It’s easy to forget we’re not actually best friends with Chrissy Teigen. Whether she’s cracking jokes or clapping back at trolls, the model/unofficial Queen of Twitter remains the most relatable celebrity on the Internet—which is why her latest project, a collaboration with Quay Australia, makes perfect sense.
Yes, sunglasses are an on-brand venture for someone who excels at throwing shade, but what’s more fitting is that Teigen’s Quay collection also includes a range of blue light glasses, to be worn while endlessly scrolling Twitter and Instagram, of course. If you haven’t yet tried the technology, which blocks potentially harmful blue HEV light from phone, TV, and computer screens, Teigen will convince you it’s time. She credits them with helping alleviate dry, sore eyes and headaches. And if that’s not enticing enough, she says she and John wear them “in bed at night while watching TV and scrolling the ‘gram.” Consider me influenced.
Along with the blue light glasses, the Chrissy x Quay collection includes a range of the brand’s best-selling sunglasses in new retro-inspired shapes and muted tones for fall. True to the brand’s affordable price point, all eyewear in the collection ranges from $50 to $60.
Below, Teigen chats with BAZAAR.com about her go-to spec styles (bigger is better), how to avoid Internet burnout, and how she’s limiting her kids’ screen time.
You’ve been busy with a lot of incredible projects and collaborations. Why was a collection with Quay something you wanted to add to the mix?
I’ve been coming across Quay for years through friends who’ve done partnerships and collaborations with them, and seeing them on Instagram all the time. They sent me a bunch [of sunglasses] and every time I’ve worn them, I get all these compliments. I have so many pairs of sunglasses in every price range, but it’s always the Quay ones that I get compliments on. I was super excited to be part of something with them.
What kind of styles did you want to incorporate into the collection?
I knew the styles that were best for my face, but obviously we wanted a collection that was accommodating of everyone’s different styles and face shapes. I tend to lean towards oversized sunglasses because I don’t love putting on a full face of makeup every day. We took the brand’s shapes that people already know and love and changed the colors to enhance them and make them more my style. We went a little bit darker for fall and there are some mirror sunglasses, too.
Why did you want to include blue-light glasses in the collection?
They’re stylish but also serve a purpose. We’re all addicted to our phones, our screen time, TV—we’re constantly scrolling something. We want to get people to open their eyes to the fact that these glasses could be beneficial. [After wearing them], I noticed I was getting less headaches, better sleep, and no more sore, dry eyes. I wear them at night when I’m in bed and John wears his so much. He needs a thick prescription, so we’ll both be in bed at night wearing our glasses while watching TV and scrolling the ‘gram.