Morgan Bogle is the founder of accessories label, Freedom of Animals, which is known for their luxe collection of sustainably-made and cruelty-free bags. We spotted Morgan carrying the label’s “Boromo” circle bag in New York. The bag is made from a vegetable-dyed, faux-snakeskin. Morgan finished off her look in Illesteva “Leonard 2” sunglasses, which feature a “Half/Half” colorway of black and tortoise. The shades were given to Morgan as a birthday present and she found that the shape worked well with her square jaw. Eyewear is all about contrasts, so the super round shape of these Illesteva frames definitely suit someone with a square face, by drawing attention to the eyes and balancing out the proportions. We love the whole look here – and we love Morgan’s bag line as well. For more about Freedom of Animals, check out freedomofanimals.com.
Victoria is a producer who works in the theatre and music scene in New York, so it was no surprise that we snapped her photo at the Governors Ball Music Festival last month. Victoria loved the colour and asymmetry of these Burberry sunglasses, which feature a feminine oval shape and a slight yet elegant cat-eye. Made from acetate, these Burberry BE4187 shades are seen here in a “Light Horn” colour, that mirrors the signature colours of the Burberry tartan pattern. The muted tones of the frame are a nice contrast to the brown gradient lenses, and they add versatility to these glasses – they’ll look at good whether you pair them with a tank top and jeans, or with that Burberry trench.
We snapped New York-based producer and DJ Christian Matias Cortes (a.k.a. MICHE) in a pair of these brand new sunglasses from the RetroSuperFuture x Andy Warhol collection. These “Velvetdarling” shades were inspired by Warhol’s extravagant and glamorous lifestyle, with a nod to his days of disco and over-the-top parties. The retro design features rectangular, aviator-style lenses held up by a gold brow-line that’s fashioned in the shape of a serpent (note the black crystal eye sitting atop one of the lenses). The frames are lavish and eye-catching; works of art that we could picture Warhol wearing were he still alive today. The fact that only 200 pieces were made of this style makes the glasses even more covet-worthy!
We spotted Gideon at the MoMA Store in New York wearing these super limited-edition Prada SPR 25PS “Poeme” glasses. Originally designed as sunglasses, Gideon swapped the black gradient lenses for optical ones, which add to the intriguing look. Handmade in Italy, these acetate frames feature an in-your-face design, with a bold square shape and hand-painted flowers on the browline and temples. The frames exude lightness, nobility and amusement all at once. Produced for Prada’s spring/summer 2013 collection, these glasses almost immediately sold out and are considered extremely rare. They were the most whimsical pair of frames Gideon could find that told a story. “When you need optical frames, it’s hard to make a statement without being too crazy,” he told us. “These nailed it!”