Hermès Celebrates in Gstaad

Last Friday, HERMÈS celebrated the reopening of its store in Gstaad with a cocktail inside the retail space followed by an after party at the Tennisclub.

After 6 months of renovation and expansion, the shop, that was first opened in 1974 in the internationally renowned Swiss Alpine ski resort, offers a brighter and larger retail space of 165 m² with a new entrance and a second floor. Designed by RDAI, a Parisian interior design firm, the team was particularly concerned with preserving the uniqueness of the typical mountain architecture and selecting exceptional materials that emphasize the natural character of its surroundings.

A newly positioned entrance and four large windows along the facade create a sunlight filled interior and offer a beautiful view of the pedestrian area of ​​Gstaad.

On the ground floor you will find the silk collections for women and accessories, while the ties and perfumes for men are arranged on both sides of the main entrance. Moreover there is a spacious area dedicated to leather goods, watches and equestrian collections.

The second floor, which plays with the design codes of the traditional chalet interior, is dedicated to the ready-to-wear and shoe collections for men and women as well as the collections for the home.

Gstaad – come up and slow down – and shop at HERMÈS.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of HERMÈS and © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Balmain 44 François Premier

This year Olivier Rousteing launched a new BALMAIN eveningwear collection, called 44 François Premier, named after the Paris address of Pierre Balmain’s original atelier. It pays homage to couture and the house itself. The label is white and bigger than the usual Balmain tag. The gowns are delivered in a beautiful white box. Here you see me wearing one with a beautiful train from the F/W 2018 capsule collection for the ASW Winter Weekend charity gala dinner in Gstaad Mid December. The report will follow shortly.

My look: Off-the-shoulder button-embellished grain de poudre wool gown by Balmainleather platform pumps by Gucci, vintage eagle clutch and matching earrings, both by Chanel. Rose diamond ring by Piaget.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography

Is Christmas Really Over? Not for Me!

Christmas is over but let’s agree on extending the holiday festivities a little longer. Here is my reason! I am currently in Gstaad and went on a little shopping spree through the picturesque town. At DOLCE & GABBANA I fell in love with the festive looks as they are just too much fun. I had seen them online but in real life they are even more amazing. #IAMACHRISTMASTREE – that is the message. Love it so much! And let’s be honest, with so many Christmas celebrations coming up every year – it would be a great investment… sorry or an excuse for shopping!

From left to right: Tulle top, flounce skirt in tulle, cashmere sweater with inlayChristmas sandals, and printed T-shirt.

Don’t miss the DG SANTA CLAUS sunglasses that are an exclusive online store limited edition with only 30 pairs are available. The white frame of vintage inspiration recalls snowy winter landscapes and it is embellished by traditional Christmas decorations. The ultimate stylish accessory for your festive look.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana and © Sandra Bauknecht

Parisian Chic – Je Ne Regrette Rien

The famous ASW Winter Weekend in Gstaad is approaching fast and Friday’s dress code «Je ne regrette rien» might leave some with questions. Therefore I put together a little guide with lots of inspiration for you to get ahead of the fashion game. For those not coming, take this post as an idea for your next holiday festivities. You might outshine even the Christmas tree…

As many designers are looking into their archives for inspiration, time-traveling on our part is absolutely trending. From sixties retro to nineties nostalgia, the only mission is to stand out of the crowd. And there is truth in the fact that French women seem to always get it right! It is the widely adored allure of «je ne sais quoi» attitude. Their ability to assemble an outfit in the most put together way without looking too made up.

When it comes to partying, the capital of France has enthralled party planners and party goers for centuries. This December, ASW will bring the opulent glamour and intrigue of Paris nights to their members. Think of red plush, sparkling lights, think of the time when Edith Piaf first sang her iconic song «Je ne regrette rien» in 1960 or seek inspiration from the late 1970s through the 1990s, when «Les Bains Douches» was the nightclub to go in Paris. Imagine Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, and Brigitte Bardot, dancing at «Chez Régine» or transform yourself into a burlesque dancer that could have popped out of the famous «Moulin Rouge» or «Crazy Horse» with feathers, sequins and showing off lots of skin. For the gentlemen the motto is to become the most handsome dandy or French lover. It is the allure that counts. Don’t forget a touch of sleaziness is always welcome during Parisian nights… here you can can…. here life is a cabaret.

Below are some outfit inspirations, to shop just click on the highlighted text:

LIFE IS A CABARET
Crystal-embellished feather and felt haticon by Gucci, feather-trim velvet bustier dress and tasseled sequined chiffon pouch, both by Atticoicon, Salsa feather-embellished suede sandals by Charlotte Olympialong feather scarficon by Yves Salomon and smoking silver-tone, enamel and crystal clip earringsicon by Saint Laurent.

BURLESQUE EXTRAVAGANZA
Cold-shoulder lace-up stretch-tulle midi dress
icon by Dolce & Gabbana, sequined long dress by Temperley Londonicon, lace ribbon gartericon by Folies by Renard, Talitha feather-trimmed glossed-leather sandals by Saint Laurent, and ruffle-trimmed woven clutchicon by The Vampire’s Wife.

YES WE CAN CAN
Bow-detailed glittered stretch-velvet mini dressicon by Balmain, Pandor ruched printed silk-blend lamé mini dress by Isabel Marant, Vivienne glittered velvet clutchicon by Jimmy Choo, Marguerite 100 velvet and leather-trimmed mesh mulesicon and Daisy 100 leather-trimmed velvet ankle bootsicon, both by Malone Souliers by Roy Luwolt.

BELLE DE NUIT 
Fringed embellished tulle jacketicon and crystal-embellished tulle jumpsuiticon, both by Naeem Khan, leopard-print turban headband by Gucci, Cleo crystal-embellished satin platform sandals by René Caovilla, Disco Pandora embellished glittered perspex clutchicon by Charlotte Olympia and gold-tone earringicon by Balenciaga.

FRENCH LOVER
Gold-fit satin-striped wool-blend suitmetallic jacquard suit
, and lace-up leather derby shoes, bothicon by Dolce & Gabbana, embroidered collar shirticon, feather print scarf iconand dancing skeleton loafersicon, all by Alexander McQueen, and sequin blazer by Saint Laurent.
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FOREVER CRAZY
Taking the theme to the next level and wearing the motto on your skin… those temporary transfer tattoo stickers are available here.

Looking forward to a great party ahead! Stay tuned for more…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands – Collages: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Ready, Set, Snow!

Today, I am flying back from an amazing trip through Yucatán. For the past two weeks, I tried to stay away as much as I could from social media and other work related distractions to recharge my batteries fully. Here you see me at Wasserngrat Restaurant during the ASW Winter Weekend in Gstaad in December. I cannot imagine that I have to get back to winter clothes in a few hours… but I have to admit they look nice as well.

My look: Ski overall with fur embellishments, fur snow boots, and gloves, all by Prada, fur stole by FendiBoy bag with chains by Chanel, embroidered sweater by Gucci.

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Framed by Patrick Liotard-Vogt and Canadian Ferrari racecar driver Josh Cartu.

With Wycleaf Jean

Photos: © David Biedert Photography

My Look: Let’s Get That Party Gstaaded

Last Friday, I attended the opening of the eighth edition of the famous ASMALLWORLD Winter Weekend in Gstaad. As I already mentioned in a previous post, the first night’s gala dinner «La Vie en Or» asked for something «glamorous with a touch of gold».

My look: Golden leather jacket with the slogan «Votez Coco» by Chanelembellished stretch-jersey mini dress by BalmainDolce Box embellished croc-effect and textured-leather clutch by Dolce & Gabbana, metallic and matte-leather pumps by Saint Laurentgunmetal lurex Caro bracelet and personalized iconblack lurex Caro bracelet, both by Carolina Bucci, earrings by Pradadiamond bracelet and ring, both by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

Let’s get that party gstaaded – more coming up soon from this fab weekend!

LoL, Sandra

Dancing to the sounds of the Phly Boyz.

So in love with my personalized Caro bracelets.

With my friend Maja El Assali

Wycleaf Jean performing spontaneously during the dinner

Gianni and Helen Tronza with me

With ASW Chairman Patrick Liotard-Vogt

iconPhotos: © David Biedert Photography

My Look: Take a Hike

Sometimes it feels good to take a hike, to take some time off and then go on a hike. Switzerland offers so many beautiful spots with its breathtaking beauty – just perfect to recharge your batteries.

My look: ‘Star Studded’ Wonder Woman T-shirticon by Valentino, cropped dark blue leggings by Miu Miu, zebra print calf hair hiking boots by Prada, sunglasses by Chanel, bum bag from Louis Vuitton‘s S/S 2009 collection.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Gstaading

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This was my outfit that I wore to the fondue lunch at Wasserngrat during the ASW Winter Weekend in Gstaad in December. Switzerland is such a beautiful country and being in the mountains always makes me happy.

My look: Ski jumpsuit with leather belt and fur snow boots, both by Prada Sport, slub cotton topicon by James Perse, zipped cardigan with fur details, Linea G 2 leather-trimmed canvas shoulder bagicon, GG pattern jacquard stole and rabbit-felt fedora, all by Gucci, diamond earrings by Cartier and mirrored sunglasses by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © David Biedert

My Look: Russian Night

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For the Russian night «La Nuit des Tsars» during the ASW Winter Weekend in Gstaad, I went for white fur and burgundy velvet, taking cues from the 19th century and old-world Russian luxury.

My look: Mink shrug and fur hat, both by Prada, ruffle-trimmed embroidered silk-blend tulle mini dressicon by Alexander McQueen, Lily velvet knee bootsicon and velvet waist belt, both by Saint Laurent, vintage eagle earrings and matching clutch bag, both by Chanel, Tank Américaine in yellow gold with diamonds by Cartier and «Mitza» ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © David Biedert

My Look: XOX

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Today’s outfit post comes with hugs and kisses from Gstaad. I wore this gown to the ASW Foundation Gala Dinner last weekend at the Gstaad Palace. It is such a great piece, comfortable and great for dancing, something that can be difficult with a long dress in general.

My look: Ruffled lace-paneled metallic silk-blend gown and Sarabande embellished satin-trimmed lace bra top, both by Alexander McQueen, cutout leather platform pumps by Saint Laurent, vintage baguette bag by Christian Dior and earrings by Prada.

LoL, Sandra

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 Photos: © David Biedert