My Look: Denim & Brocade

Happy International Women’s Day to all my fabulous readers and all those fantastic women in this world! You are the fire, the light, the roar; you’re a woman. May the world hear you roar. All I wish on this special day that you never stop dreaming and believing in yourself. Don’t let yourself hold back by criticism of jealous people! Put on some fun clothes and enjoy this day.

I love the unexpected combination of denim and brocade. And even if it’s tempting, don’t bite your croissant bag too hard… it is a great way to indulge in something sweet without the calories!

My look: Brocade-detail denim jacket, ruffle detail skirt, croissant crossbody bag, and leaf embroidered high denim boots, all by Moschino, and vintage earrings by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
The photos were taken at Baur’s in Zurich.
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Happy Lunar Year 2021

Happy Lunar Year 2021! The Year of the Ox has officially started today and Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi, and more luxury brands welcome it in great style with Chinese New Year-inspired fashion. These collections will hit the Western markets during the next weeks, and it is your chance to add a festive touch to your closet.

Louis Vuitton welcomes the Year of the Ox with a special selection of gift-ready leather goods, accessories and other precious tokens. From the recently released SINCE 1854 Monogram Jacquard to the most iconic leather goods, Louis Vuitton’s gift selection has something to suit every style and sensibility.

The Fendi Chinese New Year Capsule Collection, launched in Greater China already in January, will be available in the rest of the world from April 2021. It is a beautiful collection of ready-to-wear and limited edition bags, featuring red and pink colors, as well as blossoms and other floral designs signature to the lunar year.

Burberry presents the New Year with a forward-looking fashion collection featuring supermodel Liu Wen with Wang Xiangguo in their campaign lensed by Feng Li.

In honor of Lunar New Year, Dior unveils a celebratory capsule collection of accessories and footwear in rich red and gold hues for women. For men, Dior launches an exclusive men’s capsule reinterpreting the powerful creative dialogue between Kim Jones and Californian artist Shawn Stussy.

In honor of the Year of the Ox, meet Ozzie – a symbol of strength and reliability. Tory Burch celebrates Lunar New Year with a beautiful collection dedicated to  health, happiness and prosperity that is featuring something red for good luck.

Gucci’s ode to the upcoming Lunar New Year is definitely one of the more fun collections. Featuring «Doraemon», the famous blue Japanese manga and anime character – a cat-robot, this special collection for men and women, you’ll see Doraemon in his classic blue colour and also dressed up in a brown colour and puts on his horns as well.

Versace’s Lunar New Year 2021 capsule collection focuses on local traditions and sees vibrant and uplifting prints that showcase new interpretations of the brand’s Medusa motif to celebrate the ox.

For more gift ideas to celebrate Chinese New Year, have a look at this previous post here.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, Collages: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Still Under Construction

Quick stop in Zurich to check on the construction of our new house. As you can see, there is still so much to do. It is a fun project and I am enjoying the whole process. It is similar to my Mondrian-inspired clutch, it’s like a puzzle that comes together piece by piece. My Dior jumpsuit is also such a great and versatile item that you can dress up or down depending on the occasion.

My look: Black mink vest, black jumpsuit, D-cameo choker, and Arty cap with veil, all by Dior, Mondrian embroidered appliquéd canvas clutch by Olympia Le-Tan, and Circus Nana 100 lace-up leopard-print calf hair platform ankle boots by Christian Louboutin.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: The Fog

Around Lake Zurich, it can get very foggy, especially during fall. Not being able to to see the sun after several days can really bring down one’s mood. However the beauty about Switzerland is, that if there is fog around the lake, you can almost always find the sun and blue skies above in the mountains. I spent the last two days in Zurich and when driving up today to Gstaad again, the sun was shining and it made me realize how blessed we are to live in such a beautiful place.

My outfit definitely works on all occasions, sunny or foggy weather. I am absolutely loving it. It is playful, yet conservative, eye-catching, yet muted in colors.

My look: Sheep fur coat by Saint Laurent, houndstooth wool pinafore dressicon by Miu Miu, roll-neck jersey sweatericon by Dolce & Gabbana, Cassette chain-embellished padded intrecciato suede shoulder bag in dark brown by Bottega Venetapearl crystal birdcage pin brooch by CHANEL, D-Dream leather beret, and Dior Empreinte heeled boots, both by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Gstaad Experience

Here is the outfit I wore for my Gstaad experience last week. Cozy and warm, yet stylish, waterproof and protective, wearing a great ski suit makes you look awesome on the slopes and is also perfect for all other activities in the mountains.

Great news is that this ski suit is equipped with the RECCO® system. Since its launch in the 80’s, this rescue system has become the standard bearer in avalanche search and rescue technology. It’s always on and ready to go with no batteries that might run out and lasts a lifetime. For the wearer the system consists of a permanently attached «reflector» which is sewn into the Dolce & Gabbana outerwear pieces. When an avalanche happens, professional rescuers pull out a RECCO® detector which scans the slide area for signals and allows them to easily find those lost under the snow.

My look: Tropical rose print ski jacketiconmatching tropical rose print ski trousers, printed silk scarf, and roll-neck jersey sweatericon, all by Dolce & Gabbana, Trekkgirl snow boots by Valentino, vintage white mink ear muffs by CHANEL, medium shearling Bobby bag in grey by Dior, and LV Timeless metallic stole by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Dior Lady D-Lite Bag

The Lady D-Lite bag combines classic elegance with the modernity of the House of Dior and has immediately become one of my new season favorites. For the F/W 2020, Maria Grazia Chiuri revisits Lady Diana’s favorite bag. Textural and soft, it comes with a tone-on-tone motif in muted shades, embroidered in vibrant hues, in tie-die or in warm velvet. The result is a timeless and elegant collectible to love for years to come.

My new beloved medium Lady D-Lite bag in Lights embroidery.

It also features a «Christian Dior» signature on the front and thick pale gold-finish metal «D.I.O.R.» charms. Equipped with a wide, reversible and removable embroidered shoulder strap, the medium bag can be carried by hand, worn over the shoulder or crossbody, pairing easily with other matching Dior creations of the season.

Treat yourself to a moment of zen with this lovely little video of the making of Dior’s new «Lady D-Lite» bag, and see the level of detail and precision involved in its design and creation.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Dior and © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Season’s Greetings

A completely different kind of year. 2020 will be seared in all our memories. It’s been a year that has fundamentally changed the world. Long established certainties about what we think is safe and what we believe is healthy in all areas of our lives have been challenged.

I would have never thought that when we shot these photos, this would be my only Christmas post and that I would be diagnosed just a little later with COVID-19. Spending the festive days all by myself in isolation is what I would call bad timing. However, I am extremely grateful that I have not spread the virus and that I have not been showing severe symptoms.

My look: Hooded quilted glossed-shell down jacketicon, printed silk-twill playsuiticon, and Rockstud leather knee-high boots, all by Valentino, monogram-print face mask by Dolce & Gabbanablack and white Dior 30 Montaigne large brim bucket hat with veil, and medium D-Lite Bag in Lights embroidery, both by Dior.

Warmest season’s greetings of good health, love, happiness, peace and prosperity from me to you!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Today

Today is a very happy day! My daughter is back from Boston and I love spending time with her. The other positive side effect is that I have my photographer back in town.

Sporting my new Dior Bobby bag in shearling along with Isabel Marant‘s bohemian, comfortable and cool aesthetic, it is a combo that could be appealing to women of all ages. Don’t you agree?

My look: Chinchilla fur cape and medium Bobby bag in grey, both by Dior, Peggy exaggerated-shoulder cashmere-blend sweatericon, Ginkao draped wool midi skirticon, and Luido leather ankle boots, all by Isabel Marant, Franckie mismatched drop clip earrings by Chloé, and knitted logo face mask by Balmain.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Optical Glasses

No matter if you need them or not, wearing glasses will give you a polished, distinguished and different look. Regardless of your outfit, glasses can help you enhance your unique style and improve how people perceive you in the process. Almost all psychologists agree that glasses-wearers look more qualified and trustworthy. I got myself a pair of glasses that filter out the blue light spectrum to cut down on digital eye strain, which was a great decision.

Below are some optical designer frames I truly like. Make them a statement! It is a little investment for a great output. The attention will be all yours…

Happy Friday 13th – I keep on packing!

LoL, Sandra

Round-frame tortoiseshell acetate optical glassesicon by Tom Ford
The ones I am wearing.

Cat-eye acetate optical glassesicon by Saint Laurent

Round acetate glasses by Celine


Core cat-eye acetate glasses by Cartier


Round-frame acetate optical glasses by Gucci


FF logo-print cat-eye acetate glassesicon by Fendi

Victoire cat-eye acetate glasses by Saint Laurent


Hexagonal acetate glasses by Loewe


iconBB-logo acetate glasses by Balenciaga


DiorSight03 square acetate glasses by Dior

Round acetate glasses by Bottega Veneta

Stills: Courtesy of the Brands – Photos of me: David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Wednesday

Happy Wednesday to you! Beautiful fall colors are the perfect backdrop to sport the most unanticipated trend of the year so far: opera gloves. They add a great touch to rubber boots and houndstooth prints. Mine are vintage Prada ones, but I will soon post an article about the best ones available at the moment, so please stay tuned!

My look: Houndstooth cashmere fringed scarf jacket, Diorcamp rubber ankle bootssmall Book Tote in houndstooth, and Check’N’Dior bucket hat with veil in red and black, all by DiorLV Airline patches skater dress by Louis Vuitton, vernis leather long opera gloves by Pradapatent-leather, silver tone and crystal chokericon, and Porte Rouges embellished textured-leather lipstick pouch, both by Gucci.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: David Biedert Photography
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