Well Well, I had years and years of freedom from spectacles after undertaking a myopic correction surgery in the early nineties but now because of my constant use of computers and, ur… age! I have been prescribed some.
Having to wear some since early age, not by choice but necessity, I developed a natural aversion for those things I had to “hang” on my face plus I didn’t want to be called ‘four eyes’ at school.
I remember the pleasure I felt when my parents finally allowed me to wear contacts. Hurray, it’s freedom!, I thought – mmm not really… I also remember getting home after long nights and having to remove them before going to bed. Many years later the corrective surgery was like magic, the method used was a delicate diamond-tipped blade, a microscope, and microscopic instruments to make several spoke-like “radial” incisions in the non-viewing (peripheral) portion of the cornea. Ouch! Laser was still being “tested” and I needed the surgery to be performed there and then. It was successful as I regained 20/20 vision which was equal to no more glasses, no more contacts.
But now I am back to the drawing board… however, this could not have happened at a better time, when prescription glasses are in vogue and it is cool to be a geek! I took four good months searching for the best frames and I am glad that I was patient and waited this long as the SS11 collections are to die for!
The idea is to go bold, thick frames, oversized, intelligent, retro chic and to not to be afraid of colours, choose white, blue, red frames but if you are not a big fun of colours the classic black or havanna are the best choices.
From Cat Eyes to Lennon look, the designers have opted to go back in time.
Theses are some of my favourite collections: Tom Ford, Paul Smith, Giorgio Armani, Carrera, Persol, Prada, Gucci, Chanel.
My choice? Tom Ford Cat Eyes, in Black.
In the 1920s, Gabriele “Coco” Chanel became tired of having to carry her handbags in her arms and decided to design a handbag that freed up her hands. Inspired by the straps found on soldiers’ bags she added thin straps and introduced the resulting design to the market in 1929.
After her successful comeback to the fashion industry in 1954, Chanel decided to update her handbag, for the modern women. The resulting design was called 2.55 after the date of creation, February 1955.
It’s the best item in my wardrobe! And I am in love with it!
I always wanted one… I guess that having this bag is as close as a man having a Ferrari. I feel powerful and pretty and it does not matter if I am wearing it with a pair of Havaianas or a killer heels, casual or power dressing. It’s a classic and it’s one of those iconic bags that will never go out of style. I say this with passion.
I have a small black lambskin with gold hardware and its perfect for me, fits perfectly my out and about essentials: purse, phone, camera, handbag size perfume and the lipstick.
They come in three sizes and you should choose whatever is more practical for you. They are in two types of leather, the lambskin is soft and feels great but pricy and scratches easily, however it looks amazing – the other option is the caviar, which is somewhat a grainy leather and much more durable.
I think the pastel colours are very beautiful. If I would have another one I would go for the ivory with gold hardware. It’s lovely!
If you are looking for a timeless bag, this is the one to buy. It has chic and elegance written all over it.