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Here’s a good reason to go to Urban Optiques in Northville for a pair of customized sunglasses: You can design them any way you want. But here’s the best reason: Dr. Michelle Calder can fit your face like no other. “Most glasses are too big, especially for women,” says Dr. Calder. As the exclusive retailer of Tom Davies made-to-measure eyewear in metro Detroit, Dr. Calder takes precise facial measurements for the frames that you design from a variety of colors and shapes. Tom Davies handcrafts the final product in the United Kingdom. Want to add a special inscription on the frames or lenses? Urban Optiques can do that, too. Very cool. Tom Davies made-to-measure eyewear, Urban Optiques, 105 Maincentre, Northville, 248-347-9090.

Tom Davies sunglasses custom-designed by Dr. Calder (From top to bottom):
Cat Eyes with Swarovski crystals, $990
Stars and Stripes, $549
Detroit Tigers Fan, $549

The trendy, environmentally friendly Root iPhone case is available at one of Midtown Detroit’s newest boutiques. Root cases in bamboo for the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5, $38, Nora, 4240 Cass Ave., Detroit, 313-831-4845.

Metro Detroit makeup artist Kelly Mitre is a fan of these light, luscious lip balms made by Andy Warhol’s onetime muse. Dianne Brill Lip Gloss, $27, exclusively at Flaunt Salon, 7775 Auburn Rd., Utica, 586-254-1122.

Russ Simon’s clients are crazy over his precision eyelash extension application with mink or synthetic lashes, creating a full, natural look and eliminating the need for mascara. Eyelash application starting at $200, Russ Simon Beauty (inside Beauty by RX), 286 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham, 248-792-6780.

Locally made Glam Geek Cosmetics thrives on huge color-payoff without the heavy feel. These high-pigment lipsticks are hand-mixed, with no artificial preservatives, fillers, or parabens. GlamGeek Lipstick, $11.50. Glam Geek Cosmetics, 318 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, 248-250-2245.