Bright Summer Style

Fashion has definitely taken a taste of the Mediterranean this summer with light blue hues and splashes of bright colours mixed into intricate, traditional, Turkish and Greek inspired prints and patterns.

The floral and tile effect has taken off I have to say I am a huge fan of this exotic trend.

I found Zoe at Hopscotch on possibly the hottest day of the month dressed in the Mediterranean print. It's hard for me to not spot this style in a crowd as it is so eye catching and fresh. Zoe was out celebrating her friend Erin's birthday, who had added a splash of colour to her gorgeous black and white pleated dress with bright orange earrings and bright matching lipstick.

Such a bright tiny accessory can really add a whole new element of fun and style to an outfit. Erin said she wanted something playful and at a good length but not too tight for her birthday celebrations. Both busy mums, they were happy to have the chance to dress up and celebrate together in style!


Dress - Sportsgirl

Shoes -Zomp in Melbourne


Dress - Forever New

Shoes - The Iconic

When Street Meets Sleek

Miss Chachino, Monika Ceda-cid looking Slender and sleek at the active wear launch at mussen. Monika graced us with her presence wearing a combination of affordable and high-end fashion.

We adored her street, funk, style (as she describes). We particularly noticed her statement yet subtle designer pieces. You can never go wrong with a Marc Jacobs bag and a leather jacket from Chapel St. Melbourne. She says she always completes her look with a striking piece, much like her haute couture gowns, she designs.

Monika and her label ‘Chachino’ are one to watch.

Outfit breakdown

Leotard by Boohoo

Jeans by Topshop

Watch by Witchery

Shoes by wanted

Bag by Marc Jacobs

Jacket from Chapel St. Melbourne

Chic at Chachino Couture

Ashley Cirvo was style stalked attending the debut launch for Chachino held on Sunday at Albert Hall. Chachino is a local couture bridal and evening fashion label.

“The launch was fantastic. It was professionally organised. There was an acute attention to detail from the set design to the music production and to the props carried by the models”, said Ashely. “’I truly believe Monica will take Chachino to the next level her designs are beautiful and I wish her all the best”.

Outfit breakdown:

Top: Alice McCall

Pants: Portmans

Shoes: FSW

Clutch: from a small boutique in Coogee

Men's Style at Chachino

We cornered Ryan Kyprianou on his was in to the Chachino fashion launch at Albert Hall this week. Ryan is good friends with the label owner and was there to support her.

“Monica has been working so hard on the label and the show was a visual representation of all the time she was been putting into it. I was blown away with everything in the show and can see the label Chachino going to bigger and better things in the future.”

The Fashion Vault loves Ryan’s style and wins us over even more with his support of local fashion designers.

Outfit breakdown:

Hat – Akubra

Sunnies – Retro super future

Shirt – Wrangler

Tee shirt – Ksubi

Jeans – Ksubi

Boots – Timberland

Watch – I love ugly

Street x Off-duty Dancer

Spotted from across the street, I saw Chris walking with an group of friends who equally matched his street style.

I found out that they had just competed in the final event of the Australian Dance Crew Championships held for the very first time at Canberra’s Play House. Chris and his crew, kstar evolutionz, are from Melbourne and won the national competition. Congratulations!

The day was an intensive competition hence the relaxed style shown by Chris. His rhyme and reason for dressing, is to dress for comfort first. This relaxed look gains more street cred with the carefully curated accessories.

I asked Chris for a Melbourne shopping tip and he directed me to Savers on Sydney Road in Brunswick. I’ve personally been there and can vouch that it is possibly the best vintage store. Essentially it is like our Salvos in Fhyswick but on steroids.

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