This Wednesday I attended the launch of the Warby Parker sunwear range at the delightful Bird in Williamsburg. I’ve never been to this boutique before. Alongside the preview of the amazing new Warby sunglasses (more about those in a moment), I had a chance to browse the store and was impressed with the clothing nestled within Bird – they stock Isabel Marant, Tucker and 3.1 Phillip Lim clothing alongside accessories from Commes des Garcons, Proenza Schouler and Tsumori Chisato to name a few…
Most interesting to me was the discovery of this amazing navy dress with neon straps by a brand I had not heard of before, VPL. I saw this sassy dress, in the black version with neon orange straps on the blog fashables – a photo snapped in SoHo of model-off-duty Mathilde Frachon. I loved the dress but had no idea where it was from until I stumbled across it last night.
Lily my delightful attendant at Bird is currently looking into getting hold of the black version for me, but I also like the navy here (any opinions, Blog Reader?) I’m still in need of some clothes to beat the NY humidity, and this feels perfect….
Items that caught my eye from VPL are below:
Let me return now to Warby Parker’s new sunwear collection. Aligned closely to their range of spectacles and still offering designer glasses at affordable prices, styles for their sunwear offer sturdy, chunky dark frames as well as some wonderful variations on a tortoiseshell theme, such as the Mabel below.
This hexagonal frame was inspired by the geometric shapes of the 50s and 60s and I loved this pair on me – it was definitely one of my favourites for women. Warby offer excellent service to their customers (I visited their Union Square location and was attended to with both patience and a great sense of humour – some frames just didn’t suit me at ALL, but still most all were considered!!) and they have a try at home service which is quite unique. If you are near a Warby centre I would definitely email one of their representatives about a visit for trying on, but this home try on service is a good option if distance and / or time is an issue.
And so, Blog Reader, this was my Wednesday night. Specs and Sass – a fabulous evening!