At the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards

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This weekend, the 31th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place which celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers. I am once more guest of Piaget and couldn’t be anymore excited about it. If you have a look at this post about last year’s event, you will understand immediately what I am talking about.

One year ago, the sun and stars were out on a Saturday afternoon at the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, co-hosted by Piaget for the eighth consecutive year and held on the beach in Santa Monica. The event paid tribute to some of this year’s most important films and also attracted the biggest names in Hollywood, including the Swiss brand’s international brand ambassador and Best Supporting Female nominee for «A Most Violent Year,» Jessica Chastain, along with Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Scarlett Johansson, Cate Blanchett, Matt Bomer, Emma Stone, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Oprah Winfrey, Olivia Munn, Miles Teller, Andy Samberg and Emmy Rossum.

I am sure that you are curious how such an award ceremony takes place. So let me walk you through the different steps.

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Sandra_Bauknecht_Spirit_Awards_1Click here to get all details of me look.

First, it takes place during the day in Santa Monica. Many people are waiting outside of the fences at the beach to spot their favorite celebrities. You arrive and walk the red (in this case pink) carpet and feel like a star yourself…

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Cate Blanchett in Schiaparelli Couture on the pink carpet

Julianne Moore dazzled in Dior Couture

Emma Stone donned a lace Monique Lhuillier dress.

Sandra_Bauknecht_Spirit_AWards_2015-2With CEO of Piaget Philippe Leopold-Metzger

CEO of Piaget Philippe Leopold-Metzger framed by Swiss girls Lauriane Gillieron, Alizée Gaillard and myself.

Before the award ceremony itself takes place, you can enjoy the start of the event in Piaget’s VIP lounge. Featuring modern, luxurious details and a grand piano in the center, winners, nominees and friends of the House joined Piaget CEO Philippe Leopold-Metzger for a celebratory glass of champagne and a peak at the High Jewellery Mediterranean Garden collection.

Actor Eric Roberts at the piano inside the lounge.

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Piaget was the jeweler and watchmaker of choice for many of the attending stars, including my humble self, who wore stunning earrings from Piaget’s Mediterranean Garden collection, along with my Limelight Gala watch and a rose diamond ring.

During the Independent Spirit Awards, you can get really close to the stars and have a chat with them.

Sandra_Bauknecht_Ethan_HawkeEthan Hawke

Jessica_Chastain_Sandra_BauknechtI did an interview with Jessica Chastain (if you are interested in reading it, click here please).

Sandra_Bauknecht_OliviaKerry Washington, who plays the Olivia Pope in «Scandal»

Matt_Bommer_Sandra_Bauknecht«Magic Mike» star Matt Bomer

Emily_Rossum_Sandra_BauknechtLong-time friend of the House Emmy Rossum

Anne Heche_Sandra BauknechtAnne Heche

Sandra_Bauknecht_Sylvie_von_meissSylvie Meis

Marcia CrossMarcia Cross wore a long Piaget Rose sautoir in rose gold.

SpiritInside the award tent.

Piaget SpiritAs the ceremony takes pretty long in general, you are very thankful for food and drinks.

Cate Blanchett SpiritCate Blanchett won Best Female Lead in 2014 and is nominated again tomorrow for «Carol», in 2015 she was presenting Best Feature which was «Birdman».

Spirit Julianne MooreIn 2015, Best Female Lead was the title for Julianne Moore for her amazing performance in «Still Alice».

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Spirit 10 Jessica Chastain and Andy Samberg presented the winner of Best Male Lead: Michael Keaton for «Birdman».Spirit 6Patricia Arquette won as Best Supporting Female in «Boyhood».

Ophra Winfrey Oprah Winfrey introducing the clip from «Selma».Scarlett JScarlett Johansson was presenting Best Director. Richard Linklater won for «Boyhood

Spirit 4And yes, there is a prompter in the tent…

Spirit 5… which everyone including the hosts of the ceremony, Kristen Bell and Fred Armisen, were using.

Sandra_Bauknecht_Spirit_Awards_2015_-222Alizée Gaillard, Mousse Jacquier and Lauriane Gilliéron

But the best about this trip is always to treasure the fun moments with your girlfriends and of course with you, my dear readers. I am so excited being back in my favorite city in the world and for tomorrow’s event! Stay tuned!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and © Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Piaget

Grand Slam – Match Point for Vogue

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In honor of the U.S. Open, which begins today, American Vogue has commissioned custom-made tennis balls. Eleven designers and one tennis legend have turned the classic yellow piece into a new and glamorous realm. Which one is your favourite? Do you prefer pearls, rhinestones, spikes, lace, or Maria’s ruby-red pout?

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My favourite? Eddie Borgo‘s cones and spikes might scare off the opponent. Players, proceed at your own risk.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Vogue, © John Manno

The Golden Globe Awards 2012

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The 69th Annual Golden Globes awards took place in Beverley Hills last night and for us it is a pleasure to see who wore which designer. Unfortunately, Madonna (in Reem Acra), Kelly Osbourne (in Zac Posen) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (in Monique Lhuillier) are NOT on my best dressed list. Please see who is below!

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Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

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Elle MacPherson in a stunning gown by Zac Posen

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Nicole Kidman in Versace

Zooey Deschanel Prada Custom

Zooey Deschanel in Custom Prada

Kate Beckinsale Roberto Cavalli

Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli

Kate Roberto

Charlize Theron Dior

Charlize Theron in Dior Couture

Natalie Portman Lanvin

Natalie Portman in Lanvin

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Evan Rachel Wood in a stunning Gucci Première gown.

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Dog

The award for cuteness goes definitely to the dog from theThe Artist”. The movie that won BEST PICTURE. He was the top dog and certainly stole the show…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Getty Images, © WireImages, @ AP

Mixed Berries

Yesterday, at the 62nd Emmy Awards 2010 in Los Angeles, celebrities went on a berry hunt. The most beautiful dresses were the ones in the must-have berry shades of the season.
Those tones will remain for Resort 2011. Enjoy the sneak preview as most of the gowns have already been from the upcoming collections.

The US-series Mad Men won again in the category top drama. I would give the award fashionwise in the category “top drama gown” to their supporting actress Christina Hendricks in her lilac Zac Posen Resort 2011 dress that flaunted her curves perfectly and looked so stunning in combination with her flame-red hair.

On the F/W 2010 runways, berry tones were seen everywhere as if the designers have had all mixed berries for desert while creating their collections. The bright shades were combined in all ways.

I put some outfits together to show you how those hues combined together can make a strong statement and instantly update your wardrobe.


Red with violet, fuchsia with ruby, vermillion with plum- everything is possible, just let your imagination run free.

This winter, the LBD (Little Black Dress) is taken hostage by the LRD (Little Red Dress). So chances are very high that you might get scarlet fever soon. The bright vibrant tone is very contagious especially when worn tone on tone. Accessorize it with matching pumps and a bag in the same colour family for head-to-toe chic.

I am totally in love with Bottega Veneta‘s tone on tone looks. How about you?
Have I whet your appetite for mixed berries?

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands