I feel like these classy frames are making their way back onto the style scene, although are hard to find on your average optical shelf yet. A few pairs of an exaggerated version (which I love - particularly the first pair at left - although perhaps not for every day) perched on the noses of some models as they worked the runway at Prada for Fall 2010, as you can see above. I felt like that whole collection screamed librarian chic, so what is not to love?
Apparently Mr. Tom Ford is also getting on the cat's eye bandwagon, as is made clear in the most recent campaign. I for one prefer a smaller version than Abbey Lee is sporting here, as well as a lighter colour. Unfortunately, the extreme pallor of my complexion would be an unpleasant contrast with stark black. I'm more of a tortoiseshell or light coloured girl when it comes to picking glasses.
Fortunately for me, there are a few Etsy sellers who have lots of perfect frames to choose from. The ones I've showcased are just a few of the pairs I've been eyeing on Etsy - a cat-eye frame treasure trove, to be sure! My only problem now is which pair to choose!