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  • Do I know what you mean? I came home from Paris with four pairs, remember! There isn’t a pair of these stunningly stylish Karen Walkers that doesn’t have my name on them! Happy eyeglass shopping. Much love. xx

    • Vicki says:

      They did look so amazing Sande… I am sure you don’t regret any of them… I hope not or you will never go shopping with me again! ;)

  • Love this maybe because I love sunglasses! I too go with what I love and my current pairs are Tory Burch and Marc Jacobs. Even when I wake up with circles under my eyes or am having a bad hair day…sunglasses are a surefire to glam it up in seconds! They have come to my rescue more times than I can count!

    • Vicki says:

      Me too, Tina… they can be a saviour… SOmehow I always feel better groomed if I am wearing sunglasses… how silly is that:)

  • hopflower says:

    Love the sunglasses! I need a new pair.

  • Kristen says:

    Sunglasses are always the most difficult thing for me to buy, after a bathing suit that is!

  • Sanne says:

    Exactly! But 7.5 diopters are an obstacle to the annual sunglasses. Too bad I have to wear my longer.

  • Catherine says:

    I’ve always been a huge fan of sunglasses…they are so chic…and I have so many…they add just that extra bit of style; and I agree with you about the 10-years younger ;-)
    Thank you so much Vicki for your lovely comment on our monthly post, I really appreciate it.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Catherine
    xx

    • Vicki says:

      I have kept all mine Catherine… they are in a drawer… and I often go through them… one to remember when I wore them… but also because so many of them are still current and look great… :)

      • francoise says:

        Although i moved to Australia in 1973, i always remain truely french both with my sunglasses and prescription, they have to be “different” to the one that are “in” fashion, while still being “in”fashion, I particulary love vintage tortoise shells glasses, or some with just a hint of sparkle, years ago i bought prescription glasses which i called my “dame edna” slightly butterfly with on diamonte on the site..i nevr throw any away but some do disapear somehow….

        • Vicki says:

          I too am prone to a vintage style… Love the retro feel and the glamour… Mine do disappear but oddly every now and then an old pair will turn up in a handbag or long forgotten somewhere… then it’s like a new pair all over again… :)

  • pve says:

    J’adore sunglasses -even on a cloudy day~
    pve

  • Connie* says:

    Living here in Southern California, sunglasses are VERY important. We spend so much time in our cars that our glasses are sometimes the only fashion statement that shows! Love your lunettes board!

  • Faux Fuchsia says:

    sunglasses were the 1st bit of entry level designer clobber I could afford. We all have to start somewhere.

    I’m 40 now and I will never ever subscribe to that outdated view that you have to start turning your back on fashion and trends and cut your hair and become invisible as you age- which is why I love Ari’s blog and all the gorgeous women he features.

    I always wear the same version of a kind of Jackie O style which I love. Stops the glare, hides the wrinkles -win win.

    Love the blog. You are lucky to be Living The Dream xx

  • Cocktail Mom says:

    I love a good pair sunglasses; it gives me hope for sunny days. I’ve heard that here in Seattle we buy more sunglasses per capita than any place else. Most likely because we use them so infrequently that we can never remember where we put them last. I’m already on the hunt for this years’ pair.

    • Vicki says:

      Wishful thinking… I love that as a reason to buy sunglasses..:) I suppose because I have lived in a very sunny climate for most of my life, sunglasses were just an essential… We could never leave the house without them…:)

  • Millie says:

    A new pair of sunnies is a major drama for me as I need to find frames that will take my current Coke bottle prescription lenses. $800 bucks later, I have to sneak them home in plain wrapping & chuck them in an old case so MOTH doesn’t notice. So far so good, 3 pairs later & he hasn’t said a thing!! I DO love a fab pair to hide behind & I bet you rock your current faves Vicki!
    Millie xx

  • I couldn’t stop staring at the lady in the leopard print (3rd row, right side). Her face looks like my mother who had fabulous skin like that her entire life, and always so pristine, chic, always only herself. Miss her so much.

  • lisa thomson says:

    Ooooh, I love these funky women and their funky sunglasses! It’s time for a new pair for me. I can’t decide between aviators or more the Audrey Hepburn style. Decisions, decisions. Thanks for the inspiration, Vicki :)

    • Vicki says:

      THere are so many to choose from… but these Karen Walker shapes are pretty great right now… Have fun looking… :)

  • Rena says:

    Of course, I know exactly what you mean . You describe sun glasses so tempting so I’m ready to go and look for an other one (number…?) Do you have sometimes the feeling you can or must hide behind your glasses? You know what I mean?
    I wear it as the whim takes me not only when the sun is shinning but I always try that they match to my outfit too. And the ladies in row 3 and 4 encouraged me to buy some real fancy one next time.

    • Vicki says:

      That’s the beauty of sunglasses… they are about personal style… we choose them rather than being limited by the normal fashion restrictions… And yes… I hide behind mine!!

  • Coco says:

    How many pairs does a girl need?? There are several in the car and more in different rooms and handbags. Since I cannot leave the house on any day without wearing sunglasses as the glare is blinding even in winter. I love hiding behind my glasses and I feel quite naked without them. I have even been known to wear them in my house on very bright days. Animal print and good old Ray-bans are my newest glasses.

  • Anita Rivera says:

    I know EXACTLY what you mean, Vicki!

    When I was in Paris, I will never forget a woman I saw, AUX TALONS, walking with a cane. She had to be at least 80, but well-coiffed and well-heeled, she wore a Chanelesque black suit, her hair piled up high, pearls and even eyewear that made her look like a model. Love at first sight for the fashion-minded like us.

    It ain’t over ’til it’s over, I say, in my colloquial English. Keep yourself tidy, daring a bit, feeling young. IT IS FUN!

    Anita

  • Jacqueline Bucar says:

    Always loved the look. Problem for those of us who wear glasses. We either have to spend a fortune getting a prescription pair of sunglasses or be relegated to the clip ons/ magnetic ones. Helas…

  • (Sun)glasses are such a fashion accessory and personal statement – simply fabulous!

  • La Comtesse Lola says:

    Loved this post Vicki! Hadn’t thought about it, but everything you say is true! I recently bought a pair of cat eye sunglasses…hadn’t worn that shape since I was in my 20’s…and as we all know, there’s not many things you can wear in your 20’s and then again in your 50’s…and not scare yourself!

    Brava!

  • KATHYSUE says:

    totally agree with you Vicki, However I can’t buy new glasses every year since mine are perscription the cost factor is much more than just the frames. I do love that we can wear the newest style that looks good on us and you are right, they always fit,no matter what size of clothing we are in at the moment. When visiting Paris this past fall I noticed exactly what you were saying. I saw this one quite elderly lady and she had on a little bling in her very stylish glasses and of course a scarf and ballerina flats, she looked so chic. The French are such an elegant people.
    Have a great weekend,
    Kathysue

  • A girl with light colored(or dark)eyes can never have too many sunglasses!(my motto) I save mine from year to year(if I don’t loose them)then I get to go though the glasses & remember where & what was happening when I last wore them + see which ones are current(love that)
    a wonderful post + great photos. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  • Debbie says:

    Vicki

    I love sunglasses. I think they really make an outfit come together. I liked your comment about “mature fashion”. I recently ventured into a shop that has suitable clothing for women over 50.
    OMG. I’m over 50 but I’d never buy anything that vaguely looked like what was in this shop. Mind you it was not a high end shop. I then found a trendy looking version of this kind of shop and there were a few items that I would wear. Mostly though the prints and colours looked like they’d been designed by near sighted people. I love the way Parisian women “of a certain age” dress so effortlessly chic. They follow fashion in their own elegant way and nobody ridicules them for not shopping at the “mature womens shop”. They are respected and treated with dignity by society in general I think.

  • I am terrible with sunglasses. I invest in fashonable glasses, loose them a week later… i agonize over style, design, brand and always revert to aviator style glasses.

  • Sophia Home says:

    LOVE my sunglasses………..gorgeous selection here Vicki! What an enterprising, interesting and refreshing in his thoughts – young man Ari Seth Cohen must be. Fabulous to showcase the more mature woman in such a glamourous way! Very inspiring indeed……His grandmother must love him!
    I must say, my Swedish grandmother has always been a huge style icon to me – from when I was a little girl, right up until I was in my late 20’s when she passed away. Even as an elderly woman, she was stylish and immaculate and adored fashion and beauty. Really enjoyed this post!

    Sophia x

  • yvonne says:

    Just bought a new pair, the snow makes it
    hard to see on a sunny day. I love the oversized glasses.
    It must be from Jackie O Days..
    yvonne

  • Perfect time for me to see this as I’m considering a pair of Prada sunglasses! I never do that! I’m probably the only person that doesn’t love them…on ME! I love, love, love them on everyone else! However, they did come to my rescue yesterday when we stopped to meet our son and his girlfriend for lunch after we’d been on a 4 mile walk/run and didn’t have on a stitch of makeup! I never took them off during the lunch! It was glorious! Great post, Vicki!

  • Irina says:

    Absolument, chere Vicki! Yet another can’t-live-without accessory for me…I have been collecting them for years…
    Even on cloudy days, I’m “the crazy one” wearing her sunglasses…
    I guess I’m just being French! (In my dreams) heee…
    How I adore Ari’s blog, and the fabulous women (and men) he features…I even gave away his book on one of my posts last year….
    Can’t wait until the documentary comes out. :)
    Have a splendid and chic week!
    xoxo,
    – Irina

  • Pamela Terry says:

    Never without my big black sunglasses.
    Also, they are great sunscreen for the eyes.
    xo,
    p

  • Virginia Morgan says:

    My first luxe pair were green Yves Saint Laurent, big and gorgeous. Wore them proudly to a weekend in the country…and the resident pup found them and chewed them. Not too much though, at least at 19, I thought I could get away with the slight assymetry.

    So, do you think its enough to buy the most fabulous sunglasses I can find to hide behind at my daughter’s wedding? Don’t want a MOTB matchy matchy thing, and my figure is not french!

    Please tell me, what would you wear to your daughter’s wedding?

    Vx

    • Vicki says:

      I would need to be in sunglasses purely to hide my tears… I am such a sentimental fool… that I know I would be weeping (happy) during the whole service…:)

      You must have a new look.. it’s a day to remember forever… Go simple on the dress in a style that suits you… and then find the most fabulous shoes and handbag… and maybe earrings or necklace to make you feel celebratory… (depending on the cut of your dress) and then add those sunglasses…

      Great hair and a good makeup… and you will be set… If I can help in any way let me know…:)

  • Pamela says:

    Dear Vicki

    Broke my favourite pair a few weeks ago and left them with optometrist for repair. On way home I bought four pairs, all Jacki O variations: 2 Gucci, 1 Dior and 1 Prada, $2 each at our local Op shop. All genuine designer, confirmed by my optometrist, and in good condition and really super styles. Love them all.
    Will look forward to Ari’s documentary!
    Best wishes, Pamela

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