Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sunglasses : Oakley Grapevine

I bought my very first Sunglasses this year!

I had one previously which was a gift from my brother who brought it from US. But somehow it was not the right fit for me because the sunglasses tend to slide down on my 'flat' nose bridge. It other word, it doesn't 'sit' well on my nose... We are Asian, unlike those mat salleh that have sharp features and high nose bridge.. :-p

And there is why in the world of optical, there are terms called ''European Fit' and 'Asian Fit'. Those branded sunglasses such as Gucci, Emporio Armani, Boss, Bolle et cetera are all in European Fit but Oakley Sunglasses do have the Asian Fit range. :-)

Since both me and my sis-in-law have plan to get a sunglasses (she dropped her previous one at the 'Floating Market' in Thailand last year), we have decided to go together. Sometimes it is better to have another person to tag along with you and to provide some opinions rather than you yourself spending hours looking at the mirror and talking to yourself !

I tried all sorts of glasses there (Gucci, Coach, Emporio Armani and so on lar...), yet I can't find the right fit for myself... arghhhh... so frustrating !! With a very little budget, I know for sure that I don't have much choices to look for :-( but who doesn't want to get an affordable yet trendy specky. AND the worst thing was - the shop assistant also started to lost her patience servicing us ! ha ha ha... She has been moving around the whole shop just to get the right frame that suit us but ALL were rejected by us...

Since both of us couldn't find our right choice, we left the shop disappointing the shop assistant (sorry my dear for all the times you spent on us... ^_^).

While heading for our dinner at Ikano (together with bf and brother), we passed by Focus Point located on the 1st Floor at Ikano and saw their bunting stand for SALES of up to 50%. The ' percentage ' really attracted us to enter their shop and surprisingly, they even have more choices within the same brands Optical 88 is displaying. Most importantly, I saw OAKLEY at their entrance. They are mostly known for the high end sunglasses. I had a chance to try out few of the glasses and it was like "This is the one! I like it!! I really love it!"

I have planned to make another trip to Focus Point again within the same week to have ample time to try out the right choice for me.. and this time round, I only focused on OAKLEY - Asian Fit range :-). Once I put in again on my face, I was like 'wow !! This is what I have been looking for my sunglasses - plastic frame, lightweight, reliable, durable, sporty, fashionable and very COMFORTABLE. Without considering much, I purchased the 'Oakley Grapevine' (as shown below). But the bad news was - I am not getting the 50% off since Oakley is a 'controlled item' according to the shop assistant...

Oakley Grapevine in Grape color



Me in my brand new sunglasses.. ^_^

So after viewing the above picture, what do you think about the new sunglasses on me??



4 comments:

Westley said...

DAMN "SAHT"(cantonese) man!!! cool and trendy and cool! haha

however, pity that the sunglasses also hides your best features... your electrifying eyes!

Mona Wong said...

ha ha ha.. those days yes lar.. now...??

theme said...

So serious that could be a businesswoman going to a meeting that couldn't postpone it say "hello' to me.....he...he...he...

Mona Wong said...

W : If you see properly, you'll still be able to see my 'eyes'. That's why I opted for this color... ha ha ha...

T : Only in that picture resembled my serious look... he he ^_^