Monday, June 30, 2008

My Ray-Ban Dilemma

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.  

1 comment:

The Dilworth Family said...

Get the blue ones and you will still be original b/c not too many people are bold enough to waer them...most will stick to the black brown thing!

I have never owned a nice pair of sunglasses and never really understood the obession with them UNTIL....Michael bought me a pair of classic Chanel shades for Mother's day this year - and they are awesome!!! I'll never be able to go back to Target cheapies again I'm afraid!