Always remember that you are absolutely unique.
Just like everyone else.
~ Margaret Mead
I love that vintage eye glasses are so on trend. I asked my optometrist to convert Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses into my everyday prescription glasses even though they make me look more like my Dad than my Mom. I get lots of compliments on my funky retro glasses.
But, to be honest, I wish I could pull off wearing these gorgeous cat-eye frames. They look awful on me, but I got to thinking about Grandma Black . . . Every memory I have of my her includes these glasses. She was still wearing them in the 1980s. I wish she had one of her warm smiles in this picture, but the picture does capture where Grandma loved to be – in her spotless farm-house kitchen.
Then I remembered that, goodness gracious, nearly every really stylish woman I knew who wore glasses in the 1950s and early 1960s had some variety of these frames: Mom, Aunt Calita, Cousin Sandra, Cousin Elaine, and my adorable twin sister, Sharon.
Well, that sent me searching through the family archives. You be the judge. Who do you think wore them best?
Ah . . . swoon. These beautiful ladies make those frames look good. Yes, I’m so glad these vintage glasses are fashionable again.
Tips & Techniques
I’m so tickled to be joining the crazy fun and talented ladies at the Color Throwdown challenge. Check out this gorgeous inspiration Vickie Zimmer gave us for CTD#274. I love how bright and cheerful these colors are – a little sunshine for the dreary gray winter skies.
Here is the rest of the recipe, including the sketch I used Karen Giron’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC201).
Whatever your fashion accessories are, I hope these cat-eye glasses wearing beauties have inspired you to embrace what makes you uniquely beautiful.