MFWA2017: Rosemarie Abela’s La Cupola

Rosemarie Abela’s show was the first fashion show of MFWA2017 and I must say that she really kicked things off with a bang. I’ll be honest, I was very excited about this show because I’m from Mosta and the inspiration behind the La Cupola collection is the Mosta Dome. I was very looking forward to this and wow, Rosemarie did not disappoint!

The outfits, the hair, the makeup, the accessories and overall styling was all simply phenomenal. I loved the vide variety of fabrics used and how they were mixed and combined together. It’s very difficult to pick just one favourite outfit from Rosemarie’s collection, but do check out some photos below, all taken by Bernard Polidano.

Rosemarie really did make one Mostija very proud <3

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MFWA2017: Rosita Silk Sense

I find Rosita’s work impressive. All of these dresses and kaftans are hand painted by Rosita herself on silk. Every little bit of colour that you see on here, Rosita painted it. They’re not only lovely pieces to wear, they’re also beautifully painted. She’s a true, talented artist.

Rosita had a presentation at Malta Fashion Week 2017.  Male models wore hand painted silk ties  and handkerchiefs and they ushered the female models onto platforms so that the audience can get a better look at the outfits. This presentation was beautiful to watch and I certainly want one of those kaftans!

MFWA2017: Gaetano

Gaetano recently opened his own outlet in Hamrun and as soon as you step in, you will know that he LOVES his divas. With pictures of Mariah Carey, Cher and other bold women, you can see Gaetano’s muse. This year’s show had that same theme, Divas!

This is very fitting for Gaetano because he’s the fashion designer of some of Malta’s top Divas, including our very own Eurovision stars, Claudia Faniello and Destiny Chukunyere

Every single model looked stunning in her outfit that was perfectly fitted. I’ve had the privilege of seeing some of these dresses up close and I can tell you that they are incredibly well made and beautifully finished.

Gaetano had a little surprise in store for us. At the end of the show, the beautiful and talented Claudia Faniello walked down the runway in the same dress that she wore during the Eurovision Song Contest that Gaetano himself designed. And she sang Breathlessly! It was a fantastic ending to a stunning runway show.

I did have a few favourite outfits. I got chills when I saw this lace number with a long feather boa and a tiara. This is right up my alley. Check out some of my other favourites below…

Photo by Bernard Polidano Photography

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Photo by Bernard Polidano

MFWA2017 OOTD: Gaetano Couture

Yesterday was Gaetano’s day to shine at Malta Fashion week and he rocked! Since it was the day of his show, I thought I might wear something by Gaetano himself and he delivered with this black skirt with his personal touch of white beading, a Gaetano polo that he also embellished with some beading at the neck line and of course, some sassy sunglasses to match.

His choice of fabric for this skirt was fantastic –  very slimming and very good at evening out my figure. I love the silhouette of this skirt and the placement of the beading was certainly flattering on me.

Check out the pictures below, all taken by Carmelo Establier.

Rose gold makeup look

I’ve been unwell lately and managed to land myself a four day stay in hospital because of a very bad chest infection. I’m finally starting to feel better even though I’m not 100% yet. I haven’t put on makeup in over a week (that’s when you know that I’m really unwell) and today I thought I’d pull myself together, whip out my Stila Magnificent Metals glitter in rose gold and play with it. I’ll talk more about the product in a future post, but here’s the look I wore today.

Lately I’ve been enjoying the no eyeliner look. Although… here I wore big lashes with a black lash band and it looks like I’m wearing eyeliner anyway. For the eye look I simply put on a crease shadow that’s slightly darker than my natural skin tone then went in with the Stila Magnificent Metals product and used it as my lid shadow. I loved it.

On my lips I’m wearing a Sephora cream lip stain in a metallic peachy shade.

So yeah… I feel like this is a makeup look that makes me look alive. I enjoyed wearing it 🙂

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