Saturday, August 26, 2006

Future So Bright…They Gotta Wear Shades

Base Curve Carolina Herrera Eyewear and John Varvatos Eyewear Emmy suite, treated stylists and personalities to the new collections.

Those who are expected to wear the eyewear on the red carpet include:

Cheryl Hines, from Emmy nominated show, Curb your Enthusiasm, (wearing H710 Carolina Herrera Eyewear)

Angela Kinsey, from Emmy nominated show, The Office(wearing H711 Carolina Herrera Eyewear)

Brian Baumgartner, from Emmy nominated show, The Office (wearing V701 John Varvatos Eyewear)

Jessica Collins, The Nine, (wearing H711 Carolina Herrera Eyewear)

Josh LeBar, from Emmy nominated show, The Office(wearing V701 John Varvatos Eyewear)

Lisa Rinna, (wearing H711 Carolina Herrera Eyewear)

Irene Bedard, Into the West, (wearing H704 Carolina Herrera Eyewear)

Billy Bush, Access Hollywood, (wearing V103 John Varvatos Eyewear)

Jeremy Piven (Emmy Nominee), Entourage (wearing V701John Varvatos Eyewear)

Jane Kaczmarek(Emmy Nominee), Malcolm In The Middle (wearing Carolina Herrera Eyewear)

Bradley Whitford, Emmy nominated series, The West Wing (wearing John Varvatos Eyewear)

Kate Flannery, from Emmy nominated show, The Office (wearing Carolina Herrera Eyewear)

Melora Hardin, from Emmy nominated show, The Office (wearing Carolina Herrera Eyewear)

Kate Linder, The Young and The Restless (wearing Carolina Herrera Eyewear)

Joel McHale, E! The Soup (wearing John Varvatos Eyewear)

Giuliana DePandi, E! Behind the Scenes (wearing Carolina Herrera Eyewear)

Shirley Jones(Emmy Nominee), Hidden Places (wearing Carolina Herrera Eyewear)

Blake Kuwahara, eyewear expert and co-designer for both the Herrera and Varvatos Eyewear Collections, fitted nominees and VIPs:

"With the sun shining bright and the flash of the paparazzi everywhere, sunglasses are the must-have accessory on the Emmy Red Carpet. For men, it’s really the only acceptable accoutrement besides a nice watch and cufflinks that should ever be seen with a tux. Sparkle and bling are still in- but in just the right doses. For women, it's important that the eyewear complement their gowns and work with their other accessories."

Carolina Herrera Eyewear collection (an example is seen, above right: Glasses, Carolina Herrera Eyewear, $300; 877-777-9677). PHILOSOPHY: “The Carolina Herrera Eyewear collection combines haute couture runway fashions with exclusively designed eyewear. The line ranges from trendy and hip to a more timeless, elegant feel—all reflecting the Carolina Herrera philosophy of how an elegant, stylish woman should dress,” says Debbie Lochli, Viva vice president, brand management.

Base Curve, a new independent division of Rem Eyewear, launches John Varvatos Eyewear (Varvatos shades seen above left). Targeted to men between the ages of 25 and 55+, the line, which consists of ophthalmic and sun styles, reflects Varvatos’ appreciation of old world luxury and attention to detail combined with modern functionality. All frames are handcrafted in Japan using special manufacturing techniques. Vestiges from the past such as fine filigree details, coining and guitar motifs are incorporated into fashion-forward shapes with clean, aerodynamic lines. Materials include block and laminated zyls in amber, black, cream, horn and tortoise and metals in brushed antique and shiny finishes. According to creative director and eyewear designer Blake Kuwahara, the styles are geared toward “the guy who appreciates all aspects of design—from fashion and architecture to industrial and graphic—and has the quiet confidence and sense of style to carry it off.”

What "West Wing" star Bradley Whitford selected for the red carpet: John Varvatos style V101 in silver, retail $315. The optical frames that he selected for the show: John Varvatos style V305 in tortoise/horn, retail $240. Both frames are retro with a modern twist. To purchase call Base Curve at 877.777.1677.