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Charys Caldarella

Founder & Designer of Styelle Swim

Hi Beautiful,

I am the founder, designer and creative director at Styelle Swim. I am the proud mum to 5 beautiful children and the luckiest woman in the world, married to my gorgeous husband, Shane Rizkallah. When I'm not running around Sydney for my family, you will find me on a beach, or in the ocean. My deep love of the sea and its inhabitants is what drives my sustainable approach to life. If we can't change things for ourselves, we need to change them for our children if we want them to be able to enjoy the ocean and all its creatures like we do. Sustainability isn't a selling point, it needs to be the norm.

As a little girl, my Nonna asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, in which I replied "I want to draw dresses." After being in fashion from the age of 17, I have seen so many trends come and go, contributing to the senseless waste of the fashion industry today. I set out to create more timeless styles with a bit of an edge to reflect the uniqueness of the incredible women that are to wear them. Moving my way up through the fashion ranks through companies like Saba and Sass & Bide, working behind the scenes at Australian Fashion Week (rubbing shoulders with the modelling elite like Jen Hawkins and Chris Smith) while attending FBI Fashion College, I began my career in evening wear, trained and mentored by the amazing designer Celyna Ziolkowski. The beautiful shapes of our swimwear is attributed to my Italian heritage and vast understanding of the female form and the many beautiful shapes it comes in.

Charys xx