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Winter 2014

Chocolat is a label designed to celebrate women with curves - the classical ideal of beauty. The Chocolat woman has a true diva presence. Think screen legends such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor or the modern-day domestic goddess, Nigella Lawson.

With unique design and styling, Chocolat brings out that magical quality which made the likes of Marilyn Monroe a legend – confidence. Confidence that comes from an inner understanding and acceptance of who you are - confidence that comes from recognizing how good you feel in clothes created for curves.

Unique design, beautiful fabrics and attention to detail have ensured these feminine and flattering clothes have a dedicated following of curvy women to a size 22. Chocolat creates the complete wardrobe. From funky leisure and café wear through to intelligent work wear co-ordinates, the collection caters for all occasions – from relaxed casual through to sophisticated evening events.

Designer: Sheryl May

When Gisbornite Sheryl May left New Zealand for Spain in 1992, little did she know that when she returned home 16 years later it would be as a successful fashion designer with accounts around the globe and celebrities including Annie Lennox, Nicole Richie and Penny Lancaster as clients. 

Her designs are inspired by vintage fabrics and the female style innovators of different eras. Embellished by sequins, beads, embroidery, intricate detailing, panelled construction and A-line framing offers garments that flatter any shape. Her work reflects her great love of colour and print so in keeping with the Chocolat aesthetic.
Sheryl leads an intrepid lifestyle – dividing her time between Auckland, Gisborne and the UK, where Sheryl works as a ‘tailor’ for big name clients such as Burberry, The Gap and Marks & Spencer. 

With diverse interests from painting to yoga to salsa dancing, Sheryl has been a welcome addition to the High Society family. Her eagerly awaited first collection for Chocolat Winter 14 is titled, “Moments in Winter”, which brings together all of Sheryl’s loves featuring vintage fabrics, exclusive prints and rich colours.  

Chocolat is available at Zebrano in sizes 14 to 24 at:
  • Newmarket,
  • Lower Hutt,
  • Johnston Street (Wgtn) &
  • Christchurch.
  • Not available Featherston St (Wgtn).

The pictures shown here are a small sample of the Chocolat range due in store this season. Some items shown may not be available, may be sold out or only available in limited quantities. Please contact or visit your favourite Zebrano store for availability or to view the styles that we selected as being the best of the range.


designer • casual • essential
10 Kingdon Street
T +64 9 523 2500
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designer collections
127 Featherston Street
T +64 4 471 2625
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casual • essential
40 Johnston Street
T +64 4 472 3533
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Lower Hutt

designer • casual • essential
330 High Street
T +64 4 569 1311
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designer • casual • essential
169 Victoria Street
T +64 3 355 8820
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