Shades of Melodies

R & B/Hip Hop Soul singer Mary J. Blige recently launched her new line of sunglasses that she says are an “extension” of herself. The “No More Drama” singer, notorious for completing her outfits with shades from Chanel, Dior and Gucci, was convinced by friends and her adoring public to create an eyewear line of her very own.  ”Sunglasses bestow a certain mysterious look like a Bond girl. People were always saying, ‘You should do an eyewear line.’ So I said, ‘Let’s do it.’

The line, called Melodies by MJB, is available at select Nordstrom and Bergdorf Goodman stores. The shades add a touch of class, sophistication, as well as UV protection for the final compliment to any outfit and are priced between $165 – $225.

The eyewear collection will feature 20 color options and 4 unique styles. Each style will represent Mary J’s facet of life. The second collection of shades is set to launch in January 2011.  From aviator rounded lenses to over-sized, retro-inspired shapes, Bilge’s motivation for creating the sunglasses were to give women something to hide behind as well be fashion forward all at once.

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