Buying sunglasses this week in Manhattan was a very difficult mission. Yes, sunglasses in January, I see on the streets around me that you’re just not a proper Manhattan-ite without these even in winter. (I’d like to know other countries where this is also the case, I can’t say I’ve noticed it much in London).
There really are some fantastic styles around at the moment and thank you to everyone who commented on my last blog post with advice on what I could buy. I was quite taken by cat’s eye sunglasses, like these fabulous ‘Nikita’ frames by Tom Ford:
However Saks Fifth Avenue, where I was, armed with gift voucher to spend (thank you to my gorgeous friend Tamsin for the Christmas present) didn’t have a lot of choice in this style. Another suggestion was Celine – glorious, glamorous shades you can hide behind. Sadly I was told my face was too small for these (I’m still pondering this) so onto the next…
Prada. Oh Prada Prada Prada I could have quite happily bought the whole collection there and then had I the finances. I LOVED the Prada range, but I decided in the future I’d like to buy Prada spectacles for work and everyday use, so had to tear myself away from the collection fast (the process of this was akin to removing a sticking plaster from skin. I had to do it quickly.) Looking at Prada reminded me of this amazing sketch of THE sunglasses from Prada’s SS2011 collection, drawn by the fabulous artist Chrisje of http://fashiondrawingdiary.blogspot.com/ Please do visit her blog when you have time, I’m a huge fan of her artwork.
So. Where did this leave me?
I’ve not really explored Fendi sunglasses before, but I did find some amazing images from their SS2011 shows before I went to Saks:
And then I saw them. My Fendi aviators. I’m in love…..
Thanks again to everyone who suggested a style for me via the blog and twitter. If I get round to buying new Prada spectacles and Cat’s Eye shades in the summer, I’ll be sure to let you know.
P.S Check out this blog if you have an eyewear fetish (or just like glasses/sunglasses): http://eyewearfanatic.blogspot.com/