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Solar Flair: 5 sunglasses with stellar style

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RayBan Metal circle collection (style #3447) Retails anywhere from $159-199.95. This collection is a throwback to the retro era of the 1960s counter-culture, when this style first originated. Best known for being worn on John Lennon, this circle frame compliments most face shapes and the fun colored mirrored lenses give them a modern twist. Photos by Nicole Hubbs Photography.  Sunglasses courtesy of The Sunglass Hut.


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The first ‘sunglasses’ were created by prehistoric Inuit craftspeople in present-day Greenland and Canada, who re-duced the glare in a snow-covered world by looking through slits in glasses made from walrus tusks. The evolution from an object of sole function to one of high fashion and complex design accelerated with mass production in the 1930’s and continues today.


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Dolce and Gabbana Lace Collection (style #DG4226) Retails for $290. Absolute luxury and sophistication. Dolce and Gabbana has made a name for themselves by mixing beautiful prints such as feminine floral, lace and animal prints. This collection is a unique acetate style embellished with real Italian Lace, making every pair a one of a kind piece. The luxury brand is distinguished by it’s stylistic originality combined with the superior sartorial content of its creation.



Sunglasses are one of the few fashion accessories that can completely change a look; from Breakfast at Tiffany’s chic to ultimate rock star edge. They are like shoes for your face; you need multiple pairs to match the many aspects of your life, whether it’s a pair of Oakleys for sports, Ray-Bans for everyday casual, or the luxury pair for those moments that demand a certain sophisticated elegance or dramatic flair.

Where do you start looking for that perfect pair of glasses, especially if you are going to splurge on a designer brand? First, pick your top five designs. Choose quickly so you go with your gut then make your choice.


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Versace Lady Gaga Collection (Style #VE4269) Retails for $185-250. Lady Gaga and Donatella Versace met and instantly became family to each other so it is no surprise that a collection would be devoted to the rock star attitude and fashion individuality of Lady Gaga. Within every woman is a rebel and within every rebel there is the urge to come out. The oversized cat-eye frame of these acetate sunglasses represent a free and provocative lifestyle. This model is embellished with a combination of 71 pale gold studs, 63 of which are on the front and eight on the temples. Their different shapes and dimensions mirror those of the maison, triangles, spheres, and spirals. This amazing pair will unleash your inner Rock-Star.



If you are not sure what you like, ask a sales person for a recommendation based on your face shape. They can bring you into the loop on what’s trending and show you their best sellers.


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Wear lipstick to that sunglass store and don’t be camera shy! Sometimes it helps to leave the shopping scene and think it over, and having a few selfies of designer sunglasses never hurts! You might even end up with a new profile picture.


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Ray Ban New Wayfarer (style #2132) Retails from $129-$204. The New Wayfarer design is the updated version of the Original Wayfarer made famous by Tom Cruise in the cult classic movie “Risky Business”. Today it is worn by celebrities around the world and brings out the celebrity in everyone that wears them. The addition of the colored Mirrored lenses and/or multiple color frames makes this a truly updated look, really speaking to the youth culture as well as the ageless generation.



This summer it’s all about the circles. You’ll see round frames of all sizes, many with colored reflective lenses. Circular styles are flattering on most face shapes. You may be surprised at how you look and feel when you see them on your face.


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Prada Circle Baroque (style #PR 27NS) retails at $300. Polished to perfection with a minimal baroque style; Prada’s signature scrolls sculpt the temples of these witty, original sunglasses and are a Hollywood favorite. Prada is known for her excellence and sophistication, even when they are a little more on the wild side. This style comes in square lenses as well as round, with varying colors, giving each women the perfect one for her. Prada is one of the timeless pieces you want in your collection.


This article is featured on page 20 of the June 2015 issue of Inside Henderson Magazine .


Photography by Nicole Hubbs Photograpy

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