I’m a bit of an old soul: I grew up watching films from the 40s and 50s and marveled over the lady-like silhouettes of the time: full length skirts, polka dot patterns, and tight, cinched waists. When Warby Parker announced their Hayworth Collection (paying homage to the late film star, as well as the cinema of the time), each of the six new frames—three optical, three sunglasses—features vintage touches rendered in their signature custom acetate and premium Japanese titanium. The Hayworth Collection also marks the introduction of two fresh colors: Sugar Maple (richer, darker) and English Oak (lighter, icier), both inspired by woodgrain.
Find the collection online at warbyparker.com/Hayworth-Collection
TC Charton, the only North American brand that designs and produces Asian-fit eyewear, has released a new style for Fall – the Shaunee, a subtle cat-eye frame in a dark acetate, topped with a kiss of molded, lightweight steel in a leopard print.
We’re loving this pair – and yes – we’re giving one away! To enter (you may enter up to four times per method!):
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Info about TC Charton:
Alexandra Peng gets inspiration by studying Asian faces wherever she goes. One style does not fit all Asians. Each of her frames addresses certain Asian features; lower nose bridges, higher cheekbones and wider or narrower faces make it challenging for many Asians to find proper fitting eyewear. TC Charton gives the Asian consumer a myriad of choices with color schemes and patterns, which complement the skin tone.
TC Charton ophthalmic frames and sunglasses are available at fine optical stores in the U.S. and Canada and online at www.tc-charton.com
Dedicated to the jetset woman always on the go, this is for that friend. She’s the woman that lives in airports, whether it be for business, or because she caught the traveling bug and can’t seem to get rid of it. Having a hard time trying to find the perfect gift for this busy lady? Have no fear! We’re here to help give you different ideas for this woman.
Gifts Under $50:
I took a dream vacation last month. Not to some tropical hideaway surrounded by crystal clear waters. Not to a romantic European capital overflowing with crumbling palaces and fine wine. No, I went on a shopping vacation. To Korea.
For me, Seoul is the place to go to shop. Tokyo – too expensive. Singapore – too western. Hong Kong – too inconsistent. While Seoul may not be the bargain it used to be, the quality of goods and quantity of goods make it a shopper’s dream. So when my husband told me he was going on a once-in-a-lifetime Pebble Beach weekend with the boys, I took that as my cue to plan a once-in-a-lifetime-solely-to-shop-without-the-hubby trip with my mom.
Update: A winner has been chosen. Thanks to all who participated!
It’s Daylight Saving this Sunday, and that means more fun in the sun! Have you found the perfect pair of shades yet for this summer? If not, take a look at Derek Cardigan’s bold, yet subtle, stylish, vintage inspired line of eye wear. This pair of wayfarer style shades in brown tortoiseshell acetate with brown polarized lenses and flexible spring hinges would look great on you! Available at eyewear e-boutique Coastal.com for SRP $99 , these shades also come in a classic cat-eye style and are one of many others in the line.
We are giving away a pair of sunglasses to five (5) lucky Audrey readers who will pick their favorite pair from the Derek Cardigan page of coastal.com. Read on to enter to win!
I remember when sample sales were a rare, coveted event. Designers would set out runway samples and alert only a select, elite few to come peruse their wares at ridiculously low prices. The designers themselves would even be present, giving advice on how you can take in the back or sneaking out special merchandise for you. (I still have the slim-cut stone trench with sequin trimmed belt that Phillip Lim, during his pre-3.1 days, brought out for me at his warehouse during a Development — his former label — sample sale a half a dozen years back. Sigh.)
Nowadays, sample sales are aplenty, but who has time to trek out to some out-of-the-way warehouse to pick through stuff that, well, has been picked through? Thank goodness for online discounters and sample sales — it can make a slow work day quite productive.
Modnique is one such sample sale trove. The retailer of designer merchandise at highly discounted prices save its members up to 85 percent off well-known brands such as Valentino, Miss Sixty, Covet, Lalique, Gucci, Fendi and more. Everything sold on Modnique (read: Modern meets Unique) is guaranteed to be 100 percent brand new and authentic.
The catch? You only have anywhere from 36 to 72 hours to nab sale items of specific brands, and it’s only available to its members. (But membership is free, so why wouldn’t you join?)
Try it out! To get you started, Modnique and Audrey Magazine are giving away a pair of Fendi sunglasses to one lucky reader. It’s the Fendi FS474M, length 5.5 inches, made in Italy (of course), and retails for $275.
1. Go through Audrey Magazine’s winter 2010-11 issue and tell us your favorite part of the magazine and why.
2. If you don’t have a copy of our winter issue (what?!?), then tell us your favorite story at AudreyMagazine.com and tell us why.
3. Do this via comment to this post by Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 11:59 pm. Don’t forget, you must have a U.S. mailing address to win.
Remember watching MTV Cribs and seeing how stars like 50 Cent and Kimora Lee Simmons with their own theaters in the comfort of their homes? As convenient as that may sound, nothing beats the world’s first sunglasses-style video eyewear, Wrap 310 by Vuzix.
Wrap 310, featured on Oprah as one of the best new gadgets, is the only traditional-style sunglasses with a big screen experience. You can wear it virtually anywhere, and it can be connected with most portable video sources, which include iPods, iPhones and portable DVD players.
Vuzix, started by Paul Travers, is now a world-leader in video eyewear technology. They also are in the process of creating changeable lens for the Wrap 310 in an array of colors to keep you from looking like Blade.
Just comment below by October 20, 11:59 p.m., and we’ll pick one lucky winner to own a pair of these high tech spectacles, which retail for $250! Early Christmas gift anyone?
One way you can be fashion forward and green this summer is with a pair of Kayu “Rawa” sunglasses. With its sleek and polished frames, these spekkies will work with any summer dress, beach wear, or your favorite pair of jeans. Whether you’re rocking them at a lunch date with a girlfriend or just giving your eyes some TLC, you can be sure that you’ll look fly and be doing your share in saving the environment.
These shades are not only made with all natural bamboo, but with every purchase, Kayu will fund a sight-restoring surgery. Their commitment to this cause is because even though “80% of blindness is curable or preventable, 36 million people in the world are needlessly blind,” says designer Jamie Lim. With their chic design and promise to a worthy cause, who wouldn’t want to purchase a pair?
The 40th anniversary of Earth Day may have been last week (April 22), but every day should be Earth Day, really. Kayu by Jamie Lin helps you do that with her bamboo sunglasses.
Made from bamboo, a sustainable resource, the Gaya sunglasses come in the must-have style of the season, in a perfectly neutral hue, and features 100 percent UV gradient lenses.
Need another reason to buy? For every pair of glasses purchased, Kayu sponsors one sight-restoring surgery in the developing world. Now that’s eye-opening.