Since launching her eponymous brand in 1988, New Zealand-based fashion designer Karen Walker has won the hearts and minds of many fashionistas with her chic sunglasses collection. Walker juxtaposes opposites — masculine and feminine, luxurious and casual, edgy and sweet — to create shades that vary from boho-retro to elegant and avant-garde. The popular Helter Skelter design, for example, comes in classic tortoiseshell for an everyday casual look, and in black and gold metal for mysterious Hollywood glamour. Walker takes a similar approach to her Perfect Day cat-eye sunglasses, Deep Freeze wayfarers, and oversize frames. In addition to sunglasses, Walker designs women’s clothing, jewelry, and — for good measure — home accessories that have earned her accolades from the likes of <i>Vogue</i>, <i>InStyle</i>, and <i>Nylon</i>.
If you're looking for the absolute cream of the crop when it comes to accessorizing this spring, you've come to the right place! This fine-tuned selection from Steven Alan's showroom epitomizes downtown chic — think glam oversize shades from Karen Walker, unfussy foldover clutches from Clare Vivier, gauzy scarves from Lemlem and, of course, Steven Alan's own stylish shoulder bags and crossbodies. Want to learn more? Read <a href="http://www.gilt.com/blog/category/women/gilt-inspiration/2012/04/09/steven-alan-showroom-lemlem-clare-vivier/">"5 Questions for Steven Alan"</a> over on the Gilt Insider. Plus: Get $50 off when you spend $200 or more on this sale! What are you waiting for?
It's officially beach season, which means we're getting reacquainted with the sundresses in our closets, doing our morning crunches, and looking for the perfect pair of sunglasses. Here, our accessories buyers have rounded up a huge selection of irresistible, statement-making shades: Choose from round frames, aviators, retro-cat eyes, and cool studded options, just to name a few.
Classic wayfarers, glamorous cat-eyes, and more chic designer frames to flatter every face.
Karen Walker has been known for her effortlessly hip looks since 1988, and with this collection of shades, the emphasis is on <i>quirky cool</i>. Frames dressed up in bold tortoise, rainbow-bright hues, and oversize silhouettes are on offer — not to mention the slick aviators and perfectly round numbers. No wonder Rihanna and Florence Welch are fans.