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Accessories Love: Pared Sunglasses

We're as attached to our sunglasses as Anna Wintour at Fashion Week. The windows to your soul need a good pair of shades and choosing sunglasses with wide sides is more effective than eye cream when it comes to preventing wrinkles. Ok, we'll stop justifying our need for more and hand over our credit card for a pair from brand new Australian label, Pared. The brainchild of ex-ksubi eyewear designer Samantha Stevenson, Pared takes its sunglasses seriously. Each model is handmade using high quality 6mm Japanese acetates, German rubber-dipped screws and scratch-resistant lenses, and a bespoke service is in the works for online customers. The gorgeous, weighty styles (which come in traditional black and tortoiseshells as well as more inventive hues like brilliant blue and tangerine) are inspired by the philosophy that everything works better as a pair, uniting opposing elements: Masculine/feminine, classic/modern, old/new. To wit, each is branded with the name of a well-known pair. There's Puss & Boots, a sleek cat-eye with cutaway corners; chunky, square-frame style Bread & Butter; the timeless-with-a-twist Dollars & Cents (complete with leather inlay); round frames Salt & Pepper and oversized statement Bigger & Better. We'll take one in every shade, please.Natalie