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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

Day 3: The ‘Carina’ Bag (words by Anna Marie Galea)

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Founder of Models M and style maven Carina Camilleri, is the ultimate ambassador of cool glamour. Here, Anna Marie Galea asks her about her first Charles&Ron experience and how the ‘Carina’ represents her and her lifestyle. When did you first discover Charles & Ron? I have been friends with this talented duo for years and years. In fact, I knew them when their label was still Beatrix and many a time I would go down to their studio and try on all the collection prior to the shows. I’ve travelled to…read more

Day 2: The ‘Kristen’ Bag (words by Joe Fountain)

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Joe Fountain shares an actual Facebook chat with Kristen Buhagiar, the muse who helped inspire the ‘Kristen‘ beach bag – an intimate insight into a conversation between two old friends. The original plan was to catch up with Kristen in real time during a recent visit to Malta. It would have been the perfect opportunity to do the interview with the exotic beauty I first laid eyes on almost twenty years ago and who I’ve seen flourish into one of the Island’s most successful and recognizable faces. Unfortunately, more because of my hectic schedule…read more

Day 1: The ‘Luisa’ Bag (words by Monique Chambers)

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Indulge Magazine editor Monique Chambers interviews Luisa Attard, who lends her name to Charles&Ron‘s ‘Luisa‘ Bag. Classic with a twist, enduring and reliable are all things that sum up Charles&Ron’s collections; and since the very beginning, the model they chose more often than not to carry their show-finale dress, would be Luisa. Luisa started modelling in 1998 and her career spanned the births of her children. So striking, Luisa was nicknamed ‘Mary Poppins’ by the design duo, as she always had whatever anyone needed, from tissues to homeopathic remedies, to pens to polish. And that…read more

11 Writers, 11 Muses, 11 Bags

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There is very little doubt that the Charles&Ron’s handbag has become a staple in the Maltese fashionista’s wardrobe, so we went behind the scenes to bring you closer to the 10 women and one man who helped inspire the collection. Over 11 consecutive days, we’re going to be publishing 11 exclusive interviews with the 10 women and 1 man who helped inspire two of Malta’s best-known fashion mavericks: Charles & Ron. The interviews, which were individually conducted by 11 different writers – some established and some up-and-coming – aim to bring you…read more

Introducing: Recured.

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Over the past couple of weeks, a clothing revolution was happening. You may have noticed it, or seen a photo or come across a starkly honest status. I was instantly interested in the brand – not just in their amazing designs but also in their choice of wording and the way they’re marketing their products. Understandably, as it still hadn’t (and hasn’t) been launched, questions were raised; questions which I felt were too important to be left unanswered. Well, on 3rd July, the wait will be over, but before that,…read more

An Audience with the Connoisseur

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‘Connoisseur’ has been giving the Maltese Facebook community a daily-dose of Beauty since June 2013, and has garnered a cult-like following of Beauty lovers. In his first interview ever, the incredibly talented SEBASTIAN SAID gets invited to the Connoisseur’s palazzo in Valletta to talk about his love for Beautiful things. The Connoisseur – who asked to remain anonymous – has also chosen eight pictures of beautiful things: the only criterion we gave him was ‘love’.  As I walk up the columned marble staircase, the scent of amber wafts through the…read more

A Maltese Gift-Guide: Sef Farrugia

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Simple designs that make a statement: Sef Farrugia’s accessories are the ultimate in neo-Maltese chic! Sef Farrugia is one of Malta’s most influential up-and-coming designers, with fans dotted all around the world. In Malta, her uncomplicated-yet-bold designs have created a cult following that can be made out at any stylish event, with the US Ambassador for Malta Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley being one such avid supporter. I caught up with Sef and discussed her latest designs – some of which have just hit the shelves of Henri in Mdina – and what…read more

Happy Birthday, Wignacourt!

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Today marks the first anniversary since the Wignacourt Collegiate Museum reopened its doors to the public, and we’ve got an exclusive interview with its curator, Dun Gwann Azzopardi. The premises which host the Wignacourt Collegiate Museum have had many different uses over the centuries, including as a school during World War II, a storage space, and as the official residency of the chaplains of the Order of the Saint John. In 1981 it opened its doors to the public, but the museum was rundown and sharing a space with many…read more