Sunday, 27 January 2013

Yorkshire Post Column...

My Latest Yorkshire Post Offering!!!

Dear Stylist,

So winter is definitely in full swing and I am in need of some sunshine. The week is booked, bikinis out of the summer wardrobe and sun cream at the top of the shopping list. The only thing I am lacking is some signature shades. I am fed up of buying cheap pairs and them breaking a day into my sunshine break. Please help me find some stylish, classic, timeless frames that will last me holiday after holiday. You may just be my holiday angel!!!

Well it just so happens that you and I are in the exact same boat. Escaping the snow and the post-Christmas blues just has to be done to keep ones sanity intact. Now if you’re anything like me you will love a bargain at this time of year and I just so happened to snap up a few in my bikini shopping. But one area you can’t afford to be frugal is with the shades! They can adorn any outfit and be it skiing, lying on a beach, driving in the car or simply hiding hungover eyes…they really are everyone’s best friend.

Ever dreamed of being Holly Golightly and skipping down a Manhattan sidewalk? No? Just me then. Or, even better, ever fancied yourself on the arm of Val Kilmer in Top Gun? You got the hint yet? Yes!!! Ray-ban, one of the most famous sunglasses brands of our time. Most tend to go for the wayfarer, however I find the aviator a tad more flattering, all depending on face shape of course.
The average price is around £130 and they are available with different colour frames and lenses, they offer 100% UV protection and look like pure perfection! Once you invest you will be hooked. You want a piece of pure American heritage? Then THIS is the way to do it.

If you have browsed through any magazines of late then you will see the pages covered with the cat-eye and round shape. The majority fear these but please don’t joint the crowds; sunglasses are like a pair of jeans, you have to try on dozens before you find the perfect pair. Celine have been wowing us with their leather goods, now it is time to turn your eyes to their frames. Never one to conform to the norm, they have joined the fashion pack and produced their take on the new trend! And at £260 you have to be sure these are the ones for you!

With their black polarised lenses they offer excellent protection for your eyes as well as looking oh so Parisian chic.  

But, if playing it safe and subtle is for you then opt for the Gucci’s. In tortoise shell or black they offer the oversized shape any discerning fashionista longs for. The logo sits at the top of the arm, just enough for notice to be taken. Hair up or down, it really won’t matter. When all else fails Gucci will always pull through. And at £220 you can pretty much guarantee that they will be in your life forever.



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