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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Swine flu hits the fashion world

Swineflu Your hands are dry and scaly from repeated scrubbing. Your tan is fading because you’re afraid to leave your house and risk contamination. And to add insult to swine flu injury, your light blue surgical grade mask totally clashes with this summer’s maxi dress.

OMG! Pandemics are like, such a fashion bummer!

Thank goodness for the slightly sketchy, which sells “high fashion” masks that it says protect you from inhaling airborne microorganisms “just in time for swine flu season.” For just $27.95, you too can buy three “flu fashion” masks in patterns ranging from tie-dye to zebra print.


Ok, now it's time for a warning: The Food and Drug Administration just sent out a media warning, advising consumers to be careful about any products that claim to cure or prevent swine flu. Yeah, this falls into that category. Maybe better for giggles than buying, but here are legit details on how to protect yourself.

For more mask related chuckles, check out the United Kingdom Telegraph’s slideshow of decorated flu masks spotted on the streets of Mexico City.

- Guest Diva Helen Anne Travis


[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:16pm]


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