Cat Eye Sunglasses

Thursday, 3 July 2014
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After more than a decade or so of avoiding contact lenses like the plague, I now have no choice but to wear them when I'm exercising after a few not-so-nice mishaps. I have what many optometrists have diagnosed multiple times -  dry eye syndrome. I still blink furiously after a couple of hours of having contacts in my eyes but I try to pretend I'm fluttering my eyelashes. "er.....is there something wrong with your eyes?," a friend asked recently when I was trialling my new pack of contact lenses.  pfffffft......

Now here comes the other dilemma. I've got prescription sunglasses. Not good when I've got contacts in my eyes. Furthermore, I'm one of those individuals who gets a headache from intense sunlight, particularly in summer so a pair of large sunglasses is an essential accessory. I've passed on this genetic flaw to Lil L as well. Poor thing. Thus, began another hunt for sunglasses (here I thought a pair is good enough to last a lifetime).

I have a round face. Or moon face. Whatever fits the bill. Which means.....I store my fat, not on my ass but on my face. Heap on a mere pound and the face balloons, the way a puffer fish does when threatened. If there's any consolation, the weight gain helps iron out fine lines without needing the use of botox or collagen injection (alas, I can no longer use this as an excuse for weight gain as the jowls are creeping in, thanks to aging). Finding a pair of sunglasses that do not make my moon face rounder than it already is, isn't an easy task.

Thankfully, the gorgeous Miranda Kerr shares the same affliction as I, which makes me feel....... just a smidgeon better. After spending an hour gazing at her paparazzi photos, I've learned that the trick to even out the wide cheeks and smaller forehead is to wear cat eye sunglasses.  I pounced on Angela when I saw her insanely gorgeous cat eye sunglasses. They're from Thierry Lasry - apparently a major hit when the eponymous brand was first launched but I'm always late to the game. The price tag made my eyes water. The other being the Miu Miu sunglasses (in the 3rd photo) that Miranda Kerr wore on many occasions which has nose pads for those who were born Asian (we don't have a high nose bridge).

Anyone owns a pair of cat eye sunglasses? What do you recommend?



14 comments:

  1. hi Marlene, I recommend the Karen Walker Siouxsie filigree (Shopbop has them). Exagerrated cat-eye that sits perfectly on my flat-bridged nose.

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    1. I've only ever heard of Number One but not Siouxsie. I'll go and check it out.

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  2. Nose pads! Nose pads! I need to get googling. I have the same affliction as you - weight gain which goes straight to my face (and my ass unfortunately) and the most rubbish nose bridge ever. Big sigh.

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    1. My biggest problem with glasses constantly sliding down my nose.

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  3. Thierry Lasry is definitely too big for our face size, Marlene. I have the Oliver Goldsmith Sophia and it's the best sunglasses I own - even better than Linda Farrow sunglasses.

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    1. Actually, you're right. I bought one and had to return. It was too narrow. Thierry Lasry Lively was a little too large for my face. I've never heard of Oliver Goldsmith. I'll go and Google now and see if they're available here in the UK. Linda Farrow is crazy expensive. Saw the store in Selfridges and nearly passed out when I saw the price tag.

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  4. Another short fore headed round faced gal here! Off to try a cat eye ASAP!

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  5. Thank the DNA gods sweetie. Women with round faces age better. Everyone loses fat in their face with age and this is not a good thing - so the more nature gave you while young, the better for you in the long run.

    Cat-eye glasses are way cool. If you can pull them off, go for it! I like the black/solid ones in the first and last pic better - it balances the exaggerated shape better than tortoise, IMO.

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  6. Ah Marlene, you always crack me up when I read your posts! I also suffer with terrible headaches during the summer and my eyes are very sensitive to light, so I rely on sunglasses a lot. I really love the look of cat eye frame sunnies, very stylish and chic but I'm yet to own a pair. I look forward to seeing what you find :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  7. I have a lovely Topshop pair that are pretty Hepburn. Love them :)

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  8. When I started taking two fish oil capsules a day for cardiac health, I noticed after a few weeks that coincidentally I was no longer using lubricating eye drops at all. I wear soft contact lenses and have always had such dry, bloodshot eyes. Fish oil! Try it!

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    1. After two hours, I had to rip the contact lenses out of my eyes...... Such timely advice. I just bought a large bottle of fish oil supplements. Am starting them today.

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  9. Hi Marlene- get some Maui Jim sunglasses- the best lenses to help with the bright sunlight issue. I have a glove box full of Fendi, Gucci, etc, but really, when the sun is bright- my Maui Jim's are the only ones that work. I have the same round face and mine are a style called 'Punchbowl'. Plus, extra style points - they are an awesome 2 tone blue and black.

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  10. I own a pair of Mui Mui cats eye sunglasses in tortoiseshell and pink lenses. They are by far the most comfortable and most flattering pair of sunglasses I have ever owned. Even if I say so myself. If I don't want to wear such a statement I turn to a pair of old ray ban club masters They seem to work with my roundish face as well

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