Sarah Jessica Parker's image has been looking down on the Bryant Park tents during New York Fashion Week (from billboards promoting Sex and the City 2, coming in May), but you can't see her eyes because she's wearing enormous, mirrored gold frames, above, by Bernhard Willhelm for MYKITA. Parker's a tiny woman, but she's got a big personality (not to mention loads of style) so she carries these off; however, even on her they suggest, by turns, campy Vegas day-trippers, bug-eyed alien fauna or robotic Blade Runner replicants (which aren't necessarily bad things, just a lot to live up to). Some people will pop these on and look stunning; others will be overwhelmed. Know for sure which group you're in before leaving the store.
WELCOME TO FASHION AS A 2ND LANGUAGE: ARE YOU FLUENT?
FA2L is for anyone who cares about beautiful things–clothing, shoes, accessories, home furnishings–and the interconnected tribes of those who make, sell, market and desire them. If something speaks to you, buy it now or hold your peace: there are links in each story, so the item you want is just a click away. I'd like to hear from you, too: please view my profile, use the email button and send me your comments. –MG