Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fifties + Feline: Cat Eye Sunglasses

Mad Men's Christina Hendricks

Cat eye sunglasses never seem to go out of style.  Cinema and fashion icons like Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn all wore them, so it's easy to see why they have such staying power.  The famous '50s fashion plate Suzy Parker modeled a chic pair in an ad.

The style has been seen on everyone from Rihanna to Scarlett Johansson and Mary-Kate Olsen (incidentally, the Elizabeth and James Lafayette Cat Eye Sunglasses are fab).  I don't think everyone can pull off this look --  I can safely say I look quite ridiculous in a pair of cat eye sunglasses -- but it doesn't mean I don't find them to be timeless and chic.

Sources: Suzy Parker photo, Penny Dreadful Vintage


  1. This is a phenomenal range of classic cat-eye frames and I love the historical mood board. Tres chic!

  2. These all are so aggressive i am totally impressed from your blog.
    Thanks for sharing...

    Cartier Sunglasses


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