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Thread started 05/23/07 11:05am

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Prince's Purple Rain Mirrored Sunglasses





Here I am in a self-taken photograph – Prince glasses while driving! lol

Ah yes… the famous Prince glasses…

I remember first seeing them in the movie Purple Rain. He wore them when he was standing behind Appollonia, glancing at the message board for her name, then disappearing. Heh, heh.

I thought they were bizarre, but I also thought they were cool. I wanted a pair! I had everything else Prince… alas, it was not to be. I don’t remember them being terribly popular, unlike the rest of his wardrobe. I don’t remember throngs of people wearing these, but I do remember all the lace being worn, all the ruffled shirts, all the men wearing makeup, etc… (I was one of them!)

Recently, I found these on Ebay… I ordered a pair for nostalgic reasons, plus – yes, I’m still collecting all things Prince when something cool pops up. I paid the winning bid amount for the pair. They screwed up in shipping them to me – they sent me two pairs! yay!

On the inside frame, it says “Prince Brand” – very cool.

So – anyone else have any Prince mirror sunglasses?
Respect is never promised
Love ain't free
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And it hurts to be alone
This is what I've learned

From the original song, "What I've Learned" by Tomás
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Reply #1 posted 05/23/07 11:10am

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I have visions of cars driving the other way, blinded by the reflection of their headlights in your new specs.
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Reply #2 posted 05/23/07 11:11am

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You look hot drool

I remember that scene in PR giggle

btw I want a pair now!!
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Reply #3 posted 05/23/07 11:17am

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Cool! I have a pair,as well! Thanx 4 sharing.
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Reply #4 posted 05/23/07 11:25am

Anxiety

i ordered a pair of those from the back of rolling stone magazine back when i was 15. i dropped them on the lawn one day and my grandma accidentally ran them over with her riding mower. woe.
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Reply #5 posted 05/23/07 12:22pm

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They look a little big, his seemed like small little circles. Maybe it's the self portrait while driving that makes 'em look big?
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Reply #6 posted 05/23/07 12:34pm

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Everytime I see Purple rain again when Prince stands there in those glasses I just crack up!
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Reply #7 posted 05/23/07 12:35pm

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PaisleyPark5083 said:

They look a little big, his seemed like small little circles. Maybe it's the self portrait while driving that makes 'em look big?



ummm..I will mention..you have nice lips.
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Reply #8 posted 05/23/07 12:48pm

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They look a little big, his seemed like small little circles. Maybe it's the self portrait while driving that makes 'em look big?


no, prince's bug glasses had HUGE round lenses. janis joplin used to wear the same kind of shades. the kind you're thinking about are like what john lennon used to wear.
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Reply #9 posted 05/23/07 12:50pm

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Anxiety said:

PaisleyPark5083 said:

They look a little big, his seemed like small little circles. Maybe it's the self portrait while driving that makes 'em look big?


no, prince's bug glasses had HUGE round lenses. janis joplin used to wear the same kind of shades. the kind you're thinking about are like what john lennon used to wear.

really??? in my mind I remember them small, good excuse to watch Purple Rain again!
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Reply #10 posted 05/23/07 12:57pm

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PaisleyPark5083 said:

Anxiety said:



no, prince's bug glasses had HUGE round lenses. janis joplin used to wear the same kind of shades. the kind you're thinking about are like what john lennon used to wear.

really??? in my mind I remember them small, good excuse to watch Purple Rain again!

No, they were HUGE! That's what made them so strange looking. They practically covered half his face! lol
Respect is never promised
Love ain't free
Trust is earned
And it hurts to be alone
This is what I've learned

From the original song, "What I've Learned" by Tomás
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Reply #11 posted 05/23/07 12:58pm

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either the glasses are huge or Prince
s face is too small because he reminds me of a BUG!
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luv4u said:

You look hot drool

batting eyes redface

Thanks. hug
Respect is never promised
Love ain't free
Trust is earned
And it hurts to be alone
This is what I've learned

From the original song, "What I've Learned" by Tomás
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Reply #13 posted 05/23/07 12:59pm

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PaisleyPark5083 said:

PaisleyPark5083 said:

They look a little big, his seemed like small little circles. Maybe it's the self portrait while driving that makes 'em look big?



ummm..I will mention..you have nice lips.

Wow... thanks.

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Respect is never promised
Love ain't free
Trust is earned
And it hurts to be alone
This is what I've learned

From the original song, "What I've Learned" by Tomás
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Reply #14 posted 05/23/07 4:16pm

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I LOVE those shades!!!

My Jr/Sr years of highschool I looked everywhere I went for those babies and never found a pair. I still look for them. I'd probably buy them if I ever saw them at a decent price. Don't know if I'd wear them now, but I'd still love to have a pair! giggle

Very nice!!! cool

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Reply #15 posted 05/23/07 4:19pm

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Those are the hottness!
I'm an org elitist... totally unapproachable.

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Reply #16 posted 05/23/07 4:20pm

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Nothinbutjoy said:

I LOVE those shades!!!

My Jr/Sr years of highschool I looked everywhere I went for those babies and never found a pair. I still look for them. I'd probably buy them if I ever saw them at a decent price. Don't know if I'd wear them now, but I'd still love to have a pair! giggle

Very nice!!! cool

rose

I only wore them home that day, and only while driving in the car! I was getting double takes from others in cars stopped at a light! lol

I damn well would have worn them all the time, back in the day, though!
Respect is never promised
Love ain't free
Trust is earned
And it hurts to be alone
This is what I've learned

From the original song, "What I've Learned" by Tomás
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Anxiety said:

i ordered a pair of those from the back of rolling stone magazine back when i was 15. i dropped them on the lawn one day and my grandma accidentally ran them over with her riding mower. woe.

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Reply #18 posted 05/23/07 4:23pm

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June7 said:





Here I am in a self-taken photograph – Prince glasses while driving! lol

Ah yes… the famous Prince glasses…

I remember first seeing them in the movie Purple Rain. He wore them when he was standing behind Appollonia, glancing at the message board for her name, then disappearing. Heh, heh.

I thought they were bizarre, but I also thought they were cool. I wanted a pair! I had everything else Prince… alas, it was not to be. I don’t remember them being terribly popular, unlike the rest of his wardrobe. I don’t remember throngs of people wearing these, but I do remember all the lace being worn, all the ruffled shirts, all the men wearing makeup, etc… (I was one of them!)

Recently, I found these on Ebay… I ordered a pair for nostalgic reasons, plus – yes, I’m still collecting all things Prince when something cool pops up. I paid the winning bid amount for the pair. They screwed up in shipping them to me – they sent me two pairs! yay!

On the inside frame, it says “Prince Brand” – very cool.

So – anyone else have any Prince mirror sunglasses?

I though you were female biggrin I dunno why i thought that! U look good in those cool
tinkerbell
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babooshleeky said:

I though you were female biggrin I dunno why i thought that! U look good in those cool

Thanks... I think it's the name "June"... people think it's a girls name, it's actually the month I was born in, followed by the day (same as Prince's).

mr.green

Oh, and thanks for the compliment! wink
Respect is never promised
Love ain't free
Trust is earned
And it hurts to be alone
This is what I've learned

From the original song, "What I've Learned" by Tomás
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June7 said:

babooshleeky said:

I though you were female biggrin I dunno why i thought that! U look good in those cool

Thanks... I think it's the name "June"... people think it's a girls name, it's actually the month I was born in, followed by the day (same as Prince's).

mr.green

Oh, and thanks for the compliment! wink

same b-day as Prince that is real frickin cool. My grandmother's name was June wink
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Reply #21 posted 05/23/07 6:55pm

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i'll have to go shopping on Ebay. Style is always in.
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wlcm2thdwn said:

either the glasses are huge or Prince
s face is too small because he reminds me of a BUG!


lol bug
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Reply #23 posted 05/23/07 10:27pm

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June7 said:

I only wore them home that day, and only while driving in the car! I was getting double takes from others in cars stopped at a light! lol

I damn well would have worn them all the time, back in the day, though!


I bought a pair of these back in 85. I'll bet I still have them tucked away somewhere.

You should totally start wearing these. The world could use a little more fun and quirkiness right about now. nod
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Reply #25 posted 05/24/07 2:21am

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ooooo, i used to wear those in high school LOL, used to have the curly bang fall over one eye.the woman i would eventually marry and have children with would look back at me and say "your so stupid". now my daughter is 18 and she looks back on those pics and say's dad you look stupid.
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Reply #26 posted 05/24/07 2:52am

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Same here, I lived in a small town and started wearing a pair like that. No one liked them and they gave me hell. haha I still like 'em to this day.
"Did u love somebody
But got no love in return?
Did u understand the real meaning of love?
That it just is and never yearns"
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Reply #27 posted 05/24/07 7:54am

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babooshleeky said:

June7 said:


Thanks... I think it's the name "June"... people think it's a girls name, it's actually the month I was born in, followed by the day (same as Prince's).

mr.green

Oh, and thanks for the compliment! wink

same b-day as Prince that is real frickin cool. My grandmother's name was June wink



My grandmother's name was Mary June, but she went by June.

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Reply #28 posted 05/24/07 8:41am

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Nothinbutjoy said:

babooshleeky said:


same b-day as Prince that is real frickin cool. My grandmother's name was June wink



My grandmother's name was Mary June, but she went by June.

rose

cool hug
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