For over 20 years, DITA has been a leader in the luxury eyewear world and it’s quite obvious why. Each pair of glasses DITA releases has been well-researched and cautiously designed, all while being fashionable and modern. DITA’s Braindancer and Symeta Type-403 are two very different styles of sunglasses, but have one major thing in common—the DITA name.
Two extremely distinct pairs of sunglasses, yet both are calling your name. What can we say? That’s just the DITA touch.
With its 80’s style shape and modern cat-eye browline, the Braindancer has a much more feminine look than the usual DITA frame. Their look may be different, but like all other DITA frames, these sunnies were designed with with the most adept craftsmanship and with purpose. They are made from the highest-end acetate, and their front is gracefully skived right along the brow, giving these bold frames a sense of lightness. The Braindancer is secured with the quintessential DITA hex screws, which assures strength and sturdiness.
In sharp contrast from the Braindancer, the Symeta Type-403 have a much more futuristic look. These shades are a new version of DITA’s Flight-Series frames. They feature elements of design from the Flight-Series, as well as elements from the iconic Midnight Special frame. This experimental frame is made from thick titanium and features an 8-base wraparound lens. This frame is definitely a special one because DITA has not used this design in over ten years. Binding this titanium to the 8-base wraparound lens involves an intricate method, which only further contributes to their futuristic vibe.
When actor Cary Grant is mentioned, the words sophisticated, elegant and cosmopolitan are often used to describe him. Similarly, when Oliver Peoples comes to mind, the same group of words tend to be used. Therefore, a partnership between the two was bound to occur.
This collaboration is the first time Grant’s name and estate have ever been associated with a brand. With this in mind, we could not picture a more fitting brand than Oliver Peoples for the role.
The inspiration behind all of the frames in the collection is Grant’s character in the Hollywood Classic film North by Northwest. As a result, all of the sun and optical frames were designed after the sunglasses worn by Grant’s character in the film. So, every part of the frames, from their color, material and design, is intended to represent Grant’s refined personality, but with a modern twist.
As previously mentioned, the glasses in this collection are intended to represent Grant’s nature. Thus, Oliver Peoples made sure that every part of the frames featured an element of the actor. With this in mind, no detail was spared. From the temple’s CG monogram designed from his personal stationery, to the custom case influenced by the colors of the suit his character wore, Cary Grant’s presence is felt.
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These sunglasses are designed using handcrafted, custom acetate, which gives each frame a unique pattern. Furthermore, each pair features polarized, glass lenses intended to ease reflect glare and enhance visual clarity.
These optical frames are too made of the finest, handcrafted acetate.Additionally, the technology used to craft the prescription lenses assures greater clearness, less eye strain and a wider field of vision.
Celebrity and sunglasses have become two words that we just cannot keep apart, especially when it comes to singer-songwriter Maluma.
The Colombian artist has been a household name since 2010, and his catchy songs mixed with his admirable sense of his style make it obvious why. His trendy looks are often paired with bold sunglasses, and for this reason, Maluma would not be Maluma without his shades. He is rarely seen without a pair of sunglasses, and with a sunglass collection as stylish as his, we completely understand why. Sunglasses seem to be an important part of his music videos, next to the actual music, of course. Let’s look at some of his best looks:
Numerous stylish shades are sported all throughout the Hola Señorita (Maria) music video. However, one pair in particular stole the show: the Carrera 1021/S. These gold, mirrored sunglasses made it difficult to concentrate on anything else going on in the video.
We could not keep our eyes off of the first pair of sunglasses Maluma wears in his HP music video. The Carrera 5046/S may seem like an average pair of black sunnies from the front, but once you see their side profile, you quickly realize that is not the case. There is nothing simple about this pair, and for this reason, they are featured in a Maluma music video.
There is nothing dull about the music video for Maluma’s song 11pm. Everything about the video is vibrant, from the background colors, outfits and, above all, the sunglasses. The Verso Hydro shades, in particular, are a pair that add a splash of color to the vivid video. These colorful shades were the perfect accessory and if we’re being totally honest, the music video surely would have been incomplete without them.
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In a recent Instagram post, this sunglass guru rocks the Illesteva Courchevel sunnies. This pair of sporty, wraparound sunglasses is truly unique, and for this reason, it’s clear why Maluma is wearing them. The Instagram post features multiple pictures, and in each one, Maluma is sporting the shades, showing that he could just not take them off.
Fans are wondering what Lady Gaga sunglasses were featured in the Oscar-nominated movie ‘A Star is Born’. Since being nominated for an Academy Award for her performance, even her sunglasses are getting attention.
The sunglasses Ally (Lady Gaga) is wearing are a pair of classic Ray-Ban RB2132 style sunglasses.
The Ray-Ban RB2132 Wayfarer sunglasses are a modernized version. Using the same iconic shape as the original, these new Wayfarers have a smaller frame and slightly softer eye shape. The new Wayfarers eliminate the tilt of the originals and offer a higher level of clarity. The lenses come in a variety of colors for a contemporary look and feel.
J Balvin has been making waves this past year, usually in a pair of his iconic J Balvin Chanel sunglasses.
There is no doubt this star has proven himself to be the new champion of reggaeton, with hit songs featuring celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and Queen Bey herself Beyonce. Even Former President Obama was quoted saying “Who doesn’t like J. Balvin?”
Fans of J. Balvin have been taking notes on not only his music but especially his sunglasses style.
With this in mind, what sunglasses does J. Balvin wear? Keep reading as we break down the most popular designer sunglasses we have seen J. Balvin wear.
Top 24 Designer Sunglasses J. Balvin Wears
As the first Latin artist to be selected as an ambassador for New York’s Fashion Week: Men’s, J. Balvin is a true believer that sunglasses are an essential part of every man’s outfit. While most men would select for a humble pair of aviators, instead this Latin singer is constantly pushing the limit of gender fluidity in fashion. After great research, we put together a list of the Top 24 sunglasses J. Balvin wears and where you can get his look.
#1 Gucci Blind For Love
This particular pair has been trending this past summer with stars like Bad Bunny, and Elton John wearing the same pair. Thus, it’s only natural J. Balvin would jump on this stylish on-trend look.
J. Balvin puts on some of the hottest concerts and each time he does it he’s seen in the most fashionable and on-trend sunnies.
About the Gucci GG0363S Flip-Up sunglasses: These designer frames feature metal square-frame with a rimless flip-up detail. The Gucci’s rectangular GG0363S sunglasses are crafted of polished goldtone metal and styled with light pink acetate temple tips. Made in Italy, this chic pair features green rimless flip-up sunglasses that offer 100% UVA and UVB protection. Logo at temples. Rectangular shape. Light pink acetate nose pads. Filigree at temples and bridge.
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The tiny round sunnies have been a trend-setting look this past year so its no surprise J. Balvin would be wearing a pair. We found a similar style by Illesteva.
About the Illesteva Nicotera sunglasses: The Nicotera, named after the southern città, is our version of the 1953 film reimagined with Audrey Hepburn donning glasses. Its vintage shape forming an ellipse, holding by decorative lightweight stainless steel frame is perfect for a ride in the sun or an afternoon by the water. Best for heart and square shaped faces.
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Being that these Prada cat-eye sunnies embody the essence of cool, it’s no surprise J. Balvin would be wearing them.
About the Prada SPR63U sunglasses: Featured in the SS18 runway show and with tons of celebrities wearing them. These Prada SPR63U cat-eye frame sunglasses feature a contemporary design with a 90’s vibe. The cat-eye frame front with slender metal profiles and distinctive doube bridge.
#5 Gucci GG0291S Shield Sunglasses
The oversized shield sunglasses trend has taken the fashion by storm. For instance, these sunglasses not only shield you from the sun but are a J. Balvin approved style statement.
About the Gucci GG0291S sunglasses: Showcasing gold mirrored shield-like lenses, Gucci’s rimless GG0291S shield sunglasses are designed with a geometric aviator shape. Now a hallmark of the Italian house, the Sylvie stripe, featured at the temples on this pair, is named after the bag that it first appeared on.
#6 Dior Homme DIORINCLUSION Sunglasses
Google Pixel 3: J Balvin un dia extraordinario / J Balvin’s Extraordinary Day - YouTube
J. Balvin is taking the world by storm, not only through the radio but also through our TVs. This past year J. Balvin teamed up with Google Pixel 3 and YouTube Music for a new Spanish-language ad campaign, which was developed to celebrate Latin artists and their impact on global culture. As the first Latin artists to be featured, Balvin did not disappoint styled in a pair of Dior Homme sunglasses.
About the Dior Homme DiorInclusion sunglasses: With their graphic shape and slender construction, the “DiorInclusion” sunglasses epitomise the spirit of the Winter 2018 show. The silver-tone metal frame is ultra-thin and the double bridge is fixed onto the lenses. Openwork temples show the emblematic Dior Homme cut. The grey lenses ensure 100% UV protection.
#7 Gucci GG0357S Sunglasses
J. Balvin loves his blinged out Gucci sunglasses. Notably these sunnies, have been seen on many mainstream celebrities like Bad Bunny, and Nicki Minaj.
About the Gucci’s GG0357S sunglasses: made in Italy of shiny tortoiseshell acetate hand-applied with sparkly iridescent crystals. Part of the Hollywood Forever Collection, this bejeweled pair is designed with a shield-like rectangular frame for a futuristic look.
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Different from the typical J Balvin Chanel sunglasses, the Dior Club1 Visor “I Adior” was supported by Balvin in the “Mi Cama” music video with Karol G featuring Nicky Jam. This DiorClub1 visor became a hot summer accessory and has been seen on celebrities like Kim Kardashian, and Bad Bunny.
About the Dior Club1 Visor: As seen on the SS2018 runway. The Dior Visor features a black and white frame adorned with the “J’adior” signature, while the shiny silver, transparent visor recalls the colorful world of the collection. The elastic, woven with the inscription “Christian Dior”, is adjustable, guaranteeing comfortable wear.
#9 Alain Mikli Edwidge Jeweled Sunglasses
As seen in the official music video “No Es Justo” by J. Balvin, Zion & Lennox. Balvin is wearing the Alain Mikli sunglasses below.
About the Alain Mikli Edwidge Jeweled sunglasses: A unique collection of eyewear by two quintessential Parisian brands: get inspired by these fierce, feminine shades embellished with tiny, round Swarovski crystals.
Just by scrolling through J. Balvin Instagram you can see he is a big fan of designer sunglasses and has his unique style in many different styles of oversized oval sunnies like these Alain Mikli sunglasses.
About the Alain Mikli Roselyne Sunglasses: Handmade in Italy, Alain Mikli x Alexandre Vauthier’s oversized Roselyne round sunglasses are constructed of black marbled acetate embellished with tiny round Swarovski crystals. Bold and ultra-feminine, this sparkling pair draws inspiration from glamorous frames discovered in Alain Mikli’s archive.
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Notably, J. Balvin is a fashion trend-setter in many forms. However, from time to time he does it keep his look classic by wearing a pair of black aviators. We found a similar pair of J. Balvin inspired aviators by Illesteva.
#13 Rimless Rectangle Sunglasses
Transparent sunnies have been a hot look this past summer. Celebs like Justin Beiber, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jennerhave been seen rocking this 90’s inspired look. J. Balvin has been seen in a few different colors of the rimless frame. We found a similar pair by Oliver Peoples Daveigh.
A new year is upon us but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a moment to look back on the best celebrity sunglasses of 2018. Our eye stylist put together a list of the top 12 sunnies we saw celebrities wearing this past year that became an instant hit!
#1 Bad Bunny Sunglasses – Gucci ‘L’Aveugle Par Amour’
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Bad Bunny is often seen sporting eccentric outfits and accessories wherever he is and needless to say, he’s a pretty trendy guy. At the Latin AMAs he wore a pastel yellow floral suit, bright red shoes, and a stylish pair of Gucci GG0113S sunglasses to top it all off. While the floral suit may be too much for some, the Gucci sunglasses have just the right amount of boldness to them, making them the perfect accessory for all, sure to spruce up just about any outfit.
These round sunglasses are white acetate and gold-tone metal with transparent rubber nose pads. The grey gradient lenses provide 100% UV protection. Find engraved text in white and signature carved bee hardware at the frame with the logo engraved at temples. The gold-tone logo is stamped on tortoiseshell acetate temple tips with gold-tone and antiqued brass-tone hardware.
#2 Kim Kardashian-West and Kourtney Kardashian Dior Visor Moment
Summer of 2018 we saw a comeback of the retro Visor and it wasn’t until Kim Kardashian-West and Kourtney Kardashian posting an Instagram pic vacationing in Turks & Caicos sporting the Dior Visor that we knew visors were here to stay!
The Dior Club1 visor, a simple portion of a hat, has a status as a classic senior accessory, adored by bridge-playing nanas in Boca. Golfers are often seen wearing the hat on the green. The hollow hat was also the signature of the 90’s, often complemented with bleached tips. Call it visual birth control. Call it tacky. But, naturally, the visor—like the icky-chic fanny packs—is making a big comeback.
#3 Gigi Hadid’s Vogue Eyewear x Gigi Hadid Sunglasses
The Gigi Hadid sunglasses collection may be the biggest we’ve ever seen, but that hasn’t stopped her from wearing her favorite pair of cat-eye sunnies from her collaboration with Vogue Eyewear, over and over again.
These tiny cat-eye sunnies have been a staple wardrobe piece for many celebs in 2018. Featuring eye-catching angles, classic and ultra-feminine lens shades, light-filled colors – including rich tones of tortoise and black make sure these distinctive shades are all about attitude.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex attended the Invictus Game in Syndey this past year wearing a pair of Illesteva Palm Beach sunglasses. This look took the internet by storm and everyone wants these hot trending sunnies! There’s no doubt whatever Meghan is wearing people are going to want it. The now pregnant Duchess is a big fan of the brand Illesteva and has been photographed wearing the sunglasses at past events.
The Illesteva Palm Beach Sunglasses feature a vintage-inspired look with a contemporary twist. The Palm Beach is a subtle cat-eye frame with slim gold stainless steel temples. The rounded lenses make this frame more modern and contemporary.
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When Season 4 of Ballers started people were going crazy asking “What Sunglasses is The Rock Wearing in Ballers Season 4?” Well, you are in luck because our designer sunglasses expert spotted these sunnies and knew already that Dwayne Johnson, AKA The Rock, is wearing the new DITA FLIGHT SEVEN sunglasses which are an incredibly sleek crafted pair of sunglasses.
The Dita Flight-Seven sunglasses began as a tribute to the supersonic military aircraft of the 1970s. These jets combined aerodynamic grace with revolutionary technology to reach speeds in excess of Mach 3; the fighter pilots who commanded these jets became international icons for their daring and courageous attitude, as well as for the classic aviator’s style that followed them onto the tarmac.
Theres no doubt Kendall Jenner looks great in just about everything, but past summer she was seen sporting a pair of Ray-Ban Hexagon Sunglasses and literally set a trend that can’t be stopped. When it comes to sunglasses, especially, Jenner has been the head trend-setter for what’s in and out, so when she’s seen in a pair of shades, you KNOW they are a must have. She was seen this past summer sporting a pair of Ray-Ban RB3548 sunglasses, which basically means you have to purchase yourself a pair right now.
The Ray-Ban hexagonal sunglasses are the evolution of round featuring flat crystal lenses. Round shape has met flat lenses with these sunnies. This hexagonal round metal shape features thin coined profiles and flat crystal lenses on classic gold with extremely thin temples.
#8 King James in Thom Browne TB015 Sunglasses
It is no secret that LeBron James is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, but it’s also no secret that he’s one of the most fashion-forward players in the game too—obvious through his Thom Browne TB015 sunglasses. James made his teammates all wear coordinating Thom Browne outfits for the NBA finals and he paired his oh-so-trendy look with a pair of silver-mirrored sunglasses by the same designer. How it’s possible to be a star both on and off the court, we have no idea, but a pair of Thom Browne sunglasses could be the answer.
#9 Emma Roberts Wearing Oliver Peoples Zasia Sunglasses
Emma Roberts gained recognition from her role on Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous, but she’s gone to take on much more mature roles and appear in films and shows very different than what she got her start in. Roberts is also a singer, proving that her talent doesn’t just end at acting. Her knowledge of fashion became clear through an Instagram post of her’s in which she’s sporting a pair of Oliver Peoples Zasia sunglasses. It’s clear appearing on the Best Dressed list was well-deserved.
If you’re Beyonce, you know that it truly is best to go big or go home and that must’ve been the motto that inspired her rocking the Gucci GG0083S sunglasses. These stylish Gucci oversized sunglasses are made of pink glitter, tortoiseshell, and yellow glitter colorblocked acetate and feature an etched logo at the lens corner. This incredible ensemble screams Beyonce and really is perfection
Kourtney Kardashian is the eldest sibling of the Kardashian-Jenner clan and she’s proven that being older definitely means being wiser, at least in terms of fashion. Kardashian’s wardrobe has totally transformed in these past few years and she’s, somehow, gotten trendier with age. Her summer vacation pictures feature the hottest destinations with the most stylish of outfits and we can’t forget her model beau, so she’s basically winning at life. She posted a photo on a recent vacation sporting a pair of Oakley Flak 2.0 sunglasses, showing that she’s keeping up with the latest trend of sporty shades, but it’s Kourtney Kardashian, so why wouldn’t she be up-to-date with the trends?
#12 Nicki Minaj Wearing Gucci GG0234S Sunglasses
Nicki Minaj has never failed us—from her catchy rap lyrics, killer outfits, and quick tongue—she’s kept us on our toes since she’s entered the public eye. In her most recent music video with Ariana Grande, she’s rocking a pair of Gucci GG0234S sunglasses, further showing how she’s just incapable of disappointing us. These shades scream Nicki Minaj and of course, are nothing short of fabulous.
If you have a diamond face shape, find out how to pick sunglasses for your face shape. Diamond shaped faces generally have a narrow jawline or forehead. A diamond-shaped face will have a narrow forehead and jawline with the widest area being the cheekbones.
What are the Best Sunglasses for Diamond Face Shape?
When choosing a pair of perfect diamond face shape sunglasses, the goal is to enhance your cheekbones. Both oval and tiny cat-eye sunglasses are ideal since their gentler curve will match with the natural highpoints of the diamond-shaped face. Aviators, small round sunglasses are also a great choice.
Rocking typical Kris Jenner sunglasses, Kris demonstrates the true meaning of Hollywood Christmas – showing the world your “rich as f**k.”
Just one day after the Kardashian/Jenner/West’s annual Christmas Eve party, the iconic family celebrated the holiday by gifting each other presents that most of us can only dream of. Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian both shared an Instagram story of their momager, Kris Jenner with a slight smirk wearing designer sunglasses and holding her brand new Goyard suitcase that read “Rich As F**k.” It’s worth a reported $15,000.
These Saint Laurent oversized square frame sunglasses feature a flat top along the bridge with non-polarized nylon lenses. The oversized sunglasses trend is on-brand for the Kardashian clan. So if you are on a search for a pair of oversized sunnies check out the similar pairs below:
Firstly, the new Tom Ford Atticus sunglasses were released this season and as a result, became a hot must-have item. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez have featured these glasses on her Instagram story and we are just waiting for the Kardashian/Jenners to sport these iconic shades.
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Tom Ford Atticus Sunglasses
The Tom Ford Atticus feature an oversized shiny frame with square plastic shield enriched by lens spoilers along the temples. Etched with the Tom Ford logo on the lens, these futuristic sunglasses are made in Italy and provide 100% UV Protection. These Tom Ford shield sunglasses are available in a variety of colors to match any personality.
In conclusion, these shades were designed for men and women and set the bar for any fashion trendsetter. To shop more Tom Ford sunglasses go to designereyes.com
Replacing the temples on acetate frames usually costs a lot less than replacing the whole pair of sunglasses. Once you’ve purchased replacement spectacle arms for your Ray-Ban sunglasses, you’re just a few simple steps away from having a fully functional pair of sunglasses again.
How to Install Replacement Arms for Glasses
Verify the replacement parts correspond with the original
Unscrew the damaged temples
Install the new temples
Check that the temples are not too loose or too tight
Be espcially careful in the case of Flex Hinges
Visually Inspect the repaired eyewear
Ensuring the temples are horizontally aligned and close properly.
Make sure the frame rests flat and the temples are aligned vertically
Clean the frames
Gently polish the frame and lenses with a microfiber cloth.