Earlier this week, at the OAK Showroom, we checked out the Spring 09 collection by jewelry designer Chris Habana. We interviewed Habana before the debut of his Fall 08 collection and liked it so much, we created a photo shoot around our favorite pieces. This Spring 09 Habana brings the same pop-culture cognizant aesthetic to his collection with pieces inspired by Saved By The Bell-era fashion and late eighties/early nineties surf culture. Habana's pieces are unisex and always balance colorful retro-influences with tough, gothic sensibilities.
This Sly and the Family Stone anthem is spot on. We won't ruin your Friday with some pedantic speech about how funny it is that anyone can be famous these days. It doesn't matter much to us who is in the tabloids and what they have spilling out of their purse. We cover people and things we think are dynamic and, dare we say it, cool. It's really as simple as that. We like the sort of people who get their hands dirty and the sort of people who you can sit down with for a cup of coffee. Those are basically our two requirements for stardom. That said, when we picked up 10 pairs of sunglasses one afternoon, we decided to forego the fourteen year old models and asked a bunch of our friends and colleagues to come over and sit for us. We picked people that, in our minds, embodied stardom in their sense of style, creative contributions, and good attitude. We think this speaks for itself. For today's original Coutorture editorial we've featured eleven lucky stars wearing shades by Theo, Selima Optique, and Anne et Valentin.
An original photo editorial for Coutorture.com. Photographer Alex Norden, Fashion Editor Megan Zanke and Julie Fredrickson, Glasses by Theo, Anne et Valentin, and Selima Optique, Models Lys Opp-Beckman, Chris Habana, Ann Malinowsky, Jennifer Gerson, Leilani Arita, Carissa Ackerman, Joshua David Stein, Dustin Kime, Amanda Simms Hunt, and Jeffrey Robbins