|London Retro Glasses from My Optique*|
A few years ago I started to get headaches, having a job that involves you sitting in front of a computer screen 9-5 (how glamorous) means that your eyes can get tired – and although my vision is pretty spot on, if I have to concentrate for long periods of time I can get a little blurry and my head starts to hurt. So I had an eye test and was given a weak prescription to help and now whenever my eyes are feeling a little sleepy I pop my glasses on and it goes away. Magic.
Some people prefer to wear contacts, but I literally cannot stand anything to do with eyeballs let alone actually having to touch them. Plus, I bloody love wearing glasses. Well, at first I really struggled with them and when I looked in the mirror it made me want to cry a little bit because I just felt ugly. But after I came to terms with the fact that this was just a thing I had to live with and I couldn’t hate it that much because if I did I would touch my eyeballs and put contacts in, I learned to sort of love them. I had the same pair of glasses since I got my first prescription, which of course is absolutely fine but when My Optique got in touch and asked if I’d like to receive a pair for review I was ruddy excited.
I thought I’d go for something a little different, you know, for the days when I feel I want to look like Dame Edna or Lily Savage (which is pretty much every day I’ll have you know). Based on the classic cat eye look worn by Marilyn Monroe but a little less subtle with the fabulous gold inlay London Retro’s Babs are definitely a more statement look for day to day wear. Put it this way, I’ve never had comments on my glasses in work before and I think every single person made a remark on how awesome they were the first day I wore them. They’re reasonably expensive, but I think they’re worth every penny, from the beautiful shape to the sturdy frames and gorgeous case they feel elegant, look luxurious and are higher quality than any other pair I’ve ever tried on. The website is also pretty awesome, bearing in mind I hadn’t tried these on or even seen them in ‘real life’ before making the decision the site do a brilliant job of portraying the glasses and what you see is exactly what you get. When I slipped them on it was exactly how I envisaged them, which is pretty nifty don’t you think?
I know these won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I really do love them and there are some more standard frames on offer if you don’t fancy being a Whacky Wendy like me :)