Mary J. Blige to Launch New Sunglasses LineMay 19th, 2010
Yes Mary! Get paid to rock shades!
R&B diva Mary J. Blige has joined forces with Interscope Records Chairman Jimmy Iovine and Orange 21 Inc. to develop her own sunglass line: Melodies by MJB. The line is slated to launch in Fall 2010 and will feature 4 styles of shades (including the ones MJB models above) with 20 color options. A second, more extensive, collection will launch in Spring 2011.
“To reach out beyond music, an artist has to become involved with something they’re already associated with and truly feel passionate about and not just stick their name on someone else’s product,” Ivone said in a press release. ”As her fans know, Mary loves fashion and she especially loves sunglasses, making Melodies by MJB a natural fit for her.”
Mary’s been wearing shades on her album covers, on the streets, inside, at night, all the time since the ’90s (her sunnys in the “Not Gon’ Cry”video made me vow as a youngster if I ever did need to shed a tear over a man, I better have some over-sized shades on deck!). I can’t think of a better way for her to test out the designing waters.
You can stay up-to-date on Mary’s designs by signing up for email updates at www.melodiesbymjb.com.
Will you be wearing?