Shine Bright by OPI

There’s no such thing as too much bling with Shine Bright by OPI, a new limited edition holiday collection with Swarovski crystals. Featuring 15 shades, including three special glitter hues, Shine Bright captures the festive magic of the season with hues that shimmer and sparkle.
Beautifully rich velvety tones of pink, mauve, burgundy, and golden brown offer a luxurious, feminine feel, while mixed metals in silver and gold add delicate sparkle. Gemstone shades of garnet and ruby make a bold statement, and sensual, shimmering colors of champagne, deep blue, and black add instant sophisticated glam.

The collection also features three special glitters, each packed with glass-like glitter particles for a threedimensional look, including a clear base with iridescent glitter, an icy blue jelly base with cellophane glitter, and a dark gray jelly base with cellophane glitter.

Naughty or Ice?
Say hello to a glam champagne shimmer that’s so nice you’ll want to paint your nails and check them twice.
Snowfalling for You
Make every day a snow day with this pink pearlescent shade that you’re sure to fall in love with.
This Shade is Ornamental!
Deck your nails with this velvety, rose pink and thank us later for the compliments.
Dressed to the Wines
This deep red-wine shimmer will not only dress you to the wines, but dress you to the nines.
This Gold Sleighs Me
Sleigh all day and night with a gold metallic that will turn heads left and right.

Gingerbread Man Can
Add a little spice to your nails with a shimmery brown that will dazzle and delight.
Merry in Cranberry
Be berry and bright with a playful punch of fuchsia.
Red-y For the Holidays
’Tis the season for a classic, velvety red that will make your nails festive and fun.
Let’s Take an Elfie
Ready for your closeup? This shimmery, violet-purple deserves all the snaps.
Tinsel, Tinsel ‘Lil Star
Shine bright with this metallic silver that will make you twinkle.

To All a Good Night
Party until the ball drops with this deep, midnight-blue that will light up the night.
Heart and Coal
Little black dress, meet your match with this black glitter that elevates all your festive party looks.
All A’twitter in Glitter
This iridescent glitter will transform your world into a winter wonderland one nail at a time.
Bling it On!
Bring on the bling with this icy blue that will light up your nails with iridescent glitter.
Puttin’ On the Glitz
Dress up your nails with this dark gray glitter that will add some glitz to your glam.

GelColor (CHF 19.90) provides a salon-perfect finish with up to three-week wear, while Infinite Shine (CHF 24.90) offers a high-shine finish and traditional lacquer application. Nail Lacquer features a highly-pigmented, rich formula for even application without streaking.

I love the advent calendar with 25 mini bottles of the OPI SHINE BRIGHT collection. Available for CHF 89.90. For the store locator, click here please, or visit online www.globus.ch, or www.perfecthair.ch.
In stores now.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI – #OPIShineBright

My Look: Women of Impact

During the 14th Zurich Film Festival I was invited by Swarovski to the «Women of Impact» lunch at Storchen followed by a thought-provoking evening featuring conversations with high-profile personalities from the film industry and raising the topic: «Why are there still so few women who are successful in the film industry as a director or producer?» This was discussed by the directors Jennifer Fox and Sedika Mojadidi, the producer Alison Dickey and the actor John C. Reilly as well as Shakila Ebrhaimkhel. The event was be chaired by two female entrepreneurs, Nadja Schildknecht and Carolina Müller-Möhl.

Women of Impact: Mimi Mollerus, Carolina Müller-Möhl, Astrid von Stockar, my humble self, Tamy Glauser, Dominique Rinderknecht and Sarah Andrina Schuetz

For my outfit I went for full Swarovski bling. Finally I had the chance to wear my crystal-embellished boots that I adore so much. Following the question raised that night, I thought Dior’s «Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?» tee would take the same line. You see, I really put effort in this combination, taking fashion as a medium to express myself.

My look: Leopard jacquard blazer and Niki Swarovski crystal-embellished leather knee boots, both iconby Saint Laurent, striped top «Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?» by Dior, leather and jersey leggings iconby Givenchy, oversize acetate sunglasses with crystalsicon by Gucci, and Swarovski embellished earrings by Prada.

The woman that impressed me most that day: Shakila Ebrhaimkhel, an investigative TV journalist in Afghanistan, who tries to bring corruption to light. Over the course of four years, her life has been documented by Sedika Mojadidi in FACING THE DRAGON. The documentary offers a unique insight into today’s seething Afghanistan and explores the question of whether there is a future there for strong women in this country. Today, after loosing her husband when she was pregnant with her third child, and  threats to her life, Shakila lives in Munich. In only two years, she learnt perfect German and works as a journalist again. A truly inspirational woman!

From left to right: Monika Schaerer, Birgit Berthold-Kremser, Jennifer Fox, Wendy Mitchell, Carolina Mueller-Moehl, Alison Dickey, John C. Reilly and Nadja Schildknecht.

So many inspirational women that day – thank you, Swarovski, for shining a light on women’s empowerment!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Remy Steiner/Getty Images for Swarovski and © Sandra Bauknecht

Louis Vuitton’s Drink-It Bag

While this isn’t the first time LOUIS VUITTON is releasing small fancy minaudières, you could say that this is their most outstanding and fun piece ever. New for 2018, the Drink-It handbag quenches our desires for pretty little must-have accessories and reveals an innovative soda can form decorated with shimmering Swarovski® crystals.

This futuristic style is made to the House’s high level of craftsmanship with polished metal hardware and luxurious leather trimmings. An elegant lambskin lining and calf leather strap finish the design. No need anymore to carry a Starbucks cup when you can have your own luxe cola to clutch.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

My Look: Glitz and Glam

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This was my outfit for the opening night of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days Zurich. A glam dress combined with lots of sparkling elements, that is what glitz and glam is all about.

My look: One shoulder dress, triple chain format belt in silver-toned metal and black leather, Janis suede pumps with embellishments, all by Saint Laurent,cloquet nappa leather bag Swarovski crystalscaramel and raspberry handmade Shibori dip-dyed fur stole, both by Miu Miu, earrings by Prada, diamond bracelet and ring, both by Vainard Fine Jewellery, and Limelight Gala watch by Piaget.


LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent at the Opening Night of MBFDZ

Sandra Bauknecht with Miu Miu Stole FDZ14

Details Saint Laurent Dress and Belt

Sandra Bauknecht in Saint Laurent for FDZ 14

Details Saint laurent Dress

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Saint Laurent Dress and Miu Miu Bag FDZ14

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and © Ralf Eyertt

Bling It On

Bling it on Cover UGG

This is one of the most fun birthday gifts I have received this year. My girlfriends surprised me with my very own personalized UGG boots. Now I am adding some bling to my step!

UGG‘s newBling It On” program helps you to add a little sparkle and enables you to customize your beloved classic boots through a selection of dazzling Swarovski crystal patterns and statement-making designs. You can get very creative with different options, including letters and numbers, hearts, stars, butterflies, skulls, smiley faces, crowns, bows and paws, and the list goes on. Available at UGG concept stores around the globe.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Diego Dolcini S/S 2012

Diego Dolcini

Needing little introduction, Diego Dolcini is a purveyor and creator of some of the finest shoes in the world. Having worked with Emilio Pucci, Bulgari, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana to name just a few, Dolcini knows the beauty of high-quality, high-fashion shoes.

Launched in 1994, the company currently operates out of Italy and references art, cinema and architecture as design influences. The end result no matter what, is always strikingly beautiful.

To shop Diego Dolcini’s beautiful S/S 2012 collection, click here.

LoL, Sandra

Diego and me

Diego Dolcini with me

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Enjoy some of Diego Dolcinci’s best S/S 2012 pieces below:

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Photos: Courtesy of Diego Dolcini and © Sandra Bauknecht

Swarovski’s First Collection of Men’s Watches

Swarovski Watches Men

Exclusive on Sandra’s Closet, your Baselworld 2012 preview: The Austrian company Swarovski will present their first collection entirely intended for men. After launching the first collection of men’s jewelry and accessories in 2010, it seems to be the next obvious step.

The new line which is called Piazza Grande will be officially presented in the end of the week. Here is your sneak preview. For a closer look, just click on the tiny pictures. Prices start at CHF 900.- and go up to CHF 1350.-.

I have to admit that it took me some time to get used to the Swarovski crystals on the dial which is quite an unusual look for a man. But this is obviously the emancipation of the stronger sex!

LoL, Sandra

Goodbye Florence

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I left Florence filled with amazing memories and fully inspired. Stay tuned for many great photos and trend reports to be published soon.

When I am flying, I like to be comfy. Therefore I wore my grey sweatsuit by Stella McCartney Cruise 2011 along with my suede flat boots by Louis Vuitton Cruise 2011 and the fur jacket by Prada. Scarf by Matthew Williamson and hat by Balenciaga. As my suitcase was very heavy, I decided to take two pieces of hand luggage, my black Swarovski crystals embellished Balmain cross over suede bag and my leopard print Céline Boston tote.

Daniel from Stockholm Streetstyle took some great photos of me in front of the hotel and posted them on Caroline’s and his blog.

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J.K. Place Firenze Official LogoBy the way, the hotel J.K.Place was gorgeous. Located in the heart of downtown Florenze, in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, in walking distance of all sightseeing attractions and shopping streets, it is a very special hotel experience. Small with only 20 rooms and suites, it doesn’t seem to be a hotel, it feels more like somebody’s house. There is one large breakfast table to accommodate all hotel guests in the morning. The interior design is very tasteful, contemporary and cozy. The service is outstanding, I have never felt so much at home in a hotel.
The best choice for fashionable people to stay in Florence!

Enjoy the photos, they are a feast for the eyes!

LoL, Sandra

J.K. Map
J.K. Lounge Firenze

J.K. Pink room 1

J.K. Breakfast Table 2

Suite
Penthouse Bathroom
J.K. Details 4

Master room 2

J.K Reception