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Red Carpet Styled Eyes

9 Mar

Sadly, award season has come to a close, but that doesn’t mean we can’t relish in the fabulous fashions we’ve seen over the past few months.

Beginning with the Golden Globes all the way down to the Oscars, stars heated up the red carpet in delicious eyewear. Many styles showed face, but there were a few trends in particular that A-listers just couldn’t get enough of.

In case you missed our posts throughout award show season, here’s a refresher on the top celeb picks for eyewear:

Geek chic ruled the streets at every award show. Styles included round, rectangular and square shapes, bold browlines and keyhole bridges in black and tortoise. Famous faces like Johnny Depp, Seth Rogen, Chamillionaire and Geoffrey Rush were spotted rocking this look.

Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Depp at the Golden Globes; Seth Rogen, Chamillionaire and B.o.B. at the Grammys in geek chic specs

It’s not a night out without a pair of aviators, as we’ve learned from the likes of John Mayer, Marc Anthony, Blair Underwood and Kevin Spacey. Seen in metal and plastic materials, this classic shape debuted in teardrop, rectangular and butterfly shapes.

Marc Anthony and John Mayer at the Grammys, Kevin Spacey at the Oscars and Blair Underwood at the Golden Globes in aviators

Blacked out lenses were a smash hit, especially among young Hollywood, and graced the faces of Lady Gaga, Lil’ Wayne, Bruno Mars and Elly Jackson. These super dark and mysterious lenses were caught in a number of different styles such as cat-eyes, wayfarers and retro-round shapes.

Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Elly Jackson and Bruno Mars in blacked out lenses at the Grammys

Gradient lenses also made their way onto the scene in rose, amber and copper hues. It was a fan favorite among P Diddy, LL Cool J, John Legend, Usher and Nikki Sixx. These sultry lenses came in a variety of styles including aviators, squares and geek chic.

P Diddy, John Legend, Nikki Sixx, LL Cool J and Usher at the Grammys rocking gradient lenses

Shields always add a dramatic effect to any outfit,  so it doesn’t come as a shock that they made the rounds on favorite celebs like Justin Bieber,, Lenny Kravitz and B.oB. Some stars kept their shields simple in all black, while others sported pops of color.

Lenny Kravitz, B.o.B., Justin Bieber and at the Grammys sporting shields


Shades Make a Splash at GBK Oscars Lounge

8 Mar

Yesterday we were privy to what kind of treasures music artists were offered at the Grammy Lounge, and today we have the inside scoop about what Hollywood’s top actors got to choose from at the GBK Oscars gifting lounge before the big show.

William Rast Eyewear by Viva International Group was among the exclusive goods and services available at the GBK Oscars lounge. Major styles from the collection included aviators, cat-eyes, oversized and mixed material, just to name a few.

As everyone in Tinseltown knows, if you’re a celebrity, you need a pair (or a closet full) of shades to hide from the paparazzi. What better way to please a room full of celebs than with endless options from William Rast Eyewear?

Check out how these hot A-listers rocked William Rast’s signature looks:

Teri Hatcher, Terrell Owens, Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub, Constantine Maroulis, Boris Kodjoe and Raven Symone in William Rast Eyewear by Viva International Group

Celebs Snag Luxe Eyewear at the Grammy Lounge

7 Mar

Do you sometimes wish you could trade places with a celebrity for a day? Well, if you ever get the chance, we recommend swapping places around award season, specifically, the Grammys. We just caught wind of what kind of goodies were available to presenters and performers at the Grammy Gift Lounge: oodles of eyewear by Safilo Group.

During rehearsals for the music industry’s biggest night, invited guests were ushered into the lounge to call dibs on their favorite products. Celebrities were fitted with eyewear from some of the most coveted brands like Carrera, Giorgio Armani, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger and plenty more.

See which statement eyewear styles and brands your favorite music artists chose below:

Mya in Marc by Marc Jacobs 343; Jason Derulo in Carrera Champion; Martina McBride in Giorgio Armani 756; Janelle Monae in Emporio Armani 9706; B.o.B. in Banana Republic Johnny; Hayley Williams in Carrera Margot; Angela Bassett in Giorgio Armani 819; Jackson Brown in Tommy Hilfiger 1016

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.

Popstars Light Up the Grammys in Eyewear

15 Feb

Go big or go home seemed to be the theme at last night’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Whether it was Lady Gaga’s bizarre arrival in a plastic egg, Cee Lo’s outrageous bird costume or Katy Perry’s sky-high swing performance, the stars went full throttle on music industry’s biggest night.

Besides killer performances, heartfelt acceptance speeches and emotional tributes, the evening was bursting with fashion. Though there certainly was a wide variety of attire, one thing was for sure—eyewear was the night’s must-wear accessory.

In case you missed it, here’s a rundown of the hottest trends:

Some of our favorite faces sported the quintessential aviator in a slew of fabulous shapes. John Mayer went for a clean, yet, sultry look with his shades while Marc Anthony, who presented the Record of the Year award with his bombshell wife, went for dark and mysterious.

Marc Anthony, John Mayer, Elvis Costello, K-Real Cynjae, Barry Manilo and Damian Lewis (Photos via Wireimage)

Blacked out lenses were also a smash hit on plenty of popstars. La Roux’s vocalist Elly Jackson, who took home the Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album, channeled John Lennon round frames and Lady Gaga repped this trend in oversized cat-eyes while accepting her Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Bruno Mars, Elly Jackson, Lady Gaga, Seal, Lil Wayne and Neal Schon (Photos via Wireimage)

Sexy gradient lenses in smoky amber, rose and copper tints were a huge hit among rockers, rappers and R&B stars alike. The irresistible trend found itself on Usher, who took home two Grammy awards, Motley Crue’s bad boy Nikki Sixx, P Diddy, John Legend and LL Cool J, just to name a few.

Usher, Swizz Beatz, LL Cool J, John Legend, P Diddy and Nikki Sixx (Photos via Wireimage)

Geek chic also had its time in the spotlight. B.o.B tore up the stage in a snazzy pair of specs with a bold browline. Kings of Leon member Nathan Followill donned retro round, black glasses with a keyhole bridge as he joined his fellow band mates to present Best Country Album.

Seth Rogen, Chamillionaire, Raphael Saadiq, Philip Lawrence, B.o.B. and Nathan Followill (Photos via Wireimage)

Shields stole the show both onstage and in the audience. Usher and his teen protégé Justin Bieber danced the crowd into a frenzy during their highly anticipated performance, both wearing futuristic styles. Black Eyed Peas front man chilled out in a gold-rimmed pair with colored lenses., Usher, Justin Bieber, Lenny Kravitz, B.o.B. and Donnie Wahlberg

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Eyes on Swag Bags at the Grammy’s

10 Feb

The highly anticipated 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will kick off this Sunday night in honor of the music industry’s best. We know that the presenters, performers, nominees and attendees are frantic getting primped and prepped for the big night, but at least they can rest assured knowing they’ll be showered with luxurious goodie bags that will include some seriously stylin’ eyewear.

Serving as a precursor event to the Grammy’s, MusiCares—an organization that ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need—will be honoring Barbra Streisand as their Person of the Year tomorrow night. As you may have guessed, no celebrity gala is complete without a signature gift bag. Guests, including the likes of Lea Michelle, Leann Rimes, Faith Hill, Kristin Chenoweth and Seal, will be delighted with the BCBGMAXAZRIA Silk sunnies by ClearVision Optical tucked in their tote.

BCBGMAXAZRIA (Silk) by ClearVision Optical

While we’re not privy to all of the envious trinkets in the official gift bag for the Grammy Awards, we do know that two FYSH UK models by Wescan Optical will be among the coveted items. Having recently outfitted A-listers at the Toronto International Film Festival, Wescan Optical is accustomed to delivering the hottest trends in eyewear for upscale events. Grammy guests will be pleased that the two featured specs (F3428 and F3435) boast geek chic and classic shapes with rich patterns and demure detailing.

FYSH UK (F3428 and F3435) by Wescan Optical

We can’t wait to see what fresh and wild eyewear styles make an appearance at this year’s Grammy Awards. Don’t forget to tune in on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on CBS!

Stellar Eyewear Styles at the SAG Awards

31 Jan

Award season is in full swing, and, as usual, the stars did not fail to delight us with their decadent red carpet fashions at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last night. With everything from flowing gowns to swanky suits to impeccable eyewear, these A-listers were right on point for their big night out.

Geek chic frames certainly dominated the scene, traditional rectangular styles also showed face, and blacked out sunnies added a dramatic element to the evening. Overall, we have to say, these celebs rocked it from head to toe regardless of whether or not they went home with a SAG trophy.

Rainn Wilson, Geoffrey Rush, Taye Diggs, Helena Bonham Carter, Rico Rodriguez, Morgan Freeman, Steve Buscemi, Ed O'Neill and Ernest Borgnine


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