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The March on Manhattan



Aria Isadora March on Manhattan

“Had people not been unemployed, restaurants not been closed, travel not been at a standstill and all available content consumed, I do not think the current movement in support of Black Lives would have gained the same momentum it currently has. This is a movement that has always been here, but it has finally managed to get everyone’s attention and start demanding and creating change. If I was not a photographer, I would still be marching; I would still be on the front lines. My ancestors were enslaved in this country, and this movement is something I have believed in my whole life.”

Photographer Aria Isadora tells Lux Mag the story of how she took this compelling shot of masked and besuited members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, chanting and marching over the Brooklyn Bridge during the Black Lives Matter march of June 4th.

The photograph is for sale as a limited edition print in two sizes from David Hill Gallery in London, with net income going to Isadora and Until Freedom, her nominated organisation. Read about it at SHOWstudio or contact David Hill Gallery* for details.

*Disclosure: I have a personal connection to the gallery

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Aria Isadora
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The Noah Noodle Shop, Osaka



Noah Noodle Shop Osaka

I stumbled upon these snaps on Instagram. The preppy-street brand Noah just opened the Noah Noodle Shop in Osaka, Japan and isn’t it a beauty!

It’s a mighty tough time for physical retail in the world and Lord knows Japan has had its problems this year (don’t mention the Olympics), but this is a little slice of optimism in all the doom.

Onwards!

Noah Noodle Shop Osaka
Noah Noodle Shop Osaka
Noah Noodle Shop Osaka
Noah Noodle Shop Osaka
Noah Noodle Shop Osaka

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Noah Noodle Shop/Instagram
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Buy it now: wellness sandals for every budget



Jean Shrimpton by Bailey 1972

I hope you enjoyed my shorts and sweaters post. If you missed it, it’s here.

We’re now in peak shorts season and with that… sandals. ‘Wellness sandals’ are still going strong, either the footbed versions or the retro pancake-flat leather variety. Did you know you should vary your heel heights to optimise foot health? I was told this years ago in my Converse-everyday wearing days, and obviously didn’t listen. But it’s true, you should vary between flat and elevated, to give your feet the best workout.

Anyway, the sale notifications have started to ping so now is a good time to shop. Whether you’re into Birkenstocks, Tevas, Ancient Greeks, or M&S equivalents, there are lots of sensible sandals to accompany the shorts.

While Birkenstock Arizonas* were the indoor shoe of lockdown spring, I also like them as a smart outdoor sandal with a classic red or magenta pedi. (Side note: if you’re looking for the best foot file in the world, get this Margaret Dabbs one.) I also like the minimalist Birkenstock Madrid slide with its clean single bar silhouette. The cork sole* (£56) is the old school version, and the all-black*  (£220) is the luxe version. The one-colour cross-strap Sienna slide (£310) is also very appealing in black.

M&S has quite a few classic footbed sandals around the £20-£30 with some on sale now. I like these M&S Collection navy leather ones (currently £18) or slightly jazzier, these animal-print leather sandals (currently £36). Or for something super-nostalgic, there are these flat leather sandals in tan and red (currently £23.60).

Church’s seems to be dipping a toe in the footbed pool with these rugged multi strap sandals, while Suicoke* from Japan is the chic version of a Teva sandal with its moulded footbed but more refined silhouette. I prefer the thinner soled variety to the chunky platform ones.

NOW CLICK BELOW TO SHOP THE POST. (I MAY EARN A COMMISSION ON THE BASKET VALUE OF ITEMS BOUGHT*)…

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Jean Shrimpton by David Bailey
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