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!