In Denim We Trust

Ladies, step away from the sweatpants, we are falling back in love with denim this summer. From the bootcut to the rebirth of ’90s baggy jeans, the choices are versatile. One thing is for sure… say good-bye for now to the typical skinny jeans. Opt for versions with special details such as the Mugler ones.

I put together a selection of styles to simplify your search for summer jeans that all made it into my closet. Enjoy those patchwork styles, revived vintage models, and those new cuts and unexpected seams.

Levi’s Re-Edition 517 high-rise bootcut jeans by Valentino
Jeans don’t really get any cooler than Levi’s®, especially when they’re made in collaboration with Valentino.
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High-rise slim jeans, paneled low-rise straight-leg jeansiconhigh-rise skinny jeans, all by Mugler
Personally speaking, the best jeans of the season. Different and new, and so sexy.

High-rise skinny jeans by Burberry
Those jeans are traced with contrast topstitching that depicts hearts at the front and back.
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Denim shortsicon by Balmain
These shorts are meant to look like they’re being worn backwards. How cool is that?!

Frayed denim shortsicon by Saint Laurent
Those cargo-like pockets are a flattering detail with a distinctly vintage feel.

Belted high-rise boyfriend jeansicon by Balmain
Boyfriend jeans are the cut of the season and a cool alternative to all those skinny jeans we wore in recent years.

High-rise flared jeans by Alexander McQueen
Reminiscent of popular styles from the ’70s, they make your legs look 2 meters long.

Happy Shopping!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht and Stills: Courtesy of the Brands
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Win a Shopping Spree with Matchesfashion

I am so excited to share with you the latest news. Next Tuesday, I will host with MATCHESFASHIONicon, the luxury shopping destination, an intimate live virtual discussion with their Chief Commercial Officer Elizabeth von der Goltz, as she talks about the power of dressing, the season’s most iconic pieces and the retailer’s S/S 2021 exclusives.

Elizabeth von der Goltz with me during Paris Fashion Week

Great news is that you can win to join this live session. You will also be gifted with a one-to-one virtual styling appointment after the event, where you will receive a tailored consultation and a gift voucher of €200 to spend at MATCHESFASHION. I promise you, you will love this personal shopping experience.

The virtual zoom event will take place next Tuesday, June 8 at 6:30PM (CEST) 5:30PM (BST).

Cosima wears VALENTINOicon for MATCHESFASHION.
Styled by Chris Hobbs, Photographed by Danny Kasirye.

So many great pieces in my closet are available at MATCHESFASHION.

To participate in the contest, please send me an e-mail with the header «MATCHESFASHION» to . You have to be fast! All entries must be received until June 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM (CEST). No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these official rules. This contest has no restriction where you live, you can join internationally and there are two spots available. The winners will be contacted by e-mail.

Good luck! Will hopefully see you on Tuesday…

LoL, Sandra

Zinnia Kumar wears ZIMMERMANNicon for MATCHESFASHION.
Styled by Calvin Opaleye, Photographed by Jodie Herbage.

Photos: © MATCHESFASHION, © Sandra Bauknecht,
© David Biedert, and © Rian Davidson 
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Levi’s® x Valentino

Jeans don’t really get any cooler than Levi’s®, especially when they’re made in collaboration with Valentino. Don’t miss these limited-edition reworked denim pieces, putting a feminine spin on iconic vintage styles, that were first shown in September 2020 during the Valentino show in Milan. At that time, vintage 517 Levi’s pants were used with a slight alteration to the back label: VALENTINO was added.

So in love with this look.

Now, months later, the collab is available for purchase. The collaboration features the LEVI’S® VINTAGE 517 (1969) and the LEVI’S® RE-EDITION 517, a special tag has been designed to celebrate the beginning of a new fashion exploration.

LEVI’S® VINTAGE 517 (1969)
It is fitting to note the collaborative vintage designs have been limited worldwide to just 517 units. Each piece of denim is a vintage, unaltered original that has been upcycled from previously-worn 517 jeans.

LEVI’S® RE-EDITION 517
These denims are a re-elaboration of the original style, exclusively produced by Levi’s® in occasion of the collaboration with Maison Valentino.

It is definitely the most covetable denim to own this season – a must-have for all fashion lovers.
YOU CAN SHOP THE JEANS EXCLUSIVELY AT NET-À-PORTER HERE and also at Valentino.com.

The style is also available in a menswear iteration. Available at MR PORTER.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © VALENTINO and Net-à-Porter
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My Look: Roman Studs

 I am obsessed with Pierpaolo Piccioli‘s take on the iconic Valentino Rockstuds for S/S 2021. He is making them bigger and better than ever, as the Rockstud take on gargantuan proportions. So-called Roman studs, Roman architecture inspired this iconic motif able to manifest the Maison’s bourgeois and punk essences. Here I combined my new bag with a beautiful cape dress and long gloves. This is one of my favorite looks of the season. For another outfit inspiration with the bag, click here please.

My look: Cape-effect belted double-breasted houndstooth wool mini dress by Michael Kors Collection, Eloise 100 suede knee boots iconby Christian Louboutin, hoop-drop clip earrings by Saint Laurentembellished leather glovesicon, and Roman Stud quilted leather shoulder bag, both by Valentino.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
The photos were taken in front of the Chalet au Lac.
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My Look: New Style

The new queen of accessories, Amina Muaddi, has shaped a whole new style. Varied influences reflect Muaddi’s eclectic taste and the cosmopolitan sensibility she brings to her designs. Here you see me wearing her beautiful pieces that take center stage of this vibrant look at Baur’s in Zurich.

My look: Paneled faille and ribbed wool and cashmere-blend sweatericon, and pleated cotton-blend faille mini skirt, both by Valentino, Gilda super mini crystal-embellished lamé toteicon, Begum Swarovski crystal-embellished lamé slingback pumpsicon, and Begum mini silver-tone crystal earringsicon, all by Amina Muaddi.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © David Biedert Photography
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My Look: Winter Layers Love


Stay fashionable in the cooler winter temperatures by layering sweaters, tops and cardigans – all in style of course! A good rule of thumb is to start off with all three layers on, then as you start to feel a little too warm, shed a layer. Great news is that you can wear the pieces alone all year long. The trick is to pair them together smartly – think stylish, not bulky and put the thickest piece as the last one. Personally speaking, nothing keeps me as warm as a great mixture of layers.

My look: Colorful long cardicoat (Coco Neige 2020), black top with cross design (F/W 2020 Look 13), stirrup wool pants (Pre-fall 2020 Métiers d’Art «Paris-31 rue Cambon» Look 9), multicolored stone and pearl necklace (Pre-fall 2019 Métiers d’Art «Paris – New York»), velvet clutch with colorful stone embellishments (F/W 2020 Look 52), hair clip with pearls and vintage square plexiglass ring, all by CHANELruffle-trimmed lace and ribbed-knit sweater by Valentinoblack fur snow boots by Prada Linea Rossa, and pearl embellished cat eye sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Creative Vibes

Today some creative vibes from my side. The toughest part of my outfit posts is getting the photos done. My daughter used to do them for me, but since she moved to Boston, I lost my photographer. Being dependent on others is something I hate. Therefore I decided I will start taking them myself, and here is my first try. It is quite time-consuming, putting on the timer, running into position and hoping for the best. However, I think you still get a good impression of today’s look. Light blue and nude blend in perfectly with the landscaping in Gstaad and Valentino’s new Roman Studs are just beautiful. Wouldn’t you agree?

My look: Crystal-embellished belted wool and silk-blend crepe mini dress, and Roman Stud quilted leather shoulder bag, both by Valentino, Iriza 100 patent-leather pumpsicon by Christian Louboutin, and Rosamund silk-faille headband by Jennifer Behr.

LoL, Sandra
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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Best Pieces on Sale at Net-à-Porter

Net-à-Porter has some amazing pieces on sale at the moment, up to 60% off. I put together a list of the must-haves I got for myself as I know I will treasure them for many seasons to come and so will you…

To shop, just click on the highlighted product description.

LoL, Sandra

A beautiful and classic coat for many years to keep:
Eliona belted hooded merino wool-blend coat by The Row (50%off)

Eye-catching and vibrant, this jacket will be your favorite this spring:
Double-breasted leather coat by Valentino (50% off)


iconBe prepared for the next Christmas celebration in style and any other party of course:
Lace-up satin mini dressicon by Dolce & Gabbana (50% off)

This piece will elevate every outfit to another level of style:
Grosgrain-trimmed wool-blend felt cap
 by Saint Laurent (30% off)

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Classic polka dots are always a great choice:
Ruffled polka-dot silk-georgette mini skirt by Balmain (60% off)


iconThe perfect pair of black boots:
Suede knee boots by The Attico (30% off)

A vintage-inspired dress is a great option for your next luncheon:
iconRuffled polka-dot silk midi dress by Alessandra Rich (50% off)


The perfect pair of heels:icon
Aria 105 suede pumps by Aquazzura (40% off)

Get a pair of statement earrings for your next black tie event:
 Impatiens silver-tone crystal clip earrings by Oscar de la Renta (30% off)

Try this trend now on sale (for the previous post, click here):
Tie-detailed leather tapered pants 
by Dolce & Gabbana (50% off)
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My Look: New Year Walk

New Year is the time to start a new chapter of life. Personally speaking, every day that you walk, you add valuable time onto your life. I enjoyed the fresh morning air on the first day of 2021 in Gstaad, getting a clear mind and the calories of last night burnt, all snuggled up in my cozy teddy coat and sweater.

My look: Teddy Bear Icon camel hair and silk-blend coaticon by Max Mara, sequin-embellished Polo bear jumper by Polo Ralph Lauren, Luck Lady stola by Louis Vuittonsilk satin-trimmed georgette shortsicon by Tom Ford, Trekkgirl snow boots by ValentinoCassandre small suede shoulder bag by Saint Laurent, and bow-detailed embellished velvet headbandicon by Philip Treacy.

Wishing you 12 months of success, 52 weeks of laughter, 365 days of fun, 8,760 hours of joy, 525,600 minutes of good luck, and 31,536,000 seconds of happiness.
Happy New Year!

LoL, Sandra

 Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Season’s Greetings

A completely different kind of year. 2020 will be seared in all our memories. It’s been a year that has fundamentally changed the world. Long established certainties about what we think is safe and what we believe is healthy in all areas of our lives have been challenged.

I would have never thought that when we shot these photos, this would be my only Christmas post and that I would be diagnosed just a little later with COVID-19. Spending the festive days all by myself in isolation is what I would call bad timing. However, I am extremely grateful that I have not spread the virus and that I have not been showing severe symptoms.

My look: Hooded quilted glossed-shell down jacketicon, printed silk-twill playsuiticon, and Rockstud leather knee-high boots, all by Valentino, monogram-print face mask by Dolce & Gabbanablack and white Dior 30 Montaigne large brim bucket hat with veil, and medium D-Lite Bag in Lights embroidery, both by Dior.

Warmest season’s greetings of good health, love, happiness, peace and prosperity from me to you!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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