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A Tribute to a Fashion Icon: Elizabeth Taylor

25 Mar

The world lost a magnificent lady on March 23, 2011. Elizabeth Taylor, known for being an on- and off-screen siren, social activist and fashionista, was adored by women and fawned over by men. After winning two Academy Awards and earning her top spot in Hollywood, Elizabeth Taylor used her fame as a podium to help fight in the war against AIDS. The beauty with the infamous violet eyes leaves behind an incredible legacy that most couldn’t accomplish in two lifetimes.

Take a look at some of Elizabeth Taylor’s most in vogue eyewear moments as she raised the bar for fashion standards.

Elizabeth Taylor's Eye for Fashion (Image Credit: WireImage, LIFE, ShopCurious and Attic Eyewear)

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Things We Love: NY Fashion Week Eyewear

29 Sep

Here’s a quick round up of some of our favorite eyewear seen on the runways at Spring/Summer 2011 fashion week in New York:

Sharp, neon cat-eyes and oversized specs at Betsey Johnson.

Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson S/S 2011 - Photo via Style.com

Super oversized vintage-glam shades at Marc Jacobs in thick plastics with low swooping temples.

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs S/S 2011 - Photo via Vogue.com

Reverse rimless effect on sunwear at Cynthia Rowley with thickly lined bottoms and barely there effect on top.

Cynthia Rowley

Cynthia Rowley S/S 2011 - Photo via Style.com

Super round sunnies looking futuristic in metals and retro in black and white at Diane von Furstenberg.

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg S/S 2011 - Photo via Elle.com

Blacked out plastic aviators for men and vintage inspired chic rounded frames with up-swept temples at Tommy Hilfiger.

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger S/S 2011 - Photo via Style.com

New take on aviators at Proenza Schouler with blacked out round lenses and a buttoned solid piece of leather over the bridge giving these a very fashion-forward feel.

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler S/S 2011 - Photo via Vogue.com

Oversized sunnies with matching frame color and lens tint at Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc by Marc Jacobs - Photo via Elle.com

Retro influences at Gant by Michael Bastian with cat-eye and geek chic specs and shades.

Gant by Michael Bastian

Gant by Michael Bastian S/S 2011 - Photo via Style.com

New EMPORIO ARMANI Fall Collection

24 Sep

The new 2010/2011 EMPORIO ARMANI collection glams it up this fall. With their urban spirit and contemporary appeal, the new line features original details, strong-impacting color effects and modern shapes.

EA 9706/S

EA 9706S

Going for the superstar, oversized look this fall? You’re in luck. The EA 9706/S model features an ample and rounded shape enhancing the metropolitan-chic appeal, with a hint of vintage Jackie-O. The lenses are left open at the sides for an elegant, “see-through” effect. The detailed metal eagle symbol decorates the temples and provides the finishing touch for these must-have sunnies.

EA 9667

EA 9667

These women’s optical frames are in pure Fifties style, with beautifully contrasting colors and materials. This model is smart and sophisticated and carries a trendy edge for all of you fashion-forward ladies out there. The colors play with the contrast between the acetate front and the steel temples, in a perfect mix of materials.

EA 9674

EA 9674

For the fellas who want to look sharp for that upcoming interview or hoping to impress that cute girl at the coffee shop, here’s your hot ticket. Model EA 9674 offers a linear and modern design, underscored by original color effects that will be sure to set you apart. The frames are bold and the touch of accenting color provides an eye catching effect.

Politicians and their shades

15 Aug

Politically, President Obama and Sarah Palin may not see eye-to-eye, but they definitely do when it comes to making those eyes look good.

The Huffington Post recently pulled together a fun slideshow highlighting different politicians and their sunglasses. What’s better than high-powered people in super chic shades? Let’s check out which looks the Obamas are rocking:

President Obama gets a lot of use out of these sleek black frames! They pair great with a casual tee and also provide a little edge for a buttoned up look.

The always stunning First Lady uses her fabulous black sunglasses to add instant glamour to vibrant prints creating a look that is oh-so-chic!

Even Bo, President Obama’s dog, gets in on the eyewear action with a little help from a talented Photoshopper at The HuffPo. He must be a Kanye fan!

See the full slideshow here, and check out the latest Eyecessorize celeb sightings to see what the stars are wearing!

The difference between $5 and $500 sunglasses?

23 Jul

It’s all in the “look” and feel.

We’re throwing “look” into quotations because we’re not only talking about the style and brand type of look, but also the clarity that you’ll see when looking through a pair of shades.

We’d like to help clarify some recent news reports on the differences between low-cost and the more expensive brands of sunglasses.

To start: It’s no secret that people consider sunglasses as much a part of their wardrobe as they do shoes, jeans, jackets and purses. As a rule of thumb, we tell folks that non-prescription sunglasses bought in a traditional retail channel like a drug store or gas station or sunglasses shop will provide your eyes with the protection they need from the sun, no matter the cost. Five bucks or $500, you’re better off wearing a pair of sunglasses than no pair at all. And most people seem to know that, judging by the number of Americans who wear sunglasses: Two in three U.S. citizens, or 196 million of us.

Now, on the topic of protection from ultraviolet rays: It can be confusing.

But essentially, any pair of sunglasses you buy in a retail store has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is considered by the agency to be a medical device. Therefore, all claims on the side of a sunglasses package are regulated by the agency, and any pair of sunglasses approved by the FDA should offer the ultraviolent protection it says it does. (We of course can’t vouch for those pairs you buy off the street…)

We think it’s great that people can have confidence knowing that when they buy a pair of sun-goggles, no matter the cost, they know they’re protecting two of their most important organs.

Where cost comes into play is in the brand name and the polarization to reduce sun glare.

Still, there’s simply no question that some people prefer the look and feel of one brand or style over the other. We think these buying choices are best left to the people, who are smart enough to know which sunglasses fit them best (the mirrors at every sunglasses store or rack display help, too).

So, are designer shades worth the price? Here’s what we say: Buy what makes you happy and feels right.

(By the way, if you want to get brought up to speed on eyewear terms, check out the Eyecessorize glossary, where you’ll learn about everything from Aviators to polarization to photochromic shades. Impress your friends!)

Fun Facts About Eye Fashions

13 Jul

Armed with a passion for fashion and all things eyewear, I will be bringing you the latest news, trends, tips, celeb sightings and more on the Eyecessorize blog! I’m making it my personal mission to make sure you’ve got the knowledge to go out and build your perfect eyewear wardrobe so you too can be fashionably framed.

For now, have a look at these fun facts:

70% of people who buy sunglasses consider the fit on their face before making a purchase. This is definitely something everyone should do! Eyecessorize has a great face shape guide that will help you find the perfect fit so you will know what to look for when you buy new frames.

76% of Americans believe that a person’s choice of eyeglasses reflects his or her personality. What does your eyewear say about you?

92% of men disagree with the statement “guys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses.” Girls with glasses are hot!

4 million eyeglass buyers last year were influenced by celebrity eyewear fashions. See the latest looks celebs are wearing.

63% of American adults believe eyeglasses can be described as more fashionable now than they were five years ago. They are one of the hottest and most fun fashion accessories so that would only seem right!

147 million Americans over the age of 18 wear eyeglasses. With an increase of 2.5 million over the last two years, that’s a lot of fabulously framed faces!

What’s your position on these stats? Do you agree?

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