My Look: Let’s Eat Cake

All good things come in threes. I love birthdays, I love cake and I love pink. For my last birthday luncheon, I wore this fun «Barbiecore» style inspired by pink fashion and a birthday cake. Layers resembling ruffles, adorned with pearls and bows to show elegant couture.

My look: Belted floral-print faux fur coat in pinkicon by Balenciaga, coat dress with icing print, cake clutch bag, and bow-embellished long pearl necklace, all by Moschino, jewel and bow embellished pumps by Miu Miu, and bi-color heart-shaped earrings by Alessandra Rich.

Next time, I might get inspired by the limited edition Barbiecue sauce :-). By the way staying slim can be so easy, just wear your cake instead of eating it!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Sanjeev Velmurugan
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My Look: Greekaba

Those photos dedicated to Louboutin‘s Greekaba collection have been taken last year in Crete. However, I have never posted them as they are pretty daring besides my natural curls (haha). This morning, I woke up and thought why am I hesitating? Why women always feel this need of being perfect, or are told that some things are not allowed for them at a certain age. Men never care, why do we?! So here you go … if you don’t like it, then better don’t scroll.

With full moon in aquarius on the first of August, it is time to set yourself free. It is your chance to activate your first house of self, identity, and personal goals and ambitions. This is your personal cosmic release. Let go of any ways of being that no longer feel aligned. Many things might come to you and will be revealed. Trust the process.

My look: La Chemise body stretch shirt bodysuit in white by Jacquemus, brown suede pleated mini skirt by Miu Miu, Cycladissimo 120 leather-trimmed embroidered canvas wedge sandals, and Carasky Loubi mini embroidered shoulder bag, both by Christian Louboutin, and faux-pearl tassel earrings by Oscar de la Renta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Boston Love

I am so happy to be back in Boston at my favorite hotel, The Newbury Boston. Located in the heart of Back Bay, it anchors fashionable Newbury Street and the picturesque Boston Public Garden. High end luxury shopping is in front of the door, with iconic houses, such as CHANEL, Hermès and Bulgari being just across the hotel.

My look: Floral cotton-blend sweatshirt,  and matching floral-print cotton-blend jersey track pantsicon, both by Rodarte, bleached leather sneakers by Miu Miu, strawberry clip earrings by Alessandra Rich, sunglasses by Celine, and tennis mini crossbody bag (Cruise 2023 runway) by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Delicious Burger

My crazy burger-inspired outfit that I wore to the Moschino F/W 2023 show was actually from the Maison’s Resort 2022 collection. People couldn’t believe their eyes when I walked around the streets of Milan. I adore fashion with a sense of humor and nobody does this better than Jeremy Scott for Moschino.

My look: Burger-motif jacket with salad and tomato embellishment, burger-motif high-waisted skirt, sequined hamburger crossbody bag, large clip-on burger earrings, and one-of-a-kind burger-motif head piece, all by Moschino, nude silk shirt by Miu Miu, and Iriza 100 patent-leather pumps by Christian Louboutinicon.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nadia Krawiecka
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Miu Miu Matelassé

Miu Miu celebrates its iconic matelassé leather collection for the new season with an intimate portraiture captured by Guen Fiore and a series of still life images by Deo Suveera showcasing the bags as protagonists. Merging a sense of protection with power the focus is on individuality and imagination as enriched by the respect for innovation and the finest craftsmanship that this product represents.

The timeless beauty of matelassé leather is reinvented both in terms of size and design. A matelassé treatment appears across all bags in a quietly neutral colour palette that is a perfect mirror to the understated and unconventional vision of luxury that the Miu Miu name evokes.

Shown for the first time on the Miu Miu runway in Paris for the F/W 2006 season, elaborately worked matelassé leather is by now so central to the brand’s handwriting that it barely needs a logo to be recognised. Combining sophisticated artistry and artisanal technique with experimentation, the highly distinctive, rich texture of the leather is the ultimate marriage between beauty and practicality.

Matalassé leather’s unique and eased finish is, in fact, achieved by a paradoxically rigorous process that entails pairing panels of elegant nappa leather with wadding and elastic cloth to achieve stretch. Such malleability effortlessly adapts to any contents, just as it does to the form of the person carrying it. Nestling close to the body, a plump surface is as comfortable as it is aesthetically appealing.

Available in Miu Miu stores and on www.miumiu.com.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Miu Miu
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My Look: Little Princess

I just love this look, it makes me feel like a little princess, but in a very modern way. Comfortable, yet head turning, this pink ensemble combined with patent-leather sneakers captures an ethereal mood. I felt so good in it, that while I was wearing it for a lunch appointment in Zurich, I decided to fly spontaneously to London without anything… stay tuned for my full report!

My look: Sweater with logo embroidery and silk faille sleeves, gathered faille midi skirticon, pink patent leather sneakers, all by Alexander McQueenDionysus small two-tone leather shoulder bag by Gucci,  floral pearl drop earrings by Simone RochaLady Excalibur watch by Roger Dubuisbow and crystal-embellished wrap braceleticon by Miu Miu, and crystal-embellished sunglasses by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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Prada and Miu Miu for Elvis

Miuccia Prada has collaborated with award-winning, visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin to create several looks for the main characters in their highly anticipated film, Elvis, designing custom outfits and revisiting garments from the archives of Prada and Miu Miu. This collaboration renews the long-standing relationship between Miuccia Prada, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, which had already resulted in the creation of exclusive items for The Great Gatsby in 2013, and even earlier in Leonardo DiCaprio’s clothing in the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet – an artistic exchange that perfectly reflects Prada’s multidisciplinary attitude through a creativity that is nourished by a constant dialogue with the universes of art, cinema, and architecture. Elvis will première at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival on May 24th and will be screened in cinemas around the world starting 22nd June and in North America on June 24th.

The film stars Austin Butler as Elvis, Oscar winner Tom Hanks as his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, and Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla, and retraces the life and music of Elvis Presley, celebrating his iconic style as well as that of an entire era. The film delves into the complex dynamic between Elvis and his manager over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley.

«Central to the Elvis narrative is Elvis and Priscilla’s legendary love story. Priscilla Presley’s beauty and iconic style has indelibly marked contemporary culture. Accordingly, it was important for Baz and I that we remain true to this legacy by not merely imitating Ms. Presley’s actual clothes, but that we find a modern way of connecting audiences to her distinctive, history-making style. It was wonderful for both Baz and I to collaborate creatively with Miuccia once again. Immersing ourselves in the Prada and Miu Miu archives with superlatively skilled ateliers, we made the journey to translate the Presleys’ historical clothes into the costumes that would be in the film,» said Catherine Martin.

Starting from the study of Elvis’s and Priscilla’s clothes sources, Prada and Miu Miu found affinities and similarities in their immense archives, giving shape to new creations. The result strongly recalls the years represented in the film, but it is also an expression of the DNAs of the two brands and their histories.

Miu Miu has frequently explored and reinterpreted the Zeitgeist of several decades of the 20th century, according to its own codes. This is the reason why several of its most famous collections easily inspire an evocative endeavor around the style of Priscilla Presley, which was also the result of a personal approach to the fashion of her time. The garments were created from such inspiring pieces as the brocade pantsuit embellished with beads and fringes worn by Priscilla at the opening concert of the evening in Las Vegas.

Prada has also often turned to those years and that cultural landscape – animated by a revolutionary spirit and by a desire for freedom – to offer an original aesthetic interpretation. Through that same notion, several of Priscilla’s authentic outfits were reinvented for the film, such as the tweed dress worn over a mohair sweater with a brown suede jacket worn to the NBC Elvis special.

Along with Elvis’s custom look by Prada – a distinctive plum wine kid mohair suit –, these costumes distill the essence of the characters in the film, silhouettes and recognizable forms that are at once instantly reminiscent of the past while appearing contemporary, underlining their eternal timelessness.

I am really excited to see this movie!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Prada / Warner Bros.
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Miu Wander – The Miu Miu Bag Campaign

Wander – to roam, to explore, indulge curiosity. To discover. Those instincts inspire the Miu Wander handbag by Miuccia Prada, that I showed you for the first time in January (click here for the previous post), a rediscovery and re-exploration of the identity of Miu Miu, through a new perspective.

The Miu Wander delineates the codes of Miu Miu with a fresh attitude. Executed in the tactile Matelassé leather, simultaneously playful and sophisticated, that has become a Miu Miu hallmark, the curved lines of the Wander underscore an omnipresent femininity. The pillowy surface invites touch, yet the easy handle – punched through the body of the bag itself – offers innate practicality, fusing pragmatism with decoration. It gives you the freedom to wander at will.

In the same spirit, the actor Sydney Sweeney – of Euphoria and The White Lotus – stars as the face of the Miu Wander, within a campaign photographed by Tyrone Lebon. The spirit of rebellion embodied by Sydney’s characters mirrors the ethos of Miu Miu, a twisted luxury energised by youthful rule-breaking – the hallmark of the Miu Miu girl, here embodied anew.

Across the campaign, Sydney is reframed within her craft, captured in imagery that recalls classic film stills. These portraits seem like fragments of a wider narrative, enigmatic and elusive – switching between different contexts, different moods and feelings, they encourage the viewer to imagine scenarios, devise plots. They inspire the mind to wander.

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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Miu Miu  – Talent: Sydney Sweeney – Photographer: Tyrone Lebon – Stylist: Lotta Volkova – Creative direction: Lina Kutsovskaya (BeGood Studios)
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Logo Necklaces

Requiring meticulous work and delicate craftsmanship, those logo necklaces and pendants enhance the neckline and show your love for the respective designer. They complete your outfit on a refined final note.

LoL, Sandra

Logo necklace with pearl by Miu Miu

Embellished-logo necklace by Lanvin

Color Signs cord and gold-tone necklaceicon by Valentino

Typo Valentine logo necklace by Balenciaga

Triangle logo necklace by Prada

Gold-tone crystal necklace by Gucci

Logo-plaque necklace by Versace

Long logo necklace by Louis Vuitton

Logo lettering necklace by Moschino

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Miu Miu Girl

One of my favorite S/S 2022 collections is Miu Miu. There were plenty of sexy-looking clothes on the runway this season: low-rise micro-miniskirts and ultra-cropped tops give all the attention to the midriff. It felt different and new, a welcome distraction from the looks we wore during the pandemic. Here you see me wearing this fun outfit on the streets of Paris during Fashion Week.

My look: Camel-hair blouson crop jacket, and matching camel-hair miniskirt, jersey panty with logo, both by Miu MiuAlcove mini leather tote by Valentino, EverDior oversized square metal sunglasses by Dior, and La Medusa platform boots
icon by Versace.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nadia Krawiecka
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