Hogging the Fashion Week runways… Sunglasses

The world is buzzing with talks about the hottest trends and styles with fashion month in full swing! From Milan Fashion Week to the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week, it’s peak fashion season. We’re being introduced to the Spring ’15 styles, and I must say, this season’s runway presentations have been very appealing. The clothes are more wearable and styles enchanting, relatively.

In all the maze that the glitterati created, I couldn’t help but notice one thing – that’s how sunglasses have made an important appearance on the runways, both domestic and international.

women sunglasses

While the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 too saw designers like Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, and many others, complimenting there fresh apparel with trendy sunglasses, what left me wondering was the reason for doing so.

Clearly, Sabyasachi’s collection, as is the case with all of his design line, didn’t fall in line with the casual spring wear. The models wearing the long traditional skirts with crop tops made quite a statement with dark round sunglasses!

black round sunnies

Even men with Sabya trademark achkans were seen walking the long runway with same black round sunnies.

In fact, it seemed Sabyasachi wanted to make a point with these sunglasses, considering no other accessory decorated the divas and hunks walking for him. I wanted to get you his version of the story, but all the efforts of calling him went in vain.

With others, however, it was pretty clear that they were setting the styles rolling for the upcoming spring and summer seasons, and hence the sunglasses fitted the bill.

Setting the ramp on fire with their hotness

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The designer duo Aiman Agha and Armaan Randhawa’s ‘Armaan Aiman’ pieces of feminine pastel tones were well-paired with retro round frames.

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Shon Randhawa’s Patine saw the allure of the 70’s. These modern & relaxed pieces with tea shades recreate the 70’s bohemian look aptly.

casual eyewear

The Easies collection by Killer Jeans embodied the urbane casual wear, ideal for the young at heart men who’re always on the go. A line of relaxed summer clothing, they were paired with vintage, yet casual eyewear.

round frames

Probably my favourite of the lot, Tarun Tahiliani’s luscious and royal Indian prints with embellishments, chunky jewellery and headgear were to die for. An added bonus was the oh-so-stylish round frames!

twist sunglasses

Modern and downright classy, Shruti Sancheti’s Pinnacle was inspired by Indian tradition & craft. The vintage-inspired with modish twist sunglasses added to the classiness of the line.

modish sunglasses

Oh my, my! Anuj Bhutani showcased an extravagant and elegant travel inspired collection for his label ‘Reboot’. The line was well complemented with modish sunglasses.

So, why is eyewear becoming such a hit on the ramps?

I would presume it’s a cultural shift which reflects the look-at-me trend which is reinforced by fashion-focused celebs. Or as Brad Goreski would say, “Putting on a new pair of glasses or sunglasses is a simple way to completely transform your look – just like a new hairstyle.”

Whatever the case is, the plethora of eye-catching eyewear that’s been doing rounds in the runways is simply chic. Something I would love to get my hands on! :)


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When technology engulfs your eyes

It was in news recently that after Google Glass, it’s world’s largest electronic companies, Sony which has ventured on the route to bring innovation to eyewear.

Smart Eyeglass

Smart Eyeglass

I’m impressed by the effort, at least. The developer’s version of the Sony SmartEyeglass can be owned at just  $840! However, as always, it’s available only to the people in UK, Japan and Germany. We Indians need to wait for even this version of augmented reality glasses!

Sony SmartEyeglass offerings

  • Emails and notifications float right in front of your eyes.
  • Intelligent glasses which also show all the Apps downloaded on  your phone that’s resting in your pocket.
  • Display only on your right eye’s peripheral area. Doesn’t block the entire view.
  • The 3mm thick lens rests lightly on your eyes.
  • Navigate through the menu while controlling the device with a small handheld remote.
  • Connects to a whole range of Apps, unlike the Google Glass which is restricted in its acceptance of Apps.
  • Exclusive Apps have been developed to connect to the SmartEyeglass via Bluetooth.

Sony SmartEyeglasses

Sony’s SmartEyeglasses

Points of dismay

  • The Sony SmartGlass is not wireless
  • The relatively bulkier option of carrying the handheld remote to operate the glasses.

Google Glass Vs. Sony SmartEyeglass

Just like its name, Sony’s SmartEyeglass is every bit a prototype of its predecessor. Google laid the foundation for smart glasses and Sony couldn’t but imitate what it was served on the technology platter.

Google Glasses

Google Glasses

But some things that Sony got right are:

  •  Minimising the visibility obstructions; by keeping the display to extreme right; by getting rid of the prism that Google Glass uses. The prism creates wrong lighting conditions, creating starry light patterns in front of the eyes.
  •  Slimmer and lighter

Technologically wise, but fashionably poor

When these smart glasses have attracted many tech geeks’ attention, they have been highly criticized by fashionistas for not being ‘haute’.

Large investments are being made into research and development to revolutionise the eyewear industry. We’re optimistic of seeing longer strides and an impressive technological growth in this ever-evolving industry. Here’s to a brighter future!


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Old wine in new bottle – not a bad idea!

I’ve never been one who throws away old used items. I always believe in the phrase ‘One’s man trash is another man’s treasure’.

As a bespectacled, I have tons of old frames and the thought of recycling old eyewear got me all excited. The next thing I had to do was to get inspired! I was amazed when I found out that there were so many things you can do with your old eyewear, eyeglasses case and lens case.

So, here are some of the cool ideas I found. Why not give them a try? :)

Bling it with your blinkers

For all the ladies who love to add a little chunky jewelry to your look, these cool and chic accessories, made with eyewear lenses, are the way to go.

Sunglasses DIY

Create some cool and stylish pendants with your old sunglasses.

chic lens earrings

Or funk them up into these chic lens earrings!

 

Deck the halls

If you’re a homemaker, you will absolutely love these decoration pieces made entirely of, yes, old eyeglasses and sunglasses.

picture frame of an old vintage frame

An adorable way to capture memories, you can make a picture frame out of an old vintage frame.

shady shades

How about some shady shades? This is a psychedelic way to brighten your room.

Snowmen painted on two old pairs of frames

I found this real adorable. A brilliant Christmas decoration idea – Snowmen painted on two old pairs of frames.

 

Chic little cases

Make another chic accessory with your old spectacle cases. Decorate and bedazzle your old spectacle cases and you have a lovely clutch.

chic accessory with your old spectacle cases

eyeglass case

Organizing – Is your handbag always cluttered? Use an eyeglass case to store phone accessories, manicure set and store your to-go makeup kit. You can even have an emergency sewing kit.

sewing kit

Small yet useful

Before you throw away those little contact lens cases, think about it! These little cases can come in handy.

contact lens cases

They make the perfect cases for knick-knacks. You can also use them as a daily pill organizer.

 

Wait! There’s more…

Apart from all of these amazing things you can do with your old eyewear, there are other stuffs you can do with your used eye frame.

Halloween props – Don’t throw away those vintage round frames. In fact, keep it aside for next Halloween and dress up your kid or sibling as Harry Potter.

vintage round frames

Party props – Want some fun props for your next party? Here is when those old eyeglasses come in handy. You can easily decorate the frames and use them as party props.

party props

Or simply donate them. Many charities collect eyeglasses to give to people in need who can’t afford them.

All you need is a little inspiration and let your creativity flow through, because you just can’t beat creating something impressive while simultaneously saving a buck!

If you have more fun ideas, you can leave it in the comments below. :)

 


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Say it with colours

The much awaited festival of colours is here and so is the opportunity to sport colourful eyewear. I love Holi because of the fun and fervor associated with it. But I adhere to all the rules when playing with colours. The first rule that I swear by is safety. Being a health fanatic, I don’t take any chances with artificial colours that come spiked with harmful chemicals. I strongly recommend using natural and eco-friendly colours for this special occasion. Also make sure you lather a generous amount of sunscreen as well as a good dose of petroleum jelly to keep your skin safe.

The second rule that I follow to the tee is in staying comfortably stylish. On the eve of Holi, I prefer wearing breathable cotton fabrics in white. Why this particular shade? It acts as the perfect canvas to display the kaleidoscope of colours!

There is one accessory that comes in handy during this festivity – sunglasses are my best friend because they protect my eyes from the harmful colours while at the same time they make me look attractive. Sunglasses can also be used to make a bright and vibrant statement this Holi eve. In case you aren’t perfectly sure about what color suits you the most, this cheat-sheet could come in handy.

Blue; cool and casual

Do words like reliable, trustworthy, genuine and sincere define you? If it does, then the ideal colour for you is the cool and calm blue.

This stunning pair of Vincent Chase Aviator sunglasses would be ideal for you.The best part about this pair is that the lush golden frame contrasts with cool blue lenses!

Blue Aviators

Go green to let your kindness shine through!

According to the colour psychology, green is known as the colour of balance and harmony. No wonder the lush green best represents people who are attuned to their inner self and believe in living a life of harmony and kindness.

So, all you eco-friendly people out there make sure you look uber-stylish in this pair of green and black Vincent Chase sunglasses this Holi!

Wayfarers

Perk it up with fun orange!

You don’t need to be a colour expert to know that orange is a fun colour meant for chirpy people. As Frank Sinatra had once said, orange indeed is the happiest colour of them all!

Wear these cheery sunglasses in red frame and orange lenses, to make a fun- statement!

Orange Wayfarers

Show your creative side with purple!

The colour of imagination and spirituality, purple best represents creativity. These stylish Club Master sunglasses in purple lenses are the perfect pick for the arty kinds.

Clubmasters

Red for the passionate souls!

Associated with energy, passion and action; red is ideal for the strong-willed and the adventurous out there. Don this pair with red-yellow lenses to ooze an undeniable sporty appeal.

Sports Sunglasses

So, colour colour what colour are you going to choose this Holi eve? :)

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Too good to be free

Everything comes for a price and there are no exceptions to this rule. Take stylish spectacles and you know what we are talking about. The more the spectacle is in demand, the pricier it is. For those who do not want to compromise on slick designs because they are way too expensive, there is a way around this as well. Watch out for discounts and offers and shop during that period. This way you get the best and don’t feel a pinch on your wallet.

 

Style and more for Free!

When it comes to unbeatable offers and discounts on a wide range of products, nothing can beat www.lenskart.com. Their offers are genuine and make you feel like you have cracked a great deal. Take the “First Frame Free” campaign that the company launched long time ago – the offer saw millions logging into the site and going into a buying spree.  Imagine getting a top-notch brand like, Vincent Chase frame worth Rs. 2000 and above absolutely free! With over 658 designs to choose from, the “First Frame Free” campaign was a huge success from the moment it was introduced.

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      FREEWARE STYLE

Womens Eyeglasses

      Myriad of designs

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      The confident look

Designs par excellence

The frames on offer are from the best in class brands having unmatched appeal. Polycarbonate to stainless steel, you will find all types of materials being used to ensure top class quality apart from impeccable designs. From the much preferred Aviators to the rectangular, club-master style, vintage round, classics, modern cyborg look or retro look – LENSKART has got them all under one roof. And what’s more, the frames are all up for grabs!

Exotic designs

      Exotic designs

Eyeglasses  Best in class brands

Feel FREE to have FREE

Now; try the untried, experience the inexperienced and conceptualise the impossible with these super affordable frames. Grab yours today. Just try the eyeglasses at Lenskart.com and feel FREE to have your FREE eyewear making your experience FREE floating.


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Celeb-inspiration: The 5 starry looks you must try

Gone are the cold winter days and warm afternoon sun, say hello to the sweltering heat and the warm winds that follow. Although summer months drain you off your energy and make you feel dog tired at the end of the day, there are quite a few things to look forward to. Fashion icons vouch for this season as they feel you can flaunt just about anything. From cool summery dresses to matching accessories there are in abundance. Out of the lot, I personally prefer the eyewear on the shelves this season. Why you ask? Well, apart from their obvious functional use of protecting our eyes from the sun, what fascinates me about sunglasses is the fact that they have the ability to change one’s look drastically and that too in a matter of seconds. To look fabulous, all you need to do is to don a chic pair of sunglasses and you can go from looking drab to absolutely fab!

No one flaunts sunglasses better than our celebs who have mastered the trick over time.

Let’s have a dekho!

Go round and round

round shape sunglasses

 

Prefer to stand out from the crowd? How about some vintage, round-shaped sunglasses! Take your cue from the stylish Sonam Kapoor who has one pair for every occasion. Out here, the fashion icon teams a pleated skirt with retro vibe! My verdict – go for it!

Flatter your face with over-sized sunglasses

over size sunglasses

If there is one celebrity who knows how to rock over-sized sunglasses perfectly, it’s none other than Paris Hilton. I adore her sense of style, especially those over-sized sunglasses that she carries with aplomb. These sunglasses are perfect for protecting the eyes and the sensitive skin area around them from the harmful UV rays. So, the next time you plan on a long day out in the sun, you know what eyewear to opt for!

Officially yours

Aviator sunglasses

I am a huge fan of Bollywood biggie Deepika Padukone. She is one lady who dares to be different and carries herself with elegance. Give her anything and she will find the perfect match for it. Padukone has grown as an actress and her fashion sense too has evolved with time. The picture above is a testimony to that. The Aviator sunglasses give a classy finishing to her casual attire at the airport.

Casual is the new in

black shades

She might be known for her funky outfits on-stage, but off it, songstress Katy Perry likes to keep it casual and simple. This dressed down look of hers; especially with the black shades, make her look care-free and relaxed. Not a bad look for a lazy Sunday. What say?

Funk it up with bright frames

Blue rim wayfarer

Tired of the conventional? Go the Jessica Alba way and opt for frames in fun hues that represent your personality. Here’s a cheat-sheet that could come in handy: for a bubbly personality, opt for an orange frame that represents your fun side, or go for a fiery red if you are the passionate kinds; similarly choose a colour that best represents the inner you!

Here’s hoping you’ve enjoyed the celeb-spotting as much I have. Let’s rock with our best shades and look uber-stylish this season!


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A sixer for the cool shades at the Cricket World Cup 2015

Along with the rest of the world, I was all geared up for the World Cup 2015 ‘down under’. The gentleman’s game is always a delight to watch. The cracker shots, the run-outs and the direct hits on the stumps are all too entertaining.

But something else caught my attention this time around. Players and fans flaunting the champion accessory – eyewear. Here are some which caught my attention immediately, both on & off the field. Have a look!

sports sunglasses

Styling in between the pitch

sports sunnies

chris gayle

james taylor

mirror sunglasses

Ravi Shastri and duncan fletcher in dark shades

suchin tandulkar in aviators

Looking bright off the field

color wayfarer in nation flag

A popular accessory among the fans is the colourful and cool Wayfarer with national flags of each nation imprinted on the lenses.

barmy army in sunnies

summer day in malbourne

Cool Shades

Chic sunglasses

eyewear style

uber sunglasses

There you go! Cool, don’t you think? As the tournament continues I will be looking out for more of these stylish eyewear. Until then, toodle-oo! :)

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Make way for quirky sunglasses

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From glasses shaped like lips and designer frames that resemble a spider, to those which are shaped like hands covering the eyes, when it comes to wearing quirky, nothing can beat the latest sunglasses collection on the shelves. They are stylish and ‘out-of-the-world’ – quite literally.

Are you looking to dress smart, yet different this season? We tell you how to get that quirk on without compromising on quality and safety of your precious eyes.

  1. The Yaz Bukey by Linda Farrow

These funky sunglasses are here to make an impact! The red lips frame cut has resonated with the Western world and is soon going to make its presence felt in parts of Asia. If you are someone who follows quirk queen Lady Gaga’s fashion footsteps, you are going to simply adore these.

Lips Style Eyeglasses

2.  Delfina Delettrez’s eyewear collection

Imagine wearing a spider on your eyes, or sporting enameled eyeballs and skulls as an eyewear accessory! Designer Delfina with her unique collection of sunglasses has done it once again. She has managed to come up with something mind boggling, yet stylish.

Delfina’s collection might seem creepy to some but once worn, these sunglasses up your fashion ante like nothing else. Try one for yourself and you would know what we mean!

spider sunglasses3. Giles by Anna Sui

For those who wish to be in the fashion limelight at all times, it is essential to accessorize right. Remember, it’s not just the ensemble that counts, but also your shoes, bags and sunglasses that make you a fashion diva in the true sense of the word.

Designer Anna Sui has introduced style and quirk through her latest collection of sunglasses. A lot of glitter and glamour makes this pair a must have for every woman. Available in never-seen before shapes like heart, oval and diamond, this collection is climbing the fashion charts rather quirkily!

Cat eye Sunglasses4. Jeremy Scott X Linda sunglasses

If you are looking for something more quirky and fashionable, this collection is sure to blow you away!

Jeremy Scott brings you the happy mixture of crazy and funky all rolled into one in her new collection of farrow sunglasses. Her most talked about range is the one which appears as if the hands are covering the eyes. If you can carry the look, there is nothing that could measure up to this one in quirk factor!

special sunglasses5. The makeup glasses

Ladies, your troubles are now coming to an end. Gone are the days when eye makeup was  hell of a job and you had to think twice before applying the mascara or eyeliner. These multi-talented make-up glasses could come in handy for those who love made-up eyes. Makeup glasses look like normal ones with only one lens that could be flipped open. You can easily open it and apply your eye-makeup. Who says, convenience comes at a price?

Women eyeglasses

These completely quirky designs are for those daredevils who like to set a trend of sorts. If you are one amongst them, it’s time to make that switch from boring to exciting with these unique designs and shapes.


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High five! Top sunglasses to possess this Spring-Summer

women sunglasses

The summers have almost arrived and it’s time to drop those woolens and get into something more figure flattering and summery. While most people run to the malls to get their wardrobe in tune with the latest Spring Summer collection, our advice to them is not to bypass the accessories. Remember that your cool look will go down the drain if not properly accessorized with sunglasses. If you are undecided as to which trendy shades to pick this season, here’s a list that could help.

1. Ray-Ban Wayfarer folding square actable sunglasses

Ray Ban has and always will be the favourite choice for most people. With their impeccable style and sturdy designs they have proved to be the leaders in this segment. For this Spring-Summer season, Ray-Ban has come up with unique folding actable sunglasses, with black acetate frames. With this pair it becomes easy for you to fold and keep your glasses in the case without much ado. Stylish looks coupled with portability, can you ask for more?

Ray-Ban Wayfarer folding square actable sunglasses

2. Prada swirled temple large frame

For the upcoming scorching summer months, brand Prada has come up with an interesting line-up of sunglasses with bold round frames in thick acetate feature stems. The style is unique and different and will attract the adventurous sorts. Personally, I would like to get my hands onto one of these and let the style speak volumes. Sporting bold sunglasses is a statement today and few people can do that with elegance. If you think you are one of them, here’s a chance to buy it and flaunt it. Prada’s spring collection is ultra glamorous and there is something for everyone. So, go get yours today!

Prada swirled temple large frame

3. Roberto Cavalli new print collection

When the talk is about stylish yet cool Summer-Spring fashion, Robert Cavalli is not to be left far behind.  The popular brand has launched its cat design animal print sunglasses with brown smoke lens. These new funky collection will make you hungry for more designs. If you have fashion on your mind, pick up a Robert Cavalli and be amongst the trend setters.

Roberto Cavalli new print collection

4. JIMMY CHOO flashy collection

Every woman loves glitter, and this collection of JIMMY CHOO is exactly what will make her day!  The sunglasses have a shimmery and glittery look to it which makes it unique and different from the rest in the market. Jimmy CHOO’s collection is quite extraordinary and sporting these sunglasses will make you the cynosure of all eyes.

JIMMY CHOO flashy collection

5. Gucci’s new retro collection

We all love the 1960s and 1970s style quotient, the bell bottom jeans and floral shirts et al. Gucci attempts to bring that sense of nostalgia back with its retro sunglasses collection for this season. Those red tinted lens and oversized frames is an absolute game changer. So, style retro this summer and let the heads turn.

Gucci's new retro collection

This season make it a point to do things differently – forget the old cliché kind of frames or sunglasses, pick those that are bold and funky. So, hurry and gear up for the upcoming season.


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Glam up your black cat-eye glasses

Glam up your black cat-eye glasses

Let’s face it, nobody wants to look boring! What if you could make a dramatic statement through a pair of DIY eyeglasses? The best part is that you don’t even need to head to the store to buy yourself a chunky frame:  you can easily try this trick on your old eyeglasses. All you need is some creativity, and you’ll be ready in no time with a customized pair of eyeglasses to bedazzle everyone! Let’s see how it’s done.

A cat-eye frame oozes femininity and style, and that’s not all, this feline-inspired shape flatters almost every face shape, that’s why today we are going to learn how to transform a simple cat-eye into a glamorous one. Here is the simple two-step procedure you need to follow:

Cat eye glasses for women

STEP 1 – The Ingredients

1. A pair of cat-eye glasses

2. Rhinestones, preferably in different sizes (here we’ve chosen silver, but you can go along with any color of your choice)

3. Glue (the rhinestones that we used had adhesive applied onto them already, so in case you are planning to use normal rhinestones, be sure to use a heavy-duty glue to stick the rhinestones onto the eyeglasses).

cat eye spectacles

STEP 2 – The Process

1. Firstly, gather all of your ingredients together

2. Start sticking the rhinestones along the frame. If you are using glue to stick the embellishments, then make sure to let them dry safely for at least 24 hours.

womens cat-eye glasses

3. Stick the bigger rhinestones at the edges to make them appear more prominent and to make the cat-eye frames more dramatic.

cat eyeglasses DIY

4. Make sure the placing of the rhinestones is even on both sides of the glasses.

DIY with cat eye glasses

5. Ready! There you go, you’ve successfully transformed a simple pair of ‘nerdy’ eyeglasses into super-glam ones!

DIY Eyeglasses - Cat Eye

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a pair of eyeglasses and start experimenting!


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