Posts tagged "sunglasses"

Sunglasses For When You’re Embarrassed To Be Seen With People Just Like You

How meta! Urban Outfitters sells these coy little “Embarrassing Photo Protective Sunglasses” so that you won’t have to be spotted in photos–presumably with your other too-cool-for-school-Urban-Outfitters-sporting friends. Whoa! It’s like the universe is folding in on itself! [$12, Urban Outfitters]…

Julie Gerstein / May 10, 2011

Would You Wear: Prada Customizable Sunglasses?

We’re reluctant to admit it out loud, but isn’t the point of wearing designer glasses to wear designer glasses and feel the smug satisfaction of your status logo beaming from the corners of your eyes? Prada has just released customizable sunglasses so that the wearer can choose two letters to show off. This would the…

Leonora Epstein / December 8, 2010

Dude Looks We Love: Aviator Sunglasses

Aviator sunglasses have been around for nearly 100 years, making appearances in everything from “Top Gun” to Lindsay Lohan’s coffee runs. They’re a great look on both sexes, but there’s something so hot and mysterious about a guy in dark aviator sunglasses. Here are five reasons we love a man in aviators …

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 7, 2010

Shades Made Simple: A Few Rules For Wearing Sunglasses

Even though the leaves are falling and temperatures are cooling down, it’s never the wrong season for sunglasses. I say this as an admitted eyewear addict: the other day a friend of mine shifted slightly in the backseat of my car and was buried in a mini avalanche of sunglasses I’d been hoarding behind her…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 29, 2010

Are Expensive Sunglasses Worth It?

Apparently not, says one Fashionista writer who remarks that her cheap-o H&M sunglasses offer full UV protection, whereas many of the designer brands you might drop a couple hundred on offer nothing in the way of protection. That’s something else to add to the list of expensive sunglasses caveats. Not to mention that sunglasses are…

Leonora Epstein / July 27, 2010

These Are The Ugliest Sunglasses In The World

Apparently, it took two designers — Linda Farrow and Jeremy Scott — to design these mind-bogglingly hideous sunglasses. They look like a pair of Oakleys mated with someone’s Daisy Dukes and a backyard patio umbrella circa 1972. They’re on sale! [Opening Ceremony]…

Susannah Breslin / July 8, 2010

Alexander McQueen Eyewear A Shade Spooky

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…

Susannah Breslin / June 25, 2010

Worth The Splurge: SEE Sunglasses

We have officially had enough of tacky, logo-covered designer sunglasses. Not only are they super expensive, they’re also a bit garish and we’d like to return to the days of under-stated elegance and logo-free retina protection. Is that so much to ask? SEE Selective Eyewear doesn’t think so. Their sunglasses — and regular glasses –…

Lily Q / June 11, 2010

New Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Sunglasses Are Fugly

We’re fans of most of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s forays into fashion. The Row makes us drool, Elizabeth & James consistently offers cool stuff at not-horrific prices, and we’ve even come to appreciate Mary-Kate’s particular brand of boho/hobo chic. Even so, we can’t get behind the glasses they’re launching in November. They look like the…

Lily Q / June 2, 2010

New Madonna Commercial Shows Her Sunglasses Are Cooler Than Your Sunglasses

Oh, look, it’s Madonna’s commercial for her new line of D&G sunglasses. I know this will shock and surprise you, but she writhes around in a public bathroom, humping and kissing some younger dude, while in the background the masses scream her name: “MA-DON-NA! MA-DON-NA!” It’d be more glamorous if it weren’t so…

Susannah Breslin / May 28, 2010

Sunglasses From Geordi La Forge’s Closet?

These futuristic Linda Farrow sunglasses are cool … in a “Star Trek” kinda way. [HighSnobette.com]…

Leonora Epstein / May 24, 2010

Sunglasses That Double As A Wha?

Everyone loves a product with multiple uses. Lip gloss with SPF is awesome for keeping your pucker hydrated and safe from summer rays. Shampoo and conditioner in one is key for those who are just too lazy or busy to extend their shower time. But the latest in double duty is just a teensy bit…

Bianca Posterli / April 29, 2010

“I’m Famous” Sunglasses

Every spring we feel an overwhelming desire to stock up on sunglasses. Never mind the already-extensive collections we have, the “But I’m protecting my eyes!” justifications begin and we’re totally beyond reason. This, as you can imagine, can become a rather expensive habit. These rather adorable, slightly over-the-top Fred Flare sunnies, however, quench our buying…

Lily Q / April 12, 2010

What’s Up With These $400 J.Crew Glasses?

Hey, hey, hey, J.Crew, since when did you start slapping Barneys price tags on your previously affordable goods? While we still adore you, we got a bit of a shock yesterday while doing some online window shopping on your site when we saw these cute sunglasses for … $395? Um, what? The deal—they’re part of…

Leonora Epstein / April 6, 2010

Karl Lagerfeld On Burqas, Celebrity Status, & Adoption

Here’s the thing about fashion. Sometimes dreams do come true. Just yesterday, blogger Bryan Boy was invited to visit Vogue, and in the newest issue of Vice magazine, Canadian writer Bruce LaBruce was invited by the glossy to fly out to Paris to spend an hour and a half with the sunglassed designer, Karl Lagerfeld.

Bianca Posterli / March 18, 2010

Madonna Gets Together With Dolce & Gabbana, Produces Sunglasses

Ah, Madonna. So elusive. So enigmatic. So impenetrable. If only she weren’t wearing those dark sunglasses all the time! Then maybe we would know her. Or perhaps not. If you want to throw shade like the Material Girl, you can now, thanks to the fact that Miss M and Dolce & Gabbana are collaborating o…

Susannah Breslin / March 15, 2010

Amber Rose Wears “Interesting” Sunglasses

The fashion train wreck “icon” that is Amber Rose wore this windshield on her face as a pair of sunglasses and paired them with an electric pink thong … just to keep it classy. Maybe she needed the blinders to shield her from her overwhelmingly bad taste, heh.

Lauren Panariello / March 12, 2010

Punked! Glasses Tattoo Boy Was A Marketing Ploy!

D’oh! We sure were fooled—apparently that dude who got specs inked on his face was part of a viral marketing plan from Ray-Ban, which has pulled off shenanigans like this in the past. Although … it’s still unclear whether glasses boy got a real tattoo. [Looks real to me. — Editor] What would…

Leonora Epstein / January 14, 2010

Is It Too Early To Start Thinking About Spring Shades?

Coming this spring: Alexander Wang’s first sunglasses collection, which includes these uh-may-zing cat’s-eye shades that I’m going to declare this summer’s must-have beach peepers. How much do they cost? I’m guessing somewhere in the range of I-don’t-want-to-know. [Pipeline]…

Susannah Breslin / January 4, 2010

Get “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” Sunglasses From Tiffany’s

In the 1961 classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Audrey Hepburn’s character, Holly Golightly, flits around New York City wearing Givenchy dresses and oversized shades. Many a woman has since tried to pull off Holly’s look, particularly the big sunglasses. The sunnies are supposedly a discontinued Ray-Ban style, so the movie’s title character, Tiffany & Co., ha…

Catherine Strawn / December 18, 2009