Posts Tagged ‘celebrity eyeglasses’
Every one would like to own a pair of glasses that has been seen adorning their favorite actor or actress. We can say that the craze for fashion is such that we are all enslaved to it. We take innumerable pains to look like celebrities who are styling eyewear and looking great on a magazine cover.
Popular celebrities on the T.V., famous singers, hosts and actors bring these trends to the market and create an audience for it. This often works as a great marketing strategy that earns big bucks to the eyeglass retailers. From the current times, we can take the example of the Harry Porter eyeglasses. These glasses are extremely famous in the teenage market. There is a huge demand for these simple glasses that have a round frame.
Another famous celebrity who is known particularly for eyeglasses is Forest Whitaker. The star not only wears eyeglasses during a show or a shoot but also in his personal life. The strategy of the star to position himself in the mind of his fans and audience is extremely different from what his competitors do. He has simply made a following out of his love for the glasses that he wears. His eyeglasses have now become synonymous with his identity and persona.
Marilyn Monroe is another famous name that almost everyone knows about. Her eyeglasses spell retro and chic. Those big round and cat like frames are suggestive of the celebrity’s style statement. Not to forget the black and red shades are the trademark in this category.
Then comes Lady Gaga, a style icon of today who has plenty of fans. The singer is known for her daring and sometimes downright weird fashion. She has made popular the round eyeglasses that were one of the earliest to hit the markets. The crazy fashion trends that she has brought to the market have made her an inspiration for marketers and new product developers. In 2011 itself she was signed by Polaroid as its creative director of the first ever sunglasses that could not only protect you from the sun but also click pictures. “This is the first ever pair of sunglasses that can be worn out to protect your eyes from the sun and they can also take pictures,” she said at that time.
Johnny Depp is another extremely renowned Hollywood actor who is popular for his sense of style. He brought in a following for round glasses with brown plastic frames that look so simple yet so classic. Johnny Depp glasses are cool in their look and extremely comfortable. Try these for a young and fresh appeal. Johnny Depp is probably singlehandedly responsible for the retro chic eyeglasses craze that has been sweeping the country in the last couple of years.
With eyeglass frames towing the line between function and fashion, it’s no surprise that the shape of eyeglass frames is changing in some dramatic ways. Some of the new options have vintage qualities to them with rounded, cat-eye, aviator and wayfarer shapes; while others have a more ultramodern approach with spikes, curves, and shapes that are more avant-garde than everyday. Round eyeglasses are scaling up in size and offering more complex shapes such as hexagons and octagons. This new strain of oversized eyeglasses and sunglasses are great for anonymity, and are on trend with celebrity style eyewar. However, these larger scale eyeglass frames can be quite tricky to wear as this style doesn’t necessarily work with most facial shapes. Be sure to carefully select a frame that does not engulf your entire face.
Even square frames make an appearance this season alongside oval and 70s glam rock throwbacks. But on a whole, the current availability of eyeglass and sunglass frames range from retro to futuristic.
Speaking of futuristic eyeglasses, Oakley and Google are both working on glasses that will project information directly on to the lenses. Oakley with it's Smart Glasses, and Google with Project Glass. The smart glasses use a technology called augmented reality which gives users information about real life objects or places. Oakley is targeting athletes for its line of "smart glasses". The company is also looking to incorporate augmented reality in its military subsidiary, Eye Safety Systems. These latest developments in eyewear technology have truly turned wearing eyeglasses into a multimedia experience.
And while Oakley and Google look towards the future, Lafont Eyewear harkens back to the past with the classic shapes and colors of Lafont Babel glasses with horned rim, cateye, and other retro styles.
For those interested in serious vintage eyeglasses, as opposed to retro eyeglasses that just appear to be vintage, there is always unique vintage eyewear available online and in excellent condition. Many vintage frames provide the perfect touch of old Hollywood glamour. An elegant pair of Schiaparelli catseye frame with rhinestones and flower design may just be the frame for you. However, if rhinestones piqued your interest or you prefer a more modern, urban chic pair of glasses, then you'll love the Swarovski crystals collection. Swarovski designer sunglasses feature an assortment of frames in metal and acetate with their signature color and clear crystal accents. Other stylish models come in black, gold and blush and include a strong silhouette that is softened by the Swanflower motif on the temple arms. Delicate frames, pinks and pastels, amber and honey hues, and frosted tortoise frames breathe new life into these classic eyeglass frame styles.
This season, designer eyewear collection range fancy to futuristic, rock 'n' roll to demur, and everything in between. No matter if you decide to go vintage or retro, you'll love what the designer collections have in store for you this season.