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Getting to Know Hue

30 Mar

Things are looking warm and bright for 2011. From uplifting honeysuckle to the cool hues of blue, eyewear styles are rich in color this season – even the lenses.

When it comes to eyewear this spring, color is showing face in a big way. From colored lenses to sultry specs, eyewear is definitely a statement piece that will add an instant wow factor to your wardrobe.

Here’s a look at some of the hottest hues in lenses and frames for the coming season:

Take a Tint
Lenses in blue and green pack a punch while amber and rosy tints add femininity.

bebe (BB7017) by Altair Eyewear, Jessica Simpson (J475) by Colors In Optics, Foster Grant (Ice) by FGX, Nicole Miller (Utilitarian) by Signature Eyewear

 

Time to Reflect
Mirrored lenses offer new views on how to change your look.

Diane von Furstenberg (DVF103) by Marchon Eyewear, Michael Kors (M2040) by Marchon Eyewear, Lacoste (L503) by Marchon Eyewear, Ray-Ban (RB8307) by Luxottica

 

Gradient Complexion
From subtle to sexy eyeshadow effects, gradient colored lenses create sexy style.

BCBG (Silk) by ClearVision Optical, Converse Backstage (With the Band) by REM Eyewear, Cinzia (Glamazon) by Cinzia Designs, Rocawear (R384) by Colors in Optics

 

Go To Print
An alternative to solids, frames in colored prints and patterns are bold and playful fashion statements.

Bottega Veneta (BV154) by Safilo Group, Malia (1445) by Miyagi Eyewear, Lilly Pulitizer (Winnie) by Kenmark Group, Miu Miu (VMU08) by Luxottica

Color Me Pretty
Leave the dreary, dull winter behind and warm up in luscious berry tones and creamy neutrals.

Alviero Martini (MK0155) by Grant Italia, Marc Jacobs (MJ 347) by Safilo Group, ete (Malabar) by Optylux Group, Seraphin (Marquette) by Ogi Eyewear

 

All Eyes On Spring 2011 Eyewear Trends

10 Mar

Full of chic shapes, dazzling details and warm colors, eyewear this spring is making a statement. From geek chic looks to retro influences and sporty inspirations, there are endless options that offer something for everyone.

Women’s eyewear trends include:

Retro Prep

With influences from the ‘50s and ‘60s, this trend is one part sass and one part class. Cat-eyes are still on top – in extreme or relaxed, teardrop styles. Bold browline frames are must-haves for geek chic prepsters, and trendsetters will drool over new, round shapes taking center stage. Ladylike hues of tortoise, pinks, creamy neutrals and pearly finishes are fresh, while vivacious hues or pops of color are flirty.

Miyagi Eyewear (Jane) by Miyagi Eyewear; Elizabeth and James (Fairfax) by Absolute Black; Chloe (CL2196) by L'Amy America; Seraphin (Marquette) by Ogi Eyewear

Disco Diva

The decade ruling fashion this spring is, without a doubt, the 1970s. Disco queens will delight in the groovy eyewear options that have burst onto the scene. When it comes to sunglasses this season, bigger is better and the squoval (squared oval) is king. Luscious berry tones, tonal and marbleized effects, bedazzled details, gradient lenses and rose or amber tinted lenses are quintessential.

ete (Roque) by Optylux Group; Roberto Cavalli (RC587) by Marcolin; Amadeus (A922) by Optimate; bebe (BB7017) by Altair Eyewear

Urban Edge

Sporty and downtown styles collide for a look that is uber edgy and chic. Smoky gradients, bold metal accents and luxurious leathers add daring details to shields, aviators and geometric shapes. Adrenalin junkies and daredevils get their fix in mixed-media frames, fashion forward cut outs and rebellious blacks. Mirrored or blacked out lenses add panache and show off a futuristic vibe perfect for any fierce fashionista.

Jessica Simpson (J500) by Colors In Optics; FYSH (F3430) by Wescan Optical; Humphreys (583003) by Tura; Nicole Miller (Intertwined) by Signature Eyewear

The latest eyewear looks for men include:

Modern Heritage

Taking cues from simpler times, eyewear this season is all about clean, classic styles from the past with a modern touch. Round frames – a la John Lennon – have emerged as a key shape for specs and sunglasses in wire or plastic. Geek chic browline and wayfarer styled frames continue to rule the streets and are more dashing than ever. Keyhole bridges also add charming detail to these dapper styles.

Randolph Engineering (P3) by Randolph Engineering; Kata (K198) by Legacie; Zense (7612) by ProDesign; Tru Trussardi (TR12815) by Charmant

Street Pop

Eyewear this spring is sporty and spicy, giving men the perfect chance to pump up their style. Shields are an absolute must, as well as colored lenses that add spunk to typical guy frames. Tough metal details or matching black frames and lenses are ultra sleek and mysterious, while floating lenses take frames into the styles of tomorrow. Thick plastics, white, blue and two-toned frames keep things fun and fresh.

Umbro (UMU901) by Nouveau Eyewear; Nike Vintage (EV0601) by Marchon Eyewear; Face a Face (Macho) by Face a Face; Bolle (Crown) by Bushnell Performance Optics

Globe Trotter

Worldly styles, textures and details prove to be great inspirations for men’s fashion, especially when it comes to eyewear. Frames this spring are sultry, yet earthy, with intriguing details and natural colors. Rustic wooden frames or accents and rich leathers make the look chic and effortless. Aviators command attention in both classic and updated styles, with the navigator (squared aviator) showing face as well.

Gucci (GG1943) by Safilo Group; OGA Vitra (6750) by Morel Eyewear; Cazal (8003) by Ultra Palm Optical; William Rast (WR1004) by Viva International Group

 

Make sure to check out these other fabulous frame suggestions!

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!

Sunnies are red, specs are pink, eyewear really is the best gift don’t you think?

9 Feb

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we know you’re probably twiddling your thumbs trying to conjure up a creative gift for your significant other. Candy hearts, chocolates, teddy bears and flowers are great, but it’s time to stray away from the norm and get that special someone in your life a thoughtful surprise that they will remember and actually use, like a pair of hot new shades or specs.

Eyewear is a gift that can be worn year round and what’s better is that there’s no such thing as having too many pairs. No matter who is on Cupid’s shopping list, we guarantee that they’ll instantly fall in love once they set their eyes on one of our Valentine themed suggestions.

If you’re worried that you won’t be able to pick out the right frame for your loved one, feel free to freshen up on eyewear tips by perusing our previous blog posts about how to flatter certain facial features or what frames work with different face shapes.

Make your Valentine swoon with one of these pretty in pink or fiery red frames and you just might get a sugary sweet kiss in return.

 

Tod's Eyewear (TO0030) by Marcolin; Lacoste (L612S) by Marchon Eyewear; DKNY (DY4071) by Luxottica; Brendel (901002) by Tura; bebe (BB7008) by Altair Eyewear; Marc by Marc Jacobs (MMJ 476) by Safilo Group; Face a Face (Garbo) by Face a Face; BCBG (Velia) by ClearVision Optical

Christopher Meloni Gets Trendy in Tommy Bahama Specs

2 Feb

Are you addicted to brushing up your interrogation skills by watching crime-fighting drama marathons on the weekends? If so, most of you will recognize this guy as tough, emotionally charged NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU). Real life actor Christopher Meloni has been nominated for an Emmy and three Prism Awards for his role and the show continues to rule the air as the highest-rated series in the Law & Order franchise.

Are weekend reruns not enough for you? Don’t fret, Law & Order: SVU has new, gut wrenching episodes every Wednesday at 10 pm EST on NBC.

Meloni looks chilled out in sleek, rectangular Tommy Bahama (TB167) specs by Altair Eyewear—definitely a more relaxed get-up than we’re used to seeing on Detective Stabler!

Christopher Meloni in Tommy Bahama (TB167) Frames by Altair Eyewear

Beverly Hills Beauty Taylor Armstrong in bebe Shades

26 Jan

A guilty pleasure for many, Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills always lives up to the expectation—drama, drama, drama! Filled to the brim with over-the-top glamour, excessive spending, cat fights galore and plastic surgery, this show is irresistible and endlessly entertaining. Unfortunately, the first season has come to an end, but alas, the reunion (part one) airs tomorrow night at 9 pm EST, and let’s admit it, the reunions are always way more juicy than the regular episodes.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, one of our favorite cast members, Taylor Armstrong, is no longer a small town gal. Since becoming a Beverly Hills resident, Taylor is now the business-savvy Founder and President of eImplement, Inc., a management consulting firm. She also has a mind for fashion, as seen here in these statement-making oversized white bebe (BB7005) sunnies with metal studded temples and gradient lenses by Altair Eyewear.

Can’t wait to see how the infamous feud between Taylor and Kim Richards unravels tomorrow!

Taylor Armstrong in bebe (BB7005) Shades by Altair Eyewear

Miss Universe Gets Fabulously Framed in bebe Specs

14 Dec

Well, you have to admit that the most beautiful girl in the world—literally, she’s Miss Universe—can make anything look good. In this case, Ximena Navarrete doesn’t have to try too hard because she’s wearing a sexy pair of bebe specs by Altair Eyewear.

This BB5000 a la mode styled frame exudes chic sophistication with a clear frame front and sleek black temples. The bejeweled bebe logo adds the perfect amount of glitz to make these specs the ultimate package.

Ximena Navarrete in bebe (BB5000) by Altair Eyewear

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