This story was originally published on August 12, and has been updated with new masks.
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 embrace mask wearing (we have no time for anti-mask conspiracy theories).
It's highly recommended for all Aucklanders to wear a mask or face covering when outside of their homes to help reduce the risk of Covid spread, and on public transport they are now mandatory.
At the VMAs last year, Lady Gaga wore a wardrobe of masks on-stage explaining that "it's a sign of respect". That echoes a past 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.