While the mud is drying on the Glastonbury field and the scenes are slowly wrapping up their industrial mayhem, all eyes go towards the beach holidayers, trying to catch up on the waves-sun-sand vibe to wash away the festival dirt.
Kate Moss is enjoying some quality Ibiza time (with Naomi Campbell, no less) so we’re not just staring in empty admiration, we’re taking notes! As we all know and appreciate, Kate Moss has a distinct flair for classic, timeless style. Every style is personal, of course, but we can always let others’ fashion approach inspire us. This time, it’s about sunglasses! Wayfarers – 5 pairs of Wayfarer-like shapes from various brands as they’re not only a timeless, classic design, but also this summer’s hottest one!
Wearing a pair of oversized black sunglasses is de rigueur for celebrities but Kate has always been a fan of Tom Ford shades, wearing various shapes and models from the designer over the years: from the iconic Tom Ford Whitney to the cat-eyed Carli, Kate sure loves her Tom Ford shades!
Oliver Peoples West Latigo Sunglasses
If the brand sounds familiar, it’s because Oliver Poeples West is a division of Oliver Peoples. Except this line was especially created to highlight the Southern Cali charm. As such, this particular model is named after a famous canyon in Malibu. A very subtle look achieved with only the best materials (titanium and acetate, silicone inside of temple tips and Polarized ‘Flint’ lenses) (currently available for $265 at eyegoodies.com)
Retro Super Future Basic Shape Super Classic Black Matte Sunglasses
Retro Super Future – the name is enough to make this brand interesting. They pride themselves with a ‘handmade in Italy’ quality and that since 2007. What’s even more interesting than the subtle look of these hand made sunglasses with Zeiss Lens is the matte finish! They’re currently available for $177 at retrosuperfuture.com)
Tom Ford Campbell Shiny Square Sunglasses
Just as Kate Moss, we can be partial to Tom Ford’s recognizable design (the golden T on the sides) and go for a pair of Campbell sunglasses with acetate frames with rose gold metal details and gradient grey lenses. Also, made in Italy! (currently available for $360 at tomford.com)
See also: James Bond wears Tom Ford sunglasses!
Paul Smith Onyx Mahogany Roslin Sunglasses
There’s a special trick that comes with this pair of Paul Smith Roslin shades: the ‘Peace’ handwriting on the temple tip interior! The trademark exterior temple pins and the signature inlay make these onyx mahogany oversized framed sunglasses a designer treat. (currently available for $405 at paulsmith.co.uk)
Thierry Lasry Dirtymindy Sunglasses
Undoubtedly one of the most sought-after sunglasses brand at the moment, Thierry Lasry issued Dirtymindy, a fabulous, glamorous design made with the best materials and one of the most alluring shapes ever. A fantastic combination of cat-eye frames and classic wayfarers, this is definitely a pair of sunglasses many will dream of wearing! (currently available for $504 at eyegoodies.com)
Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan Sunglasses
For many, Audrey Hepburn’s sunglasses in Breakfast at Tiffany’s will always be ‘Wayfarers’ – but we know better! Audrey’s lovely shades were a pair of Manhattans by Oliver Goldsmith! The frames are still produced today and they make quite a fashion subtle connoisseur statement. Oh, and even Kate Moss owns a pair of Manhattans! (available for $440 at eyegoodies.com)
See also: Pharrell makes cool sunglasses!
Everyone is used to credit the iconic Wayfarer back to Ray-Ban, did you know that the design is going way back to the 1960s? the actual shape of the ‘Wayfarers’ was first imagined and drew on paper in 1952 by Raymond Stegeman. He then sold it to the Ray-Ban parent company at the time and started being manufactured in 1956. However, the Wayfarers only conquered the world when Ray-Ban secured a movies product placement deal in the early 80s (with a slight redesign, everyone from Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise, to Madonna and Michael Jackson was wearing Wayfarers)
Editor’s original choice: Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan Sunglasses.
Editor’s lush choice: Thierry Lasry Dirtymindy Sunglasses.
(the images included in this story were found on the respective brands’ website, images of Kate Moss were kindly provided by fameflynet and getty)