Music stars are well known for their designer sunglasses, take Liam Gallagher and his iconic John Lennon-style orange-tinted shades. And 17 celebrities from the music world have donated their designer sunnies to auction for the charity Specs Appeal.

As it sometimes happens, celebrities joined for a good cause, giving away their sunglasses. Indeed, 17 celebrities have donated their sunglasses to the Sightsavers charity Specs Appeal. That includes Liam Gallagher, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Emma Watson and Paul Weller. The charity auction was live and running until the 13th of August 2017, with hopes that the star sunglasses will help to raise thousands of pounds to eradicate blindness worldwide. Their Specs Appeal auction will help to pay for cataract operations, eye tests and desperately needed eye surgery. So if ever you want to get your favourite celebrity sunglasses; keep an eye out for the auctions.


Our Favourite Celebrity Sunglasses

For many of us, the most wanted sunglasses probably were Liam Gallagher’s iconic John Lennon-style orange-tinted shades. Indeed, the rocker has been sporting the sunglasses on many occasions and they are a definite must have for most Oasis fans.

But we can also notice some great sunglasses from other stars. Indeed, Paul Weller (ex-leader of The Jam) gave away his beautiful Prada Teddy 58OS blue sunglasses. Emma Watson also gave away her feminine and trendy Miu Miu 02SS sunglasses. Brown and purple with a very original frame, they will definitely bring Emma’s Beauty look to you. Other great additions include Ella Eyre’s classic Ray-Ban Clubmaster, Charlie Cox’s (Daredevil) Oakley Sliver sunglasses and Annie Lennox’s (from Eurythmics) Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses.

Our Favourite Celebrity Sunglasses

A little more about the auction

Bill Nighy, who was also part of the auction, joined a handwritten note to accompany his Clubmaster-style specs. The note said: “These glasses were worn in ‘The Girl in the Café’, one of my favourite films. They have special powers beyond just allowing you to see where you’re going”. Charlotte Crosby (from Geordie Shore), also donated a pair of aviator sunglasses, with a note that said: “I take my sight for granted. The loss of it is unimaginable. For that reason I am supporting the amazing work Sightsavers are doing in countries like Nigeria.”

If so many people responded to the charity, it is because they raise a very important issue. Indeed, the money raised from the auction could help the millions of people in developing countries who need glasses. And lacking ophthalmologists, equipment or simply money often means they cannot get the help they need.

Prada sunglasses worn by Paul Weller

With the summer starting, it is also festival season in the United Kingdom and around Europe. Indeed, one of the biggest festivals, Glastonbury, just ended last weekend and there is plenty more to see. We therefore decided to create a guide of the best festivals to attend this summer, in the United Kingdom and abroad.  So here is our Top 5 Summer Festivals List for you to attend in 2017. And of course, it is also a great occasion to get your festival sunglasses out and to get a great summery style out too.


Some advice on Festivals

If you love big events,you should definitely go to the Sziget festival in Budapest from the 9th until the 16th of August 2017. It is one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe. Headliners include Kasabian, Major Lazer, Two Door Cinema Club, Pink and Alt-J. And if you prefer electronic music, head to Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium, as it is the biggest electronic music show on earth. There are two weekends to choose from, the 21st to 23rd of July 2017 and the 28th to 30th of July 2017. And you will be able to see Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix and Alesso.

But if what you are looking for is a huge musical line-up, head to Bestival from the 7th to the 10th of September 2017 in the Isle of Wight. And make sure to catch The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Pet Shop Boys and Justice while being there. On the other hand, if you’re a rock fan, you should head to Reading festival from the 25th until the 27th of August 2017. Main artists this year include Muse, Kasabian, Eminem, Bastille and Liam Gallagher. Finally, if what you want is a unique experience, go to BoomTown Fair from the 10th until the 13th of August 2017 in Winchester, UK. There you will find incredible music (particularly ska, reggae and hip hop), wild-west themed city and labyrinth of streets and corridors. Headliners this year include The Specials, M.I.A., Cypress Hill and Sublime with Rome.

Our Advice on Festival Sunglasses

Our Advice on Festival Sunglasses

Depending on which festival you are choosing, you might need a different style of sunglasses. But we would strongly recommend classic hippy and colourful sunglasses. The classic model is the Ray-Ban Lily 4222. Indeed, with their trendy and timeless round shape, they will be perfect for any festival. You could also go for a more glamorous and feminine design with these Dolce & Gabbana DG4302B sunglasses. Summery and beautifully decorated with flowers, they will be great for a summer look. So visit today to find the perfect festival sunglasses for you!

Festival Sunglasses