As one part of the hit reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian was never likely to shy away from the limelight. But it appears that Kim is also making a name for herself in the fashion stakes as she makes regular appearances in increasingly bizarre outfits. The 31-year-old has become renowned for her unique approach to fashion and is consequently under constant scrutiny from the fashion police.
Her latest accessory is a pair of enormous black visor sunglasses covering her face from the middle of her forehead, right down to her cheeks. Whilst her new celebrity status as one half of superstar couple with Kanye West may mean that she has to live up to the celebrity image, these paparazzi-proof glasses are bordering on the quirkiness of Lady Gaga’s style. It should also be mentioned that Miss Kardashian wore these giant sunglasses in London… in winter. She teamed these specs with long leather trench coat and thigh-high black pointed boots to complete the look.
But Kim is no stranger to bizarre eyewear. She posted a photo of herself in a pair of oversized John Lennon style glasses, similar to the dark tinted round sunglasses Lady Gaga famously wore. Though Kardashian would probably never admit it, perhaps the two celebs have a sense of style more in common than they think…
In 2011, both she and her sister, Kourtney, were spotted in oversized Tom Ford Alessandra 0094 sunglasses with huge bug-eye style frames similar to this D&G pair.
In fact, it appears Kim will wear any glasses shape, so long as they are oversized and make a bold style statement. Kim has even teamed up with her sisters to create their own range of eyewear called the ‘Kardashian Kollection’, available in Sears Opticians. The glasses are as feminine and stylish as you would expect from the Kardashians and come in variety of tortoiseshell, animal print and black acetate frames. As for the sunglasses in the range, they are of course, oversized. They feature large dark lenses in cat eye, square and aviator frame shapes. It is clear from looking at the designs that the details have been carefully considered, with each style making a different bold statement. For example, one pair is in the classic aviator shape with delicate gold frame and leopard print detailing for a feminine take on the iconic style. For a different look, the girls have created a striking pair with huge oversized square lenses in a black frame with unique silver arm detailing. The overall impression is futuristic and fashion-forward, something Kim would definitely consider wearing.
So whilst her thigh-high boots and leather trench coat may not be for the faint-hearted, the Kardashians’ range of eyewear is versatile enough for everyone to wear.
Victoria writes for online retailer of cheap prescription glasses, DirectSight.co.uk