Features: Fashion Feature

Jul
2005

Eye Candy

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Photographed by JADE ALBERT
Fashion Editor: Gloria Nicola
Hair and Makeup: RITA MADISON/PERRELLA MGMT.
Styist: ELLEN SILVERSTEIN
Models: KATHLEEN MALONEY/FORD; MORGAN SPERRY/GENERATION;
JOHNNY MILLONE/PRODUCT; ALLAN MALIEWSKY/PRODUCT
Dresses and skirts by Oilily


Left: BARBIE B331 from Rem Eyewear
Right: JUNO from Lindberg

Don’t think we’ve taken a light and sweet approach to the subject of kids’ glasses just because of our feature title. When it comes to glasses for children the positive changes in attitude and issue have been huge. Advances in vision care have come front and center as a main priority from all three “Ps”—professionals, politicians and parents—and the old misconceptions about children in glasses are rapidly disappearing. And THAT’s what’s really SWEET about showing terrific frames on the wonderful, smiling faces of our future.

 

Two-Mints-In-One
Children can certainly benefit from the indoor-outdoor activity ingredient of photochromics. The added factor that these particular glasses extend the transformation funto the frames as well is plum-shaded icing on the optical cake.

SL702/2 from Softlight

 

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LAFONT POUR LES ENFANTS OCEANE 274 from Lafont
Not-So Elusive Butterfly
The bow or butterfly shape is a perfect way to flatter a young girl’s instinct for forefront style that complements the
latest fashion colorations.

Goo(d) Goo(d) Dolls
For girls everywhere, Barbie is a
way-of-life inspiring confidence and
freedom. Coupling that message with
eyewear is commendable and logical from a lifestyle brand point-of-view.

Bee-lieve

Titanium…
T…I…T…A…N…I…U…M…
Titanium. Say it and spell it as
eyewear’s main metal of superior
quality, lightness and style.


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hot wheels
No auto on earth currently has a higher “kid profile” than the Hummer. And no SUV is quite so “rectangular” and rec-reational at once. Boys especially will “eat up” ALL those qualities.

HUMMER BEE STING HX1 from Signature Eyewear

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SFEROFLEX L1218 from Luxottica Group

Crystal Curtsy
Crystal clarity on the lower rim of a zyl frame gives a semi-rimless effect and clears the way for simple reading tasks.

Toon-Time
Never dismiss any children’s brand as being “just” cartoonish. For example, Nickelodeon is not just a bunch of
cartoons…It’s a valuable education
process that happens to be kid-friendly and invaluable as a dependable source
of quality.

TECH-TIME
Grownup innovations such as a frame that flexes no matter what the movement are equally appropriate (and probably more so) in kids’ specs.
LEFT: NICKELODEON FAIRLY ODD PARENTS
PIXIE DUST from Nouveau Eyewear;

Right: EASYTWIST ET708 from Aspex Eyewear




















 

See Cruise
There are brands…and then there are BRANDS. Take some time to feel out youngsters for the hottest buzz-brands. With Kids, top-of-the-class is a well-earned privilege. Some of these brand names are far more “ship shape” than you think.

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What’s You Favorite Color?
Blue is actually the
number one answer to that classic children’s question and as the color gains a fave in adult frames it remains as a top contender with kids.
GRANT 4659
from Grant USA/Estroff Optical
STRIDE RITE 38
from Zyloware
GLOW IN THE DARK FIREFLY F218B from Royal Vision
 

Rec-Creation
The rectangle has become a leading frame shape by virtue of its pleasing fit for most face shapes.
POLO PREP 390 BY RALPH LAUREN from Sàfilo USA
PADDINGTON BEAR 103 from LBI
ESPRIT KIDS ET9232 from Charmant Group USA
FLINTSTONES FL 066-2 from Eyewear Designs

 
  prep-work
Be prepared for parents who want to stick to classic shapes, styles and brands.
HAYDEN from Marcolin USA
IZOD 601 from ClearVision Optical
40 DEGREES NORTH VANDERBILT AVE 709from Metzler International (USA)















 

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