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Making Waves at the Pink Fashion Show

The Pink Fashion Show, organized by Pink Magazine and the Times of Malta, is the fashion show I look forward to the most from the local fashion events' calendar. The reason? There are multiple but mostly because the organizers always manage to hold the event at unique locations and each show is perfectly executed, even down the littlest of details!

This year's summer edition of the show, which took place last Thursday evening was no exception. The setting was the newly re-furbished Ray's Lido in Little Armier Bay - a picturesque sandy beach in the north part of the island. Although it is quite a long drive from home, I always enjoy a car ride to this part of the island for most of it is still untouched; green areas and sandy beaches are still the order of the day here and thus I was very looking forward to arrive at the destination and see what the team behind this huge event had in store for us.

Guests were all dressed in comfortable, colourful, summer clothes which clearly matched the mood and I really enjoyed meeting up with fellow bloggers as well as brand managers I get to collaborate with from time to time thanks to this blog :)

Now for the collections presented during the show. It all started with models coming down from a yacht onto jet-skis and making their way to the beach to initiate the show with swimming costumes from Goldenpoint and sunglasses by O'hea Opticians. I have picked out a few favourite pieces of course and when going through the brand's catalogue the following morning, I discovered this pretty bikini named Lara - shall I get it? ;)

Next came some very stylish dresses from Joseph Ribkoff and complementing Furla bags. I loved most of the pieces from both brands and I do really appreciate the fun take on classic bags with prints from Furla.

Ipanema flipflops followed - I have been eyeing these flip flops for a long time and it's always difficult to choose which to get because all of them look so stylish! I always hesitated to get one of them because I somehow thought they will only last one summer but when people were saying how good and comfortable they actually are, I think I might cave and get me a pair or two ;)

Next is one of my favourite collections from the show - Stefania's. I have never set foot in the store before and well, quite frankly, I was missing out. Big time. A vast majority of the clothes showcased had my name written all over them. Here are my favourites:

Moving on to Carla Grima, it was time for some luxurious silk kaftans, clothes and swimwear to parade down the catwalk, paired with eyewear from Optika Opticians. This summer's choices are infinite - from statement shades to a more paired down look, there's something for everyone's tastes.

My favourite bags were the ones from Coccinelle. From bright candy colours to neutrals and monochrome, here are my top picks from this season's collection:

Another brand I like is Orsay. I especially like their work wear and I love how their clothes look more expensive than they actually are.

The brands closing the show were both a case of leaving the best for last. Here are my favourite picks from DOR Boutique's collection which presented a lot of flowy, summer garments with embellishments and colourful pom-pom details on the bags.

Lastly, Rebelli, a name synonymous with luxury brands such as Versace Jeans and Michael Kors. Swimwear, elegant and casual looks were presented on the night and this was hands down my favourite collection of all.

Following the shows, we were invited to a reception on the stand where we could even have a look at some of the offerings from other participating brands. One stand which caught my eyes was the Sunlab stand where they launched the Ted Baker range of jewellery and sunglasses but more on that in another post ;) 

I also had a chance to taste the new Magnum Double Coconut, which let me tell you, it's the bomb!

As usual, I had a great time at the Pink Fashion Show, big well done to all the organizers and people behind the show for always managing to put on the perfect show!

Print Savvy

For the Pink Fashion Show last Thursday I wanted to go for something comfortable yet fashionable; consequently when I saw this jumpsuit in River Island's Petite section, I thought it ticked all the right boxes and I went for it there and then. I love the colourful prints, light fabric and the length of the culottes is just right! Being pint sized, I struggle to find clothes that fit my frame perfectly but luckily, River Island is doing an excellent job at having pieces tailored for petite ladies.

Jumpsuit, River Island | Loafers, River Island
Bag, & Other Stories | Rose gold chain bracelet, Fossil at Sunlab
Choker, ring, earrings | Parfois
Glasses, Dolce & Gabbana at Optika Opticians

To complement it, I paired it with some gorgeous jewellery from Parfois latest collection from their newly opened concept store at The Point Shopping Mall. My favourites have got to be the earrings. I am leaning more towards stud earrings these days and these light green stone ones are just right! The ring features colourful stones, all of which complement the colours in my jumpsuit and the choker comes in a set of 3. I opted to wear only one for the simple reason that the prints on jumpsuit are quite a statement in their own right.

With the show being held on the beach, it was advised to wear flats or wedges so I opted for the former option to avoid any mishaps. I have these tassel loafers which I bought from River Island last year and I feel they were the perfect pair of shoes to go with this jumpsuit for this particular event. As for the bag, I went for this woven leather clutch from & Other Stories which I feel really ties everything together.

I think jumpsuits are a summer wardrobe staple, don't you agree?

Event | The Body Shop launches the New Summer Collections!

Early yesterday evening, I gladly made my way to one of my favourite stores - The Body Shop at The Plaza in Sliema where the new summer collections were launched. We were greeted with some fresh fruit juice by staff members who wore flower leis around their necks and bright, colourful makeup that screamed summer from miles away!

Following last year's popularity of the Pinita Colada limited edition collection, The Body Shop have re-launched the collection yet again for the summer period. The collection features a shower gel, body scrub, body butter and body sorbet which one can buy separately or the smaller sizes in a very colourful gift box. This range has summer written all over it and just taking a whiff of any product instantly transports you to beaches with white sands, pina colada in hand and just relaxing on a deck chair under palm trees while the sea gently washes against the shore...hmm!

They are also celebrating the launch of some new makeup in the Honey Bronze range as well as new packaging for the Vitamin E range by Eley Kishimoto which also includes a limited edition pouch.

Whenever I go into The Body Shop I always stock up on some basics and this time was no exception, especially with the 20% discount being offered on the night! I also got some new things to try and ultimately share with you so do stay tuned for reviews.

If you happen to visit The Body Shop, do make sure to sign the petition for their plea to end cosmetic animal testing once and for all. The company is aiming to collect 8 million signatures so every one of them counts.

Missed tonight's event? Don't fret! The Body Shop in PAMA will be hosting the same 20% off everything for one night next Friday 16th June from 7pm till 9pm! Go on, love your body!

Event | MAC Cosmetics opens Flagship Store in Valletta

The MAC Cosmetics brand has been a success story in Malta from the get-go! After successfully opening a store in Sliema and a counter at Debenhams, The Point (also in Sliema) two years ago, it was only natural that the next move would be to open a new store in the heart of the capital which is fast re-gaining a shopping destination status.

This new Valletta outlet, conveniently located on Zachary Street, is the biggest MAC store on the island and apart from it housing a wider range of products which were not stocked in the other two outlets, the outlet also boasts a training centre where local and international makeup artists alike, will be able to impart their knowledge and expertise.

Upon entering the store, I immediately made my way to the lipstick displays which always catch my eyes first and the OCD fanatic in me was doing somersaults upon catching a glimpse of the pristine samples all organized by colour in their stands! I re-gained my composure and gladly accepted a glass of Prosecco while I was introduced to some people behind MAC in Malta. 

I was told the new Valletta store is meant to offer a more interactive approach to the buyer with the bigger counters and tools readily available for people to try before they buy. The make up artists in attendance are always there to help with any concerns one might have and, speaking for myself, I have always had a positive experience each time I go into MAC.

During the event us bloggers, enjoyed swatching some new products and we all had a tough time deciding what to buy. I settled for Pro Longwear Long-Last Lips in Unchanging and Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Dance With Me. Each of us was given a Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Feels So Grand too :) We also took the opportunity to take numerous Polaroids and we couldn't resist the delicious food being served either. I have to admit that my favourite part was the sweets' display by Miss Ellen's and I did help myself to a candy or two ;)

With some of my favourite bloggers, Pocalocca, Dyna, Stefy Puglisevich and As Told by Jade

Everything was kept to the Black & White theme of the party and I even complied with my outfit! The event presented the perfect opportunity to wear these new gingham pants I got from River Island...what do you think about them?

Top, Orsay | Pants, River Island | Bag, ALDO | Shoes, Zara

Thank you so much MAC for having me at your event! I sense more frequent trips to Valletta now ;)