My Look: Sky Blue

Since its inception in 1978, Versace stands for female sensuality for the modern woman. With a palette of fresh pastels and callbacks to previous collections, this season expands on the house’s iconic signatures, that I have always been a fan of like this beautiful ensemble in sky blue.

My look: 1978 Re-Edition logo-embroidered jumper, check-effect wool-blend tweed mini, La Medusa crystal-embellished mini bag, Medusa Aevitas embellished satin platform sandals, and Medusa-plaque satin headband, all by VersaceHorsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery, fishnet tights with Swarovski crystals by Calzedonia, and Oyster Perpetual 36 with turquoise dial by Rolex.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Felicia Sewerinsson @feliciasewerinsson
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My Wish List

In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. Sometimes, it feels just wonderful to be spoilt. This can be a memorable experience you’ll be able to look back on fondly, a love letter, someone taking good care of you or a precious item that you will treasure for a lifetime and hand over to the next generation. As we know today, some items are truly investment pieces.

In terms of those must-haves, I would wish for something from this list below … just putting it out in the universe as my birthday is coming up. You never know what the fairy birthday godmother might bring … if you need help, just ask for Jean-Gilles, Antinea, Faby or Martin :-)! And now it is time for celebrations.

LoL, Sandra

Panthère de Cartier ring by Cartier

LOVE bracelet, 18K rose gold with diamonds by Cartier

Matte Alligator Birkin Faubourg 20 handbag by Hermès

Birkin Disco Faubourg 20 bag by Hermès

Mini Vert Yucca Epsom Kelly 20 by Hermès

Gilbert & George Lady Dior Art Bag #8 by Dior

Day Date 36 Oyster Everose gold with diamonds and rainbow dial by Rolex

Day Date 36 Oyster in yellow gold with diamonds and turquoise dial by Rolex

Oyster Perpetual Day Date 36 Puzzle by Rolex

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Vitamin Sea

This feed was in terrible need of some Vitamin Sea. Who else is excited for those carefree days at the beach?! I love wearing vibrant colors that complement sun-kissed skin the best. A great way to protect your hair from the wind, while looking super stylish, is a silk scarf tied around your head. I sported this styling trick a lot at the Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands resort.

My look: Jeannie terry midi dress by Zimmermann, Almost Bare metallic leather sandalsicon by Aquazzura, Colorama flap bag in quilted watercolor (S/S 2014) by CHANEL, cutout acetate butterfly sunglasses in shiny black smoke by Fendilong beaded tassel earrings in forest greenicon by Oscar de la Renta, shell and beaded bracelet by Isabel Marant, Oyster Perpetual 36 with a turquoise blue dial by Rolex, and «Le Géographe» vintage silk scarf 90 designed by Sandra Laroche (1992) by Hermès.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht taken by Munko at Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands
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Rolex – Time Stamped With Emotion

With these versions of the Day-Date 36, Rolex brings an unexpected creative twist to one of its iconic models. By displaying a new emotion each day, the watch brings an element of spontaneity into the wearers’ daily life and allows them to invest the reading of time with their changing mood. Rolex unveils three new variants of its Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, full of joy and energy.

Crafted from 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold, these watches have adopted an original face. Rather than showing the day of the week, the arc-shaped aperture at 12 o’clock displays an inspirational keyword in English – ‘Happy’, ‘Eternity’, ‘Gratitude’, ‘Peace’, ‘Faith’, ‘Love’ and ‘Hope’. The window at 3 o’clock reveals daily one of 31 exclusive emojis in place of the date.

Entirely created using champlevé enamelling, the dial is striking for the depth and intensity of its gleaming colours and decoration. The motif is inspired by a jigsaw puzzle. Turquoise blue, red, fuchsia, orange, green and yellow pieces fit together on a single-colour background, each representing one of the key moments in life. The hours are marked by 10 baguette-cut sapphires in six different hues set according to the main colour of the dial, which is turquoise blue on the 18 ct yellow gold and 18 ct white gold versions, and orange on the watch in 18 ct Everose gold.

The new versions of the Day-Date 36 are equipped with calibre 3255, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, enabling them to display a special keyword each day of the week and an individual emoji each day of the month, as well as the hours, minutes and seconds.

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.

Interesting to know is that at its launch in 1956, the Day-Date was a major innovation: it was the first calendar wristwatch to indicate, in addition to the date, the day of the week spelt out in full in an arc-shaped window at 12 o’clock on the dial – a technical feat at the time.

Worn by many of the world’s political figures, directors and visionaries, the Day-Date is instantly recognizable, in particular thanks to its emblematic President bracelet, whose evocative name, together with the eminent figures who have worn it, ensured the Day-Date became known as the ‘presidents’ watch’.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: ©Rolex/JVA Studios and ©Rolex/Ulysse Frechelin
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Rolex New Oyster Perpetual Celebration

Watches in the Oyster Perpetual range are direct descendants of the original Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, on which Rolex has built its reputation since 1926. These timepieces benefit from all the fundamental features of the Oyster Perpetual collection – chronometric precision, a waterproof Oyster case, and self-winding of the movement via a Perpetual rotor.

Alive with colour, vitality and positivity, the new dials – presented at Watches & Wonders – of the Oyster Perpetual in 31 mm, 36 mm and 41 mm are dotted with many-coloured bubbles that joyfully reunite the five hues introduced to the range in 2020. Rolex brings in a new dial decoration for its Oyster Perpetual range, recognized for its pure lines and universal elegance.

Named «Celebration», this brand-new motif is available for the Oyster Perpetual 31, Oyster Perpetual 36 and Oyster Perpetual 41. Composed of differently sized bubbles fringed with black, it encapsulates the vivid colours of the lacquered dials introduced in 2020: candy pink, turquoise blue, yellow, coral red and green.

The Oyster Perpetual 31 is equipped with calibre 2232, while the Oyster Perpetual 36 and Oyster Perpetual 41 are both fitted with calibre 3230. These two movements at the forefront of watchmaking technology provide essential functions – hours, minutes and seconds.

Like all Rolex watches, these Oyster Perpetual models carry the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist. This status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: ©Rolex/JVA Studios and ©Rolex/Ulysse Frechelin
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My Look: Love This

One more look from the Maldives. I just love this. The colors blend in so nicely with the beautiful island that is the postcard perfect backdrop.

My look: Ascu cropped open-back one-shoulder ribbed linen-blend topicon by Jacquemus, crystal-embellished stretch-mesh midi skirticon by Alessandra Rich, cutout acetate butterfly sunglasses in shiny black smoke by Fendi, open-toe platform-sole sandals, and long silver floral earrings, both by Gucci, black bikini bottoms with white piping by CHANELPalmette crystal-embellished suede cross-body bag by Christian Louboutin, and Oyster Perpetual 36 with a turquoise blue dial by Rolex.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht taken by Munko at Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands
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My Look: Wow!

Reflecting the Italian temperament and lust for life like no other, I love PUCCI beachwear. Nothing beats a head-to-toe printed look. I absolutely adore when my bikini matches the outfit as shown here during my stay at the Blue Palace Resort in Crete. Brightly colored accessories, pink retro-inspired sunglasses, and fun rubber sandals, give the ensemble an exquisitely trendy note.

My look: Turquoise and pink printed jersey top, matching printed jersey pants, printed bikini top, and matching bikini bottoms, all by Emilio PucciDiorSignature B1U cat-eye acetate and gold-tone sunglasses by Dioricon, GG buckled rubber sandals by Gucciicon, Jodie mini knotted leather toteicon by Bottega Veneta, and Oyster Perpetual 36 with a turquoise blue dial by Rolex.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Anouk Bauknecht
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My Look: St. Tropez Nights

St. Tropez nights are just amazing – one of my favorite spots is the terrace of my hotel, the Byblos St. Tropez. On my way from my suite to the pool area, I always pass the Galerie Palmer. The paintings were the perfect backdrop to shoot this vibrant Fendace look.

My look: Fendace Wild Baroque cropped top with lace, and matching Fendace Wild Baroque ruched midi skirt, and black leather double platform sandals, all by Versace, V-Logo leather shoulder bagicon by Valentino, Clash de Cartier ring in 18K rose gold with amazonite by Cartier, logo earrings by CHANEL, and Oyster Perpetual 36 with turquoise dial by Rolex.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Michael HJ Lopez Photographie / Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Hello Boston

Hello Boston – so happy to be back in this amazing city to celebrate my «Lieblingsmensch», my daughter, who turned 20 yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day. Here you see us strolling around the Boston Harbor area.

My look: Wool jacket with fur detail, logo-print jersey sweatshirticon, logo-print fleeceback-jersey track pantsicon, and logo-print T-shirt, all by Rodarte, Trekkgirl snow boots by Valentino, Oyster Perpetual 36 with turquoise dial by Rolex, Luck Lady stola by Louis Vuittonsunglasses by CHANEL, and medium shearling Bobby bag in grey by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Elevator Pitch

Here is my elevator pitch for you, a quick synopsis of my favorite trends of the season. Sequins and sparkles combined with a ’90s vibe and a new watch, here you go, this is my new outfit quickly shot tonight inside Gstaad Palace‘s beautiful lift before heading to dinner.

My look: Embellished silk chiffon hoodie, high-rise silk chiffon shortstulle crop top with crystalscrystal-embellished satin loafers by, sequin-embellished triangle bag, and matching sequin-embellished bucket hat, all by PradaOyster Perpetual 36 with coral red dial by Rolex.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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