Anastacia – an icon of a generation. Known for her gutsy vocal range and sass, her hit Left outside alone graced the ‘So Fresh’ line ups year after year. She battled and conquered cancer twice like a total boss and is known for her extensive philanthropic work. Despite this enormous repertoire of achievement, her most important and socially conscious body of work was her innovative pioneering of the tinted sunglass – truly inspired and well, well before her time. Her unwavering loyalty deserves true recognition as she both established and sanctified the continual rise of the tint, solidifying herself as a true legend. Like Anastacia, the tinted sunglass, who unquestionably ruled the nineties and noughties has not been seen nor heard from since – until now.
This yellow tint is going against every rule I ever made for myself. After a troubling incident in the school yard involving a pair of blue tinted reading glasses purchased from a retail store with the word ‘reject’ so aptly in its title, I swore them off forever citing irreconcilable differences. Despite my distressing history, these aviators are seeing my retro aesthetic fantasies come to fruition and have me almost, almost considering the practical ease of a transitional lens (almost). Categorically my favourite and least expensive buy of the season, you’d be wise, frugal and slightly creepy to invest in these babies.
Wearing: Asos bikini, Lack of Color ‘Sunny Dip’ hat, H&M white blouse, With Love Kristen sunglasses
Photos: Anastasia Borrelli