By Lindy Faulkner, Eyewear Architect
The colors and shapes of our new Francis Klein collection in our Midtown store are so unique, and each piece is handcrafted in Paris. I recently reached my five year anniversary at Eclectic Eye, so I decided to go a little crazy with a new pair of sunglasses to celebrate! I just knew it had to be Francis Klein.
I decided on the Frou Frou frame style. I was immediately drawn to the shape and once I found this pattern I couldn’t resist. The iridescent checkerboard pattern really shines in the sunlight and gives the frame a color changing effect depending on how the light hits it.
Keeping with the multicolor of the frame, I decided to add a gradient rainbow mirror to the lenses. This makes the frame pattern pop and really cuts excess glare on bright days. The mirror is paired with a premium digital lens by Shamir called “Autograph III.” This lens is specifically designed for my prescription and frame choice to achieve maximum clarity and comfort, especially in the periphery.
Needless to say, I’m so pleased with the way they turned out. I’ve always got my fingers crossed for a beautiful, bright day, so that I can sport my fabulous new sunnies in the city!