Yea or Nay: A-Morir Sunglasses

Posted on April 18, 2012

Our first thought upon viewing these A-Morir shades was, “We can’t picture anyone but Rihanna, Nicki Minaj or Gaga wearing them.” So color us completely unsurprised to find out in the second paragraph of this article that all three have, in fact worn them.





They’re fun and creative, that’s for sure. But we question how well they’d look on the average person. Especially, the “Phillips” version, which calls to mind Grouch Marx-style gag glasses.

But maybe we’re being narrow-minded. You tell us:

A-Morir Ceramic Floral Sunglasses: YEA or NAY?


Source: Through Rose-Framed Glasses [NY Times]

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    • Shannon Stewart

      I might wear the black “Cass” model — it would depend on if they were large enough on my face, but they’re kinda cool.

    • Shannon Stewart

      I might wear the black “Cass” model — it would depend on if they were large enough on my face, but they’re kinda cool.

    • Ros Clarke

      I would be tempted by the top pair.

      • Amye

        But not in black, hence the Groucho Marxx comparison.  But I think the top white & pink rose ones are pretty and could work well with a retro look.

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I would need to see them on for a final opinion, but I can see them working in some cases.  I’m just wondering how they are finished on the bottom of the Cass pairs…are the flowers digging into your face and leaving little petal marks?  That, would be horrid.  

      • ballerinawithagun

        I agree, they look like they’d be very uncomfortable and sometimes you can see the edges on glasses and it is very distracting!

    • MilaXX

      I’m gonna sat a very tentative YEA.  I refer the Philips style to the Cass, but I think very carefully deployed they could look cute. If I could afford them, I’d try them.

    • jw_ny

      hahaha!  Nay…over the top.   The black rose ones on the upper portion (cass?)…for whenever a woman wants to look like is Frida!  ;)

    • Deborah Lipp

      I like the pink “Cass.” I’d try them on. If they were huge Jackie-O style, they’d rock. If they weren’t big enough, I’d see the flowers and get cross-eyed.

    • Sara__B

      YEA in theory, but probably a NAY in practice. The glasses photograph well, but what will they look like on an actual face?  I’m also fairly certain those lovely flowers will grab hold of hair, and tickle/scratch the cheeks when you smile or squint.

    • Seeker of Patterns

      I COVET COVET COVET the multicolored Phillips model. And I could pull it off too!

    • M

      They look JUST LIKE Italian Capodimonte to me!  I had earings that looked like those flowers.  That said, I would not wear them, because I would feel like I was walking around with one of my zia’s centerpieces on my face.

    • DinaSews

      Nay twice.  Once for each style.

    • Aaminah Khan

      They look a bit like the sugar roses you see on cakes, don’t they?

      I want a pair, I think they’re beautiful.

      • hmariec19

        I thought the same thing! And then I realized I’d rather try to eat them than wear them… so I’m gonna go with Nay on these.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Very pretty…but yeah, would have to see them on.  And, definitley seeing the Groucho Marx point – haha!!

    • Mike M.

       This might be too gay even for this site…but did anybody watch Antiques Road Show this past week with the vintage Schiaparelli Glasses with the gold and pearls top rim?  These A-Morir remind me quite a bit of those, but without the elegance of the Schiaparelli.

    • Kate4queen

      Yea! I love them. How much?
      okay, just went to look and they are not that much more expensive than a good pair of Oakleys… very tempted now

      • JDreesen

        $250 for Phillips; $400 for Cass:

        BUT i am hopeful you can win them over at the A-Morir Store (wherever that is) by doing a little jig for their amusement and get them for free.

        and then eat them because mmmmm….little tiny candy flowerglasses.

      • JDreesen

        i tried to link you to the store, but forgot that that kind of post requires moderation….so…you may hear from me again in four days or whatever.  *sigh* all those spamming comments ruined it for the rest of us who just want yummy candy flowers on our accessories!!!

        • Kate4queen

          thanks for trying! I appreciate it :) I love the flowery things.

        • holdmewhileimnaked

          there is a link in the first line of the post.

          • JDreesen

            Yeah I realized that later. But It’s TOO LATE!! TOO LATE, I TELL YOU!! My comment is already OUT THERE, in the ETHER WEBS, being MODERATED!!

            (OH…the humanity?)

    • guestela

      Bleh. Big nay.

    • Jennifer Zowie

      I sort of love them, but I suspect wearing the Phillips style would make me look like I had candy rose eyebrows.

    • hughman

      This is the kind of thing you Pinterest from Etsy. 

    • JDreesen


      wait, to eat?  because they look like they are to eat.  otherwise, Nay due to the fact that they may just melt their little candy butts off in the sun.

    • JasmineAM

      I love them all and I would wear them daily.

    • BazoDee


    • RebeccaKW

      I think they are kinda cool.  I also love funky and odd sunglasses, and I would definitely wear them.  Well, at least try each pair on to see which I looked best in.

    • Pannyx

      If I ran across someone wearing these walking down the street, I would have quite a hard time to not bust out laughing.

    • Julie Fountain

      Oh nay. Nay nay nay nay nay.

    • crash1212

      I could see wearing the Phillips with just the flower eyebrows (not the full rounded ones), just because they wouldn’t look like Groucho Marx. The others? No way. I think they’re all interesting as an art project – in the real world, no so much. Guess that makes them a NAY.

      • foodycatAlicia

        The Phillips look much more wearable to me too – and I can see Dita von Teese rocking the fuck out of them.

    • bailey debruynkops


    • kaycem

      i *love* the phillips multicolored version — those are my favorites.  the all black could be misconstrued from a distance, but i wouldn’t wear either black pair anyway.  nope, the very first pair are definitely the only ones i’d wear, and god are they gorgeous.

    • asmith

      Nay.  Will make it look like some sort of mold or fungus is growing over/around your eye area.  Only works if looking ridiculous and demented is expected, ie., if you are Gaga or Rihanna.

    • kikisayshi

      Wait, did that say “ceramic” floral? Not sure how wearable that would be, but I kinda dig the pastel Phillips pair.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      the black Phillips pair, but only if they come with the fake nose too…..

      • NormDeplume720

        and a flowery handlebar mustache…

    • Stefanos Mantyla

      My super-stylish second-grade teacher wore that exact same pair! NAY.

    • ccinnc

      How could you even see around them?? Would be very distracting to have all that frou frou in front of my eyes.

    • wisenhar

      Ms. Dita could totally rock those (the black ones, anyway.  I don’t usually think of her as the pastel type).

      • foodycatAlicia

        YES – I didn’t see you’d already made that comment. She totally would!

    • lojoso

      Would love to know how heavy they are.

      • kimmeister

        My thought exactly.  Regular sunglasses already slip off my bridgeless Asian nose, so these have zero possibility of staying on my face.  NAY.

    • howdoilook

      Yea! Love ‘em.

    • Kathryn

      Beautiful! I’d like a good Gaga/Hot Ginger Handler post just about now!

    • Robyn Morelli

      I could see them on Chloe Mortez – YEA

    • Ginger

      I can totally picture Katy Perry wearing these…especially the top pair. They’re girly and campy and right up her alley.

    • margaret meyers

      No pictures of someone wearing them?   I think this is one of those things that maybe can be pulled off by someone very young and fey.  Mostly, though, this is the pretty thing in the display case that is very nice to look at.

    • kirble

      Yeah, I would laugh at most people wearing these (some of the others on their site are pretty neat, though).

      Also, A-Morir? What are they going for with that name? That these are “to die” for?

      • kimmeister

        I noticed the brand name right away too.  I think that’s what they were going for, but I do not think they are to die for at all.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      i like the pastel ones.
      in fact, i like the pastel ones enough to see if i could find a pair on ebay. i cant, but heres a piece of luck for anyone who wants members from her previous collection: available, how you say, at auction today for fifty bucks.
      w/ hope these will get there fairly soon.

    • kat89

      I love that they’re named after the Mama’s & Papa’s, but that’s where it ends for me, although if I were forced to choose, I might pick the pastel Philips pair. Other than that, they look too costumey, so Nay for me!

    • Sal Neslusan

      ugh YAY. gimme. 

    • BrooklynBomber

      Yea, definitely.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Um, nay.


    • joe_tey83

      They look like somebody has been practicing making those little cake decorative roses on glasses. And if you wear those glasses, your face will look like a cake.

    • julnyes

      The Gothic / Sweet Lolita that lives inside of me loves them, so for her I give them a YEA

    • a Studio by the Sea

      How can anyone look at these and not think of a trip to Michael’s, a hot glue gun, and little miniature flowers rolled in asian factories, 25 cents a pop?  In fact I have a bag of them that I thought I would turn into earrings for the goody-bag gifts for my daughter’s birthday party, but didn’t have the time to carry through.  


    • Little_Olive

      Are they named after The Mamas and the Papas? If so, anybody know why?

      I don’t know if they enthuse me so much. The pastels look too nursery-ish. 

      Funny that “A Morir” means to die (for). 

    • Eileen Mannion

      Named after Michelle Phillips and Mama Cass?

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      I think they’d be fun for something like Coachella, but otherwise too much.  So, event YEA.

    • StrandedFashionista

      They’re actually pretty cool. Although, the fact that I could see them styled as sort of a post-modern tiara up in the hair rather than as actual sunglasses, makes me think they’re not exactly successful as what they were designed to be.

    • Vodeeodoe


    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      They remind me of that 1920 jewelry that was EVERY-effin’-where in the 80s. Nay for me personally, but I think someone more daring and less matronly than I could do them justice.

      • Anathema_Device

         Yes! Good call. I had soft pink porcelain rose necklace with matching earrings from them. i think the brand was 1928.

        • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

          Yes! I couldn’t remember the actual number to save my life! I had white and pink earrings and a brooch. Ah, 80’s.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      I’d wer them, but I wonder how heavy they are with ceramic flowers? I’d wear any of the pairs. YEA.

    • sleepycat

      Love these! yea!

    • wonderdivaEtsy

      I am apparently a boring old traditionalist in the sunglasses category and while they’re something that I’d be entertained to see Gaga wear, I tend to prefer see real people wear cool-looking sunglasses that compliment their appearance and don’t take over their look.      My love of good-looking, more minimalist sunglasses makes me think of Patrick Dempsey modeling Serengeti sunglasses.  Dempsey doesn’t do much for me EXCEPT when he’s wearing sunglasses.  Ooof.

    • Randy Noak


    • Bethany Roullett

      They’re not so bad if I’m wearing the rest of the costume that goes with them… Like something Marie Antoinette would wear, or perhaps some of the Gothic Lolita styles.  With a t-shirt and jeans when I go grocery shopping?  Nay.

      • formerlyAnon

        Oh, but that’s EXACTLY who I see them on! (well, maybe not YOU, since I can’t visualize you), but on the daughters and 20-something women of privilege in their $300.00 casual jeans and ‘little nothing’ $130.00 dollar tees, & casual thong sandals, with their high-end salon-maintained hair (standing appointment for trim, roots, extensions, whatever’s needed every three weeks) stepping out for their organic milk and guilty pleasure grocery store checkout candy bar.

    • Gabriella M

      YEA. And I want them so bad. But alas – I refuse to spend more than $20 on a pair of sunglasses when such things are invariably lost or broken, especially the more expensive they are.

    • Sarah Adams

      I know a few fantastic goths and steampunk types who could pull off the black phillips. Other than that…No. Out. And double out for putting sharp ceramic edges on something that goes near my eyes. 

    • Liana Brooks

      My 7-year-old would love these. 

    • VicksieDo

      They are really pretty (the flowery ones) BUT not practical for…you know…seeing.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      I kinda dig them! Especially the colored version.

    • guest2visits

      They’re either made for grandma; or they’re made for her doll collection.
      I would laugh my ass off if I saw these on some one.

    • Jen Kochanski

      Am I the only person who immediately thinks “decorative ceramic roses in grandma’s bathroom” when I see these? I’m 100% sure I could recreate them with the curios on my grandmother’s vanity and a pair of Salvation Army sunglasses. NAY.

    • marilyn

      Nay.  This is the throwaway accessory that people will belittle next year.  Also, they might be very heavy to wear with the ceramic on them. Your nose might hurt. They might give people headaches, etc. If you have too much money and don’t mind throwing them out at the end of the season, then buy them.  But they are, in no way, classic.

    • MandyJane

      They’re cute, and I’d like to try on a pair, but I think nay. 

    • Mexxoo

      I like them!  I sense a trending craft project, since you can buy those flowers at the local craft store.  Just think of all the little tweens running around in their feminine “designer” sunglasses!

      • formerlyAnon


    • Lina_bee

      Sunglasses to match the chintz drapery in your parlor?  Is that where we are now?  If so, can we stop so I can get out?

      • Stubenville

        You’re in a hand basket and you may not stop until you reach Hell. Oh, never mind; we’re there.  =)

    • lrhoff


    • Anathema_Device

      They are cute on their own, but all that stuff in my periphery would drive me insane. 

    • Chase

      If the Precious Moments figurine people made sunglasses, they’d look like this.  All they need is a whey-faced brat with big eyes peering out from each corner.  Blech.

      • formerlyAnon

        You may have just created the flea market successor to these!

        • Chase

           Sadly, I can actually see that happening.

    • carolynmo

      They’d be wonderful for my 9 year old god-daughter.

    • Louise Bryan

      Nay, unless you’re going to use them as a dust-catcher for your house.  As apparel, forget it.

    • prettybigkitty

      Quelle surprise indeed.  Perhaps they look fun for a wacky pop star, but ridiculous for anyone else.  

    • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      Pshaw, all I have to do is plant flowers in my eyebrows to achieve the same look for a lot less.

    • TieDye64

      The black Cass might be do-able IF, and it’s a big if, you had the style and face to pull it off. Me? No can do.

    • Pat Biswanger

      NAY.  Maybe when I was four or five years old, but not now.

    • formerlyAnon

      On beautiful people? Posing in their perfectly detailed convertibles with the sun glinting off their shiny, shiny, squeaky clean hair. I get a “My daddy’s rich and I’m an entitled [sorority] girl being playful for the camera” from them. For that narrow market, YEA.

      I can’t wait for the cheap knock-offs – I bet they’ll fall apart in a matter of days, but the wannabe high school girls will be all over ‘em.

    • Stubenville

      Hopelessly twee and tragically reminiscent of heinous ceramic della robbia wreaths.

    • Joyce VG

      These glasses are only for certain people doing certain things.  Fun! YEA.

    • EEKstl

      Even before I read your post I muttered “Groucho!”  Not so much.

    • Eva Whitsett

      Do not like.

    • halleygee

      My cousin used to make wedding cakes for a living, and all I can think is “cake flowers” looking at these. I would never wear them but of course I’m just average :)

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      I kindof adore those top glasses.  I like the wee flowers.  I sortof want to eat them.

      • Amy Ennis

        They do look like they’re made of sugar, don’t they? 

    • Heather

      YAY  – adorable.

    • MzzPants

      Yeah to the black version on the right person.

    • lilazander

      Yea! I thing they are fun. It’s probably b/c I like sunglasses a lot and I have some strange ones and wear them too.

    • blue

      YEA. I’d never actually wear them, but they’re hella cute.

    • twigg

      They’re awesome for editorials and photoshoots, but not for real life wear.

    • lonepear

      I’ll say yay. And in fact I’d go for the black Phillips–my natural eyebrows, which I *do* keep natural, are black and bushy, and these would still look like me (albeit exaggeratedly decorative me) rather than Groucho if I put them on.

    • slightlybitterkitten

      The color “Cass” was my idea of the perfect color scheme… circa 1985.  It makes my five-year-old heart sing!

    • Julianne Mullikin

      I would wear the shit out of those things.

      • Laura Valentine


    • judybrowni

      I could do the flowered sunglasses, in the colors. 


    • ccm800

      cake fondant

    • butter nut

      “pretty in pink” just started playing in my head as i scrolled down the page.  if i was 12 i’d think these were fabulous.  but i am not 12.

    • MmmmmmmmK


    • Kary McGonigal Barrie

      Nay. They look like sugar flowers. 

    • PeaceBang

      Only on Elton John. NAY.

    • Derek_anny

      Phillips and Cass as in, Mama’s and the Papas?
      I like them in colors.

    • quiltrx

      I kind of love the black Phillips pair, but I’m sure they’d look hiddy on me.

    • understateddiva

      Yay on Lady Gaga with a 2 foot tall Marie Antoinette wig and a dress made of dried roses.  Otherwise nay.

    • Amy Ennis

      I would like to see Dita rock that last pair. Those are the only ones I love. 

    • Jessi03

      I think nay, but I love that they remind me of my childhood.  I had colored rosettes like those on EVERYTHING!

    • Ana Ced

      wahhhh yay!!!

    • crackineggs

      I’m eyebrow deficient, so the Groucho ones might work for me, so Yea.  

    • DCSheehan

      Nay. Because why would you want to attract bees to your eyes?

    • Susan Crawford

      The Phillips model, with the addition of a fake nose, would be an haute couture way to channel Groucho Marx. Frankly, I want them! My inner slapstick persona is screaming to get out.

    • NatalieD28

      I would 110% wear these! I have a penchant for different shades, and these fit the bill!

    • NatalieD28

      And color ME shocked to click the link (for once – I never do as it just tempts me!) and find out they aren’t $1k or more! I may have to break my shopping ban…

    • AuntieAnonny

       Pretty sure I just fell in love.

    • Susan Collier

      1980s QVC Capodimonte realness. Next up, appliqued cat holiday vests.

    • Amy J Albin

      At least they come in black! I dont know if the ‘average’ person could wear them though.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      Meh – NAY for me. They look too costume-y.

    • Judy_J

      As works of art, yea.  As wearable sunglasses, nay.  At least nay for the average person (like me.)

    • CQAussie

      Nay.  Pretty but to me they look like ornaments, not eye wear.  

    • Ann Harste

      I want them

    • bluefish

      If still really young, I’d be going for the first pair.  Very cute.  I can see Lady Gaga sporting these on a very tame day.  I say yea — why not?  Something new unless you count the Happy New Year glasses one buys at Party City.

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      They look heavy. Actually heavy, as in weighing too much.
      Are they?

    • Beth G

      Um… my hair would blow in the wind and get all caught up in the flowers… no thanks.

    • How to Faint

      Can a straight girl do a gay gasp? Because I think I just did one hell of a gay gasp when I saw those gold glasses. WANT. SO. MUCH. :D

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Nay.  Except the first pair, which I kinda like.  But the others – Nay.

    • maybe more

      Yea. I love them! For some reason the first pair reminds me strongly of Dakota or Elle Fanning. I’d love to see one of them give them a go.

    • Eovaai

      NAY.  Ick.

    • KathKo

      Too precious for me, I’ll pass…

    • Kasey

      I like them, but I’m going to make them myself with some 5 dollar sunglasses and about 15 bucks worth of clay flowers.