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Daniel Wellington Launches the Classic Black Collection

The Daniel Wellington brand has fast become a cult favourite ever since it was launched locally and now, being one of the participating brands, they have unveiled their latest collection during the November Pink Fashion Show.

Daniel Wellington is represented in Malta by Sunlab and VIP, two names which are synonymous with high quality jewellery and watch brands. Thus, I had no doubt that the latest watch collection for men and women from DW would be a stunner like the ones before it.

Ladies and gents, meet Classic Black from Daniel Wellington...

The collection is an extension of the Classic Collection renowned for it's minimalist style. Thanks to Classic Black, the watches in this latter collection are given a spin - a timeless classic, that still maintains it's minimalism and evoking timeless elegance with a bit more attitude thanks to the dark graphite dials against the silver or rose gold cases. 

What's more? The strap on the watches comes in an array of timeless, elegant colours so it's guaranteed you can match your watch to your outfit every time. My personal favourite is the Classic Black with St Mawes strap, what's yours?

Daniel Wellington Classic Black is available at Sunlab and VIP outlets.

All pictures from the official DW catalogue

Brand Spotlight | KIR ROYAL

When one thinks of Kir Royal, what comes to mind is a simple cocktail with the refined taste of champagne. For me, the name has now taken another meaning - when I think of Kir Royal, what comes to mind is an exclusive men's clothes shop in the very heart of Valletta, right on St. Paul's Street.

I gladly made my way to KIR ROYAL last Thursday morning where I had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Ludwig and we spent a couple of hours chatting away about fashion of course! I asked Ludwig what drove him to open a men's shop and without hesitating he answered that fashion is his main interest apart from his EU-related work, so while he is back in Malta on sabbatical, he decided that opening this shop was the way to go forward. He also stated that he wanted something exclusive; something that would give shoppers an experience rather than just rushing in the shop get what they need and rush back out again.

As for choice of place, Ludwig states that each time he walked down St. Paul Street, he always saw this abandoned place and it was only natural that once he made plans to open the shop he would choose that particular place. I must say he did a very good job at renovating it and now it houses an exquisite collection of formal and some more casual male attire.

What struck me the most in KIR ROYAL's little setting, is the way Ludwig manages to exude exclusivity even in the way he displays his stock - the feel of antique with a modern, fresh touch from the décor of the shop to the garments themselves really makes you want to return over and over again.

At KIR ROYAL one finds everything a refined man could ever need - from suit jackets to shirts, pocket squares, collar stays, shoes and even skin care. It is important to note that stock is limited to maintain exclusivity and one can also find that perfect little something for the dapper man in their lives. Ludwig personally curates the stock at KIR ROYAL and imports garments mainly from Italy as well as USA and Ukraine. In stock are also some high end skin care products for men.

I urge you to pay KIR ROYAL a visit the next time you are in Valletta and who knows, maybe you can start your Christmas shopping there! It may not be on the busiest street but to me, that further contributes to making your experience there worth while!

KIR ROYAL is also on Facebook. Alternatively, you can have a look at their website for more information about their Image Consultancy Service.

Ferramoda 2016 - When Fashion, Arts & Culture Collide...

...the result is a sumptuous representation of that which makes us humansA few days ago, I was cordially invited to the elegant setting of the Corinthia Hotel & Spa in Attard to witness the splendour of theatre, music and fashion presented by Ferramoda in collaboration with the Malta Chamber of Fashion and the Italian Cultural Institute for an event entitled Ferramoda 2016 - La Moda e' Cultura.

Ferramoda is an organisation that has the dual objective of promoting culture through fashion and in turn organising events for a good cause. The organisation is the brain child of Dr. Juliana Scerri Ferrante who also owns the fashion brand Ferragiu. You can have a glimpse of her latest collection further below. I was introduced to Juliana's work during the 2015 edition of the Mercedes-Benz Malta Fashion Week (you can read all about it here) and I found her collection to be rather intriguing so do keep on reading to see which looks made the cut for me this time round.

On to Thursday's event, which started with a reception where guests were able to experience the event sponsors' products at the stands which were beautifully set up in the hotel lobby. There were Pupa Milano, Guerlain (represented by FRANKS), Environ Skincare and Toni&Guy Hairdressing. Not to mention the Porsche cars parked just outside the hotel entrance for everyone to feast their eyes on. All this whilst enjoying a glass or two of gin, whiskey or prosecco and treat our taste buds to delicious canapés.  Other event sponsors included Nexos Lighting & Video, Accademia Italiana, Cavalieri Art Hotel, Niumee Malta and Bernard Polidano Photography.

Guerlain & Pupa Milano displays

Toni&Guy and Environ Skin Care displays

Subsequently, we were summoned to our seats which were put around four different areas where each room was equipped with a flat screen for everyone to see what was happening in the main room as the dancing acts were only performed there. For the fashion shows, the models passed through all the areas so we could see the creations from all the talented designers, but more on that later.

Introduction to Emilio Ricci's 'My Natural Dream' - photo by Mark Soler

Emilio Ricci - My Natural Dream
photos by Justin Ciappara

Soprano Ruth Sammut Casingena captivated us all with her beautiful voice as she sang the popular song Memories from the musical Cats after she delivered the opening address. Next we had a different kind of fashion show courtesy of Emilio Ricci who showcased his collection on video first which perfectly portrayed the aura of the collection named My Natural Dream. The video was then followed by a choreographed piece where models danced to the music wearing the designer's sartorial creations.

Soprano Ruth Sammut Casingena - photo by Mark Soler
Dr. Scerri Ferrante delivering her address - photo by Justin Ciappara

Following that, it was time for Luxury Outlet to show a part of their collection from different designers that they stock at their outlet in Sliema. The likes of Burberry, Gucci and Prada were gracefully worn by the models all along the catwalk. We also witnessed creations from Emilio Shubert, as well as other emerging designers and of course Ferragiu. Unfortunately, I had to leave the event early but I am still sharing my favourite outfits from all the collections (special thanks to photographers Mark Soler and Justin Ciappara).

Luxury Outlet

Emilio Shubert

Emilio Schubert

Emilio Shubert



I think this was a truly unique event in that arts (music, dance, computer graphics and ultimately fashion design) took centre stage at one go and fit in seamlessly together to produce an unforgettable evening. Bravi a tutti! (Well done to all!).

L to R: As Told by Jade, Style in Transit, (myself), Pocalocca, Diva Inside - photo by Mark Soler
I am wearing Freeze Frame

All photos belong to the respective photographers as stated. The other photos were taken by me.

Fun with Florals, Big Skirts & Floppy Hats featuring Gamiss Fashion

After two days of continuous rain and thunderstorms, our island was finally graced with sunshine again last Sunday, thus providing the perfect opportunity for me to take pictures for this outfit post I am sharing with you today!

Following the positive feedback my post about that pair of butterfly heels, I am collaborating with Gamiss again and this time I chose this beautiful dress with a big, floral print, A-line skirt. Being very petite, I was very anxious to see how it will fit me since it is a midi-length dress; luckily, it fit like a glove as both size and length were just right!

I instantly fell in love with the dress and I really felt pretty as soon as I donned it on! The quality of the material is actually very good and is on par with more expensive dresses I own. I was pleased to see the seams and hems are sewn perfectly. The detail I like most with this dress, apart from the gorgeous floral pattern on the skirt of course, are the pockets at the side of the skirt. The top features a ribbed detail and is very comfortable even at the neck. I like that the sleeves are 3/4 length as I can still enjoy the dress when the weather is not that cold.

The dress also comes with a faux leather belt which I think adds a nice touch to the overall look. I added a black felt hat and a classic pair of heels to style the dress and to tie the look together, I went for this beige clutch bag and floral necklace. To finish off, rose gold and gold accessories really completed the look. 

I got a lot of compliments throughout the day for this dress and even overheard a few strangers commenting how beautiful the dress is which of course made my day even better. I must say I really had fun styling this dress and taking pictures, much to the dismay of my boyfriend who patiently took the photos and suggested a few poses still :)

The best part, this dress retails for only $25.28 on and is available from size S up to 2XL. 

What do you think of this look?

The dress was sent to me by with the sole purpose of featuring it on this blog. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by Gamiss.

Event | Pink Fashion Show is [Back]Stage

The much awaited Pink Fashion Show organized by Pink Magazine, took place last Tuesday night at the majestic 18th Century Manoel Theatre in the heart of our capital city. Despite the rain, guests still flocked to the idyllic venue to witness yet another fantastic showcase of the season's hottest trends in beautiful surroundings.

The night kicked off with a pre-party where guests were served Kinnie Kiss cocktails (Prosecco and Kinnie - Malta's own soft drink). Following the obligatory chats to catch up and share our two cents about the expectations for the night, me and some fellow bloggers took our place at the front of the runway to make sure not to miss any detail from the night's look.

The show was yet another perfectly executed do - the models walked down the runway under the gazes of a totally wowed audience sitting in the theatre boxes and even those standing around the catwalk stage, accompanied by the rich repertoire of baroque music works of art from the Valletta International Baroque Ensemble. This is one of the main reasons why I love the Pink Fashion Show, for it always manages to seamlessly combine our heritage with current fashion trends in a way that is very difficult to surpass. 

Since party season is on our doorstep, all brands showcased their best party collections - rich velvets, bold prints and colours, opulent metallics, leather and sophisticated outerwear have set the scene for a truly fashion-forward outlook on the most glamorous time of year. My absolute favourite was of course Rebelli, but all of the other 6 brands have very interesting collections - here are the pictures (captured by Mark Soler) to prove the splendour of them all!

United Colours of Benetton




Lulu' Boutique

River Island


I would like to thank Pink Magazine for having me again and also, a huge well done to everyone involved in the making of another spectacular night! Bravo!

All pictures are copyright of Mark Soler