Chicfinds pole dancing

Leave behind your preconceived ideas about Pole Dancing and let Chicfinds tell you that getting fit can be FUN! We have discovered the best craze to come in fitness. Its got a little bit of yoga, a little bit of pilates, jazz, contemporary dance with a pole. Rather than having to take every leap, bend and crunch on your own, you have a pole to support you and a room full of great girls all having a good time. It feels like your in a dance studio rather than a florescent lit gym with competitive and intimating faces all around.Anna, Edie, Cameron, Karlie, Liya, Rianne And Mica By Inez And Vinoodh For Vogue Paris May 2015

Its so much fun you don’t notice the pain of the push ups or the crunch and you feel really motivated to get the best results.

Anna, Edie, Cameron, Karlie, Liya, Rianne And Mica By Inez And Vinoodh For Vogue Paris May 2015a

The other element of Pole that makes it such a great sport is that its completely Girly. You can get gilizy, glamorous or go sporty. Even if there is some boys in the odd class its like a girl club and you can be a girl one hundred percent.Anna, Edie, Cameron, Karlie, Liya, Rianne And Mica By Inez And Vinoodh For Vogue Paris May 2015ga

Getting fit feels sexy and fun instead of a chore or another to do on your to do list. A great time out, a date with yourself and other chicks swinging their hips. If you want a bit of yoga, pilates and dance class with great results give Pole a go. Visit http://sydneypole.com/ or a studio in your area.

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ChicFinds for your special day!

Weddings are such an important event and often we have a set idea about how we want everything to be but we need the help to create it. It is like your first meeting with a love to be, films start rolling around in your head and before even the second date we have already fallen in love, married and created a family. All in a one screen shot! Creating your wedding or creating your look for a wedding is like bringing to life your film and the fantasy. To do that, it is often necessary to get a little helping hand and ChicFinds can point you in the right direction!

You want to be your most gorgeous on the day of your wedding and shine in more ways than one. Chic finds can show you how!

As winter will end soon and spring will begin so will the wedding bells. Now is a time to plan and create! For the next weeks, ChicFinds will post a weekly post on weddings to help guide and inspire you. ChicFinds can also offer you a consultation with a stylist for setting up the special day or a personal fashion stylist for the creation of your look plus photographers. For inquires please email; chicfindsinfashion@gmail.com

ChicFinds can help you create every possible fantasy unique to you.

This beautiful shoot is the creation of the amazing photographer Camilla Akrans, Chicfinds loves her work!

Chicfinds of the week

For this season you cant go past these ankle boots by Zadig et Voltaire. They are a great style, shape and colour (they come in Beige and Kaki). They are a investment at 350 euro but well worth it as they will go with everything. Check out the whole range on line from Zadig as everything looks good from the basic t-shirts to ruffle skirts and  tailored masculine jackets.

As you know Chicfinds loves Tracey Anderson and we also went so far as to get some of her recommended cream for the body which gives you a healthy all over glow. It’s a must have for legs that need a bit of a pick me.. We can’t find any stockists here in Australia but you can find it online; Prrty Peaushun  at http://www.prttypeaushun.com/  The product is called Skin Tight Body lotion and we wonder whether it might be what Gwenth Paltrow was wearing on the cover of the latest Harpers Bazaar Australia! It  certainly is a beautiful skin enhancer worth having.

We have had quite a good look lately at some online stores and here is a list of some to browse when you have the time..

http://www.jcrew.com/index.jsp they have easy, casual but on trend clothes that are not too expensive.

http://stores.ebay.com.au/hock-your-frocks Hock Your Frocks is a recycled ebay store and they have some great international and Australian designer pieces.

http://www.openingceremony.us/ have some great pieces from all the high end designers. The web site is beautiful!

http://blog.thedepartmentstore.co.nz/ The Department Store in New Zealand has some great mix of eclectic brands including Karen Walker, Top Shop and they have some really nice homewares and beauty products.

http://www.thecorner.com/ The Corner is a beautiful online store with niche brands and brands that dont want to over expose themselves online, Phillip Lim, N.21 Alessandro Dell Aqua, Giles, Carven the list goes on….

http://www.antonioli.eu/?gclid=CN3Z1ZOPsa8CFYdKpgodm2UxGQ Antonioli is an amazing store in Milan and it is at the forefront of online store design. They have their own editorials, the layout is easy and great to navigate and the product is consistent. They style of Antonioli is slightly underground, understated, layered and black black and more black. It is conceptual and is more than just a store it is a lifestyle.

http://www.toast.co.uk/ Very nice English brand with really nice fashion and homewares.

http://www.johnrobshaw.com/ I am in love with these homewares!!!!

Happy shopping. X

Chicfinds feels the elements

Whether your preparing for shorter or longer days, trips to Paris/Milan for the fashion shows, holiday in Bali, babies, relatives arriving it is all about finding the balance. It is hard to imagine that not so long ago we went without mobile telephones and internet. Finding the time and the discipline to switch these off once in a while and curbing our dependence is a very healthy thing. Time to play on the earth, in the water with the air and fire…..

ChicFinds is immersed in the elements as we draw closer to the change of season, summer to autumn and winter to spring, the scents in the air change and we are touched by the beauty of nature. It’s not a news product but Diptyque is still one of the best amongst all the niche perfumerie’s. There are spicy, floral, frutty, woody and herbal scents and they are available in body care, candles, Eaux De Toilettes or solid perfumes. Available in many beautiful stores and department stores around the world, to name a few Selfridges, Mecca.com.au, Excesior Milano, Colette.fr. Chicfinds adores Philosykos Eau De Toilettes for it’s amazing recall of the fig tree with it’s warm and woody scent.

The earth element is what keeps us grounded and often is needed when we are carried off in the stress of the movement of air, fire and water. It feels good sometimes even to just press the feet down and feel connected to the earth below us. Beautiful earth tones are also the fashion of the moment in home wares with linens and muslin showing up in tones of beige, caramel, creams and gorgeous shades of grey,green and blues. ChicFinds loves Secret Maison in Paris; http://www.secretmaison.fr/.

Water runs through every part of our lives, an element that affects our emotions, touches our sensibility and evokes tranquility and inner reflection. Skin is the new film by Pedro Almodovar and if you are a fan of his films this film is a must to view. It is absolutely genius. Evoking all kinds of emotions it lifts us up and brings us crashing down with poetic perversion in a thriller of a unique kind that only Almodovar is capable.

Chicfinds again Lee from Superchargedfood.com with all her information we just keep going back and we can’t get enough. Giving up sugar has to be the best advise we have come across in a long time. Following the free recipes that Lee gives us just for a few days gets you addicted to this healthy diet. The evidence is there and one has to start to pay attention, especially us females that already we ride the waves and times of fire with our ever present hormones. Sugar is like putting fire on that fire and it not only affecting our hormones but affects every part of our health. Get Chic and quit sugar for life! You can read more by Sarah Wilson http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/i-quit-sugar-ebook/

Dos is an artist (Benedict Dos Remedios) from Sydney living in New York and his work really is a mix of all the elements. It has many different faces but each finds an emotion, a place and a direction. Check out his work and move on to his blog to be even more moved by a contemporary mix of happenings and things to buy… So many beautiful prints to choose from, Mount Island Death is a ChicFind favorite! http://www.benedictdosremedios.com/home.html

Kitty Cat wants a treat

Feeling like treating yourself? Mavala has these gorgeous mini nail lacquers that don’t cost much and yet are spurts of luxurious color that make you feel as good as buying a whole new outfit. The spring colors are gorgeous; Blue Curacao, Touch of Provence, Waikiki Orange and many more. Fantastic greens, navy, the color palette is extensive….

You can find Mavala at most pharmacies and chemists all around the world. The quality is also very good and you don’t have to be in a hurry to consume it or find a way to store it as it’s little so it’s a little short hit wonder. Another perfect treat is a pair of sunglasses! At the moment there are some great new designs coming out and one of the strongest theme’s is the cat eye. Yves Saint Laurent have done a beautiful cat eye in black and tortoiseshell and Prada’s new shape in two tone are so iconic of the fashion at the moment that they could be a perfect treat if that’s the only one thing you splurge on this season.  To see a mix of this season’s fashion this is a great blog; http://elodiebubble.wordpress.comAnother wonderful treat is new lingerie. So feminine, and it is all about nurturing you at the end of the day! One of Chicfinds favorite  staples of lingerie is La Perla which is Italian and Italian made but it is ‘very’expensive but it is a governess for the styles and quality. Other great brands are Chantelle from France, Cosabella and for a cute but cheaper option; Intimissimi from Italy, Victoria Secret is an obvious one but still worth it for it’s great prices and it does master the push up bra. If you love lingerie and you are a fan of French chic you will have to take a look at  Kiki Monparnasse by Julia Restoin Roitfeld. Wolford and Skin offer a simple and minimalistic style with beautiful quality. Take a look at Barney’s New York offer online; http://www.barneys.com/Lingerie/LINGERIE01,default,sc.htmlThe right lingerie can also be worn as clothing, under a jacket it can act as a camisole and look so sexy yet modest as its half hidden away. A great eyeliner is also a little treat that will last forever, be easy to sharpen and it will create for you the look of this season with the cat eye fascination. Tip, watch a you tube for how too… For all the best brands go to http://www.strawberrynet.com XMeow meow XXX

ChicFinds home sweet home

Home Sweet Home…. home is where the heart is….even if you are a restless gypsy there is something about our home that lends us all sorts of emotions..

If your travelling like Chicfinds is at the moment or any other moment during the year then you can understand how important it is to have things near to you in your hotel/apartment/friends or relatives home that make you feel at home. Your favorite magazine, photo, pillow slip, music, what ever it is it’s associated to that making home feeling. 

The bath, shower, spa  with your favorite bath salt, after shower cream or hair mask are a part of a ritual that helps you find your way home even if you are a million miles away. It helps create that feeling of intimacy with your environment. Dont leave home without them…

It’s an all time challenge for all of us to do the pack! What kind of a climate will it be, what will I need, how can I take everything yet be limited to 20kg??? The best solution that Chifinds suggests is spend a lot of time putting everything you put in your bag into a look. Each piece has to part take to a look. If it dosen’t convince you (in the total look) a 100% then it’s to be left behind.Thanks to technology a lot of home can come with us via our computers.. music, contact via facebook, movies, the list goes on and on. There is no bigger companion these days to the computer (except maybe those that are still reading in the tradional manner). However one of the best ways to nurture yourself when away from home and all your loved ones is food. You have to find the best food you can especially if you have found yourself in the opposite climate and conditions. A guide to eating these days is so easy to come by, you can find one for any city/place and it will make a huge difference to your stay! P.S the above photo definatly does not condone smoking as a way of finding yourself home. If you haven’t given up this filthy horrible drug addiction then go to any Alan Carr office (there are offices all around the world) and sign yourself up for a seminar. You will find yourself a very happy and comfortable non smoker after 6 hours. Brilliant! Thanks Alan Carr.

Last but not least is the part that might seem a little odd but really it’s very important… the Zen of your space. If you get into the hotel room/apartment ect and the set up doesen’t feel right, move it around. Don’t worry about having to move it back, it will be well worth it! Make sure you have a comfortable set up so you can unwind in your home away from home! Some essential oils are also a good thing to bring from home as there is nothing like scent to transport us.

This post is leading us to the next post which will talk more about the home and a blog created by a friend which is inspired by The Sartolist but it’s the home version. The inspiration is about the intimacy that we have with our homes and the space which becomes and home and the objects and things that fill it. Chicfinds looks forward to telling you more about it however in the meantime if you want to take a look, visit http://sentirsiacasa.wordpress.com/about/