My Favorite Outfits of 2016


It is the last day of the year and I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2016. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments. 12 months, versatile looks, shot in many different places in the world.

To a fabulous 2017, wishing you only the best and I hope that you will keep following Sandra’s Closet for the next years to come!

LoL, Sandra


JANUARY 2016: Good Vibes Only

january_2016_favourite_outfitsA Touch of GoldWinter LayersCutout


FEBRUARY 2016: Arosa Snow Bunny

February 2016

Couture WeekYear of the Monkey


MARCH 2016: Los Angeles Is for Lovers

March 2016-1Ponte Vecchio – Swiss Red Cross Gala in St. Moritz – Believe You Can

 March 2016-1The New Cool Shine

March 2016-2Bunny LoveSpring Picnic

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APRIL 2016: Favorite Jeans


Business Attire –  Emerald QueenX-Men


New York Central ParkGeneration White


MAY 2016: Cuban Colours


Today Is a Good DayLipstick and KissesHemingway in Cuba

May_2016_1Happy Mother’s DayLace Dress

May_2016_5Cuban RufflesWild Party


JUNE 2016: Potent Blooms


Dinner Party New YorkLeave a Little Sparkle


Happy Art – The Roaring Twenties When Fashion Meets Art


JULY 2016: Bikini Summer Days


Jurassic WorldCrochet Top


AUGUST 2016: Oversized Florals


Summer Essentials  Shades of YouBeautiful Summertime

August_2016_4Girl from Ipanema – Boum-Boum au Lac


 SEPTEMBER 2016: Dinner with Hermès


Rive Gauche Summer Party 2016Zoofäscht 2016White Dinner


Let’s Play!Oktoberfest Breakfast at Tiffany’s 


Not for Fashion Victims OnlyDinner with Harvey


OCTOBER 2016: Cat Me If You Can


Upper East SideIn NYC for Kenzo x H&MWhat If

october_2016_2Relax Road Trip


NOVEMBER 2016: On the Run


Always a Lady  I Have This Desire to ExploreTender Moments


Off-Duty StyleWatch the Dress


DECEMBER 2016: Russian Night


Munich BoundXOX – The Butterfly Effect


Blue VelvetThe Head Turners


Happy HolidaysSuperwoman

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Happy 7th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!


7 years –  as crazy as it sounds but I have been blogging now for 84 months, which is around 2555 days, and this is my 3098th posts which means I wrote more than one per day. I am thankful, Sandra’s Closet has taken me on the craziest, busiest but most amazing ride in my life.

Blogging is what I love to do most. I am independent, I can write whatever or wherever I am. It gives me so much freedom and joy. I love to do my collages and it has never ever been something I had to force myself to do.


To honour the occasion, I gifted myself with this new Chanel 2.55 bag from the «Front Row Only» collection. I think the attached hanger and the built-in hidden mirror on the back is too cute and it couldn’t be a better match to celebrate my closet.

Luisa Via Roma (UK)

As everything wouldn’t be possible without you, my dear readers, who have supported me over the last years, I have a gift for you, too. Please enjoy this special early access code BFLSU30 with 30% off on full priced orders over £300/€300 at LUISAVIAROMA.


Thank you from all my heart for your comments, your mails. With some of you I have even developed a relationship over the past years. I will continue to entertain you with your daily dose of fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

Recently, I have been thinking about doing a relaunch of my blog, a new layout for example but on the other side, I am loving my design, it looks different from others and I find it easy to navigate. Please shoot me an e-mail what you would change or if you prefer it the way it is to .

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Life Is a Play


In the magnificent setting of the famous Forte Belvedere in Florence with stunning views over the Tuscan city, Salvatore Ferragamo launched their newest fragrance. A creation dedicated to women who like to play with their different characters. “My life is a play” is their credo.


When I arrived in my hotel, a game waited for me: a little bag filled with wooden letters. I was asked to come up with the possible name of the new fragrance that would be presented in the evening. As I love playing scrabble, I did a pretty good job and wrote the actual name «Misteriosa» which I didn’t know at that time yet. I took a photo on instagram as proof.

Misteriosa RevealLuciano Bertinelli, CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo Parfums, unveils the new scent.




My life is a play” was also the theme of the exclusive cocktail party and gala dinner. We were welcomed above the city of Florence with stunning installations by Patricia Urquiola. The perfect backdrop for the newest addition to the Signorina family, «Misteriosa». The new oriental fruity scent offers an innovative olfactive interpretation of black shades with a strong gourmand core.

Pyramid Olfactory Ferragamo

Top notes: Wild Blackberry and Neroli
Middle notes: Orange Blossom and Tuberose
Base notes: Black Vanilla Mousse and Patchouli

Zhanna Bianca, Massimiliano Giornetti, Grace Hartzel, Sandra BauknechtPhotographer Zhanna Bianca, Massimiliano Giornetti, Grace Hartzel and my humble self.

Dinner Misteriosa

A dance performance, a gourmet menu and many more surprises waited for me. I had the honor to be seated next to Massimiliano Giornetti, Creative Director of Salvatore Ferragamo, and the special guest star on scene: top model Grace Hartzel, the new face of Signorina, with whom I had a lovely conversation.

Sandra Bauknecht_Grace Hartzel

What does it mean to you to be the face of this new fragrance?
It makes me feel so wonderful! It has always been my dream to be the testimonial of a luxury fragrance brand. Working with the Salvatore Ferramamo team was so amazing, they are all fantastic and we had so much fun.

What was your immediate thought/emotion when you smelled Signorina Misteriosa for the first time?
I could feel the unpredictable, daring and mysterious belladonna phantom and become her.

You like Mangas, you cut a bang yourself which gave you a lot of success, you seem to do everything your very own way. Today, you were the star on the dance floor. Are you a Signorina Misteriosa? And if you feel like it, please tell me why.
Yes I do feel like a big part of me is her, because I love to be independent and do things my own way.

What do you like most about Mangas?
I love how it’s such a different world. It’s so fantasy. The characters are very inspiring, and the artwork is beautiful.

What would be the best advice you would give to a young upcoming model friend?
To express your own style and personality. Have inner strength and be kind.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What would be your biggest dream to come true?
I want to pursue music and acting.

Graze in 3 words.
Joy , groovy, cosmic.

Grace_On_StageOn stage: Luciano Bertinelli, CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo Parfums, with Grace Hartzel.

What a great night. Later, Grace and I went on the dance floor. That is the beauty of life. We can choose every day which one of our facets we are going to interpret. Let the play start, but always remain the same person!

Signorina Ferragamo Bottles

Signorina Misteriosa is available now as Eau de Parfum 30ml (CHF 69.00), 50ml (CHF 99.00) and 100ml (CHF 129.00), as Duschgel 200ml (CHF 40.00) and as Bodylotion 200ml (CHF 45.00).

LoL, Sandra

Signorina by Zhanna BiancaPhoto: © Zhanna Bianca
The perfect backdrop for Misteriosa: Florence

IMG_5384One of my favorite dishes in Florence: the traditional pappa al pomodoro – bread and tomato soup.

Misteriosa PerformanceBeautiful dance performance with spectacular views of the Duomo in Florence.

Dance 2


The new ad campaign and below the video:

Photos: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo, © Sandra Bauknecht, © Zhanna Bianca, @ Grammio
A huge thank you to my fellow Marionnaud blogger and friend Katrin Roth for taking all the photos of me! Love traveling with you!

My Favorite Outfits of 2015


It is the last day of the year and I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2015. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments. 12 months, versatile looks, shot in many different places in the world.

To a fabulous 2016, wishing you only the best and I hope that you will keep following Sandra’s Closet for the next years to come!

LoL, Sandra


JANUARY 2015: New Year, New You

January 15-1

Is It Friday Yet?Dots in Pink


5 Minute StyleGstaad Fairytale


FEBRUARY 2015: Empowered By


A Simple Truth – California CoolViva California

Feb 15-5

Sunset Boulevard at NightShoot for the Moon


MARCH 2015: Pattern Play

March 2015-2

Kolor Is the New BlackAbu DhabiA Sunny Day in Paris

March 2015-3

Timeless Portofino Whatever – A Weekend in Moscow


APRIL 2015: Oh La La

April 2015-1

LeoWould Chanel Do It?Enchanted Forest


MAY 2015: Caribbean


Louis Vuitton’s Sticker-PrintsNormcore the Chanel WaySpring Brunch


At the Hotel du Cap-Eden-RocWork It!

May 3

Everyone Is Fighting a Battle – Love & Loyality


JUNE 2015: Beach Bum

June 15-1

Day to Night SequinsVilla del ParcoVotez Coco


Girl Gang in AsconaWelcome to Saint Tropez


Not for Sale  Stella’s Superhero Worship


JULY 2015: St. Barths


Hiking in GstaadA Form of PolitenessAt the Bowery

July 15-2

White Night in Capri Capri Wedding My Piano Dream Life


Garden of Wonders Transparent


AUGUST 2015: Rive Gauche Summer Party 2015

August 2015-1

Green Thumb – Perfect Dinner  Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme

Aug 15-4

Just LookOn My Way to the Office – Zuoz

Aug 15-3

At The Alpina Gstaad – Amsterdam

Aug 15-5

The Other Side of AmsterdamExploring AmsterdamAmsterdam Nights


SEPTEMBER 2015: Fringe

October 2015 -2

Street Parade Eclectic

Octoberf 2015-3

Amazing LaceKipsi 2015


OCTOBER 2015: Meet Me in Paris


The Sequined Cardigan – New York Nights007 Premiere in Zurich

October 2015 -3

One Day in SienaAre You RED-y or Not?The IWC Party


NOVEMBER 2015: With Love From Karl

November 1

Acid LeopardHato Opening#HMBalmaination

Nov 2015-2

The Most Beautiful Fall EverIndian Summer in MunichOversized Sweater

Nov 15-3

New York DollCasual Glamour


 DECEMBER 2015: Winter Season


When In Doubt Wear RedMerry Christmas Tickled Pink

Decemberf 15-2

Colmar Christmas MarketIt’s Dior, Darling

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Happy 6th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!


Can you imagine that Sandra’s Closet is turning 6 today?! This is my 2766th posts – I still cannot believe the amazing journey I went on for the last six years as a blogger.

The-Birkin-Bag-1My first post on November 23, 2009: The Birkin Bag

Fashionable encounters, exciting moments, traveling the world, I met so many interesting people, celebrities and fashion designers and I truly enjoyed every single bit of it! Therefore I would like to thank all of you who follow my adventures –  without you, my dear subscribers and avid readers, this wouldn’t have been possible.

Parallel to the launch of my blog in 2009, SI Style Magazine featured me on six pages which was the perfect kick off for Sandra’s Closet!

To many more years and posts to come!

LoL, Sandra

SI Style 1

Si Style2

SI Style3

SI Style4

SI Style5

SI Style6

To many more years and posts to come!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and via SI STYLE

My First Spotlight Show

For those who have missed it or don’t have the chance to watch Swiss television, here is my first Spotlight show that was presented Saturday one week ago. The episode is all about my favorite places in Paris. Enjoy!

And don’t forget to like Spotlight on FACEBOOK! Your support would be extremely appreciated – a huge thank you in advance!

LoL, Sandra

I Am Part of a New Swiss Lifestyle TV Show

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Great news and another reason why I had been so busy during the last weeks. Last Saturday, «Spotlight», the new lifestyle magazine on TeleZüri, presented its first show from “Zermatt Unplugged“ in Valais, the well-known music festival, with top artists, like James Blunt and Patricia Kaas. The focus of the new format is to cover the most important events and personalities from the fields of food, travel, beauty, fashion, kids and business, a well as impressive success stories and shopping, cultural and party tips.

Together with Zoe Torinesi and Dilan Anja Gropengiesser, I am one of the presenters and will take you with me on the most dazzling journeys around the globe, featuring the best stories about fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Tonight at 7.45 pm (CEST) you can see me for the first time in action (two hourly repeat). In my first show, you will get to know some of my favorite spots in the fashion capital of Paris and explore the newest fashion trends for S/S 2015. Here are some behind the scene photos for you to get an idea of what to expect…







The programs extensive background information and selected highlights such as live concert broadcasts are also available online at Spotlight.vison.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Johannes Diboky and © Sandra Bauknecht and via Schweizer Illustrierte

Turning 40

Foto[1]Sandra 1975-2015

My avid readers might have wondered about my lack of posting. Usually, I blog on a daily base but I have been offline for five days. The reason was my birthday, I turned 40 last week. Friends have asked me why I share this number and my answer is that there is nothing to be ashamed or afraid of. I have been on this planet for over 40 years. I am happier than ever and achieved all the milestones in my life that I had set for myself. I have travelled the world and enjoyed life most of the time to the fullest. Now I am ready for the real fun…

40 has a lot of beauty and I will explain you why. In comparison to a younger age, I  am no longer taking decisions based on what I am supposed to do. I am making them based on what is right for me which is so liberating. I know that all social media channels don’t show the real world. If you still think that people are all so confident living their perfect lives, you might be mistaken. Most of them are just as screwed up as everyone else.

My longtime friends who visited me from all over told me this weekend that they admire my consistency through all these years they have known me. True, I have never lost the my zest for life, I always stayed true to myself. In my high school book, I found a quote of mine: “Be yourself, no matter what they say.” This has been a common thread. If it made me happy, I would never cared about other people’s opinion, which goes most importantly for my way of dressing.

I still like getting silly and I have always loved dancing like no one is watching or like everyone is watching. I like the attention. One thing that has definitely changed is that I never feel guilty again, more like a teenager, but less loud. You I know that there is always a plan B and that is is indispensable to get rid of the toxic people in your life.

I am thankful for the amazing people that surround me and I never forget to tell them how much I love them. I had an unforgettable birthday and I would like to thank everyone who made it so special.

Below you will find my different stages in life. Why? Because they are fun to look at!


1981: Being in first grade… a happy 6 year old Sandra.

Sandra - 1994

1994: Having my own band and being on tour with the Backstreet Boys. I was 19 and had just finished school.

Sandra Bauknecht-1997

1997: My first trip to Hong Kong. Blond and ready to see life at the age of 22.

Sandra Bauknecht - 2004-USA

2004: Before my 30th birthday and before moving from Chicago to Zurich I did this cover shoot.

Sandra Bauknecht

2013: Finally back to my natural hair color that you appreciate at the age of 38.

Sandra Bauknecht - 2015

2015: And that is me one week ago, a selfie in bed. 40 and I personally think that I look better than I did at 20.

To life and its beauty!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, © Christian Dietrich (2013)
And a huge thank you to the Park Hyatt Zurich team for the amazing picture to my birthday! I love u guys!

My Favourite Outfits of 2014

Sandra Bauknecht - favourite outfits 2014

Greetings from BangkokAt the IRO Event in ZurichSpring Fever

Today, I would like to share with you my favorite outfits of 2014 and hope that you will enjoy this little retrospective as much as I did putting it together. 12 months, versatile looks, shot in many different places in the world. To a fabulous 2015, wishing you once more only the best!

Thanks for following with all my heart!

LoL, Sandra

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JANUARY 2014: Birthday Girl

January 2014

Elegance with a Dash of DaringWinter Palette Sense on the Edge

January 2014-5

Place Vendôme Animal PrintAt Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market

January 2014-6

New Year’s Eve at Ku Dé Ta – Happy New Year from Bangkok

Sandra Bauknecht - Purple Rain

FEBRUARY 2014: Purple Rain

February 2014

This is How I Vegas On My Way to Las VegasCasual Luxe

February 2014-2

A Cool Spin on Classic PinstripeThe 80’s Are Back

Bluetiful-Sandra Bauknecht in Hervé Leger

MARCH 2014: Bluetiful

March 2014-3

Venice BeachEssentialsSass and Class

March 2014

EdgyWishing Upon a StarHigh Glam

Sandra Bauknecht in Alessandra Rich at the Spirit Awards 2014

APRIL 2014: Lace to the Spirit Awards

April 2014-1

Art Filled & FeminineA Trip to RheinfeldenCoins and Dots

Sandra Bauknecht-Dancing on Mulholland Drive

MAY 2014: Dancing on Mulholland Drive

May 2014

Dots, Stripes and DiamondsFast FashionGood Girl

May 2014-2

On the Red Carpet in CannesTory Burch Munich Shop OpeningDressing in Black and White

May 2014-4

Vampires EverywhereHollywood HillsSo Fresh!

Sports Couture - Sandra Bauknecht

JUNE 2014: Sports Couture

June 2014-3

Bohemian RhapsodyComfy FlyingGreetings from Villa d’Este in Como

June 2014-4

Greetings from Paris Sunset Party at Phi BeachGreetings from Sardinia

Mary Katrantzozu Dinner in London-Sandra Bauknecht - OutfitJULY 2014There Is Something About Mary

July 2014-4

Berlin Fashion WeekMix Master Beautiful the Neutral…

July 2014-7

Believe in Love – Floral Femme – Show Your Undies

July 2014 -3

Shopping in ParisParty Time in MarrakeshOne Thousand and One Nights

Sandra Bauknecht-Rive Gauche Summer Party 2014-CoverAUGUST 2014A Night of Asian Delight

August 2014

Zoofäscht 2014 Berlin East Side GallerySummer Rain

August 2014-6

Missoni Chill Pleat – A Summer Treat

Sandra Bauknecht in Givenchy-My Look_Wild Flower

SEPTEMBER 2014: Wild Flower

September 2014

Femme FataleA Sparkling Good TimeYou Have My Whole Heart

September 2014-3

Statement Piece Love Story ChloéFresh Perspective

September 2014-2

Knitwear DressingHappy My Little Sunshine

Into the Wild- Sandra BauknechtOCTOBER 2014: Into the Wild

October 2014

Paris Fashion Week – Last Day – The Jacket BagBleecker Street

October 2014-2

TribalGraphic Stripes – Leather Rebel

October 2014-6

Get High Like PlanesSporting Alexander Wang x H&M

Luxe Layering in Prabal gurung - Sandra Bauknecht

NOVEMBER 2014: Luxe Layering

November 2014

Glitz and Glam Working Girl in Milan – Shock Everyone.

November 2014-3

Walk This Way – Monster Choupette Milan

November 2014-2

Cool Party – Barbie Girl Greetings from Barcelona

Sandra Bauknecht - Clash of the TartansDECEMBER 2014: Clash of the Tartans

December 2014

Perfect Parka PowerColourful ShearlingWherever You Go

December 2014-2

Wear It WellHowdy Tropical Vacation

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Happy 5th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

Sandra's Closet 5th Birthday November 2014

OMG! This week had been so busy, that I have almost forgotten a very special day. On November 23, five years ago, the probably biggest adventure of my life has started, I published my first post and Sandra’s Closet was born. I am so grateful for all the amazing things that have happened since then. I travelled to the most distinguished places, met many celebrities and fashion designers (click here to see most of them) and appeared in many publications (check out the press section here).

Below I put together some of my personal highlights over the last five years:

Campaign Closed Sandra Bauknecht

Being the face of the Closed F/W 2011 campaign.


Walking a runway show during New York Fashion Week F/W 2012.


I designed this limited edition “Zurich” tee in collaboration with Closed.

Montblanc_Sandra_Berry_Bespoke_Ink_Sandra_BauknechtThe launch of Sandra Berry, my very own bespoke limited edition ink by Montblanc.


I went with Montblanc for the ultimate Oscar experience to Los Angeles in February 2013.


I became the ambassador for Piaget.


Being at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles with Piaget was an amazing experience.


In August 2013, we shot a fun social media campaign with MCM in Berlin to celebrate the limited edition collection: Craig & Karl – EYES ON THE HORIZON.


I hosted a fun event with MCM to celebrate the launch of their new backpacks in November 2013 in Zurich.


In December 2013, I hosted the Goldenized event at Patrizia Pepe‘s Zurich store.


Before becoming the editor in chief of L’Officiel Switzerland, I had for three years, from 2011-2014, a monthly column in SI Style magazine.

George Clooney-Sandra Bauknecht

Being invited by Omega for a dinner with George Clooney in Shanghai in May 2014 (post coming up soon).


Hosting a lunch with IWC and star guest top model Karolina Kurkova during the Zurich Film Festival 2014 (post coming up soon).

Tommy BHI-Sandra Bauknecht

Being an ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger’s BHI campaign in October 2014 made me very proud.


Designing a Samsung tablet during the Mercedez-Benz Fashion Days Zurich 2014 that we will be raffled off soon here on my blog was an extremely fun project.

Sandra Bauknecht_Editor in Chief L'Officiel SwitzerlandSB

And last but not least something I am really proud of: I am in a book that was launched recently in German during Berlin Fashion Week and in English during London Fashion Week (a detailed post will be published shortly). Fashion Germany, the new coffee-table 208-page tome presents the country’s most important people in the world of fashion.

My blog has taken me on such a beautiful adventure and I would like to thank you all for following me and supporting my work. Without you, the success wouldn’t have been possible. Stay tuned during the next weeks as some amazing raffles will be coming up to thank you for all your time that you are spending on Sandra’s Closet.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, © David Biedert Photography, © Christoph Schemel and © Sandra Bauknecht