What Samira Nasr’s Appointment to Editor in Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Means to Me

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Samira Nasr attends the Louis Vuitton X Grace Coddington Event on October 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton)
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 25: Samira Nasr attends the Louis Vuitton X Grace Coddington Event on October 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton)

My earliest memories of fashion magazines began as a young child when my mother and I visited the library on a weekly basis. I was not keen on picking up the illustrated children’s books. I was attracted to the glamorous and beautiful women who graced the shiny covers of fashion magazines. I’d flip through the pages without understanding a word.

My obsession followed me through high school, when I would use my lunch breaks to read any magazine I could get my hands on, including Marie Claire, Vogue, and Elle. I was the nerdy yet creative girl who constantly looked to escape mundane school life, and each page inspired me to imagine the beautiful life

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Best offers on clothing from Nike, Asos, H&M and more

The coronavirus pandemic has meant all non-essential businesses were closed when lockdown was announced on 23 March.

It’s had a detrimental impact on fashion shops across the UK. B2B magazine, Drapers reported in-store sales have dropped 84 per cent compared to 2019, and – despite online grocery sales surging – for the rest of the retail landscape things also look bleak.

Debenhams is closing five more stores across the UK, while Oasis and Warehouse have both permenantly closed after administraitors failed to find a buyer, which also includes around 2,000 jobs losses.

That said, prime minister Boris Johnson announced that all non-essential retailers can now reopen in England, including clothes shops, in the latest easing of lockdown restrictions.

Many shops are currently offering generous discounts on stock they’ve been unable to shift since March.

Here are all the details on what stores are offering what, so you

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10 Black Fashion Luminaries Who Made History

The Black community’s contributions to fashion have been chronically overlooked and under-reported throughout American history. From extraordinary figures like Elizabeth Keckley (a former slave who became First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln’s personal seamstress) to events like the “Battle of Versailles” (a fashion show walked by predominantly Black models that marked a turning point for American ready-to-wear), history is rife with ignored incidents of Black creativity. In an overdue effort to shed deserved light on these contributions, we’ve put together a list of books — memoirs, biographies, and historical accounts — that detail the lives and works of unsung Black visionaries who helped shape the fashion industry.

To help us build this reading list, we turned to Jasmine Helm and Joy Davis: two fashion historians who co-founded Unravel (along with Dana Thomas), a podcast that expounds on everything from Claire McCardell’s iconic ballet flat to the history

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Best online clothes shops to bookmark as your go-to fashion destinations

Us Brits love to shop from the comfort of our sofas, and now we have even more of an excuse to do so, as we’re all stuck inside during lockdown.

Despite having more time to shop online, whether that’s for a new loungewear set for cosy days working from home, or a new outfit to wear on your first night out when this is all over, the plethora of choice can be overwhelming.

We’ve tested hundreds of online clothes shops – considering key factors such as delivery, garment quality, how user-friendly their website is and customer service – to give you the ultimate roundup of our fashion favourites.

Our roundup covers everything from vintage brands to sustainable clothing.

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