This week there were two appropriately summery parties to launch the new eyewear collections of two iconic American brands.
The Oliver Peoples 2011 collection is classic with a modern spin, which is what the brand has built its empire on. The big movie star glasses are there (the gorgeous Myriel, right) as well as an assortment of frames that give a reverential nod to Wayfarers. Indeed,the pair that I got to take home with me is the striped blond Shean, which are like my beloved Ray-bans (Miranda Kerr's wearing them above), but better. (It pains me to say that. Sorry, Ray-ban.) The brand manages to avoid blingy, trendy sunglasses, as pointed out by Shenae Grimes (who was randomly reporting at the event on behalf of Nylon) and Larry is proud that they manage to stay above the trendy fray.
The event for Tommy Hilfiger’s eyewear launch was a bit more flashy, involving Becka Diamond and a whole lotta surfers in their bearded, scruffy glory. We got to see a showing of Sight + Sound, a surfing film by Mickey DeTemple--many of the