Louis Vuitton Rendez-Vous Bag

For next Spring, pencil in a meeting with Rendez-Vous, Louis Vuitton’s highly distinguished new bag. This neo-classic is reminiscent of our precious diaries, with its three compartments protected by a flap and clasp. An understated luxury but with the House’s authentic signature know-how: the finesse of the most beautiful leathers on the outside and the softness of a Monogram-embroidered jacquard on the inside.

The engraved chain adds a stylish accent; it can be removed to offer an array of carry options: crossbody, over the shoulder, held in the hand or even next to your heart like a talisman, as suggested in the latest runway show.

Naturally, the lock has been directly inherited from the trunk-maker. Its subtle colours – black, camel or beautiful leather red – express the discreet charm of pure refinement. Rendez-Vous is right on time for a tête-à-tête with elegance.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton

Happy Lunar Year 2021

Happy Lunar Year 2021! The Year of the Ox has officially started today and Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi, and more luxury brands welcome it in great style with Chinese New Year-inspired fashion. These collections will hit the Western markets during the next weeks, and it is your chance to add a festive touch to your closet.

Louis Vuitton welcomes the Year of the Ox with a special selection of gift-ready leather goods, accessories and other precious tokens. From the recently released SINCE 1854 Monogram Jacquard to the most iconic leather goods, Louis Vuitton’s gift selection has something to suit every style and sensibility.

The Fendi Chinese New Year Capsule Collection, launched in Greater China already in January, will be available in the rest of the world from April 2021. It is a beautiful collection of ready-to-wear and limited edition bags, featuring red and pink colors, as well as blossoms and other floral designs signature to the lunar year.

Burberry presents the New Year with a forward-looking fashion collection featuring supermodel Liu Wen with Wang Xiangguo in their campaign lensed by Feng Li.

In honor of Lunar New Year, Dior unveils a celebratory capsule collection of accessories and footwear in rich red and gold hues for women. For men, Dior launches an exclusive men’s capsule reinterpreting the powerful creative dialogue between Kim Jones and Californian artist Shawn Stussy.

In honor of the Year of the Ox, meet Ozzie – a symbol of strength and reliability. Tory Burch celebrates Lunar New Year with a beautiful collection dedicated to  health, happiness and prosperity that is featuring something red for good luck.

Gucci’s ode to the upcoming Lunar New Year is definitely one of the more fun collections. Featuring «Doraemon», the famous blue Japanese manga and anime character – a cat-robot, this special collection for men and women, you’ll see Doraemon in his classic blue colour and also dressed up in a brown colour and puts on his horns as well.

Versace’s Lunar New Year 2021 capsule collection focuses on local traditions and sees vibrant and uplifting prints that showcase new interpretations of the brand’s Medusa motif to celebrate the ox.

For more gift ideas to celebrate Chinese New Year, have a look at this previous post here.

LoL, Sandra

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

Louis Vuitton Coussin Bag

The aptly named Coussin is the latest addition to Louis Vuitton’s S/S 2021 collection, a bag born of Artistic Director of Women’s collections Nicolas Ghesquière’s reflections on the stylistic space between the feminine and the masculine – a sensitive zone that erases gender.

What could be called neutrality or gender fluidity evokes a whole arena of expression, creating its own character. The Coussin alternates between several feelings and attitudes. A comfortable and supple bag in the softest of lambskins, the Coussin has the familiar feel of a good friend with its multiple quilted compartments protecting one’s most precious belongings. Its ambiguity lies in its incisive colours, ranging from metallic tones to radical shades, along with its removable chain with its strong, geometric design.

The Coussin effortlessly combines elegance and personality, whether worn crossbody, over the shoulder or in the crook of one’s arm, taking stylistic freedom to new heights.

Personally speaking, I truly like it, especially in green and silver. It is impressive how Bottega Veneta’s chain designs for bags have inspired so many other collections…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton

New Silver Lockit and Doudou Louis

As part of its Louis Vuitton for UNICEF partnership, Louis Vuitton adds four new colours of the Silver Lockit bracelets and launches its first Doudou Louis.

In continuation of its #MAKEAPROMISE campaign, Louis Vuitton is committed to raising awareness and funds for UNICEF to support the most vulnerable children around the world. Perfectly color coordinated, the new Silver Lockit bracelets come in pastel blue, pink, celadon green, and black.
Incorporating recycled silver and organic cotton for the first time, the Silver Lockit bracelets feature the iconic padlock as well as the LV signature circular logo.

In its rainbow of pastel colors, Doudou Louis, the Louis Vuitton for UNICEF teddy bear, appears for the first time in textile format. Made from organic cotton, the Monogram printed textile covers the teddy bear, with embroidered Monogram flowers making up Doudou Louis’ blue eyes.

Worldwide launch today, on January 29th, 2021.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Louis Vuitton

My Look: The North Face x Gucci

Celebrating the spirit of discovery and being all wrapped up in some of the must-have The North Face x Gucci pieces, I would be hard to lose in a snowstorm such as we experienced in the end of last week. Just in one day, my garden transformed into a winter wonderland. The perfect backdrop to sport the vibrant colors, and prints inspired by garments from the ‘70s.

My look: Printed down vest, and ankle boots, both by The North Face x Gucci, rose-embroidered cotton-blend socks by Gucciicon, Phillipe cashmere-blend bouclé sweater,icon matching Pablo cashmere-blend bouclé midi skirticon, and colour-block tasselled cashmere scarf, all by Gabriela Hearst, FF-jacquard shearling-lined ski headbandicon by Fendi, and pochette Métis by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Gstaad Experience

Here is the outfit I wore for my Gstaad experience last week. Cozy and warm, yet stylish, waterproof and protective, wearing a great ski suit makes you look awesome on the slopes and is also perfect for all other activities in the mountains.

Great news is that this ski suit is equipped with the RECCO® system. Since its launch in the 80’s, this rescue system has become the standard bearer in avalanche search and rescue technology. It’s always on and ready to go with no batteries that might run out and lasts a lifetime. For the wearer the system consists of a permanently attached «reflector» which is sewn into the Dolce & Gabbana outerwear pieces. When an avalanche happens, professional rescuers pull out a RECCO® detector which scans the slide area for signals and allows them to easily find those lost under the snow.

My look: Tropical rose print ski jacketiconmatching tropical rose print ski trousers, printed silk scarf, and roll-neck jersey sweatericon, all by Dolce & Gabbana, Trekkgirl snow boots by Valentino, vintage white mink ear muffs by CHANEL, medium shearling Bobby bag in grey by Dior, and LV Timeless metallic stole by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: New Year Walk

New Year is the time to start a new chapter of life. Personally speaking, every day that you walk, you add valuable time onto your life. I enjoyed the fresh morning air on the first day of 2021 in Gstaad, getting a clear mind and the calories of last night burnt, all snuggled up in my cozy teddy coat and sweater.

My look: Teddy Bear Icon camel hair and silk-blend coaticon by Max Mara, sequin-embellished Polo bear jumper by Polo Ralph Lauren, Luck Lady stola by Louis Vuittonsilk satin-trimmed georgette shortsicon by Tom Ford, Trekkgirl snow boots by ValentinoCassandre small suede shoulder bag by Saint Laurent, and bow-detailed embellished velvet headbandicon by Philip Treacy.

Wishing you 12 months of success, 52 weeks of laughter, 365 days of fun, 8,760 hours of joy, 525,600 minutes of good luck, and 31,536,000 seconds of happiness.
Happy New Year!

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Louis Vuitton Twist

It was born on the catwalk of the 2015 Cruise show, the perfect accessory blending the Epi leather’s powerful heritage with the modernity of a graphic clasp which pivots the LV into a V, a reference to the trunk-maker’s initials and a twisting mechanism to which the bag owes its name. Since then, the Twist has become a timeless classic, following in the footsteps of the House’s iconic bags. And just like them, it is constantly being reinvented.

For Spring 2021, it sports intense, delicate or vibrant shades to match any personality. From rich black to tender pink, luminous turquoise to refined beige, the Twist raises the tone. It also returns with a variety of carry options. Featuring a fine chain or broad shoulder strap embroidered with Monogram flowers, or even a leather handle, it adds a swing to one’s style, whether worn crossbody, over the shoulder, under the arm or in one’s hand. Last but not least, it adopts subtle variations to become the Braided Twist, with its braiding adding an original edge.

This season, it expresses all its vitality in the company of actress Laura Harrier, who’s role in Spiderman: Homecoming in 2017 brought her attention. But it’s her Civil Rights activist’s role in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman that gave her international recognition. The film won the Grand Prix in Cannes Film Festival in 2018 and as part of the ensemble, she was nominated for a Screen Guild Award in 2019.

She has recently starred in Ryan Murphy‘s mini-series Hollywood. Laura Harrier is a supporter of civil rights and advocates for issues such an intersectional feminism, transgender rights, gun control, gender equality and representation for both black people and people of colour in general.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Vuitton

My Look: Do It With Passion

Yes, it is your passion that makes any work successful. If you are not passionate about anything, dont do it. It will just waste your time. Fashion makes me happy, therefore writing this blog gives me a lot of pleasure. Being in isolation due to my positive COVID-19 test, I am grateful for all the pre-shot material that I can share with you now.

Burberry’s classic heritage check is back in fashion and looking fresher than ever. When in doubt about print clashing, just go for the double check. I think it looks fabulous!

My look: Shearling jacketicon by Chloé, embroidered cashmere and silk-blend turtleneck sweatericon, pleated printed crepe skirticon, and check stretch knit sock boots, all by Burberry, beaded drop earrings by Oscar de la Renta, andicon Daily Multi Pocket belt bag by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Boss Lady

«Look like a girl. Act like a lady. Think like a man and work like a boss… »

Here I am standing at the construction site of my new home, actually what will be my future bathroom. I truly enjoy the creative process of building and designing. Even that it is not possible to live there yet, I can see the rooms already coming to life in my imagination. It is very time consuming, yet extremely satisfying.

My look: Asymmetric open shoulder dress, by Louis Vuitton, Boss Lady pumps in pink by Sophia WebsterNiki mini studded quilted textured-leather shoulder bagicon by Saint Laurent, CC logo tights by CHANEL, and Lecce leather belticon by Isabel Marant.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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