Chicfinds is inspired by shades of green

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Something about military green and the shades that co-exist with military green like camel, beige, black and white suggests confidence and style. The coming Fall/Winter 14 collections to be delivered into store soon are inspired by these beautiful rustic tones. Below is Isabel Marant’s take on Military.isabel-marant-autumn-fall-winter-2014-pfw13Whether it’s a military jacket over a white singlet or baggy military pants its an effortlessness that can be worn with a heel or boot and still command. It is a color that Italians love and worn by bronzed Italian women it is very exotic. Below is a look from the AW14 Max Mara collection about to hit stores. A Beautiful brand that captures the contemporary women with elegance and style. Known for its premium quality and Italian tailoring.

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N21

Still loving the collections of N.21 by Alessandro Del Aqua. Above is a military jacket from the FW14 collections.

More Chicfindsinfashion to come soon!

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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

Chic finds in Cannes

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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

Chicfinds of the week

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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 blue, navy and skins

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This weeks ChicFinds are a mix of that classic style that comes with summer, the navy, red and white. It always looks so good in stripes and the mono colours.  Together it shapes up to be a smart look everytime, a  classic that can’t go wrong. There is something crisp about the three together. Summer also offers the opportunity to wear the nude tones which can look so good all mixed up together or broken up with white. These tones always break a shadow.

Enjoy this weeks Chicfinds!

Inspired by the feminine part of Isabel Marant’s designs here are a couple of links to this week’s ChicFinds! 

And there is more;  link for some stripes and this for some print and this!.

If it is not the blue, navy and red then it has to be one of the skin tones. Nudes in summer look great with a tan and they theme in so well with brown leather (that’s coming in next week’s ChicFinds, beautiful leather bags!) Here are a couple of Chicfinds to inspire that skin tone;  ….link Following in the theme of earthy tones here is this luxurious scarf …Link.ChicFinds will be back next week with some more suggestions, in the meantime watch out for our xmas inspirations. X