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Supermodel Chanel Iman On This Season's Sunglasses Trends

Supermodel Chanel Iman talks about being African-American in the modeling industry, healthy model habits and three hot sunglass trends for the season.

Chanel Iman Robinson, known commonly today as simply Chanel Iman, is the youngest and most successful African-American High Fashion Model of her time. The Victoria's Secret "Angel" is well-known for having positive energy and endless legs that have walked countless runways around the world.

This summer Chanel is serving as Sunglass Hut’s summer ambassador. Chanel was recently in Miami to help Sunglass Hut celebrate the grand opening of the largest Sunglass Hut store in the U.S on Lincoln Road. Now she’s here in New York to celebrate the start of summer. Summer is the perfect time of year to sport the latest in sunglass trends and here are Chanel’s favorite picks…


Frame description: Folding aviator with polarized lenses
Frame price: $245
Available at Sunglass Hut stores and online at 


For the first time since 1937, the most iconic Ray-Ban style is now foldable. The high-end design technology of the eight hinges allow for the foldability of the aviator frame. The reinvented look allows you to fold and go, proving that you'll be in style no matter where you are.


  • Classic frames with a twist, now they fold! Very hip and cool
  • These are my go to pair when I’m in a rush or can’t bring much to a photo shoot
  • Looks best on these face shapes: Oval, Heart, and Square
  • Jennifer Aniston and David Beckham are fans of the classic and timeless aviator



Frame description: Cat eye, plastic
Frame price: $70

Available at Sunglass Hut stores and online at

  • Looks best on these face shapes: Oval and Heart
  • Cat eye frames are young and playful
  • Nothing says summer like fun colors! Whether at the beach or out to brunch, these sunnies are no-fuss
  • You can look super chic and protect your eyes at the same time
  • Play with color and patterns. It’s a simple way to dress up your little black dress this summer!


Frame description: Oversized round eye, snakeskin print on the arms of the frame
Frame price: $150

Available at Sunglass Hut stores and online at

  • This summer focus on styles that make you feel and look great!
  • With summer in full swing and the sun beating down, it’s not just about protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays; it’s about making a statement about your personal style
  • Over-sized bulky shades are on trend for this summer season. Get the diva look that Beyoncé has been seen sporting
  • 70’s (very Jackie O) glamour for the woman who apprecaites classic style - A fashion-forward, must have accessory


Important Summer Sunglass Tips:

No matter what your style...a must have in sunglasses this summer is PROTECTION. Make sure that your new, fashionable shades are providing the crucial UVA/UVB protection that is especially important during those beach days!


Try Polarization – Combine quality designer brand frames with polarized lenses and you have a powerful fashion accessory. Polarized sunglasses virtually eliminates bright light from reflective surfaces and changes how you see through sunglasses


Style Tour Mobile Truck:
Come visit the Sunglass Hut Style Tour mobile truck in NYC TODAY! For truck stops go to At the Sunglass Hut Style Tour mobile truck consumers can try on and purchase their favorite styles. It’s a pop up shop on the go! A big prize wheel is set up for passer byers to spin and win prizes, plus get the chance to attend the VIP block party tonight that Chanel is hosting!


The Sunglass Hut Style Tour Mobile Truck started in Miami, now they are in NYC, next they headed to LA!


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