A Sophisticate and her Sunglasses

"The Eyes are the Window to the Soul" Proverb

Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O with their personal style and reputation made wearing sunglasses more than a way to protect a person's eyes from the sun, more than just an accessory, they made wearing sunglass fashionable AND iconic. For fashionable women today, wearing the right sunglasses can be as important as finding the perfect shoes.  So, why do some women wear Sunglasses indoors? Is it a fashion statement? Is it merely a safety hazard that people have not chosen to recognize? Or are they just being rude?

When there is a funeral, whether it is sunny or cloudy outside you will see people wearing sunglasses to the gravesite. If you were ever sad when the sun was shining, you know the sun is not only painful to your eyes but to your heart as well.

When you are grieving you want to be alone. Unfortunately, you have a pervading feeling that you don't want to be alone because you want to be there for the person who has just died. There is no way to escape or hide from the sadness or the tears that seem to fall faster and faster from your eyes down your face. Your sunglasses provide a way to hide your tear stained puffy eyes and allow for you to be alone with your grief but at the same time be with those you love.

When you wear sunglasses indoors it allows you to have the luxury of being alone while in a crowd. Whether you are indoors or outdoors, you can hide from people, keep other people from knowing what you are really thinking or feeling, keep that mystery of who you are alive, and look stylish all at the same time.

A Sophisticate like yourself wears sunglasses indoors and outdoors because as Coco Chanel once said "you can be irresistible at any age... replace youth by mystery" ;D!