Some say it's a hotter ticket than the Grammys themselves. And the annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala this year was as star studded as ever. Katy Perry, Cher, Prince, Lou Reed, Warren Beatty, The Foo Fighters, Whitney Houston, John Mayer, Mumford and Sons, Jennifer Hudson and Usher joined music industry big cheeses such as Jimmy Iovine, Doug Morris, David Foster, LA Reid and of course producer Clive Davis for an evening of schmoozing, music and an open bar. This year was in honour of David Geffen who signed talent such as Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young and later Nirvana.
The Black Eyed Peas were in attendance. We were pleased to see that Mr Will.i.Am was doing his bit for eyewear yet again in supreme style. His Carrera 5530 Skiman sunglasses accompanied his monochrome ensemble to perfection.
Never missing an opportunity to dress for the occasion our favourite BEP wore a black and white print tee shirt. Over this he sported an ultra modern take on the suit jacket complete with padded detailing and open sections lined in leather. Leather gloves and a futuristic, just how he likes it, set of Carrera 5530s finished it all off. The Carrera 5530 Skiman was ahead of it's time in the eighties like our man Will.i.Am who enjoys them so much he wore them in the Black Eyed Peas videio for 'The Time (Dirty Bit)'.They look superb today, that's why Will.i.Am with his keen eye for style can't put them down.
Black Eyed Peas were amongst the stellar audience that enjoyed an uncensored version of Cee Lo Green's 'F--- You', Glee’s Matt Morrison on mandolin performing 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' and the jewel in the crown; a twenty minute medley from R. Kelly that kicked off with the 'Star Spangled Banner'.
As well as all that Boom Boom Pow and style sense Will.i.Am has a leather gloved hand in other affairs close to his heart. Recently he personally funded the 'I.am FIRST-Science is Rock n Roll’ feature aimed at imparting his passion for science and technology in kids.
The Carrera Skiman was an eighties classic but, have no fear there is no need to hunt high and low for a pair; it is reissued in all it's glory and in stock at Sunglasses Shop now.
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