Sometimes, I wish it was summertime, just so I could wear sunglasses. Right now where I live it is rain, rain, rain, rain (as it is most of the year).
I ADORE sunglasses, although, as I believe I have stated before I am SO mad that big ones are so popular. Because then when I wear Audreyesque shades I look like every other teenage girl trying to look cool. And I HATE that.
But, my love of them cannot be vanquished. I decided to put together a list of my favorite moments of sunglasses genius...Audrey appears several times...also, some other great moments. Most are from films (I will note which films too), but a couple are not.
These are my top 10 in order of favoritist (not a word I know...) lowest favorite to top favorite:
Honorable Mentions: To two very EVIL ladies...(In these movies):
Barbara Stanwyck in "Double Indemnity"
Gene Tierney in "Leave Her To Heaven"
Audrey Hepburn in "Charade"
Audrey Hepburn going to the movies with her son Sean, 1969.
Carole Lombard...skeet-shooting...she is so stupendously amazingingly cool!
Various Audrey shots from "Breakfast At Tiffany's"
Audrey in "Charade" I have decided that these are different than the ones above, but who knows.
Grace Kelly in "To Catch A Thief".
Sandra Dee in "A Summer Place".
Audrey Hepburn in "Two For The Road".
There is a VERY cool looking shot of Audrey, but I could only find it in a side-by side shot with Lindsay Lohan. I could not bring myself to post a pic of Lindsay on my blog (nothing against her, but she hardly can be considered a fashion icon to Audrey's caliber!). So clink on this link to take you to the pic...a very good one of Audrey!
Doris Day on a random set...sorry, but I really don't have too much info about this pic, except that I ADORE it!
I LOVE the fact that she has lollipop in her mouth...it makes the picture that much more awe-inspiring.
AND THE WINNER IS.................................................................................
Audrey Hepburn in "How To Steal A Million"!
I think what really clinched it for me was the hat. I know that is unfair to the other participants who had no such cool hat, but hey I COULDN'T help it! It was way TOO amazing!
Now, this is not at all a pair of sunglasses, but is this mask stunning or what?
Also, from "How To Steal A Million".
And, a few special mentions to some gentlemen that pulled off the look quite well:
Cary Grant in "North By Northwest".
Sorry, if some good one's got left off (this list is mainly comprised off pics I had saved in my computer). I am sure that I will probably have a "return of the sunglasses" some time soon, for all those I forgot.