From The Editor Amanda

Welcome to October 2020.

Welcome to Zips It Up and welcome to the ‘second wave’.

It certainly looks like we’re in for a miserable Autumn and Winter as the Virus continues to spread bad vibes all over the place. Make sure you have a suplus supply of masks and here’s an early Xmas present idea for the man in your life. This is selling fast, so grab it now on eBay – £8.50. The Willy Face Mask will be sure to raise a smile on what is bound to be a rough Christmas this year. Full penis, testicals and grey pubic hair will surely go down a storm at the Tesco check-out.

Pretty much the only thing I’m looking forward to – NOT Christmas – is the US Presidential election, which looks like it’s going to be super entertaining, to say the least. Plus the return of Spitting Image. More about all that in the coming weeks.

As we say goodbye to Summer, we solemnly missed all of the ‘old normal’ closing parties in Ibiza and Mallorca, which didn’t happen – obviously. This time last year we were partying at Pikes, but its home town of San Antonio is in lockdown as we speak.

Pikes have instead left us with a parting seasonal surprise on their website.

The message was ‘although dancing was banned this year – we can still get our hands on the ultimate dancing shoes’ – and these beauties are to die for.

Pikes have collaborated with designer Terry De Havilland and created these beautiful ZIA rose gold & purple high shine disco platforms which have the flavour of Freddie’s infamous suite and Pamela’s shades of Pink restaurant, which I was lucky to visit this summer.

There’s 15% off for Pikes regulars if you visit their website. Alternatively, you can head to Terry’s official website where you’ll find the limited-edition platforms as well as lots of other fabulous footwear.

Pre-order now to guarantee yourself a pair. Release date is 16/10/2020.

Zia Pikes X Terry De Havilland


Pre- Fully leather lined and leather sole. Exclusive Pikes x TdH packaging

Onto this week, and we have found a dress and mask all-in-one, the best items from the new H&M A/W 20 collection and why collagen is the answer to thinning hair.