Friday, September 21, 2007

Designer Sunglasses















Please excuse this crooked picture but I never promised professional quality images!! I was trying to think of topics that I haven't blogged about and realized that I had completely overlooked the sunglasses category. Now everyone in LA knows how important sunglasses are and I believe everyone should own at least one pair of designer sunglasses. This picture here is my sunglasses drawer. Starting from the top right hand corner and going down, theres my first pair of Dior's, three Chanel's, my Bvlgari, and the recently acquired Tom Ford's. In the middle column I have another Dior, the Giorgio Armani that started my collection (I lost the case to this back in college...), and a pair of relatively new Oliver Peoples. The top right hand corner are all of my non-designer glasses which are nice to keep in your car and for days when you just don't feel like going through the hassle of carrying around a pair of designer glasses, directly below these are my D&G's, my two Gucci's, and finally my Marc Jacobs. I'm thinking of giving my first pair of Dior, Gucci, Armani, and D&G's to my mom since they're so outdated by now. If I do give these to her, she'll probably feel bad and give me permission to go out and buy new ones :D

Now let's talk about caring for your sunglasses. These don't come cheap so it would be nice if you treat them with the respect they deserve. First of all, leaving sunglasses in the car is a big no no!!! When I first got the D&G's, I left them in the car for half a day and found that the sun had bent them out of shape. Trust me, once a pair of sunglasses get deformed, even if you get them re-shaped, they just aren't the same anymore :( This is why you should also buy a few pairs of cheap sunglasses to leave in your car; you'll be covered if you ever forget the nicer sunglasses at home and it won't be a big deal if the cheap ones ever get deformed. Everyone should also invest in a sunglasses cleaning kit. The one I got from Sunglass Hut comes with cleaning solution, a cleaning cloth, and a mini screwdriver. Although most sunglasses come with a "cleaning" cloth, this should never be used to actually clean your lenses. Think of these as more of dust covers. The mini screwdriver is also handy since sunglasses tend to loosen with use. Finally, sunglasses are not sturdy so don't assume dropping them once or twice is no big deal. This seems like a no brainer but I don't want anyone to go through the heartache I went through with my first pair of Chanels. I think out of all of the stuff I own, I actually give my sunglasses the most TLC...weird now that I think about it...

3 comments:

Julia said...

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dang~ you have quite a collection there..

Irene said...

ok. i did not know about leaving them in your car is bad b/c of the heat. no wonder my red prada glasses are all bent out of shape. &$*@&#@&$(@&

well, i'll need new glasses now. any suggestions?

Purse Addict said...

Shame on you Irene! But woohoo...new sunglasses eh?? I love the YSL large sunglasses (sorry don't know the technical name), my Tom Ford's, and my round Marc Jacobs :) I would say go for Tom Ford's or Oliver Peoples esp. since I know you already have Marc Jacobs aviators...