25 March 2012

Verbatim: Kate Moss

 "I don't have any strict rules, but my husband does say not to wear a hat with glasses because I look as if I'm trying to wear a disguise," she told the Sunday Telegraph, before adding, "I always have a pair of Ray-Bans in my bag and lots of pairs at home because they always seem to go missing. They're a real staple. And jewellery? I don't ever think you can have too much."
- Kate Moss on style, March 12, 2012

The Original Stunners

Simone, featuring sunglasses by Courrèges, Paris, February 1965. Shot by fashion’s first superstar photographer, Richard Avedon.

27 April 2011

Verbatim: Zac Posen

The Guardian profiled designer Zac Posen, asking him to cite the "Five things I know about fashion." And he has flashy's ringing endorsement, saying:

I am totally unattached to material items. But when it comes to things everyone should have, a scent is very important, as is good underwear and a great pair of sunglasses.
At right, a flashback to Zac Posen's RTW Spring 2009 runway sunglasses.

25 April 2011

Happy Royal Wedding Week!

Welcome to royal wedding week!

As you prepare your DVR and set your Friday morning alarm clock, please enjoy this photo of Kate Middleton in Chanel sunglasses at the 2007 Gold Cup.  And do try to not freak out.

If you want to update Kate's look and embrace that regal look, try the pearl-adorned, Chanel 5132H for $410 at glassesinstantly.com.

22 April 2011

Diana Moldovan Channels Daphne Guinness in D&G

This month's Marie Claire features Diana Moldovan in a Daphne Guinness-inspired spread wearing D&G cat-eye sunglasses.

[Source: fashiongonerogue.com]

To get a less dramatic version of the look, Nordstrom has the D&G cat-eye sunglasses in yellow in $135.

Awesome Rumor of the Day: Angelina Jolie

I'm a bit too excited for an unconfirmed campaign, but E(exclamation point) News is reporting:
E! News has learned exclusively that Jolie is set to be the face of an upcoming worldwide ad campaign for designer Louis Vuitton. The print-only campaign, which is scheduled to launch this summer, will be marketed globally.

I'm obviously hoping for an eyewear shot, but would be particularly excited to see the two-tone, laser-cut Louis Vuitton Poppy from the Resort 2011 collection (at right).

The Poppys are available on louisvuitton.com for $485.

21 April 2011

Karen Walker: Still Killing It

New York's "The Cut" blog brought perennial sunglasses favorite Karen Walker back to our attention yesterday, naming the Number One model as a "Best Bet." And with good reason: the "thick, modified cat-eye frames" are cool enough to wear everyday this spring, have been seen on Rihanna, and can be yours for $180.

13 April 2011

Anna Dello Russo: Prada for Days

She's wearing more Prada than you can shake a stick at, but I was pumped to see Vogue Japan's Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo wearing the colorblocked "eyebrow" Prada sunglasses at the shows in Milan and Paris. She actually pulls them off really well, but could anyone else?

PS:  Entire style blogs chronicle ADR's endless and extravagant wardrobe of straight-from-the-runway flash, but her own site, annadellorusso.com, is kind of amazing. "I don't want to be cool, I want to be fashion!"

10 March 2011

Before They Were in Vogue

Lindsey Wixson, the newest new face, is featured in not one, but two Vogue UK features this month. For "Pool Party", Alasdair McLellan photographed Wixson as a heavily-neon-accessorized Lolita. The standout shot, at right, features Fendi color-block sunglasses from Spring/Summer 2011.

Its not the first time these glasses have caught my eye.  I was on the fence about them when Karlie Kloss and Freja Beha wore them on the runway

The green version -- not my favorite -- was in Style.com's "In the Mood for: Resort Brights.

Karl Lagerfeld finally swayed me, though. The colorblocks look great in the Fendi campaign, which stars Anja Rubik for the third straight season.

The Road to Vogue: Constance Jablonski in the SS 11 RTW; Anja Rubik as the face of Fendi Eyewear

Fendi Colorblock Sunglasses, $395

18 January 2011

Back in the Day: Very Valentino

Vintage Very Valentino circa 1992, starring Linda Evangelista.  And they're awesome.  The lip liner, not so much.