Always on a quest for the perfect shades (I have a thing for shades, haven’t you noticed?), here’s a pair I’d like to add to the collection: the round Joplin by Barton Perreira.
Yet, I have some more favorites -and so do many celebrities. It’s hard to see which Hollywood celeb doesn’t own a pair of BP’s, but they just exude star quality, so we’re not surprised. The BP shades were spotted on style icons such as Angelina Jolie, Jessica Biel, Chloë Sevigny, Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Ryan Gosling.
Founders of Barton Perreira are Patty Perreira and Bill Barton. He is the president of Oliver Peoples and she has earned her marks at Prada, Paul Smith, Jill Sander and Vera Wang. Fusing their strenghts resulted in a great match of inspiring designs and technical knowledge. You can actually choose the colour and material of the frame of your selected model (see how different the Joplin looks with the champagne/antique gold frame and smokey topaz lens).
Which frames are your favourites?
You’ll find Barton Perreira shades at three opticians in Amsterdam; Nesoptiek (Grimburgwal 3), City Optiek (Vijzelstraat 51) and Bril (Cornelis Schuytstraat 23).