My Look: Munich

Munich has always been my happy place. I absolutely adore this city in which I had lived for eight years before moving to Chicago and then Zurich. Therefore I was so happy to be back to see my friends, to enjoy Bavarian food and to walk around the famous Maximilianstrasse for some serious shopping damage.

My look: Aliane patchwork floral-print linen midi dressicon by Zimmermann, Bougainvillea 105mm sandals by Aquazzura, gold-tone necklaceicon by Saint Laurenticonyellow beaded earrings by Oscar de la Renta, and denim tie dye cannage small Caro bag by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Markus Wachter
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Met Gala 2021

The Met Gala is typically held on the first Monday in May, but this year, the event was postponed due to COVID-19 and falls right in the middle of fashion month. As Iris Apfel once said: «When we were small children, we all played dress-up and everybody had a good time, so why stop?». This is how Met Gala is for me, a huge party for everyone who loves to dress up and has never stop to indulge in fashion.

Ensemble, Christopher John Rogers (American, born 1993), F/W 2020; Courtesy Christopher John Rogers. Photo: HAPPYMONDAY / Courtesy of the Costume Institute

Also referred to as «fashion’s biggest night out,» the Met Gala is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This year, the Costume Institute will host its first two-part exhibition, on the theme of American fashion, during 2021 and 2022. Part one, «In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,» will open in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18, 2021, and will remain on display when «In America: An Anthology of Fashion,» opens on May 5, 2022 in the period rooms of the American Wing. Both shows will run through September 5, 2022.

Below, you will find my personal selection of outfits, that I loved or didn’t like and hope you will enjoy it.

LoL, Sandra

Fashion that makes us dream – my favorite look of the gala: Iman in Harris Reed

Cracking the codes: Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga

Rihanna in Balenciaga Couture and Maria Tash jewelry and A$AP Rocky in ERL

Wild West: Jennifer Lopez in Ralph Lauren

Fitting the American theme of the upcoming exhibitions perfectly: Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams in CHANEL

Sporting the American flag: Debbie Harry in and with Zac Posen

Trio infernal with an American «Statue of Liberty» touch: Sienna Miller in Gucci, Hamish Bowles in Thom Browne, and Emily Blunt in Miu Miu

Feathers were also a trending theme: Serena Williams in Gucci

One of my favorites last night: Zoë Kravitz in Saint Laurent

And another one of my favorite looks: Kendall Jenner in Givenchy

Julia Garner in Stella McCartney

Hailee Steinfeld in Iris Van Herpen

Donatella Versace in Versace

Whoopi Goldberg, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Carey Mulligan in Valentino

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello in Michael Kors Collection

Literally eye-catching: Hunter Schafer in Prada

Gigi Hadid in Prada

A great look, but somehow not for her: Diane Kruger in Prabal Gurung and Jimmy Choo shoes

Beautiful: Emily Ratajkowski in Vera Wang

Mmh… definitely not my favorite look: Vera Wang in Vera Wang

Playing dress-up: Erykah Badu in Thom Browne

Making a statement: Cara Delevingne in Christian Dior

Flowers were a huge theme: Lili Reinhart in Christian Siriano

LOVE: Irina Shayk in Moschino

YouTuber Nikkie Tutorials (Nikkie de Jager), who came out as transgender last year, paid homage to activist and drag queen Marsha P. Johnson with this «pay it no mind» sash.

Anna Wintour wore a floral Oscar de la Renta gown.

Stunning in Oscar de la RentaKarlie Kloss and designer Wes Gordon

Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta. Her bombshell gown symbolizes her activism for animal rights. According to The New York Times, she agreed to work with Oscar de la Renta on the condition that the designers would no longer use fur in their pieces.

Dan Levy in Loewe

Designer Virgil Abloh in Off-White

And here comes the golden king in his amazing outfit that revealed different layers: Lil Nas X in Versace

Photos: via Vogue.com

My Look: Blended

Blended by the breathtaking beauty of Santorini and its amazing sunsets, I wore this vibrant look for a night out in Oia. It is an amazing destination to have your vacation with its Cycladian architecture, the picturesque scenery, and the volcanic landscape. Every corner offers a photo opportunity. Make sure to wear flat sandals or wedge platforms for exploring the stone paved alleys of the Greek island. Another thing to have in mind is that the stones might get really slippery, thus you must be careful and don’t risk your safety for a picture.

My look: GG diagonal silk kaftanicon, GG Multicolour platform espadrille, GG Marmont Multicolour small shoulder bag, and cat-eye marbled-acetate sunglasses, all by Gucci faux-pearl tassel earrings by Oscar de la RentaOyster Perpetual 36 with turquoise dial by Rolex, and J’Adior bracelet set by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Anouk / Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Kusama

This week, I flew to Berlin for a very special event hosted by Veuve Cliquot: a unique closing dinner of the retrospective of exceptional artist Yayoi Kusama at Gropius Bau. The dress code said «colorful chic», so I went for this artsy, sophisticated look with a touch of elegance and a little bit of Veuve Cliquot orange.

My look: Layered embroidered silk-organza and pointelle-knit dressicon by FendiThe Pouch large gathered intrecciato leather clutch by Bottega Veneta, Arkendisc 130 patent-leather platform sandalsicon by Christian Louboutin, Horsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery, and gold-tone, bead and faux pearl clip earrings by Oscar de la Renta.

Stay tuned as I will show you much more of this wonderful evening!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot, Agentur EVENTPRESS for Veuve Cliquot and © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: With Love

With love from Saint Tropez … enjoying these carefree days and sporting my Gucci resort exclusive shopper for the first time on Place des Lices. Here, each Tuesday and Saturday, a provençal market takes place that I highly recommend for you to visit.

My look: Mae belted ruffled printed linen midi dress, and matching printed linen-twill bucket hat, both by Zimmermannicon, slide sandal with Double G, and Saint Tropez striped tote bag, both by Gucci, embellished necklace with coin charm by Oscar de la RentaRose Céleste necklaceRose des Vents and Rose Céleste necklace, both by Dior Fine Jewellery, and Royal Oak 37mm 18-karat frosted rose gold watch by Audemars Piguet.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Michael HJ Lopez Photographie / Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Summer Vacation

One of the best brands to wear on your summer vacation is PatBO. I am completely obsessed, amazing quality without being too expensive. Inspired by the beauty and technical expertise of haute couture craftsmanship, Patricia Bonaldi founded her eponymous label with a focus on intricate embroidery and beading. Each design is expertly handmade in the brand’s atelier in Brazil by a team of over 400 local female artisans. Here you see me wearing one of her amazing beach dresses with its unique, flattering silhouette at my hotel, the Byblos Saint Tropez. Doesn’t the background look so South American? I am loving it! In my next life I wanna be a Brazilian girl!

My look: Cutout embellished corded lace and stretch-jersey maxi dressicon by PatBO, Blaudel 100 canvas wedge sandalsicon by Castañer, Tip macramé toteicon by Bottega Veneta, mesh small brin bucket hat by Dior, gold-tone crystal earrings by Oscar de la Renta, Oscar seashell choker by Isabel Marant, Rose Céleste necklace, and Rose des Vents and Rose Céleste necklace, both by Dior Fine Jewellerybracelets by Cartier, and Royal Oak 37mm 18-karat frosted rose gold watch by Audemars Piguet.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Michael HJ Lopez Photographie / Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Cozy

Today, I would like to show you my favorite comfy look this season. The photos were taken inside the beautiful Royal Suite at Clinique La Prairie. The perfect outfit for cozy days on the couch, zoom meetings and travelling. This week, it served me well as I got my COVID-19 vaccine (Moderna) which has completely knocked me out. It might be because I had the virus and I still have a high amount of antibodies. I have experienced chills, fever and a heavy headache. Thank God, I only need one shot.

My look: Artax tie-dyed cashmere wrapicon, and Miller tie-dyed cashmere sweatericon, both by Gabriela HearstRachelle cashmere wide-leg pantsicon by Khaite, logo-embossed leather espadrillesicon by Saint LaurentKelly Danse II in Verso Blush/Rose Jaipur Evercolor leather by Hermèsfaux-pearl tassel earrings by Oscar de la Renta, bracelets by Cartier, and Royal Oak 37mm 18-karat frosted rose gold watch by Audemars Piguet.

LoL, Sandra

iconPhotos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Home Pooling

This beautiful sunny and very hot weather screams for home pooling. Isn’t it a great outfit that will also look amazing at the beach.

My look: Cassia belted printed linen robe, and Cassia embellished crochet-knit and floral-print bikini, both by Zimmermann, harness in metal and strass, and bangles, both by CHANEL, gold-tone quartz earrings by Oscar de la Rentastraw Kendra coffa bag with embroidery iconby Dolce & Gabbana, Paradise palm-tree leather clogs by Sophia WebstericonGG lion head & beaded ring by Gucciiconand square-frame intrecciato acetate sunglassesicon by Bottega Veneta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Anouk Bauknecht 
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My Look: Summer Lunch

It was the perfect sunny weather to enjoy a summer lunch at Buech for my fiancé’s birthday. I went for some Caribbean vibes to juxtapose a little bit the Swiss countryside.

My look: Charted Dreams cutout printed cotton-poplin midi dressicon by Johanna Ortiz, Pompei lace-up leather sandalsicon by Aquazzura, Birkin 30 in gold Epsom leather by Hermèsgold-tone, faux raffia and bead earring by Oscar de la Renta, bracelets by Cartier, and cat-eye tortoiseshell-acetate sunglassesicon by Bottega Veneta.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Anouk Bauknecht 
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My Look: My Funny Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! I hope you get spoiled to the fullest and celebrate the most important thing in the world, LOVE! Thank you to all of you for completing every one of my days by reading my blog. Fashion makes me so happy and I love what I am doing. The best way to feel kind of normal during those troubled times.

This week I went back to Zurich and shot many beautiful looks at the Baur au Lac in Zurich. Here you see me in one of my favorite restaurants, the Baur’s wearing my Valentine’s Day outfit for today. Now, I am driving up to Gstaad to be with my Valentine! Every love story is wonderful but ours is my favorite … cannot wait to see you!

My look: Ruffled organza-trimmed printed silk crepe de chine dress by Rodarte, off-the-shoulder cashmere cardigan by Alexander McQueenicon, Rosie Glass crystal-embellished bow-detailed PVC slingback pumps by Amina Muaddiicon, Tro crystal-embellished leather shoulder bag, and Impatiens silver-tone crystal clip earringsicon, both by Oscar de la Rentaicon, Happy Hearts 18-karat white gold diamond ringicon by Chopard, and Tank Française 25.05mm medium 18-karat gold and stainless steel watchicon by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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