Straw Poll

Raffia bags are the annual stalwarts of summer, but now they have traded up: sleek incarnations now carry the day – not only on the beach but in the boardroom, too.

Below are my favorites, just click on the highlighted description to get yours delivered to your doorstep. A welcome distraction during quarantine times.

LoL, Sandra

GG Marmont large leather-trimmed raffia tote by Gucci
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Nolita small leather-trimmed raffia shoulder bagicon by Saint Laurent

The Rockstud leather-trimmed raffia clutchicon by Valentino

 Panier small textured leather-trimmed straw tote by Prada


iconEscape leather-trimmed straw tote by Valentino


iconEspadrille large fringed raffia toteicon by Altuzarra

Medium leather-trimmed woven raffia toteicon by Loewe

The Studio Basket woven raffia tote by Salvatore Ferragamo


iconLecky leather-trimmed raffia shoulder bag by Isabel Marant

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iconPhotos: Courtesy of the Brands / Net-à-Porter
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My Look: Let’s Go

Let’s go and have some fun. Life is too short to wear boring clothes… give me colors, give me style, give me sparkles and I smile…

My look: Asymmetric leather capeicon by Saint Laurent, Caldes sequined-embellished chiffon and cotton mini dressicon, Lecce leather belticon, and Lakfee studded leather ankle boots, all by Isabel Marantcrystal-embellished leather clutch by Prada, and chain necklace with heart and logo charm by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
Location: Park Hyatt Zurich
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My Look: #IMACHRISTMASTREE

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go. I love the festive season and cannot get enough of my Christmassy outfits. Much love to everyone!

My look: Red and white cashmere cardigan and Chanel 19 waist bag, both by CHANEL, printed Christmas T-shirt, Christmas ornament sandals and Christmas tree earrings, all by Dolce & Gabbana, and Jumpy ruffled leather skinny pants by Isabel Marant.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
Thank you to The Dolder Grand for the hospitality.

My Look: Bohemian

With this outfit post, I would like to invite you to explore the Net-à-Porter x Zimmermann capsule collection of luxe bohemian pieces sure to evoke wanderlust like this paisley print dresses with cut out details. Find everything you need for the perfect transitional wardrobe. I wore recently to a night out with one of my beloved girlfriends.

My look: Fringed wool-jacquard cardigan by Etro, Eyes on Summer cutout printed cotton and silk-blend chiffon maxi dress by Zimmermanniconwaist bag with chains and pearls by ChanelBianca leather sandals by Saint Laurent, gold-tone necklace with shell charmsicon, gold-tone and shell chokericonlong gold-tone and shell necklaceiconand gold-tone and shell earrings, all by Isabel Marant.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Street Parade 2019

On Saturday we celebrated Street Parade in Zurich, the most attended technoparade in Europe. I prefer leaving the streets to the ravers as I find it too crowded but I still enjoy the music very much. Therefore personally speaking the place to be is the Boum-Boum au Lac party in the exclusive garden of the Hotel Baur au Lac where I also stayed that day in a beautiful corner suite. As it rained the whole morning, it was tough to decide on the outfit. Finally the  sun came out and I went for this bohemian style.

My look: Veneto cropped off-the-shoulder crinkled ramie and cotton-blend gauze topicon, Veneto shirred crinkled ramie and cotton-blend gauze maxi skirticon and raffia belt bagicon, all by Zimmermann, suede and wooden clogsicon by Miu Miu, beaded bracelet by Saint Laurent, gold-tone necklace with shell charmsicon, and gold-tone and shell chokericon, both by Isabel Marant, bohemian headpiece by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

The most beautiful hotel terrace overlooking the parc. 

Baur au Lac owner Andrea Kracht and I got interviewed by Goss Ipa.

Photos from the Event: Ufuk Düzgün @ufukd_86
Photos on the terrace the hotel room: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Rose Garden

I am in Gordes with Tom Ford Beauty and actually supposed to visit the beautiful lavender fields. Unfortunately, I am down with a stomach flu and have to stay in my hotel room. Therefore is today’s post dedicated to a beautiful rose garden where I shot this stunning dress with its unexpected back before. I hope you will enjoy it.

My look: Floral striped ruffle sleeve wrap dressicon by Natasha Zinko, platform leather pumps by Gucci, Kan I Mini studded leather chain shoulder bagstriped silk-twill and leather bag strap, rainbow colored bag bug pompom and bag bug «Karlito», all by Fendigold-tone and shell choker necklaceiconlong gold-tone and shell necklaceiconand gold-tone and shell earrings, all by Isabel Marant.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Vacation

I love going on vacation by car as you can pack as much as you like. On the other hand, with the right hand luggage, flying can be also very convenient. For me, there is nothing quite like my new chic Lexicon Hardside Global Carry-On by Victorinox to induce that sense of wanderlust. The champagne coloured trolley is not just impossibly pretty, but also unbreakable and packed with lots of smart features. These include an interior compression system which allows you to make the most of the space inside, TSA-approved lock, built-in battery pocket for charging your USB devices, as well as premium 360° wheels for a smooth, easy roll.

My look: Appliquéd cotton-twill jumpsuit by Mira Mikati, pink satin bow hairband
icon by Prada, vintage white black rasoir cut-off cat-eye sunglasses by Miu Miufaux-pearl tassel earrings by Oscar de la Renta, silver-tone beaded chokericon by Isabel MarantAce sneaker with crystals by Gucci, and Shopper Bistrot Panier S straw tote by Balenciaga.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Beat the Heat

There is a heat wave over Europe and this week has been tropical so far. Needless to say, I am loving it. Spending time at the pool in my garden, working yet chilling, feels like paradise for me.

My look: Printed eyelet lace dress, and matching printed triangle bikini, both by Emilio PucciImpatiens clip-on earrings by Oscar de la Renta, shell, faux pearl and crystal necklace by Etroicon, silver-tone beaded chokericon, gold-tone necklace with shell charmsicon, gold-tone and shell chokericon, and gold-tone anklet, all by Isabel MarantRose des Vents bracelets in turquoise, orange, green and pink by Dior Joaillerieicon, embellished lace-up suede pumps by Dolce & Gabbana, vintage pink leather clutch with studs by Louis Vuitton, and embellished aviator sunglasses by Alexander McQueen.

Beat the heat in style!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Red & Turquoise for Spring

Red and turquoise create one of those unexpected color combinations that will turn heads. The reason? Red looks more brilliant next to turquoise than it does when paired with most other colors. Here you see me wearing this fabulous duo at a beach club in Saint-Tropez on a cloudy day.

My look: Embellished circus patch denim jacketicon and layered silk and multi-stone necklace, both by Etro, crocheted lace-trimmed silk crepe de chine maxi dress by Costarellosicon, Impatiens clip-on earrings by Oscar de la Renta, Candy metallic elaphe platform sandalsicon by Saint LaurentCahier raffia crossbody bagicon by Pradagold-tone and shell necklace by Isabel Marant, and cuff by Stella McCartney.
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LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © David Biedert Photography

Summer Classics: Espadrilles

Espadrilles are a summer classic, a comfortable choice for exploring local markets on vacation or when you’re running errands back in the city. Today’s post is dedicated to the most sophisticated designer versions for the ultimate luxury.

Happy weekend!

LoL, Sandra

Red and black leather espadrilles by Chanel


iconLogo-embossed metallic leather espadrilles by Saint Laurent


iconMetallic intrecciato leather espadrilles by Bottega Veneta

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Leather-trimmed floral-print canvas espadrilles by Gucci

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Lauren scalloped suede espadrilles by Chloé

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Kenda crochet-knit espadrilles by Castañer + Missoni

Tabitha leather-trimmed logo-detailed canvas espadrilles by Burberry


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Canaee leather-trimmed denim espadrilles by Isabel Marant


iconGrosgrain-trimmed textured-leather espadrilles by Brunello Cucinelli
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The Rockstud Double textured-leather collapsible-heel espadrilles by Valentino

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands