Ayanna Reid

The lady who sold Ayana these Face à Face glasses told her she had “amazing cheekbones,” and suggested these cat-eye frames to accentuate her features.

These “Ebony 1” glasses feature soft, oval lenses set against a sculptural and dramatic frame. The translucent colouring is highlighted by a dark red strip along the brow-line, followed by a berry red, and then crystal gradient rims. A layered acetate and integrated hidden spring hinges ensure that the construction of these frames is as strong as its design. This retro-inspired look would fit right in with the ladies of Mad Men, or the British mod subculture of the 60s, but Ayanna’s all-black ensemble takes it firmly into 2013 and beyond.