Photographed by Ned Matura

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A hint of velvet is the perfect accent as the master of mysteriously enchanting fashion party allure tones and tunes what might otherwise be a very solid men’s eyewear shape into sultry she-glamour. And the blue makes it a perfect hue.

GIORGIO ARMANI 7019-K from Luxottica

Havana is the Capital

Bon Voyáge with Vera on a classic opti-journey taking in all the “sights” from shape to color.

VERA WANG VA01 from Kenmark

What Have You Tortoise So Far?

… That no zyl coloration dominates eyewear with better swagger and style than HAVANA. And it does so by reason of its all-encompassing ability to suit most any face, any style and any opti-situation. It is the instance of color honored by virtually ANY brand.

TRU TRUSSARDI 12756 from Charmant Group

Blue Men

Want a man in your life? Sing the BLUES. And it always helps if you whisper a declaration of tortoise near his ear.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO 2665 from Marchon Eyewear

Fade to Black

… as in… Black Tortoise. Why? B Cause. Who? B C B G.

BCBG MAXAZRIA Julietta from ClearVision Optical

20/20 Vision

Hanging out with John Varvatos for the March 2013 cover story totally rocked. We learned a ton about how to rock-in-style. And we “think” JV noted a thing or few about thinking “clearly” when it comes to delivering P3 minimalism at its best.

JOHN VARVATOS 356 from Base Curve/A Luxury Division of Rem Eyewear

Stored in the Cloud

With its creamy crystal fade, softly pillowed cateye shape and secretive “let’s party” temples, this gal-spec has it in SPADES. So many identi-brand notes in this perfect tune.

KATE SPADE Finley from Sàfilo USA

Pillow Talk

The cateye has found its perfect comfy zone in the distinctly feminine realm of soft pillow shaping.

From top: BADGLEY MISCHKA Juliet from The McGee Group; LULU GUINNESS 873 from Tura; ANN TAYLOR 303 from L’Amy America

Elementary School

Consider these materials: Wood and crystal zyl. Graduate to these heights of style: An overtly-sized P3 hinge AND nose marked by deep metal engraving. In eyewear, THIS is perfect Grammar.

ROBERT GRAHAM Princeton from Revolution Eyewear

Always the Correct Anne-Sir

This distinctly derived men’s shape (often dubbed the “Clark Kent” in these opti-pages) is invigorated with a uniquely feminine color trick that takes a blue/gray crystal into a cloudy, tortoise fade.

ANNE KLEIN 5020 from Altair Eyewear