Cara-Joy Parkis

Cara-Joy caught our attention with her unexpected pairing of a fur trapper hat and these vintage frames (circa 1950) from Toronto’s 69 Vintage. These sunglasses are unusual for the 50s, as that decade was largely defined by the rise of the cat-eye silhouette, inspired by style icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. These frames are closer in shape to aviators: note the wide bar across the top and the army-inspired styling. We love how the rims sharpen at the bridge, and it’s interesting to note the lower placement of the arms. Fashion has come a lot way since the 50s, but seeing a pair of glasses like these ones remind us that designers had some pretty unique ideas back then too.