My Look: Tina

Today’s post is dedicated to the outfit that I wore to the Sioux x Til Schweiger Launch Event in Hamburg. It is all about fashion meets art, as Stella McCartney got inspired by the work of almost entirely unknown artist Joseph Henry Lynch, slightly better recognised by his signature, J.H. Lynch. Nevertheless, you might remember his most ubiquitous, mass-produced, kitsch portrait «Tina» (Tina, 1964, Artwork by J.H. Lynch in college above), named for the voluptuous, kohl-eyed subject, painted in the saturated, sensual style of a B-movie poster, that graces my jumpsuit and scarf.

My look: Tina jumpsuit, and matching Tina scarf, both by Stella McCartney, bomber jacket by BalenciagaMonogram fringed shoulder bag and Paris metallic leather ankle boots, both by Saint Laurent, golden disc earrings from the Paris – Bombay collection by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of Sioux

Clearly the Most Stylish Shoes of the Season

It’s a PVC party!  If you feel like you’ve been spotting see-through everything lately, you’re not alone. But this season, designers step up their game by choosing vibrant colours, studs, laces or even lucite heels filled with surprises to attract the attention.

Clearly the most stylish shoes of the season!

LoL, Sandra

Logo-perforated PU and faux leather mules by Stella McCartney
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Metallic leather and PVC sandalsicon by Prada

Amber Ghost patent-leather and PVC sandals by Alexandre Vauthier


icon105 patent leather-trimmed leopard-print PVC slingback pumpsicon by Gianvito Rossi
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PVC and leather sandals by Dries Van Noten


iconFaridaravie 100 embellished PVC and mirrored-leather sandals by Christian Louboutin

Milos 105 leather and PVC sandals by Aquazzura


iconPeggy sandals by Nicholas Kirkwood
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iconParadise leopard-print wood & PVC clogs by Sophia Webster

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My Look: Swiss Girl

It is official! I am a Swiss Girl. I couldn’t be happier to finally have received my Swiss passport and to be a double citizen of Germany, my birth place, and Switzerland, my home base.

Today marks Sechseläuten which I will be celebrating among dear friends for the first time as a citizen of Zurich. Following the parade of the “Zünfte” (guilds), the culmination of this popular tradition is the burning of winter in effigy, in the form of the “Böögg” (cognate to bogey), a figure of a snowman prepared with explosives.

My look: Oversized tuxedo blazer and green cloche hat, both by Stella McCartneyWindward logo-intarsia merino sweater and printed cotton and linen-blend mini skirticon, both by Burberry, T printed textured-leather pouchicon by Loewered leather Rockstud boots by Valentino, Limelight Gala watch and rose diamond ring, both by Piaget.
Twenties fishnet tights by Wolford.
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LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Spring

Spring is here and I couldn’t be any happier about it. I love to sport my new must-have pieces to update old outfits for the season.

My look: Fringed cotton-blend coaticon and eyelet-embellished wool, silk and cashmere-blend scarf, both by Chloé, distressed Breton-striped long sleeve topicon by Saint Laurent, heart-appliquéd jeans by Stella McCartney, embellished metallic sneakers by Gucciquilted leather crossbody bag by Balenciaga, shell necklace and sunglasses, both by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Rest in Peace Karl Lagerfeld

Today is a very sad day for the world of fashion and also for myself. Karl Lagerfeld died in Paris at the age of 85. When I heard the news a few hours ago, I literally cried my eyes out.

«Trendy is the last stage before tacky.» – Karl Lagerfeld

For me Lagerfeld was a genius, without him the world of fashion would not be the same. He created collections simultaneously for CHANEL and FENDI (since 1965!), in addition to his signature label, at a pace without rival in the luxury industry. When I started looking at fashion magazines in the middle of the ’80s, he had just begun designing for CHANEL. Before that he had worked at BALMAIN, JEAN PATOU and CHLOÉ where he became successful with his feminine flowing party dresses, the latter he returned to once more in the ’90s before handing the reigns to Stella McCartney.

With Karl Lagerfeld in December 2014 in Salzburg.

When I turned 18, I wished for nothing else than a CHANEL costume. Whenever I met him or interviewed him, he impressed me by his intelligence, wittiness (I attached some of my favorite quotes in this post) and his way of working, which actually was very German. Just get the job done!

I asked him once how he seeks inspiration, he looked at me and said: «Forget inspiration, you sit down every day at your desk and work, half of the outcome is for the trash bin but the other half will work.» Another time, I wanted to know when he goes on holidays and he answered: «Holidays are only for employees.»

«If you are cheap. Nothing helps.» – Karl Lagerfeld

A shoot we did during my time at Marie Claire magazine with Barbara and Boris Becker photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, March 1999.

But my favorite story happened almost 20 years ago when I started my first job at Marie Claire magazine in Germany. My fashion director Florentine Pabst at that time was very close to Karl (and by the way also Jim Morrison‘s last girlfriend) It was probably my first week at the office and she explained to me that during her meeting her phone calls would be transferred to my phone. And most importantly if Karl called, I should let him know, that she will get back to him. I said: «Karl, who? The Karl?!» She smiled and replied: «Of course.»

«Sweatpants are a sign of defeat.» – Karl Lagerfeld

I didn’t leave my desk waiting eagerly for him to call. When he did, I gave him the message. The conversation was probably not longer than 30 seconds but I sat down at my desk with the biggest smile. My boss came back and asked me what happened. I grinned and said: «I am the happiest girl in the world. I just spoke to Karl Lagerfeld.» She laughed.

After half an hour, my phone rang again. It was my fashion director telling me somebody wanted to talk to me. It was no other than Karl Lagerfeld telling me: «I heard you enjoyed talking to me so much, so I thought I give you another call.» And this is how my love story started…

Another epic moment with Karl Lagerfeld in St Moritz in February 2013 at the opening of Fire Etchings at Galerie Gmurzynska.

«I think tattoos are horrible – it’s like living in a Pucci dress full-time.» – Karl Lagerfeld

 There is so much you could talk when you think of Karl Lagerfeld. He discovered Claudia Schiffer, was such a talented photographer himself and his ultimate success with CHANEL made the house one of the most important and prolific today. Thanks to Lagerfeld, the company also acquired many specialized French craft ateliers, like Lesage for embroidery, Lemarié for feathers and artificial flowers, Maison Michel for millinery, and Causse for glove making. This craftsmanship  was celebrated with lavish Métiers d’Art fashion shows as Paris – Bombay or Paris – Salzburg for example. The famous cruise collections took place in far destinations such as Dubai or Havana, Cuba, showing Lagerfeld’s way to making CHANEL even more prominent and desirable around the world.

Eric Pfrunder, Virginie Viard and Karl Lagerfeld

This January, Lagerfeld didn’t come to his Haute Couture presentation in Paris which was already a sign that the designer was not feeling well. Instead of him, Virginie Viard, the creative studio director, took the applause. It is more than likely that she will succeed Lagerfeld as CHANEL’s designer, supported by Eric Pfrunder, the house’s director of image.

«I am very much down to earth, just not this earth.» – Karl Lagerfeld

I could go on and on and will surely share with you more about my most magical moments I had with him. Rest in Peace Karl Lagerfeld –  your legend will live on, and not only in my closet!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld and © Sandra Bauknecht

Cycling Shorts

Championed by the likes of Princess Diana in the ’80s, the revival of cycling shorts is still going strong into S/S 2019, with slightly sexier styles like this Mugler or Dundas pair taking the lead. Those second-skin versions are made from mesh or delicate floral lace enhanced with plenty of stretch so you won’t feel restricted. In 2019, cycling shorts look great when peeking out from beneath oversized hoodies or a mini dress, as seen on the runway. Try wearing them under a blazer for your next business meeting to show trendsetting capacity.

Below you can find a great selection of those must-haves. Just click on the highlighted text to be transferred directly to the respective shop.

LoL, Sandra

Mesh cycling shorts by Mugler

Stretch-lace shorts by Dundas


Logo-patch technical cycling shortsicon by Versace

Life Is Short satin shortsicon by Maggie Marilyn

Cropped intarsia-trimmed stretch leggings by Palm Angels

Logo cycling shorts by Stella McCartney


iconLeather cycling shorts by Manokhi

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands / © Getty

Cinderella Slippers

«One shoe can change your life.» – Cinderella

A must for 2019 – live the modern fairytale with these pumps that reference the fragility of Cinderella’s glass slippers in a contemporary context. They’re crafted with a high heel and flattering point toe, then made of or at least covered with PVC for protection from the wear and tear of a night on the dancefloor – a striking statement on freeing women from constraints.

LoL, Sandra

Cinderella crystal-embellished PVC pumps by Dolce & Gabbana


Embellished PU pumps by Stella McCartney


iconCrystal-buckle PVC and lamé pumps by Midnight 00


iconShell polka-dot PVC and tulle pumps by Midnight 00
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Shell metallic PVC pumps by Midnight 00

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: Fashion at Globus in Zurich

Last Wednesday, I was invited to the opening of FRED SEGAL at GLOBUS in Zurich. The iconic store, founded in 1961 on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles (click here for a previous post about shopping in the City of Angels), that became the heart of L.A. pop culture celebrated its debut in Switzerland and Europe. Now the famous mix of fashion, design, lifestyle and art is available at Lintheschergasse 7 and online. No need to fly to the States or Japan anymore. Let yourself be inspired and check out the young and contemporary selection from designers like CLUT GAIA, EACH x OTHER, BAN.DO, TATA HARPER or ROCHAS.

My look: Leopard-print jumpsuit with peplum detailicon by Stella McCartney, Ark small acrylic clutch iconby Cult Gaia, patent-leather pumps by Miu Miu, and tasseled clip-on earrings by Oscar de la Renta, rose diamond necklace and rose diamond ring, both by Piaget, cuff by Chanel, and «So Real» sunglasses by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Globus and © Sandra Bauknecht
#GlobusLovesFredSegal

My Look: Pool Float

The coolest accessory for this summer? This time, I’m not talking about my Côte d’Azur inspired bag and shoes… I’m talking about my new pool floats! It’s been a few years now that these funny inflatables became the hypest pieces to show on Instagram. Pink flamingos have long ruled the scene, but now it is time for some angel wings action!

My look: Off-the-shoulder cotton-poplin top by Stella McCartneylace-trimmed striped seersucker maxi skirt by Jonathan Simkhai, printed halterneck bikini by Dolce & Gabbanawoven basket bag «Cannes» edition, frayed «St. Tropez» embroidered straw sunhaticon, and suede platform sandals, all by Miu MiuT Wire Narrow 18-karat rose gold cuff and T Smile 18-karat rose gold diamond bracelet, both by Tiffany & Co., and Amulette necklace by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
A big thank you to my very talented daughter!!!

My Look: Hello Summer

Hello summer! Time to wear one of my favorite denim trends for S/S 2018: a ’70s-style jumpsuit, which is, without a doubt, a statement piece. The head-to-toe, all-in-one garment creates a striking look that is comfortable and stylish in one.

My look: Denim jumpsuit and Diana Falabella box bag, both by Stella McCartney, suede platform sandals by Miu Miu, aviator sunglasses with Swarovski crystals and black hair clip, both by Chanel, Tonda Métropolitaine watch by Parmigiani Fleurier and Horsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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