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1. Breakfast at Tiffiany’s - from the sunglasses, to the gloves, to the dress, Audrey Hepburn’s iconic style in this timeless film has cemented both the film and the actress as classics. There is some debate as to the exact style and brand of shades worn by Holly Golightly in the 1961 film, though the general consensus is that Hepburn was sporting Ray-Ban Wayfarers which are no longer available. Regardless, Hepburn’s charming performance is no less memorable than her stylish attire, shades and all.
It’s no secret that makeover shows love contact lenses. Give them a frizzy-haired, make-up-fearing, baggy-clothes-sporting spectacle wearer, and you can bet that her makeover will include contact lenses. Or laser eye surgery, if we’re talking more “Extreme Makeover”.
1. Bette Davis - Kim Carnes’ 1981 recording of Bette Davis Eyes may have eternalized the star’s assets in modern times, but Davis’ eyes have been drawing attention since the early days of her film career, when filming was done close-up to emphasize her distinctive eyes.
With the right colours, eye makeup can accentuate your eyes and complement your natural colouring. While there are no hard and set rules, it is helpful to stick to a few loose guidelines when choosing shades.
Choosing the perfect frames is far from a straightforward endeavour. With celebrities sporting the latest designer and hottest vintage eyewear, and spectacles and sunglasses becoming as much of accessories as bags and shoes, navigating eyewear fashion has become an arduous task. Factor in lifestyle, prescription and face shape, and the choice becomes almost overwhelming.
To get you started, we recommend that you consider the five main face shapes and the frames that suit them: