Archive | January, 2011

Famous Faces Getting Shady in Nike Vintage

20 Jan

Brandon Rush

Brandon Rush has quite the resume for a young athlete in the NBA. During his college career at Kansas University playing for the Kansas Jayhawks, Rush was selected as a Wooden Award All-American in back-to-back seasons (2007 and 2008) and also the MVP.

Rush was drafted in 2008 by the Portland Trail Blazers and was later picked up by the Indiana Pacers as a shooting guard and has averaged 11.6 points per game this season.

The young b-baller looks crisp and clean in a white tee and free formed Nike Vintage 75 shields with mirrored lenses by Marchon Eyewear.

Tune in to see Rush and the Pacers take on his old team, the Trail Blazers, this Saturday at 10 pm EST.

Brandon Rush in Nike Vintage 75 by Marchon Eyewear

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Barely There Axiom Specs by ProDesign

19 Jan

Simplicity is the main ingredient in ProDesign’s new Axiom line. Delicate frame fronts appear in rimless, semi-rimless and fully rimmed styles, with soft metal accents. The flawless design is further advanced by featuring hinge-less technology.

Taking cue from the jewelry industry, ProDesign crafted a simple “s” shape where the hinge would typically be, making the temple thinner and more flexible. ProDesign relied on PVD coatings to ensure that the finish wouldn’t peel, making these specs as durable as they are trendy.

While ProDesign certainly put plenty of thought into the technology, the bottom line is that these frames convey effortless style that will complement almost any face shape. The Axiom collection comes in seven different styles, each available in four colors. Find which one is right for you!

Axiom (6110) by ProDesign

Sharpen Your Style With New Surface Collection

18 Jan

Channeling sophisticated men everywhere, REM Eyewear introduces their Surface optical collection, featuring 10 frames constructed carefully with metal and acetate materials. Available in rich tones of black and brown, these specs are the perfect match for any man, from the distinguished professional to the young entrepreneur.

Inspired by European sensibility, REM’s new line is automotive in structure with a soft hint of industrial design. Sleek details like streamlined laser-cuts, folded metal temples and clean, classic lines make all of these frames an intelligent and fashionable choice.

Catch a quick preview of REM’s Surface collection below:

Surface by REM Eyewear

Envious Eyewear at the Golden Globes

17 Jan

Last night’s 68th annual Golden Globes was anything but lackluster when it came to entertainment and fashion. A-listers dazzled us in flowing gowns, dapper suits and trendy eyewear, while Ricky Gervais delivered razor sharp blows to some of Hollywood’s finest. Let’s not waste time dwelling over whether Gervais’ jokes were crass or controversial (although it made for great headlines this morning!), instead let’s breakdown the hottest eyewear looks of the evening:

Geek chic stole the show and appeared on some of our favorite leading ladies and men. Thick black frames in square shapes showed face on big winners Annette Bening, who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for her character in The Kids Are All Right, and Paul Giamatti, who won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for his role in Barney’s Version.

Paul Giamatti, Robert Downey Jr, Kevin Bacon, Steve Antin, Lisa Cholodenko, Kevin McHale, Annette Bening and Guy Pearce

As usual, aviators made their mark on some of Tinseltown’s heartthrobs in classic teardrop and rectangular shapes. Gradient lenses were crucial to complete the look—P Diddy’s smoky lenses added an edgy appeal to his dashing suit and adorable bow tie.

P Diddy, Thomas Jane, Yoshiki and Blair Underwood

Round, retro shapes surfaced in both specs and shades, some with tinted or blacked out lenses. Geoffrey Rush was absolutely charming in a top hat and tortoise frames, while Helena Bonham Carter, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, made a more daring choice in two-toned, round sunnies with a bold browline.

Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Depp, Steven Spielberg, Robert Pattinson and Helena Bonham Carter

Wayfarers enjoyed time in the limelight as well. Darren Criss, known for his role as “Blaine” on Glee, rocked a pop art look in hot pink frames with gradient lenses. Mark Wahlberg, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, went the more traditional route in sleek black wayfarers with blacked out lenses.

Darren Criss, Ricky Gervais, Seal and Mark Wahlberg

Make sure to check out the other styles—including semi-rimless, tinted lenses and funky shapes—that invaded the red carpet last night.

Tim Allen, Terence Winter, Steve Buscemi, Rupert Murdoch, Scott Rudin, Stan Lee, Ed O'Neill, David Zayas, Richard Zanuck, Brad Pitt, Philip Berk and David Fincher

Sheer Elegance in New Ellen Tracy Specs

14 Jan

Calling all you spexy ladies out there! ClearVision Optical has added four new tantalizing optical frames to the Ellen Tracy collection that we know you won’t be able to resist. These new additions are fitting for any occasion – a day at the office, an interview, happy hour or special event—so you might not want to settle for just one. Find out more about these specs and how they’ll recharge your look below:

The luscious cranberry Bali frame is a soft cat-eye with subtle inlaid copper wire detailing that is sure to glam up your everyday garb. If you’re not into the bold color, try tortoise or black instead—it’ll still have the same great effect.

Ellen Tracy (Bali) by ClearVision Optical

Don’t be fooled by the simple frame front of these semi-rimless Barcelona specs. One peek at the temples featuring an intricate python foil print and you’ll want these frames in all three colors – aubergine, black and brown.

Ellen Tracy (Barcelona) by ClearVision Optical

For a more modest look, try Gistel, a milled flat alloy frame in brown, crimson or eggplant. The rhinestone accent on the temples will give the sparkle you need to get through any day.

Ellen Tracy (Gistel) by ClearVision Optical

Feminine yet edgy, the Positano metal stainless steel cat-eye will certainly draw attention. The temples are accentuated with micro chain pattern cut outs and a glossy finish, contrasting nicely with the demure matte frame front. These indulgent specs are available in eggplant, brown and wine.

Ellen Tracy (Postiano) by ClearVision Optical

Eyes Get Luxe in Glass Aviators

13 Jan

No matter your preference, whether you’re a daring trend setter or laidback hipster, everyone knows that owning a pair of aviators is quintessential to maintaining a stellar collection of sunnies. If you’re in the market for a new pair or if you’re an aviator virgin (it’s ok, we won’t tell anyone) here is the perfect frame for you: Michael Kors Glass Aviator by Marchon Eyewear.

The Glass Aviator features pristine mineral glass lenses coupled with cool stainless steel, creating a luxurious design that benefits you with superb quality and clarity. These aviators go with just about any look, from military chic to rocker-glam, making this one of the most versatile—not to mention flattering—frames you’ll ever own.

Just released this month, you can swing by and pick up your own pair of Glass Aviators at Michael Kors Boutiques worldwide. The frame comes in two versions: M2047S, the featured sunglass in the spring 2011 ad campaign, or M2046S, the same frame but in a smaller size. Choose from six different lens colors and finishes to create the perfect look, tailored just for you!

Michael Kors Glass Aviator by Marchon Eyewear

Wear Specs, Get a Job?

12 Jan

Prepping for a killer interview this week? Chances are you’re studying the company’s website, conjuring up challenging questions and practicing your most intellectual, finely tuned responses as to why you deserve this job. Think that your reputable education, impeccable manners and relatable experiences will be the swaying factors determining your fate? Guess again.

The Daily Mail reports that a study conducted by the British College of Optometrists suggests job seekers who don glasses are more likely to find work.

Here are the facts:

  • 1/3 of Brits think a person looks more professional in specs
  • 43% believe that the bespectacled are more intelligent
  • 40% would consider wearing glasses—even if they don’t need them—to try and land a job

Adding more fuel to the fire, relationship expert and author of Solemate, Lauren Mackler, says “When we see someone wearing glasses, we assume that they are quiet, intelligent and don’t cause problems. And this is important in a job interview since those first few seconds can be a real deal breaker if an employer doesn’t like your appearance.”

While we’re not suggesting that you bypass the traditional interview blueprint completely, we do think that spending more time picking out sophisticated eyewear could make a difference in that ever important first impression.

To help you out, here are a few frames styles that are sure to inspire some job worthy looks:

For the guys, try tortoise specs in a classic shape like this BCBG frame by ClearVision Optical to make a confident statement. For a sleek look, opt for a pair of thin-wired square frames like this Cruz pair by A&A Optical.

Top: BCBG (Lorenzo) by ClearVision Optical Bottom:Cruz (I-6) by A&A Optical

Ladies, look stylish and smart in a modified cat-eye like this Cinzia Black frame by Europa International. With subtle metal accents on the temples it’s enough to get you noticed without overdoing it. Or get the ultimate bookworm look in Face á Face’s Kazan square frame. The tortoise temples add a fashionable element and will draw attention to your eyes.

Top: Face á Face (Kazan) by Face á Face Bottom: Cinzia Black (CB02) by Europa

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