Keep an eye out for Chicfinds arriving into store on Thursdays from this Thursday onwards…. X
Each week ChicFinds is going to have a few selected pieces for sale. Treat it like a Chicfind suggestion of on trend pieces that could be a wardrobe add on to a piece of key jewellery or a unique homeware. Check in on Thursdays to see what you can find!
Our Australian beauty secret is Ultraceuticals ultra Moisturiser Eye Cream. It beats all the brands that I have tried in the past which include, Chanel, Clarins, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Ella Bache, the list goes on. Ultraceuticals is also an Australian product and all information can be found on their web site http://www.ultraceuticals.com
Emmanuelle Beart is one of my favorite actresses. I fell in love with her in the film Une Femme Francaise (A French Woman). Her beauty is natural yet you can see she maintains herself without making plastic surgery mistakes. It is interesting as we watch our icons age in an era when you can do so much more than you could in our mothers age. I am of the idea that less is more and the right skin care is very important in the regime of things. Emmanuelle Beart is a beauty icon to me as is Natasha Kinksi and Emmanuelle Seigner as they allow themselves to age in a sexy and confident way. All three of these women evoke a sense of elegance and natural beauty.
Age is beautiful and nothing to be ashamed of. We must be careful not to take things too far in a time when age can be reversed by needles and creams. For despite being able to work some magic there is still a long way to go to get to natural and so don’t jump in and do too much until you are sure as more and more women are starting to look too alike or worse, look like lip swollen and cheek padded celebrities. Remember less is more and that is a saying that can be applied to not just beauty treatments but to most things!
Tea is a tradition that has been around for centuries and recently I have fallen for some very good herbal infusions and a French tea that laid its foundations in the 17th century.
One of my favorite places to get tea is from Byron Bay Tea company. They have some delicious and very nurturing blends. Try Immunity with it’s mix of eucalyptus, echinacea, lemon myrtle, licorice and ginger for an invigorating start to the day and finish the day with Calming which has chamomile, vanilla, limeflower and cinnamon. Visit Byron Bay Tea Company online http://www.byronbayteacompany.com.au
A real chicfind is the tea from Mariage Freres. Mariage Freres is a French tea which has been around since the 17th century. They pride themselves on the ongoing research for finding perfection in the elegance and refinement of tea. I suggest you visit Simon Johnson stores in Australia to get to know the various blends which are very exotic. Their web site is also worth a visit for a good read on “The Art of making fine tea” http://www.mariagefreres.com
There comes a time when a certain length is not necessary but more suitable! Not only is it more suitable it is just better looking at a certain age. The knee length looks good worn with a heel but it can also look good with a sneaker or more casual shoe, just depends on the top and the type of fabric. Try it out next time. You will grow to love it and it does feel very sophisticated and truly Chic!
N.21 is the new collection designed by Alessandro Dell Aqua. Not that well know in Australia but very well known in Europe as a designer with an edge. His pieces are very feminine and his latest collection highlights lingere.
For Stockists go to http://www.numeroventuno.com