Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Trend Report: Cat Eye eyewear

One of the most coveted styles when it comes to vintage eyeglasses is the Cat Eye. These were very popular in the 1950s and 1960s and were characterized by their sharp slanted ends. This iconic style fits most face shapes and makes a big come-back this year. You can get real 50s retro eyewear or brand new eyewear designed to resemble the look of the 50s.

LINDA FARROW, €536, www.net-a-porter.com
Sunglasses don't come any more fabulous than Linda Farrow Luxe's black snakeskin cat-eye shades.

SONIA RYKIEL, www.soniarykiel.com
Sparkle details  for a retro glam look.

CHLOE, €290, www.net-a-porter.com
Complete your boho-luxe look with these cream brown cat-eye style sunglasses.

ALEXANDER WANG, €230, www.colette.fr
Some time ago, Linda Farrow launched an ambitious project, the "Linda Farrow Gallery project", a collection of luxury glasses with a vintage style created in association with famous designers. This year Alexander Wang is going to show us his talent.

TOM FORD, €275, www.my-wardrobe.com 
A fabulously fierce cat's eye style for femme fatales! As spotted on the perpetually stylish Scarlett Johansson, and in the Tom Ford ad campaign these are set to be must-haves for fashion devotees everywhere.

BLACK EYEWEAR, €195, www.farfetch.com 
Retro 50s style heart-shaped brown plastic tortoiseshell sunglasses. This style, 'Nina', is named after the 20th century jazz vocalist Nina Simone.

URBAN OUTFITTERS, €21, www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
Feel like a '50s film star in these plastic-framed cat's eye sunglasses, complete with raised floral detailing and sparkles at the sides.

ΚΕΝΖΟ, €240, http://e-boutique.kenzo.com 
Something really eccentric!

TOPSHOP, €18, www.topshop.com 
A cheap but fabulous choice.

Photos from style.com, vogue.it and The Sartorialist

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