My Look: Union Jack Style

In the ’90s, John Galliano gave the famous Union Jack a high fashion rehabilitation and in the beginning of the century, Vivienne Westwood’s interpretation of the red, white and blue became an icon for post-punk British creativity. The Union Jack of today has shed its skin of sneery Cool Britannia rebelliousness. Now, Gucci‘s Alessandro Michele shows us that it is all about flying the flag, just not as we know it.

My look: Fur coat by Etro, Union Jack embellished wool sweaterfur-felt wide-brim trilby hat, skinny denim pant with embroidery and Horsebit-detailed collapsible-heel metallic leather loafers, all by Gucci, classic Union Jack inspired flap bag by ChanelHorsebit blue topaz diamond white gold ringicon by Gucci Fine Jewellery.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Welcome Back


2013 is starting with a fashionable comeback of previous season’s must-haves of which some could be truly named vintage pieces. Another proof for my closet theory, keep everything, there will be a time to wear it again. So I am very happy to have all those pieces still in my wardrobe…


Olivia embellished leather waist belt by Moschino
The return of the iconic Moschino belt is probably the biggest surprise for me. I bought mine in Rome during my final school trip… a long time ago. It looks so used that I have ordered a new one now. Gosh, who would have thought that?!


The Britannia Skull leather box clutch iconby Alexander McQueen
This Union Jack-inspired clutch has become officially a true classic and will vamp up every outfit in seconds.


Double-breasted wool-blend blazer by Balmain
First launch for Pre-fall 2010, this blazer of glory sold out in seconds. Now, it is back in black. Hurry up to stock up your colour palette or to finally add this classic to your wardrobe selection.
If you interested to see me wearing it, please click here.

LoL, Sandra

Want to Walk in Her Shoes & Carry Her Bags


Cordwainers graduate Charlotte Dellal launched her footwear label Charlotte Olympia, in 2006. Since then the quirky-cool collections have proved to be a must-have for style-setters worldwide. Look for high-voltage hues, texture-rich finishes and towering platforms. I just want to walk in her shoes and carry her bags! Personally speaking, there is nothing more beautiful on the market at the moment for me. If you are interested to get to know Charlotte more, click here for a previous interview I did with her.



My favorites are those Dolly platform pumps with detachable ruffled anklets


and those Luna suede and metallic trimmed pumps.



And these Bruce crepe-covered leather sandalsicon are definitely on my wish list, too!

LoL, Sandra

Queen of Chic

queen_of_chic_clQueen's Chic

All eyes are on Britain right now as the nation prepares for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. To celebrate, I would like to spotlight more of the signature style of the (grand)mother of all fashion icons and the cool Britannia must-have sweaters you need to pledge allegiance and join the party.

Tuck Union Jack-print silk-chiffon dress iconby Vivienne Westwood Gold Label
Long Ball Union Jack-print silk-georgette gown iconby Vivienne Westwood Gold Label
Aireshire printed cotton-jersey sweatshirt iconby Aubin & Wills
Union Jack Bag sequined merino wool sweater iconby Markus Lupfer
Crown sequined merino wool sweater iconby Markus Lupfer

For the previous post on the most stylish Union Jack accessories, please click here.

LoL, Sandra

Union Jack Royalty


Yesterday’s post about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee inspired me to take out my “Union Jack” bags. The use of the Union Jack in fashion is obviously nothing new and I have always been a huge fan of the British flag. As for me, it has already become a fashion classic.

IMG_4551My Union Jack classics from left to right: Bag by Chanel and clutch by Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen is probably one of the main perpetrators of this trend. The brand’s veritable explosion of Union Jack patterns on clothes and accessories make fashionistas drool with desire. Seriously, it’s like the flag just takes every outfit to a complete new level of style.

To shop those fashion classics, click on the highlighted text.

LoL, Sandra

McQueen Union jack

Red, blue and white crystal box clutch “Union Jack” iconby Alexander McQueen

Box Clutch McQueen

Beige crystal box clutch “Union Jack” by Alexander McQueen


God Save McQueen printed modal-blend scarf by Alexander McQueen


Distressed Union Jack wool and silk-blend scarf iconby Vivienne Westwood

Vintage Union Jack-print Wellington boots by Hunter

Photos: Vogue Italia and © Sandra Bauknecht