Claw-some frames that are paws-itively full of cat-titude
The American Humane Society’s Adopt-a-Cat Month (invmag.us/adoptacat) happened in June, but your customers can take cat-eye frames home all year long. Like its namesake, the cat-eye also has nine lives. The trend is back (it was just hiding under the couch — it gets shy around new people) and it appears to be here to stay. Here are nine feline-inspired frames for your cool cat customers. — Marissa Walsh
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This article originally appeared in the July 2016 edition of INVISION.
BEX SPEX founder and designer Rebekah Kouy-Ghadosh wears model MEOW-MEOW in Ocean. Kouy-Ghadosh draws inspiration for her frames from the Victorian homes she sees during walks through San Francisco with her rescue pup, Oliver, who hopes to get his own namesake frame soon.
(415) BEX-SPEX | bexspex.com
The GRAZIA SK5174 lives up to its brand name, with a fancy front decorated with micro-crystals. Perfect for pairing with a little black dress for black-tie events ... or for watching Cary “The Cat” Grant in To Catch a Thief.
(800) 345-8482 | marcolin.com
Slightly more cat-ear than cat-eye, these fabulously funky and feminine feline frames are the cat’s meow. Combining stainless steel and acetate, the pop of corner color on model JF2720 will make Hello Kitty with her ubiquitous hair bow happy
(877) 889-1429 | jfrey.fr/en
When Catwoman slips off her mask, she slips on model TATOO 1. Follow the long purple-stockinged temples until they reveal their own secret — stiletto heel earpieces! Choose who gets to see them wisely.
(888) 388-3223 | faceaface-paris.com
Cool color combinations evoke retro eye makeup, but while these may look vintage, the two-toned acetate and surprising texture make model PLAIRE über-modern.
(800) 832-8233 | lafont.com
These might be too colorful for internet cat sensation Henri, le Chat Noir (@HenriLeChatNoir) but the decorative pebbles and distinctive patterns of model Simone add a certain je ne sais quoi to the iconic shape.
(888) 560-1060 | ogieyewear.com
Channel your inner Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, and turn your face to the moonlight wearing red-hot model EL176. Then meet your fans at the stage door to sign autographs and pose for selfies
(866) 393-3374 | colorsinoptics.com