Exclusive Interview and Photo Shoot: C by Karina in Beverly Hills – Unique & Glamorous Sunglasses


A few weeks ago Sarah, Malia, Maggie, Brad (these are like all my friends, kidding) and I descended onto C by Karina in Beverly Hills to shoot their latest styles of sunglasses. And sunglasses they were! Bold, wooden, colored, large, cat-eye, small, glass, clear, black and mirrored. The owner, a petite blond named Karina was also on hand, and after she wrapped up helping Teri Hatcher find some new eye glasses she welcomed us into her pristine, white and crystal shop to spot, photograph and oogle over her latest styles. You can also see my two previous preview posts on these shades here and here!
To say “we died” is an understatement. So…check out the styles and make sure to stop by C by Karina in Beverly Hills if you’re in town, address below. I also managed to get a quick interview with her…how does one decide to open a eye glass shop!?

Dita, Grandmaster, here

Yellow 108, Bamboo Color Block Shades, here

Benjamin Eyewear, here

Dita Eyewear, similar here

“Martina” Cat Eye Sunglasses, Tom Ford, here

Benjamin Eyewear, here

 

Interview with Karina

ICON: How and why did you start C by Karina?

Karina: I always loved eye wear and fashion, started working at an eye wear store at 16 years old while going to optical school to become an optician. I opened my first store in 2002 on Robertson Blvd, opened Beverly Dr in 2011. Never looked back.

ICON: Did you wear eyeglasses as a child?

Karina: Nope, only sunglasses.

ICON: Why eyewear?

Karina: Eye wear is the best accessory, it can totally transform your look and I love picking the right frame for a persons face.

ICON: What are some of the most popular sunglass trends, right now?

Karina: Popular now is the whole 1920′s Great Gatsby look. Also lots of different tortoiseshells.

ICON: Do you have a favorite pair?

Karina: My favorite pair now are a great pair of oversized Celine’s in a tortoiseshell!

236 1/2 S. Beverly Drive     |     Beverly Hills, California. 90210     |     (310) 777 – 1818     |     Info@CbyKarina.com

Photos by Sarah Mick.

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