Back in mid November on a rather cold evening I attended the launch of Julien MacDonald’s new eyewear range at Vision Express. The range is all about glam, bling and elegance. Looking at them on the night I was a fan. With almost all of these events press are offered a complimentary pair to try. Sometimes I may turn them down if I feel the collection doesn’t have anything that jumps out at me or is no different to what I already have (bearing in mind I now have about 16 pairs). So press, pleased don’t be surprise if I turn your frames down, is not because I dislike them but I just have too many and I have already run out of room on my glasses shelves!
However, with these Julien MacDonald ones I actually took up their offer because I was particularly drawn to the semi-rimless within the collection with the art deco design. Plus I don’t actually own a pair of semi rimless! I know, I have so many pairs of glasses how could I not have a semi-rimless? The answer is quite simple really because I have never found a pair I like, there is no point having a pair just because I can get them free, I don’t work like that. I actually like to wear my frames so other people can appreciate them too.
So, my first semi rimless experience, how did I find them? Well, they are beautiful to look at and I have had many compliments from my friends. In fact, one of my friends who is back from Malaysia for christmas was there when I picked them up and she loved them and was even tempted to get a pair herself. I have been wearing them for a few days now, they are comfy to wear and the nose pad works well for my Asian nose too because it uses proper nose pads (unlike most acetate frames) so it can be adjusted to fit me. I think I would like to see Julien MacDonald using a lighter metal for the next collection just because I know there are lighter options out there and I believe that will enhance the wearer experience.
Overall it is a thumbs up from me, the comfort factor is there and the look factor is definitely there and from a price point of view (£169- £189) it is a frame worth purchasing, all the styles are rather timeless and elegant. So if you are not like me (who is quite adventurous with their eyewear) and just want something that will last and work with everything then give the Julien MacDonald range a try because all the colours within the range are quite muted too. I am looking forward to seeing the next collection from Julien MacDonald.