I hate glasses. I have hated them all of my life, from the time I was a small child required to keep them on a yellow elastic string around my neck in order to keep from “losing” the damnable things at school.
This would be less problematic if I wasn’t blind as a bat.
In fact, I have been wearing the same pair of glasses for almost five years, because I have only ever in my life found one lone pair of glasses that I liked. Silver cat-eyes with rhinestone corners, the centerpiece in an otherwise painfully boring display of frames somewhere in Charleston, South Carolina, obviously set there as a point of interest and never meant to be sold. I blew most of a month’s rent on them, and have been very thankful ever since.
It took five years until I saw another pair I liked. And then, a few weeks back, I walked past a store with a pair of Betsey Johnson’s Angel Eyes frames sitting in the window. I went inside and discovered not only more adorable frames from Mz. Johnson, but equally charming frame designer La Font. And I realized something. I don’t really hate glasses. I just hate boring glasses. And thus began my recent quest for Frames That Don’t Suck. After all, there is no other piece of jewelry you will wear as often, or as obviously, as glasses. So you might as well splurge on the good ones. A few I’ve found lustworthy: