It has been a busy day today. Meetings to attend followed by an event to finish off the evening. Inbetween I had to squeeze in buying a present for a friend’s birthday however, as per usual ended up with no gift but a new clutch for myself, which I will be using for her birthday. Tonights event was to celebrate the launch of Juilen MacDonald eyewear at Vision Express!
I am sure a few people have heard his name and you will definitely know him if you are a fashion lover. He is well known for designing some stunningly glamorous gowns, they do look pretty impressive down the catwalk. By glam I mean sequins, gems, all things bling but on steroids! You get the picture, but it is all very tastefully done and not tacky at all (well some may think that is tacky). So the eyewear… you can expect the exact same thing.
There are 17 pieces to the collection and pretty much all of them have some sort of embellishment. Very, very Julien MacDonald! The shapes are not ground breaking but the embellishment makes them stand out from other frames and as Julien said at tonight’s event “Every part of the body should be fashionable and eyewear is definitely becoming fashionable so why not dress them up”. My personal favourites were the black frame with a very simple but effective gold snake wrapped around the arm.
So what do I think of the collection. Well, if you are a fan of Julien MacDonald and love your bling then this collection is for you. The shapes are all very wearable so there is bound to be something suitable. As well as the bling factor Julien MacDonald also puts his focus on the Art Deco design which is all linked to his catwalk designs. Overall I like them, it is not very often you see a collection that has this much bling that works, certainly not in the UK anyway. There are not that many glasses that are this sparkly, sometimes I am just a bit of a sucker to sparkles and perhaps because it is coming up to Xmas too so I am all for some bling. The Juilen MacDonald collection will be available nationwide as of 3rd December so not long to wait and prices starts from £169! Go to your local Vision Express to check them out!