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Our eyewear picks for summer

The Ensemble team ponders which sunglasses from Specsavers they covet this season.

Zoe Walker Ahwa, editorial director

Kylie Minogue sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“Am I choosing these because they’re Kylie Minogue frames? A little bit. Just the other night I was in a Kylie music video YouTube click hole and having a rant about how her back catalogue and style are criminally underrated. I’d wear these while listening and dancing to her new album Disco: a classic black square shape with Swarovski detailing on the side, appropriately named ‘raining glitter’.” 

Colette Dinnigan sunglasses, $299 (for two pairs)

“These are my literal frames for summer (disclaimer: they were gifted), and I’ve received comments most times I’ve worn them so far. I’m a big fan of tortoiseshell frames - classic and a softer option than black - and this narrow rectangular shape is a nice subtle nod to the throwback noughties eyewear trend. Perfect for a city staycation.”

Guy Coombes, photographer

Osiris ‘Diligent’ sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“Round frame shapes suit my face and the lighter colour of these frames have a nice summery feel. I also love how they have added a sunglass tinted lens to an optical frame.”

Rebecca Wadey, members and partnerships

Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“I spend the happiest times of my summer doing very unglamourous activities; fishing, paddleboarding, exploring rockpools with my children, and hiking. For this, it’s always very important to me that I have a hardy pair of glasses that can be pushed atop my head without worry of bending or ruining - and that if they happened to fall, I wouldn’t be concerned about their ability to break, and sand could be easily cleaned off if I left strewn on my towel while swimming. These Marc Jacobs ones tick all those boxes nicely while still being a high fashion style.”

Specsavers sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“I am also a complete sucker for a more delicate aviator shape, particularly in a gold frame. I love to have a second ‘more careful’ pair to wear when out with friends or at events. I’m happiest when sitting in the sun with a strappy dress and delicate glasses (sunblock on, of course) while the sun goes down.”

Lofa Totua, writer

Carla Zampatti RX11 sunglasses, $299 (for two pairs)

“With sunglasses I love to experiment with colour and shape. My favourite thing about this pair is the gorgeous pastel pink lens. It isn't too bold and they are a soft change from darker tones. Plus, the old school style frames remind me of the sunnies my grandpa used to wear.”

Imogen Temm, designer

Osiris ‘Diligent’ sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“When it comes to sunglasses, a semi-transparent frame is ideal for a bushy browed gal like me. I feel dark frames on top of thick eyebrows are far too much for one face so the neutral colour way keeps my face from looking too hectic. When shopping for wardrobe staples like sunglasses I like to go for a unisex vibe as you never know how masc or femme I’ll feel on any given day so these fit the bill. Plus Il ove the vintage little keyhole shape where the sunglasses rest on your nose - totally timeless.”

All frames are available form Specsavers stores nationwide, or online at specsavers.co.nz

This content was created in paid partnership with Specsavers

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The Ensemble team ponders which sunglasses from Specsavers they covet this season.

Zoe Walker Ahwa, editorial director

Kylie Minogue sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“Am I choosing these because they’re Kylie Minogue frames? A little bit. Just the other night I was in a Kylie music video YouTube click hole and having a rant about how her back catalogue and style are criminally underrated. I’d wear these while listening and dancing to her new album Disco: a classic black square shape with Swarovski detailing on the side, appropriately named ‘raining glitter’.” 

Colette Dinnigan sunglasses, $299 (for two pairs)

“These are my literal frames for summer (disclaimer: they were gifted), and I’ve received comments most times I’ve worn them so far. I’m a big fan of tortoiseshell frames - classic and a softer option than black - and this narrow rectangular shape is a nice subtle nod to the throwback noughties eyewear trend. Perfect for a city staycation.”

Guy Coombes, photographer

Osiris ‘Diligent’ sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“Round frame shapes suit my face and the lighter colour of these frames have a nice summery feel. I also love how they have added a sunglass tinted lens to an optical frame.”

Rebecca Wadey, members and partnerships

Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“I spend the happiest times of my summer doing very unglamourous activities; fishing, paddleboarding, exploring rockpools with my children, and hiking. For this, it’s always very important to me that I have a hardy pair of glasses that can be pushed atop my head without worry of bending or ruining - and that if they happened to fall, I wouldn’t be concerned about their ability to break, and sand could be easily cleaned off if I left strewn on my towel while swimming. These Marc Jacobs ones tick all those boxes nicely while still being a high fashion style.”

Specsavers sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“I am also a complete sucker for a more delicate aviator shape, particularly in a gold frame. I love to have a second ‘more careful’ pair to wear when out with friends or at events. I’m happiest when sitting in the sun with a strappy dress and delicate glasses (sunblock on, of course) while the sun goes down.”

Lofa Totua, writer

Carla Zampatti RX11 sunglasses, $299 (for two pairs)

“With sunglasses I love to experiment with colour and shape. My favourite thing about this pair is the gorgeous pastel pink lens. It isn't too bold and they are a soft change from darker tones. Plus, the old school style frames remind me of the sunnies my grandpa used to wear.”

Imogen Temm, designer

Osiris ‘Diligent’ sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“When it comes to sunglasses, a semi-transparent frame is ideal for a bushy browed gal like me. I feel dark frames on top of thick eyebrows are far too much for one face so the neutral colour way keeps my face from looking too hectic. When shopping for wardrobe staples like sunglasses I like to go for a unisex vibe as you never know how masc or femme I’ll feel on any given day so these fit the bill. Plus Il ove the vintage little keyhole shape where the sunglasses rest on your nose - totally timeless.”

All frames are available form Specsavers stores nationwide, or online at specsavers.co.nz

This content was created in paid partnership with Specsavers

Creativity, evocative visual storytelling and good journalism come at a price. Support our work and join the Ensemble membership program
No items found.

Our eyewear picks for summer

December 15, 2020

The Ensemble team ponders which sunglasses from Specsavers they covet this season.

Zoe Walker Ahwa, editorial director

Kylie Minogue sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“Am I choosing these because they’re Kylie Minogue frames? A little bit. Just the other night I was in a Kylie music video YouTube click hole and having a rant about how her back catalogue and style are criminally underrated. I’d wear these while listening and dancing to her new album Disco: a classic black square shape with Swarovski detailing on the side, appropriately named ‘raining glitter’.” 

Colette Dinnigan sunglasses, $299 (for two pairs)

“These are my literal frames for summer (disclaimer: they were gifted), and I’ve received comments most times I’ve worn them so far. I’m a big fan of tortoiseshell frames - classic and a softer option than black - and this narrow rectangular shape is a nice subtle nod to the throwback noughties eyewear trend. Perfect for a city staycation.”

Guy Coombes, photographer

Osiris ‘Diligent’ sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“Round frame shapes suit my face and the lighter colour of these frames have a nice summery feel. I also love how they have added a sunglass tinted lens to an optical frame.”

Rebecca Wadey, members and partnerships

Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“I spend the happiest times of my summer doing very unglamourous activities; fishing, paddleboarding, exploring rockpools with my children, and hiking. For this, it’s always very important to me that I have a hardy pair of glasses that can be pushed atop my head without worry of bending or ruining - and that if they happened to fall, I wouldn’t be concerned about their ability to break, and sand could be easily cleaned off if I left strewn on my towel while swimming. These Marc Jacobs ones tick all those boxes nicely while still being a high fashion style.”

Specsavers sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“I am also a complete sucker for a more delicate aviator shape, particularly in a gold frame. I love to have a second ‘more careful’ pair to wear when out with friends or at events. I’m happiest when sitting in the sun with a strappy dress and delicate glasses (sunblock on, of course) while the sun goes down.”

Lofa Totua, writer

Carla Zampatti RX11 sunglasses, $299 (for two pairs)

“With sunglasses I love to experiment with colour and shape. My favourite thing about this pair is the gorgeous pastel pink lens. It isn't too bold and they are a soft change from darker tones. Plus, the old school style frames remind me of the sunnies my grandpa used to wear.”

Imogen Temm, designer

Osiris ‘Diligent’ sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“When it comes to sunglasses, a semi-transparent frame is ideal for a bushy browed gal like me. I feel dark frames on top of thick eyebrows are far too much for one face so the neutral colour way keeps my face from looking too hectic. When shopping for wardrobe staples like sunglasses I like to go for a unisex vibe as you never know how masc or femme I’ll feel on any given day so these fit the bill. Plus Il ove the vintage little keyhole shape where the sunglasses rest on your nose - totally timeless.”

All frames are available form Specsavers stores nationwide, or online at specsavers.co.nz

This content was created in paid partnership with Specsavers

Creativity, evocative visual storytelling and good journalism come at a price. Support our work and join the Ensemble membership program
No items found.

Our eyewear picks for summer

The Ensemble team ponders which sunglasses from Specsavers they covet this season.

Zoe Walker Ahwa, editorial director

Kylie Minogue sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“Am I choosing these because they’re Kylie Minogue frames? A little bit. Just the other night I was in a Kylie music video YouTube click hole and having a rant about how her back catalogue and style are criminally underrated. I’d wear these while listening and dancing to her new album Disco: a classic black square shape with Swarovski detailing on the side, appropriately named ‘raining glitter’.” 

Colette Dinnigan sunglasses, $299 (for two pairs)

“These are my literal frames for summer (disclaimer: they were gifted), and I’ve received comments most times I’ve worn them so far. I’m a big fan of tortoiseshell frames - classic and a softer option than black - and this narrow rectangular shape is a nice subtle nod to the throwback noughties eyewear trend. Perfect for a city staycation.”

Guy Coombes, photographer

Osiris ‘Diligent’ sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“Round frame shapes suit my face and the lighter colour of these frames have a nice summery feel. I also love how they have added a sunglass tinted lens to an optical frame.”

Rebecca Wadey, members and partnerships

Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“I spend the happiest times of my summer doing very unglamourous activities; fishing, paddleboarding, exploring rockpools with my children, and hiking. For this, it’s always very important to me that I have a hardy pair of glasses that can be pushed atop my head without worry of bending or ruining - and that if they happened to fall, I wouldn’t be concerned about their ability to break, and sand could be easily cleaned off if I left strewn on my towel while swimming. These Marc Jacobs ones tick all those boxes nicely while still being a high fashion style.”

Specsavers sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“I am also a complete sucker for a more delicate aviator shape, particularly in a gold frame. I love to have a second ‘more careful’ pair to wear when out with friends or at events. I’m happiest when sitting in the sun with a strappy dress and delicate glasses (sunblock on, of course) while the sun goes down.”

Lofa Totua, writer

Carla Zampatti RX11 sunglasses, $299 (for two pairs)

“With sunglasses I love to experiment with colour and shape. My favourite thing about this pair is the gorgeous pastel pink lens. It isn't too bold and they are a soft change from darker tones. Plus, the old school style frames remind me of the sunnies my grandpa used to wear.”

Imogen Temm, designer

Osiris ‘Diligent’ sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“When it comes to sunglasses, a semi-transparent frame is ideal for a bushy browed gal like me. I feel dark frames on top of thick eyebrows are far too much for one face so the neutral colour way keeps my face from looking too hectic. When shopping for wardrobe staples like sunglasses I like to go for a unisex vibe as you never know how masc or femme I’ll feel on any given day so these fit the bill. Plus Il ove the vintage little keyhole shape where the sunglasses rest on your nose - totally timeless.”

All frames are available form Specsavers stores nationwide, or online at specsavers.co.nz

This content was created in paid partnership with Specsavers

Creativity, evocative visual storytelling and good journalism come at a price. Support our work and join the Ensemble membership program
No items found.

The Ensemble team ponders which sunglasses from Specsavers they covet this season.

Zoe Walker Ahwa, editorial director

Kylie Minogue sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“Am I choosing these because they’re Kylie Minogue frames? A little bit. Just the other night I was in a Kylie music video YouTube click hole and having a rant about how her back catalogue and style are criminally underrated. I’d wear these while listening and dancing to her new album Disco: a classic black square shape with Swarovski detailing on the side, appropriately named ‘raining glitter’.” 

Colette Dinnigan sunglasses, $299 (for two pairs)

“These are my literal frames for summer (disclaimer: they were gifted), and I’ve received comments most times I’ve worn them so far. I’m a big fan of tortoiseshell frames - classic and a softer option than black - and this narrow rectangular shape is a nice subtle nod to the throwback noughties eyewear trend. Perfect for a city staycation.”

Guy Coombes, photographer

Osiris ‘Diligent’ sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“Round frame shapes suit my face and the lighter colour of these frames have a nice summery feel. I also love how they have added a sunglass tinted lens to an optical frame.”

Rebecca Wadey, members and partnerships

Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“I spend the happiest times of my summer doing very unglamourous activities; fishing, paddleboarding, exploring rockpools with my children, and hiking. For this, it’s always very important to me that I have a hardy pair of glasses that can be pushed atop my head without worry of bending or ruining - and that if they happened to fall, I wouldn’t be concerned about their ability to break, and sand could be easily cleaned off if I left strewn on my towel while swimming. These Marc Jacobs ones tick all those boxes nicely while still being a high fashion style.”

Specsavers sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“I am also a complete sucker for a more delicate aviator shape, particularly in a gold frame. I love to have a second ‘more careful’ pair to wear when out with friends or at events. I’m happiest when sitting in the sun with a strappy dress and delicate glasses (sunblock on, of course) while the sun goes down.”

Lofa Totua, writer

Carla Zampatti RX11 sunglasses, $299 (for two pairs)

“With sunglasses I love to experiment with colour and shape. My favourite thing about this pair is the gorgeous pastel pink lens. It isn't too bold and they are a soft change from darker tones. Plus, the old school style frames remind me of the sunnies my grandpa used to wear.”

Imogen Temm, designer

Osiris ‘Diligent’ sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“When it comes to sunglasses, a semi-transparent frame is ideal for a bushy browed gal like me. I feel dark frames on top of thick eyebrows are far too much for one face so the neutral colour way keeps my face from looking too hectic. When shopping for wardrobe staples like sunglasses I like to go for a unisex vibe as you never know how masc or femme I’ll feel on any given day so these fit the bill. Plus Il ove the vintage little keyhole shape where the sunglasses rest on your nose - totally timeless.”

All frames are available form Specsavers stores nationwide, or online at specsavers.co.nz

This content was created in paid partnership with Specsavers

Creativity, evocative visual storytelling and good journalism come at a price. Support our work and join the Ensemble membership program
No items found.

Our eyewear picks for summer

The Ensemble team ponders which sunglasses from Specsavers they covet this season.

Zoe Walker Ahwa, editorial director

Kylie Minogue sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“Am I choosing these because they’re Kylie Minogue frames? A little bit. Just the other night I was in a Kylie music video YouTube click hole and having a rant about how her back catalogue and style are criminally underrated. I’d wear these while listening and dancing to her new album Disco: a classic black square shape with Swarovski detailing on the side, appropriately named ‘raining glitter’.” 

Colette Dinnigan sunglasses, $299 (for two pairs)

“These are my literal frames for summer (disclaimer: they were gifted), and I’ve received comments most times I’ve worn them so far. I’m a big fan of tortoiseshell frames - classic and a softer option than black - and this narrow rectangular shape is a nice subtle nod to the throwback noughties eyewear trend. Perfect for a city staycation.”

Guy Coombes, photographer

Osiris ‘Diligent’ sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“Round frame shapes suit my face and the lighter colour of these frames have a nice summery feel. I also love how they have added a sunglass tinted lens to an optical frame.”

Rebecca Wadey, members and partnerships

Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“I spend the happiest times of my summer doing very unglamourous activities; fishing, paddleboarding, exploring rockpools with my children, and hiking. For this, it’s always very important to me that I have a hardy pair of glasses that can be pushed atop my head without worry of bending or ruining - and that if they happened to fall, I wouldn’t be concerned about their ability to break, and sand could be easily cleaned off if I left strewn on my towel while swimming. These Marc Jacobs ones tick all those boxes nicely while still being a high fashion style.”

Specsavers sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“I am also a complete sucker for a more delicate aviator shape, particularly in a gold frame. I love to have a second ‘more careful’ pair to wear when out with friends or at events. I’m happiest when sitting in the sun with a strappy dress and delicate glasses (sunblock on, of course) while the sun goes down.”

Lofa Totua, writer

Carla Zampatti RX11 sunglasses, $299 (for two pairs)

“With sunglasses I love to experiment with colour and shape. My favourite thing about this pair is the gorgeous pastel pink lens. It isn't too bold and they are a soft change from darker tones. Plus, the old school style frames remind me of the sunnies my grandpa used to wear.”

Imogen Temm, designer

Osiris ‘Diligent’ sunglasses, $369 (for two pairs)

“When it comes to sunglasses, a semi-transparent frame is ideal for a bushy browed gal like me. I feel dark frames on top of thick eyebrows are far too much for one face so the neutral colour way keeps my face from looking too hectic. When shopping for wardrobe staples like sunglasses I like to go for a unisex vibe as you never know how masc or femme I’ll feel on any given day so these fit the bill. Plus Il ove the vintage little keyhole shape where the sunglasses rest on your nose - totally timeless.”

All frames are available form Specsavers stores nationwide, or online at specsavers.co.nz

This content was created in paid partnership with Specsavers

Creativity, evocative visual storytelling and good journalism come at a price. Support our work and join the Ensemble membership program
No items found.