Fake glasses or spectacles are the easiest fashion fix there is. Yesterday, after three meetings before 11 a.m. my fake specs came to the rescue when I dashed over to NYFW in the afternoon. Out of the door at 7:30 a.m. meant my hair was limp and clothes creased, but I felt brainy, busy and bright in my glasses. Looking round at the shows too, my guess is I am not the only one faking it.
Earlier this year, my optician made up some Hackett black-rimmed glasses for me — with clear lenses. They are similar to, but larger than my prescription readers and I love them. All through my last year at high school I wore a pair of glasses I had lied to my optician to get. They gave me a terrible headache, but looked great. Now, when I feel like being anonymous but it’s too dark for sunglasses, on go my fakes. Read more …
I’m a recent convert to the fake glasses trend; however, I’m careful about the circumstances in which I wear them. I won’t, for example, wear them on a date, because I’ve pictured the humiliation and implications of being unmasked—I imagine a guy would be slightly weirded out and would start questioning what else about me is fake or deceptive. But, it never occurred to me to imagine the situation in reverse. A dude wearing fashion glasses to a date? Nuh uh.
According to the New York Daily News, however, guys are into fakes as well … Keep reading »
In my defense: I was mildly intoxicated when I bought them.
Following Lindsay Lohan‘s foray into the world of fashion glasses, I decided I should give it a shot myself. After all, when trying on my friends’ specs for fun, I’ve always been told they don’t look half bad on me. So when I stumbled into Urban Outfitters the other day, I thought, “If Lilo can do it, so can I.” Of course, it wasn’t until later that I realized that Linds can get away with anything and wear whatever the f**k she wants because she is: A) crazy and B) famous. I am neither (let’s hope), so as I stared at my new nerdtastic look in the mirror, I could only imagine the following reaction from people: Keep reading »
Leighton Meester was spotted on the set of “Gossip Girl” wearing some very cute specs. We loved her nerdy-chic accessory so much that we figured screw it, we want to wear glasses, too (even if we don’t need them). But we’re not the only ones obsessed with the four-eyed look. The Telegraph reports that ever since the new “Harry Potter” movie came out, the wizard’s signature glasses have been selling out like mad, with one company reporting a 100 percent jump in sales of the round-framed style. And apparently, it’s possible to develop a glasses fetish, as one Illinois man did recently, which drove him to steal $45k worth of eyeglasses. Weird.
After the jump, a few stylish choices for fake glasses… Keep reading »
Your favorite children’s book, Where’s Waldo?, is set to become a feature film. This is a big deal, people! The Where’s Waldo books have become a cultural phenomenon, making Waldo quite possibly the biggest celebrity of all time. Since we all follow celeb fashion, we thought you’d might want some style suggestions inspired by the elusive lad. When you think about it, he’s actually quite fashionable and has that whole hipster thing going on for him…skinny bod, sheepish grin, skinny jeans, glasses…find out how to get the look after the jump! Keep reading »