Celine is my go-to sunglasses brand of choice, I love the chunky acetate frames and the classically retro silhouettes. I'll even admit I own the same style is multiple colors just because I love them so much! See how I styled my Marta frames in white here, here and here, Cat Eye in black here and here, Cat Eye in transparent pink here and here, Papillon frames in black here.
Up next for my next Ditto subscription: the retro-esque round Miu Miu frames in tortoise. I love the 60's vibe these iconic sunnies have, while still keeping it feminine and fresh with the delicate gold hardware. One of my favorite things about Miu Miu's sunglasses is the plush pink velvet case they always come with! Ditto carries many of my favorite sunglasses designers like Prada, Illesteva and so many more classic brands. I will be sharing each new pair of sunglasses I try out, so check back in to see which ones I pick! For a free month on me use code: EAEMILEEANNE at checkout!
As my eyewear collection grows, I can't help but think of a very special pair that inspire me still today. I had a small collection of the classics... including a couple pairs of Ray Bans and a few vintage sunglasses that I had found at various thrift shops. I had just graduated from Parsons... I was finding my way in the industry as a designer and decided to reward myself with a very special, very unique pair of sunnies. These enamel floral embellished sunglasses from Prada were my first high-end designer gift to myself. I normally only splurge on vintage or consignment, but this pair was just too beautiful to pass up. Such a sentimental pair for so many reasons.
I have always been a picky person when it comes to food, especially when it comes to what I wear. That being said, I have a tricky time when it comes to choosing new glasses. My solution for a couple years now has been to swap out sunglass lenses for prescription lenses, my latest pair being these Celine audrey frames. There are so many more options to chose from, and they will be unique!
Throughout all my years as a vintage collector, I have come across these 1960's Emilio Pucci oversized sunglasses twice, and both times I have regretted not purchasing the printed frames. The first time I became aware of their existence, I was the ripe young age of 15. It was one of many Summers spent in Los Angeles, I was just beginning to nurture my passion for all things vintage. During one of our Mother-Daughter shopping outings, I spotted the sunglasses at Paperbag Princess. I was obsessed, they had to be mine. At the wildly extravagant price of $500, my Mother and I agreed (to disagree) that this was a bit too excessive of a purchase for a teenager. But the obsession had begun, and I would continue to daydream of these hippie shades for years to come... Until spotting them for a second time. This time at an antiques mall in New York City. I was older, more mature and surely deserving of such amazing eyewear. The price tag was still in the $500 range. Without even having a Mother to negotiate with, I had to agree with the past decision: this was still a bit much for a pair of sunglasses. These frames have forever been "the one that got away" until that fateful day I received an Ebay alert: "EMILIO PUCCI PRINTED SUNGLASSES $250 AUCTION ENDING IN 1 HOUR." I immediately logged on, placed my bid and crossed my fingers for no competitors. Obviously I won, because the photographs you see now are in my possession. I know they seem a bit silly and maybe not for everyone, but they are no less special to me.