Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sunglasses Trends: Turn on the Brights

Getting lost behind stand-by black shades is so yesterday. Now it’s all about eye-poppin’ electric-bold color. And everyone can use a shot of pizzaz in their closet, right? The key this season is to avoid the juvenile, novelty-shaped (e.g. stars and slats), solid fluorescent styles ala 1980. Instead go for the richness of vintage cat-eyes or statement-making oversized glam styles in transparent, see-through brights that give a softer, more sophisticated hit of color. Don’t think you can rock the brights? Don’t fret–from gorgeous sheer ocean-inspired aquas and rosey pinks to translucent canary yellows and sumptuous oranges, anyone can wear these delish hues. Just take queues from celebs like Katy Perry, Nicole Richie, and Paris Hilton who show that colorful can definitely be chic anytime, anywhere.  –rpuccia

1. Christian Dior Dior Hatutaa/S, $201

2. Prada PR 19MS, $149

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs MMJ 150/S, $67

4. Juicy Couture Sweet/S, $77

Kate Hudson in Persol Sunglasses


Kate Hudson has already been playing mom to two sons for a few weeks now! Thirty-two year old Kate, who has a seven year old son, Ryder, from her marriage to rocker ex Chris Robinson, welcomed her new son Bingham Hawn Bellamy into the world earlier this month. Little Bing’s daddy is Kate’s 33-year old fiancé Matt Bellamy, front man of the British band Muse. (Guess Kate’s got a thing for musicians, huh?)

It seems like most celebs enjoy giving their children unique (cough, cough) names, but there is a sweet story behind Bing’s moniker—Bingham is Matt’s mother’s maiden name, and Bing was also Kate’s pseudo-stepfather Kurt Russell’s father’s name. The baby’s middle name, Hawn, is obviously a tribute to Kate’s mom, Goldie Hawn—Kurt Russell’s partner of nearly thirty years.

Seen here looking sporty while out on the town with son Ryder, Kate’s designer Persol sunglasses make a great addition to any outfit. Protect your eyes from the sun’s rays with the same shades. They’re available in black, Havana, or light Havana and are one of Persol’s best-sellers.

Buy these now: Persol PO0714, $243


Bethenny Frankel in Ray Ban Sunglasses

Photo: Media

Former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel is continuing her quest for world domination with an upcoming skincare line for Wal-Mart, called Honesty by Bethenny. The Bravo reality diva, who famously documented her marriage to Jason Hoppy, the birth of her now one-year-old daughter, and the launch of her Skinnygirl “lo-cal spirits” biz ventures on TV for all to see, says her latest undertaking was born from her distaste of empty product marketing claims.  [Promises like] ‘You’re going to look like Heidi Klum in two days’ or ‘[Look] like you had a face-lift’ have always bothered me,” Bethenny told Womens Wear Daily. “Skincare can be confusing and I want to be straightforward.” Hence the name “Honesty.” The line will include a shimmer plumping lip gloss, detoxing face masks and a gradual tanning body shimmer — all for $15 or under–a price-point sure to please her multitude of fans who are working mothers that can’t afford to spend hundreds on the latest beauty treatments.

The new skincare line announcement comes with the ink barely dry on another new venture from Bethenny: Skinnygirl Cleanse, a detox drink that she says boosts the body and is gentle on the stomach so women can have it every single day. She says, “My fans know I’m not into gimmicks, so no one is losing 40 pounds on this. It’s made to be part of your life so you can be overall healthy.” What’s next for this power woman?  A clothing line? Perhaps baby number two? Bethenny says they’re definitely preparing for another child. “I want another girl,” she confessed. If anyone can handle it all, it’s Bethenny–as she does here in these cool classic Ray Ban aviators. –rpuccia

Buy these now:Ray Ban RB3025 LARGE METAL AVIATOR, from $80


Tori Spelling in Moschino Sunglasses


It’s pretty obvious that Tori Spelling has a ton of passions–being a mother and wife, writing books, designing jewelry, cooking, throwing weddings, etc. That’s why she decided to launch her own lifestyle website, aptly named ediTORIal, where the 38-year-old reality star will share her “tips and tricks” on everything from being a working mom to throwing a great party. Although she’s got a pretty full plate–and is preggo with her third child to boot–Tori is keeping the biz ventures flowing … she just opened her L.A. boutique InvenTORI in March for cryin’ out loud! “I wanted to start an online community where women could gather and communicate, get advice, tips, and how to’s towards inspired living,” she said about starting ediTORIal. She added that she wants the site to help women lead a chic, artful, and meaningful life through style, relationships, parenting, food, entertaining, and crafting, all while still maintaining a budget. (Being the daughter of the late great TV mogul Aaron Spelling, not sure what she knows about living on a budget, but anyhoo…)

As the editor-in-chief of ediTORIal, Tori says she does have a team of writers working with her to help bring “the vision to life,” but, impressively, she is posting one to two blogs daily Monday thru Friday entirely on her own. “I find the time to do all my ventures simply because of passion. My business ventures all pertain to things I love the most– my family, fashion, and my love of entertaining.” Here Tori works her love of fashion in these whimsy-chic heart-shaped Moschino shades, available in signature frame hues red, light beige, and black.  –rpuccia

Buy these now: Moschino MO 585, $207

Gwen Stefani in Blingy Shield-Style Sunglasses


Style maven Gwen Stefani is bringing two of her biggest loves — kids and clothes — together in a sweet new clothing line for Target focused on babies, toddlers and tweens, called Harajuku Mini.  Gwen’s already got two designer fashion labels under her belt with L.A.M.B. (an upscale womenswear collection)  and Harajuku Lovers (a line of fragrances and accessories), but the mother of two is adding to her arsenal with this pint-sized spin-off of her Harajuku collection. And the fact that the collection will be affordably priced between $3.99 and $29.99 (yay!) is the cherry on top. Gwen indisputably dresses two of the hippest tots in Hollywood, and now her fans can score rockstar clothes for their own kids without breaking the bank.

“Harajuku Mini is a dream come true,” Gwen recently told Women’s Wear Daily. “I’ve always wanted to do a cool children’s fashion line inspired by the supercute and playful kid’s clothing you find in Japan. Target has given me the creative freedom to design kid’s clothing that is different than most anything you usually see out there with great quality, attention to detail and most of all, available at amazing prices.” Gwen goes on to say that the whole idea behind the line is to be creative, express your own individuality, and have fun getting dressed. Harajuki Mini is set to roll out to Target stores and on in November 2011 and January 2012. Here, Gwen shows why she’s the ultimate fashion icon in these blingy shield-style shades. –rpuccia

Get a similar look now: Christian Dior Dior Western/S, $450 or  Prada PR 29LS, $199