Gawd I’ve put off writing this post for weeks. Sorry Alyse! Glasses have been a prominent feature of my life since I was fifteen. I was once really self-conscious about having to wear them, and would have them stashed away in my bag until the very moment that my teacher began writing on the board. It’s weird, isn’t it, when certain items hold negative connotations? Geek, nerd, teacher’s pet, ‘four-eyes’, hipster, etc. You get the gist.
Luckily, I’ve never really experienced all of that negativity, like I’ve said before I often just blend into the background, and was all too grateful when left to the conformities of secondary school. Alyse mentioned a few weeks ago that she really liked my confidence in wearing glasses on my fashion blog, a field where fashion will always outweigh function, and I began to jot down some thoughts on it all.
Yes, I am ‘confident’ – whatever that means nowadays – with wearing glasses. I’m a ‘geek’ anyway, so I don’t help myself. I mean, it is so I can see more than about two feet in front of me, but throw in the Chanel frames that my parents gifted me for my 20th birthday (or it could’ve been 19th) and the fact that dozens of high-profile females wear their frames out and about, and it ain’t that bad really. When it comes down to it, I think I see my own wearing-of-glasses for both fashion and function. I look really different and don’t feel like me when I’m without my trusty Chanel frames, like in the Company magazine feature that a few of you caught me in!
What do you think of glasses as fashion? Do you wear yours on a daily basis, or do you keep them for in-house use only? I’d love to hear what you think of four-eyed fashion! (I’m gonna throw it out there that I’m allowed to say that!)