Grace Bernal’s California Style: Protecting

Style 04 10The mantle has served the practical purpose of keeping people warm and protecting them from many elements. It dates back to the Old Testament and was yet in vogue in the days of the New Testament with Jesus and Mother Mary wrapping their head with a mantle.
In today’s world, there’s a whole lot of wrapping going on. Currently, the goal is to cover one’s mouth and nose, either with a face mask or garment. Although the covering of the face/mouth has been around for centuries, somehow as we evolved we winged away from the importance of protection. Today we are faced with a virus that may not be arrested entirely by people wearing a mask, but shrouding our faces in muslin may help protect us and others a bit more. The fashion garment industry has definitely taken on a new project with the manufacturing of masks and other material related to protective garments. As we are in full spring, things feel a bit out of sync as we are unable to really play out what vernal fashion is trending, since the mask and protective gear have taken over the streets. I’m not sure if wearing a swimsuit will be taking place this summer, but currently it’s all about masking and staying safe. Happy Easter!

“Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart.
-Kevyn Aucoin

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