Framed State Of Mind

Have you noticed how much all the multi-tasking and multi-role playing mom supermodels or actresses swear by sunglasses to cover all the flaws induced by their super busy schedule filled with sleepless nights and very busy days?   Many supermodels and actresses like Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba swear by sunglasses to not only make them look glamorous without spending hours on makeup but also protect their eyes from all the dangerously damaging UV rays.

Sunglasses have a natural ability to add instant glamor and an effortlessly stylish factor without having to spend hours in front of the mirror which makes it the number one accessory to go for when you are pressed for time and are on a super busy schedule. Considering the fact that it also protects your eyes from the dangerously damaging UV rays which could lead to problems such as cataracts, eye wrinkles etc., highlights their functional quality as much as their vanity factor. Here are a few amazing trends that you could adopt for the rest of this summer.

Purr-fect shape: Cat shaped sunglasses are always fun to try. Color, gradient effects, color-blocked details, floral and animal prints, metal bridge/rims etc. gave this shape a fun and playful twist on the spring / summer 2012 runway. Dior, Missoni, YSL, Prada and Jason Wu were some of the designers who adopted this trend along with the ones who are listed below. Some of the pieces looked very futuristic, hybrid shaped and unusual (Proenza Schouler and Rochas for example).

Anna Sui, United Bamboo, Proenza Schouler and Tory Burch

Round and Round:  This trend also had unique details such as gradient effects, color blocking, floral and animal prints, hybrid shapes, metallic details etc. Erdem, Victor and Rolf, Stella McCartney, DVF and Acne were some of the designers who adopted this trend on the runway. 

Yigal Azrouel, Carolina Herrera, Erdem and Viktor & Rolf

Sporty Chic: Aviator sunglasses and other sporty details such as reflectors and transparency details were seen plenty on the runway. The unique details seen on the runway such as gradient effects, hybrid shapes and cool colors added a “super chic” twist to the usual sporty feel. Gucci, Burberry, Givenchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, Cynthia Rowley, Tom Ford and Rag & Bone were some of the designers who adopted this trend.

3.1 Phillip Lim, Cynthia Rowley, Rag & Bone and Fendi

Funny Face: There were also many other unique shapes on the Spring / Summer 2012 runway from heart, futuristic and hexagon ones to hybrids of the above mentioned shapes. If you love wearing whimsical things, this trend might make you feel good. Try Giles, Jermey Scott, Karen Walker, Miu Miu, Rochas, Fendi and Carolina Herrara for inspiration.

Jeremy Scott, Karen Walker, Marni and Rochas

Color Me Beautiful: Colors, color blocking and gradation effects can be a fun trend to adopt for the summer. Marni, Rochas, Acne, Fendi, Rag and Bone, Bottega Veneta, Anna Sui, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Prada might be a great source of inspiration if you are looking forward to add some color to your summer wardrobe.

Rochas, Acne, Fendi and Dior

Print and Embellish: Plenty of prints and embellished details were spotted on the Spring / Summer 2012 runway. Stella McCartney, Dolce and Gabbana, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Prada, and Burberry are few designers who adopted this trend. 

Missoni, Erdem, Stella McCartney, Bottega Veneta and Burberry

There were also wayfarers, oversized and squarish shapes on the runway. Try whites, beautiful sorbet colors, gradient effects, color blocking, floral or animal/tribal prints, embellished (pearls, glitter or enameled roses ), clear or translucent, metallics, reflectors or pearly finishes to add some unique flavor and twist to your sunglasses. 

What’s the best shape for your face? has an article on this and you can click here to find out about the shapes that enhance your features. What are your favorites from these pictures? 

Image Credits:
MSN Living
Zoe Fashion
Teen Vogue
Who What Wear

Please Note: The links in the post are sponsored by Smartbuyglasses

My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses. Audrey Hepburn

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  27 comments for “Framed State Of Mind

  1. July 18, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Great post, I’m obsessed with sunglasses 🙂

  2. July 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    thanks for commenting on my blog
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  3. July 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I love my sunglasses, pretty much live in them! Hide so many sins with a tired face and eyes. Some great pictures here 😀


  4. July 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    wooow I love this sunglasses 😉

  5. July 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I love sunglasses, but I unfortunately cannot wear them becaus of normaln glasses I have to wear 😉 But I prefer normlan, lke Audrey had.
    xo xo

  6. July 19, 2012 at 1:13 am
  7. July 19, 2012 at 2:20 am

    oh glasses, sun or not, i like them so much. you can have so much fun with them.
    i got a cat eyed pair, but i’m finding myself drawn to the round ones too 🙂

  8. July 19, 2012 at 5:14 am

    I appreciate and respect all the multitasking and multirole mom, truly impressive sunglasses:)

  9. July 19, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I like round glasses, but I never feel quite right in them…I think the octagonal ones might work because they have some straight edges!

  10. July 19, 2012 at 7:44 am

    i really like such fashion posts, would you like to follow each other? i really love your blog<3

  11. July 19, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I always find sunglasses tricky, as it is so hard to get ones that suit your face shape! I love your inspiration for the cat eye sunnies!

  12. July 19, 2012 at 8:08 am

    This is such a fun post! You did a great job compiling the pictures. Love everyone of them…:)

    Love your blog, I am not following you, I would love it if you could follow back on my blog. Thanks!

    Raliat O.

  13. July 19, 2012 at 9:23 am

    cool blog!!!
    following you on GFc and bloglovin

  14. July 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Amazing sunglasses!

  15. July 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I love this,and thats why celebs chuck on sunnies and can you blame them,could you imagine paparazzi everywhere,chuck on some gorgeous sunglasses and some lipstick and you would’nt even know they just woke up or are super tired from being so busy 😀 I love the heart shaped shades,super cute.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment,following for more fab trends x

  16. July 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I do love that sunglasses can mask a multitude of sins while adding an instant dash of style and glamour. I would love to try bolder or more trendy styles but I usually just stick with the classics.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  17. July 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    There are so many cool shapes and textures to choose from! You presented some really good options. I’ve always been a fan of sunglasses. They can be stylish, protect you from the sun’s harmful rays and paparazzi if you’re famous hahaha, and hide those late nights.

  18. July 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Lovely photos!

    Thanks for your comment! Hope you liked my blog and consider following it and I’ll follow you back 🙂 Let me know!

  19. July 20, 2012 at 9:53 am
  20. July 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful and informative post! very nice selection of sunglasses!


  21. July 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Great collection from great designers!
    I like your blog and I’m following you now. Please check my new post and let me know if you would like to follow me back!


  22. July 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I love the cat-winged glasses, I think they look super chic<3

    If you have a free moment I would so appreciate if you could check out my new post!

    The Urban Umbrella

  23. July 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Wow I love all sunglasses!!! great selection!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!! and my G+ for you…

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  24. July 21, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    OH MY!! These are all gorgeous sunnies!!

  25. July 22, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Love the white ones in the second pic!

    Thank you thats sweet of you!

    Stop by soon!

    /L from sweden

  26. July 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Una felice domenica a te…ciao

  27. July 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    So many sunglasses!!! The dior ones are always amazing…love them!
    And the heart shaped ones…I really want theeeemmmM! 🙂
    Wanna follow each other on bloglovin?

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