… a word from Amanda

Welcome to this wintry edition of Zips It Up, and I thought I’d kick off with a bit of fashion gossip, as well as my first Christmas present recommendation.

In the latest news, Lady Gaga is set to grace the silver screen once again, in a film about the Gucci family fashion dynasty.

The Oscar-winner is set to take on the role of Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, grandson of the Italian fashion house’s founder, Guccio Gucci.

Wealthy Italian socialite Reggiani had two children with the fashion boss, before their divorce in 1985. She was later tried and convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her estranged husband on the steps of his Milan office in 1995, and served 18 years before being let out of jail in 2016.

In an interview with Italy’s La Repubblica, she stated that it was her desire to work for Gucci once out of jail. “I still feel like a Gucci, the most Gucci of all,” she commented. Since being released from prison, Reggiani has reportedly worked as a jewellery design consultant in Italy.

Maurizio Gucci was the last of the family to personally run the fashion label, having resigned as chairman and selling his 50 percent stake in the company for $100 million, two years prior to his death.

The film will be Gaga’s first since she starred alongside Bradley Cooper in the 2018 box office hit “A Star Is Born”. She won an Academy Award for best original song for the feature’s hit “Shallow,” was nominated for best actress at this year’s Academy Awards, missing out to British actress Olivia Colman.

The movie is directed by Ridley Scott and I can’t wait to see it.

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas presents and PJs are always a winner. These caught my eye and if my other half puts them under our tree, I’ll be very happy indeed.

Not only are they top quality by trusty M&S, they’re my fave colours – pink and red – as well as featuring my all time favourite print – STARS. They are cute as hell, and M&S will donate a percentage of every sale to Breast Cancer research. Go online and check them out.


Sateen Star Print Pyjama Set


Onto this week’s instalment, and we discover the most comfty thigh length boots ever, as well as uber cool winter tights, plus the new hot and cold anti-aging trend everyone from Mossy to my friend Liv are trying.