Monday, October 15, 2012

Not like Dame Edna

 

When Miss Cavendish posted about these fabulous Elsa Schiaparelli glasses from the 50s, and then did her own DIY version, I knew I had to have a pair of outrageous floral sunglasses too.


I got some cats eye sunglasses. It was surprisingly hard to find ones that had thick enough frames to glue flowers on to. I could only put them on the corners.  
 

I bought these resin flowers off trademe.   


I used hot glue to attach them.


 People have already said, "Like Dame Edna, right?". No, not like Dame Edna.  

38 comments:

  1. How cool are they???!!!! I must say I seem to be obsessed with searching for vintage cats eye sunnies at the moment. The major excitement of my day today was winning 4 vintage Foster Grant sunnies on Ebay for $20 total. 3 are cats eye styles.....I CAN'T WAIT for them to arrive from the U.S. Genuine vintage sunnies cost a bomb here & are so hard to find. We do want to see these specs on you too....Please!!!!! Xx

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    1. They sound fab. I hope you post a pic of them.Vintage sunglasses are the best but so hard to find here too. I did want to post a pic of me wearing them but I haven't had time. I will soon though.

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  2. They are so good! I have a pair of black and white striped cat eyes, but I need to buy a plain pair so I can do this! xo.

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    1. Thanks! Black and white striped ones sound awesome.

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  3. Awww the idea was excellent and your creation is adorable! I may try to make myself some...

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  4. damn then - not like damn edna at all - they look great

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    1. I don't mind Dame Edna's look, but I wasn't really going for it. Thanks!

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  5. Soooooooooooooooooo fabulous, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I must try inmediately.
    Thank you so much for the inspiration, my dear friend, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thank you. You should try. They're so easy.

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  6. Nothing wrong with channelling a bit of Dame Edna! Brilliant makeover! I saw something similar on a blog a while ago and forgot all about it, thanks for the reminder, maybe I can knock a crazy pair up for new year's Glastonbury! xxx

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    1. No, there's nothing wrong with the Dame Edna look but she has diamantes not flowers. Thanks! A pair would look great for Glastonbury.

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  7. What a brilliant idea! I'll be on the look out for cats eye sunnies now! xxx

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    1. Yes, thanks Miss Cavendish. You could do any shape really, as long as it has a thick enough frame to glue to. I've made another pair already and they aren't really cats eye shaped.

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  8. ahhh they are super cute! Love love love them. I need new reading glasses and there are some awesome 50s style ones at spec savers I want to get. Maybe I need two pairs so I can diy one pair like this.

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    1. Thanks! That sounds fabulous. Reading glasses would look great.

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  9. Bloody glorious!
    Better than Dame edna? Hmmmmmmmmm, certainly more wearable and so,so pretty!
    XXX

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  10. O,and you'll be ever so proud of me:I am almost finsihed a small jacket!AND I'm goign to do bound button holes,which I haven't done since Polytech!!! Outrageous! X

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    1. I am proud! Can't wait to see it. Oooh, bound buttonholes. Fancy!

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  11. I Love these glasses! I saw the DIY too and have all the ingredients sitting there to be put together! woo better do it before summers starts and finishes!

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    1. Thanks! You should do it. They are perfect for summer.

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  12. Much nicer and more elegant than Dame Edna (blah I dislike her immensely).

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    1. Thank you. I'm not a massive fan but I do like her hair colour.

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  13. Hurrah for you! I am mad for tiny resin flowers and am imagining what I can next embellish . . .

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  14. What a great DIY. Seriously. I'd love to get my hands on one of Schiaparelli's actual glasses!

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  15. Wow - such a simple but awesome DIY. Just got thinking of some of the other awesome sunnies you could make - you can get all kinds of cute resin bits and pieces off esty/ebay. I think cupcake glasses could be fun:)

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  16. Very pretty and classy, love the look :)
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  17. great DIY project ... love this idea.

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  18. Embellished sunglasses? Awesome! I wish it was summer here1

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  19. Wooo coolness! I'd better get me some of that embellishment action!!

    Dame Edna is very cool I recon...

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