Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Specs appeal


Ever since I bought my first pair in a senior citizens supply store in Florida, I've been mildly obsessive about giant sunglasses. Not only do they hide a hangover, but they also prevent wrinkles around your eyes and because I smoke, Factor 50 and giant specs are all I have.
I'm happy to experiment with most things, but sunglasses are one thing I refuse to fuck with. The return of small round frames (SS09 Proenza Schouler, Dries Van Noten, Ralph Lauren) puts the fear of god into me. They even manage to look silly on an Olsen. It's happening though, Nasty Gal has clean sold out of their $40 black 'Annie' glasses and we haven't even had an Easter egg yet.
I reckon you need a tiny head to pull these off, so I'm out of luck there, but even with the tiniest Pixie-Geldof head in the world, I have yet to see someone wear these and not look like Nazi scientist.

I'm digging the classic 80s frame that's on the way back for men, main pic, €18, Topman.

On the right from top:
Red Frames - Red Herring, €23.50
Enamel Aviators - Penney's, €3
Navy Frames - Dorothy Perkins, €15

Below
Giant frames "Feeeteeeen dolla!" Chinatown, NY

15 comments:

Kitty Cat said...

Ooh I was just talking about sunglasses on my last blog post, mainly how I want Patricia Arquette's ones from True Romance and now all these lovely ones! Making me all impatient for summer so ya are!

The Dotterel said...

Trouble is, there's nothing so dating on a photo as a pair of specs. Oh, hang on - maybe a coiffure. But add hair to specs and you've got some very embarrassing eighties pics. Well, I have...

Czaroline said...

Plus one on True Romance glasses! Plus one on True Romance anything for that matter. I love the way Arquette dresses in the movie. The most strangely chicest prostitute ever.
Also- I want your fringe. In a major way.

voodoolady said...

I had the best paid of oversize sunnies from Topshop and then a big wave stole them on bondi beach.

How are you expected to go swimming with sunnies? It's too fucking bright.

Daily Daydreamer said...

Sunglasses never suit me. Ever!

Jane said...

Well I hope you get lots of opportunities to wear them either; lots of sunshine or lots of great nights out to recover from. In 9 years of living in Mayo I have only needed sunglasses once.

The Sexy Pedestrian said...

Kitty - She wears them so well, it's like the cheaper the glasses, the better they'll look on her.

Dotterel- But what's a photo album without dodgy hair?

Czaroline - The fringe has a mind of it's own and decides when it is going to behave and when it is not.

VoodooLady - Stay in the bars during the day, swim at night. Or do the 'don't wet my hair!' dip, keeping you sunnies clamped firmly on your face.

Daily Daydreamer- You're definitely not trying hard enough! There are glasses for everybody, even my friend who has the tiniest head you've ever seen.

Jane - Luckily I have plenty of hangovers, otherwise I'd never get to wear them!

NASTY GAL said...

Only tortoise and red Annie's left!

LauraCassidy said...

Thanks for following :) love your blog!

drollgirl said...

i have a big noggin' so little glasses are not a wise option. no way.

Profoundly Superficial said...

Lots of things look silly on an Olson, sunglasses included.

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

oooo am all about the aviators, have 4 pairs, just can't get enough!!

C a t r i n a said...

woah, love those glasses on pics.
amazing!:D

Cillian said...

Love the Topman spex, they rarely fail to impress.

/Male Mode.

whoopsadaisy said...

Oh I love your large ones and the Dorothy Perkins ones! Woo! I had lovely big ones last year, I left them behind in a restaurant in Melbourne last year though :( Replaced them with an even bigger pair (yay) which I then broke in a temper one night when I stood on my handbag :( Newest pair are from A-wear and big enough, not as cute as their two predecessors though.
Tiny sunglasses are useless-they don't keep the sun out of my eyes!