Thursday, November 10, 2011

Just in Case: Thomaspaul

Finding good sunglasses is fun and exciting.

Wearing your faves is pretty much the best.

But reaching into your bag and realizing there's a big scratch right in the middle of the lens of your new, relatively new, or miraculously well-preserved shades can just ruin your day. So stick them in a case, duh!

However, those of us who favor the larger sunglass may find that the bulky logo clamshells are more suited to server AS an evening clutch rather than fit IN a handbag.

New York native designer Thomas Paul, creator of digities in the 90s, he went on to silk pillows and mastered patterns from squids and whales to digital cameras and typewriters on an expanding range of everything from scarves and lights to stationery and rugs.

But what catches our attention is his designs for sunglass cases that please the eye with color and fresh, modern pattern.

A little 80s, a little 90s, and a lot right now, these cases are definitely something to get wrapped up in.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Sparkliest Sunglasses

Some days are rough. Everything is irritating. You never get to go anyplace or do anything fun. And you're not allowed to hit anyone without getting fired or arrested or both. Pooh.

On those days there's pretty much only one thing that makes me feel better: incredibly sparkly sunglasses.

Not sorta stoned.

Not kinda bling-y.

Certainly not subtly detailed.

I mean way, way, waaayyy over-the-top shiny encrusted beauties that people see and involuntarily sigh "sparkly!"

My go to are a lovely pair of Pucci sunglasses from the Florence collection, named after the Pucci palazzo/family's hometown. They are big. Of course.

And they are blue. Which is fun in a world that features sparkle with black and red, but sometimes forgets the cooler colors.

Today I have been wearing these dazzlers at my desk for about the last two hours. They serve as encouragement and a warning. Encouragement for me to remember that there is fabulousity out there just waiting for the partaking. And a warning to all who dare to enter my office: enter at your own squinty risk.