My Look: Wimbledon

For a fun day at Centre Court, I wore Polo Ralph Lauren’s classic, preppy style that aligns perfectly with Wimbledon’s traditional aesthetic.

My look: Wimbledon embroidered cotton-blend jersey bomber jacketicon, Wimbledon appliquéd embroidered cable-knit cotton vesticon, and chino cap in white and blue, all by Polo Ralph Lauren, dark blue sailor pants by Dior, pearl necklace, sunglasses, and tennis mini crossbody bag (Cruise 2023 runway), all by CHANEL, and white leather loafers by Prada.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Dior Les Adorables

A new trio to adore!  The floral bouquet of J’adore is infused in Les Adorables: a series of perfumed gestures to enhance the skin with a body milk, a shower gel, and a hand, nail and décolleté cream being the latest additions.

Like their predecessors, these three new Adorables celebrate the luminous fresh and floral notes of J’adore, delivering intense pleasure directly to the skin.
Their sensual fragrance is joined by the expertise of Dior science. Elevated by sensorial textures, their formulas promise effectiveness as much as well-being.

The cases of this unique trio also add to the pleasure of the senses. With their rounded form inspired by the bead that tops the iconic perfume bottle, they take on the aesthetic codes of J’adore to transcend the traditional bath and body universe and become objects of desire to collect.

The Shower Gel – Enveloping
The shower gel combines the bath ritual with a fragrant moment of pleasure, illuminated by the notes of J’adore. Infused with jasmine extract, it envelops the body with a fine, light foam that leaves the skin silky and lightly scented.

The Body Milk – Hydrating
The Body milk enhances the skin with a caress thanks to its formula composed of 92% natural origin ingredients enriched with jasmine wax. Its creamy, soothing texture hydrates and nourishes the skin making it more supple. It feels softer and is subtly scented with the floral notes of J’adore.

The Cream for Hands, Nails and Décolleté – Soothing
With its nomad format, the Cream for hands, nails and décolleté is the perfect ally for a subtly scented touch of softness at any time of the day. Composed of 97% natural origin ingredients, infused with jasmine wax and cotton nectar, its nourishing and hydrating formula blossoms into a smooth delicate texture. With a single touch, it leaves the skin supple and satiny, enhanced by the floral scents of J’adore.

Adorably Irresistible
In addition to their irresistible scent and sensorial formulas that look after the skin, Les Adorables are a delight for the eyes. Presented in sophisticated and feminine cases, they are endlessly collectable. Showcasing a design that reinterprets the aesthetic codes of the cult perfume bottle, the iconic bead is transformed across three white cases accentuated with a touch of gold. The small format, especially for the the Cream for Hands, Nails and Décolleté, means it can be slipped in everywhere, for a moment of self-care at any time of the day.

As an introduction to the Adorables universe, the House of Dior has brought together miniature versions of the first 3 creations in the collection – the Body Cream, the Shimmering Body Gel, and the Shimmering Body Scrub – in an exclusive set available in a selection of boutiques and at Dior.com.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Dior @DIORBEAUTY
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My Look: Dream More

Dream more and make it happen. For me, anything is possible if I dress accordingly. The right outfit can make me feel confident, comfortable, and ready to conquer the world. It’s like wearing my personality or the attitude I would like to express on the outside.

Wearing a suit and a tie, combined with a pair of glasses can convey a sense of professionalism, confidence and sophistication. And can you see … modern angels are wearing their wings on their heels.

My look: Antiope double-breasted wool-blend blazericon, Dovere wool-blend shirticon, Ondina wool-blend shortsicon, and Giulia wool-blend tie, all by Max Marawide bow hair clip by Jennifer Behr, glasses by Tom FordTribale earrings by Dior, logo tights by CHANELPégasus heels by HermèsDa Vinci laptop bag by Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons Masters Collection.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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My Wish List

In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. Sometimes, it feels just wonderful to be spoilt. This can be a memorable experience you’ll be able to look back on fondly, a love letter, someone taking good care of you or a precious item that you will treasure for a lifetime and hand over to the next generation. As we know today, some items are truly investment pieces.

In terms of those must-haves, I would wish for something from this list below … just putting it out in the universe as my birthday is coming up. You never know what the fairy birthday godmother might bring … if you need help, just ask for Jean-Gilles, Antinea, Faby or Martin :-)! And now it is time for celebrations.

LoL, Sandra

Panthère de Cartier ring by Cartier

LOVE bracelet, 18K rose gold with diamonds by Cartier

Matte Alligator Birkin Faubourg 20 handbag by Hermès

Birkin Disco Faubourg 20 bag by Hermès

Mini Vert Yucca Epsom Kelly 20 by Hermès

Gilbert & George Lady Dior Art Bag #8 by Dior

Day Date 36 Oyster Everose gold with diamonds and rainbow dial by Rolex

Day Date 36 Oyster in yellow gold with diamonds and turquoise dial by Rolex

Oyster Perpetual Day Date 36 Puzzle by Rolex

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The Dior Toujours Bag

An essential new accessory dreamed up by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the Dior Toujours – first unveiled at the Dior S/S 2023 ready-to-wear show – is distinguished by its elegant silhouette that is both timeless and ultra-contemporary. Conceived according to the highest standards of craftsmanship, this object of desire embodies the virtuosity of Dior’s leather ateliers.

Each step in its manufacture requires infinite meticulousness, from cutting the leather to applying the macrocannage motif. A subtle touch, an ingenious detail evoking the «CD» signature allows the shape of this model to be played with and modified as wished. A celebration of the poetry of gestures, fusing the heritage of the founding-couturier with the House’s ongoing creative passion.

It took me a season for this bag to grow on me but now I am absolutely in love. It is available in three sizes in five neutral shades, from black, powder beige, tan to stone grey and latte. A great bag that you can enjoy on many occasions.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Dior
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My Look: Dioriviera


An invitation to venture away and to enchantment, this year’s Dioriviera summer capsule, dreamed up by Maria Grazia Chiuri, reveals a sunny wardrobe. Delicate feminine creations are dressed in shades of pink and gray, dear to the founding-couturier. Promises of an endless summer and for me great memories of my stay at W Ibiza.

My look: Dioriviera mid-length lace dressmedium Lady D-Joy bag, toile de jouy sauvage 70 square silk scarf, and J’adior Ibiza bracelets, all by Dior, logo platform sandals by Gucci, logo charm necklace by CHANEL, and Dynasty oversized geometric-frame sunglasses by Balenciaga.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Ivet Šudová 
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My Look: VIP Party Mood

The Gstaad Palace is home to one of the most famous nightclubs in the Alps: GreenGo Nightclub. It is definitely the best place to party in Gstaad with its stylish interior design straight from the 1970s. Under the pulsing lights, I loved to dance the night away to the sounds of resident DJ Jim Leblanc and international acts in my beautiful new sparkly jumpsuit by German designer duo Talbot Runhof, that are well known for their beautiful evening wear. The perfect stylish, yet comfy outfit to enjoy the vibrating beats of the night.

As you can see, the club has a new highlight with the fun artwork by @wonderwalls 3780 that decorates the fumoir, featuring many celebrities that stayed at the Palace.

My look: Midnight blue sequined jersey jumpsuit Didi4 by Talbot Runhof, fox fur jacket in blue degrade colors by Dior, silver-tone crystal clip earrings, and embellished-heart tassel necklace, both by Alessandra Rich, black calf leather lace up Janis pumps by Saint Laurent, and Celebrations embroidered canvas book clutch by Olympia Le-Tan.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Maldives Memories

Maldives memories… the clear turquoise waters, the white beaches of the Indian Ocean paradise are a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life. There is a lot to do and on the other hand, there is nothing to do. The Maldives is a haven of peace, quietness, solitude, and relaxation. Something I absolutely needed.

However, as the scenery was so stunning, I booked a photographer to shoot some amazing outfits. While staying at the Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands resort, we had moved one day to a water villa where I shot this vibrant look overlooking the ocean. Personally speaking, the composition of these photos might be one of my favorites of all time.

My look: Manosque tiered taffeta maxi dressicon by Jacquemus (S/S 2020 «Le Coup de Soleil» Collection), pink high-heel platform mules by Versace, Baguette leather wallet on chain in pink by Fendi, toy choker necklace, and gummy bear hoop earrings, both by Balenciaga, and DiorSignature B1U cat-eye acetate and gold-tone sunglasses by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht taken by Munko at Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands
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The Fabulous World of Dior at Harrods

As the holiday season approaches, Dior has created The Fabulous World of Dior, a spectacular presentation illuminating the hallowed halls of the legendary Harrods department store. An exceptional event combining the charm of the English spirit with French luxury and art de vivre refinement.

A fervent admirer of England, from 1953 Christian Dior developed a powerful and unbreakable bond with Harrods, London’s epicenter of British elegance. This story, beginning with Harrods’ earliest singular branded boutique, has continued to grow through exclusive collaborations and is now enriched by a new chapter, unique in its scope and creative daring, inspired by the magic of Christmas.

For this breathtaking event, Harrods is decked out in a dazzling installation deployed along its historic façade on Brompton Road.

Dior reinvents the forty-four traditional Christmas windows of Harrods.

From November 10 to January 3, 2023, the façade of the Brompton Road edifice will be adorned with a monumental installation aglow with a play of light radiantly showcasing Dior’s fundamental references as reinterpreted by artist Pietro Ruffo for the Dior cruise 2023 collection. The compass rose, lucky stars and scintillating flowers will guide visitors along the historic window displays – a captivating attraction that draws people from all over the world, transformed and brought to life by a fantastic gingerbread tableau. A journey that stretches the limits of the imagination, exploring the House’s different worlds and symbols, from fashion to beauty.In the heart of this prestigious venue, a thousand fascinating surprises and animated decors, enhanced by gourmet treats, await customers.

Dior Café at Harrods – a new and extraordinary venue dedicated to delighting the taste buds.

Two dreamlike pop-ups – an ode to Monsieur Dior’s attachment to the celebration of Christmas and the art of cherishing loved ones – along with a Café specially conceived for the occasion, and even a truly immersive exhibition that plays with proportions to enchant the senses, promise unforgettable moments of joy and sharing. A tribute to British hospitality and the pleasure of entertaining, so dear to the founding couturier, a tearoom is unveiled in an unprecedented stage set, entirely adorned with gingerbread from the facade to the interior design and even the tiniest details, where Dior’s distinctive fundamentals are sketched. The Medallion chairs are dressed in iconic Dior toile de Jouy, the patterns of which can also be seen on the wooden tables, while the lines of the Maison’s signature cannage decorate the tableware, illuminated by delicate golden hues.

The architecture of Dior’s emblematic locations – from Granville to La Colle Noire and 30 Montaigne – are shown in reduced proportions.

Initiating a captivating encounter between the different customs that brighten the end of year festivities, from the City of Light to the English capital, Dior has conceived a unique, unprecedented exhibition – a real «kingdom of dreams» specially designed for Harrods – which revisits the tradition of gingerbread houses.

Timeless essentials of the feminine universe, the J’Adior pumps are dressed in the Jardin d’Hiver print, which also embellishes silk scarves, shawls, a pajama set from the Dior Chez Moi line, or the Lady Dior. It appears on exceptional trunks, as well as an elegant case enclosing a Saddle or a Lady Dior reinterpreted in micro format. Like an ode to travel and the plurality of cultures, the Rêve d’Infini motif imagined by Pietro Ruffo blossoms on the Dior Book Tote, (to see me wear this bag, click here please), D-Way mules and silk twill scarves, while the graphic cannage is drawn on iridescent phone pouches and cases.

The Dior Prestige ritual, lipsticks and fragrances – such as J’adore, Eau Sauvage, Miss Dior and the olfactory works of La Collection Privée – also appear in sumptuous exhibits, sometimes depicting a forest of pine trees made of cookies, sometimes a joyful flurry of candy balloons, boldly conveying the House’s excellence in beauty, from skincare to perfume.

A momentous pause in time, defined by a selection of objects of desire – such as sumptuous gift sets and advent calendars – cultivating, more than ever, the pleasure of giving so cherished by the House.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Dior
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Luxurious Advent Calendars

Anticipation is the greatest joy and what a better way to indulge in the holiday season than getting a luxurious advent calendar that will get you even more excited for Christmas.

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Forte Beads 18-karat gold and multi-stone advent calendaricon by Carolina Bucci

This advent calendar is my winner this year. How cool is that? Thanks to Carolina Bucci’s advent calendar, you’ll have a completed bracelet by Christmas day – every drawer is nestled with two beads that you can arrange on the Lurex cord with 18-karat gold charms. Each one has been hand-carved from unique gemstones for a joyful play of colors.

25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendaricon by NET-A-PORTER

The NET-A-PORTER Advent Calendar might be in your letter to Santa, but don’t leave it in your Wish List – the annual set sells out notoriously fast. Carefully edited by the beauty buying team, 2022’s round-up showcases the year’s heroes: a mix of team favorites and best-sellers to power through a season of parties and pamper nights. Expect plenty of industry stalwarts and new discoveries for 2023’s top shelf.

Advent Calendar 2022icon by Dr. Barbara Sturm

Including an extensive array of full sizes and minis from her coveted range of skin and haircare, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s advent calendar ensures you step into 2023 at your most radiant. Regenerative Purslane – the aesthetic specialist’s hero active – features across many, and they’re house in an elegant box inspired by jewelry cases.

Holiday 2022 Advent Calendaricon by Acqua di Parma

Twenty-five gifts of colours and joy in an explosion of hues and radiance, only with Acqua di Parma’s Advent Calendar, the star of the Holiday Collection dressed in a visual symphony of the Maison’s golden shades of yellow with seasonal accents of red and green. The one-of-a-kind print is inspired by a Florentine artisanal technique by Italian craftsmen. The countdown to the Holidays begins as every window unveils a daily surprise to immerse in the complete Acqua di Parma universe, from Colonia and Blu Mediterraneo to Signatures of the Sun and the Home Collection. The hatbox is inspired by a luminous Italian home and makes for a stunning addition to your space.

Women 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar iconand
Men 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar, both by Clarins

This is a must for all love birds. There’s no better way to countdown to the festive season than with two advent calendars, one for her and one for him. Each has 12 drawers filled with an array of the brand’s must-have products. For her, it reveals make-up, skincare and body surprises to pamper and indulge in ahead of the big day, with favourites such as the brand’s bestselling Double Serum – a guaranteed favourite for healthy skin. More treats come in the form of the SOS Pure Mask, the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector and the Cleansing Micellar Water. For him, he will find everything for an ultra-refreshing skincare routine, including the ClarinsMen Energising Eye Gel, Active Face Wash, Super Moisture Lotion and Fresh Face Scrub. The small sized products are all so great for travelling!

Advent Calendar 2022 by Dior

Upgrade on the advent calendars of Christmases past for Dior’s spectacular iteration. Housed in a smart navy box, it’ll open to reveal 24 windows just waiting to be opened, overlaid with a delicate illustration of the brand’s Parisian Maison surrounded by celestial figures and constellations – the perfect depiction of this magical time of year. As the days roll by, you’ll discover a number of Dior delights, from perfume and lipstick to luxurious skincare and even mini candles.

LoL, Sandra

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