On The LES: Delicate Raymond Opens Pop-Up Shop in NYC

On The LES: Delicate Raymond Opens Pop-Up Shop in NYC

This Saturday, June 2, Delicate Raymond will open their first pop-up shop on the LES at 179 Orchard Street. The shop, which runs through August 14, will feature customizable DIY jewelry and readymade accessories, including monogram necklaces, dainty charms, vintage finds, and more.

In its seventh year of business, the formerly LA-based brand known for their delicate designs is seen on Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Mischa Barton, and countless other Hollywood starlets. Delicate Raymond’s jewelry has been featured in the pages of Lucky, InStyle, Redbook, People StyleWatch, and Life & Style magazine, to name a few.

On Thursday, June 14, the Delicate Raymond Pop-Up will host a special VIP Press Reception from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. where editors are welcome to come and create a custom monogrammed jewelry piece and preview Delicate Raymond’s latest designs. To RSVP, please email michelle@delicateraymond.com with your estimated arrival time. Light refreshments will be served.

Starting June 2, the shop will be open 7 days a week, noon to 8 p.m., and is located at 179 Orchard St. between Houston & Stanton. To learn more about Delicate Raymond and view the collection, visit www.delicateraymond.com.

Getting Real about Sun Protection: Introducing Real Kids Shades

Getting Real about Sun Protection: Introducing Real Kids Shades

While most children’s sunglasses are merely for show and offer very little protection from the sun’s harmful rays, Real Kids Shades offer complete protection for little ones. Created exclusively for kids of all ages, Real Kids Shades are designed to properly fit a child’s face and are shatterproof/impact-resistant to fit with their active lifestyles.  Affordably priced at $15 to $20 and $35 to $40 for specialty sports shades, Real Kids Shades are made of durable, quality materials to ensure 100% of harmful UV rays are blocked. Styles start in sizes 0 to 24 months and go up to age 12.

With a mission to protect children’s eyes and to educate the public on the dangers of “toy” sunglasses, Real Kids Shades has worked with pediatric opthalmologists for optimal fit, comfort, and safety. With a goal of having children’s shades viewed as a year-round necessity rather than a summertime accessory, Real Kids Shades hopes to educate the public on common misconceptions that can lead to permanent eye damage.

“The truth is, wearing cheap toy sunglasses can actually do more harm to a child’s eyes than not wearing anything at all,” said Real Kids Shades Vice President Lisa Medora. “Shaded lenses without 100% UVA/UVB protection will relax pupils, causing them to dilate and let MORE harmful radiation into children’s eyes.”

Like all Real Kids Shades, My First Shades provide 100% protection from the sun and feature a soft, adjustable neoprene band to ensure they are comfortable to wear and stay put. Available in sizes infant (0 to 24 months) and toddler (2 to 5 years), My First Shades come in a wide array of bands with complementary frames in solids and prints- including Green Frogs, Blue Flames, and Pink Daisy- and are affordably priced at $14.99.

A cute pairing for summertime is the new sunhat and sunglass combo pack, featuring a sun hat with a Velcro® closure chin strap, a wide brim that shades the entire face and offers UPF 50 sun protection as well as matching wrap-style My First Shades, available in pink and blue, $28.99.

For older kids, the Flex Shades feature classic temples and flexible rubber frames. No need to worry about them snapping in two- the rubber makes these shades super bendable! Available in a fashionable Jackie O style for girls and a sleek, sporty style for boys, Flex Shades are $14.99. Also, the new Flex Duo shades feature two complementary colors for twice the style.

Real Kids Shades’ rigorous product testing program assures all of their shades are CPSIA Compliant, CE Certified, and FDA Approved to provide 100% UVA and UVB protection. To learn more about Real Kids Shades and view their product offerings, visit www.realkidshades.com.