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Malta Fashion Week – The Launch & Day I

Malta Fashion Week has once again taken Malta by storm, with the biggest names in fashion and beauty coming together over nine times in the course of two weeks!

The event was officially launched last Friday at Medasia Playa in Sliema.

Last night, the week began with Day 1, with Rosemarie Abela, Architecture in Fashion (Switzerland) and Drew & Crew showing their collections… Needless to say, everyone turned out dressed to impress!

And, Sarah Zerafa was beyond extra!

Throughout the evening, Unpaused and Michael Kors made sure to be one of the top pitstops at St Elmo!

Dinner at Amami in Mellieħa

Just over a week ago, I met with entrepreneur and ex-Miss Malta, Shanel de Battista for a fabulous dinner at Amami – Taste of Asia in Mellieħa! Honestly, we had an incredible evening talking about anything and everything over Saigon Sour cocktails… But then the food arrived – and it was divine!

Alexandra Alden: Live at the National Library

Friday 17th May saw 150 people join folk singer-songwriter and X-Factor judge, Alexandra Alden, for her second annual concert here in Malta. The Rotterdam-based singer and her band treated the audience to beautiful, acoustic renditions of the most popular songs from her latest album, Wild Honey. 

King Shoe Shop launches its ECCO shoeshop in Sliema

Free-flowing wine, Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, Kurt Calleja and lots of smiles welcomed the launch of the new ECCO shoeshop in Bisazza Street, Sliema, at the very end of last month!

‘playa:plajja’ by Tina Mifsud at camilleriparismode, Rabat

Tina Mifsud is still an up-and-coming artist but, honestly, I hope she’s here to stay! Her latest exhibition at camilleriparismode in Rabat was both fabulously colourful and extremely thought-provoking. Entitled ‘playa:plajja’, the exhibition was built around beach culture away and close to home, with contemplations on social behaviour at the beach materialising in a series of small and large paintings. Curated by Andrew Borg Wirth, the exhibition is now closed but I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of this young artist’s work in the months to come!

Charles&Ron’s 316 KM2 at Cittadella, Gozo

Charles & Ron showcased their new ‘316 KM2’ spring/summer 2019 collection at Cittadella, Gozo, this month – and it looked magical! The C&R team were aided by Inglot Malta, Jean Zammit and Neville Roman Zammit, as well as Gozo Alive and the Ministry for Gozo. Here are all the looks from the night!

The Opening of Julinu’s ‘Radioactive Ravioli’, Saint James Cavalier, Valletta

This pop-surrealist exhibition by one of Malta’s most interesting artists, Julinu, opened to much fanfare – and with good reason! The tongue-in-cheek art is totally engrossing. Curated by Justine Balzan Demajo and Francois Zammit, the exhibition is on at Saint James Cavalier till 26th May.

The BOSS Malta AI & Blockchain Summit Pre-Party

On Wednesday, 22nd May, Malta AI & Blockchain Summit attendees descended on BOSS Store Malta in droves for the official pre-party. The trendy St Julian’s-based retailer treated guests to themed Tanqueray Ten cocktails, such as the Bitcoin BOSS, Ethereum BOSS and AI BOSS, amid the fashionable beats of International model DJ Tiffany Pisani and the brand’s latest collection.

Collective Book Launch by Horizons

Friday 17th May also saw Horizons launch five new novels, as well as a book of short stories. Held at St Joseph’s Home in Santa Venera, the event was attended by many established authors. The six new publications are Difrejn il-Falkun by Richard Attard, Eroj by Michael Cini, Fis-Satra tal-Velu by Helen Borg, Ix-Xirka tal-Beatri Paoli by Salv Sammut, Qabel Tbaxxi d-Dawl by Line Brockdorff and Il-Wiċċ l-Ieħor by Gorg Peresso.

Lady Kitt Vintage hold another Pop-up Sale!

Items from some of the best vintage stores and antique markets in Europe come together in Lady Kitt Vintage’s pop-up sales – and the last one was the most popular yet!