Between Brian Williams making marijuana jokes, Diane Sawyer possibly being drunk(?), and Karl Rove begging Fox News to take back that whole “Obama wins” thing, the election newscasts last night were chock full of fun. Even among all the holograms and painted ice maps, I couldn’t help but notice Tom Brokaw’s awesome tortoiseshell eyeglasses. The trendy round frames somehow seemed both playful and sophisticated–well played, Brokaw. Want to nab a pair for yourself? I found 3 similar frames at 3 different price points. Get the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
Every time I see a person wearing a cool pair of frames they seem to be from Warby Parker. Warby Parker prices all if its frames for $95 a pair, including lenses, and for every pair they sell, they donate one to a person in need. They’ve finally debuted their collage-themed first TV commercial and its a little out of this world: Salvador Dali meets mod meets whatever Fiona Apple was thinking after she smoked that hash. Eyeballs riding unicyles, women with giant scissors, a jaguar on the couch … it’s trippy. And their website shows you all the work that went into the commercial, introducing viewers to each of the J.Crew-ish models (and the frames their wearing, natch) and providing a reading list and film list from the artist behind the 30-second spot. Whew. I want to mock the hipster-ness of it all but I’m actually kinda impressed. [Warby Parker]
I am a lucky gal. The folks at online glasses retailer Mezzmer have offered me the chance to test out their “try at home” service in exchange for a complimentary pair of specs. Mezzmer allows shoppers to pick as many as five pairs to try at home. You simply add the pairs you’d like to try on to your cart and for a service fee of $1 — which is refunded to you in a couple of days — they send you the frames in a nice box to try on at home. When you decide on which frames you want, you mail the sample frames back (it comes with a return slip to slap on the same box they came in), and then order your final pair with your prescription. (You even have 30 days to return your glasses if for some reason you’re unhappy with them.) Keep reading »
Well, it’s about time: Lisa Loeb is known for her iconic cat eyeglasses, and now she’s helping other women define their look with her new line of glasses, Lisa Loeb Eyewear Collection by Classique. The “Stay” singer’s frames are a fit for any face shape and are appropriate for work, school or play. There are classic styles, like the Hello Lisa, and embellished options that have etching and rhinestones on the handles, like the Lucky Me. The prices seem to be comparable, or even less in some instances, as other designer frames. Now if only she had a tutorial on how to get the sexy librarian vibe, we’d all be set. [Lisa Loeb Eyewear] Keep reading »
Though we’ve had scented markers for years, apparently the everything-should-be-fragrant concept is enjoying a bit of a re-birth, and giving products their own scent has become the newest fashion trend. The world was just recently introduced to scented nail polish, and now one brand decided to throw a little odor onto their eyeglasses. Les Opticiens Atol created an eyewear collection with actress Adriana Karembeu called AK Senteurs, and instead of adding obvious embellishments like crystals or patterns, they covertly decorated the arms with perfumes. Essence options come in four different aromas: Coquette, Isle of Kisses, Adriana, and Chocolate — so in case you’re one of those people who forget to spritz the perfume, your scent (at least on the temple-region) is already taken care of for you! Weird. [BellaSugar] Keep reading »
Does anyone wear glasses with those “transition lenses”? You know, the ones that darken to become sunglasses when you step into the light? Are we wrong in assuming that they’re kind of uncool? (Read: for old people.)
What if you could get the benefits of automatic sunglasses without the actual frames? Researchers in Singapore have now created contact lenses with the same capability; they remain clear until exposed to the UV light of the sun, and darken to shade your vision (and also protect the eye).
Do you find this creepy, or incredibly useful and neat? Honestly, we’d hate to give up our sunglasses addiction—they’re one of our favorite accessories! [Technology Review] Keep reading »