My Look: 5 Minute Style

Sandra Bauknecht 5 Minute Style

Sometimes when you are stressed and you only got five minutes to dress, the result turns out to be one of your favorite looks. This happened to me last week when I put together those pieces in a hurry and really liked the style. Isn’t the color of this long powder blue coat just divine?!

My look: Powder blue paneled wool-blend coaticon by Tibicropped hoodie with zipper and sequined Playboy bunnyicon by Marc Jacobs, grey wool mini dress with embroideries by BlumarineMonogramme embellished shopper tote, both by Saint Laurent, boots by Gucci, chain and padlock necklace by Chanel, Portofino Midsize Automatic watch with diamonds by IWC, diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery and Pure Matt 100 denier tightsicon by Falke.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht Tibi Coat

Sandra Bauknecht in Blumarine and Marc Jacobs Bunny

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Sandra Bauknecht Back Marc Jacobs Hoddie

Saint Laurent Bag

Close up Chanel Necklace Chain

Sandra Bauknecht in Marc Jacobs Bunny 1

Sandra Bauknecht in Blumarine Dress and Marc Jacobs Hoodie 2

Sandra Bauknecht in Blumarine Dress 2

Close up Tibi Coat

Marc Jacobs Hoodie 1

Sandra Bauknecht in Blumarine Dress 1

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: The Jacket Bag

The Jacket Bag by Moschino - Sandra Bauknecht

Jeremy Scott had fun with Moschino signatures at his first outing for the brand. I am crazy for his witty pieces and had to have this quilted handbag, designed to look like a mini jacket. Finished with gold chain handles and multiple internal and external pockets, it’s sure to become a cult favorite among fashion lovers around the globe.

My look: College coat by Saint Laurent, printed satin-jersey mini dress and jacket quilted leather shoulder bag, both by Moschino, suede boots by Balmain, soft merino wool and cotton-blend tightsicon by Falke, Mitza ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie and Tank Américaine in yellow gold with diamonds by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht in Moschino Bag and Saint Laurent Coat

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Sandra Bauknecht in Moschino 30

Cartier Tank Americaine

Sandra Bauknecht in Moschino Dress

Balmain Boots

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent Coat with Moschino Bag

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: A Sparkling Good Time

Sandra Bauknecht - Sparkling- Christopher Kane

I truly had a sparkling good time with Piaget at the 27th Biennale des Antiquaires. To ‘counterbalance‘ all the sparkles of the amazing jewelry inside, I went for this whimsical and sci-fi-esque galaxy print. Isn’t it fun when fashion takes you to outer space?! I got quite often stopped to get my pictures taken…

My look: Galaxy-print silk-chiffon biker jacket iconand matching silk-satin and leather dress, both by Christopher Kane, Boy bag with chains by Chanel, sunglasses by Céline, pointed leather Mary-Jane pumps by Saint Laurentrose diamond ring, necklace and Limelight Gala watch, all by Piaget, emerald-cut diamond ring and diamond bracelet, both by Vainard Fine JewelleryPure Matt 100 denier tights by Falke.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht at Biennale 14

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Inside Biennale -Sandra Bauknecht photographed

Sandra Bauknecht in Christopher Kane 2

Chanel Bag close

Vainard Jewellery

Photo Call inside Biennale

Saint Laurent Pumps

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Accessorize Your Dirndl

Oktoberfest 2014

The Munich Oktoberfest is one of the most famous events and the world’s largest fair. This year’s edition (September 20 – October 5, 2014) will be no exception. With some six million people attending every year, it is an important part of Bavarian culture.
Think Disneyland for adults. Think must do!

It’s very important to accessorize your look (great dirndls are available at Lola Paltinger). Here are some fun pieces, such as small purses, charms and sweet headbands:

1) iPhone 5 Cover Wiesn Edition by Iphoria
2) Wiesn stay-up by Falke
3) Printed scarf by Comma
4) Dirndl Charm by Thomas Sabo
5) Mia floral-embellished headband by Eugenia Kim
6) Agata ayers-trimmed appliquéd felted-twill clutch by Dolce & Gabbana
7) Wiesn Charm by Tiffany & Co.
8) Flower-embellished straw headpiece by Piers Atkinson
9) Kamaris suede and lace ankle boots by Jimmy Choo
10) Lavelle stretch-silk satin push-up bra by Agent Provocateur
11) Salty Pretzel rose gold-tone cubic zirconia earrings iconby Marc by Marc Jacobs
12) Spatzl Tambourine Bag by MCM
Available from September 20, 2014 at the MCM Munich Flagship Store on Brienner Str. 1.
Limited to 50 pieces.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

My Look: Dressing in Black and White

Sandra Bauknecht in black and white Saint Laurent

Dressing in black and white is something that can make you look effortlessly chic in a second if you bear in mind to avoid the obvious. A white top with a black skirt or trousers can be easily reminiscent of a work uniform. Get a little creative and go for a bold pattern as I did for this outfit or much easier simply turn the colour combination upside down.

My look: Sheer star print blouse, asymmetric leather pencil skirt iconand pointed leather Mary-Jane pumps, all by Saint Laurent. Limelight Gala watch and Rose diamond ring, both by PiagetLumière Anissa underwired bra by Eres and Pure Matt 50 denier tights by Falke.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent - 510

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent 502

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent 888

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent 503

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Photos: Loox Photo Studio by Adriana Tripa

O’zapft is! – Your 2013 Wiesn Style Guide

Sandra Bauknecht Oktoberfest 2013

Yesterday, Saturday, 12 o’clock in the “Schottenhamel” beer tent: By tapping the first barrel of beer and saying into the microphone “O’zapft is!” (which means: “It is tapped!”), Munich’s mayor, Christian Ude started the 180th Oktoberfest. My avid readers know, I love the Bavarian city and its “Wiesn” – this is how the locals are calling their annual party, after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds (Theresienwiese) themselves.

The fashionable crowd started a little earlier in the morning and followed the invitation of Gitta Gräfin Lambsdorff and Alexandra Freifrau von Wangenheim to the famous legendary Breakfast at Tiffany’s, from which guests were transported around 11.30am to the Oktoberfest directly. This is the place to be!

And here is your stylish WIESN GUIDE – enjoy!

Tiffany Ziegfeld Heart 2

Ziegfeld collection daisy charm in sterling silver with white silk ribbon by Tiffany & Co.,
€ 770.00 Euro – CHF 870.00

Lanz Dirndl Mytheresa

An exceptional investment for your Wiesn outfit infiltrated with legendary charm, Lanz contrasts rich tradition with cosmopolitan elegance. Every woman looks good in a dirndl!
Dirndl by Lanz, exclusively available at mytheresa.com

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As it can get a little chilly at night, it might be a good idea to bring a fancy cardigan with you.
Oktoberfest jacket ‘Odelia’ by Iris von Arnim, exclusively available online and in the German flagship stores in Munich and Sylt.
€ 1095.00

Olympia Le Tan Clutches Wiesn 2013

Adored by the fashion elite, French designer Olympia Le-Tan‘s artisanal collection showcases beautiful hand embroidery and eye-catching designs.
Shop the clutch bags by Olympia Le-Tan here.

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iconTo celebrate the 180th Oktoberfest, Jimmy Choo has launched a limited edition collection that is exclusively available in the German flagship stores in Munich and Frankfurt.
Pumps ‘Bavaria’ by Jimmy Choo
€ 695.00

Wiesn Accessoires 2013

 

1 Traditional hat with feathers by Lola Paltinger‘s Milka-Collection (see below), € 59.00
2 Knee socks ‘Wiesn’ by Falke, € 19.00
3 Charm ‘Brezel-Pretzel’ by Thomas Sabo, € 59.00
4 Bracelet ‘Get Lucky’ by Dodo, Price on request

MilkaWelt Lola Paltinger

 

In collaboration Milka, designer Lola Paltinger (for a previous post about her, please click here), has created some amazing outfits for the Oktoberfest season all in the famous chocolate brand’s iconic purple colour. You can shop the looks exclusively at the Milka Welt at Schrannenhalle in Munich and online at Lodenfrey. My absolute favourites this season!

Wiesn Feuerzeug St.Dupont Dallmayr

And last but not least, even that you are not allowed to smoke in the beer tents, I am sure that you would like to light a fire in style! The small size (55 x 31 x 12 mm) lets it easily fit in your pockets or clutch.
S.T.Dupont MiniJet Dallmayr No. 1 Oktoberfest-Edition
€ 109.00

Don’t forget to have some traditional Bavarian delicacies such as Obatzda (a spiced cheese-butter spread), Weisswurst (a white sausage) and Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the brands, © Sandra Bauknecht

The Best Dot Tights this Season

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Revived already on the last season’s runways, the hype sees no end – dot tights are still hot. The chic, French hosiery is the perfect lightweight alternative to heavy textured tights, these mostly-sheer hose provide ample leg coverage and a large dose of fun!

The trick to pulling off polka dot legs is to pair them with an equally bold patterned dress or top. My favourite ones are by Wolford and Falke.
(Available in different colours, tights and knee-highs).

Rebecca

On the photo above you can see me wearing the Rebecca tights in sahara/black, green suede pumps by YSL.

If you like the pieces, you better start stocking up your closet. Both versions are seasonal and won’t be available for long.

LoL, Sandra

Falke Dot Tights

The LOVE Machine

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Vending machines selling luxury goods seem to be on the rise. Katie Grand, editor-in-chief of LOVE magazine has teamed up with Selfridges to create such a machine for the beginning of London Fashion Week until October 15th. The new retail concept can be found in the lobby of London’s It-hotel St Martin’s Lane where many editors, models and buyers are staying at the moment.

You can get a lot of fantastic items, some highly exclusive, let me name a few:

-Falabella bag by Stella McCartney

-leather and sequined dress by Alexander Wang

-draped dress by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania

-a unique pair of trainers by Rick Owens customized by Chrome Hearts with solid silver hardware

-Amazona handbag by Loewe

-limited Dior nail polishes

-Mimosa candles by Diptyque exclusive to Selfridges in yellow

Falke’s new „secret socks“ for men

-a vintage Rolex watch

-embossed leather wallets by Comme des Garçons

-clutch purses by Mulberry

A word to the wise, do not get drunk in the hotel bar, you might lose control and this could end on the way to your room passing the LOVE machine in a financial disaster.

LoL, Sandra