Paris chic is a bit geek…
The return of the iconic Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses is the height of style in Paris
The iconic Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses are the Paris fashion must-have accessory for classic French chic with a twist.The chic geek look makes a comeback.
You can’t miss them— it’s as if the iconic and classic Ray-Ban sunglasses are literally raining in on Paris and the epitome of French chic at this moment!
They’re featured in trendsetting Colette, front and center in just about every optical store, and worn on the most fashionable women and men on the streets of Paris. The French love to glom onto a style and at this moment, RayBan Wayfarer sunglasses in all sizes and colors are it!
We know fashion runs in cycles and solid styles will make their way back in fashion. The wickedly chic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Ray-Ban sunglasses that Audrey Hepburn made famous in 1961 made their comeback as a 1980′s downtown club trend which went global, particularly when Madonna donned a pair “Desperately Seeking Susan” and Tom Cruise in “Risky Business.”
Fast-forward another two decades and the retro Ray-Ban return is nothing all that novel– chic geek girls and boys have been putting clear lenses in vintage Wayfarers for a time, but the French know how to take it up a notch from purposely dorky retro to of-the-moment cool. Maybe, it’s the drunken abundance of the new kooky bi-color Wayfarer frames in red, olive, plum, or teal that caught my attention from the Marais to Madelaine, but I had to have a pair while working in Paris.
Working in Paris, you say? Yes, sweet darlings, the FocusOnStyle.com French team is getting ready to go live with our brand-new web design very soon!
Ray-Ban’s are about the same in Euros as Dollars, but with our abysmal exchange rate, you’ll save yourself at least a third of the cost if you get your Ray-Bans stateside. I usually have a bad case of attention spam for most full-circle trends, but for these bright red specs, I just couldn’t wait, and you shouldn’t hold your fire picking up this fabulous summer accessory.
–May 31, 2008
Resident fashion expert & style mentor- With just about 20 years experience in the glamour industry as a New York-based photography fashion stylist, syndicated columnist, contributing editor, lecturer, on-air television/radio fashion expert, and founder / editor in chief of FocusOnStyle.com. Sharon Haver knows the modern-thinking woman wants easygoing style that suits her individual needs, spiced with just the right amount of flip and wit to make it personal.