“ Your fix on all this season’s hype to help kick start an epic summer of style”
elcome to the 28th issue of VAMP magazine, the essential guide to what’s sizzling hot. In this issue we take a look at all the high street trends available on the market for both kids and adults alike – making sure you spend this long anticipated summer of 2017 in style – bright, clean and minimalistic best describes the vibe. We also delve into the mind of one of our favourite artists of all time, the great Egon Schiele, along with an ultra clean, minimalistic and timeless residential property designed by NORM architects. After a long 17 year absence, we are proud to see Malta’s spot back in one of the worlds most important art festivals – The 25th edition of the Biennale di Venezia titled ‘Viva Arte Viva’ with the Maltese pavilion curated by Bettina Hutschek and Raphael Vella. Carla Grima meets up with talented American photographer and all-round creative Ian Adams, and we also sneak a peek at some work from photographer Paul Trapani Galea. Krista Allen checks out an exhibition with some of the most coveted dresses of modern times displayed to showcase the ingenuity of their creator Cristóbal Balenciaga at Victoria and Albert museum in South Kensington. Corinthia Palace Attard chefs – Mark McBride, Matthew Agius and Ryan Pisani put their stamp on the season and cook up their take of summer on a plate at The Summer Kitchen. So if you love kinky hotels, beaching it and delectable summer food. – it’s all in this issue!
Editorial VAMP Editorial Team
Models: Blanka - Noticed Models Photography: Matthew B Spiteri Styling: B-BICHE MUP: Amanda Greaves using Flormar Hair: Cut&Style Neville @NVAD Jumpsuit, Armani Jeans, €280. Bathing suit, Calzedonia, €39. Arrow pendant, €57. Three-tier pendant, €72. Mesh heart €41. Ring €48. Bangle, €82. All jewellery: Buckley London, available @ Camilleri Paris Mode.
Creative Director Chris Psaila Design + Layout Chris Psaila Nicholas Cutajar Stylist B-Biche Francesca Pace Vamp Team Fashion Editor Carla Grima Photographers Alan Carville Ian Adams Matthew B Spiteri Sean Mallia Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
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A.Collective Architects Alex Attard Alina Anisimova Amanda Greaves Anna Lenki Anouk Noticed Models B-Biche Becky Vella from Dean Gera Bernard Polidano Blanka Noticed Models Carla Grima Cut&Style Neville Flavien Faure Francesca Pace Ian Adams Isabel Fereday Julian Cardona Krista Allen Mark McBride Matthew Agius Matthew B Spiteri Med Asia Playa NORM Architects Patricia Grech Paul Trapani Galea Ryan Pisani Sean Mallia Steven Risiott Talitha Dimech Warren Models M
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18. GO BIG OR GO HOME
The 2017 Met Gala called for an “avant-garde black tie” inspired by Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons. Who cracked the tricky dress code? Alina Anisimova investigates.
26. BEACH IT
From comfortable casuals and statement pieces you can’t do without for the hot Summer months.
40. DOWN BY THE OCEAN
All the S/S fashion must-haves for men and women.
52. INTERVIEW: IAN ADAMS
Carla Grima speaks with the man behind the lens.
59. A MASTER OF VOLUMES
Krista Allen checks out some of the most coveted dresses of modern times.
73. WAYS OF SEEING
A look into works of the late Expressionist master.
82. VIVA ARTE VIVA
VAMP brings sneak peek of the The 25th edition of the Biennale di Venezia. This year also featuring Malta.
A house full of contrasts, clean and simplistic yet cozy and warm by NORM architects.
Steven Risiott and Patricia Grech explain the process of designing one of their residential home projects.
110. A PLACE TO PLAY
The authentic seaside experience in Brighton with a twist or two.
118.THE BIG CHILL
VAMP kicks off summer in style with laid-back eats cooked up by The Summer Kitchen chefs at Corinthia Palace. All this and much more inside >> facebook.com/ vampmagazine malta
UPDATE. CAMPARI Campari has a strong and rich heritage with more than 150 years of history. Campari is extremely versatile and an essential ingredient for a variety of well-known cocktails. Among the most popular are the Campari Tonic, Negroni and Americano. Campari Tonic consists of 1 part Campari and 3 parts Tonic. Fill a balloon glass with ice, add 1part Campari, 3 parts Tonic and finish off with a slice of LIME.Campari is the No.1 Spirit Aperitif in the world and is the driving force behind the bitters trend that’s exploding worldwide. Marketed and distributed by Farsons Beverage Imports Company Limited (FBIC)
THE LUXURY RETAILER SARTO LAUNCHED A CAMPAIGN TO MARK ITS FIFTH ANNIVERSARY The luxury retailer SARTO recently launched a campaign to mark its fifth anniversary. ‘The Sarto Life’ expresses the brands exclusively represented by SARTO, adding a distinctive Maltese flavour through four themes: It-Tieg (The Wedding), ll-Festa (The Feast), Ix-Xemx (The Sun) and Il-Bahar (The Sea). The public may now view the first showcase “It-Tieg”, which features pieces by Dolce&Gabbana, Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Alberta Ferretti, floral creations by Il-Qronfla and the stunning Corina Corduneanu and Misa Patinszki. For further info visit www.sarto.com.mt
COMFY FEET NEW SHOP IN SHOP CONCEPT A second Junction outlet at Tigne Sea Front Sliema now features the ‘Shop in Shop’ concept by Scotch & Soda, featuring Maison Scotch, Scotch & Soda and, from August, the denim line ‘Amsterdam’s Blauw’. The new shop will spotlight women’s brand Maison Scotch, while The Plaza outlet focuses more on menswear. Junction, Tigne Sea Front, Sliema, T: +356 2133 6823 and Junction, The Plaza Shopping Centre, Sliema, T: +356 2131 3282.
Give your feet the indescribable sensation of comfort! Keep a pair of Pocket Ballerina pumps in your handbag as the SOS solution after a stressful day full of endless appointments. Perfect for when you feel like kicking off your high heels, especially when driving. Pocket Ballerina are available from Scholl Foothealth Centres, leading pharmacies and supermarkets. Trade enquiries: Pharma-Cos Ltd. T: +356 2144 1870 www.schollfoothealthcentre.com/footcare/
DUPONT: LUXURY PRODUCTS Founded in Paris in 1872, S. T. Dupont creates exceptional luxury products that are designed to withstand the test of time. With a commitment to quality and a tradition of crafting for the elite, their exceptional products are objects not to simply possess, but to make your own. The vast product range includes lighters, pens, cufflinks, travel bags, card holders and more which make the perfect gift for any man no matter the occasion. It is all about the glint of precious metal, an unexpected touch of colour and the understated elegance of sophisticated design. Exclusively available from Edwards, Lowell Co. Ltd, T: +356 2138 4503, www.elcol.com
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TOP SUMMER SCENTS EACH SEASON EVOKES SMELLS AND SCENTS THAT IMMEDIATELY TAKE YOU BACK TO A PLACE OR MEMORY. VAMP ROUNDS UP THE BEST SCENTS THAT WILL REMIND YOU OF THIS SUMMER LONG AFTER THE SUN FADES AWAY
1. Christian Dior J’adore Injoy J’adore Injoy is a perfume that literally smells of joy. François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator, has created a salty treat that is both original and surprising. J’adore Injoy has a charm that seizes the senses with a daring floral-fruity-salty accord.
Exclusively available from Franks Store. Tel: 2388 2300. 2 & 3. Jean Paul Gaultier: Eaux Fraiches 2017 – Superman and Wonder Woman This year’s Jean Paul Gaultier Limited Edition brings together superheroes for a Gaultier mission. Classique and Le Male in their iconic bottles and super heroes Superman and Wonder Woman. Together they are invincible, united in combat for an important mission.
Exclusively available from Ta’ Xbiex Perfumery Tel: 2133 1553.
Exclusively available from Ta’ Xbiex Perfumery Tel: 2133 1553. 3
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4. Valentino Blush The newest addition to the Valentina collection, Valentina Blush is an unpredictable and mischievous interpretation by perfumer Alexis Dadier. Like the raw edge of fine silk, Valentina Blush subverts olfactory expectations while seducing the senses. Orange blossom is wrapped in notes of praline.
5 & 6. Nina Ricci: Les Gourmandises de Nina et Luna Limited Edition Les Gourmandises de Nina is a vanilla, fruity floral oriental evocation, thanks to essence of Brazilian orange and its lemonade accord while the heart beats to passion fruit and coconut milk. Gardenia and caramel accord envelope this nectar. Exclusively available from Ta’ Xbiex Perfumery Tel: 2133 1553.
HUGO BOSS AG Phone +49 7123 940 hugoboss.com
Malta BOSS Stores Ross Street, St Julians Departures Lounge, Malta International Airport
GO BIG OR GO HOME The 2017 Met Gala called for an “avant-garde black tie” inspired by Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons. Who cracked the tricky dress code? Words: Alina Anisimova
The annual Met Gala is known as «the Oscars of the East Coast». The ultimate fashion party is held every year for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Set and curated by Anna Wintour, it’s a parade of couture at the most glamorous, except for this year. The 2017 Met Gala theme was the iconic Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo and her international label Comme des Garçons. Known as one of the most influential female designers of our time, Kawabuko’s name has always been associated with experimentation and innovation.
RED SCENE Red is the signature colour for Kawakubo’s designs, so there is no wonder why the powerful hue ruled the red carpet this year. The bold colour was rocked by Emma Roberts, Doutzen Kroes and Rita Ora, to name a few. But all eyes were on Rihanna as she went for an artistic experiment and was one of those who truly embraced the theme. Rihanna paid tributes to Kawakubo by wearing Comme des Garcons.
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For the ground-breaking fashion designer, the whole point of clothes is to challenge the established conventions and notions of beauty — the ideology that runs through all Comme des Garçons collections. As a tradition, the theme was expected to be interpreted by attendees — and some handled it better than others. Some of our favourite celebrities went for the relatively safe options by choosing the red-carpet classics. But luckily, there were also those who were brave enough to play with the boundaries of fashion and nail the dress code.The ultimate fashion party of the year provided us with some serious style inspiration and the most boundary-pushing fashion trends.
A number of celebrities embraced this year’s theme by covering their faces with veil. Katy Perry’s look was a real showstopper. Dressed in scarlet from head to toe, she sure nailed the dress code by wearing a veil designed by John Galliano for Maison Margiela Couture. Lily Aldridge and Hailey Baldwin also covered their faces with elaborate veils, adding just the right amount of mystery to their looks.
Remember Rihanna’s yellow fur-trimmed cape she wore to the Met Ball in 2015? That was the dress that broke the internet and is still making rounds on social media. This year, many went for the dresses that require their own train carriers, including Jennifer Lopez in Valentino, Pritanka Chopra in a statement-making trench coat and Blake Lively in a feathered frock.
NAKEDNESS The curator in charge of the Costume Institute Andrew Bolton once said, «Kawakubo has taught us that the body has no bounds». Apparently, many of the Met Gala attendees took it literally as they went for a ‘less-is-more’ approach. Kendall Jenner wore a see through-chainmail dress with the extreme cutouts and Bella Hadid spiced it up with a completely sheer jumpsuit.
AVANT-GARDE STYLES Rei Kawakubo’s designs are about boundary-breaking. Her extravagant creations are the perfect fashion antidote to the traditional red carpet looks, that’s why it was particularly exciting to watch our favourite stars dressed thoughtfully and artfully, in true Kawakubo’s style. Luckily, there were many risk takers who had guts to nail this year’s theme.
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F L AT– L AYS FOR L ON G SUMMER DAYS !
Styling and Photography Francesca Pace
A pick of this season’s top contenders.
F E STIVA L FA NA TIC Bohemian babes, summer festival trends are here! Embroidery, fringe-on-fringe and wedges as tall as can be! All you need to add to this awesome trend is a glowing tan. Jennyfer: Shoes: €35.99. Bag: €17.99. Playsuit: €29.99. All props from Butlers
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C H O O S E 70’S I N S P I RE D F L O R A L S. T H E S M A L L E R T H E P RI N T T H E M O RE RE T RO T H E L O O K! AC C E S S O RI E S WI T H PAT E N T L E AT H E R S A N D F RI N G E T O RE A L LY G I V E T H I S A V I N TAG E V I B E
1. Max Mara hat: €115 2. Armani Jeans top: €130 3. Maison Scotch dress from Junction: €89.95 4. Maison Scotch dress from Junction: €119.95 5. Max Mara leather bag: €583 6. Armani Jeans handbag: €110 7. Armani Jeans beach bag: €62 8. Max Mara necklace: €89 9. Armani Jeans scarf: €85 10. Jimmy Choo shoes: €900 from Sarto & Hugo Boss at the BOSS Store, St Julian’s
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All props from Butlers
PRETTY IN PA STE L S Feminine pastels keep summer looks light and refreshing. Adding neutral accessories tones the look down further, for an earthy take on the trend. Want to add some contrast to your outfit? Play around with some white or black accessories to make your pastels pop.
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Dress: €220. Sandals: €150. Scarf: €65.
Hat: €15.99. Bag: €15.99. Scarf €15.99.
Hat: €85. Bag: €170.
Necklace: €19.99. Dress: €29.99. Shoes: €25.99.
Calzedonia: Not a fan of bold summer swimwear? Youâ€™re in luck! Black-detailed swimsuits are winning us over this season. This summer musthave is perfect for taking you from beach to bar... just pair with a cute pair of denim shorts or a flowy kaftan. black 1 piece: â‚Ź59
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M a k e - u p : Ta l i t h a D i m e c h
B E A C H Photography: Ian Adams
Hair: Becky Vella @ Dean Gera
T H E H E AT I S ON ! –VA M P B RI N G S T O P T RE N D I N G B E AC HWE A R , C O O L S H A D E S, B AG S & AC C E S S O RI E S. F ROM C OM F O RTA B L E C A S UA L S A N D S TAT E M E N T P I E C E S YO U C A N T D O WI T H O U T O U T F O R T H E L ON G H O T S U M M E R M ON T H S.
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Calzedonia bikini top: €30, bottoms: €15 Accessorize sunglasses: €15.90 Accessorize rings: €9.90 each Accessorize bracelets: €7.90 Accessorize flip flops: €19.90 Monsoon shorts: €45 Car: Smart forfour electric drive available from Kinds Auto Sales Ltd
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1. Accessorize earrings: €7.90 2. Accessorize hat: €25.90 3. Ray-Ban, available from Sunglass+Sunglass Valletta: €155 4. Ray-Ban, available from Sunglass+Sunglass Valletta: €282 5. Accessorize dress: €35.90 6.Calzedonia bikini top: €30, bottoms: €15 7. Calzedonia bikini top: €30, bottoms: €15 8. Calzedonia swimsuit: €79 9. Burberry, available from Sunglass+Sunglass Valletta: €215 10. Accessorize swimsuit: €39.90
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Car: Smart forfour electric drive, Calzedonia bikini top: €30, bottoms: €20, Monsoon shorts: €45, Accessorize rings: €9.90 each, Accessorize sunglasses: €15.90 ,
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TA K E C E N T E R S TAG E AT T H I S S U M M E R’S P O O L PA RT I E S WI T H S OM E S TAT E M E N T T RUN KS. O P T F O R L O T S O F P RI M A RY C O L O U R S, B O L D A N D B RI G H T T O RE A L LY G E T I N T O T H E S U M M E R F E E L I N G ! I T ’S YO U R T I M E T O S H I N E ! N E E D T O EASE INTO THIS BOLD SUMMER C O L O U R PA L E T T E ? T H E N WE S UG G E S T S TA RT I N G O F F WI T H S OM E C O L O RF U L S H A D E S O R D I T C H I N G YO U R B L AC K S U M M E R WE D D I N G S U I T S T O B RI G H T NAV Y ’S I N S T E A D.
1. Armani Jeans T-shirt: €75 2. Dsquared2 T-shirt: €430 from SARTO St Julians & Hugo Boss at the BOSS store St Julians 3. Dolce & Gabbana, available from Sunglass+Sunglass Valletta: €310 4. Giorgio Armani, available from Sunglass+Sunglass Valletta: €279 5 + 6. Hugo Boss Hutson Bright Blue suit: €775 7. Scotch and Soda shorts: €59.95 from Junction 8. Fossil watch from Sunlab: €169 9. Fossil watch from Sunlab: €139 10. Scotch and Soda shirt: €59.95
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More innovative, more intelligent, more individual and more sustainable this Smart forfour electric drive combines agility with emission-free driving, placing urban mobility at the forefront for a unique experience behind the wheel. Prices start from €27.500 inclusive of tax and registration but excluding the €5000 subsidy available when purchasing an elwectric vehicle. The price also includes the passion trim level (entry level), the battery of the car (it is not leased but purchased with the car) and charger wall box installed at the comfort of the client’s residence.
Car: Smart forfour electric drive, Calzedonia bikini top: €30, bottoms: €20, Calzedonia white kaftan: € 49.90, Accessorize flip flops: €19.90, Accessorize hat: €19.90, Accessorize sunglasses: €15.90, Accessorize necklace: €19.90
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I T’ S AN URBA N JUN GL E ! Summer sportswear is exciting as ever with these jungle-inspired prints on all your sportswear must-haves! Men: Vans cap: €30. Vans sunglasses: €19. Vans haversack: €42. Nike flip flops: €26. Hurley T-Shirt: €32.50. Vans swimwear €69. Cliche Sk8 board: €75. Caution plaque: €10. Ladies: Vans cap: €30. Converse shoes: €90. Vans sunglasses: €21. Obey dress: €69. Hurley swimwear: €65.
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SUMMER IN THE CITY VAMP is always looking out for your summer needs. Although we love the summer island life, we also keep an eye out for colour palettes, prints and layering tips for a cooler, summer, city style. Take a look at these oh so on point images for some cool city inspo. Images by Bernard Polidano
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A F RE S H F E E L I N G F O R A M O RE M I N I M A L I S T I C S U M M E R L OV E R . WH I T E S A RE T H E P U RE S T F O UN DAT I ON F O R S O F T PA S T E L S A N D H I N T S O F S L I G H T N E ON. T H I S I S A S E RE N E C O L O U R C OM B O T H AT A LWAYS L O O KS C H I C A N D U LT R A M O D E RN.
1. Coccinelle baby blue bag: €175 2. Jennyfer tank top: €12.99 3. Jennyfer jeans: €29.99 4. Jennyfer lace tank top: €12.99 5. Jennyfer shorts: €25.99 6. Coccinelle small cross body bag: €220 7. Uno de 50: €145. Available from Beth Paceville, Classic Jewellers Sliema and Valletta, and HEBE MIA Landside. 8. Emporio Armani beach shoes: €86 9. Emporio Armani, available from Sunglass+Sunglass Valletta: €164 10. Coccinelle top handle bag: €380 10. Coccinelle pink top handle bag: €248
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LU C K Y ST RI K E Scotch and Soda & Maison Scotch available from Junction Sliema & Valletta: Play a lucky hand and stand out from the crowd, with bold reds and colourful accessories. Try them out... you might love it!
Men: Shorts: €69.95. T-shirt €39.95. Hat €39.95. Fly London Shoes: €69.95. Ladies: Dress: €119.95.
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P h o t o g r a p h y : M a t t h e w B S p i t e r i S t y l i n g : B - B I C H E H a i r : C u t & S t y l e N e v i l l e @ N VA D Make-up: Amanda Greaves using Flormar
Models: Blanka –Noticed Models, Warren – ModelsM Location: Baia Beach
Skirt, Monsoon, €70. Top, Trucco at Mexx €39.95. Sneakers, Urban Jungle, Nike, €139. Socks, Calzedonia, €3.95. Sunglasses, Sunglass+Sunglass, Valletta, Ray Ban, €145. Bracelet, €240. Earrings €85. Rings €95 and €85, all by Uno de 50 available at HEBE MIA Landside, Classic Jewellers Valletta, Sliema, Beth Paceville.
Above + Right. Shirt €79.95. Trousers €116.95. Bag €69.95. Scotch & Soda all available at Junction. Sneakers, Armani Jeans €165.
Blouse, €69.95 & Dress, €139.95, Maison Scotch. Sneakers Fly London, €76.95 all available at Junction.
HIM Swimming shorts, Hugo Boss €75. Shirt, Armani Jeans €165. Flipflops, Armani Jeans, €50. Persol sunglass €196. Sunglass+Sunglass Valletta. HER: Skirt, Essentiel Antwerp at Mexx €165. Bathing suit, Carla Grima Atelier €195. Bag, Coccinelle €265. Necklace worn as bracelet, Uno de 50 available at HEBE MIA Landside, Classic Jewellers Valletta, Sliema, Beth Paceville, €179. D&G sunglass €250. Sunglass+Sunglass Valletta.
HER: Espadrilles, €86, Emporio Armani. Trousers, €116, Chelsey's. Top €39.95, Trucco at Mexx. Denim jacket, €39.95, Jennyfer. Ray Ban Sunglasses, €145, Sunglass+Sunglass, Valletta. Bag, €235, Coccinelle. HIM: Moccasins, €150, Armani Jeans. Jeans, €185, Hugo Boss. Top, €75, Armani Jeans.
HER: Dress, €299, Chelsey's. Bag, €170, Coccinelle. Bracelet, €55. Earrings, €39. Knotted necklace, €45. Two circles necklace, €45. Long necklace, €69. All jewellery Fossil at Sunlab. Versace Sunglass, €215, Sunglass+Sunglass, Valletta. HIM: Shoes, €350, Hugo Boss. Shorts, €135, Hugo Boss. Top, €195, Armani Jeans. Watch, €129, Ice-Watch Sliema, HEBE Paola, MIA Landside and Airside, Classic Jewellers Valletta, Mellieha, and Beth Paceville.
Earrings, €89. Bag, €169. Dress, €259, all available at Max Mara.
Dress, €119.95. Scarf, €35.95. Bag, €69,95, all available at Desigual. Sandals, €150, Armani Jeans.
Trousers, €60, Monsoon. Bikini top and bottoms, €170 Carla Grima Atelier. Seahorse earrings, €230, Misses available at HEBE MIA Landside and Airside.
Carla Grima Atelier | carlagrima.com | email@example.com | +356 9911 0037
I N A AD MS Meeting the man behind the lens.
Being quite a globe trekker, where did you first get inspired to start experimenting with photography? Iâ€™ve worked in advertising as a creative for the last 15 years in a few different countries, and photography has always been my creative anchor. That may sound contradictory, as the perception of the advertising business is for the
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most part as being creative. But most of the time, if not all the time, we are working in constrained parameters with client briefs, deadlines and rigid demands. So for me, photography was that no-holds-barred type of place I went to escape that and let my ideas go full throttle. I also went through a metamorphosis
spiritually which may or may not have been linked to living in different places, so photography was in a sense an outlet to help me understand and filter cultural nuances that were completely foreign to me. My photography work reflects that and when I look at my photographs they are like a timeline of my life so far, where Iâ€™ve been, and what not. >>
â€œI have always approached photography in a very organic way, so I have never too concerned about keeping one style.â€?
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We are in love with your architecture and portraits portfolio. Can you tell us a little about how you have managed to nurture two very different styles and concepts? I have always approached photography in a very organic way, so I have never too concerned about keeping one style. I went through different phases: from dark and moody, filmic portrait shots, to simpler colourful architectural ones. I think we all change in a sense. I definitely live life on an ebb and flow. I think it’s important as a photographer to get inspired by your own personal devices and then get immersed in several different projects, so when I get the call to do something different, I’m prepared and ready to jump in.
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Can you give us a little insight on how you create such sharp compositions?
What inspires you to pick up your camera?
My world view is quite simplistic, if not a bit naïve, which I hold on to as it is probably my greatest creative asset. So, in essence, my style is linked to how I see the world, which is probably true for most artists. I also have a great respect for negative space, which I keep consistent in all of my work, this definitely comes from my advertising and design background. And the sharpness more specifically… I don’t know, even though food analogies are overdone… it’s like when you eat a very simple dish made from the best quality ingredients, you don’t need a lot of side orders, because that one thing is made so well you don’t want to spoil it. Hence my ‘less is more’ approach, coupled with doing one thing very well, then moving on to master the next style or project.
I love to shoot and get inspired quite easily. There’s so much beauty in the world that we don’t always notice, I sometimes even feel overwhelmed by it. I get frustrated when I see an impromptu scene playing out on the street or a building perfectly lit and I don’t have my camera. I often go back and make a mental note of how I would shoot it if I had the chance again. There are times when I have so many ideas for projects, my brain is full of inspiration folders that are badly in need of a backup hard drive. In my head I’m Woody Allen meets Willy Wonka, but people tell me I come across as quite calm and easy going. Thank God! >>
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Quick insight into Ian Adams’ world: Dream person to shoot? Christian Bale (in his The Machinist role) Current playlist? Lapalux, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Fugazi Go to Camera for 2017? Canon 5d Mark 3 Top travel destination 2017? Norway
Favourite drink? Raw spinach, avocado, lime in a blender
Having recently moved to Malta, has the island inspired any concepts that you wish to dive into?
Favourite time to shoot Night: 3 a.m.
Oh man, it’s amazing here. What a place to capture. I love the simple architectural canvas that Malta has to offer, accentuated by the bright colour tones; a bright towel hanging from a balcony or these very interesting trees that spike up from the landscape are gorgeous. They all blend so well with the muted tones of the architecture. Right now my Instagram is full of those shots and I would like to expand that work and combine it with more contemporary fashion shoots. I have a landscape shoot I’m in the early days of preparing for Norway. I am also planning a portrait shoot, more documentarystyle ‘up close and personal’ portraits profiling small local
Favourite subject to shoot All of the above Ideal weekend in Malta Camping with my wife and kids
business owners. I would definitely need a collaborator to help me out there… hint hint! What’s been your career highlight so far? My kids. I know that’s not the real answer to the question but they are my driving force. In a sense they are one and the same, my family life and career. Ever since my kids were born into this world, they have been my greatest inspiration, my greatest achievement. Which is why I do what I do, breathe the air that I breathe and the utmost source of my happiness. I think that when one finds true happiness, it trickles down to all facets of your life and makes you a more focused person on whatever project or endeavour you take on. [ V ]
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A M AS TE R OF VO LU M ES Amongst all the treasured items at the Victoria and Albert museum in South Kensington, we will soon be able to see some of the most coveted dresses of modern times displayed to showcase the ingenuity of their creator Cristóbal Balenciaga. This exhibition which opens on the 27th May 2017, examines his work with over 100 pieces crafted
by ‘the master’ of couture, a man who inspired his protégées and many other contemporary fashion designers to work to his ideals. A section of the exhibition is dedicated to portraying his legacy through accompanying pieces of fashion by a round thirty designers showing how his influence has spread so widely. >>
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DESIGN We are presently witnessing a remarkable renaissance of the Balenciaga label, under its new creative director Demna Gvasalia, who has very wisely taken time to study the archives and set forth to re-invent and re-adapt some of the original ideas. Within the fashion industry, his name still stands synonymous with idealistic artistic obstinacy as he was certainly not a fan of the ready-to-wear offthe-shelf items that were becoming commonplace in the 60’s. Cristóbal Balenciaga’s creations were made for women of all shapes, sizes and ages and were favoured by famous celebrities such as Ava Gardner, Jackie Kennedy and Grace Kelly. The cut of his finished garments could make all women look and feel beautiful. This quest for perfection and to make women feel and look incredible never changes for fashion designers throughout time. The use of contemporary and new fabrics allows for much more innovation in contemporary haute couture, however it could be argued that fashion has not seen a designer as capable as achieving such simple and beautiful structures since. Balenciaga’s work emerged in the midst of the modernist movement in Europe. There was an undercurrent for change throughout the art and design world that was not only encouraged and acclaimed, but expected. New ideas appeared everywhere, and it was during this time in the late 1940’s and 1950’s that Balenciaga began pushing the boundaries of couture style as the world knew it and experimenting with new shapes. Altering the idea of the silhouette, his work was loved by the fashionistas of the day. The designer’s clever and complex use of the colour black, placed shape and silhouette boldly centre stage. >>
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Although vivid palettes also characterise his work throughout his career, it is apparent how Balenciaga was heavily swayed by the folklore of his Spanish origins, from mourning dress to bullfighter costumes to monastic robes. Balenciaga’s mastery of volumes and technique of cuts from the barrel line (1947) to the tunic dress (1955) — made him a pioneer of fashion cuts. It was around 1957 that he launched the designs which would future-proof his styles for decades to come: his cocoon coat, balloon skirt, asymmetric hem, sack dress and baby doll dress have been seen on the fashion catwalks in one adaptation or another ever since. Christian Dior had commented about 064 SUMMER ISSUE
Balenciaga, ‘Haute Couture is like an orchestra whose conductor is Balenciaga. We other couturiers are the musicians and we follow the direction he gives.’ The son of a seamstress from the Basque region of Spain, nothing pre-destined the devout, reserved, Roman Catholic boy to become the most sought after couturier in Paris during the time of Moderism and the Industrial Design revolution. Balenciaga opened his first shop in San Sebastian in 1917, after being encouraged to make the step by his friend and mentor the Marquesa de Cae Torres, whom he met as a client of his mother’s who sent in garments for
alteration and repair while she spent her summers in a nearby villa. She became his first client. The outbreak of civil war in 1937 and with the Spanish aristocrats fleeing Franco’s regime made Balenciaga decide to move to Paris where he opened shop on the third floor of the Hausmannian building. Post World War 2, the middle classes became empowered by an increased disposable income, not to forget the working classes’ rapid ascent into consumers. >>
This was a good time to be in the fashion business, but it was in the mid-50’s that Balenciaga’s designs because treasured and sought after the most. The media and clients were all ‘a gusto’ for anything by Balenciaga. This is when his designs became associated with his name and reached households in midAmerica. Cristóbal Balenciaga closed his business doors in 1968 when he was 74, leaving behind him an exceptional amount of fashion ensembles that are individual worksof-art designed specifically for the women who commissioned them. Room 40 at the Victoria and Albert Museum is being prepared to showcase over 100 outfits including dresses and hats made for various types of women. Amongst his more famous fans was the actress Ava Gardener, who suited his style so perfectly with her classic dark hair, green eyes and red lips. A substantial number of pieces by Balenciaga have been donated for this V and A exhibition by Cecil Beaton: ‘Balenciaga is fashion’s Picasso. For like that painter, underneath all his experiments with the modern, Balenciaga has a deep respect for tradition and a pure, classic line.’ The exhibition is dedicated to showing the work and techniques used in order to achieve perfection in the couture making process. Archive sketches, patterns, photographs and especially the life size x-rays by Nick Veasey are to be shown next to the original garments. These x-ray images expose the intricate and carefully placed boning and weights placed in the garments to ensure precision in its form. [ V ]
So if you love both art and fashion take a trip to the V and A museum in London from the 27th May 2017 – 18th February 2018.
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Getting to know Paul Trapani Galea How long have you been a photographer for, and why do you love it?
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I’ve been a photographer since around 2005, when I was living in Australia, and really developed an interest. I’ve always been pretty creative and liked sketching, drawing etc as well as taking random pictures, so it came pretty naturally. On top of that, I met so many creative people, many from the fashion industry, so, again, it just took off naturally. You also spent some time in NYC photographing some very established celebrities. When was that and would you want to go back? After Sydney, I would often attend New York fashion week, and again, it’s all about the contacts. Luckily I’d found myself shooting front rows and backstage at several big names like Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen & DVF. Once you get your foot through the door, things open up and become much easier. Once you have made a contact, that connection lasts for good. Life now has changed, and I have a beautiful little girl, so, naturally I need to have more of a base, and can’t just take off last-minute on any flight. However, that said, I will definitely be attending more Fashion Weeks, and have close connections in both Paris and London too. Maybe one day, I will even take Lola along. >>
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What is working in NYC like, having come from sunny, little Malta? Having done most of my schooling in England, the cold was never an issue. On top of that, I’ve always been a city person. I love fast-paced life, everyone rushing non-stop. The adrenaline gets you, and it’s hard to get enough of it. I also loved the contrast of the chilled, slow life here in the sun, then doing fashion week in a snow storm in NYC. Awesome! Among all the personalities you photographed, who were the most significant? It would have to be Anna Wintour, from the fashion industry. I’ve photographed her at a few shows and she’s always been super obliging, contrary to people’s impressions. Who would you most like to photograph that you haven’t had the chance to yet? Prince would have been the ultimate. The energy, presence, adrenaline and just sheer genius he exuded at all his shows and appearances was totally unique. I still refuse to accept his death. Still living, I’d have to go for Jack Nicholson. What a legend! Most significant moment / photograph in fashion? Probably shooting front row at Marc Jabobs, asking Anna Wintour to remove her glasses and smile. I pushed my luck a little, but luckily she liked the cheekiness in me, and said “of course” and smiled. It could have turned out a lot worse.
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Favourite non fashion-related moment during fashion week? Singing “What’s up” with Linda Perry from 4 Non Blondes at karaoke. Too many laughs. The parties weren’t half bad either. What’s the best thing about photography in general? Life is short and time moves too fast. Photography has provided me with a unique way of stopping, slowing down and appreciating memories from this fast life, that may otherwise have been lost. Capturing these moments means they can be remembered again and again. >>
“ I’ve always been pretty creative and liked sketching, drawing etc as well as taking random pictures, so it came pretty naturally. On top of that, I met so many creative people, many from the fashion industry”
“ Photography has provided me with a unique way of stopping, slowing down and appreciating memories from this fast life.”
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Which single photograph stands out in your early memories most? Again, tough! Possibly the Michael Hasbland image of Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquet, both in boxing gloves. What do you find interesting to photograph in everyday life in Malta? Easy! Faces and streets. Especially the faces of really local, typical, ideally old, legends that we have scattered all over the island. There are some real characters like the famous Joe “The Powerful” from Marsascala, who invited me into his home before shooting and was absolutely lovely. Their stories are awesome too and by photographing them, we can try to make sure their stories never get forgotten. What about shooting on movies here in Malta? I love shooting stills. It’s something relatively new to me, having shot a handful of shorts in the US, and 3 or 4 full-length features here. It’s always fun and, despite the long hours, you really do meet great people and form new friendships. Team work is crucial on set. What’s up next on your agenda? I’ve always wanted to get Malta the exposure it deserves. We get that exposure in film, with numerous movies filmed here, and Isle of MTV helps a lot on the music front. It’s now fashion’s turn. We are moving in the right direction, but that’s my next aim. Be it by getting more contacts to shoot here, top models, other photographers, stylists... anything. What was the most significant visual moment in your life? Hands down, the birth of my daughter and holding her for the first time. Finally, what has been the most unique shoot that you have ever shot? Hmmm. That would have to be a recent one here in Malta. Bibi, my partner styled it, and the star of the show was Lola herself. It was absolute madness but lots of fun at the same time. [ V ]
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A look into works of the late Expressionist Egon Schiele. >> by Anna Lenki
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The Self Seers (Death and Man) one of a series of 3, Egon Schiele ; 1911
Schiele’s work stares boldly at the inner souls of those who posed for him. He portrayed the bodies of his models as part of their essence rather than letting their flesh curvatures take centre stage. This way of seeing transmitted so eloquently to his paintings can be confidently connected to the loss of his father in 1905, a railroad station master his father had contracted the Sexually Transmitted Infection Syphilis from one of his exploits to Vienna’s brothels. This tragedy could be said to have led to Egon Schiele’s pre-occupation in exploring the depths of human sexuality and morality which in turn began surfacing in his artistic work. >>
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rought up in the small Austrian town of Tulln, Scheile who demonstrated skills in technical drawing from a tender age moved to Vienna to commence a course at the esteemed Academy of Fine Arts.
There he quickly integrated into the creative social scene, where his work developed under the influence of his contemporaries and mentors, such as Gustav Klimt. Schiele was certainly inspired also by the sexually focused theories being discussed in lectures on the causes of neurosis by Sigmund Freud. In 1910, Schiele, then only twenty, moved away from the patterns and style of his mentor Klimt and began to emphasise the raw and grotesque. In his self-portraits, namely the Self-Seer, a series of three (the first of the works has unfortunately been missing for over seventy years and known only through a poor black and white photograph), are good examples of the self â€“absorption that comes through in his earlier works. >>
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For art historian Alessandra Comini the series became ‘in part a battle before the mirror, between the artist as creator of and vessel for his own image’. Taking a look at his collection of those years one can recognise his own features such as his pale staring eyes and high prominent forehead can be seen infiltrating through to portraits of those who sat for him. This young artist was producing work that was staunchly independent by 1910, he understood that the social morals of the time would be detrimental to being accepted as an artist in Vienna and wrote to his uncle in 1911, “I will go so far that people will be seized with terror at the sight of each of my works of ‘living’ art”. He was right, Schiele found himself in trouble with the authorities on a number of occasions for his sexually explicit drawings and paintings. In 1912 he had moved to the Austrian village of Neulengbach, where he was jailed for on charges of “public Immorality” for exposing under age children to erotic works in his studio. The incident clarified his idea of himself as a persecuted visionary he had written to Aurthur Roessler in 1911, “I made sacrifices for others . . . the seer. I bore gifts, sent them eyes, and flickering trembling air,”. His time in prison left a marked effect on the type of art he produced for the next few years, writhing figures, trauma ridden expressions and sharpedged bodies portraying their suffering and passions. Signs of Maturity with an abrupt ending The natural return to the bourgeois
lifestyle of his youth began when Egon moved away from his lover Wally who had lived a carefree existence with him for a number of years, to get engaged to Edith a simple quiet young woman with a respectable family background. The war had left a mark on Scheile’s efforts, time was a factor but when he did produce art pieces they were more detailed and larger, the subjects began to change as well as he started drawing more scenery and the military officers he met.
where he was given plenty of time to pursue his art which he did with gusto. His productivity increased and his work matured. He accepted an invitation to participate in the Secession’s 49th exhibition, held in Vienna in 1918. Schiele’s work was displayed in the main hall, and received high accolade , resulting in his work becoming sought after by art lovers. >>
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His attitude towards the subjects he painted changed at this time, they are kinder and less distressed in their poses. The 1918 painting of Dr. Hugo Koller ( above) shows a gentler depiction of the person than his early work. The work now started to pay – commissions began coming in and making a living from his art began to look like a possible reality.
“I made sacrifices for others . . . the seer. I bore gifts, sent them eyes, and flickering trembling air,”. –Egon Schiele From top left: Mime Van Osen, Egon Schiele, 1910. 2. Edith Schiele, Seated Egon Schiele 1915; Vienna, Austria. 3. The Hermits, Egon Schiele, 1912. 4. Portrait of Dr. Hugo Koller commissioned by himself, Egon Schiele 1918; Vienna, Austria 5. Portrait of Dr. Erwin Von Graff, Egon Schiele 1990 6. Portrait of the Painter Max Oppenheimer depicting the elongated fingers typical of his work of that period, Egon Schiele Date: 1910; Czech Republic
We do not get to see how the artists career develops as his life was cut short. Schiele and his wife who was expecting a child died in 1918, aged just twentyeight, a victim of a Spanish flu epidemic that claimed more than twenty million lives across Europe. [ V ] S U M M E R I S S U E 081
TOMORROWLAND 2017 Just in case you didn’t know: Tomorrowland is an electronic music festival held in Boom, Belgium. Tomorrowland was first held in 2005, and has since become one of the world’s largest and most notable music festivals. It now stretches over 2 weekends and usually gets sold-out in minutes and regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular events, hosting over 180,000 clubbers and music lovers. Your chance to WIN the prize money can’t buy! The lucky winner and guest will fly to Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium as Tenishia’s VIP guests, complete with Access All Areas passes for the day Tenishia is playing. You will be rubbing shoulders with the biggest DJs and Artists in the world! Flights, accommodation and all transport is provided. How to enter: Simply head to one of the 6 Subway restaurants. Purchase the XFM Combo Meal. Fill in the entry form and listen to XFM every morning from 7.15am. Oz and Jay will be calling out the unique numbers from the entry tickets, if you hear your number being called, you have 10 minutes to call the station on 21378871! Everyday, 2 Lucky listeners will go into the weekly semi final, every final until the 9th June, and then successful entries will proceed to the Grand Final!
Tune in to Oz and Jay on The Big Breakfast every morning on XFM. Listen to them calling out the unique numbers on the entry ticket for your chance to WIN!
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he Venice Biennale is arguably one of the most important international art festivals. Held every alternate year, The Venice Biennale features the very best of contemporary art from all corners of the world and now, after 17 years, the Malta Pavillion is back. This 57th edition, titled Viva Arte Viva, will open to the public from Saturday May 13th to Sunday November 26th, 2017 and will be curated by Christine Macel. The Biennale takes place in the former Venetian military dockyard - the Arsenale -with other accompanying events spread throughout the city to encourage exploration amongst the visitors. This is a way to help visitors in appreciating remote city areas which would be left otherwise undiscovered.
The Malta Pavillion
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This festival is known for its Avant Garde approach to art. In the words of Christine Marcel, “La Biennale must present itself as a place whose method—and almost raison d’être—is dedicated to an open dialogue between artists, and between artists and the public.” The open table (“Tavola Aperta”) structure of the festival is an example of this. Every Friday and Saturday of every week, during the six months of the Exhibition, artists will host an Open Table (Tavola Aperta) and meet visitors over a casual lunch to hold a lively conversation about their practice, art in general, life and other philosophical musings. The comeback retrospective on everyone’s A list, ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’ by Damien Hirst was a decade in the making, and is a tantalising fantasy world which spans across the two Pinault spaces. Other activities include “Artists Practices Projects” that involves short videos prepared by the artist to present themselves and give an idea of their work and “Unpacking my Library”, which allows artists to create a list of favourite books and thus shed some light on what inspires them. These are some of the features that make this festival what it is- “an exclamation, a passionate outcry for art and the state of the artist. Viva Arte Viva is a Biennale designed with artists, by artists and for artists.” It is thus a matter of no little pride for Bettina Hutschek and Raphael Vella to be named curators of the Malta Pavillionespecially when considering that Malta hasn’t featured in this festival for 17 years. The Maltese Exhibition will be called Homo Melitensis: An Incomplete Inventory in 19 Chapters and will have a whole 300 square metres of space fully dedicated to its cause. According to Bettina “Homo Melitensis is going to present a platform in form of a chamber of curiosities where we will display objects of various backgrounds and time >>
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Damien Hirst – “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable”
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Such a huge undertaking, Vella explains, would be impossible without other Maltese experts, such as architects and I.T professionals, who are artists in their own right. The idea is to explore the national identity theme by exploiting the strengths of different mediums and combining them in one narrative.
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zones such as folk art objects, Maltese artists, objects on loan from Maltese collections and also newspapers articles that reflects the contemporary reality of Malta.” The exhibition thus explores perceptions about identity and nationhood, and aims to take the viewers on a ride through the myriad perceptions about Maltese identity. In a world dominated by internationalisation and globalization the topic of National Identity is one of renewed interest; the subtle language of Art is ideal to help the mind delve deeper on such concepts and ask about its national origins.
“Unpacking my Library”
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Other highlights will include a group show organised by Fondazione Berengo at Palazzo Franchetti. Several artists who have never worked with glass will unite and collaborate with Murano glassblowers. This unlikely marriage will give birth to some breath-taking sculptures. One example of this is Loris Gréaud’s incredible piece that brought a furnace back to life. This project is known as Glasstress and it is one of a kind as it brings together 33 leading contemporary artists from Europe, the United States, the Middle East and China in an ambitious exhibition exploring the endless creative possibilities of glass. >>
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Another treasure that has to be mentioned is the American Pavilion. “Mark Bradford’s exhibition for the U.S. Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2017 is born out of his long-time commitment to the inherently social nature of the material world we all inhabit.” His idea is to use ordinary materials representing the hair salon, Home Depot, and the streets of Los Angeles thus touching simultaneously on culture and what is known as the grey economy. Bradford’s long-time social and intellectual interests will be in full display, most notably, in his concern for marginalized people. His project highlights both their vulnerability and resiliency, and the promise of a better American futures that cycles restlessly through threat and hope. According to Bradford, “coming at a moment of terrible uncertainty, Tomorrow is Another Day is a narrative of ruin, violence, agency, and possibility, a story of ambition and belief in art’s capacity to engage us all in urgent and profound conversations, and even action.” [ V ]
Visit the 57th Biennale Di Venezia – open to the public from Saturday May 13th to Sunday November 26th, 2017.
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Project: Vedbaek House III Location: VedbĂŚk, Copenhagen, Denmark Area: 200 m2
Photography by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
orm Architects have created some of the most stunning homes in the world. Their style is clinical and clean yet cozy and lived-in, this is aided by the earthy colour palette, neutral shades of beige, stone, copper and brown giving a feel of comfort, not harshness. A timeless example of minimalism and a nod to successful Scandinavian simplicity. >>
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In the humble little town of Vedbaek, Denmark sits this old restored gem by NORM Architects. Enhancing the history, they allowed the original details to continue to speak for themselves like the exposed beams and original wine cellar. By knocking down a few distracting walls, they exposed the unique staircase which encompasses the main living space. Adorable nooks in the walls appear seamless as they display pottery, books and other stunning design pieces. Stunning graphic tiles pave the floor in the hallway and a large entrance with a classic staircase stand boldly the second you walk through the door. The overall bright white atmosphere provided by the white painted walls, and ceilings contasted with flooring, ties it all together and amplifies the space visually.
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Upstairs the mix of chairs around the dining room are Modernist classics, a Hans Wegner Wishbone and an Eames DSR, amongst them.
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This is a house which is full of contrasts, clean and simplistic yet cozy and warm. The use of all natural materials and wooden interior bring warmth to the crisp minimamlist style set throughout the house. Upastairs on the 2nd floor is an extension with large glass windows which visually makes the space seem larger than it is, both kitchen and dining room are located here. >>
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This property is a eclectic mix of old and new. The vintage display cabinet in the dining area shows off a modist collection of handmade pottery. And then there’s that amazing 100 year old wine cellar, revealed through a glass window in the kitchen floor and is kept in its original state, accessed through a glass door on the floor in the centre of the living room. There’s an honesty about this property, it’s full of beautiful interior finds but it isn’t showy. [ V ] S U M M E R I S S U E 099
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Location: Swieqi, Malta
Photography: Alex Attard
A Project by A.COLLECTIVE: Steven Risiott, Patricia Grech
Faced with a first floor duplex maisonette which had been modelled and remodelled several times, cluttered with temporary accretions and makeshift alterations, our departure point was to strip this property to its structural carcass. This included the removal of multiple layers of floor tiles, false walls and gypsum ceilings thereby allowing us to understand how the building fabric had been modified over time. Back in its shell format, the structural parameters of the building were now visible. >>
The design brief for this duplex was to create a sense of place, exploit the infiltration of natural light and organise the flow of space. Steven Risiott and Patricia Grech. explain the process.
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he property once formed part of the terraced house at ground floor but had since been separated to form an independent residential unit. This was evident not only in the way the rooms were laid out at first floor but also through the various structural and non-structural interventions which had been carried out to adapt the property to its current use. The nature of the alterations carried out by the previous tenants was such that any character that the original building fabric might have had was lost. The building had no personality, no soul. This provided us with a blank slate. The project had three primary goals; create a sense of place, exploit the infiltration of natural light and organise the flow of space.
Facing predominantly north, with a very narrow frontage most of which is set back significantly from the neighbouring buildings, the maisonette receives very little direct sunlight. By enlarging the faรงade apertures and demolishing a series of walls that divided the front rooms, we were able to increase on the amount of light that penetrated the buildings core. >>
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This also allowed us to form an open plan kitchen and dining area which although long and narrow was now brightly lit. The bespoke front door which is clad with mirror-glass on the inside also helps to reflect natural light into the entrance hallway, living room and stair core which are laterally displaced from the kitchen and dining room. Perhaps the most crucial structural intervention involved the demolition of the masonry staircase that connected the two main floors of this duplex maisonette. The staircase previously rose from the central section of what is now the extended living room and stair core area thus creating two smaller spaces. In order to amalgamate these two areas into one larger space and create a visual link between the dining and living room, we remodelled the staircase in both form and orientation. The steps were relocated to run parallel with the wall at the extreme end of the space whilst a bridge connects the staircase to the original landing at second floor. The design of the new staircase contrasts with the heaviness of the previous staircase that was constructed in stone and lined with a heavy, black wrought iron railing. In order to achieve a staircase design that would look as lightweight as possible we deviated from the traditional use of stone and concrete and opted for wood. The use of wood in a natural finish is limited to the actual staircase profile and a series of vertical slats which align with each step. The supporting structure of the staircase is concealed behind timber clad panels between each set of slats. These panels have been sprayed in the same colour as the walls to make the staircase appear as though it has been reduced to its bare skeletal frame thereby further contributing to the feeling of lightness. The staircase railing and bridge structure were also designed to appear weightless through the use of steel flat bars and channels. The latter appear to be slimmer than they actually are as a result of the shadows that form between the flanges. So as to increase on the amount of natural light filtration to the lower floors, the bridge flooring is composed of perforated steel mesh panels. In addition, the staircase defines a reading area and includes underlying storage space accessible through a concealed door.
The finishes material palette adopted is clean and bright allowing the furniture and furnishings to provide bold accents of colour. Polished concrete flooring runs through the living spaces serving not only as a seamless neutral backdrop but also creating a homogenous continuity between the otherwise seemingly disconnected spaces. The matt oak elements distinguish the bespoke joinery pieces by creating both a repetition as well as introducing a warm backdrop. The raw and crude palette evokes an industrial approach which is further strengthened by our choice of decorative light fittings and furnishings populating the space. [ V ]
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A PLACE TO PLAY. The authentic seaside experience with a twist or two
ie back and relax on a round platform bamboo bed whilst overlooking the Regency Square on the Brighton sea front. The large bay window allows a wide-angle view of the grassy square surrounded by the distinctive architecture of houses reminiscing of a time of pompous grandeur. This is where the Hotel Pelirocco nestles, a very individual lodging house which dubs itself ‘England’s most rock and roll hotel’.
As one of the very first boutique hotels in Brighton, I recalled the media coverage on this place back in 2000 and was curious to see if the hotel concept had retained its originality and promise, offering a bit of a saucy weekend away in Brighton! The hotel was born out of the need to steer away from what was on offer at the time, the ‘over-the-top’ hotel and the typical chintzy Bed and Breakfast. The idea of a creative and outrageous alternative worked – and this sparked a trend in themed hotels which has also spread to restaurants and more.
Brighton’s shops, bars and lodgings have indeed embraced and exploited the notion of a seaside resort aimed at anyone looking for some quirky fun and playful naughtiness in a very English manner. The independently-owned shops that dot the infamous Laines sell uniquely designed items such as slogan T-shirts with risqué comments, ornate vintage and outrageous fashion and accessories, and a great selection of unique humorous products for life full of frivolity as well as a bit of edge. The Hotel Pelirocco was the obvious choice when going to Brighton to escape the hum-drum schedules of life. Appearances deceive. You arrive at the entrance of a typical Regency House, the architecture which was prevalent during the late Georgian times which was the main period of growth for Brighton as a seaside resort. Do not have expectations of matching antique furniture and classy upper crust décor with chintz, as Hotel Pelirocco is definitely not that. The guests’ senses are overloaded with motifs, designs, graphics, photos and brands that they all identify with differently. Film references, style references, iconic images and playful saucy undertones are dotted around. >>
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On making my booking, Mark Gibson the General Manager with his very friendly and relaxed phone manner, recommended their newest themed room which was launched in February 2017. This is the Koibioto Love Room, located on the first floor, and includes a raised bamboo platform and a Japanese geisha graffiti wall. The the overall ambience is of serenity and exotic erotica.
I was mystified just looking at the wall art in the room, it took me away into its depths, and this ambience was further enhanced by the different lighting that created any mood you wished for.
The design for this room was a joint effort by the present hotel team and the Koibito brand of products. Koibito means lover in Japanese and this is a brand that creates and sells packages of beautiful sensual gifts, delicious knickers, and all sort of packaged extras for those who want a bit of coaxing to perfect a wild night in.
The 19 themed rooms are all unique and some of the themes include Pinup Parlour, Betty’s Boudoir, Do Knit Disturb, Soul Supreme. You can see them on the hotel website, but I recommend you call and speak to the staff before booking as they will direct you the best choice dependant on what you are after. I can assure you a night in one of these
A warm, seductive but edgy room with all the comforts you could imagine and a reminder that life is to be full of love and awe. This was my take on the Koibito room.
rooms will be an experience you won’t easily forget. I simply must mention the super breakfast. I have always loved hotel breakfasts, but this was memorable due to the individual attention to what you wanted on your plate, the quality ingredients and the intimate rock and roll surroundings. Make sure you order the Brighton sausage. Also, don’t be surprised if you spot a celebrity during breakfast at the next table. You don’t need to be staying at the hotel to enjoy its unconventional but superb approach to hospitality. the bar and even the rooms can be adapted to suit your needs: hen parties, stag parties, music nights and any other get-together. >>
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“ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE COME TO THE HOTEL PELIROCCO AS LONG AS THEY WANT TO HAVE FUN”
It was a short, one-night visit this time to Brighton and I was a tad morose to leave so quickly especially as there was a good DJ lined up for the Saturday evening. I spent the last few minutes in the bar area, taken back to bygone times while looking at the memorabilia. Before heading to Brighton train station, I shared a rum tot with Marko at the bar, where we discussed the many projects the team at Pelirocco get involved in,
such as Brighton fringe theatre events, comedy nights, and the continued collaborations with the music industry which help to nurture both local and international talent. This proves that Hotel Pelirocco is a place with many purposes but are all with a ’put another dime in the juke box baby’ rock and roll attitude.
Hotel Pelirocco 10 Regency Square, Brighton. Tel: 0044-1273/327-055, fax 0044-1273/733-845. Please note that the hotel can be hard to get into on weekends. The Gatwick express train to Brighton from London’s Victoria Station takes about 50 minutes. Brighton is close to Gatwick Airport and makes a great base for visiting southern England. Lines:
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VAMP brings you Flavien Faure born in Cognac ‘in the middle of a vineyard’ in an area that is aptly known as ‘the valley of the spirits’ due to the variety of alcoholic beverages produced there. Flavien began his higher education by studying hospitality at university then after finishing the foundation course, worked for different brands of cognac at Brand Home. In 2014, he founded his own event company, offering cocktails for private parties. On his return to France he ran the bar at Le Logis Grey Goose, Brand Home Grey Goose, in Juillac le Coq near Cognac. Flavien recently moved to Malta and is the bar manager at MedAsia in Sliema, whose concept of drinks is to offer a new and exciting mixology experience to customers: ‘quality drinks paired with quality food’.
Absolut Vodka 45ml Lime wedges x 2 Cardamom Bitter 2 dashes Top with Fever Tree Ginger Beer
Absolut Vodka 45ml Absolut Citrus 15ml Plymouth gin 15ml Sweet vermouth 25ml Campari 25ml Limoncello 10ml
Absolut Vodka 45ml Havana Club 3 year old rum, 50ml Lime wedges x 4 Sugar syrup 15ml Fresh lime juice 15ml Mint leaves 15 Top with soda water
Absolut Vodka 45ml Aperol 50ml Absolut Citron 25ml Sugar syrup 15ml Fresh lemon juice 20ml
Cocktail recipes courtesy of master mixologist Flavien Faure. Photography & Styling by Sean Mallia
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THE BIG CHILL
“There’s nothing better than chilling pool-side, sipping cocktails and feasting on summer flavours with family and friends”
VAMP kicks off summer in style with laid-back eats cooked up by The Summer Kitchen at Corinthia Palace Attard. >>
Photography by Alan Carville Food by Mark McBride, Matthew Agius and Ryan Pisani
TSK BACON CHEESE BURGER SERVES 4
For the burger: 200g hanger steak, minced 400g chuck steak, minced 250g brisket, minced Seasoning: 45g paprika 10g salt 6g black pepper 5g brown sugar 3g garlic powder 3g onion powder 2g cayenne pepper
Lightly work the minced beef and lightly season with salt. Divide into four patties and pack loosely in your hands – do not press too firmly. Mix all seasonings, and season the patties both sides with this mix (season to taste and any leftover spice mix can be stored and used for the next BBQ) and allow to sit covered to get to room temperature before grilling. Cook to your liking and allow to rest for five minutes before building the burger with a Dijon mustard mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, onion, sharp mature Cheddar cheese and grilled bacon, all in a toasted brioche bun. Serve with coleslaw, paprika and rosemary roasted potato wedges and dill pickles.
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BRONTE PISTACHIO CAKE SERVES 6 For a 22 cm round baking pan: 300g Bronte pistachios (or regular pistachios), finely ground 250g sugar 7 eggs, separated 75g flour + extra to spread on the baking pan a pinch of baking powder knob of butter for greasing the pan 100g Bronte pistachio cream (can be bought in small bottles) Pistachio butter: 150g Bronte pistachios (or regular pistachios), coarsely chopped 100g softened butter, diced 50g icing sugar 1 tablespoon water Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Grease and flour baking pan. Whip egg whites until stiff. Whisk egg yolks and sugar together until the mixture becomes creamy. Add flour, finely ground pistachios and baking powder to the egg yolk mixture. Add egg whites slowly, mixing with a spatula. Pour batter in the baking pan. Bake at 170 degrees Celsius for about 45 minutes or until the top part colours. Check by pricking the centre of the cake with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, then it’s cooked. Let it cool. To make the pistachio butter: Put 2/3 of the pistachios in small bowl. Add a tablespoon of water and mash them with a pestle until it becomes mushy. Add diced butter and icing sugar and mix well. Cut the cake in half horizontally. Spread the pistachio butter and sprinkle with some pistachios (the remaining 1/3 of coarsely chopped pistachios). Slice seasonal fruits of your choice and lay on top, starting from the outer rim inwards. Dust with icing sugar, place in fridge until ready to serve >>
Plate and Spoon from camilleriparismode; Wooden Bowl & Leaves from Loft
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For reservations at The Summer Kitchen Please contact: E: email@example.com
Wooden Long Board, Salad Forks & 2 bowls (RHS) from LOFT, Plate and bowl from camilleriparismode
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Car: Clyde and Sheron Pace
From Left: Oli: Shorts, Gocco, €26.99. T shirt, Gocco, €18.99. Braces, Gocco, €18.99. Leather shoes, Gocco, €41.99. Cap, Okaidi, €9.99. Lola: Dungarees, Okaidi, €21.99. Sandals, Okaidi, €25.99. Gaia: Dungarees, Gocco, €28.99. Top, Gocco, €28.99. Sunglasses, Ray Ban available at Sunglass + Sunglass, Valletta, €77. Zoe: Dress, Gocco, €41.99. Sunglasses, Ray Ban available at Vision Opticians Pavi, €77.
T.Shirt, €3.99. Shorts, €21.99. Braces, €8.99. Hat, €12.99, all from Okaidi.
Pink picnic hamper, ELC Toys Malta, €25. Wooden teatime set, ELC Toys Malta, €23. Flowers: Butlers Gaia: Dress, Monsoon, €46. Viv: Dress, Matalan, €21.50. Hairband, Accessorize, €6.90. Lola: Dungarees, Matalan, €15.
(Right) Zoe: Pink dress, F&F, €34. Viv: Floral dress, F&F, €30. Floral headbands, La Fleur, €15.
Sunglasses, Ray Ban available at Sunglass + Sunglass Valletta, €153. Bag, Matalan, €16.50. Dungarees, Matalan, €24. T-Shirt, Matalan, €13.50. Cap, Urban Jungle, €30.
(Left) Kay: Floral dress, Monsoon, €55. Sandals, Accessorize, €23.90. Hat, Monsoon, €18.50. Zoe: White dress, Monsoon, €78. Headband, Monsoon, €12.50. Pink Converse Shoes, Urban Jungle, €50. Giant bubble maker, ELC Toys Malta, €41.
Viv: Glasses: €8.99, Shoes: €29.99, Shorts: €16.99, Top: €21.99 Gaia: Top: €18.99, Hat: €12.99, Shoes: €21.99, Skirt: €21.99 Kay: Dress: €29.99, Bag: €14.99, Shoes: €21.99, Hat: €12.99 Oli: Shorts: €16.99, Shoes: €34.99, Shirt: €19.99, Hat: €12.99 Lola: Shoes: €29.99, Dress: €24.99
It’s important to buy good clothing brands with affordability in mind for our beloved children, as little angels quickly outgrow them. Okaïdi, is an international fashion clothing brand for babies and children (girls and boys) aged from 0 to 14 that offers a broad variety of colours and styles from which to choose. At Okaïdi, our collections and brand values are aimed at bringing all cultures closer together by creating connections between all the world's children. In fulfilling this promise we established ourselves as a leading brand in more than 60 countries and over 700 stores all around the world. Our Malta shops are in Sliema and Mosta, the latter opening recently on Constitution Street, a few meters from The Mosta Dome. The Sliema shop is located on Level 0 in The Plaza. Okaïdi offers creative and innovative collections so that each child can wear their own style with the latest trends. Our brand continuously creates collections that are innovative, smart, fashionable, and colourful while adhering to strict quality and environmental guidelines. We are committed to develop great products that are well thought out, ergonomic and durable, therefor meeting your children’s well-being and comfort needs. As an international heavyweight brand, Okaidi supports the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, more sustainable for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future. BCI’s certified organic cotton is eco-friendly, which is not only ethically conscious but extra unique! Attached to this, is our mission to contribute to projects which promote the respect of children and their identity. Our long-term vision to conserve the world’s environment and natural habitats also helps create a better world for our kids. Based around the 12 values together with the Rights of the Child, Okaïdi educates and encourages children to be stakeholders that are responsible and happy. We are committed to a progressive approach, so that the world develops in the interests of children as they grow up: ACT FOR KIDS; SURFRIDER FOUNDATION EUROPE; IDKIDS FOUNDATION. Though it often sounds exciting, buying clothes for your kid can sometimes be a challenge, but since Okaïdi clothing is particularly unique to other kid’s brands, choosing and buying clothes for your kids is simpler and fun at the same time! Okaidi makes it exciting to shop for your kids because we care about their comfort, their identity, their needs, your budget and our planet.
1 FOR THE KIDDOS! Monsoon: Boys outfit: €85. Girls Outfit: €46 including leggings. Hairband, Accessorize: €6.90.
All props from Butlers
Styling and Photography Francesca Pace
Monsoon shoes: €21.50
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From top left: Kids Dolce & Gabbana: €111. Pink Aviator Ray-Ban: €63. Blue with pink Ray-Ban: €77. Gold frame Aviator Ray-Ban with green lens: €63 from Sunglass+Sunglass Valletta. Gold frame Aviator Ray-Ban with brown lens: €68 from Vision Opticians Pavi. Aviator Ray-Ban with blue lens: €68 from Vision Opticians Fgura. Pink with blue Ray-Ban: €77 from Vision Opticians Pavi. Ray-Ban with blue frame and lens: €97 from Vision Opticians Fgura.
Gocco: Girls dress: €41.99. Shoes: €30.99. Boys dungarees: €26.99. Shirt: €28.99. Beige shoes: €30.99. Floral wreath, handmade by Francesca Pace
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Okaidi: Dress: €16.99 Scarf: €9.99 Hat: €9.99 Shoes: €29.99 Bag: €16.99
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FLOATING DUCK €10.00
THE BEAUTIFULLY CURATED TOY SHOP PRESERVING PLAY.
LE PETIT M GLOW IN DARK LIGHT BULB €28.13 CUBEBOT €13.50
Dedicated to bringing more creativity and play to kids, Kekstor. com is a carefully curated online boutique gift store for those looking for something unique for the kid in their lives. The Kekstor team scours the four corners of the earth for the best ideas in play which celebrate imagination and individuality. Everything is chosen based quality, design and the ability to be open-ended allowing a child to imagine and dream up ways to enjoy that toy. The pleasing esthetics of each product also ensure that parents wont even mind having them lie around the house and busy mothers need not run to a toy shop (kid(s) in tow) for a party or occasion. Kekstor also offers a beautifully gift wrapping and next day delivery service perfect for busy mothers everywhere. Have a browse on www.kekstor.com and like www.facebook.com/kekstor to remind yourself to stop and indulge in some imagination yourself LOIN / BEAR CUSHION €18.00
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T H I S S U M M E R’S M US T H AV E T RE N D S A N D T E X T U RE S T O E N S U RE T H AT YO U R L I T T L E ON E ’S A RE ON T RE N D A N D K I T T E D O U T I N T H E L AT E S T T ON E S A N D S T Y L E S !
1. Chambray Embroidered Dress from Accessorize, €25.90. 2. Surf Swimwear boy from Okaidi, starting from €14.99. 3. Heart Aviator Sunglasses from Accessorize, €9.90. 4. Top from Gocco, €24.99. 5. Trousers from Gocco, €26.99. 6. Shoes from Gocco, €30.99. 7. Boy top & dungaree from F&F, €20. 8. Dress from F&F, €18. 9. Sandals from Okaidi, starting from €29.99. 10. Sandals from Accessorize, €25.90. 11. Boys Hat from Okaidi, starting from €9.99. 12. Girls Beach Hat from Okaidi, starting from €9.99.
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BEAUTY Repair children’s delicate skin with CICAPLAST Baume B5 Children often tend to get into scrapes and small accidents… from minor scratches, cuts, and grazes, to superficial burns, as well as mosquito bites, and jellyfish stings. Soothe, repair, and protect children’s sensitive irritated, or damaged skin with CICAPLAST Baume B5, the must-have multi-purpose balm for summer. CICAPLAST Baume B5 contains a triple-action formula: optimal skin recovery thanks to Madecassoside, soothing of dry, irritated, or damaged areas thanks to 5% Panthenol, and skin protection and nourishment thanks to Shea Butter and Glycerin. With CICAPLAST Baume B5, parents can rest assured that their little one’s skin will quickly be repaired, soothed, and protected with restored comfort. CICAPLAST Baume B5 is also available with spf50. Available in pharmacies. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: La Roche-Posay
Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics: Sun Protection for Little Ones This summer, keep children’s delicate skin protected from UVA and UVB rays by avoiding peak sun hours, making kids wear hats and sunglasses, and always applying ANTHELIOS Dermo-Pediatrics, the sunscreen range by La Roche-Posay suitable for babies and children. Available in three textures: ANTHELIOS SPF50+ Dermo-Pediatrics Lotion, available in 100ml and 300ml, ANTHELIOS SPF50+ DermoPediatrics Spray, which is super easy to apply, and NEW ANTHELIOS SPF50+ Dermo-Pediatrics Wet Skin Gel Lotion, which can easily be applied even on wet skin! Extremely water-resistant, and suitable to use on the face and body, ANTHELIOS Dermo-Pediatrics are tested under dermatological and paediatric control, and are safe to use on children’s sensitive, or sun allergy-prone skin. Available in pharmacies.For more information: email@example.com Facebook: La Roche-Posay
Gentle cleansing for children’s sensitive skin A BETTER LIFE FOR YOUR BABY’S SENSITIVE SKIN
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Fun days out spent making sandcastles, swimming, and playing in the sunshine can irritate children’s delicate and sensitive skin. It’s important to wash our little ones using the most gentle formulas to prevent further irritation, and to soothe any sensations of dryness and discomfort.
with Shea Butter, Niacinamide, and Aqua Posae Filiformis, skin is soothed immediately, and the skin microbiome regains balance. Don’t forget to wash delicate scalps using KERIUM Extra Gentle shampoo, the physiological shampoo that cleanses and protects the hair and scalp, even when used every day.
Wash children using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+, the ultra-gentle body wash formula that is free from soap, fragrance, and parabens. It has a neutral pH, and is enriched
Available in pharmacies. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: La Roche-Posay
BEAUTY Clinflor... a unique blend of probiotics Children tend to be more prone to diarrhoea, which often occurs due to a virus, of which symptoms include: loose or watery stools, nausea, vomiting, cramps, headaches, fever, and dehydration. CLINFLOR comes in sachets & capsules, and contains “friendly” types of bacteria and fungi that are naturally present in the digestive system. These aid in the treatment and even prevention of infectious diarrhoea in both adults and children. These probiotics can help fight off any “unfriendly” bacteria found in the digestive system that cause diarrhoea.
Cerebrum Mini Kids – for happy & healthy children Vitamins and minerals are an essential part of a growing child’s daily diet. However, making sure that little ones are meeting all their dietary needs isn’t always easy. A poor diet can lead to a deficiency in vitamins and minerals that can have a negative impact on a child’s overall health.
Micronised Almonds, which are also present in CLINFLOR, help reduce diarrhoea and assist in the colonisation of microbacilli in the gut. CLINFLOR sachets can be administered by adding the contents of a sachet to a glass of water or other liquid, such as milk (NOTE: do not add to boiling water or milk). Please consult your healthcare professional before administering CLINFLOR.
CEREBRUM Mini Kids is the food supplement that is packed full of the essential vitamins and minerals that every child needs. Each vitamin used in these supplements plays a major role in children’s physical and emotional development, especially: • Vitamin C and vitamin D which help boost the immune system • Iodine and B vitamins help stimulate children’s appetite • Vitamin D3 helps the body absorb calcium, which is essential for the healthy growth of teeth and bones • Iron, which helps prevent Anaemia Please consult your healthcare professional before administering CEREBRUM Mini Kids.
Hysan... the solution for children’s irritated and blocked nasal passages The nose is often the first target in a viral attack since colds affect the mucous membrane through the air we breathe. A healthy mucous membrane tries to defend itself from these attacks by producing more mucus and sneezing. Children’s noses can also easily become irritated through continuous sniffling, sneezing, and blowing. Suitable for children aged 2 to 6, HYSAN Paediatric Spray is a decongestant that helps children breathe freely and comfortably, fast. To be used for a maximum of 5 to 7 days. Suitable for children aged 1 and over, HYSAN Hypertonic Nasal spray aids breathing during and after infections of the nose and sinuses due to its high salt concentration which helps natural decongestion. And thanks to moisturising hyaluronic acid, and regenerating dexpanthenol, HYSAN Care Nasal spray creates outstanding conditions for the recovery of the stressed, dry, damaged and irritated nasal membrane during and after colds. Suitable for all ages. All HYSAN nasal sprays are preservative-free, and sterile for 6 months after first opening. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist, and always read the patient leaflet before administering HYSAN.
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glow like a pro. GET THE BEST OUT OF THE SUMMER AND PROTECT YOUR SKIN AT THE SAME TIME WITH THESE SUN PROTECTION MAKE UP PRODUCTS AND BEAUTY CREAMS THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU GLOW THIS SUMMER! CLARINS AFTER-SUN SHIMMER BODY OIL A nourishing after-sun oil infused with shimmery micro-pearls for a headturning tan. Ultra-fine and lightweight, After-Sun Shimmer Body Oil nourishes, softens and illuminates the skin with a subtle golden shimmer. Formulated using hazelnut oil and a soothing active ingredient. Also for use on wet or dry hair.
CLARINS SKIN ILLUSION LOOSE POWDER FOUNDATION Clarins Laboratories have developed the first foundation that combines the coverage of a matte foundation with the lightness and finesse of a loose powder to create the illusion of flawless, luminous bare skin. Light coverage, all skin types, even the most sensitive. Dermatologist tested. Oil-free. 6 shades.
CLARINS HYDRA-ESSENTIEL MILKY LOTION SPF 15 - NORMAL TO COMBINATION SKIN A comfortable, fluid lotion that melts into the skin and protects it from UV rays. This non-greasy fluid provides optimal hydration and restores its radiance and comfort. Contains organic, medicinal kalanchoe extract, a powerful natural hydration activator that boosts the skin’s hyaluronic acid* production.
CLARINS BB SKIN DETOX FLUID SPF 25 – (4 SHADES) New BB Skin Detox Fluid SPF25 maintains balance and oxygenates your skin with acerola seed and meadowsweet extracts. It revives the radiance of your complexion while it evens out, hydrates and protects your skin. The cream version is enriched with the exclusive Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex.
Available from all leading pharmacies and perfumeries.
VICHY NEW IDEAL SOLEIL ANTI-SAND MILK FLUID SPF50+ When at the beach, sand rubbing on skin can remove your sunscreen and reduce its efficacy, which is why Vichy Laboratories created the first high protection that prevents sand from sticking. Ideal Soleil Anti-Sand Milk Fluid SPF 50+ keeps skin hydrated and is hypoallergenic, Paraben-free and water-resistant. Available in pharmacies. For more information: email@example.com; Facebook: Vichy
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SHISEIDO SYNCHRO SKIN GLOW LUMINIZING FLUID FOUNDATION SPF20 An intelligent, luminizing foundation that infuses instant, fresh hydration and synchronizes with skin for a healthy, brilliant glow all day long. Formulated with natural skincare ingredients which work against damage caused by dryness, oxidization and UV to maintain healthy skin.
SHISEIDO SPORTS BB SPF 50+ A BB-type sunscreen, ideal for outdoor activities. Featuring WetForce technology, the UV protection veil becomes more effective when in contact with water or perspiration. Supplies essential amino acids and contains a contouring powder that gives skin a healthier, sculpted look in strong sunlight. Shiseido is exclusively represented by C+M Marketing Ltd. Tel. 2142 4079.
BEAUTY MAX FACTOR LASTING PERFORMANCE If you demand a lot from your make-up then Max Factor Lasting Performance is the foundation for you. With a guaranteed 8 hours of stay put perfection, your complexion will look and feel fresher and longer. Specially designed, for light weight silicones and a hard wearing touch proof system stand up to any amount or running or touching and, unlike other oil based formulas, it doesn’t clog up your pores or irritate sensitive skin. MAX FACTOR FACEFINITY ALL DAY Primer extends the wear of your favourite foundation, so you can enjoy the coverage you love for even longer. Use under foundation, primer mattifies your skin, contains SPF 20 and micro correctors for excess oils. MAX FACTOR NATURAL BROW STYLER Max Factor offers up the perfect tool for naturally beautiful, naturally defined brows. With a twisted wire brush designed to give you a perfect even application across your whole brow, this Max Factor Natural Brow Styler will change the way you manage your brows. The clear formula is created to naturally tame, tidy and groom your brows leaving no mess behind. MAX FACTOR UNIVERSAL LIPLINER Max Factor Colour Elixir Universal Lip Liner – a lip hack in a liner. NO matter what lip colour you want to wear today, reach for this instant pout perfector to-reshape,re-size, define and nourish your lips, and prepare them for lip colour. Available from VJ Salomone Marketing – for your nearest stockist contact freephone 80072387 3INA THE FIXING SPRAY Acts as 3 products in 1, dusting the skin with a fine, feather-light mist that primes skin for the application of make-up, fixes it in place and keeps it refreshed throughout the day. 3INA THE FINISHING COMPACT POWDER Provides skin with an infallible, heatproof, waterproof and sweatproof barrier whilst also fixing make-up in place with a delicate, silky-light coverage. 3INA THE LOOSE SETTING POWDER Works on naked skin or over foundation. The result is always a velvety complexion and a natural, even skin tone. Available from 3INA The Point, Pama and Qormi. VICHY DERMABLEND For 35 years, Dermablend by Vichy Laboratoires, has provided the ideal coverage for complexion flaws – from redness and dark circles, to uneven complexions. It also covers up veins, stretch marks and tattoos. Dermablend is still the unrivalled corrective foundation, leaving skin looking natural, luminous, and flawless, while helping you rediscover the pleasure of make-up. Available in pharmacies. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook: Vichy
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BEAUTY THALGO: AN ENDLESS FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH For over 50 years, THALGO has been inspired by the ocean and the nutrients it yields which have the extraordinary power to create active molecules and activate skin metabolism. In perfect harmony with our cellular environment, this wonderful source of life holds exceptional revitalising active ingredients that are easily assimilated by the skin. Now for the first time in cosmetics, THALGO introduces Marine Cellular Nutrition which directly activates the proteins that are key to youthfullooking skin. PAYOT LAIT HYDRA-ÉNERGISANT With bamboo and green tea extracts, this body lotion provides 24hour hydration and tones with green apple extract. This cocktail of active ingredients energises the skin, enveloping it in invigorating green notes. Leaves skin infinitely soft.
VJ Salomone Marketing for your nearest stockinst call freephone 8007 2387
PAYOT BAUME NUTRI–RELAXANTE This melt-in, velvety balm leaves the skin soft, silky and delicately scented. Enriched with shea butter to soften, intensely nourish and lastingly comfort dry skin, its jasmine and white tea notes immerse you in an experience of pure well-being. Payot products are exclusively available at Franks. For more information kindly call 2388 2300.
POLAAR MEN: HYDRAPROTECT MOISTURIZER UV+ The Polaar Men Hydraprotect Moisturizer UV+ contains Arctic Algae Dipeptide, an active ingredient from the Polar World which soothes and protects the skin as well as a wide range of solar filters which prevent damage induced by sun. This product is suitable for all skin types and does not contain alcohol, parabens and mineral oils. Apply it daily by massaging lightly. Exclusively distributed by Ta’Xbiex Perfumery T: 2133 1553
ESCAPE TO MYOKA 'The Well Spa' at Palazzo Consiglia Boutique Hotel right at the heart of Valletta (102 St Ursula Street). Soothe your senses and allow your personal therapist to take you on a journey where ancient rejuvenating techniques deliver a health-renewing experience and the ultimate in relaxation.Designed within the cellar of traditional Maltese townhouse and turned into a lavish spa area, 'The Well Spa' welcomes its guests to enjoy a selective variety of luxurious body treatments as well as stunning facilities including Jacuzzi, steam room and heated indoor pool. The latter deserved guests special attention as was designed to take over the function of the palazzo’s well which has been luxuriously converted for an utmost bathing experience. For booking, please contact: T: 2124 4222; E: email@example.com; www.myoka.com
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GET YOUR SKIN READY FOR SUMMER WITH THESE LATEST BRILLIANT PRODUCTS WHICH ARE GUARANTEED TO PREP YOUR SKIN FOR THE SUN AND SEA. AS THE SUN STARTS TO GET STRONGER YOU WILL NEED TO SWITCH TO HIGHER PROTECTION FOR YOUR FACE AND BODY AND HYDRATE IT MORE. SO REVIVE AND RESTORE YOUR SKIN WITH THESE ESSENTIAL MUST HAVE MOISTURIZERS AND SERUMS THAT REALLY BELONG ON YOUR SHELF!
ANATOMICALS: WE NEVER FORGET A FACE MEMORABLY GOOD DAILY MOISTURISER Your skin needs this anti-ageing light, yet nourishing, cream blended with SPF15 and co-enzyme Q10. Co-enzyme Q10 is an antioxidant for skin firming complex. Benefits include by up to 60% for ageless looking skin. Anti-oxidants in CoQ10 assist with metabolism, retard maturation (premature aging) of skin, and fortify the skin’s resiliency. The combination of rejuvenating vitamins, oils, and botanicals is proven to reduce irritation and stinging. Exclusively distributed by Ta’Xbiex Perfumery T: 2133 1553
CLARINS BODY FIT Body Fit minimises the appearance of cellulite while refining, instantly lifting and reshaping the body's contours. Developed through Clarins research, the use of quince leaf extract targets the three main adipocytes responsible for the appearance of cellulite for visibly refined contours. CLARINS MISSION PERFECTION SERUM This innovative anti-dark-spot serum corrects skin pigment disorders and restores a luminous complexion without altering the skin's natural tone. A Clarins discovery, this powerful plant extract, acerola, has the ability to block the ‘wrong’ messages which cause pigmentation disorders, helping to reduce their formation. CLARINS ENERGY BOOSTER Skincare boosters are an innovation from Clarins, a high-concentrate formula targeting skin damaged from the effects of late nights, a hectic lifestyle, jet lag or dieting. Add a couple of drops into your favourite Face Cream, Mask or Foundation. Boosters come in 3 different types, Energy, Repair and Detox. Available from all leading pharmacies and perfumeries
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VICHY DERMABLEND TOTAL BODY FOUNDATION FOR FLAWLESS-LOOKING SKIN VICHY DERMABLEND Total Body with SPF15 is a foundation designed to effectively cover up imperfections such as scars, stretch marks, veins, and birthmarks. It’s also great to cover tattoos when needed. DERMABLEND Total Body offers extremely high coverage for moderate to severe skin imperfections, providing a buildable and long-lasting coverage for a silky-soft, flawless, and naturallooking effect. You get over 16-hours hold and when used with DERMABLEND setting powder it becomes water, sweat and rub resistant. Hypoallergenic and Non-Comedogenic. Available from pharmacies. E: firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook: Vichy
VICHY COMBAT OVER-DAY AGEING WITH LIFTACTIV SUPREME What is ‘over-day ageing’? Vichy Laboratories know that as a woman ages, skin might look healthy and radiant in the morning, but as the day goes by, it takes on a tired look with more pronounced wrinkles, a dull-looking complexion, and sagging features. LIFTACTIV Supreme is a new generation of anti-ageing care created to counteract this ‘over-day ageing’: skin looks more youthful now, tonight, and tomorrow. LIFTACTIV SERUM 10 SUPREME with 10% Rhamnose helps skin look illuminated and plumped after just 10 minutes. Available from pharmacies. E: email@example.com; Facebook: Vichy
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Published on Jun 10, 2017
Published on Jun 10, 2017
Welcome to the 28th issue of VAMP magazine, the essential guide to what’s sizzling hot. In this issue we take a look at all the high street...