Friday, October 29, 2010
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City Chic's new campaign is a fabulous mix of Mad Men and Betty Paige pin up girl styling. Spring is the time for fun flirty dresses, and the cute pieces in City Chic's new Prairie collection are perfect for flirting! Shop the collection now.
Friday, October 22, 2010
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
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Monday, October 18, 2010
Pretty in Pink: A year 10 Formal
The year 10 formal is all about fun and letting your hair down before the final and most important two years of schooling which lie ahead. For this reason you should have some fun with your outfit and make the dress something you would wear again, a real party dress that looks great on the dance floor! To make the day more special book in for a french mani, a sure way to make you feel more grown up.
Dress: City Chic Camille dress $149.95 The shimmy factor is high with the floaty rara style skirt, and it totally brings the fash factor with its on trend visible front zip!
Bag: A classic vintage piece will impress your peers.
Necklace: Buy something unique from a local artist market so that no one else has the same piece as you!
Heels: City Chic Patent Platform Pumps $99.95 Classic pumps in shiny patent will always be a classic look.
Sophisticated Black: A year 12 Formal
The year 12 formal signifies an end of an era, the end of your high school life and the beginning of adulthood. As it is such an important momentous occasion you should do it in a glamorous and sophisticated way so that when you look back at your photos you don't cringe. An all black outfit teamed with silver accessories is a timeless look that won't age with time, it will always be in style.
Dress: City Chic Pleat Helena Maxi $149.95 A modern maxi dress with some glam beaded detailing will help keep the look young and fresh while still timeless and classic.
Bag: A heirloom piece, everyone's grandma has a beautiful timeless clutch in their wardrobe, just remember to ask nicely before you borrow it (they always say yes!).
Necklace: City Chic Crystal Heart Necklace $19.95 A small sparkly charm is better than too much bling if your going for subtle and sophisticated.
Bangles: City Chic Wild Side Bangle Set $19.95 A fun set of bangles to highlight your well manicured hands.
Heels: City Chic Peep Toe Xover Heels $99.95 Peep toe shoes under a maxi show just the right amount of skin.
I hope that gave you some inspiration Emily. Good luck with your exams and I hope your formal is everything you dream it will be.
I spent my day in Spitalfield's Market near Liverpool Street Station and the famous Brick Lane. I might head down to Brick Lane in a couple of weeks and take some snaps for you. I think you will LOVE it. Retro, funky, chic meets grunge and everything else besides!
Friday, October 15, 2010
I am lucky. One of my best friends lives right here in London with me. Bex and I have known each other since we worked together in Sydney, back in 2005... we also happened to live across the road from each other in Surry Hills- how crazy is that?! We bonded over a love of Elton John and a friendly Rugby Union rivalry (Bex happens to be a Kiwi).
You know how I love the Elephants!
The other night, Bex came with me to a networking event at the beautiful new JuJu bar in Chelsea. Bex and I were representing the awesomeness from downunder, and spotted people from Girls Aloud - as well as actors from The Bill. Crazy.
Inside the fashionable JuJu Bar
It was a lot of fun... and I don't usually drink - so the delicious bellinis went straight to my head! Not great with an hour long tube ride home, but still - just so much fun!
What do you wear to get the vintage look? I love this dress AND - flapper style headbands are totally the rage here in London at the moment... What vintage styles do you like?
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Hi, Travel bug here…When City Chic asked for Bloggers, I thought of areas at which I could give as much advice as possible. And it came to me almost immediately, Travel! After travelling overseas for a year, working, meeting new people and of course seeing new things and experiencing different cultures, I knew that I had enough knowledge to provide excellent guidance to both the first time and experienced travel bugs out there!
So here comes a little bit more about me; I’m a Sydneysider, I’ve got a degree in Television production and work for a Network. I’ve been a member of the Scouting Movement for 15 years, both as a Youth member and Leader. That of course gives me ample skills to give advice on travelling/holidaying from anything from basic and 5 star.
Because this is a fashion blog, I would also be giving advice of seasonal wardrobe choices and tips of how to pack those bags, to give you as much room advantage as possible!I’d love you to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask me anything :)
Hello to all the fabulous, curvy ladies out there! My name is Tabitha and I am a fashion addict! I gained my Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) in 2008 and have been working in Marketing and Events post-graduation. I was ecstatic when asked by City Chic to become their Celebrity & Gossip Blogger - a culmination of my two favourite things! I love to stay on-the-pulse when it comes to all things celebrity, especially when fashion is involved! From awards shows and movie premiers to your favourite reality TV shows, I will cover the latest and greatest fashion trends, from what's hot to what's so NOT!
As a long-standing curvy girl, my fashion philosophy is simple - know your body shape! I can look at a piece of clothing and know instantly whether it will work on me. Yes, there have been many trends come and go, and painfully I have had to say no - because deep down, I knew it just wasn't for me. So I leave you with these parting words, don't be afraid of fashion, don't be afraid of what others may think (I wear fascinators to the office. Why? Because I love a good hat!) and embrace your curves!
I'm 21 and have lived in Brisbane my whole life. Coming from a musical family (My parents are old rockers from back in the 80's and my dad owns a business in the music industry) I always felt like Music was in my blood. Since graduating school in '06 I have worked a number of jobs within the music industry; I've had experience for event organizers, worked for a group of Brisbane's leading nightclubs, worked for a concert production company and have even worked at some of Australia's biggest festivals.
Music is my passion, I have been attending concerts and festivals my whole life, my earliest memory being a Eurythmics concert at the age of 9, (I was so used to loud music that I fell asleep during the concert). Since then I have attended a massive number of concerts and festivals: Big Day Out ( I have attended the past 8 Festivals), V Festival, Parklife, Good Vibrations, Livid, and Sunset Sounds to name a few. I have also had the privelage of seeing a number of amazing artists perform some of which include; Kiss, Bon Jovi, Pink, Lady GaGa, Lily Allen, MGMT, Dizzee Rascal, Muse, The Killers, Kings of Leon, Britney Spears, Basement Jaxx, Alice Cooper, Queens of The Stoneage, Rage against the machine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Powderfinger and Bjork.
I'm a foxy 25 y/o professional blogger, freelance photographer and magazine junkie. I'm also married and a mother to a cheeky toddler but that doesn't stop me from strutting the latest fashion trends, even with my size 22 hourglass frame. Need City Chic inside goss, fashion and relationship advice, then this is your destination!
Monday, October 11, 2010
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My name is Em and I'm a fashion blogger from Australia currently living in the UK. I'm so excited to join City Chic as its London Style blogger. As a plus-size girl, I'm keen to ensure that women feel comfortable taking their time, exploring their style and EMBRACING their curves... wherever they happen to be!
I grew up in Adelaide and then lived in Sydney for a while before coming across to the UK. I have travelled a lot in the last ten years - through Asia, America, Canada and Europe, and I love looking at and embracing style from all over the world. In fact, I started my personal fashion blog Oh, The Places You'll Go because I wanted to showcase international plus-size style from an Australian perspective.
Like many of you, I have a keen eye for detail and love my clothes to be high quality and on trend. My personal style is a combination of feminine prints teamed with edgy details like shoes, jackets and accessories. I always like to accentuate my curves too!
In writing for City Chic I'm planning to show you how London and Europe wear their style, introduce you to some Aussie and Kiwi ex-pats, and most importantly, discuss international plus-size fashion and trends with you.
I have an email address set up through the blog - so feel free to send me your questions or input. It would be lovely to hear from you! Also, if you go through the archives you will see some of my older posts start to show up in the next few weeks too.
I have great curves and I know how to wear them... and I can't wait to talk fashion with YOU.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I am in LOVE with this editorial in Plus Model Magazine, shot by Lucas Pictures who shot me for the magazine when I was in New York (have I shown you that photo???). The super hot model is Fluvia Lacerda who I had the pleasure of meeting while in NYC too. The stylist who made this all look so HOT is OhMySpry. Want to know the best thing about the shoot? All the clothing is by City Chic!!! They have made me want to rush out and get the Rhinestone Roxanne dress (top photo) because it just looks so sexy and chic on Fluvia (who could wear a garbage bag and make that work too). You can check out the full Love your body editorial here, please let me know what you think of it in comments.
City Chic is launching in the USA in late October which is a very exciting development indeed. The fab bloggers I met at the Young Fat and Fabulous conference in NYC were all so enthusiastic about the label and the clothes and now it is going to be even more accessible to them. Its exciting too, to see an Aussie label succeeding in such a way. It makes me proud.