As coronavirus cases spiral, Europe starts 2021 by extending lockdowns

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a strict new national lockdown in England on Monday. The restrictions will last for at least six weeks.

“It’s clear that we need to do more together to bring this new variant under control while our vaccines are rolled out,” Johnson said in an address to the nation on Monday evening.

“In England, we must therefore go into a national lockdown which is tough enough to contain this variant. That means the government is once again instructing you to stay at home,” he added.

Covid-19 cases in the UK hit a new daily record on Tuesday, with 60,916 new infections reported, government data shows. The UK’s death toll is now more than 76,000.

Johnson reimposed measures seen during the first lockdown last spring. From midnight local time on Tuesday, people in England are allowed to leave their homes only for limited reasons like shopping

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That Looks is an online shop bringing 90s catalogues into the digital era

Photos courtesy of That Looks.

Remember the 90s’ heyday of the Delia’s catalogue? The excitement when it finally appeared in the mail. Flipping through each page, relishing each ineffably cool look and planning the new school year in outfits. There’s something so inspiring, sartorially-speaking, about the 90s clothing catalogue. It’s the same magic — the story-telling, the intricate creation of a mood — that also characterizes fashion magazine editorials. Since the death of the catalogue — phone lines swapped out for dial-up connections — it’s a spark that’s been missing from the online retail experience. And it’s a spark that New Zealand-based model and entrepreneur Becca Haeger is trying to rekindle through her new, ultra-stylized e-shop That Looks.

At age 17, Becca was discovered by a model scout while shopping at a department store in her native Auckland. It was through modelling that she discovered a love

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Apparel Sales Get Dressed Down For Holiday

Changing styles in fashion are nothing new. But the style changes on display in 2020 are quite a bit different than previous years. Consumers are staying at home and as a result paying a lot less attention to their personal style. Mastercard’s holiday spend data effectively sums up the story. Consumers did their fair share of shopping this season — home furnishings, home decoration, and home improvement products all had a banner season as consumers set about more perfectly feathering their nests. But apparel sales dropped off 19 percent year on year, according to the data.

And, according to McKinsey’s The State of Fashion 2021 report, it was far more than a one-off tough season — it was a really bad year. In 2019, the industry’s overall sales went up about 4 percent worldwide. In 2020, according to

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Here’s How Much Kate Middleton Spent on New Royal Fashion in 2020

Kate Middleton, like the rest of us, went into lockdown in March as the coronavirus pandemic spread — but her royal duties didn’t stop, and so neither did her royal wardrobe. As per their annual tradition, Daily Mail has released the Duchess of Cambridge’s total spend on new clothing this year, including outfit-by-outfit breakdowns of each new item and its listed price. And in 2020, despite the fact that she technically only needed to be dressing from the waist up for a good portion of the year — the joys of Zoom fashion — that number still came out to over $100,000. Though honestly, who among us hasn’t been stress-shopping through the pandemic?

Daily Mail calculates Kate’s wardrobe total at £94,000, or around $128,000. They also note that this is less than last year’s spend of £103,075 (around $140,000). Her most expensive outfit, they note, came before

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