… a word from the Editor

As you read this week’s Amanda Zips It Up,I’ll be 38,000 feet high or thereabouts.  Balearic bound.

Summer officially kicks off this weekend. For my friends and I anyway. We’re off to Mallorca today for a big few days of dancing, drinking and eating, in both the sunshine and moonlight.

As I was packing 4 days’ worth of fashion glossies, I came across this brief story, which I thought I should share with you because it’s happening TODAY.

If (like me) you’re a Ziggy Stardust / Bowie fan and also a fan of VANS footwear, then you’ll love this. Yes, the new Vans-Bowie trainer collection has been leaked online and they look incredible.

The Starman, The Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust– whatever your favourite David Bowie persona is – Vans has a trainer for that. Pictures of the new Vans Bowie collection were leaked last night, and frankly they look awesome. And I’m not even a VANs fan.

They’re expected to be available online today – April 5th and the shoes come in four of the most popular styles – the Slip-On 47 V DX, Old Skool, Era, and Sk8-Hi. Each trainer is based around iconic imagery from four of his most popular albums – Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, Space Oddity, and Diamond Dogs.


Whilst images have been made public earlier than planned, one thing’s for sure – it’s creating a real buzz around the sure-to-sell-out collection.

This isn’t the only recent rock collaboration from Vans. The iconic athleisure and skateboarding brand have released a Led Zeppelin range for LZ’s milestone golden anniversary. The collection celebrates the rock and roll legends’ debut, self-titled album, Led Zeppelin

So, it’s all happening today. I will definitely be buying a pair, without a care in the world. With a pair of cut off denim shorts this summer, I guarantee it’s a winning look, and more than acceptable if you were born in the 80’s… or (dare I say it) earlier, like me.

Onto this week, and in this instalment we discover Gwyneth Paltrow’s bondage underwear range, Punk Crocs (yes, really) and the most unlikely Lifestyle Fashion must-have for 2019.

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