My Look: Winter Layers Love


Stay fashionable in the cooler winter temperatures by layering sweaters, tops and cardigans – all in style of course! A good rule of thumb is to start off with all three layers on, then as you start to feel a little too warm, shed a layer. Great news is that you can wear the pieces alone all year long. The trick is to pair them together smartly – think stylish, not bulky and put the thickest piece as the last one. Personally speaking, nothing keeps me as warm as a great mixture of layers.

My look: Colorful long cardicoat (Coco Neige 2020), black top with cross design (F/W 2020 Look 13), stirrup wool pants (Pre-fall 2020 Métiers d’Art «Paris-31 rue Cambon» Look 9), multicolored stone and pearl necklace (Pre-fall 2019 Métiers d’Art «Paris – New York»), velvet clutch with colorful stone embellishments (F/W 2020 Look 52), hair clip with pearls and vintage square plexiglass ring, all by CHANELruffle-trimmed lace and ribbed-knit sweater by Valentinoblack fur snow boots by Prada Linea Rossa, and pearl embellished cat eye sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana.

LoL, Sandra

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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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Best Pieces on Sale at Net-à-Porter

Net-à-Porter has some amazing pieces on sale at the moment, up to 60% off. I put together a list of the must-haves I got for myself as I know I will treasure them for many seasons to come and so will you…

To shop, just click on the highlighted product description.

LoL, Sandra

A beautiful and classic coat for many years to keep:
Eliona belted hooded merino wool-blend coat by The Row (50%off)

Eye-catching and vibrant, this jacket will be your favorite this spring:
Double-breasted leather coat by Valentino (50% off)


iconBe prepared for the next Christmas celebration in style and any other party of course:
Lace-up satin mini dressicon by Dolce & Gabbana (50% off)

This piece will elevate every outfit to another level of style:
Grosgrain-trimmed wool-blend felt cap
 by Saint Laurent (30% off)

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Classic polka dots are always a great choice:
Ruffled polka-dot silk-georgette mini skirt by Balmain (60% off)


iconThe perfect pair of black boots:
Suede knee boots by The Attico (30% off)

A vintage-inspired dress is a great option for your next luncheon:
iconRuffled polka-dot silk midi dress by Alessandra Rich (50% off)


The perfect pair of heels:icon
Aria 105 suede pumps by Aquazzura (40% off)

Get a pair of statement earrings for your next black tie event:
 Impatiens silver-tone crystal clip earrings by Oscar de la Renta (30% off)

Try this trend now on sale (for the previous post, click here):
Tie-detailed leather tapered pants 
by Dolce & Gabbana (50% off)
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The Red Dress Effect

Red: it signifies power, boldness, and confidence. Whether you’re choosing lipstick or clothing, you will definitely make a statement. The vibrant hue represents all things emphatic – stop signs, fire trucks, London’s telephone booths, Ferraris, Louboutin’s shoe sole, good luck (in Chinese culture) and of course fierce love! Personally speaking, it is my number one choice for holiday attire.

It has been asserted that it also acts subconsciously how you are perceived. Chris de Burgh‘s famous hit Lady in Red was inspired by the memory of when he first saw his wife Diane wearing a red dress. See, the red dress can even get you a famous husband, haha!

Click here for the previous outfit post.

Scientists speak of the red dress effect, a putative phenomenon in which a woman wearing a red dress, are perceived to be more sexually appealing than she is when wearing other colours. In primates, a visual indicator of female fertility occurs by way of swelling during the follicular phase and is correlated with increased estrogen levels. Here we have proof that men tend to act like primates, haha! Sorry I had to do it again…

Red dresses are a beautiful choice, also for New Year’s Eve. I put together some beautiful ones and as it is Christmas, they are all on sale. Happy shopping!

LoL, Sandra

SLEEK DREAMS
Left: Laurel cape-effect crepe gown by Alex Perry (30% off)
iconRight: Asymmetric bow silk-blend jacquard gown by Rebecca de Ravenel (60% off)

FLOWING PRINCESS
Left: Bow-detailed ruched silk-georgette maxi dress by Giambattista Valli (60% off)
iconRight: Cutout silk-crepon gown by Alexander McQueen (40% off)

STRAPLESS BEAUTY
Left: Off-the-shoulder silk-dupion gown by Rosario (60% off)
iconMiddle: Layered silk-satin mini dress by Alexandre Vauthier (60% off)
iconRight: Draped silk-faille strapless gownicon by Marchesa (60% off)

LA VIE EN ROUGE
Left: Hollywood crystal-embellished stretch-crepe maxi dress by Alessandra Rich (50% off)
iconRight: Wrap-front belted cady-crepe midi dress by Dolce & Gabbana (40% off)

Photos: © David Biedert Photography and Courtesy of the Brands
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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: Weekend Vibes

My kind of weekend vibes… fighting the grey and cold weather with some vibrant colors and some tropical prints that will put you immediately in a good mood.

My look: Jungle-appliqué embroidered knit sweatericon by Valentino, printed stretch-cotton poplin shorts, jungle mix face mask, and orange gold-tone and resin clip earringsicon, all by Dolce & Gabbana, wool cape with contrast trims in red, inverted cat-eye sunglasses, and snake finger ring with crystals, all by Gucci, Cassette Intrecciato leather cross-body bagicon by Bottega Veneta, and 76 suede over-the-knee bootsicon by Saint Laurent.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Under Construction

I am moving houses at the moment. The only problem is that the new house is not ready yet and completely under construction. It is a fact, there is no way you can live there. Therefore I need to move in an interim solution and store some of my stuff. No fun, I can assure you that. However, I am not losing my smile and lend a hand with the refurbishing whenever I can. In style… of course.

My look: Intarsia knitted track jacketicon, and matching knitted track pants, both by Stella McCartney, ruffled boxy shirt in olive green by Miu Miu, heart monogram-print face mask by Dolce & Gabbana, Multi Pochette Accessories in monogram canvas and rubber LV Archlight sneaker, both by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: David Biedert Photography
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My Look: CHANEL Show

Last Tuesday, I attended the CHANEL S/S 2021 show at the Grand Palais in Paris. Virginie Viard presented a beautiful collection that I will show you shortly. My look was all about CHANEL and I mixed different pieces from different seasons to achieve this kind of ’80s inspired style I truly love.

My look: Short tweed jacket in black (Look 42 Paris – Rue Cambon 31 Métiers d’Art 2020), knitwear top with trompe d’oeil effect (Look 13 Paris – Rue Cambon 31 Métiers d’Art 2020), embellished leggings (Cruise 2020), metal glass pearls leather earrings (Cruise 2020), tweed cap, leather and chain bracelet (S/S 2020), leather and chain logo belt (S/S 2020), small Gabrielle Chanel bag (Paris Cosmopolite Métiers d’Art 2017), and Kangaroo wrap around bow tie lace high heel boots in black (F/W 2016), Coco Crush bracelet in yellow gold, Coco Crush necklace in beige gold with diamonds, and Pétales de Camélia ring in yellow gold with diamond, all by CHANELPanthère de Cartier Manchette 22mm 18-karat rose gold and diamond watchicon and LOVE bracelets, all by Cartier, Baroque polka-dot print face mask by Dolce & Gabbana.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht – Thank you, Hester, for taking them!
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Designer Face Masks

This fall season, most outfits have one thing in common, a face mask, as we now can’t enter most shops and events without them. However, besides thinking about your look, it’s an important item for practical purposes. High-street retailers have been selling masks for several months now, but most major luxury fashion brands have stayed away from creating face masks for commercial purposes so far. Finally, numerous designers, such as BurberryDolce & Gabbana, Marni and Fendi, have started to produce fashionable face coverings with vivid prints so that you can coordinate them with their outfits. Find my favorites below, to shop click on the highlighted product description. The mask in the cover photo is by Burberry and can be found here.

LoL, Sandra

Leopard-print face maskicon by Dolce & Gabbana

Majolica print face mask by Dolce & Gabbana


iconHeart monogram-print face mask by Dolce & Gabbana


iconBaroque polka-dot print face mask by Dolce & Gabbana


iconStripe print face mask by Missoni

Abstract-print face mask by Missoni

Astract print face maskicon by Marni

Checked face mask by Marni


iconFloral face maskicon by Marni

Silk logo-print face maskicon by Fendi

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