Handmade Italian Eye-Candy from SUPER

In Philippine Star Column on September 15, 2012 at 5:13 am

The Giaguaro black. Instant eye-lift!

I love sunnies. They can literally “mask” so many things, especially laziness to get dolled up in the morning. They’re also a great way to cover-up a long flight or a late night out, plus they can totally amp up any outfit you put on, by being a statement piece (start a conversation, why don’t you) or an accent piece like when black is all you can think of, a pop of dark purple or a vibrant red pair of shades can bring in a more youthful vibe.

Turn around bright eyes. Basic in Dark Purple.

I’ve owned many pairs of sunnies over the years and I’ve always stuck to classic shapes and tones but with the Manila arrival of handcrafted Italian brand Super, I am re-thinking my rather “safe” choices for eyewear.

Color (not) blind. The multi-colored Racer Black Marina.

Best described in their own words “SUPER, by RETROSUPERFUTURE, ignited the phenomenon of acetate sunglasses. They are made in multiple color graduations, which has generated a big trend starting 2007. Super is the first brand to produce a complete range of colorful fashion sunglasses combining these characteristics together with a very high quality manufacturing process. SUPER sunglasses are made to the highest possible standards, hand-made in Italy by the best manufacturers with the best materials.

Peepers pretty. The Flat Top Burnt Havana in light beige.

Since their introduction, artists, celebrities, sports athletes and trendsetters have been wearing SUPER sunglasses. Kanye West, David Beckham, Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Wiz Kalifa, Lil’ Wayne, Sienna MIller, Jessica Alba and Valentino Rossi are just a few who have been seen sporting a SUPER.”

It’s black, it’s white, it’s black and white. Basic in Tyedye.

They had me at David Beckham, because I think he and his wife are the ultimate pegs of effortless cool. And I’m sure Posh wouldn’t let him sport a pair of these sunnies if they didn’t go with their entire stylista vibe. Now, the dilemma for me is which. they have their basic, their flatwear, and their two takes on the classic aviator. The drool factor is immense, plus they even have one with a polarizing lens so you don’t have to take them off and place them on again with the bipolarity of our sun these days.  Oh, and being a former cinematographer, it was a major geek-y turn on when I was told their lenses are made by Carl Zeiss.

Buy polar. Basic black with polarized lens

So, which one? I’m torn between the cream and black and the tortoise, although the dark purple and gold resin aviators are also ones I see going with everything in my wardrobe. Help.

A twist on Top Gun. The Leon in yellow gold metal and resin.

In the meantime, help yourself to some delicious eye-candy, which is not only protective but also fiercely fashionable.

Super Sunglasses are exclusively available nationwide through click on to see thewhole range on their online boutique.

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