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01-05-2014
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i used to work in the optical lens industry.

my advice would be to keep googling the brand name. set up an ebay alert so potential matches can be emailed to you.

a LOT of optical shops keep back stock in their basements. there's no way to send it back. so the store you got it from may still have it. or the store may still have the lookbook in it with the code listed.

do you mean have your current lenses recut to fit an another frame? if so, that's nearly impossible without breaking the lens.

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02-05-2014
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interesting...
the shop i got them from is actually the anne et valentin shop itself-
they opened one here recently and they do have the sunglasses, just not in that color anymore...olive green...

i was talking about putting a new lens in my old frames actually...
i have had old lenses put into new frames as well, though...
a few times
usually a much bigger original frame's lens put into a much smaller frame...
that worked really well...
i guess they were big enough so there was enough lens to work with...
didn't know it could be so complicated...

i'll try the ebay thing as you suggest for the sunglasses though...
can't hurt!
in the meantime i got some cheapo sunglasses from a street vendor yesterday...

i also accosted several people on the street and in shops to ask them about their frames......
you could say i've been slightly obsessed...
hopefully these little cheapos will abate my obsession...


thanks for your input lucy!

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04-06-2014
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very pleased...
i put 1/2 soles on 11 pairs of shoes/boots...
ELEVEN~!!!
*including my yohji booties...

...

the results are fantastic...
made them all instantly more comfortable to walk in...
more traction is always a good thing...
felt like dancing in all of them...
yattah!

...

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10-07-2014
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i spent the weekend in the country and came back by train...
as I took the subway back downtown, i was struck over and over by all the super stylish ladies on the train...

it's easy to take it for granted, but NY really does have some stylish people...
it is good to be back home~!

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So funny how ONE little thing can change everything.
I was bored the way I looked.
No money to buy anything and I actually don't like buying clothes.
Anyway, just for fun I just tried earrings and wowwowwow, they really do change whole apperiance!!!!
I have tons of different kind of earring and now I don't look "boring" hah hah.
The beeeeeest thing ever!

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