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Malta Fashion Week 2019 – Isle & Aqua, Yana’s Jewellery, Maria Cutajar and Agatha Ruiz De La Prada

23/05/2019 – MFWA 2019

Today there were three different fashion shows. It started with a runway collaboration from Isle & Aqua and Yana’s Jewellery. Then there was Maria Cutajar’s collection and the night ended with a show from Agatha Ruiz De La Prada from Spain.

Isle & Aqua X Yana’s Jewellery

On one side, we have Giulia Pandolfino, a swimwear designer who launched her Swimwear Brand – Isle & Aqua.Whilst on the other side, we have Yana Azzopardi, a self-taught jewellery designer who was inspired by a family history in jewellery making. She launched her brand Yana’s Jewellery in 2010, and between 2013 and 2018, she opened two shops right here in Malta!

For Malta Fashion Week 2019, they both teamed up together to present a runway collection of swimwear with jewellery pieces inspired by the Tribal woman. The swimwear pieces by Isle & Aqua will focus on texture and geometric layering, whilst Yana’s Jewellery will bring bold colour and design combinations that compliment and contrast each other. 

My thoughts on the runway show …

I loved the jewellery from Yana’s Jewellery. It’s bold, colourful, chunky and there’s also feather earrings! I used to love feather earrings, but what’s more interesting is that they are all so colourful!! Pairing these accessories with swim wear from Isle & Aqua was such an amazing idea. I looked at their show, and it just screamed summer to me! Here are some shots that I took of the show –

Look at how the colours make this black bikini pop!
I was so happy to see feather earrings!!
Aren’t the earrings lovely!?!?
I really loved this, the swimwear and the jewellery matched perfectly! Would love to have this in my closet!
I love the silver bikini combined with the blue jewellery.
Oh and this one …. I am in LOVE WITH !!!!
I love everything about this outfit … but mostly THOSE EARRINGS!!!

Visit Isle & Aqua’s and Yana’s Jewellery’s websites & social media!

Isle & Aqua website – https://www.isleandaqua.com/

Isle & Aqua FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/ISLEANDAQUA/

Isle & Aqua Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/isleandaqua/?hl=en

Yana’s Jewellery website – http://www.yanasjewellery.com/

Yana’s Jewellery FB page – https://www.facebook.com/yanasjewellery/

Yana’s Jewellery Instagram page – https://www.instagram.com/yanasjewellery/?hl=en

Maria Cutajar

Before I share with you a bit of information on Maria Cutajar, I attended today’s show specifically for her runway! I had loved her collection she depicted in Fashion Week of 2 years ago!

Maria Cutajar is a Maltese fashion designer and she created her own brand, Maria Cutajar. Her brand features clothes, which are handmade and designed by herself! She studied at Mcast Art and Design Institute, and then went on to earn a Malta Arts Scholarship to continue and pursue her dream in fashion, at the Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy! In 2015, Maria Cutajar was chosen to visit Dubai and had the opportunity to collaborate with Sharjah Businesswoman for her Coral Vibes Collection. By the end of 2016, Maria Cutajar graduated in fashion from the Accademia Italiana and University of Nottingham (UK). 

Now, Maria Cutajar is expanding her own brand and she is working as a part-time lecturer at Mcast in Garment Production, and tailoring. Aside from participating at Malta fashion week, Mid de Fleur (Florence), Materiali di Moda (Florence), Miss in Tech, she also hosted her own event: Forbidden Voices in aid to Domestic Violence. 

My thoughts on her show …

Maria’s show did not fail to impress me. This year, she based the collection around the film, ‘Casablanca’! I just love the pieces which she put together and the colours she used!! The outfits, all shared with me a sense of happiness because of the colours which were used throughout the entire collection. The details in each outfit is also something important to note too. Here are some shots I took of the show, I apologise as they are not the best of photos and I wish I had managed to take more!!

I love the skirt in this outfit!
Look at how the pieces fit together and the colours!
This was such a cute outfit! I loved the shape and cut of this!
This was my favourite outfit by far from Maria Cutajar!
She used a lot of orange in her collection!
I love the top and its design, and I just loved seeing the colour orange paired with this sky blue!

Visit Maria Cutajar’s Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/MariaCutajarFashionDesigner

Agatha Ruiz De La Prada – Spain

Today’s MFWA fashion show ended with Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, who is a Spanish fashion designer. Unfortunately, Agatha hurt her leg so she was unable to attend the show! Agatha started her fashion career back in 1981 with a women’s collection in Madrid. From then on, she has developed into the fashion designer she is today and has gained international success when she collaborated with El Corte Inglés. She received fashion recognition from all over the world – Tokyo, New York, Moscow, Italy and many others. Now, here she is portraying her fashion collection right here in Malta. 

Interesting facts about Agatha –

In the 1980s, she was a promoter of the “Movida Madrileña,” which is an artistic and Cultural Revolution.

In 1991, Agatha expanded her brand to not only include women’s clothing but also to include men and children’s clothing. However, that was not all; she has also included ceramics, toys, shoes, linens and towels, makeup, stationary and more! Her stores are found in the major capitals of fashion – Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Milan, New York, Oporto and Mallorca. 

And in 2019, in occasion of the 30th Anniversary of her first fashion show, she inaugurated her Foundation – her brand.

My thoughts on her show …

OH MY GOD … I absolutely loved it, from the colours, to the styles, to the outfits!! I just wish I had taken more photos! But I loved this collection because it represents fun, unique-ness, the headbands are just too cute!! And it also represents to me a sense of peace, calmness and a relaxing feeling. That’s what I felt when looking at her collection, I truly was taken on a journey! Here are the photos that I took –

Those wedges are impressive! I love the blue and yellow in this outfit!
Look at the headband, it’s just too cute!
I love this sweater dress!
Omg the trousers of this outfit is too cute, or should I say too sweet!!
It just shows happiness in my eyes!
I love the skirt in this outfit, I think it’s something I would love to wear and own!
This is such a cute yellow outfit – favourite of the show!
I love the jacket of this outfit!! Wish I caught it at a better angle!
Omg I just had to share this it’s too cute … but wait until you see the one below!
Isn’t this adorable?

Visit Agatha Ruiz De La Prada’s website & social media!

Website – https://www.agatharuizdelaprada.com/store/en/

FB page – https://www.facebook.com/agatharuizdelaprada

Instagram page – https://instagram.com/agatharuizdlprada

Twitter – https://twitter.com/agathardlp

And those were the shows and my thoughts on today’s MFWA 2019!! What do you think? Did you see anything you like? Let me know in the comments down below!! 

Thank you for reading and for all your amazing support!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Want more info, details and updates on Malta Fashion Week, check out their website and Social Media! –

Malta Fashion Week website – https://www.fashionweek.com.mt

Malta Fashion Week Twitter – https://twitter.com/maltafashion?lang=en

Malta Fashion Week Instagram page – https://www.instagram.com/malta_fashionweek/

Malta Fashion Week Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/maltafashion/

This year’s Malta Fashion Week is being held at Fort St Elmo in Valletta, I love this location!! Their sponsors are Keune Hair Cosmetics, Fashion Beverages, Hilton Malta, Aldo, Air Malta, Jaguar, Land Rover, Coca Cola, Medasia Cabs, Fashiontv gaming group, Campari, Evagarden, Logografix, Medasia Playa, Ving Insurance Brokers, ORLY, Niumee, Michael Kors, Nescafe Dolce Gusto, Antonio’s Barber Shop, TVM, Servizi Malta, Nexos, Nescafe, Motionblur, Heritage Malta, The Sheer Bation, Cugo Gran, ILAB Photo, M. Demajo, Hugo’s Hotels, Mediterranean Ceramics, Dr Juice and eXtraStaff Malta. And their collaborators are Malta Tourism Authority, VCA and Arts Council Malta

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The Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Oil Hair Products – Review

Hi everyone! 

I am so excited to be coming with a review about a Shampoo, Conditioner and a Black Seed Dry Oil!

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I had been wanting to try out this hair care line after seeing many posts all over Facebook of people trying it out! Thanks to CHI MaltaYou could visit their Facebook Page for more product info – I got the opportunity!!

I have been trying out these products I would say for over a month and it was about time I wrote up a review!

Before doing so, I should remind you about my hair type – I have a dry/oily scalp. Mostly oily at the top and dry at my ends. I also have psoriasis which is a skin issue whereby I only use the Kardashian Beauty products once every three times I wash it.

I cannot use these products alone due to this skin issue as I could have flare ups! I actually am using this alongside the Chi Tea Tree Oil Hair Care line! Yes I will be posting a review on those products soon!

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With this combo I have found my hair to be softer, more voluminous and looks more alive rather than just sitting there on my head looking as plain as can be; as this was the actual state of my hair when I only used psoriasis treatment shampoos – they made my hair lose its texture as well as its shape!

The products I have tried from the Kardashian Beauty Line are – The Black Seed Oil Rejuvenating Shampoo, the Black Seed Oil Rejuvenating Conditioner and finally the Black Seed Dry Oil!

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I received it in this gorgeous bag which I absolutely adore – perfect for travelling! I also got a bath sponge as well!

The Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Oil Rejuvenating Shampoo 

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This shampoo comes in a clear gel sort of formula; it does not have such a strong scent to it, which I actually was looking for. However, when drying it I don’t know if it is the shampoo or conditioner but I do find to have a nice scent to my hair.

It gently cleansed my hair without stripping it out of its moisture-y feeling! I was also happy with how the shampoo made my hair feel soft and light to my finger tips when rinsing off the product! It also helped cleanse my hair of any impurities.

The Shampoo also states to help protect hair against environmental stressors and strengthens the hair. I do find my hair to be more healthier and glow-y when using these new products!

The Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Oil Rejuvenating Conditioner

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Before I use any conditioner, I always like using my de-tangler brush to brush my hair in the shower. I then would apply the conditioner to the ends of my hair and let it sit a bit before rinsing it out!

The formula of this conditioner worked very well on my hair! After allowing it to sit and then rinsing it off, my hair felt so soft and silky – I loved the feeling! It did not feel dry whatsoever! With every time I use this conditioner I notice my hair gets softer and softer!

I also easily get knots in my hair however after using these products they have decreased and brushing it after I wash it has become easier!

This conditioner states that it has “essential vitamins and antioxidants for a shiny, smooth, frizz free finish!”– Which I can only agree to as my hair doesn’t look like such a hot mess when coming out of the shower as my hair is prone to frizz. However, these products helped to keep the frizz under control.

Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil 

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I like applying this after I have brushed my hair, after having washed it; and I would only apply it to to ends of my hair.

It states to be a “nutrient rich treatment and styling” oil that helps nourish the hair for it to be stronger, thicker, smoother and shinier. It has a very light formula which helps to easily absorb and instantly strengthens and smooths the hair.

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As I said my hair looks shinier and feels smoother – therefore the dry oil must be working too! Also the ends of my hair do not feel dry or stressed, however they feel silky smooth and healthy!

Have you ever tried these products? Which one was your favourite?

If not, are you wanting to try them out?

Thank you so much for reading, I wish you all a lovely weekend!

Love Kezia

xoxo