9/26/12 note: Giveaway/entries closed 9/25/12. Stand by for winner.
Recently I was contacted by the PR team at TC Charton, an eyewear designer who makes glasses for Asians. Holla! Finally, someone who ‘got it.’ I know it’s hard to believe, but not all people who wear sunglasses are white. [We Asians tend to have the bottoms of sunglasses hit our cheeks all the time. Other friends will tell me that their glasses just slide off their nose. WTF?] I have a flat face and when I smile my cheeks bulge out. The bottom of all of my sunglasses tends to end up with my makeup, and who really needs foundation on a nice pair of glasses?
Enter TC Charton and glasses that don’t slide off nor scrape off the foundation from your cheeks. The woman behind TC Charton is Alexandra Peng. (Double holla! A person of color and a woman – wipe me off the floor, I’m weeping.) Peng spent over 16 years in the optical industry designing for high-end luxury brands before she went out on her own to design eyewear fit for Asian faces.
TC Charton sent me three pairs (of my choice) to try on. [First, can we just flag how generous they were to send me THREE pairs to try?] I picked a few different pairs to see where each pair would hit me in my cheek and to see if their styles would flatter my face. I picked a couple of men/unisex styles to see if they’d fit the Wife as well.
I think you know which one I picked! The MIRIAM cat-eyes fit the best and I thought the bigger lenses and the style were the most flattering on my face.
Another plus I’ve noticed is the quality of the LENSES. They’re so clear, they’re almost polarized lenses. I kept comparing my old sunnies (Target $20 ones) to the Miriam glasses, and WHOA – the lenses are so clear (even though they’re tinted). In super bright sunlight (like the days we’ve been having in LA), my eyes were not squinting. These glasses were saving my ass (eyes).
The price of these are comparable to a pair of fancy Ray-Bans or Marc by Marc Jacobs glasses. The plus – they will fit your face! Let me repeat this again – these TC Charton sunnies WILL FIT YOUR FACE.
If you’re still on the fence, here are two things you can do:
1. Go to their store locator and find your local business that carries TC Charton so you can try them on yourself, and/or
2. ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!!!
Drumroll please….the TC Charton Sunglasses Giveaway details!
Here comes the fun part. If you want your own pair of TC Charton sunglasses, look no further! TC Charton is generously giving away a pair to one of my blog readers! And no, you don’t have to be Asian or a certain gender to enter. This would make a great gift for the holidays – hint hint!
1. Head over to the TC Charton website and check out all the different styles they have to offer.
2. Come back to my blog and leave a comment here with the style you’d like!
3. That’s it. Be sure to leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win!
Random winner selected ON MY BIRTHDAY, SEPT 26. (So your deadline to comment is Tues Sept 25 11:59PM PST.) US/Canada entries only please. (Sorry!)
Help TC Charton build their social media presence by:
1. Joining them on Facebook: fb.com/tccharton – Learn more about their upcoming styles and events!
2. Tweeting them on Twitter @tccharton – talk to Alexandra directly!
The fine print: TC Charton is sponsoring this giveaway of one pair of sunnies. TC Charton (sponsor) sent three pairs for trial; I got to keep one pair. Sponsor will send prize directly from their home office in Sunnyvale, CA. Deadline to enter giveaway is 9/25/12 11:59PM PST.