A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Spring/Summer 2017 launch party for Cutler & Gross’ new collection for the season. It was a fun night filled with some of my favourite people good drinks some yummy bites and of course some super fierce eyewear. That evening I had the pleasure of connecting with the amazing Cutler & Gross team all the way in from the U.K. and (of course) also trying on some new amazing shades!!! I fell in love with too many things to mention but then there was one pair that I could not get my hands off of (can you guess which ones LOL) – One thing I love most about Cutler & Gross sunglasses is the fact that they are all products that are handmade so you know that the workmanship, quality and I would say, most importantly durability of these frames are built to last!!! I’ve had a pair for about three years now and they have really been surviving the test of time, which with my hectic, busy lifestyle is such a plus!!!!!! Anyways enjoy some of my favorite photos from the night and don’t forget to check them out online or at their boutique here in Toronto at 758 Queen St. West!!!
Jay Jay has got a new VU – Thanks to fellow Canadian (Montreal to be exact) brand VU Sunglass – a new luxury designer eyewear shop – I finally found a new pair of sunglasses that I am as equally obsessed with like my vintage Gianfranco Ferre’s! Thanks to VU Sunglass’ new #HTO Home Try On Experience – You can order 3 pairs of sunglasses with discounts on each pair, get them at home, try them on, see which ones are your favourites and return the other sunglasses that don’t work! It’s kinda genius actually.. I wanted to try something new so I went for a thinner more pilot/aviator style… I ended up falling in love with these sick Cutler And Gross 1138 Woodgrain’s – They are LEGITERALLY!!!! (literally and legitimately at the same time!) my new obsessions!!!!!!! VU has some seriously dope brands and styles… It is an extremely sexy curated library of eyewear indeed!!!
If you know me, then you know sunglasses are a freakishly particular thing to me! Like I am VVVVVVVERY particular about my sunglasses because they literally go on my face, the first thing you see is (sometimes, more then others) my sunglasses.. If you’ve been staying up to date with me for some time now then you know I have had a single pair of sunglasses that I have rocked out to the bone for the last like nearly 5 years.. I’ve recently been coming across these DIOR ‘So Real’ sunglasses more and more over the last few weeks and they’ve been growing on me more and more… Maybe it’s time to go give them a try!
AS you know I’ve been extremely committed to one pair of glasses for the last few years. It’s quite hard for me to even think about life without my classic Gianfranco Ferre oversized pimp-daddy shades (LOL!) I am sure that is not what they are called but for seriously, you know what I mean… Anyways, the other day the lovely people over at Smart Buy Glasses reached out to me to ask me to go through their site and pick a pair of sunglasses for myself.. I instantly began to have hot flashes and not know what direction to go.. AS you can imagine lol! But then I manned up and picked me-self something I thought could definitely work.. I’ve loved the Celine Shadow sunglasses for quite some time now, more on other people obviously then myself, but I thought, why not give it a try!
Shop the the Celine Shadow sunglasses
You know me and you know when it comes to sunglasses I am so selective so it’s no surprise that I am soooooo kinda obsessed with my new shades from the fam a.k.a Grey Ant! The TUSK’s are such a great fit, a super modern and sick take on a classic wayfarer! And then there’s the Berlin’s – So sick and they actually are inspired by their name, BERLIN! The silver hoop on the side is to symbolize a spacer piercing and the bar with the two balls on the opposite side is to symbolize a eyebrow piercing.. hmm.. tempting!
Here is a short video from the super talented team over at Grey Ant sunglasses. The video is showcasing some of the sweet and signature styles from the brand and is inspired by the 1966 movie ‘seconds’ featuring albino male model Shaun Ross. enjoy xx
IF THERE IS ONE THING I HAVE THE HARDEST TIME FINDING it has to without a doubt be sunglasses. I just can rarely find the right shape, the right look, the right style, the right details….. ENTER GREY ANT – Now, you’ve seen me write about their signature status sunglasses which have been seen on countless celebrities and taste-makers around the world before when I just only discovered the brand. Now after have gotten the opportunity to hang out and fully get into all the amazing sunglasses I can say, YES, they are just as amazing and epic as they look!!! Right away I instantly fell in love with the STATUS/BLACK LEATHER naturally – because of their size and details. It was also cool to discover that there is a entire collection behind the signature look. I LITERALLY stop by this booth every time I pass by it to try on all the frames, I’m so obsessed!
make sure to check out http://shop.greyant.com
I ACTUALLY JUST fell over… OH, MY, GOD, BECKY, LOOK AT THOSE SHADES.. lol.. I love the shape the details and that littttttle ol’ bit of ombre. Would of thought these were Alpina’s at first but love them even more being Rick Owens and stuff… [available here]
IF there is EVER a pair of sunglasses that can come next to my vintage Gianfranco Ferre’s which are my go-to statement-makin every day sunglasses, it is definitely these Grey Ant Status Sunglasses. I just love the size/proportion. I also really dig the simplicity, there are no extra designs or anything its easy, breezy.
To me Vintage Frames are almost an obsession. I love finding out new and exciting things from the past and seeing some of the most eclectic and eccentric styles via eyewear. Corey, the man behind the shades who runs Vintage Frames actually hooked me up with my first pair of Vintage Frames a year or so ago at the MMVA’s he hooked me up with my Vintage Gianfranco Ferre sunglasses.. When I found out of their new collab I obviously had to share!! The Vintage Frames Company has been given the pleasure of co-branding it’s second release with Ultra Eyewear. It is with great pride and pleasure we announce the official launch of the Vintage Frames Shop x Ultra Goliath 2 “Snowdon Deli” Edition
In 1946 Montreal birthed what would soon become a classic Montreal establishment; Snowdon Deli. From what started out as a deli counter, to what has blossomed into a full blown restaurant, Snowdon Deli is a Montreal landmark. The deli was founded by the Morantz brothers, who through hard work and dedication produced some of the finest cut smoked meat on the planet. Vintage Frames Company owner Corey Shapiro’s earliest and finest memories were waking up at dawn for a breakfast club with his grandfather and friends at Snowdon Deli. Populated by clothing industry moguls, the Snowdon Deli Breakfast Crew would become the base of inspiration for Corey’s fashion direction. The Ultra Goliath 2 “Snowdon Deli” Collection was conceptualized from Corey’s earliest eyewear memories being that of his grandfather and friends wearing Ultra Goliath 2 frames for a morning smoked meat gathering. It is with that fondest memory that The Vintage Frames Shop is proud to announce it’s Vintage Frames Shop x Ultra Goliath 2 “Snowdon Deli” Edition.
With only fifty pairs of these sought-after frames being produced, Vintage Frames Shop is once again proving why they are the number one purveyor in the Vintage eyewear industry. Ultra has exclusively co-branded with the Vintage Frames Shop to release a limited edition Clear Frame as part of our Dr. Shapiro Collection. The enormous size and presence of this frame is what made this sunglass into such an iconic piece of eyewear. The Ultra Goliath 2 comes with either it’s original clear lenses, or with a custom mirrored set of lenses. The Vintage Frames Company recognized its historical importance to the music and fashion world and made it a priority to bring it back to life!
The Vintage Frames Shop x Ultra Golitah 2 “Snowdon Deli” Collection Sunglasses will be available exclusively at Vintage Frames Company’s e-commerce website www.vintageframesshop.com>