Amazing Clutches by Cult Gaia

We all remember the hype about CULT GAIA‘s iconic Arc clutch back in 2017. Two years later, the brand launched also an amazing ready-to-wear collection.

This summer, the brand has caught my eye especially because of their clutch bags. They are different, unique and come at a great price point. I put together a great selection to choose from. Some of them could also work as the perfect wedding accessory.


LoL, Sandra

Photos: Cult Gaia
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A Gift from Valentino

A Gift from Valentino

Spotted on Valentino’s F/W 2013 runway, this new calf leather clutch is the ultimate statement accessory. It features a front strap detail that is as functional as it is fashionable. You might imagine my excitement when this beauty arrived personalized with my initials and a handwritten note from the house’s designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, at my doorstep. Thank you, Valentino, for one of the best gifts ever!

LoL, Sandra

Valentino Bag SB 2

Valentino Letter

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Jimmy Choo for Oktoberfest 2012

J.Choo Wiesn

The largest folks festival in the world, the annual legendary Oktoberfest will opened its doors again in September. In order to look absolutely stylish, Jimmy Choo with his exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail has designed a unique shoe as a tribute to the Bavarian state capital along with a matching clutch bag. Both pieces come in black patent leather with ribbons in 5 different colours to choose from.

Choo Bag

The limited “Wiesn Edition” will be available exclusively in Jimmy Choo’s flagship store in Munich, Germany at Maximilianstr. 16 from August 2012.

LoL, Sandra

Choo Schuh

Photos: Courtesy of Jimmy Choo

Hello Kitty Goes Swarovski

hello kitty

Here is an eye candy for all fans of Hello Kitty and Swarovski crystals among you:
First introduced in 1974, Hello Kitty has been winning over the hearts of the young – and young at heart – ever since. Being an icon of the pop culture, the oh-so-adorable little cat upgrades its look in a sparkling collaboration between the Japanese company Sanrio and Swarovski through jewelry pieces, charms, accessories and figurines. You might have to be a truly dedicated fan to be willing to spend such amounts of money on those playful sparkling pieces. But if you are, I am convinced that you will love those girly treasures.



Clutch, CHF 820


Ring Set, CHF 130


Charm Sitting, CHF 95



Necklace, CHF 330

HELLO_KITTY_Earrings_pink_bowEarrings, CHF 120

Helly Kitty fans might ask themselves: “What’s better than a Hello Kitty doll?”
Here is the answer: “A Hello Kitty doll covered in Swarovski crystals of course!”


HELLO_KITTY_Pointiage_Limited_EditionLimited Edition 2011, CHF 10.000

With almost 20.000 crystals embedded into its surface by hand, this iteration of the the world’s cutest kitty is pretty glittery. And also rare – only 88 of them will be made.

The collection will be available starting in August in the 1900 Swarovski stores worldwide.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Swarovski 2011