Facemask Fashion

By Richard Mineards   |   April 30, 2020
Xavier Scordo, the perfect clothing complement

It’s the perfect blend of fashion and fabulousness.

French society crimper Xavier Scordo, who owns an eponymous salon on Coast Village Road, has become a passionate collector of face masks that match his extensive wardrobe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

And Mexican tailor Patty Moo, who owns Perfect Fit just a tiara’s toss away, has been busy making hundreds of them with many local businesses like Montecito Bank & Trust, Lucky’s, The Habit, and Mesa Produce snapping them up.

“It all started with one simple question from a friend, Kim Fregoso, who asked if I’d thought about making face masks and donating them to nurses,” says Patty. “From then on my team and I automatically got started and donated 290 masks to Ventura County Hospital with her help.

“Soon enough we decided to take it to our entire social media and my phone would not stop ringing with clients asking if we could make face masks for their entire family and employees. It was nonstop for weeks straight after that.”

Patty’s masks sell for $20 each and are made from various colorful swatches of fabric in her store.

Xavier, who used to work for the Jose Eber salon at the Biltmore, says he has a collection of nearly two dozen masks because “I love to be trendy.”

“Patty asked if I’d like one when she started and it has snowballed from there. It is a good advertisement for her and a total fashion statement for me.”


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