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    >> our favorite part, bobbie's buzz. come on, girl.

    >> how are you?

    >> who are we today, "madmen?"

    >> i don't know. we should have prom here on set and invite him.

    >> i like it. i know you ladies, you're obsessed with readers. you leave them everywhere in the house.

    >> yes.

    >> i'm so excited. i was flicking through the channels and saw hsn. joy mangeno has this collection called eyeglass wardrobe. you get seven pairs of color block treater.

    >> in any number you need?

    >> any from a 1 to 3.75.

    >> can i say something? these rock.

    >> they are fantastic.

    >> you get all seven for $39.95.

    >> that seems impossible.

    >> plus the case and smaller cases. you're a fan of them. jessica beal 's mom turned me on to these. these are eye beimers. they have an l.e.d. light . do you see that? where is the camera? you can read a restaurant, dim restaurant, the menu.

    >> they've got a little light on the side.

    >> super cute.

    >> no, no, no. we've got time.

    >> too much good stuff this week. cat eyes are in this summer. instant face lift. this collection of designer shades are interesting. they are about this burberry. these are collapsable.

    >> for little summer bags, that's perfect.

    >> everything is on klg and hoda.com. these are around $250 or less. they have a bunch of stuff for burberry in colors.

    >> those are $19.95.

    >> i love these.

    >> you know what's funny? now i realize i can see everything clearly.

    >> you didn't know you got old.

    >> i didn't know i was blind. now i know.

    >> sometimes it creeps up on you.

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updated 5/12/2011 3:31:17 PM ET 2011-05-12T19:31:17

How can you best accessorize your face this season? TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas shares affordable and fun eyewear for all:

Rainbow of readers
Perfect for anyone who seems to always be looking for lost glasses, Joy Mangano’s Color Block Collection offers a wardrobe of bright, stylish readers. Leave a pair in your purse, car, desk drawer, and still have a few to share with your partner who seems to always “borrow” them ($39.95, HSN.com).

Eyeglasses that glow
Let there be light! If you’ve ever struggled to read a menu in a dimly lit restaurant, you’ll be thrilled to know about EyeBeamers, reading glasses with discreet built-in LED lights. The chic styles come in a variety of prescription strengths, cost less than $20 and will save you from countless frustrating moments ($19.95; eyebeamers.com).

Cat-eye shaped shades
Those on the hunt for a hot pair of sunglasses may want to consider the feline-inspired craze. Cat-eye shades offer both an instant face-lift and fashion-forward update. Modern oversize versions are softer than the extreme retro styles from decades past. From basic black to clear and cherry red, just pick a pair that matches your personality ($16-$55; UrbanOutfitters.com).

Foldable fun
Burberry’s colorful new convertible collection serves up a convenient way to store your sunnies. The bright and bendable accents are sure to fit into the smallest summer bags. If space isn’t an issue, their classic oversize options are worth the room ($190-$250, SunglassHut.com).

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Photos: The 10 most iconic swimsuits

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  1. The most iconic swimsuits

    The best bathing suits aren’t always practical — Raquel Welch’s prehistoric two-piece wouldn’t have lasted long in open waters — but they’re impossible to forget. With a little help from InStyle fashion director Hal Rubenstein, we've compiled a slideshow of the most iconic swimsuits ever.

    Elizabeth Taylor, 'Suddenly, Last Summer,' 1959
    Yes, the plot was rather melodramatic. But the pure white tank that Elizabeth Taylor wore in 1959's "Suddenly, Last Summer" — in which she played a mental patient disturbed after witnessing her cousin's shocking death — was nothing short of perfection.

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  2. Raquel Welch, 'One Million Years B.C.,' 1966

    "If women in prehistoric times really looked and dressed like this," Rubenstein said of the animal-skin two-piece Raquel Welch wore in "One Million Years B.C" in 1966, "a lot more people today would be studying cave paintings. As fabulous as it is ludicrous, it may be film's most famous bathing suit that never got wet."

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  3. Ursula Andress, 'Dr. No,' 1962

    The first-ever Bond girl, in 1962's "Dr. No," set the bar pretty high. (Indeed, this was Rubenstein's pick for most iconic suit.) "As Honey Rider," he said, "Ursula Andress stepped out of the Caribbean and into the fantasies of every guy longing to be James Bond. The matching knife belt was a cute touch."

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  4. Farrah Fawcett, 1976

    To promote her instant celebrity in "Charlie's Angels," a Cleveland poster company arranged to shoot Fawcett in a bikini at her house in 1976. As Rubenstein explained, "She wasn't comfortable so exposed, so she pulled this red one-piece from her closet. The company hated the pic, but Farrah had final approval (and retained photo rights). Smart girl: The poster sold over 12 million copies and is still for sale today."

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  5. Bo Derek, '10,' 1979

    "Her perfect score has never been beaten," Rubenstein said of Bo Derek's appearance in a nude maillot in the 1979 movie "10."

    "She may have been the best thing to happen to sales of the one-piece," he added.

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  6. Phoebe Cates, 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High,' 1982

    In 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," Phoebe Cates plays a sophisticated teenager with, as Rubenstein said, "a skimpy bikini as red as her lipstick." The scene in which she emerges in slow motion from a friend's backyard pool is still a classic.

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  7. Carrie Fisher, 'Return of the Jedi,' 1983

    After being captured by Jabba the Hutt in 1983's "Return of the Jedi," Princess Leia was forced to wear this bikini Rubenstein described as "swirling gold and chain link bondage gear." The over-the-top getup made actress Carrie Fisher a sex symbol, and copies of the so-called "slave girl costume" are still sold online today.

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  8. Pamela Anderson, 'Baywatch,' 1995

    As Rubenstein pointed out, Pamela Anderson wasn't even in the original cast of the syndicated '90s series "Baywatch." But she certainly looked good in her "sky-high-cut" red suit. "Who can imagine 'Babewatch' without her?" Rubenstein asked.

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  9. Halle Berry, 'Die Another Day,' 2002

    For 2002's "Die Another Day," Oscar winner Halle Berry paid homage to the first Bond girl, Ursula Andress. She made her entrance in an unforgettable orange-red bikini, complete with a knife belt, "and killed," Rubenstein said, "both literally and figuratively."

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  10. Jessica Alba, 'Into the Blue,' 2005

    "Nobody remembers the film," Rubenstein said of 2005's "Into the Blue," starring Jessica Alba. "It had something to do with sunken treasure, drugs, bad guys, and a water park called Atlantis." But when this promo picture of Jessica Alba wearing an un-matched two-piece was released, "plenty of people took notice. No doubt bikini separates gained in popularity."

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