I love heart-shaped glasses - they are equal parts little girl cute and grown-up gal fun. As a 1936 magazine said, these "odd-shaped eyeglasses express personality" - and indeed they do. Heart-shaped frames are not for the faint of heart, or the shy of attention. They are attention-grabbers, head-turners, traffic-stoppers and need to be rocked by people who can handle the accompanying sassiness. Made famous by a little film called Lolita, heart-shaped glasses have stayed a great fashion accessory for the last forty years.
The fad of heart shaped glasses goes back to 1936
The film that started it all - Stanley Kubrick's Lolita is synonymous with little Lolita's heart-shaped frames
Celebs like Drew Barrymore, Lady Gaga, Kelly Osbourne, Avril Lavigne, Lily Cole, and Nicole Richie all rock the look
Evan Rachel Wood - and her penchant for wearing Lolita-esque frames - served as the inspiration for the Marilyn Manson song "Heart Shaped Glasses"
Katy Perry rocks out on stage in her bright red shades
I love Marianne Faithfull's wire rimmed sunnies - definitely more hippie than Lolita
Mischa Barton strikes a pose in her heart glasses
Sunnies from Moschino's runway a few years back
From the pages of Barry Miles' Hippie is this stunning girl
Zooey Deschanel looks coy and cute in her rose-tinted glasses
Lolita herself, Sue Lyon, in the sunglasses she made legendary
Vanessa Hudgens does a bohemian take on the fashion staple
Title: from "Heart Shaped Glasses (When the Heart Guides the Hand)" (Marilyn Manson)