‘Sun­glasses in­doors is 80s swag’

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Leisure -

MY morn­ings thoughtful. I think about a lot of ran­dom things and make the most im­por­tant de­ci­sions in the morn­ing, for some rea­son. As I was go­ing through my reg­u­lar morn­ing rou­tine the other day, I just won­dered why peo­ple think it’s cool to wear sun­glasses in­doors or at night.

The thoughts were trig­gered by a con­ver­sa­tion we’d had the pre­vi­ous day – of course we’d agreed sun­glasses in­doors are un­ac­cept­able.

But out of in­ter­est sake, I asked my brother whether or not he thought wear­ing sun­glasses in­doors; par­tic­u­larly at the club, is a thing.

I got a sur­pris­ingly pas­sion­ate re­sponse! He even logged us onto Google to val­i­date his as­ser­tions. Ap­par­ently, since the first mass-pro­duced sun­glasses were sold in At­lantic City, in the United States, by Sam Fos­ter 85 years ago, dark­ened spec­ta­cles have been widely con­sid­ered stylish.

In the early days, wear­ing sun­glasses was a priv­i­lege limited to ex­plor­ers,, mil­i­tary he­roes, and celebri­ties.

They’re con­sid­ered the early 80s idea of so­phis­ti­ca­tion. And now, some­one wear­ing a good pair of sun­glasses does seem so­phis­ti­cated — they ap­pear some­what hot­ter.

Even when the sun­glasses are hung on the front of their shirt or blouse or perched on the crown of their head — they just look more fash­ion savvy.

It’s a great accessory, that’s un­ques­tion­able. I re­cently got my first de­signer sun­glasses by Marc Ja­cobs and I ab­so­lutely love them. They’ve mir­rored lenses, which are trend­ing right now.

Sun­glasses make peo­ple look more at­trac­tive for a whole va­ri­ety of rea­sons. They are a tease — they in­vite some­one look­ing at you to spec­u­late, to think about what might be go­ing on un­der­neath them. Are you look­ing back at them? They can’t tell. That means you might be look­ing right at them, or you might be to­tally un­in­ter­ested in them. are very

They also cover up the emo­tional ex­pres­sion of the eyes, which makes a per­son look less anx­ious, less care-worn and less needy.

Now, of course, even chil­dren wear them for dif­fer­ent rea­sons such as eye health.

Sun­glasses do more than “dim” the light on sunny days. The pri­mary rea­son any­one should wear sun­glasses is to pro­tect one’s eyes from harm­ful UV light.

UV light is dam­ag­ing us on cloudy days and even more so on sunny days.

Po­larised lenses that are used in most “good” sun­glasses al­low the user to see clearly even when it may not be very bright out­side.

Peo­ple wear sun­glasses when they are hungover or when they’ve been cry­ing. They wear them so they can stare at hot men or women in them with­out be­ing no­ticed.

Some­times it’s be­cause they didn’t no­tice it wasn’t quite as sunny as the pre­vi­ous day and are

wear­ing them out of habit. The rea­son could be as sim­ple as them think­ing they look good in them.

The prob­lem, for me, and many other like­minded peo­ple is when sun­glasses are worn in­doors, es­pe­cially at night — at the club or any­where else.

I per­son­ally think it’s ab­surd — why are you wear­ing sun­glasses where the sun doesn’t shine? But my brother thinks I don’t know the half of it.

Sun­glasses, es­pe­cially at the club are a thing, he says. They “com­plete” a look and make you look fresher than fresh. He says sun­glasses have a way of bring­ing the pizazz to any out­fit. I agree, but must they RE­ALLY be worn in­doors? Ap­par­ently lots of celebri­ties do it. The likes of Lady Gaga, Vic­to­ria Beck­ham and Kanye West each rock tinted eye­wear in all con­di­tions. Only they know why they do it. Maybe it’s to evade cam­era flashes from pa­parazzi. But who’s flock­ing to take pic­tures of you? Feed­back from “Give it about seven days” I’m the worst. I’m al­ways re­peat­ing clothes sev­eral times dur­ing the same week think­ing no one ever no­tices. It’s about time I made some changes. Thanks for the ar­ti­cle — Nancy.

Sum­mer is of­fi­cially here and I’m ir­ri­tated by women who wear see-through blouses over bright coloured bras, do you think that’s ac­cept­able? — Eve.

Learn­ing the art of ro­ta­tion could be the so­lu­tion to solv­ing a lot of peo­ple’s wardrobe crises. — Thandie

Un­til next week, flaunt your pat­tern and style and don’t for­get to catch up with me on Twit­ter han­dle @Yolis­swa, visit my blog, www. stay­era247.blogspot.com or like my Face­book page Pat­tern & Style. THIS econ­omy prob­lem in Zim­babwe is no longer funny! To­day I saw a woman ne­go­ti­at­ing school fees. “Sir, how much if we re­move ge­og­ra­phy and Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion. I want him to be­come a doc­tor, not a trav­eller. OK, what if he comes to school only Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Friday.”

WHEN par­ents have young girls at home, they will write on the gate “Be­ware of dogs”. When they re­alise that their daugh­ters have no boyfriends, they change the posters to “Chicken for sale” and when the girls turn 30 with­out get­ting mar­ried, the poster changes “Rooms to Rent”.

IF my girl­friend is cheat­ing on me and you tell me, you owe me a new girl­friend!! I can’t be sin­gle be­cause of you. This econ­omy won’t al­low me to start afresh.

IF your wife wears a Harare City Coun­cil T-shirt to bed, you must know there is no ser­vice de­liv­ery that night.

KULEZI’NSUKU an­giz­izwa kahle ngoba lokudla aku­san­geni. Angisela ap­petite sen­gih­lulwa layi break­fast. Ngin­gadla nje iloaf yesinkwa lam­ab­hanzi angu six lama scones angu four lamaqanda angu five lenkomishi zetiye ezingu four ngiyezwa sokusala ngisola ukuthi ngileny­ongo.

en­ter­tain­ment as well as pro­vid­ing low-cost en­ter­tain­ment to stu­dents through­out the se­mes­ter.

“We in­tend to or­gan­ise the Col­lege Nite and Go­ing to the movies on a monthly ba­sis as we want to pro­mote cul­tural di­ver­sity and one­ness. We also want to net­work through meet­ing new friends and en­tre­pre­neur­ial col­leagues.”

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