Face masks pick perilous path from health protector to fashion accessory

<span>Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

At the Venice Film Festival the actor Tilda Swinton pulled out an ornate gold design face mask and wore it on the red carpet, just like she would have with a statement clutch bag or a must-have piece of jewellery.

The mask was not entirely pandemic-approved – on Instagram the designer James Merry said the custom-made piece was inspired by “stingray skeletons, seaweed and orchids” – but it was symbolic of a bigger shift: the world of high fashion is finally allowing itself to embrace the coronavirus face mask.

Last week also saw Lady Gaga light up the static VMA awards show with a parade of highly fashion-conscious masks. There was the bubblegum pink one from Cecilio Castrillo (a muzzle which resembled the facehugger from Alien), a horned one from Lance Victor Moore, a futuristic one designed by Smooth Technology and then when accepting an award

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Bella Hadid Posts PSA in Dr. Martens & 2020’s Most Important Fashion Accessory

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Bella Hadid is the latest celebrity to continue to wear this year’s most important accessory: a face mask.

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The model posted a PSA on Instagram encouraging her fans to mask up. The 23-year-old wore Dr. Martens and a black face mask in the photos she shared. In her post, Hadid wrote about the importance of wearing a face-covering while COVID-19 continues to loom over the world. She also criticized a group of nearby cops who did not appear to be wearing masks.

#WEARAMASK we wear masks to not only protect ourselves, but to protect our loved ones and our communities. even if your local police force isn’t wearing them, doesn’t mean you don’t have to …… so… wear a mask. it’s cute and cool.

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This Is the Accessory Every Fashion Girl Has in Her Summer Wardrobe

When it comes to early aughts trends making a major comeback this season (we’re looking at you, platform flip-flops), anklets rank among the easiest to incorporate into your wardrobe, no matter your style. A flash of gold or silver—or, you know, puka shells—adds a nice bit of punctuation to nearly any outfit and can help show off those strappy sandals you’ll be wearing all spring and summer long.

Now that ankle-baring season is officially in full swing, we’ve tracked down the 13 best ankle bracelets to add to your collection ASAP. Each will complement looks that range from demure to daring and can be mixed and matched to create playful ankle stacks. Read on and get shopping.

Roxanne Assoulin Daisy Green Anklet ($45)

Chan Luu White Pearl & Gold Anklet ($95)

Ancient Greek Sandals Fine Chain Pearl Anklet ($75)

Éliou Asti Pearl and Bead Anklet ($220)

Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry

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