I’m in bed unable to sleep (okay well I was at the time, it’s the next day now) writing this (on the BlackBerry, iPhone is on charge). I was absolutely exhausted earlier… so its beyond me why I cannot sleep. I have had this lot recently. I’ll be shattered then as soon as I get into bed I’m wide awake, and restless. It’s awfully irritating, but at least I am using my time productively I suppose! Tossing, turning, and staring at the ceiling isn’t much fun admittedly, and I cannot for the life of my stand counting sheep.
I have had a little bit of an obsession with films adapted from the works of Bret Easton Ellis (my favourite author by the way) recently. Consequently I’m falling in love with RayBan Wayfarers AGAIN. I got rather sick of them in the revival we have had the past few years… but I’m so back into them. Wayfarers really are a classic. They are effortlessy cool, and thanks to RayBan’s clever marketing, and endoresements they have become a bit of a cultural icon. At the time of their manufaction in 1952 Wayfarers were revolutionary, and extremely stylish (well they still are!). Consequently they soar to popularity, and ever since despite a slight decline in the 90s have been in favour with the likes of the A listers (Kate Moss (pictured below), Chloë Sevigny, Mary Kate Olsen, Lily Allen, Katy Perry et cetera), and of course the general public.
I also actually have a pair of really early RayBan Wayfarers from the late 1950s, early 1960s – they are a lot more demure than the latest redesign (i.e. they don’t say RayBan ALL over them). They also have B&L (Bausch and Lomb) lightly etched on the lens, which the new ones don’t. Bausch, and Lomb was (is? I’m not sure) RayBans parent company.
They are a unique style, and now come in a variety of styles, colours (I had a white pair once!) and patterns (including a novelty folding pair). In my opinion the classic black will always be THE Wayfarers. They are one of the most copied style of sunglasses up there with aviators. I want to throw on a pair, and find myself a la The Informers lounging by a pool sipping, a cocktail, soaking up the sun, and living life to the full.
Quite possibly this is an end of summer equivalent of a mid life crisis… but I don’t care, bring on the Wayfarers. It is probably cheaper buying sunglasses right now anyway, and you never know unpredictable British weather is! Albeit I am put off with how cliche they are, it is undeniable that they are classics. Now the hype has calmed down a bit (2007-8 was all about Wayfarers), I think its time to get them out again!
They may be £120 a pair, but they are so, so, so worth investing in. Providing you look after them they should last you along time. They aren’t considered the best selling sunglasses of all time for nothing you know. I have a feeling they are going to be in, and out of style for many years to come. After all a classic always comes back at sometime.
I had a delicious meal the other night (steak, champagne, naturally), tad sad though, as one of my closest friends is off to university, and I probably will not see her now until Christmas. We normally see other at least every three days, and she normally stays over at least once a week, and we go on our silly day trips to theme parks, and supermarkets (usually 24 hour ones late at night). Hell I’ve even had the pleasure of this ladies company in New York City (the city of all cities), oh, and that one time we had to catch a bus together. It was one of the most hilarious, and embarrassing moments ever – I don’t know how we didn’t end up dead (our nearest Sunglass Hut is in the ghetto!). Together we’ve gone through a lot (and I’m not just on about the time we got lost, and drove around the same ring road for 40 minutes ha, or the car park “accident”), we both share the same mentality, and we both are a little bit crazy to say the least. I like a bit crazy though, makes life interesting.
Suppose I should look on the bright side; many more adventures to come. We still need to go to that monkey park… Although I think we have more fun in the car en route to our destinations, than our actual destinations themselves. I still laugh thinking about that one time we went the wrong way because we got distracted by the most beautiful Aston Martin speeding past… Okay it was a beautiful Aston Martin, and in my opinion worth the next fifteen minutes we lost spending getting back on track…
I feel a tad abandoned by a lot of people, but I just need to get myself on track. I’m working on it, and slowly I’ll get there. I’m doing things my way, after all it’s my life – don’t you forget (in the words of Talk Talk). Leaving this entry a short one, I have lots, and lots to do (I’m a busy bee once in a while). Ciao for now. Or bisou, bisou (can you tell I’ve watched the new Gossip Girl episode ha?)
p.s. I have to return some videotapes (a little reference for you people out there in the know).