Item #3 is Aviator shades. Aviator sunglasses were developed by Ray-Ban and modeled in 1936 after the fighter pilot goggles that Ray-Ban was making for the military at the time. Although Tom Cruise made them totally hot again in 1986’s Top Gun, technically Ray-Ban hadn’t been supplying the military with fighter goggles since 1982.
Ray-Ban’s typically start at about $99. But I found these beauties for $0.99 at the 99 Cent Store. This is another item on Nina Garcia’s list that can’t be sewn. But I made a cool top to wear them with.
This top is McCall's 3054 which appears to be out of print. I hear "Ray Ban's" and I think motorcycle ride. I thought this top looked like a cool get-up to go for a motorcycle ride. The bike's not actually mine. It belongs to my mom's husband.
The old man coming in through the door with his walker is mine though. That's my Grampa Clifford making his Internet debut. He asked me once, "Say! That innernet thing....does that have anything to do with computers." He's so cute.
By dumb luck, at a church rummage sale, I happened to find a cute little aviator shade pin too. You can see it on my left shoulder.
Aviator shades one last time: