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READY FOR HER CLOSE-UP
➤ Kate Young, stylist to the stars, has introduced her first KATE YOUNG FOR TURA collection. Inspired by movie glamour but happy to work behind the scenes, too, the frames dress up and dress down with equal ease. Model K106 is a Clubmaster-inspired design with a cat’s-eye twist and flowing lines. Young’s launch includes six optical styles and eight sunglasses for women, plus two styles for kids. kateyoungeyewear.tura.com
➤ Independent label NW 77TH takes its design cues from everywhere, including wine bottles, graffiti, and — in the case of this frame — a Model-T cruiser that turned up in Cuba. Nylon polymer pairs with surgical stainless steel to create a look that is both classic and brand new. nw77th.com
➤ Model GU 6842 (aka James Square) from GUESS features a masculine mix of metal square frames and mesh cutout detailing, here with a matte black front and polycarbonate gray gradient lenses. marcolin.com
TOUGH FOR TYKES
➤ Minishades from OPTISOURCE are a polarized wayfarer-style for ages 0 to 7. Cute, RX’able and made of comfy rubber, the sunglasses feature a loss-and-damage warranty against anything a kid can dish out. Spark impulse buys with a 22-piece counter display. 1-800-optisource.com
➤ Colorful model Miranda is an effortlessly casual-yet-elegant style for women from TC CHARTON. The brand is made with Asians in mind, but it’s finding fans among people from all ethnicities who want good-looking frames that fit. tc-charton.com
➤ Model Sardi is a top seller for DOLABANY EYEWEAR, so the company asked fans to select new colors, among them this beguiling Madrid beige. The lightweight TR-90 frame now comes in nearly two dozen colors, with a price that encourages picking up an extra pair. bestimageoptical.com
➤ Lightweight nylon frames are just right for summertime fun, and RAY-BAN’s new round model RB4224 comes in a variety of cool combos, including this transparent frame with blue mirror lenses and titanium temples. ray-ban.com
This article originally appeared in the June 2015 edition of INVISION.
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