+ If you’re in LA like me, you’re starting to see the gorgeous sun creeping out — and the degrees inching upward. (Next Sunday we’ll be springing forward with Daylight Saving Time – followed by a week in the 80s!) So now’s the perfect time to discover the coolest and best sunglasses for this coming Spring and Summer 2017. Enjoy! +Best
1. | FREEWAY | :: as suggested by LAURI FIRSTENBERG (curator of DISTINCT and founder of art production company there-there)
2. and | PHILLIP LIM |
3. | THIERRY LASRY | :: as suggested by AMANDA RENO (celebrity stylist)
4. and | CELINE |
5. | GARRET LEIGHT | :: as suggested by MAURISSA TANCHAROEN WHEDON (Showrunner / Creator of MARVEL’S AGENTS of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
+ I’m a huge fan of Garrett Leight for sunnies and specs. Their lightweight frames are durable and stylish with a vintage feel.
6. | MICHAEL KORS | :: as suggested by CINDY WHITEHEAD (professional skateboarder immortalized at the Smithsonian/Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee)
+ These are my new faves – I wear them 24/7 and get tons of compliments on them. A touch of glam x badass. And great for every face shape.
[If you want to be extra badass, go buy her new book “It’s Not About Pretty: A Book About Radical Skater Girls” here or at any of your local bookstores!|
7. | SHOPSONIX| :: as suggested by ALLIE COHEN (celebrity trainer / Wilhelmina model)
8. | CLASSIC RAY BAN AVIATORS | :: as suggested by JEN MENCHACA (founder/owner of NATION LTD)
+ I never cheat on my classic Aviators. Nation white tee, boyfriend denim, Cons and Ray Bans. Classic fashion vibe for every season. My very favorite sunnies of all time. Rollin’ old school style.
9. | CELINE | :: as suggested by DEBORAH AFSHANI (Editorial Stylist for Conde Naste)
+ These Celine in navy.
10. | SLAPSEE | as suggested by STEPHANIE CHAO (rockstar mom, activist)
+ I love these cause I don’t lose them. Especially with kids, I can just slap them around my wrist instead of putting them down somewhere and never to be found again.
11. | TOM FORD | : as suggested by JOHN LEHMAN (Founder / Creative Director of McMarden)
12. | MARC JACOBS OVERSIZED VINTAGE INSPIRED | :: as suggested by yours truly.
+ I alternate between these and an old Gucci pair I bought at my eye doctor’s office — but the Marc Jacobs glasses are the ones I buy over and over again. They’re perfect for those days you have no makeup on and need to run out the door – or you just want to add a zing to your outfit! Nordstrom has been carrying them for years.
13. | ILLESTEVA LEONARD | :: as suggested by ALLYSON HAAS (mother, activist, contributing writer)
+ leopard print with silver mirror
+ That’s it! Please stay tuned for ALLYSON HAAS’ take on ALL of her favorite sunnies! Now go get your glasses, protect those pretty eyes of yours and spring forward next Sunday! xo, Elaine