Archive | August, 2010

Sunnies Shine at the Emmy’s

31 Aug

The red carpet was dripping with glitz and glam as the ladies and gents from the small screen posed their way to their seats at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

While most of the ladies braved the glaring sun sans sunglasses for photogs, Christine Baranski and Susan Sarandon stood out from the rest in their sexy black shades.

Christine Baranski and Susan Sarandon

Shady ladies at the Emmy's - Photo Credit: Wireimage

For men, wayfarers overwhelmingly dominated the scene. Stars like Al Pacino, Alan Cumming, Kevin Bacon and Ricky Gervais all sported variations of this style, some with dramatic blacked out lenses and others with sleek gradient lenses.

Al Pacino and Kevin Bacon

Wayfarers rock - Photo Credit: Wireimage

Aviators also made an appearance – Emmy winner Ryan Murphy, director of the TV hit Glee, donned a pair with blue-green mirrored lenses to match his suit jacket.

Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy is a genius! - Photo Credit: Wireimage

Retro optical glasses had their moment on Kevin Bacon, Rich Sommer from Mad Men, Emmy winner for Outstanding Drama Series, and Kevin McHale from Glee.

Kevin McHale and Rich Sommer

Dapper dudes in retro specs Photo Credit: Wireimage

Even cutie pie Rico Rodriguez from Modern Family, Emmy winner for Outstanding Comedy Series, brought his specs out for the big night.

Rico Rodriguez

Could Rico Rodriguez be any cuter? - Photo Credit: Wireimage

If you were one of Tinseltown’s finest what eyewear would you be strutting down the red carpet? We would definitely be rocking the cat-eye (depending on the outfit of course)!


New Harley-Davidson Sunglasses

30 Aug

Viva International Group expands upon the sunglass collection from Harley-Davidson® Eyewear with three new prescription ready sunglasses for men this fall. The frame’s sleek metal construction combined with a slightly bowed temple design provides optimum sun protection, without compromising style.

Featured in the collection are styles HDX 815, a full-rimmed metal frame with a double-bridge, HDX 816, a full-rimmed metal frame with a single bridge and HDX 814, a semi-rimless metal style.

Harley-Davidson® Eyewear (HDX 815 and HDX 816)

Harley-Davidson® Eyewear (HDX 815 and HDX 816)

Walking the Dog in Style

27 Aug

If you’ve ever skimmed the pages of supermarket tabloids or celebrity magazines (and who hasn’t?), you’ll no doubt see photos of A-listers walking the streets or playing in the park with their pups.

While most of us don’t think twice about what we wear while taking the dog out, celebs in public are always an easy target for flash-happy paparazzi so they want to make sure they look good while letting Fido get some exercise. showcases some of our favorite fashionable ladies and what they’re wearing from head to toe while out with their furry friends. And what’s the must-have accessory for every on-the-go celeb? Sunglasses! They know throwing on a pair is a quick, easy way to tie an outfit together and instantly up your chic factor. Russian model Anne V. was seen with Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and their pooch wearing Bottega Veneta sunglasses. Actress Sienna Miller was spotted in these Ray-Ban aviators.

Step up your style while walking the dog and see how to get the look of these animal loving hotties:

Finding the Right Frames for Your Face

26 Aug

Finding the perfect frames for your face shape is essential to looking your best in glasses! Well-chosen eyewear can enhance your appearance by creating balance, drawing attention to your best features and offsetting imperfections. So shape-up, and take note of the following face shape fundamentals to help you look your best:

RoundRound Face
A round face is just that – full and possessing curvilinear lines, with the width and length in the same proportions and little to no angles. When choosing frames, make sure they help the face appear longer and thinner.


  • Make a round face seem narrow with slightly angular frames
  • Avoid excessively rounded or square styles and pick frames that are more wide than deep
  • Create a longer profile with high or mid-height temples
  • Add width with colored temples and widen eyes with a clear bridge
  • Keep lenses from resting on fuller cheeks with frames that have adjustable nosepads

Oval FaceOval
The oval face is considered to be the ideal shape because of its balanced proportions. The chin is slightly narrower than the forehead and the cheekbones are typically high. With this face shape, frames should help keep the oval’s natural balance.


  • Select frames that are as wide or wider than the broadest part of the face
  • Avoid low, swooping temples which will unbalance the face
  • Keep frames in proportion to the face

HeartHeart Face (Base-Up Triangle)
This face has a very wide forehead and high cheekbones. The face narrows gradually to the chin. Here you want to minimize the width of the top of the face. Frames should add width below the eye line to offset the narrow chin.


  • Try frames that are wider at the bottom
  • Add balance with low temples
  • Avoid emphasizing a pointy chin with aviator, butterfly or rimless frames

SquareSquare Face
A square face has a strong jaw line, broad forehead and a wide chin and cheekbones. The width and the length are normally proportional to one another. Frames should make the face look longer.


  • Minimize squareness and lengthen the face with gently curved narrow styles
  • Choose frames that are wider than the widest part of the face and more horizontal than vertical
  • Try oval shapes with temples in the center
  • Avoid frames that are flat on the bottom and select frames with weight on top
  • Draw attention away from the jawline with a frame that has some curve or uplift to it

TriangleTriangle (Base Down) Face (Base-Down)
The triangular face has a narrow forehead that widens at the cheek and chin areas. Frames should add width to the forehead, while softening and narrowing the appearance of the jaw, chin and cheeks.


  • Choose frames that accent the eye area and are wide enough to balance the jaw line
  • Frame tops should be slightly heavy; bottoms should angle inward
  • Fill in and balance the upper third of the face with frames that have an “extension” at the temple
  • Avoid low temple styles
  • Try frames that are heavily accented with color and detailing on the top half or cat-eye shapes

Check out more tips for how to get the best frames for your face!

Glow in the Dark Sunglasses

25 Aug

Looking for the latest cool thing in sunglasses? Well here it is: Converse has launched its Glow-In-The-Dark sunglasses as its latest addition to the brand’s eyewear collection with partner REM Eyewear. During the day these frames will look like frosted ice with dark 100% UV protection lenses. While you go about your daily business outdoors, these cutting edge sunnies will be absorbing sunlight then once things go dark the fun begins! Now is the time to wear your sunglasses at night.

Converse Glow-In-The-Dark sunglasses

Converse Glow-In-The-Dark by day

Converse Glow-In-The-Dark sunglasses

Converse Glow-In-The-Dark by night

Hollywood Style, Made in Canada

23 Aug

If you’re a Hollywood A-lister and want the hottest frames available, where would you go to find them?

How about Montreal?

That’s where celebs like Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Rihanna and others find a guy named Corey Shapiro. The 28-year-old entrepreneur sources actual vintage frames (circa 1950s through the ’80s) from all over the world. These frames are pristine – unused and never worn. He finds them in ample supply (he won’t say how) from an era before manufacturers sold overstock to discount stores. Buyers can expect to pay Shapiro $500 on the low-end to $25,000 for gold-encrusted buffalo horn Dunhills.

Retro frames are one of the top eyewear trends for fall, a movement largely led by celebrity fashion sense and the popularity of retro TV shows like Mad Men. Shapiro’s clientele is elite, coming to him (or having one of their “people” go to him) for the best in vintage eyewear styles. Here’s the word from the Montreal Gazette:

He’s not open to the public, but Shapiro has just begun selling some products online… And he has partnerships with stores in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco that sell some of his stuff.

Shapiro believes it was the product itself – being unique, exclusive and expensive – that opened doors to the Hollywood A-list crowd, as opposed to one particular celebrity establishing his credibility.

“Celebrities have a guy who makes their cakes, a guy who makes their jewelery; we just became the glasses guy,” Shapiro said.

Lilly Pulitzer Eyewear Expands With New “Fabu-Lilly” Styles

21 Aug

It’s all about Life, Love and Lilly Specs at Kenmark Optical this Fall. The Lilly Pulitzer eyewear collection is undergoing a market expansion and will soon be available nationwide.

To support this expansion, Kenmark is debuting 11 ladies ophthalmic: Abygale, Annie, Darcia, Franci, Greta, Harmon, Josephine, Rorey, Ruby, Sierra, Winnie; four girls ophthalmic: Brie, Carolina, Hayley, Kacie and four sunwear styles: Cameron, Gwynteh, Mell and Pepper.



Ruby and Mell

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