Monday March 4, 2013
Such a spectacle from Levi's
By DIAN PASQUINAL KAUR
The future’s so bright, these celebrities have got to wear shades.
IF you’ve never paid attention to Levi’s eyewear, it’s about time you did. The newest collection from the popular denim brand is definitely worth writing home about.
Levi’s Spring/Summer 2013 Core Sunglasses Collection is a departure from the previous seasons, drawing inspiration from the boldness of the new generation. This collection is remarkably vibrant, varied and versatile.
At a recent media preview held in Kuala Lumpur, Star2 caught up with a few popular personalities who were present and chatted about sunnies.
Nabila Huda, 28, actress
She has amassed almost a hundred pairs of sunglasses over the years and Nabila admits that her collection is ever-growing.
“I wear sunglasses on a daily basis. I’m not at all particular about the brand, but my favourite style of sunglasses is vintage because they are timeless,” says the talented thespian who admits to occasionally dipping into her father’s (Malaysian rock legend Amy of Search) collection of sunnies if any pair catches her fancy.
Nabila was surprised by Levi’s eclectic sunglasses’ design and variety.
“I found my dream shape. I spotted a pair of beautiful sunnies in Rome recently but decided against purchasing it. I later regretted not getting it and thought I would never see one like it, but this collection from Levi’s just blew me away,” she says, showing the tortoiseshell vintage frames she picked.
Fiqrie, 31, RedFM radio DJ
From the moment he saw the uber-cool, bespectacled Tom Cruise in Top Gun as a young lad, DJ Fiqrie knew he had to own a few aviator sunglasses when he got older.
“When puberty hit, my face started getting squarer and the aviators just didn’t suit me,” says Fiqrie, who leads an active lifestyle by running and cycling.
His disappointment came to an end when he finally found an aviator in Levi’s latest sunglasses collection.
“The design of this particular aviator worked for me because it wasn’t so pointy at the bottom and sits nicely on my face,” he says gleefully.
Leah Lo, 30, actress
Leah Lo says the function of sunglasses these days extends beyond the realm of functionality; they also make a statement.
“Sunglasses are like accessories. It’s like when I pick out earrings to go with my outfit, I will pick the right sunnies that complement my style for the day. They are fun and add that oomph factor to my dressing.”
Levi’s range of sunglasses has definitely changed her perception about the brand.
“The collection is totally unexpected and I’m very impressed, particularly with the tortoiseshell frames which I think are exotic and fun.”
Jae Yu, 25, model
When it comes to selecting sunglasses, Jae Yu says they must be stylish, suitable for his face shape and comfortable.
“I am drawn to thick-framed sunglasses and I have stayed loyal to that style for a very long time because they are versatile. Whether I’m dressed up or down, they suit me,” says the model who usually wears his sunglasses when driving or if his eyes look tired.
From this new collection, it doesn’t come as a surprise that he has picked out a pair that are thick-framed.
“The frame is slightly greenish and I like it very much.
“The entire collection is very fashionable with a wide variety of colours and designs.
“I was spoilt for choice but decided to stick with a style I’m most comfortable with.”
Wang Qie, 20, model
“I like big sunglasses because they are not only fashionable but great when I don’t have make-up on,” says model Wang Qie, who admits that she’s not picky about her sunnies.
“I’m very open to different styles, whether it’s my fashion sense or when I’m working.”
Her choice of sunglasses from Levi’s is a flat-topped pair that has vintage appeal while set in a bold contemporary design.
She had a great time trying out the different styles and says that each design gave her a different look.
“It was a difficult choice. I like them all!”
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