Oct
2002

Upfront

No dilemma. Hip-hop star 1 Nelly, and R&B singer 2 Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child in a duet of shades from Marchon Eyewear. Nelly wears Fendi Suns 250 and Kelly wears Fendi Suns 256… Hey baby. 3 Gwen Stefani of the band No Doubt looks “hella good” in her Ralph Lauren 872S oversized-shield sunglasses from Sàfilo… Soapy. 4 Ricky Paul Goldin, star of the soap opera “Guiding Light,” in Kenneth Cole New York sunwear from ClearVision… Going to extremes. Dating can get ugly. But 5 Jillian Barberie host of Fox TV’s “Extreme Dating” game show sits pretty in an oversized-butterfly look from BOSS Hugo Boss women’s eyewear collection by CXD—Charmant‘s exclusive division… Family values. Ozzy offspring 6 Jack and 7 Kelly Osbourne of MTV’s smash hit “The Osbournes” sport eyewear looks from Marchon. Jack is @#$*ing cool in Calvin Klein style 755 while Kelly, who will soon be penning an advice column for YM magazine, is ultra chic in Fendi Suns 253… Greenery. Comedian 8 Tom Green of MTV’s appropriately named “The Tom Green Show” in Flexon style 4013 from Marchon… Screening room. Actress 9 Sharon Stone was spotted wearing Vera Wang sunwear from Kenmark at Toronto’s International Film Festival. Stone sports V53 in blush… Touch down. Singer 10 Jon Bon Jovi helped kick off the NFL season with a concert in New York’s Times Square. The Bon Jovi front man rocked out in Gucci 1407S shades from Sàfilo… Wing man. 11 Bradley Whitford of “The West Wing” wears the Georgetown Serengeti 555nm on the red carpet during the Emmy Awards… Disappearing act. 12 Anthony LaPaglia in Polo 412 from Sàfilo on the new CBS drama “Without a Trace.” Wise guy. 13 Joe Pantoliano (better known as Ralphie Cifaretto on “The Sopranos”) in the Polo Sport 1063S sunglass from Sàfilo, which the actor turned into an ophthalmic frame. Pantoliano is currently promoting his book “The True Story of
A Stand-Up Guy”…  —Jackie Micucci

vision
quest
Audrey Hepburn longingly peering into the display window of famous jeweler Tiffany’s in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Tom Cruise dancing and lip syncing around the living room while in his undies in “Risky Business.” Both of these moments have been etched in movie history. And both have one thing in common: Hepburn and Cruise were sporting Ray-Ban’s timeless classic the Wayfarer.

So it seemed only natural for Ray-Ban to team up with The Creative Coalition (Hollywood’s leading nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization) and Movieline magazine to honor those individuals who have raised social consciousness and inspired audiences through their films with an annual Visionary Award. The first award will be presented during the Sundance Film Festival in January 2003 and honor the work and dedication of an individual who possesses extraordinary passion, creativity and leadership in his/her film.

To celebrate the award program, Ray-Ban—along with the Creative Coalition and Movieline—hosted a party in Los Angeles at the Colony restaurant. In attendance were members of the entertainment press, Hollywood agents and managers as well as producers, directors and actors.
Contestants need not don Ray-Bans to win… but it wouldn’t hurt.  —JM

the eyes have it
The eyes, as they say, are the windows to the soul, but does it matter just what color those panes are? Apparently eye color shades people’s perceptions, according to a recent survey conducted by CyberPulse, a division of Impulse Research Corporation in Los Angeles, and commissioned by CIBA Vision (maker of FreshLook® cosmetic contact lenses). The survey, which polled 1,016 women ages 16 to 35 in the United States, found that people often associate different eye colors with specific personality traits. The survey also found that it may be possible for an individual to influence people’s perception of them simply by changing the color of their eyes with colored contact lenses.

The personality trait respondents most associated with brown eyes was intelligence (34 percent). Brown-eyed people were also thought to be trustworthy (16 percent) and kind (13 percent). Qualities least associated with brown-eyed individuals: shyness (6 percent) and creativity (4 percent).

As for blue eyes, the survey results found they are most often seen as exuding sweetness (42 percent) and sexiness (21 percent) as well as being kind (10 percent), but not shy (4 percent) or trustworthy (2 percent). In contrast to brown eyes, blue eyes are not typically associated with intelligence—only 7 percent of respondents thought of blue-eyed people as intelligent.

People with green eyes were seen as the sexiest (29 percent). Green-eyed people were also thought of as creative (25 percent) and devious (20 percent). Like their blue-eyed counterparts, they are not considered trustworthy (3 percent) or shy (3 percent). And in contrast to those with blue eyes, people with green eyes are not thought of as sweet (4 percent).

Of the respondents, 60 percent expressed an interest in changing their eye color. The most popular color was the most exotic: green (27 percent). In second place, 26 percent of those surveyed said they would change their eye color to the newest FreshLook ColorBlends® color, amethyst, and 18 percent would change their eye color to blue. After blue, turquoise came in fourth place with 13 percent followed by gray at 7 percent. —JM

 

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