Future So Bright, Gotta Wear… Cynthia Rowley Cat Eye Sunglasses

by jennine on February 25, 2010

Cynthia Rowley cat's eye glasses

If anyone were to ask, I am a cat person. I love dogs too, so maybe I go both ways. Speaking of two ways… There are two basic shapes of glasses I feel comfortable in, on being the ‘Jackie O’ oversized round shape, which you commonly see me wear…it’s probably the most consistent part of my wardrobe throughout my life. The second type is the cat  eye…  though in recent years, it’s been hard to get my hands on a pair, and thankfully it’s been making it’s way back into the mainstream, since Alexander Wang came out with a modern geometric version, I’ve been craving the return of the classic shape.

Luckily, on the trip to the West Village with Market Publique, we stopped in on the Cynthia Rowley shop to check out what’s new, and lo hand behold I find these beautiful tortoise cat eye glasses with blue lenses… As soon as I put them on, it was meant to be.. the perfect blend of vintage style tweaked to a perfectly modern shape, and oh so dramatic. Yes, these are my new sunglasses, you’ll be seeing me wear them around quite a bit.

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Melanie February 25, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Yeah! I am with you, so glad the cat eye shades are coming to the masses again. This pair is lovely.
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Ashe Mischief February 25, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Those are totally hot! Love them.

Sandra February 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Oh I love those glasses. Cat eye are actually the shape that best suits my face. I HAVE to show you my vintage, very Alexander Wang, cat eyes. So edgy!

jennine February 26, 2010 at 8:09 pm

i’d love to see them! :)

Jeanne February 25, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I love cat eye glasses. I have a great pair in black. I can’t wear designer sunnies though, I always break them.
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jennine February 26, 2010 at 8:09 pm

oh this is the first pair i got in a LONG time… they usually end up lost somehow…

Crosby February 25, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I didn’t even know I needed another pair of sunglasses but I have now squealed over these and require them.
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jennine February 26, 2010 at 8:12 pm

i can totally see you in cat’s eye glasses too!

kelly February 25, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Jennine sweetie did you know you have a famous singer as your doppelgänger… well perhaps she’s not famous yet…

jennine February 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm

hahai wish!

Nickie Frye February 25, 2010 at 5:49 pm

I look like a dork in this shape, but love them on others. I really like the bridge on these. Super cute! :)
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Style Revolution February 25, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Totally ROckin!
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deja pseu February 25, 2010 at 6:09 pm

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glamspoon February 25, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Cynthia Rowley can do no wrong in my book!
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Kristen February 25, 2010 at 7:46 pm

can’t wait to see you wear them in an outfit post!
.-= Kristen´s last blog ..Fit of Inspiration: Private Benjamin =-.

WendyB February 25, 2010 at 8:58 pm

These look fabulous on you. I’m glad I got to try them on!
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jennine February 26, 2010 at 8:12 pm

you looked darling in them!

PixelHazard February 25, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Your lucky to have two options…I find it so hard to buy sunnies. They are always far to big for my face!

Jessica February 25, 2010 at 10:53 pm

WOW I actually love these. The shape & colour is really nice. And its nice to see a variation on the cat eye versus allllllllll alexander wang!! Ya!

Syed February 26, 2010 at 3:48 am

Love them! I spent like two weeks searching for the perfect pair with my friend, but now she has them she loves them :)
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jennine February 26, 2010 at 8:13 pm

hahha, i can totally see it taking that long to find a pair of glasses, once you get it in your mind, either you find it on a fluke, or spend weeks agonizing over it…

Casey February 26, 2010 at 4:10 am

Those are amazing! I’m drooling over them this morning. ;) lol. I tend to gravitate towards either cat-eye sunglasses or classic aviators, though I have a stash of sunglasses of various shapes to choose based on my mood/outfit. ;)

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com
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jennine February 26, 2010 at 8:11 pm

oh yes… me too, i have a pair of wayfarers and round glasses too, and once i did aviators, but most the time it’s the ol’ jackie o that i usually feel more comfortable in…

Sally February 26, 2010 at 7:45 am

They’re simply marvelous!
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Capitocome February 26, 2010 at 8:16 am

love these
love look like a ’50 cat.
Ciao darling!
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Michelle February 26, 2010 at 8:24 am

I don’t know if I could pull those bad boys off, but I can’t wait to see how you wear them!
.-= Michelle´s last blog ..Daily Outfit 2/25/10 =-.

jennine February 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm

are you kidding? you could totally rock a pair of pink ones no problem!

LateAfternoon February 26, 2010 at 6:20 pm

These are amazing! perfect for spring.
Let me know when you’re in SF, I’d love to grab lunch!
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Midtown Girl February 26, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I absolutely LOVED these on you. Now, if they had only looked as good on me - LOL ;-(
Miss you & when are you coming back to NYC?


jennine February 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm

you looked great in them! i really can’t wait to make it back to nyc to see you!

Sister Wolf February 28, 2010 at 2:32 am

I’m mad at Alexander Wang for charging $350 or whatever it is! Bastard!
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Kristin February 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I had a pair of cat eye specs years ago. I’d forgotten how adorable they are. Love your new sunnies!

liz March 1, 2010 at 7:54 am

very cute, loving the blue lenses.

Midnight Cowgirl March 1, 2010 at 10:01 am

I love the cat eye! I wish Alexander Wang’s weren’t so expensive.
.-= Midnight Cowgirl´s last blog ..Links a La Mode: The Independent Fashion Bloggers Roundup =-.

Market Publique March 1, 2010 at 11:23 am

Adore! They looked amazing on you, so it was definitely meant to be.

I canceled my order for the black ones and karma rewarded me: I found vintage YSL cateyes!!! I will show you soon :)

Also: happy bday!!
.-= Market Publique´s last blog ..Streetstyle! My Outfit on Might Like You Better =-.

SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash March 1, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Niiice! I love the Lana Turner version of Immitation of Life because in it she wears cat eye glasses with blue lenses! I’ve always wanted a pair just like them. These come pretty close.
.-= SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash´s last blog ..I’M SO TIRED! =-.

Dinara Parker March 2, 2010 at 12:26 pm

These are classic but the blue gives them an edge. The shape still reminds me of Ray-Ban Wayfarers and the style automatically make me think of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

jesse.anne.o March 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I really love these - the shape and the color.
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Cat Eye Glasses April 26, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Those tortoise shell cat eyes are gorgeous! I myself have bought a new pair of Luella Teal cat eyes about 2 weeks, but wished I had found the cynthia ones first. So jealous here! :P I like the more modern ones now more so than the vintage collections. My pair has a dark smoke lens. I’d love to get the Cynthia pair, but I cannot afford them now…. but I will definitely add them to my wish list! I saw they were $175 on their web site — not too shabby at all! :)

happy sell July 27, 2010 at 8:32 pm


stella November 18, 2010 at 5:34 am

I really love these. The shape & colour is nice.Thank you so much for sharing.

jannifer February 13, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Great idea and looks nice, too. I am sure I will make one.
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