… a Xmas word from the Ed Amanda

Welcome back to Zips It Up , after my brief holiday in ‘the reef’ last week. It was much needed, considering the current cold conditions. And of course, an escape from lockdown.

A week away from Christmas, I‘m sure I speak for the majority when I say we just want to put this year well and truly behind us. Not that anything will change immediately on the stroke of midnight on 31st December.  

New year is always a great time to start-over, and Vogue’s January 2021 issue features my style queen, Mossy. It’s great inspo for getting back in the gym and being the best one can – as Kate Moss continues to defy age, looking as timeless as ever.

Moss, 46, parades ageless beauty in a plunging  Grecian dress for the stunning cover shoot.

In the cover photograph, Mossy sits cross-legged wearing a lace green gown, with gold hoop earrings, while the headline declares she’s ‘better than ever’.

And in another shot, she gazes into the distance in a low cut strappy black dress, with a red rose choker. You know chokers are SO BACK for 2021

It’s been 28 years since Kate Moss first graced the cover of the famous mag, and what a way to kick off a brand-new year. Vogue has been a constant comfort for me during this crazy 12 months. It recently made history with its first ever solo male cover star, in the shape of former One Direction singer Harry Styles.

Other men have graced the cover before, but only alongside female “other halves”, such as Kanye West, who appeared with Kim just before they tied the knot in 2014.

Ben Stiller also got a cover shoot, with his Zoolander 2 co-star Penelope Cruz. And Cindy Crawford was joined by then hubby Richard Gere during their 90s heyday.

Harry’s shoot saw him dress up in a number of dresses and skirts, as he shattered stereotypes about which gender can wear what. He’s definitely my Male Style Crush for 2020.

So, I want to thank Vogue for maintaining fashion in our lives during a year when everything else has been cancelled.

In this last Zips It Up instalment of the 2020, we check out the top ten fashion predictions for men and women in 2021. We can all start planning our wardrobes, and pray that we will get to wear them out and about at some point in the new year. Hey, we might even get to hug in 2021 too.

Thanks so much for reading the blog this year, I appreciate your loyalty and look forward to bringing you more fashion and lifestyle news in 2021 – albeit seeming more and more ‘Stranger Things’ and less ‘Emily In Paris’.

Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the new year. See you on January 8th.