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Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker Frames

Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker Frames

Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker Frames

Have you heard about luxury eyewear line Warby Parker’s collab with Karlie Kloss?  It’s worth checking out especially when they are mixing social awareness with some lovely frames.  Think looking and feeling good about your contribution to a good cause at a brilliant price point.

Warby Parker collaborated with Karlie Kloss on three new sunglasses which are graceful, polished, and full of personality. They are distinctly feminine classics and appropriately named Julia, Marple, and Clara.

Warby Parker states that they ‘started with a beautiful silhouette; the Julia frame is our translation of the tried-and-true teardrop. From there, we resized the lenses and fashioned contemporary wire accents for Clara and Marple. Constructed from ultra-strong and lightweight titanium in Heirloom Silver and Heirloom Gold, the frames feature gradient lenses, available in Violet Clover, Sepia Wash, Faded Slate, Copper Fade, and Indigo Wash. Relaxed and elegant.  In celebration of our partnership, we’re donating to an organization dear to Karlie.’

The organization’s name is Edible Schoolyard NYC and they provide low-income public schools with kitchens and gardens.  The students are put through a hands-on curriculum led by Edible Schoolyard staff and they learn the tools to develop lifelong healthy habits. The donation will benefit two community farm stands in Brooklyn and East Harlem, where kids learn about food preparation in their own neighborhoods. And as always, for every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.

The Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker frames are available now online and in Warby Parker stores for $145 USD each.  A steal for a good cause.

Edible Schoolyard NYC www.WarbyParker.com/Karlie-Kloss

http://ca.warbyparker.com/

eBay Seller Spotlight: Vintage Eyeglasses Online

I don’t really need to wear eyeglasses all of the time – but I like to wear them at work mainly because I’m on a computer all day. 

For years I’ve been rocking the vintage geek chic eye glasses look.  I usually have 2-3 frames on the go which I rotate.

In the past I have always found cool frames on eBay.  This time around I really wanted something a lil more classic, edgy, cool and yet timeless.  Tall order?  Of course, it’s me!

I found a seller by the name of ‘egamon’ who has not only an eBay shop but also his own eyeglass and frame website appropriately named Vintage Eyeglasses Online www.vintageeyeglassesonline.com

I got it into my head as you do a few months ago that I wanted a pair of Tart Arnel’s.  Oh you know those amazing frames that Johnny Depp and Rashida Jones have been busting out all over town.  Very clean and very geek chic.  The price?  Oh yeah…hmm $499 – $999 CAD.  

But when I looked on Vintage Eyeglasses Online I noticed the prices and selection were stellar.  Not only were they authentic Tart’s but also a plenitude of sizes to choose from. 

Vintage Arnel Style Men's Eyeglass Frames by Kono called Brute in Black

Vintage Arnel Style Men’s Eyeglass Frames by Kono called Brute in Black

At Vintage Eyeglasses Online offer unique, vintage eyeglass frames for both men and women…ideal for prescription or sunglass lenses…at very competitive prices.  You can find Plastic Frames, Metal Frames, Gold Filled Frames, Cat eye Styles, Jewelled Frames, Combination Frames and Sunglasses.  Other brand names they carry include of:  American Optical, Bausch & Lomb, Ray Ban, Imperial Optical, Kono, Liberty Optical and Marine Optical.

I didn’t have loads of money to spare being on a Youth Worker’s budget 😉 – so I opted for three frames that ran me just under $100 CAD from eBay.com.  3 Frames for under $100 CAD!  Now if you buy from his website it maybe a lil bit more if you don’t play the eBay game.  For me – I’m always looking to save cash – see what feels right for you in the moment.

Marine Optical Vintage Men's Hybrid Eyeglass Frame in Demi Amber

Marine Optical Vintage Men’s Hybrid Eyeglass Frame in Demi Amber

Think of the mark up you are paying for one pair of frames from an optical shop.  Now the key here is to know your size people and thus you can not only save money but find the right frame size for you.  Look on the right or left side of your eyeglass frames and you will see 2 or 3 numbers e.g. 46-20.  If you see this, that is your eyeglass frame size.  Capiche?

The shipping as a head’ up is quite affordable too from Vintage Eyeglasses Online.  I didn’t even get charged any duty.  The frames came impeccably packaged too from NYC.

I encourage you not to feel any trepidation buying from this seller.  The communication was always on point, service perfection and the goods – all quality.  I’m planning on rocking these frames for a few years and buying some more.  Tell Mr. Greenberg I sent you. 😉

Mel xo