Fashion, thy name is face mask

Send Us Photos of Your Face Masks, And We'll Have a Fashion Show (Virtually)

We all have to wear masks now, so we might as well look good.

By Catherine Wendlandt April 15, 2020

The leaders of David Adickes's Mount Rush Hour, in American Statesmanship Park, are leading once again with their examples of protective and fashionable face masks. 

Forget fanny packs slung across your chest, there's a new fashion accessory sweeping the world, and they're called face masks. 

Thanks to the coronavirus crisis, and the potential of virus spread through asymptomatic carriers, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has called for everyone to wear some sort of mask when out in public. We at Houstonia are totally on board with that—safety first—but safety doesn't mean we can't rock an awesome face mask look. 

Leave the N95 and surgical masks to the professionals—seriously, y'all, the healthcare workers need them more than you—and send us pictures of your cutest, funniest, and best cloth face masks, and we'll post a slideshow online of our favorites. Want to make a mask? Designer Chloe Dao told us taught us how, no sewing involved.

Submit your photos here.

Want examples of how creative and fashionable people have gotten with their own masks?

Check out the round up below. 

Mayor Sylvester Turner

Mayor Sylvester Turner has taken to matching his PPE to his suit, and we are here for it. 

Chloe Dao

That's right. Get your own Chloe Dao-designed mask. You'll be the talk of the grocery store:

Kendra Scott

Make your Kendra mask with an old jewelry bag, or you can go straight to the source: 

David Peck

Was your wedding canceled because of COVID-19? Well, at least you can have a mask from local wedding dress designer David Peck:

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WOW. Thank you all for your incredible and heartwarming response to our mask production efforts. This was not the week we had planned, but I'm so glad that you are along for the ride. We couldn't do it without our community. ⁣ We have been flooded with suggestions and requests for masks. If your organization or an organization you know needs masks, pIease email [email protected]. She is coordinating distribution. We plan to start fulfilling requests on Monday. ⁣ If you would like to help, there is a link in our bio to a donation page. You can also find the info on our website homepage. The money raised will go towards purchasing more supplies and our people who are making the masks.⁣ I am working on a blog post for those of you who would like to make masks at home.

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Alan Gonzalez 

Show your #alantude with a mask from this Project Runway alum. (Also check out our interview with Gonzalez in our April 2020 issue):

Rep Houston sports

Go 'Stros.

 And finally ... The Mona Lisa:

Show us your Mona Lisa smile the COVID-19 way. 

Image: Pixabay

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