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These Party Shoes Are So Epic They Even Sold Out in Lockdown
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These Party Shoes Are So Epic They Even Sold Out in Lockdown

There haven't been many calls for elaborate footwear during the pandemic. Many of us—and I realise I'm generalising here—have spent lockdown and the ensuing lack of socialising in Birkenstocks and joggers. Even now, with the restrictions somewhat lifted, we remain in flowing dresses and comfortable footwear. It's surprising then that shoes costing the average price of renting a room in London are constantly selling out. Amina Muaddi's high-octane heels have been a hit among celebrities and fashion influencers alike and when the brand launched a capsule collection with MyTheresa in March, just as the whole world pretty much retreated to their homes, it sold out immediately. So, what's the secret to the brand's success? For starters, there's the aforementioned A-list endorsement. When Rih...
This Mental Health Awareness Week, four ways to help the 33% who are anxious about lockdown lifting
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This Mental Health Awareness Week, four ways to help the 33% who are anxious about lockdown lifting

While many are thrilled life could be completely back to normal by the end of the year, Wunderman Thompson's Debbie Wykes analyses the challenges that June 21 is presenting and four strategies that may help(Angel Lopez/Unsplash)During this Mental Health Awareness Week and beyond, it’s important to consider that not all of us are celebrating the end of lockdown. For people with mental health issues, the transition back to how things were before the pandemic hit may be just as tough as the original lockdown itself, if not tougher. With 46% of the population believing their mental health has worsened during the pandemic according to YouGov Profiles, and with wait times for NHS counselling getting longer and longer, we need to be mindful that a lot of people may be struggling more tha...
The lockdown has made me reconsider my approach to shopping
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The lockdown has made me reconsider my approach to shopping

Follow fashion editor Penny Goldstone's monthly fashion musings in this column...The best online vintage stores to shop sustainably Welcome to the third instalment of my monthly column, where I happily bore you with all my sartorial thoughts including why the lockdown stole my fashion identity, and why I’m investing in feel-good dresses this season. Now I promise I won’t keep banging on about lockdown, but I did want to touch on how it has affected my shopping habits, for the better I think. Like a lot of people, I used to be obsessed with Zara and ASOS hauls, rushing to buy the latest must-have item after spotting it on one of my favourite influencers on Instagram. I would buy items every week, thinking nothing of it. After all, it was an affordable way to try a trend, and ...