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FS did for a moment flirt with working a volcano-chic/ash-grey theme this week, before deciding that perhaps there are levels to which even we won't sink (rise?). So instead we've opted to celebrate another meteorological phenomenon - sunshine. It's a strange old week in England when spring sunshine doesn't result in front-page tabloid pictures of goosebumped girls in bikinis on Brighton beach. You'd have thought they've had real news to report or something. Anyway, this week FS has been enjoying the sunshine and looking for some lovely new - and yet retro - sunglasses just for you.
Over, then, to Oliver Goldsmith, who as all true fashionistas will know, virtually invented sunglasses-as-fashion-attire - his were the first to appear in Vogue. So that's both a retro and an iconic purchase, dahlings. There are some fabulous frames - we particularly love the Kolus (£195) and Koko (£205) frames (see pictures above; call 08450 533 440 or visit olivergoldsmith.com for stockists).
Sticking with the upper end, Oliver Peoples' latest collection has a fine collaboration with indie actress Zooey Deschanel. The style (£152) is a hefty nod to the ever-fashionable Wayfarer,ray bans on sale but with more of a vintage feel. We like the understated look, particularly the lack of branding.
And talking of Wayfarers, Ray Ban is reinterpreting their iconic style. The Ray Ban 4140 has a slightly smaller frame than the classic Wayfarer and comes in some nice tortoiseshell shades (£76). But if you prefer to stick to the original, we like these dual colour Wayfarers from Asos.com (£120). Too pricey? Topman has a, er, loving recreation of the style for £10. And remember, any sunglasses style that is good enough for the President of the United States of America (see coolspotters.com) is good enough for the likes of you.
Heavy rain earlier in the year caused a rock fall near the entrance to the old Metropolitan Tunnel. In late May Helensburgh & District Landcare group members held a working bee to move the rocks off the rail, and remove rubbish and graffiti.