From Joe Biden to Sienna Miller, the new fashion rules for wearing a face mask and sunglasses

Alexander P. Ary
Actress Sienna Miller on 28th July
Actress Sienna Miller on 28th July

There is a scene in the 2006 rom-com film The Holiday where Jude Law’s character is attempting to entertain his children by becoming ‘Mr Napkinhead’. Said ‘Napkinhead’ is brought to life when Law throws a white linen serviette over his face, and wears his glasses over the top, causing the kids to shriek with joy.

It’s all fun and games when miming at the dinner table, but what about during a heatwave in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, when we’re all attempting to wear our now-compulsory face coverings with our sunglasses at the supermarket?

Wearing sunglasses with a face mask presents an incredibly strange sartorial challenge for anyone who isn’t used to wearing the combination (face coverings, of course, have been common for centuries in many cultures). To the uninitiated, though, it’s a look which means you can’t see any element of

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Queen Letizia of Spain Shows Us How to Wear the Heck Out of a Mask

Alexander P. Ary
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty/Shutterstock/AP
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty/Shutterstock/AP

After months in isolation, British and European royal families have bravely emerged from their guarded estates to lift the spirits of their beleaguered countrymen one photo op at a time. In England, Kate Middleton has dyed her hair again; her honey-rooted strands and measured princess waves signal that she’s back to business. 

Queen Letizia of Spain, too, has embarked on a tour with her family, meant to “boost morale” and perhaps distract from continuing news reports about her husband’s father’s allegedly shady finances.

<div class="inline-image__caption"> <p>Queen Letizia visits Vega de San Martin Agrarian Transformation Society on June 3, 2020 in San Martin de la Vega, Madrid, Spain</p> </div> <div class="inline-image__credit"> Shutterstock </div>

Queen Letizia visits Vega de San Martin Agrarian Transformation Society on June 3, 2020 in San Martin de la Vega, Madrid, Spain

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Letizia’s husband, King Felipe VI, has already renounced his inheritance in the wake of the mushrooming scandal, with the most recent allegations that his father, former monarch Juan Carlos I, received $100

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