Only Today: Harvey Nichols Shopping Party


A little party never killed nobody... especially if it is a shopping party. HARVEY NICHOLS celebrates today our favorite hobby with a discount up to 25% on amazing F/W 2016 fashion pieces, accessories and beauty products, for both men and women.

Below are some of my favorites to wet your appetite:

givenchyGreat for the day with jeans and amazing at night with a pencil skirt:
Black cape-effect jersey blouse by Givenchy


Those heels will vamp every outfit!
Classic red suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi

You cannot go wrong with these shades!
Dior So Real clubmaster-style sunglassesicon by Dior


Practical and always needed…
Ociroe charcoal fur-trimmed shell coat iconby Duvetica


Already a classic – on sale in black, grab it!
Falabella black faux suede shoulder bagicon by Stella McCartney


Start looking for Christmas gifts early, especially when they are on sale…
Orientalist large scented candle by Tom Dixon


FOR HIM! A little surprise for your hubby, boyfriend or crush…
Navy checked wool blazer by Giorgio Armani

Happy Shopping Party!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

New Order


Here is your green card for the next season. Military coats have been trending since quite a while but this winter they are making a full comeback. This time with the ultimate feminine touch.

1 Double-breasted appliquéd wool coat by Gucciicon
2 Wool-trimmed waxed-cotton coat by Miu Miu
iconOversized shearling-trimmed cotton parka by Burberry

iconOpt for a jacket with a tailored waist, a belt or a ruffled peplum. Wear it with cropped pants and high heels to join fashion’s battalion.

Get the look: Wool-felt jacket by Alexander McQueenone-shoulder cropped stretch-jersey top by Helmut Lang,icon cropped nubuck-paneled leather tapered pants by Chloé, suede pumps by Tom Ford and Ames leather-paneled suede shoulder bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands

My Look: Pagoda Style

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While you are reading this, I am on my way to Guilin. After those amazing days of relaxation in sweats and sneakers, it was time to put my heels back on. At least for a few hours…

My look: Pedal Star skinny jeans with Asia print (also available in a cropped version), linen knit cardigan and matching top, all three by Closedultraviolet Serpenti shoulder bag by Bvlgari (also available in beige), Melt black powder pumps by Minna Parikka, sunglasses by Katie Grand ♥ HOGAN and bangles by Sal y Limon.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Greetings from Kitzbuehel in Austria


This weekend, I went straight from Paris to Kitzbuehel in Austria to celebrate the 35th birthday of my lovely friend Tine. It was such a great party. We started with a cocktail reception at the Stanglwirt where the photos of my look were taken, followed by a trip with the cable car up to the summit station of the Hardkaiser from where we climbed up the hill to the very cozy Rübezahl Alm. Of course, the dress code was “traditional costume”.

Since many years, I have been collecting dirndl-style looks from different designer collections.
My look: Tyrolean jacket, top with lace sleeves and matching skirt by D&G Dolce & Gabbana, earringsicon and necklace with velvet ribbon (my birthday gifts) by Dolce & Gabbana, embroidered bag by Valentino,lace tights and hat, both by Dolce & Gabbana with brooch and gamsbart by Gucci, suede pumps by Saint Laurent.

LoL, Sandra





Hat-DirndlPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: New Year’s Eve in Doha


I spent New Year’s Eve at the beautiful resort we are staying at in Doha.
My sparkling look to welcome 2013: Swarovski embellished dress by Blumarine, sparkling clutch and matching suede pumps, both by Gucci, crystal and pearl necklace and crystal bead embellished earrings, both by Miu Miu.

Keeping to an old Spanish and Italian tradition, I was wearing red underwear on New Year’s Eve as a symbol of good luck for the upcoming year.

LoL, Sandra





Miu_Miu_EarringsPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Palazzina Grassi

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In Venice, we stayed at the Palazzina Grassi. A design hotel, situated on the Grand Canal, with an atmosphere full of charm and vitality, steeped in history, where you can experience the melancholy grandeur of Venice like true Venetians. Privacy, flexibility, luxury and elegance are the fundamental elements of this exclusive property, designed by Philippe Starck.


The 21 rooms and six suite apartments are characterized by a marriage of contemporary and romantic design, highlighted by unique furnishings, glass works by the French artist Aristide Najean and sophisticated collector’s items, with some rooms offering glimpses of the lagoon landscape. 
Adorned with many mirrors, the rooms appear much bigger than they are.

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My look for the first night in Venice: Dress with tropical print and matching clutch by Matthew Williamson, suede pumps by Yves Saint Laurent, ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie and watch by Roger Dubuis.

Tropical and hawaiian prints are a huge trend for Cruise 2012 and can be found at Stella McCartney, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Givenchy among others.

LoL, Sandra


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IMG_9765Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Fall Crush: Pucci Goes Wies’n

Fall Crush- Pucci

Last June when I told you all about the F/W 2011 Emilio Pucci collection, I promised that you will see me in those pieces. Here you go, Pucci goes Wies’n! Last week, I was invited to an Oktoberfest party and this was my look.:

High waisted suede skirt iconand wool and cashmere-blend intarsia sweater, both by Emilio Pucci, Palais pumps by Yves Saint Laurent, choker by Dolce & Gabbana and clutch by Louis Vuitton.

LoL, Sandra


IMG_1502Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

NYC Fashion Week Outfit: All about Halston

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Coming from lunch and climbing up the stairs at the High Line in Chelsea in very American style:

Silk Dress and Pendant Necklace by Halston, Bag by Tom Ford, Suede Pumps by Yves Saint Laurent, Butterfly Sunglasses by Valentino, Watch by Roger Dubuis.

LoL, Sandra

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Yesterday’s Look: Python


My look yesterday was inspired by the current python trend. This yellow and green python coat by Prada was a special order for me a few years ago. Thank God that I am keeping all my things.

Python coat by Prada, dress and belt by Matthew Williamson, shoes by Yves Saint Laurent, earrings by Louis Vuitton and bag by Tom Ford.


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What a surprise! I ran into Michele Venitucci on the streets in Milan. Remember him? The Italian actor is like me one of the advertising faces for the Closed F/W 2011 campaign.

LoL, Sandra

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Shoe Trends for F/W 2011

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Today’s post is dedicated to the shoe trends for F/W 2011. After having analyzed dozens of shoes, I am happy to give you an insight of what to get. Good news is that the versatility is gigantic and that every women will find something to love. Round and pike toes are both in vogue, so just stick to your favourite version.

You can shop my must-have selection by clicking on the highlighted designer name.

The shoe of the season is the high-heeled loafer.


My favourite high-heeled loafer is this one by Alexander Wang.


Which heel shape is trendy? All! Spike heels compete with the chunky ones for your desire while wedges remain the stars of the season.



My favourite is this stiletto pumps by Camilla Skovgaard.


It seems that we cannot get enough of the wedge and platform trend. The look has transferred to the winter from last season.


My favourite wedges are the gold ones Yves Saint Laurent.


Patent leather, suede and satin are among designer’s perfered materials for their winter collections. I recommend a vibrant, bold hue.


My favourite is the berry-coloured suede model by Christian Louboutin.


Reptile skins are very trendy this season, with python as the absolute must-have.


My favourite are the patchwork python boots by Missoni.


One more material is worth mentioning: Metallic leather which comes in a large variety of colours and shine, not only suitable for nighttime. Enlighten your day with a pair of glittering heels.


My favourite are the metallic booties by Heather Williams.


Lacing is a sexy detail and has been seen on many runways.


My favourite model with laces is the boot by Balmain.


This winter you should add plenty of buckles to your look as they adorn many shoes.


My favourite is the shearling fur low boot by Etro.

LoL, Sandra