07 December, 2014

★☆ Gift ideas coming your way! ☆★

The Chic Guide has all your holiday woes covered!
Gift inspiration, hair, beauty, fashion ideas for the party season.
♡ Enjoy the holidays ♡

06 December, 2014

♡ Femme Fatale - Winter Chic ♡


Dark, dangerous and alluring is what you want to create this winter! My inspiration for creating sultry seductress style is always a mix od modern and the vintage greats such as Dita Von TeeseMarlene Dietrich, Lauren Bacall and Bettie Page when recreating the look.  Ultimately, the key to any seductress look is of course  chicness, with the right amount of seduction. For me this has to include a great coat or trench, leather gloves, high heels, along with the perfect dress or skirt and top combo to create the look. 

Most importantly, wear what works better for your figure, if you're very slim or have an athletic physique use a waist belt to add curves with a dress or on your coat, trenches are great. If you already have plenty of curves belts are also great for emphasising and accentuating your waist. A chic pencil skirt and shirt combo looks fantastic too; whatever suits your figure best go for, wear what you feel most comfortable in and you’ll look fabulous and as long as it's teamed with the chic trench coat, heels, some leather gloves and red lippy, you’re ready to go!   

Primark/Penneys, Forever 21, H&M, New Look, TK Maxx, for those of you in the UK or Ireland have a fantastic range available to create seductress inspired budget pieces. If you're in the United States check out Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, Target, H&M. I swear by shopping on eBay you can find loads of pieces at bargain prices and the choice is amazing too. For those of you like me who love to shop online, here are some recommendations of some really great stores for everything you'll need to create the perfect chic seductress look. 

For leather gloves check out: lightinthebox, eBay, Amazon, GreatLookz, Net-a-Porter, Esty, Forzieri and Leather Gloves Online they all have a great varities available from wrist to Opera length gloves. For the perfect classic trench or coat check out any of these stores: Deadly is the Female, Topshop, Burberry, Mocloth, eBay, Banana Republic, Lace Affair, Collectif, ASOS, Debenhams, Net-a-Porter, Warehouse, Nordstorm, Forever 21, Marks and Spencers and Esty. For the best heels, check out: Christian Louboutin, New Look, Pleaser USA, Banana Shoes, Elite Heels, Sinister Soles, Schuh, Office Shoes, Zara, Dorothy Perkins, Remix Vintage Shoes and Charlotte Olympia.

Some of the best beautifully fitted dresses, skirts, tops and shirts I've found are at: Pin Up Girl Clothing, Stop Staring, Deadly is the Female, Chic Star,  Blue Velvet Vintage, The Pretty Dress Company, Lady Jojo Boutique, Unique Vintage, Glamour Bunny, Net-a-Porter, Zara, Top Vintage, Emmy Designs, Bettie Page Clothing, Fashion Peep Shop, Red Dress Shoppe, Miss Mole and Collectif Clothing.  I'll be creating some vintage femme fatale/film nior looks to inspire you and hair and make-up to complete the look if you're in need of some inspiration for the party season plus where to buy all the products for gift/treat ideas. Until then, have a great week.   

Love,

The Chic Guide xp

04 December, 2014

02 December, 2014

♡ Posh Girl Vintage ♡

Looking for a holiday treat or need to find the perfect vintage party dress? Posh Girl Vintage is one of personal my all time favourite vintage stores online and once you visit you'll know why, it is like girly vintage heaven and that's not an exaggeration! A family owned company from Southern California, with the years of experience in vintage selling which has been passed down from three generations, Grandmother, Mother and Daughter team between them having worked within the fashion and entertainment industry since the 1950's so that a pretty impressive body of experience and an endearing story. Posh Girl Vintage was born out of the this love a vintage and their goal is to offer customers unique quality vintage clothing that's wearable and retails at fair price and you'll see this throughout their website. All the pieces are beautifully chosen reminiscent of the 'Golden age of Hollywood'. 


Audrey Hepburn or Elizabeth Taylor are stars that spring to mind wearing any of their beautiful dresses; it's like having a piece from the magical era! You can tell by the beauty of vintage pieces they source that they have a real passion for vintage clothing and pretty things! From vintage lingerie to some of the most beautiful vintage dresses I've seen anywhere else online; this online store is really remarkable. They have an amazing array clothing and accessories in ladies and menswear from little black dresses, day dresses, evening wear, wedding gowns, separates, handbags, shoes, lingerie and more with vintage pieces ranging from 1920's to 1970's. Prices ranging from anything between $140 to $500 which granted, is a bit more expensive than what you would normally to pay for a regular vintage item but do not be fooled, this is no ordinary collection! The price tag in my opinion is worth it, why, because the items are so classic and chic and the quality of every item is superior which is always important when buying vintage and they offer on of a kind pieces that even if never worn are collectors items so if you consider this than the price is minimal really and you can't put of price on such beauty anyway!

I enjoy even just to browsing the Posh Girl Vintage site, it's always a pleasure they always have such a beautiful collections in stock whether your looking for anything from a cute vintage sweater (I adore this one on the right!) or a cocktail dress you guarantee to find something that you want to buy; I always do! For anyone of you ladies that may be engaged or getting married check out Posh Girl Vintage's wedding dress collection, they have some truly beautiful one-of-a-kind vintage dresses and accessories at relatively reasonable prices compared to their modern day equivalents. You're guaranteed something beautiful, elegant and most importantly for any bride something classic; you'll want to look back on that special day in 50 years time and think damn I looked good and that the beauty of a timeless vintage dress! Don't forgot to visit me on FacebookPinterestTwitterTumblr and I'm now also on Istagram so please 'like and subscribe' for more for all the very latest 'Chic' news! 

Hugs and Kisses, 

The Chic Guide xxxx 
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