Archive | November, 2010

Hit the Slopes in Hot Juicy Goggles

30 Nov

Too early to talk snow gear? We don’t think so, especially with Juicy Couture’s “Black Diamond” ski goggles hitting stores. Whether you’re a black diamond diva, sassy snowboarder or a bunny hill enthusiast, you’ll need these flashy goggles to fight glare from the sun and protect your peepers from snow showers (caused by the weather or those inevitable wipeouts). Plus, you want to show off that not only are you cute but you’re a downhill daredevil too.

Juicy Couture Black Diamond Goggle

Besides being stylish and fun, these goggles are durable and made from a unique urethane compound which allows the frame to conform to your face while maintaining its flexibility in extremely cold temperatures. Here’s what else they have to protect you from the elements:

  • A dual lens, created by two single lenses bonded together with sealed air space in between, creates a thermal barrier that keeps the inner air warm and dry.
  • A hydropholic Fog-X chemical treatment which creates a micro-etched surface on the inner lens to absorb moisture before it can form. (Because this treatment is actually burned into the lens it cannot be wiped away like other anti-fog coatings).
  • A spilt V nose, an innovation that provides a self-adjusting fit.
  • An extra wide woven strap is extremely durable ensuring a snug fit.

Maybe you’re more into beach weather and hibernate during the winter, but even so, we bet you can find someone on your Christmas list who would absolutely love to find a pair of these rockin’ snow goggles under the tree.

Get Behind the Wheel in Style

24 Nov

With the busiest travel weekend just days away, we imagine that you’re one of many who are packing up your loosest pants in preparation to visit family and friends for a Thanksgiving feast. If you want to avoid the long security lines and potential TSA pat-downs at the airport, you’re probably hitting the road instead of flying. While you sit in traffic with your favorite road trip tunes blaring, don’t forget to protect your peepers from the sunny (or snowy) glare bouncing back at you.

Some drivers think their car’s visor or windshield will help block out the pesky sun—so false! Your eyes will still be straining to see the road in addition to absorbing harmful UV rays. Since the roads will be extra busy this time of year, it’s imperative that you’re able to see and judge your surroundings clearly.

The most effective lenses for driving feature photochromic or polarized lenses that adapt to different brightness levels and maximize visibility in low light or foggy conditions. Yellow, red and gray tints decrease distortion, whereas copper shades heighten contrast. The result: Highway lines and traffic signals appear clearer, enhancing your reaction time behind the wheel.

There are plenty of fashion-forward frames that will keep you looking good and driving safe.

Ladies, you can still be a driving diva in one of these fun and flirty frames:

Guys, impress your fellow passengers with your sense of style in one of these sleek and sporty shades:

Famous Faces Getting Shady in Nike Vintage

23 Nov

Brandon Graham

The Philadelphia Eagles knew what they were doing when they snatched up Brandon Graham, the 13th pick in the first round of the 2010 draft from Michigan. The now pro-footballer is a dominant defensive end who keeps improving with every game, especially in Sunday’s division duel against the New York Giants. Graham forced his first fumble and ripped the ball away from the Giants’ running back, Ahmad Bradshaw, giving the Eagles an opportunity to recover the ball. The Eagles cleaned up shop and shutdown the Giants with a 27-17 win.

The defensive end rookie looks cool and confident in Nike Vintage 72—a reinterpretation of the classic aviator, with mirrored lenses held between layers of colors.

Brandon Graham in Nike Vintage 72

Popstars Sizzle in Eyewear at the AMAs

22 Nov

It was a busy evening for the musically gifted as fans from all over the world tuned in to see their favorite artists perform at the 38th annual American Music Awards last night. As always, the performances and red carpet fashions were glamorous and envy-worthy. We spotted rockers, rappers, pop princesses and boy band heartthrobs donning luxurious eyewear to accent their signature looks.

The tough, rocker look was definitely in full effect as some of our favorites rocked styles with a rough edge. Usher kicked it with his superstar protégé Justin Beiber—who snagged four awards, including Artist of the Year—and looked mighty fine in sleek pair of black shades accented with a striking metal piece that extended from the brow bar to the temples. Taio Cruz was breakin’ hearts with that bad boy smile and oversized flat-tops as he helped present the Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist award to Rihanna.

Usher (Image via wireimage.com) Taio Cruz (Image via cbsnews.com)

A night out isn’t complete without a pair of snazzy aviators, so it was no surprise that this look also made its mark on the night. The classic trend graced the faces of some super hot artists—Trey Songz, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Pitbull—who all looked handsomely charming.

Trey Songz (Image via theenvelope.latimes.com) Sean "Diddy" Combs (Image via wireimage.com) Pitbull (Image via wireimage.com)

Nerd-tastic specs also had their time to shine last night. Geek chic took over the stage as a slew of hunky men carried firecracker Katy Perry across the stage. The fellas looked sharp in their trendy, thick and oversized glasses. Cutie Jaden Smith rocked a similar pair of geeky frames as he watched the show in the audience. Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas also went nerdy, wearing rounded, oversized black frames. The rest of the crew, minus Fergie, embraced the futuristic vibe in supersized, blacked out shields.

Katy Perry (Image via dailymail.co.uk) Jaden Smith (Image via wireimage.com) Black Eyed Peas (Image via wireimage.com)

Famous Faces Getting Shady in Nike Vintage

19 Nov

Chris Bosh

Since the off season, every team in the NBA has been preparing to face the Miami Heat trifecta, starring Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and our favorite, Chris Bosh. While it seems the three stars are still learning to mesh their skills, their potential is undeniable.

Bosh is one of the league’s best power-centers and his countless accolades—including being a five-time NBA All-Star and gold medalist—make him a vicious competitor. Watch the Dream Team take on the Charlotte Bobcats at home tonight at 7:30 EST.

Bosh looks sporty chic in Nike Vintage 75 shields.

Chris Bosh in Nike Vintage 75

Cole Haan Specs Spotted on Screen

18 Nov

Cole Haan optical frames just can’t stay out of the limelight. Spotted on both the small and big screen, Cole Haan specs are making their mark and appearing in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel The Lucky One and ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7.

Beloved actress, and mother of the uber-talented Gwyneth Paltrow, Blythe Danner can be seen wearing the Cole Haan 908 frame from the 2010 collection in The Lucky One.

Blythe Danner wearing Cole Haan 908 in "The Lucky One"

This frame exudes laidback elegance with its semi-rimless style and stunning rope design on the temples.

Cole Haan 908

Erin Cummings, whom you may recognize from Mad Men and Nip/Tuck, is currently starring as Dr. Abbey Ward in Detroit 1-8-7, a new drama series about Detroit’s leading homicide unit. You can see her on the show wearing Cole Haan 916 specs from the 2009 collection that have genuine ostrich inlaid on the front.

Erin Cummings wearing Cole Haan 916 in "Detroit 1-8-7"

Although this frame is from last year you can still get a similar look with Cole Haan 920 or 923 frames available in the 2010 collection.

Cole Haan 920 and 923

Rico Rodriguez Sports XGames Specs

17 Nov

With six Emmy Awards under its belt after season one, Modern Family had a lot to live up to when its second season rolled around. Luckily, the show has lived up to the hype and the laughs keep coming as we watch three eclectic families interact in a hilarious “mockumentary” style every Wednesday night at 9 on ABC.

One of our favorite characters, Manny Delgado (played by Rico Rodriguez), is an adorable twelve year old who is wise beyond his years. Manny’s devout affection for his mother, Columbian heritage, espresso and sophisticated clothing (usually including his signature burgundy dinner jacket) makes him a unique character that we just can’t enough of.

Rico gave a toothy grin for the cameras looking perfectly dapper in XGames Corkscrew specs. Manny would be proud.

Rico Rodriguez

Rico Rodriguez in XGames (Corkscrew)

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