It is nearly the end of day 2 at 100% Optical and how am I feeling… totally wiped out! Lots of glasses to see and lots of walking around to be done but not complaining at all because it is my privilege to bring you my findings about the latest in eyewear. So after the Tom Davies talk on bespoke eyewear I was on the hunt for quirky eyewear because I feel it is fun to not just put the focus on mainstream eyewear (what I mean by mainstream eyewear is glasses that we see people wear on a daily basis like me and you). However, unless you are lady Gaga then of course you would not even look at “normal” glasses, in fact the more outrageous the better but I am sure not sure everyone can pull it off or feel confident enough to pull it off (I for one will not have the guts to wear something like that).
I had lots of fun late afternoon trying out some of the high fashion frames or some people may like to call them “outrageous” frames. Two brands really stood out to me and they were Italian brand La Dolce Vita and German brand Kuboraum because the use of materials were interesting as well as their shapes and styles. I actually particularly liked the burnt acetate effect by Kuboraum, it looked quite rough with a bit of an rocky edge, I like it and the frames were bold, real statement pieces but the one I ended up trying on had the burnt effect with dangly tassels. I do not recommend you wearing them with massive chunky pearl necklace like I was (a little bit too much!). However, what do you think? Definitely something Gaga would wear but not me.
Then I love the La Dolce Vita acetate frames with crystals encrusted. A real show stopping piece and I think something Dame Edna Everage would wear… would you not agree? I am not sure if they would be something I would wear but I would love to own a pair just as an art piece because I think it is artwork. It would look amazing framed on the wall and maybe occasionally I will get them out and wear them 😉 The brand itself were the first people who made velvet frames SIX years ago so definitely a pretty innovative brand. They use the best quality italian acetate for some of their “ordinary” pieces. It is a brand worth watching out for and I hope the UK consumers will be open to them.
Now it time to head out to the 100% Optical charity event for Fight for Sight… stay tuned later for a quick highlight. Bye for now!