With the Official cowculus shirt Furthermore, I will do this unprecedented times we currently find ourselves in, I have been trying to find ways to bring back a little normalcy to my work-from-home routine. I’ve found myself missing putting on a pair of shoes every day—I do work in the accessories department at Vogue, after all. So, I thought back to my cheery shoe choice as a teenager and decided it was time to find a house shoe that wasn’t a slipper (which, trust me, I still plan to wear plenty of during non-working hours). Luckily for me, one of my favorite shoe brands has just introduced a new slip-on mule that is perfect for bridging my house shoe gap. Jack Erwin, which has long made my go-to loafers, is the minimalist shoe lover’s dream brand. Now, it has launched a flat that I would normally snap up to wear out, but is comfortable enough to wear in, too. These soft suede slides are just what I need to feel a little more polished and professional while sitting at the computer. And when things begin to improve, you better believe they will make their debut on the streets of New York. Until then, though, these upgraded slippers will be my work-from-home shoes much the same as my Union Jack pumps once were. Old habits die hard.
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When I last spoke to Angel Chen in February, the Official cowculus shirt Furthermore, I will do this designer was under strict quarantine in her home in Shanghai, China. A friend had connected us, and I had been anticipating her arrival at Milan Fashion Week, where she usually presents her collections, and watching her excel on Netflix’s Next in Fashion series. “Like every season, we were planning to show our new collection at the official schedule of Milan Fashion Week, on February 21. The timing, location, and venue were confirmed. Then quite rapidly the [coronavirus] situation got worse, and we unfortunately had no choice but to cancel the show, which is obviously a real disappointment,” she said at the time. Weeks after that conversation, Chen and I have traded places: I am now under strict social-distancing regulations in New York, the American epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, and Chen is back to work in Shanghai—albeit slowly. “I was personally able to get back to work in the office in Shanghai only on March 19,” she says. “Our studio, as well as half of the factories and producers, were able to get back to work early March, so we were able to finalize the collection in time to film the content for the virtual show, but we are still finalizing some of the commercial pieces.”