Images by Ahmed Fayed
My love for you is like a Florida sunset. Orange, coral, pink, and lavender, it exists to warm your heart through the inevitable darkness.
― Jarod Kintz
I didn’t think I’d ever wear Carrera sunnies. I thought they suited only my boyfriend, my father and of course David Gandy. And I was right. Up to this year. That’s when the brand completely changed its game plan and glued its sunnies on the likes of me, among many, many other colour-loving folk.
Thanks to Sunglasses-Shop who convinced me to give Carrera sunglasses a go, my entire sunglasses collection is covered in dust and cobwebs. This horrendous neglect is the result of my ridiculous obsession with these blue beauties. For you see, this season Carrera introduced interchangable sunnies: Inspired by a creative generation that loves to personalise their tablets and smartphones, the brand designed entirely customisable glasses. Red rim with yellow lenses? Ok. Cameo and blue? Sure, go crazy. I personally went for mint and turquoise frames – for the same unknown reason I always seem to go for turquoise and lapis lazuli jewellery.
Speaking of lapis lazuli jewellery (when am I not speaking of jewellery), I was so fortunate to stumble upon Happiness Boutique, an up-and-coming jewellery brand with a wholeheartedly fantastic company culture. These girls spend their free time making people on the streets of Berlin happy. When they are not pursuing this very noble cause, they are running a jewellery boutique that offers free shipping and a customer reward programme, if these sort of things are your cup of tea.
And here’s a final tip – if you are in London this summer, ditch the cramped tourist attractions and instead enjoy the calm surroundings of Mayfield Lavender Farm: it looks and smells like the most beautiful memories of your childhood. It just does.