My Look: Advent


The Dolder Grand makes Christmas extra magical with a very fun Advent Calendar created by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen , who had already designed the impressive floral Easter Egg past Spring. Highlighting the center of the Canvas Bar & Lounge, this pop art work will make every art lover’s heart beat faster with its secret messages hidden behind the 24 doors. I attended the cocktail reception in presence of the artist in this vibrant Valentino Pink PP outfit.

My look: Embroidered cardigan (Look 46 Pre-collection S/S 2021) by CHANEL, bow-detailed wool and silk-blend crepe braletteicon, wool and silk-blend crepe skirticon, One Stud 100 embellished patent-leather pumpsicon, pink VLogo signature gloves, VLogo signature earrings, and One Stud mini leather shoulder bagicon, all by Valentino, and feather, crystal and bead earrings by Oscar de la Renta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Kispi

Finally after three years, the Kispiball (Kispi is an abbreviation for Kinderspital which means children’s hospital in German) took place again at the wonderful Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich. It is one of my favorite charity events of the Swiss social calendar that raises money for the city’s children’s hospital. I danced all night long in my Dolce & Gabbana gown and enjoyed being among my dear friends.

My look: Strapless polka-dot silk-organza gown, and «’L’Amore È Bellezza» ribbon belt, both by Dolce & Gabbana, pink double bow satin pumpsicon by Mach & Mach, Tro crystal-embellished leather shoulder bag by Oscar de la Renta, and crystal-embellished snake necklace by Alessandra Rich.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Valentino Pink PP

Here it is … my favorite look of the F/W 2022 season! I am completely obsessed with the Valentino Pink PP collection. When I spotted this dress and the accessories on the runway, I knew they need a place in Sandra’s Closet.

The photos were taken in front of the store at 27 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, that was wrapped all in pink during Paris Fashion Week., before I went to the party with Kilian.

My look: Cutout bow-embellished wool and silk-bend mini dressicon, stretch-knit tightsicon, One Stud mini leather shoulder bagicon, Tan-Go patent leather platform pump 165mm, all by Valentinofeather, crystal and bead earrings by Oscar de la Renta, and pink marabou jacket by Emilio Pucci.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Nadia Krawiecka
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My Look: Missing Summer

I am already missing summer so much that I want to show you one of my favorite looks shot at the beach of the Blue Palace Elounda hotel in Crete. In the background you can see the small island Spinalonga. It is actually a pretty creepy place, also known as the Leper Island, as that is where Greek lepers were quarantined until 1957.

My look is very colorful. The sunglasses are from the recent Loewe F/W 2022 collection. I adore the inflated style, it feels new. The Maison’s broken egg sandals are definitely a piece for the museum – I am completely obsessed. My bucket bag is from The Collector, a Geneva based brand, that is specialized in high end bags, preferably in exotic leathers.

My look: Lola cropped tie-front paneled linen topicon, matching Lola belted paneled linen midi skirt, and fringed faux raffia sunhat, all by Zimmermann, Broken egg sandals, and inflated oversized square-frame acetate sunglassesicon, both by Loewe, coral earrings by Oscar de la Renta, and bucket bag by The Collector.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Anouk Bauknecht
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Prêt-à-Portea: The Couture Cakewalk

Arriving perfectly dressed for the new season, the S/S 2022 Prêt-à-Portea collection at The Berkeley London showcases couture cakes inspired by designers from Lanvin to Gucci. A contemporary twist on afternoon tea, this playful and stylish edit is set to become another favourite for sweet-toothed fashionistas.

This season’s collection opens with Oscar de la Renta – a striking orange gown crafted with apricot bavarois, salted Manuka honey and apricot ganache, topped with a meringue frill. A hero handbag from Michael Kors – whose bags were seen filled with flowers on the catwalk – has been created as a Victoria sponge with fresh strawberry jam, wrapped in an Opalys chocolate cylinder with flowers intricately piped with lime butter cream.

Gucci’s pink silk tuxedo has been reimagined in bourbon vanilla mousse and Emmanuel sponge, layered with peach compote and glazed with shimmering pink icing. This is finished with a thin chocolate jacket and bow tie. Meanwhile, Lanvin’s towering floral platform heels will stomp down the cakewalk made from chocolate biscuit, painstakingly piped with royal icing.

Schiaparelli’s couture golden mini dress combines caramel sponge, dark Valrhona chocolate and hazelnut praline, all topped with a shimmering, chocolate oversized collar. Richard Quinn’s buttercup yellow gown is immortalised in ice cream – chocolate wafer cones are filled with fresh fruit compote and pineapple and star anise sorbet, topped with bright yellow chocolate waves.

Finally, the Prêt-à-Portea pastry team have created a showstopper of a cake – designed to share – paying homage to Saint Laurent’s floral jumpsuit. An oversized red rose made of lychee mousse with fresh raspberry is set on a glossy white coconut cake, and finished with a green chocolate leaf.

As always, the tea also includes elegant canapés and sandwiches, with a selection of loose-leaf teas from the extensive collection.
Afternoon Tea is served Monday – Sunday: 1pm – 5.30pm.

Cannot wait to be back in London!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © The Berkeley and Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Mykonos

As promised here is the outfit post featuring the very daring Mugler dress with the Fendi wallet on chain, shot in Mykonos where I spent a great time in August. The fusion of the rocky landscape and the dark blue sea creates a special atmosphere. The sunsets are divine and every spot seems to be extra picturesque.

My look: Cutout paneled tulle midi dress by Muglerlimited edition FF Vertigo Continental leather chain wallet by Fendi, Whisper metallic leather wedge sandalsicon by Aquazzura,  gold-tone crystal earrings by Oscar de la Renta, and sunglasses by Fendi.

LoL, Sandra

 

Photos: @mykonos_alexandr / © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: La Plonche

Do you know La Plonche? It is one of my favorite parts of Saint Tropez, hidden away from the masses at the port. Sitting close into the buildings of the old town, the small beach is fronting the oldest part of the French village and offers stunning sea views. You need to walk round a small coastal path to reach it. It is a legendary, fairytale place. Brigitte Bardot was a regular at the iconic Hôtel de la Ponche around the corner.

I absolutely love to wear Zimmermann dresses in Saint Tropez. It is the perfect brand for the Riviera.

My look: Estelle belted paisley-print linen and ramie midi dressicon by Zimmermann, yellow and orange Deauville beach tote by CHANEL, Naomi buckled leather mulesicon by The Attico, yellow beaded earrings by Oscar de la Renta, and Clash de Cartier ring in 18K rose gold with amazonite by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Michael HJ Lopez Photographie / Sandra Bauknecht
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Fun Statement Earrings

Nobody does fun statement earrings like Oscar de la Renta. The American designer has long championed the category with colorful, textured pieces. Always lightweight and easy to wear, you can build your forever wardrobe with this must-have fashion jewelry. Below you can find some of my favorites available this summer. To shop, click on the highlighted text please.

LoL, Sandra

Flower drop earrings
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Pitanga gold-tone resin earrings
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Woven flower-pendant earrings

Impatiens gold-tone, bead and crystal clip earrings (marked down 30%)
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Ombre-print floral earrings

Tassel drop earrings

Gold-tone crystal clip earrings

Crystal-embellished earrings

Beaded tassel earrings

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Solomeo

Here is the outfit I wore to the dinner with Brunello Cucinelli in Solomeo last week. As seen on the S/S 2022 runway, Valentino’s three piece ensemble was inspired by Valentino Garavani’s all-white collection from 1968. I love the monochrome colourway that gives the garment a timeless feel, whilst the 3D detailing adds a creative and contemporary edge.

My look: Cropped appliquéd wool and silk-blend jacket, appliquéd wool and silk-blend braletteicon, embroidered appliquéd wool and silk-blend crepe mini skirt, Tan-Go platform pumps, and One Stud nappa bag with chain in ultra marine green, all by Valentino, classic large Impatiens earrings by Oscar de la Renta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Tropical Date

What would you wear for a tropical date? I went for this beautiful high-low dress. It is a form of asymmetrical dress, typically longer at the back, and shorter at the front. The ruffles add to the tropical vibe. The photos were taken in Puerto Rico at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a resort I can only recommend and that I will show you more about very soon.

My look: Off-the-shoulder ruffled printed metallic fil coupé silk-blend georgette dress by DundasAngel leather platform sandals by Guccismall La Medusa top handle bag by Versace, python leather buckle belt by Saint Laurent, and dark blue clip-on stone drop earrings by Oscar de la Renta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht 
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