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
I think in these times it is important to watch what you are consuming and that of course includes fashion items. It is not always necessary to buy something new for an occasion even though it does feel nice to have something different. To make up for that there are a few web businesses that are renting designer products. So far they are still in their early stages but the idea is fantastic. You can rent a designer bag, dress and accessories for a weekly or monthly rent and at the end you hand it back and you have not spent a fortune on something you wont wear again or you didn’t need in the first place. After looking around the best one (and there is room for improvement as the selection is not huge but they do seem to have the best product) is Mila & Eddi; another one that is quite good but not yet a chic find level but worth supporting is Love me and Leave me.
Save your earnings for a rainy day and dress up for a little off the retail price!
Photography Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris
I am not obsessed with brands and am not keen at all on clothing that has logos all over it however I have to say that there is nothing like the quality of high end brands. They last forever in terms of quality and form if you buy them correctly. The best way to buy them is to go for the more classic pieces. You can be wearing Zara or any of the fast fashion brands and if you mix it with a pair of shoes, a bag, jacket or trouser from one of the luxury brands it will look a lot more chic! If your like me you don’t have a fortune to spend on clothes so you have to be clever and have some fun in the recylcled fashion stores of the world! The best one in Sydney is Di Nuovo in Paddington. They always have a fantastic selection of shoes and bags as well as great fashion clothing pieces. You can find a fantastic branded jacket for a tenth of the price and they are all in really good condition. It has brands from Chanel to Zimmerman. Check out their blog; http://dinuovo.tumblr.com/
If your in Milan you should visit Salvagente which is not recycled but it is the left over stock of the season. You can find every high end luxury brand there; Lanvin, Chloe, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana and so on. They have three floors!! It is an absolute must to visit. They are in Via Fratelli Bronzetti 16, take a look at their web site for opening hours; http://www.salvagentemilano.it/
Photography by Terry Richardson for Vogue
In Hong Kong one of the best to visit is Button Hole in Soho, 58-60B Peel Street, Tel 28992069. In Paris I go regularly to Coiffeur Vintage, Rue de Rosiers 32 (vintage is a post to come!) but for luxury high end brands you need to go outside Paris to La Vallee Village in Marnes la Vallee. If you are in Switzerland you must go to Foxtown which is in Mendrisio (Switzerland) just over the boarder from Italy (great if you want to visit Lago di Como on the way). It is amazing! All the brands have their own stores and the prices are incredible. For information visit the web site; http://www.foxtown.ch