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Cat Eye Glasses: A New Buyer’s Guide

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Popular in the 1950s, cat eye glasses were known for prescription glasses. But these became a fashion trend when celebrities such as Monroe and Hepburn started wearing them. Even after all this time, these glasses haven’t gone out of style.

Even today, their popularity is still rising and can be donned in various ways. From vibrant glasses with a classic appeal to a modern feel that matches the latest fashion. There is a line of options to choose from.

With these glasses back in style among popular fashion influencers, you, too, would want to get your hands on them. Nonetheless, making the right choice from the plethora of alternatives is puzzling. Therefore, this post will guide you to find the ideal fit for you and your style.

A List of Various Available Cat Eye Glasses

Given their dynamic style, cat eye glasses offer a variety of choices. From trendy designs to vintage vibes, they deliver you all.

  • Classic-The vintage cat eye look is a classic option for retro lovers. From the 50s to now, these glasses have seen a variety of modifications. However, the classic always stays in style and is a go-to option.
  • Black-The chunky cat-eye look from the 50s is still quite popular. Many known personalities in the fashion industry can be seen wearing these. Their complimentary design is suitable for everyone and should be one of your top picks. They go well with any face shape and can be worn with work and casual outfits.
  • Tortoise-The famous character Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn, from the famous ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s, was seen sporting the tortoiseshell look. This brought the tortoise cat eyeglasses into the limelight and is still well-known among fashion-conscious individuals. Their charm is their subtle design that flatters every look and occasion.
  • Semi-rimless- Inspired by the famous pair of glasses worn by Marlyn Monroe from the 50s’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the semi-rimless make a great style choice. With accentuated wingtips and sleek bottom rims, these pairs add a modern touch to their overall look.
  • Modern- If you want a design that harmonizes with the latest fad and supports a futurist feel, the modern eyeglasses will make an excellent pair. These offer frames with a trendy alteration.
  • Red- To suit your adventuresome personality, the red cat eye gives you a bolder look. Featuring vibrant colours and stunning designs, these glasses complement your fashion style. You can turn heads with a purple or pink cat-eye look, depending on your skin tone.
  • Rhinestone-Another fascinating arrangement is of a cat eye with rhinestones. Found with semi-rimless designs and upper rims that possess stones on both wingtips, these add to its vintage aesthetic.

Pick What Most Desirable Fit According to Your face shape

Cat eyes are popularly known for their complementary designs that suit anybody at all. However, there are wide-ranging designs and styles choices available. The ideal way to find the appropriate fit is by choosing what goes best with your face shape.

  • Oval face shapeA narrower chin than the forehead with symmetric lineaments makes an oval face shape. This face shape compliments all eyeglasses. Simple to bold, every design will suit you. An angular-shaped frame will offer to highlight your cheekbones.
  • Round face shape– Equal width and length gives the face a round shape. You can choose more oversized frames with upward sweep designs or sharper wingtips. The traditional glasses will give the impression of an elongated look.
  • Square face shape– If you have an angular face shape, designs with rounder edges mellow down the stronger lineaments. The pointed wingtips and lesser curves on the bottom of the frame will accentuate your eyes.
  • Diamond face shape– Broad cheekbones narrowing down at the eye and jawline gives your face a diamond shape. Frames that have a unique brow line will compliment your face.
  • Heart-shaped face shapeIf you have a wider forehead but a slender jawline, you have a heart-shaped face. Butterfly or cat eyes are ideal for such face shapes as they mellow down your large forehead.

A pair of glasses are a great accessory that can complement your overall outfit and accentuate your features. Choosing the ideal pair of cat eye glasses from various options can be confusing, but this is not a bid problem if you shop with the right glasses brands like EFE Glasses. The above-given options and the details of what will complement your face shape will let you find the perfect match.

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Errol Rappaport: Guardianship/ Conservatorship and What You Need To Know Part 2

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Wendy Williams, Peter Max and Errol Rappaport’s mother guardian were all Sabrina Morrissey. Here is one of the horror stories.

New York fashion design team David and Frances Rappaport were married for seventy-two years. They had three sons—Michael, Errol, and Richard—and a spectacular penthouse apartment in a landmark building at 200 Central Park South. A few years before David died, the couple asked Errol to leave his publicist job in Los Angeles and return to New York to care for them. Errol, a Vietnam veteran and trained medic who wears fashionable designer eyeglasses and his graying hair in a ponytail, agreed to return. He moved into the sprawling twenty-fifth floor apartment where his parents had lived for more than four decades. At the pinnacle of their success, the elder Rappaport’s are said to have amassed a fortune of between $9 and $10 million, thanks to the popularity of David’s Italian knitwear line, and the elegant Frances’s famous silk blouses (marketed under the name Francesca of Damon) favored by celebrities like Lucille Ball, Princess Aga Khan, and Manhattan fashion icon Iris Apfel.

In keeping with their Jewish tradition of trusting the first-born son with the family business, brother Michael was groomed to take control. According to court documents uncovered during my research, after small bequeathments to their grandchildren, it was always the elder Rappaport’s plan to split their estate equally between all three brothers.
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After patriarch David died in 2010, the ever-devoted Errol stayed on to care for his mother with help from two trusted healthcare assistants. He was paid $2,500 a month for his services, a payment that attorneys for brother Michael would criticize as “self-dealing.” Michael Rappaport initiated a guardianship petition in September 2011, which resulted in the court assigning a Park Avenue attorney named R. Demarest Duckworth III as guardian ad litem for Frances Rappaport.9 Serious disagreements erupted, as Errol raised pointed questions about how brother Michael had handled his parents’ finances over the years. Court documents show that in the late 1990s Michael had purchased the elder Rappaports’ five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom lakeside home in New Milford, Connecticut, for $500,000, as part of a tax shelter move. That was $300,000 below the appraised value.
In February 2012 the home Guarding against Guardianship 241 sold for $2 million, and Errol maintains this older brother kept that money for himself instead of using it to care for their mother. In addition, court papers show that Michael had possession of some $450,000 in bearer bonds that he claimed were a “gift” from his father and therefore should not be included in the estate. There was also a question about why this oldest son was charging his parents to rent a home he owned in Florida long after they were too old to travel there. Michael asked the estate to reimburse him for $133,680 in unpaid rent. Guardian
ad litem Duckworth III’s report to the court concluded: “The administration of Decedent’s estate brings to mind Marcellus in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet stating, ‘Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.’”
The GAL’s conclusion was that there was not enough available money to continue to care for Frances Rappaport in the home she so loved. The apartment, appraised at about $3 million, would have to be sold. Michael Rappaport did not respond to my repeated requests for comment. Errol fought against relocating their ninety-five-year-old mother, arguing that as her dementia worsened she should live out her life in familiar surroundings and in full view of her beloved Central Park. The apartment was, as the family liked to describe it, “overlooking God’s television.” During this time, Errol posted poignant videos of his mother on YouTube as they performed the traditional lighting of Saturday evening Shabbat candles and had long conversations during which Frances cried about the possibility of being sent to a nursing home. In one video, Frances is seen sitting at a table overlooking Central Park, with a porcelain mug of tea and a tissue box before her. She asks in a tearful voice, “Errol, would you ever put me in a nursing home?” Off camera her son is heard to say, “Mother, on my life, and on a stack of Jewish bibles, I will never put you in a nursing home.” Even after Errol moves in to comfort her, Frances was not consoled. She relates the story of how a good friend’s daughter has just sent her to a nursing home. “She put her there, and that’s where you go to die,” Frances laments. Errol sits next to her, gives her kisses, and says, “Mother, you are never going to a nursing home. Stop crying. You don’t have to worry at all.” And the old woman simply says, “Thank you.” In another video, the pair discusses where several members of their family have gone to live outside of New York. Frances Rappaport holds her son’s hand, looks intently into his eyes, and says, “I would be alone without you. Errol, you are wonderful. I love you so much.” She refers to him as “my Errol-ah.”
Errol alleged that brother Michael, as executor of the estate, stopped paying the monthly co-op fee of $4,500, and in January 2014 the building 242. We’re Here to Help sued for nonpayment. Errol was served with a notice to vacate the home, and he was forced to leave his mother for the first time in seven years.

Soon the penthouse was listed for sale, and the guardian moved Frances Rappaport out of her cherished Manhattan home of forty-six years and into a small apartment miles away in Queens, New York. Errol, then in his early seventies, said he was left homeless after having exhausted his savings battling his older brother. At his age, he said, he had zero job prospects. “I have to take two different buses to get out to Queens just to visit with my mother, and right now I’m couch surfing with various friends.” Errol said.

Errol and his mother Francesca

He spoke to me in the courthouse hallway during a break in yet another guardianship-related proceeding he was summoned to attend in downtown Manhattan. This proceeding was called to take Errol to task for

posting so many revelatory YouTube videos of his mother. On this day, the judge ordered Errol to remove the videos or face serious contempt of court charges. Many of those videos still remain online. When asked at the time how frequently he is able to see his mother, he said, “I have to call forty-eight hours in advance for approval [of visits] so a paid monitor can be there to supervise, and I can only stay for two hours.” After scheduled appointments to see his mother were canceled at the last minute, Errol became so angry and frustrated at his lack of access to her, he took to pacing outside her Queens apartment building with a large sign that read, “I want my mommy!” The guardian would not relent on the ironfisted visitation policy, and that included nixing a celebration Errol wanted to throw for his mother’s hundredth birthday. “So, I got a hundred people to do short video messages for her birthday,” he said. “That’s all the guardian would allow.”
Frances Rappaport would live another year in near isolation inside that small Queens apartment, far from
her familiar view of Central Park. She died in December 2018 at the age of 101. When contacted in December 2022, Errol Rappaport said his mother’s case continued to linger in New York’s surrogate court, and the remaining $1.4 million estate was still sitting in an escrow account.
I have known Errol Rappaport and his mother for over years twelve years. I often visited and saw a lot of this story first hand. I wrote several articles trying to help. It was also written about in the New York Post.
What you have just read, is in the newly released book by Diane Diamond  “We’re Here to Help: When Guardianship Goes Wrong,” published by Brandeis University Press.
This case is not an isolated case look for more tomorrow.

 

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Wendy Williams: Guardianship/ Conservatorship and What You Need To Know Part 1

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“How did her health deteriorate so quickly, and why isn’t her only child allowed to be by her side?” These are questions being asked by Wendy Williams’ former attorney LaShawn Thomas. Williams, 59, was first placed under guardianship by her bank, Wells Fargo, but the conservatorship has since been moved to attorney Sabrina Morrissey.

Thomas alleges that she had been “threatened with physical and financial harm” if she speeks out about the care Wendy is receiving.


The Lifetime documentary, began shooting in August 2022, shortly after Wendy was forced to move back to New York for the guardianship. Although they allowed the documentary to be shot, Wendy’s guardians went to court two days before the scheduled showing dates, seeking to prohibit the network from airing Where is Wendy Williams? Why?

Wendy Williams is just one of an estimated 1.5 million to to 2 million active adult guardianship cases across the country. This is a massive industry, with guardians controlling an estimated $50 billion in assets and this is just the numbers they are telling us as the precise figures are not known as there is no government entity keeping track of citizens who lose the right to determine their own fate.

“Established in the late 1800s, the guardianship system was designed to assist the most vulnerable citizens: the elderly and the physically or intellectually disabled. While guardianship has been beneficial to many “wards of the court,” this little-understood process can be a judicial rollercoaster from which there is seldom an escape, and which often leads to financial devastation for the ward and their families. Each year, fifty billion dollars belonging to wards are placed under the control of court appointees, an obvious temptation to bad actors who are in a position to control these funds. As investigative journalist Diane Dimond discovers, the number of exploitive and abusive guardianship cases nationwide demands our urgent attention. This book also provides concrete steps that families can take to protect themselves, as guardianship can happen to any one of us at any time” states award-winning investigative journalist Diane Dimond, whose new book “We’re Here to Help: When Guardianship Goes Wrong” is currently making waves.

Guardianship/ Conservatorship harms some of the most vulnerable members of society with little if NO legal recourse. In South Florida, the GuardianshipProgram of Dade County sold at least a dozen homes of “incapacitated” people under their care to one Miami real estate company, Express Homes. These houses were often resold for hundreds of thousands dollars more than the purchase value.

This state-run system, is largely unregulated, ill-understood, and increasingly populated by financially motivated predators. Until recently it was a hush, hush problem until Britney Spears. Thanks to her case a person in the system lose all their civil rights in the process. Currently, there are an estimated 1.5 to 2 million Americans under court control, but precise figures are not known as no government entity keeps track of citizens who have lost the right to determine their own fate.

In these cases they go after people with money, people who live in rent controlled buildings or buildings the landlords want to tear down. Don’t believe me? I will give you cases in NYC that are going on right now.

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Bonnie Comley Nothing To Wear

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Bonnie Comley stepped into the art world last night. She and ChaShaMa presented a piece called “Nothing To Wear”, at 340 East 64th Street, which is an interactive installation, a thought provoking look at fast fashion and body image. This provocative look at our relationship with our clothing choices as it pertains to our self image, fast fashion and textile waste, challenges the fashion industry to create an alternative to current business models and the global appetite for consumption. “Nothing to Wear”, asks viewers to question dress codes like the current policing of women in political office, facilitates self-reflection on biases regarding our own clothing and the community around us as uniform, self-expression, or just protection from the elements of weather.

Also involved were Sarah DeMarino – Co-Producer/Director, Leah Lane – Soundscape Monologue Writer and Jasper Isaac Johns the Exhibit Designer.

Sarah DeMarino and Dallas Bernstein

At the opening and on certain dates Hannah Durant Joe Guccione and Dallas Bernstein perform monologues that coincide with the project. These mini playlets were insightful and thought provoking.

Hannah Durant Joe Guccione and Dallas Bernstein

In attendance were:

Anita Durst and fashion designer Shani Grosz

Cooper Lawrence, Dr. Robi Ludwig, Errol Rappaport, Bonnie Comley, Quinn Lemley, Suzanna Bowling, Shani Grosz and Merrie Davis

Anita Durst and Bonnie Comley

Danielle Price, Bonnie Comley and Andrina Wekontash Smith

Sylvia Hemingway and Bonnie Comley

Bevin Ross and Bonnie Comley

Alyssa Ritch Frel and Bonnie Comley

Shady Kerko and McLean Mills

Frankie Lane, Bonnie Comley and Lenny Lane

Riki Kane Larmire

Bonnie is a three-time Tony Award-winning producer. She has, also, won an Olivier Award and two Drama Desk Awards for her stage productions. She was recently re-elected as the Board President of The Drama League. She is a full member of The Broadway League and the Audience Engagement and Education Committee. Comley has produced over 40 films, winning five Telly Awards and one W3 Award. She is also the founder and CEO of BroadwayHD, the world’s premier online streaming platform delivering over 300 premium live productions to theatre fans globally. The theatre community has honored Comley for her philanthropic work; she is the recipient of The Actors Fund Medal of Honor, The Drama League Special Contribution to the Theater Award, The Paul Newman Award from Arts Horizons and The Theater Museum Distinguished Service Award.

Stewart F Lane and Bonnie Comley

ChaShaMa helps create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world by partnering with property owners to transform unused real estate. Currently, they present 150 events a year, have workspace for 120 artists, and have developed 80 workshops in under served communities. They have awarded 11 million dollars worth of real estate to artists and have subsidizes another 300 with work spaces. They provide over 215 free art classes and have supported over 75 businesses with free space

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New-York Historical Society Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Throughout Women’s History Month, the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (at 77th Street), will showcase women’s stories through exhibitions, installations, and public programming.

On International Women’s Day, renowned Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick and New-York Historical’s Chief Curator Wendy Nālani E. Ikemoto will be in conversation over a live, free Zoom discussing WalkingStick’s exhibition Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River School, on view at New-York Historical through April 14. Other exhibitions and displays on view throughout March include Women’s Work, an exhibition that demonstrates how “women’s work” defies categorization; Women Who Preserved New York City which explores how Shirley Hayes, Margot Gayle, and Joan Maynard galvanized communities to save historic buildings and places; and Serving Style: Ted Tinling, Designer for the Tennis Stars, which turns a spotlight on the designer who made many of Billie Jean King’s iconic looks. On March 3, the ninth annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women’s History will center on exploring how we understand “care.”

Additional details follow:A Conversation with Kay WalkingStickFeaturing: Kay WalkingStick, Wendy Nālani E. IkemotoFriday, March 8, 6 – 7 pm ETFree | Presented live on ZoomCelebrate International Women’s Day with this online event featuring renowned Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick in conversation with New-York Historical’s Wendy Nālani E. Ikemoto. WalkingStick is the focus of our acclaimed exhibition Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River School, which places her work in a fascinating dialogue with 19th-century Hudson River School paintings and explores the relationship between Indigenous art and American art history. They’ll discuss WalkingStick’s remarkable career, her recent invitation to the Venice Biennale, and her decades of work reimagining and reframing the American landscape.Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River SchoolOn view through April 14Kay WalkingStick / Hudson River School places landscape paintings by the renowned, contemporary Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick in conversation with highlights from New-York Historical’s collection of 19th-century Hudson River School paintings. This artistic dialogue showcases the ways in which WalkingStick’s work both connects to and diverges from the Hudson River School tradition and explores the agency of art in shaping humankind’s relationship to the land. The exhibition celebrates a shared reverence for nature while engaging crucial questions about land dispossession and its reclamation by Indigenous peoples and nations and exploring the relationship between Indigenous art and American art history.Women’s WorkOn view through July 7Presented by the Center for Women’s History, Women’s Workshowcases approximately 45 objects from New-York Historical’s own Museum and Library collections to demonstrate how “women’s work” defies categorization. The items range from a 19th-century mahogany cradle to a 20th-century doctor’s dissection kit to a pinback button with the message “Shirley Chisholm for President.” The exhibition seeks to demonstrate that women’s work has been essential to American society and is inherently political: Women’s work is everywhere.

Women Who Preserved New York CityOn view through June 9This installation explores how three women—Shirley Hayes, Margot Gayle, and Joan Maynard—galvanized communities to save historic buildings and places. Each subverted gendered expectations that limited them to the domestic realm and instead led campaigns to protect the historic cityscape.Serving Style: Ted Tinling, Designer for the Tennis StarsOn view through June 23Our installation turns a spotlight on the designer who made many of Billie Jean King’s iconic looks. King and Tinling had a tremendous influence on the visibility of women on the tennis court. King’s tenacity and commitment for equal rights, together with Tinling’s bold designs, challenged conventions about what women can do, emphasizing that women can be simultaneously powerful, strong, and feminine.

On and Off the Clock: Reconsidering Women’s WorkSunday, March 3, 12—5 pm ET$4; Free for Women’s History Council MembersThe ninth annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women’s History will center on exploring how we understand “care.” Across three linked panels, we probe what “care” means, who does the work of caring, and what services get pushed to the margins by our current social policy framework. The conference will culminate with a keynote conversation on reproductive care. Reception to follow.

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Events for March

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St. Patrick’s Day, Women’s History Month, a Harlem Renaissance exhibit at the Met with160 works by Black artists. Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature,at The Morgan Library & Museum through 6/9. The Orchid show continues until 4/21 at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Florals in Fashion highlights the work of designers Hilary Taymour (Collina Strada), Olivia Cheng (Dauphinette) and Kristen Alpaugh, aka FLWR PSTL Also Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’s “Giants,”is at the Brooklyn Museum until 7/7. The exhibition features artists who have made and continue to make a significant impact on the art world and contemporary culture. The show features 98 artworks by Black American, African, and African artists including Gordon Parks, Kehinde Wiley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mickalene Thomas, Hassan Hajjaj, Barkley L. Hendricks, Lorna Simpson, and Amy Sherald.

3/1 -3: The Vienna Philharmonic one of the world’s most celebrated orchestras, takes center stage at Carnegie Hall.

3/3 -5: Coffee Fest NY Javits.

3/3 -5: International Beauty Show Javits.

3/6 – 10: The New Colossus Festival provides a platform for new artists, including international bands making their NYC debuts. The festival will take place across multiple venues mostly spread throughout the Lower East Side and the East Village, including Bowery Electric, Mercury Lounge, Berlin, Heaven Can Wait, and others. This year’s artists include Cucamaras (UK), Ducks LTD (Canada), Heffner (US), Holiday Ghosts (UK), Hotel Lux (UK), Housewife (Canada), and more. You can check out the full lineup and schedule of events here.

3/8: International Women’s Day 

Steven Reineke by Michael Tammaro, Bryan Terrell Clark by Asher Angeles, Valisia LeKae by Antonio Navas

3/15: The New York Pops Hitsville: Celebrating Motown

3/1 -17: The Annual Flamenco Festival with 22 performances across 13 different venues all over the city.

3/1 -17: The New York International Children’s Film FestivalHappy St. Patricks Day
3/17: Join in on the 263rd celebration of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC. The parade kicks off at 11am, moving along Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 82nd Street. This year’s grand marshal, Maggie Timoney, president and CEO of Heineken USA, is only the fifth woman to lead the parade since its inception.

3/20 -24: Affordable Art Fair with over 400 living artists to discover you are sure to find your next perfect artwork.

3/23 – 11/: JAPAN Fes, in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. This is the largest Japanese food festival in the world, with over 1,000 vendors.

The Macy Flower Show

3/24 – 4/7: The Annual Macy’s Flower Show created in partnership with Dior.

3/26 – 10/2: Apollo: When We Went to the Moon at The Intrepid Museum. The exhibit is included with museum admission.

3/29 – 4/7: The International Auto Show at the Javitts.

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