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I have new glasses – and for once I’m rather excited. It’s so hard to find frames I actually like, especially since most vintage ones are far too delicate to hold my 1″ thick frames (I am terribly short-sighted).
For years I’ve been dreaming of some giant Jarvis Cocker-like frames, and I am really thrilled with these tortoiseshell ones by Derek Cardigan which I got from Lensway. I found they had a really fantastic selection of vintage-style glasses, from cat eye frames to typically 30s round ones.
If you’re not sure what to get, they have a handy face guide to give you some tips on what kind of glasses will suit your face shape, and all their frames are far cheaper than on the highstreet. Mine were £89 instead of £370!
So yes, I am more than pleased, so much so that after three years of non-stop contactlense wearing, I proudly wore them out today.
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One for my Christmas wish list – the amazing Vivetta Primrose hand collar. I love how it’s a bit Hitchcock, like a glamorous noir heroine trying to strangle you.
A while ago I was asked by accessories provider Swagger & Swoon if I wanted to try out one of their cravats. I rarely wear shirts but The Doc is an avid fan of neckwear so he picked out this really fab Fort & Stone silk cravat in ‘Baroque Ancient Paisley on Gold’ to try. He really loved the pattern and feel, and dare I say, he thinks he looks terribly handsome wearing it!
Since pretty much everything I own has a collar of sorts I really love the idea of wearing these ‘lady ties’ by fab Etsy shop Flapper Girl. Now, just which colour to go with?
While I’m usually not into latex (skintight clothing – are you kidding me?) I make an exception for the amazing accessories by latex label Atsuko Kudo. This time I’ve become a little obsessed with their brilliant Kitty Collars that come in a huge variety of styles (£63 and upwards). I would absolutely love a black one with a white trim.
It’s finally winter – yeah I love it crisp and cold outside, all it’s missing is some decent snow and I’ll be happy.
With temperatures plummeting I’ve been getting a little bored of my scarf selection at home so I’m rather pleased I’ve found a great new addition - a rather vintage-looking yellow silk scarf from Moodys.
They also sell these rabbit-print squares, which are fab!
I blogged about wonderful German milliner Frollein von Sofa before, but hadn’t checked her shop for a while. I just had a quick look today and ahh, found about a dozen hats I’d love to own.
I’m terribly short-sighted (yep double figures for me on both eyes), and although I usually wear contacts I’m always on the look out for nice glasses. To my delight I’ve recently discovered US brand BonLook who have a great range of very cool frames.
Aiming to provide “stylish, quality and edgy frames with lenses made in the USA at a fair price for all” BonLook promise prescription glasses for around $99. This is music to my ears – I got my last glasses from Boots, and despite picking cheap-ish and not very stylish frames for under £40, the glasses came to nearly £500, a huge amount of money to me.
I’m quite tempted to buy my next frames from here – I love the JungleChic Tortoise ones (pictured just below), although, sadly, the prescriptions BonLook offer only seem to go up to -8, alas no cheap lenses for me. Then again, if I was less blind and lived in the US – this would be top choice!