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In April we teased all of you with a promise that the “Maria Sherapova” Sunglasses from Tag Heuer were about to arrive at Urban Optiques.
Okay, it took a little longer than expected, but we just received the first Maria Sherapova signature sunglass in from Tag Heuer and it’s amazing:
That’s exactly what happened when we first set our eyes on the Chloé “Tilia” sunglasses.
When our Chloé rep pulled out the Tilias, the first word out of all our mouths was: “Beach!”
From the oversized, 50s-inspired cat-eye shape to the muted, earth-tone pastels and adorable little metallic star in the corner of the lens, the Tilia just seemed to evoke images of toes-in-the-sand or lounging poolside with a mojito in your hand.
It turns out, though, that the Chloé Tilia is a remarkably versatile sunglass. Combine it with a pair of vintage jeans and billowing peasant blouse and it takes on a decidedly Boho vibe. Not bad for a single pair of shades. continue
If you haven’t noticed yet, we adore everything about Lafont.
From their inspired optical eyeglass collection that offers a color, pattern and frame shape for seemingly everyone (it’s just a matter of trying them on, trust us) to Lafont’s imaginative sunglass line that breaks every convention — yet seem to always look so sophisticated, classy … and well … so French – Lafont continues to be one of our most popular eyewear lines among both our clients and the Urban Optiques team.
Last month, we refreshed our Lafont eyewear collection and brought in over sixty new Lafont frames from their 2010 Spring eyewear collection. Being the sun lovers that we are, we also picked a half-dozen new Lafont sunglass models as well for the store.
It’s how we people in the eyewear business remind themselves that Spring will eventually come: We buy new sunglass stock.
One of the Lafont sunglasses that really made our heart pound was the Lafont Brazil.
Guys, a Valentines Day Gift Tip: Next to shoes and handbags, there is only one other accessory that a woman can’t have to many of … Sunglasses.
So while flowers are beautiful and chocolate is delicious, sunglasses are eternal.
Well, maybe not eternal, but they have a longer shelf life than roses or Godivas.
So if you’re scratching your head over what to buy your sweetie this Valentines Day, Urban Optiques is going to take the guesswork out of picking out the perfect Valentine’s Day gift by recommending seven sunglasses that are sure to please even the most discriminating woman.
All of these sunglasses are currently in-stock at Urban Optiques. In some cases, we have certain models in other colors, so please call for more information. We stock more than 100 designer fashion and couture sunglasses, so if you don’t see the perfect Valentine’s shade here, there’s a good chance we’ll have it.
And ff your sweetheart is particularly picky, gift certificates are also available.
If the “Queenie” sunglass from Chrome Hearts is good enough for bored hotel heiresses like Paris Hilton, it’s sure to be perfect for your fashion-conscious sweetheart.
All jesting aside, this is a really fabulous, big sunglass with a unique square-ish frame that works on just about every face shape. So if her sunglass collection is filled with giant round sunglasses, she’ll love the “Queenie” because it’s still big and dramatic, but breaks the mold in terms of shape.
In other words, it’s a sunglass that her girlfriends won’t have. BIG points for you.
We have the Queenie from Chrome Hearts in “Cherry Stripe.”
Check out the “Tom” sunglass from Lanvin-Paris.
We love the classic, Audrey Hepburn-Breakfast-at-Tiffany’s inspired shape of this sunglass.
While it certainly takes some styling cues from the classic Wayfarer, Lanvin put their own subtle twist on this sunglass, rounding the frame out just a touch and adding nice little accents, like the delicate striping across the tops of the frames and temples.
For us, that sunglass is the Tom Ford Narcissa.
When we got our first shipment of Tom Ford sunglasses in over the summer, two of the Tom Ford sunglass models immediately jumped out at us: The Whitney (a favorite of Angelina Jolie) and the Tom Ford Narcissa.
We had seen these sunnies in magazines and on the Internet, but nothing could prepare us for actually having a couple pairs in our eager little hands.
Beginning last year, we noticed Tom Ford sunglasses making (repeated) appearances on everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Anne Hathaway, Charlize Theron and Jessica Biel.
In fact, aside from Ray Bans, we haven’t seen a designer sunglass line show up on so many well-known faces in such a short period of time. So obviously, we couldn’t wait to start carrying them in the store.
While Tom Ford Eyewear has been a little slow to catch on off the coasts (eyewear trends tend to move inward from L.A. and New York, so there is usually a lag before something gets hot in Detroit), once we started getting them in front of people, they began to sell.
What we love about the Tom Ford Narcissa (and many of the women’s sunglasses in Tom Ford’s lineup) is that they utilize simple, curvy lines to produce a very feminine, sophisticated and sexy sunglass.
Unlike every other hired-gun sunglass blogger out there writing about the Tom Ford TF108 “James Bond” sunglasses, I’m going to spare all of you the usual hackneyed James Bond cliches in this post. You don’t need to hear another “shaken but stirred” reference or catch-phrase like “Bond … James Bond” to appreciate this week’s designer sunglass.
Some disclaimers up front: Wearing these great aviators from Tom Ford will NOT make you a secret agent (although you may feel like one, depending on you level of imagination), it will not get you special privileges (like a license to kill) from the Queen Mother, and unless you are pulling down some serious dough, you probably won’t find yourself wearing them in an Aston Martin.
They may, however, protect your eyes from damaging UV rays, make you look really cool and perhaps even get you a date with a local, aspiring “Bond Girl” or bring out the inner femme fatale in your girlfriend or wife.
While this frame looks fantastic on men, if you’re a woman looking for a unique, high-quality aviator sunglass, you’ll want to check out the TF108 as well. Jessica Biel did and she was recently spotted wearing a pair of the Tom Ford James Bond shades.
If you’re a James Bond junkie or collector, you’ll definitely want to add these special edition frames to your memorabilia collection, perhaps right next to your James Bond Collectible Porcelain Plate Series?
In other words, these are some really cool aviator sunglasses, even if Daniel Craig had never wore them in “Quantum of Solace.”
The Badgley Mischka line of couture eyewear occupies a special place in The Visionista’s heart.
While their eyewear line doesn’t generate the buzz of a Chanel or Tom Ford, it really should.
In my opinion, it’s one of the best kept eyewear secrets out there: Badgley Mischka’s eyewear is glamorous and beautifully-constructed and they definitely get “seen.”
Plus, they travel well — I’m currently wearing a gorgeous pair of Badgley Mischka “Marilyn” in pearl (with tiny little, subtle crystals along the temples) and they look amazing with everything from jeans to a well-tailored skirt-suit. I get tons of compliments whenever I have them on.
Which brings me to today’s “Designer Sunglass of the Week”: The Badgley Mischka “Dorothy.”