Backstage at the Thakoon S/S 2014 Show

Thakoon SS2014

Sunday afternoon, Thakoon Panichgul showed his S/S 2014 collection, which was soft, delicate and very feminine. A lot of all in white looks, something that I have spotted quite often during the last days at New York Fashion Week.

Thakoon SS2014 Pearl bags

I have especially adored the long pearl chains on Thakoon’s bags, created in collaboration with the Japanese jewelry company Tasaki, with whom Panichgul has a long-running partnership. Before the show started, I was able to explore the collection backstage. Funnily enough, I arrived with Anna Wintour at the same time.

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Shoes Thakoon

Thakoon Location Show

Thakoon Sandra Bauknecht

It was great to see Thakoon again whom I had met for the first time in London at the Net-à-porter headquarters two years ago (For the previous post, please click here).

Nars Backstage at Thakoon SS2014

Diane Kendal at Work

Lead Artist Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics created a look that was ”all about a beautiful fresh look for spring.” A little bit of spot concealing, she worked mainly with the new three matte multiples that will be newly launched for Spring 2014. So beauty addicts, it is time to get excited!

Nars Thakoon Cheeks

FACE: Sheer Glow Foundation
NEW Anguilla Matte Multiple (Launching Spring 2014)
NEW Cappadoce Matte Multiple (Launching Spring 2014)

EYES: Larger Than Life® Lengthening Mascara

BROWS: Bali Eyeshadow

LIPS: NEW Laos Matte Multiple (Launching Spring 2014)

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Nars Backstage Thakoon Makeup

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Stay tuned for more from New York Fashion Week coming up soon!

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht Backstage Thakoon

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and

Nina Ricci – Les Envies for Pre-Fall 2013


Nina Ricci reinvents house classics and offers looks with a resolutely pop allure.
I am in love with the pre-fall 2103 collection, for which the French Maison once again reconciles dressing and desire.


This savy new line offers an ideal wardrobe of basics composed of “must-haves” such as little dresses, knits, blouses and jackets that bear the house’s hallmark codes. Ideal for day, this collection called “Les Envies” also interprets Nina Ricci’s signature colors and materials. The result is a subtle palette that blends sorbets with shots of colours and ultra-feminine materials such as tweed and stretch lace.


By turning basics unto desirable and timeless pieces, Nina Ricci lets women convey a modern, urban style that dovetails with their flair for innoncent provocation.

This collection will be available in stores this month. The first pieces have already arrived online at NET-A-PORTER, iconSAKS FIFTH AVENUE and MYTHERESA.
In Zurich exclusively available at Modestrom.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of Nina Ricci

Bottega Veneta S/S 2013 – Ad Campaign


Here is Bottega Veneta‘s S/S 2013 ad campaign shot by Peter Lindbergh on location at Universal Studios in Los Angeles in October 2012. The internationally renowned German photographer and filmmaker has been a hugely influential figure in fashion photography since he first began working for Italian Vogue in the late 1970’s. Known for his narrative sensibility, he has a direct, minimalist approach that captures the individuality of the subject. His images, often in black-and-white, are instantly recognizable for their spontaneity and intimacy.

Bottega Veneta SS2013

Bottega Veneta‘s S/S 2013 collection centers on a subtle and complex individuality. A palette of dusty, saturated shades of peach, yellow, blue, red, gray, and plaster is anchored in black and brown. Those butterfly embellished accessories are absolutely on my wish list for summer.


The mood is both tough and sweet, starting with unexpected mixes of materials and prints, mostly florals, and surface embellishments of exceptional quality and varied provenance.
What a beautiful collection inspired by the `40s, Tomas Maier is back in the fore!


LoL, Sandra

BV-SS2013-3Photos: Courtesy of Bottega Venetaicon

At the Versace S/S 2012 Show


It might not be for everyone, but if you like Versace, you are going to fall in love with this S/S 2012 collection. It was truly sexy. Short mini dresses and hot pants were all over the runway. If you were looking for pants, no chance! Pastel colours gave a very feminine approach and even made the studded materials look soft. Of course, there was leather and lots of beautiful embellished  evening gowns. The final look resumed the beginning having a sparkling coral on the belly. And with the help of the Neptune-like prints showing sea shells and corals, Donatella has whetted our appetite for the next summer already.

LoL, Sandra















Versace28Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

At the Prada S/S 2012 Show

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This evening I went to see the Prada S/S 2012 show which was truly amazing!

Miuccia Prada always surprises us. This time, she came up with a road-style runway that had pink oil spills and foam cars as decoration (and seats!). A lovely fifties vibe with car prints, amazing floral prints and lots of beautiful colours. A very feminine collection. I am completely taken by the beautiful dresses and pleated fabrics. The leather pencil skirts were also divine. But the most insane part were the shoes with heels on fire…more to come.


LoL, Sandra

IMG_0143Welcome Drink: Vodka with red wine

IMG_0144Some treats

Prada B1Guests in Prada F/W 2011

Prada AnnaAnna is here

Prada CarineAren’t Carine’s boots to die for?!

Prada Guest 1Twiggy in Prada?!

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Prada F 1Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale Une Vraie

Today I have a stunning outfit for a reasonable price looking like a million bucks. Do you dream sometimes of being a Femme Fatale? This is what you need: A stunning LBD (Little Black Dress), a statement coat (meaning not too basic with some details but still classy), high heels and a great bag. The last one might be the most expensive piece of your outfit. Why? Because you should definetely invest in your bag as you can carry it every day and it will show your style immediately.

The LBD in my set is from Emily & Fin and only costs £65.-. The asymmetric shoulder line gives it the perfect and trendy shape but will still be never out of fashion. Likewise is this gorgeous light coat with the scarf detail by Great Plains for £120.-. Both pieces are available at

But the real glamour comes from that breathtaking headpiece less than €10.- at H&M that I adore like these beautiful shoes by Chloé. They would be a great choice to buy with a discount so please wait for the sale that should begin soon.

And last but not least let`s have a look at the bag: This one by Marni is quite expensive but absolutely worth the price due to its versatility. You can wear it during the day using the gold-tone metallic chain and ribbon strap or as an evening clutch. The flower embellishment makes it a super feminine accessory.

Put some red lipstick on and enjoy discovering your very own Femme Fatale!!!!

LoL, Sandra