Thursday, 28 July 2011

London Retro.

Me and Sarah Drinkwater of the enchanted hunters geeking out at the London Retro launch party.

I think we all know by now that the only glasses that should be sitting on fashionable faces are of the thick-rimmed variety. If you're – heaven forbid – wearing rimless frames, or those shallow rectangles that we all wore in the noughties, read the heck on.

London Retro is a very covetable new range of perfectly designed and affordable frames, inspired by areas of London. So, the Shoreditch frames are chunky graphic designer inspired. The Fitzrovia frames are bookish. And so on. I chose the Carnaby frames.

Please excuse my bedhead. And apparently I have worked out how to use the caption button.

More than just quirky designs, they are really well-made. I already have a pair of geeky glasses which I love so I was sceptical that the London Retro frames would measure up. I was mistaken. My London Retro frames are now my favourite pair, really comfortable. And awesomely, you can also have the lenses made with sunglasses tints. I am now the proud owner of my first ever pair of prescription sunglasses and am loving it! Great for staring at planes in the park. These are the Carnaby frames in red, with a grey tint.


The best part is that London Retro are currently offering buy one get one free at £99 so you can get a pair of everyday frames and a pair of sunglasses for the price of one. Sweet deal.

[Do you like my Photo Booth pics? I take pictures of myself on my MacBook from time to time, usually if I'm feeling rough, to check out how bad I look. I now have 539 self portraits on there, spanning over 5 years, like some kind of art project. And I can't resist posting this picture I found on there! Me and Hoops.]

10 comments:

  1. That's such a good deal. I'm a big fan of geek chic and like the Shoreditch frames, also I've been meaning to get my eyes tested forever, so this could be just the incentive!

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  2. Those glasses look great on you - don't know if they'd suit an older face though. Hoops is just super gorgeous!

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  3. I love those glasses.. I am loving this company xx

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  4. Ooh, I like the Carnabys... I bought a Fitzrovia pair (massive geek specs!) and some Soho prescription sunglasses, which is also an adventure for me! Summer blindness is a thing of the past! Ooh, love your photobooth pictures :). x

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  5. Great choice! I love wearing specs rather than contacs and I'm going to check if they do international shipping! Yes, more Photo Booth pics! Mine is filled with my little cousin using effects to look like an alien. :))

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  6. Those glasses are awesome. I wish I could wear more retro frames, the closest I can to it are cat eyes.

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  7. I have since ordered the Soho frames .. I hope they are as cool as yours .. I wish I had checked back the Carnaby ones look brilliant xx

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  8. I like the picture of the records, but there's a bloody cat blocking part of it...must try harder.

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  9. So pleased you ordered some frames Wildernesschic! I hope you like them. I love mine.

    Eoghan - LOL.

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  10. They're great and great value. I love yours.

    How nice to see a wall of vinyl xx

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