated outdoor pool and the best spa treatments. Here we photographed this fun look featuring the new Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama collection.

I chose a bag from the «Painted Dots» as I adore its artisanal approach. Louis Vuitton’s craftspeople developed a special technique to make some of the 3D paint daubs look «wet,» as if they’d just been painted by Kusama’s hand.

My look: Double-breasted cloth jacket with feather detail by Prada, pussy-bow cotton-poplin shirticon by Valentino, layered stretch jersey-trimmed low-rise straight-leg jeansicon by Alexander Wang, Kate 100 black suede pumpsicon by Christian Louboutin, silver-tone crystal clip earrings by Alessandra Rich, Painted Dots Monogram scarf, and Painted Dots Monogram Onthego PM, both Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama.

Stay tuned as my birthday is coming up and I will explain to you why I am not afraid of turning one year older…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Details

Long time, no post. Life has been a wild ride lately! Ready to get back into the swing of things. After some time off blogging and Instagram, I am back with one of my favorite CHANEL looks of all time, that I wore to the S/S 2022 show in Paris.

My look: Jumpsuit in tweed with chain details (Look 13), ruched belt, rhinestone Coco handle gunmetal bag, and flap card holder with chain, (Métiers d’Art F/W 2021), pearls and crystals large script brooch (Pre-fall 2019), earrings and sunglasses, all by CHANEL, felt sailor cap iconby Saint Laurent, and Montana 120 stretch-satin thigh boots by Christian Louboutin.icon

I dated this post to the date, Christmas Eve, when I started my social media pause… stay tuned, as there will be many posts coming up from now…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nadia Krawiecka
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My Look: The Teddy Dress

When I saw the teddy dress on the F/W 2022 runway, I knew immediately this piece needs a place in my closet. Cozy, comfy, yet stylish and glamorous, it is the perfect choice when it comes to a black tie winter gala, or when you want to attend an outdoor event in style.

My look: Teddy Bear Icon camel hair-blend coatMito camel hair maxi dress, Tannas bagicon, and Hoopyt headbandicon, all by Max Mara, Iriza 100 patent-leather pumps by Christian Louboutinicon, necklace and silver-tone, crystal and faux pearl clip earrings, both by iconAlessandra Rich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
The photos were taken in front of the Dolder Grand in Zurich.
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My Look: Love This

One more look from the Maldives. I just love this. The colors blend in so nicely with the beautiful island that is the postcard perfect backdrop.

My look: Ascu cropped open-back one-shoulder ribbed linen-blend topicon by Jacquemus, crystal-embellished stretch-mesh midi skirticon by Alessandra Rich, cutout acetate butterfly sunglasses in shiny black smoke by Fendi, open-toe platform-sole sandals, and long silver floral earrings, both by Gucci, black bikini bottoms with white piping by CHANELPalmette crystal-embellished suede cross-body bag by Christian Louboutin, and Oyster Perpetual 36 with a turquoise blue dial by Rolex.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht taken by Munko at Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands
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Christian Louboutin – The Lipstick Heel

Where others dream, Christian Louboutin turns fantasy into reality. Inspired by the Rouge Louboutin lipstick, this new bijou heel embodies the Maison’s exceptional savoir-faire.

The stiletto heels are sculpted in the form of the house’s signature precious lipstick gold cases for an ornate look.

LipChick 100 patent-leather pumps
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LipChick 100 patent-leather sandals
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I am sure that you’ll want to adorn yourself from top to toe with the sexiest lips and heels of the season. Needless to say, I got the pumps… a must for my collection!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Christian Louboutin
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ZFF 2022 Opening Night

Every fall, the Zurich Film Festival takes place and provides a platform for the most promising filmmakers from around the globe. It aims to promote exchange between emerging directors, successful film workers, the film industry and the general public by showing the year’s greatest discoveries and most anticipated films.

Wearing a black Monique Lhuillier gown and Christian Louboutin shoes and bag.

I attended the opening night of the 18th Zurich Film Festival that kicked off at Zurich Convention Center with the European premiere of the inspirational Netflix production THE SWIMMERS. The film was presented personally by director Sally El Hosaini and actor Matthias Schweighöfer. The President of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis, who had just returned from NYC, emphasized the unifying effect of cinema on people and set the mood for the 11 festival days with his speech.

The cast of THE SWIMMERS as well as the real Yusra Martini on stage at the opening night.

I can absolutely recommend watching this amazing movie that tells the true story of sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini, both talented swimmers, who were forced to flee the civil war sweeping their native Syria in 2015. They make the dangerous crossing to Europe in a refugee boat. When the engine fails on the open sea, they use ropes to pull the boat behind them for hours, saving numerous lives. Once in Germany, they met a swimming teacher (played by Matthias Schweighöfer) who trained them for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

«It is not just an inspirational film that reinforces our belief in the good of people,» explained Artistic Director Christian Jungen in his speech, «With war once again raging in Europe, it is also an extremely important film of our time, because it throws a spotlight on the plight of refugees. Cinema is the medium of empathy that allows us to view the world through the eyes of others.»

The Zurich Film Festival runs until October 2, showing 146 films, including a record 38 world and European premieres with star guests like Eddie Redmayne, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sir Ben Kingsley, Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, Til Schweiger, Daniel Brühl and Iris Berben in attendance.

Christian Jungen, Elke Mayer, Matthias Schweighöfer, Ignazio Cassis, Yusra Mardini, Sally El Hosaini, Nathalie Issa, Corine Mauch, Sven Spannekrebs at the Opening Night.

If you didn’t get a chance to watch it, THE SWIMMERS will be available on Netflix from November 23, 2022. Please watch the movie, it will change the way you look at the refugee situation tremendously.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of ZFF, © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Beach Please

Beach please! This has definitely been «My Big Fat Greek Summer» so far. After being in the South of France for the month of July, I have spent August on several Greek islands. Santorini, Mykonos and now I am in Crete, on holidays from the holidays. I know it sounds bad but St. Tropez and Mykonos are all about the good life and party. Therefore I am happy to finally have some quiet and relaxing time with my daughter.

This outfit has become one of my favorites for the beach as you can easily transform it into an evening dinner look.

My look: Mare cropped fringed metallic crochet-knit halterneck jumpsuit by Missoni, Foulard Cheville scarf & leather sandalsicon by Christian Louboutin, green flap pocket bag with colorful strap (Look 5 Pre-collection Summer 2021) and multicolored bikini bandeau top and matching briefs, all by CHANEL, Rose Céleste necklace, Rose des Vents and Rose Céleste necklace, and Astro Dior aquarius necklace, all by Dior Fine Jewelry, andicon Audrey wayfarer sunglasses by Celine.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
The photos were taken at the Mystique Hotel Santorini.

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Nothing Says Summer Like Espadrilles

Espadrille season is here. Consciously crafted in bold colors, embrace a free-spirited hippy attitude with the flat macramé by Loewe. Venture from the beach to the pool with Gucci‘s wedges, or go out at night with some fun high-heeled espadrille sandals by Castañer.

LoL, Sandra

Logo-embroidered espadrille sandalsicon by Loewe x Paula Ibiza

Triangle logo striped-terry espadrilles by Prada

Logo-jacquard denim espadrilles by Miu Miu

Espananou raffia espadrilles iconby Christian Louboutin
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Paloma heart-print wedge espadrillesicon by Saint Laurent

GG-canvas and raffia wedge sandalsicon by Gucci

Carina 80 canvas & jute espadrille wedges by Castañer

Rockstud 105 leather wedge espadrilles by Valentino
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Sweia 95 embroidered cotton espadrilles by Gucci
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Amaia jute espadrille platform sandals by Castañer

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Maiden Shanghai

Maiden Shanghai is a new exploration of authentic Chinese cooking in a spectacular setting at the new FIVE Zurich hotel that will open its doors next week. With dramatic views over the Swiss city, it contains a bold dining area and outdoor terrace, aas well as a private dining room. The decor playfully fuses the traditional with the boldly modern, creating spaces that feel open yet connected.

The interior design served as the perfect background to wear for the first time this fun look from the collaboration between French Haute Couture label Jean Paul Gaultier (JPG) and stylist of the moment Lotta Volkova.

My look: Two-piece wool blazericonlace-up crepe and satin leggings, and lace-up satin bralette, all by Jean Paul Gaultier + Lotta Volkovasilver-tone crystal clip earrings by Alessandra Rich, Dr Bored Paloma clutch mini, and Pinupina 130 limited edition pumps, both by Christian Louboutin.

LoL, Sandra

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

This post might be a little bit more daring than others but those Louboutin pieces deserve attention and with my blog being down, I had time to come up with some unusual ideas. It was raining cats and dogs outside, when I took the photos by myself with a tripod and the timer in my beautiful suite at the Ritz-Carlton New York located at Central Park. If you would like to know more about this collaboration with artist Doctor Bored, click here please.

My look: Macramé lace-trimmed silk-satin chemise andicon macramé silk robe in fire red, both by La PerlaiconDr Bored Paloma clutch mini and Pinupina 130 limited edition pumps, both by Christian Louboutin, and Satin Touch 20 denier stay-up stockings by Wolford.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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