(l-r) Bloom’s Angels—Design Director Stephanie Reeves, Associate Publisher Cassaundra Huskey, and Deputy Editor Sophie Bird—take a break from working on the magazine to show off their masks. Stephanie sets her creative spirit loose while Cassaundra shares her love of cats wearing these colorful masks from Spectrum Creative Group, 101 W. Kirkwood. Sophie models a free-spirited, tie- dye mask by Simply Southern from EllieMae’s Boutique, 101 W. Kirkwood.


Because a mask is essential for slowing the spread of COVID-19, it’s safe to assume we’ll all be donning them this holiday season. But while masks started out as an unwanted piece of personal protective equipment, they’re now morphing into something else: a fashion statement. They’re also the perfect stocking stuffer this Christmas.

Masks are increasingly adding a bit of personal flair to the wearer’s outfit through designs, humorous sayings, and the logos of brands, organizations, and sports teams.

At Bloomington businesses, there are many styles of mask to choose. Perhaps someone on your list is a loyal Hoosiers fan, loves dogs, or enjoys tie-dye. At these local retailers, there’s a mask for everyone on your list.