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· January 28th, 2022

TO BUY · 09/24/2017

11 Questions: Amanda de Cadenet

ICYMI, earlier last week, we rereleased the eyeglasses we designed in collaboration with Amanda de Cadenet *and* Amanda also released her first book, It’s Messy. Double the cause for celebration!

Ahead of the big rerelease day, we threw a few questions Amanda’s way. Read on for her favorite reading spots on both coasts, her advice for young writers, and the most surreal moment in her career to date.

ICYMI, earlier last week, we rereleased the eyeglasses we designed in collaboration with Amanda de Cadenet *and* Amanda also released her first book, It’s Messy. Double the cause for celebration!

Ahead of the big rerelease day, we threw a few questions Amanda’s way. Read on for her favorite reading spots on both coasts, her advice for young writers, and the most surreal moment in her career to date.

I grew up reading: history books about Queen Boudellia and Queen Victoria.

I grew up writing: narrative stories. I had an English teacher that said the only thing I was any good at is writing and I should probably look at a career in writing!

My favorite spot to read in L.A. is: my garden in Los Angeles. It’s peaceful and (sometimes) quiet.

My favorite spot to read in New York is: my hotel room.

The best cure for writer’s block is: talking! Thinking too hard on a subject can drive you crazy, but talking through things is very cathartic.

I tell young writers: to not listen to publishers.

Every time I’m in New York I: need to meditate.

The most pinch-myself moment in my career thus far has been: when the first female presidential candidate agreed to do her first broadcast interview with me.

Photographer, TV host, producer, author…the next title I’ll add to my business card is: I hope advocate is already on there, as my work with women in photography and film is very important to me, and fighting for gender equality is an ongoing commitment.

I’m always: busy.

I’m never: available.

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TO BUY · 09/19/2017

Guess who’s back?

Our Amanda de Cadenet eyeglasses—that’s who! Or, erm, what, rather… A single, oversized shape named after her twins, Ella and Silvan are ultra-flattering on a menagerie of faces, and they’re reappearing for just a short time more because, well, they *are* really good-looking.

Our Amanda de Cadenet eyeglasses—that’s who! Or, erm, what, rather…

Earlier this year, we introduced a single, oversized shape named after Amanda’s twins, Ella and Silvan. And now, the eyeglasses are coming back. They’re ultra-flattering on a menagerie of faces, and they’re reappearing for just a short time more because, well, they *are* really good-looking.

To fête our ongoing collaboration, we are making a donation to #girlgaze, Amanda’s multimedia company that aims to close the gender gap by providing job opportunities for female-identifying creatives. (We’ve already busted out the cake.) Plus, in celebration of her new book, It’s Messy: On Boys, Boobs, and Badass Women, Amanda will be reading selections at our Greene St. store in New York City *tonight*. Even more fun: The first 100 attendees will nab a free limited-edition t-shirt and pin!

And! (It keeps going.) We’re doing a giveaway: Tag a friend in our announcement post on Instagram for a chance to win a pair of #AdeCxWarby frames, along with a bundle of goodies (including a signed copy of Amanda’s new book) for you and your friend. (No purchase necessary. 50 U.S./DC, 18+. Enter by 9/21/17 at 11:59 P.M. ET. See official rules here for details. Void where prohibited.)

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TO BUY · 09/12/2017

Fall is here! (Well, not *quite* yet…)

Oooh new! This crew of frames is all about unity in contrast, in two different ways (cues up this 90s ditty…): colorblocking and mixed materials.

Oooh new! This crew of frames is all about unity in contrast, in two different ways (cues up this ’90s ditty…): colorblocking and mixed materials.

We’re pairing colorful facefronts with complementary—and still colorful—temples for a dazzling outcome. The rich, scholarly palette is inspired by leatherbound books at a college library. (We’re talking Baltic Blue, Merlot, Amber Tortoise…) Keep an eye out for two new favorites (calling it!): Cora, a feminine frame with a slight cat-eye, and the rectangular Becker.

The mixed-material combo of acetate and stainless steel is always a pleaser, and we’re having some fun with the structural elements. We’re debuting two new mixed-material styles: the ultra-feminine Mona and the round-lensed Logan. The sheen and shine of Rose Gold, Polished Gold, and Jet Silver play off neutrals Marzipan Tortoise and Jet Black Matte, and the new acetate Pale Rose Horn adds a flavorful contrast to Gold stainless steel.

Ball’s in your court, Fall. We’re ready for you.

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TO READ · 08/24/2017

Summer Reading: “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life” by Samantha Irby

Problem: The heat. Like, it’s satanically warm, too hot to do anything but stay inside. Solution: So stay inside already. Draw the curtains, grab some garbage snacks, and hunker down by the AC to wheeze-laugh along to Samantha Irby’s “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.”

Problem: The heat. Like, it’s satanically warm, too hot to do anything but stay inside.

Solution: So stay inside already. Draw the curtains, grab some garbage snacks, and hunker down by the AC to wheeze-laugh along to Samantha Irby’s “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.”

The writer (prithee, hustle on over to her blog, stat) covers a menagerie of what would be, in more self-indulgent hands, some real bummer topics: anxiety attacks, an unreliable digestive system, and her orphanhood. But the chuckles and rib-clutchings are aplenty, and you’ll be so pleased with your decision to seclude yourself indoors.

TO BUY · 05/17/2017

We Spy: Clementine in Coral

Looking for a vitamin C pun? Look elsewhere, friends. All we’ll say is: You should know what you’re getting when you’re looking at a frame named *Clementine* in a color called *Coral.*

Looking for a vitamin C pun? Look elsewhere, friends. All we’ll say is: You should know what you’re getting when you’re looking at a frame named *Clementine* in a color called *Coral.*

But in case not…it’s the juiciest of the juicy.

Shop Clementine >

· 05/12/2017

We Spy: Laurel 17 in Rose Quartz

Millennial or not, you need pink sunglasses. (Don’t we all?) Gradient Violet lenses really drive the whole ladylike vibe home.

Millennial or not, you need pink sunglasses. (Don’t we all?) Gradient Violet lenses really drive the whole ladylike vibe home.

Shop Laurel 17 >

TO BUY · 05/09/2017

What Rhymes with “Funglasses”?

We made new sunglasses for summer! (As *if* we wouldn’t.) Not surprising, still exciting.

We made new sunglasses for summer! (As *if* we wouldn’t.) Not surprising, still exciting.

We’re debuting 12 new, positively hue-full styles in colors and patterns that complement a cloudless sky and lush leafage.

A bunch of beauts, right this way

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