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Sep 14 2011

AW11 Preview: Chanel Prestige Eyewear Collection

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I love glasses, well I kind of have to as I wear them, and I adore sunglasses, so I was in heaven yesterday as I previewed the autumn/winter 2011 Chanel Prestige Eyewear collection. For most designer lovers sunglasses are the best option to have a piece of your favourite label in your wardrobe, and this Chanel eyewear line has all the signature touches of the clothing and iconic handbags.

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The collection takes its inspiration from the interlaced leather chain from the classic Chanel 2.55 bag, with both the optical and sunglasses featuring the weave chain-effect along the arms. There are three styles square oversize, aviator and my favourite the cat’s eye style. As well as classic black, the frames are available in muted hues of blue, taupe, grey, and a wine red.

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What did catch my attention was how adorable the optical eyewear was, I know we all love big sunglasses, but for fellow specky geeks it is nice to know Chanel has your back with stylish frames. I feel in love with these wine coloured ones – how amazing are they – roll on November when they are out.

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As well as loving all the frames the campaign for the collection is completely stunning starring the gorgeous Claudia Schiffer. Shot in black and white, Claudia’ striking looks really standout and I love the addition of camellias in her hair, cute touch.

I also found this amazing video about the creation of the collection, which features Karl himself sketching out his designs, oh how I would love to meet him!!

As well as checking out the new collection the showroom had some of the sunglasses seen on the runway. Love the feathered sunglasses.Chaneleyewear3 AW11 Preview: Chanel Prestige Eyewear Collection %tagChaneleyewear2 AW11 Preview: Chanel Prestige Eyewear Collection %tagChaneleyewear6 AW11 Preview: Chanel Prestige Eyewear Collection %tag

It was so sweet of the Chanel PR team to invite me I had a blast, and I was so surprised and thrilled that I got to take pair of sunglasses away, so now I finally own something Chanel!! I have the lovely cat-eye sunglasses in the gorgeous grey-brown hue, I just can’t stop looking at them!!!

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I love them so much!!!

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