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Guest Contribution : Spec-tacular Guide to Designer Eyewear

With so many of our in the modern world being diagnosed with eye strain, glasses are becoming increasingly popular.  Do away with the infamous four-eyed label and inject some sartorial know-how into your look with these exciting eyeglasses.

 

Oliver Peoples

Oliver Peoples are known for their vintage, eclectic range of eyewear.  Featuring beautifully crafted frames with chic designs, Oliver Peoples’ glasses are instantly recognisable due to their unique, quirky styling.  A pair of OP specs is a great investment, fulfilling both the fashion and functionality factor. 

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Giorgio Armani

Armani are back on the eyewear scene and are proving that they are here to stay.  Their stunning collection includes directional forms, exquisite designs coupled with the finest materials.  These magnificent Armani glasses from Barnard Levit feature a fusion of black with tortoise shell.  This unique blend means these glasses are less severe than traditional thick, black rimmed glasses thus creating a soft, feminine look – perfect for small faces. 

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Lindberg

For glasses with a sleek Scandinavian twist, choose Lindberg.  This Danish eyewear brand produces sophisticated, stylish and functional frames for the sartorially savvy wearer.  Their spectacular range features lightweight, rimless titanium frames amongst other exciting designs. 

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Ray-Ban

Ray-ban have become synonymous with sunglasses.  Their stylish, edgy designs have amassed a loyal global fanbase for many years.  Their everyday glasses collection is just as alluring as their sunwear range and features the same directional designs and sophisticated styling that penetrates this coveted collection.  For reliable eyewear which is both luxurious and practical, choose Ray-Ban. 

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Cartier

Whilst Cartier is better known for their luxurious jewellery and exquisite timepieces, they have cast their net deeper into the accessories realm, creating an alluring eyewear collection.  Cartier have carried on their constant strive for luxurious products of the highest quality with their fantastic range of glasses.  Ticking all the boxes, Cartier glasses are sophisticated, stylish, comfortable, functional and durable – a winning combination. 

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All of these glasses are available from leading London Opticians, Barnard Levit

Author Bio: Rebecca is an avid writer and blogger.  Due to her constant computer usage she has recently bought her first pair of prescription glasses.  She frequently writes about health, lifestyle, wellness, fashion and anything else which takes her fancy.  You can follow her on twitter at @ms_jones419

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Guest Contribution : Picking the Perfect Pearls for your Dress

Whilst weddings are a momentous and joyous occasion, one that you have probably envisaged since you were a little girl, the run-up can be stressful, time-consuming, even all-consuming!  Whilst there is enormous amounts of preparations, organisation, guest politics, who to invite, who’s vegetarian? coeliac? gluten-free? – you get the point! – Relieve some of the pressure with these stunning jewels which are guaranteed to pull your wedding attire together and ensure your day goes smoothly (well in the looks department at least!)

Yes it is a given that the wedding dress plays a huge factor in the bride’s overall look but coming in a close second is her choice of jewellery as this can either make or break a look.  Whilst there is a whole treasure trove of choice, one of the most popular of all jewels are still pearls.

Pearls have retained their status as the go-to wedding jewel as they have a perennial elegance that never looks dated.  Pearls can be worn with modern dresses or more traditional designs.  These lustrous, highly versatile beauties are one of the few gemstones which appeal to all generations.

Most brides are interested in achieving a highly sophisticated look which oozes understated glamour and this is easily achievable with pearl jewellery.

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If you are opting for a traditional dress with a fitted and bodice with a flowing, ball gown-esque skirt then a classic pearl necklace is the perfect option to create harmony throughout your look and pull everything together.  Choose a bridal pearl necklace from Winterson made with the finest cultured saltwater Akoya pearls for a look that exudes luxury, glamour and ultimately sophistication.  These pearls, traditionally cultured in Japan, should be round, with a sharp lustre and pinky white colour. Sitting just below the collarbone, the length of this necklace will bring the focus to your face whilst creating a demure and ethereal aura around you.

 

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If you have decided on a more modern, slinky and ‘bodycon’ dress, then I would suggest a simple pearl pendant.  A luxurious white South Sea pearl and diamond pendant necklace will perfectly balance out your wedding look but will not detract from the dress.  With a silky lustre which radiates beauty, there is little wonder why pearls are the wedding jewel of choice.  This exquisite piece (featured below) also features a dazzling diamond set above the pearl to add to the luxury of this pendant.  This piece will not only see through your wedding day in style, but will also become a firm favourite in your jewellery wardrobe.

 

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For the romantic, slightly quirky, bohemian bride, choose freshwater coin pearls.  These type of pearls have a distinctive, slightly irregular and jaunty, baroque shape.  Each pearl is unique thus creating a carefree, laidback look rather than a more traditional, polished style.  If this is the look you are trying to pull off then this White Freshwater Coin Pearl Bracelet would look stunning on the wrist of any lace-clad, billowy-sleeved bride.

Author Bio: Rebecca is a lover of the finer things in life and frequently writes about her musings and findings.  All images are courtesy of Winterson.

 

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Roadkill Couture

The fashion industry is historically pretty fond of wearing dead animals because of its legacy as a luxury material, however, designers tend to obscure the origin of the fur – few people like being reminded of all the suffering and sinew that goes into a pricey fur coat.

eatton1Conceptional artist Jess Eaton wants to address the gap between dead animals that are socially acceptable to wear and those that are not – so she made a bunch of dresses out of straight-up roadkill.

eatton2Roadkill Couture comprises of garments created out of the pelts, feathers and bones of animals that have been killed and eaten as food, have accidentally killed on our roads, that have died of natural causes or been culled as pests.

Roadkill Couture is a celebration of the exquisite design of nature and is giving a second life to things of wonder and beauty when they would normally perish or simply be thrown away or discarded.

The animals used have been found by ourselves, donated by friends, family or pest control or bought at the butcher and we have processed each and every one ourselves.

Roadkill Couture has a very strong ethical code and aboslutely no animal was, or ever will be harmed or killed for the making of the collection.

Jess Eaton’s designs will be on display at London’s White Gallery this May.

While I appreciate that Jess Eaton is asking questions that need to be asked from within the fashion industry (Kate Moss wore one of her designs in Love), but I really cannot help but feel that these look a little too much like golden era Alexander McQueen.

eatton3Unfortunately, rather than a post about the origin of our so-called luxury materials, I’ve been tempted to having a conversation about intellectual property. So back to my point…I am not pro fur, faux, real or otherwise, HOWEVER I do believe that Jess Eaton may be onto something IF one would be possessed to wear another creature but my inital reaction to this was that, it is disturbing and tragic all at the same time.

what are your thoughts?

x missfitz

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Hit or Miss? Micaela Schaefer

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Meet, Micaela Schaefer, the Courtney Stodden of Germany… well from the very little that I’ve read about her anyway. My reasoning for that statement is that, Courtney Stodden would be the only other person in the whole world that would do this… posing in the middle of a square in Berlin wering only black ribbon, red wrapping paper, and the half of a heart-shaped chocolate box (on her box? sorry, she was looking for that!) would attempt to pull of a sophisticated and demure ensemble like this.

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As the most shiny human rhinestone in Germany, Micaela, gave everyone in Berlin an early Valentine’s Day gift when she threw a craft project on her body and posed for the paps in a square the other day. If a discount lingerie store put on a Victoria’s Secret-like fashion show in the parking lot of a shuttered down mall and only had a budget of about R50, this is what would come stomping down the runway during the finale of the show.

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Micaela Schaefer looks like a cross between a broken down float from the saddest gay pride parade ever and a depression era Victoria’s Secret model. In other words, this look is certainly redefining the meaning of luxury.

…on a serious note – DO PEOPLE HAVE NO DAMN SHAME ANYMORE? Clearly not.

Happy early Valentine’s Day. Don’t be a bore… or bitter.

*missfitz

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Guest Contribution : 3 Pearl Gifts for Loved Ones in 2013

  The thought of choosing a gift that will be loved for a lifetime can be as much of a pleasure as receiving the gift itself. Pearls are, without doubt, amongst the most luxurious, elegant and enviable forms of jewellery and if there is a loved one that you would enjoy indulging in 2013, there are plenty of beautiful pearl gifts to do just that.

When buying pearl gifts, it can be important to do a little research and try to find out the sort of style and look that might suit your intended recipient but, such is the timeless charm and appeal of pearls, it is difficult to go wrong and most women will love your choice whether you opt for Tahitian, South Sea, Freshwater or Akoya pearl jewellery.

However, to give you the best chance of success, let’s look at some great ideas for pearl gifts in 2013:

Multi-Coloured Freshwater Pearl Bracelet

Pearl 1For the lovers of the finer things in life, the delicate colours of this breathtakingly stylish multi-coloured Freshwater pearl bracelet are easy to fall in love with. Fabulous to wear with many outfits, this freshwater pearl bracelet is a perfect pearl gift for 2013. And with Valentine’s Day being just a few weeks away in February, the natural colours of these pink pearls might hit just the right note.

White Drop Freshwater Pearl Earrings

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Pearl earrings are one of the classic pieces of jewellery, adaptable for almost any occasion, and they make a perfect gift for a loved one. If you are looking for a pair of white pearl earrings with a different design style to the pearl stud earring, you’ll be on the right track with these spectacularly elegant white drop Freshwater pearl earrings.

Akoya Pearl and Diamond Yellow Gold Ring

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For luxury pearl gifts a little out of the ordinary, the eye-catching beauty of pearl rings is as popular as ever. Fashionable rings with feature gemstones are also going to be one of the must-have fashion accessories of 2013. There can be few pieces of jewellery that are as sophisticated and beautiful as a pearl and any woman who receives one of these spectacular rings in 2013 will cherish it for a lifetime.

Images have been used with permission of Winterson.

This is a guest post courtesy of Leo Parker, you may contact the writer at leo.parker123@gmail.com

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