Kelly Rowland attends the City of Hope Spirit of Life Gala 2018 at Barker Hangar on Oct. 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.
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After weeks of teasing a possible duet with BFF and fellow former Destiny’s Child member Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland has indeed dropped a new collaboration ... and it’s all smoke and mirrors.


No, for real. It’s a collaboration with eyewear brand Smoke x Mirrors. The singer has released a 10-piece, four-frame limited capsule collection, available exclusively at Barneys New York.

Playing on the label’s industrial aesthetic, combined with Rowland’s more glamorous one, each of the collection’s four frames (named “Pony C-IV”) riffs on the classic aviator silhouette, taking the shape into oversized and shield-like proportions. Think Kool Moe Dee. They combine rock and roll details like riveting and paparazzi-proof mirrored lenses with more delicate metal frames.


The shades, crafted in Japan, feature full front nylon lenses and stainless steel frames in a variety of tints and metal finishes. But a date with with Destiny doesn’t come cheap; each of the Smoke + Mirrors x Kelly Rowland frames retails for $345.

Oh, you’re still wondering about that other collab? I wouldn’t hold my breath. The shade of it all!


Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.

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