Soulful Luxury Eyewear Brand, Shaun’s Shades Puts Forth New Collection of Sunglasses for Men & Women Inspired By the Simple Luxuries in Life. One of my simple luxuries in life is none other than the, High Line in New York City! It first sprouted up when I was in college and it became my oasis to escape the chaos of classes. It also allowed me to do a bit of window shopping on my way there in the meatpacking district! This is why I decided to shoot this post on the High Line! What could be better than that?
California based, Italian-made luxury eyewear brand, SHAUNS (www.ShaunsCalifornia.com), Draws inspiration from their local California surroundings, a sumptuous sunset dinner with friends under a Pergola overlooking the Sonoma Valley in particular, Founder and Creative Director, Shaun Paterson, has put forth a collection of sunglasses that celebrates the luxury found in exquisite simplicity. The collection builds upon the company’s signature creative subtlety to offer the most fashion forward and diverse SHAUNS collection to-date.
The SHAUNS team believes that there is excitement and artistry in the finest handcrafted products, and that’s why every pair of SHAUNS are handcrafted in artisanal, family owned Italian factories at the foot of the Alps and are the result of an intense, detail oriented design process. It is the brand’s belief that this method not only creates the very finest quality products, but that the humanistic element also gives the product a soul; signifying the craftsman’s work and elevating the experience of the customer.
SHAUNS is also has their eye on making a social impact on the world! Their deeply rooted mission to help mobilize the global visually impaired community through its “Give Sight” program: A simple program, with significant impact is one that makes purchasing a pair of
sunglasses from them very worthwhile! With their “Give Sight” program, SHAUNS donates a pair of vision glasses and sponsors an eye exam for a person in a developing country with each pair of sunglasses sold. The brand has partnered with clinics in Ecuador and Honduras to help this cause, one pair of glasses at a time!
In this season’s collection, the brand pays homage to simple, exquisite luxuries in life! Delectable wines, fantastic company, and inspirational views (such as those from looking outward on the High Line) the collection incorporates reminders of these fine details within each pair. Wire frames in silvers, pewter and gunmetal throughout the collection were with the inspiration of the clean, crisp lines of long white table linens in mind, offering well-balanced fronts with a heavy emphasis on a sharp, clean aesthetic. Wire frames in light gold, with a golden brown gradient lens, serve as a nod to the sunsets one might enjoy over the Sonoma Valley.
On the other hand,acetate frames (made of the highest quality Italian acetate)allow the consumer to explore some rich color ways and patterns, that evoke a chic addition to a romantic ensemble!
Colors presented in the Summer 2013 collection range from light nude to black, with many shades of brown and some green in between, offering a wide selection for consumers to choose from. My favorite is the mother of pearl and tortoise-shell frames plus the silver reflector lenses! (The Iona, Esk, & Lewis styles)
The great thing about SHAUNS is that no matter what shape your face is, you will look great in every single pair! I have a rounder face & even the sunglasses stylist tell rounder faced women to stay far away from, somehow they worked! I guess this is the magic if SHAUNS!!
Prices range from $160-$305, and select products are available at Neiman Marcus. For more information, please visit www.ShaunsCalifornia.com.
Even though the price tag of these glasses maybe a bit hefty for some pockets, what makes them worth part of your paycheck is that you’re helping someone gain healthier eyes! Our eyes let us see the world and what could be better than helping someone see it as bright as you do?
Photo & Video by Emmie Avvukamova