ACCESSORIES REPORT: The Feminine Frame

Accessories Report

Maintaining a sophisticated yet fashionable charm, thick-rimmed frames will never completely fade from style. Increasingly, modern eyewear has taken a vintage inspiration reminiscent of the ’60s that manages to add a touch of mystery to each wearer. With their not-so-subtle appearance, eyeglasses will probably be the first notice of a passerby’s gaze. Such a striking accessory will be sure to make an impression.

Eyeglasses gather a fascinated attraction because of their unisex form, ageless construct and highly customizable boundaries.  Whether fake or prescription, a pair has the ability to frame all faces and is age appropriate for everyone. Square, round, rectangle or wayfarer, eyewear can be easily transformable. Choose a popping red or a subtle burgundy to make your four-eyes either stand out or balance your daily ensemble.

During New York Fashion Week in the fall of 2012, the high-tech “Google Glasses” graced many faces of the runway stars and famous designers. Running at $1.5K, however, these frames may not be in your best budget, nor your personal style interest. For a more affordable and timeless pair of specs try the “Andy” frame from Lookmatic, or the tortoise  wayfarer from Firmoo.

Spotted: Glasses on the runway are often described as an unexpected seasonal trend, despite their obvious repetitive role as a decorative accessory. In Prada’s recent spring 2013 ready-to-wear, floral-coated eyewear adorned a selection of the walking models donning minimal red, white and black garments. Together, the collection is reminiscent of Andy Warhol with cutout flowery shapes in just the right amount of a pop-art brightness of color. With such a loud boldness of design in combination with strong thickness in width, these Prada frames may not help with a full 20/20 vision, but they are sure to be a quirky spectacle for any Fashionista.

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