It doesn’t get more luxurious and exquisite than Chanel! Though we’re still in the colder season, the collection of Chanel sunglasses, created by Karl Lagerfeld make the perfect winter accessory, protecting the eyes from the sun whilst also looking beautifully striking, show-stopping and chic.
There are some incredible new styles to look out for this season, all of which ooze the classic and elegant Chanel appeal whilst also boasting feminine and pretty detailing. The new CH5192 Chanel sunglasses are an ultra contemporary design by the iconic designer brand, featuring an oversized frame but one that isn’t too dramatically large and will suit a number of faceshapes. The striking feature can be seen upon the ornate hinge and the classic Chanel lettering logo is also displayed on the arms.
A further new style just added to the Chanel collection is the CH5185 design. The elegant frame is subtly oversized and also features a slight cat-eye finish. The arms also incorporate a textured metal section and display the distinctive double C Chanel logo on the hinge. This style is perfect if you like your sunglasses to be versatile but still with the luxurious Chanel appeal!
For a design that just screams Chanel, the new CH5171 sunglasses are the perfect choice! With a thick oversized frame and slim arms, the prominent feature can be seen on the hinge where there is a beautiful Chanel ribbon with the intertwining double C Chanel logo. This is a classic Chanel style with subtle yet striking detailing that immediately makes the sunglasses recognisable to the brand.
A pair of Chanel sunglasses will make a timeless accessory investment and never fail to add a sophisticated touch to any look, making every lady feel elegant, chic and ‘dressed up’. Chanel is one of the most iconic designer brands of all time and style setters such as the Olsen twins, Nicole Ritchie and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing a pair of the brand’s sunglasses. Definitely a must-have for every fashionista!
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The designer brand Fendi was founded in a small town called del Plebiscitom in Italy by a newly married couple called Edoardo and Adele Fendi.
Mr. and Mrs. Fendi opened up a small shop that specialised in leather goods and became renowned for their high quality bags and furs and the skill that was invested into crafting the products. As a design duo they quickly became very successful and the shop was incredibly popular and lucrative.
Spurred on by their new-found success, the Fendi couple had an ambition to grow the company and extend the product lines. Therefore they decided to open up a larger shop in Veneto. As the Fendi business expanded the notoriously high quality goods became even more popular and people would visit from areas far outside the area in which their shop was situated. Italian women were particularly fond of the exquisite style that Fendi had developed and it soon became the highly fashionable and stylish brand to be seen in.
1966 marked a significant step for Fendi as this was the year that the brand released its first couture line which was designed by the iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld who is now the Creative Director of Chanel. This line significantly raised the Fendi profile and established it as a firm favourite on the high fashion couture map creating a much sought after and high class name for the brand. The line was extremely popular and allowed the Fendi name to be spread on an international level.
Fendi became synonomous with the essence of A List glamour, especially following the line of handbags which were quickly considered the hot accessory of the Hollywood stars. The Fendi Spy bag is one of the most iconic Fendi products. In the 1980’s, Fendi expanded their lines even further due to the success of their ready to wear goods and designed an extensive range of coats, dresses, jeans, hats, shoes and accessories including the collection of sunglasses.
The range of Fendi sunglasses are incredibly fashionable and super stylish. With an extensive collection that comprises of beautiful ladies designs, this is definitely a brand of sunglasses that you wear to get noticed! From oversized to classic styles, Fendi sunglasses immediately give you that high style polished look and with stunning tones such as browns, bronze, gold and deep red and of course, staple black there is something to compliment every skin tone. Subtle patterns such as flowers positioned on a corner of the frame also make for an ultra feminine touch. The double F Fendi logo has become incredibly iconic and this is often featured on the sunglasses, whether this being on the arms or subtly placed on the arm hinge.
Fendi is a great example of a brand that began extremely small and with the use of creative skill and high quality materials, it has grown over the years to ultimately become a fashion and style phenomenon that has an A List following and desired by every fashionista. The overall Fendi style is classic and sophisticated with a strong Italian influence and Karl Lagerfeld’s input definitely gave the brand that extra creative spirit that pushed it right to the forefront of the fashion industry where is strongly remains today.
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An amazing pair of sunglasses can make an incredible fashion statement and the ultimate classic label which depicts style, sophistication and timeless appeal is none other than Chanel.
Founded in 1914, by the originally stylish Coco Chanel, the designer primarily started the label having opened two small boutiques in France. As time went on, the Chanel name became synonymous with style and quality and the brand brought us such fashion classics as the little black dress, the quilted handbag, the Chanel suit, and the famous line of perfumes. Before her immense success, Coco Chanel was considered rebellious with her sense of fashion but her label has become possibly the most sought after in the world.
Chanel products now include clothing, fragrances, accessories, make up and of course, sunglasses. In 1999, in partnership with Italian eyewear producer Luxottica, the House of Chanel introduced its first line of sunglasses despite Coco Chanel passing away twenty-eight years previous. Her influence on style and fashion remains one of the most prominent and heavily inspired by her own creations, Karl Lagerfeld of Fendi (who is now the Creative Director of Chanel) decided to launch a line of Chanel sunglasses which first became largely popular after been seen on the ladies Sex and the City.
One of the most attractive factors of Chanel sunglasses (aside from the beautiful designs!) is that they allow you to enjoy a part of the label at a smaller price – many of Chanel’s products are priced way out of the league of the majority of consumers, and therefore the glamorous sunglasses allow you to enjoy the glamour of Chanel and become part of the brand.
Over the years, Chanel has designed a large range of sunglasses but the brand likes to keep its styles typically oversized, classic and dramatic. These elements are synonymous with the Chanel brand in general and it is what makes the products distinctive and unique. The CH5076H Chanel sunglasses for example are oversized with thick translucent brown lenses and definitely inject an element of drama and Chanel glamour into your look. For something a little classic, the CH5149B sunglasses with oversized black frames are perfect and the jet black quilted patterned arms make these sunglasses incredibly Chanel. The Chanel quilted bag is one of the most sought after and desired accessory in the world and these sunglasses incorporate the style. For something even more overstated, the CH5146 Chanel sunglasses with a black and white crystal patterned frame are the perfect option. All the sunglasses within the Chanel collection feature the classic double C Chanel logo upon the arm hinge and some also incorporate diamante detailing. Whatever the features, Chanel sunglasses are instantly recognisable by the timeless, dramatic style and exceptional high quality.
Oversized sunglasses are a huge style trend and are very much synonymous with the ultimate fashionista! Chanel is very much a trend leader that others try to emulate and the range of sunglasses are trendy and stylish but remain classic and elegant which is ultimately what the brand is all about. Chanel sunglasses will complete and compliment a refined, polite and sophisticated look in true A List style and celebrity fans of the brand who are regularly seen wearing their Chanel sunglasses include Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Nicole Ritchie and of course, American Vogue Editor Anna Wintour.
Coco Chanel once said that luxury was “the necessity where necessity ends”. Even if you are unable to afford other products in the Chanel collection, a pair of the brand’s sunglasses will definitely allow you to experience a little bit of that necessary luxury!
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In 1999 the House of Chanel introduced its first line of sunglasses despite the iconic designer Coco Chanel passing away 28 years previous. Inspired by her own creations, Karl Lagerfeld, at that point the creative brain behind Fendi, decided to launch a line of Chanel eyewear which has risen dramatically in popularity due to grand advertising campaigns and of course, being featured on the silver screen.
Every time I think of Chanel, I immediately immerse into a dream filled with luxury, sophistication and glamour. There is definitely no wrong time to be seen wearing a pair of Chanel shades – they are absolutely appropriate for every occasion be it the oversized frames or a chic visor style. The brand always exceeds expectations and with a range of diamante designs, luxuriously styled arms, intertwining C’s and the Chanel’s unique flower designs, Chanel is a brand which always manages to achieve classic styling with contemporary trends. Some of the frames are beautifully patterned with a crystal weave effect for example (as with the Chanel Sunglasses CH5145) and the iconic CC logo located on the arms. Let’s face it, a pair of Chanel sunglasses are a to-die-for accessory which every girl desires to own.
Indeed celebrities have a huge impact on establishing the popularity of a brand but Chanel is one of those classic labels whose identity will also benefit the celebrity spotted wearing it. A stunning pair of sunglasses, as we all know can make a huge statement about the wearer’s personality, status, wealth and of course style. Hiding behind shades might certainly portray an air of mystery, but can also reveal a great deal. The celebrities and members of the fash pack who wear Chanel sunglasses include Lauren Conrad, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mary Kate Olsen and Anne Hathaway to name only a few.
Despite being designed and launched by Lagerfeld, with the range of Chanel sunglasses he has perfectly encapsulated the essence of Coco Chanel’s love of exquisite yet simple designs which portray character, personality and ultimate femininity. A pair of Chanel sunglasses will look fantastic for life and are a sure winning investment.
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If you’re celebrity savvy like us you will have been watching all the action at the recent 2009 Cannes Film Festival with interest. The stars, the dresses, the parties and the gossip kept us entertained for at least a week!
Angelina and Brad put on a show of togetherness in answer to reports of an imminent split. Penelope Cruz braved the festival whilst suffering with flu. Twilight’s Robert Pattinson’s non-stop partying was widely reported. Surprise at the pairing of Hero’s Hayden Panettiere and T4’s Steve Jones, seen canoodling onboard David Furnish’s yacht for the duration of the festival. Paris Hilton and her beau Doug Reinhart courting the paps as usual and Mariah Carey promoting her new film ‘Precious’. As well as 2 films depicting the life of Mademoiselle Chanel and an appearance from Chanel‘s Creative Director, the unflappable Karl Lagerfeld, made for an exciting festival.
The French Riviera was awash with Hollywood Glitterati and the sun shone brightly, so unsurprisingly we were treated to a role call of the latest, most fashionable designer sunglasses as modelled by the A-Listers.
Police sunglasses were a popular choice amongst the men, with director Quentin Tarantino, rapper Neyo and the newly reformed Spandau Ballet all sporting various cool looking styles. Brad Pitt took to the Red Carpet for his movie ‘Inglourious Basterds’ wearing top to toe Tom Ford including a sharp looking pair of Tom Ford style aviators. Both Robert Pattinson and Orlando Bloom flew the flag for Ray Ban, with the Twilight star rocking some Ray Ban Clubmasters and Bloom wearing nothing but swimming shorts and a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarers.
German born Diane Kruger is rarely seen without her Ray Ban Wayfarers and Cannes was no exception this year. Eva Longoria turned up the heat with a sizzling pair of large red Gina sunglasses by Louis Vuitton accompanied by her husband, basketball player Tony Parker. Red head Julianne Moore was pictured wearing a stunning pair of oversized black Gucci sunglasses and singer Mariah Carey chose a fabulous pair of Roberto Cavalli sunglasses for her photo call. Closing this year’s festival was Chanel muse and actress Anna Mouglalis with her film ‘Coco Chanel & Igor Strvinsky’ wearing… Chanel sunglasses – bien sur!
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Spreading a little ‘ooh la la’ onto the fashion scene, Paris has spent the past few days hosting the spring / summer 09 fashion week finale. And what a way to end the season; with the likes of Gareth Pugh, Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci, DIOR and Givenchy all unveiling their forthcoming collections. Once again, accessories were the name of the game and came in every shape and size imaginable. From hats to bags, boots to berets, the designers ticked every accessory box going.
Bag-wise, expect clutches to continue at the top of the charts, seen clasped daintily between model’s hands on the catwalks of Balenciaga, Lacroix and Dries Van Norten. The latter also taking a shine to big, black bug-like shades. And not wanting to be outdone, Karl Lagerfeld persisted with his monochrome palette and popped a pair of dark black circular shades onto models as they headed on down the runway.
Another big player at Lagerfeld and Lacroix and in fact Andrew Gn was the use of cuffs incorporated into the outfit, and we’re not talking cuff detail on clothing either. This is all about separates – think punched-out leather detailing, multicoloured materials and fossil-like adornments. For extra drama, mix with over-sized necklaces and bauble-esque earrings a la Gn, or do as the French do (or should that be Sonia Rykiel) and invest in a cashmere beret – c’est magnifique!
Rykiel also proved that not all sunglasses next spring will be big and bulbous, opting for a 70s white rimmed frame with graduating lens. Hussein Chalayan on the other hand, decided to opt out of using lenses altogether and chose to go all futuristic, using plastic wrap-around glasses that could easily have passed for 3D specs instead.
From head to toe and feet were covered up with candy coloured contraptions at Jean Paul Gaultier, complete with ankle-tie ribbons whilst at Givenchy, over-the-knee boots were the focus footwear, although we’re not sure you’ll get away with them on the beach!
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