Searching for sun(glasses)

Since the weather is still refusing to behave itself and conditions are remaining close to Arctic, I decided the only sensible thing to do this weekend was hibernate. Since I pretty much confined myself indoors and lived in pyjamas for two days (clean ones I’d like to point out…) I gave myself plenty of time to relax and watch old films, including Charade. With its brilliant wardrobe, (Givenchy dressing Miss Hepburn, of course), it deserves a Stylish Moments post of its own however it’s the sunglasses that I want to talk about right now. I think as a reaction to all of the snow and cold weather, part of me is craving a bit of sunshine. I’m not really the type to pull off the winter sunglasses look, and it’s not really one that’s favoured in the North East.. I think that’s mainly because when we do get a bit of sun, we want to enjoy it! Right now though I’m starting to plan out my summer and attempting to organise holidays, so despite the Arctic conditions I have started to think about the warm weather. While I’m still not quite ready to map out my entire summer wardrobe, I am ready to start searching for the perfect pair of sunglasses. And who better than Audrey to inspire me?


I’ve always been a fan of her trademark over-sized shades from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to How to Steal a Million. However, having quite a small head I always need to be careful the frames aren’t to big for my face; otherwise I end up looking like some kind of bug or alien. Although I’ve stuck with a pair of trusty Rayban Wayfarers for the last few years, I spent last summer lusting over these Karen Walker sunglasses worn by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere. I’ve been searching for a similar pair for a while, and so when she posted about them again a couple of weeks ago, she only made me more determined and I came across these Cutler and Gross and Prism sunglasses on Avenue 32.


The ones to the left are Prism Dark Tortoise Mirrored Portofino Sunglasses, and to the right are Cutler and Gross Chocolate Cat Eye Star Sunglasses. I love the exaggerated cat eye shape of the Prism sunnies with their feline flick outwards and I think the tortoise shell makes them look less severe against your face. However, the Cutler and Cross have a much more subtle appeal with their more rounded shape, making them a lot easier to wear. I’m still not sure though.. maybe I want a pair of Rayban Clubmasters instead? With the snow showing little signs of shifting any time soon I guess I’ll have a while to decide…


  1. January 21, 2013 / 1:29 am

    Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of elegance and sophistication! She always made even simple outfits look so classy. I love those sunglasses you displayed! I always find it hard to find sunglasses that look decent on me (I have a small long face!). And don't worry .. its so cold and soon snowy here in Canada that all I want to do is cuddle up beside a fire with a good book and tea all day long!

    • January 21, 2013 / 10:29 pm

      Aww I'm glad I'm not the only one! I know, the wardrobe is so good I couldn't resist sharing a full Stylish Moments post on it tonight 🙂 xx

  2. January 21, 2013 / 5:31 am

    I have to say I really like the cat eye shape of the Prism ones!
    I'd also have to go out on a limb here and say that I will commit to Charade as my favourite ever Audrey film, big statement I know but such love for it <3

    • January 21, 2013 / 10:28 pm

      Haha I just add the full post on Charade and tagged you in it 🙂 I can completely understand why; it's definitely up there but I'm not sure if it's my absolute favourite! Too hard to call.. Another one of her films that I really love is Two For the Road, which isn't that famous but it's so heatbreakingly honest about human nature and relationships.. if you haven't already seen it then promise me you'll watch it! xx

  3. January 21, 2013 / 10:52 am

    awesome sunnies!

    Angela Donava

  4. January 21, 2013 / 10:19 pm

    I love the ones on the right! I've stuck with wayfarers too so this is such good inspiration!

    B x

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