Did you ever consider that your eyeglasses may be the first thing someone would notice when they meet you for the first time?
You might think people would look at your new shoes or your tie, your dress or clothes or hair or other more things first.But it’s almost impossible not to look at someone’s face or eyes when you see them. And if you wear glasses, your specs are going to be a big part of that first impression.
That means that when you’re buying glasses, you should be thinking about not only what frames look good on you, but also the impression your frames will give people who are meeting you for the first time. When people come to Vizio Optic to learn more about buying designer glasses, we like to recommend that they think of eyewear in terms of creating a signature look.
What’s a signature look? It’s the sum of your style, your accessories, and the way you carry yourself that says to the world “I am me! I am X, Y, or Z!” How do glasses fit into a signature look? Think about the chunky frames worn by designer Yves Saint Laurent – what did his glasses say about him? Or if you meet someone wearing glammed-up cat’s eye frames, how does that change your first impression of them?
Because your glasses play such a large role in that first impression people form, it pays to choose frames carefully. To give you a more concrete idea of what we mean, here are four designer frames along with the first impression they might convey:
The person wearing these Alain Mikli glasses is most definitely fun and fashionable. She or he probably has a vibrant and outgoing personality.
Anyone who chooses these Christian Roth frames has got to be smart, secure, and responsible because it’s such a mature, intelligent style of glasses.
If you’re wearing the Vue DC Art, people will regard you as being geek chic – in other words fashionably intelligent, not a slave to fashion. You may even be taken for an Andy Warhol devotee.
Now ProDesign glasses are some of our favorites in the first impressions department because from the front they say ‘responsible adult’ but from the side they say ‘I’m still one of the cool kids!’ That definitely keeps people guessing!
What first impression do your glasses convey?
People wouldn’t wear the same pair of shoes every day. Similarly, they wouldn’t wear same shoes on the ball court, in the boardroom, and on the beach (we hope). So why do some people think that they must only have one pair of glasses for every day?
Face it, those who need to wear glasses should be wearing glasses that match their face perfect and convey a right image. Good glasses are a must-have for anyone who wants to look their best, at home, at work, and out on the town.
Once upon a time, you might have gotten by with a basic utilitarian frame that would take you from day to night, but today’s designer glasses come in so many colors, shapes, and materials that it seems almost crazy not to have some fun with your specs by investing in multiple pairs of glasses. It’s all about initial impressions. Glasses are one of the first things people will notice when they look at you, and a great pair of frames can say so much about who you are. Maybe one day you want to show the world you’re sensible and professional, but you’d rather be seen as daring and creative the next.
To put it another way, would you really want to wear the same glasses with your wedding gown as you wear when you’re gardening? Owning multiple pairs of glasses means your glasses are always apropos.
So next time you’re buying frames, think in terms of multiple pairs of glasses. In our own wardrobes, we have at least one classic pair that coordinates with business and formal wear (we like Lindberg) and something a little more fun for when we’re feeling inspired (Face à Face and Cecile by Dino Grossman come to mind).
Are you trying to get by with only one pair of glasses? Have you tried to round out your wardrobe and give it a little pizzazz with two or three eyeglass frames?
Established in 1995 by designers Pascal Jaulent and Nadine Roth, Face à Face brings continental chic to every pair of glasses and sunglasses in its collections. And yet other than the elite construction, exclusive designs, and distinctive architecture that define the brand, Face à Face eyewear is as diverse as those who find themselves drawn to it. All Face à Face eyewear is handmade in France, near the French Alps, using premium materials like high-impact acetates and optical grade titanium. Jaulent and Roth create jewelry for the face and, like jewelry, their glasses and sunglasses allow the wearer to express his or her own unique style.
Devotees of the brand attribute their loyalty to Face à Face Eyewear’s dedication to distinctive texture and color combinations, unexpected pairings of diverse materials, sculptural touches like sweeping contours and crisp angles, and options that include everything from classic neutrals to the trendiest colors, from streamlined frames perfect for executives to oversized sunglasses that are starlet-ready. The keyword is intensity, but it’s intensity without drama.
Maybe that’s why Face à Face glasses and sunglasses are so popular with celebrities who want a polished image without projecting flamboyance. You may have admired Face à Face fames on Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Hopper, and Sigourney Weaver without knowing precisely what you were seeing.
No matter who you are, what you wear, or how you live, there is a pair of Face à Face glasses that will bring out your natural allure by framing the brilliance that is already present.
We are super excited to announce this new feature on the website that we have been working on since late last year – the Eyewear LOOKBOOK. We copied this idea from various high end eyeglass designers’ websites while noticing that this is only made by designers but no eyeglass store has done this yet so we figured we should try it out.
So on our website we photographed a handpicked selection of eyeglass frames presented on real people including Monica C. who works here. The Eyewear LOOKBOOK features some of our favorite eyeglasses and these are all our own photographs that you won’t find anywhere else with faces sporting glasses from Alain Mikli, Face a Face, Lafont and Vue DC and other eyewear styles.
It turns out that we are the first eyeglass store in the world who offers this feature to show real faces wearing our glasses online. Of course others have professional models and photographs from eyeglass designers but these are all our very own and boy it took a lot of time and effort to get this project finished but we are glad we did and we love how it looks. What do you think?
Alain Miikli (Alain Miklitarian) is a world-renown French eyewear designer who is recognized for his remarkable, hand-crafted eyeglasses and sunglasses. In 1978 Alain Mikli opened his first design studio in Paris. Most of his eyeglass designs were characterized with unique colors and shapes that attract a lot of devotees and popular European celebrities and avant-garde Americans. It was in the 80s that he became popular when musicians and famous artists began wearing his exquisite eyewear.
In 1983, Elton John wore Alain Mikli eyeglasses which made Alain Mikli an internationally admired eyewear designer. Almost three decades later, another musician Kanye West re-established the popularity of Alain Mikli in the music world when he requested the frame directly from the French designer a Shutter Shade designed eyeglass for the making of his music video “Stronger”. Other celebrities who wore and wear Alain Mikli glasses include Andy Warhol, Matthew Broderick, Brad Pitt, Jack Nicholson, Samuel L. Jackson, Meryl Streep and U2′s Bono.
With Alain Mikli’s great popularity and continuously attracting reputation in the world of fashion, it has turned out to be a very gigantic phenomenon referred as “Shutter Shades”.
All of Alain Mikli’s eyeglasses are eye-capturing as they come with unique designs with lively combinations of colors. They also come in a variety of sizes perfectly cut and carefully crafted using high quality acetate and titanium materials. Alain Mikli glasses and sunglasses convey elegance, boldness and individuality. It is true that those who wear Alain Mikili are always people with passion to emphasize their individual style. With Alain Mikil glasses, the wearer is always an individual, not one of many but oneself.
Since this is our 4th time, we simply couldn’t believe our eyes and ears. Vizio Optic was chosen by Boston Magazine as the “Best of Boston Eyeglasses” in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and now to be at the top again in 2010 is beyond our belief.We just don’t know whom to thank at Boston Magazine as we are genuinely grateful to their wonderful team for choosing Vizio Optic again. Boston Magazine writes that they give their experts top-secret assignments to go out and seek out the best while being completely anonymous during their shopping assignments. Apparently they are instructed to keep their Boston Magazine association highly confidential and not reveal the secret to the shop and restaurant owners. Well, we must admit that they did an excellent job because after the 4th time of winning this coveted award, we still cannot figure out who came in from Boston magazine, who selected us and how it was done. It’s truly a mystery and we are in awe of Boston Magazine to do this so well.
In this new August 2010 special issue of the Boston Magazine, the editors wrote about Vizio Optic: “The petite Brookline Village shop is a four-time Best of Boston winner, and for a good reason: Vizio Optic’s top-notch service starts with the on-site optometrist and ends with the 360-degree photo booth, which allows buyers to see how those glasses look from the side, too. More than 1,000 frame choices include high-fashion, time-honored favorites from CHANEL, Alain Mikli, and Robert Marc, as well as funky, lesser-known lines like Kata and Lafont.”
We just cannot thank Boston Magazine enough!!! And we are also grateful to our customers for their love and support. And we are also grateful to our Customer Loyalty Team for helping Vizio win yet again!