Monday, April 29, 2013

What Do Your Sunglasses Say About You?


Aviators:
You have a death wish. You genuinely want the captain to have a cardiac arrest just so you can slip behind the joy stick and 'save the day'. See you on the other side, Maverick.



Cat's Eye: Meow, aren't you the saucy one. We don't have to wonder what you get up to beneath the sheets. We know you like to 'present', then take the leash then lash your partner with it. Ouchie!



'That Seventies thang' These are the love child of Iris Apfel and Lew Wasserman. You are either an Octogenarian, ageing Porn star or still young but concealing a considerable coke habit. 



Round: They call you 'Mellow Yellow' but you should hear what they call you behind your back.



White rimmed: the sweet bird of youth has flown and don't you know it. You can't go menopausal blonde like a brunette of your age so you show your age angst in Lolitaesque frames.




Mirrored:
You watched too much CHiPs growing up, didn't you? And when you weren't on that channel you flicked over to watch Fantasy Island with pint-sized Tattoo: "de plane, de plane, boss". You've had a thing for small men with Napoleon complexes every since. 



Wayfarers: I've probably fancied every single man who has worn this style of sunglasses ever since they were designed. JFK wore a version of  this, loved him. Tom Cruise, Risky Business, loved him. Jack Nicholson,  loved him, come on up you bad boy.

RP? You're a bit young for me, stroll on pal.



Whatever's trending:
You are a fashion whack job.

Off on holiday for a fortnight, see you when I get back!
I'm wearing big black  horses' blinkers.

59 comments:

  1. I wear Jackie O style sunglasses, I have worn the same $5 cheapie pair for 4 or 5 years now. They've served me well.

    Have a great vacation!

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    1. I envy those who don't need prescription lenses.

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  2. I have fixed on the criss cross Tom Fords and will never stray - they're the only bug glasses I can wear. Have a fantastic vacay

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  3. Aging porn star with a coke habit here...
    Have a great holiday!!

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  4. Love your style analysis series Tabitha! Funnily enough, my Dad has always worn Aviators, for around 40 plus years. We always joke that he's either completely unfashionable, ahead of the trend, or on trend at all times. He tends to buy them from the Pharmacy though, so they're not some cool designer glasses... there's usually 'polaroid' stamped somewhere on them instead. Have a great holiday xx

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  5. So funny and so true, Tabitha. I have never gotten over the Jackie look for sunglasses - she was soooo chic. Have a wonderful holiday, and can't wait to see the snaps. xx

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  6. Uh...I have a pair of Oliver Peoples aviators, so I guess I must have a death wish! But if that puts me in the same class as Angelina Jolie, I have no problem with that! (I have tried the tortoise cats eye sunglasses - they looked great but they were so heavy to wear, they gave me a headache.)

    Hope you have a great vacation! Looking forward to seeing photos when you return!

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  7. Have a wonderful vacation! I love it when you these posts - have you already done a handbag one? I think it may be a two parter :)

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  8. Shame on you Tabs! I had an FWB session scheduled for tonight & you carpet bomb me with a Lew Wasserman-Iris Apfel visual that may 'complicate' matters for weeks.

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  9. What you say of the girl who likes the wayfarers for herself? Hmmm? ;)

    I wear them religiously and have since Don Henley sang of them in his Boys of Summer song. Gotta love mid-80s Don Henley. (And mid-70s Don, too, all yummy bearded, afro-ed self. Mmmm.)

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  10. Wayfarers have been my sunglasses of choice for decades. I invested recently in a pair that has prescription lenses and that folds. Pre-dotage I had a faux pair in white that I sported when in full City kit. Amazing results. I would be hauled to the crazy house if I donned them now. Plus my lovely wife would suspect a turn of some sort, an unexpected detour towards the ways of my misspent youth not to mention middle age. A search of the house for empties or a stash, unshared, would be next. Tortoise now.

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    1. I know the exact ones, I rally like them and love the dinky little case.

      Dina & Jill : I really like them, you get a pass!

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  11. Just today hauled out my tortoise Wayfarers. Have been wearing a pair of Jackie O-ish shades from Banana Republic for the last few months, but felt the need to go Ray-Ban. Can't go wrong with those!

    ---Jill Ann

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  12. I love wayfarers, too. I giggled at your very apropos description of the white framed specs.Enjoy your trip!

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  13. Large black LaFont frames. Sort of Jackie O meets the geek squad. Have a great holiday.

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  14. Ha! I did have a penchant for mirrored and you got my number. I adored Eric Estrada and watched every episode of Fantasy Island twice...

    But I don't buy my glasses ever now - I get them free with a summer issue of Marie Claire and they do me just fine. Have a great hols!

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  15. It's always been Ray-Bans. Used to be the classic biker wrap around, now they're the Wayfarer-ish Vagabond. Have a great holiday!

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  16. Bonne Vacances and thank you for the laugh on a rainy Monday morning...

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  17. Guess I'm a saucy one who likes bad boys. But I don't love Jack Nicholson and I married a good boy.

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    1. He's a bit worn round the edges now isn't he?

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    2. Not sure I cared for hime even when he was fresh. He is a fine actor but I don't care for his penchant for hitting on young girls.

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    1. Oh I forgot to say Happy Holidays!

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  19. Thanks everyone will burn myself silly whilst I'm away like a crazy sun starved Scot.

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    1. Remember your sunscreen for the budgie bump!

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    2. soooo relating to that one - enjoy your hols! xx

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  20. wayfarers all the way. We will have to share Jack. But he is more than enough for us and 10 other women!

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  21. Count me in on Jack. I have a few different pairs of sunglasses but I always end up wearing my Wayfarers.

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  22. Hope you have a nice vacation!

    What about those Prada ones with the curls on the side, what do those say?

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  23. I have some kind of Raybans; used to wear Wayfarers before they got bigger and overwhelmed my face.

    I think AJ would scare the bejesus out of RP!

    Have a lovely well-deserved time; please don't get sunburned.

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  24. I was a Jackie O girl for ages but recently went back to my first love Wayfarers.

    Don't get too burnt!

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  25. MADE IN THE SHADE Does one of several say split personality? Have a pair of Oliver Peoples frames I found at a flea market I keep meaning to get lenses put in. They remind me of Audrey in her round-about-Rome era. But when I try them on the hubs just laughs, sigh.

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  26. Wayfarers are so Risky Business. Cannot get into them at all. I like the big ones Nicole Ritchie wears. Have a fab holiday!

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  27. Have a great vacation, Tabs! Take lots of photos!

    I wear same as you - completely covered!

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  28. love it all! Aviators for me--unless its my Chloe big bd black frames! Have a great holiday!
    xo Barbara

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  29. Lolitaesque white frames for me as a blonde trying to fight age angst! Black horse blinkers too for days when I need extra coverage.

    Hope you have a lovely holiday and don't get too burnt, although I can completely relate as a sun-starved Scot myself!

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  30. I wear Ralph Lauren leopard print sunglasses mostly to take
    attention away from the downward trend of my lower face.
    (The age thing).

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  31. Definitely Linda Farrow cats eyes for me! xx

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  32. What a hoot! Too true. I wear aviators because they come small enough to fit me without looking like I'm in my mom's glasses. In high school and college it was Ray-ban wayfarers. One time I even had the coveted Grace Kelly edition wayfarers, but sadly lost them.

    I never thought of my aviators as Lara Croftish! Watchout. :)

    Hey hope hope your holiday is the best!
    xx

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  33. Who knew Angelina had something in common with me. I've never thought about glasses this way and I'm going to enjoy looking at them on others in a different way.
    Safe travels and I can't wait for details.

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  34. I think I might be a saucy one - Love the cats eye glasses. xo

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  35. I hate sunglasses, but if forced to wear them, I go square...I guess Wayfarers are the closest name? My money is that you are going to... Mustique! Tell us all about it when you get back?

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  36. Hmm so as a lady I wear Wayfarers, Aviators, and Cat's Eye sunglasses. Your commentary behind each of them was hilarious!

    Enjoy your trip.

    XO

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  37. Sunglasses save my thin and straggly hair, I wear them like an Alice Band and they hide the truth! Always aviators or wayfarers. Have a great holiday!

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  38. I've got jacket o style Chanels I treated myself to for the first proper wage, does that put my in the 70's category? Lol
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  39. I haven't bought any in a few years. For years I wore aviators but then switched to the big lenses so people might think I have money. I'm not sure what to get now. I must get some before I get wrinkles!

    Hope you have a blast! Totally jealous!

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  41. I don't typically wear sunglasses (as I wear prescription glasses and contacts don't like my eyes too much XD), but I LOVE the wayfarers style on men. Very nice!

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  42. ooooh, i've always wanted cat's eye specs!!

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  43. My glasses say, I left my $400 ones on a restaurant table and now this is all I can afford.

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  44. I have been wearing wayfarers since '93. I love rose-tinted sunglasses. La vie en rose.

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  45. What do my sunglasses say about me? Probably that I have too many!!!!! Love the post Tabs! I hope you are enjoying your fortnight honey!

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  46. I wear aviators and wayfarers..a bit of biker chic with some rock n roll and a dollop of bohemian

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  47. I'm a Wayfarers girl. I have some cat eyes, but my Bans get the most play. :)

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