Azzurra Lamantia

We snapped Azzurra in Paris wearing these dramatic cat-eye sunglasses from Stella McCartney. This “SM4053” model features an exaggerated shape, with oversized lenses and peaked brows. The cat-eye look is influenced by vintage styles from the 1950s and 60s, yet the exposed screws and metal detailing add a modern, fashion-forward look. These frames are made in Italy with acetate derived from natural sources, combining cellulose (which is renewable and biodegradable) with plasticizers derived from citric acid, a natural substance obtained through sugar fermentation. The eco-friendly process is in line with Stella McCartney’s brand philosophy, offering something that’s as stylish as it is responsible.

Kate Gadiyeva

Kate bought these Stella McCartney “4006” sunglasses in New York last September because she wanted something that was “cat eye-inspired without being too catty.” These frames are from McCartney’s spring/summer 2010 collection and feature a sporty design, with a ski goggle-inspired shape and sharp red detailing that extends across the arms and down the sides of the temples. The v-shaped nose bridge helps the frames fit comfortably on Kate’s face, while also extending the chic athletic motif.

Kate says she normally gravitates toward more classic styles and that this pair was definitely unique for her. Judging by the way she put the rest of the outfit together (we love the leather jacket!), we think the shades will fit into her wardrobe just fine!