Chanel Eyeglasses are a great way, in fact, to break into the brand if you haven’t already. Prescription eyeglasses are not cheap, and it only costs a bit more (well, $100 or so extra) if you want to upgrade from some generic run-of-the-mill prescription brand, to runway-for-your-eyes. This is why you see people wearing Pradas all the time: it’s a cheap way to get the brand!
Here is a sampling of Chanel Eyeglasses for 2008 SS
- The Fashion Hobo
Eyeglasses Trompe-L’oeil eyebrows?! from Coco Chanel http://FashionHobo.wordpress.com
Stylized eyebrows? For the adventurous only! These will look great with a more artsy look, but I find that most of the new Chanel glasses will. Pair these with a bohemian, vintage-indie style and you’ll be fine. that all of these accessories come in different colours.
Retro Gold-topped Eyeglasses from Coco Chanel http:// FashionHobo.wordpress.com
Next up, gold-topped glasses. Very, very retro look. I love these ones, but you have to wear them with a really funky sense of style to avoid looking like the stereotypical ‘frumpy librarian’. This pair is great because it goes with so many accessories - as long as they’re gold, royal blue, red, light pink… you get the idea. I need say no more about them: Either you understand them or you don’t.
Understated Sophisticated Eyeglasses from Coco Chanel http:// FashionHobo.wordpress.com
This pair is for a sophisticated, classy, understated chick. If you know what you want that’s a pair of sturdy glasses that will look cute, but won’t age, and will go with all of your clothes. These I recommend if you’re a first-time buyer, or someone with a very centred and mainstream sense of style.
Minimalist Eyeglasses from Coco Chanel http:// FashionHobo.wordpress.com
Minimalist. That’s all I can say about the front of these. When you turn them to the side, however, they have the signature Goatskin-on-Metal Chanel Weave! That’s pretty cool. It’s executed in a way that keeps it very up-to-date, this look isn’t retro at all. Good for a girl who needs a functional pair of classes that stay out of her way, and don’t steal too much attention away from the rest of her look. Subtle, classy, understated, elegant.
Funky in Red Eyeglasses from Coco Chanel http:// FashionHobo.wordpress.com
Whoa … Funky! Red and everything!!! I know these look a little bit more like the classic Prada glasses (although those ones are in black) but hey .. These ones come in RED (and other colours as well that I don’t enjoy quite as much)! Either way, if you’ve got a Chanel bag then these will complete your look much better than slapping on a pair of Pradas - if you wear too many different name brand accessories (aka. eyeglasses, bags, etc) you will look like a brand whore. If you stick to one brand per outfit, you’ll do just fine under the eyes of even a critical fashionista. Anyway, these are my all-around faves.
Tortoise Shell “Quilted” Eyeglasses from Coco Chanel http:// FashionHobo.wordpress.com
This last pair, I chose to show in the turtle-shell colour because, well, that’s what they look best in. Turtle-shell is getting to be overdone, but if you wear the right colours (browns and greens) you will work them well. Notice the sides on these are quilted: I find it tacky, but to each his own, right? As long as your bag isn’t quilted, too… (awkwarddd)… Then you can wear these and the quilted pattern is acceptable .
Channel Logo Eyeglasses Roundup from Coco Chanel
And that’s Chanel’s eyeglass collection for SS08 - Over and out!