Karen Walker is renowned in the fashion world for laid back but statement pieces and her eyewear range is exactly the same. As the brand is celebrating their 10th birthday to mark this occasion they have launched a range of eyewear called “Celebrate”. The Celebrate range consists of one style from each year but recreated. All the frames are in gold with gold mirrored lenses to finish them off. As you may have guessed from me saying gold mirrored lenses they are indeed sunglasses styles and I thought I would get the sunglasses in whilst it is still sunny but it was so damn windy and a bit chilly. Don’t forget sunglasses are also essential during winter time too.
There are 10 styles to the Celebrate range starting from Annie which is the first, released back in 2005 (when I was still in uni!!!) and working her way back up to some of the most popular styles in recent times.
When Karen Walker first launched her eyewear range the inspiration behind them was from some of the most random sources such as toys, villainous dictators, cult movies and extraordinary characters. Today the brand still uses the same idea to bring their collection to life but with bigger, bolder and brighter designs. I personally have never owned a pair of Karen Walker glasses so I cannot comment on the quality etc. However, I have always found their advertising campaigns quite fun to look at and it makes me want to give them a try.
For the Celebrate collection the images are all about fun, confetti, cakes and all things you may find in a celebratory situation, that is what makes them different to other marketing images. Karen Walker has got a massive celeb following such as Queen B herself, Lady Gaga, Alexa Chung and Carey Mulligan to name a few. If you fancy checking out the range they are available from today (October the 9th). Check out their website to see where you can get a pair. The one above “Hector” is my personal favourite- bold and pretty giant.