Summer may not have come to us this year, but despite the lack of sunshine, as a nation we still love our shades. Sales maintain their levels throughout the year and even on the rainiest of days, I am occasionally guilty of wearing my Raybans to complement an outfit. Sunglasses trends this season definitely vary from oversize frames a la Rachel Zoe and the Olsens who pioneered this trend a few years ago, to the Aviator which is one of my personal favourites for men and women. A new Irish based website, Smart Buy Glasses, has just launched offering great value on designer glasses in every shape, size and colour. So I couldn’t resist a post on some tips and trends available on the website!
The Minimal Frame
I’ve been obsessed with Tom Ford ever since his days at Gucci, but since venturing into accessories and his own mainline collection, his popularity has soared. Tom Ford sunglasses are coveted, due to sleek design and comfort. His minimal frame is his key success factor and I just love how they suit every face shape! And his choice to not overtly cover the frames in his logo, is very appealing to me. The minimal frame is sleek and a great style for lazing on the beach or strolling through a bustling city on a weekend break. My favourite way to make up a look to go with these shades, are dark denim skinny jeans, white t-shirt and a coloured blazer. Like the trend, keep accessories to a minimum.
We can blame Robert Pattinson for this trend. Rayban’s popular frame is associated with celebs escaping the paparazzi but they are chic and represent the coolest of sunglasses trends. Sitting slightly lower on your face, the wayfarer is a bigger frame which comes in a variety of sizes and colours to suit your preferences. I think these are a must have for any festival goer this summer!
A perfect circle
The braver fashionistas amongst us are definitely familiar with this trend. Lady Gaga leads the way on this one and Prada were quick to take up the trend. Circular frames suit heart shaped or smaller face shapes and create a soft look despite the statement look of the frames. I quite like these in black and are great for a day at the races to match any colourful emsemble!
I’m on a print binge at the moment. My blog is full of it and I cannot shut up about how fun they are for summer in my newspaper columns. I’m also getting all print-tastic for a shoot I am going in London in two weeks. So I had a look at all the press releases I got this week for some inspiration and the selection at New Look caught my eye (and they’ve loads to match them too). Might have to gets me some.
A few other things I am up to this week, aside from moving house, next week I have a pile of meetings to do lot’s of fun things (will tell you all when they are confirmed!) and have the Charlotte Olympia event at Brown Thomas (I might need bouncers to keep me away from her, I lust after her shoes) and the Diet Coke and Jean-Paul Gaultier launch at Harvey Nicols. Busy week ahead but someone has got to do it.
Oh I’m getting loads of questions about the designer of my wedding dress but that is staying under wraps until the big day! Even some of my nearest and dearest don’t know.
I don’t know why I do it to myself. But I always log onto Net a porter at the start of each season and make my wishlist. I know. It’s torture. Thankfully if I can just get inspired then that’s good enough for me. So here are my picks. So far 🙂
Above is my latest video blog post from my you tube channel just to give you a little summary of what I got up to this week! Including a walking tour of the city centre, a great photocall for Geansai Nollaig Day with Luas and a super mega competition with Lenor where you can win a two hour styling session with me! I’ll even come to your house and you will get a fab goodie bag from Lenor Infusions.
To enter the competition, just head over to styleisle by clicking the image below!
Plus just a little sneak peek at my own home made Christmas jumper for Geansai Nollaig Day on December 4th where I will be style spotting at the Jervis and St. Stephen’s Green and then presenting the winner with a super prize!
I also went along to Thinkhouse PR to have a look at the Hello Kitty collection for Forever 21 and I just loved it!
And I finished off the week with a visit to Taste of Christmas; I had the pleasure of being in the press suite for the evening which was great fun and definitely got me in the festive spirit!
So definitely check out the great competition on styleisle which closes on December 4th!
KildareVillagein association with The Gloss Magazine are hosting the 2011 Christmas Private Sale event taking place from the 1st until 4th December. An invitation to the private sale will entitleKildareVillage members to an additional 20% off already reduced prices in the finest designer outlet boutiques including Louise Kennedy, L.K. Bennett and Ted Baker. All they need to do is register online at www.kildarevillage.com/privatesalestyleisle for an invitation to the shopping event of the season. On presenting their invitation in the Tourist Information Centre they will receive a wristband which entitles them to a host of fabulous stylish savings around the Village.
This festive season,KildareVillageoffers a high-end experience in an outdoor winter wonderland setting and rich pickings when it comes to the perfect gifts for the whole family. With new brands including Pandora,Hobbsand Gerard Darel opening before Christmas, it is the ultimate destination for savvy holiday shopping.
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