Thursday, 31 March 2011

What's New, Pussycat?

Andrea looking the cat's whiskers in Wang wings.

Prada Swing - Image by Damon Johnstun
I'll tell you what's new, Pussycat, this week its all about the sunglasses shape of the season. It's all gone 50s/60s in the eyewear department with emphasis on the Cat's Flick silhouette.  It all started last spring last year when we all went mad for Mad Men and then Alexander Wang launched his pointy cat eye shades. A little extreme and out there for some - but for those that could carry off the style i.e. Andrea, who can always be relied upon to push the boundaries of eyewear trends. Not everyone can carry off the fantastic steel tipped Wang like she can ,but it does bring out the 'oooh I like' in those who couldn't dare to wear Wang but fancy the retro shape all the same . This season there are an abundance of cool cats eyes out there in shapes and colours to suit every face . Tom Ford's Nikita's are small and  rounded, while Prada's Swing is a slim wrap-around style. Vintage purists should visit The Eye Company in Soho, London and peruse the amazing collection of original and mint condition fifties and sixties sunglasses. This spring I am going to revive from the fashion archives my 1960s Persol mother-of-pearl chip trimmed sunglasses. Supremely on-trend for 2011 plus the added bonus of the winged shape that gives every face a little youthful lift. Purrrrfect!
Vintage Persol sunglasses - Seek similar at The Eye Company

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