Collaborations Fashion Philanthropy

Karlie Kloss for Warby Parker

Living in Miami, sunglasses take on a whole new meaning as it relates to accessorizing.  It’s sunny, ahem, almost every single day in southern Florida and therefore, shades are not only necessity, but they are part of your everyday wardrobe.  Needless to say, owning a few pairs (or, ahem, five or six) is a must.  And like any fashion accessory, they change, evolve and both big and small brands alike create new styles with each season.  Enter:  Warby Parker.

What is Warby Parker, you ask?  Well, please take a moment to peruse their site and more importantly, their story.  I had the pleasure of hearing their story firsthand a few years back, told by David Gilboa, in Chicago.  I. Fell. In. Love.  No, not with David.   But with the brand and design concept and innovative philanthropic approach and creativity.  Why?  Well, made in NYC, for one.  Two, you buy a pair, they donate a pair.  Three, the price point is remarkable…and by remarkable I mean affordable (that’s what happens when you take the middle men out).  Four, the design and style.  And the list goes on…

Okay, back to sunglasses.  What started out as prescription eyewear led to sunglasses which has led to Warby Parker’s latest collection, in collaboration with American fashion model, Karlie Kloss.

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Unexpected?  Yes.  Graceful, polished and full of personality?  Yes, yes and yes.  And I am referring to both Karlie and the sunglasses.  Three different styles – Clara, Julia and Marple – that are approachable, yet stunning, available in stores and online today for $145. And as always, they are giving back.

In celebration of our partnership, we’re donating to an organization dear to Karlie. Edible Schoolyard NYC provides low-income public schools with kitchens and gardens, and students, through a hands-on curriculum led by Edible Schoolyard staff, learn the tools to develop lifelong healthy habits. The donation will benefit two community farm stands in Brooklyn and East Harlem, where kids learn about food preparation in their own neighborhoods.

Here’s a sneak peek (pun intended) and also a piece of advice – snag yours up ASAP.  You won’t be sorry, I promise.  Visit for all the deets.





Images provided by Warby Parker.

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