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Fashion & Beauty

  • Three species of shoppers

    The sales are upon us once again and while many bargain hunters will be trying their luck, after my previous forays into the mad world of this season I will probably wait for the hustle and bustle to subside before venturing back into my safe...

  • Ralph Lauren joins fight to ensure fabrics not damaging forests and lives

    Ralph Lauren joins fight to ensure fabrics not damaging forests and lives

    Fashion giant Ralph Lauren Corp, whose designs are sashayed on Hollywood’s red carpets, has unveiled plans to trace wood pulp used in its clothes to avoid buying from regions destroying forests or violating human rights. Rising cotton prices have...

  • Menswear trends from London

    Menswear trends from London

    London relaunched its menswear fashion week last Friday with a new name and quirky designs as the city seeks to hold on to its status as a creativity hub following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. In contrast to fashion capital rivals...

  • Peril at the Post Office

    “As I approached the desk with my palms sweating and a tight knot in the pit of my stomach, I dreaded the worst. Never knowing the outcome of my decisions was an anxiety that I wasn’t sure I could live with much longer…” One would be forgiven for...

  • New year, new me?

    New year, new me?

    Well, I’m sure you haven’t read it here first, but I don’t think anyone is going to be sad to see the back of 2016. After all, not only has this year brought with it the deaths of much loved actors of stage and screen, but it was also the year...

  • Ode to a comfortable Christmas

    Ode to a comfortable Christmas

    If you’re like me, you probably left your Christmas Eve party in the early hours of the morning, which means that when you eventually stumble blindly out of bed today, on Christmas Day, you’re going to have a hangover as big as the Himalayas and...

  • A lush velveteen dream

    A lush velveteen dream

    Long held to be the fabric of choice for goths, rockers and queens of the underworld thanks to 1990s cult classics such as The Crow and The Craft, my first brush with velvet came in the form of a red dress that my mother would put me in around the...

  • Christmas shopping tips for keeping a happy wife

    Christmas shopping tips  for keeping a happy wife

    While last week we tackled the nitty gritty of what you shouldn’t get your significant or not-so-significant other, this week I’m going to be digging my claws into what you might actually get half a smile for. ■ An experience she’ll never forget –...

  • 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...

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