Happy 8th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

8 years –  as crazy as it sounds but I have been blogging now for 96 months, which is around 2920 days, and this is my 3464th 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.

I was one of the first ones when I started in 2009 with this post about the Birking bag by Hermès. Many friends were laughing at me and I had to convince so many press offices about what I was doing. In the end I was right.

Today, bloggers and so-called influencers have taken over the media world and many of those brands that were completely against it are trying to get on the train they have been missing before. Print is struggling and media budgets focus on digital. What I am missing sometimes is the reason why blogging originally started, it was about passion, being able to write about young designers or products that didn’t have a big advertising budget yet and to show what you truly love. Of course, you have to earn money but the fine line between monetization and truly felt passion seems to often fade away. Today, I feel it is more about getting free products and becoming famous on Instagram.

«LET ME INSPIRE YOU»

Personally speaking, I don’t want to say I am a blogger or influencer anymore, those titles come with a negative connotation and honestly I don’t want to influence other people, I would like to inspire them and hope that you still feel my passion in every day ‘s post.

To the next 8 years of blogging, or let me say inspiring you!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Via SI Style, Getty, Hermès, © Sandra Bauknecht

My Favorite Outfits of 2016

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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

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JANUARY 2016: Good Vibes Only

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FEBRUARY 2016: Arosa Snow Bunny

February 2016

Couture WeekYear of the Monkey

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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

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Business Attire –  Emerald QueenX-Men

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New York Central ParkGeneration White

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MAY 2016: Cuban Colours

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Today Is a Good DayLipstick and KissesHemingway in Cuba

May_2016_1Happy Mother’s DayLace Dress

May_2016_5Cuban RufflesWild Party

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JUNE 2016: Potent Blooms

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Dinner Party New YorkLeave a Little Sparkle

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Happy Art – The Roaring Twenties When Fashion Meets Art

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JULY 2016: Bikini Summer Days

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Jurassic WorldCrochet Top

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AUGUST 2016: Oversized Florals

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Summer Essentials  Shades of YouBeautiful Summertime

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 SEPTEMBER 2016: Dinner with Hermès

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Rive Gauche Summer Party 2016Zoofäscht 2016White Dinner

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Let’s Play!Oktoberfest Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

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Not for Fashion Victims OnlyDinner with Harvey

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OCTOBER 2016: Cat Me If You Can

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Upper East SideIn NYC for Kenzo x H&MWhat If

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NOVEMBER 2016: On the Run

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Always a Lady  I Have This Desire to ExploreTender Moments

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Off-Duty StyleWatch the Dress

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DECEMBER 2016: Russian Night

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Munich BoundXOX – The Butterfly Effect

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Blue VelvetThe Head Turners

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Happy 7th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Favorite Outfits of 2015

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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

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JANUARY 2015: New Year, New You

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Is It Friday Yet?Dots in Pink

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5 Minute StyleGstaad Fairytale

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FEBRUARY 2015: Empowered By

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A Simple Truth – California CoolViva California

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Sunset Boulevard at NightShoot for the Moon

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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

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APRIL 2015: Oh La La

April 2015-1

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MAY 2015: Caribbean

May15-1

Louis Vuitton’s Sticker-PrintsNormcore the Chanel WaySpring Brunch

May15-2

At the Hotel du Cap-Eden-RocWork It!

May 3

Everyone Is Fighting a Battle – Love & Loyality

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JUNE 2015: Beach Bum

June 15-1

Day to Night SequinsVilla del ParcoVotez Coco

June15-2

Girl Gang in AsconaWelcome to Saint Tropez

June-15-4

Not for Sale  Stella’s Superhero Worship

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JULY 2015: St. Barths

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Hiking in GstaadA Form of PolitenessAt the Bowery

July 15-2

White Night in Capri Capri Wedding My Piano Dream Life

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Garden of Wonders Transparent

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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

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SEPTEMBER 2015: Fringe

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Street Parade Eclectic

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Amazing LaceKipsi 2015

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OCTOBER 2015: Meet Me in Paris

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The Sequined Cardigan – New York Nights007 Premiere in Zurich

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

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NOVEMBER 2015: With Love From Karl

November 1

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Nov 2015-2

The Most Beautiful Fall EverIndian Summer in MunichOversized Sweater

Nov 15-3

New York DollCasual Glamour

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 DECEMBER 2015: Winter Season

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When In Doubt Wear RedMerry Christmas Tickled Pink

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Colmar Christmas MarketIt’s Dior, Darling

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Happy 6th Birthday, Sandra’s Closet!

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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.

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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

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To many more years and posts to come!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and via SI STYLE

My Favourite Outfits of 2014

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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

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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

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MARCH 2014: Bluetiful

March 2014-3

Venice BeachEssentialsSass and Class

March 2014

EdgyWishing Upon a StarHigh Glam

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APRIL 2014: Lace to the Spirit Awards

April 2014-1

Art Filled & FeminineA Trip to RheinfeldenCoins and Dots

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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!

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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

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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

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August 2014

Zoofäscht 2014 Berlin East Side GallerySummer Rain

August 2014-6

Missoni Chill Pleat – A Summer Treat

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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:

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

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

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

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

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I became the ambassador for Piaget.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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

Sandra’s Closet Is Finally Back Online

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My dearest readers, first of all thanks so much for all your lovely messages telling me that my blog went offline. I am very happy that Sandra’s Closet is finally back online.

One week ago, while I was working on a post, all of a sudden my screen turned white and I had no access any longer. First I thought that I encountered a technical problem but unfortunately somebody hacked my blog.

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Since almost five years, I had been blogging on a daily basis. You have no idea how helpless I felt but as I was leaving to Ibiza the next day, I saw it as a chance to relax, to really go on holidays. Here on this magical island, many things have happened and I have to say sometimes you need this little wake-up call to finally see things clear again.

Now, all the issues are solved and I am back on track to share with you my favorite trends, stories and special moments in my life.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
Givenchy Fox Cape available at Trois Pommes The Store

Thank you, Gala Magazine!

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I have to admit that this is not a very modest post. Seeing this huge article in last week’s Gala magazine made me just very happy and I wanted to share my happiness with you. A few weeks ago they had already named me among the most important bloggers and a style icon… for those who haven’t seen it, here you go:

GALA N°26/2014

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GALA N°22/2014

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A huge thank you to the whole Gala team for those amazing features!

LoL, Sandra

My Favourite Outfits of 2013

My Favourite Outfits of 2013In general on the last day of the year, I get very emotional and melancholic. I like to recall the past 12 months and remember the best moments. 2013 has been an exciting but also a very challenging year for me. A year that has taught me a lot and brought me many magic adventures that I shared with you.

For this year’s last post, I chose my favorite outfits of 2013 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 2014, wishing you all a fantastic New Year’s Eve and only the best!
Thanks for following with all my heart!

LoL, Sandra

My_look_Persian_DinerJANUARY 2013: Persian Dinner at Parisa in DOHA

January 2014 - Favourite Outfits

New Year’s Eve in DOHA – Sunday Night in MILAN – Annabelle Prix de Beauté 2013 in ZURICH

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February 2013 -Favourite Looks

Greetings from KITZBUEHEL in AUSTRIAWith Dior at Pin-up Studios in PARISFirst Night with Montblanc in LOS ANGELES

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MARCH 2013: At Omega’s La Nuit Enchantée in VIENNA

MARCH 2013 - Favourite Looks

Stripes and Florals in LOS ANGELESAt the Valentino F/W 2013 Show in PARIS Fashion’s Night Out in ZURICH

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APRIL 2013: Tribute to Photography Night in ST. MORITZ

April 2013 - Favourite Looks

At the Rodial Beautiful Awards in LONDONOne Sunny Day in STOCKHOLMCrazy for Braids and Biker Jackets

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May 2013 _ Favourite looks

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Sandra_Bauknecht_gucci_museoJUNE 2013: At the Gucci Museo in FLORENCE

JUNE 2013 - Favourite Looks

Boat Party in CANNESOff to FLORENCEFirenze4Ever Summer Festival

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JULY 2013: The Shorts Story HONG KONG

JULY 2013 - Favourite Looks

Vermillion in SANYAPagoda Style in LIJIANGSHANGHAI Bund

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August 2013 - Favourite Looks

Hiking in ICELANDCity GirlA Lovely Wedding

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October 2013 - Favourite Looks

Bamboo ObsessionNEW YORK Fashion WeekFeather Girl

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NOVEMBER 2013: La Vie en Rose

November 2013 - Favourite Outfits

Driven by Something – Vermeer Meets Valentino in PARISPlaid Factor

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DECEMBER 2013: It’s a Plaid, Plaid World

Dezember 2013 Favourite Looks

A Byzantine Moment Amazing Grace – A Sunny Day in GSTAAD

Collages and photos: © Sandra Bauknecht