Summer Shields by Childe

Last year I came across Australian Brand Childe and instantly fell in love with their collection, their story and their determination to do things their way. My collection of Sunglasses from them has steadily grown over the last 12 months so you can imagine how excited I was when I saw them pushing the boundaries – again- by releasing two very unique Shield sunglasses.

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CHILDE Tuppaware

You all know I love a good story. And the ‘Komodo’ Sunglass sure has a good one. Originally designed as an acetate frame with inspiration coming from the 1950’s sunglass era, the end result is far from today’s ‘wrap sports shields’ – this is designed for fashion, making a statement and the WOW factor. Childe designer Jon was discussing the idea with the manufacturer in the early stages, who suggested seeing the design in a single lens shield. When the sample arrived, Jon just knew it was the right way to go.

“When we received the sample it was WILD and we were like WOW so we just had to do it.”

You can still see the 1950’s detailing in the temples, but what grabs my attention is the butterfly shaping of the lens. It’s feminine but edgy, fashion but rock and unique in a way that the wearer just won’t care whether you like it or not. Everything that Childe stands for.

Available in 3 colourways which are all completely different to each other, this model is not ‘on trend’ – its leading the trends.

 

The words ‘Limited Edition’ get me Every. Single. Time. It’s seriously a problem haha. So when the ‘Tuppaware’ sunglass was being teased on Social Media, I was in. 200%, I was going to get myself a pair of them ASAP. Although I don’t wear them every day, when I do – on those occasions where I truly want to be noticed – they work a charm.

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CHILDE Tuppaware

Designed with inspiration and input from vocalist Shelly Fitspatrick of the Sydney band The Tuppaware Party, the Tuppaware model is an extreme sweeping Cats Eye perfect for narrow faces.

“Shelly loves a cat eye but she wanted something with more flair and we wanted to develop a style that embellished her confidence and on stage sass while performing” – Jon, CHILDE.

Tuppaware is sophisticated. It’s Sexy. It’s fun. It demands attention then poses for pictures looking sassy, classy and elegant before the wearer has a chance to think. If I ever get myself and my drums back to gigging, these will be my go-to pair for demanding the stage.

Also available in 3 different colourways, these limited edition sunnies are bound to be a highlight of any eyewear collection.

 

Both Shields are designed in Australia, hand made in Italy, in a 4 base curve and feature temples made from a plant based grilamide polymer. If you’re after something different this summer, the Childe website is well worth investigating. All of their designs are trend-breaking, high quality and really well priced – you won’t be sorry you searched.

Em x

 

 

 

Childe Eyewear – Review ‘EXIT’

Recently I road tested the ‘Exit’ sunglass by @childe_co

Firstly, I just want to say that I had that dress on BEFORE the parcel arrived – I promise!!!So, let’s get straight into it !

C H I L D E is an Australian brand, with their range being made in Italy. Childe’s reputation is that of a rebel at a music festival- loud, non-apologetic and full of raw energy.


The first thing I noticed was that it is SUPER light and fits very comfortably. The lenses are beautifully clear to look through. From the image on their website I was expecting the lenses to be a very light blue but in fact they are a medium grey blue. Which does suit more light conditions. I wore them at the beach and didn’t have any difficulty with glare, and the blue hue was a softer version of grey than I’m used to, which is great for overcast conditions.
Minor disappointment that the design doesn’t have spring hinges on the temple, I know it’s a personal choice but I know my sunnies always stay in shape a lot longer with springs. This next point is more a fault of mine, but the shape was a little ‘off ‘ for my face. I LOVE the Heptagon shape, but the top of the lens was a little long (wide) and it looks a little unbalanced on my petite face. I think the shape will work well on anyone that doesn’t have as long and thin a face as I do.

PS…HOW COOL IS THE PATTERN ?!? I know, looks aren’t everything, but first impressions are, and this one has me hooked.

RRP in Australia is $190.00

Investment worthy? 8/10
– These are perfect if you want something that has a unique style, is good quality and offers good sun protection without the designer price tag.

E.