Eye of the TigerPosted: November 6, 2010
Since unearthing this old family photo a few years ago I have been fascinated by cat eye glasses….
I don’t know precisely who these women are, I just know that they were bridesmaids at my aunt’s wedding in Jamaica in the late 50’s.
My interest in kitty spex waned a little since finding this photo several years ago but was reignited by Prada during their autumn winter 2010 show when they hit us with these feline marvels…
Words cannot express how much I love those frames. This particular colourway wouldn’t suit me but its striking and I just want to own them, sit them on my dressing table and look at them every day. I found this image in Grazia mag a few months back, tore it out, pinned it to my wall and have been gazing at it every day since. I don’t have the real ones but I have this 2D image to comfort me. I think I might be displaying early signs of insanity.
I’ve been tirelessly looking for cat eye glasses to suit me and have found lots of vintage glasses to choose from on Retrospecs and also on Flickr where user m.bibelot is giving away- yes GIVING AWAY these….
Last contact with her yesterday revealed that she only has two pairs remaining- those in the top left corner and those third down from the top left. I esp liked the second ones down from the top left but they are a tiny bit too small. Damn and blast!
However, my search for the perfect cat eyes ended the day I walked into an optician and saw these bad boys…..
Priced at a hefty £210 without the lenses I did some searching online and found them at Smart Buy Glasses for a moneysaving £118! Wha hey! Still minus the lenses though. Despite generally being a thrifty shopper I usually don’t mind digging a little deeper for glasses as a) I wear them constantly, and b) I wear the same pair for years so feel I get my moneys worth from them. I just hope they hurry up and arrive as I want to wear them NOW.