SHE x DITA Eyewear
Rihanna wears her sunglasses from DITA Eyewear fashionably well:
Rihanna’s sunglasses have made their mark on some of her best outfits and have pretty much taken on a genre of their own. She’s not limited to any given style, model or build when it comes to eyewear and what pair she’ll go with next is just as much a surprise as the outfit she’ll pair it with! In today’s installment of Vintage RiRi, we’ll be taking you back to an eyewear brand she wore a number of times in 2012… DITA.
DITA EYEWEAR was founded by life long friends, Jeff Solorio and John Juniper. Passionate about design and photography, the pair were inspired to capture their passions not just on film but in eyewear as well — creating the first collection of Dita frames in 1996. Dita’s designs distinguish themselves with quality, look and fit, inspired by vintage frames from the 50’s through the 80’s.
Before we delve into Rihanna’s outfits, let us fill you in on exactly what it is that makes these particular sunglasses POP. The DITA Magnifique Sunglasses are hand-crafted in Japan and feature oversized black cat eye frames, grey gradient lenses and a black hard case. The glasses are made in an additional three different color-ways: Tokyo Tortoise, Brown/Yellow Crystal, and Pomegranate. Unfortunately, both the black and pomegranate pairs are temporarily unavailable at DITA’s online store. However, you can purchase them for varying prices at ShopBop, Farfetch and Go-Optic.
Purchase: DITA Black Magnifique Sunglasses
Rihanna debuted DITA’s Magnifique sunglasses on September 7th upon arriving in London. Her outfit consisted of an Olive Green Étoile Isabel Marant ‘Alan’ Parka. Rihanna continued to wear this parka several times. Check out one of her most popular looks in this piece (here). Under her parka, she wore a Balenciaga “Join a Weird Trip” Tee (this top is currently sold out). Rihanna completed her look with Citizens of Humanity Avedon Slick Skinny Jeans and a pair of Nike Air Jordan Retro IV “The Shot” Cavaliers Sneakers. She also carried along a Gucci Limited Edition USA Boston Bag from their Flag Collection. By way of jewelry, she wore Melody Ehsani’s Gold Queen of the Jungle Necklace.
Just three days later, Rihanna emerged in her DITA Magnifique sunglasses. On September 10th, she paired them with a Trapstar London Leather Coat and pieces from Kenzo. Her look included Kenzo’s Orange Tiger Logo Tee and Vintage Medallion Printed Pants — both of which have sold out. Rihanna topped her look off with Manolo Blahnik Suede BB Pumps and toted her Gucci Limited Edition USA Boston Bag from their Flag Collection.
This next look is one of my personal favorites of Rihanna in DITA Magnifique sunglasses. Later that day on September 10th, Rihanna kept her DITA sunnies on and changed her ensemble. Here, she left her hotel in London with her family in tow, wearing Trapstar London‘s Blue/Grey Bobble Hat and their Black collaborative Hitman Riders 47 Tee. Rihanna wore this same top in its sweatshirt form a few months later. On top of her t-shirt she wore a personalized Opening Ceremony OC Logo Patch Varsity Jacket (this piece has sold out). Rihanna completed her look with Citizens of Humanity Avedon Slick Skinny Jeans and a pair of Nike Air Yeezy II Sneakers in Black/Solar Red.
Rihanna caught a flight on September 10th after leaving her hotel in London. She was spotted once more in her DITA Magnifique sunglasses at LAX Airport in Los Angeles. She kept much of her attire from her previous look on; which included her Trapstar x Hitman Riders 47 Tee, Citizens of Humanity Avedon Slick Skinny Jeans and a pair of Nike Air Yeezy II Sneakers in Black/Solar Red. However, after getting out of her vehicle, she put on a Trapstar x Hitman Absolution Barcode Hoodie.
You might be asking yourself, did Rihanna ever wear her Dita sunglasses again? Well, she did! We spotted her in the brand’s Magnifique sunnies on some of the outtakes of her Unapologetic Album photoshoot. For the details on this look and all of the others from this shoot, visit our Unapologetic Album Shoot Fashion Recap.
Images via: Rihanna-Diva