My Look: California Paradise

California has always been paradise for me. It is my happy place with its sunny weather and beautiful people. Here you see me in front of the Beverly Wilshire hotel, which was the primary setting for the movie «Pretty Woman» in the 1990s, sporting this beautiful look.

My look: Faux pearl-embellished cutout stretch-jersey and lace maxi dress by PatBO, Tribute woven leather espadrille wedge sandals by Saint Laurent, font mini embellished embroidered raffia toteicon by Loewe, and and coral earrings by Oscar de la Renta.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / @collagevintage2
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LOEWE x On Cloudtilt

When I first heard at the beginning of last year that LOEWE and Swiss brand On were working on a trainer together. I thought, just another collab, However, what nobody really expected though, was just how popular this collection would become. And now, after two projects together, the duo are reuniting once again for the LOEWE x On Cloudtilt.

Blending craft and technology to provide ultimate all-day comfort, this sneaker is about as luxe as a running shoe can get, made to move, featuring sequentially collapsing clouds that adapt to the wearer’s movement.

You will be walking on air. The Cloudtilt is precision-crafted to provide superior cushioning, featuring computer-generated midsole technology that offers a smooth, ultra-lightweight ride. Available in All White, All Black, and Lime Green with additional shades of Khaki Green and Forever Blue for men, and Purple Rose and All Navy for women.

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Loewe
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My Look: Saloni

Saloni Lodha’s Indian heritage and nomadic lifestyle inspire her brand – the name of which means ‘beautiful’ in Sanskrit. Since launching in 2011, its collections have become known for vibrant colors, playful prints and flattering draped dresses. However, one of her absolute bestsellers is this velvet jumpsuit. No wonder why… it is so comfortable yet stylish and chic at once.

The photos were taking inside the Drawing Room at Flemings Mayfair Hotel that echoes elegance and grace in homage to the hotel’s 18th-century origins with its beautiful exquisite hand-painted wall panels that complement the room’s heritage by famous de Gournay depicting early views of India.

My look: Camille crystal-bow velvet jumpsuit by Saloni, Jodie suede platform sandals by Saint Laurent, silver-tone crystal clip earrings by Alessandra Rich, Maillon de Cartier 16mm 18-karat white gold diamond watchicon, and Clash de Cartier bracelet MM in white gold, both by Cartier, and elephant mini crystal-embellished suede shoulder bagicon by Loewe.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Felicia Sewerinsson @feliciasewerinsson
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My Look: Maruja Mallo

For summer, Jonathan W. Anderson seeked inspiration for its Loewe collection from Spanish surrealist painter Maruja Mallo, an artist of the Generation of 1927 within the Spanish avant-garde movement. I love her her ‘Living Nature’ series and sported the print on the streets of Mykonos.

My look: Maruja Mallo-print cotton-blend jersey maxi dressicon, and font mini embellished embroidered raffia toteicon, both by Loewe, hot pink Rockstud ballerinas by Valentino, crystal bead embellished earrings by Oscar de la Renta, and Dynasty oversized geometric-frame sunglasses by Balenciaga.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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The Craziest Shoes of the Season

Here they are the craziest shoes of the season. An art gallery’s worth of the weird, wacky and wonderful walked onto the runway for S/S 2023. Moschino’s pumps resembled miniature blow-up flamingo pool floats, one of Loewe’s sandals was entirely made of a huge 3-D petal and JW Anderson joined forces with Wellipets for some whimsical frog aesthetic. Heels, in particular, had a surreal feel, most notably seen in Alaïa‘s cabaret version and Sophia Webster‘s flamingo heels.

LoL, Sandra

Frog round toe clogs by JW Anderson x Wellipets

White coin purse heels by Pushbutton

Cabaret sandals by Alaïa

Flamingo-heel sandals by Sophia Webster
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Flamingo-detail 100mm pumps by Moschino

Floral detail high-heel sandals by Dolce & Gabbana

Petal 90 leather sandals by Loewe


Froufrou Alta 150 satin sandals by Christian Louboutin

iconPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Courtesy of the Brands
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Cartoonification

From runways to capsule collections, the «cartoonification» trend is becoming a more noticeable fashion phenomenon. When the unruly American art collective For MSCHF‘s launched this spring a pair of Big Red Boots, that are taking inspiration from Dora the Explorer’s best friend Boots and Astro Boy, the cartoonish footwear immediately went viral.

Soft padded leather bag by Prada

But there is more… Prada‘s bags are cartoonishly puffy and Loewe featured some full-on «pixelated» looks on the runway. I mean those 8-bit hoodies look like their coming straight out of a video game.

Pixelated hoodie by Loewe

Fashion can be an escape and a source of joy and humor, while providing direction, creativity, and identity. It is a mirror to what is going on in this world. And let’s be frank, social media has become an all artificial blown-up world, that you can only survive with a sense of humor.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands / © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Anagram

For the past few years, Loewe has been back in the fashion scene in full force. Fashionistas around the globe crave for the trendy designs by Jonathan Anderson, who got appointed as creative director in 2013. The Spanish House has been undergoing a steady transformation since then. Under Anderson’s creative vision, the famous Anagram logo got remodeled.

The quadruple-L insignia designed in 1970 by Spanish artist Vicente Vela appears now in different ways on ready-to-wear and accessories. The cropped tank tops with the mini logo have been on everyone’s wish list, so don’t miss out!

My look: Anagram mohair-blend sweater, cropped embroidered ribbed stretch-cotton jersey tankicon, and Anagram high-rise cropped jeans, all by Loewe, Bow Chain embellished satin platform pumps by Mach & Mach, orange and yellow Deauville beach tote by CHANEL, and Aquanaut Luce in khaki green by Patek Philippe.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
The photos were taken at the Gstaad Palace hotel.
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Trending: White Tank Top

The F/W 2022 runways marked a return to basics, including the white tank top, another ’90s staple. Bottega Veneta, Prada, Loewe, Chloé and more included this must-have in their winter collections. Cementing its status as the staple piece du jour, the white tank top has naturally caught the interest of influencers and tastemakers around the globe. Here are the four versions everybody is dying to get their hands on.

Cropped Anagram tank top by Loewe

Scrolling through social media, I can’t help but notice that Loewe‘s cropped version has been populating our feeds.

Ribbed stretch-cotton jersey tankicon by Bottega Veneta

For this debut Bottega Veneta collection, Matthieu Blazy opted for a simple outfit comprised of a white tank top, jeans and a burgundy handbag (see photo above).

Ribbed wool and cashmere-blend tankicon by Chloé

Chloé kept it simple with ribbed tops paired with leather pants (see photo above) in winter-friendly materials, such as wool and cashmere.

White cotton tank top with triangle logo iconby Prada

Meanwhile, Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada added the Italian brand’s iconic triangle logo to the piece and made it on top of the wish list.

LoL, Sandra

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Decent Exposure

Decent exposure is the key to success. Flash F/W 2022 most tempting trend. The nude mood will work for both exhibitionists and introverts. The new naked dress is sexy, confusing and here to stay… and if you look closer, it is actually not so naked at all.

LoL, Sandra

Printed jersey midi dress by Balmain

Printed long-sleeve top by Jean-Paul Gaultier x Lotta Volkova

Printed velvet kaftan maxi dress by Loewe

Printed mesh long-sleeved top by Loewe

Pink & green printed blazer by Y/Project x Jean Paul Gaultier
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Pit Power gold-plated sterling silver necklace by Anissa Kermiche

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My Look: Missing Summer

I am already missing summer so much that I want to show you one of my favorite looks shot at the beach of the Blue Palace Elounda hotel in Crete. In the background you can see the small island Spinalonga. It is actually a pretty creepy place, also known as the Leper Island, as that is where Greek lepers were quarantined until 1957.

My look is very colorful. The sunglasses are from the recent Loewe F/W 2022 collection. I adore the inflated style, it feels new. The Maison’s broken egg sandals are definitely a piece for the museum – I am completely obsessed. My bucket bag is from The Collector, a Geneva based brand, that is specialized in high end bags, preferably in exotic leathers.

My look: Lola cropped tie-front paneled linen topicon, matching Lola belted paneled linen midi skirt, and fringed faux raffia sunhat, all by Zimmermann, Broken egg sandals, and inflated oversized square-frame acetate sunglassesicon, both by Loewe, coral earrings by Oscar de la Renta, and bucket bag by The Collector.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Anouk Bauknecht
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