9.5.07

Obsession: White, heart-shaped sunglasses...

So, summer seems to be nearly upon us, and I'm more than a bit in shock. It seems like just yesterday I was wearing tights and two pairs of socks and cursing the effects of rainwater on suede...but, it was 86 degrees today, and although I'm sure the rain will be back in a few days, there's no denying that it's May, and June is just around the corner.

With all that in mind, there are certain summer items that I feel need purchasing. Besides a new bathing suit (I got this top today, in burgundy/ivory plus matching bottoms, for FREE mind you, but I have something more along the lines of a vintage, flower-print one piece in mind...), I need some new sunglasses, and bad. I have always been somewhat fascinated by heart sunglasses. They're certainly iconic, and kitschy in a generally pleasant way, but red heart shaped glasses have always seemed like just a bit...too much. And especially after seeing this video...I'm kind of extra turned off. Which is how I came to settle on white instead.

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across these photos on photographer Ashley Ording's myspace.







Needless to say, I was smitten. A short while later, I noticed these


from Moschino. Obviously, they are amazing. And thoroughly unattainable. These, however


are from Top Shop (as pictured on loveloveloveus' photostream) And I WANT them! Trouble is, they're not available on the website, and the only pair I could find on eBay are up to about US$80 (the exchange rate certainly isn't doing us any favors...) Nor can I seem to find any comparable styles anyplace. Oooh the frustration! I may have to settle, at least temporarily, with a pair of white knock-off wayfarers from Urban, but that will only hold me so long...

They will be mine, oh yes, they will be mine...

10 comments:

punky said...

love your blog..and white sunglasses

Jennine said...

these are super cute! you should get them! you know, there are heart sunglassses at costume stores pretty cheap. the one around the corner from my apartment has them....

Candid Cool said...

Have you tried urban.com, delias.com, or fredflare.com?

Amy said...

i bought my red ones fred flare! the shipping to england is a pain in the arse, but i sneaked them in when i bought a bunch of stuff from there for christmas presents. also, heidiseeker.co.uk carries them :)

steph said...

mango has them
http://killing-flowers.livejournal.com/
i love your blog!!

Anonymous said...

sorry i mean
http://www.mangoshop.com/prehome.htm

Ringo, have a banana! said...

Thank you, everyone! The hunt continues...

Geraldine said...

Oooh I'm looking for some too! Ebay has white ones but they're stretched a bit, they're wider and shorter than the ones in your photos. The Moschino ones are exactly what I'm looking for! Red wayfarers are nice ;)

Anonymous said...

Lovely my dear from the outfit to the vinatge sunglasses!

viagra online said...

I don't like to be a outdate, but that kind of sunglasses are soo old like me, inclusive my mother used this before that this generation found in the past vault.