The Platinum Blonde Sunglasses Guide 2006

for fun in the sun this spring every girl’s must have accessory is a great pair of sunglasses. now, if you are going to shell out some major cash for a pair of sunglasses this season then please please please buy a pair that flatters you face shape! I have an oval shaped face so I don’t have as many issues as some, but I am meticulous about shopping for sunglasses until I find the perfect pair. I always bring a friend for a second opinion. If I buy online I check the return policy! I prefer Chanel sunglasses, but this season I am also loving Tom Ford,Blinde, Miu Miu, Dita, Noir, Oliver Peoples, Marc Jacobs, & Gucci. The styles range from Large-Small Plastic, Aviators, & Rimless–so basicly I have my favorites in every shape and size. There are a lot of fun and interesting shapes and sizes, but I try to buy a pair that can last throughout the season (as long as I don’t lose or break them before the next season that is!)

The Shape Guide:

Oval Faces

  • More frames look good with this face shape than any other, as long as the size of the frames is in proportion to the face.
  • Oblong Faces

  • Long narrow faces are similar to square faces in that chin and cheek are of nearly the same width. Facial length, however, is far greater than the width. Frames should cover as much of the center of the face as possible in order to minimize the length.
  • Round Faces

  • To play down the roundness, select frames with straight or angular lines. Deep color such as black or tortoise also minimizes fullness.
  • Square Faces

  • Compliment a square face with frames that are slightly curved. The top of the frames should sit high enough on the face to downplay the jawline.
  • Triangular Faces

  • This shape is defined by a broad forehead and narrow mouth and chin. Frames with a thin rim and vertical lines will help balance the bottom part of the face. Frames should not sit too high on the face. Avoid large frames, heavy nose bridges, bold colors and square shapes.
  • Large Nose

  • Large oversized frames are recommended for balance. Small frames will accentuate the nose.
  • Long Nose

  • Frames with high sidebars that draw attention upward toward the temples and away from the nose are a good choice. A double bridge helps a nose appear shorter.
  • Small Nose

  • A high bridge in a light color lengthens a short nose or a nose that is small in proportion to the rest of the face.
  • The Sunglasses

    Plastic Frames:

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    kate spade large logo white plastic $160 @ neimans; kate spade adie $160 @ katespade.com; dita supadupa $165 @ shopintuition; marc jacobs small venetia @ eluxury $260; fendi selleria (with leather arm) $350 @ eluxury.com;

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    gucci medium shield with buckle detail $290 @gucci.com ; large square frame with horse buckle detail $250 @gucci.com; gucci buckle sunglasses $290 @ neimans

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    coach samantha $168; coach patricia $168; coach eva $168; coach kendall $148;
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    marc jacobs large venetia $260 @eluxury.com; dior glossy large sunglasses $230; dior glossy sunglasses $230; dita pretender sunglassess $150 @ shopintuition; dita isola $138 @shopintuition;

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    blinde bagel $240 @ shopbop; blinde oh my ooh me $260 @shopbop; blinde my little lolita $260; blinde bagel wrap sunglasses $240 @ saks; blinde my oscar sunglasses $280 @ saks

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    christian dior sunglasses $240 @ bloomingdales; dita isola $138 @girlshop

    oliver peoples ladonna $240 @ neimans; tom ford whitney sunglasses $300 @ bergdorf

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    tom ford angular sunglasses $490 (preorder)@ bergdorf goodman; oliver peoples vanadis large plastic sunglasses $240 @ neimans; oliver peoples athena $240 @ neimans; michael kors bamboo arm sunglasses $225 @ neimans

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    marc jacobs venetia sunglasses $260 @bloomingdales; MICHAEL by michael kors round sunglasses $80 @ bloomingdales; miu miu large plastic $125 @ neimans; miu miu butterfly sunglasses $140 @ neimans

    chanel oversized acetate frame (5096B) also available in smaller butterfly shape (5095B); chanel round wraparound acetate frame with swarovski crystals on the temple (6013B); chanel rectangle quilted arm frames (5099); oversized square shape with see through interlocking cs (6014) all styles can be viewed @ chanel.com

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    nour mini noushi $109 @girlshop; nour baba $167 @ girlshop; kate spade mattie $165


    aviators:

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    alexander mcqueen 2005; noel kate spade $175 @ kate spade.com; dita aviators $250 @ shopintuition; chanel aviators (the coolest in town) style: 4121B view them @ chanel.com;

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    chanel aviator shape (style 6006) view @ chanel.com; marc jacobs collection “scott” sunglasses $240 @ eluxury.com ; cocktail sunglasses @ shopintuition $165; gucci black aviator $250 (they also have one with purple lenses!) @gucci.com; d&g aviator $195 @ bloomingdales;

    metal frames/rimless:

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    roberto cavalli logo wire $255 @bergdorf goodman; juicy couture sunset strip rimless $220 @neimans; oliver peoples papillion $285@ bergdorf goodman; gucci oversize rimless shield sunglasses $250 @gucci.com; chanel aviator mask style #4122B view styles @ chanel.com; rimless gucci $240 @ gucci.com

    1 Comment on

    1. Crazy Girl City
      February 10, 2006 at 9:11 pm (12 years ago)

      You are awesome! Thank you!