Launch of Carrera Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation

Carrera Vintage Sunglasses Launch at the Angel Orensanz Foundation

On March 13, Carrera Sunglasses celebrated the launch of their vintage inspired line at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on 172 Norfolk Street in NYC. 

Iconic eyewear brand CARRERA, was one of the most popular sunglass brands of the 1980s.  The Carrera Vintage Sunglasses is  a collection of unisex retro-inspired eyewear available in 13 different styles (many of which were recreated from their original molds), including:  “Champion,” “Safari,” “Gipsy” “Hot” and “Cool.”  The shades come in a wide variety of retro frame colors including: cream and pink, white and blue, orange and brown, black and yellow and turquoise and white.

Carrera Vintage Sunglasses Launch at the Angel Orensanz Foundation

Gwen Stefani, Kanye West, Victoria and David Beckham, Blake Lively, Usher, Paris Hilton, T.I., Jennifer Hudson and Daniel Craig are fans of this hot new accessories.  In other words, if you love retro-styles and like to wear sunglasses even when it’s dark out, these are must.

People, including VIPs had them on in the dark as a cave Angel Orensanz Foundation Center—and looked fabulous.

The event was so packed out that I heard they ran out of liquor within the first hour and half.   The VIP area was super crammed and because of a mix up with the wrist bands, included a lot of wannabes. 

debbie harry performing  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz FoundationDebbie Harry, Grammy award-winning artist and lead singer for the punk rock/New Wave band IMG_2291 Blondie, performed her hits for VIPs including Taylor Momsen, Agyness Deyn, Richie Rich, Tyson Beckford, singer Peaches, model Jamie Burke, model Daisy Lowe, Danity Kane’s Dawn Richard, rapper Lil’ Mama (looking half as gaudy as she does in America’s Best Dance Crew), actor Danny Aiello, fashion designer Patricia Field (she just recently released a collection in tribute to Stephen Sprouse), photographer Mick Rock, DJ Josh Madden and many others at the exclusive retro-themed celebration. DJs Jesse Marco, Mia Moretti and Miss Guy spun all night.

Carrera Vintage Sunglasses Launch at the Angel Orensanz Foundation

Here are some factoids on the amazing structure that hosted the event and home to the Angel Orensanz Foundation:

The Center itself is a neo-gothic building which was designed as a synagogue in 1849 by Berlin architect Alexander Seltzer. He drew inspiration for his design from the cathedral of Cologne and the German romantic movement of Heinrich Heine and Beethoven.

This structure witnessed the birth of the Jewish reform movement in America, but the after the decay of the Yiddish Lower East Side after World War II, dozens of synagogues and other significant structures disappeared.

Angel Orensanz bought this venerable structure in 1986, first for his own studio, and then to make it again a beacon of education and culture in the city of New York. The Foundation produces every year several cultural events such the Heinrich Heine Festival, the West Belfast-New York City Festival, Berlin Transfer (a symposium of philosophers and scientists with the Senate of Berlin), the Installation Art Award and publishes Artscape, a quarterly of the arts.

Carrera Vintage Sunglasses Launch at the Angel Orensanz Foundation

 

 

The new line of Carrera retro-inspired shades are available nationwide at Solstice Sunglass Boutiques and Bloomingdale's, among other retailers.

 

 

 

Photo credit for images below: Wire Image/Jamie McCarthy

unique  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation caitlin moe  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation Daisy Lowe at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation                      L to R: Unique, Caitlin Moe, Daisy Lowe

dana dynamite and joch madden  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation danny aiello  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation dawn richard  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation                    L to R: Dana Dynamite and Josh Madden, Danny Aiello, Dawn Richard of Danity Kane

debbie harry  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation  jamie burke  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation jason cameron  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation                    L to R: Debbie Harry, Jamie Burke, Jason Cameron

lil mama  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation patricia field  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation  richie rich and shanina shaik  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation                   L to R: Lil Mama, Patricia Field, Richie Rich and Shanina Shaik

sami swerta  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation singer peaches  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation taylor momsen  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation                    L to R: Sami Swerta, Peaches, Taylor Momsen

taylor momsen and daisy lowe  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation  todd diciurcio  at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation  tyson bedford and eden  wexler at Launch of Carrera Vintage Sunglasses at Angel Orensanz Foundation                   L to R: Taylor Momsen and Daisy Lowe, Todd Diciurcio, Tyson Bedford and Eden  Wexler

 

Stay fabulous!

xxx

3 comments:

Carrera Sunglasses said...

Thanks for the write up of the launch party. Carrera seem to have gone from strength to strength in the past year so the 2010 launch party should be even better. Will you be covering that as well?

Carrera Sunglasses said...

Thanks for the write up of the launch party. Carrera seem to have gone from strength to strength in the past year so the 2010 launch party should be even better. Will you be covering that as well?

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