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TikTok is Obsessed with the ‘Whisper Method’, so can it really help you manifest anything you want?

TikTok is Obsessed with the ‘Whisper Method’, so can it really help you manifest anything you want?

Photo: ShutterstockTikTok users, put down your phones for just a minute, you’re going to want to listen up to this one…
‘Manifesting’ is the buzzword that just doesn’t seem to be going away, and we’re not mad about it. We’re all up for anything that helps us achieve our biggest, bravest dreams through the power of positive thinking and conscious action, I mean, what’s not to love about that? The thing is though, we haven’t yet managed to see our wishes realised (except obv that the Peaky Blinders film is actually happening). But could that all be about to change?
TikTok users believe the viral Whisper Method – a hashtag you’ve probably seen floating about on your fyp – can help you get whatever you want through manifestation.
So not to be left out, we decided to delve further into the viral trend that refuses to fizzle out.
What is the Whisper Method?
The concept of the Whisper Method is similar to that of telekinesis (bear with us), so, in short, it works on the premise that through the power of manifestation, you can get anybody’s attention, Yep,  anybody. Supposedly, using the method can prompt someone you’re thinking of to get in touch with you, all by changing the vibes you’re giving out and focusing on the version of you that you want this specific person to see. Cue thousands of users using it to see if their ex gets back in touch or hoping that their crush will suddenly reach out.
As TikTok user @hothighpriestess explains, you want to first start by creating some positive affirmations and repeating these daily. “What’s going to happen is that these affirmations are going to seep into the brain of the person you’re trying to manifest,” she explains. “And they will begin to view you the way you view yourself.”

@hothighpriestess
Replying to @arlynh15 the whisper method
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Next, she takes us through a step-by-step guide on how to actually carry out the Whisper Method:
“Step one, you’re going to visualize your specific person wherever you think they are going to be right now, get specific and really visualize the scenario. Then you’re going to envisage yourself walking up to them and whispering in their ear – three times – what it is you want them to do,” ok, we’re with you so far.
She gives examples of the kinds of things you could ask of your ‘person’, such as asking them to text you, then according to the Whisper Method, you kiss them on the forehead and envisage walking away.

Then here’s the tricky bit (or at least we think it is), once you leave the space, you need to have “full conviction” that what you’ve asked of them will happen: “be patient because it can literally happy any day.”
And now the crucial question, does the Whisper Method actually work?
Well, from the comments section of the @hothighpriestess’ video, it seems so. “IT WORKSSSS i did this on my ex-bf and now we’re back together again and it’s safe to say that we’re both happy,” wrote one, while another added: “No stop it actually worked I did it yesterday and he told me he was thinking about me today.”

But this isn’t the only video of its kind, in fact, there are now thousands of videos on the app that are tagged with #whispermethod or #whisperingmethod, with many users gushing over the effectiveness of the technique.
“Did you try this? Works like ✨magic✨,” one from user @manifesting.cheat.codes is captioned, while the video explains, “this is how I manifested him to message me in just 3 minutes.”

@manifesting.cheat.codes
Did you try this? Works like ✨magic✨ #manifestingmethods #manifestation #whisperchallenge #spirituality #shifting #777 #888hz
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Another user adds text over the top of her video, saying: “It 100% works,” before writing out the message she received from her ‘person’ after trying the method, “I just randomly started thinking about you so much. Can we please take and fix things? Please I love you.”

@valeriafune
Use my guide to see results quicker #whispermethod #manifestingatext #manifestingadvice #manifestingspecificperson #manifestinghimback #manifestingtechniques
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The hashtag is also flooded with people trialing out the Whisper Method for themselves, including those without any former manifestation understanding and success. Though we must admit that there are varying results, some feel it worked for them almost instantly, while others are still waiting for the result or just downright skeptical it will work at all.
Here’s our thinking: it’s free to do, it doesn’t take long and in the process, you’re building up your own confidence and harnessing your own power. What’s the downside in that, right?

Originally published in Glamourmagazine.co.uk

7 Street Style Trends to Steal From the Fall 2022 Haute Couture Shows

7 Street Style Trends to Steal From the Fall 2022 Haute Couture Shows

Summer is here, and while it’s usually true that hemlines get shorter, outfits get sheerer, and the layers come off, couture attendees in Paris played against type. Rather than familiar warm weather staples, we saw head-to-toe black tailored suits and designer denim paired with crisp button-downs, and in place of the Miu Miu minis at the fall ready-to-wear shows, skirts dropped to sensible midi-lengths. But the glam wasn’t completely gone from the streets. Sequined dresses, silver metallics, and blinged-out accessories were also in the mix, and some showgoers embraced the drama of opera gloves and unconventional face coverings–it was couture week, after all.
Below, check out seven of the coolest street style trends spotted at haute couture fashion week.
Suit Up!
Head-to-toe black tailoring was the go-to look for showgoers this season. Who said fashion shows are not serious business?
Photo: Phil Oh
Photo: Phil Oh
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Photo: Phil Oh
The High Low Method
When everyone else is overdressed, trust these insiders to keep it low-key.
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Photo: Phil Oh
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Masks Required
Mesh, knit, and denim face coverings may not be Covid-safe, but they definitely look cool.
Photo: Phil Oh
Photo: Phil Oh
Photo: Phil Oh
You’ve Got to Hand It to Them
Because nothing captures the drama of couture more than opera gloves.
Photo: Phil Oh
Photo: Phil Oh
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Photo: Phil Oh
Midi-Layer Garment
Minis may have ruled the streets of Paris in March (shout-out to Miu Miu), but school-appropriate midis were in session here.
Photo: Phil Oh
Photo: Phil Oh
Photo: Phil Oh
The Bling Ring
Silver metallics, sequins, paillettes, and Swarovski crystals shine extra bright in the light of the day.
Photo: Philip Oh
Photo: Philip Oh
Photo: Philip Oh
These Boots Are Made for Street Styling
Thigh-highs and knee-highs are unlikely, but statement-making summer footwear.
Photo: Philip Oh
Photo: Philip Oh
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Photo: Philip Oh
Originally published in Vogue.com
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Trend Report: Your Guide to Wearing the Ever-Appealing Color Red

Trend Report: Your Guide to Wearing the Ever-Appealing Color Red

Dress, Millia London. Vogue Arabia, April 2022. Photo: Georgia Baldwin
Few colors command attention the way red does, making its sartorial power transcend trends and seasons. Try Isabel Marant’s draped V-neck slit and sleeveless dress for an elegant look at cocktail parties, or Saint Laurent’s formal dress with a slit, which is ideal for a business dinner. AZ Factory’s T-shirt and tutu-inspired flowing skirt explores a fun side, while Givenchy’s thigh-high boots, styled with a knitted dress, evoke a younger, feminine side. If you are looking to go bolder, Loewe’s sculpted dress with a cape is the perfect pick for you. To accessorize, go for pearls such as Chanel’s elegant necklace, the fail-safe combination of black footwear like the Elisabetta Franchi black open-toed heels, and metallic arm candy such as a Dolce & Gabbana bag.
Givenchy. Photo: Courtesy of Gorunway
Saint Laurent. Photo: Courtesy of Gorunway
AZ Factory. Photo: Courtesy of Gorunway
Loewe. Photo: Courtesy of Gorunway
Dolce & Gabbana
Elisabetta Franchi
Chanel
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Beauty Report: 8 Hair and Makeup Trends Ruling Spring/Summer 2022

Beauty Report: 8 Hair and Makeup Trends Ruling Spring/Summer 2022

Vogue Arabia, March 2022. Photo: Carlos Teixeira
The Spring/Summer 2022 season celebrates all things creative, with intense eyes, bursts of hypercolor, and exaggerated, textured hair. Read on for all the makeup and hair trends to keep up with.

Stain to See
Saint Laurent
Update a deep red lip with neutral skin texture, a natural eye look, and barely-there mascara for a relaxed vibe. Press the lip color into the skin for a fresh stain finish.
Color Clash 
Versace
Blue and green eyeshadow broke the rules at Versace, with the two-tone look one of the most memorable of the season. Replicate by using bold pigments applied with a damp brush – too much blending will age this strong look back to the 80s.
Vogue Arabia, March 2022. Photo: Carlos Teixeira
Shimmer Shimmy
Anna Sui
Spring’s fresh palette of blush pink, violet, terracotta, and sage, has been given a touch of frost with shimmery highlights, as seen at Anna Sui and Osman Uousefzada. Opt for glimmering sand hues to add warmth to the inner corners of the eyes.
Vogue Arabia, March 2022. Photo: Carlos Teixeira
Return to Joy
Moschino
Designers took a lighthearted approach with rainbows springing across eyes at Paul & Joe, sequined lips at Acne Studios, and bright bobs for Loewe. Choose happiness with a dash of unexpected color added to a neutral day look.
Vogue Arabia, March 2022. Photo: Carlos Teixeira
Color Catcher
Prabal Gurung
Freehand-blending neon pink created an aerosol effect at Prabal Gurung. Chloé co-opted the dayglo look for an extended wing and eyeliner in tropical peach, with Rochas taking the same shade one step further, underlining models’ cheekbones.
Vogue Arabia, March 2022. Photo: Carlos Teixeira
Clip ‘n’ Keep
Simone Rocha
90s style barrettes were given a sparkly glow-up, sweeping hair back at Tom Ford and Simone Rocha. Choose a classic bar shaped in silver or gold plating – plus diamanté – to keep the look modern.
Out of this world
Etro
Taking a detour to the surreal, Luar, Etro, Private Policy, and Mark Fast gave an otherworldly hint to their beauty looks. Add an intergalactic sheen to skin by mixing a silvery luminizer to liquid foundation or try an alien element like deep indigo lips for a bold evening look.
Out of line
Givenchy
Classic black kohl went offbeat with expressive shapes. Christian Dior chose a chic double-pronged wing, while Givenchy got creative with exaggerated lash outlines. Meet in the middle with Valentino’s modern demi-wing.
Vogue Arabia, March 2022. Photo: Carlos Teixeira
Straight ahead
Chanel
Hair was extra-long and super straight at Chanel and Versace, with volume espoused in favor of silky-smooth lengths. Get the look by using a smoothing treatment on towel-dried hair and while heat-straightening.
What are the biggest Spring/Summer 2022 beauty trends according to the experts?
Huda Kattan: “In the past, makeup was all about hiding and covering up imperfections, but now it’s going to a place that’s all about self-expression and doing something just for you.”
Ilham Mestour, Keune global artistic director:  “We’re going to see more natural hair fluffed out and allowed to do its own thing. The key is to have just the right amount of texture to give the style a relaxed, cool-girl feel.”
Vimi Joshi, celebrity makeup artist:  “Liner is back with a vengeance, as seen on Angelina Jolie and Julia Fox. I love the new Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Matte Eyeliner. The calligraphy brush tip glides across the eyes so easily and effortlessly for the perfect flick.”
Chris Schild, celebrity makeup artist: “I love the confidence in punk-inspired looks at Rick Owens, Marni, and Missoni this season – create this rebelliously bold graphic eye using a black eyeliner pen for super easy application.”
Assistant photographers: Tiago Mulhman and Lucas GomezHair and makeup: Xana LopesModel: Ana Margarida at Central Models
Originally published in the March 2022 issue of Vogue Arabia
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The 12 Most Interesting Jewelry Trends Spotted on the Runway This Season

The 12 Most Interesting Jewelry Trends Spotted on the Runway This Season

Unlike clothing and accessories, jewelry has little protective functionality, amulets aside. Bracelets and jeweled barrettes might not be able to keep out the cold, but a pretty bauble can certainly warm the heart. Beyond their intrinsic value, there’s a strong emotional aspect to these small and special adornments.
While every season has its jewelry trends, it generally takes a long while for specific pieces to feel dated—especially these days when designers are referencing many past decades all at once. Elsa Peretti and Nancy Cunard might have been the spiritual muses of the many silver and stacked bracelets we saw, but the pieces themselves looked modern.
Gobstopper-sized pearls, once a symbol of 1980s muchness, returned with a sense of fun. Speaking of amusement, instead of swinging on chandeliers, why not wrap crystals drop around your neck? Alternatively you might let the fringe fly from lobes and wrists. Fall’s tendency is toward big statements, but there were lots of niche motifs like locks and keys, flowers, and fauna. Ear-shaped earrings, mouth-shaped pins, and other body-inspired pieces offered an ersatz anatomy lesson. Several designers showed their smarts in terms of sustainability by making treasures from found objects, a reminder that beauty is everywhere to be found.
Off the Cuff
When it comes to bracelets, more is more is more and bigger is better.
Rick Owens
Saint Laurent
Alexander McQueen
Crystal Visions
Adorn yourself in crystal drops and outshine the chandelier.
Miu Miu
Off-White
Carolina Herrera
Gobstoppers
Pearls the size of Jaw Busters are more statement-making than sweet.
Versace
Dolce & Gabbana
Givenchy
Anatomy Lessons
Eyes, lips, and ears make for witty, conversation-starting baubles.
Schiaparelli
Raf Simons
Proenza Schouler
Major Statements
When it comes to large-scale earrings, sometimes one is enough.
Mossi
Rave
Courreges
Lock and Key
Jewelry this charming opens all doors.
Balmain
Fendi
Moschino
Fringe Elements
Get into the swing of the season with pieces that move along with you.
Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood
JW Anderson
Valentino
Bricolage
DIY goes deluxe.

Central St Martins
Ahead of the Curve
Arcs take the place of circles when it comes to earrings and chokers.

Stella McCartney
Head Starts
Fall’s crowning glories come in the form of ornamented clips and crowns.

Christian Dior
Gilding the Lily
Designers offer a pretty bouquet of floral motifs for fall.

Loewe
Noah’s Ark
These low maintenance pets deliver maximum joy.
Puppets & Puppets
Dries Van Noten
Chanel
Originally published in Vogue.com

5 Beauty Trends From London Fashion Week To Try Before Everyone Else Does

5 Beauty Trends From London Fashion Week To Try Before Everyone Else Does

London Fashion Week was back in full swing for autumn/winter 2022, and designers delivered the drama. Conner Ives and Supriya Lele were feeling nostalgic, with lots of ’90s and Noughties references, while others like Halpern and David Koma were in the mood to party. There were some beautiful bridal moments, courtesy of Richard Quinn and Harris Reed, while Simone Rocha and Erdem offered something altogether darker. All of which was reflected in the hair and make-up.
Below, Vogue rounds up the best beauty trends from London Fashion Week autumn/winter 2022.
Embellishment
Y2K face gems at Conner Ives felt fun and fresh. Photo: Style Du Monde
For his runway debut, Conner Ives turned back the clock with his Y2K-themed collection. This was echoed in the beauty with visible under-eye concealer and ombré lips. But the stars of the show were the candy-colored gems that Miranda Joyce dotted around models’ faces. It felt fun and fresh and reminiscent of more carefree days. Embellishments featured a lot this season. At Simone Rocha, Thomas de Kluyver placed pearls and crystals around models’ eyes, echoing elements in the collection. Where Joyce’s crystals felt optimistic and playful, de Kluyver’s swan-like palette of black, white and red, which echoed Rocha’s inspiration, the tragic tale of The Children of Lir, felt dark and haunting.
Graphic lines
Miranda Joyce created graphic lines at Roksanda.
Graphic shapes and bold lines were another beauty staple this season. At Matty Bovan, Miranda Joyce channelled American footballers with a bold black or navy war paint stripe underneath the eye. Elsewhere, Thom Walker created exaggerated wings at Molly Goddard that had a very DIY feel to them, echoing the haphazardness of the collection, while Joyce create another kind of graphic eye at Roksanda, this time using much thinner lines, one above the eye and one below, and always going against the eye shape.
Kaleidoscopic hair
Josh Wood created soft psychedelic wigs at Matty Bovan.
Overall the mood at the autumn/winter 2022 shows felt celebratory. Collections were full of color, pattern and texture, which is something that was reflected in plenty of vibrant hair moments. At 16Arlington, Sam McKnight echoed the collection’s tie dye prints with hand-painted, feather-light strands of hair, while Syd Hayes and Josh Wood created soft psychedelic wigs at Matty Bovan.
A classic red lip
A classic red lip makes a statement at Harris Reed.
Nothing makes a statement quite like a red lip. And at Harris Reed, MAC’s director of make-up artistry Terry Barber used it to do just that, channelling ’70s disco with a brilliant matte red, which was further amped up with the addition of a bold eye for good measure. Likewise, global artistry director for Nars Jane Richardson broke through the darkness at Erdem with a striking red lip, which spoke to the classic and timeless Erdem style.
Flawless skin
Emilia Wickstead served gorgeous glowing skin.
In amongst the bold beauty moments, there was a focus on gorgeous, glowing skin. Lucia Pica created a flawless finish at Nensi Dojaka, and Naoko Scintu conjured a luminous glow at Emilia Wickstead. It was the same at Ahluwalia, Maximilian, and where visible, Richard Quinn.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Mona Zaki, Prada and Queen Rania

Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Mona Zaki, Prada and Queen Rania

Mona Zaki. Photo: Instagram.com/monazakiofficial
Ever wondered what the best feeling in the world is? A strong contender is the warmth of sliding into your coziest winter jacket, and that’s exactly what we witnessed the royals doing this week. Always on-the-go, Queen Rania was spotted topping trending charts in a long mauve winter coat form high street favorite Zara while visiting Tal Al Rumman Women’s Cooperative in Jordan, and on the other side of the globe, Kate Middleton followed suit. This week, the Duchess of Cambridge was seen visiting London’s Foundling Museum in smart winter coat. According to reports, this wasn’t the first time the Duchess has worn this layer. A strong advocate for recycling pieces, Middleton was first spotted in this piece back in January 2020.

Another noteworthy fashion moment within the region came to us from the screening of Netflix’s very first Arabic film adaptation, Perfect Strangers, where Egyptian icon Mona Zaki walked the red carpet in a sultry black velvet gown by Lebanese designer Sandy Nour.

This week, we also witnessed a fashion phenomenon during Prada’s Milan Fashion Week menswear show. Fashion designer and creative director for Prada, Raf Simons stunned the crowd when actor Kyle MacLachlan opened the show. And that wasn’t all—the showcase was replete with famed names, and was full of surprising moments.
Another exciting moment came our way via a special auction of the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1s. In case you missed it, 200 pairs of the luxury sneakers will be put on auction soon with the intention of having the proceeds go to the late Virgil Abloh’s scholarship fund for Black fashion students.
On a sad note, the fashion community also mourned a major loss this week, with the untimely death of fashion icon and former Vogue creative director, André Leon Talley, who passed away in New York. His contributions in his field will be remembered for years to come.

Stripe It Up: The New Spring/Summer 2022 Trend That Has Everyone’s Attention

Stripe It Up: The New Spring/Summer 2022 Trend That Has Everyone’s Attention

Brandon Maxwell. Photo: Vogue Runway
Rebellious and emblematic, stripes come with a lot of connotations, but that has never stopped designers from using the classic print. Well known for his explicit and humorous designs, Jean Paul Gautier was one of the first designers to work with the famous blue and white Breton stripes in his sailor-inspired collection during back in the ’90s, and there’s been no looking back since.
This season, fashion decided to shake things up with stripes once again, proving that you can never have too much of a good thing. Scrolling through the spring/summer 2022 collections, we noticed that the famed print was dominating the runway once again. Stripes were the main attraction for several designers, and they didn’t hold back, playing with different colors, textures, and sizes for maximum impact.
Caroline Herrera. Photo: Vogue Runway
Instead of the trademark blue and white, Brandon Maxwell sent thick green and orange stripes out on his runway, while Carolina Herrera switched things up by rendering the lines vertically, keeping her gown simple, yet impactful in a palette of black and white. Likewise, we spotted Balmain nailing the same theme by draping an oversized piece as a summer-ready dress. On the other hand, Saint Laurent decided to go extremely traditional with a basic buttoned-up shirt with front pockets on both sides.
Balmain. Photo: Vogue Runway
This season, Armani also had its go at stripes with a maxi dress in red and blue. Other brands such as Chanel, Christian Siriano and Chloe chose unexpected effects to experiment with the pattern. While Chanel shook basic stripes up and went with zig-zags instead, Chloe presented a fringed multicolored dress and Christian Siriano varied the stripes between horizontal and vertical.
Chanel. Photo: Vogue Runway
There is no limit to what one can do with a striped pattern, and these designers, without a doubt, proved it on the runway. Take a look at some of their coolest renditions from the season.
Chloe. Photo: Vogue Runway

Emporio Armani. Photo: Vogue Runway
Saint Laurent. Photo: Vogue Runway
Christian Siriano. Photo: Vogue Runway

Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Kate Middleton, Queen Rania and Rami Kadi

Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Kate Middleton, Queen Rania and Rami Kadi

Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen. Photo: Instagram.com/dukeandduchessofcambridge
If there’s one thing that we all know, it’s that Zendaya never ceases to impress on the red carpet, whether she’s wearing a gown to a premiere or just being her unapologetic self on a day off. This week, the CFDA fashion icon and award-winning actor lived up to our expectations once again at the Euphoria premiere. Zendaya stole the show when she arrived wearing a vintage strapless black and white striped Valentino dress that paid tribute to iconic ’90s supermodel Linda Evangelista. To put it simply, she made red carpet history.

Not too long after, Her Majesty Queen Rania was also seen making a sartorial statement this week. Known for her modest, yet always fashion-forward ensembles, the Queen stepped out in a traditional Jordanian keffiyeh in order to meet the country’s youth on January 11.  Because what better way to show one’s appreciation for their country than by donning its traditional attire with pride?

On the other side of the globe, another lady from the royal family was also seen having her share of fun playing dress up. The Duchess of Cambridge commissioned Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton to make three custom ballgowns for her 40th birthday portraits. The pictures captured by Paolo Roversi showed a beaming Kate Middleton painting a picture of elegance in her dreamy McQueen creations.

What better way to wrap up this week’s hottest Instagram posts than with a look back at its biggest fashion launches? The week kicked off with the Yeezy Gap collection engineered by Balenciaga. ICYMI, rapper and designer Kanye West is joining forces with the creative director of Balenciaga (Demna Gvasalia) to work on a special project at Gap that aims “to create utilitarian fashion for all.”

Another exciting venture that caught our eye was the playful Balmain x Barbie collaboration, followed by Rami Kadi‘s upcoming line titled ‘Lucid Algorithms’, which marks the designer’s first human-computer collaboration. Scroll for a closer look at all the action that went down over the past seven days.

18 Pairs of Mood-Boosting Flatform Sandals

18 Pairs of Mood-Boosting Flatform Sandals

As the world slowly starts to open up and home once again becomes a refuge after a busy day at work (rather than the backdrop to such busyness), it’s time to consider footwear again – shoes for those lucky enough to actually be going places. Cue the flatform: versatile, modish, comfortable and just a little bit quirky.
A 90s staple (and Spice Girls’ favorite) was once again all over the SS21 runways, from Milan to New York, reincarnated with a touch of elegance in wood (Ulla Johnson) and animal print (Erdem). You see, the flatform is a carefree and laidback version of a platform heel, without the high maintenance disco pretence.
So, if you want to stride through the remainder of the summer in a shoe that is, above all else, raucous fun, consider the flatform with its dress-up-dress-down potential. Brunch at the beach? Try the classic white platform flip-flops by Jacquemus. Sunset drinks? Pair Amina Muaddi’s chic ankle-wrap flatforms with a maxi skirt (thigh-high slit optional). Or perhaps comfort is key for a day of shopping? Rick Owens provides the perfect quilted pair for a mall trawl.
We’ve rounded up 18 of our favorite flatform styles – leave all misgivings at the front door…
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