Page 15 - The Hunt - Summer 2019
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                By EilEEn Smith DallaBriDa
THROW SOME SHADE
 Sunglasses are the ultimate personal accessory. Vogue editor Anna Wintour’s sleek bob and oversized dark glasses have been making a fashion statement for more than 40 years. Bono says
his omnipresent blue-tinted shades are inspired by “part vanity, part privacy, part light sensitivity.” Replicas of Jackie Kennedy’s signature black glasses with pewter Greek key detailing are sold by the Smithsonian Store.
In Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn slinked through Manhattan in cat-eye sunnies. Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s yellow Ray-Ban Shooters had a “cigarette hole” above the nose bridge so he could steady his rifle. Steve McQueen, meanwhile, elevated coolness to Arctic heights with his collapsible Persols in The Thomas Crown Affair. The originals fetched $60,000 at auction, but you can buy the current version for $400.
You don’t have to be a celebrity to have it made in the shade. First and foremost, shop for lenses with 100-percent UVA and UVB protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Polarization reduces glare, which is super if you’re boating, fishing or skiing—and wrap-around lenses block out light and glare
from the side.
Sunglasses are good for you in other ways, too. Wearing
them reduces the risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and skin cancer around the eyes. They also guard against snow blindness, so UV rays reflecting off the snow
don’t burn the corneas. Dark lenses also minimize headaches associated with sun glare, and slipping on shades will protect your eyes from dust, grit, sand and strong winds.
Turn the page for some of the brightest ideas in sunglasses.
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