ChicFinds Suitcase Rummage

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ChicFinds loves a market and Suitcase Rummage is a fantastic new concept.

Suitcase Rummage is a mini scaled market held all over Australia, Perth, Sydney, Queensland and more.

Here is their story;

“Our Story

Isabel FitzGerald and Daniele Constance started Suitcase Rummage over a cup of tea and a brainstorming session.

“We wanted to create an event that we wanted to attend ourselves. We wanted simplicity, we wanted beauty, we wanted local and we wanted community. We loved old suitcases and so the idea started to grow.SRB_2016_Web.jpg

There were also a few things that were important to us which we wanted to infuse into the project we were creating – that it was something to connect community; support local creative industries, design and production; encouraged sustainable practices; was accessible; and used place-making as a way of reinvigorating and creatively activating spaces. So, we came up with Suitcase Rummage which combined these and ultimately (and importantly) brought people ‘back to the town square’.SRJJ2016_Web.jpg

We also realised that there wasn’t a platform for emerging entrepreneurs to test their goods on the market before signing up to one of the bigger markets where vendors might need their own infrastructure, insurance and often need to cover high application fees. We saw a need for a step before this and believed Suitcase Rummage would fill this gap – supporting arts and culture, emerging entrepreuners and small business without the high risk.

At the time, we had heard Brisbane City Council was looking for ways to activate public spaces and so approached them with a few ideas. Council liked the idea and wanted to support it as a one off event as part of Youth Week 2010. We were blown away by the response to our first event – we ended up with 60 stalls and lots of attendees.IMG_0123.jpg

Since then, there has been so much wonderful support from the different local communities that Suitcase Rummage has now grown to be a regular, monthly event in Brisbane and Melbourne – both of which attract up to 150 stalls! We have also collaborated (and continue to collaborate) with a number of festivals including Home Festival, St Jeromes Laneway Festival, Surfers Paradise OneWay Street Festival, Jumpers & Jazz Festival in Warwick, and one-off vintage and community festivals. We’ve worked in partnership with Councils, venues, businesses and community organisations to deliver the various events.SRCposterWeb.jpg

Suitcase Rummage provides a platform and opportunity for creative ideas and initiatives to be planted, tested, nurtured and grown. There is a sense of community that comes with the event which people are drawn to. We believe that supporting and engaging with arts and cultural industries is vital to a healthy and connected community. What place doesn’t thrive when it has a flourishing arts and cultural industry?”

Go for a bargain, a swap, or an old fashioned haggle. Suitcase Rummage is not to be missed! Check out the coming event dates; http://suitcaserummage.com.au/about-2/

 

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Chicfinds fashion brand MLM The Label

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I am loving this brand; MLM The Label. It’s fresh, minimalistic and contemporary with good shapes and easy wear options. Created by Julia Softley and named after her twin sisters; Camille (Millie) and Corinne (Min). The Label has a fresh approach to classic wear with basic tops and pants and dresses that drape in the right places with fabrics that create great shapes.

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shale-dress-black-frontI love the black and white, the pastels and gingham. The dresses are an average of $149.00-$199 and the tops are all around the $100 to $149. You cant go wrong! mlm.jpg

 

A true ChicFind. Visit their web site to shop on line http://www.mlmlabel.com/shop/

 

A presto X

 

 

Chicfinds a wardrobe springcleaner

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Time to get rid of those much loved unused pieces that take up space in your wardrobe.

Get in touch with ChicFinds as we expand into recycling clothing, accessories and home wares. Provide us with your excellent condition pieces and we will sell them at your suggested price for  only 25% commission.   if you would like to spring clean your wardrobe and get more details, email chicfinds at staceylamble@yahoo.com

Not sure where to start?

Read some tips from Emmanuelle Alt on having a contemporary wardrobe that works;

 https://www.toovia.com/top/style-muse-7-fashion-tips-to-steal-from-emmanuelle-alt

1. If it doesn’t fit, it never will, get rid of it as clothes look best when they fit whether they are on trend or not

2. If you haven’t used it or worn it in over a year, get rid of it

3. A great wardrobe has the a little bit of everything but not too much of nothing.

4. Trends are great but make sure you have a classic core

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Bare it down,,, summer to winter or winter to summer. Get rid of the time and space wasters

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With Chicfinds. X

Variations on Chic By Mario Sorrenti

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Fashion is a never ending revolving cycle, it goes forward, backwards and makes full circles and fundamentally it is always varied! Thank goodness as it would get very boring if everything suited everyone. You take from fashion what you like and what inspires you and if it takes you on a journey, good, its doing its job. One of the most beautiful aspects of fashion is photography and the art of translating garments and creating stories. Here are a few images from Vogue Italia by Mario Sorrenti. 

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Black and white, lace and lines are all classics to be played with. 

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There is nothing quite like a groomed hair and make-up to create the look. It takes you back to dress ups when you were a kid and a transformation would transpire and you could be anywhere, anybody in any life but yours!

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Thanks Mario for bringing us some of the most beautiful photographs. MiaoX

ChicFinds for your special day!

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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!

What’s Maya wearing amongst the green!

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Maya is wearing pants and top by Bassike, fur vest by Museum; http://museumclothing.com.au and bag by Prada.

Maya is wearing Armani denim jeans with Just Cavalli shirt and Belstaff boots.  Sunglasses are by

Karen Walker.

Get green this weekend. X

Chicfinds wishes you a wonderful weekend

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AND DECIDE TO TREAT YOURSELF LIKE A PRINCESS! BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT…. Kisses X

Another photographer that Chicfinds adores is Craig McDean. A renowned photographer and filmmaker whose work repeatedly appears in publications such as i-D, W, Vogue, AnOther Magazine and Interview.  He has photographed campaigns for brands including Christian Dior, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Emporio Armani, Estée Lauder and Calvin Klein. In 1999, McDean created his highly anticipated book, ‘I Love Fast Cars’, highlighting the world of drag racing. He is now represented by Art + Commerce New York ; http://www.artandcommerce.com/AAC/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=AAC_HomePage

Chic Finds the 60’s

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Chicfinds the 60’s one of the most inspiring era’s for fashion, beauty and aesthetics.

If you love this era for the style then you can’t miss the tv series Mad Men. It is a brilliantly directed and photographed series that is based on an advertising firm in NY on Madison Avenue in the 1960’s. The costumes, hair styles and set design is so well done that you become immersed in the era. Chic finds loves Betty and her every look which signals style, glamour and a throw away feeling that must have come after the war when there was a new found wonderment of life and the sexual revolution!

The pointy shoe, red, black and Bee hive’s are all signatures of the 60’s. A red trench or a pointy shoe scream 60’s siren…. Dolce & Gabbana always have something to offer from this era and this season is no exception with a Sicilian theme. Shop the colleciton with Net a Porter; http://www.net-a-porter.com/Shop/Designers/Dolce_and_Gabbana/All or go directly to Dolce & Gabbana store: http://store.dolcegabbana.com/

You cant go past vintage when you want to dress up with a 60’s inspired outfit. The good vintage shops will have that unique piece which will finish the outfit. Visit Eva’s Vintage as they have some amazing dresses, jewelry and knits http://www.evasvintage.com/EV/Home.html

Chic Finds loves the photography of Mert & Marcus. Represented by one of the best Photographic Agencies in the world; Art Parner, you can see their amazing porfolio: http://www.artpartner.com/artists/image/mert-alas-marcus-piggott/

Wikepedia this week writes:

“Mert and Marcus are Mert Alas and Marcus Piggottfashion photographers. Their work and style is heavily influenced and shaped by the photography of Guy Bourdin and also the use of digital manipulation of which they have pioneered the use. They have defined the look of the past decade and as a duo are one of the most respected and acclaimed photographers working today.

Mert and Marcus, both born in 1971 in Turkey and Wales, respectively, met for the first time in England in 1994 after having worked for a brief period in completely different areas, the first in classical music and the second in graphic design. Marcus was an assistant photographer and Mert was a fashion photo modeler. After working together in the photography business, they decided to create a team. When they showed their first photos to “Dazed and Confused”, the London fashion magazine, they immediately made the cover.

Strongly known for their portraits of sophisticated, powerful women, Alas and Piggott’s photos lend an air of grace and unmistakable perfection to advertising. “The difference between us and other photographers is that we care a lot about appearance,” says Alas. “We spend most of the time in the make-up and hairstyling rooms”. The team works today for magazines such as Vogue USA, Vogue Italia, W Magazine, Pop Magazine, Numero and Arena Homme Plus. Some of their major clients are top fashion labels such as Louis Vuitton, Missoni, Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Kenzo and Miu Miu. They created the images for perfume houses such as Gucci, Yves St Laurent, Givenchy and Lancôme. “

What’s Madelaine wearing for ChicFinds?

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Maddy is at university in Sydney and she is gorgeous girl who loves the nature. This is one of her outfits that she saids “keeps me warm and comfortable”… Seems the trend of the Doc Marten’s is back and here is some inspiration.

Maddy is wearing  black mid twiggy Wrangler jean with a Nasty Gal Maddy slouch jumper http://www.nastygal.com/with a Stussy duffle coat and Dr Marten’s boots. You can shop Dr Marten boots at The  Iconic; http://www.theiconic.com.au/women/shoes/dr-martens/?sort=popularity&dir=desc, Styletread; http://www.styletread.com.au/dr-martens?gclid=CPzxgJCfu7ACFQcrpAodGiyjoQ or directly from the source; http://www.drmartens.com/

Summer or winter the Dr Martens look good. They make a cute dress edgy or leggings and a jumper look cool.

Chic Finds model mania….

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All girls (well the majority) grow up fantasizing about being a model. It seems to be the worlds most glamorous and rewarding job that anyone could image. Beautiful and gorgeous, looking good in everything, traveling the world and meeting fascinating people. A lot of it comes from a girl’s obsession to be skinny. Models equal skinny and when we are teenagers they also equal no pimples!

Isabel Marant Wolf embellished cotton vest $3,440 at net-a-porter.com

Jacquie Aiche Agatha Cuff $390 at jacquieaiche.com

Diane Kordas Lips rose gold ruby ring $1,265 at net-a-porter.com

Rick Owens Fine Rib Vanilla Tank $225 at shopmrsh.com

Jacquie Aiche Mini Diamond Pave Hoops $1,145 at jacquieaiche.com

Helmut Lang Slack asymmetric jersey skirt $195 at net-a-porter.com

Jacquie Aiche Pave Diamond Fuck Ring $1,950 at  jacquieaiche.com

Vanessa Kandiyoti sapphire evil eye bracelet $2,415 at net-a-porter.com

Gucci 18-karat gold icon ring $950 at net-a-porter.com

Alexander Wang Leather Marti Backpack $850 at barneys.com

Alexander McQueen loafers $320 at matchesfashion.com