Trending: Black Tulle Skirts

A very dear and stylish friend of mine with whom I just spent two amazing days in London on a girls trip asked me where she could find a black tulle skirt. Thank you for the inspiration to write this post! (To see the complete look that I am wearing in the collage, click here please).

Versatile, comfortable and stylish – a black tulle skirt looks great with sneakers during the day and absolutely stunning with glamorous attire at night. You can even wear it for a black tie event if it is long enough. I love the combination with a white blouse – classy, sophisticated and feminine.

Here are my favorite pieces available right now. To shop, just click on the highlighted text:

The classic one:
Full layered tulle skirt by RED Valentino

Sophisticated with contrast stitching:
Long tulle skirt by Dorothee Schumacher

Trending: sheer tulle!
Lace tiered tulle skirt by Dolce & Gabbana

Like a ballerina:
Tiered tulle skirt by Brunello Cucinello

The embellished piece (best value for money!):
Lumiere embellished tulle maxi skirt by Needle & Thread (60% off)

The puffy one (something I love):
Tiered jacquard-tulle midi skirt by Needle & Threat

The fun one:
Flamingo patches tulle skirt by Olympiah (40&% off)

Ruffles are always an option:
Tulle tiered maxi skirt by Milla Milla (30% off)

Ready for the next black tie event:
iconEmbellished sheer maxi tulle skirt by Elie Saab

A vintage piece from 1980 (It might have imperfections!):
iconFull length vintage tulle skirt by William Vintage
(By the way: William Vintage London is the world’s most beautiful haute couture vintage store. Totally trustworthy! The place to go if you like to find treasures from past decades.
2 Marylebone St, Marylebone, London W1G 8JQ,  Phone: +44 20 7487 4322).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

50% Off at Moda Operandi with Special Code


Today, I have a very special offer for you at MODA OPERANDI that will last until November 20, 2016. As a dear Sandra’s Closet reader, you will get 50% off during this special and very exclusive Friends & Family Saleicon featuring must-have F/W 2016 pieces by Burberry, Mary Katrantzou, Giuseppe Zanotti and many more.

Just use the promo code FRIENDS at checkout! There are so many beautiful pieces waiting for you hereicon. Here are my personal favorites.

Get the look with 50% off: Suede trench coaticon by Red Valentinolace dress by Temperley London,icon leather crossbody bagicon by Delpozo, Karlie embroidered suede pumpsicon by Aquazzura.

More amazing F/W 2016 pieces on sale are:grey_sail_cape

Grey sail cape by Temperley London

velvetVelvet top by Dolce & Gabbana

zanottiColine cutout suede sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti

clutchGalactic Penelope clutch by Charlotte Olympia
Don’t forget to use the promo code FRIENDS at checkout!

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Moda Operandi

On My Way to Salzburg with Chanel


Happy first Sunday in Advent, my dear readers! While you are hopefully enjoying a cozy day at home or with friends, I am on my way to Salzburg with CHANEL to attend the French house’s extravagant Métiers d’Art show. I shared with you the first visuals a few days ago and you might imagine my excitement to be invited. Seeing Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams in those amazing outfits just got my imagination going how amazing the collection will be.

Chanel Paris-Salzburg

On December 1, the movie Reincarnation will be revealed during a dinner party and on December 2, the show will take place at 10.30 am at Schloss Leopoldskron, an 18th-century lakeside rococo palace. Follow me on instagram @sandrascloset for live updates. But Karl Lagerfeld isn’t the only one who looked to Austria for inspiration – Tyrolean references have shown up at previous collections from the likes of Givenchy, Emilio Pucci, Olympia Le-Tan, and more. See the trend’s full evolution below.


According to Karl Lagerfeld, Coco Chanel derived her original inspiration for the Little Black Jacket from the Tyrolean uniform she spotted on a bellhop at Schloss Mittersill, a castle-cum-hotel in Salzburg, Austria.


Rock ‘n’ Tyrol at the recent Givenchy S/S 2015 show during Paris Fashion Week.


For Emilio Pucci’s F/W 2011 offering, Peter Dundas channeled Tyrolean folklore and two Austrian beauties: Romy Schneider (specifically her turn in Sissi) and the nation’s opulent palaces.


My look: Pucci Goes Wies’n


My look: Tyrolean Love


The aforementioned Romy Schneider in Sissi, a 1955 film based on the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria.

Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri‘s darling take on Hansel & Gretel for Red Valentino’s F/W 2013 offering.

Milliner extraordinaire Stephen Jones whipped up this Tyrolean topper for John Galliano‘s F/W 2003 spectacular.

Dirndl Dolce Gabbana -Sandra Bauknecht

My look: Dirndl Time

Delicate alpine flowers scattered across a frock at Valentino’s F/W 2012 show.

These are a few of our favorite things: a luxe take on lederhosen, as spotted in the lookbook for Olympia Le-Tan’s F/W 2013 Schnitzel With Noodles collection.

D&G F:W 2002

Hello, cowgirl in the sand. Or, in this case, the Alps. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana went north for inspiration for their F/W 2002 D&G secondary line and came back with a Tyrolean-themed collection—just the thing for a sexy, young Heidi with a great figure and a good sense of humor.


My look: Greetings from Kitzbuehel in Austria

Whether you’re taking the Givenchy route or going full-on alpine, this trend is surely on the rise.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via Vogue and, Alessandro Garofalo /, Michele Morosi /, Monica Feudi /; Gianni Pucci /, Mondadori Portfolio, Don Ashby, Yannis Vlamos /, Courtesy of Red Valentino and © Sandra Bauknecht

Fash Friday: Sweet Style

Sweet Style

It is fall, the weather has been dreadful but in terms of fashion we are already entering a new season. The first Cruise 2014 pieces have hit the shelves and I couldn’t be more excited about those pastel shades and mood-boosting colors.

Get the look: Mahima crepe blazer and Firoza stretch-crepe wide-leg pants, both By Malene Birger, printed jersey T-shirt by RED ValentinoPS11 Classic textured-leather shoulder bag by Proenza Schouler and stripe leather, suede and canvas sandals iconby Sophia Webster.

LoL, Sandra

I Wear Pink for…


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and wearing pink is a great way of showing your support. I am in love with this uber-cute pink ruffled silk-mikado mini dress by Moschino and those lace-up fuchsia rubber rain boots iconby RED Valentino.

Many companies, such as Estée Lauder and Bobbi Brown, sell special products to raise awareness and funds by donating part of the retail price. This year, Estée Lauder compagnies’ Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the fight against breast cancer and honouring the life and legacy of Evelyn H. Lauder, BCA campaign founder and Pink Ribbon co-creator. This is definitely worth supporting!


Evelyn Lauder Dream Compact iconby Estée Lauder
This irresistible collectible compact is an elegant way to show your support of Breast Cancer Awareness for women and men. Filled and refillable with Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder, the Evelyn Lauder Dream Collection also helps raise awareness that early detection saves lives. In special honour of Evelyn Lauder, 100% of the suggested retail price of each Dream Compact sold will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® from August 2012 – June 2013. Available in Switzerland for CHF 120.-.


Limited Edition Pink Peony Set by Bobbi Brown
Exclusive set in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Bobbi will be donating $10 of every sale of this set during the month of October to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. Featuring the Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Pink Peony, an innovative blend of sheer powder and micro pearls to give skin a natural-looking glow, paired with a Mini Face Blender Brush topped off with a bright pink handle. It’s a fun way to put on your makeup and show your support. Available in Switzerland for CHF 60.- (CHF 5.- will be donated).



Pink Bouquet by Moschino
A fruity-floral fragrance that exhales a lot of positive energy, youthful freshness and euphoric notes while being romantic and feminine.

Top notes: Bergamot, pineapple sorbet and raspberry.
Middle notes: Jasmine, pink lily of the valley, violet and peony petal.
Base notes: Peach, oakmoss, gingerbread and musk.

Eau de Toilette Nat. Spray 30 ml CHF 54.00 – 50 ml CHF 81.00 – 90 ml CHF 107.00
Perfumed Deodorant Nat. Vapo 50 ml CHF 42.00
Perfumed Shower Gel 200 ml CHF 42.00
Perfumed Body Lotion 200 ml CHF 52.00

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Estée Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Moschino and net-à-porter.

RED Valentino’s Pop Up Greenhouse


REDValentino Greenhouse POP UP STORE - LRWhile being in Florence, I was able to explore the new Pop Up Greenhouse by RED Valentino which will officially opens its doors today at Piazza Strozzi.

The temporary space will stay until the 17th of June.

It is a beautiful botanical scenario, where you unexpectedly find yourself in a luxuriant, verdant place like Alice in Wonderland.







IMG_5507In this imaginary greenhouse the young protagonist of the RED Valentino story light-heartedly continues her journey.

Her romantic fantasy and vivid imagination are her means of expression.








IMG_5526A cloud of delicate fluttering white butterflies comes to life, seemingly lifting this airy, magical world and carrying it to a fairytale setting. The decoration is divine.

Gardening elements become objects for displaying exclusive garments. Scarves are enclosed in transparent glass bulb boxes. Galoshes hang in wood crates while colourful costume jewellery is “planted” in small white flower pots.






IMG_5529If you are a romantic woman, you will fall in love with the magical surrounding. The collection was created solely for this fairytale space: each garment and accessory was especially designed and presented in this dreamy, light-hearted setting. Flirty garments and accessories are playfully paired up with garden elements. Work aprons and rubber galoshes becomes whimsical accessories for overalls, while flowers and butterflies embellish the fabrics of dresses, skirts, and accessories, all in a burst of colourful prints.

Even the colours are inspired by nature: rose, hyacinth, and thyme are used on natural materials that are traditional elements of the RED Valentino world.






IMG_5533This new chapter in the marvellous RED Valentino fairytale, signed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, will visit next St. Tropez, France from 11-18 July, 2011 at Place Celli. After that, Knokke, Belgium is the following stop from 4-7 August, 2011 at Place Van Brunnen Plein.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht