Marion Greely, founder of Marblehead, MA-based e-commerce company Cece DuPraz, exudes spirit, creativity, and charm in everything she creates in her design studio with her all women team overlooking Marblehead’s magnificent harbor. Featured in Goop’s 2020 Gift Guide (quite an endorsement and a very high honor), the company creates everything from custom-embroidered children's bath robes to a "Oprah's Favorite" kit where kids' art is immortalized on canvas totes to — yes, you guessed it — face masks.
Back in March, Cece DuPraz was one of the first to market with everyday face masks. They crafted their humorous masks, like the one with a cigarette hanging from the side of bright pink lips (which made a guest appearance on Jenna Lyons's instagram) using repurposed unsold canvas totes from their stock. In the months since, they have finessed and mastered the design and fit of their face masks to be as comfortable, safe, and, of course, as cute as possible!
Knowing all of this, we enlisted Cece DuPraz to collaborate on the design of a small batch of face masks to compliment our new Winter 2020/Pre-Spring 2021 collection that is now in-store at Dress. We wanted to offer masks that you can wear all day in comfort, masks that will elevate your outfit and, in turn, your mood.
But the true essence of our collaboration, the reason behind it, was inspired by wanting to give back. We feel very fortunate for the overwhelming support we have received from you, our loyal clientele, during this challenging year, and now, more than ever, we want to do our part to help those in need around us. All proceeds from the sales of Dress Boston x Cece DuPraz face masks through the end of year will go to Rosie’s Place.
To make your own donation to Rosie’s Place, please visit: https://www.rosiesplace.org/give.
Dress Boston x Cece DuPraz Face Masks are now available at Dress. We are offering two sets featuring one mask made with a beautiful seasonal floral Liberty fabric and a second made of chambray featuring a herringbone-embroidered heart on the side.
Shop the Dress Boston x Cece DuPraz Face Masks here.
Here are some pics of Cece DuPraz Founder Marion Greely with some of the Cece DuPraz team, including Kate Donegan, head of Customer Experience at Cece DuPraz, bmaking and modeling the Face Masks.
As you consider your holiday shopping list, we highly recommend you check out the special pieces offered by Cece DuPraz for holiday gift giving. We asked Marion to share a list of her current favorites. Here they are!
- Wide Velvet Bow Barrette with hand embroidered initials
- Little Leaders Gift Set
- Hand Embroidered Gift Set
- Kid Mask & Bow set in yellow and pink
- Embroidered Garland
- Oversized Liberty Scrunchie