Name: Linda Rodin

Instagram: @lindaandwinks

City: New York

Intro: I’ve been an entrepreneur for the last 20 years

What are the lessons you’ve learnt in lock-down: Lockdown has been, sadly, a new way of life for us all for over 8 months. It has not been easy or joyful or a lesson giving time in many ways but - and most importantly - for the fact that I value my health more than ever. And I am aware of the risks of not taking this pandemic seriously. I have always taken very good care of myself with diet etc. but covid has made me hyper aware of how serious one must be to stay safe at all times.

What do you miss most / what are you looking forward to: I miss the freedom of just going for a walk, of meeting friends or going anywhere for that matter and not having to suit up for any and all forays outside of the house.

What have you learned about yourself this year: I’ve learned how much I value my independence and freedom. The ability to come and go easily. To travel and to be spontaneous in my life. I’ve realized that I’ve taken for granted what seemed so normal and easy. I also realize how extremely lucky I am to have my health and shelter and the means to navigate my life safely in these dire days. So many people are unfortunately struggling in ways that are unimaginable.

Any projects you have been working on that you would like to talk about? I’ve been laying low and just trying to get through this and the impossible political situation here. Thank God Biden won fair and square and hoping brighter days are ahead! Thoughts for the new year: Just hoping that 2021 will be better than 2020.

What are you wearing and why were you drawn to it: I’m wearing a lovely black crepe dress that is simple yet so elegant and a tad fits like a dream.

Linda wears: The Mariah Dress in black crepe.