I've been wearing contact lenses for years (since I was an early teen). I would wear my glasses only at night before going to sleep or in the early morning before getting ready. There was something about the glasses look that never appealed to me until recently.
In the past couple years as my fashion appeal has grown, I've developed an interest for many different accessories and as a result, my style has become more diverse than ever. More specifically in the past few months, I've had more of an interest to wear eyeglasses a full day rather than just an hour.
I found an opportunity to collaborate with Ollie Quinn, a prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses company that recently launched its first United States location in Seattle! During the summer, I attended the company's grand opening celebration in Capitol Hill and had a chance to mingle with other local fashion influencers and take a look at the OQ products. I instantly fell in love with the style!
I organized a photoshoot in downtown Bellevue, WA and styled the eyeglasses I chose with 3 different looks.
Hope you enjoyed reading about my perspective! If you're in the Seattle area, be sure to check out the Ollie Quinn shop in Capitol Hill. The company is based in UK & Canada, so there are plenty of locations in those countries as well.
Photography by Andrew Parsons