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Britney Spears wears Tom Ford Simone

Britney Spears has been recently snapped wearing the beautiful Tom Ford Simone FT0074.

In keeping with many of the other Tom Ford sunglasses, the Simone features the instantly recognisable cross bridge feature and is a large plastic sunglass with bamboo style frame and gold metal detailing on the temple.

Available in a range of colour conbinations the oversized Tom Ford Simone certainly ticks all the right boxes.

Want to get your hands on a pair? Check out our full range of Tom Ford Sunglasses at Sunglasses-Direct.

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Sunglasses – Raybans that Rock

As the music festival season kicks off, it’s time to indulge in a little festival fashion – getting the right designer sunglasses can make or break an outfit.

Ray-Bans rock, Chanel is chic, and Jimmy Choo is more than a shoe – having designer labels on you shades is one way of achieving rock star cool. Designer sunglasses from the likes of Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Police are in big demand at must-go music festivals like Glastonbury and Bestival. Music festivals are places to see some of the hottest acts on the planet, but they’re also a chance to look hot too. The fashion mags are crammed with photos of celebrities sporting festival chic, often led by the likes of Kate Moss, who manages to make a pair of wellies look stylish with the right pair of Gucci sunglasses.

Music Festivals: Pack a Mac, Sunglasses and Wellies

Music festivals are a chance to put some rock-chick style into your wardrobe. And the sure-fire way to get the look right is to opt for a designer brand. If in doubt, flick through a celebrity magazine and check out what brands your favourite celebrity is donning this year – you can be guaranteed the magazine will dissect celebrities every designer choice from their shoes to their shades; Ray-Ban, Chanel, Oakley, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Police, Gucci, Emporio Armani and Jimmy Choo are all hot names in the sunglasses game. Choosing big brands you’re safe in the knowledge that your shades won’t date, but will simply become timeless designer classics. With leading designer sunglasses, you know that even if the sun isn’t shining, you’ll shine out in the crowd.

Designer Sunglasses – Stay Cool

No matter what the weather, festival-goers need to always pack a few essentials – including macs and wellies, as well as suncream and sunglasses. As with many British outdoor events, the chances are it will start out sunny and turn wet, or vice-versa. Variable weather is one of the few guarantees.

Many music festivals tend to be family affairs. It’s important you make sure your children are protected from the elements too. Always pack and use suncream whatever the weather, take your waterproofs and invest in sunglasses for your children. Research has shown that toddlers are vulnerable to the sun’s rays as the lenses of a child’s eye are more transparent. Excessive exposure to sunlight can potentially damage the eyes. It’s important to buy a good pair of sunglasses that offer the right UV protection.

Looking for designer sunglasses? Browse and buy online, or call us if you have a query on 0115 958 2888, or email [email protected].

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Sunglasses – Style and Protection

Sunglasses are not just about style, they’re about protection too – which is why you should always make sure your shades are authentic.

Designer sunglasses are much sought after all over the world. And like all designer goods, there’s a strong market in flogging fake designer sunglasses. But it’s important to know you’re buying the real deal, not just so that you are getting that authentic sense of style, but also to protect your eyes. Style is one of the biggest considerations people make when buying a pair of sunglasses, according to a survey by the American Optometric Association.

But protection should be top of the list. If you’re buying genuine designer sunglasses including Ray-Ban, Chanel, Oakley, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Police, Gucci, Emporio Armani, Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Tom Ford, Bvlgari or Roberto Cavalli, then you can be assured the sunglasses will offer you the right protection.

Counterfeit designer sunglasses may give you a hint of the genuine style, but they’ll definitely fall short on protecting your eyesight from sun damage.

Designer Sunglasses: Quality Protection and Style

A spokesman for the American Optometric Association said in a press release about the survey: “Overexposure to UV (ultraviolet) rays has been linked to a variety of problems, including age-related cataracts and degeneration of the cornea.”

But the survey found that people felt how their sunglasses looked was more important to people than their eye health. Buying a well known, high quality designer brand like Gucci or Police will ensure you’ll receive the best protection as well as look good.

Other problems with eye health as a result of sun damage can include abnormal growths on the retina and sunburn – causing blurred vision, temporary loss of vision and even in the worst case scenario, blindness.

UV protection is a given with top designer sunglasses like Chanel or Emporio Armani. It’s another reason to make sure when you shop for designer sunglasses, you stick with the trusted brands, and buy them from trusted sources. The American Optometric Association recommends to avoid UV damage to your eyes, you should:

  • Invest in quality sunglasses that block out 99, or 100% of UV-A and UV-B radiation and 75-90% of visible light.
  • Grey lenses are the best shade to go for as they reduce the intensity of the light without changing the colour of the world around you, making them a more natural choice.
  • If you are concerned about your sight, or sun damage, make sure you get a regular eye check up.
  • Wear your sunglasses not just when it’s bright sunshine but in cloud too – UV rays can still be harmful on bright, cloudy days.

Get the Movie Star Look with Sunglasses Direct

At Sunglasses Direct we offer a number of styles that will help you to keep ahead of the crowd. Browse and buy online, or call us on 0115 958 2888, or email [email protected].

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Carrera Sunglasses

Carrera made its debut into the world of fashion eyewear in early 1956 focusing on the sports sector of the market. The company has always provided high quality, cutting edge sports eyewear that has become infamous within the eyewear industry.

Carrera sunglasses are inspired by the famous yearly car-racing event held in Mexico. Carrera have many celebrity followers such as Kanye West who has been seen recently wearing a variety of different frames.

Carrera’s range of sunglasses this season offer a variety of metal aviators and plastic styles in a range of colours. Some of the coloured frames including the Safari and Crosser are set to be big this season, as bright plastic frames really come into fashion

Carrera don’t just cater for the young, teenager they also provide sensible, fashionable sunglasses for the more mature consumer, in frames such as the Gladius, Roadster and Magic. These frames offer style, and excellent design without the brash, colours of the younger sunglasses on offer.

Carrera only use the latest technology in all their sunglasses, their hinges are designed to be durable and their lenses are often graduated giving a softer look on the face.

Carrera sunglasses are like no other on the market, offering such a diverse range of styles and designs for such reasonable prices. With majority of their sunglasses costing under £100 it is quality and fashion at a slice of the price of some of the other designer sunglasses available on the market at present.

For Carrera sunglasses aswell as a wide range of designer sunglasses at Sunglasses-Direct.

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Bvlgari Sunglasses

Bvlgari is a brand initially associated with high-end luxury Italian jewellery. Bvlgari has been setting the trends in luxury jewellery for many years and has now branched off into watches, handbags, fragrances, and eventually in November 1998 into spectacles and sunglasses. Their optical collection has been massively successful selling in high-end opticians, with price points to match their brand image!

Bvlgari sunglasses are innovative in design yet have a classic feel about them. The intricate detailing on the temples and lenses, make them a real must have piece! Bvlgari sometimes use Swarovski crystals on their temple designs bringing real elegance to their sunglasses.

All Bvlgari sunglasses are produced in Italy, to a very high standard and offer a full UVA/B/C protection, and offer polycarbonate lenses that are extremely hardwearing and durable.

The soft designs exude elegance and femininity, with a range of visors, aviators and small plastics Bvlgari offer a pair suitable for all ages and tastes. Bvlgari sunglasses can either offer a branded, bling pair of sunglasses or a much softer option in their small plastic frames showing the diversity in styles. Men and women are now wearing Bvlgari sunglasses down to the design and quality.

Bvlgari often bring out a range of limited edition sunglasses, including their recent fireworks range, with beautiful crystal detailing on the temple and were a massive hit with Bvlgari admirers!

Bvlgari sunglasses have become infamous with the world’s rich and famous for their design and quality, so why not buy yours now from Sunglasses-Direct.

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Gucci Sunglasses

Gucci the Italian fashion house is a world famous brand for high quality, luxury clothing and accessories and owning a pair of Gucci sunglasses is a way of owning a slice of the sophistication and styling of Gucci with out the massive costs of their clothing!

Gucci sunglasses offer a variety of styles from visors and aviators to large plastics, all with great design and style. Gucci sunglasses are a symbol of the latest designs and fashions; their styles cater for all ages from the young fashion conscious teenage girl through to the more mature gentleman, they really consider their consumers when styling their sunglasses and this is obvious in their styling.

The iconic GG logo from Gucci is still available on some of their sunglasses however many of their new frames now have the simple ‘Gucci, Made In Italy’ logo on a small metal plague, or a simple ‘Gucci’ logo, both a softer more universal look for men and women.

All Gucci sunglasses are produced in Italy to a very high standard and offer full UVA/B/C protection with polycarbonate lenses that are very durable.

On Gucci’s female sunglasses they tend to use gold detailing, as it is a softer more feminine colour and silver on the male frames.

Many celebrities have been seen wearing

Gucci sunglasses are a must for any fashion admirer and follower with their reasonable price tags, it allows you to own part of the fashion house for a fraction of the price. Get yours from Sunglasses-Direct!

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Tom Ford Sunglasses

Tom Ford has a long history in the fashion industry having worked as creative director within one of the most successful fashion houses in the world- Gucci. However he then decided to go it alone with his own fashion label, which has proved to be massively successful!

Tom Ford Sunglasses have become one of the world’s most successful sunglass ranges in 2009 with an over whelming demand for his innovative, chic designs. Celebrities are being seen wearing them on a daily basis; because of the craftsmanship and exclusive contemporary styling he has to offer.

Tom Ford sunglasses have been around for a few years however they have only really come into the limelight within the last two years. The female collections offer a sophisticated, glamorous look with outstanding quality manufacturing for great comfort.

The male collections offer highly stylish contemporary sunglasses with the same quality that are great for every occasion. All Tom Ford sunglasses have a name for example, Tom Ford Jennifer (FT008) that has been a brilliant seller, with its classic shape, and available in some beautiful colours.

Tom Ford’s iconic gold ‘T’ on his sunglasses is a subtle logo that speaks class and elegance, and anyone that knows anything in the fashion world will know the branding on his frames!

Tom Ford recently was asked to produce a frame for the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace, to be worn by Daniel Craig in the film. Tom Ford produced the small aviator FT108 007, which is available in 4 different colour options, however he wore the silver with blue lens in the film.

Tom Ford 2009 spring/summer collection offers some new designs that are inventive and fresh, with the Lilliana (FT0131) and Miranda (FT0130) offering a new version of the successful Whitney (FT009) with a metal frame and the infamous crossed bridge. New large acetates in the Sandrine (FT0124) and the Anais (FT0125) offer a chic style with the lightweight comfort of Tom Ford acetate sunglasses. Even though his new designs are selling well, his older styles still sell year in year out, the Jennifer, Charles, Whitney and Raquel are timeless pieces that’s have given Tom Ford his name in the sunglass world.

With such massive celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Jennifer Anniston, Britney Spears, Beyonce Knowles, Coleen Rooney, Cheryl Cole, and Lily Allen wearing Tom Ford sunglasses is no wonder they are in such high demand!

Tom Ford sunglasses are the must have for 2009 and are set to be big for coming years so get yours now.

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TAG Heuer Sunglasses

TAG Heuer pride themselves on style, and quality of vision. TAG sunglasses not only look good but they offer excellent lenses and protection from the sun.

TAG Heuer sunglasses offer innovative design engineering with their bendy rubber arms designed to fit onto the temple behind the ear to allow amazing comfort and fit.

Taking their inspiration from the world of sports, Tag’s sunglasses embody high tech materials, and design to provide some of the best sports sunglasses available. As well as capturing an excellent sports range of sunglasses their urban wear is also highly fashionable and practical.

TAG Heuer lenses are in a class of their own, all of their polarized lenses offer Oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings for outstanding clarity of vision.

These combinations of coatings allow the lenses to be water and grease repellent, making them easier to clean, and also makes them stronger so harder to scratch.

TAG Heuer sunglasses have gone mainstream in the past few years as celebrities have been spotted wearing the comfortable designs, Tag has many celebrity ambassadors including – Brad Pitt, Uma Thurman, Kimi Raikkonen , Maria Sharapova, and Sebastien Bourdais.

TAG have released a frame designed by Kimi Raikkonen which he wears during all major Formula One events which has been very successful, and raised the profile of TAG Heuer sunglasses dramatically.

The sunglass features avant-garde polarized lenses within a hand polished lightweight alloy frame, and non-slip end tips. A must have for any Tag or formula one enthusiast! The frame is part of the new Speedway range, which was launched for spring/summer 2009 which compromises of 3 fashionable metal frames with a variety of lens types.

Another new range for 2009 is the Squadra collection that has 5 frames all soft visor styles with the famous bendy TAG arms.

TAG Heuer have even produced a pair of sunglasses with yellow lenses that are designed specifically for driving at night, the yellow lenses have a slight prescription built-in which helps the eyes focus in dull light, the yellow of the lens makes everything warmer and brighter in dull light, a brilliant invention, and a must for keen drivers! Please call us on 01159582888 for more information.

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Oakley Sunglasses

Oakley sunglasses are well known across the world for their highly protective sports styles which were initially created by Jim Jannard in 1975 in his garage in Southern California where he invented, ‘The Oakley Grip’ out of parts from the back of his car. The ‘Oakley Grip’ was a revolutionary motorcycle grip that was made out of ‘Unobtanium’, a creation from Jim Jannard, that was designed to get more adhesive when damp, allowing riders to have grip even when wet.

The same ‘Unobtanium’ technology is still used today on Oakley’s earsocks to provide brilliant grip when the user maybe sweating during sports making Oakley’s sunglasses sturdy and practical to wear during physical activities.

Although Oakley’s grips moved to be popular, they didn’t get the recognition that they deserved as the rider’s hands hid them. Oakley then decided to increase the profile of their brand by producing a pair of goggles and named them the O-Frame, this is when the Oakley ‘O’ started to become recognizable and people became familiar with the brand.

Oakley produced their first pair of sunglasses in 1984 named the ‘Eyeshade’ which had removable lenses, Oakley were lucky enough for Tour de France winner Greg LeMond to wear the frame and promote their new venture.

From that point onwards, Oakley created new frame designs including the Blades, Frogskins, M-Frame and many more up to present day.

Oakley has signed a lifetime deal with Lance Armstrong seven-time winner of the Tour de France from 1999-2005.

After suffering with a severe form of testicular cancer, he collaborated with the charity Livestrong. Oakley has produced 3 very successful sunglass frames the Flak Jacket, Radar and Straight Jacket alongside Lance Armstrong, named the Livestrong range.

Oakley makes a small contribution to the Livestrong charity when one of these frames is sold, and has the Charity’s trade mark colours of yellow and black and have ‘Livestrong’ etched onto the left lens.

Oakley have introduced a new sunglass in a class of its own named the ‘Pit Boss’ that’s taken four years to create! The Pit Boss is one of Oakley’s Elite sunglasses and is made with lightweight titanium plates.

The lenses are a masterpiece of their own blocking 99% of glare without the visual haze of some normal polarized lenses, the back of the lenses also have a anti-reflective coating, along with the Oakley Hydrophobic coating making the Pit Boss’ lenses some of the best that Oakley has produced.

The design of the frame is like no other Oakley sunglass its out spoken design is the result of Oakley’s pursuit for design perfection. Oakley are only producing a limited amount of the Pit Boss, call Sunglasses-Direct for enquiries on 01159582888.

Oakley sunglasses are sold to customers in over 100 countries and their unbelievable quality sunglasses have awarded them over 575 patents and 1100 trademarks for design and technology, what better reason to purchase a pair of Oakley sunglasses?

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Chanel Sunglasses

Chanel sunglasses first came to light in 1999, 28 years after Coco Chanel’s death, and have been an outstanding success ever since.

Chanel sunglasses are all about class and sophistication and sit at the top of the designer sunglasses market, they are a must have item for any high-end fashion admirer! They allow you to have slice of Chanel luxury without the high price tags of some of their clothing and accessories.

Chanel sunglasses are well known for their excellent quality, durability and style, and all are produced in small town in Italy. Over the years Chanel have produced some varying styles, from the Matelasse (quilted designs), to the Perle (pearl collections), to the softer Camelia (rose designs) all there collections are as stylish as the next.

Many Chanel sunglasses are available in different colour options, so if you can’t see the colour your after give us a call and we can give you all the colour options that Chanel produce. All Chanel sunglasses are sold with a beautiful authentic box, case, cleaning cloth and authenticity booklet with card.

Chanel are constantly coming up with new designs and collections for their customers, to keep their look fresh and innovative, and leaders in the fashion world. Whether it’s a visor, large plastic, or small a subtle sunglass your after Chanel can cater for all tastes.

Many celebs love to wear Chanel sunglasses including Jessica Alba, Kylie Minogue, Katie Price, Cheryl Cole, and Nicole Ritchie so why not look like your favourite celebrity by wearing the same Chanel sunglasses?

The Chanel Perle collection is a new approach from Chanel, with a small Chanel logo on the temple, and real cultured pearls used, it’s a new softer look. Chanel sunglasses previously had large logos to promote themselves, however they appear to have toned down the logos and brought a subtler look with branding not being so prominent on the sunglasses.

The Chanel logo is instantly recognisable worldwide and is a brand that never disappoints, so why not own a slice of Chanel luxury and class, with a pair of Chanel sunglasses. Chanel like to keep their sales exclusive so please call Sunglasses-Direct on 01159582888 to place your order.