PEOPLES FROM BARBADOS 14 from Peoples from Barbados
Zyl usually zests me but this Randolph gets unabashed approval as a personal favorite in this crop of superb sunglasses. Loving the ice-cold look of the silver metal as the brushed texture has such a great feel. Never usually a fan of nosepads (hence the loyalty to plastic frames) but this pilot shape fits and feels amazing. Some say “library temple” but Randolph prefers “bayonet temple.” Me too. Helps also that Randolph has lens quality set to max perfection.
–James J. Spina
RANDOLPH AF158 from Randolph Engineering
Clockwise from top: SWAROVSKI 220 from Marcolin; BLACKFIN Cape May 870 from Villa Eyewear; MODO 461 from Modo; WOOW Super Nova 2 from Design Eyewear Group; NEUBAU EYEWEAR Sarah 3D from Silhouette
From top: KINGPIN from Wiley X; CHEECA from Costa; INVU 191 from Europa International
ROUND AND AROUND
And around we go… a soft lilac is the perfect shade for spring making this feminine sunwear style a staple for the season with all it has to offer. An upside-down semi-rimless? Iridescent geometric flash lenses? A “not your average” round shape? Check, check and check. This delicate sunwear style is a standout so it’s no surprise we are totally on board.
BOTTEGA VENETA 0246S from Kering Eyewear
From left: AIRMAG AP6451 from Clariti Eyewear; RAFAELLA 02 from i-dealoptics; PERRY 7743 from Bevel Specs
From top: KATA Katsura from Design Gallery/A Division of Match Eyewear; XCESS S109 from Teka Eyewear; HUGO HUGO BOSS 1021/S from Safilo; KENSIE Make Believe from Kenmark Eyewear
Big and bold is always my go-to when it comes to sunglasses. However, it takes more than a big frame to capture my heart. The unique black and white colorblocking design on this CH Carolina Herrera frame adds just enough flair to make my heart dance. Not to mention that these sunglasses perfectly coordinate with my current hair colors.
CH CAROLINA HERRERA SHE786 from De Rigo Rem
From left: BETSEY JOHNSON Daydream from ImageWear; ELIZABETH ARDEN 5271 from Eyewear Designs; STEVE MADDEN Dariing from ClearVision Optical; BEBE 7210 from Altair Eyewear
THE PERFECT DECORATION
When it comes to femininity and elegance, Lafont always delivers. This frame, with its classic CatEye shape and beautiful Art Deco inspired details, immediately caught my attention. Delicately carved metal evokes the iconic Chrysler building, and multiple layers give it just the right amount of dimension, creating a refined yet glamorous look that any woman would love—especially this one.
DIVINE SOL from Lafont
From top: BIGSPIN from ic! berlin; JIMMY CRYSTAL NEW YORK 119 from A&A Optical; TRINA TURK Korcula from The McGee Group; SPINE 4402 from Mondottica USA; EMPORIO ARMANI 2076 from Luxottica
Clockwise from top: KATE YOUNG FOR TURA 550 from Tura; VIA SPIGA 360-SC from Zyloware; DAWSON from TOMS; SANFORD HUTTON CS353 Stanton from Colors in Optics; FYSH 2034 from WestGroupe
From top: AH DANG! from Maui Jim; COCO AND BREEZY Amazonian from Eastern States Eyewear; NICOLE MILLER RUNWAY Normandy from L’Amy America
From top: SERAPHIN Marigold from Ogi Eyewear; MAKENA from Garrett Leight California Optical
There’s nothing more alluring than a dramatic CatEye shape with distinct yet feminine design details. This staple shape finds itself being reinvented in various sizes, colors and materials, positioning itself as a must-have look. This Chloe frame combines small beveled etchings on rimless lenses with intricate gold trimmings and tortoise temple tips to create a luxurious yet accessible sunglass.
CHLOE 157S from Marchon Eyewear
From left: YOKO from Orgreen Optics; ISAAC MIZRAHI NEW YORK 30254 from Charmant USA
CHAIN OF COOL
Eye had never met an eyewear chain I’d wear… until I laid eyes on THIS chained sunglass from Mykita. A stylish and functional accoutrement to our favorite ultimate accessory, chains come in multiple options from beaded and jeweled to sporty cords. But I didn’t think I would ever rock one, until this one rocked my world. This metal sunglass with its exaggerated pilot shape screams super cool but its silver chain reminiscent of the metal zippers on my favorite leather motorcycle jacket takes it to the next level. Can I channel my inner rock star with an eyewear chain? Oh yes—consider me a new recruit of the chain gang.
MYKITA STUDIO8.1 from Mykita