If the Broom Fits

Halloween 2015

Looking for a last minute Halloween costume? Craft yours out of pieces that will have a place in your closet throughout the year. I am sure that you have something black that is reminiscent of the ongoing Victorian trend. The F/W 2015 catwalks were full of Halloween-style looks. I prefer a stylish high end of-the-moment ensemble instead of the predictable animal ears or plastic mask.

Get the look: Ruffled silk-blend lace dressicon and embellished suede gloves, both by Alexander McQueen, embellished flocked brocade cape by Simone RochaMadison lace-up suede sandals by Paul Andrew2Jours embellished textured-leather shoulder bag by Fendi and nose ring in gunmetal-tone and crystal by Givenchy.

Goth FW2015

Givenchy – Alexander McQueen – Gareth Pugh

To a boo-worthy fun Halloween! If the broom fits, jump on it.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

At Julien Macdonald’s F/W 2011 Show


IMG_0782Julien Macdonald, who is half-Welsh and half-Scottish, surprised me with his F/W 2011 show that I truly liked. The presentation took place in a church. The goth athomosphere was amazing, especially with the head-banging soundtrack and light effects rocking the show.

The designer started off with some black looks, followed by delicate layers of spiderweb-like fabrics. My absolute favourites were the beautiful embellished long flowing gowns, romantic but edgy and the lace-up boots. Truly ethereal!

Please enjoy my photo coverage and check out the celebrities who were sitting front row.

LoL, Sandra


Me front row at Julien Macdonald

JulietteLewis with me

Me with American actress Juliette Lewis

Model Amber Rose framed by other "ladies" in red

Model Amber Rose framed by other "ladies" in red


Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director of the Daily Telegraph, going ethno


Swimwear designer Melissa Odabash with me


British socialite Tamara Beckworth with her daughter Anouska that she had at the age of 17 - they look like sisters.


Aren't those Manolos to die for?!

Let the show begin:


Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

The Nun’s Story

This fall, designers might have to ask for forgiveness after their fashion blasphemy on the F/W 2010 runways. So many collections evoked religion. It was hard not to think episcopally when looking at all those nun-, priest- and church-inspired looks.
Wimplelike head coverings, white collars, shoulder-covering capes, black and white combined colour combinations, and modest long skirts gave a strong impression of a Catholic convent. The long single chain necklaces brought up the image of a rosary and the drawstring belts reminded of a monk`s habit. Most designers added a goth spice to it. But see for yourself:

Take the religious symbolism with humour and not too seriously. Fashion is sometimes playing dress-up and that can be a lot of fun. So who wants to be the next sister Luke?
Audrey Hepburn looked so beautifully in The Nun`s Story 1959 and so can you. Have faith in yourself and come up with your own fashion bible! Even if it is just a cross pendant…

Your heavenly followers will gather around you.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands