Sandra’s Closet Is Back

The past weeks my world was upside down…. my dear readers, please accept my sincere apologies for not posting during the past weeks. Instead of publishing daily, you haven’t received a newsletter since Easter Sunday. This has never happened in 12.5 years I am doing this job.

The reason for it was that my web host got hacked. The attack was not specifically concerning my blog, it was the host itself. Unfortunately, during the recovery process, we realized that posts had disappeared and it took quite some time to recover the work I have established since 2009. Now, everything is back, I apologize if you received some newsletters double due to the recovery process.

Those who are following me on Instagram, have seen that I have been traveling a lot the past days. I had an amazing time in New York City and Puerto Rico that I am so eager to show you. Sometimes, it also feels nice to take some time off.

I would like to take this opportunity and thank you for the wonderful messages I have received during the past days. Some of you were so sweet to wonder what was going on with Sandra’s Closet. It made me realize how much I have missed blogging.

Back on track from now… you will see a lot of posts, already published and coming up, stay tuned! Don’t get confused with the dates of the posts, I dated them back as I don’t want to loose my streak of daily posting and they had been planned for those days …

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, First Photo: Daydream Studio @daydream_communication
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My Favorite Outfits of 2021

It is the last day of the year and following my tradition, I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2021. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments.

Even that 2021 was another challenging year for most of us, I hope that you will never loose your love for fashion and dressing up, making every day a little bit more beautiful.

May the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity. Wishing you a joyous 2022! It is time to forget the past and celebrate a new start.

LoL, Sandra

JANUARY 2021: New Year

New Year WalkCreative VibesBridgerton

Pink Is My ColorGstaad ExperienceThe North Face x Gucci

PreppyThe Fog

FEBRUARY 2021: Must-Have

Happy Birthday GirlStill Under ConstructionAprès Ski

Winter Layers LoveGymChic Happens

New StyleMy Funny Valentine

MARCH 2021: Denim & Brocade

Ken Scott x GucciRoman StudsMirage Gstaad

La Grande Dame – The Diana Tuck – Shibori & Macramé

Beauty Sleep – Game On

Lesage – Say Cheese!

APRIL 2021: Just Smile

Girls’ Night – Power SuitingShow

Baby It’s Cold OutsideThe End

PaisleyOh!

MAY 2021: Lily of the Valley

May WeatherHearst RateTake Care of Your Mind

Wild BotanicaGreenpeaceBarcelona

Classy and FabulousLike Mother, Like Daughter

JUNE 2021: Capri

GreenGoAhoy CapriSoccer

Summer Lunch Home PoolingGeneva

CozyIn StyleDenim

JULY 2021: Don’t Mesh With Me

The 90sSaint-TropezTulle

CheesyRetro Prints

Pure YachtingCHANEL Factory 5

AUGUST 2021Summer Vacation

Under the HoodEnergyBlended

With LoveSantorini NightsSalut!

Trésor de la MerKusamaPopcorn

SEPTEMBER 2021Dinner with Prada

SunflowerFeels Like Prada – Denim Love

Little House on the Prairie – Munich

The LobbyTie-Dye

OCTOBER 2021Vuittamins

The Tourist PatchworkGood Girl, Gone Bad

A Tale of WinterThe FallBerlin

Golden HourLost & Found

NOVEMBER 2021: Modern Marie Antoinette

CinemaChill

Construction GirlFab

DECEMBER 2021: House of Gucci

Christmas ShoppingGold CoatedGstaad or St Moritz

The CubeSingin’ in the Rain

Christmas CheersBoston

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Happy 12th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

12 years – as crazy as it sounds but I have been blogging now for 144 months, which is around 4380 days, and this is my 4924th post which means I wrote at least one per day. I am thankful, Sandra’s Closet has taken me on the craziest, busiest but most beautiful ride in my life.

To celebrate this beautiful occasion, I have an amazing contest for you. You can win two tickets for the Swiss premiere of the new movie HOUSE OF GUCCI on November 30th, 2021 which will take place at the Pathé Cinema in Spreitenbach (doors open at 6.30pm, movie starts at 8pm). Opened in 2019, it is the most modern cinema of all experiences with 10 rooms that are all equipped with comfortable seats (or beds) and the best image. The movie will officially hit the theaters in German-speaking Switzerland on December 2, 2021.

HOUSE OF GUCCI is the newest production from producer and director Ridley Scott with the most star-studded casts. Among the many recognizable faces are Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Salma Hayek. Based on the book by journalist Sara Gay Forden, that I read many years ago, it tells the true story of the feuding Italian dynasty that culminated when Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), the glamorous socialite, was charged with arranging the murder of her husband Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) in 1997. The movie is the perfect mixture of true crime and fashion. It shows some incredible Eighties fashion, styled by costume designer Janty Yates who was able to browse through the Gucci’s archives.

Here is your chance to win! Enjoy this new blockbuster movie in a plush cinema seat with popcorn and champagne. To win the two tickets for the Swiss premiere, visit my Instagram page and comment on this picture. I will announce the winner on Friday this week.

Good luck and thank you for reading Sandra’s Closet! I will also be at the premiere and cannot wait to see you and indulge in this blockbuster movie together!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography, © Universal Pictures, @patheschweiz
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Win a Shopping Spree with Matchesfashion

I am so excited to share with you the latest news. Next Tuesday, I will host with MATCHESFASHIONicon, the luxury shopping destination, an intimate live virtual discussion with their Chief Commercial Officer Elizabeth von der Goltz, as she talks about the power of dressing, the season’s most iconic pieces and the retailer’s S/S 2021 exclusives.

Elizabeth von der Goltz with me during Paris Fashion Week

Great news is that you can win to join this live session. You will also be gifted with a one-to-one virtual styling appointment after the event, where you will receive a tailored consultation and a gift voucher of €200 to spend at MATCHESFASHION. I promise you, you will love this personal shopping experience.

The virtual zoom event will take place next Tuesday, June 8 at 6:30PM (CEST) 5:30PM (BST).

Cosima wears VALENTINOicon for MATCHESFASHION.
Styled by Chris Hobbs, Photographed by Danny Kasirye.

So many great pieces in my closet are available at MATCHESFASHION.

To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with the header «MATCHESFASHION» to . You have to be fast! All entries must be received until June 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM (CEST). No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules. This contest has no restriction where you live, you can join internationally and there are two spots available. The winners will be contacted by e-mail.

Good luck! Will hopefully see you on Tuesday…

LoL, Sandra

Zinnia Kumar wears ZIMMERMANNicon for MATCHESFASHION.
Styled by Calvin Opaleye, Photographed by Jodie Herbage.

Photos: © MATCHESFASHION, © Sandra Bauknecht,
© David Biedert, and © Rian Davidson 
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My Favorite Outfits of 2020

It is the last day of the year and following my tradition, I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2020. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments, mostly shot at home. I will remember 2020 as the year that sucked, not only because of the pandemic but because of many tragic moments affecting people that have been close to my heart.

2020 has challenged and squeezed our perceptions of what a bad year can be, draining the optimism and throwing us zinger after zinger. So let’s look at some good news to focus on as this year of bad news comes to a close. We will be getting back to «normal» at a certain point, which will be a different «normal», as the world has changed and we have to accept it.

However, I will never loose my love for fashion and dressing up, making every day a little bit more beautiful. In this sense, I am wishing you only the best and I hope that you will keep following Sandra’s Closet for the next years to come! To a fabulous 2021!

LoL, Sandra

JANUARY 2020: Happy New Year

GstaadCan’t Stop the FeelingThe Kitchen

Call Me!Lunar New Year

FEBRUARY 2020Lion’s Run

Birthday Girl Night FeverV-DayWanted

Let’s GoMilan Fashion Week

MARCH 2020: I’m a Herrera Woman

Coco Neige Leopard Snake – Fashion

OMGYes Girl Yes!Weekend

Let’s Stay Home – Storms Don’t Last Forever

APRIL 2020Flowers and Lace

Reverse PsychologyNot Your Barbie Girl – World Dance Day

Love Being ActiveEaster

We Look Cute TogetherThursday

MAY 2020: Digital Red Carpet

PeoniesPretty PreppyWisteria Lane

Go GirlLove CHANELLV Pont 9

JUNE 2020: Feathers

CountdownTotal FashionOops! … I Did It Again

Escape the NightClass of 2020World Oceans Day

Heels Over PantsDior Love

JULY 2020: Tropical

Bobby Tipsy TuesdayComfy Glam

I Belong to The Hot Pants ClubMary MareGlamour at the Pool

SundayMillennial Cool

Summer BlackLate Afternoon

AUGUST 2020: Now Showing

Lake ComoVilla d’EsteValence

Missing CapriSylt

Bye, Bye Summer!Hello Kitty

SEPTEMBER 2020: Bookworm

TraditionalEmpty NesterThe Bat!

Tropical Meets Apple Tree  Muse  Oversized Cool

Diva!Sport

OCTOBER 2020Prada Love

FallShapeThousand In One Ways Sweater

Me TimeWifey for LifeMy Way

CuteCHANEL ShowBoo!

NOVEMBER 2020: New Modern

WednesdayUnder ConstructionMorocco Style

The First LookThe Art of Fashion

Thank you FallBlack Friday

DECEMBER 2020: Weekend Vibes

TodayDo It With Passion – Grateful

Boss Lady – Season’s Greetings

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Happy 11th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

11 years – as crazy as it sounds but I have been blogging now for 132 months, which is around 4015 days, and this is my 4559th post which means I wrote at least one per day. I am thankful, Sandra’s Closet has taken me on the craziest, busiest but most amazing ride in my life.

To honor the occasion, I thought I would share 10 fashionable fun facts about me that you might not know yet.

1. I went to a Catholic girl’s school and took my teachers shopping on class trips. In Rome for example, they bought the Moschino logo belt that has gone into style a few years ago again. Speaking of great investments.

2. Before my fashion design studies at ESMOD, I studied law. During an internship at court, I worked with the customs agents at Frankfurt airport and was really good in spotting counterfeits.

3. My first foray into working in fashion was an internship at Sonia Rykiel in Paris where I worked alongside the late designer. A very challenging yet unforgettable experience. I designed bags and T-shirts that were actually produced and have a proud spot in my closet.

4. Preferring to write about and style fashion, I started as a booking assistant at German Marie Claire magazine after my studies, and worked myself up pretty fast to fashion editor.

5. Before mytheresa.com was an online shopping platform, I created catalogs for them, the concept, layout and text.

6. Speaking of which, my favorite thing about blogging is the graphic design part, as you can see in my collages. My techniques are primarily self-taught which makes me proud. I also love drawing.

7. I was named among the most influential German fashion people in the coffee table book «Fashion Germany» along Claudia Schiffer, Peter Lindbergh, Jil Sander and many more…

8. I have started my fashion collection at the age of 16 and have kept everything. Every piece has its story and I always remember where I got or wore it.

9. I haven’t been without nail polish, both on my fingers or toes, since I am a teenager. Not one single day!

10. I have lived in Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Chicago before Zurich and my biggest dream is to open a fashion museum with my collection.

I hope you have enjoyed this little insight about my life before starting the blog.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography

My Favorite Outfits of 2019

It is not only the last day of the year, but also the last day of the decade and I would like to share with you my favourite outfits of 2019. A little retrospective recalling my most fashionable moments. 12 months, versatile looks, shot in many different places in the world.

To a fabulous 2020, to a fabulous new decade, 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 2019To a Sparkling 2019

French Cancan – CrucialWasserngrat Lunch

Winter WonderlandGstaad, Come Up and Slow Down – Women in Power

Happy Birthday – 100 Years of Bauhaus

FEBRUARY 2019: London Fashion Week Look

Times Square  La Pausa  New York City

She’s in Fashion  Hello Sunshine

MARCH 2019Vienna Opera Ball

International Women’s DayNever Rest – Find Me in Milan

Spring  The New StoryIt’s All in the Attitude

APRIL 2019: Swiss Girl

Travelling to São PauloBrazilBelgrave Square

TinaFormula V

Paris Fashion WeekCherry Blossom

 MAY 2019: Cyprus Nights

Summer Kick-OffGirl PowerBest Never Rest

Where the Wild Things AreAwesome Sequins

JUNE 2019: Red & Turquoise for Spring 

Save the OceanAn Evening with BalletJewels

Art BaselBeat the Heat

 JULY 2019: Like Ice in the Sunshine

Dream On VacationLet’s Play Ballet

Rose GardenFrench RivieraJust Keep Swimming

AUGUST 2019: Viva la Svizzera

Greetings from VeronaKiss a Frog – Street Parade 2019

The Weekend Read Comfy Chic

Orchid PrintLavender Extrême

SEPTEMBER 2019Pulp Fiction

Atelier SwarovskiArriving in Munich – Boss Outletcity Metzingen

Life is Better with a DogModern Princess

Sleeping BeautyBohemian

OCTOBER 2019: Borgo Santo Pietro

Chill & RelaxGolden FallVivamayr

La Vie BohèmeCamouflage

NOVEMBER 2019: Halloween

GreeceCHANELLa Mer

HomeMagic WeekendFemme on Trend

DECEMBER 2019: Merry Dolce Christmas

You Can Do ItCelebrateThis is My Love

 Unchained#IMACHRISTMASTREE

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Celebrating 10 Years of My Blog with La Mer

Thursday one week ago, I had the privilege to be celebrating my 10th blog anniversary with LA MER at Jelmoli in Zurich among dear friends and most amazing Sandra’s Closet readers. With all my heart, I would like to thank everyone who came and made this evening so special, also for the many beautiful and thoughtful gifts I got. A big and heartfelt «thank you» goes also to the very professional LA MER team, that surprised me with the best cake ever and to PERRIER-JOUËT for the lovely champagne.

The evening was dedicated to the most luxurious products by LA MER, the Genaissance de La Mer collection. The brand’s best anti-aging skincare products offer accelerated renewal and visibly erase signs of time with the help of potent crystals. Inspired by the latter, guests were invited to enjoy a personalized crystal reading by Alexandra Kruse.

I have been blogging for one decade now and so much happened over these past 10 years. I have always believed in being authentic and that staying true to myself would gain success in the long run. Nobody knows what the future holds. So let’s enjoy life to the fullest, be kind and inspire each other every day. Thank you to everyone for the journey.

Happy 1st Advent!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Sanjeev Velmurugan – © Sandra Bauknecht and via my lovely guests

Happy 10th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

10 years – as crazy as it sounds but I have been blogging now for 120 months, which is around 3650 days, and this is my 4193rd post 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.

On Thursday, I pre-celebrated my blog anniversary with LA MER at Jelmoli, I was so proud to welcome some of my Swiss readers, confident, beautiful and smart women, who came from all over the country. I cannot wait to show you the photos. A huge thank you to everyone for coming and all the surprises, I truly felt loved.

Me in the senior yearbook in 1994.

After a crazy week, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and London, I am at the airport again, ready to leave for Frankfurt in Germany as I have my 25-year class reunion today. I am so happy to be reunited with all my girls.

Thank you all for the journey! More to come…

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Happy Birthday

I am thinking of all of you on my birthday today and I am hoping that all the happiness you have given to me during all these years of writing my blog will return to you. Wishing you a happy day!

May today be filled with friendship, laughter, and lots of amazing surprises.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht