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Something New: Celine Tailor Sunglasses

Trini blog | Celine tailor tortoiseshell sunglasses

So I had been needing a new pair of sunglasses for a while, I was bored with my three classic options (plus a very special pair in gingham I hardly use). I wanted a still classic design, but in tortoiseshell frames. I did have a few options on my wishlist, but this one made it to number one. The reasons? Quality, classic design, and most of all the actual design of the tortoiseshell print. I know there are thousands of options available, but I have a very sharp eye, and this particular variant of the print, stole my heart.

I had never tried on this design, we have no Celine stores in Spain just yet and we don’t have any optics that carry the brand and if they do they carry two or three design tops, and never this one. In fact only place I have ever managed to try on Celine sunglasses is in L.A. Even in Paris, Celine stores are always low on sunglasses stock so it’s a real problem finding a particular design, specially if its not a new one. In L.A I only managed to try on the original and the “Traveller” but they did not have this one. My only reference was the internet and still it was pretty hard to figure out if they would look good on me, since i don’t know why websites feature sunglasses, with no models. How is one supposed to get and idea of it? I even had to go through Instagram searching for #celinesunglasses, and believe it or not it became my best source. Luckily I found pictures of people wearing them and I decided to go for it.

I don’t know for how long the “Tailor” has been around, but I would say at least 5 years. It’s one of the most classic designs of Celine sunglasses together with the “Audrey” (which I don’t fancy very much) and it has a lot of color options. Unfortunately this particular one, was awfully hard to find. But of course finding garments online is my thing, and I eventually did, and I am so happy with my purchase. It is a very classic, neutral design that I would almost assure you, suits almost every type of face.


Llevaba necesitando unas gafas nuevas, hace un montón de tiempo, la verdad estaba un poco cansada de no tener muchas opciones. Tenía en mente un diseño clásico de carey y aunque tenía varias en mi pre selección al final me decante por estas. Las razones? La calidad es estupenda, el diseño clásico y neutro pero el toque especial lo añade el marco de carey con un estampado precioso, bastante mas atractivo que la mayoría.

Nunca tuve la oportunidad de probarme este modelo en particular así que fue una compra a ojos cerrados, lamentable aun no hay tiendas de Celine en España y las pocas ópticas que tiene artículos de la marca no suelen tener variedad. Por extraño que parezca el único sitio en el que he podido probarme gafas de Celine ha sido en Los Angeles. Ni si quiera en Paris con tantas tiendas fue posible, ya sabéis lo difícil que es encontrar stock de lo que sea en las tiendas de allí, el stock vuela, mas si se trata de diseños mas antiguos. En L.A solo logré probarme los “Large Original” y el modelo “Traveler” pero mi modelo favorito no lo tenían. Mi única referencia fue internet y aún así es bastante difícil hacerse una idea de como sientan, si solo ves fotos de las gafas sin modelo! No entiendo porqué las tiendas hacen eso, ponen la foto de las gafas en varios ángulos pero sin modelo. Al final mi última opción fue buscar en Instagram con el hashtag #celinesunglasses y a partir de ahí ir buscando fotos de gente que las llevase puestas. Por supuesta habían bastantes, así que decidí arriesgarme y las pedí!

No se hace cuanto tiempo salieran las “Tailor” a la venta probablemente unos 5 años o más, junto con las Audrey son las gafas más antiguas y clásicas de Celine. Eso se traduce a que hay mas opciones de colores, aunque este diseño de carey en particular fue bastante difícil de encontrar. Pero como encontrar artículos específicos online es lo mío, acabé dando con ellas y ahora estoy encantada! Es un diseño súper clásico que casi me atrevo a garantizar le sienta bien a cualquier tipo de cara.

Celine Tailor sunglasses (get them HERE)



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