The latest Le Specs line may have been inspired by the '70s British pop music revolution, but the eyewear label opted to shoot its 'Stardust' Spring/Summer campaign on the sands of NSW's Norah Head. On-stage glamour and sport collide in the sexiest of ways, with designer Hamish Tame's reflective lenses mirroring the sharp, athletic lines of Australia's surf culture in the global campaign. The exaggerated shapes and printed frames would, strangely, look just as at home perched on the nose of David Bowie as they would Kelly Slater. Of course, a flesh of toned Aussie flesh never hurts the eye-candy factor either. We got a glimpse at what went on behind the scenes on this sexy, outdoors shoot. Wanna see?
Karen Walker has a knack for presenting her eyewear collections in a way that make you sit and take notice. Not that she needs to, what with her cult line of signature sunglasses gracing the faces of every Hollywood starlet and fashion-type this side of the front row. There was the broomstick look book, the vampire look book, the albino look book, the sun god look book...'member? This season Karen has tapped NY-based photographer-cum blogger Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style fame. The models range in ages from 65 to 92, and were shot in their own New York City homes by Cohen wearing key styles from Karen's 31-piece, first Summer 2013 range. Like her muses, Karen's designs combine the old with the new; reinventing her signature styles and having fun with a new zingy colour palette and fancy filigree trims. Age be no hindrance to great personal style, as these well-dressed women well know. These shades hit stores Feb 11, so don't be shy now. Click through!
A pair of killer sunglasses are essential to any stylish and — considering the hours of sunshine we get during an Australian summer — functional wardrobe. Not only do they prevent you from the rather unattractive squint, but a well-chosen pair of shades can instantly up the cool factor. If you're up for investing in a quality pair, may we suggest you leave the pastel frames/reflective lenses/heart-shaped shades to the chain stores and cough up for a classic style that will stand the test of time. Step inside to see our top ten suggestions.
If you're not already on holidays you're probably counting down the days (and hours) until you finish work for the year. The Sugar editors are no different, so I thought I'd put their vacay-state of mind to good use by asking the crew what they're planning on packing for their Christmas holiday trips. Bella is off to Bali (jel!), I'm flying down to Melbourne and Pop will be soaking up the Sydney sunshine. Step inside to see our suitcase essentials.
Did you know that Cue does killer sunglasses? Yup. As of now. As if the iconic Aussie label's accessories line-up wasn't tempting enough, Cue has gone and added ten very schmick styles of sunglasses to the mix. Paying tribute to the heritage of the brand, each style of shades is named after a former design team member. Our favourite? It's a tough call between the minxy rounded Susie Q frames and the classic Prue catseyes. Priced at $89.95, the Past & Present collection can be found in stores nationally now, as well as online.
It's safe to say that Georgia May Jagger made an impact on us when she skipped into Sydney last month for Sunglass Hut. Down to earth and goofier in person than you'd expect, she was unfazed both by her obvious beauty and her famous family. Girl crush aside, we've been keeping tabs on her personal style file — be she tripping out of town via Heathrow or putting her own distinct spin on the LBD, Georgia does it all in that classically British, eclectic way. She may own the model off-duty staples (leather moto jacket, skinny jeans, killer heels, tousled waves), but it's the way she puts them together that makes it special. Step inside to see our favourite looks from Georgia, so far.
Every gal has a collection of things they don't leave the house without, when going for a dip. Whether you're sunning yourself poolside or hitting the waves, a well-edited beach kit will ensure you always look the part. After many a Summer spent stranded in Bondi wearing the wrong thing, or having forgotten that vital hat/cover-up/spare pair of sunnies, we've nutted out the top ten Essential Wadrobe items to keep you chic on the sand this season. Jump on in!
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For us, there's no accessory that changes the mood of an outfit faster (or more effectively) than a stellar pair of sunglasses. Adding instant too-cool-for-school cred to even the most understated of ensemble, a pair of well-chosen shades are top of our must-update-seasonally shopping list. Taking inspiration from the international Spring/Summer '13 runways, we've rounded up the most au courant trends and found their sunlass-equivalents via Sunglass Hut. Keen on the sports-luxe look? Try these graphic avaitors. Borderline-fanatical about bordeaux? We've got the Prada frames for you! Step on in to see the hottest sunglass styles for this Summer. The runways told us so.
Le Specs latest campaign just might fog up your glasses, it's so steamy! Aussie model-of-the-moment Nicole Pollard stars in this rather sexy shoot, lensed by US-based snapper Todd Barry and styled by ex-Vogue fashion editor Meg Gray. The sunglasses themselves are pretty special (think cut-out lenses, graphic frame and lots of oversized, sporty silhouettes ranging from $39.95 to $79.95), but they are almost upstaged by the water-sports themed styling and fabulously fit figures on show. The campaign is pretty darn polished, but we thought you might like to snoop some behind-the-scenes snaps, too. Take a peek.