An Intimate Preview of Marni at H&M


Since news were out last November that Marni will be the next to collaborate with H&M, I have been waiting curiously for Consuelo Castiglioni’s vision on that project.

Tonight at a very intimate preview at an art gallery in Zurich, H&M presented the new collection for men and women. One sentence: it’s awesome! I adore the iconic Marni prints, the chunky plastic bangles and necklaces plus the signature tribal vibe.

Necklace 49.95Necklace € 49.95

The collaboration, which debuts March 8 in stores and online, is priced reasonably; most pieces are under € 100, with accessories such as hats and scarfs costing around or less than € 19.95.

Check out the looks below! And stay tuned for more exciting things as I will be leaving for Milan tomorrow…

LoL, Sandra


Marni for H&MCashmere Jumper for Men € 99.-


Shirt 29.95Printed T-Shirt € 29.95


Cuffs 29.95Set of 2 Bracelets € 29.95


Skirt 79.95Printed Skirt € 79.95


Jacket 99Jacket € 99.-


Leather Bag 79.95Leather Bag € 79.95


Scarf 19.95Silk Scarf € 19.95


men Short 39.95Men Short € 39.95


Hat 9.95Hat € 9.95

Marni for H&M

Necklace white 49.95Necklace with White Flowers € 49.95


Silk Top 79.95Silk Top € 79.95


Shoes 59.95Shoes € 59.95

Marni For H&M team

From left to right: The lovely Swiss H&M teamSita, René and Gray, all dressed head to toe Marni at H&M.

Skirt 59.95

On Sita: Silk Skirt € 59.95Men Shirt 19.95On René: Printed T-Shirt for Men € 19.95

Hodded Dress 149On Gray: Hodded Dress € 149.-

IMG_0178Lovely gift, thank you!

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, Stills: Courtesy of H&M

Advent Calendar Day 24


Gentlemen, stores are still open today. This is your last chance to get a wonderful surprise for your beloved one. You cannot go wrong with a wonderful piece of jewelry.

For the generous budget, Bucherer has created the Haute Joaillerie collection which consists of four amazing one-of-a-kind necklaces. At least, it is a feast for the eyes! One can always dream…

TanzanitePendant with necklace in 18k white gold with 6 fantasy-cut tanzanites (total 129.91 ct) and 179 brilliants (total 4.52 ct),
CHF 148.000.- / € 135.000.-


turmalinPendant with necklace in 18k white gold with 8 fantasy-cut Paraiba- tourmalines (total 127.11 ct), 234 brilliants (total 2.15 ct) and 35 rose-cut diamonds (total 4.17 ct)
CHF 218.000.- / € 195.000.-


TsavolithPendant with necklace in 18k white gold with 6 fantasy-cut tsavoliths (total 1o9.76 ct) and 174 brilliants (total 4.39 ct),
CHF 144.000.- / € 110.000.-

rubellitPendant with necklace in 18k rose gold with 10 fantasy-cut rubellites (total 135.34 ct) and 241 brilliants (total 7.11 ct),
CHF 68.000.- / € 62.000.-

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bucherer

Bling Bling

Miu Miu Xmas_1Hairband encrusted with crystal stones, € 295,-


Here is a sneak preview of Miu Miu‘s fashion jewelry collection for Resort 2012. Available in stores this November. Your chance to outshine the Christmas tree. Bling, bling!

LoL, Sandra

Miu Miu Xmas_2bisBracelet encrusted with colourful crystal stones, € 320,-

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Miu Miu Xmas_4

Miu Miu Xmas_5

Necklaces with crystal stones and pearls, each € 450,-

Photos: Courtesy of Miu Miu

Bulgari’s Monete Collection for S/S 2012


While being in Milan, I went to a press event hosted by Bulgari in their newly re-opened boutique in Via Montenapoleone for the launch of the Monete S/S 2012 collection.

Monete Titel

Given Bulgari’s ancient Greek origins and Roman influence, ancient coins are seen as a magnificent way to link the past and the present. Therefore the Italian house has relaunched its historic Monete collection from the `60s with a beautiful new design featuring goddess-adorned coins and chunky gold chains remininscent of Ancient Rome. The Monete theme runs though a line of leather handbags and jewlery pieces.










In the evening, the gardens of the Bulgari hotel were the perfect location to celebrate the launch of the new collection. Milan became Ancient Rome and all eyes were on the limber acrobats from Cirque du Soleil.

LoL, Sandra


CdS2Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Hello Kitty Goes Swarovski

hello kitty

Here is an eye candy for all fans of Hello Kitty and Swarovski crystals among you:
First introduced in 1974, Hello Kitty has been winning over the hearts of the young – and young at heart – ever since. Being an icon of the pop culture, the oh-so-adorable little cat upgrades its look in a sparkling collaboration between the Japanese company Sanrio and Swarovski through jewelry pieces, charms, accessories and figurines. You might have to be a truly dedicated fan to be willing to spend such amounts of money on those playful sparkling pieces. But if you are, I am convinced that you will love those girly treasures.



Clutch, CHF 820


Ring Set, CHF 130


Charm Sitting, CHF 95



Necklace, CHF 330

HELLO_KITTY_Earrings_pink_bowEarrings, CHF 120

Helly Kitty fans might ask themselves: “What’s better than a Hello Kitty doll?”
Here is the answer: “A Hello Kitty doll covered in Swarovski crystals of course!”


HELLO_KITTY_Pointiage_Limited_EditionLimited Edition 2011, CHF 10.000

With almost 20.000 crystals embedded into its surface by hand, this iteration of the the world’s cutest kitty is pretty glittery. And also rare – only 88 of them will be made.

The collection will be available starting in August in the 1900 Swarovski stores worldwide.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Swarovski 2011

Dior High Jewelry – Le Bal des Roses

LeBaldesRoses“Bal Vénitien” ring

Dior has launched a new High Jewelry collection “Le Bal des Roses”.

Reminiscent of the Parisian fashion house’s Haute Couture, the stunning creations pay tribute to Monsieur Dior’s favourite flower, the rose. The collection brings together 12 unique pieces that evoke the image of blossoming women attending a ball in their most beautiful gowns. Sumptuous pieces of jewelry with hidden details and stones set within stones evoking luxurious emboidered fabrics. As you know, I am a huge fan of the Dior’s High Jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane. With those designs, she has outdone herself once more.

Enjoy the video at the end of this post for a closer look at those eyecatchers.

LoL, Sandra










dior12Photos: © Dior

Mini McCartneys and Stella’s Gems


Yesterday I was supposed to be in London for the launch of Stella McCartney Kids collection and to preview the two new lines High Jewellery sets by Boucheron and Private Wardrobe by Stella McCartney which is a new service for VIP- customers to receive private appointments, personal styling, exclusive events, bespoke tailoring, previews and more.
I am so happy for my card, it is like the centurion for fashionistas.

Unfortunately, I had to cancel last minute as a very excited interview came up in Zurich. You will soon know to whom I was able to talk to.

Nevertheless, I still have all the photos for you. Stella’s kids collection includes basic comfortable pieces as well as shrunken versions of the mainline.


Her fun, modern fashion for boys and girls, aged newborn to 12 years, is now available in stores and online at with shipping in over 200 countries. It is truly worth having a look at the website. There will interactive functions for both parents and kids, such as the “playground“.

To coincidence the launch, an iPhone app can be downloaded at iTunes with special features like a mechanical drawing game and the ability to shop.

The London store has also built a very special interactive corner for kids of all ages making shopping a real fun adventure.

Jewellery_4_-_HI_RESHer new fine jewellery line is inspired by „romance, intimacy and secrets“.
The capsule collection includes five dainty pieces in timeless yellow gold (see photos below) that compliment every outfit perfectly. Prices range from £645.-.

I love the kissing pendant… Santa, do you hear me?

LoL, Sandra






Do you still need a Christmas present? I got an idea for you that is fun, cute, sexy and absolutely hilarious! Have a look at Being a Swiss Girl in Paris, Nicole Locher, opened her design atelier in 2005. She is creating that shock of contrast that I so much adore as she combines the beautiful artwork of vintage inspired embroidery with the playful modern attraction of a dirty saying. I think those tees and jewelry pieces will save you some words….


This combination below would be my way of combining a tee and necklace by Locher`s. From the outside very preppy with that little feather headband but look at those heels and especially at the garter belt. Who is going to be …… in the head now?

LoL, Sandra