Saturday 10th November 2018
At least 10 pairs. An abundance of choice; a wardrobe of eyewear styles is important. A pair of glasses is like an accessory and accessories are really important to any outfit. Although I must admit that the reason I have so many is because I travel abroad for work almost every week, and every week, I seem to lose a pair. The Dunelm team are very patient with me.
I'm currently wearing a tortoiseshell round frame that I think makes me look very "en trend” but I do love iconic styles with modern notions; think Roy Orbison style. Dramatic and square shaped with a nostalgic 50/60's feel.
I am partial to square shaped glasses for a classic geek-chic look but I'm really quite open when it comes to eyewear. The Dunelm team always encourage me to go for more adventurous shapes these days. With my Irish colouring I always stick to simple brown or black, but a classic tortoiseshell never goes out of fashion.
It has to be Clark Kent (aka Superman), doesn't it? Clark Kent’s glasses have become an iconic part of his persona. He depended on his oversized black glasses to disguise himself as an undercover superhero... and it worked! They are now iconic.
I actually haven't been wearing glasses for that long, you'd be surprised to hear! I had to re-apply for a driving license and went to my first ever sight test... that's when they broke the news to me.
No. I did attempt it once but I'll stick to gasses. Why hide away a gorgeous pair of glasses; they are part of your outfit and are a unique way to express your personality.
It is definitely fashion aware with a modern approach, contemporary and sophisticated. It appeals to a wide audience and is for men and women. Incorporating key fashion trends, luxury style and the use of quality materials is particularly important to me.
I would say anyone from 19 years old to 99 years old but Dunelm will say it is mainly aimed at mid 20’s up to 40 years old. The menswear range follows the adage ‘elegance is simplicity’, offering masculine and clean styles whilst the ladies collection has the same feeling but with subtle feminine touches and expressive styles.
Would I wear them? Would the woman sitting opposite me on the tube wear them? Would the young man at my local cafe wear them? It's important to look at your surroundings. The people around me in my everyday commute etc are my customers.
Above all, it’s about keeping it modern, fresh, exciting and introducing new colours and shapes every season. Keeping it individual is key.
Keeping your DNA in all our designs.
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