Tuesday, October 26, 2010

♥ men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.

(spotted on dustjacket attic)

everywhere i look lately, it appears designers are making heinously ugly style
choices completely on purpose. orthopedic saddle shoes, grandpa sweaters,
socks with sandals, and now the ultimate nerd accessory:
glasses just like the ones aunt mabel wore on every model.

back in the day, alot of old films would equate women who wore glasses
as creatures who were smart but frumpy, who had brains but no sex appeal.
leading men would encourage women to take their glasses off and let their hair down,
making them automatically more desirable mates, but also taking away their
agency and their ability to see things clearly.
(see the film now, voyager(1942) with bette davis)

i think it's time women reclaim their vision, to see things clearly and prove that
"geek" can also be "chic" and that glasses actually accentuate rather than
hide a pretty face.

warby parker is a fabulous online boutique offering oversized granny style
glasses for under $100, and get this- for every pair that you buy,
they give
a pair to someone in need! (read more!)
ps. they also offer a monocle! how cool is that??

here are some of my favorite specs:

are you lucky enough to not need glasses, but would like to play the part?
then check out these fabulous fakes and look more intelligent in minutes!

5 ♥ love notes.:

  1. my brother wears a vintage pair of calvins and i love them! he totally got me hooked on nice looking specs :)

  2. I wear glasses, but kinda never wear them outside the house. I'm a contacts girl, but should definitely change it up a bit.

  3. i just posted about specs as well. i need some reading glasses soon and was looking at the warby parker website. how great are they?!! oh my gosh. love this post!

  4. I love the new sexy-chic glasses trend. (Do you remember Tom Ford's ads last spring with the guy in the suit and the naked woman with just glasses?!)
    I always wanted glasses but didn't need them so I totally had ones of those pairs with plastic lenses : )


  5. I recently got a pair of Warby Parkers and love 'em so!


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