Friday, May 31, 2013

John Goodman rocks sunglasses on Shabbas and Beyond

Just when you think it's time to hang up your keyboard for the week, you come across a GEM that must be admired, analyzed, and posted.

John Goodman in Cazal style 995

Such as this John Goodman GEM. The man is pretty fantastic overall, and while I haven't seen the Hangover III, I'm sure he brought a splash of the best to what's getting pretty harsh reviews. Maybe the critics should look again, John's being totally badass in his Cazal's. What could be wrong about that?

Now Mr. Goodman may seem an odd place to start with expanded focus on individual sunny wearers. But this is BIG and Sunny, and while he has trimmed down substantially, he illustrates nicely how well good sunglasses hot a fellow up. Consider...

Classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers and a cool cap
Bad ass is bad asser with yellow-lensed sharpshooters 
John goes Hollywood in Ray-Ban Clubmasters

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fabulous Links: Christian Roth and Rolex Watch Bands

Christian Roth style 360 degrees in a mint that's still so fresh

Once upon a time, Christian Roth and Eric Domege created amazing eyewear—fabulosity in design inspired by their lives in the Monte Carlo and Miami style centers. And then for a brief while, they took a break...but now they're back with pop-up shops and an online shop where new and archival styles alike are available for admiration and purchase.

It's worth a visit to check out the 360 utterly iconic piece of eyewear artistry that may have inspired some timeless go-to eyewear by a designer who shall go nameless (hint: rhymes with Dom Dord).

Looking at all those delightful pieces inspired me to open the vault of my finest and favorites to share my own pair of Christian Roths...the day I those sunnies showed up on my doorstep I felt like I'd truly made it into the center of the sunglass universe. They have stood up to the style test and are still fresh after almost 10 years. When I first saw them during a product preview, Christian told be about the inspiration for the beautifully sculpted temples: the links of a vintage Rolex band.  And the purple is just fantastic...warm but metallic with just enough shine to make it work wherever in the world you may be.

Vintage Rolex from Rolex Passion Report
Christian Roth style CR14266

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cara Delevinge: Yes, sunglasses. No thanks, Leo DiCaprio!

While many of us were having positive self talk about the health benefits of hot dogs and horseshoes this weekend, a flock of the glamorous and fantastic donned their finest sunnies and frolicked in the south of France for the 66th Cannes Film Festival. 
Here, Cara Delevingne wearing a super stylish Roberto Cavalli Eyewear shield with Cavalli's signature serpents at the temples...oh you glamazon. It takes confidence to wear this, and Cara has enough confidence to allegedly turn down a date with Leonardo DiCaprio! BRAZEN!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Sunglass Summer Starts with Serengeti

Well hello, darlings!

How are you? It's been a long, gray winter here in Pennsylvania and my collection of sunglasses and entries of sunglasses added to my Love List has grown substantially since the last edition here. So I'm taking the cover off of the pool that is known as Big and Sunny for the summer and will aim to provide you with a full season of the sunwear looks, lives, and loves needed for a truly delightful season.

That's right, a full summer of sunwear, with something for everyone, women, men, kids, cantankerous old tabby cats, and adorable shih tzus. Some of them will be pictured and charmingly described, while others (see cantankerous old tabby cat) will just live in the playground of my imagination.

Launching things on the right...eye? It's time to select the frames that will kick off the holiday weekend. With a potentially agonizing schlep down to the Jersey Shore ahead, it's going to be important to get something comfortable and suited for the long haul. And, thanks to the evil weather universe, the tint can't be too dark.

So the first sunnies for the season will be a go-to pair by Serengeti, a safe bet to start.

Wait. Before freaking out and asking: where are your mirrors, your shiny stones, your supa glam? They're coming. But today, consider flying under the flashy fashion radar and going for the shapely, matte black style, Giustina.

These glasses are a great kick off for the summer because they feature lenses that are polarized and photochromic, so you get a light tint when it's gray out and then a darker tint when it's bright. Try to say that's not awesome for driving and you'll just be talking crazy.

Plus, the frames are made of this superlight Trivex material, so you can wear them for your entire commute and not show up at your weekend beach destination with two bottles of wine, a box of truffles, and big red dents in your nose from weighty eyewear.

That's a very nice way to start the summer!

Looking forward to spending the next 104 days together rocking the best sunnies out there.