Posts Tagged ‘ Sunglasses

Prada (I know, I know)

Hey groovy kids, Pino is back on the interwebs and ready to do what I do fairly okay at!

I know I have ranted and raved about how pathetic Prada are if they think decent human beings are going to spend USD$1500 on a shoulder bag or USD$240 on a pair of casual flats, despite the fact that their clothing isn’t usually that innovative (at least when push comes to shove), but after seeing their 2010 spring campaign I just had to show it to you folks (I still wouldn’t buy ANY of it and I encourage you all to buy well made fakes in defiance).

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Needless-to-say, Yang Fudong, the photographer and mind behind this campaign, has outdone himself.

Pino…

Sunglasses, Face-Shape and You!

I’ve covered breasts so why not cover the most accessible accessory, sunglasses! Most people don’t realise this but your face shape plays a fairly big role in what sunnies you should be donning to look your best.

Triangular/Heart face:

    You are best going with some glasses that are curved on the top with an enhanced lower frame; the rounded edges will work wonders in balancing a wide forehead and smaller chin.

Square Face/Strong Jaw:

    The styles for men and women differ a bit for this one but are as follows: guys are going to want to go with sharp angles (preferably clear) to give your face a stronger and edgier look; women are best going with curvy sunnies to compliment your angular jar – cat’s eye or nice round pair would do wonderfully.

Chanel Sunglasses 5018 | MODERN JAP
Oblong/Long Face:

    Think thick and you will look good. Hatch sunglasses with vintage or something a little bit more decorative work great with your face type. Generally, anything with round or rectangular lenses that are encased in oversized frames are going to hit the spot for you.

So there we are, simple tips for simple people :P.

Pino…

Matrix Eye-wear

Hi, my name is Pino and I own and regularly wear a trench-coat. There, now that I’ve said it we can move on.

There is always trepidation afoot in the air when buying anything from an online store that you have never heard of, especially one that promises free shipping to anywhere on Earth. Matrix Eyewear is one of these e-stores.

As far as ‘fashion’ is concerned, these are sunglasses are simply look-a-likes to the ones worn by the respected actors in said movie. Below are the ones that I bought:

…with the latter pair being a bonus when you buy two or more (another reason to be sceptical). They cost me USD$69.90 for the two, including free shipping to my land of Aus and the free pair of Neo’s. After some freaken fast shipping (considering it was free) they arrived.

My reaction is a bit of mixed bag to be perfectly frank: the free pair are somewhat small (a tight fit to be more specific) and are in no way in proportion to the other pair of Neo’s that I bought (although I have a big head so they may be of normal size, but the fact that there is such a difference in the two Neo’s is rather odd); the Twins’ pair is the best made out of the three (reflected by the $10 more expensive I imagine) and are a nice pair of sunnies; there is obvious differences in the pair of Twins’ that I was given and the ones in the pictures on the website (one can say that the two are very similar designs but definitely not the same) but despite this, I still really like them; both the glasses that fit both had a slightly crooked frame (slight manual adjustments fixed this); they are both comfortable (excluding the ones that don’t fit me, of course); all three come with a small black silk-like case; oh, and last but not least, the two both look pretty awesome on me ^^.

At the end of the day, although I obviously only know what three of the nine pairs are like, I have had a mostly positive experience with ME that I would recommend to others. I even manage to stuff up my order and mr ME was kind enough to fix it up and refund me the extra pair of sunglasses I ordered by accident that I didn’t want. Also, a friend of mine is interested in the Trinity pair so I’ll be able to tell you exactly how that pans out for her.

Pino…