05/01/2012 02:32 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Outrageous Sunglasses: 81-Year-Old Rita Shows Off Her Wild Eyewear (PHOTOS)

Jackie O., Anna Wintour, Victoria Beckham... besides incredible style, these women have another thing in common: an appreciation for sunglasses -- the big, dark kind that can shield their eyes from the flashing lights of the paparazzi.

Lately, celebrities have been taking a less conventional route -- stars like Lady Gaga and Beyoncé are making sure all of the focus is on their outrageous shades. However, what if you're 81 years old and living in the rainy city of Seattle? Stylelist Blogger Network member Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style spotted one wise woman with an incredibly sunny disposition, and a colorful sunglasses collection to match. Take a look at our 10 favorites in the slideshow below and visit Advanced Style to see Rita's entire sunglasses loot.

Meanwhile, did you see what happened when our editor tested some very patriotic shades?

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