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

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ChicFinds rugs up in furs and sheepskin

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Chic Finds from sandals to furs! The world of fashion is becoming more and more transeasonal. Winter mixed with summer means you can shop the globe.

Shop Topshop for the last of the furs; ChicFinds loves the hip length white faux vest in cream;  http://www.topshop.com

Great moment to shop furs at Asos as they start their winter sales; http://www.asos.com/au/search/furs?hrd=1&q=furs&xr=1&mk=VOID&r=3

Maya has been out and about in this beautiful Sydney Spring weather and she’s got the transeasonal look with t-shirt and fur wrap, leggins and our favorite, ugg boots. We love the grey tones and the texture of the skins. Below is Roberto Cavalli’s look from Winter 12. ChicFinds also loves the furs from French brand, American Retro, shop the collection at Luisa Via Roma; http://www.luisaviaroma.com Shop Maya’s  look; Ugg boots (Australian made) http://www.uggboots.com.au/frameset.asp Shop Tuchuzy; http://www.tuchuzy.com/ for Rabbit fur wrap from Arielle, t-shirt with flower design is by T-bar. Leggings are from Metalicus and available from The Iconic; http://www.theiconic.com.au

Handbag is Prada and sunglasses are from Sass & Bide.

Have a look at the latest from Prada, A Therapy is a short film by Roman Polanski with Helen Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley; http://www.prada.com/en/a-therapy/movie

A presto X

What chic find is Marion wearing?

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http://en.vogue.fr/fashion/fashion-news/articles/the-vogue-fashion-night-out-2012/14116 We love Marion and her chic Parisian style dressing. She manages to have that thrown together look with a t-shirt and shorts but her accessories are classic and sexy. She cant help but remind me of the beautiful Jane Birkin.

Beautiful sexy legs are very in fashion. The sandal is so feminine this season it is barely there but just enough to be a foots best friend. Marion is wearing t-shirt called “Dryclean only” from Bangkok, denim shorts from H&M. Strappy sandals by Barbara Bui and handbag is by Christian Dior. Her sunglases are from a market in Seol.

Visit Shoerazzi for a bit of a guide on the latest Spring/Summer 12 styles. I think it has to be said that you cant get much sexier than a quality strappy sandal. Let me emphasis though that quality is the word here. No point buying the look at under $100. Give this shoe a good part of your budget as it will take you far and you will be able to match it up with all the less expensive looks of  Zara, H&M and all the high street fashion brands. shttp://shoerazzi.com/

Get the strappy sandal look

Shop the look; Bassike do fantastic simple t-shirts in all colours so the top look is an easy chic find. However this season Bassike have more on offer with this Parisian style tunic available in cord; available at MyCatwalk; http://www.mycatwalk.com.au/stretch-cord-tunic-dress.html

or this tunic from Clements Ribeiro which we found at Shop Ghost which is a very retro style magazine directory for the best finds instore http://shopghost.com/shop-ghosts/the-get-packing/clements-ribeiro-printed-silk-dress/ They directed us to Net A Porter

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/181634?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-Custom-_-Link-_-Builder&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-PU5ZBG2wE53wL6V6P.mG8w

Shop for shorts at Shopbop; http://www.shopbop.com/actions/viewSearchResultsAction.action?query=denim+shorts&searchSuggestion=false&searchButton.x=0&searchButton.y=0

From Marion “A bientot” xxx

What’s Nik wearing on her shopping spree in NY!

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It’s a girls dream to go high street shopping in New York… Madison Avenue, 1st and 2nd Street.. Chanel, Prada, Lanvin, the best designer stores in the world all at your finger tips..

Nikki  is very passionate about fashion and has worked in it all her life. She has a natural talent for all things related to this world and a natural style which captures  those more flamboyant pieces.  Now the owner of Hock Your Frocks; a very successful recycling fashion store on ebay she spends a lot of her time collecting beautiful designer pieces and reselling them. Visit Hock Your Frocks as you wont be disappointed; http://stores.ebay.com.au/hock-your-frocks.

ChicFinds caught up with Nik while she was on her shopping spree in NY with good friend Sarah Jane. She is wearing Winter Kate Peacock print kimono with Sass & Bide black skinny cropped jeans and Chanel

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

Get with the program! X

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 new ‘what are you wearing’ weekly update

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What are you wearing? What is she wearing!….its all about a guide, a reference or a sticky peek into what others are wearing. So ChicFinds is now going to have a weekly post of what some of it’s girls are wearing from around the globe. Our first girl is Maya! Beautiful Maya is a mother of two and she loves fashion, quality and that something different!

Maya is wearing a Prada Nylon pleated skirt with a top by Don’t Ask Amanda, boots by See By Chloe and scarf from Roots & Wings boutique in Berry.

We will catch up with Maya again next week! X

Kitty Cat wants a treat

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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 Handbag Rental

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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!

Recycled fashion

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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