So when I got this email from Brian Magida of Warby Parker, I totally thought it was a hoax. And because I’m all about due diligence, I immediately consulted my boyfriend, Google, to see if the offer was legit. Surprisingly, it was, so we then proceeded to trade very amiable messages back and forth, discussing a potential partnership.
At one point, I could’ve ruined the whole thing because the nasty little greed monster reared its mercenary head and I’d asked what was in it for me. (Coz, you know, I thought I’d be able to score a free pair of sunnies or at least some sort of coupon code for a new pair of glasses). Brian very graciously said I could perhaps get a shout out on their YouTube channel, I was properly mortified at my temerity for asking in the first place, then I ran with my tail between my legs to Polyvore to fulfill my obligation without further ado.
After all, upon later reflection, I should simply feel flattered and honored that I even showed up as a blip on his radar. I mean, how many style blogs are there out there? Millions. How big/popular/followed is mine? Not so much. Ah, hubris! You shall be the end of me!
But, bygones. Let’s focus on the product. (Focus. See what I did there? And there? Oh, punny punny…)
Brian sent me some lovely pics of their new 2014 Spring Collection and because I’m an indecisive Gemini, I’m choosing to highlight one pair of sunnies and one pair of glasses. Because I can’t do just one, but I’m not crazy enough to do all (grades are due and I have loads of projects to assess).
Here, then, are the chosen ones and how I’d style them:
Yeah, you knew this was a given, right? I mean, c’mon! It’s TARDIS blue! I’d be all over these glasses if they were more rectangular or even a funky cat’s eye shape. I find that rounder frames emphasize the wonderfully strong jaw and jowls I’ve inherited from my father.
As it stands, however, I think these are the perfect frames for a variety of stylistas. See Exhibit A below:
I had a harder time narrowing down the sunnies, but ultimately chose these:
Why? Let me count the ways: 1. They’re absinthe. Is there ever a cooler name for green than that? 2. The Lennon-esque roundness really appeals to the rocker-cum-intellectual in me. 3. The color just screams “Look at me! I belong in the wilds of Hollywood or the tundras of Saint-Tropez!” and we all know how the outrageous in me revels in that kind of attention.
Too bad I can’t wear sunnies since I’m blind without my glasses and prescription shades just seems excessive when I own Transitions and there are far too many shoes to buy. If my fairy style mother granted these lovelies to me with a prescription, however, I’d style it thusly:
And if you wanna see me in full Warby Parker glory meself, head on over to this post and cackle uproariously at my pained, contrived smiles, super-busy background, and outrageously long locks. I ended up re-lensing my Calvin Klein pair then to appease the hubs, but I’ll have WB in the back of my mind for future glasses purchases.
They have great customer service and they obviously have great taste in style. ;p