What Are You Wearing?: Center Stage Optique, New York City


Karen Freidus/ Co-Owner and Frame Stylist

Karen has been obsessed with fashion since she was a child, and working on Broadway “has only strengthened my love for eyewear as it not only frames your face but also makes you a whole new character.” She says that co-owning Center Stage Optique gives her the ability to use her fashion instinct to be a frame stylist for her customers.

She owns about 15 ophthalmic frames and 10 sunglasses.

FRAMES / Cass from Article One in matte black

LENSES / Digital Zeiss lenses in 1.60 with Platinum Anti-Glare treatment.

“They’re basic with a twist. I want my glasses to showcase my personality, and these make a statement. So many customers ask about them when I’m wearing them. They feel perfect for a bold and confident native New Yorker like myself!”