|Jimmy Choo 38|
We are excited and proud to announce that we now carry the Jimmy Choo line of designer eyewear. Long famous for his hand-crafted shoes, and later handbags, Jimmy Choo has expanded into the world of fashion eyewear. So who wears Jimmy Choo? How about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, Cameron Diaz, Heidi Klum, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift and Natalie Portman, just to name a few. For a more complete list, along with great photos, click here.
So maybe you can’t pay $5,000 for a Jimmy Choo handbag or $1,000 for a pair of shoes, but you CAN get a unique and stylish pair of Jimmy Choo frames between $200 and $300. While we recently got a very nice selection of Jimmy Choo frames in, the one that really caught my eye was the JC38.
The first descriptor that springs to mind is “Classic Elegance,” and in fact, that is the theme for their fall collection. The shape itself is hard to categorize. It has a retro element, but it’s not retro. It has a bit of a lift, but it’s not an upswept design. It’s too square to be rectangular, but too rectangular to be square. It’s too soft to be called boxy, but it has styling clues that give a hint of boxiness. It’s as if Jimmy Choo took the best of all of those elements, distilled their very essence, and came up with this classic look, which should be flattering on almost any face shape.
The main styling feature on this frame is the very distinctive end piece – hinge assembly, which looks like an oversized, stylized link in an expensive necklace. The center of the link is open (of course), and imparts an airy feeling to the frame, which lightens up a bit of the mild chunkiness, plus – for people who are bothered by the vision obstruction of heavier temples – provides a portal to the world to the side.
Finally, there is an understated JIMMY CHOO logo in gold on the temple. There will be logo-haters out there who may not buy this frame for that reason, but I find it tastefully done, and will definitely telegraph to other cognoscenti that the wearer is a person who is in touch with the world of fashion and taste.
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