Swine Flu Face Masks for Fashionistas: Try Not To Die Laughing

For all you people who thought Uggs were nuts, I see your fuzzy, oversized sheepskin moon boots and raise you a crazy, hilarious, decorated swine-flu surgical face mask. Graphic designer Irina Blok is doing a "limited edition" series of swine timely surgical masks, available for $10, plus shipping and handling. "This would make a good Mother's Day gift if they are ready in time... if your mother has a sense of humor about the situation," she writes. Proceeds go to charity to help fight the swine flu epidemic in Mexico. These are the options:

Swine Flu Face Masks for Fashionistas: Try Not To Die Laughing

People in Mexico are clearly making lemonade from lemons. This photo (from AP) below, is making the rounds on the web. Click here to get to the Telegraph UK's full slideshow of the masks. It's good stuff.

Swine Flu Face Masks for Fashionistas: Try Not To Die Laughing
AP via Telegraph UK

The fancy face mask thing is not new. If you remember, surgical face masks were all the rage back during the SARS years. I could not find the backstory on these guys. They almost don't need it. Photos via here.

Swine Flu Face Masks for Fashionistas: Try Not To Die Laughing
Swine Flu Face Masks for Fashionistas: Try Not To Die Laughing
Swine Flu Face Masks for Fashionistas: Try Not To Die Laughing
Swine Flu Face Masks for Fashionistas: Try Not To Die Laughing
Swine Flu Face Masks for Fashionistas: Try Not To Die Laughing

You have to wonder if decorating your mask nullifies its utility.


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