Thursday, May 7

- Avenue 32: Oliver Peoples Sunglasses...

You know when you walk into a store, get immeditaely drawn to an item, feel an emotional attachment, excitedly try said item on, trot towards a mirror, to then be faced with sheer disappointment because you look and feel like a right plonker? Yep, that. Far from ideal. We've all been there, and this is something I often experience with headwear. Some people just seem to suit every hat out there; damn you all and your stylish fedoras. The same can be said for sunglasses. I'll usually spend about two minutes trying on a few pairs before getting in a huff and puff and giving up. Well, I've decided 2015 is the year to find THE pair, and it's about time I got to it with Summer approaching.

Gone are the days of grabbing a random £1 pair from Primark for an upcoming festival and not giving two hoots about them. I'm on the hunt for the staple pair, the pair that actually protect my eyes from the sun, the pair that suit me, the pair that tick the fashionable box - the crème de la crème. So many celebrities and fellow bloggers look effortlessly cool in their shades and are a constant reminder of what a chic piece they are. They can bring an outfit together, add an edge, and hide the 'I drank two bottles of wine last night' evidence.

For those who aren't graced with the skill of pulling anything and everything off, like myself, searching for sunglasses is a complex task and requires patience - #thestruggleisreal. The thing is, there are actually many factors to consider, and when you want to make an investment, you want to get it right. "Is bigger really better or will they drown my face?" "What style will suit me?" "Do I want a cat-eye or something more discrete?" "Do I want a simple black frame or something a bit more out there?" "Oooh lenses, what about coloured lenses?" AHHHHHH! SO. MANY. QUESTIONS!


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So I began my search where a plethora of information is accessible and where most people start nowadays: the Internet. After exploring what was out there, I was introduced to Oliver Peoples and asked to feature their pieces. I instantly agreed as I had fallen in love with all of their designs. Known for their luxury sunglasses, Oliver Peoples are available to peruse and buy from Avenue 32*. With fans such as the Queen Beyoncé and Angelina Jolie, this is a much-loved brand not to be bypassed.

The styles are modern, sleek and classic. Based in LA, the founder, Larry Leight, ventured down the eyewear path in 1986. Seeking creativity and freedom, his designs centre around looking stylish yet being high quality at the same time. More recently, Oliver Peoples have extended their chicness into the world of fragrance by partnering up with Byredo, and have collectively connected sight and smell. You can read more about the collaboration in a recent feature by Vogue here if you wish.

I strongly feel that sunglasses can either make or break a look, and these certainly would make it. Take a look for yourself at the models above; I STILL can't decide which pair are my favourite. Possibly the Tortoise Cat-Eye pair, but then I can't forget the Indigo pair either?! Decisions, decisions...



Hopefully my hunt for the perfect pair will soon be over, and I'll be able to join the effortlessly cool hide hangover clan.

Which brand is your favourite for sunglasses? Have you heard of Oliver Peoples before?

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KAREN
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33 comments:

  1. I love the shades, they are sooo amazing! Wow!!
    Never heard of them before!

    xoxo. Colli
    www.tobeyoutiful.com

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  2. These are stunning I like number 3 and 4

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  3. Wow I really can't pick my favourite. I've never heard of Oliver Peoples before but they really do make gorgeous sunglasses!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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  4. very nice collection
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  5. I've never heard of Oliver peoples before but I love each pair of glasses here. Really simple but enough to make an impact too :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  6. I love these glasses such a good selection

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  7. You picked very nice selection of sunglasses. My favorite would be the 4. model but all of them look amazing ;)

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  8. My favourite is number 7 !
    xoxo

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  9. love everything! great photos :D

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  10. I feel the same way about sunglasses, and I never wear them because I haven't found MY pair yet. Here's to 2015!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  11. I must be living under the rock all this while because I've never heard of them before but I think my heart stopped at no. 4,5 and 6. I.Need.Them.In.My.Life

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  12. I love sunglasses, although a lot of them look ridiculous on my tiny little head! I like the look of all these, especially the tortoiseshell ones. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  13. I can never find glasses I look good in! I've given up trying now hahaha!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  14. Oh my goodness I love the last pair! Will def be checking this brand out, a gal can never have too many pairs of sunglasses! x

    Always, Alice x

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  15. N. 2 is my fave!! xx

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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  16. I'm a huuuuuuge fan of sunglasses, I have quite a collection! This is the first time I've heard about this brand, but these sunglasses are super cool, worth a try! xx

    http://alemint.blogspot.com/

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  17. I forgot about this brand, they do some awesome styles! Number 2 is my favourite. :D

    Tara x

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  18. I haven't heard about this brand before but I love their collection of sunnies! The first pair are gorgeous! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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  19. Wow, all of these sunglasses are gorgeous and I'd love to own them all haha. I especially love 4! x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  20. Love #3 ! Right up my street! I usually go for a cheap Primark pair too, but seeing these beauties I am defo considering expanding my sunglasses collection! Thanks!

    Anna xxx

    http://madeupstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Ooh lovely selection of sunglasses, just in time for summer! :)

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    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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  22. I've never heard of this brand before but it looks like they have a lovely selection on sunglasses :D

    Rebecca Coco

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  23. I actually feel the same with sunglasses, my eyebrows are really wonk which is SO noticeable with them (one peeks out... one doesn't!) so I have top wear the oversized John Lennon ones like all the hipsters! I also break/ lose them so easily so never spend more than about £15 on a pair. I really like number 4 and 7 here though :)

    India | Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  24. I am addicted to the eyewear! lol

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  25. Oh my goodness, girl, I EMPATHISE. Everyone else looks so amazing with shades on and I put one pair on and look like a snobbed up elephant. I've also decided that this is the year I find a pair of sunglasses that will suit me. Loving all the picks here!

    May x • The MaydenBloglovin'

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  26. I love oliver peoples shades!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com

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  27. Great choices I haven't of the shop before but I love pairs one and three Lucy x

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  28. Number 7 OMG I love them, the lense colour and the frame shape is perfect, I have so many sunglasses but could expand my collection forever haha xxx

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  29. I'm lovin' all these sunglasses! But that yellow one is my favorite. It looks so rad.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  30. Really nice sunglasses! I love the designs. The second one took my heart. I was looking for the Top sunglasses brands and found this helpful post. I would definitely buy this glorious pair. Thanks for link!

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