1.16.2010

Why yes, these are cooler than cool.




A few weeks ago when I went vintage shopping in Portland my mother and I decided to check out Decades Vintage, a small but promising shop downtown. After browsing the pretty suits and dresses, I came to the case of deadstock vintage frames. And well, along with hats, cat eyes are my weakness, despite the fact that I don't need prescription lenses. So imagine my gasp when I saw these, in their red, aluminum, rhinestone glory. I asked to try them on and hoped they would look awful on me. Most cat eyes do. But not these, oh no, as soon as they rested on my nose we were instantly friends.
I reluctantly left them there that day, to think it over, after all I don't actually HAVE to wear glasses. But in the end I had to wear these, so today on the way to see The Young Victoria, I was reunited with my little rhinestone studded friend. Before the film my cousin took some pictures on a parking lot roof despite the cold rain, what a doll she is.

I actually saw two films today, The Young Victoria, and Avatar. The first I think I have to call one of my favorite films, and as my mother said afterward "there was nothing not beautiful to look at the whole time".
Everything about it was terrific, and my heart fluttered with every hat that came on screen. And although the women's costumes were of course wonderful, they had some competition from what the men wore. Nothing really spectacular, but there's something about a coat with tails that can't be beat. Although now it will be impossible to watch Pride and Prejudice (my favorite film and novel) without liking Wickham just a bit. Darn you Rupert Friend for being so cute.

Avatar was a whole other experience altogether. I'm sure you've heard about it, so I'll just say it was pretty cool, and since the 3D showing was sold out we saw it on a regular screen which turned out to be a good thing as I was dizzy without the help of 3D. It was terrific to watch, and worth the hype, but by then end I was exhausted. Because y'know I'm so out of shape I get tired just watching people run around ;)

Dress-Buffalo Exchange

Reversible Leopard Coat-Gift from Aunt

Purse-The Church of Vintage

Hat-Thrifted

Shoes-The Urban Eccentric

Glasses-Decades Vintage

38 comments:

Anne said...

You always look so impeccable & lovely! :) ♥ the glasses....i'm inspired to get one now! xxx

Sarah said...

Wow! Those glasses are amazing!

Brook said...

you are so lucky! I went to the Pasadena Rosebowl flea market and after went to OldFocal to get myself a pair of dead stock aluminum or mother of pear cat eyes and I didn't find what I was looking for... I was bummed... I really wanted a pair. Especially since I NEED to wear contacts or glasses! Those red ones are divine!

Louise said...

Gorgeous. I saw Avatar last night and thought it was pretty cool but very long. The betrothed fell asleep!

The Church of Vintage said...

I knew that purse looked familiar, so cool to see it in action...the whole look is fantastic!

Sofie Marie said...

Those specs are too cool! Loving the dress too,and its nice to see the buildings in the background.Looks like a big city!

I wanted to see "The young Victoria" but my friend didn't because her sister had been to it,and walked out half way through due to it being so boring.Which I thought was ridculous,as it looked wonderful on the trailer.
I really really adore Pride and Predujice too,and most other costume dramas I've seen.

Have not yet seen Avatar,but I've been reccomended to by some friends who thought it was epic.It does look very visually pretty ^^
Woah,I've practically written an essay! :P
Sofie
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Meaghan Kelly said...

aw wow! you must've gotten stopped about a million times by people wondering where you got every single piece of this outfit!
now I must see a young victoria! i wasn't sure about it!
and i still don't think i could love anyone other than mr. darcy in pride & prejudice! :)

Miss Emmi said...

Those glasses are in amazing condition! I need to wear corrective lenses so I'm hoping to one day build up a veritable wardrobe of frames.

feathergirl said...

Those glasses are just amazing! I usually can't wear thick-framed glasses either.

Kelley Anne said...

Your frames are perfect! I love how they match your outfit.

Francy said...

Love the glasses!

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Jenn said...

How awesome are those? You look so chic!

Claire said...

Those are magnificent!

cindi said...

I MUST get some glasses. And I'm dying to see the Young Victoria movie. And Wickham...such a rogue, but...well, nough said.

vintagepetals said...

the glasses are lovely! that red with the white embellishment reminds me of frosted cranberries...especially with the little droplets in your hair! love the photo.

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katrina said...

avatar is on my list to see. 'the young victoria' looks like my kind of movie, too. yes, and there goes mr. wickham.

you specs are pretty and i especially like the details around the corners

COCAMIA said...

Love the glasses! The great detail, texture and color!

soulier dans la neige said...

love glasses, you are so chic, love your outfit.

Screen Siren said...

amazing glasses, love it with the leopard!

Kitten said...

I really like your whole outfit, all the leopard print...and of course the glasses are fantastic, would love to find a pair myself someday.

Justice Pirate said...

I want to see The Young Victoria badly (and my name is Victoria so I have always been attached to Queen Victoria!)
You look stunning. I love your clothes and always drool at them. I hope to buy some too one day from you on etsy.

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Those glasses are stunning! But its your coat and purse that take my breathe away! If I had a chance to raid your closet I would steal that coat in a heartbeat, what a lucky gal you are to have such a kind aunt with such great taste!


Take care


Darla

Dee Ann Scott said...
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Dee Ann Scott said...

Ooooo! I soooo totally love the glasses!
I would love to have a pair just like them!

And the outfit too! What an ensemble!

Cute, cute and more cute with an extra double helping of cute!

:-)

vanessa said...

Oh, I looooove that coat!! Your whole outfit is just fabulous... but the coat ~ ♥♥♥
The glasses are absolutely amazing, too ;)

Treacle said...

The entire outfit is fabulous. I saw The Young Victoria and Avatar (along with Sherlock Holmes) on Christmas Day and I loved The Young Victoria best of all. Avatar, while pretty to look at, just felt like another tired old "Dances with Wolves" re-tread.

Anonymous said...

As always, you look fabulous! However can I be cheeky and as an Austen loving Brit suggest the BBC version of P&P? I found the film with Keira Knightley much less faithful and frankly rather soul destroying! Colin Firth will always be my Mr Darcy <3

Thelma said...

I forgot that Young Victoria was out now. I have to see it!

Toosdai said...

i purchased my vintage frames on ebay, and took a definite risk as far as how they would look (they were only $10, but still). but i love them to death and get a lot of compliments on them. thankfully, my vision isn't too bad that i can use them as an accessory rather than a requirement. in short, glasses could and can be a great accessory, and yours are fabulous!

Little Rascal said...

Ohh! I love everything about your outfit today! <3

Q's Daydream said...

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hannah said...

this whole outfit is incredible! zomg leopard print. you look rad in the specs :-)

Casey said...

Wowza! Those cat eyes are gorgeous! I have yet to find a pair that I like on myself (like you, most just don't do anything for my face ;), but this gives me hope. hehe!

Gorgeous outfit!

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Tante Patent said...

I love those glasses. They are fabulous. Lucky you! I'm out on a search for the perfect pair myself. And your post proves even fancy glasses like those won't let you fall in the dame Edna / Nana Mouskouri-trap.

best wishes,

Tante Patent

The Commandress said...

I love your new glasses! They are perfection. :-)

Beth said...

lovely lovely glasses!

Amelia said...

I used to work at Decades Vintage when I lived in PDX, and trying on the loads and loads of glasses were always my favorite part of the job!

- www.vintagevivant.com

kanishk said...

Those glasses are amazing!

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