05/31/15

Coccinelle Event Competition – Spring/Summer Collection2015

Since they opened their shop here in Malta two years ago, they have organized this fun event where their clientele get the chance to win 3 beautiful handbags from their Spring / Summer collection of 2015. Last year they made 3 boxes and if you had the lucky key you get to win a bag. This year they gave really cute metal details and whoever had the matching detail to the bag, get’s to win one of their gorgeous handbags.

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It is really nice of them to create such an event each year and I am grateful for being invited once again. Unfortunately I wasn’t lucky  and I didn’t win any of their bags, but it gave me an opportunity to drool at their lovely bags.  If you are not aware of this handbag brand, they are designed in Italy using the finest materials and real leather. Their bags are upscale even price wise, but if you feel like spending money on good quality bag Coccinelle is the choice for you.  I simply love the shape, style, colours and their attention to detail which is seen in all of their handbags.

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Go ahead and have a look at their new Spring Summer collection, you will find the shop in Tower Road, Sliema.

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hope you enjoyed this post, wish you all a Happy Sunday  and keep posted for more reviews, events and make-up looks

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

 

 

08/24/14

MVintage- Jewellery Shop – Malta

Over the years my obsession with jewellery has increased, I believe they are such a beautiful way of accessorizing any outfit and giving a very stylish result. When it comes to fashion I am very classic but then I like to dress it up with some cool jewellery.

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MVintage is a high street vintage inspired jewellery shop which recently celebrated its one year anniversary in Malta. I have been quite a fan of their jewellery since it opened; apart from my love for jewellery I simply love the vintage style which is classic and timeless. Apart from that the quality of these jewellery pieces is impeccable, and a lot of eye to the detail is given.
The prices are pretty reasonable especially for some of their elaborate necklaces. I have bought two necklaces and a pair of earring from this gorgeous brand and I am finally showing them to you.

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The first necklace is a chunky chain necklace in gold and white, which is very much in vogue nowadays and can dress up every plain outfit. To match this necklace I bought a pair of gold chain earrings which I am simply in love with.

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The second necklace is a simple silver long necklace with black printed beads. It is a beautiful and timeless necklace which looks good with every outfit.

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If you want to purchase any of their beautiful jewellery, you can either go and their Website and it will be delivered to you at the comfort of your own home. If not you can visit their stylish designed “boxes” which hold their fabulous pieces, available at Tigne Point, Sliema, Baystreet, St. Julians and Paola.

Have you ever bought anything from MVintage? Would love to read your opinion down below :),

Thank you for following
XOXO
Sarah-Jane

06/1/14

Malta Fashion Awards 2014

This has been one of the best Malta Fashion Weeks in history. I am glad that even though I didn’t get to be involved as much as I should have (partly being my fault), I still got to enjoy some of the most beautiful Maltese designs in one night, at the Awards show.

I was really unsure if to apply for the media pass or not, and when I decided to give it a go, it was too late. However after a great show last night, I am truly excited for the year to come.

The show was professionally executed,  and it was nice seeing such a high level standard of models, make-up artists and hairstylist which did a great job throughout the whole show. Some of the designs I have seen are worth international recognition and in the end I felt proud of what Malta has to offer.  Throughout the show their were various shows from renowned designers like Caroline Hili, Charles and Ron and Gagliardi to new designers and various hair stylist.

Being and Art and Design student myself, I was so Happy to see a lot of new Designers and Photographers that were either my class mates or in the same institute as I was. One of which was Rosemarie Abela which won best new designer with her Japanese inspired collection.  I also loved seeing new names in the Make-up world to which the Award went to Mateja Camilleri.  Apart from that I was happy to see a blogger fashion award to whom it went for the fashionista Daniel Azzoppardi.  There were of course other important awards to various male and female models, however being  a Make-up artist, beauty blogger and fashion lover, those are the awards which have definitely struck a cord.

Here are some images of the designs which I particularly liked throughout the show. There were many beautiful designs so I will not fit them all, however here are some: Photography by Fritz Photography Malta.

Well I hope you enjoyed this post, later on today or tomorrow I will post the Make-up look I did for the Awards show and what I wore.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

05/8/14

MET GALA 2014- Worst dressed

Unfortunately with every good there is also the bad, and there has been some bad dressing going on at the MET Gala event. You lovely readers seem to love these segments, mostly because of my sarcastic honesty. If you wish to see the best dressed kindly go on the following link 🙂

http://sarahjanevella.com/met-gala-best-dressed/

So let’s give it up for the worst dressed of the night :

Kate Upton

Kate is a supermodel, known for her slim body but curvaceous chest that every woman would die for, like seriously die for. If I had her body I would wear a beautiful figure hugging dress that any designer could possibly design come up with, and not this gypsy looking dress. What made this dress even-more unflattering was the flowers on her head, like seriously? If I could redesign the dress I would make the sleeve into straps and instead of the corset have a nice black belt to show of the waist. Finally I would have removed those hideous flowers and left it simple with that nice up-style.

Strike a pose: Kate Upton's current UK Vogue cover is world's away from the less-than-desirable Dolce and Gabbana outfit she wore to the MET Ball on Monday night

Rita Ora

Well I am not much of a fan of her style in general, so to be honest I wasn’t expecting much from her.  Basically the shoes and the dress don’t go together. This is not a Hercules or Xena TV episode, this is the MET GALA , so please dress appropriately Rita. The dress by Donna Karan would have looked nice if she wore some nice sandals or shoes, it would have balanced the outfit and the result would have looked pleasant. A last simple suggestion, if the colors match it, it doesn’t mean they can go together.

Ticking all the boxes: If Rita's beau Calvin Harris is pleased at her plunging neckline and daring skirt split, he's possibly the only fan

Katie Holmes

I think this Marchesa dress speaks for itself. What were you thinking Katie? Are you looking for the Beast ? cause you definately look like a bad version of  Belle.  For once, it is definately a size to big for her which is why it looks like it’s falling off her small body. The style and cut of the dress is just wrong for Katie’s petite frame. Sorry Kate, you need to look at yourself twice in the mirror next time.

At least she ditched The Beast! Katie Holmes' attempt to be the Belle of the Met Gala, in Disney-style yellow Marchesa, falls flat

Kristen Dunst

Ok I am all for being a Star Wars fan but there is a limit to everything. Dunst wore this ugliest dress by Rodarte, for which I have no idea what she was trying to pull off to be utterly honest. It looks like a child’s project which entails having to design a dress that revolves around stars and the universe. It looks very cheap because of the variation of black fabrics and the fabrics themselves. Kirsten you should have done a better choice.

Out Of This World: Kirsten Dunst chose an odd event to promote the new Star Wars film at, as her Rodarte dress featured the Death Star from Return Of The Jedi

Shailene Woodley

Another Rodarte fail, were all the good designs taken ? or are these celebrities out of there mind? This dress looks cheap and what would have Pocahontas wore for her wedding day.  The top part doesn’t really go with the bottom part and it’s simply hideous and does nothing for the beauty Shailene is. Pity

Lena Dunham

This dess by Giambattista Valli is simply beautiful, but not on Dunham. This Girl seriously has not idea what looks good on her body, I truly want to help this girl out, because she has no idea how to flatter her body.

 

No no no! Lena Dunham gets it oh so wrong in her Giambattista Valli strapless silk dress

Kristen Steward

I think her expression says it all, she is like saying “erm, they made me wear this dress, I didn’t want to be here in the first place, but yeah you know, i’m here”.  The dress wouldn’t have been an utterly failure if she had a confident attitude and if the bottom sheer part was cut off and the skirt just a little bit longer.

Fashion fail! Kristen Stewart looked uncomfortable in this Chanel gown

Maggie Gyllenhaal

I don’t remember Valentino designing this ugly dress, but I guess they did. This is not the 80’s, so please let’s move forward, Thanks

What were they thinking? Both Maggie Gyllenhaal and Zoe Saldana's outfits fell flat as they did the walk of fashion shame at the Met Gala on Monday

Lilly Allen

Recently I am loving what she is wearing on the red carpet but this was definitely not one of them. This Chanel Couture dress does nothing to extenuate her body, it is simply boring. Such a pity being that Lily Allen is definitely not boring. Take me dress shopping next time Lilly, you will definitely look flawless with my help :D.

Keeping it quirky: Lily Allen went overboard with frills while Chloe Sevigny's pop of bright lime colour to her ensemble fell flat

Lupita Nyongo

I seriously love this woman and she has done great so far when it comes to fashion, but this was a disaster. It looks like a costume taken from the Great Gatsby and not in a good way. What were you thinking girl, next time don’t follow the theme and just wear  a beautiful long dress.

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So that is all for the worst dressed, there were a couple of more ugly dresses at the MET Gala but I wouldn’t want to bore you, but these were definitely the highlight of the night (in a bad way unfortunately).

I hope you liked this segments, let me know what you think

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

05/7/14

MET GALA 2014 – Best Dressed

I could not let such an important event pass by without stating my opinion. It is after all the most important Event in fashion history and this years theme Charles James: Beyond Fashion and there was a mention of “decorations”. Charles James was an amazing designer back in the day, he was one of the firsts to design hot couture garments which were very dramatic, feminine and yet classy.  Let’s start with the best dressed of the night,  they are in no particular order so go ahead and pick your favorite.

Beyonce

Beyonce wore this beautiful shimmery and sheer black gown by Givenchy. What makes this dress unique is the fabric, it is simply devine, I personally didn’t like the peplum but other than than it is simply fantastic.

Beyonce looks flawless in a gorgeous black beaded Givenchy gown

Kim Kardashian

Finally Kim got it right in this beautiful blue and black Lanvin dress. Last year it was a disaster with that floral hilarious gown, so this year she definitely made up for it.  It truly hugged her curves in the write places without looking slutty. So well done Kim.

What happened in that limo ride? Kim Kardashian switched out her shoes and belt as she lost the leather cuffs en route to the Met Gala

Blake Lively

This Gucci dress on Blake’s Lively immaculate body looked exceptional. She looked like a true Hollywood star, the dress hair and make up screamed Hollywood. The dress hugs her beautiful body in all the right places that makes me insanely jealous of her. 😛

Striking: Blake Lively wore a champagne coloured sequined gown from Gucci

Rihanna

I don’t usually like what Rihanna wears but she definitely looked fabulous in this white Stella McCarthney dress. It highlights her caramel tones torso while still being elegant and chic.

Rihanna's sweeping statement gown featured a bold cut out which showed off her enviable stomach, but maintained an elegant overall look with long sleeves and an embellished high neck

Cara Delevigne

Cara is a young and vibrant model, so I wouldn’t have imagined anyone else to pull off this look. The outfit is also by Stella McCarthney and even though I wouldn’t have imagined it for the MET gala, with her body and well done hair and some nice jewelry she truly pulled it off.

Cara shows off her tiny frame in a gorgeous outfit by British designer Stella McCartney

Giselle Bunchen

I am in love with lace, so of course this Balenciaga dress is definitely one of my favorites. I think black on a light complexion looks flawless and sexy, so thumps up Giselle.

 Amber Heard

This Giambattista Valli dess looked gorgous on Amber, I do think she looked a bit pale with this dress but I can’t deny that it fits her to perfection.

Amber Heard looked stunning in a Giambattista Valli dress with Fred Leighton jewellery on the arm of fiance  Johnny Depp who jazzed up his Ralph Lauren tux with a cane and golden pocket watch

There were many beautiful dress but these are the dresses that truly caught my attention. I will do another quick post of my least favorites and that shall be hilarious :P, so keep posted guys 🙂

Would love your opinion of what is your favorite dress

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

04/25/14

Coccinelle Malta Event

About two weeks ago I was invited to the Even Coccinelle hosted in their stylish store.  They came up with this great idea of giving 3 gorgeous hanbags from their new Spring Summer Collection to be won to their clients. What I simply loved was their originality of creating such an event, which was to give each guest a Key and if they were lucky it would open one of their 3 boxes that contained the handbags.

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I was given a key but unfortunately, luck was not on my side but I still got to view their gorgeous new collection. I seriously wanted to take every bag from their store but being that I recently bought a car I am on a very tight budget. However I can’t wait to afford buying a gorgeous new handbag from their store.

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The store was stylish as always, and they even made the guest feel like celebrities by caving a red carpet and some music on. The collection is simply beautiful, it has all you need from small purses to huge shopping bags in all the beautiful bright colours spring can offer.  They even gave us a the cutest and yummiest vanilla cookies with their logo on as a consolation price.

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Well done to Coccinelle for this fun event, may there be more to come. If you are looking for some stylish and great quality italian leather handbags look nowhere else. You will find thier fabulous store at  11 Tower Road, Sliema.

XOXO

Sarah-Jane

08/13/13

Mini Accessories Haul

Hi guys,

So about a month or two ago, I really needed some retail therapy so I bought a couple of items from various websites online. I have been craving for a couple of handbags and I have been loving these designer smile bags. They can vary in pricing at it depends if they are real leather or not and even which colour you choose. I thought of treating myself for the real deal. I was initially going to it all in black but then the smile wouldn’t be visible, so I opted for the black and white one.

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I am absolutely in love with this handbag, might buy another one in a different colour as it is super cute. It is quite a heavy bag and can by tiring if you wear it on your wrist for a long time. However comes with a nice long strap which can give you a different option of how to hold this handbag. I also love that is has these metal studs at the bottom of the bag which can keep it from getting dirty, if you leave it on the floor.

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I also got this lovely summer handbag for a cheap price on e-bay, I use it currently for work because it quite spacious and very light to carry. It’s perfect for summer, as I like to carry light objects.

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When it comes to jewelry, I have been seeing women wearing necklaces with their name tag which were very popular in the 90’s. The 90’s has definitely come back in 20th century. I managed to find the sterling silver necklace with my name on it and I bought it from ebay. I really like it, and many commented on how cute it looks.

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Well that is all for now guys, keep posted as I have some interesting new make-up look coming up and more reviews for you guys, so keep posted :D.

xoxo

Sarah-Jane

08/11/13

Event – Caps and Stones – Yana’s Jewellery and LD Collaboration

Hey guys,

So last week, I had the opportunity to visit this lovely event by two talented designers. Called caps and stone at Yana’s Jewellery store.

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I was introduced to Yana thanks to my lovely blogger friend Martina from All things Fabulous. It was a lovely event, and it is nice seeing Maltese designers come up with great products and great ways to make a name for themselves. Being a designer myself, I know how hard it can be to actually succeed as designer here in Malta, so it’s always nice to see this happen.

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I have the opportunity to talk to these lovely designers for a small amount of time, and it was interesting that they didn’t initially collaborate on the pieces they displayed. They actually created the pieces separately buy they synced completely together.

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If you want to know more about the designers, do check Martina’s interview which you can check here.

Yana’s Jewellery Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yanas-Jewellery/139352609527405

LD Facebook page :https://www.facebook.com/LuisaDiaconoDesign

I will definitely visit the store again and buy me a lovely necklace as they are simple gorgeous. Even the print on the caps and t-shirts are beautiful and lively, perfect for this Summer. Simply a well done for such an artistic event.

Xoxo

Sarah-Jane

01/20/13

Fashion Sale Haul

Hey guys,

I hope you had a nice weekend. I have been meaning to do this post in a while but I have been very busy with work and I forgot all about it. I always go and check out the January sales but I was immediately unimpressed by the merchandise they had on sale. In Malta they tend to have a sale on the old collections rather than the new ones. So most of the things you find in the shops, are clothes which haven’t been sold months or years before. I was very disappointed with most of the shops, so I didn’t buy a lot of stuff.

I bought a couple of tops from Peacocks. The first one is a casual winter jersey with a gold owl design, the second is an elegant striped peplum top and the third is a nice beige blouse.

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I also got some accessories from Peacocks that I love, a new black and pink clutch bag and triangle gold earnings.

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Geometric shapes are the new trend

My personal Favorite are the shoes I bought from Dorothy Perkins. I bought a pair of casual black shoes and an elegant pair of pumps. I have been meaning to buy a pair of boots for a while and I think it was even in my wish list for winter. I love the black/gold pumps too they are very comfy and perfect for a night out.

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So that is basically what I bought on the January sale. I am glad I didn’t purchase a lot of clothes because I am working hard on loosing weight and I don’t want to purchase a lot of clothes that I will wear for just a short period of time.

That’s all for now, tc guys

xoxo

Sarah-Jane