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Style: Safe & Stylish

Masks have officially entered the fashion scene.

In this new normal, masks have become a part of our daily lives. Why not embrace them by having fun with different patterns that express our sense of style while staying protected?

“Masks do not have to be scary and ugly,” LOCAL Life fashion editor Roxanne Gilleland said. “They can be chic and inviting, and still serve their purpose. It’s a new way to make a fashion statement.”

To prove this point, Gilleland scoured the racks of local shops and boutiques to create a few perfect pandemic-friendly outfits. Since this is our music issue, we invited a few musically inclined locals to showcase these styles at Ruby Lee’s South — home to good times, good food and some of the best live music around. Special thanks to owner Tim Singleton for allowing our merry band
to grace his stage.

Available at S.M. Bradford
Available at Island Child and Knickers
Available at SHOP!
Available at Outside Hilton Head
Available at Cocoon
Available at Palmettoes and The Back Door

Behind the masks

Grace Lawton
Local since: 2003
Hails from: Born in Virginia, raised in Kentucky
Hobbies: Yoga, hiking (anything outside), knitting
Fun fact: Met Miss J (J. Alexander from “America’s Next Top Model”) at the Savannah College of Art and Design Art Museum. Before realizing who he was, he had given her a tour around the museum.
Musical inspiration: The Head and the Heart, Still Woozy
Favorite song to play: “Better Than Me” by the Head and the Heart

Alexandra Vargas
Local since: 2014
Hails from: HHI
Hobbies: Playing with donkeys, playing soccer
Fun fact: She has wanted a real donkey since she was two years old
Musical inspiration: JoJo Siwah
Favorite song to play: “Boomerang” by JoJo Siwa, “Dominick the Donkey” during Christmastime

Valentina Vargas
Local since: 2012
Hails from: HHI
Hobbies: Playing the piano, playing with her American Girl doll
Fun fact: Received a cockatiel named Lollipop for her birthday
Musical inspiration: Beethoven
Favorite song to play: “Moonlight Sonata” on the piano

Local since: 2000
Hails from: Washington, D.C.
Hobbies: Playing Mortal Kombat 11, working out
Fun fact: Auditioned for Nickelodeon at age 7
Musical inspiration: Donny Hathaway
Favorite song to play: “Purple Rain” by Prince
Fan favorite song: “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars


Photography Lisa Staff  +  Stylist Roxanne Gilleland
Models Valentina Vargas, Alexandra Vargas, Stee, Grace Lawton
Makeup Samantha Curran, Makeup Madame  +  Location Ruby Lee’s South