My Look: Perfect Parka Power

Perfect Power Parka - Sandra Bauknecht

A statement in khaki with strong military influences, the parka is back this winter. Lined with fur and extremely practical, it is truly fun to battle the elements in style this season.

My look: Cotton parka with fur trimmed hood by Saint Laurent, loose knit cardigan and striped velour tunic camisole, both by Rodarteleather leggings iconby Gucci, fringed python bag by Chanel (Paris-Dallas collection), Janis embellished suede ankle boots by Saint Laurent, leopard-print scarf by Balmain, rose diamond necklace by Piaget, Lady Excalibur watch by Roger Dubuis and diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht in saint laurent Parka

Sandra Bauknecht in Rodarte 3

Chanel Bag Python

Close up Balmain Scarf - Saint laurent parka

Sandra Bauknecht in Rodarte 2

Rodarte Cardigan FW2014

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent Parka 2

Chanel Bag Cloe Fringes Python

Sandra Bauknecht in Rodarte 4a

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Mytheresa Sale – Best Buys


The Mytheresa Sale has officially started today, good news is that you can enjoy up to 50% off. But be careful! Markdowns can be a tricky seduction. Opt for something basic that you can wear for many seasons to come and don’t go for the overall print everybody has already seen a zillion times and that is so last season.

Here are some great investment pieces (see collage above):

Bouclé blazer by Mulberry (a classic)
Ribbed sweater with crystal bead embellished collar by Miu Miu (very versatile)
Leather jean-style leggings by Acne (a must)
Falabella hobo bag by Stella McCartney (always stylish)
Leather ankle boots by Gianvito Rossi (an everyday essential)
Metallic scarf by Marc Jacobs (metallics will be huge for S/S 2013)

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra


My Look: Neon Meets Black Leather

Neon Meets Leather

This was my look for a lovely dinner with friends: Ribbed neon pink cashmere sweater by Michael Korsstretch-leather leggings by GucciClematis leather clutch iconby Christopher Kane, Audrey” sunglasses and green calfskin cuff, both by Céline, cocktail ring and sandals with coral shape heel, both by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra




Chanel shoesPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht

The Clarins Spa at Le Royal Monceau Paris

Le Royal Monceau

Last month, I was invited by Clarins to Paris for the launch of their newest products (stay tuned for the upcoming post on those amazing new beauty must-haves). I stayed at the Royal Monceau where the presentation and dinner also took place. One of the reasons why Clarins chose this newly renovated hotel that was re-imagined by the famous Philippe Starck is their amazing My Blend by Clarins (a new revolutionary approach on personalized skincare) spa.


Le Royal Monceau has always embodied “Parisian elegance” in all its spontaneity, culture and sagacity. Philippe Starck captured the spirit in perfection. The Royal Monceau is one of the nicest hotels I stayed in recently and I can only recommend it. Please see for yourself!



My look: Patchwork coat by Louis Vuitton, silk-crepe topicon by Vionnet, alpaca and wool gileticon by Gucci, stretch-leather leggingsicon by The Row, scarf by Chanel, Pistol leather ankle boots iconby Acne and animal-print Boston bag by Céline.



I travelled for the first time with my new Victorinox Spectra trolley (Thank you!) that works as a carry-on luggage perfectly and has a lot of space.


Some impressions of my room.








View from my hotel room.


Clarins Spa offers 4 new spa body treatments with 18 new exclusive PRO formula products. The Body Sculptor, The Moisture Quencher, The Firming Age Corrector and The Body Polisher are based upon a selection of masks, supplements and pure plant body oils from the PRO range, chosen by the therapist to meet your skin’s individual needs. The Clarins PRO products are truly amazing and are totally working their magic. All treatments are done manually which is the best to me. To search for the Clarins institut nearest to you, please click here.

LoL, Sandra






IMG_5578Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Blue & Black


As you know, I love the blue & black trend for F/W 2011.

My look: Oversized midnight blue mohair sweater by Céline, black leather leggings by Fendi, belt by Gucci, flat bow embellished shoes by Valentino, tricolour Trapeze bag by Céline, earrings by Chanel and ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

Hope that you like it as much as I do! Below you can see some details shots!

LoL, Sandra





IMG_5807Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Paris – Shanghai


Chanel`s Pre-fall 2010 is now arriving in stores. The theme: Paris-Shanghai. The Chinese megacity had been the perfect backdrop to present this fantasy collection last December.

Paris-Shanghai 2

The beautiful hommage was inspired by Shanghai`s louche past as the Paris of the East, when during the height of its glory in the 20`s and 30`s, the opium dens and nightclubs were all glamourous. A trip that Coco Chanel only made in her dreams.

Paris Shanghai 3

My favourites are the black leather leggings with carved in camellia intarsias. I just do not want to find out how much they are…. I am very positive that it is a fortune.

Paris Shanghai 4

The new Chanel store in Shanghai where you can find all these yummy exclusives.

The new Chanel store in Shanghai at the Peninsula hotel where you can find all these yummy exclusives.

To celebrate the Shanghai World Expo 2010, Chanel has also created a series of limited-edition accessories that are only available at stores in mainland China. Thank God the new boutique opened last year. The classic quilted flap bag with inside signature from Karl Lagerfeld “Shanghai Karl Lagerfeld” is divine. I really envy my Shanghai readers for being able to get your hands on this treasure. Send one over, please!

Chanel Pre-Fall Take Away

Chanel Doll EarringsChanel Doll Clutch

But there are more gorgeous accessories that will be available in other countries. What do you think of this adorable Take Away bag above to the left? I think it is a pretty hilarious and humorous take on fashion. I also adore the Chinese doll clutch and earrings.

LoL, Sandra

Chanel Pre-Fall2

Matthew’s Liquid Sequin Waistcoat



As you already know, I am a big fan of Matthew Williamson. Last night I went out and wore one of my favourite pieces: The liquid sequin waistcoat. This time I combined it with a black and white graphic dress from his winter collection, very high Yves Saint Laurent pumps and my sparkling Mini Noé Rococo bag by Louis Vuitton (see above and to the right).

For my Swiss based readers I have some very good news: Bongénie Grieder is carrying Matthew Williamson now in Zurich and Geneva. I spotted the waistcoat in black there (see below). Wear it with a white shirt and a pair of sexy leather leggings that you might already have. Accessorize this stunning look with a fringed bag by Jimmy Choo and those stunning gladiator sandals by Chloé. Both also available at Bongénie Grieder.

LoL, Sandra