Sunday, January 24, 2010

Holly Golightly’s shades

The days are slowly getting longer, and I can't wait for spring and sunshine. And an excuse to buy some fab new sunglasses, of course.These are the ones I want – they are the ultimate shades as far as I'm concerned:






Audrey looks fantastic wearing them in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

The only problem is, they were custom made for Audrey's role in the film back in 1961. The sunglasses look similar to Ray Ban Wayfarers, but they're not quite like any Ray Bans available in the shops. The brims are thicker and the shape a bit rounder. According to some research I did, they could be custom ordered by the Ray Ban company, but will most likely cost a bomb. If anyone know of any smart designers who might have copied this style – and I want an exact copy – please point me in the right direction!

3 comments:

The Cottage Cheese said...

They really are the perfect sunglasses. I hope you find a pair!

Laura @ EdenRose said...

Oh now you've made me want a pair!! damn it, i'm now going to spend the next month tracking some down, will let you know if (actually not if) but WHEN i find them :)

Anonymous said...

These have been re-released for the 50th anniversary I think. Oliver Goldsmith is the designer and the design is "Manhattan" Hope this helps! (Very pricey and hard to find ~$350)