Clashing prints, maxis, cropped tops, John Lennon sunnies, wide brim hats, and cross-body bags in the sun can only mean one thing! Hello Festival Season! The festival that started it all was Woodstock of '69 but now you can find a music festival no matter what part of the world you reside in. Almost every leading retailer has a festival fashion segment on their homepages and high fashion designers such as Dsquared have created a collection inspired by festival fashion. It is time to channel your down-to-earth, inner hippie, and frolic around the grass fields to your favorite music.
Although the warmth of the sun isn't exactly in sight just yet, we are lusting over our favorite Spring 2013 eyewear. We bring to your attention…MIRRORED SUNNIES.
There is just something so alluring about these reflective lenses that we are dying for. These sunglasses complete the perfect combination of retro and futurism. I do pledge the allegiance of over accessorizing because I believe more is more but, when it comes to these shades—the vibrant lenses do all the talking by their self.
Reflective shades are a Spring 2013 essential. A: They are a fabulous alternative to regular dark shades as they will be sure to put bright vibes onto your day. B: They deflect the glares from sun and strangers. And most importantly, C: The reflective coating allows you to stare at hot boys on the streets without them catching you!
The most visible and popular fashion accessory worn is something you wear every day—eyewear. Whether prescription or just a fashion statement, your eyewear usually stays the same every day until you either accidentally break them or until it’s time to go back to the eye doctor for a stronger pair. If you’ve gotten into the habit of buying cheap "designer" shades off the street you've probably sacraficed quality and space in your dresser, especially if you don't have an entire closet dedicated to sunglasses like Bono. With all of this in mind, a start-up company in Barcelona has created an innovative, customizable solution to our eyewear woes with Uniqbrow Sunglasses.
An amazing tale of inspiring entrepreneurship combined with trendy fashion and a worthy cause, the creators of PANDA separated after college only to be reunited by the power of making a difference. Lucas Lagera, Mike Mills, and Vincent Ko kickstarted PANDA with the idea of creating a new style, look, and purpose for sunglasses. We all wear sunglasses for the sake of blocking out the brightness of the sun (or to disguise those late, crazy nights!) and most of us choose our signature pair with the simple expectations of looking cool and feeling stylish.
PANDA sunglasses are not your average pair of shades. They support a cause and driving that cause is the gift of vision for those who aren’t as fortunate to see all the beauty this world has to offer. The three co-founders have most definitely made PANDA sunglasses into a living and breathing endeavor with a mission to make a difference and leave an impact socially. After reaching their fundraising goal in a record-breaking three days, PANDA had the opportunity to introduce their idea of creating change to the world. They’ve accomplished this by paying it forward and partnering up with some of today’s most influential and inspiring organizations. PANDA is currently partnering with TOMA, which gave them the means to create a community and a chance to be a part of something great, providing the gift of vision to those in need. If this alone doesn’t make want to buy a pair then we don’t what does!
We love sunglasses. And parties. And beautiful bubbly entrepreneurs. So when we heard about the opening reception for a new one-of-a-kind eyewear boutique in the Upper East Side founded by the adorable Jaclyn Edelstein, we had to check it out. Ultimate Spectacle, located at 789 Lexington, is the new go-to spot for fashion savvy shoppers looking for high fashion, hard-to-find frames as well as specialized eye care. Not only can you find the hottest new styles, you can also get a comprehensive eye exam onsite, while eyewear experts fit you with ideal frames suited to your facial structure. And they know what they're doing! After glancing at me for a mere 5 seconds, they were able to instantly pick out two frames that fit my face perfectly.
Whether shopping in Soho or making trips to the Hamptons, stay stylishly incognito with these chic Jackie O. inspired sunnies by Chloe. The classic shape is constructed in plastic for durability, so you can toss them in your bag and tote them around all over town year around.
Oversized with a vintage feel, these frames come in both black and white. Originally $330 they are now $198 at Bluefly.com.
With a price this low you can afford to get both colors!
Millionyoung, Cake Shop, 4:00 p.m.
by Hanna Furey
There has been so much hype about Millionyoung and Sunglasses leading up to CMJ 2010 that when they were scheduled to play at the Cake Shop's early show, you can only imagine what type of tricks people were pulling to get out of work early. Millionyoung took the stage first and seemed completely unfazed by the small crowd. The threesome from Florida exploded into their first song with vibrant energy and enthusiasm, which immediately got those in attendance dancing and enjoying the intimate but lively show. Their catchy drum beats, fuzzy guitars, ethereal vocals and well layered effects made me remember why I love electro-pop so much.
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Heading to the beach? Make sure you have all these necessities so you can relax in the sun all day and look great doing it.
- Summer Tote. Angela Adams and Sea Bags for J. Crew dipped sail bag, $198
- Aviator Sunglasses. Ray-Ban, $139.95
- Colorful Towel. Lacoste "Bayadere" beach towel, $19.99 at Macy's
- Cover-up. Old Navy embroidered crinkle gauze tunic, $24.50
- Cute Bikini. Anthropologie transverse bikini, top $68, bottoms $68
- Nail Polish. Essie "lapis of luxury" nail polish, $8
- Fedora Hat. Eugenia Kim "Craig" sequined straw fedora, $315
- Flip-flops. Ann Taylor Loft light gold Havaianas crystal flower flip flop, $38
- Digital Camera. Pentax Optio W90 waterproof digital camera in pistachio green, $329.95
- Beach Read. The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
And, of course, don't forget sunscreen!