June 25, 2013

You Only See What Your Eyes Want to See

Ceren, Actress
Trech Coat: Mango
Shirt: Zara
Jeans: H&M
Bag: Mango
Sun Glasses: H&M
Necklace: Topshop

Sunglasses are one of the few accessories that both protect and project. They protect your eyes from damaging sunlight and project your own personal style in the process. Thanks to creative designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Tom Ford and others, sunglasses are more than functional — they are art. Only a few years ago I had one pair - for years, then I finally realized that there is no easier way transforming a look from dull to dazzling in a few seconds by wearing the right pair of shades. So why stick to just one pair that can be broken or lost? Keep a few pairs of shades on hand to give your wardrobe a polish at affordable prices. I stumbled upon Ceren last October. Going through her amazing pictures I noticed that she was one of the first wearing sunglasses round in shape. The perfect reason for me to think about sunglasses and style.
In 1937, when United States Air-Force pilots needed eye protection from the bright sun, they adopted the now-infamous aviator style of sunglasses created by start-up company Ray-Ban. The aviator glasses not only were protective against harmful ultra-violet rays, but quickly became a fashion staple during, and after the World War II era. Ray Ban wasn’t finished exclusively with the aviator, as they innovated unique plastic molding technology in the 50′s to manufacture the wayfarer, their other iconic style. Plastic molding technology made manufacturing sunglasses easy and affordable. Today, most sunglasses take inspiration from either wayfarers or aviators. Since their invention, celebrities have always been on the fore-front of sunglass trends, and sunglasses have become synonymous with Hollywood actors and actresses. In the 60′s, Bob Dylan and Audrey Hepburn were among the early adopters of wayfarer styled sunglasses, and many 1970′s and 1980′s stars brought aviators back into fashion. 
One of the most important industry players is an Italian company Luxottica. Luxottica manufactures in and around 70 per cent of popular branded sunglasses including Burberry, Chanel, Versace, Prada and Ralph Lauren under an exclusive license. This company also owns a number of leading brands including the ever-popular Ray Ban and Oakley.
I think fall eyewear is brimming over with stylish statements! Color and shape are amped up and chic. Michael Kors's models wore either oversized shield-type frames or small egg-shaped shades. Over at Anna Sui, turquoise and pearl in 80s style and school boy frames topped retro-rocker fashion. Tory Burch, known for her modern classics, paired oversized cat eye sunnies with her looks. A few frames sparkled with heavy rhinestone trim, whilst others had gold trimmed frames.
Briefly summarized eye fashion is a completely separate industry with it's own rules. In the end it's important to go for a high UV protection and to know which shape suites you. Sometimes the only reason for wearing sunglasses is that I don't want people to look into my eyes, I want to keep distance or, - to be honest -  I can stare at people without getting caught

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