Trending S/S 2022: Heart Shape Bags

I am spreading the love with my curation of heart shape bags you will want to have and to hold. If you’re looking out for a quite literal take on a romantic gift for the one or a little treat for yourself, brands are rolling out something for you in their S/S 2022 collections. Heart shape bags are a must this summer with CHANEL leading the trend as they already did over 25 years ago… You will be astonished for how much the vintage heart shape edition is selling on Farfetch. Just scroll to the end to explore it… I am keeping mine for sure. I have always known it is a great investment piece.

LoL, Sandra

Heart shape wicker bag by Dolce & Gabbana

Heart shape design tote bag by Kate Spade

Heart shape mini bag by MSGM

Heart shoulder bag by Gucci

Le Coeur leather shoulder bag by Alaïa
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Heart shape biker-style leather tote bag by Moschino

Heart shape bag by CHANEL

S/S 1995 vintage CC heart shaped vanity bag by CHANEL Pre-Owned

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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Trending S/S 2022: The Black Cutout Swimsuit

A cutout swimsuit may be a straight-up no-no for some, with very bizarre tan lines being too much of a risk, but given that cutouts are a major S/S 2022 fashion trend this year, you might want to change your mind. This season, they are absolutely trending, preferably in black. Below you can find my absolute favorites. Just click on the highlighted text to be transferred directly.

LoL, Sandra

Cutout crochet-paneled swimsuiticon by PATBO

Cutout swimsuiticon by Alaïa

Crystal-embellished cutout stretch-nylon swimsuit by Dolce & Gabbana
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Cutout embellished halterneck swimsuiticon by Magda Butrym

Wilona crystal-embellished cutout swimsuiticon by Agent Provocateur

Cutout halterneck swimsuiticon by Norma Kamali

Maddy cutout stretch-ECONYL halterneck swimsuiticon by Mara Hoffmann

Cutout halterneck swimsuit by Christopher Esber

One-shoulder cutout swimsuiticon by Versace

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and © Sandra Bauknecht
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Dolce & Gabbana Furniture

Last fall, Dolce & Gabbana presented their first line for furniture and needless to say, it was an immediate success. The Italian fashion house that is well known for its vivid colors and vibrant prints, presented over 300 pieces, from tables to sofas, with colorful Sicilian cart motifs and animalier lovebeds.

You can now discover the exquisite Carretto, Blu Mediterraneo, Leo and Zebra collections at the new Dolce & Gabbana Casa boutique dedicated to furniture in via Durini 23, Milan.

I am totally in love with this new line. As I am dedicating every room in our new house to a fashion designer, I have just realized that I will also need a Dolce & Gabbana room.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Dolce & Gabbana
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My Look: Hope

Until Easter Monday, you can enjoy in Zurich those rose filled fountains, an initiative of the city’s Altstadtkirchen. Originally presented for the first time last year, when the pandemic was in full swing, it is a message of hope with the slogan «without thorns there is no rose». This year, with the war in Ukraine taking place, we need a message of hope more than ever.

For me, dressing up during those sad times, always gives me hope and joy. I am a huge fan of Zimmermann, the designs are feminine, comfortable and romantic.

My look: Pink Botanica Butterfly gown by ZimmermannCHANEL No.5 parfum box evening bag, and bi-color tweed ballerinas, both by CHANEL (S/S 2021 Collection Act 2), floral sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana4810 hoop earrings in pink gold with diamonds by Montblanc, and Carrera Automatic Chronograph by TAG Heuer.

Let’s hope, everything is coming up roses! Happy Easter!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Fifth Ave

90s fashion is making a comeback and I couldn’t be any happier as it reminds me so much of my childhood days. It was the time of the supermodels and Prada’s famous nylon backpack. Browsing through fashion magazines as a yojnI manifested the idea to become an editor one day. This week, a dream came true and I visited the VOGUE offices in NYC.

The next day I strolled down Fifth Ave in this ’90s inspired outfit.

My look: Appliquéd printed cotton-jersey sweatshirt by Dolce & Gabbanaleather track pants by Alexander McQueen, white body with logo by La PerlaThe Hacker Project Flora print scarf by Gucci, Tallow cat-eye sunglassesicon by Zimmermann, Le Loafer leather penny loafers by Saint Laurent, pocket logo-strap crossbody nylon bag by Prada, and chain earrings by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra
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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Lacuna Photography
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Trending S/S 2022: Crystal Bags

This S/S 2022 season, statement bags are coming in crystal. Although these crystal bags are ideal for a night out, they definitely don’t have to be limited to just your evening parties and black tie galas. Pair a crystal-embellished bag with a simple, neutral look to update your favorite pieces as a welcome twist.

Get shopping, below, on my choice crystal bags for going out or not, I promise they won’t disappoint.

LoL, Sandra

Embellished Cleo shoulder bag by Prada

Skull Four-Ring studded crystal clutch bagicon by Alexander McQueen

Hourglass crystal-embellished cross-body bag by Balenciaga

Cubo crystal-embellished leather shoulder bag by Dolce & Gabbana

Crystal-embellished clutch bag by Benedetta Bruzziches

The Falabella mini crystal-embellished vegetarian brushed-leather shoulder bag by Stella McCartney

Roman Stud medium crystal-embellished quilted suede shoulder bag by Valentino

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography, Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: London Nights

London nights are the best. I love those British vibes that combine tradition with trendy joyfulness. Here you see me leaving my hotel, The London EDITION, that I can absolutely recommend, as well the Berners Tavern restaurant inside.

My look: Off-the-shoulder double-breasted wool-twill coaticon by Valentino, lace-trimmed point d’esprit tulle and plissé-chiffon mini dressicon by Dolce & Gabbana, Kate Botta Alta stretch-suede over-the-knee bootsicon by Christian Louboutin, and Broadway lurex floral jacquard clutch by Gucci.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Sinbad Phgura @sinbadphgura
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My Look: My Birthday

«It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years
Abraham Lincoln

I am feeling a little bit more diva-ish than usual today. Must be … because it’s MY freaking BIRTHDAY that I am spending at the beautiful Gstaad Palace hotel.

Don’t forget: Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, but also the youngest you’ll ever be again. So my motto is, celebrate each day as if it was your birthday!

My look: Embellished black mink jacket, floral bustier top, matching high waisted briefs , ruched tulle skirtwallet bag with detachable chain belt, and mini leather shoulder bag, and Astra sandals by Sophia Webster.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Omnia

The best way to prolong the warm season is a great floral summery fragrance that will immediately transport you to your favorite holiday destination in your mind. A new level of style is when your look matches your scent … I am loving it!

My look: Ruffled broderie anglaise-trimmed cotton-voile blouseicon by Saint Laurent, belted floral-print cotton-blend poplin maxi skirt by Mary Katrantzou, Naomi buckled leather mulesicon by The Atticovintage ultraviolet Serpenti shoulder bag by Bvlgari, aviator sunglasses by CHANEL, Diorette ring by Dior, and long floral drop earrings by Dolce & Gabbana.

Scent: Bvlgari Omnia by Mary Katrantzou.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Rian Davidson 
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My Look: Christmas Cheers

May your holidays sparkle with joy and laughter! May peace, joy, and love find their way under your Christmas tree.

Red and green, that color scheme has been associated with winter holidays for centuries.  I love wearing this combination in addition with gold for the festive season. It gives me immediately the Christmas cheers.

My look: Two-tone wool-blend bouclé-tweed blazericon by Saint Laurent, black halterneck knit top with open back and knitted leggings, both by Balmain, Mount Small leather shoulder bag by Bottega Veneta, gold leather overknee boots by ValentinoChristmas tree earrings by Dolce & Gabbanaand Big Bang All Black Zermatt watch by Hublot.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography – The photos were taken at The Dolder Grand.
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