Silhouette Glasses Crystal Collection


Helena Christensen for Silhouette's Crystal Collection

I’ve always had a very hard time finding a pair of glasses that fit my face well. I rarely leave my house without my contact lenses because I do not feel chic in my current pair of glasses. The plastic rims are a weird shade of brown and the lenses are quite thick.

One night my boyfriend and I got into an argument. It was getting late and it was clear that we weren’t going to agree on anything that night so I decided to go to bed. I washed my face and swapped my contacts for my glasses. When I came out of the bathroom he started laughing. “Those are your glasses?” he chuckled. He’d never seen me in them before. “I promise I’m not laughing at you, but those aren’t….” he trailed off, and I started to laugh too. The one thing we agreed on that evening was was that my glasses were far from cute. Luckily, I may have finally found some frames that I won’t be embarrassed to be seen wearing. As a matter a fact, I think I look pretty good in them. They are from the Crystal collection by Silhouette.

Me in Silhouette Glasses: Gem Stone Model 6790 in Rose Silver; Sparkling Icon Model 6757 in Blue Silver; Light Attraction Model 6794 in Grey Gold

Silhouette’s Crystal collection glasses are very sleek and are the perfect eyewear for the glasses wearer who doesn’t want to sacrifice style in order to see clearly. The crystal rimless eyewear is 80% crafted by hand in Austria, with high tech titanium and SPX, and refined using crystals cut in the country. With four prescription models – Sparkling Icon, Light Attraction, Gem Stone and Limelight – each of which has different lens shapes and color choices, there is a style for every face.

Silhouette’s spokesmodel Helena Christensen explained the need for chic eyewear best, “Eyewear is so important to so many people. In some cases they are imperative to their existence…This makes the story of eyewear even more exciting to me – it’s very much the story of the person wearing them.”

Helena Christensen and Nadia Auermann in Silhouette Crystal Collection SUN

Prescription glasses aren’t the only eyewear that can tell a person’s story. Silhouette’s Crystal Collection also features three pairs of sunglasses -SUN Sparkling Icon, SUN Crystal Dreamwings and SUN Sparkling Limelight. All of the shades provide 100% UV protection. Model Nadja Auermann not only looks to sunglasses to protect her eyes, she looks to them when she wants to be inconspicuous. “You can hide yourself behind them a little, which makes them great when you’re not wearing makeup,” she said in an interview.

The seven styles of Silhouette’s Crystal collection are a great choice whether you’re in the market for prescription lenses or sunglasses. I love the idea of having a pair of specs that won’t cause my friends to break out in fits of laughter when they see me in them.

You can view the entire Silhouette Crystal Collection and try on a few styles in the virtual mirror at

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Silhouette via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Silhouette.

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