My Look: Business Attire


Many of my readers have been asking me about a business look with a certain twist. As one of the big summer trends is incorporating lingerie in your daily wardrobe, I exchanged the stereotype white shirt into a feminine lace top which looks sophisticated and elegant under a blazer. A great selection of such camisoles can be found at ZIMMERLI. The one I am wearing in this post has some small pieces of art hidden within the airy embellished ribs. The light and breathable fabric is soft as silk and pliant as cashmere.

My look: Tuxedo jacket by Stella McCartneyicon, lace top by Zimmerli, cropped wool-crepe pantsicon by Alexander McQueen, Croco Tail sunglasses by FendiChristy leather point-toe flatsicon by Aquazzuratote bag by Karl Lagerfeld, pearl earrings by Chanel, diamond ring by Vainard Fine Jewellery and Tonda 1950 Clarity watch by Parmigiani Fleurier.

LoL, Sandra











Zimmerli Top







Photos: © Sandra Bauknechticon

My Look: Believe in Love

Sandra Bauknecht - Believe in Love

Believe in love, even if it is just the love for your new handbag and high heels… I am so thankful that I can follow my passion for fashion on a daily basis through my job, experience great moments and meet interesting new people on all my travels.

Here you see me leaving the Adlon hotel in Berlin during Fashion Week to attend the launch of the new coffee table book “Fashion Germany” in which I am also mentioned! All photos from the event will be coming up shortly…

My look: Tuxedo jacket by Balmaintwist-front silk-blend jacquard topicon by Chloéleather and jersey leggings iconby GivenchyParis leopard-print leather pumps and Classic Monogramme printed leather clutch, both by Saint Laurent, hinged cuff by Balenciaga, earrings by Chanel and Diorette ring by Dior Haute Joaillerie.

LoL, Sandra

Sandra Bauknecht in saint Laurent and Chloe

Saint laurent Neon Pumps and Clutch

Chloé Top

Saint laurent Clutch

Save the Date Book Launch

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

My Look: Sass and Class

Sandra Bauknecht - Sass and Class

This was my outfit I wore to the opening of Switzerland’s first Karl Lagerfeld store last week in Zurich. Sass and class I called it.

My look: Tuxedo jacketAgnes leather-trimmed washed-twill jumpsuit and Kuilted leather backpack, all by Karl Lagerfeldsuede ankle boots iconby Saint Laurent, diamond rose necklace, diamond rose ring and Limelight Gala watch, all by Piaget, Hapi leather bracelet by Hermès, Atlas silver bangles by Tiffany & Co. and leather bracelet by Miu Miu.
Mr UK diamanté-embellished figurine by Karl Lagerfeld + tokidoki.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert and © Sandra Bauknecht

Net-à-Porter International Sale


Yippie, another sale has started today and this is actually my favourite one: The NET-À-PORTER INTERNATIONAL SALE with amazing markdowns up to 50% off. As I told you in my previous post, it is much better to look for basics or pieces that will work for the next season.

Some of the big trends for S/S 2013 (as you can see in the pictures to the left) are the combination of black and white and ruffled details.

Here is a look that would be the perfect stylish addition to your summer wardrobe:

Crepe tuxedo blazer iconby Alexander McQueenwool-blend and silk-chiffon dress by Giambattista Vallilarge Cabas Chyc leather tote iconby Yves Saint Laurentruffle-trimmed suede pumps by Nicholas Kirkwood and splashout painted Swarovski crystal earrings by Tom Binns.

Happy Shopping by clicking HERE!

LoL, Sandra

NET-A-PORTER International end of season sale now on. Enjoy up to 50% off your favourite designers. Shop now

My Look: Hue New


Who knew what a new hue can do?! I love this shade of blue so much and was so happy to see that Stella McCartney used this colour again for her S/S 2013 collection along with orange and green. Stay tuned for the upcoming post.

My look that I wore to Stella’s show last week in Paris: Tuxedo jacketJoan silk crepe-de-chine and lace dressprinted modal and silk-blend scarf, all by Stella McCartneySwarovski crystal necklace by Lanvin, Audrey wayfarer sunglasses by Céline, Muse Two bag by Yves Saint Laurent and suede and snake effect leather ankle boots by Miu Miu.

LoL, Sandra



Stella_McCartney_SS2013_YSL BagPhotos: © Sandra Bauknecht

YSL Fall 2012 – Contemporary Amazon


The Yves Saint Laurent woman moves through Paris as if it were an urban jungle. Dressed in a tuxedo jacket, leopard-print silk crepe de chine top and stretch-leather leggings, she strides at a determined, steady pace along the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Près, clutching her Cabas Chyc alligator-effect bag close to her, like a talisman. The totally liberated, enticing YSL woman is radiant in her stiletto pumps. She releases a disarming tension created by playing on contrasts to more effectively reveal herself.


Yves Saint Laurent’s fall makeup look “CONTEMPORARY AMAZON” created by Lloyd Simmonds, Creative Director Make-up Yves Saint Laurent, has the same power. It “expresses a desire to get back to the basics, a desire for a luminous matteness that is both natural and sophisticated, with effects that can be tailored to a personalized look. Khaki, black, gold, red, the classics of the contemporary Rive Gauche woman who has a daring approach to colour and a free spirit combined with true Parisian chic.”


YSL Fall2012-Star-ProductSTAR PRODUCT

Palette CoutureAn alternative to blush, another way to sculpt the cheekbones.
CHF 89.-


YSL-Pure-Chromatics-4-Wet-and-Dry-Eye-Shadows-11_matte-450x298Pure Chromatics
CHF 79.-

Harmony N°10 and Harmony N°11

ysl mascara graphite greenMascara Volume Effet Faux
CHF 49.-

N°19 Graphite Green


Rouge Pure Couture – The Mats
CHF 48.- each

N°201 Orange Imagine, N°202 Rose Crazy, N°203 Rouge Rock, N°204 Rouge Scandal, N°205 Prune Virgin and N°206 Grenat Satisfaction

ysl nail polishes2

La Lacque Couture
CHF 36.- each

N°31 Khaki Arty (on my nails below) and N°32 Rouge Expressioniste

Khaki Arty1

ysl dare to glow

Dare to GlowA silky complexion illuminator, between a highlighter and an enhancer.
(Limited edition)
CHF 34.- each

N°1 Tempting Gold, N°2 Fatal Red and N°3 Naughty Pink

And don’t miss the following product:

Le-Teint-Touche-Eclat-450x171Le Teint Touche Éclat
CHF 67.-

One word: Amazing! Classical foundation formulas contain varying amounts of opaque powders that result in a diffused reflection – a “masked” effect that leaves skin looking grey and dull, especially on darker complexions. Now, for the very first time with LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT, Yves Saint Laurent resolves this dilemma by replacing the powder with a soft focus gel. Through a diffusing and translucent texture on the skin’s surface, this unique soft focus gel smoothes away imperfections without ever masking the skin, ensuring skin colour purity for a natural-looking and sophisticated glow.

Available in 22 shades, organized in colour families, from beiges to golden and rosy hues, from the lightest to the darkest tones, corresponding to the 7000 skin tones identified in the world.

In stores now!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent and © Sandra Bauknecht

Star Style: Amanda Seyfried in H&M

Amanda seyfried

Actress Amanda Seyfried was spotted recently on the red carpet in this gorgeous blue tuxedo jacket and matching shorts from H&M’s Exclusive Conscious collection. She combined the look with a leather-trimmed wool top iconby Rag & Bone and black pumps iconby Gucci.

To celebrate the rise of glamour, H&M has created the Exclusive Conscious collection of greener and eco-friendlier red-carpet looks that have all been made from more sustainable materials like organic cotton and hemp, and recycled polyester, as part of H&M’s Conscious initiative. In stores now.

LoL, Sandra


H&M Exclusive Conscious collection. Blue organic cotton mix tuxedo shorts suit.


H&M Exclusive Conscious collection. Blue organic cotton mix tuxedo shorts suit.

Photos: Courtesy of H&M, Getty Images

A Perfect Trio: Silver, White and Blue

Balmain Trio Silver White Blue

I am in love with this outfit. The cropped metallic leather motocross pants by Balmain look so cool with a white tank top iconand the ivory wool tuxedo jacket. Opposite to the French house’s runway look, I would add an eyecatching pair of shoes in blue and match my nails. Make an unforgettable impression with a bold clutch like this appliquéd metallic leather one by Miu Miu.

Get the look by clicking on the links below, happy shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Street Style Paris: Mattia

Spotted today at the Stella McCartney show: Mattia who wore the Stella pieces so lovely. The dramatically slit black silk-satin pants gave her look fluidity. She took them out with a sleek silk blouse and a tuxedo jacket.

The patent pumps and the long scarf were the perfect additions for a sophisticated day look, the red lipstik and nails finished off the ladylike outfit. Well done, Mattia!

I also own those pants and adore them, they are one of my favorites this season!

LoL, Sandra





Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Zara Steal versus Designer Splurge

Steal versus Splurge

Zara has this months some amazing pieces giving you the opportunity to include some of the new season’s must-haves as well as some solid classics into your wardrobe. Decide for yourself if you want to go steal or splurge. Those styles are both ways great.

I always recommend to understand and recognize quality materials and craftmanship, not only a designer label. With this in mind, you will invest with confidence and mix with less expensive pieces to create your own individual, so hard-to-copy look. But be careful! Your shoes and bag should always be of good quality.

For all Zara pieces click here for the webshop (not available in all countries) or visit the nearest Zara store.
For all designer pieces you just have to click on the label in the text to be transfered directly.

One of the It-pieces for Resort 2011 is Stella McCartney’s ivory wool-twill tuxedo jacket with black and white lapels above.

Zra Steal Lam Splurge

Animal prints like cheetah (Azzedine Alaia) or leopard (Chloé) are very trendy at the moment. Spotted on an A-line swinging skirt combined with a leather top (Derek Lam) shows the real fashionista. Suede pumps (Jimmy Choo) are always a good investment.


The basics are your wardrobe’s building blocks. A bow-tie blouse (Balmain) combined with a pair of wide-leg pants (YSL) is a truly classic look. The colour combination of black and white always in style. Those items will last for years. Shoes by Gucci.


Of course, no list of basics is complete without the ubiquitous LBD (Little Black Dress) This season has been all about leather and this is going to stay. So why not indulging yourself in the trend material and adding a striking, sizzling touch to the classic piece (Bottega Veneta; Maje). Suede wedges (Bottega Veneta) give another modern, edgy touch.

Happy Smart Shopping!

LoL, Sandra