Tom Ford is an iconic figure in the fashion industry and noted primarily for being the man responsible for turning Gucci which was on the edge of becoming bankrupt into a multi-billion dollar fashion house through the reinvention of its brand image including intelligent strategic marketing and a new bold and chic design. After leaving YSL in 2005 (Gucci had bought a controlling stake in Yves Saint Laurent and Ford was appointed creative director), Tom Ford and his partner Domenico de Sole founded ‘Tom Ford’ which was a new company that produces luxury high end and uber fashionable sunglasses.
If you are a fashion and style conscious individual, a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses should be one of your handbag essentials and can transform your on-the-go look in an instant. They have very much come to the forefront in 2009 and are set to be equally successful and prominent in 2010. People love the luxurious and ultra sophisticated essence of Tom Ford sunglasses with their typically glamorous oversized aesthetic and are regularly spotted on high profile celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Lindsay Lohan (pictured above wearing the Margaux Tom Ford sunglasses).
This season is all about being bold with strong silhouettes, colour and sharp chic lines. Tom Ford sunglasses perfectly compliment this with bold styles which are typically and dramatically oversized. If you want your look to be overstated yet chic, this is definitely the brand to opt for. The fun element of Tom Ford sunglasses is that each pair has a name to represent the style.
Here are some of the key Tom Ford styles to look out for-:
James Bond Exclusive-: As the name suggests, this is the cool aviator style that Daniel Craig in his portrayal of 007 in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace. Tom Ford was specifically asked to design the frames to perfectly suit the legendary and super charming and charismatic James Bond character!
Anais: A perfect contemporary frame for ladies that features dramatically oversized frames with a square shaped finish. This look is very much on trend for autumn and winter.
Whitney: A popular among celebrities such as the Olsen twins and Angelina Jolie, these sunglasses are very representative of the ‘bug eye’ look. A truly dramatic and glamorous frame with figure of eight style oval frames with bamboo style arms and a thick rounded frame, these are a must for every fashionista!
Andres: The Andres Tom Ford sunglasses are a unisex style and one of the sportier versions within the collection. Featuring large square shaped frames with rounded edges; this style is certainly unique with a hint of retro appeal.
Lilliana-: Tom Ford Lilliana sunglasses are largely popular as they depict the essence of drama, sophistication and class. The off white versions with subtle pink lenses are also a beautiful and unique colour combination and very complimentary against paler skins and blondes.
Tom Ford sunglasses represent an ultra high end and luxurious appeal and with their bold yet sophisticated features they are designed to make a statement about your look. No matter what your outfit, with the simple addition of a pair of Tom Ford’s you will instantly add a high fashion, couture edge to your look and feel feminine and glamorous. With a wide array of colours available including, black and brown tones as well as lighter, muted and neutral tones, you are certain to find a pair of sunglasses within the range that compliment your skin tone and hair colour. The man who put Gucci firmly back on the map has definitely injected his own unique and high end style into his range of Tom Ford sunglasses making you look and feel every inch the Style Queen (or King!) this season.
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One trend continuing to shine through this season is star led fashion, and we don’t mean star in the celeb sense either. No, it’s hard to miss the amount of star emblazoned accessories and outfits twinkling at us on the shop floor and we have to admit, it’s one stellar look that shouldn’t be ignored.
First seen on the Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci and John Rocha runways, the star gazing craze really kicked in when Kate Moss rocked up at her 34th birthday party sporting a star print Chanel jumpsuit, closely followed weeks later by Alexa Chung, also in a Chanel ensemble but this time a dress; no-one does an all-in-one quite like Kate. Before long everyone was getting a little bit star struck and Kylie, Mary Kate Olsen, Miley Cyrus and Peaches Geldof were all seen donning the mystical motif.
But taking on this trend doesn’t have to mean adorning yourself in stars from head to toe, so do what Peaches did and start small by choosing an accessory to show off the design. Printed scarves are a must-have anyway this season, so why not go for the lunar look and tick two trends off at once. Shoes, bags, belts and jewellery are another great way to get your fashion fix and there are some great high street copies of YSL’s strappy star sandals.
It’s important to bear in mind that print can be powerful, so wear in moderation and try and choose more monochrome based prints in black or navy or it could start looking a wee bit garish. If you’re keen to work some more colour into the outfit, pair the print with bold block colours or add a red and white striped blazer á la Chanel for that all American feel.
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