Style: Eye Candy
The season’s new eyewear is best described as a variety pack of juicy shades.
When it comes to trend-spotters’ attention this season, the eyes have it—and they didn’t attract it with a mere wink of a statement. Instead, they went bold. Blindingly bright shadow and shades accessorized peepers aplenty on the Spring 2011 runways, making for a top look you can work in a multitude of ways. If neon lids are within your vantage point, make like the models at Dior, Etro and Jean Paul Gaultier and highlight generously. If, on the other hand, day-glo makeup seems far from your comfort zone, set your sights on sunglasses awash in equally stunning hues. While Prada dabbled in both takes on the trend, Fendi kept the eyes completely clean, but shielded them in plastic-look electro-sunnies that served the same purpose as heavily painted lids. It seems, if designers have their way, you can retire, “My eyes are up here”—at least until fall.
[Clockwise from top right] Ray-Ban Sunglasses: Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 314.567.9200. Fiction By LA Eyeworks Sunglasses: Available at The Eye Bar, Central West End, 314.367.1848. David Yurman Sunglasses: available at Erders Ladue, 314.997.0002 and Eye Roc, Central West End, 314.361.9900. Gucci Sunglasses: available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.
Colorful sunglasses, whether bright red or navy, are popular this season.
Photo credit: Photo by Carmen Troesser