December 1, 2008

Shady Business

A must-have accessory to add before you step out the door today can't seem to be anything else but a pair of cool shades. Doesn't matter day or night, people are sporting one. Preppy-style models are the item of now in the optical world, but in the sunglasses market seems to be conquered by the Ray Ban wayfarers. I suppose they could thank Justice, a French electronic music duo, among others for starting such a trend - apparently not just in Europe but in Bangkok too!

However, I'm not going to rave much about the wayfarers but will be talking about two of my favorite brands of late. One is the up and coming Berlin-based eyewear MYKITA. Born 5 years ago but officially arrived in Bangkok early this year. With a few guarantees from IF Design Awards, Silmo d'Or Awards, and Red Dot Awards, seems like a good way to reassure that the products can live up to the prices. That's right. The prices are not for amateurs specially during this time of recession. But for anyone who like sophisticated style and the light-weight materials, with more than a little bit of cash to spend that is, MYKITA should be considered as the way to go.

For the other one, we're going to catch a plane and go straight to Hollywood because this brand is so well-known among the celebrities. It has just landed in Bangkok also this year...I'm sure you've heard of Oliver Peoples. If you're a fan of those gossip magazines or the glossy ones, you will surely come across quite a few celebs sporting this brand here and there. But that's not why it's become my favorite. Oh, of course not. Anyway, their designs are stylishly vintage, a little bit oversized for some and fit well with Asian faces! I specially like the new models of Resort/Spring'09 - sort of preppily cool.

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