A distinguished eyewear pedigree is reflected in Smoke x Mirrors with fine craftsmanship, and the merging of traditional spectacle production with state-of-the-art technology creates symmetric harmony. New York based cousins Roi Ironi and David Shabtai launched the brand last year, influenced by the style and spirit of the 1960s and 1970s. Sunglasses with attitude – combining classic and modern elements – highlight the vibrant collection in acetate and metal. Geometric silhouettes, focus on detail, fabulous colours, and artful aesthetics characterise the designs for men and women. With Smoke x Mirrors, there is always a new role to assume. Chic and cool combine in Volunteers of America (above) in bright horn with dark grey lenses. The double bridge – a Smoke x Mirrors signature statement – and the voluminous shape, express edgy glamour.

Atomic (left) and Golden Brown (right) dynamic sunglass appeal by Smoke X Mirrors

The timelessness of the designs adds to the style appeal. The male model above wears Atomic in crystal with a white acetate brow bar. A luxuriously exaggerated sunglass shape – Golden Brown – on the woman is handcrafted in matt gold metal, with an acetate rim in green pearl – an empowering design.

Passenger – Bold and striking by Smoke X Mirrors

Ironi and Shabtai believe that sunglasses should be prominent and pleasing on your face. The bold, striking pattern in Passenger (above) creatively achieves this aim in bright tortoise acetate – in a sleek design that combines fashion, function and fun. Smoke x Mirrors will present the collection in Milan, and for further information on this innovative brand and their exciting collections, visit www.smokexmirrors.com JG

Kelly Rowland Debuts Smoke x Mirrors Eyewear Collection At Barneys New York

PETA’s attempt at putting the NFL on blast over a rejected Super Bowl ad is having the opposite effect on the public. The human rights organization has been catching backlash for appropriating Colin Kaepernick’s message for a bizarre new commercial featuring numerous animals taking a knee —including insects, rodents, reptiles and fish.

“The NFL’s problem with Colin Kaepernick’s protest has apparently extended to PETA’s new Super Bowl LIV commercial,” the organization announced on Friday (Jan. 31).

PETA claims to be paying “homage” to Kapernick by showcasing a “variety of animals — from a bee to a bear to a bald eagle — ‘taking a knee’ while the national anthem plays, ending with the message ‘Respect is the right of every living being #EndSpeciesism.” PETA alleges that the NFL pressured Fox to reject the ad, TMZ reports.

According to PETA, the ad challenges “speciesism,” which they describe as a “supremacist worldview” that allows humans to disrespect animals.

“Our patriotic Super Bowl spot envisions an America in which no sentient being is oppressed because of how they look, where they were born, who they love, or what species they are. It sends a message of kindness—one that the NFL should embrace, not silence,” said PETA President Ingrid Newkirk.

The commercial was called out for being tone-deaf, and for co-opting a gesture that is meant to bring attention to racial injustice and police brutality.

Read some of the reactions to PETA’s ad below.

Given PETA’s history of appropriating symbols of black social & political struggle, I guess I shouldn’t be shocked by this.

But I’ll admit it. I didn’t see “Super Bowl commercial where a grizzly bear takes a knee” coming. https://t.co/Hbr5wSWDZT

— Dr. Joshua Bennett (@SirJoshBennett) January 31, 2020

Yea, PETA fucked up again AND made the fish kneel But did you know that PETA also made the snake kneel? pic.twitter.com/junTnp89if

— 🐈Cat”can’t get any sleep”cupcake🐈 (@Catcupcake64) January 31, 2020

How y’all take a gesture that’s symbolic of black Americans’ fight against police brutality, apply it to animals & think it’s a good idea???

— Acacia (@kayoticcc) January 31, 2020

Gentle reminder that PETA supported AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio who tortured prisoners, including migrant detainees, because he also forced prisoners on a meatless diet to cut costs. https://t.co/b7eb4YLz2b

— Rebecca Pierce #BlackShabbat (@aptly_engineerd) January 31, 2020

Are you comparing police brutality on African Americans to me eating bacon??

— Mat (@matchu_chutrain) January 31, 2020

Question: Did PETA ever support the human, Colin Kaepernick and the people who lost their lives, for whom he CONTINUES to protest for?

— L E F T, PhD ⚫️ (@LeftSentThis) January 31, 2020

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