Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own-#5 - Aviator Sunglasses

My Favorites - Aviators:  SteinWerk -Classic Aviators (hundreds of frame and lens options via HUD)
**3 Options Shown**
Hair: ::69::Jadore-Pale Blonde
Skin:  The Niven Collection-ss2011-Sunkist Kiss Skin in Milk (Coming Soon)
Top:  The Niven Collection-Alabaster Pitch Top worn with monochrome corset
Aviators are a classic style of sunglasses which have truly stood the test of time. First seen during World War II, they were created in response to a need for sunglasses which would protect pilots' eyes from the sun's harsh glare. 

Conquering In Style!
The Aviator became a well-known style of sunglasses when General Douglas MacArthur landed on the beach in the Philippines in World War II. Photographers snapped several pictures of him wearing them for newspapers.

That the style is still around today, and more popular than ever, is testament to their ability to do just that - and to look good in the process! 

Aviators are a style rather than a brand, so you you'll also find them from a number of different designers. While Ray Ban remains the brand most closely associated with aviator style, most of the big designers have added aviators to their sunglasses collections.That means you should be able to find a pair in almost any sunglasses store, as well as online. I personally have several pairs ranging in price from $10.00US to $250.00US.  

Gorgeous Pilot Angelina jets off to her
next exotic location!
Hollywood has a longstanding history of making aviators a statement of style - Howard Hughes, Tom Cruise in Top Gun, Brad Pitt in Fight Club and of course his significant other, Angelina Jolie among others have been seen on and off screen sporting them.

Yves Saint Laurent YSL 2146S Sunglasses

For the most versatility, I go for styles like this that mix plastic frames with steel accents. This plastic aviator style from YSL (as worn by Angelina) has steel temples and crossbar and a smaller overall size. This is a great style on men and women. Wear yours with anything from Jeans to a sequined mini for star style and star power!
For those who like a metallic frame, I recommend this classic look with a modern twist to make you shine wherever you are!
YVES SAINT LAURENT model 2205 color 37GMH

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