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It's been almost a year since Racked New York broke the news of Lisa Loeb's imminent eyewear collection. Since then we've visited both Classique's and Lisa Loeb's websites more frequently than we'd care to admit, searching in vain for a status update. Well, all that trolling finally paid off—the wait is over. Lisa Loeb Eyewear has shipped and is ripe for the buying at select shops and on-line.
The frames are exclusively plastic—which is no surprise. Also, very much not a surprise: Each pair is at least a little cat-eyed; while others are flat out feline. Colorways range from tortoiseshell or black or brown standards to neutrals highlighted with food-inspired shots of Pistachio, Plum, Merlot, Cream or Cherry. Yes, those are the actual color names; and, yes, each style is named after one of the singer/songwriter's songs or albums.
They're pleasant and inoffensive if a little uninspired—but we have to admit, Lisa loses us with the rhinestones and etchings and cute little whatevers on the sides of some models.
That said, they look a million times cuter on Lisa's face than resting in their trays (and she's wearing them in real life which is more than we're assuming Rachel Zoe does with her QVC collection—she even wore the Probably frame on her wedding day!) Bonus: They're affordable—prices range from $168 to $176.
We also really, really love the little wipey cloth that comes with—crap like that is a major selling point for us.
We like this collaboration—Lisa should've been shilling eyewear right along with her second album's first single. And since we started the week by posting a Juliana Hatfield video we thought we might as well shut it down with a little Lisa Loeb. Indulge us.
· Collabs: Lisa Loeb Finally Designs a Line of Eyewear [Racked NY]
· Lisa Loeb Eyewear [Official Site]