Chic Finds from sandals to furs! The world of fashion is becoming more and more transeasonal. Winter mixed with summer means you can shop the globe.
Shop Topshop for the last of the furs; ChicFinds loves the hip length white faux vest in cream; http://www.topshop.com
Great moment to shop furs at Asos as they start their winter sales; http://www.asos.com/au/search/furs?hrd=1&q=furs&xr=1&mk=VOID&r=3
Maya has been out and about in this beautiful Sydney Spring weather and she’s got the transeasonal look with t-shirt and fur wrap, leggins and our favorite, ugg boots. We love the grey tones and the texture of the skins. Below is Roberto Cavalli’s look from Winter 12. ChicFinds also loves the furs from French brand, American Retro, shop the collection at Luisa Via Roma; http://www.luisaviaroma.com Shop Maya’s look; Ugg boots (Australian made) http://www.uggboots.com.au/frameset.asp Shop Tuchuzy; http://www.tuchuzy.com/ for Rabbit fur wrap from Arielle, t-shirt with flower design is by T-bar. Leggings are from Metalicus and available from The Iconic; http://www.theiconic.com.au
Handbag is Prada and sunglasses are from Sass & Bide.
Have a look at the latest from Prada, A Therapy is a short film by Roman Polanski with Helen Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley; http://www.prada.com/en/a-therapy/movie
A presto X
http://en.vogue.fr/fashion/fashion-news/articles/the-vogue-fashion-night-out-2012/14116 We love Marion and her chic Parisian style dressing. She manages to have that thrown together look with a t-shirt and shorts but her accessories are classic and sexy. She cant help but remind me of the beautiful Jane Birkin.
Beautiful sexy legs are very in fashion. The sandal is so feminine this season it is barely there but just enough to be a foots best friend. Marion is wearing t-shirt called “Dryclean only” from Bangkok, denim shorts from H&M. Strappy sandals by Barbara Bui and handbag is by Christian Dior. Her sunglases are from a market in Seol.
Visit Shoerazzi for a bit of a guide on the latest Spring/Summer 12 styles. I think it has to be said that you cant get much sexier than a quality strappy sandal. Let me emphasis though that quality is the word here. No point buying the look at under $100. Give this shoe a good part of your budget as it will take you far and you will be able to match it up with all the less expensive looks of Zara, H&M and all the high street fashion brands. shttp://shoerazzi.com/
Get the strappy sandal look
Shop the look; Bassike do fantastic simple t-shirts in all colours so the top look is an easy chic find. However this season Bassike have more on offer with this Parisian style tunic available in cord; available at MyCatwalk; http://www.mycatwalk.com.au/stretch-cord-tunic-dress.html
or this tunic from Clements Ribeiro which we found at Shop Ghost which is a very retro style magazine directory for the best finds instore http://shopghost.com/shop-ghosts/the-get-packing/clements-ribeiro-printed-silk-dress/ They directed us to Net A Porter
Shop for shorts at Shopbop; http://www.shopbop.com/actions/viewSearchResultsAction.action?query=denim+shorts&searchSuggestion=false&searchButton.x=0&searchButton.y=0
From Marion “A bientot” xxx
It’s a girls dream to go high street shopping in New York… Madison Avenue, 1st and 2nd Street.. Chanel, Prada, Lanvin, the best designer stores in the world all at your finger tips..
Nikki is very passionate about fashion and has worked in it all her life. She has a natural talent for all things related to this world and a natural style which captures those more flamboyant pieces. Now the owner of Hock Your Frocks; a very successful recycling fashion store on ebay she spends a lot of her time collecting beautiful designer pieces and reselling them. Visit Hock Your Frocks as you wont be disappointed; http://stores.ebay.com.au/hock-your-frocks.
ChicFinds caught up with Nik while she was on her shopping spree in NY with good friend Sarah Jane. She is wearing Winter Kate Peacock print kimono with Sass & Bide black skinny cropped jeans and Chanel
As we shop for our wardrobes at the change of season we can shop for our homes. Adapting our homes to the warmer or cooler months means little changes can make summer feel so much cooler and winter all that more cosy. Going from heavy, lined curtains to light linen, a mohair throw to a white cotton version or a Persian carpet to nothing! Listed below are some Chic Finds suggestions. Enjoy
In the mood for homeware shopping? Here is Elle Decoration Magazine’s list of the best 12 stores around the world;
Spazio Rossana Orlandi (Milan), Vincon (Barcelona), The Frozen Fountain (Amsterdam), Moma Design Store, SoHo (New York), The Future Perfect (New York), Lawson-Fenning (Los Angeles), Driade (Milan), Chee Soon & Fitzgerald (Sidney), Caravane (Paris), Mint (London), Svenskt Tenn (Stockholm), Blanc d’Ivoire (Paris), Moss (New York).
Shopping in Sydney; visit http://www.avenue24.com.au/ (no ordinary site, worth a visit!) This one is more of a shopping guide for all of Australia; http://www.urbanwalkabout.com/sydney/art/furniture-homeware/
Shopping in London; http://www.timeout.com/london/feature/2387/londons-best-furniture-shops
Seems common but the Lonely Planet’s guide to shopping in Paris is pretty good; http://www.lonelyplanet.com/france/paris/shopping
Looking for some designer luxury homewares; http://luxurysociety.com/articles/2012/01/7-home-collections-by-luxury-fashion-brands
Sydney has an element of body beautiful and spoilt by one of the best climates in the world there is no excuse for not being fit. Getting sporty is also great looking mixed in with the essential fashion elements like sunglasses, sneakers and bags…
To get this look; sneakers from Be&D, visit Shopbop http://www.shopbop.com/designer-index/br/v=1/2534374302163371.htm?all&extid=PS_Google_SC_usa
Maya wears all Bonds; http://www.bonds.com.au/?gclid=COCRlofeobACFYQcpAodmx7HZg. Chicfinds is a fan of Bonds, great sweats, leggins and lounge wear. She is wearing her Oasics runners with a Prada purse and Ksubi sunglasses.
For some real sports wear brands visit The Iconic; http://www.theiconic.com.au/sports/running/
The Outnet have some super cute sports shorts which are the Addidas by Stella McCartney collection, a full range of Juicy Couture lounge wear and some great pieces by Alexander Wang and T by Alexander Wang; http://www.theoutnet.com/Shop/Clothing/Activewear
Get with the program! X
There are not many places as beautiful as Italy. Every region, every city and place is unique and devine in terms of beauty. It can take your breath away to be amongst the most extraordinary mix of architecture, art and culture. Tuscany is one of the most sublime, sexy and sensual places. It has a all encompassing beauty starting with the morning to dusk light; a kaleidoscope of earthy and warm tones creating a foggy misty light that is so dewy you feel like you could touch its softness.
It is important to not miss out on the major cities (Florence, Sienna, Pisa) while visiting this region but it is the little towns and cities that are the most characteristic. First on the list are the hot springs that are scattered all over the region. Some of the best are around Montecatini and there are the famous springs of Saturnia (in Italian they are called Terme). Get a little map and visit them at night so you can get naked and enjoy the sensual adventure.
Don’t miss Lucca the city and the surrounding hills where it is so beautiful you should plan an overnight stay in one of the beautiful B&B’s in the hills. The Chianti region is lovely to drive around and it is great fun discovering the little towns where there are some fantastic local trattoria’s to eat at. The outside of Florence, Prato and Fiesole are wonderful culinary areas so indulge! It is also the area where you will find all the famous fashion outlets like Prada, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and others. Then make your way down to the whole area around Sienna which is so picturesque you wont want to ever leave. Musts to visit are the little towns like Montepulciano and Montalcino where you should take the time to try all the meats, cheeses and wines! Pure delight.
If your taking your time then the best idea is to stay a week in one place (or more if you can). Hire a villa and enjoy getting to know the local village and allow yourselves to become immersed in the culture. There is no way to feel it other than to stay still and become familiar. Italians are very hospitable and even more so when they see you more than once. Be careful though as you will fall in love and leaving might be heart breaking! X
Marion is a Parisian girl. She loves fashion for what it is, works in fashion but loves the natural and authentic parts of life. She has a built in style and loves to wear brights. One item of bright can make an outfit!
What is Marion wearing today on this sunny spring day in Paris…?
She is wearing a coral jersey dress from Supre (she was in Sydney not long ago) a Paul Smith men’s shirt with a necklace from H&M and the finishing touch is nail colour which is from YSL.
New York, Cannes, Rome… where ever you are, have a wonderful weekend. X
Can’t be denied what ever is French is so seemingly Chic! Even Cannes. Not my favorite city but it does hold one of the most glamourous events each year and it has such a fascinating history. Here are some great shots from the last days.
No other than Sean Penn. Fantastic shot!
Vladamir Restoin Roitfeld and Giovanna Battaglia… looks like it could be the 1960’s.
Diane Krugar and Joshua Jackson. She is wearing the most amazing dress from Nina Ricci and Prada shoes. Every out fit of late has been a sensation.
Bring it on! Nothing beats the summer in Europe.
Shop the look of summer:
Bikini from Isabel Marant; http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/192574
Striped wedge from Autore
Striped dress by J Crew http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/knitstees.jsp
and for a little cheeky or evening….
Miu Miu lace dress http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/195053
and for the evenings and a little Dolce Vita feel check out the selection of Just Cavalli on Frockaholics http://www.frockaholics.com/Designers/des_id/208/Just-Cavalli.htm
Au Revoir and Bon Voyage X Kiss
What are you wearing? What is she wearing!….its all about a guide, a reference or a sticky peek into what others are wearing. So ChicFinds is now going to have a weekly post of what some of it’s girls are wearing from around the globe. Our first girl is Maya! Beautiful Maya is a mother of two and she loves fashion, quality and that something different!
Maya is wearing a Prada Nylon pleated skirt with a top by Don’t Ask Amanda, boots by See By Chloe and scarf from Roots & Wings boutique in Berry.
We will catch up with Maya again next week! X