My Look: Berlin East Side Gallery

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Today’s photos were taken at the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany. The probably largest and longest-lasting open air gallery in the world is actually an international memorial for freedom. With 1.3 km, it is the longest remaining part of the Berlin Wall, located near the city centre on Muehlenstraße in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, next to the river Spree.

The East Side Gallery consists of 105 paintings by artists from all over the world, painted in 1990 on the east side of the Berlin Wall.

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Inspired by yesterday’s post about Rihanna who’s sporting the military trend for our September 2014 cover of L’OFFICIEL Schweiz/Suisse, here is a gun salute to the revival of military chic fashion this fall. Therefore I went through my closet to look for my S/S 2010 Balmain pieces – the season when it had been up-to-date the last time.

My look: Military shirt and khaki tank top, both by Balmain (from the S/S 2010 collection, for the new F/W 2014 pieces, please click HERE), pants by Alexander McQueen (similar ones HERE), sneakers by Prada Sport, Hapi leather bracelet by Hermès, Limelight Gala watch and rose diamond ring by Piaget, sunglasses by Valentino and Boy Bag with chains by Chanel.

LoL, Sandra

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Wall in Berlin 1One of the most impressive paintings at the East Side Gallery: Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker kissing by Dmitri Vrubel.

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Art-Filled & Feminine

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Straight off the runway, those artistic pieces from Prada and Miu Miu had been on my wish list right from the moment I spotted them on the catwalk. Playful prints and a pastel palette have added an instant update to my summer wardrobe. One of my favorite S/S 2014 outfits.

My look: Two-tone wool-twill jacket, mini skirt iconand cat-print patent leather boots, all by Miu Miuwhite long tank top by Givenchymakeup face-printed saffiano tote illustrated by Jeanne Deallante iconby Prada, hoop earrings with pearls by Dior and rose diamond ring by Piaget.

LoL, Sandra

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Prada Bag SS2014

Sandra Bauknecht in Miu Miu SS2014 and Prada Bag Kopie

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: At Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market

Sandra Bauknecht at Chatuchak Market in Bangkok

If you have a weekend in Bangkok, squeeze in a day trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market and you will not be disappointed. This must-visit is one of the world’s largest weekend markets with over 15,000 booths selling goods from every part of Thailand. Everything is on sale here, shop ‘till you drop’, although not all at the best bargain rates.

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The best way to get there is to hop on the Skytrain (BTS) to Mo Chit station, and follow the crowd until you see rows of canvas stalls selling clothes and other items. Almost everything can be found here, and most vendors actually come from local factories, like antique wood carving, clay handicrafts, wooden funitures, hand made decorated flowers, and much more.

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My look: Tulle floral skirt and jacket (you need one for the Skytrain, the air conditioner feels like being in a freezer), both by Jean Paul Gaultier Femmetank top iconby American VintageVela nylon backpack icon(great piece to carry your personal belongings while travelling) by Prada, sunglasses by Marc Jacobs, studded bracelet by H&M and golden sandals by Zara.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht Chatucak Market in Bangkok-Thailand

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Radiant Day

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Saturday one week ago, before I left for Cannes, we had finally one beautiful radiant day in Zurich. No need to tell you how frustrated I am regarding the weather as most of you feel the same way. I have so many gorgeous summer outfits and never the chance to wear them. Enjoying the sunshine outside at Seerose restaurant followed by a casual dinner at a friend’s house, I went for an all white look with some colourful accessories.

My look: Embroidered ‘Sicilia’ tank topwhite skinny jeansRuota Carretto gold-plated tasseled clip earrings, sunglasses iconand bucket bag, all by Dolce & Gabbana, Tank Américaine in yellow gold with diamonds by Cartier, bangles and ring by Chanelgreen suede sandals by Miu Miu.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Givenchy – This Season’s Lady Rottweilers

Givenchy Rottweiler Tank Top

Last season, we had to wear the oversized men’s T-shirts if we wanted to get our hands on the amazing Rottweiler print by Givenchy. This season, we finally get our own. This tank top sold out in a few seconds in the first round, and even Pink couldn’t resist. But thanks to LUISAVIAROMA you can pre-order the second delivery now. Just CLICK HERE to be transferred directly.

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And why not getting the wool cashmere gauze Rottweiler scarf with your order?! I couldn’t resist and am pretty curious how my parent’s Rottweiler will react if he sees my new pieces. Hopefully, he won’t misinterpret the situation, as he can be quite awkward sometimes.

LoL, Sandra

Photo: © Sandra Bauknecht

Look & Smell Like a Rockstar

Look & Smell like a rockstar

Here is your rockstar look:

Satin-trimmed wool-crepe jacket iconand stretch-leather skinny pantsicon, both by Balmain, printed cotton-jersey tank and iconskull leather box clutch, both iconby Alexander McQueen and Masako silk-satin pumps by Charlotte Olympia.

Black XS

Here is your rockstar scent:

Paco Rabanne Black XS L’Excès and Black XS L’Excès For Her embody the excess of the rock world.

Black XS L’Excès combines top notes of Calabrian lemon and lavender with an ozonic, cypriol and citrus accord and a deep, sensual amber woody base.

Eau de Toilette Intense
100ml CHF 99.00 
50ml CHF 77.00

Black XS L’Excès For Her opens with top notes of neroli and black pepper, leading to heart notes of jasmine queen of the night and rose absolute and a base of cashmere wood.

Eau de Parfum Intense
80ml CHF 106.00 
50ml CHF 87.00
30ml CHF 62.00

Available now!
With a skull on the packaging and the bottle!

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Punk rock icon Iggy Pop is the face for Black XS L’Excès and the beautiful Sasha Pivovarova stars in the video campaign alongside Nick Rea, see below.

Now it is time for you to put your rocker face on!

LoL, Sandraicon

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Visionaire pays Tribute to Late McQueen


Visionaire, the art and fashion bible, has designed a gorgeous limited edition book in honour of the late Alexander McQueen with the contribution of some famous names like Nick Knight, Lady Gaga, Stephen Klein und Mario Testino. Only 1.500 numbered copies of the boxed set Visionaire58 Spirit, A Tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen will be available at Alexander McQueen boutiques and Colette for €1500.-. The reason why this is so pricey might be on one side the wrapping in a metalized brocade from the S/S 2010 show and on the other the paper quality. The pages are embedded with seeds that, if planted and watered, will bloom real flowers. How cool is that?

If this is still not convincing, why not getting a great piece from the last collection that McQueen was working on before he comitted suicide last February. His beautiful fall pieces have already started to arrive in stores. So keep your eyes open. I am completely in love with the chevron-tweed jacket. It has a shredded silk trim which gives its classic cut a fierce twist. Combine it with motorcross leather pants plus a cool tank and upgrade the look with some drama by adding gorgeous heels and a studded clutch. If something is not available anymore, I recommend contacting McQueen directly or visit the online shop.

Have fun shopping and paying your own tribute!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen