Friday, 17 September 2010
Women who wear red glasses
Getting new glasses is rarely fun for me. I find it hard to get cool glasses that I actually want to wear. I have a heart-shaped face which means that only square lenses suit me, and because of my mousy colouring and light eye-colour, I can't pull off a thick 'librarian look' or dark coloured rims. They can't be red either. It is very limiting.
I have a thing about women who wear red glasses. Not on a personal level of course, but there is a bit of stigma attached, don't you think?
I mean, the women I see wearing red glasses are usually on the other side of their thirties. They seem to be making a personal statement with them, something like "I am sexy, interesting and, well, young". They either go for the brightest red, over-sized frames (like the lovely lady in the picture above) or those funky 'barely there' frames with a hint of red across the nose.
Their glasses are an entity unto themselves.
Red is the colour of passion. Vitality. Sex. Are these women reminding us that, despite what might seem to be a few crow's feet around the eyes, they are fabulous? Uber-fabulous even?
So when I found myself being kitted out in a pair of well-fitting red glasses by the lady who was helping me, I had to question myself. Am I ready to join this trend of women. Will wearing red glasses age me? Propel me into the forty-something?
Needless to say the purchase of new glasses was a torturous affair.
Even something as simple as buying glasses can have political connotations. If you look for them.
What do you think about women who wear red glasses? Am I being a bit mean?