We have to admit to having a pretty serious crush on L’Wren Scott, the gorgeously statuesque designer and girlfriend to Mr Mick Jagger. Not only are her clothes beyond elegant and beloved by A-listers from Angelina to SJP, she’s also nailed some pretty rocking red carpet looks herself, perfectly accessorized with her Rolling Stone plus one.
So when we heard the lady herself would be hosting a preview of her debut eyewear line - in stores next Fenruary - at Claridges today we immediately cleared our schedule. Over mini scones and clotted cream we were given an exclusive sneak peek of the FROW-worthy shades and had the opportunity to catch up with the former model.
As to what made her decide to embark on her first foray into eyewear, L’Wren told us, “I wear a lot of sunglasses – like every single day - so it’s something that is really personal for me. I always have a pair or two in my handbag at any given time. Just like dresses, there are all different kinds of frames for different face shapes and I thought I could bring my experience to an eyewear collection to create a range with something to suit everyone.”
The collection combines super-fun goggles tied with a ribbon - “Cross-grain ribbon has always been one of my signatures and I love the idea that you can just tie your sunglasses to your handbag,”- as well as statement lace-look acetate frames in flattering colours. So which style floats L’Wren’s boat? “To be honest I really like a lot of them. Every time we have a preview I manage to slip another style into my handbag…shhh! Today I’m into the gold frames – I felt really tired this morning and there is something about gold which lifts your skin. The L’Wren Scott gold is quite soft and pinky – I’m very particularly about the tone.”
And what about the rumours that she is set to design Angelina Jolie’s wedding dress? “I don’t know anything about it,” she tells us remaining tight-lipped, “I mean I’ve had enough on my plate with this collection.” We say watch this space!