Bespectacled wonder.



If there is one type of company I've been looking for all my adult life, it's an optical company that doesn't think everyone wants big-name, branded glasses with a huge price tag. I've always much preferred a classic shape and something that won't cost me a months food-shopping bill to replace when, not if, I inevitably lose a pair.

When an invite dropped into my inbox from London Retro inviting me to come and see their new range of glasses for men and women last week, I was uber-excited. They have launched a range of vintage-inspired glasses, named after legendary areas of London, all priced at £99 per pair. The press party was great, and the collection in reality even more so. We posed in the photo booth, tried every single pair on and ogled at all the men in glasses who had attended. Lucky us.

We were all given a voucher to pick our very own pair and when I found it lurking at the bottom of the goody bag I think I squealed out loud on the tube home. I love all the blogger frivolity that goes on at these events, but something I actually NEED and will use? Best. Freebie. Ever. I felt sorry for the people invited who had 20:20 vision. I chose the pair above called the Soho, part wayfarer frames, part thick NHS-style spectacles. Coming, predictably, to an outfit post here soon!

15 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you posted this up! I've been looking for some great vintage-style frames for ages but hadn't found the right ones. Maybe finally I can get rid of my old ones that have had a bit of a mend job with cellotape!

    - Ani x

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  2. These are beautiful glasses! Darn my 20:20 vision xx

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  3. That indeed is an amazing freebie :) Lucky you!
    I need my eyes tested so badly, I'm trying to get my Mum to come with me though (just incase I have to buy a pair)
    xx

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  4. They are such a beautiful pair! <3 My glasses definitely need an update!


    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  5. Up until recently I would have hated to have eyesight problems but down to these glasses and one of the make-up artists at my work (who wears some amazing tortoiseshell cat-eyed glasses) I would love to embrace poor eyesight for a while! haha xx

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  6. Men in glasses are the hottest thing ever. I think that was the first reason I was attracted to Alex, actually. He was ticking all of my checklist (glasses, floppy hair, guitarist, PhD). I'm so shallow.
    Can't wait to see the specs on! xx

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  7. oooh that is a fab freebie! I know what you mean about glasses, I hate thin framed, small ones. I want huge, plastic glasses, NHS style!
    Love the ones you chose. Wish I could have been there to oogle xx

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  8. These are beautiful and I love them.

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  9. This was such a lovely party, I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you! :(. I had great fun picking out my glasses too - I went for the SOHO frames too. That style seems to have been super popular! xx

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  10. I love the glasses you chose! My boyfriend is looking for something similar.. x

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  11. score! Thats a great pair of glasses you grabbed. Very timelessly chic

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  12. Yay for girls who wear glasses! For all those sight-impaired out there, give the song 'Overmuch' a listen by The Long Lost. Its fab, trust me! xx

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  13. I always used to be sadly jealous of people who needed glasses. However now I don't want to live up the 'librarian' stereotype and have to wear glasses at all! I do still secretly envy you all though... wouldn't dream of wearing glasses as a fashion accessory as I don't need them but i can still admire them :)

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  14. I've literally bought two pairs of these from Glasses Direct last week! One pair of white frames and one pair of black sunglasses with green lenses. Groupon did have a voucher for them too, so I think I paid about £30 in total - bargain! Can't wait to get them :)

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