There are few things that instantly pull it all together like a great pair of sunnies. And so, on this first day (official) of summer we’re rounding up some of the coolest shades to beat the heat. Whether you’re lounging poolside or simply running errands sans makeup, a fabulous pair of sunglasses will serve you well all summer long. And as has been in the case in other forays of fashion, the trends are all over the map — demure to daring, campy to chic.
We’ll start with some of the funkier choices this season with a pair of shades that give this IND Styler visions of the lovely Penny Lane (Almost Famous fashion at its finest). The super round colored lenses on these beauties from Maven Womenswear are certainly a choice for the hippiest of chics among us. But, pair with a dapper menswear inspired ensemble and you’re just the right blend of edge and ease.
For a more classic look try these tortoise shell glasses with a hint of blue from Shoe La La by Tom’s. They’ll serve you year after year and offer that rare chance to give back. For every pair of glasses you buy Tom’s funds one individual to restore or save their sight.
For the everyday eyewear you can’t beat a good pair of aviators. There’s something sexy and unisex about these Ray Bans from LA Specs with green lenses. And with a kind of universal appeal they go easily from office to beach. Perhaps our favorite of all are the sexy little black sunnies by Versace at LA Specs. They’re just the sort of thing we’d see on our favorite vixen — red lips, pencil skirt. And yet, just the sort of glasses that take your sloppy bun and cut offs to a glamorous place.
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OCT 22 This entertaining short (15 minutes) film on Munchies is all about Boudin. Thank goodness it's just a documentary-style piece filled with the voices and faces of south Louisiana, as opposed to outsiders waxing poetic about our regional specialties. But be warned, there is some pretty graphic pig butchery going on here, so if you're squeamish it may not be for you.
OCT 22 A state judge threw out the lawsuit of a former employee of the LSU Alumni Association, the Advocate reports here. The employee had claimed the former director of the group gave her a job so she'd have sex with him, and after she left agreed to continue to pay her -- so she'd have sex with him. Apparently you get no points for hutzpah.
OCT 22 Education blogger Mike Deshotels writes about the retraction of the Cowen report in this post. However you slice it, the Recovery School District is still failing, he says. (But Mike, doesn't that depend on what the intention was? If no one ever meant the RSD to fix public education, it's working perfectly, isn't it?)
OCT 22 A major Jindal donor was allowed to avoid the competitive bid process in the purchase of a state office building in Monroe, blogger Tom Aswell reports in this post on Louisiana Voice. The circumstances he lays out here are pretty stinky.
OCT 22 While Govs. Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry attempt to fan the flames of Fox Newsian hysteria into viable presidential hopes with talk of building walls to keep out the Ebola, LA Times columnist Mike Hiltzik gives them some national press they probably don't want: if you want to save lives, he says, try accepting Medicaid expansion. Wups!
OCT 22 It's hard to pick out the most interesting part of this post on Mother Jones about Texas lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick (His claim that migrant workers will bring leprosy to Texas? That Connie Chung's show should be called "Slanted Eye to Eye"?) But of course we must go with the comments about our very own Duck people, and how they are the spokesmen for God.
OCT 22 Advocate owner (and rich guy) John Georges must be doing a little happy dance today. As his paper reports here, the Times Picayune is further reducing its footprint in NOLA, by laying off 100 people and moving their printing operations to Mobile. (Yes, Alabama.) Does this mean the Advocate won?
OCT 22 Baton Rouge's downtown is now starting to show significant growth, this post on DIG Baton Rouge reports. With new construction, new restaurants and new housing units popping up, the downtown area is finally starting to look like a capital city, the story says.
OCT 21 Two St. John Parish employees were indicted in connection with the amoeba found in the parish water supply, WVUE reports in this post. They are accused of lying about testing the water for proper chlorine levels, the story says, claims that were contradicted by their government vehicles' GPS records.
OCT 21 The McClatchy DC blog posts this fascinating view of Louisiana's political landscape. It's a little heavy on the cliches, and also a little heavy on the quaint Cajun/Creole shtick, but it's still good reading -- if only for the outside view of our insides.
OCT 21 Here's an interesting story from the National Journal about New Orleans almost 10 years post-Katrina. There are demographic information and charts, as well as some commentary about the corresponding changes in the way the city looks and works.
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