You know what’s chic? Wearing a face mask.
We’re still in the middle of a global pandemic, and with the knowledge that community transmission has returned to New Zealand, now is the time to fully embrace mask wearing (we have no time for anti-mask conspiracy theories).
It’s now mandatory to wear a mask on public transport and planes, and highly encouraged for all Aucklanders to wear a mask or face covering when outside of their homes to help reduce the risk of Covid spread.
At the recent VMAs, Lady Gaga wore a wardrobe of masks on-stage explaining that "it's a sign of respect". That echoes an earlier comment from PM Jacinda Ardern who eloquently expressed a key reason to wear one: "It's a sign you care about your community."
Caring? Respect? Also chic!
Several local designers have pivoted to mask making, and while many have very quickly sold out, some have plans to make more and are taking pre-orders. Here, a few good options if you have the means to invest in a designer option.
This story has been updated with new masks.