Mid Week Inspiration… Ray Bans

Mid Week Inspiration… Ray Bans

ray_ban_wayfarer__s_309324x1There is never a more iconic and famous brand is the sunglass industry, as the Ray Ban Brand. Few sunglasses have occupied such a storied place in American culture and history.


From Presidents to movie stars, rock stars to artists, fashion designers to runway models, there’s not a generation alive that can’t remember owning a pair of these iconic sunglasses.

UnknownFounded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb, the first Ray Ban sunglasses were created for the U.S. Army Air Corp. The Army was looking for a sunglass to protect aviators from the damaging rays of the sun, but also a sunglass that would look elegant on the dashing airman of the day.

45eb0483e73ac68c91d0f423f18eb0a8Throughout the 50s and 60s, Ray Ban Wayfarers were the sunglass of choice for everyone from Bob Dylan, to Andy Warhol, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Roy Orbison, John Lennon and countless average American teenagers who just wanted to look cool on the beach.

636e960fd80c6b4a66eb0f661bc75a25In the eighties..I discovered the black classic Wayfarer Ray Bans..Thankyou Madonna! I wore them through my high school years and then literally packed them away as we hit the opulent nineties and forgot about them. Until recently…I found my original Ray Bans and have been sporting them with an inner semi cool pride. My daughter friends are super impressed that sometime, way back, I might have been hip…my words..probably not theirs!

beyonce-knowles-wayfarerNow..the Hollywood stars and music icons are still wearing this classic eyewear.

23b736449eae25b20b7ebf2ddc9d3dadMirrored aviators are chic and cool and very sexy, black Wayfarers are old school and understated..Choose either..just make sure you do…


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