What’s on your to-do list while you're here in L.A.?
"I would like to check out Anthropologie, and see my apparel in the flesh on their floors. I’m dying to get over to TenOverSix as well. We’re staying at Shutters, and I heard that the spa has just been redone; I may just have to do a treatment or two!"
What type of girl do you have in mind when you design your sunnies?
"We have 70-year-old ladies wearing these! Any age, really. Someone who wants to have their character come through, and who has a strong sense of design and personality."
Who have you seen rocking your shades that's set you over the moon?
"It seems every week I receive emails and photos. There was a really cute picture of Agyness Deyn wearing a bright orange pair with her blonde hair, which I loved. But I get excited seeing any girl wear them."
In Auckland, where you live, are you recognizable?
"I find that in my hometown, I do get stalked. People do a double-take. In Japan, there are tears and hyperventilating!"
Photo: Courtesy of Karen Walker