Posted on Monday, October 5, 2009
My initial idea was to put all your requests together and prepare a “TOP 5 Special”.
Then I changed my mind. Why not TOP 10? There were so many of you sending me your most wanted “nominees” and personal favourites it would not be fair narrowing it down to 5 only.
After putting together all your requests you sent me via comments and e-mails I changed my mind again and decided not to publish the TOP 10…
… but TOP 15 instead!
So grab your latte or mate and off we go from 15 to the absolut no.1!
15. D&G Butterfly
Fragile but fierce. Part of D&G Summer 2009 collection of butterfly inspired accessories and shoes. Available on D&G Online Shop for 169€.
Some of you sent me above picture saying you love her Prada sunglasses. Both are butterfly inspired with similar shape so I perfectly understand the confusion. Lady Gaga was photograped with both D&G and Prada “Butterflies” on. Which one you like better?
14. DIOR Josephine
You like these white round oversized beauties very much. Also spotted on Angelina Jolie in her Angelina Jolie by Brad Pitt for W Magazine editorial. Available on Bluefly 159,99$.
13. Louis Vuitton Bindi
You loved both the shape and the colour. Check out the detail of the coloured stone between the lenses, reminiscent of the Indian bindi. Launched in 2007. Also seen on Gwen Stefani. Many of the sunglasses Gaga wore are from previous seasons, vintage or rare archive pieces, so you have to be very lucky to find them online.
12. Scott Wilson for Hussein Chalayan Spring 2009
This is also one of my favourites. Last season available on Collette. Collaboration between jewellery designer Scott Wilson and Hussein Chalayan for his Spring 2009 runway. The idea was to create something which would give reference to sunglasses without being real sunglasses. And yes, more than sunglasses we can call these stunners an attention grabbing face jewel.
11. Marc Jacobs Fall 2009
These marvels are really a statement piece. You asked me whether those translucent glasses that came with V Magazine will be available for sale.
I have no idea to be honest. I didn’t find them available online, maybe it’s because they are not a part of the core collection and on the official site the only thing you can find are a cuple of pictures. Sooo… I think you’ll have to ask in the nearest Marc Jacobs official store.
10. Haus of Gaga Video Glasses
Let’s start the TOP 10!
Lady Gaga wanted them and the magic handed guys from Haus of Gaga made her vision reality.
The only information I was able to find about this custom made piece was it’s made out of iPods and actually compatible with iPod software.
Another round babies you realy wanted to know more about. Can’t tell you the name. Nor can I share with you the availability of these Balenciaga “Lennon” sunnies. A limited edition? Anybody knows?
Thanks to Eliucci now we know the name. For those who want to look for these round beauties it’s Balenciaga, 0006/s.
8. Jeremy Scott for Linda Farrow
You adore them. You knew the designer but wanted to know where to get them. They were available until a couple of months ago online. Currently all the sites I found Gaga’s “Mickey” sunglasses on are linking the same online store. No luck. Sold out. If I found them anywhere, I’ll let you know.
7. American Apparel
Don’t know where Lady Gaga got them but these were available at American Apparel this summer. Giant Vintage 2680 Shades. Price: 44€. Yes you see well!
As far as I understood even though they are considering manufacturing their own glasses one day, the shades they currently sell are not made by American Apparel. They are vintage and dead stock they collect all over. From remote factories in The Valley to out-of-business optometrists in Montréal. So if you have them, let us know the brand.
6. Gianni Versace 676
I believe one of her most famous sunglasses. Google “Versace 676″ and you’ll find plenty of Gaga’s pictures. Magnificent rare vintage piece designed by Gianni Versace about 20 years ago.
Just about everybody wants to have these.
I found a couple of them on eBay. Gone.
I found another ones on Solakzade. No luck. Gone.
Let me know if you find any and if you make them yours for ever and ever, don’t forget to share a picture!
5. Emilio Pucci 89850
Another great vintage shades. Designed by Emilio Pucci in the 80′s. Handmade in Linda Farrow‘s factory. Another item for collectors.
Found a pair on Love-Worn.com. And what you think?
Another one on Solakzade.net… Too slow… To late… Gaga fever… Gone…
4. “Poker Fame” Sunglasses & Flip-up Sunglasses
We have two “winners” here.
These pinhole glasses adorned with crystals clustred over the right lens I believe are custom made by Haus of Gaga. But I can be very wrong.
I saw quite a few DIY on the net. If you already have yours, don’t hesitate a second and send me a picture. Really looking forward to them. Will share them all with the audience.
And these Flip-Up Shades.
The only pair I didn’t find anywhere. An enigma. So can’t be of any help for you unfortunatelly. Anybody out there can?
The closest thing I could find were flip-up sunglasses made by Hi-Tek Designs. Check out Alexander Hi-Tek site , you’ll find really cool glasses there.
And here we go to the TOP 3!
3. SB Sunglasses
Featured in the Love Game video. These fence eye jewels are one of your TOP 3 most wanted!
I believe they were custom made for our girl by Stevie Boi but you can buy similar ones in his online store.
And if you really look for original and show stopping glasses, visit Stevie Boi. You can even custom your shades to your liking! Chose the size, shape and colour you want. Add some studs, cones or chains. Or even send special instructions of how you want your glasses to be.
2. Alpina Goldwing DBGM
Another rare 80′s sunglasses. Made in West Germany by Alpina. Fabulous. Fierce. Want them.
I have to thank Natasa and Jack from Jack’s Eyewear in Los Angeles, Lady Gaga’s favourite vintage glasses shop. I contacted them asking for a help and they kindly whispered the names of the two most wanted sunglasses Lady Gaga has ever worn right to my ears. Thank you guys, without you I’d probably spend another week or two researching!
Didn’t find these anywhere either. But now you know the brand and the style name so you can start your own research. Let me know if you found any and don’t forget to send me a picture if you make them yours.
And here are The Most Wanted.
The sunglasses just about everybody wanted me to ID.
The sunnies just about everybody wants to have.
Now if these awes were mine, I would even sleep in them.
Aaand the winner is…
1. Oliver Goldsmith Y-Not
Designed by Oliver Goldsmith in the 60′s!
Real vintage treasure. If you find them in some vintage shop, you can open a bottle of champaign right away and start calling you Mr. or Lady Lucky (if so, I want a picture of you with the glasses on and with that bottle included!).
The Y-Not shades were produced in black, dark shell, light shell, white, buffalo horn, pine wod and briar wood.
But I do have some good news for you. Even though Y-Nots are from the archive, they can still be made to order from the Oliver Goldsmith studio in London. I have the contact number if you want. Just drop me a line. They would cost about £380. You’re welcome!
Photos vía: Swide, Style, Flashyshades, Flickr – user heyheyKK, Official sites of the designers and shops mentioned in the article, Elle, Oliver Goldsmith
Filed under Alpina, American Apparel, Balenciaga, D&G, Dior, Emilio Pucci, Haus of Gaga, Hussein Chalayan, Jeremy Scott, Linda Farrow, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Oliver Goldsmith, Prada, Sunglasses, Versace