Specky Chic: London Retro Look Book


Over the last few weeks I seem to be wearing my glasses for more than just driving. I don’t generally think it is because my eyesight has gotten any worse, more than I am more comfortable in wearing them, only taken me about three years!!! So with that in mind I have been looking at getting some more specks that work more as an accessory, and that is when I stumbled upon London Retro.


The collection is filled with bold acetate frames that take vintage-inspiration from the coolest sections of London, from Portobello to Camden, and even Shoreditch and Soho. All the frames hark back to the 50s, 60s and 70s but with a quirky modern vibe and I just love them.


My favourites have to be Carnaby above, I love the 60s retro styling, and they come in tortoise colouring as pictured or red for something a bit different. Don’t get me wrong this wouldn’t be my day-to-day glasses, I am not cool enough for that, but rocked without the right outfit they would become part of the look rather than just through necessity.


The glasses I love most but know that I would never be able to pull off have to be Queens with its cats-eye frames – very 50s chic. The pale silver and gold studded detail on the front mixes quirky with glamour and for the right vintage styling would look amazing.



Each frame is priced at £99 including single vision lenses and is available exclusively online at Glasses Direct and Designer Glasses Shop. Here lies my problem, love the glasses, not so sure about the buying glasses online, anyone done it before? I like to try on frames, lots of them in the shop making certain that I love them.


1 Comment

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    September 14, 2011 / 8:58 am

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