Sama Eyewear adds the Active Collection to its Badgley Mischka Couture Eyewear
line introduced last year. Targeted to fashionistas and athletes on and off the playing
field, the new releases are equipped with high-performance lenses and a sportengineered
fit that merges curved lenses with less curved frames, resulting in Rxable
eyewear that looks and feels sporty while eliminating distortion. A lifestyle line, Active
Eyewear offers both distinctly feminine and masculine designs. Oversized wraps and
edgy aviators are key shapes with titanium and wood accents
highlighting some of the styles. A gradient metal plating
technology used to color the frames creates a harmonious
contrast of neutral and vibrant tones.
PHILOSOPHY: “The Badgley Mischka Active Eyewear collection will continue to emphasize elegant styles and accents consistent with Mark [Badgley] and James [Mischka]’s couture designs, but with a distinctly daytime look and feel,” says Sama designer Sheila Vanc
PRICE POINT: $$$ to $$$$$. For additional information, contact Sama Eyewear at (323) 822-3955; web site: www.samaeyewear.net
TIP: The Badgley Mischka Active Eyewear collection uses a casual, colorful spring palette of tan, rusty, orange, red, yellow and green tones.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve seen some pretty interesting things during clinic time. I recently had the amazing experience of meeting a young man with albinism. In the United States and Europe, there are only one in 18,000 to 20,000 people who have some type of albinism. He was only the second patient I have had the opportunity to work with, and the first Caucasian male. I decided to research the condition.
There’s an internet eyewear retailer whose advertising claims to dispel the “myths” of internet eyewear purchases. Here’s one. “Myth: Online glasses compromise on quality. While there are certain online retailers that sell less-than-quality products, there are plenty of low quality products at retailers that sell at brick and mortar locations. All you need to do is make sure you do your research.” Was that supposed to be reassuring?