My Look: The Art of Fashion

No one revisits the art of fashion better than Jonathan Anderson at Loewe. Offering dramatic new silhouettes, he thinks outside the box and is for me one most exciting designer in fashion at the moment. Often seeking inspiration from different artists, his designs are museum-worthy. Stay tuned for his newest collaboration coming up next week …

My look: Tie-detailed lace dressicon, matching lace midi skirt, Obi lace and leather waist belticon, and elephant mini crystal-embellished suede shoulder bagicon, all by Loewe, logo-jacquard canvas wedge espadrillesicon by Fendi, bow-embellished crystal choker necklace, and mismatched crystal and bow earringsicon, both by Miu Miu.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Under Construction

I am moving houses at the moment. The only problem is that the new house is not ready yet and completely under construction. It is a fact, there is no way you can live there. Therefore I need to move in an interim solution and store some of my stuff. No fun, I can assure you that. However, I am not losing my smile and lend a hand with the refurbishing whenever I can. In style… of course.

My look: Intarsia knitted track jacketicon, and matching knitted track pants, both by Stella McCartney, ruffled boxy shirt in olive green by Miu Miu, heart monogram-print face mask by Dolce & Gabbana, Multi Pochette Accessories in monogram canvas and rubber LV Archlight sneaker, both by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: David Biedert Photography
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Miu Miu Belle

New for the F/W 2020 season, in its fabrication and appearance the Miu Belle bag brings together many of Miu Miu’s most iconic signatures.

The body of the bag is crafted in matelassé leather. By now synonymous with the Miu Miu name, the highly distinctive, rich texture of the skin combines sophisticated craftsmanship with innovation: panels of leather are paired with wadding and elastic cloth and then quilted. Although approximately 60 % more leather goes into the making of a matelassé bag it remains light: luxurious. In a similar vein, its unique artisanal finish is rivalled only by the malleability of the skin that stretches, adapting to any contents.

The Miu Miu Belle bag spotted on the F/W 2020 Runway 

The Miu Belle is further characterised by its polished metal frame and glossy black clasp which represent the perfect synthesis of glittering modernity and charmed nostalgia. Referencing jewellery, it is at once feminine and strong, purposeful and playful, its smooth, hard surface in direct contrast to the pleated skin.

The Miu Belle bag comes in a variety of seasonal and classic colours. The larger size has a tubular leather handle and detachable shoulder strap, a smaller pochette version may be hand held or worn on the shoulder via a tubular chain strap.

I love the pochette and you?

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Miu Miu

My Look: Prada Love

I have been a Prada fan since almost 30 years. My first buy was a nylon bag, and over the decades many amazing pieces have landed in my closet. I have kept everything and love to mix and match them with new pieces. Here you see me last week at the Prada show space in Milan discovering the beautiful new S/S 2021 collection that I will tell you all about over the weekend.

I am wearing Prada pieces from different seasons. The dress for example is from Resort 2018. The bag was sported on the F/W 2005 runway and featured in the Hollywood movie «The Devil Wears Prada». I love how the outfit seems to be derived from one collection!

Left: A scene from «The Devil Wears Prada» movie, in which the bag was featured
Right: Meryl Streep photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Elle France October 2006

My look: Green marabou feather coaticon, Cigaline contrast-panel pleated organza dressicon, frame handle spazzolato leather bag, and patent leather pumps with silver chain details, all by Prada, dangling crystal earringsicon by Miu Miu.

Please don’t forget, what I am always telling you. Keep your pieces, there will always be a time for them again… you never know, you might have invested into something that will become part of fashion history like my fab Prada bag …

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Traditional

Today, Munich’s Oktoberfest would be kicking off, but unfortunately it was cancelled due to the current pandemic. Personally speaking, visiting the world’s biggest beer festival in my old hometown always marked the beginning of fall for me. I absolutely love wearing those fabulous traditional clothes. Therefore today’s post is dedicated to a loden-style designer look and I truly hope you will like it.

My look: Tyrolean loden jacket, matching loden shorts, and bow-top felted cap, all by Miu Miu, bustier corset top with bows by Dolce & Gabbana, embellished leather pumpsicon by Gucciblack and white grained leather bag with gold-tone metal details by CHANEL, and velvet and gold-tone multi-stone choker by Etro.

LoL, Sandra

iconPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Diva!

Be a diva in a positive way. Enjoy dressing up – even at the pool! Exude great style and personality with confidence and express your own style while not letting others influence who you are or want to be. I am wishing you a happy weekend. I am going to spend mine in my garden and you?

My look: Crystal-embellished chainmail midi dressicon by Paco Rabanne, Allia cutout ruffled Swiss dot tulle-paneled swimsuiticon by Zimmermann, Chiara butterfly wing-embellished sandals by Sophia Websterice cube clutch bag and crystal embellished sunglasses, both by CHANELicon, crystal embellished butterfly earrings by Miu Miu, and crystal embellished headpiece by Gucci.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Hello Kitty

When I was a little girl I would play dress up and prance around, twirling tulle skirts, and admiring the glamorous reflection of my sparkly earrings. Today I wished I could just beam me back to those fun times playing with my Barbie dolls and Hello Kitty gadgets. My iPhone crashed completely and it took me 8 hours to rescue everything. This made me realize how dependent we all are on this portable device and how I sometimes miss those carefree days.

Playing dress up is still so much fun for me and I love to indulge in those happy, pink, and girly moments. Therefore I left my daughter’s playroom exactly as it was when she was a little kid. The perfect backdrop for this fun and playful outfit.

My look: Tulle midi dress by Dolce & GabbanaChiara embroidered leather sandalsicon by Sophia Webster, Hello Kitty printed leather tote by Balenciaga, bow and crystal-embellished wrap braceleticon by Miu Miu, silver-tone crystal clip earringsicon by Alessandra Rich, and oversized bow hairbandicon by Moschino.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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Miu Miu Wonder Woman

Today I would love to introduce you to the Miu Miu Wonder Woman T-shirt capsule collection.

Crafted in clay by her mother, Queen Hippolyta, and afforded magical powers by the Greek gods, Wonder Woman – aka Princess Diana of Themyscira and, in civilian identity, Diana Prince – is the ultimate female superhero. Originally inspired by early campaigners for women’s rights and by Margaret Sanger, pioneer of the birth control movement, in particular, she made her debut in All Star Comics in 1941.

Since the subject of myriad reinventions, both in still and moving imagery, illustrated and as played by mere human kind, now the wondrous woman generations of young girls have grown up wanting to be has found her way onto the fronts of three new Miu Miu T-shirts. Striking preternaturally athletic poses, playing the archetypal Amazonian pin-up and effortlessly battling dinosaurs, as appropriated by the Miu Miu community she will doubtless continue to wow.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Miu Miu

My Look: Total Fashion

Hello June! Lift your mood with quirky colors of the ’70s. Green, yellow and blue mixed together look great on those chilly summer days.

My look: Shearling-lined appliquéd suede vest by Miu Miu, ribbed-knit sweater and ribbed leather platform mulesicon, both by Givenchy, Cassette Intrecciato leather cross-body bagicon by Bottega Venetametal and leather necklace with glass beads by Gucciicon and Carlina round-frame gold-plated sunglassesicon by Chloé.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Breaking News: Raf Simons Joins Prada

Today, I received the breaking news that Raf Simons will join Prada starting April 2, 2020. Rumors had been out since quite some time and now it is official. The Belgium designer will join the Italian fashion house as co-creative director alongside Miuccia Prada with equal responsibilities for creative input and decision-making. Their first runway presentation together will be for S/S 2021 in September 2020. «It’s a new wind,» said Miuccia Prada and I have to admit that I agree with Tim Blanks who wrote: «I cannot think of anything like this in the history of fashion

In 1978, Miuccia Prada inherited the label that was known for luggage making and transformed it into a global fashion brand with her creative designs. Prada has been a true trendsetter for decades, sometimes too fast thinking for the fashion world, she is often a few steps ahead of the game. Her iconic black nylon backpack launched in 1985 caused a real fashion frenzy and has been popular since then. In 1989 she added ready-to-wear to the offerings. Simons, who will continue to design his namesake menswear label, is the first designer from outside the Prada family to join the house since its inception.

Trendsetting: Prada S/S 2012 ad campaign photographed by Steven Meisel

Today at the Prada press conference, Simons announced: “Prada is a brand that I have been interested in my whole life. I cannot wait to express to all of you the dialogue I will have with Mrs Prada and her team. To be really honest, Mr Bertelli approached me right after my exit from Calvin Klein. Miuccia and I had a conversation about creativity in today’s fashion system. And it brought me to open dialogue with many designers, not just Mrs Prada. We have to re-look at how creativity can evolve in today’s fashion system.»

Power couple: Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada

Simons, who had worked with Prada and her husband Patrizio Bertelli before, when he was hired as creative director of Jil Sander in 2005. Prada had bought the German label and was looking for someone to fill the shoes of the namesake designer at that time. Simons’ seven-year tenure at the brand was an absolute success, and the Prada Group sold it to a London private equity firm in 2006.
Simons later worked at Dior and his latest venture was at Calvin Klein, where he was chief creative officer, and abruptly excited in December 2018.

Presented in Milan last Thursday: Miuccia Prada’s last single show for F/W 2020

Miuccia Prada has still a very strong view on fashion. Yet, it seems hard for her at the moment to translate this into sales. Rumors had been that the family is planning to sell to one of the big conglomerates. With the appointment of Simons, it seems that the Prada family will keep it a family business that also owns Miu Miu and Church’s.

Good luck, Raf!

They will have all my support – I have been collecting Prada pieces since a very young age and have always been very fond of the brand. Good luck to Raf, I am really excited to see what the two creative masterminds will come up with…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Prada and © Sandra Bauknecht