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lit chic: cool shades



Also spotted & dotted @ the Hay Festival.

Oh speaking of shades: I don't normally reply to give-away emails but someone recently very nicely made me an offer I can't refuse: they represent a client called Etnia Barcelona, who make glasses (only a few sunglasses, alas, and I don't quite understand the point of clear glasses, considering I wear contacts to NOT wear them) - but their sweet offer of a pair for me and a pair as a give-away sounds tempting. Besides, I love the idea of making a little contest.

My only problem: I've got to choose two pair. If you've got time could you check thru their site & let me know what you think? (I'm leaning towards the Amsterdam in tortoise, which is exactly like the old geeky prescription pair I've had for eons). It's such a cool creative site, that's another reason I want to do it. Any suggestions for contest ideas are most welcome, too!

21 comments:

the style crusader said...

i definitely agree. i only like the amsterdam pair. the rest are too euro.... that doesn't really make sense does it? but definitely the amsterdam are my favourites. xx

Editor, Adorn London said...

OOh, Jill..I would go for one of their No 00 chess designs...I fancy the yellow ;-)

Editor, Adorn London said...

Oh and for specs...my vote is Amsterdam too, just like Style Crusader x

The Photodiarist said...

Those are awesome shades!!

Alma said...

London, Santiago, Stuttgart, Woodstock!:D This is my list!:D And you should choose me to win!:D I need a pair of glasses. My first one because it seems my eyes are becoming week.:))

Kisses!

FourTop said...

Havana. Oh, baby. Havana.

Besides, you can always have the doctor put in dark lens.

adrielleroyale said...

That chick has got way cute style! :)

Susan said...

love the sunnies :)
xoxo

Lydia said...

Oh the London ones in black are lovely.
Seriously need a new pair of glasses, I don't like mine, therefore don't wear them and I'm going to get wrinkles at twenty for squinting so much haha.

Lydia xxx

Melissa said...

I adore the No 00 Chess design in the purple or red. The Ipanema Oggy is lovely, as well. Hmmmmmm....why do I deserve a pair? Even though I love fashion, I am on a super tight budget, and truly have never owned a set of glasses from anywhere other than Target!

Best- Melissa

Carrott said...

Ahhh I love them. I'd choose the London pair in BKHV. I don't usually wear glasses because I don't like the ones I own and I'm always changing to my sunglasses. But this are so cool!
Now the hard part is to say why I should win... It would be awesome to win my first give-away from my favorite blogger! I don't even know if I can participate since I'm from Spain but I have nothing to lose! Crossing my fingers! And thank you for the opportunity! :)

Carrott said...

Ahh I forgot my email address: carrottpardo@gmail.com :)

FourTop said...

I forgot to post my email address:
djcarterhouse@gmail.com

Fingers crossed.

Mat said...

i don't really understand how this works, i am slow?

polka dot said...

(to Mat) judging by your comments - and your fabulous blog - you don't SEEM slow. So probably, as often is the case, I explained it in a confusing fashion.

First, I should explain: the company in question, Etnia, Barcelona - the first brand I've chosen to accept a 'give away' offer to, simply because the woman was really nice and I figured spectacles are easy to send - is NOT the pair the girl is wearing in the shot. I don't have a pair yet to shoot and I couldn't grab it off their site.

If you click on either coloured word in the post - their name, or the word 'site' - you can see their glasses. They only have a few pair of sunglasses, the other are reading glasses but can also be clear. (I think but I'm not sure, they'll also do them as sunglasses).

They're offering me two pair: one for me, and one for a 'give away'. So just to make it a contest, I've asked people to comment here if they want to win. I'm going to let Mr. Dot choose the most creative reason why they should win the glasses. I'm sure you'll come up with something!

Mat said...

rightyo, i'm all clued up now. sorry for making you explain about 3 times...


....just having a look now, they have some crackers! sunglasses wise i love the le morne the most, they're wicked.

well i should win on behave of my girlfriend hollie, as we are both poor and can never really afford to buy each other presents. we do make each other nice things and we save our pennies so we can go away from a few times a year. if i win she can wear them on our trip away to Edinburgh. need to protect the pretty eyes! mmhmm

Mat said...

if we're talking the normal glasses i love the london and the bristol ones(for me!)

Pearl Westwood said...

What a delightfully bonkers website! I don't wear real glasses, so I choose the Le Morne sunglasses becasue they remind me of old fashioned waffle ice cream cones (something I don't get to eat anymore due to dairy and wheat allergy). Why should I win? Because I have a stinking cold and have been wearing my brothers aviators to try and hide the fact I am wearing no make up and look hidious due to my runny eyes and bright red conk LOL! I like ones you choose I think the colour and style would look very chic on you. I also think the turquoise sunglasses would really suit you too xx

Laura said...

Your photos are always so inspiring...I love my daily dose of Polka Dot Pics!

Hmm, I love the Chelsea glasses.

I think I should win because:
1. I've just finished a (very) stressful 2nd year at The London College of Fashion
2. I have to wear glasses on a regular basis, I do wear contacts sometimes though
3. I had my new Gucci glasses stolen from me when I was at The Wireless Festival...:( And they were very beautiful indeed!

Email: lauz89@ntlworld.com

xx

Cherryisland said...

I love Belfast, Cayenne and Havana!I've just recently discovered your site (through a friend) and love what i've read so far!
I would love to have some new glasses to wear around stylish Paris as i begin to explore and discover it later this year (moving there!!!)

polka dot said...

Oh your reasons are all so wonderful! I'm going to ask them if maybe I can get more give aways because deciding is going to be really really difficult.

Even with asking Mr. Dot to choose.. I mean, he's no softie, but even he has a heart. Or so I assume.