This morning, I woke up to the cutest message on Instagram. My beloved Mary Katrantzou had dedicated a post to me and named me among her #MaryMareMuses.
Her new capsule collection is capturing the same high-octane colors and whimsical spirit as her main line, Mary Mare is her playful take on vacation dressing, from swimsuits and accessories, to amazing cover-ups and dresses all are inspired by different sun-soaked destinations like the French Riviera, Portofino and the islands of Greece.
I feel so honored to be named among her #MaryMareMuses. It was love at first sight when I spotted a dress from Mary’s first collection. Since then I have been collecting her amazing and dreamlike creations. We met the first time in Switzerland ten years ago when she won the Swiss Textiles Award and since then we have been friends. Our birthdays are just two days apart and we are both aquarius women. We had so many beautiful und fun moments together. I will never forget the chills I had during the S/S 2020 show at the Temple of Poseidon in Greece last year. Below you can enjoy a trip down memory lane, of 10 years of great friendship!
November 2010: The day we first met. Mary had won the Swiss Textiles Award and I was already a big fan of her work. My blog was just one year old.
November 2011: We had lunch in London and one week later Mary won the Emerging Talent Award (ready-to-wear) at the British Fashion Awards.
January 2012: Me wearing the famous Jewel Tree dress for the launch event for the «Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp» collection at Colette in Paris.
March 2012: Mary and I played dress up in Paris that day and I literally tried every single piece from the fabulous F/W 2012 collection. Those pieces are still among my all-time favorites in my closet.
March 2012: Mary and I at lunch in Paris where she answered the first travel insider I have ever had on my blog.
September 2012: Mary and I at Anna dello Russo’s Paradise Ball in Paris.
January 2013: In the Paris showroom to have a closer look at Mary’s S/S 2013 collection.
March 2013: Exploring Mary ‘s F/W 2013 collection in her Paris showroom.
July 2014: Dinner with Net-à-Porter in London
February 2017: UBS Unique event in London
February 2017: A closer look right after the show at Mary’s F/W 2017 that took place at Tate Modern.
June 2017: At Waddesdon Manor for the launch of Creatures and Creations.
February 2018: Backstage at her F/W 2017 runway show in London.
October 2018: With Mary and Eugenie Niarchos at Matchesfashion in London for Mary’s 10 Year Anniversary Party.
October 2019: The evening before Mary’s most beautiful S/S 2020 show in Greece.
October 2019: In front of the Temple of Poseidon with Erica Pelosini right after the show celebrating our dear Mary.
Thank you, Mary, for 10 years of great friendship! Thank you or always inspiring me and for making Sandra‘s Closet so much more colorful! To many more years to come…
Photos: © Mary Katrantzou and Sandra Bauknecht
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