The 2nd group of The History of Oakley by Staple Design Collection is dropping today! As with the first drop (The Eyeshade and Radar), this release consists of two styles; one from the past one from the present: The Razor Blade and The Jawbone.
The Razor Blade is available in strict limited quantities to select Oakley retailers as well as Reed Space. The Jawbone is available at oakley.com as well as Oakley Flagships.
The classic Razor Blade from 1987. With the introduction of a sleek new lens shape and Oakley’s super comfortable trigger earstems, wearers now have over 22 million permutations to choose from with the revolutionary Blade System. The Staple version is Blue with an Ice Iridium lens. It takes its inspiration from the sport of surfing (which I just learned this week!!) The white spray of the ocean splashes across the frames of this Razor Blade. Each and every single pair has been hand painted by artisans in California and hence, each is unique to itself.
(Special thanks to Chari & Co for the gears!)
You might have seen a guy named Lance rocking the Jawbone’s in the Tour De France. So it only made sense to compliment our version with a cycling inspired design. The Staple Jawbone is Matte White with a Grey Vented Lens.
Oakley’s legacy of sports performance innovation continues with the new JAWBONE. This frame is like nothing ever seen in the world of sports.
With Oakley’s new SWITCHLOCK™ Technology, the lower part of the frame rim opens to allow easy access for quick lens changing, letting you optimize performance in any light condition. The revolutionary design holds the lenses with a suspension system so stresses on the frame won’t affect the optics. With ordinary frames, flexing can change the surface contours of the lenses, causing optical distortion.
A comfortably secure fit is essential for athletic competition, so Oakley started this new design with the company’s legendary Three-Point Fit. Instead of hooking the ears like conventional frames, a Three-Point Fit ensures the frame touches the wearer only at the bridge of the nose and the sides of the head.
Montana Fishburne, daughter of Laurence Fishburne is starring in a sex tape in an effort to catapult herself into the spotlight and land serious acting roles. Inspired by the publicity and subsequent celebrity that Kim Kardashian’s sex tape afforded her, Montana, stage name: Chippy D, hopes to have the same type of success. “I’m impatient about getting well-known and having opportunities and this seemed like a great way to get started,” said Montana B.K.A. Chippy D recently.
First off, Chippy D is not at all an improvement over Montana (alias FAIL) and more importantly, porn is not a stepping-stone to serious acting roles (master plan FAIL). If one wants to be well known for their sexual prowess and is excited for opportunities to perform fellatio for compensation, then yes, porn is an excellent idea. But if one wants the opportunity to act in critically acclaimed films or movie franchises, porn is a terrible idea.
Adult film stars are not known for their incredible acting ability or range of emotion. They are more easily recognized by their body parts than their headshots. As such, more often than not, their goals of mainstream stardom are hampered by their previous works.
Before rushing off and releasing a sex tape to garner fame: develop a talent, a penchant for hard work, and a viable plan of action, maybe even ask your actor/director/producer/playwright father for a little advice or a few introductions. Just remember – all publicity is not good publicity and there are usually ramifications for poor decisions. Especially when those decisions are imprinted indelibly on celluloid the Internet.
Check yourself before you wreck yourself. A reputation is a terrible thing to waste.
Vintage fans, lend me your ears. Next week, the Reed Annex will be hosting a special sale highlighting classic men and women’s apparel, shoes and accessories from Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Come rummage through some great vintage clothing from August 6th-8th, only at the Reed Annex. CASH ONLY.
7/29/10: Reed Apace HNL opens tonight with a special friends and family opening reception! Here are some pictures of the space. I spent the last 4 days in beautiful Honolulu setting this space with the help of Interisland Terminal and the incredible team at Creative Solutions/HI.
I wanted to bring the concept of Reed Space NYC to Hawaii. We took our infamous chair wall in NYC and reinterpreted it for Hawaii using ONLY chairs as fixturing for the pop-up shop. The shop concentrates on our selection books, magazines, independent publication, music and accessories. It will be open till Aug 8th!
I also want to thank everyone at Waikiki Parc Hotel, Halekulani Hotel, the AIGA, Nobu Waikiki and Tuaca for the additional support!
PS: More info on the photo exhibition shown here in a later post! It deserves its own!!
Here ye, here ye, we got another Fragment X Kangol collabo for thee…
introducing the Mau Hat. A flat top, military-style hat to keep you looking fresh, even when you’re melting…
in khaki with khaki or green accents…
navy with navy or red accents…
or all black everything…
whether you’re a Fragment enthusiast, or someone who enjoys looking good, come check out the Mau Hat at the Space.