I was at Saks today (for WORK-not pleasure!) and I got distracted (as I often do in rich man's land). The sunglass trees beckoned to me. First, you must know, I am a sunglass-a-holic. I want them all. They are the first things I think of when I wake up and I dream of them in the night. Anywho, the Ray-ban Wayfarers. Every jellybean color imaginable was right before my eyes. I tried on roughly 50 pairs while the meanie sales clerk and his tiny dog eye-balled me. I've been struggling with the Wayfarer issue for months now. I really like the way they look. And Rachel Bilson, whom I lurrrve, has like 8 different pairs. HOWEVER, everyone and their mama has them. So I researched tonight when I came home:
*The Wayfarer style was launched by Ray-Ban in 1952.
*Audrey Hepburn donned a pair of classic black frames in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
*Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, James Dean and Andy Warhol were also fans.
*Tommy Cruise in Risky Business caused the sales to quadruple errrr something.
*Because of the high sale prices on eBay, Ray-Ban decided to re-launch the Wayfarer last year in a gazillion different yummy colors (the teal blue ones are my faves!!!).
Hrmfph. This still does not solve my problem. I want to wear them, but I want everyone else to stop wearing theirs. Sucks.