Thursday, 19 June 2008

Chic: Lesson 1 - Red Carpet Glamour

Charlize Theron is the epitome of modern day glamour. She manages to look every bit the Hollywood A-Lister that she is rising to be. Here, on the red carpet in Berlin earlier this week, Miss Theron shows that it doesn’t have to be floor-length and ruffled to drop jaws. And look at the shoes!

Let’s start with hair and make-up, effortlessly messy hair that no doubt took a team of five, several hours is a world away from the overstraightened extensions so often flouted at premieres. Her make up is flawless, making her look ageless and natural (no mean feat). The dress is different, place it on Nicole Kidman and it would look wrong, put it on Charlize and it looks fabulous. The high neck, the bare shoulders and that puff ball all work together, team it with her even bronzed glow (not protect your eye orange) and the overall effect is just perfect.

The star of Hancock manages to steal the limelight without looking like it was ever her intention and here at chictique we applaud such chic-ness!

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Unchic: Lesson 2 - Attention Seeking Boys

Jackson Scott. Once the much younger beau of Sadie Frost, now not so hot. This once Primrose Hillbilly was spotted drinking something that looked supiciously like whisky accompanied by an espresso chaser at Sketch. The flamenco guitarist was sat with two men in suits, albeit of the expensive variety. Annoyingly every time he was left alone by his guests/cohorts - fag breaks or toilet - he was drumming on the table and singing.

I somehow feel that he was waiting for anyone to pay him some attention... I just couldn't give him the satisfaction.

Unchic - men desperate for attention. Please note had he begun to serenade me, this entry might be different!

Friday, 25 April 2008

Unchic: Lesson 1 – Side Cleavage

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace (from a BB series I managed to avoid) was out in London on Wednesday evening. According to tabloids she did something that caused Abbey Clancy to cry, and then slap Peter Crouch, now in Chictique's opinion that is not classy behaviour. Being chic always involves avoiding places that footballers might be and definitely not trying to steal the attention of another girl's beau.

However, the thing that really caused me upset about "former model" Aisleyne is what she was wearing on Wednesday night. I cannot recall a single time in the history of fashion that this has been a good look:

Side cleavage is as tacky as clubbing clothing gets and at 30 years old, it seems that the former housemate hasn't learned that sophistication and age go hand in hand. Perhaps this strip of fabric could be worn by one in a younger age bracket (though I doubt this).

So, how have we learnt from Aisleyne? Side cleavage should be avoided at all costs (and maybe we should put the bottle of self tan down and re-think if orange skin teamed with lots of fake blonde hair and heavy make-up is chic... We know the answer - do you?

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Welcome to CHICTIQUE

Here at CHICTIQUE we think we have "a clue". We don't wear over the knee socks, nor do we sport overly orange fake tans. We don't frequent places that Danielle Lloyd might be seen at and we would never be caught starring in our own sex tape (actually thinking about it, we wouldn't be seen in anyone's sex-tape, full stop). We wouldn't enlarge our breasts until they were each bigger than our head and we definitely wouldn't design a range of clothing for Asda.

However, we do understand the benefits of a high heel, get envious of Rachel Bilson's wardrobe, we try to eat healthily, we occasionally drink too much wine and wonder where the evening has gone. We will let you know what's happening to the unchic of the world, and how we can learn from them. We will also offer you insider tips on being chic....

Come back tomorrow to see our first proper installment on the CHICTIQUE blog.