Eglantina Zingg

A model, actress and former MTV Latin America VJ, Eglantina Zingg’s fun and spirited personality drew us in when we ran into her in Miami. Those limited-edition frames from Paris-based Waiting for the Sun didn’t hurt either. Designed in collaboration with fellow French brand, Le Mont Saint Michel, these sunglasses were released in 2013 as part of a series of products celebrating Le Mont Saint Michel’s 100-year anniversary.

The unisex frames are made from an Australian tea-wood, then naturally dyed to achieve its textural “Grey Oak” colour. We love the chunky half-rim design, and the way the grey frames contrast with the jet black lenses. Dubbed the “Club Vintage,” this model effortlessly merges Parisian sophistication with a Southern California attitude. Just like Eglantina, the glasses are fashion-forward yet laidback at the same time, and 100% undeniably cool.

Caroline Baumann

Caroline Baumann is the Director of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and we spotted her at Design Miami 2013 in these “Delta” sunglasses from French eyewear brand, Waiting for the Sun. Drawing influence from both Californian surf culture and chic Parisian nights, these frames lend an urban, graphic edge to Caroline’s outfit. The frames are handmade from bamboo, then treated and painted for a smooth matte finish.

Caroline bought these frames when she was vacationing in the Marais district of Paris this summer. She loved the distinct shape – and so do we. The boxy silhouette extends to the extra-wide nose bridge and slight cat eye. This shape works well for people who want to create some angles to their face without going too crazy.