Eyecare Business

AUG 2016

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Specs Design Phenom oco and Breezy are a twin sister design team—a rags-to-riches eyewear phenomenon—that produces coveted specs for everyone from urban hipsters to the rich and famous. The duo had even worked with the late musician Prince to design eyewear with him that he wore on tour. Here, Coco (right) and Breezy (left), who are also Transitions Optical ambassadors, sit down with EB to tell us more. On Prince: The "3rdEYEGLASS" three- lens sunglasses were inspired by us sitting at Paisley Park with Prince—he said, "I want glasses with three lenses." We actually spent a lot of time with him before we custom-made these glasses for him. We re-engineered the three- lens concept sunglasses for the public and call them "TRES." On Inspiration: Our design aesthetic is inspired by our love for innovation and art…we go to a lot of art exhibi- tions and museums. Our artwork always has geometric shapes, line work, and block colors. On Design Roles: Breezy starts the original design/material selec- tion of our eyewear, because she is very creative. Sometimes a little too creative, so that is when our GM, Duane, and I [Coco] adjust her design to be a salable product. We usually always see eye to eye… —Erinn Morgan c L A S T L O O K 96 E y e c a r e B u s i n e s s . c o m August 2016 Eyecare Business (ISSN 0885-9167) is published monthly by PentaVision LLC. Advertising, editorial, and accounting offices: 321 Norristown Road, Suite 150, Ambler, PA 19002. Subscription information and address changes: please call 800-869-6882, fax 866-658-6156, or email ECB@kmpsgroup.com. Eyecare Business is free upon request to qualified optometrists, dispensing opticians, ophthalmologists, and optical product buyers and executives at chain headquarters. Free subscriptions are available in the U.S. only. Others are eligible for paid subscriptions at the following rates, prepaid only in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank: U.S., $103 per year; Canada, $113 per year; other countries, $187. Single copies, U.S./Canada $8, other countries $10. Eyecare Business is a registered trademark of PentaVision LLC. All rights reserved. Periodicals postage paid at Ambler, PA, and at additional mailing offices. Copyright 2016 by PentaVision LLC. No part of this publication may be reproduced without permission of the publisher. Acceptance and publication of advertising and/or editorial does not imply endorsement of any product, service, or company by PentaVision LLC. 15% agency discount for all recognized subscription agencies. POSTMASTER: If undeliverable, send form 3579 to Eyecare Business, Circulation Department, P.O. Box 47248, Plymouth, MN 55447. Canada Post International Publications Mail Product, (Canadian distribution) sales agreement #IPM0601551, Volume 30 Number 8 Photo courtesy of Transitions Optical

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