Friday, 25 January 2013

Outfit Post: Sunglasses by Alexander McQueen & Win A Pair Of Designer Sunglasses From The Sunglasses Shop

While in England during Winter you sometimes need to don sunglasses for something like driving, for most of the year your favourite frames stay stowed away for most of the year waiting for the few days of true Summer sunshine was can enjoy each year. However, due to not just the weather, but due to the quality and the brightness of the light, here in Southern California I have found that sunglasses are a necessary accessory the whole year around, which means I can indulge in loads of different shapes and styles of designer sunglasses without feeling I'm going overboard! Also, I wish to note at the outset that the style and my outfit in these pictures may seem a little familiar; the wonderful Nicole Anderson was awesome enough to shoot this feature after we'd finished shooting the pictures for my Portraiteer interview. Didn't she do an amazing job?
The Alexander McQueen sunglasses featured in this post were a kind gift from online sunglasses retailer Sunglasses Shop and I have been wearing them absolutely everywhere. They are the perfect style for me; I love the tortoiseshell and the little design details and that they tint the Los Angeles clouds and sunsets a beautiful hue so that the world around me looks like a skyscape from a Renaissance painting, but with the edition of Southern Californian palm trees. Oversized sunglasses are a very LA thing, so they also help me blend in!
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Sunglasses: Alexander McQueen c/o Sunglasses Shop, Necklace: Hobbs, Trench Coat: United Colours Of Benetton c/o Zalando, Top: Boden, Skirt: Whistles

As well as gifting me these sunglasses, the guys at Sunglasses Shop want to offer one of my lucky readers the chance to win a pair of sunglasses from the Vogue collection. The giveaway is via Rafflecopter form as usual, but the giveaway is open Worldwide (I promised you there would be a giveaway that everyone could enter soon!) and all you have to do is be a follower of this blog via Bloglovin' or Google Friend Connect, like 'Rachel Phipps' on Facebook, and like 'Sunglasses Shop' on Facebook and leave a comment on the Sunglasses Shop Facebook wall with the words 'Enter Rachel Phipps' Vogue Giveaway included in your comment!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Where are your favourite pair of sunglasses from?


  1. You look so incredible here! I love these pictures of you so much. And the sunglasses look amazing too.

  2. Thank you for this great giveaway!
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  3. That top photo of you is amazing. I've really been craving LA today and your blog is the perfect fix :)

  4. I love those frames on you - you are so LA!

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  9. Adore your sunglasses - such a cool statement piece!

  10. You look gorgeous :) Great sunglasses, It looks like the Oakley BECKON edition sunglasses.