Today is sunglass porn! I was feeling foolish and embarrassed about how many sunglasses I have until we saw the Grace Kelly fashion exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. She had a pair of sunglasses for all of her outfits, lots and lots of sunglasses. Like 100x more than me. I feel virtuous with my toomanybutnotthamany pairs.
While we were in London, I did need a new pair. The pair I brought with me did have a missing piece on the ear which made them scratchy. Really. Oh, whatever. So we shopped for sunglasses at Harvey Nicks. Have I mentioned that you can spend the entire day in Harvey’s? You’ll run out of money before you run out of time.
Lisa tried on some blue sunglasses and asked me my opinion. I tried to give her one and then just had to default to the fact that I don’t like blue sunglasses, too ’80s or ’70s or some decade that annoyed me, so no opinion from me. I know the picture isn’t that clear, but those are bright blue sunglasses I have on my face to the left. Apparently I make an exception for Pucci blue sunglasses. I fell for these in like a minute. The design on the earpiece is just gorgeous and they wanted to come home with me. Is my chin really that big? I had to do this with the inferior iphone camera since my little cute Canon monster ran out of battery.
The Puccis were lonely, so they were joined by this really classically lovely pair of Chanels that are a brown-black with a lovely framing. BTW, note how much better my eyebrows look today, fresh from a wax and tint. These are sunglasses that really do go everywhere. I have another pair of Chanels that are frameless, and I do love them, but they’re much more casual. These are casual but could be the dressy sunglasses too. Someone better stick them on me at the scene of the accident if I’m too unconscious, mangled or dead to do it myself. Because I want to go out of this world or to the hospital in these shades because it will make something downright unpleasant a little bit fabulous.
An update on the Xerjoff Iriss. I did get a small amount of it. No, you can’t get the refill unless you own the bottle, per Parfums Raffy. If you’re big iris fan and can find a few friends, it may be worth it to get the small Murano bottle of it and a refill and split it. It’s still pricy, but this stuff is Grade A gorgeous iris. Interesting thing on it, when we stopped in at Roja Dove’s, they told us that the iris essence in there is from Robertet. Well, no wonder! Robertet is producing some pretty spectacular materials, and I’m sure the loads of iris in there is not cheap. A couple of the factories we went to gave us the pricing on iris, and it’s in the thousands for a small amount of the great stuff. The Xerjoff Iriss is a silken, elegant iris. Velvet rooty in one aspect and shimmering in another. It doesn’t really possess that earthy tone, but it doesn’t not have it either. I know that doesn’t make sense. It’s like the earthen tones are inside of silk and cashmere. You know they’re there, but they’re so wrapped up in fine, cute frilly teddies and panties underneath that mink wrap, you just don’t care.
It is a ridiculous amount of money to pay for an iris perfume, but it is one of the best I’ve smelled.
We did learn one other thing at Roja Dove, but I can’t tell you what it is yet. I don’t want to jinx it. We were told what formula he was given to join his private collection perfumes as No. 15. I can’t tell you, but you can speculate. And I have enough of the Iriss to give away two small samples to commenters. So talk to me about your sunglasses – hate them? buy them for $8 a pair at 7-11? have a collection you’ve always been afraid to talk about?