Greetings from the Croisette

At Hotel Martinez

Greetings from the Croisette in Cannes. My last days were filled with amazing parties, events and I met many celebrities. It is such a busy time, please accept my sincere apologies for the delay of posting.

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On Thursday, I went to the beautiful Chopard lounge, located on the 7th floor of the Hotel Martinez, to explore the stunning Red Carpet Haute Joaillerie collection, which I will show you in the next days. Cannes is crazy those days. There are so many people on the streets waiting to spot some celebrities. If you don’t have a bagde (Thank you, Chopard!), you will have no chance to come anywhere close.

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My look: Leather jacket by Prada, pleated top and skirt, studded Pyramide bag, all from Prada‘s S/S 2012 runway, sandals with coral shape heel by Chanel, Audrey wayfarer sunglasses by Céline, cuff by Stella McCartney and Lady Excalibur watch by Roger Dubuis.

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Stunning view of the Croisette.




Lunch at the beach at Z Plage.


Later, I went for a little shopping spree on the Croisette and spotted…


Ben Stiller and Chris Rock gathered for the photo call for Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes. (By the way, this is my favourite terrasse to have a drink).


Sacha Baron Cohen‘s Dictator embellishes the entrance of the Carlton Hotel.




I hope that you have enjoyed the impressions of the Croisette. More to follow soon!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Dior Croisette Summer 2012 Makeup

Dor Croisette

Dior’s Summer 2012 makeup collection is all about an escapade on the Croisettea glamorous couture trip. The French Riviera has always been a great source of inspiration for Christian Dior. From Dior’s first swimsuit collections and seaside fashion designs in the Fifties to the current Resort 2012 collection as shown above.

The new summer make-up look revives this fascination for the Croisette with colours inspired by the sun and turquoise waters, created by Tyen.
Please enjoy my collection favourites below:

Dior Nude

Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder
A natural, Sunset orange-pink. luminous tan.

With the aim of a natural and radiant tan, Dior creates a new healthy glow makeup product with a bare skin effect for all skin tones, all year long. To achieve the illusion of a complexion glowing with vitality, the Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder offers a range of original shades.

Rosy harmonies add a touch of freshness and an anti-dulling effect, while apricot harmonies ensure a healthy glow, infused with sensuality.

This is powder is available in four harmonies, two for summer and two for winter, to enhance skin all year long.

For summer : 002 Sunlight and 004 Sunset.
For all year : 001 Aurora and 003 Zenith.
CHF 79.50 each

Dior Eyeshadow


5 Couleurs – Croisette Edition
Eyes set on the croisette

Just for summer, the 5 Couleurs palette is embellished with a sunray pleat relief, a couture reference to the Dior dresses whose finish exemplifies the know-how of the House. The palette comes in two colour interpretations of the French Riviera:

224 Swimming Pool (photo above) and 654 Aurora (top photo)
One-shot, CHF 92.- each

Dior Eye Gloss

1 Couleur – Eye Gloss

Introducing the first eye gloss by Dior in four sparkling shades. This gel eyeshadow formula glides on effortlessly for a long-lasting, hydrated look, and a fresh, cooling sensation on the lids.

Shades: 020 Seashell, 560 Tan, 240 Azur and 750 Sunset
One-shot, CHF 40.- each

Dior Balm

Dior Addict Lip Balm

Inspired by the Backstage Dior technique where every makeup application begins with a nourishing and perfecting lipcare ritual, Dior creates Dior Addict Lip Balm, featuring a nourishing skincare complex filled with moisturizing oils enriched with hyaluronic acid spheres, in:

Shades: 001 Crystal, 002 Crystal Pink and 003 Crystal Coral
CHF 46.- each

Dior StTropez

Dior Vernis

The Croisette spirit down to the fingertips. Two shades to wear at the poolside.

Shades: 401 Saint-Tropez (turquoise, on my nails below, which is pretty similar to Chanel’s 2010 Nouvelle Vague) and 231 Bikini (coral)
CHF 37.- each

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Show off your French Croisette style!
This beautiful collection is available in Switzerland starting April 18, 2012.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Dior and © Sandra Bauknecht