Reese Witherspoon’s Fashion Label

You don’t have to be one thing your whole life!” – Reese Witherspoon

The topic of whether women are given enough respect by Hollywood studios is a hot talking point right now. But Reese Witherspoon isn’t just a talker – she’s a doer. Five years ago, she set up a production company to create more diverse female roles, and she’s succeeding: Big Little Lies, Gone Girl, Wild… Witherspoon was a driving force behind all of them, with over 20 more in the pipeline. That’s alongside an Oscar-winning career, her fashion line DRAPER JAMESicon, three kids and her work for the Children’s Defense Fund. So, if a situation frustrates you, something that can and should be changed, do something about it – that’s what Reese would do.

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Crediting her grandparents as the greatest influences in her life and the inspiration behind her lifestyle label Draper James, Reese Witherspoon is celebrating the charm and grace of the American South, the collections blend timeless style with a contemporary twist. Don’t miss this exclusive capsule collection of floral, gingham and lace dresses in ‘50s silhouettes available HEREicon.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Reese Witherspoon/Draper James

The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards

Piaget Spirit Awards _ Sandra Bauknecht - Alessandra Rich

Last month, the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards took place on the beach in Santa Monica. Now in its 29th year, the awards are a celebration honouring films made by film-makers who embody independence and originality. I was invited by Piaget, co-host of the star-studded event for the seventh consecutive year.

Sandra Bauknecht Arrival Spirit Awards 2

With several of last year’s most noteworthy films being independent productions, the event drew some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender, Jared Leto, Jon Hamm, Lupita Nyong’o and Reese Witherspoon, among others. Therefore a gazillion of photographers were waiting for the celebrities to arrive.

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Jared Leto had obviously as much fun on the red (in this case blue) carpet as I did…

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…and I admit that I could totally getting used to it.

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Piaget Tent Spirit Awards

Throughout the afternoon and following the ceremony, award winners and guests celebrated in Piaget’s exclusive backstage lounge where some of the maison’s newest jewelry, as well as rare vintage creations were on display.

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From left to right: Lauriane Gilliéron‎ (Miss Switzerland 2005), Mousse Jacquier (Piaget), Nicole Suess (Piaget) and my humble self had fun in the tent.

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Mad Men actor Jon Hamm, Angela Bassett, Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO of Piaget, and his wife Catherine.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards are like the road to the Academy Awards, held one day before with an outstanding guest list. The spirit winners below also won in the same category at the Oscars 2014.

Cate Blanchett Award-Kristen Bell

Best Female Lead
WINNER
Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013)

The blonde actress wore a dress from Roksanda Ilincic‘s Fall 2014 collection.

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Best Supporting Female
WINNER
Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Thanking her mum for her never-ending support, Lupita Nyong’’o holds her award for best supporting actress for “12 Years a Slave“, the movie that won big at the Independent Spirit Awards, taking home five trophies including best feature.

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Me with Brad Pitt who also stars in the historical drama film about slavery.

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A pic with Brangelina… that is pretty cool, don’t you think?!

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The two stars of AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, took home acting prizes, as they did on Sunday’s Academy Awards.

Best Male Lead
WINNER
Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

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Best Supporting Male
WINNER
Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

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Keanu Reeves with me

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Angela Bassett looked so radiant and sparkled in white gold and diamond Piaget Rose cutout drop earrings.

Gong Li

Piaget’s global ambassador, Gong Li, dazzled photographers and fans in a stunning pair of Piaget Rose Passion torsade earrings and a Rose cocktail ring, both in white gold with diamonds.

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Anthony Chen with me

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Anna Kendrick wore a matching suite of Piaget Rose jewels, that looked divine in combination with her white dress and clutch by Dior.

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Matthew and Reese holding a speech

On stage: Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon

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Jason Bateman with me

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Very handsome is Mad Men actor Jon Hamm.

It was an amazing experience and I am truly thankful for Piaget’s invitation! Stay tuned for my outfit post coming up soon!

LoL, Sandra

Photo: Courtesy of Piaget, Michael Kovac/WireImage and © Sandra Bauknecht

Are You RED-dy or Not?

Star Style Red-dy or not

Red is such a big trend for F/W 2012 and there is no other colour that has such a “wow”-effect! In every holiday season, the eye-catching red dress is always in the forefront of the fashion trend and celebrities know use the vibrant, powerful shade to their advantage. A lady in red is such a head turner wherever she goes. It makes her instantly stand out in the crowd.

When it comes to red carpet glamour, Kate Perry, Claire Danes and Reese Witherspoon show us how it works. Shop their amazing gowns now, just click on the highlighted text below.

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Kate Perry wowed in this stunning strapless intense-red velvet dress iconby Dolce & Gabbana.

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The flow of Claire Danes‘s lace and ruffled silk-organza gown iconby Valentino is extraordinary.

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Reese Witherspoon radiates Old Hollywood glamour in this strapless crimson silk-taffeta gown iconby Zac Posen.

Are you RED-dy?

LoL, Sandra

Oscar’s Hottest Trends

Oscar's Hottest Trends

Red-hot and purple gowns, sequined body-conscious dresses along with screen-siren hair and beautiful high jewelry pieces. The 83rd Academy Awards 2011 last night in Los Angeles were once more all about glamour and drama.

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See the styles and trends that celebrities like Cate Blanchett, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sandra Bullock and more wore on Hollywood’s ultimate night.

 

My favourite dress last night: Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture S/S 2011

My Fashion Oscar: Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture S/S 2011

The winning actress in a leading role was highly pregnant Natalie Portman who looked so radiant in her burgundy Rodarte gown in „Black Swan“.
The winning actor in a leading role was Colin Firth in „The King’s Speech“ that also won in the categories „Directing“ and „Best Picture“.

Hair Trends

Enjoy the photos from last night!

LoL, Sandra

Oscar's Berry Tones

Oscar's Sparkling Dresses