F/W 2013: Asian Exoticism

Asian Exoti

The influence of Asian exoticism has inspired fashion designers over decades. This season is no different from previous ones. For F/W 2013, the combination of oriental prints and modern outfits has been spotted on the runways. Below are some of my favourite pieces available now. The background photos were taken during my recent trip through China in Guilin.

Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace Asia FW 2013

Beaded resin and gold-plated necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane

Mary Katrantzou FW 2013 Asia

Fawi wandering river strapless dressicon by Mary Katrantzou

Balmain Top FW2013 Asia

Embellished tank top with Asian garden print iconby Balmain

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via style.com and © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Persian Dinner at Parisa


The restaurant Parisa, one of my favourites that I visited in Doha, belongs to the Sharq Village and Spa. Traditional Persian dishes are served with a contemporary, modern twist. The perfect ambiance to suit the mood of my outfit.

My look: Printed silk-blend crepe top, matching wide-leg pants with side splits from thigh to ankleleather pumps with ankle straps, all iconby Gucci (50% off), holographic faux leather clutch iconby Stella McCartney (new season, please click here for more information on this rising trend), cocktail ring by Roberto Cavalli and crochet-knit turban iconby Missoni (50% off).










I kept my make-up very easy, a little bronzer on the cheeks (24 Karat Shimmer Brick by Bobbi Brown Limited Edition), mascara (Lash Queen Sexy Blacks by Helena Rubinstein) and red lips (Diorific 040 Marilyn by Christian Dior Christmas look 2012).
On my nails: Coral Blame by Tom Ford.

LoL, Sandra

Parisa6Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht