Living in a tropical country has its challenges.  The heat index just won’t abate for majority of the year  and the weather really dictates what outfit you should wear for the day.  Light make-up or no make up is advisable in the summer as you literally start to sweat the minute you get out of the shower.  So how do you spruce up your au naturelle look and add  a little sprinkle of fab to your daily get-up?  Well, one way to do it is to wear fashionable sunglasses.

Designer Looks for Less

My latest Mommy find is a brand of stylish eyewear that’s so reasonably priced, you can afford to buy one for each day of the week!  Sounds too good to be true?  Read on.  “ICON Eyewear has been around since 2005.  The brand is known for carrying a wide selection of designs for both men and women.  We have the classics like wayfarers and aviators.  Those are always saleable.  We also have designer-inspired eyewear that are guaranteed to make you a head-turner without having to spend thousands.  My personal favorites are the cat eyes shape because they look feminine and playful,” says Bambi Garcia, CEO of the brand. “We try to keep our inventory fresh and up-to-date.  If you drop by any of our pop-up stores and see something you like, better get it because it won’t be there the following day.  Round frames are hot this season as well as aviators.  There are only three pieces per design.  New stocks come in every two to three weeks.”


Designer-insipred must-haves!

The Travelling Shades

For sunglasses that cost a mere P499, it’s not surprising to know that it’s a favorite of the middle class and by the A crowd too.  In fact, if you visit Icon Eyewear’s Instagram account, you’ll see a recurring theme.  Fans of the label take photos of themselves or the eyewear itself in different parts of the world , post them and tag Icon.  Bambi who is a frequent traveller herself  started this trend by taking photos of her products in the different countries she has  visited abroad and sharing it in her social media accounts.

This lady boss always wear her ICON sunglasses in all her travels.


Who wears Icon? According to its owner, her clientele is composed mostly of young professionals, college students and practical moms who are fashion forward and savvy shoppers.  They are smart fashionistas who want the latest styles without spending too much.

Around the world with Icon sunglasses


I’m living proof that the sunglasses can instantly transform your look.  Since I have kindergarten skills when it comes to putting on make-up and my skin easily gets irritated in the few times that I do, I always have my Icon eyewear as part of my beauty arsenal.   I have a pair of sunglasses stashed in each of the three bags I currently use.  It’s useful in hiding the remains of a late night, gives me a comfortable and confident look and sometimes  I use it indoors as a headband to pull my hair away from my face.  Glad to have shared this little guilty pleasure  but practical beauty advice to you all.  Next week will be all about fragrance from another local brand. Watch out for it!


Icon stores are located at the 3/F of Glorietta 1 near bridgeway and at the G/F of Market Market Taguig.

With a pocketful of glitter,

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  1. “It’s useful in hiding the remains of a late night, gives me a comfortable and confident look and sometimes I use it indoors as a headband to pull my hair away from my face.”

    – This is so true! Minsan my sunglasses are my life savers rin talaga hihi.

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