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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 11:44am PDT
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Back in 2010 we acquired the best pairs of sunglasses we’ve ever owned. I am still wearing my Claudia Alan AYA sunglasses and although John managed to squash his during our recent trip to Austin, they were quickly replaced.

Sunglass by Corinne Hunt of Alert Bay, B.C.
John wearing the Brandon style sunglasses

Over the last three years John’s received so many compliments on the design of his sunglasses (thanks to Corinne Hunt‘s artwork) and aside from being comfortable, they look great.

Another bonus is that when you purchase AYA eyewear you’re not only supporting BC artists and designers but partial proceeds from the sale of all AYA eyewear and accessory items is donated to the ONEXONE First Nations nutritious breakfast programs.

The ONEXONE First Nations School Breakfast Program was developed in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and PepsiCo Canada with the goal of ensuring the availability of healthy food to all First Nations children in the school setting.

New pair of my favourite sunglasses
My Felicity sunglasses

There is a new collection of styles for 2013 so I scooped up Felicity (with a hummingbird design) while John stuck with Brendan (with a killer whale design), and thanks to AYA by Claudia Alan I’m giving away 3 pairs:

This aviator frame was designed for men but we have both men and women loving it. The frame is a mid size fit and has a very comfortable fit. Brendan features a killer whale design that is beautifully frosted on the temples. Brendan is available in a silver, gun metal or brown. Impact and scratch resistant acrylic lenses – UV400.

Aptly named, Marilyn is a glamorous over-size frame featuring quality polarized lenses and a Heron design along the arm. It is available in black, olive green demi, and burgundy demi.. Impact and scratch resistant acrylic lenses – UV400.

Slightly cateye this feminine frame features crystal fronts in teal, red and black. A Frog design is enameled onto the metal temples in corresponding dramatic colours. Impact and scratch resistant acrylic lenses – UV400

These pairs start at $35, which is very affordable considering the artwork (Corinne Hunt was also the Co-Designer of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic medals), the cause, and their durability. You can purchase sunglasses, reading glasses, and frames online and every pair of sunglasses comes with a free microfibre case.

I have hard cases to give away with each of my contest pairs as well, here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming which pair of AYA sunglasses is your favourite and/or which of the three pairs I have available you would like to win (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a pair of @ClaudiaAlan sunglasses from @Miss604

Follow Claudia Alan accessories on Twitter and Facebook for more information about styles and availability.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 12:00pm. Winners will be assigned a style and colours are already pre-set based on my inventory, matching the image above.

Current contests on


  1. Belinda says:

    Love the Brendan!

  2. Hayley says:

    I would love to win the Tia~

  3. Ria A. says:

    The AVA sunglasses designs are unique, I’d love to win the Tia ones! thanks : )

  4. plumerea says:

    I like the Marilyn!

  5. Leanne m says:

    I like the Tia:

  6. liz eynon says:

    Loving the Marilyn!

  7. Stevie says:

    They are all so great but the Marilyn ones are stand outs for me. Thanks

  8. Glogirl says:

    I like the Brendan sunglasses.

  9. tracy says:

    i have a pair of sunglasses from aya and they’re fabulous!

  10. Brie says:

    Oh my goodness so hard to choose a favourite! They are all fabulous! If I had to choose one I would choose the Marilyn in black!

  11. valerie says:

    “Marilyn” is defanitely my favorite. I love the herons!!

  12. Arjun Rudra says:

    Brendan would be my choice.

  13. Robyn C says:

    Love the Brendan! They could be a gift for the bf…or I could just take them ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Sanaz says:

    I would love to win the Marilyn

  15. Aimee says:

    Tia for me please.

  16. Susan says:

    I would love to win the Marilyn.

  17. Tara says:

    My niece’s name is Tia…would love to win the ‘Tia’ glasses to give to her ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Michelle says:

    *Love* the Marilyn in black!

  19. angela m says:

    I love the Brendan glasses

  20. Kendall says:

    I love Marilyn!

  21. Anne says:

    I would choose the Marilyn in black. It covers both form (lovely design) and function (polarized).

  22. Mariska says:

    Even though they’re designed for me, I like the Brendan aviators.

  23. Tanis says:

    Look good. Do good. That’s what AYA is all about. The Brandons look awesome on John.

  24. Samantha says:


  25. Ella says:


  26. Smashsley says:

    It’s all about the Tia! Sassy and chic. So dang beautiful!

  27. KittyPride says:

    I think the Marilyn shades are totally me!

  28. Sandra says:

    The Marilyn

  29. Lauri says:

    Love love love the Marilyn in black!

  30. Ali Kains says:

    The Brendans are AWESOME!

  31. Lauri says:

    Marilyn in black = me!

  32. Dayna Wilson says:

    I like the Brendan!

  33. wolfshow says:

    the brendans look great!

  34. maria says:

    I would like the Tia as shown.

  35. Varley says:

    Definitely the Tia.

  36. Ray says:

    Tia please!

  37. Marcy Siple Oakley says:

    Love love Love All of them, but Brenden Frames would look hot on my hubby!

  38. Marcy Siple Oakley says:

    Where can we buy these?

  39. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would love to win the them!

  40. Lisa T says:

    Marilyn all the way!

  41. Emilia says:

    The Tia

  42. Has to be The Brendan – just wish I could rock them as well as John does.

  43. Jas says:


  44. Ramona says:

    Hard to choose, but I think I’d like the Marilyns!

  45. Eileen says:


  46. Sheryl says:

    I would love the Tia in red!

  47. Katie says:


  48. Erin says:

    I’d love to win the Tia!

  49. Swapnil says:

    Would love to win the Brendan!

  50. Urvi T says:

    May I have the Brendan!

  51. Siobhan S. says:

    Marilyn! Gorgeous.

  52. Tina says:

    I like the Tia.

  53. Shelley says:

    I love all Claudia Alan Eyewear, but out of these I would hope to win the style John is modeling, Brendan. Would be great to win for my Hubby’s Birthday.

  54. Daniel says:

    The Brendan ones look great. I’d love that one!

  55. Lindsay says:

    Sick shades

  56. Gordon says:

    The Brendan one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Bryan says:

    The Brendan!!

  58. Linda says:

    I really like the Brendan frames – beautiful!

  59. Vesper says:

    Like the Brendan

  60. Kyongsuk says:

    I like the over-sized Marilyn in Burgundy-demi.

  61. Kerri says:

    Love the call for sunglasses – sunshine!

  62. Stuart says:

    The Brendan looks awesome!

  63. Allison says:

    So beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Brendan for me!

  64. Angela says:

    I collect shades and the ione colour I am missing is Blue so the Tia’s are perfect

  65. Amy says:

    What a great company! I’d love the silver Brendan, but the Marilyn olive green is a close second.

  66. Carmelle says:

    I definitely like the style of the Brendan ones!

  67. Shannon Mac says:

    I really like the style of the Brendan!

  68. Ruth says:

    I love the Tia

  69. Kate says:

    Marilyn, always a style icon.

  70. Mary says:

    they are all so pretty. Marilyn for me

  71. Bernadette E. says:

    I am definitely a Marilyn girl!

  72. Radhika K says:


  73. Christine says:

    Ooh, I’ve recently squashed my own sunglasses as well and need a new pair. I love the Marilyn!

  74. lindawwww says:

    I like Victoria from the online store but I’d love to win Marilyn.

  75. DB says:

    The Brendan or the Tia – both are great!

  76. Julia says:

    The brendan! Or the Tia for me !

  77. Vince says:

    The Brendan for me.

  78. Anna says:

    For me, it’s the Marilyn.

  79. Judy says:

    love the Tia

  80. Lindz says:

    Love the orcas on the Brendan!

  81. Nathan says:


  82. Valerie says:

    Gorgeous! Deff the Marilyn!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. Melaney G Lyall says:

    Awesome!! I wear their spectacles & love them!!

  84. Teresa K says:


  85. Yelena says:

    I would sooooo rock BRENDAN, soo pretty

  86. Maria Cargnelli says:

    Love Tia!!!!

  87. Venice Ng says:

    Love the Tia! Need new sunnys badly!

  88. Tracy says:

    The Marilyn style is super cool…

  89. Mae says:

    I can see me in both the Brendan and Marilyn. Hmmmm….

  90. Marianne says:

    Definitely the cat-eye Tia look!

  91. Rebecca says:

    Marilyn – in black

  92. Jenn S says:

    Love the Marilyn would make me feel like a movie star

  93. lisa bolduc says:

    i love the tia in that colour!

  94. Mairi says:

    I love the Tia – perfect for summery weather!

  95. Carol says:

    Tia is my favourite….gorgeous.

  96. Tyler Ingram says:

    I would take a Brendan for sure. Those killer whales look cool!

  97. Heather K says:

    THose are all great! I really love the TIA ones!

  98. Darcy says:

    The Brandon!

  99. I like the Brandon the BEST!

  100. Stephanie says:

    My favorite is Tia.

  101. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love the Marilyn in Burgundy.

  102. vincent says:

    The brendan looks sooooo sick!!!!

  103. I love the Tia – classy with a hint of teal!

  104. jason K says:

    The brendan is the one ! looks great

  105. Chris S says:

    I’d like wear the brendan badboy

  106. Cindy Smith says:

    Marilyn please.

  107. shelaine says:

    Tia looks pretty sweet.

  108. Abby says:

    I like the Tia frames.

  109. I would totally rock the Marilyn sunglasses , I love them <3 Thank you for this great giveaway!! XX My fingers are crossed & Good luck to all ๐Ÿ˜‰

  110. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    my hubby would like Brendan

  111. Saydi H says:

    The Tia’s are absolutely gorgeous!

  112. Melaney G Lyall says:

    I would love to win the Tia in Red!
    Love them!
    I haven’t worn sunglasses since I started wearing glasses – 1993
    I’d get contacts just to wear these!!

  113. nadj says:

    tia in red

  114. Harmony says:

    Merry merry Marilyn ๐Ÿ™‚

  115. Iris says:

    So hard to choose because I like all 3 but I guess the Marilyn design would be my favorite. What a great idea that they contribute to a breakfast program. More companies should follow their lead!

  116. Kim says:

    The Brendan or Marilyn!

  117. Wenxiao says:

    I like the Heron so Marilyn would be the one I’d likely acquire.

  118. jeffrey n says:

    Brendan is the best and would love to win it

  119. Kam says:

    Love the Brendan in brown!

  120. Michael says:

    These are all beautiful Corinne!!! Great designs <3 Yes please ๐Ÿ™‚

  121. I love the Liam, with the Marilyn running a close second.

  122. Kim says:

    Love the Tia.

  123. Sun says:

    Great choice on the Brendan. It looks really cool!

  124. Jen says:

    These are gorgeous! The colouring of the TIA is especially fetching! Love them!

  125. Zlata says:

    I love all of them but Tia frame is really appealing.

  126. Becky says:

    I love the Marilyn in black!!

  127. Lucie B says:

    The Marilyn is pure glamour! Love it!

  128. diana r says:

    love marylin

  129. Gary says:

    I like Brendan

  130. nance428 says:


  131. Shirley says:

    If I had a choice I’d like the Marilyn.

  132. Cyndi says:

    I like Brendan

  133. Huguette E. says:

    My favorite is the Althea Sunglasses. Out of the three I would love to win the Brendan.

  134. Jules A. says:

    Marilyn for me!

  135. Mag says:

    I like the Marilyn.

  136. Dana says:

    The Tia is gorgeous!

  137. chrissy says:

    love the teal tias!

  138. Alan says:

    Definitely the Brendan.

  139. erin says:

    Definitely need some new shades! Marilyn ones are nice.

  140. Lindsay says:

    Marilyn please ๐Ÿ™‚

  141. Jessica Adamson says:

    The Tia! I cannot resist a cat eye!

  142. Yaniv says:

    Brendan please ๐Ÿ™‚

  143. Mary Rose says:

    I LOVE the Marilyn pair!!

  144. Carly says:

    Loving the Marilyn sunglasses! Great classic look!

  145. Christina says:

    I love the Kennedy in clear and brown or black, off the website… And love the Marilyn too!

  146. Anna says:

    love the Marilyn

  147. Dennis says:

    The brendan def!

  148. Anna says:

    Tia looks so cute!

  149. Kat says:

    I like the Brendan.

  150. Ross Craig says:

    I love the Brendan, going to Holland this summer with the CDN military to do a 4 day 40km march each day, would make me look stylish in combats.

  151. Heidi R says:

    Marilyn is stellar! Especially in the Olive Green ๐Ÿ™‚

  152. Jeffrey says:

    I like the Brendan

  153. Elizabeth says:

    I like the Marilyn most!!

  154. Cairine says:

    I like the Marilyn sunglasses. I thought all three were very attractive, but given one choice I would go with the Marilyn.

  155. Karen says:

    Loving the Brendan Aviator, not much of a girly girl I guess.
    The artwork is fabulous, thanks for showcasing such a beautiful product.

  156. Maegan Morin says:

    I like the Tara sunglasses in purple!

  157. Ro says:

    Would love the Tia!

  158. jan says:

    I like the Kennedy

  159. Lise says:

    The Marilyn would be my choice. These are amazing. So west coast!

  160. Josephine says:

    Love the Marilyn!

  161. shelly says:

    perfect for the lovely vancouver sunshine!!

  162. Kevin says:

    The Brendon

  163. Megan says:


  164. Shaunna P says:

    The Marilyn by far

  165. Mehr says:

    I like Marilyn ๐Ÿ™‚

  166. jenny says:

    Marilyn in black please!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  167. Sharon Dong says:

    I really like the Marilyn one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  168. kat says:

    The Marilyn glasses are so cute!!

  169. Janice Meehan says:


  170. Nicci says:

    I love the Marilyn sunglasses!!

  171. Michelle W. says:

    Marilyn, baby!

  172. Elena says:

    I would LOVE to win the Marilyn pair-especially as people always say I should be a Marilyn Monroe lookalike! Thanks

  173. Zaelia says:

    They’re all so nice! I think Brendan looks pretty sharp.

  174. Caresse says:

    Definitely the Marilyn.

  175. Linda says:

    Brendan is my favourite!

  176. Emily-Anne says:

    I love the Tia! Too great.

  177. Scott Podwinski says:

    I like the Brendan sunglasses. My fiance and I can share them! lol

  178. Tanya says:

    It would be so hard to choose between the Brendan and the Tia ~ I LOVE the First Nations designs on the arms. These would be a real conversation starter when traveling! My husband would look extra handsome in the Brendan, but I can see me wearing them too.

  179. Julia says:

    I would love to win a pair of the Brendan for my husband! He would love these! Unfortunately, I need prescription glasses/sunglasses so I thought I would be nice and name something for him ๐Ÿ˜‰

  180. Ruby says:

    The Brendan

  181. Brenda Penton says:

    I like the Felicity.

  182. Sophia C. says:

    I can’t decide between Tia and Marilyn! They are both gorgeous!

  183. Genevieve Walker says:

    I think the Marilyn would bring out my inner movie star!


  184. Neena says:

    The Brenden are most cool

  185. karel says:

    The Tia frames are my favorite.

  186. Tracy says:

    Love the Yasmine style.

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