Pre-Malta Fashion Week #1 | Behind the Designer … A different kind of interview

Hey there my lovelies,

Welcome back to my Blog!

I have featured one of my favourite local designer Gaetano quite a few times on my blog and if should you wish to go through them you can click here and here.

However, for today I wanted ask some cheeky and different questions so without further #chitchat here they are 🙂

You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?
I would choose to be gold cause there is no gold colour in crayons

You step outside the shop and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning 10 million Euro. What would you do?
Hmmm move to the Bahamas hahahah

What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
I do not drive, but when I’m alone I think about a lot of things mostly family, love, my career and myself

What’s your favorite ’90s jam?
It has to be fantasy Mariah Carey featuring ODB (now why am I not surprised :P)

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
I am stuck in between a tiger or a dolphin.  I love tigers, as I think they are the Divas of the animal kingdom whilst on the other hand a dolphin where I can escape to explore the unknown world of the oceans.

What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?
The Wendy Williams Show – it’s just hilarious (whoop whoop … How you doin’ … I love her too!!)

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
I was in a shop and I was in a hurry.  I had like 6 bags full of material and I tripped and fell the last 5 steps in front of everyone (oh dear hehe)

What are you known for?
People who do not know me personally just know me for my designs.  Family and close friends knows me for my craziness and sense of humour.

What do you do in your free time?
I usually watch a lot of series or movies.  I like to read too, and in Summer I love the sun and the beach!

Tell me about a time when a client didn’t like your work.
Once there was a client that while I was working on her dress she change the design 3 times and she thought I would do a miracle and from a fishtail dress change it into a flowwy one.  I think people need to know and be sure of what they want and realise that we do not do miracles

How do you stay organized when you are provided with multiple designs and ideas?
You just have to see what the client likes and spice it up with your touch …if that does not work, music and red wine will always help!

Tell me about a project you’ve completed that has made you the most proud?
Opening my own atelier has been a project I was working on and I completed it.  Working with Claudia Faniello was always a dream as I was a fan of her, from the beginning and still am! Also, working with Taryn Mamo Cefai leading lady of local TV series Strada Stretta as I am a big fan of the drama.

So did you enjoy that (hehe), I sure did, I have known Gaetano for a bit now and I bug him a lot sometimes over messenger but he always is nice and finds time for me (bless him!!).

So now onto a bit of fashion retailed details.  Malta Fashion Week is just a few days away and of course Gaetano will be presenting yet another very anticipated collection entitled DIVAS.  If the past two years are anything to go by I am pretty sure we will be in for yet another amazing collection.

When asked what inspired this collection Gaetano’s says that music has always been a big inspiration in my life, in fact he admits that he follows the music scene more than fashion trends.

Growing up I have always looked up to powerful women DIVAS.  I mostly love Mariah Carey, Cher, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Beyonce.  Looking up to these women helped get through the good and bad times and become the person that I am today.  So you can basically say that this collection is the soundtrack of my life.

When you see the word DIVA the things that come to mind are power, glamour, attitude, demanding, showstopper, over the top and talent, which all are all true but the true definition of a DIVA is a successful talented woman.

Taking my love for music and my passion for fashion, I mashed them up together and I came up with the DIVAS concept.  This collection is a tribute to the women that helped me accomplish my dreams.  Looking up to theses DIVAS helped me see women in general from a different angle.  A glamorous woman with attitude, powerful and talented.

I honest cannot wait to witness again this new collection (I feel a special connection to this collection ya know DIVA Inside *wink*). Show will be happening on Wednesday 24th May and if you did not manage to get an invite, I will be covering the show (and others happening during Fashion Week) so make sure to follow my socials mostly Facebook and Instagram.

Until next time,



Disclaimer : All photos in this post belong to Gaetano and cannot be copied, cropped or in any way modified without the owners confirmation. Gaetano sent me the photos for the purpose of this post.

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