Hello-Hello, it is a lovely Tuesday indeed here at the Prepatorium, we hope it is the same wherever you may be today. Volunteer commitments do force brevity, so we jump right in with a look at new eyewear styles.
While next spring’s apparel and accessory lines fashions are being shown on the far side of the pond, other pieces are being revealed on Fifth Avenue. Tiffany signed up a Gossip Girl star to help show the company’s spring 2011 collection from Luxottica. Actress Blake Lively and others were on hand at Tiffany last week where the new designs were showcased.
If fond of the Tiffany Keys collection this look may be appealing, that motif is replicated in next spring’s sunglasses.
This frame runs the gamut in terms of price point, starting at $250 and going up to $1650 for an 18K gold version. Next, the Keys design in a half-rim style, again showcasing the key design on the side of the frame.
Below we see the Moonstone frame on the left, and on the right, the Keys pattern is seen on a rimless frames.
Ms. Lively wore a rather sheer Elie Saab creation for the function,
The eyewear is not made by Tiffany, Luxottica is actually licensed to make the glasses. Below, the Tiffany Signature design features the company’s “X” on the arm.
As noted, these particular styles are for next spring, but there are plenty of existing designs currently available at Tiffany, they may be of particular delight to those who don’t mind paying the company for the privilege of advertising its glasses.
But not all are so garish, here is the Somerset.
The eyewear is also available at other locations; below we see the Tiffany 3010b as sold at Amazon, a rather bizarre design IOHO.
There are also new styles from Lilly Pulitzer, but the good news is that these are for Fall 2010.
Above we see the Rorey model, and below, the Elena.
Here is the Piper in three different colorways.
The most elaborate style may be the Mell sunglasses (shown on the bottom) with the detailed metalwork and gold plating, atop that pair is the Ruby.
Lilly eyewear only launched in 2008, but because of the line’s popularity, it is being expanded this year. Below, another style.
The company licensed to manufacture Lilly glasses is Kenmark. There are also darling frames for young ladies, one that is currently available is seen below, the Minnie.
Finally today, probably the most incredible images we’ll see from Paris Fashion Week.
Yes, it is the generally stern, oft frozen-faced Anna Wintour, she is seen appearing amazingly lighthearted at the Nina Ricci show earlier in the week. Dare we say this almost looks like Ms. Wintour is having a wacky moment?
We are back tomorrow with a little excitement, until then, we hope the sun is shining brightly in your skies!