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Day 10: The ‘Carlton’ Bag (words by Gayle Cutajar)

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Fashion stylist-cum-fashion writer, Gayle Cutajar, chats to Carlton Agius about his Charles&Ron namesake bag. Stylish and fashion-forward, Carlton Agius took some time out from his busy schedule as a creative assistant to Malta’s leading, contemporary  lifestyle brand, Charles&Ron, to tell us all about the ‘Carlton’ Bag. Where you a big part of their latest collection? How did you inspire them? As my position suggests, being a creative assistant means I have a substantial role in the designs, as I assist the whole design process, starting from the early stages of designs…read more

Day 9: The ‘Mae’ Bag (Words by Jo Caruana)

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Editor of Style on Sunday magazine and CEO of WriteMeAnything.com, Jo Caruana, interviews Mae Apap (who has since got married and become Mae Gera – congrats, Mae!) about her Charles&Ron namesake bag. Mae Apap is one of Charles&Ron’s muses – and a truly beautiful one at that! Here she shares her memories of being told that one of the designers’ now-iconic bags would be named after her. “It was absolutely priceless,” she smiles. How would you describe yourself? I’d say I am a very open-minded person. I am also quite shy…read more

Day 8: The ‘Elaine’ Bag (words by Marc Buhagiar)

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Marc Buhagiar speaks to Elaine Busuttil, Charles&Ron’s muse for the luxurious ‘Elaine‘ Clutch Bag. Charles&Ron’s Elaine clutch bag is sleek, soft and simply to die for. Made from real leather with suede lining, the fabulous Elaine clutch bag is the epitome of elegance. Its inspiration comes in the form of Elaine Busuttil, a hairdresser and mother of one, who has been a long-time friend of Charles Borg, one of the creative, dynamic duo. Charles and Elaine’s friendship started when the two lived next door to each other years ago. Their…read more

The Reasoning of the Imagination – An Exhibition

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Established artist Ray Piscopo returns with his latest exhibition, made up of over 30 evocative and meaningful pieces. The Reasoning of the Imagination, also known by its Maltese title ‘L-Immaginazzjoni li Tirraguna’, is an art exhibition made up of over 30 pieces of artwork that Ray Piscopo has been working on for the past 12 months. Expressive, sometimes haunting and always vivid, this exhibition will be on at the Cavalieri Art Hotel in St Julian’s between 12 December and 15 January. An engineer by profession, Ray Piscopo’s art – renowned…read more

A Hidden Culinary Gem

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Bean ragout, honey glazed pork & good service: the things that won me over at the Casino Restaurant at Portomaso. When I was asked to try out the Casino Restaurant at Portomaso, the first thing that went through my mind was: “Wait, there’s a restaurant there?”  The Location Having been to the Casino at Portomaso once before for the wonderful Michael Kors party – at which I tried my hand at gambling and failed rather miserably – I was quite surprised to have missed the restaurant, particularly since I’m quite…read more

Comfortable High Heels Are Now A Reality

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Is it possible to combine comfort and high heels?! Yes, says Frederikke Antonie Schmidt, the owner and designer of the innovative shoe brand roccamore. Frederikke has spent the last three years developing an ergonomic insole that supports the foot, while forcing it to walk anatomically correct in high heels. The insole is covered with a special kind of shock-absorbant latex, the same kind of material that Nike uses for their insoles. Combining elegant lines and feminine design, Frederikke has created a collection of beautiful AND comfortable high heels. “I was tired of…read more

Day 7: The ‘Krista’ Bag (words by Arabella Hogg)

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Arabella Hogg interviews Krista Decesare, the woman behind the ‘Krista‘ Bag design. Nickname: Bree (Desperate Housewives) Describe yourself in three words: Funny, Indecisive & Outgoing What has been your greatest achievement? Definitely my family. What is your biggest fear? I’m afraid of heights. If you ruled the world, what would your first law be? 4-day work week! Going out or staying in? Mmm… Staying in! Although I must admit I do enjoy a good night out. Chocolate or cake? That’s a tough one… Chocolate! High heels or flats? Flats or wedges? Fashion wise, who is your biggest idol? At…read more

Day 6: The ‘Claudia’ Bag (words by Ramona Depares)

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One of Charles&Ron’s most well-known muses, Claudia Calleja is a household name for anyone who knows the first thing about Maltese fashion. Here, she tells Ramona Depares about the story behind the Claudia Bag. How did your collaboration with Charles & Ron start? I was called to be one of the models for one of their shows and from then on…it’s history! What do you admire most about them? Although they’re very talented designers, they are very down-to-earth people and yet, very professional at the same time. What was your…read more

Day 5: The ‘Simone’ Bag (words by Sarah Micallef)

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Pharmacist and mother of two Simone Schembri is the inspiration and namesake behind one of Charles&Ron’s most whimsical bags. Here, Sarah Micallef finds out what the cute bag and the inspirational woman behind it have in common. An active person who is quick to admit she’s “always on the go”, Simone Schembri has a happy-go-lucky attitude and tries not to let anything get her down, yet is no pushover when it comes to what she’s passionate about: “I like to have a positive outlook on life, however I’m also quite…read more

Day 4: The ‘Alison’ Bag (words by Maria Mizzi)

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Maria Mizzi meets Alison Mifsud to chat about a once in a lifetime honour. 11 vibrantly coloured bags for 11 vibrantly beautiful muses, and Alison Mifsud is but one of them. She’s spirited and spunky but with a classic, poised touch to her. “I’m not the most glamorous of girls, my style is pretty simple and classic”, she admits, “I loved being a part of their shows […] it was like playing dress up.” She recounts her history with Charles&Ron with a nostalgic excitement and makes it sound like a…read more