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  • Beauty will save the world

    Beauty will save the world

    This week I remembered a conversation I had quite a few years ago with a friend of mine regarding my career path. I was never one of those people who really wanted to be anything in particular and instead I focused on what I was told I was good at.

  • Fabulous 80s reinterpreted with new and fun approach

    Fabulous 80s reinterpreted with new and fun approach

    Next year Lanvin celebrates its 130th anniversary. It will be a milestone marked by recent commotion: after Alber Elbaz’s departure in 2015, Bouchra Jarrar took up residency at the house for only two seasons before Olivier Lapidus replaced her...

  • Furla also to start using fake fur

    Furla also to start using fake fur

    Italian accessories brand Furla will also abolish the use of animal fur in all its collections from the end of this year. Starting with the Cruise 2019 season, which will be in-store from November 2018, all Furla products will be made using fake...

  • Franks turns 125

    Franks turns 125

    This year marks a special milestone in the Franks story, as the fragrance and cosmetic retailer enters its 125th anniversary. Its humble beginnings take us back to 1893, to the naval shore of Cospicua Wharf. Here, Salvatore Abela first opened the...

  • Givenchy, tower of French fashion and tailor to the stars, dies at 91

    Givenchy, tower of French fashion and tailor to the stars, dies at 91

    French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, an aristocrat who founded the house of Givenchy in the 1950s, becoming famous for dressing the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Grace Kelly, has died at the age of 91, the Givenchy label said on...

  • Sharing is not always caring

    Sharing is not always caring

    I have an awful habit of pawing through my Facebook newsfeed before I go to sleep and I was aimlessly doing just that when I came across one of the most horrific photos I have ever seen. Without going into too much detail and giving everyone else...

  • Spring just has to be your favourite season

    Spring just has to be your favourite season

    It’s springtime – when large parts of our lives start taking place outdoors, like a barbecue with friends, a spontaneous weekend getaway or meeting friends in street cafés. The first powerful sun rays meet smart and trendy styles, new colours and...

  • Beyond luminosity

    Beyond luminosity

    La Prairie introduced White Caviar Crème Extraordinaire, a lavish moisturising cream that offers new levels of luminosity and evenness. The breakthrough research of the firm’s scientists has endangered the single most powerful illuminating...

  • American gothic goes to the South West

    American gothic goes to the South West

    Creative director Stuart Vevers took Coach into the woods for autumn. He set the tone with a dimly lit forest on the runway, where smoke hovered ominously above piles of autumn leaves. There were old school televisions strewn across the set that...

  • Eye serum for firmer skin

    Eye serum for firmer skin

    In 2017, Chanel created Blue Serum, an intense revitalising serum to be used at the beginning of women’s beauty rituals for younger-looking, firmer and healthier skin. It concentrates three longevity ingredients consumed in regions of the world...

  • How the 80s got their groove back

    How the 80s got their groove back

    We live in interesting times. Trump is President and suggesting we arm our teachers with guns while they teach children their ABCs and many parents are flying in the face of science and common sense and refusing to vaccinate their children. It’s...

  • Marks & Spencer lowers prices in Malta

    Marks & Spencer lowers prices in Malta

    Marks & Spencer has lowered prices by a substantial amount across its womenswear, menswear, lingerie, kidswear and beauty collections. The New Prices You’ll Love campaign will kick off today, whereby customers will be able to purchase Marks &...

  • Kiehl’s Since 1851 opens its doors in Malta

    Kiehl’s Since 1851 opens its doors in Malta

    Kiehl’s Since 1851, the New York City-based apothecary and crea­tor of fine quality skin and hair care, opened its doors in Valletta last December. Kiehl’s old-world, customer-centric heritage has been at the heart of every product and service...

  • Inspiration is the key to understanding fashion motifs

    Inspiration is the key to understanding fashion motifs

    When viewing a fashion show or presentation, understanding the inspiration behind the collection is fundamental. It is this that allows you to appreciate the finer details and understand the hidden meanings and references. At Malone Souliers, the...

  • Picking your struggle

    Picking your struggle

    I’ve just been shown a photo of actress Jennifer Lawrence by a friend at work. Ms Lawrence is pictured with four of her male co-stars on a roof in London. All of them are wrapped in a melange of winter items while she stands in a beautiful but...

  • Charles & Ron’s gown at Buckingham Palace

    Charles & Ron’s gown at Buckingham Palace

    Eminent local couturiers Charles & Ron were welcomed to Buckingham Palace in London to present one of their gowns as part of the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange. Held in the presence of royalty and top international celebrities, the event showcased...

  • Dean Gera to launch flagship salon, international presence

    Dean Gera to launch flagship salon, international presence

    This year will be a milestone year as the Dean Gera brand prepares to launch its flagship salon at the Phoenicia and, eventually, its first international presence. “These developments mean that management of our growing network of salons will be a...

  • Notes from London Fashion Week

    Notes from London Fashion Week

    One of the key notes to take away from the first few days at London Fashion Week this February is that maximalist fashion is here to stay. Minimalist fashion has taken a step out of the limelight and its place we see lots of colour, jewelled...

  • The trappings of entitlement

    The trappings of entitlement

    We are a people imbued with entitlement. Our students expect stipends till kingdom come, people supporting either side of the house expect to be handed jobs they are not remotely qualified or capable of doing and, in the latest twist in our sordid...

  • Fashion and fragrance join hands at launch party

    Fashion and fragrance join hands at launch party

    The Malta debut of new fragrance Boss Black The Scent - Parfum Edition took place at the Hugo Boss Malta flagship store in St Julian’s. Bringing the best of fashion and fragrance together, Boss Parfums and Boss menswear and womenswear have...