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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

 

Fa-BOO-lously Framed Halloween Costumes

28 Oct

The countdown is on: only one more day until the Halloween weekend is upon us. If you’re still scrambling for a spooktacular costume idea, look no further! We have the trendiest costume ideas with easy-to-follow tips at your disposal.

Harry Potter
If you’re anything like us, you’ve been swept up in the wizarding world of Harry Potter since its U.S. release over a decade ago. With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows set to release November 19, now is the best time to pick up your wand, throw on your Hogwarts robes and hop on your Firebolt broomstick. Draw a lightning bolt scar on your forehead and don’t forget Harry’s signature specs—we recommend this wizard-chic frame from the GANT Rugger Collection.

GANT Rugger (Rumsey)

GANT Rugger (Rumsey)

The Situation
We have no doubt that there will be plenty of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentinos from MTV’s smash hit, Jersey Shore, GTL-ing this Halloween. Prep for a night of fist pumping with a super-bronzed spray tan, slicked back hair and for “T-Shirt Time,” wear an Ed Hardy tee. Wink at the ladies from behind a pair of plastic, flat-top Tommy Bahama aviators, and you’ll have the whole club beating that beat up.

Tommy Bahama (TB536)

Tommy Bahama (TB536)

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is known for her eclectic wardrobe and firecracker personality, which is probably why fans cherish the opportunity to emulate her style. While we don’t recommend you parade around in a meat dress, we do think that MYKITA’s “Yuri” sunwear line will make the Gaga-statement you’re looking for. Complete the look with ripped fishnets, plether booty shorts and a snug, fireman red shirt.

MYKITA (Yuri)

MYKITA (Yuri)

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian, our favorite reality star, is the ideal costume for the girly-girls out there. Our tip: accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! Kim is always paparazzi ready in her oversized sunnies. Try a dramatic pair of shades, like these Bottega Veneta’s , with a low-swopping Kentucky Derby hat, killer 6-inch heels, decorated belt and flashy designer handbag. Don’t forget to smile for the camera!

Bottega Veneta (BV144)

Bottega Veneta (BV144)

Maverick
An oldie but goodie is Maverick, a young, and seriously smokin’, fighter pilot played by Tom Cruise in Top Gun. Guys, the girls will absolutely drool over you in this getup. What you need: a vintage fighter pilot jacket, backpack or side camo bag, watch and classic aviators—we suggest this classic Nautica frame. Even if you don’t win the costume contest, you’re sure to get a few new lady friends dressed as this badass pilot.

Nautica (N5055)

Nautica (N5055)

Think Pink With Eyewear

14 Oct

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us and it seems now more than ever people are rallying together and rockin’ the signature pink. Whether it’s celebs sporting pink gear or football players tossing the ball in pink gloves, everyone is down for supporting the cause.

Lucky for us eyewear fanatics, some of our favorite brands have joined in to help save the ta-tas. Check out these brands who are doing their part to support this noble cause.

Lacoste

Lacoste invites fashionistas everywhere to help raise awareness and funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation with these adorable girly-girl frames. During the month of October, 10 percent of the retail price will be donated  to the foundation. Snag a pair of these uber cute shades from Lacoste.com.

Lacoste LA12657 from the "Pink Croc Collection"

Lacoste LA12657 from the "Pink Croc Collection"

 

BCBGMAXAZRIA

From September 2010 until August 2011, 25 percent of the sales from each pair of BCBGMAXAZRIA Dream sunglasses sold will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. These oversized, classic styled sunnies, with pink ribbons and inspirational words on the inside of the temples, are a chic way to show your support. They can be purchased from BCBG.com.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Dream Sunglasses

BCBGMAXAZRIA Dream Sunglasses

 

Foster Grant

Foster Grant’s Pink Hope collection features a variety of shapes, ranging from classic aviators, oversized sunnies, sporty shades and sassy readers all with breast cancer ribbon detailing. A portion of proceeds from all sales with be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Pick up a pair at your local Rite Aid.

Pink Hope Collection from Foster Grant

Pink Hope Collection from Foster Grant

 

Vera Bradley

With classic shapes and a blue/black mosaic color palette, the Victoria and Beverly frames in the Vera Bradley “Loves Me” sunglass collection are feminine and chic. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. For more information visit McGeeGroup.com.

Vera Bradley "Loves Me" (Collection Beverly and Victoria)

Vera Bradley "Loves Me" Collection

 

Oakley

Oakley partnered with the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the only international non-profit network focused on young women affected with breast cancer, to come up with a truly versatile and fun collection. With seven styles—including ophthalmic frames and snow goggles—to chose from, everyone from sports enthusiasts to fashionistas will find their perfect match. Oakley will donate $20 to YSC for each frame sold. Check out Oakley.com to purchase these sunnies.

Oakley

Oakley

 

Wiley X

Starting in January and continuing through the rest of 2010, Wiley X will donate $2.50 from the sale of each non-polarized pair of its popular Lacey sunglasses and $3.50 from each polarized pair of the line to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). These fashionable shades have a distinct, pink Cotton Candy color on the inside and Coral Pink lenses. Support their efforts and purchase these sporty shades at WileyX.com.

Lacey by Wiley X Eyewear

Wiley X Eyewear

 

Pink Promises

Each style in the Pink Promises collection features a pink ribbon on every temple as a reminder that awareness can save lives. A dollar from each pair of sunglasses and 50 cents from each pair of safety eyewear sold will be donated to breast cancer research and awareness charities. Pink Promises sunglasses can be purchased in PGA Superstore retail locations and Pink Promises safety can be purchased from select Bass Pro Shops stores. Both can be ordered from Cliff Weil at (800) 446-9345.

Pink Promises Collection

Pink Promises Collection

 

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