May 8, 2015

Not a mobile puzzle game, but a worthier way to spend our mental faculties: why, lusting over Chanel‘s gorgeous eyewear collection, of course. It’s not a trivial pursuit, only because the Bijou collection consists of cabochons, pearls and rhinestones, inspired by costume jewellery characteristic of Gabrielle Chanel.

While the two previous editions draw from the Byzantine style and the Milky Way constellations respectively, this time, the optical glasses and sunglasses are a gem: these are delicate metal structures crafted from finely-wrought metal, on which sit beautiful gemstones and pearls, making sure that each piece is as feminine as they come. The Cabochon Précieux line features rectangular, oval and cat-eye shapes, while the Cabochon Couture line, reserved for sunglasses, sees oversized, round and square shapes. Both lines are swathed in an elegant palette of black, tortoiseshell and dark red.

Chanel Bijou 2015 Eyewear Collection, available at Chanel boutiques.