Tuesday night saw most of us glued to our screens watching the biggest night of the year for the world of British music. Yes, The BRIT Awards rolled around again for one more year and quite a star-studded evening it was too – filled with amazing performances and the presentation of some of the most prestigious awards in the music industry.
Of course, whilst the music is the reason why the BRIT Awards happen, we can’t help but analyse what all the artists and their entourages are wearing, and we were very happy to see that Ray-Ban Wayfarers were a prominent part of one artist’s outfit in particular!
Tinie Tempah has been big news on the music and style scene over the past year, and his talent and popularity was certainly recognised at the event, with Tinie winning 2 BRIT Awards for ‘Best British Breakthrough Act’ and ‘Best British Single’.
The iconic event was sponsored by MasterCard and as part of the Something For The Fans competition every BRIT performer gave away an item of theirs that they viewed as ‘Priceless’. Of course, Tinie chose his Ray-Ban Wayfarers!
It’s clear that his Wayfarers are a symbol of Tinie’s style as when he took to the stage to perform, all of his 14 dancers were dressed as him, all rocking Ray-Ban Wayfarers. At one point in the song he refers to ‘Crazy Sun Protectors’ – meaning his sunglasses, and even lifted up the Ray-Bans whilst rapping the line!
Tinie was also featured in GQ’s ‘Brits Most Stylish Men’ and certainly looked the part, teaming his black Ray-Ban sunglasses with clear lenses with an ultra sharp white Dolce & Gabbana suit.
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Summer is officially here, the sun is shining and we couldn’t be happier! With the warmer months comes the usual smorgasbord of amazing festivals to get your hedonistic thrills at. Whether you enjoy moshing at ‘Download’, country pursuits at ‘The Green Man’, teenage kicks at ‘V Festival’, fancy dress at ‘Bestival’, glamour at newbie ‘Vintage at Goodwood’ or the mystic of ‘Glastonbury’, you must ensure you’re dressed for the occasion.
Festivals, fashionable summer gear and cool sunglasses all go hand in hand. Maybe it’s the influence of Gaga or perhaps Dita Von Teese, but this summer is all about kooky and vintage. With styles from the Fifties and Sixties making a comeback, we predict this year’s festivals to be awash with vintage shaped sunglasses in a cat’s eye style or small round frames, oversized sunglasses in reds, greens and brown and retro-looking shades.
The festival season kicked off with April’s Coachella Festival in California, where a host of celebrities dazzled with their fashionable threads and on-trend sunglasses. Kelly Osborne was spotted wearing small round framed lilac sunglasses, Katy Perry went retro in angular black frames with a bold white stripe across the top, Dita Von Teese personified Fifties elegance in oversized brown sunglasses with graduated lenses and Kate Bosworth dressed to impress in classic Ray Ban Aviators.
Aviators and Wayfarers from Ray Ban transcend fashion and will always be popular and current. For classic sunglasses you can’t go wrong with either of these styles for festival frolicking. The same goes for oversized glam shades. Designers like Gucci, Bvlgari, Versace, D&G, MDG Sunglasses, Chanel and Pucci all have great sunglasses for summer goddess style. On the other hand if you’re a seasonal type of girl with a desire to look fabulous and ‘now’ – take a leaf from Kelly O’s book and opt for small round shades. This style was all over the spring / summer catwalks and looks great in pastel coloured frames teamed with a floral frock or playsuit. Or you may want to play the vintage diva with cats eye shaped sunglasses – again a strong trend on the catwalk this year. Look to brands like Prada and Marc Jacobs to achieve this look.
We’ve got our Big Chill tickets and our festival sunnies sorted. Now it’s just a case of praying for sunshine! Here’s hoping….
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It is safe to say that Ray Bans are one of the most popular of all the sunglasses brands. They like to keep their look fresh and modern yet still retain the classic Ray Ban style. So what better way to update their shades than with a bold and vibrant splash of colour? For 2009 Ray Ban have released their most classic sunglass models in a variety of bold colours to appeal to the key trends this season.
The classic Ray Ban style is the Wayfarer and the brand continues to add new colours including blue, purple red and pink. The new RB2132 Wayfarers in neon blue have only a very slighted tinted blue lens so they look almost like glasses – a trend spotted on a number of celebrities recently and huge for this season. These are also available in hot pink.
The Ray Ban Clubmasters have also been presented in bold new colours. These classic frames which were popular in the 1950’s and 60’s have been seen adorning the faces of many festival going celeb and style icon in the new colours including all American red, white and blue plus brown, beige, green, purple and white. The Ray Ban aviator styles are also now available in five new cool colours which have a distinctive vintage look and great for adding an element of fun chic to your summer outfit.
Ray Ban is definitely a favourite choice among the celebs, particularly these new coloured versions. Actress Liv Tyler was papped wearing a turquoise Wayfarer style and Jessica Biel was seen out and about in Beverly Hills teaming her fushia pink Ray Bans with a super chic white coat. The new colours inject an element of fun and are perfect for the summer months. The music festivals this year are sure to be adorned with people sporting a vibrant pair of Ray Bans so why not get involved and add a splash of colour to your summer look?
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