If you’ve been following my posts on the blog, on Instagram and on Twitter, in the last month, you might have noticed that I have been unfailingly sporting one accessory – my brand new Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses from the Iridescent Collection.
For over 15 years, ever since the time I started wearing sunglasses, I have always been partial to the iconic Ray-Ban Wayferer model, as I find it to be timeless and it always makes a statement. I also love how versatile they can be – they look as good on business suit as with my swimming trunks and beach shorts. Also, admittedly, there is a certain retro feel to the Wayfarer frame.
What’s so special about this pair of Wayfarers you ask? Well for starters, it is not your average pair of black or brown sunnies with a black or brown lens. My new pair comes in a nice shade of bronze, almost like a subtle hue of burnished gold. Ray-Ban’s new Iridescent collection focuses on creating a fluid colouring effect on the lens and the signature acetate frame. Depending on the strength and angle of the sunlight, the lens changes colour and gives a liquid finish. The acetate frames too reflect light and change colour in the same way. The resulting effects are endless. So technically, I can’t really describe the colour of my sunglasses, because they could look different every day.
My new pair of sunnies comes at a very good time, when I am particularly obsessed with selfies (it is a professional hazard of a style blogger, let’s just say). The ultra-reflective lenses always reflect my hand or my phone, making it an indirect ‘photo bomb’. Therefore, I am required to curb my enthusiasm. But not quite, I did take a selfie for you guys, and if you look closely, you will see the reflection of my phone.