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Fashion & Beauty

  • 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

    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 and...

  • 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...

  • The roots of village fashion

    The roots of village fashion

    “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak,” Hollywood celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe once said. If that is indeed the case, the Maltese sartorial aesthetic is more of a cacophony of ungoverned noise than a submissive whimper in the...

  • 5 summer wedding outfit ideas

    Summer in Malta often means way too many wedding invitations from friends, acquaintances and family members start flowing in. By your third one you run out of all wedding-appropriate outfit options in your wardrobe. What to do then? Whether it's a...

  • Kenzo and Paul Smith get that 90s clubbing feel

    Kenzo and Paul Smith get that 90s clubbing feel

    Caroline Paris reports from Paris Men's Fashion Week. I’m never quite sure which activity I prefer at a fashion show - spending time backstage or watching the actual show. Watching a beautiful show is a wonderful, sometimes even uplifting...

  • Homme sweet homme, it's Paris Men's Fashion Week

    Homme sweet homme, it's Paris Men's Fashion Week

    Caroline Paris is in the French city of love for Paris Men's Fashion Week.  This week in Paris, designers exhibited the Spring/Summer 2017 collections. I travelled to Paris over the weekend and watched a few of the shows and spent some time...

  • ASOS site crashes for more than 12 hours

    ASOS site crashes for more than 12 hours

    The Sterling is down, the European Union's general mood is down, and one of Europe's biggest online clothing retailers is down too. ASOS' website crashed overnight, leaving Brits desperate for a spot of retail therapy - and wily Europeans out to...

  • Men risk falling off the catwalk

    Men risk falling off the catwalk

    Men are in danger of falling off the catwalk in Europe. Menswear shows, traditionally held months before the women hit the runways later in the year, are being slowly airbrushed from the fashion industry’s calendar and folded into the women’s...

  • How to wear trainers and look effortlessly chic

    How to wear trainers and look effortlessly chic

    If there is one word that best describes fashion it would most probably be change. What once was a must-have can go out of fashion overnight - and vice versa. Trends come and go, most of them are one season thing, but then there are few exceptions...

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