Harriet Hall, The Independent

Harriet Hall

The Independent

United Kingdom

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Past articles by Harriet:

Lifestyle is the ‘fun’ bit of a newspaper – this is what I’ve learned after four years as editor

Over the past four years I have overseen coverage of the death of fashion designers, chefs, celebrities, royalty and Covid-19, writes Harriet Hall → Read More

Fashioning Masculinities at the V&A Review: A marvellous celebration of gender fluidity

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s latest fashion blockbuster is a toe-dipping introduction seeking to defy our contemporary perceptions of masculinity, writes Harriet Hall → Read More

What it’s like at the Romanian-Ukraine border

Humanitarian organisations are assisting in the crisis in any way possible, with many working in border countries to meet refugees as they arrive, helping with essential provisions. Harriet Hall speaks to Katie Morrison from Plan International about the reality of their experience → Read More

Designers want us to know that puffer coats and slippers are here to stay

At the final day of London Fashion Week shows, Roksanda and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi brought sportswear but with a twist, reports Harriet Hall → Read More

London Fashion Week: Hoods get a glam makeover at Halpern and Richard Quinn

Designers offer the ultimate antidote to the drabness of the past two years as the humble hoodie is transformed, writes Harriet Hall → Read More

Sam smith kicks off LFW with surprise performance at Harris Reed fashion show

The British-American designer’s gender fluid creations have been seen on Harry Styles, Iman and Solange → Read More

I got a fertility MOT. It wasn’t what I expected

As new ONS data reveals that half of women have not had a baby by their 30th birthday for the first time ever, Harriet Hall explores if fertility testing could help them find an answer to the baby question → Read More

Jess Phillips MP says it is a ‘fundamental failing’ that misogyny isn’t recognised as a hate crime

Shadow minister for domestic violence and safeguarding and MP for Birmingham Yardley says the bill still needs ‘ironing out’ during exclusive virtual event hosted Independent journalist Harriet Hall → Read More

A message to Pope Francis: Choosing pets over children does not make women ‘selfish’

It was refreshing to see an almost universal response to a man telling women what to do with their bodies, writes Harriet Hall → Read More

All dressed up and a positive lateral flow: Welcome to Covid Roulette

The stress of wondering if we will make it to Christmas without having to isolate is really putting things in perspective, writes Harriet Hall → Read More

The most-used emoji of 2021 has been revealed

Despite the ongoing pandemic, we maintained positivity when it came to our digital communication this year → Read More

‘Meghan and Harry need to be seen as the future not as traitors’, says royal expert

The Independent’s Harriet Hall hosted a virtual event exploring what the future holds for the most famous family in the world → Read More

Sally Rooney’s new book reminds us that the true joy of culture is the collective conversation

The real pleasure in art is in digesting it and sharing the experience, writes Harriet Hall → Read More

The photographer millennials love did my portrait

Alexandra Cameron’s portrait photography has taken Instagram by storm. At a time when it has never been easier to capture ourselves on camera, what is the appeal of commissioning someone else to do it? Harriet Hall sits for the photographer to find out → Read More

Working Girls: How film and TV sexed up women’s office wear – and why it’s time to make a change

From Mad Men to Industry, women’s on-screen office wear has reflected their professional standing while alluding to their sexuality, but the pandemic has given us pause to reconsider what we put on when we step back into the office, writes Harriet Hall → Read More

Deliveroo has recreated Ross’ famous ‘moist maker’ sandwich

Monica’s creation is one of television’s most famous foods, so we knew we had to try it. Will the moist maker be enough to lure us back to the dreaded commute? → Read More

Royal baby: 8 unusual traditions following births

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their second child → Read More

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser review – The V&A’s immersive blockbuster exhibition is a visual joy

With over 300 objects, including manuscripts, illustrations, garments and paintings, the V&A exhibition offers plenty to enjoy – though the more compelling intellectual impact of Carroll’s work is overlooked → Read More

8 unusual traditions the royal family follow when a baby is born

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are expecting their first child → Read More

How the couple who were supposed to ‘modernise the monarchy’ turned their backs on it

From the outside, it looked like a life of privilege and perfect romance. But the expectations placed on Harry and Meghan's shoulders were impossible to live up to, explain Sophie Gallagher and Harriet Hall → Read More