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Coco Avant Chanel




Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, the inventor of little black dress. What else do you know about her?
Starring the lovely Audrey Tautou, the movie, directed by Anne Fontaine, tells the story of this magnificent designer that changed the world of fashion.
At the time, women from high class society were wearing jewels, feathers and corsets, Coco Chanel grew up in an orphanage raised by nuns dressed in black and white, which strongly influenced her own style. Rejecting the normal fashion of the time she started wearing mens clothes, and you will notice in this movie even wearing pajamas she radiates style and elegance. The focus of the director wasn't just fashion but how even Chanel's love stories gave her passion of who she wanted to be.




The main reason for our love of this movie:
The way Chanel falls in love with her famous influences like the black & white, the sailor t-shirt, bows and lace and the different histories behind them all.

A must-see...

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Favs from the Street - Paris


Nous aimons Paris!

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Roberta Freymann by Olivia Palermo


The City star, Olivia Palermo, has designed a jewelery line with Roberta Freymann. Olivia's inspiration was her favorite cities including Paris, Berlin's Mitte and Manhattan's Tribeca and the prices are from US$175 - US$300. You can find the necklaces in Roberta Freymann's exclusive boutiques and her e-boutique: http://www.robertafreymann.com/byoliviapalermo/index.php
Statement necklaces are everywhere and a must have for the season. They can instantly transform your basic shirt into a showstopper. We love it!

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Animals are not clowns





Copy (by the Hidden Persuader): “Roll up, roll up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls for the crack of the whip against the animal’s stinging wounds. A big round of applause for the flaming hoops, the injuries and the electric shocks. Come and see the famed number of cages and tightly binding chains allowing no escape from endless training sessions. Laugh, applaud and join in with the repetitive choreographed routines typical of depressed animals under great stress. All the fun of the circus travelling from city to city exhibiting animals as human caricatures. Clowning around that’s no fun at all.
Animal circuses, don’t be part of the show.”

Thats what says in the advertising text. We agree!



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MTV's The City Season 2



Get ready for The City Season 2 starting April 27.
We just can't wait!!!
We will find out when it will be on in NZ and will let you Chiques know.


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In tribute to fashion designer Alexander McQueen, Accessorize, a british accessories store, is about to release a clutch exclusive line.
The bags resembles the designers work, which imortalized the british flag in lots of his creations. They come in three different colors and are the perfect way to remember this genius designer.


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Chique Sarah


CHIQUE absolutely loves Sarah Jessica Parke's Marquesa dress @ the ShoWest in Las Vegas. We got a little bit excited over her totally gorgeous outfit. She's got a perfect body and can wear short dresses and she knows that. This look features pleated black tulle over a nude lining with an star detail on the neck. It's all what Carrie Bradshaw's needs in her closet, don't you think?




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Want a puppy???


Well... Get one! Maybe, puppy balloons... Look how cute these balloons are. Grazia Magazine was handing them out during the Paris Fashion Week! Soooo cute!


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Topshop in New Zealand



British Department Store Topshop has confirmed, they will be opening a new store in New Zealand, this April. The retail shop will be in Takapuna, Auckland and famous designer Karen Walker (Chique Loves!) just went on a trip to London to choose items for the fashion store.

We are counting the days!!!


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The Ivy Sydney

Sydney most exclusive venue was designed by Woods Bagot and interior designers Hecker Phelan Guthrie, Ivy includes 18 bars, nine restaurants and a (must-see) rooftop pool, each of which has a different and extravagant decoration.
The perfect place for a fancy lunch, delicious cocktails, dinner dates and the best party-crowd in town. Definitely the "it" place to be!


320/330 George St
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
(02) 9240 3000


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Chique loves...

Alexa Chung, 26, is a British model/(coolest)television host. What we just loooooove about her is how she can put together vintage eclectic choices with hype designer classics and always looks gorgeous. I heard in an interview that she hates dressing up because doesn't feel like herself. One thing is right though: she really knows what looks great on her. Comfortable but Chique!


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Vintage Hermes

No, you can't wear it, but this Hermes table-tray would look just perfect in your living room!
The bad news is: they are not easy to find. Olivia Palermo has one which she found in the Hamptons. So Chique!




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Eclipse

“As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death.”

The release date of the movie has been set for June, 30, watch the trailer here:

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What is in your bag?

When we decided to create this section in our blog we didn't have a single doubt about who would be the first CHIQUE person opening their bag to us. It had to be someone who is elegant, a trendsetter and also someone who has a bold character and power. It all seemed very simple and it is once we talk about Susie Borrius-Broek. An incredible mother of four and owner of BB Interiors, she knows what it takes to be CHIQUE! We welcome you to know the secrets inside her bag...


  • Golf Tissues
  • Chanel - Sublimage Precision
  • Estee Lauder - Artist's Eye Pencil - 02 Softsmudge Brown
  • Chanel - Coco Mademoiselle - Eau de Toilette
  • DKNY Women - Eau de Perfum
  • Dior Addict - Lip Polish 003
  • Foundation Stick
  • Lancome L'absolu Rouge
  • Chanel - Lipstick 72 Palma
  • Gucci Sunglasses
  • Rayban Sunglasses
  • Business Card
  • Ralph Lauren Handbag
  • DK Eye Witness Travel Guide - French Phrase Book
  • The Naughty Guide to Life - by Tara Palmer
  • Vanity Fair 04/10 edition
  • Longchamp Wallet
  • Iphone
  • MontBlanc pen

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Do you wanna know more about a new friend or love?

Looking for an easy and fun read?


Try The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers: The Complete Personology Reference Guide. A great book to share with friends about their birthdays. We found this book fascinating and fun to read. If you want to learn about yourself and people you know then read it. We particularly liked the sections on the compatible dates and the secret self which we found very revealing. The astrology and numerolgy section are also full of easy to read facts. This is our personality reference book now and we use it all the time. Keep it on your coffee table so every time you invite a new friend to your house, look for their birthday date and find a little bit more about this person. Fun... We guarantee!

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EAT, PRAY & LOVE

Have you ever read the Best Seller "Eat, Pray and Love"? We have! We loved it! And we recommend it! But if you are not a big fan of reading soon you will have the chance to watch this beautiful story in the big screen. The main character is the incredible Julia Roberts. It will really get your heart going!!!




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Hey Mademoiselle

The new collection of Chanel cosmetics - ROUGE COCO - comes with HYDRABASE, a complex that guarantees hours of hydration, a creamy texture and its available in thirty different colors sorted by shades of beiges, pinks, reds and browns.


Vanessa Paradis is the new face of Chanel Lipstick. Her modern elegance and strong personality fit perfectly with the Mademoiselle Universe.


Our opinion? Well, we have tried four colors. And we love it. The Hydrabase complex definitely works providing hours of comfort and you don't need to reapply it many times. It has a huge range of colors and we believe the only problem you might come across is only buying one.

A Chique's must have!

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Glassons has a new face


Yesterday was the reopening of the new face of Glassons in Westfield Riccarton. Lots of fashionistas were there to check out the store's new look. A party was thrown to celebrate the opening with a guest DJ, heaps of spot prizes and a first look at the new winter session fashion line. Big complements to the designer of the new window displays and fit out, straight from the streets from New York City. By far the best looking store in Christchurch. A definite must see. Get down there and check it out... G looks GREAT!

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