This week, Mel talks about her lusting for a pair of perfect Karen Walker sunglasses.
Karen Walker’s logos are all simply her name, and each facet of her brand has a changing element. The current eyewear logo is just her name but in the past has been as pictured, with a cute illustration and the word eyewear added, but always simple and clean.
HOW WE MET:
I believe the first pair I ever saw was in Frankie magazine, in an advert. I was in love with every pair. Then someone came into my work when I was in retail wearing a pair, I said I love your sunnies. She said they are Karen Walker. For me, once I see it twice and love it, that’s it, it’s an obsession and I will keep recognising every pair that is hers.
WHY WE ARE STILL TOGETHER
Well, to be honest, we have never BEEN together. I look at her website, lust over them in stores, but never have actually bought a pair. I have several on my watch list on eBay at all times, but budget has not allowed for them just yet. Soon my pretties, soon. And once we get together, I know there will be no turning back.
When the last collection came out – the cream sunnies with orange styled on white haired people. LOVED that campaign and always love every shot for the sunnies. So sleek, styled well and really different.
WHY DO I LOVE THEM OVERALL?
The Karen Walker brand is gorgeous, the clothes are amazing, the jewellery line is kooky cool, the paints (for the home) are gorgeous, but the sunnies is where it begins and ends for me! I think I love them overall because, although I haven’t afforded a pair myself yet, they are one of those affordable luxuries, something people lust after but aren’t too unobtainable at the same time! Oh and she’s from NZ and I love kiwis.