Monthly Archives: August 2011

Beyonce in Ray Ban Sunglasses

Photo: Bauer Griffin

The MTV Video Music Awards are usually an eclectic event to begin with, but Beyonce managed to upstage the 28th annual VMAs with her belly during the pre-show festivities. The 29-year-old superstar revealed that she’s expecting her first child with rap sensation husband Jay-Z on the red carpet, where she wore an orange gown by French design house Lanvin. She let the rest of the world in on her secret later that night, when she hit the stage in a purple sequined D&G blazer to belt out “Love on Top.” In case you missed it, Beyonce ripped open the jacket to reveal her baby bump at the end of her performance, rubbed her belly and repeated the news she shared earlier, obviously delighting 41-year-old Jay-Z in the audience.

The event shattered Twitter’s record of the highest number of tweets sent per second: a whopping 8,868. “BEYONCE IS PREGNANT” became a huge Trending Topic on Twitter, and the world hasn’t yet recovered from the news. Beyonce looks positively glowing in these classic Ray Ban Wayfarers, and she’s sure to blossom even more as the months go by. Watch out, Brangelina—there’s a new golden child on its way.

Buy these now: Ray Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer, $110

 

Joe Jonas in Persol Sunglasses

Photo: Coolspotters.com

The Jonas Brothers have spent the past few years dominating the teen music scene. But after selling millions of albums and winning the hearts of adolescent girls worldwide, 22-year-old Joe Jonas is all grown up and ready to break out on his own. Bubbling for quite some time now, Joe’s set to release his solo debut album, FastLife, on Oct. 11. And before he starts his gig opening for Britney Spears on the European leg of her Femme Fatale tour later this fall, the singer will be teaming up with R&B superstar Jay Sean to co-headline a 19-city tour, kicking off Sept. 6. JJ  talked to Parade.com about his new album. “It’s been really awesome to see how many people have supported me on this solo project. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling and recording over the past year… I’ve been really lucky to find some incredible people to work with and I’m really happy with the album.” Luckily, he says, the results have been fruitful and so far fans are loving the new music–even new ones are coming around who may have not listened to the Jonas Brothers before.

Joe’s also excited to head out on tour with Brit, “It is a dream come true. She’s the perfect headliner. I’ve always been a huge fan of her music.”  But what do the rest of the JoBros think of JJ’s new album? “They are loving it,” he says. They’ve been really supportive. They have their favorite songs already and it’s been really great to see what songs they are leaning towards and what they like.” Let’s face it, when it comes to Joe, what’s not to like especially in a dashing pair of Persol wayfarer-style shades, available in three frame hues.  –rpuccia

Buy these now: Persol PO 2979S

Heidi Klum in Carrera Sunglasses

Photo: Media

We love us some Heidi Klum and we have an insatiable appetite for her beauty and style wares. She was recently spotted being photographed on a gorgeous Cancun, Mexico, beach for print and TV ad campaigns for her new fragrance, “Shine.” Photographed by Nabil Elderkin, the beach was the perfect backdrop for the new scent. According to HK, she created her new perfume — which has feminine notes of flowers, mandarin, pear, and vanilla — to make women feel “playful, sensual, and radiant.”  And, of course, there’s her amazing figure–it’s hard to believe that the 38-year-super-model mogul has given birth to four children. Sigh…Shine by Heidi Klum will be available to the masses in September at CVS, Rite-Aid, Sears, Kohls, Kmart, and Walmart in 0.5 oz ($17), 1 oz ($28) and 1.6 oz ($35) sizes.

Speaking of her svelte bod, Heidi’s Summer Run initiative with celeb trainer David Kirsch definitely paid off. She kept a log of her incredible 36 runs (131 miles!) on her AOL lifestyle blog for all to see–and get motivated. In addition to those early morning runs, the Project Runway host has been keeping super-busy this summer. She spent last month promoting the Lifetime show’s ninth season, which premiered July 28. She’s also gearing up for the September launch of her costume jewelry line with QVC called “Wildlife by Heidi Klum.” Here she finds time for a breather in sporty Carrera shades, available in three versatile frame colors.  –rpuccia

Buy these now: Carrera 12/S, $94

January Jones in Versace Sunglasses

Photo: Media

January Jones hails from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and she’s the daughter of a coach and a gym teacher, which doesn’t sound nearly as glamorous her current life. The Mad Men actress played the role of Betty Draper on the hit TV drama which ended in 2010, and she’s definitely become an A-Lister in Hollywood circles. She dated Ashton Kutcher for awhile when she first moved to L.A., then had a three-year relationship with Josh Groban and dated SNL star Jason Sudeikis from July 2010 until January 2011. Wow! She was nominated at the 14th Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2008, and received Golden Globe noms for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama in both 2008 and 2009. In 2010, she added Emmy nominee to her resume when she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama.

On top of all the accolades and accomplishments her acting career has brought on, January Jones is the face of the Versace’s accessories line. She was even the inspiration behind a new collection of Versace eyewear, the appropriately-titled January J collection. According to InStyle, the line includes two sunglasses frames and one optical style, each with metal detailing on the temples in the image of Medusa. January herself can be seen modeling a pair of shades from “her” collection, the gorgeous Versace sunglasses she’s wearing above.

Buy these now: Versace VE2120, $153

 

Karolina Kurkova in Giorgio Armani Sunglasses

Photo: Media

Karolina Kurkova was called the “next supermodel” by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, but we think famed fashion photographer Mario Testino put it best when he described Karolina with the words, “The proportions of her body and her face, as well as her energy level, make her a model who could fit almost into any moment.”

She’s among the world’s top-earning models, and she’s graced almost twenty covers of Vogue internationally, as well as international editions of Elle, Vanity Fair, and The Face. She was named “Model of the Year” at the 2002 VH1 / Vogue Fashion Awards, and contracted as a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2005. She was given the honor or showcasing the infamous $6.5-million bra adorned with almost 2000 diamonds weighing in at 800 carats during the 2006 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

We already known that Karolina looks absolutely amazing in sexy lingerie, but her hotness shines through in these Giorgio Armani shades, too. The designer sunglasses are a perfect complement to her gorgeous grin, and they’re available in four different frame and lens color combinations. Release your inner supermodel and snag a pair today!

Buy these now: Giorgio Armani 837/S, $247