This year has seen celebrities either falter or fly in a new virtual world that’s brought everyone together in their disdain of Zoom video calls and longing for a meal out at their favourite restaurant. We’re not technically ‘all in this together’ as some would have us believe, checking in from their mansions in the Hollywood Hills to sing a bad song as we fight our housemates for space at the kitchen table to work (if we’re lucky) from. But, at the same time, we are all locked up in need of distraction, and that’s where the likes of Florence Pugh comes in.
During the pandemic, the Little Women star has been blessing her 1.7m followers with unpretentious videos of her cooking various meals in her kitchen, including peanut butter ice-cream, butternut squash soup, homemade pizza dough, and, most recently, a classic English Sunday roast. The clips are candid, messy, wine-filled and easy to follow, which has gained them a cult following in recent months and helped to cement Pugh firmly in the second COVID celebrity category.
Now, Pugh’s taking things up a notch, swapping her bumblebee apron for a cute summer dress by Canadian brand Aritzia, which she was asked about so much in her DMs that she decided to later dedicate an entire Instagram post to. “To all family, friends and fans who asked about this dress on my Sunday Roast cooking session yesterday.. It’s GENUINELY called Sunday Best Vida dress from @aritzia !!!,” she wrote.
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To all family, friends and fans who asked about this dress on my Sunday Roast cooking session yesterday.. Its GENUINELY called Sunday Best Vida dress from @aritzia !!! Thank you everyone for watching and more importantly for registering to vote on my @headcountorg link in my bio. This was such an exciting afternoon. SO? What’s next? I asked to push it even further and see if we could make it to 2500 and I would do a bonus dish extravaganza. Due to it being National Voter Registration Day TOMORROW it seemed fitting to cook the bonus dish then, we’ll checked in to see how those registrations are going! Fingers crossed Jammy Tarts..
If the designer’s name sounds familiar it’s because it’s already been worn by a slew of other famous faces, including, most notably, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and, of course, the likes of Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Karlie Kloss.
Just like Zendaya did for the Emmys in her lounge, next time you decide to cook a nice meal, do like Pugh and dress up.