Archive for ‘Eyewear’

August 16, 2010

Coco & Breezy x Selima Optique


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Photo: Selima Optique

20 year-old twins, Corianna and Brianna Dotson bka Coco & Breezy are having quite the year. The twins from Minneapolis have managed to transplant themselves to NYC on dreams of becoming designers. Making a foray first into RTW, they tinkered with their first love, eyewear, in the process. Eyewear for them was a way to easily transform into their bold alter egos, Coco & Breezy, and shy away from judging eyes.

While most designers of their age are struggling with unpaid internships and sketching prototypes, the sunglass moguls have landed their shades on the likes of Kelly Osbourne, Ashanti, and Ciara, and have managed to catch Selima Salaun of Selima Optique’s attention as well.

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June 3, 2010

The Virgins x Ray Ban



Photo: Refinery29

The Ray-Ban Aviator is about as timeless as it gets. Originally designed for pilots in the 1930s, the style is a favorite from Hollywood to Williamsburg and everywhere in between. Ray-Ban is updating their look by introducing their new line Ray-Ban Aviator: The Essentials. The styles feature ice-blue, fuchsia, and 22kt gold frames. Whether or not you consider them to be “essential” may directly correlate with how many ironic T-shirts you have in your closet but who are we to judge? Ray-Ban has also recruited indie rock favorites The Virgins (see above) and The Plasticines to trick out their own special pairs for a limited collaboration. These custom styles feature vision-obscuring illustrations. So, cool as they may be, it might not be such a bad thing that they’re not actually for sale.

May 10, 2010

Dusan Reljin x Selima Optique


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Photo: Selima Optique

Photographer Dusan Reljin,a frequent contributor to just about every magazine from Wonderland to American Vogue, is turning his editorial eye to eyewear. The fashion photographer is collaborating with Selima Optique’s mastermind designer Selima Salaun on a capsule collection of hand-cut Mazzuchelli in optical and sunglass styles, which is a wood and cotton based plastic (you learn something new every day!), these frames are made to last. “I was like a kid discovering Legos for the first time,” Reljin told Style.com about the design process.

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