Two things: one, I’m wearing square-frame sunnies and two, somehow, ‘pink’ has consciously made its way into my wardrobe. Although, I’ll still argue that this is more dusty rose-grey than it is pink, just to be like that. As for my excuse for the alternatively-cut frame: I have none. I couldn’t resist the stark, glossy black Balenciaga pair of sunnies that I acquired from VU Sunglasses, who was kind enough to send a few pairs my way to try out. It’s a part of their, ‘At Home Try-On‘ program, which is nothing short of brilliant.

If you too, refrain from the shift away from your signatures then this is the singular solution. VU allows you to pick out up to three styles to choose from, then return the ones that didn’t make the cut. For you online exclusive shoppers, this is your saving grace and excuse for diverging against what’s accustom. Ahem, that Miu Miu half-glass design you’ve been contemplating…because why not? That’s convincingly how this pair of Balenciaga’s ended up in place of the newly acquired pair from & Other Stories I haven’t been able to justify prying off my face.

Refreshing re-vision (literally), thanks VU. More to come from the Montreal-based boutique in just a few weeks. x

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Images: Andre Varty

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This is an excerpt from the article Views With VU which originally appeared on