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 then erase all the importance that comes with the power logo on your purchase. Unless … the customizable glasses become so recognizable that they become even higher status symbols? Or maybe people just want to wear them because they’re cute, which is a valid answer as well. [BlackBook] Keep reading »
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 … Keep reading »
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 headrest.
“Do you really need to keep mirrored Lolita shades with you at all times?” she asked, picking a hot pink pair out of the pile.
“You never know,” I said. “You just never know.”
Here are my top three rules for the responsible and enjoyable wearing of sunglasses … Keep reading »
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 among the most easily lost and broken items in your fashion arsenal. On the other hand, sunglasses can be seen as “power pieces,” and how awesome would it be to own a pair of boss vintage Dior sunnies? (Answer: very awesome.)
What about you—do you favor cheapies over pricier lenses? How much can you spend on sunglasses before the purchase becomes ridiculous? [Fashionista] Keep reading »
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] 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 »
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 — are blessedly free of logos and insanely attractive. Shapes range from the classics in cool colors (see left) all the way to the retro and borderline bizarre. And while some of the frames are pretty pricey, around $300, special summer deals put most of them around $100 right now. Check out the styles on SEE’s website and call them up to order your shades. Keep reading »
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 ugly child of Coke bottle glasses and aviators, and we can’t imagine them having many friends on the playground. The lenses are too light, the frames are super heavy, and the shape of the aviators is just a touch off. We’re not in love with the cat-eye style either, but we can see them looking decent and appropriately retro with the right outfit and face. Thoughts? [Elle UK] Keep reading »
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 redundant, to itself and to everything that came before it. Yet, I still like Madonna. What can I say? Maybe I hope to get this much action in bathrooms when I’m her age. If you can’t get enough Madonna-in-the-potty action, The Cut has more behind-the-scenes stills. You go, girl? Keep reading »
These futuristic Linda Farrow sunglasses are cool … in a “Star Trek” kinda way. [HighSnobette.com] Keep reading »