If you are thinking that swimsuits are the only fashion items on the beach, think again. Sunglasses and the book you are reading are as important as whether you are wearing a bikini or a maillot. In fact, other than sunscreen, sunglasses and books are the next two most important accessories you bring when lounging under the sun.
Speaking of sunglasses, MYKITA tops the list when it comes to high street eyewear. Though it has its own line of eyewear, MYKITA also collaborates with designers Bernhard Willhelm and Damir Doma to create avant-garde sunglasses that pushes the envelope of design.
Fashionistas can choose to wear GUSTL or SPRECKELS if they like Bernhard Willhelm’s irreverent view on fashion. If you like retro and futurism, then BRADFIELD and DD2.2 by Damir Doma is for you.
As for your “other” accessories, these new sci-fi/fantasy releases from these emerging authors will titillate your imagination:
- Star Wars: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp
- The Iron Ship by K.M. McInley
- Frontier Resistance by Leonie Rogers
- King of the World by Randall Coleman
Stainless-steel mirrored sunglasses marked the genesis of the collaboration between MYKITA & Bernhard Willhelm. The collection remains dedicated to this theme, yet grows through unconventional interpretations of colours and forms. Newest member of this evolution is GUSTL, a triangular aviator available in new colourway Navy Blue with rose-coloured lenses.
Model: GUSTL, Collection: MYKITA & Bernhard Willhelm, Material: Stainless steel
Colours: Gold, Silver, Matt Black, Basalt, Matt Grey, Navy Blue
SPRECKELS is inspired by American surfing legend Bunker Spreckels and draws on the shape and colour worn by the style king of the Seventies surfing scene. The model features extended sides on the frame front for a weary, melancholic look. The glasses are available in three new colour editions for summer 2015: Beige/White with orange lenses, Dark Green/White with green lenses and Smoke/Black with black lenses.
Model: SPRECKELS, Collection: MYKITA & Bernhard Willhelm, Material: Acetate
Colours: Dark Green/White, Smoke/Black, Beige/White
BRADFIELD appears to consist of two frames. Yet on closer look the complex construction reveals a frame-front made from one flat piece, which is folded in half in multiple steps by hand, gradually brought into shape and secured inside the outer frame with the help of two flaps. The construction is a tribute to modern handcraft. Perfectly round lenses meet with the classic panto glasses for an edgy look – a visual reference to the retro-futuristic style of steampunk.
Model: BRADFIELD, Collection: MYKITA / Damir Doma, Material: Stainless steel
Colours: Silver/Black, Gold/Forest Green, Silver/Cinerous Grey
The design of DD2.2 is rooted in the tradition of its predecessors: Contrasting materials and the aesthetics of an openly displayed construction are the significant characteristics of this frame. The combination of stainless steel and acetate creates both a visual and haptic contrast: A panto-shaped metal frame with marble grey, crystal-clear limpid or black acetate rings.
Model: DD2.2, Collection: MYKITA / Damir Doma, Material: Stainless steel, Acetate
Colours: Shiny Silver/Limpid, Black/Limpid, Black/Black, Copper/Limpid, Dark Grey/Marble Grey
Star Wars: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp
Random House Publishing Group – Del Rey Spectra
Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub Date Apr 28, 2015
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .
When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.
“It appears things are as you suspected, Lord Vader. We are indeed hunted.”
Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight, is just a memory. Darth Vader, newly anointed Sith Lord, is ascendant. The Emperor’s chosen apprentice has swiftly proven his loyalty to the dark side. Still, the history of the Sith Order is one of duplicity, betrayal, and acolytes violently usurping their Masters—and the truest measure of Vader’s allegiance has yet to be taken. Until now.
On Ryloth, a planet crucial to the growing Empire as a source of slave labor and the narcotic known as “spice,” an aggressive resistance movement has arisen, led by Cham Syndulla, an idealistic freedom fighter, and Isval, a vengeful former slave. But Emperor Palpatine means to control the embattled world and its precious resources—by political power or firepower—and he will be neither intimidated nor denied. Accompanied by his merciless disciple, Darth Vader, he sets out on a rare personal mission to ensure his will is done.
For Syndulla and Isval, it’s the opportunity to strike at the very heart of the ruthless dictatorship sweeping the galaxy. And for the Emperor and Darth Vader, Ryloth becomes more than just a matter of putting down an insurrection: When an ambush sends them crashing to the planet’s surface, where inhospitable terrain and an army of resistance fighters await them, they will find their relationship tested as never before. With only their lightsabers, the dark side of the Force, and each other to depend on, the two Sith must decide if the brutal bond they share will make them victorious allies or lethal adversaries.
The Iron Ship (Gates of the World) by K.M. McInley
Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub Date May 26, 2015
An incredible epic fantasy begins!
The order of the world is in turmoil. An age of industry is beginning, an age of machines fuelled by magic. Sprawling cities rise, strange devices stalk the land. New money brings new power. The balance between the Hundred Kingdoms is upset. For the first time in generations the threat of war looms.
In these turbulent days, fortunes can be won. Magic runs strong in the Kressind family. Six siblings strive – one to triumph in a world of men, one to survive murderous intrigue, one to master forbidden sorcery, one to wash away his sins, one to contain the terrible energies of his soul.
And one will do the impossible, by marrying the might of magic and iron in the heart of a great ship, to cross an ocean that cannot be crossed.
Frontier Resistance by Leonie Rogers
Teens & YA, Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub Date Oct 3, 2014
The much awaited sequel to Frontier Incursion.
For Shanna, joining the Scout Corps had been a dream come true. The Scouts were charged with expanding their knowledge of Frontier, a hostile planet their ancestors had crash-landed on 300 years before. As the youngest in her class, Shanna struggled to find acceptance and respect amongst her older peers – a task made more difficult by the fact that she has not just one, but two of the colonists’ huge feline companions, their starcats.
On a routine patrol, she and the other cadets found themselves on the frontline of a war they knew nothing about against the hostile Garsal. Now Shanna and her friends must master their new gifts that will enable them to seek out the alien invaders before they enslave her world.
But it’s hard. Shanna and her friends have gifts that might save the world, and perhaps one day the galaxy – if they can master them. But the training is difficult, and they still don’t know where the Garsal are.
On the plateau, the Council has allied with the Starlyne race, but Tamazine, the Senior Councillor’s distrust of their new allies creates a final weakness. Below, the Garsal Overlord needs a new pool of human slaves to expand his empire, but first, he must locate and subdue Frontier’s human settlements.
Time is running out, for both invader and settler, and the outcome hangs in the balance.
King of the World by Randall Coleman
Greenleaf Book Group
Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub Date Feb 17, 2015
The year is 2022, and time is running out.
The Earth is heating up at an alarming rate. Governments are corrupt and terrorism abounds. More nations are on the brink of war than at any other time in history, and fear riddles the planet. The Group of Five are fed up, and they’re doing something about it. In their quest to usher in a new way, the Group of Five is seeking to elect a true king, one who can restore balance to the world. Will they find a suitable king in time, or will political corruption and the Earth’s imminent destruction win out?