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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!

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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

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

Wear Specs, Get a Job?

12 Jan

Prepping for a killer interview this week? Chances are you’re studying the company’s website, conjuring up challenging questions and practicing your most intellectual, finely tuned responses as to why you deserve this job. Think that your reputable education, impeccable manners and relatable experiences will be the swaying factors determining your fate? Guess again.

The Daily Mail reports that a study conducted by the British College of Optometrists suggests job seekers who don glasses are more likely to find work.

Here are the facts:

  • 1/3 of Brits think a person looks more professional in specs
  • 43% believe that the bespectacled are more intelligent
  • 40% would consider wearing glasses—even if they don’t need them—to try and land a job

Adding more fuel to the fire, relationship expert and author of Solemate, Lauren Mackler, says “When we see someone wearing glasses, we assume that they are quiet, intelligent and don’t cause problems. And this is important in a job interview since those first few seconds can be a real deal breaker if an employer doesn’t like your appearance.”

While we’re not suggesting that you bypass the traditional interview blueprint completely, we do think that spending more time picking out sophisticated eyewear could make a difference in that ever important first impression.

To help you out, here are a few frames styles that are sure to inspire some job worthy looks:

For the guys, try tortoise specs in a classic shape like this BCBG frame by ClearVision Optical to make a confident statement. For a sleek look, opt for a pair of thin-wired square frames like this Cruz pair by A&A Optical.

Top: BCBG (Lorenzo) by ClearVision Optical Bottom:Cruz (I-6) by A&A Optical

Ladies, look stylish and smart in a modified cat-eye like this Cinzia Black frame by Europa International. With subtle metal accents on the temples it’s enough to get you noticed without overdoing it. Or get the ultimate bookworm look in Face á Face’s Kazan square frame. The tortoise temples add a fashionable element and will draw attention to your eyes.

Top: Face á Face (Kazan) by Face á Face Bottom: Cinzia Black (CB02) by Europa

Look Retro-Chic in New FACE à FACE Frames

19 Oct

Vintage frames are everywhere this season from the red carpet to the runway to the faces of our favorite A-listers around the globe. If you have yet to be inspired to get your own pair, these retro-chic frames by FACE à FACE will do the trick.

Ebony

This sultry cat-eye, is a dramatic acetate frame with soft curves and translucent coloring. Channeling the lovely ladies from Mad Men, these specs are anything but ordinary.

FACE à FACE  (Ebony)

FACE à FACE (Ebony)

Kazan

The oversized, retro look is revisited in full force with this thin, funky styled frame. With three perfectly balanced shapes for men or women, these versatile specs come in two-tone acetate laminates and will have you looking smart and fabulous in a matter of seconds.

FACE à FACE (Kazan)

FACE à FACE (Kazan)

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