I was cooped up in my apt all last week bc of emergency dental surgery, but I was finally able to get out and have some fun on Saturday at Eclectic Eye’s Trunk Show with Krewe Eyewear. If you’re not familiar with Krewe, they’re a NOLA based eyewear line with the spirit of the city throughout its design (the name is linked to the tradition of Mardi Gras). It’s small and independently owned, so there’s a level of creative freedom that they have in their designs that most larger labels do not, so there are a plethora of fun, quirky styles to try out.
In honor of them bringing a bit of the Big Easy to town, there were bites from Voodoo Cafe Food Truck and the Mighty Souls Brass Band performed. Voodoo Cafe specialize in beignets and + international coffee; I tried the Muddy Zombie (chocolate, peanut butter + caramel) and OMG-so good!
The beignets melt in your mouth, and I know the flavor combination sounds like it might be sugar overload, but the peanut butter helps to keep it from being too sweet. I have to drink decaf coffee now (booooo!), so I tried their Persian Black Tea instead and was instantly a fan. I love a good, strong black tea, so I will be hunting them down for that from now on, haha.
Urban Hardware Jewelry had a pop up shop (I chatted with the owner JP who was so cool! Her handmade jewelry is so gorgeous and affordable too), and caricaturist Kevin Reute was set up doing portraits as well (I was too busy talking that I missed out on getting mine done. I’ve always wanted to have one done)!
I tried on a few different frames (it’s in my IG “about town” highlights), but as soon as I tried on the Breton, I knew they were the ones that needed to go home with me. What can I say, I love aviators! I went with the tortoise shell frames, but they have a few other options as well.
Sidebar: how cute is Keelan (the Krewe rep)’s jumpsuit from Free People? I was obsessed and I need it in my life.
They finished the event with a fun Second Line parade around the building (first time ever doing that!)! Cars were pulled over and slowing down to watch as we paraded around. Pretty cool!
If you’ve never been to Eclectic Eye the team there is sooo much fun and personable. I don’t get to go by often, so I have fun catching up with them when I do. They really connect with their clientele beyond helping them find frames, so it’s no wonder their events are always packed.
To learn more about Krewe and to see all of the styles they have to offer, click here. Eclectic Eye is located at 242 Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104. Pop in to look around or try on some new frames when you’re in the area. You won’t be disappointed.
Thanks for having me guys!