London Retro 'Portland' Glasses

25 October 2013



Accessories wise, glasses are my favourite. They completely change an outfit and the shape of your face, and quite frankly, I love the way that glasses are cool again. Glasses will always beat contact lenses for me. I got my first pair of glasses when I was 15 as I have astigmatism, and since then, I'm always on the lookout for a gorgeous pair of glasses. Generally, not many people will see me wear my glasses, as I usually only wear them at home or when my eyes are particularly tired (cough..hangover..cough) but it doesn't stop me wanting My Optique got in contact recently letting me know about their new London Retro Metropolitan Collection, and I was excited to try out a pair.

I decided to try the Portland shape. Even though these were meant for men, I don't think it matters at all. The website has the glasses dimensions on so you can check they will fit ok, and with a choice of black or tortoiseshell frames, they'd look good on anyone. The Portland shape indeed have a retro feel about them, without being too over the top, and I adore the square frame. I find that more square-ish frames are the most complimentary for my face, and the tortoiseshell just give a bit of an interesting spin. They're comfortable, easy to wear, and look classy with everything. They even give my favourite Calvin Klein glasses a run for their money!

This A/W collection (known as the Metropolitan Collection) is based upon iconic tube stations dotted around London. Personally, I love anything that links to London and I love the choice of names. Each frame shape has its own name such as Piccadilly, Bakerloo etc, and I think they capture so many different peoples personalities. With the glasses, you get a protective case and cleaning cloth, as well as the frames being scratch resistant and having anti-reflective lenses. They add on any prescription or you can have blank lenses if you're all about the fashion statements. Starting from £79 and including free delivery, they're a pretty good deal if you ask me.

Move over Specsavers. London Retro are calling.

-Tamsin xxx

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