"We wanted to make something that was both glamorous and on the vanguard of our downtown style," Rowley tells InStyle of their starting point. The final product? A bold oversize cat-eye ($109; rowleyeyewear.com) that comes in three luxe shades—blush, color-block tortoiseshell, and black with blue lenses (Rowley's personal fave: "very Old Hollywood")—that not only marries both of their styles, but also embodies glamour and drama.
We had to ask, though, why blush? "Since eyewear is part of the face, I like to think about it the same way I like to think about beauty," the designer explains, "and then if you know Zosia, there’s hardly anything that will make her blush."
Blush may be a unique color in comparison with its neutral counterparts, like classic black or tortoise, but its out-there shade shouldn't be a deterrent. "Sunglasses can change the way you feel," Rowley advises. "Mix it up and have a few different styles and colors."
In the end, the "Miss Z" Zosia Mamet for Rowley Eyewear collaboration was a long time coming: "Zosia and I are old pals and spend hours together coming up with funny projects to collaborate on, but we think this one is a real winner." We couldn't agree more! Scoop up the shades for $109 at rowleyeyewear.com.