It was July, 3rd 2011 when we first spotted Illesteva. Since then, we’ve had our eyes on the label. For this summer, Illesteva releases a “colored mirrors” collection on the Leonard frame. It’s just as if Morpheus himself needed sunglasses for the beach! 170 something euros and guaranteed mirror effect so no one sees you starring at girls… attributes.Read More
Eyewear designer to the rich and famous and Parisian artisan Alain Mikli is no stranger to high fashion, high profile design, but the designer’s SS13 line of women’s sunglasses takes on trend sunglasses to a whole new level. Mikli has been creating innovative and fashion forward eyewear for over 30 years. He rose to fame in the 80s when stars like Elton John began to sport his designs. Today, Mikli’s chic eyewear, which combines quality, style and functionality is worn by everyone from Beyoncé to Bono. It is actually Mikli who designed the iconic ‘shutter shades’ worn by Kanye West in his music video for “Stronger”. His latest collection nails just about every trend of the season. Here are our top picks from the new range and their corresponding trends, plus a less avant-garde alternative.Read More
Han Kjobenhavn eyewear, simply called Han, was born May 1st 2008 in Copenhagen. It was conceived with all the elements that form traditional Danish design: simplicity, quality craftsmanship, and originality. As Han so perfectly phrases it “Classic isn’t boring, but is a factor that can continue to inspire and relive itself over and over again”. Wear Han’s Timeless model as a sunglass or an eyeglass, it is offered here with a detachable metal sunglas clip which can easily by taken on/off! Available here
Each week, I’ll try to give you a different set, either found on the web or created from my own imagination.
Yves Salomon fur parka vestiairedecopines.com // The Row 8c1 black round oversized framed sunglasses ethereal-gold.tumblr.com // La Garçonne Modern Vintage Rib Tee lagarconne.com // Jil Sander Textured-leather Chelsea boots net-a-porter.com // Le Labo Santal 33 Eau De Parfum colette.fr //Acne Needle high-rise skinny jeans net-a-porter.com // Unknown bra.Read More
From fashionistas, to musicians (Tyga), and even regular sunglasses enthusiasts everyone and their mother was was looking for these Celine Chain Sunglasses. The Vintage Frames Company has just added the infamous Celine Chain Sunglasses to their sunglasses shop. To be quite honest, I have only ever seen two of these pair of Celine Chain Sunglasses ($3,900!!) in the media: one warn by Kim Kardashian, and the other by Tyga at the BET Awards last weekend (pic above).Read More
Karen Walker is a New Zealand born fashion designer with a reputation for her original, effortless and unpretentious style. Karen’s collections are high casual with one foot in tailoring and the other in streetwear. The reoccurring theme is the marriage of extreme opposites – masculine vs, feminine, tailored and street, luxury and casual, dark and somber vs. bright and cheeky. What about this “Number One” model by Karen Walker ($220)? Sculpted, cat eye sunglasses with thick plastic, tortoise frames & dark grey lenses! Available on La GarconneRead More
Britain’s main supplier of cool looking, fashion forward, high quality shades – namely Linda Farrow – brings us their latest high end sunglasses. These belong to the Luxe rage and are hand made in Japan using only the finest raw materials : black, tortoise and honey acetate frames with certified UV protection lenses and 24 carat gold plated titanium fittings. The shades come with a trifold leather sleeve as well as a distinctively finished storage case. Shop Linda Farrow at Por Vocaçao.Read More
As I was looking for a new pair of round eyeglasses, I discovered Barton Perreira (website).
Style, elegance and luxury are the keys at Barton Perreira. Though she designs frames for both men and women, Patty Perreira is known for her uniquely feminine take on the classics. The sleek lines and vivid colors of her glasses are unmistakably chic… She founded Barton Perreira with Bill Barton (the former CEO of Oliver People, another big player in this industry). Prices goes approximately from $200 to $450.Read More