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Polarized Sunglasses

Why Polarized

A virtually invisible filter can be built into lenses to eliminate the amount of reflecting light that enters the eye. Polarized lenses not only reduce glare, they make images appear sharper and clearer, increasing visual clarity and comfort. Most polarized sunglasses provide UV protection which is important to maintaining healthy eye sight. Just as we put on sunscreen to protect our skin, it’s critical that we protect our eyes from UV rays too. Unlike traditional sunglasses, polarized sunglasses block out glare instead of dimming the entire field of vision. Traditional sunglasses may reduce glare, but they may also block out subtle details about the surroundings because of the dye used in tinting the lenses.

The Benefits of Polarized Sunglasses

If you want to see the difference polarization makes, simply go out on a sunny day and hold out two pairs of sunglasses (one polarized, one not) and compare the view through the lenses of each pair. You’ll see that the polarized sunglasses provide increased clarity, allowing you to see details better. The view will be somewhat darker through polarized lenses but the image will look less washed out.

Polarized Sunglasses at AllureAid.com

AllureAid.com offers large selection of polarized sunglasses. Brands like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Ray Ban are available with polarized lenses. Get the benefit of polarized lenses and look fashionable in designer frames.

Ray-Ban RB3025 Polarized Sunglasses DOLCE & GABBANA DG2140 URBAN Polarized SunglassesPrada PR53QS Polarized Sunglasses

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Protect Your Eyes with Designer Eyewear

When you buy sunglasses, look for a style that looks good on you and is comfortable to wear. Different people have different preferences and choosing the right pair of shades will make you stand out in the crown, and provide ample protection for your eyes from UV radiation.

When buying glasses Look for 99 percent or 100 percent UV protection, to block most of harmful UV rays.

The larger the lenses, the better protection they offer. Large lenses generally protect better because they hide more of the area around your eyes.

Although it may seem counter intuitive, darker isn’t automatically better. The darkness of the lens affects only the ability to filter out visible light. The protection from UV light is conferred by coatings applied to the lens.

Yet shading is important in protecting you from glare — a different problem from UV light. For many people, very bright light causes an unpleasant sensation. It makes you squint, and it’s harder to see clearly.

Lenses come in different shades, for different situations. For example, dark lenses are best for a sunny day on the water, while lighter tints may be better choices for overcast days. These days, you can get “photochromic” lenses that change their shade depending on the amount of light. Indoors, they are clear. Outside in bright sun, they become a dark shade.

You want the frames to fit comfortably, with the lenses directly in front of your eyes. Frames should be leveled on your face, and one side should not be higher or lower than the other.

Polarized lenses add additional layer of glare reduction, it’s especially helpful when driving, playing sports, or spending time outdoors.

 

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The Fashionably Warm Scarf

No matter what your style — Scarves can add some needed fashion to your winter wardrobe.

Wrapping your neck with a scarf can add degrees of heat to the chilly winter day. wrap a black silk scarf around your neck to keep your outfit just as fancy as you. If you are more of a casual being, a thick scarf knit with yarn can be added to leggings, sweatpants, or denim and look just as good with any of these. This is the easiest way to warm up any outfit you have, so if you’re pressed for time, make this the one addition you make.


You can wear your scarf in various combinations; as a simple tie. double knot look where you fold the scarf in half and wrap it around your neck, then feed the ends through a twist in the scarf. Another scarf that people tend to lean towards is an infinity scarf. People can just put it over their head, twist it once and put it over the head again and then boom, they’re done. They’re covered, they’re warm and they’re stylish. You can throw it on under a jacket or over a sweater and it looks cute.

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Tech form now matters as much as tech function

The dance between technology and fashion has always been a rather ungainly one, characterized by awkward stumbling, accidental toe-treading and unexpected knees in the groin.

Neither world is really certain what it’s supposed to be doing with the other. Products deemed to combine style with cutting-edge credibility tend to leave the public cold, whether that’s a celebrity-endorsed gadget or solutions to problems that don’t exist (Bluetooth glove-phones, rechargeable handbag chargers). But as technology shrinks, form and style start to become much more important.

The arrival of wearable technology into the marketplace has been muted by this truth. There’s little point in making wearables that people don’t find alluring enough to wear, and while technology companies tie themselves up in knots over the functionality of, say, a smartwatch, the fact is that we require very little from a watch. For most people, aesthetic appeal is more important. That’s why a team of 100 designers is rumored to be working on Apple’s much-anticipated “iWatch”: while the mass adoption of wearable technology is primarily a social battle, it’s one that can be won a whole lot quicker if the product looks cool and feels desirable.

Small wonder, then, that technology companies are beginning to court figures from the fashion world like desperate singletons at a speed-dating event. The departure of Burberry’s Angela Ahrendts for a job at Apple comes only a few weeks after Yves St Laurent’s Paul Deneve made the same move. Google, still engaged in a long-term pre-launch battle for public acceptance for Google Glass, scored a win when Diane von Furstenberg’s models wore the futuristic spectacles at last autumn’s New York Fashion Week. Samsung sent Galaxy Gears watches up the catwalk in Milan with Moschino; Kenzo designed covers for Google’s Nexus 7 tablet at Paris Fashion Week, while those on the front row at Roksanda Ilincic’s recent show in London were slipped a free pair of stylish Sennheiser Momentum headphones. With the attitudes of taste-makers so important in the often sniffy world of fashion, you can hardly blame those technology companies who suddenly find themselves plunged into the luxury accessories market for attempting such overt seduction.

But what do the fashion companies get out of this liaison? Does any kudos flow the other way? “The fashion and beauty worlds were very slow to the digital party,” says Tyler. “Until a couple of years ago there were barely any decent e-commerce websites, and luxury brands were in denial about what technology could do for them – mainly because they were steeped in heritage. But that’s changing.


That developing link with technology was highlighted at Dressed To Code, a “fashion hackathon” hosted by Glamour magazine last month at New York Fashion Week, where coders (split 50/50 between men and women) convened to merge the worlds of technology and fashion through the development of mobile apps. It’s hardly a marriage made in heaven, but perhaps the geek and the chic are finally getting it together.

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The must have pink coat for you.

Pink Coat

Every season some high-street outlet – sometimes Whistles, sometimes Zara, occasionally M&S – will knock out a decent garment that happens to be quite similar to one seen on the runways.

The fashion magazines have been excited over the M&S coat because various high-end designers made pink coats this season.

 

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A pink coat at the Osman show. Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images

Has there ever been a more perfect trend for fashion retailers than a pink coat? Coats are the one type of clothing that everyone accepts should be expensive. Because a coat is something that needs to be good quality: it needs to be warm, it ideally should be waterproof and it needs to withstand daily wear. Ergo, expenditure is acceptable.

Let’s look again at the pink coat. Pink coats are, quite elegant, with the youthful playfulness in them. Yes, it’s a bold look. But it also looks incredibly chic and makes the perfect statement outfit.  It’s not just bright pink either; pastel shades were seen at Topshop Unique, Carven, Jonathan Saunders and Celine; to name just a few.

These Coats are pared back, understated and elegant. Manly silhouettes help to counteract the girly color of the fabric.

Bubblegum pinks are the standout tones for autumn and can look elegant and grown-up for evening or officewear.


Look for unexpected fabrics and textures to create interest in your outfit, like sequins and faux fur – this contrast will work especially well if you’re planning a top-to-toe pink look. Think fluffy pink angora jumper teamed with a vinyl pink pencil skirt.

 

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Samsung’s Galaxy Smartwatch Opens doors For Apple

The Galaxy Gear, $299 smartwatch goes on sale this week. The watch connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and lets you take pictures, record short videos, send and receive text messages, make phone calls, control music playback and more.

For an electronic gadget, it’s a pretty nice looking watch, with its metal edges, rectangular glass display and decent heft, doesn’t feel cheap.

The watch’s glass face is like a small smartphone display — swipes to the right or left on the glass scroll through different pages, allowing access to different apps and features. If you want to open one, like the pedometer, gallery of images and videos or media controller, simply tap the display once you’ve scrolled to that app.

A swipe on the glass from top to bottom serves as a “back” button in most apps, although if the default clock face with the time and weather is displayed, that swipe activates the 1.9-megapixel camera on the wristband. A swipe up when the time and weather are displayed gives you a dial pad to make calls. It may sound like a lot to remember, but it’s actually intuitive and you get used to it quickly. And looking down in the morning and seeing the temperature on your wrist — and then giving a tap for a detailed report — is pretty cool.

There are several negatives to this watch. The watch only works with the Galaxy Note 3, the new “phablet” slated to be released in the coming weeks, costing $300 to $350 (with a two-year contract). CNET reports that other Samsung Galaxy devices will be compatible with Gear by the end of the year.

The Galaxy Gear is also; scrolling through the menu items, taking pictures and S-Voice seems to lag.

If I got a text message, the phone would buzz in my pocket several seconds before I got a notification on the watch.

You can get texts, but not picture messages. You can take pictures with Galaxy Gear — and they’re decent pictures — but you have to transfer them to your phone before you can send them to anyone.

When text message arrives, you can choose to respond by either calling or using S-Voice.

The watch, of course, can also be used as a phone, thanks to a speaker and microphone on the wrist band. But remember — it’s connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, so your smartphone is actually the device using the network. You can choose to have the volume low and talk into your wrist Dick Tracy-style, or raise the volume and use it more like a speaker phone. Samsung representatives explained that it’s the type of feature that would be used if you needed to answer a call while driving, although I think that the type of person who would spend $300 on a first generation smartwatch may also have a car that’s equipped with a Bluetooth hands-free system, which is far superior.

The concept of the watch is great, and smartwatches will one day become as ubiquitous as smartphones are today, but not this watch.

In the end, the $300 price tag is not worth it on a first-generation smartwatch that doesn’t work very well

Let’s see what Apple comes back with.

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THE Fashion Week Phone: HTC One Red

As if the super-sleek smartphone superstar HTC One couldn’t get any better, they’ve gone and updated it in a gorgeous metallic red !

The HTC One in red combines the latest in mobile innovation and design to offer the powerful experience to date. The BlinkFeed aggregates feeds from your selected news sources, social sites and apps to create a customizable, real-time stream of relevant information on your screen.

HTC has introduced the revolutionary UtraPixel camera, for superior images in low light. The feature allows you to capture the moment, not just a split-second snapshot, by creating a 3 second moving image that you can choose exact stills from. So whether you’re trying to take the perfect street style moment and want lots of shots to choose from, or making a cool GIF, you’re sorted! You can also upload straight into Instagram Video to share your moving moment with your followers.

The HTC One could practically play the soundtrack on the catwalk thanks to the epic BoomSound technology, which brings your music to life with front-facing speakers and Beats Audio™ optimization!

 

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Is the Apple’s iPhone 5s Style for you.

By discontinuing last year’s iPhone 5 and replacing it with the iPhone 5c, the new iPhone 5s is the handset in Apple’s lineup with its anodized aluminum back and chamfered edges. The style that debuted last year has been refined, with new colors in “space gray” and gold now joining the white and silver option.

Those looking for the ultra-premium feel offered by the iPhone 5s still only have one choice of handset model from Apple’s current lineup. That’s a shift from years past, when Apple continued to offer the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 in its lineup side by side, even though both devices looked nearly identical.

Some have speculated that Apple’s mid-level plastic iPhone 5c may serve to up-sell customers to the company’s more premium iPhone 5s. Regardless of whether that’s Apple’s intent, it’s likely that the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s will appeal to very different audiences: The iPhone 5c is for those who like the color choices and lower price while the iPhone 5s is meant for tech enthusiasts who want the latest technology such as the new Touch ID and finger print scanner

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Chic eyeware for fall

s we turn over our closets from summer to fall and decide how we want to dress for the new season, now is the perfect time to update that front-and-center accessory: Eyewear.

Shoppers have more style choices for specs and sunglasses than ever before, at prices ranging from $20 at discount online retailers to hundreds of dollars at boutiques.

Plastics dominate the eyewear market, with some designers adding patterns or mixing in other mediums to the frames to add interest.

For women, the Jackie Onassis look – glamorous, oversized frames in black or honey, without a lot of embellishment – are big for fall, says Jenna LaRoche, a spokeswoman for the Vision Council, a trade association based in Alexandria, Va.

Cat-eye frames for women are popular in a huge variety of shapes, from the small angular frames to the more rounded versions, LaRoche says. “There is such a huge variety (in cat-eye), that depending on your face shape, you can find something that works.”

For men, aviator styles are big for both sunglasses and regular glasses, especially in plastics.

“Geek chic” glasses with bold, bookish brow lines are big sellers, as are John Lennon-style round frames. But instead of being fashioned from metal, as Lennon wore, today’s men are buying them in more modern materials such as translucent plastics, LaRoche says.

Sure those glasses are a medical necessity, but don’t discount the impact a flattering frame can have on your face, says Wick Morgan, owner of The Spectacle eyeglass shop in Raleigh’s North Hills Mall.

“Someone will say, ‘I’ve never been complimented on my glasses, and I’ve been stopped three times today,’ ” Morgan says. “That’s the moment her glasses went from the necessity that they are to the accessory that they can be. … It’s brilliant to watch someone go from not really wanting to wear glasses to becoming someone who is excited about it.”