Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lunettes and Lunar Dressing

Walking to work this morning I was enveloped in darkness, the white snowy drifts around me providing the only light. 

I felt like I was walking on the moon, my gigantic vintage Coach Soho bag a flag to plant somewhere in this lunar snowscape.

But coming home for lunch those (still white) drifts proved blinding. To my delight, I had an accessory in my bag that enabled me to continue the moonwalk: a pair of "Space Race" sunglasses (lunettes) by the ever-talented Christian Roth (see below, second from top).

My first "good" lunettes, back in 1989, were from Mr. Roth's Optical Affairs (see far above), and when I finally broke them, in 2006, I was miserable. 

Mr. Roth's design partner, the gracious Eric Domege, recently sent me the Space Race lunettes (after connecting with me via the lovely WendyB's comments section!) and I was delighted to take them on their maiden flight/moonwalk today.

1 comment:

WendyB said...

Glad you got 'em.