Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Gothic Optician's Spec Spotlight: Versace's Étoile De La Mer Sunglass

 Greetings and happy Saturday, my darklings!

It's been a while since I've featured a specific glasses model, so what better time than the present? This particular model is very near and dear to my heart, and although autumn is approaching (yay), we goths always find a way to wear our sunglasses.

 It is with great pleasure I introduce to you *drum roll*

Versace's  Étoile De La Mer

Semi-sci-fi, semi-cyber goth, completely unique. I fell in love with these the second I saw them at my clinic.
And why did I fall in love with them? Well here are a few pro's.

They come in a variety of colors- brown, black, blue, and pink:

They're completely unisex. They look just as smashing on the boys as they do on the girls:


There's a funky, space cadet vibe to them. These futuristic looking specs would be great for a comic con, Trekkie gathering, or just casual cosplay:

I'm going to be completely honest- this is where my mind went when I first saw these.

It would make the perfect finishing touch to any cyber goth ensemble:

My own rendition of a cyber goth in these specs.

It's got a nice piece of bling in the front that would look good with really any outfit or style:


And of course, every rose has its thorns. I did find a few cons about this item.

This is a pricey piece. They tend to begin around $270 retail.

These are *extremely delicate* sunglasses that are NOT intended for those who are careless and rough on their eyewear.

These are non-rx-able. Due to the design (and uh, the fact that it's just one "lens"), a prescription cannon be ground in.

It may fit awkwardly on some faces, especially for those of us with fuller cheeks. Worse yet, if the fit is poor, you may end up smudging your makeup on them around the cheek.

To get the best effect (in my opinion), the lighter colors (blue and pink) will work best, however, they won't block the sun as much as the more functional shades of brown and black.

In summary, while these may be considered by some as a pricey accessory, they are still quite fabulous and sure to get you no fewer than ten compliments per day. This isn't what I'd personally buy on a whim, but I am strongly entertaining the idea of spoiling myself with a pair this next tax season.

For now, I'll stick with my $10 ebay sunnies:

Until next time readers,
Stay safe, strange, and bespectacled.
Sea, the Gothic Optician, A.B.O.C.

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