Thursday, 20 March 2014

Warby Parker: Spectrum Sun Collection

On Tuesday 18th March, New York based eyewear company Warby Parker released their Spectrum Sun Collection. The collection features 9 new pieces, all retailing at $95USD/$120CAD on the Warby Parker website.

One thing I really love about this company, aside from super stylish eyewear, is the do good mantra. For every pair sold, Warby Parker and non-profit partners provide a pair to someone in need. Warby Parker is also one of the only carbon-neutral eyewear brands worldwide, which should definitely appeal to you environmentalists a bit! A do good company providing stylish eyewear at an affordable price.. What more could you want?

The collection features:

DOWNING: in Striped Sassafras
A quirky take on a classic silhouette 

DEAN: in English Oak and Striped Olive
A classic go anywhere/wear with anything shape

HALL: in Cherry Blossom and Whiskey Tortoise 
A stronger, rectangular shape in a unique pop of colour

MINNIE: in Eucalyptus and Striped Sassafras
An oversized round shape in colours perfect for day to day

PIPER: in Revolver Black and Woodland Tortoise 
A classic silhouette meets subtle cat-eye for an everyday bold

My favourite from the collection would either be the Minnie in Striped Sassafras or Piper in Revolver Black. I really love the subtle cat-eye on the Piper and you know I love my black! With the Minnie, it is quite possibly one of my favourite silhouettes in sunglasses in terms of what looks good on my face shape, so this is one I would purchase in every colour!
But honourable mention to the Hall in Cherry Blossom; the pop of colour is too cute not to mention, and the perfect way to add some colour for the transition to Spring/Summer.

The collection is now available on the Warby Parker website. Feel free to leave me a comment down below letting me know your favourites from the collection, and if you pick a pair up tag me on instagram (@LBECHKOS17) so I can check em out :) xLB

I also just wanted to say, I was really fascinated with Warby Parkers Annual Report, which I found in a Forbes article here. From the business student in me, a lot of work was put into this and it shows. A very innovative way to present information that can often be boring and seemingly repetitive, Warby Parker makes it fun and interesting.

Friday, 14 February 2014

9 Feb - NYFW || AW14 RTW 03

Victoria Beckham
I love how everything was black and white.. so effortless chic, and so me. The gold chains were a nice detailing. I really liked the transition from the boxy/crisp/tailored outfits, to the loose/flowy dresses. Victoria does phenomenal evening wear, so I was quite pleased to see how many pieces she showed for that category. 

What I really loved about this collection was the silky pyjamas as clothes look. Again, we are seeing my favourite, the cobalt blue. Once again, we're seeing plenty of knitwear alongside sheer and/or silky fabrics, and lots of layering.

Diane Von Furstenberg
I love the pattern on pattern shown in a few looks, and I also loved the classic DVF silhouettes. I also really enjoyed the entire gold segment; such beautiful garments. As always, great to see the wrap dress.


Tuesday, 11 February 2014

8 Feb - NYFW || AW14 RTW 02

I love the silhouettes in this collection. Very structured, yet very boxy. All outfits I would totally wear. Again, we're seeing pops of that cobalt blue, alongside lots of black. Very monochromatic; outfits featuring pieces of entirely the same colour.

Jill Stuart
I love the fabrics in this line; the crystal studded velvet, the leather, the suede, the satin.. beautiful. As always, I loved seeing lots of black. It's interesting how many ways a colour can be interpreted. Lots of pieces in this collection I would love to own.

Herve Leger by Max Azria
I love the metallics in this line, they went well with the geometric/futuristic patterns on the garments.

Mara Hoffman
I love the colours and patterns of this collection. Again, we're seeing the cobalt blue, this time on silkier designs. Lots of abstract and geometric patterns, everything is very "Moroccan", with a cooler colour palette. Very bohemian with the flowing maxi skirts, also very crisp tailored pants, giving something for everyone.

Christian Siriano
I love the boxy silhouettes we're seeing, and the crisp fabrics. Also seeing some fuller shapes here, which are a nice contrast to the tailoring. Loved the sheer also.