It's Wednesday of a three day work week-- OH MY GOODNESS, CAN ALL WORK WEEKS BE LIKE THIS. I wish I could work part time and receive full-time compensation, because I'm telling you-- there's a spring in my step just thinking about only having to make it through 1.5 more days of book slingin' until the weekend. And I didn't get you your flea market pictures...this giddy lack of responsibility, I should be ashamed. But maybe tomorrow?
In the meantime, at least the sun is out and about today! I was nosing around on Ebay earlier for vintage sunglasses when this number about sent me into cardiac arrest:
YES, MAMA. YESSSSS. This pair of sunglasses is serving gold Cleopatra-and-the-asp realness and HOW. At $8,000, the price tag is almost as impressive as the accessory itself, but let's just think rationally for a moment here-- while these are handcarved French original vintage designer sunglasses, surely there is a knockoff shop SOMEWHERE who could put these be-all, end-all lunettes de soleil into production for a fraction of that cost, please?!
|RARE Paulette Guinet Hand Carved Prototype Gold Leaf SNAKE Sunglasses C. 1950's|
|Vintage Paulette Guinet Pearl Gilt Pierced Tiara Cat Eye Sunglasses Circa 1950|
Liiiiike....these Walther PPK embellished James Bond prototype glasses. Who would even think of this?!
|Vintage Paulette Guinet Pre-Production James Bond 007 Sunglasses Circa 1950|
I love how the iconic barrel of the gun contributes to a dramatic cats-eye effect. And the hits just keep on coming! While I myself tend to stick with plain, black, oversized Jackie Kennedy type haterblockers, or offbrand Wayfarers, I am not going to say I'm not 100% in love with these crazy, Elton-John worthy concoctions of equal parts glamour and imagination.
Take a look at the other spectacle-of-spectacles glasses up on the shop:
|Vintage Paulette Guinet Hand Made Pearlesque Flower Sunglass Frames 1950|
|Paulette Guinet Black Swan With Inset Rhinstones Sunglasses Circa 1950 Hand Made|
Black swans AND aurora borealis rhinestone embellishment? THANK YOU, and YES.
|Vintage Paulette Guinet Black Extreme Tiara Cat Eye Sunglass Frames Circa 1950|
|RARE Paulette Guinet Hand Carved Prototype Gold Leaf Reader Sunglasses C. 1950|
|Vintage Paulette Guinet Hand Fabricated Blue Fire Flame Sunglasses|
|Vintage Paulette Guinet Handmade Awesome Cat-Eye Sunglasses|
|Vintage Paulette Guinet HAND CARVED Black White Clear Square Lense Sunglasses|
So! What do you think? Would you have to be either a French yéyé singer along the lines of Françoise Hardy or a bold Audrey-in-Courrèges à la 1967's Two For the Road to pull this off? Both those examples are a decade after when a lot of these sunglasses would have been originally produced-- can you imagine how wingding these must have looked on any but the most courageous of sunglasses wearers? Do you have any heavy-with-novelty novelty sunglasses in your collection or are you a staid shades wearer like yours truly? Seeing a pair of these in real life might convert me yet!
That's all for today....have a great Wednesday! I should have flea market finds for you tomorrow (yeah, yeah, you say, I keep hearing that). :) Take care! Til then.