(£104 for Premium lenses, £139 for Lux lenses)
Glasses. Probably the one word I would say was the bane of my life as a blossoming teenager. Unfortunately, I was 'blessed' with poor eyesight from a fairly young age. Around year 6 in school I started to notice things weren't as sharp as they once were and, moving up to high school, things only got worse. I'd ignore it, choosing to ask other students what was on the board or adjust my eyes enough to make out what was written. I was having horrendous headaches, my grades were suffering and I was promptly taken to the doctor after a particularly bad migraine left me partially blind in my left eye. Obviously this subsided, but I was told to see an optician and get one glasses or face gradually worse migraines and suffer through school. Knowing I had to get glasses left me crushed. I was just hitting puberty and now I might end up being called 'four-eyes' and whatever else the kids at school could throw at me. I managed to convince my mum to let me try contact lenses, and since then I've only really ever used glasses as my backup and had a love-hate relationship with them that I thought I'd never shift.
Back to the present and my last set of glasses I considered nice and suited me for all of about a month before I felt self conscious in them that I'd wear them only when I had to. They were nice enough glasses, but I've always been searching for 'that pair' that make me want to take my contacts out and wear them around. I'd all but given up hope until the lovely Jess of Sunglassesshop.com got in touch on behalf of MyOptique over the new range of London Retro glasses. I skimmed each frame but saw instantly the ones I loved, a pair of Fitzrovia frames in tortoise shell that I knew would make me turn my back on long nights with dry eyes. They were just what I had been searching for but not quite attained and at £79 a pair, they were a snip and have got me lusting for more!
Inspired by the London Underground, the Metropolitan collection of autumn/winter frames has something for all face shapes. I love how they've combined retro styles with on trend colours like those seen on the catwalks for brands like Chanel, Miu Miu and Dior. The 17 styles had me thinking on a new look for each day of the week, but I'll have to reign that in until next month. The added bonus of these frames is that you can purchase them as sunglasses too, which means some beautiful glasses to soak up the autumn sun and see you through for next summer.
I was really impressed with the quality of the glasses, down to the case they came in and even the cleaning cloth that was finally big enough for me to be able to clean both sides of the lens at one time. My prescription lenses, were thinned down and looks great in the frames that I can't seem to stop wearing. My boyfriend has dubbed me a 'female Harry Potter' and I'm alright with that, it's okay to be geeky. Being geeky means I get to keep my eyes in check, give them a rest and look great all at the same time. I've updated my look for this season, how about you?