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Get Neo-Preppy in Tommy Hilfiger Eyewear

21 Mar

It doesn’t get much more all-American than Tommy Hilfiger Eyewear by Safilo Group. If you have a passion for preppy, colorful style, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear with the brand’s most recent collection.

Offering 18 new shady styles, 15 for men/unisex and three for women, Tommy Hilfiger captured the American spirit in a handful of classic shapes including classic aviators, shields, wayfarers and oversized squovals. Rich berry tones, tortoises, blues, blacks and crisp whites coupled with smoldering gradient lenses awaken the senses and make this collection lighthearted and distinguished.

The collection also includes 18 unisex optical frames with designs ranging from geek chic to traditional rectangles to retro rounds so there is something for everyone. Tommy Hilfiger’s statement red, white and blue color combos are joined by more somber hues of black and Havana.

Try your best to keep from drooling over these fabulous frames!

Tommy Hilfiger (TH1985, TH1025, TH1015, TH1033, TH1011, TH1018, TH1031, TH1001, TH1006) by Safilo Group

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Elizabeth and James Rolls Out Spexy New Frames

15 Mar

The Olsen twins’ fashion line, Elizabeth and James, has dazzled us with uber chic sunglasses that are loved by celebs, and now the line is introducing its first-ever optical frames this weekend at International Vision Expo East.

The Elizabeth and James spring optical collection by Absolute Black will feature 13 frames, using materials like handmade acetate and stainless steel. Incredibly avant-garde shapes and styles take center stage like wire rimmed rounds, geeky flat tops, seductive cat-eyes, aviators and geometric silhouettes.

Ashley Olsen sums it up best as she describes the optical line’s vibe as “a classic feel with a modern sensibility.”

Elizabeth and James specs will be available in commercial boutiques in June 2011.

Elizabeth and James (Houston, Chrystie, Ventura, Delancey, Spring) by Absolute Black

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!

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, will.i.am, 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 will.i.am. at the Grammys sporting shields

Colin Firth Looks Like Oscar Gold in Michael Kors Shades

1 Mar

The last few months have been a whirlwind for top actors, especially for those who starred in The Kings Speech. After rave reviews and taking home awards at the Directors Guild of America, Producers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes, it came as no shock that the film was nominated for a whopping 12 Academy Awards.

Last Sunday was the moment of truth, and The Kings Speech didn’t disappoint as it took home four of the most coveted Oscars of the night, including Best Picture. Colin Firth, who played stutter-embattled King George VI, snagged the Best Actor category and delivered both a self-deprecating and humorous acceptance speech.

We can’t help but adore this year’s Best Actor and his impeccable sense of style. We loved the classic suit and bowtie that he rocked at the Academy Awards, but we like it even more when Colin jazzes up his look in dapper frames.

Check out how great this Oscar winner looks in Michael Kors MK153M aviators by Marchon Eyewear.

Colin Firth in Michael Kors (MK153) by Marchon Eyewear

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!

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