Australian Shields by CHILDE

Last year I came across Australian Brand Childe and instantly fell in love with their collection, their story and their determination to do things their way. My collection of Sunglasses from them has steadily grown over the last 12 months so you can imagine how excited I was when I saw them pushing the boundaries – again- by releasing two very unique Shield sunglasses.

Komodo

You all know I love a good story. And the ‘Komodo’ Sunglass sure has a good one. Originally designed as an acetate frame with inspiration coming from the 1950’s sunglass era, the end result is far from today’s ‘wrap sports shields’ – this is designed for fashion, making a statement and the WOW factor. Childe designer Jon was discussing the idea with the manufacturer in the early stages, who suggested seeing the design in a single lens shield. When the sample arrived, Jon just knew it was the right way to go.

When we received the sample it was WILD and we were like WOW so we just had to do it.

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You can still see the 1950’s detailing in the temples, but what grabs my attention is the butterfly shaping of the lens. It’s feminine but edgy, fashion but rock and unique in a way that the wearer just won’t care whether you like it or not. Everything that Childe stands for.

Available in 3 colourways which are all completely different to each other, this model is not ‘on trend’ – its leading the trends.

 

Tuppaware

The words ‘Limited Edition’ get me Every. Single. Time. It’s seriously a problem haha. So when the ‘Tuppaware’ sunglass was being teased on Social Media, I was in. 200%, I was going to get myself a pair of them ASAP. Although I don’t wear them every day, when I do – on those occasions where I truly want to be noticed – they work a charm.

Designed with inspiration and input from vocalist Shelly Fitspatrick of the Sydney band The Tuppaware Party, the Tuppaware model is an extreme sweeping Cats Eye perfect for narrow faces.

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Shelly loves a cat eye but she wanted something with more flair and we wanted to develop a style that embellished her confidence and on stage sass while performing.

Jon, CHILDE
Tuppaware is sophisticated. It’s Sexy. It’s fun. It demands attention then poses for pictures looking sassy, classy and elegant before the wearer has a chance to think. If I ever get myself and my drums back to gigging, these will be my go-to pair for demanding the stage.

Also available in 3 different colourways, these limited edition sunnies are bound to be a highlight of any eyewear collection.

Both Shields are designed in Australia, hand made in Italy, in a 4 base curve and feature temples made from a plant based grilamide polymer. If you’re after something different this summer, the Childe website is well worth investigating. All of their designs are trend-breaking, high quality and really well priced – you won’t be sorry you searched.

The Eyewear Girl x

Author: Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts has been in the Australian Optical Industry for over 17 years. She started out as a qualified Optical Mechanic and dispenser (Optician), then went on to Optical Training, Store and Business Management, Marketing, Sales Repping and National Sales Manager roles. Her passion, however has always been on the fashion and style side, focusing on quality products and the Independent practice. She runs her own eyewear blog called "Eyewear Girl"

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