Monthly Archives: September 2010

Leighton Meester in Marc Jacobs Sunglasses


You’d never know it given her role as the gorgeous and priviledged Blair Waldorf, the top rung of Constance Billard School’s social scene on the CW hit Gossip Girl. But Leighton actually comes from humble, albeit scandalous, beginnings. She was literally born in prison while her mom served time for her involvement in a drug ring that smuggled marijuana to the U.S. from Jamaica. Pretty zany, huh? But we just love how she didn’t let this hold her back from becoming  a queen of the small screen, landing roles on popular shows like NBC’s Law & Order, CSI: Miami, 24, House, and Entourage before hitting the jackpot with Gossip Girl. She’s all glam in these Marc Jacobs shades, which come in two delish frames colors. You can catch her on the big screen next in the upcoming movies Country Strong, The Roommate, The Oranges and Monte Carlo.  –rpuccia

Buy these now: Marc Jacobs 274/S, $188

Christina Aguilera in Carrera Sunglasses


In the late 1990s pop superstar Christina Aguilera was in hot competition with Britney Spears, but it seems like Christina has come out on top in that race. She’s remained popular since those days, which isn’t easy to do in the music biz, and has been involved in several philanthropic endeavors including the fight against AIDS, the importance of voting, and an attempt to end world hunger.

Despite her do-good efforts, Christina’s often criticized for her raunchy on-stage costumes. Rumor has it that her own grandmother was once disappointed to see Christina wearing so little in one of her music videos. The 2010 video for the single Not Myself Tonight features Christina transforming into several different characters, one of whom is wearing a pair of sunglasses from the Carrera vintage collection.

Buy these now: Carrera Endurance/T/S, $93

Willow Smith in Ray Ban Sunglasses

Willow Smith and Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer 2140 Sunglasses Photograph


Cutie Willow Smith–daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith–is already making a name for herself at just nine years old. Her recent debut single, Whip My Hair, had the web all a-buzz with more than 100,000 views on YouTube after just a day of being released. The hip-hop / Rihanna’esque single, which is meant to inspire young girls to be confident and self-assured,  has turned her into a smash hit. So much so that Jay-Z signed her to a record deal on his label, Roc Nation, saying he thought Willow had a superstar career in front of her. If Jay-Z called it, you better believe it. Her wacky and fun sense of style–especially in these bright-white Ray Bans and Converse high top pants, is always a looker on the red carpet. Jay-Z added: “When you have that sort of talent, there is no such thing as too young.”  Here here.  –rpuccia

Buy these now: Ray Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer,$109

Kim Kardashian in Jimmy Choo Sunglasses


Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner recently returned from a whirlwind European “vacation” that was actually a promotional tour to endorse Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Although she’s just a “reality star,” Kim’s considered a big celebrity in the US and her sex appeal has made her an international favorite.

Kim did quite a bit of shopping with her mom (can you blame them, with the size of their bank accounts?) and they made sure to pose for photos everywhere they visited–  from Ben and Jerry’s to the Louvre. Kim and Kris reportedly spent more than $100,000 in one day, including a $30,000 crocodile skin bag. Ouch! That croc sure took a bite out of Kim’s bank account.

Here’s our girl Kim wearing a pair of designer Jimmy Choo sunglasses doing what she does best—shopping. She’s been seen in Jimmy Choo shades before, so apparently they’re one of her faves.

Buy these now: Jimmy Choo Marge/S, $167

Carey Mulligan in Christian Dior Sunglasses


Carey Mulligan is probably one of the most talented and under-the-radar film stars in Hollywood–but you’d never know it on paper. This English actress made her acting debut as Kitty Bennet in the film Pride & Prejudice, but she gained widespread recognition for playing Jenny in the 2009 film An Education–a role for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe AND an Oscar for Best Actress.  Following this breakthrough role, she  appeared in the dramatic films Brothers and The Greatest. Her latest film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, just hit theaters this weekend and also costars her main squeeze, Shia LaBeouf. They were introduced by Director, Oliver Stone (now that’s a powerful intro). She’s pretty and polished in these chic cat eye Christian Dior shades–available in four frame hues. Something tells us she won’t be under the radar for long.  –rpuccia

Buy these now: Christian Dior Bagatelle/S, $214