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July’s Fashion Crush: Miroslava Duma

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This month we have been absolutely besotted with the up-and-coming Russian fashion mogul Miroslava Duma. Mira, as she is affectionately known by friends, has been at the forefront of the burgeoning fashion revolution that has swept across Russia. Her style is the perfect marriage between old Hollywood glamour and modern, tailored lines.

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Feeling Blue? We’ve got you covered.

Whether or not you’re Mediterranean-bound this season, I think that infusing a little French Riviera style into any summer look will have you feeling positively coastal in no time (no fancy holiday required). As always, ever item I’m sharing here is under $100 (just like our amazing prescription glasses!) so that you snag one or two without your bank account taking a major hit.

I was inspired to put this together because BonLook just launched their Côte d’Azur Collection, which features seriously cerulean versions of a few classic frames. If you haven’t already, make sure to check it out! It’s a sure fire way to cure those blues ;) 

Here are a few of my favorite Côte d’Azur-inspired accessories: 

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BonLook News: Introducing Our Traveler’s Collection

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What could be more perfect than a new collection of super-fashionable sunglasses, especially when they’re such a steal! These beauties are available with prescription for our usual delightfully low price of $99 (and free shipping, of course), or without prescription for only $49! What’s more? For this week only, we are offering free shipping on our new non-Rx sunnies as a special introductory offer!

So, today I’ll be understanding. If you just want to skip the rest of this post and go shop BonLook’s brand new Traveler’s Collection, that’s okay. If not, keep reading and I will share some of our new styles and a little of the inspiration behind the designs!

BonLook’s Traveler’s Collection

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Women We Love: Sunny Gu

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When Veronica (our graphic designer) discovered Sunny Gu’s absolutely stunning illustrations on Pinterest, she spread the word and showed them to me. I instantly fell in love with her artwork and then had to share it with Melanie (co-founder of BonLook). Melanie was equally enamored by Sunny’s unique style and monumental talent and shared her website with Sophie (our other co-founder and Chief Designer). I think this is just what happens when you encounter her work. Her obvious talent is so striking and her illustrations are so beautiful that you just feel the need to share it with anyone that you think may appreciate it.

Sunny Gu has recently been featured in Dolce & Gabbana’s Swide Magazine and has done commissioned illustrations for some of the major names in the fashion industry. It is for this reason that we are thrilled that Sunny Gu agreed to be featured on our blog as one of the “Women We Love”! Although I would be happy to spill volumes of praise and share my thoughts on her supremely skillful art, Sunny’s take on things is quite a bit more interesting than mine! As such, here is my interview with her:

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Hello, summer!

It’s like when you find that absolutely perfect little black dress. Or discovering a pair of comfortable heels that go with virtually any outfit. Once you find those sunglasses—you know, those ones that go with every outfit for every occasion—the rest of your look just kind of seem to fall into place. 

Over the course of my time here at BonLook, I have become quite partial to changing up my glasses and sunglasses on a daily basis (actually, I frequently change sunglasses multiple times a day). Despite all this eyewear variety that comes with the territory of being a blogger here, I have a few fail-safes that I always gravitate toward when I need a style that goes with everything. Urban Dandy is one of those styles. It was actually my first-ever sunglasses style here, and I still wear them so very frequently. 

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Get That Look for Less: Carey Mulligan Edition

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Putting together a look that embodies Carey Mulligan’s timeless style wasn’t too much of a challenge. The challenge was in keeping each piece as affordable as possible. I think that this look, which combines certain elements of her iconic red carpet simplicity and her day-to-day classic fare, is a pretty big triumph. Not only is each piece individual under $100 (as per the “Get That Look For Less” mantra), but also everything collectively only comes to a staggeringly reasonable $234!

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Sweet Indulgences: Spa Day for Under $100

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The whole concept of sweet indulgences that don’t break the bank is the subject of this blog post. After a long, hard week of trying on sunglasses, blogging, and Intagramming/Tweeting/Facebooking (ahem, yeah, I know my job is awesome) I love to pamper myself with an afternoon of relaxation. If you can afford to have a weekly spa day, then kudos to you lucky lady! This post is for the rest of us who love to have a lavish afternoon but don’t want to shell out too much. I’ll be sharing my favourite at-home pamper session where everything comes to less than $100 (hey, just like your future new prescription sunnies!)

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Fashion Crush of the Month: June

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As you may have already heard, our Fashion Crush for the month of June is the adorable Carey Mulligan! Here at BonLook, we’ve been admirers of both Carey’s immense talent and her understated style for quite some time. So as you probably expect, we have been utterly delighted by the recent upsurge of Carey in magazines, on TV and all over fashion blogs. That’s why we’ve chosen to dedicate the whole month of June to her fabulous style!

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