The Lens: Snapshot Spotlight

Whether you prefer retro, modern, or straight up practical, there’s a story behind how you style your shades. Join us as we look behind the lens at the bloggers who styled and starred in our 2014 Winter Lookbook. From shades they can’t leave the house without to the trends they’re trying to forget, get to know our featured stylists. 

Read on for our interview with Rochelle of TNK, and be sure to check out how she styled our shades here.

Rochelle of TNK

Rochelle sporting our #1098 sunnies.

If you had to choose one item from your closet to take with you on a deserted island, what would it be?

Rochelle: My thrifted leather moto jacket! Okay, it’d be a little hot in the sun, but it pairs well with everything from a party dress to distressed denim. I’m sure a bikini could work with it, too, right?

If you could have lunch with anyone (past or present), who would it be and why?

Rochelle: I’d love to chat over lunch with FLOTUS! Michelle Obama can literally do it all. Not to mention, she gives any Vogue cover model a run for their money!

What would you consider the ultimate fashion fail?

Rochelle: That period of time when we all decided Uggs and jean skirts were, like, a thing. Thankfully we’re all guilty, so it’s faded into fashion oblivion somewhere (I hope).

What is the best fashion advice you have ever received and from who?

Rochelle: My mum! I come from a family of long, tall British amazons and used to feel too insecure to wear heels. The woman is just shy of six foot and sports a different pair of four-inch heels everyday, so thankfully some of that bravado rubbed off on me!

If you had a personal theme song, what would it be?

Rochelle: 13-year-old me says Bootylicious by Destiny’s Child, but 25-year-old me has graduated to Girls by Beyonce!

What’s your current Internet addiction?

Rochelle: BuzzFeed. Hours upon HOURS of life I’ll never get back, stifling laughter from behind my computer screen at work. I want everything in list form now!

Whose closet would you hijack?

Rochelle: Kerry Washington. Or rather, Kerry Washington playing Olivia Pope. Either one pulls off a full-length coat with gloves like an expert, and I want in!

What sunglass style personality do you best identify with and why? (Great Adventurer, Trendsetter, Party Rocker, Indie Artist, or Superfan)

Rochelle: Definitely Trendsetter. Sometimes it’s pure, calculated focus that starts a trend and other times it happens accidentally, but I love the mystery behind what’s going to go craze-worthy next!

And since you have an eye for fashion — what are some of your favorite Sunglass Warehouse shades?

Rochelle: I’m absolutely obsessing over all mirrored aviators and need them in a ton of colors (specifically green/purple and blue for any secret gift-givers out there)! Actually, it’s a tie between those and these retro styles — once again, in multiple colors!

Thanks again to Rochelle for contributing to our 2014 Winter Lookbook!