To say I have a slight obsession with eyewear would be an understatement. While I’ve been a fair weather glasses wearer in the past (and I still enjoy the occasional dalliance in to the lands of contact lenses) I’ve come to live and breathe eyewear. So yeah, you can pretty much imagine my reaction when one of my all time style icons Dita Von Teese announced she was creating an exclusive line of sunglasses with one of my favourite brands – DITA (I see what you did there by the way guys. Smooth.)
It’s all retro inspired frames, oozing sensual full scale Hollywood glamour with luxury gold detailing. The entire feel is very rich and luxe with gold, black and deep red accents (almost like a flash of lipstick on the frames, and very reminiscent of Loubutins soles.) The names of the specs themselves hint at a bygone sense of mystery and allure. Gilded Lady, Nocturnelle and Huntress all feel like they could have walked straight out of a film noir. The collection is made up of 10 vintage inspired frames with a modern twist (opting for a more exaggerated silhouette) and as expected is predominated by cat eyes. I love all the detailing that reminds me of Dita’s peek-a-boo lingerie. It’s pure sex in spectacles.
The collection is currently available online at Pretavoir (the only place I’ve been able to find them for sale, PERIOD. I looked) with a starting price of £199. I can already feel a hole burning in my pocket. Ready, set, spend, right ladies?