Celebrities, influencers make face masks a fashion statement 

Despite the decline in fashion sales, a number of brands have united for a good cause. (Instagram)
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Updated 21 May 2020

Celebrities, influencers make face masks a fashion statement 

DUBAI: Since the coronavirus was classified as a global pandemic in March by the World Health Organization, the fashion industry has been struggling due to a decline in sales as a result of the global lockdown.

Lockdowns and travel restrictions have wreaked havoc on the usually jam-packed fashion calendar, with the cancellation of major events, including Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks.

While people stay at home and self-isolate, some have found ways to bring their old fashion pieces back to life and recycle old looks with a modern flair.

British-Egyptian fashion influencer Dina Tokio has been “digging up lots of old clothes.” 



Fun fact.. This tracksuit didn’t fit two years ago. Digging up lots of old clothes whilst stuck at home recently

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As a result of declining sales, several brands have been forced to shut down, including luxury e-tailer The Modist.

Despite the decline in fashion sales, a number of brands have united for a good cause. 

Fashion houses such as Moroccan brand Karim Adduchi and Egyptian brand Rigash by designer Lamia Rady have been producing face masks to generate revenue to donate to frontline workers and people affected by the pandemic.

Celebrities and fashion influencers are also supporting these brands by pushing their products to the public. 

From Part-Palestinian model Bella Hadid to Jordanian-Romanian footwear designer Amina Muaddi, stars have made the compulsory face shield a fashion statement with their stylish touches. 

Below are some creative looks by celebrities with the face masks.




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Felt like putting on a summer dress at home today. #butmakeitquarantine

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off to buy dishwasher tablets brb

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We finally re-Planted our 1500 lavender babies Proud

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Eyes are never quiet. #FirstDayOutIn2Months Thanks for the masks @avoyermagyan

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Smiling cus IT’S MY FAULT drops in 2 days! (Smile not included)

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Social distancing but make it fashion. Thank you @lesuperbecalifornia for the prettiest mask / blouse set!

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Q hacéis? Yo voy al super a x cuatro cosas

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Pop star Rita Ora ‘embarrassed’ after breaking London lockdown

Updated 01 December 2020

Pop star Rita Ora ‘embarrassed’ after breaking London lockdown

LONDON: British singer Rita Ora apologized on Monday for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules after holding a 30th birthday party with friends in a London restaurant.

Writing on the social media platform Instagram, Ora called the party, which took place on Saturday in Notting Hill, west London, a “serious and inexcusable error of judgement.”

“It was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK,” Ora wrote on Instagram.

“I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness.

“Even though this won’t make it right, I want to sincerely apologize,” she added.

London police confirmed that officers had been called to Notting Hill over a breach of Covid-19 regulations.

“Officers continue to assess the allegations and are liaising with the local authority regarding a potential breach of regulations at the premises. Enquiries continue,” a Metropolitan police statement said.

The singer of hits that include “Let You Love Me” and “How to Be Lonely” has volunteered to pay a fine.

Police in England can issue fines of up to $13,352 for breaches of the lockdown curbs.

England was placed under four weeks of restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus in November. Restaurants and pubs were among businesses affected.

The Sun newspaper published photos of Ora and other celebrities arriving at a restaurant.

“It’s important that everybody in society sets an example by following the rules - that is for every member of the public, including celebrities,” the Prime Minister's official spokesman said.

“But it’s up to police to decide what action to take.”