Oakley Polarized Eyewear ($200 - $300)
reviewed by Priscilla Monteiro
Spring and summer months are just around the corner and you will need protective yet stylish sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful sun rays and with so many competing brands on the market, it’s hard to make a sound decision. Oakley, leaders in the eye wear category, have designed polarized lenses and patented High Definition Optics (HDO) technology not only to protect from the harmful effects of UV rays to counteract cataracts – it allows users to see clearer and sharper without the distortion of ordinary lenses that strain your eyes and give you a headache.
Recently, Dr. Snyderman of “The Today Show” stated that researchers are gradually identifying key factors that may cause cataracts and pre-emptive ways that to help prevent them, but that polarized lenses are the only guarantee. Leading studies suggest that exposure to polarized lenses not only slows down the development of cataracts, but they also protect eyes from harmful UV and UVB rays and glare not to mention the reduction of light transmission and reflection from horizontal surfaces, such as snow or water, improving vision during outdoor activities. The next activity is getting to stores where Oakley sunglasses are sold.
Available at www.oakley .com, Bloomingdales and Macy’s and Solstice Stores.
Marc Jacobs Spring 2009
The Women's Accessories Report
Words By Priscilla Monteiro
This season is all about the accessories. Wardrobe should not go unnoticed without the right accessory. Designers spruced up their looks with belts, gloves, jewels, studs and metal accents and so should you.
Heavily charmed accessories were replaced by geometrical shapes, pearls, lockets, pendants and designer accessory collections are heading towards sophistication and elegance rather than the traditional contemporary street edge.
Belts are more important than ever. Styles are varied, from super wide to super skinny, corset cincers as well as multi buckles. Belt bags will also be transition into fall 2008.
The Accessories Checklist
The Men's Accessories Report
Words by Kemol Taylor
Men, you should incorporate sunglasses to spice up your wardrobe and provide that much needed variety. Take note from top designers’ including Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Oliver Goldsmith and more for that perfect fit. Besides, accessories complement your overall “look” so don’t be afraid to take risks and always remember, confidence is the BEST accessory!
MENS SHOES THAT MATTER
Designers today from Philip Lim to Giorgio Armani have set the trend in eye wear seen on everyone from Sara Paglin to Spike Lee. Once upon a time eyeglass wearers were considered nerds. Had it not been for Dolce and Gabanna reinventing the whole Dougie Hauser movement, school kids would still be at each others throats on the back of the yellow bus. No more fighting on the bus unless you're fighting to get your hands on the finest eye wear in mens and womens fashion that luxury has to offer.
Yves San Laurent Aviator $240
Yves San Laurent Aviator $250. Available at Saks5h Avenue.
Gucci monogram wrap around sunglasses $258 at Bloomingdales.
ALWAYS ON TIME
Baume & Mercier Tourbillion $75,000
Bulgari Calibro $10,900
Cartier Ballon Bleu $17,300
Di Grisogono Di Meccanico $350,000
Hamilton Below Zero Khaki Automatic $1,645
Rolex Perpetual Daytona Cosmograph $30,700
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