Archive | February, 2011

Swoon Over Eyewear at the Oscars

28 Feb

The Super Bowl of award shows, better known as the Academy Awards, took place last night with Anne Hathaway and James Franco as the highly anticipated hosts. As expected, the night was filled with over-the-top glamour, dramatic performances and light-hearted skits. Some critics were less than thrilled about the hosts, but that doesn’t put a damper on a show satiated with top honors, high-fashion and good company.

Quite a few of Hollywood’s elite spruced up their garb with a little help from our favorite accessory: eyewear.

As with most award shows this year, geek chic styles defintely took center stage.

Understated elegance also showed face in minimalistic rimless, semi-rimless and translucent frames.

Sunglasses also had their moment on the red carpet in classic and contemporary fashions like tinted lenses, aviators and more.

These A-listers looked sophisticated and Oscar-gold worthy, and regardless of whether they took home the trophy or not, they are eyewear winners in our eyes!

There was a wide array of styles showing face, the most popular being minimalistic looks of rimless and semi-rimless frames as well as geek chic.

Oscar-Worthy Heartthrobs in Hot Eyewear

25 Feb

The Academy Awards is generally thought of as the grand finale of award show season—the stakes are high for the nominees not only in regards to winning, but also looking their best. Here are two Oscar hopefuls looking as dashing as ever in some sensational eyewear.

Jesse Eisenberg has the perfect poker face in a handsome suit and tie and Lacoste L103 butterfly shaped aviators by Marchon Eyewear. Jesse’s hoping to take home an Oscar for his lead role as Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, which is also nominated for Best Picture of the Year.


Jesse Eisenberg in Lacoste L103 shades by Marchon Eyewear

Two-time nominee Jeremy Renner looks like quite the dapper dude in rectangular geek chic Joseph Abboud JA180 specs by Altair Eyewear. Jeremy is up for an Academy Award for his supporting role as Jem, a devoted bank robber, in The Town.

Jeremy Renner in Joseph Abboud JA180 specs by Altair Eyewear

After seeing these two Oscar noms looking sexy in eyewear, we can’t wait to see which of our favorite A-listers will dazzle us with specs and shades on the red carpet. Don’t forget to watch what we hope will be a spec-tacular 83rd Annual Academy Awards this Sunday, February 27 at 8 pm on ABC. And check back on Monday for our roundup of the hottest eyewear seen at the show!

Hairstyle Tips for the Fabulously Framed

24 Feb

Putting on a pair of glasses is the ultimate way to showcase your personality and style to the world. As spexy ladies already know, donning a pair of frames instantly changes your look. The good news is that you’ve done the hardest part—you found a frame that’s a perfect fit. The next step is a cinch; just make a few quick adjustments to your hairstyle and your spec-tacular look will be complete.

Whether you’re fresh on the eyewear scene or a seasoned guru, these tips offer simple solutions to the most commonly faced issues when choosing the most flattering hairstyle for your glasses:

Large Frames
Large eyeglasses can easily take center stage if they’re not accompanied by the proper hairstyle. Your best bet is to pump up the volume, starting with your roots, and keep your hair long and layered. If your hair falls flat and straight, you run the risk of your eyeglasses overshadowing your beautiful face.

Small Frames
Petite facial features look best in smaller frames, but if your look lacks the right hairstyle, the result can be boring. While small frames can appear more demure, you can still show them off with hot new hair. Try sporting a short-cropped, wavy haircut that will open up your face. Steer clear from harsh, chin-length bobs which can make your face appear smaller.

Wide Frames
While wide frames can be statement makers, you want to make sure the overall statement you’re making is a good one. If your hair has too much volume on the sides then your face will appear wider. Instead, focus on making sure your ‘do does just the opposite and go for length by adding a little volume at the top followed by chunky, textured bangs and luscious, straight locks.

Rage Like a Rockstar in New Face á Face Eyewear

23 Feb

We’ve found the ultimate accessory for you to pair with your leather biker jacket:  fashionably fierce eyewear from Face á Face’s Legends Collection. These new rock ‘n roll frames combine retro influences with avant-garde designs to make a cohesive line with a spunky twist.

Bold browlines accented by a folded metal bar make a stylish statement, while provocative raised temples immediately capture your attention. These sultry frames will keep you in step with the latest trends.

Legends Collection by Face a Face

Get Glitzy in Valentino’s Flash Collection

22 Feb

Ladies, are you looking to add a dose of edgy flavor to your style? Valentino’s spring and summer 2011 Flash Collection by Safilo Group is here to answer your prayers. Danger meets romance is the theme, resulting in tough looks expressed through feminine shapes.

Get retro fabulous in the butterfly-shaped VAL 5766 frame. The Swarovski pavé frame brings a whole new level of drama to the scene, coupled by feathered temples, making it an irresistible addition to your growing sunglass collection. Or get rocker ready in glamorous gold VAL 5752 aviators. The bridge and temples show off pyramid-shaped studs to finish off the look with a bang.

Valentino (VAL5766 & VAL5752) by Safilo Group

Kick Back in New Converse Eyewear

18 Feb

Converse is known for its upbeat, eclectic style and is a perfect match for those of you who love fashion, but don’t want to look like everyone else in the room. To help usher in the spring season, Converse by REM Eyewear has unleashed 18 new styles across three collections, all with a mix of modern design and retro flair.

For the hipsters, there’s Converse Heritage sunglasses—a collection filled to the brim with street-chic and alternative personality. Prime styles featuring aviators, rectangular, retro and geometric shapes are pumped up with glitter acetate and metallic details.

Vintage vixens will bask in the glory of Converse Heritage optical. Old school style, timeless shapes and smooth finishes collide to create frames that pop. This collection is sure to put a smile on any fashion savvy individual!

Geek chic lovers won’t be able to keep their paws off of the specs from the core Converse line. Independent style flirts with a rebellious undertone to make these frames edgy and professional. You can find bold patterns, tricked out construction and laser etching throughout the line.

Converse Heritage (Ballroom), Converse Heritage (Play On), Converse (Scenic Lookout) by REM Eyewear

Look Trés Chic in New Cole Haan Styles

17 Feb

In the market for a new pair of specs? Perfect timing—Cole Haan has just unveiled four new fresh and fab glasses that will spiff up your look. With a focus on craftsmanship, innovation and style, these new Cole Haan specs by ClearVision Optical will have you feeling both trendy and elegant.

Using metal alloy and acetate materials, Cole Haan designed a variety of cat-eye, almond and semi-rimless styles all complemented by pristine detailing, like iconic buckle décor, laser engraving and temple tip logos. The frames are available in tempting tones of green marble, aubergine, blue azure, plum or red and also in the classic hues of brown and black.

Cole Haan (CH947, CH949, CH946 and CH954) by ClearVision Optical

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