We are back!

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Chicfinds is back and we would like to begin to reengage you with our weekly or daily chic finds. Here is a couple of our current obsessions.

First on the list is Sezane. The brand is French and only sold online. From watching the product mix from season to season I recommend going for their knits which sell out in minutes and are gorgeous with a real point of different. The knits are amazing with v neck backs, sexy collars, knot ties and cardigans that dress up or dress down, wear at the front, wear to the back. I love also their boots and denim. My favourites are the Eduardo knit with the lace neckline. My second favourite is the Gaspard which has beautiful mother of pearl buttons on the back. Third favourite is the Marcel which comes in block colours and also a stripe. Love Love Love!

 2nd obsession is stocking up on white t-shirts for every occasion. I have decided to pare back on tops and really have a staple wardrobe with great t-shirts. I think this has to be the hardest find. The top ones are amazing but for some they can be xxxy like Rag & Bone, Acne, Alexander Wang and James Pearce. The lower end ones just don’t cut it, H&M, Zara and others don’t get the crew neck right, nor the fabric, nor the fall. The in between is the 1960’s inspired jersey slim t-shirt from  https://shopredone.com/products/vintage-white-slim-tee which is called RE/DONE. It is around $78. See link for details; https://shopredone.com/products/vintage-white-slim-tee. Then for a more relaxed look I would go for the slim vintage neck t.shirt from Bassike, see link; https://www.bassike.com/women/organic-jersey/t-shirts/slim-vintage-neck-t-shirt-ss16wjt96-wht. They are quite long but a little bit tucked or left out suits this T. Another option is Velvet who have very nice long sleeve options. My choice would be Jemma crew neck; https://velvet-tees.com/women/velvet-tees-and-tops/tees/jemma-gauzy-whisper-crew-neck-tee-975433-1.html

As my core staple the t-shirt will go back with a maxi skirt, a great skinny jean with a blazer, with a mini and a cardigan and high heel for evening and a baggy black masculine fit pant. The best one to observe for the t-shirt outfit is Alexa Chung. Next post will give you ideas on shirting and some fabulous beauty finds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chicfinds loves leather

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A few Chicfinds for in between seasons. Still loving leather even for Spring and why not also for summer. We found some fantastic leather pants with that baggy feel called Smith Made from Mr & Mrs Smith, Manly; http://shopmrandmrssmith.blogspot.com.au/ paired up with a white t-shirt and some Alexander Wang heels this is a great look for the change of seasons. We also love the Bassike range of leather available at Island Luxe Tribe in Byron Bay. I would summarize spring and summer and use the three SSS’s Spring/Summer this season is simple and sexy. For pieces to put with your leather or denim have a look at the beautiful collections of Alexander Wang ,Helmut Lang, Rick Owens and Acne. You can see a fantastic selection at Elyse Walker’s online store; http://www.forwardbyelysewalker.com. Otherwise visit Tuchuzy in Bondi, Sydney; http://www.tuchuzy.com/ Daria by Inex & Vinoodh for Vogue ParisLooking for that perfect ankle boot that will go with everything and still give you a nice line on the leg? Beau 5 from the Beau Coops collection; http://www.beaucoops.com/beau-coops

Available at Beaucoops.com or call 02 93193199 for all national and international stockists

Chicfinds “whats Maya wearing”?

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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.

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/162773

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

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ChicFinds weekend bargains in Sydney

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Chicfinds has had some more delays in bringing to you Thursday’s chicfinds but we are hoping to have the listings available very soon!!! In the meantime we want to propose some great buys for this weekends shopping. As summer arrives we are focusing on the earthy tones. In the picture below Daria wears a necklace by Pamela Love. Along side having Pamela Love, For Artists Only Boutique in Rose Bay has a collection of really beautiful designers including, Alexander Wang, Lover, Sass & Bide and Ksubi; http://www.forartistsonly.com/contact/

Some of the best buys available are now at temporary pop up stores and in Sydney this weekend there are two worth visiting. Firstly on George Street in Sydney city (next to Apple Store, opposite The Strand Arcade) there is a pop up store of mixed international brands including Belstaff, Just Cavalli, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, Replay and Twenty8Twelve. The stock is a mix of men and women’s clothing, footwear and accessories and there is a bargain to be had! Some great finds are the shoes from Belstaff,  shirts and jackets for men by Dolce & Gabbana and Lanvin, some beautiful scarfs by Etro and also candles by DL &Co.

This weekend there is also the boutique markets on Sunday showcasing arts and crafts and special product that is made with love and care and is ideal for Xmas presents or Xmas decoration. Definitely worth a browse. Visit the website for more detail; http://boutiquemarkets.com.au/sydney/ Another great place to visit on the weekend is HFOC (Home Furnishing On Consignment) which is a shop in Alexandria which stocks second designer furniture. The pieces are special and they are there on consignment so you can find some great pieces that would normally cost double or tripple the retail price. If you love quality and you cant afford it then this is a fantastic option as despite the pieces being second hand they are in great condition. There web site is a great place to start as everything in stock is available to view including price; http://www.hfoc.com.au/

Another market worth visiting is Finder Keepers at the Carriage Works. The exhibitors are very inspiring as there is a mix of artists, craft makers and designers. Their is  product available for everyone including gifts,inspiring stationary, art, jewellery, clothing, creative and unique homewares and furniture. These markets are Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd of December. For a guide to all that you will see, visit the web site which also includes a blog and gallery of everything on offer; http://www.thefinderskeepers.com/markets.php

Another must for shopping is the Leather Shop. The Leather Shop has a temporary pop up store in Darlinghurst, Sydney and there are some beautiful bags on offer. One of our favorites is the tan Catalina bag which is so perfect for this summer’s earthy tones fashion; http://www.leathershop.com.au/hobos/678-etrusco-catalina-hobo-tan-genuine-leather-handbag.html and another  favorite is Bellosguardo; http://www.leathershop.com.au/cross-body/636-etrusco-bellosguardo-tan-cross-body-leather-sacthel.html The bags are beautiful leather and amazing quality. All made in Italy and yet still at such reasonable prices.

Visit the store where you can find a big variety of bags; 330 Victoria Street, Sydney or buy online http://www.leathershop.com.au/