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Fashion & Beauty

  • What not to get your loved one this Christmas season

    What not to get your loved one this Christmas season

    While many draft lists of what you should get her for Christmas, very few go the other way. However, being the not-so-little rebel that I am, I thought I’d share a few pearls of the wisdom I have accrued over the years about presents which really...

  • How to get your dream bag without breaking the bank

    How to get your dream bag  without breaking the bank

    Last week I wrote about the real price of not buying a classic designer bag and at the time, I really thought that the subject was somewhat done and dusted. However, after receiving a number of messages from readers asking about the best way to go...

  • Watch in full: The night the Manoel Theatre was tickled Pink

    Watch in full: The night the Manoel Theatre was tickled Pink

    The season's top trends were showcased last week to live baroque and classical music at The Pink Fashion Show, a Times of Malta event held at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta. An established and sought-after event on the local catwalk calendar, the...

  • The real price of NOT buying a Chanel bag

    The real price of NOT  buying a Chanel bag

    Based on current spending trends, the average woman under the age of 25 will probably spend in the region of €200,000 in her lifetime on bags, clothes and shoes. This seemingly outrageous sum translates to around 145 handbags, 185 dresses and...

  • Watch: Pink catwalk showcases the season’s top fashion trends

    Watch: Pink catwalk showcases the season’s top fashion trends

    The season’s top trends were showcased yesterday to live baroque and classical music at The Pink Fashion Show, a Times of Malta event held at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta. An established and sought-after event on the local catwalk calendar, the...

  • The Manoel Theatre becomes a catwalk tonight

    The Manoel Theatre becomes a catwalk tonight

    The Manoel Theatre is being transformed to host The Pink Fashion Show, a Times of Malta event, this evening, where 30 models are busy getting ready to showcase the top brands in a unique setting that is not accustomed to this scene. The backstage...

  • Customer without the care

    Customer without the care

    You know that ubiquitous phrase which states that the customer is always right? Well, it would appear that when it comes to customer care in Malta, we not only failed to get the memo, but we actually threw it out with the daily rubbish. While many...

  • The ‘art’ of the false nail

    The ‘art’ of the false nail

    Last Christmas I was doing what I like to call some last-minute panic shopping; for those of you wondering what this phrase means, it’s when you procrastinate on your shopping because you’re busy/exhausted/have no idea what to buy anyone and then...

  • Some autumn must-haves you should cherish forever

    Some autumn must-haves you should cherish forever

    With the weatherman finally announcing that the end of the week will bring with it some autumnal chill and my eternal hope that this time he might actually be right (we’ll know by the time you read this), I got thinking about cleaning out my...

  • Storm in a makeup bag

    Storm in a makeup bag

    Have you ever noticed how some people are incredibly lucky when it comes to the quality of the conversations they are forced to listen to while queuing to pay in a shop? Well, I have the opposite. Ever since I can remember, I have always managed...

  • Red is not just for danger – or is it?

    Red is not just for danger – or is it?

    In all of makeup history, never ever has there been anything that’s wielded as much power as red lipstick. Heir to a pretty tumultuous history, the ancestor of the lovely tube that you can now find in almost every woman’s makeup arson was none...

  • Italian luxury labels will get new outlets, new franchise owner pledges

    Italian luxury labels will get new outlets, new franchise owner pledges

    Italian luxury fashion labels Trussardi, Paul & Shark and Harmont & Blaine will get new outlets in prime locations, their new franchise owner has said.  DIZZ Group said that it intended to double the brands' sales performance and expand them by...

  • Supersize me

    Supersize me

    I’m sure you’ve all heard the ubiquitous line: summer bodies are made in winter. Well, the same can be said for autumn and winter wardrobes, which are delivered to the shops under August’s blazing sun and bring with them the unfortunate conundrum...

  • Milan catwalks tell a story of power

    Milan catwalks tell a story of power

    The Milanese designers are telling a story of power for next summer. They speak against the fragility of women with their clothes, against the ideas of restrictive clothing, rendering women’s power diminished. They instead arm women with strength...

  • Blugirl goes orange, as Alberta Ferretti presents a sharper femininity at Milan Fashion Week

    Blugirl goes orange, as Alberta Ferretti presents a sharper femininity at Milan Fashion Week

    While femininity and grace will always have their place on the Milan catwalks, this year the looks feel a bit more grown-up, a bit harder. It feels as though the Milan woman has become a bit more of a bad girl. Blugirl Blugirl is one of those...

  • In defence of the shopaholic

    In defence of  the shopaholic

    Right, I’m going to be the first one to say it before my friends jump on this dubious bandwagon: I adore shopping. When I die, my tombstone is probably going to read something along the lines of: “Here lies Anna; she shopped.” Of course, while I...

  • Moschino strikes a jubilant note at Milan Fashion Week

    Moschino strikes a jubilant note at Milan Fashion Week

    Milan Fashion Week always brings about this sense of splendour, and this year it feels even more glamorous. The clothes were splendid, there was no sense of ordinary, everything felt special and the clothes presented were also stunning. There were...

  • Tackling eternal ‘model vs man in the street’ body issue

    Tackling eternal ‘model vs man in the street’ body issue

    A few days ago, a photograph which looked like it was shot for a clothing campaign was posted on the World Wide Web. The photo consisted of four women standing in a row one behind another wearing what would be safe to describe as...

  • Colours, bags and a snake at London Fashion Week

    Colours, bags and a snake at London Fashion Week

    In London, many events happen throughout the same period but if you happen to pass by a fashion event you will always know. The giveaways are - primarily the dress code, this is most definitely not standard formal wear, then there is the amount of...

  • A linen revival at London Fashion Week

    A linen revival at London Fashion Week

    The London Fashion Week collections for next summer are proving to be very interesting - there is less emphasis about everything being all about floral patterns and bohemian influence and far more focus on creating structure and good...

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