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?
Have you ever met someone who was actually quite attractive and intelligent but ended up looking dowdy or awkward because their glasses were just wrong for them?
It’s not hard to find a pair of designer glasses that look great, but it’s also easy to forget that our glasses can impact how others perceive us. In other words, your glasses shouldn’t just look great – they should also match your face, fit your image and maybe even say something special about who you are.
Eyeglasses can enhance or detract from your personality, depending on the style. Because the face is the first thing people look at, an accessory like glasses will say so much more about you than your shoes or most other accessories.They are just very visible and everyone looks at your face when they greet you or speak with you so you can’t avoid them noticing your glasses.
Just any pair of designer glasses that look great on our shelves may turn necessarily be a match for your face and may just not be exactly the style that you’re looking for. And the pair you overlooked? Those frames might just be you.
So before you shop, think about what personality traits you want your glasses to bring out. Do you consider yourself to be a fun and high-fashion personand you want the world to know that? Or are you looking for a conservative executive with a calculated image? Would you rather be seen as sophisticated or stylish, or both? Youthful or conservative? Retro and vintage or modern style? It’s up to you because there are glasses for every personality type.
Need some examples?
For the creative type – or anyone who wants to be seen as a creative type – we think J.F. Rey’s Celui is the ultimate in imaginative free expression.
To project that CEO image, nothing beats Lindberg Spirit Titanium rimless frames. Simple, yet sophisticated.
The Mykita David, on the other hand, is the perfect frame for anyone who wants to project a no-nonsense image while also showing the world that they appreciate the finer things in life.
And for those who love all things classic, Face a Face Nueva tortoiseshell frames make a timeless statement.
The statement-making doesn’t end there, though. There are designer eyeglasses that are perfect for parents, eyewear designed just for the student, frames for the fashion lover, and more. We love the versatility of designer eyeglasses collections – no matter who you are or what you do, there are glasses that can help you professionally, describe your personality, coordinate with your clothes, and help you share yourself with the world.
When you buy glasses, do you choose frames that emphasize who you really are or frames thatshow who you want to be? Or just have several eyeglass frames and then choose one of them depending what you feel like that day.
Lafont is an eyeglass brand known worldwide for elegant details, incomparable use of shapes and colors, and superb craftsmanship. Lafont eyewear is the premier designer of eyeglasses and sunglasses that blend luxury and high-tech innovation with a playful sensibility. More than simply glasses, Lafont eyewear is an accessory akin to fine jewelry and designer handbags that can be coordinated with the day’s ensemble or serve as a fashion showpiece.
A family-owned business, Lafont Eyewear can trace its origins back almost 90 years to 1923, when patriarch Louis Lafont opened an optical shop in Paris. Husband and wife team Phillipe and Laurence Lafont carried on the Lafont tradition of offering the world superb eyewear when they created the Lafont brand in 1972. It was Phillipe who suggested that Laurence design a few frames for the boutique, and her first small collection sold so well that in 1979, the couple devoted themselves full time to eyewear design.
Since then, son Thomas Lafont has joined the design team and released his own collections under the Lafont umbrella. And Lafont has continued to lead the pack in designer eyewear fashion, creating the trends instead of following them with original and smart lines of women’s, men’s, children’s, and infants’ glasses and sunglasses that represent a true diversity of styles.
It is precisely that talent for range that has made Lafont one of the most celebrated eyewear brands in the fashion accessory industry. A pair of Lafont eyeglasses or sunglasses brings the eyes to life, framing them with impulsive colors, architectural construction, and surprising features like cutouts, flares at the brow, or clever inlays. This is where a lust for leopard prints, crystals, and even coral. And yet, as lightheartedand mischievous as Lafont frames can be, they are also an homage to long-established eyewear styles like the cat’s eye frame and the half-rim frames of yesteryear.
All Lafont eyewear is designed and manufactured in Paris using the highest quality materials, like rich acetates and pure metals, and the latest technological advancements, so a pair of the brand’s eyeglasses or sunglasses is guaranteed to be a lasting part of one’s wardrobe. Perhaps that is one piece of the magic of Lafont? Whether flashy or traditional, glasses and sunglasses by Lafont are rich, vibrant, warm, and utterly brilliant.
Today, Lafont eyewear is sold only in select authorized eyeglass shops throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia and North America, including Vizio Optic in Brookline, MA. We hope you like Lafont as much as we do – it is an amazing collection, both elegant and fashionable for all ages.
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?