My Look: Dolce at the Palace

Sporting a head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana floral look at Gstaad PalaceI absolutely adore how the gloves and overknee boots blend in with print of the jumpsuit.

Great news is that Mid February the Italian Maison will take over the Palace for two weeks, host a gala, and present their Alta Moda collection as well as their stunning high jewelry inside the hotel’s Salle Baccarat to the distinguished clientele.

My look: Long floral-print down jacket, jersey Turlington blazer with rose print, power jersey jumpsuit with rose print, overknee boots with rose print, jersey gloves with rose printicon, and rose-print logo-plaque headband, all by Dolce & Gabbana, 2001 eagle plaque flap shoulder bag, and matching 2001 eagle logo earrings, both by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography 
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My Look: New Proportions

For F/W 2022 Dolce & Gabbana were challenging the dress codes for the metaverse. The outcome? Superheroine proportions in vibrant colors, a new tailoring that focused on a triangle silhouette with extremely broad shoulders that signal power and confidence.

My look: Cropped wool-ponte blazer, and matching wrap-effect wool-blend ponte midi skirt, both by Dolce & Gabbana, lace bralette, lace leggings and chain and leather waist belt, all by CHANEL, Medusa Aevitas embellished satin platform pumpsicon by Versace, and graffiti classic city tote bag by Balenciaga, leather, faux pearl and crystal chokericon, and silver-tone, crystal and faux pearl clip earrings, both by iconAlessandra Rich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
The photos were taken in front of the Dolder Grand in Zurich.
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Givenchy Shark Lock Boots

They were already a huge trend in 2012, when Kim Kardashian sported them in a nude beige and black: Givenchy‘s Shark Lock Boots. Now, they are back, and even in a full-on sparkly version (see last pair in this post)! The Maison’s most iconic silhouette is seducing It-girls all over the world who like to add a tough-luxe edge to their ensembles.

The sleeve of the boot that looks like part of the pants elongates legs to the extreme. So no wonder, other brands have been jumping on the trend. Here are the best ones available.

LoL, Sandra

DG buckle knee boots by Dolce & Gabbana

Suede leather boots with sleeve by CHANEL

Cowboy boots with sleeve by R13

Shark Lock leather knee-high boots by Givenchy

Shark Lock beige leather knee-high boots by Givenchy

x Disney® Shark Lock knee-high leather boots by Givenchy

Shark Lock embellished knee-high boots by Givenchy

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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Sandra’s Closet Halloween Costumes

I am not a fan of those typical costumes for Halloween, poorly produced, made out of horrible materials, they create waste and are bad for the environment. Luckily, many Halloween costumes can be easily created just from the clothes in your closet and common household items.

Think of one of your favorite iconic movie characters and dress like them. If you have a lot of pink in your closet, then you can probably pull off an Elle Woods or become a Barbie girl (think of the latest Valentino Pink PP collection). Or be a «Queen of Hearts». Put on a long preferably red dress and find your household deck of cards for this easy DIY costume. Just attach some cards with safety pins and off you go. The easiest way is to play with make-up and accessories such as a pair of funky boots and stockings, top it off with a little flour in your hair to make it wiry and wild, and carry around your kitchen broom or your Dyson.

Personally speaking, I always put together costumes with pieces from my own closet. However, I know that my wardrobe is huge and I have many items that scream «dress up» already. Here some of my designer outfits that would be perfect for Halloween! Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana along with Prada are the brands that offer the easiest take on fashion with humor. For all details of the looks, click on the highlighted texts.

LoL, Sandra

Frankenstein’s Wife

Trick or Chic

Queen of Hearts

Old Hollywood Glamour

Pulp Fiction

Marie Antoinette

Great Gatsby

Racer Girl

Desperate Housewife

Barbie Girl

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography / Andrea Monica Hug
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Trending: The Hot Pink Jacket

Hot pink is trending – it’s THE shade that has been seen allover the streets during Paris Fashion Week last week. For Valentino’s F/W 2022 collection, Pierpaolo Piccioli focused on this single color and created 48 head-to-toe looks in the mood-boosting hue, that was developed in collaboration with Pantone. It so catchy and energetic that it got even its own name, Valentino Pink PP.

I recommend getting a blazer, expertly tailored, to sport the electrifying shade on a daily basis. The buttons should be neutral, no gold ones or anything else that could distract from the color that has come a long way from its days of simply being a staple in a little girl’s closet.

Below you can shop the best chic pink explosion jackets of the moment!

LoL, Sandra

 

Oversized double-breasted wool and silk-blend crepe blazer by Valentino

Neon wool-blend blazericon by Jacquemus

Carter neon crepe blazer by Alex Perry

Blazer with feathers by Zara
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Double-breasted wool blazer by Alexander McQueen

Sequin single-breasted blazer by Dolce & Gabbana
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Photo of me: Fabrizio Vignali @iziophotography for Patek Philippe and Stills: Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Ticket to Paradise

This is my outfit I wore to the Swiss premiere of Ticket to Paradise. A movie I can only recommend to watch. Julia Roberts and George Clooney play fantastically together, the plot is fun and you’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery. A rom-com at its best. To get tickets, click here.

As the movie plays on a tropical Indonesian island, I went for this fun outfit. Don’t you like my sunnies with the parrot?! In German we say «einen Vogel haben (to have a bird)» which means to be crazy. And yes, indeed, I am crazy for fashion!

My look: Patchwork print silk shirt, blue cropped top with logo, and matching blue pop stretch leggings, patchwork print platform sandals, tropical parrot sunglasses, Kendra straw basket with embroideries, oversized gold-tone, leather, crystal and faux pearl clip earringsicon, and short necklace with patchwork details and rhinestonesicon, all by Dolce & Gabbana.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Dejan Trosetti
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My Look: Luxe Hippie

Everyone is into a retro denim style this year, with wide-leg jeans being a major must-have. This trend cycles through every decade, and it’s returning as a massive staple in 2022. I especially love this pair with its printed inserts. It reminds me so much of the ’90s when we were sewing these details into the side seams of our jeans. Luxe hippie at its best!

The photos were taken at Clinique La Prairie, where I cannot wait to go back after all the fashion week craziness.

My look: Cropped ruffled printed top, and matching wide-leg jeans with printed inserts (Look 7 Cruise 2021), green flap pocket bag with colorful strap (Look 5 Pre-collection Summer 2021), all by CHANELJodie suede platform sandalsicon by Saint Laurent, oversized gold-tone, leather, crystal and faux pearl clip earrings by Dolce & Gabbana, and oversized metal frame sunglassesicon by Gucci.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Step Up

More than 55 years on, the Byblos Hotel remains a Saint-Tropez legend with multiple facets and I love spending my summers there. Dazzling like the sun, the yellow banister of the grand staircase, that leads from the reception to the pool area, is one of my favorite spots in the hotel. It’s a joyful and playful work by French ceramist Roger Capron, that was the perfect backdrop to shoot this wonderful CHANEL outfit.

My look: Cropped black tweed top (S/S 2022 Look 8), and long black tweed skirt with cutout detail (S/S 2022 Look 9), logo brooch with green enamel and crystals, and logo chain waist belt, all by CHANEL, Angel leather platform sandals by Gucci, vintage oversized silk satin clutch by Prada, and oversized emerald green crystal clip-on earrings by Dolce & Gabbana.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Michael HJ Lopez Photographie / Sandra Bauknecht
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It’s a Headwrap

Don’t shampoo this summer, because headwraps will salvage dirty hair days more than just any other trending accessory. On top, they are the perfect tool to absorb sweat during these hot temperatures. While being in Saint Tropez, they are my on-the-go item when I don’t have time to fix my hair after the beach. Put it on and it’s literally a wrap.

A-listers like Beyoncé, Chrissy Teigen, and Sarah Jessica Parker love them and even that they have never truly left, they’re now on-trend. While you may think headwraps are a daring accessory, wearing one is easier than you might think – and in the end, how you wear it will depend on your own personal style. Headwraps are a versatile garment, pairing well everything from your favourite jeans or leather jacket, to skirts and sneakers. Below is my selection of the best ones available at the moment.

LoL, Sandra

Silk satin headband by Saint Laurent

Marin leopard stretch-silk headband by Jennifer Behr

Printed headband by Pucci

Floral cotton headband by Erdem

Floral jersey headband by Dolce & Gabbana

Printed silk twill headband by Gucci

Knit headband by Missoni

Photos: Michael HJ Lopez Photographie and Rian Davidson / Courtesy of the Brands
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Decorate Your Dome

Trend forecasters placed their bets on a return of the Roaring Twenties, but while the flapper dresses have just materialized on the F/W 2022 catwalk, Paco Rabanne, Louis Vuitton, and Maison Margiela did deliver glittering headpieces worthy of Josephine Baker already this summer.

Get ahead of the fashion game and shop one of those beauties that will transform any outfit in seconds into something ultra glam and different. Even a pair of jeans and a white tank will look gorgeous with this Area piece for example below.

LoL, Sandra

1940s crystal-embellished head piece by A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage Cult

Crystal encrusted headpiece by Area

Embellished head wrap by Paco Rabanne

Aniyah crystal-embellished diadem by Jennifer Behr

Rhinestone diadem with tulle veil by Dolce & Gabbana

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of the Brands
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