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.
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Even though they’re not a new concept, not many people have hopped on the blue light glasses train yet.
In 10 years we’re going to look back and be like, oh my God, I can’t believe we weren’t all wearing these things. Everybody notices a huge difference in their sleep when they put their phones away before bed or wear these types of glasses. They’re comfortable, so you’re able to live your life while wearing them, which is good since I do watch TV like 24 hours a day, basically. I wear them while I’m cooking and looking at my computer for recipes too.
As an avid Twitter user, you’re scrolling a lot. How do you deal with burnout from the news and the Internet in general? Staying sane in the midst of everything is a challenge.
It’s important to find that balance. My kids now take away a lot of my time, so I’m able to give myself that break. But there are times where I cannot put my phone down. We don’t get a break from news these days, but putting my phone down, going out and playing with my kids, and just trying to forget about things for a moment is really important.
These mental breaks are really important. Using the mute feature on Twitter is incredibly important. It’s important to curate your own feed because what we’re seeing is all up to us, right? It’s who we follow and not something that you can get away from, really. For me, the second I hear certain [trigger] words, I just turn my brain off and I’m like, nope, I’m not finishing this video. I can‘t hear what he has to say anymore. There are certain things that I’ve trained myself not to listen to anymore and it helps a lot. Stress is huge for people these days and it really is going to be such an illness—another thing we’re going to look back on. You have to take care of your own personal mental health. There’s some days that you can take it and that’s great, but on the days you can’t, it’s fine to just be offline. You don’t have to always be on the grid.
You really have to take care of your own personal mental health. You don’t always have to be on the grid.
As a mom, how do you stay mindful of your kids’ screen time?
You have to keep them involved in things they love and be a master at distraction. Luna will beg to use my phone, like beg, in bed because there’s an app she loves. But there are certain situations, like when you’re on a plane or in a restaurant, where goddammit, it’s going to help those surrounding us. We are not those people that are like no screen time! So, you try to download all the coolest learning activities so at least they’re learning something.
It affects kids’ sleep schedules too. Even if they just watch TV during the day, when they go to sleep they think back on it. Luna loves scary stuff and watching Hocus Pocus, and now she’s really into the old Mary Kate and Ashley movies. There’s a scary Halloween one, and even if she watches it during the day, she’ll be scared at night. And the thing is, kids are only crazy about something for a minute. So if you can get through a minute of that screaming and begging while you think of something else like an art project, a book or stickers, they forget they even wanted it in the first place. You have to get super amped about something else and they will match that excitement, and that’s how you deal with it.
Your Quay collection coincides with the brand’s Education is Quay campaign, which will award $10,000 scholarships to 10 college students you’ll be helping to select. What are you most excited about in that process?
That was the biggest part of why I wanted to be in this campaign. Not only is the company full of incredible people, but being able to give away a total of $100,000 to ten different people is going to be really incredible. We live in times where it’s so hard to get any kind of grant or loan or scholarships for school and people need that. People are excited to be the change in the world, to be able to learn and gain knowledge, but also to be able to have a life where they’re able to travel and see the world. This money is going to help them do all of those things.
When you’re financially set in one part of your life, you’re able to enjoy the other parts more too. To be able to pick strong candidates that really embody the entire campaign and want to be the change the world needs right now is going to be fun. It’s going to be really hard to choose people because there are going to be so many amazing people that are going to apply to be a part of it—that’s what I’m most nervous about, only having ten. Hopefully this is a campaign and scholarship program that continues on with whoever comes after me. But I’m excited to see young people so excited to be the change that we need.
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