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Last week I was invited to the showroom of Eye Respect, who distributes John Varvatos, AM Eyewear, Andy Wolf, Philip Lim and their own brand. I'm a huge fan of unique, quality sunglasses so I was excited to see what they had in for SS2013. As is my habit, I tried everything on - there's no way to tell otherwise - and here are some favourites...

(It's all unisex, some styles are more editorial, some are spins on classics)

The piece you can see above by John Varvatos (V908) is soo cool, with the guitar picks incorporated on the arm, it really stood out, never seen anything like it.

This one below is a sort of neo-aviator with metal parts and tortoisehell. Oversized, this would look pretty hot on a guy. In fact I know of one who would beg me (V764 by Varvatos)

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I fell in love with the subtle guitar detail of this next one. And the rose lenses, the finish...Isn't this the most fabulous classic frame? Understated cool (V774 by Varvatos)

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This is the opposite, in-your-face cool, back to the future kind of thing (AM Eyewear Little T Old school)

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I looove this next one! The Philip Lim LouLou Matt. Neo-Audrey. So cool so flattering, trendy and classic at the same time.

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And this one is, well, very fashion week shall we say? Philip Lim, it's been on the runway. All of the SS13 Philip Lim collection is very special, very avant garde. (Mod Orbit I believe)

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The CHOPPER. A cutoff Aviator, pretty awesome.  (Chopper soleil, Philip Lim)

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Aviator meets rayban meets visor? (AM Eyewear Norbet):

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C'est fini!