pale blue eyes

you know you want to wear a pair of lou reed-designed glasses….

by daisy mcnairy

Some of our favorite photos of rock icon Lou Reed involve him, Nico, and a pair of dark sunglasses--so it really shouldn't came as a surprise that he's teamed up with Illesteva on a collection of shades. The Brooklyn-born rebel (and Velvet Underground frontman) designed the nine-piece collection, which includes two styles, the Waverly and the Aviator, in a variety of colorways--and all as classic as Reed himself.

Like any pioneering mind, the glasses--out this fall--mix tradition with modern; in addition to traditional black and tortoiseshell frames with black and brown lenses, the glasses also come with clear frames and pink and blue mirrored lenses. Because sometimes you just want to walk on the wild side, you know?

The collection ranges from $160-$220 and will be available at Barneys NY, Collette, Opening Ceremony--or right now!