After spying an invite for the launch of the highly anticipated collaboration between famed sunglass maker Italia Independent and French luxury label Faconnable at one of my favourite boutiques in London, the Shop at Bluebird, I immediately scribbled the words 'faconnable, bluebird' into my tattered calendar. My fascination with mirrored lenses, in particular mirrored aviator sunglasses stems back to my long sessions drooling over Tommy Ton's collection of snapshots (www.jakandjil.com) . After investing --yes 'investing'-- in a pair of mirrored sky blue Cutler and Gross aviators, I began finding myself pouncing at even the most pointless opportunity to leave home on a sunny day, if only to flaunt them. They add a certain cool factor to any boring outfit, making you feel and look just like one of the fashion editors and insiders you lust over on jakandjil or the Sartorialist.
|Mira Mikati (center), the hostess.|
|Girly spa evening!|
The launch of the collaboration was hosted by Mira Mikati, half of the fashionable duo that brought Isabel Marant to Beirut and opened the fashion Mecca, Plum. The event was done up as a spa evening, complete with complimentary threading and manis. Coconut water and tempting fruit smoothies were everywhere and for the more indulgent, cake pops with painted aviators. Fashionistas descended on the event in full force, all happily posing for the polaroid-carrying photographer in their brand new sunglasses. Even Oritsé of British boy band JLS made an appearance.
|Cool cake pops.|
Still debating?! Faconnable are donating a portion of the proceeds from the pink shades to the Lyla Nsouli Foundation for Children's Brain Cancer Research. So get 'em now at a Faconnable boutique or Bluebird London before they fly off the shelves!
The Shop at Bluebird, 350 Kings Road, London SW3 5UU