This Season's Shades: a style guide

This Season's Shades: a style guide

Everyone has a favorite sunglasses style, and rotating among several different pairs is an exceptionally easy way to change your look. With sunglasses, you can try a trend without investing a lot of money into a whole outfit.

Mirrored sunglasses came on strong in 2015 and they are here to stay in 2016. One of our most popular styles from Blue Planet. This Classic Bamboo polarized pair is right on trend at $45:
Also trending in eyewear are circular and oversize shapes recalling the peace, love and fashion movement of the '60s era. Characterized by the Brit invasion and American Pop explosion, Mod expression, fashion icons like Twiggy and music icons like The Velvet Underground's front woman Nico, these styles have been enduring throughout the decades.

Protect yourself from the sun's rays in UVA/B shaded lenses and glance out at your world in full style
 like Twiggy did in ​these oversize clear shades, or go a little more undercover and peruse fashion magazines with dark lenses like Nico and many others​:



Similar styles at lou lou include our retro wayfarers priced at $20:
And our Blue Planet Ojai polarized sunglasses, $30:

An added bonus is that Blue Planet glasses (in black) give back to the visually impaired community. ​Blue Planet has donated more that 75,000 pairs of glasses!

For a real pop of color throw on these bold ​shades for a full circle look, in their​ fully fabulous red color which is indeed still in for Spring. It doesn't matter that we are well past the holidays; red stays chic along with Spring pastels, especially in rounded formation. ​


Blue Planet Sunglasses in Red Color
​Ring around the Rosie: Eyes on Fashion Week (Paris) 
This year's fashion week in Paris has​ come and gone (debuting styles for Fall of 2016, it's clear that Spring is always in) and proved that many designers are "petal pushers" as they're being called by many fashionistas. What's our flowery nod to that? Our rose colored glasses that are just $25:
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​Grace Jones recently attended a book signing during fashion week in Paris and danced all night afterwards, truly living her La Vie en Rose. She's one of those ladies that can wear sunglasses on any red carpet, in or outside, and still look cool. She's wearing oversize, geometric shades here.

Grace Jones in circular shades and Naomi Campbell rocking aviators, with just enough round contour to shape her face perfectly.
 
Aviators can also be found at lou lou if you want to channel your inner Naomi. Our Blue Planet Shiny Gold Aviators are just $30:
You have many options for a clear, bright​ and unobstructed view. Springtime is happening all around us, and it's time to pick which type of circular accessory you want to protect your eyes from the biggest, baddest circle there is, the one we all enjoy most. 
Blue Planet Sunglasses

Shine on!
Isla
 




 
Kiki in Paris, Kids in Paradise

Kiki in Paris, Kids in Paradise

Fashionistas are often born that way - one may be influenced by their family, their friends and the world at large, but ultimately some people just have an innate sense of and love for fashionable accessories and an outlet for creative expression.
Many of us know girls and teenagers who want to dress up or just be trendy in general, and sometimes it is a challenge to find gifts that are age and price appropriate. After all, if a girl is wearing Tiffany bracelets as a kid she certainly won't lose that expensive taste going forward, but we hear a lot of parents say that they want their girls to know that things have to be earned in life.
Kiki in Paris is a line created by and for younger trendsetters, inspired by the savvy sisters seen below. Who better to know what a younger person wants then a person who is actually that age?
The best part, aside from the fact that this is a beautiful sisterly creative collaboration, is that the items are mix and match. You can purchase any group of three or six bracelets customized for her style and personality. So just as they have created their own line, you can create your own combination for that little trendsetter and be the one who gives the gift that they actually want to receive.
And, since Easter is upon us, Kiki in Paris items make the perfect Easter basket gift for girls and teens. The Sweet Thing Bunny hair clips ($10) are a cute seasonal outfit addition, shown here:

Make the season special with a few fun pieces (starting at just $10) from our Kiki in Paris line. We have everything you need for Easter basket gifts and to complement that special dress, whether you shop in our stores or order online. Shipping is free and easy, and we will get it to you before the big day!

Happy Spring - accessorizing and gift giving has never been easier than with Kiki in Paris!
Isla