3 posts tagged "Ray-Ban"
Essayist and humorist Nora Ephron (pictured, above), considered one of her era’s most successful screenwriters and filmmakers, passed away last night at 71 years old. Ephron, famous for comedy hits Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally, had pneumonia caused by acute myeloid leukemia. [NYT]
Louis Vuitton is not the only one on a high-fashion jewelry kick. Versace has announced the launch of an Atelier jewelry collection this Sunday at the Italian brand’s Couture show in Paris. The range includes 16 hand-sculpted rings made of precious stones from diamonds to sapphires. “As a designer and collector of fine jewelry, I have always wanted to offer the same quality of craftsmanship in jewelry as we offer with the Atelier Versace fashion collection,” said Donatella Versace. [WWD]
It sure pays to have designer friends. Newlywed Margherita Missoni made her first outing as a married woman at the Missoni menswear show in Milan, carrying a transparent, pearlized bag by Paco Rabanne. The bag was a gift from the designer, who crafted the piece just for Missoni. [Vogue U.K.]
To mark the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, the pop icon’s brothers Tito and Jackie Jackson threw a dinner for 25 people on the Upper East Side Monday night before continuing the evening at the Apollo Theatre, where they rehearsed for their sold-out gig tomorrow with brothers Jermaine and Marlon. Downtown, the toast continued with the fourth annual Remember the Time Michael Jackson Tribute Party hosted by Andre Harrell and Richie Akiva. [Page Six]
Ray-Ban is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its classic Aviator sunglasses with a limited-edition collection of the style. Two iconic versions, the Shooter and the Outsdoorsman, have been redesigned with photo-chromatic yellow lenses that get darker as the sun gets brighter. There have only been 18,000 pairs produced worldwide. The specs will be sold at select Ray-Ban stores. [The Hollywood Reporter]
French actress Elisa Sednaoui has recently been given the Lagerfeld seal of approval—he cast her in his Resort film Remember Now—so you can bet she’s got style in spades. She filled Modelinia in on her five fashion essentials (including a pair of heels from her actual godfather, Christian Louboutin). [Modelinia]
Can Ray-Ban work its magic again? The label made its Wayfarer frames into the go-to style for hipsters, Lohans, and ladies-about-town, and it’s hoping to strike gold again with a revamped line of aviators. Time will tell, but a high-profile event tonight with Iggy Pop and the Virgins isn’t a bad way to kick things off. [WWD]
Sad news from the world of modeling: French catwalker Noémie Lenoir—who recently trod the boards for Vuitton—is reportedly recovering following a suicide attempt. Beverly Peele, meanwhile, is in critical condition following a car accident last night. [Huffington Post/Fashionologie]
Marc Jacobs hasn’t been seen in his skirts much lately, but according to a tipster, he was spotted in his trademark kilt at NYC jury duty this morning. Guess the full-length Halston gown is just for special occasions. [Gawker]
And we hear from Saint-Tropez that Lara Stone (pictured) is getting hitched this weekend. We’ll believe it when we see it, but…
He’s a former director of sales at Oliver Peoples, she ran the sales and merchandising team at Thakoon. Together Adam and Kara Mendelsohn and their partner Dave Barton have launched KBL, a new line of wire-frame sunglasses that just might give Ray-Ban a run for its money. Economy-wise, experts are saying the worst could be over, but the days of $400 and $500 shades may be gone for good. At least that’s what this husband-wife duo figured. KBL’s aviators retail in that Ray-Ban/Carrera sweet spot of $110 to $135. But these sunglasses have plenty going for them beyond their nice price. They’re built like much more expensive eyewear, with milled frames and distortion-free/shatter-resistant lenses that block nearly 100 percent of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. Even better, they’re inspired by vintage guitars (Adam’s a bass player) and come in eye-catching shades of metallic candy apple red, shell pink, and our favorite, surf green. The collection will be sold at Barneys Co-op, Kirna Zabête, and Otte. For more information, visit www.kbleyewear.com. Plastic frames are on the agenda for Spring 2010.