Emma Roberts Celebrates Her Namesake Sunglasses with Nanette Lepore

By  October 19, 2012

Emma Roberts has been a fashionista since she first stepped on the scene and as she’s grown up, she’s become an inspiration to many, namely Nanette Lepore. Last night the pair, along with CFDA CEO Steven Kolb, unveiled the “Emma” sunglass created in partnership with Luxottica and Vogue Eyewear. Roberts’ playful yet chic aesthetic paired with other classic Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe served as the inspiration for the snazzy specs. Guests tried on the shades in the virtual photo booths, sipped champagne, and received tarot card readings all to the tunes of DJ Kiss. Glam got the chance to quickly chat with the starlet, who wore a Nanette Lepore pantsuit paired with Louboutins, to find out how the collaboration came about, what’s on her holiday shopping list, and if she’ll design her own eyewear.

How did the collaboration come about?
Nanette came to me with the idea. It was her first piece of eyewear, and she decided to use me as her muse. It was such a great honor!

How involved were you with the design process?
They actually surprised me with the design! They said they had based it on my style. And as soon as I saw it, I thought, “Oh yeah, that’s me!”

Do you think that you’ll create your own piece of eyewear with Nanette?
I hope so! I loved what she created, and so you never know– maybe I’ll have my own [pair] next season!

Since the holidays are right around the corner, have you started creating you shopping list yet?
Oh my God, I’m already stressed about this! I haven’t even thought about it yet. I just got back from filming a movie [We’re the Millers], and so I’m just getting back into the swing of everything.

The Nanette Lepore for Vogue Eyewear Emma Sunglasses are available at SunglassHut.com for $129.95