It’s the start of a new year, so of course, this marks the start of the search for a new pair of glasses. Or, several pairs of the glasses, as the case may be. And, of course, in my case, I’m always looking for the best deal and cheapest price and also, the ability to see. I’ve on the search for the perfect pair of sunglasses with prescription, because I can honestly see diddly squat if I’m not wearing my glasses so driving with non-prescription sunglasses is really not a viable option especially if one does not want to run over poor old grannies and young innocent children. So, I went on the hunt – and I did not have to hunt very far from home. In fact, I drove down the street to my local Specsavers and picked myself up a super deal. Known for their crazy bargains – buy one, get one free, I managed to pick up a pair of specs (from Country Road) and a pair of prescription sunnies with time to spare. Although I did have to um and ah over a sunglasses-style (I don’t ever wear sunnies due to the “need prescription” eye-fail) and after a quick google-search for Wayfarers, I finally decided to go with the Wayfarer-look sunglasses.
Wayfarers were designed in 1952 by optical designer Raymond Stegeman and were described as:
“a mid-century classic to rival Eames chairs and Cadillac tailfins.”
According to design critic Stephen Bayley, the:
“distinctive trapezoidal frame spoke a non-verbal language that hinted at unstable dangerousness, but one nicely tempered by the sturdy arms which, according to the advertising, gave the frames a ‘masculine look.'”
Which I’m choosing to translate as “REALLY FRAKKING COOL”.
And now, what brought me to finally decide on the Wayfarer style? Well, kids, this calls for some hastily put found pictures of beautiful photography and beautiful people bedecked and bedazzled with Wayfarers:
Also, after yesterday’s quick round-about at the TODAY free concert, I realised that glasses are only so good for so long before one’s eyes begin to water in the sweltering heat. Also, glasses don’t look as cool as sunglasses at a gig. Also, I must go to more gigs. Now, I know I will never look as beautiful as these people shown above, but a girl can dream.
Mister Orlando Bloom may not be wearing Wayfarers in this shot, BUT I REALLY JUST WANTED TO POST THIS ADORABLENESS! No really, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr’s offspring, Flynn is possibly THE MOST genetically blessed child ever spawned in the history of all things beautiful. /ExtremeAndUnbridledJealousy.
In other news, I recently found out that WICKED the musical was extending it’s show period in Brisbane due to the QLD floods and is now finishing on the 30th of January (instead of two weeks previous). For those who aren’t in the know, WICKED tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. The musical tells the story of how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. So, remembering Leanne‘s fantastic review of the show, I decided to take a gander at my choices. What I found was ticketing beginning at $95.90 and available seating that looked like this:
HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU SAY EPIC FAIL?
WHICH REMINDS ME: Talking about sunglasses and Miss Leanne, are you, unlike me, visually capable and want to look like hotness in a pair of fantastic sunglasses? WHY OF COURSE YOU DO, YOU LITTLE HAPPY BUNNIES! Check out Leanne‘s awesome Cheap Monday sunglasses give-away: HERE-HERE-HEREY-HERE-HERE!