My Look: La Plonche

Do you know La Plonche? It is one of my favorite parts of Saint Tropez, hidden away from the masses at the port. Sitting close into the buildings of the old town, the small beach is fronting the oldest part of the French village and offers stunning sea views. You need to walk round a small coastal path to reach it. It is a legendary, fairytale place. Brigitte Bardot was a regular at the iconic Hôtel de la Ponche around the corner.

I absolutely love to wear Zimmermann dresses in Saint Tropez. It is the perfect brand for the Riviera.

My look: Estelle belted paisley-print linen and ramie midi dressicon by Zimmermann, yellow and orange Deauville beach tote by CHANEL, Naomi buckled leather mulesicon by The Attico, yellow beaded earrings by Oscar de la Renta, and Clash de Cartier ring in 18K rose gold with amazonite by Cartier.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Michael HJ Lopez Photographie / Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Greetings from Umbria

Greetings from beautiful Umbria where I got to spend a weekend with Brunello Cucinelli and my beloved NET-À-PORTERicon and MR PORTER family. Unfortunately, the weather was not always the best and it started raining when we were taking the photos at the Borgo des Conti Resort. For me, a linen dress in combination with a beautiful cashmere stole is always a great choice.

My look: Tassel embroidered midi dress by Zimmermannicon, sequin-embellished scarf by Brunello CucinelliValentino Garavani Upflair feather-trimmed leather sandals, all by ValentinoTip macramé toteicon by Bottega Venetagold-tone crystal earrings by Oscar de la Renta, and EverDior oversized square metal sunglasses by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
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Trending S/S 2022: The Black Cutout Swimsuit

A cutout swimsuit may be a straight-up no-no for some, with very bizarre tan lines being too much of a risk, but given that cutouts are a major S/S 2022 fashion trend this year, you might want to change your mind. This season, they are absolutely trending, preferably in black. Below you can find my absolute favorites. Just click on the highlighted text to be transferred directly.

LoL, Sandra

Cutout crochet-paneled swimsuiticon by PATBO

Cutout swimsuiticon by Alaïa

Crystal-embellished cutout stretch-nylon swimsuit by Dolce & Gabbana
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Cutout embellished halterneck swimsuiticon by Magda Butrym

Wilona crystal-embellished cutout swimsuiticon by Agent Provocateur

Cutout halterneck swimsuiticon by Norma Kamali

Maddy cutout stretch-ECONYL halterneck swimsuiticon by Mara Hoffmann

Cutout halterneck swimsuit by Christopher Esber

One-shoulder cutout swimsuiticon by Versace

Photos: Courtesy of the Brands and © Sandra Bauknecht
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My Look: Hope

Until Easter Monday, you can enjoy in Zurich those rose filled fountains, an initiative of the city’s Altstadtkirchen. Originally presented for the first time last year, when the pandemic was in full swing, it is a message of hope with the slogan «without thorns there is no rose». This year, with the war in Ukraine taking place, we need a message of hope more than ever.

For me, dressing up during those sad times, always gives me hope and joy. I am a huge fan of Zimmermann, the designs are feminine, comfortable and romantic.

My look: Pink Botanica Butterfly gown by ZimmermannCHANEL No.5 parfum box evening bag, and bi-color tweed ballerinas, both by CHANEL (S/S 2021 Collection Act 2), floral sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana4810 hoop earrings in pink gold with diamonds by Montblanc, and Carrera Automatic Chronograph by TAG Heuer.

Let’s hope, everything is coming up roses! Happy Easter!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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My Look: All Good Baby

Welcome to EL&N London’s most Instagrammable hot spot. Everything here is irresistibly chic, pink perfection with flower walls, pink interiors and alternative lattes taking social media by storm.

EL&N stands for Eat, Live and Nourish. I came across this place by coincidence when I was looking for a location to shoot. I couldn’t have worn a better outfit fitting the interior, don’t you think?
I went for a Turkish Delight Hot Chocolate, a rose flavored white hot chocolate covered with whipped cream, served with two Turkish delights, that was very yummy.

My look: Concert checked recycled woven blazericon, matching Concert cropped checked recycled woven flared pantsicon, Concert jacquard-knit merino wool, cotton and cashmere-blend tankicon, Concert striped silk-twill shirt, allicon by Zimmermann, Hippipump crystal appliqué suede ballet flats by Christian Louboutinicon, My LV chain pilot sunglasses by Louis Vuitton, and flap bag with top handle in iridescent grained calfskin and gradient lacquered metal, all by CHANEL.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / Felicia Sewerinsson @feliciasewerinsson
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My Look: Make Some Waves

This feed was in need of some summer clothes and a vibrant look. Have you planned already your summer vacation? I haven’t so far but after spending so many weeks in Gstaad, I will definitely head back to Clinique La Prairie, where those photos were taken at the pool, for some detox before going the beach.

If you make waves, you change a situation by doing things in a very different way, so why not playing with your accessories and putting on a turban to stir things up.

My look: Lovestruck ruffled crepe cropped blouseicon, and Riders rickrack-trim cotton midi skirticon, both by Zimmermann, Aimee suede clutch by Khaite, Oya crystal-embellished leather and PVC sandalsicon by Amina Muaddi, printed turban, and gold-tone and wood hoop clip earringsicon, both by Dolce & Gabbana.

Next adventure is waiting. I am off to Paris for couture week.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht / David Biedert Photography
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My Look: A Tale of Winter

This was my outfit that I wore to the wonderful evening at the Dolder Grand with Glenmorangie. I am such a big Zimmermann fan. The creations are so feminine and easy to wear. Combined with muted colors or black, the dresses also work their magic during winter time.

My look: Concert embroidered floral linen-blend lawn dressicon by Zimmermann, Kronobotte 85 leather knee boots by Christian Louboutin, Kelly So Black in box leather by Hermès, and clip earrings by CHANEL (Métiers d’Art 2012 Paris – Bombay).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Andrea Monica Hug (Instagram @andreamonicahug)
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My Look: Munich

Munich has always been my happy place. I absolutely adore this city in which I had lived for eight years before moving to Chicago and then Zurich. Therefore I was so happy to be back to see my friends, to enjoy Bavarian food and to walk around the famous Maximilianstrasse for some serious shopping damage.

My look: Aliane patchwork floral-print linen midi dressicon by Zimmermann, Bougainvillea 105mm sandals by Aquazzura, gold-tone necklaceicon by Saint Laurenticonyellow beaded earrings by Oscar de la Renta, and denim tie dye cannage small Caro bag by Dior.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Markus Wachter
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Summer Bucket Hats

The bucket hat has perhaps had one of the biggest fashion glow-ups in the accessories market. Personally speaking, I love this relaxed style that has become a summer must-have for me, easy to pack and very lightweight, much easier than a big straw hat that hardly fits in your suitcase.

High-fashion brands, like Celine, Etro and Kate Spade took the bucket hat to the S/S 2021 runway, showing how trendy it is.

There’s no one way to wear a bucket hat anymore, as the style is as brilliant paired with a mesh beach cover-up as it is with a luxurious tropical print dress. Below you can find my favorites.

Happy Monday! To shop, just click on the highlighted product description.

LoL, Sandra

Mesh small brin bucket hat by Dior

Printed linen-twill bucket hat by Zimmermannicon

Roman Stud faux straw bucket hat by Valentino
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Printed cotton-terry bucket haticon by Dries Van Noten

Haley embroidered cotton twill bucket hat by Isabel Marant


iconFaux straw bucket haticon by Fendi

Asymmetric printed canvas bucket haticon by JW Anderson

Leather-trimmed embroidered cotton-blend bucket hat by Loewe

Logo embroidered woven bucket hat by Prada

White bucket hat by CHANEL

Photos: Michael HJ Lopez Photographie, © Sandra Bauknecht and Courtesy of the Brands
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My Look: With Love

With love from Saint Tropez … enjoying these carefree days and sporting my Gucci resort exclusive shopper for the first time on Place des Lices. Here, each Tuesday and Saturday, a provençal market takes place that I highly recommend for you to visit.

My look: Mae belted ruffled printed linen midi dress, and matching printed linen-twill bucket hat, both by Zimmermannicon, slide sandal with Double G, and Saint Tropez striped tote bag, both by Gucci, embellished necklace with coin charm by Oscar de la RentaRose Céleste necklaceRose des Vents and Rose Céleste necklace, both by Dior Fine Jewellery, and Royal Oak 37mm 18-karat frosted rose gold watch by Audemars Piguet.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Michael HJ Lopez Photographie / Sandra Bauknecht
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