Snapshot Spotlight

Whether you prefer retro, modern, or straight up practical, there’s a story behind how you style your shades. Join us as we look behind the lens at the bloggers who styled and starred in our 2014 Fall Lookbook. From shades they can’t leave the house without to the trends they’re trying to forget, get to know our featured stylists.

We’re obsessed with this blogger’s laid back, contemporary-cool style. Along with fashion news and trends from other designers and retailers, Michael frequently features his own styled looks on his website, The Contemporary Boy. Read on to get to know Michael and find out more about his trendsetting life!

Michael of The Contemporary Boy

Michael looking fresh in our #1188s

What sunglass style personality do you best identify with and why? 

Michael: The sunglasses that really define who I am today would be the Trendsetter. I love unique and straight-from-the-runway clothing pieces and accessories.

If you had to choose one item from your closet to take with you on a deserted island, what would it be?

Michael: A very long scarf, so that I can drape it around my body and turn it into many different pieces!

If you could have lunch with anyone (past or present), who would it be and why?

Michael: If I could have a lunch with anyone living or dead, I would probably choose Coco Chanel. I admire her aesthetics as a designer and her very sophisticated taste. I would ask her some questions and would beg for her advice in both life and fashion.

Michael of The Contemporary Boy

What is the best fashion advice you have ever received and from who?

Michael: The best advice I have ever received is from the fashion director of Elle and Marie Claire magazine, Nina Garcia. I met her when she visited the Philippines and only few fashion bloggers and media attendees were invited to her press conference. She told me that it’s very important to always edit your look. It should always look clean, polished, and tasteful.

What’s your current Internet addiction?

Michael: Instagram!

And since you have an eye for fashion — what are some of your favorite Sunglass Warehouse shades?

Michael: Oh, this is the hardest question, since Sunglass Warehouse offers a lot of cool and unique sunglasses. I’m impressed with the variety of style and colors and also the quality of each product. The face shape guide is really helpful when trying to narrow down the glasses that will look best on you!

Thanks, Michael, for giving us a behind-the-scenes look at your lifestyle and for answering our questions! Don’t forget to check out his blog here.