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Chic Frames for the Chic College Student: SEE Eyewear

As mid-term week approaches, college students start to get lazier when it comes to putting on a fresh face before stepping out of the dorm. Wouldn’t it be great to look casual and trendy at the same time without even trying?

Fashion experts have long been debating the easiest way to add a flare of sophistication to a simple outfit. But I have found the secret in a commonplace accessory: glasses.

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(courtesy of http://www.seeeyewear.com)

Glasses are your go-to secret weapon. When confronting fashion in college, might at first seem counter intuitive  When walking around campus, I only see thick-lensed frames pop up on faces of computer science nerds or on athletes battling pink eye. Most college students have their seventh-grade frames stashed away in their bottom desk drawer for emergency purposes only.

But the fact that the majority of college students opt for contact lenses makes wearing glasses unique. And if you pick out a super cute pair, it can add a new layer of personality to your look that feels just as refreshing as a new makeover.

Whether you’re one to plan your outfits days in advance or you barely manage to roll out of bed in time for class, a perfect pair of glasses can give you a nerdy chic twist that adds an unidentifiable spark to any look.

I discovered my power weapon in a pair of glasses from an eye-wear boutique in Boston a couple of years back. While satisfying my shopping cravings on Newbury St., I stumbled upon SEE Eyewear. Their window display glinting with colorful and retro-style frames lured me into their basement store, where I spent hours trying on various frames before settling on a pair of ruby red specs with tortoise shell lining the sides.

SEE’s carefully crafted frames might edge on the pricier side of your budget, but the quality makes up for the cost. Their stores can be found all across the country and have grown in renown throughout the years. Just this fall, SEE Eyewear was featured in magazines including Marie Claire, Seventeen, People and GQ. As a lover of SEE since the very start, I know that their newly acquired prominence does not go unwarranted.

 

see chic frames - seven halos

(courtesy of http://www.seeeyewear.com)

Whether you choose SEE or another local eye-wear boutique, make sure to choose a pair of frames that fits your face shape. Experiment with colors and dare to be bold! Glasses can make a statement that says a lot about your personality, so make sure your pair accurately reflects you.

 

Noël Um is a contributing writer at Seven Halos and is a first-year English and Professional Writing major at Carnegie Mellon University. She loves ballet, poetry, fashion and blogging.

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Change your look: Be Bold With Your Liner

bangstyle.com  beauty  Be Bold With Your LinerWhen you are feeling like you need a change in your life, sometimes it’s best to just change your look. We’re not suggesting shaving your head or getting a face tattoo but something less committal, like going bold with your makeup for a day or two.

Try colored eyeliner to start instead of the traditional black or brown. Using colored liner will make your eyes pop and can make your not-quite-eight-hours, tired eyes look brighter and the look easily transfers from day to night.

bangstyle.com  beauty  Be Bold With Your LinerTo achieve this look, you can either go with a colored pencil or if you have a shadow in the perfect color, you can use an eyeliner brush to get the thin line. If you go with the shadow technique, make sure to use eyelid primer to insure that the color will stay on your lids. Sometimes eyeshadows don’t result in a really bold and opaque color, but you can moisten the brush a bit before picking up the shadow to get a more vivid look.

For some inspiration, check out Anna Sui’s Fall 2012 runway looks. The models were sporting thick liner in a bright cobalt blue. Their look also had a blue spot underneath their eyes which probably doesn’t translate to an off-the-runway look unless you are really trying to catch some attention. bangstyle.com  beauty  Be Bold With Your Liner For this bright blue, look into M.A.C’s Eye Kohl pencil in Hyacinth or NARS Matte Eyeshadow inOutremer.

If you want to try something new rather than the traditional black but don’t feel that this bold look is for you, try out gold liner. This look offers a different approach to liner but doesn’t stray into the outrageous.

Change your look: Be Bold With Your Liner

bangstyle.com  beauty  Be Bold With Your LinerWhen you are feeling like you need a change in your life, sometimes it’s best to just change your look. We’re not suggesting shaving your head or getting a face tattoo but something less committal, like going bold with your makeup for a day or two.

Try colored eyeliner to start instead of the traditional black or brown. Using colored liner will make your eyes pop and can make your not-quite-eight-hours, tired eyes look brighter and the look easily transfers from day to night.

bangstyle.com  beauty  Be Bold With Your LinerTo achieve this look, you can either go with a colored pencil or if you have a shadow in the perfect color, you can use an eyeliner brush to get the thin line. If you go with the shadow technique, make sure to use eyelid primer to insure that the color will stay on your lids. Sometimes eyeshadows don’t result in a really bold and opaque color, but you can moisten the brush a bit before picking up the shadow to get a more vivid look.

For some inspiration, check out Anna Sui’s Fall 2012 runway looks. The models were sporting thick liner in a bright cobalt blue. Their look also had a blue spot underneath their eyes which probably doesn’t translate to an off-the-runway look unless you are really trying to catch some attention. bangstyle.com  beauty  Be Bold With Your Liner For this bright blue, look into M.A.C’s Eye Kohl pencil in Hyacinth or NARS Matte Eyeshadow inOutremer.

If you want to try something new rather than the traditional black but don’t feel that this bold look is for you, try out gold liner. This look offers a different approach to liner but doesn’t stray into the outrageous.

The Seven Halos Collection is here!

After seven long months of production, the Seven Halos x Sophie Blake collection is finally here!

Seven Halos and Sophie Blake capsule Collection Debut

Jennifer Smith, Founder of SevenHalos.com entered in a collaborative partnership with NY based Jeweley Designer to create a unique hand crafter luxury pieces. Inspired by the baroque pattern of Jennifer’s mother’s antique dresser, seven pieces came to gather in to form a limited edition line that combined matte black wood with 18k gold plating and chains.

The whole point of having a statement necklace is for it to be bold, for it to speak for itself. I’ve always described my personal style as classy with a hard edge. An elegant rebellion. I wanted this first collection to really be reflective of me and my personality, but also be something that any confident woman could wear and get noticed in”- Jennifer Smith, Founder of SevenHalos.com

In typical Seven Halos fashion, no frill was spared. The collection was debuted at District Lounge, one of Boston’s best venues for dining and night life. Guest entered into a white leather adorned corridor where they were asked to grace the camera with their presence.  Before entering the main room, each person was greeted with a glass of champagne and directed to the asian inspired appetizer buffet.  Guest were entertained with a live painting

Artist/ painter Wendy Darling with Jenn Nicole Smith of Seven Halos
Artist/ painter Wendy Darling with Jenn Nicole Smith of Seven Halos

session from local artist and trendsetter Wendy Darling, who’s portrait of the iconic Grace Jones would later be raffled off to luck winner. The night was sponsored by Zico coconut water who provided naturally hydrating cocktails throughout the night.

Seven & Blake: Capsule Collection

Painting by Wendy Darling

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Seven & Blake: Capsule Collection

the Seven Halos team

Seven & Blake: Capsule Collection

The designers-Jenn Nicole Smith, Founder and CEO of SevenHalos.com (left) and Sophie Blake, international jewelry designer (right)

Jenn Nicole Smith, Founder and CEO of Seven Halos llc

Jenn Nicole Smith, Founder and CEO of Seven Halos llc

Photog to Watch: Diego Diaz Marin

 Diego Diaz Marin fashion photographer Earlier this week we I caught up with Italian fashion photographer, Diego Diaz Marin. Born in Spain, Marin is now based in Italy. His unique and vibrant style has earned him repeat placements on Vogue Italia and growing worldwide recognition. His latest shoot was was the Aquazzura spring/summer 2012 campaign, which he was happy to share with us here at Seven Halos.

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Tell us about your shooting style. I’ve noticed you like very vivid colors and have an appreciation for the human form.

I always want to show the eccentricity, the color and the light of my hometown(Torre Del Mar,Spain) I really like to mix different themes like sex and religion, crazy and elegance….

What is the background for the Aquazzura shoot, the inspiration for it?

This shoot happened in Florence, but is inspired by the vision of a tropical place in 90′s, like la Costa Del Sol, Miami or Capri.

Do you feel current fashion trends influences your style of shooting at the time?

Yes, because i think that all is linked with fashion trends, art photography…everything.

What can we expect to see from you in the years to come?

I don’t know,hehhe…I really like what I do now, but maybe in the future I want to try making videos, films.

Diego Diaz Marin Aquazzura s/s2012
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Diego Diaz Marin Aquazzura s/s2012
Diego Diaz Marin Aquazzura s/s2012Diego Diaz Marin Aquazzura s/s2012

Diego Diaz Marin Aquazzura s/s2012
Diego Diaz Marin Aquazzura s/s2012

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