My Look: London

«The LaQuan Smith muse is a woman who appreciates glamour; someone who is not afraid to dress up in the middle of the day just to run her errands “like a boss woman should.”» – Laquan Smith

I am such a big fan of the work of Laquan Smith. His clothes are sexy and fun to go out with. Here you see me on the streets of London, my happy place, during the day, running some errands before going out. My favorite coat of the season is keeping me nicely warm.

My look: Belted padded hooded shell coat by Alaïa, cold-shoulder twill halterneck midi dress by LaQuan Smith, limited edition Maria Frou Alta satin platform pumps, and Paloma mini bag with flamenco strass, both by Christian Louboutin (Flamencaba collection), Clash de Cartier bracelet MM in white gold by Cartierembellished leather belt, embellished clip-on earrings, embellished choker, and heart necklace, all by Alessandra Rich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / @georgiashane
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Christian Louboutin x Marvel

In a momentous celebration of Disney’s iconic 100-year legacy, Marvel and Christian Louboutin have joined forces under the banner of Disney100 to bring the famous red soles to superhero. An exceptional collaboration which unveils a captivating array of limited-edition shoes and accessories, for men, women, and children, showcasing Christian Louboutin’s unparalleled craftsmanship and Marvel’s epic brand of storytelling like never before.

At the center of it all, Marvel’s famed Infinity Stones which embellish heels and bags for men and women alike. Paying tribute to Marvel’s legendary characters, the Maison’s design signatures such as the spike are reimagined, giving us exquisite finishing touches such as the Namor Spikes and bold Moon Knight-inspired designs.

Marking the second collaboration between the two household names since the Maison reimagined Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper, the creative bond between Marvel and Christian Louboutin has never ceased to blossom, culminating in this most recent joint venture which sees the two brands’ insignia fused into a single, signature red logo.

Christian Louboutin x Marvel Infinity Sandals 100

Last but not least, this innovative partnership introduces a new superhero inspired and co-created by Christian Louboutin himself. The star of an exclusive comic book adventure which features the capsule’s styles as well as beloved Marvel characters like Black Widow, Shuri, the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers, Christian Louboutin’s fascination with Marvel has always been strong: «There is something about the Marvel mythology, its chronology and recurring characters going through epic adventures, dramas and intrigues, all spiced up with superpowers that really resonates with me!».

A testimony to the power of creativity and imagination in inspiring dreams, the collection launched this season, inviting enthusiasts of both Marvel and Christian Louboutin to experience this exceptional fusion of storytelling and style. To be discovered in selected Christian Louboutin boutiques worldwide and online at www.christianlouboutin.com.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Christian Louboutin
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The Red Night at The Connaught

Last week, I was invited by Christian Louboutin to a Red Night at The Connaught in London Mayfair. The evening started with drinks at the brand’s flagship store on Mount Street. As my plane was delayed, I missed that part and went straight to the party that was filled with many treats and a special tarot session.

Among fashion designers, Christian Louboutin stands out as one of the most influential, thanks to his ability to transform extraordinary shoes into true icons, all thanks to his distinctive signature: the red sole.

The dress code said a touch of red and for me that not only included the soles of my shoes but also a little touch of red on my jacket. The red sole of Louboutin shoes has become a symbol of luxury, style, and status, representing a fashion statement that doesn’t go unnoticed.

With beautiful Anna Lange, Christian Louboutin Store Manager Mount Street, at the event.

My gorgeous bag from the Flamencaba collection.

Spoilt to the fullest with this beautiful red quilt.

This holiday season, Christian Louboutin has a huge range of fantastic footwear, must-have accessories, and stocking fillers. I attached you some of my favorites available now below.

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Black Tie

For F/W 2023, Pierpaolo Piccioli takes black tie at face value, a figure of speech for a collection that builds around pieces drawn from every day. Conjecture and cultural capital are inverted – a symbol of masculine power, an emblem of orthodoxy and restriction, our preconceptions of the tie become theoretical architecture for a collection that toys with rules, emancipating meaning. Its ideological conceit is challenged, ultimately contradicted and redefined entirely.

My look: Ruffled wool and silk-blend mini dress, wool and silk-blend tie, Rockstud leather-trimmed wool fedora, and VSLING mini top handle handbag in black with sparkling embroideryall by Valentino, Astrilarge Botta 100 two-tone leather over-the-knee boots by Christian Louboutin.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / @georgiashane
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My Look: Best Friend

Summer cashmere can be your best friend as it easily transitions into fall. Gabriela Hearst knows how to handle this luxurious material perfectly as seen in her S/S 2023 collection for Chloé which will be one of her last because she is leaving the French Maison as Creative Director.

My look: Striped crochet-paneled wool polo shirticon, matching striped crocheted wool-blend maxi skirticon, and clutch Penelope small, all by Chloé, Mafaldina Spikes green sandals by Christian Louboutin, Aurora oversized butterfly acetate sunglassesicon by Zimmermann, royal crab Corsica earrings, and mosquito ear cuff, both by Begüm Khan.

LoL, Sandra

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

Those photos dedicated to Louboutin‘s Greekaba collection have been taken last year in Crete. However, I have never posted them as they are pretty daring besides my natural curls (haha). This morning, I woke up and thought why am I hesitating? Why women always feel this need of being perfect, or are told that some things are not allowed for them at a certain age. Men never care, why do we?! So here you go … if you don’t like it, then better don’t scroll.

With full moon in aquarius on the first of August, it is time to set yourself free. It is your chance to activate your first house of self, identity, and personal goals and ambitions. This is your personal cosmic release. Let go of any ways of being that no longer feel aligned. Many things might come to you and will be revealed. Trust the process.

My look: La Chemise body stretch shirt bodysuit in white by Jacquemus, brown suede pleated mini skirt by Miu Miu, Cycladissimo 120 leather-trimmed embroidered canvas wedge sandals, and Carasky Loubi mini embroidered shoulder bag, both by Christian Louboutin, and faux-pearl tassel earrings by Oscar de la Renta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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The Craziest Shoes of the Season

Here they are the craziest shoes of the season. An art gallery’s worth of the weird, wacky and wonderful walked onto the runway for S/S 2023. Moschino’s pumps resembled miniature blow-up flamingo pool floats, one of Loewe’s sandals was entirely made of a huge 3-D petal and JW Anderson joined forces with Wellipets for some whimsical frog aesthetic. Heels, in particular, had a surreal feel, most notably seen in Alaïa‘s cabaret version and Sophia Webster‘s flamingo heels.

LoL, Sandra

Frog round toe clogs by JW Anderson x Wellipets

White coin purse heels by Pushbutton

Cabaret sandals by Alaïa

Flamingo-heel sandals by Sophia Webster
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Flamingo-detail 100mm pumps by Moschino

Floral detail high-heel sandals by Dolce & Gabbana

Petal 90 leather sandals by Loewe


Froufrou Alta 150 satin sandals by Christian Louboutin

iconPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Courtesy of the Brands
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Flamencaba

After the mystical CARACABA and last year’s ever-whimsical GREEKABA, get ready to say ¡Hola! to Christian Louboutin’s annual limited-edition cabas offering, the FLAMENCABA: a fiery celebration of all the creativity, charisma and exquisite craftsmanship that Andalusia has to offer, developed in collaboration with the inimitable Rossy de Palma, actress and long-time friend of Christian’s.

It was inspired by the region’s rich culture and flamenco tradition, and it features men’s and women’s shoes, fans, and bags. The key pieces include the FLAMENCABA small toteicon that highlights the savoir-faire of local craftsmen with ornate detailing inspired by Flamenco dresses. On the base of the handles, CARASPIKES become gold-toned SEVILLANA spikes, inspired by Seville’s architectural heritage and bringing an added touch of opulence to this everyday tote bag.

Another highlight is the FLAMENCABA mini bagicon, that was inspired by the iconic shawls worn by Andalusian bailaoras.

Christian Louboutin will donate part of the profits from the capsule collection to Centro Coreografico Maria Page, an organization that aims to promote dance and Spain’s cultural heritage as a model of social and civic commitment for the benefit of children, adolescents, genders and vulnerable groups.

Launching in May 2023, this year’s Flamencaba collection continues in the footsteps of the annual cabas series with a true ode to craftsmanship.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Christian Louboutin
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My Look: Delicious Burger

My crazy burger-inspired outfit that I wore to the Moschino F/W 2023 show was actually from the Maison’s Resort 2022 collection. People couldn’t believe their eyes when I walked around the streets of Milan. I adore fashion with a sense of humor and nobody does this better than Jeremy Scott for Moschino.

My look: Burger-motif jacket with salad and tomato embellishment, burger-motif high-waisted skirt, sequined hamburger crossbody bag, large clip-on burger earrings, and one-of-a-kind burger-motif head piece, all by Moschino, nude silk shirt by Miu Miu, and Iriza 100 patent-leather pumps by Christian Louboutinicon.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nadia Krawiecka
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My Look: Ultimate Style

What is the ultimate style? For me this means investment pieces that are timeless, classy and that you can keep for many seasons to come. In terms of brands, CHANEL is one of the Houses that offers great and seasonless investment opportunities.

My look: Sparkling knitted dress with silky underdress by CHANEL, Chiara crystal-embellished suede slingback pumpsicon, and Palmette crystal-embellished suede cross-body bag, both by Christian Louboutin, and necklace by iconAlessandra Rich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht – The photos were taken by myself at Gstaad Palace.
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