Saturday, 26 December 2015

5 ways to wear denim on denim

Want to try this trend but not sure how to wear it? Avoid looking like the Justin and Britney pairing in the early 2000’s (yikes!) with these ideas and tips to perfect your double denim look.

1. The classic. The classic look entails the perfect pair of blue denim skinny jeans (plain, faded or semi-ripped, your choice!) and a loose denim button down shirt just slightly off tone to the jeans. Tuck the shirt in for a pulled together look or loosely tuck the shirt in for a causal street style feel.  
2. Break it up. This look requires your favourite pair of blue skinny jeans teamed with a loose button down shirt/tee (plain or patterned). Add a classic denim jacket to loosely pop over your shoulder. If it gets too hot in this summer heat, tie the jacket around your waist for that street style vibe. Don’t forget your sunnies to top it all off. 
3. To knot or not knot. Pair a high waisted denim skirt with a denim shirt of your choice and knot it at your waist. This look accentuates your waist to hip ratio and not to mention adds a sexy feel to your summer outfit. To enhance the glamour add a pair of nude or black pumps and you’re on our way!
4. White on denim. Team your denim shirt with a classic pair of white jeans (skinny, ripped or flared) for a crisp look, on any day. Add a black or tan belt and accessories to add more structure to the outfit. The perfect Sunday brunch look.
5. Feminine denim. Another classic look to try is the denim shirt teamed with a high waisted detailed, denim skirt. Whether it's a denim skirt with a slit across the front ala Olivia Palermo or a classic button down denim skirt (how very chic) this look is simple yet elegant. Make sure the skirt is a just above the knees or slightly longer for a classy look. 
A few extra tips.
  • Try to always loosely roll up your sleeves for flattering and chic vibe.
  • Avoid that overboard look from the past 3 decades by choosing denim that’s slightly off tone from each other piece.
  • Glam up any look by adding a statement necklace just under the collar to peep through on your neckline.
Have fun, you know what you like just look in the mirror when you head out the door and know that you can rock this!

Kithtaw x

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Who What Wear -Miss Chachino, Monika Ceda-cid

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.

Monika wears
Leotard by Boohoo
Jeans by Topshop

Watch by Witchery

Shoes by wanted
Bag by Marc Jacobs
Jacket from Chapel St. Melbourne


Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Sunsets Editorial shot by Garry Chiu

The editorial credits: 
Stylist | Deejay @wearefoundau 
Stylist assist |Jessica Rolfe @jessicarolfe1
Photography | GC Photography @gforgaz
Models | Simone Luker @simoneluker (blonde)
Model | Courtney anne @_courtneyannemodel
both from @Devojkamodels
Hair | Leslie henshaw @lesliehenshaw
Makeup | Amy Capeda @anycapeda_mua
Clothing | Westfield Belconnen 

Monday, 21 December 2015

Active launch @ Müssen

Active wear is all the rage at the moment even if you aren't going to the gym! One of our favourite boutiques,  Mussen have welcomed a couple more labels to their collection. It was the final event for the year launching their newest additions, Canberra's very own label Runway Apparel and Sydney based label Slikii. 
Five minutes till show time, I nabbed myself a seat front row (of course) and got in to prime viewing position.

Walk #1.

As the girls came out, one by one and crossed over formations we enjoyed the first walk. Deejay and I were loving the marble prints and black mesh on the tights. The crop tops had criss-cross and T- bar detailing on the back, which we adored. This collection was black, white and grey.

WALK #2.
Walk no. 2 showed of some of the floor length gowns they had in store - perfect for your New Years party! These dresses were mysterious, vampy and leggy. I definitely could do with the Rebel Chic Dress in my collection (see below). That's what we love about Mussen, you can get clothing for all occasions.

We couldn't go passed photographing fellow TFV Editor/photographer, Deejay. This little hottie is wearing (and thank you to Garry Chiu for taking the pic):
Jeffery Campbell boots//Tempt skirt//Lorna Jane crop top// Seduce over top//Noir NCY cuff

A big shout out to Mia and Simone for having us at your event! We love businesses that support local business. We'll be visiting you very soon to get our New Years outfits sorted.


Saturday, 19 December 2015

#Thatchristmasfeeling with Gemma O'Brien

Attending the VIP Christmas party at the Canberra Centre I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting to typography artist Gemma O'Brien.

This Sydney/New York based artist is known for her illustrated typography treatments and hand lettering. 

Her story into art is a beautiful illustration of the success you can have when you follow your true passions and listen to that inner voice.

Gemma had always been a creative person. As a child she would make books and illustrate them. However during school  she never really thought about translating her love for art into a career.

She had studied law for a year but she felt that something wasn't right. There was something about it that just went against the grain. So in a bold move she made the switch to study the fine arts.

It was during this course she fell in love with typography.

Fast forward to today and Gemma is a well known Australia typography artist that is flown around the work to create her work.

"I use art as a way to escape" said Gemma. Noting she does her best work in her studio attic between the hours of 12 and 4am. This allows her to set a rhythm and work with no interruptions.

Gemma constantly draws inspiration from when she travels and take pictures to influence her work in the future.

When speaking about her style Gemma said she prefers working in black and white.

"There is something about about black and white typography. You have to rely on boldness of the image, the design and the scale of it. Black and white allows you to play with details and texture while still producing something classically elegant", said Gemma.

Canberra Centre commissioned Gemma to create a custom typography design for the holiday spirit.

This was first created with pencil outlines and hand painted over three days.

"Painting is a therapeutic process for me. In live instillation a like this I usually don't notice the people walking past as I am concentrating on my work".

We encourage you all to pop past, admire the work from afar to take it in and then get up and close to see the details.

Sarah Kelly with Gemma O'Brien
xo Deejay

Friday, 18 December 2015

Chachino - Style Stalker part 2.

Hector Cerda-Cid hubby of Chachino owner Monkia looking looking handsome at the launch of her label. 

Styled by Tommy Tonga, Hector wears:

Blazer - MJ Bale 
Tee shirt – Zara
Trousers - Zara
Pocket square - Saba 
Sunglasses - Ray Ban 

Stylist Tommy Tonga also got coerced to get in front of my camera. 

Hat – Brixton
Sunnies – Burberry
Blazer - Zara 
Tee shirt - Zara 
Jeans - Custom jeans by Tommy 
Necklace - Kabodle designs 

xo Deejay #canberrastylestalker

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Chachino - Style Stalker

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.

“Monika 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

Ashley Cirvo also attended the launch of Chachino.

“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


Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Chachino launch

The Fashion Vault welcomes Chachino with open arms to Canberra’s fashion scene and predicts this label will be reaching further than the borders of the ACT (and in fact it already has, by being featured in Vogue Italia!).  

What is Chachino?
Chachino is a new haute couture bridal and formal label currently based in Canberra. It is the combined creative vision of owners Monika Cerda-cid and sister Lorena Di Zillo.

The label was started from raw and pure emotion. Earlier this year Monika and her husband were struggling with fertility issues. This was an emotional whirlwind for Monika. This personal struggle helped her realise how precious life is and that we all have a path to follow. So instead of falling into depression she channelled her energy into her creative outlet, sewing and designing avant-garde fashion.  So from a moment of vulnerability and emotion Chachino was conceived (est. May 2015).
Chachino owner, Monika with husband Hector.
Where did the name come from?
Monika and Lorena are family oriented sisters and express a great respect and gratefulness for their parents.  The term Chachino loosely translated to the expression "daddy's little girl". As such they named their label in honour of their love for their father.

Chachino’s vision?
These two talented sister are planning to push boundaries with their garment design. As said by Monika “Our vision can best be described like a wild cat that uses its natural instinct to survive, create impact and display elegance with no limits”.
The launch
(Some socialite pics first)

The girls officially launched their label on Sunday 13th backed by a crew of talented creatives from both Canberra and Sydney.
For the fashion lovers who didn’t attend the event I am sad to say you missed out on a wonderful experience. It wasn’t just a typical parade it was a well curated theatrical piece.
Entering the Albert Hall I was immediately impressed with the attention to detail. You were invited in and seated around an enchanted forest in line with Chachino’s visions of wild animals. Lori Cicchini (a local and international published fashion photographer) was the one responsible for translating the girls vision into a reality and she did an epic job.
Adding to the rooms  ambience was smoke machines, moody lighting and a sound custom created sound track developed by Mac Mookie productions.
The models styling was on point with Kathryn Illijoski from 121 hair at the helm of hair styling and Jacqui Scott as the makeup director. Adding further to the show Jessica from Millela couture (From Newcastle) hand crafted head pieces for each of the models.
Chachino show cased a capsule collection of their bridal gowns and evening wear. I think Chachino is red carpet worthy and my favourite gown was a black see through lace number.
The collection and show was the girls showing their journey into design and breaking free.

Anyone who attended that night I think would agree there are great things yet to see from Chachino and that this is only the beginning. Chachino has set the bar high for any label launch in Canberra.
The Fashion Vault wishes the girls the greatest success.
To find out more about them check them out on instagram @chachino_official 


xo Deejay

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