Movie characters and their famous frames
By Isabelle Gauvin, Stylist
Isabelle Gauvin is a personal stylist for business people and professionals. A fashion speaker and TV commentator, she also creates looks for several Quebec artists and actors. In business since 2007, Isabelle Gauvin and her team firmly believe that image and style are of crucial importance in career success.
"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades."
- Audrey Hepburn -
Screen characters have the power to touch and inspire. And sometimes, their unique look is part of the magic. Here’s a little trip down memory lane, with some of the most memorable frames on the big and small screens. Keep an eye out—your perfect Halloween costume may be right around the corner!
Round glasses are in! Those thin frames worn by Harry Potter have taken on a life of their own. Tight, faded black jeans and a little white blouse are essentials for this look. Dress it up or down with a grey vest or sweater, and pull it all together with coloured frames or an accessory in Gryffindor House yellow or burgundy. With that clever accent, you may be mistaken for a wizard.
Cat-eye frames, for sunglasses or prescription glasses, are the height of fashion and have been for years. Just think of that smokin’ pair Susan Sarandon wore in Thelma and Louise. No wonder she became an icon! Play with the hottest trends and go for a vintage 70s look. Daring and feminine, these frames are perfect paired with a cinched-waist dress and suede heels—both must-haves for winter. It’s a style that’s utterly feminine and right on point. The very height of chic.
Square frames, in either black or tortoiseshell, are simply timeless and never go out of style. Whatever the era, they make the wearer stand out. Claire Underwood’s classic look in House of Cards is right in step with the current minimalist trend, and puts her eyewear in perfect focus. Opt for fitted cuts in neutral tones like beige, black, and blue, and you’ll have people calling you “Mrs. Underwood.”
No movie character has worn clubmaster frames better than Jim Garrison in JFK. It’s a look both retro and contemporary, making it perfect for fans of vintage. For all their character, clubmasters are highly versatile and go equally well with a suit and tie or sweater and jeans. To keep things retro, opt for clothes and accessories in this season’s signature colours, like mustard yellow and green.
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