Imagine this: you and your boo are cruisin’ down the highway with the windows down, summer heat warms your face while Lana del Ray’s “West Coast” blasts from the stereo. You reach down for your sunglasses and retrieve a pair of cheap, scratched shades from the dollar store that leave you squinting and embarrassed. That’s not how the story should go, so we’re going to fix that last part…
We’re giving pin-thusiasts a chance to win not one, but TWO pairs of customizable John Ruvin & Co. high-quality sunglasses from the Core Collection— a pair for him and a pair for her. You can choose your lens tint, matte or gloss finish, and Rx (if needed). John Ruvin prides itself on crafting edgy, vintage-inspired Rx eyewear for those of you who need prescription lenses and still crave that hipster, Southern California style. They’re just what the doctor ordered. Here’s how to win… Keep reading »
When it comes to sunglasses, we say the bigger the better. Why? Let us count the ways: a pair of large frame sunglasses will make you look and feel like a movie star, add interest to a basic outfit, and distract from that chin zit that just won’t quit. Looking for a pair that will make a statement? Not to worry–we rounded up 10 bold specs, and here’s the best part: they’re all $25 or less. Click through to check ‘em out!
Even though geek-chic has been a colossal trend the past few years, we’re completely over thick plastic frames. We’re moving on to hipper wood frames by Sire’s Crown, which uses eco-friendly woods and plastics to make their eyeglasses and sunglasses.
It’s simple logic that eyeglasses should enhance, not detract, from your features, especially since you wear them all day, everyday. And Sire’s Crown has a frame to fit every face and lifestyle. We’re quite smitten with the Moorea frames, which are available in nine different woods and remind us of glasses Hyde would have worn on “That ’70s Show.” The Dylan Thomas frames are also available in a variety of woods and were inspired by the Welsh poet. These frames have a classic wayfarer vibe, so they’ll look chic on many faces. Sire’s Crown also produces glasses with eco-friendly plastic fronts for those that enjoy a bit of mixed media. Keep reading »
The late, great fashion designer Alexander McQueen‘s label lives on, and the newest offering is from the eye wear line. In these ads, we get a peek of what’s to come: Jackie O. and Speed Racer. Touch Puppet deems the skull-tastic ads Damien Hirst-esque, which sounds about right. I suppose it’s more than a little macabre, considering McQueen’s suicide earlier this year, but I can’t imagine he would have it any other way, and this looks like exactly how we would have done it: irreverent, disconcerting, and decidedly sexy. More after the jump. Keep reading »
Combining fashion and eyewear is a slightly contradictory deal. On the one hand, there are people who actually need to wear glasses, and so they opt for designer frames to deal with their genetic failings (but often still wish that their condition didn’t have to be a fashion statement). Then there are those who just think geeky specs are cool, so they stock up on fashion frames. (Note: I am one of those losers, thank you very much.) Now Christian Dior is taking things to a new level with these branded contact lenses, which have a swipe of gold on the surface as well as a tiny CD logo. So, these are for people who want to be all-designer, all the time? Because rarely is someone going to get so close to your face that they’ll ask you, “OMG, I love your eyes, where did you get them?” Or worse, during pillow talk when your guy gazes lovingly at you, he’ll now say something along the lines of, “Your eyes are just so … amazingly … trendy.”
What do you think of these Christian Dior contact lenses? Totally ridiculous? Or the beginning of a huge trend wave? [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
Tom Ford‘s relentless campaign to sex up the world will not be stopped, dammit! [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »
Because if it is, I want to marry Winston. Pipeline points us to the adorableness that is a pug named Winston modeling eyeglasses for ModCloth. On the left? That’s “Winston Gates.” On the right? That’s “Diane Von Winstonburg.” I want to climb through the screen and squeeze those furry cheeks! If you’re a pug lover like me, check out the saddest dog in the world, too. Also: What’s with the cutest pets on the interwebs being named Winston? [Pipeline] Keep reading »
Boyfriend into Japanese cartoons? Then he’ll love you in these extra-wide contact lenses from GEO Lens. The lenses sounded innocuous enough at first, but after two seconds of moderate internet investigation, I learned that the lenses primary function are to give your eyes the appearance of an anime character. WTF? The lenses are not only tinted unnatural colors, but are heavily tinted beyond the normal rim of your eye, into the the shape of anime-eyes. So all you have to do is pop a pair into your peepers and you are good to go do…well, whatever it is that anime characters do. Now if dating a guy with an anime fetish is questionable, making yourself look like an anime character is unquestionably bizarre. I shouldn’t judge — whatever you do in the privacy of your own home is your business. I will try not to pass judgment if looking like an anime character keeps things steamy in the bedroom. To each her own. I will, however, stare and/or laugh if I see you walking on the street with cartoon eyes.
Oh, FYI, you can only get a prescription from your doc, who might send you to a shrink instead. Keep reading »