Thursday, 21 January 2010

The return of the Nerds!




In an older post, Nina Malvada left me a comment asking me to make...this post! It's true, "nerd glasses" and the "librarian style" is back! Just google these two names and you'll see endless of photos and articles! So, i come to wonder what makes suddenly everyone interested in these glasses?
Even the person who's writing these words this very moment, is actually fond of this new trend (the last pic proves it-even if I wore these glasses just for a moment during the fashion week). Me, who always wears eye contacts and refuses to wear glasses for more than..the two seconds distance between the bathroom and the bed, now i find these glasses, cute!
Take Pandora for example! She is French! She blogs but became known mostly because Sartorialist and all the other Street-Style photographers loved capturing her images during the fashion weeks! She had a weird-quirky style that was based on two elements. Her red hair and...her black glasses! Then Devastee', a French small brand, showed a collection where models were wearing black glasses, too! And that was the moment that I started to realize that a new trend was emerging!
Endless bloggers embraced this new trend (like FadeToBlackNY that you see on the second pair of pics)! And because you'll rush to say that here in Greece this trend hasn't started yet or it will arrive in 2 years....Greek designer Theia wore glasses during our interview some months ago,LifeInAthens blogger Thalia appeared in a pic wearing glasses that she had borrowed from Clemmie during our first SwapNotShop party and as I have mentioned above...even I wore them during the last fashion week! Oh!
And now that I come to think about it...Barcelona-based designer Raquel Micola told me in our interview that she only designs while wearing glasses even thought she doesn't even need them!!!


So come on ladies! I think I gave you enough reasons -and pictures-to see the glasses in a new way! Make the Optics happy and start wearing...nerd glasses!!!

p.s. As for what brand to choose..I find Ray-Ban the most appropriate but you can also find retro sunglasses, take their lenses off, and add the new lenses back on! ; )

sources:misspandora.fr,fadetoblackny.blogspot.com, devastee', lifeinathens,queenkatbee.blogspot.com

21 comments:

  1. loved the post!!!!!!!!!! nerd glasses are back indeed!!!! :D

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  2. Ha! check these out: http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Fade-To-Clear-Geeky-Specs/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=859666&cid=4545&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=-1&sort=-1&clr=Tortoise
    rock bottom cheap ana softer than solid black!
    though, I don't know if I can get rid of my contacts so soon! :)

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  3. @the1015lab: thanks for posting this link!!!

    this one goes to everyone: if you find any site with cool retro glasses, please leave a comment!

    i feel you about the contacts though! I just find it a good excuse to start wearing glasses if i find a cool pair!

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  4. Agapiti Hari!!!

    H foto ayth me ta dika sou gialia exei ginei diasimi sto diadiktio!!
    Thn exw petixei paddou!!!
    An kai den eimai fan touy geek/librarian style,
    borw na pw oti ta gyalia ayta esena sou pane poli!!
    Sou dinoun ena sofistike dark style!!!
    Enas logos pou mou areseis poli einai i thetiki aura kai to monimo xamogelo sou girl :)

    Elli

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  5. @Elli: otan les pantou ti ennoeis???? pleaz steile mou merika link an vreis gia na dw ki egw!!!
    thanks girl gia ta kala sou sxolia! mou exeis ftiaksei tin imera simera den to sizitw!!!

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  6. Ellada sigoura tha argisei na erthei auto to trend, London pantos forane oloi!Einai iperoxa k poli stilata, apo mikri oneireuomoun na exo esto k elaxisti miopia gia na mou parei i mama nerd gialia miopias!haha
    Distixos i eutixos den exo, oute k nerd glasses akomi.Genika eimai FAN ton retro sunglasses,k exo mia mikri sillogi,k fisika oloi me koitane perierga otan ta forao :p but,who cares ;)
    Pantos sigoura ta Ray-Ban Wayfarer opos k ta Clubmaster exoun idi ginei super moda Ellada, to mono pou leipei einai na allaksoun to fako i na paroun ta antistixa miopias.Einai kairos pia k i Ellada na akolouthisei ta trends ton europaion.
    BTW sou pane trela, sou dinoun poli sofistike ufos!

    Oriste k ena akomi website gia nerd k retro
    sunglasses :
    http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=19551&parent_category_rn=42351&top=Y&categoryId=166002&langId=-1&storeId=12556&viewTaskName=CategoryDisplayView&beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=true

    http://styleagenda.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  7. Τρέμω στην ιδέα ότι θα αρχίσουν να τα φοράνε όλες ακόμη κι αν δεν ταιριάζει με το στυλ τους! Χαχαχαχα! Λέτε να έρθει και στους άντρες αυτή η μόδα? (Ελπίζω ΟΧΙ!!!!! Δεν θα το αντέξω!!!!)

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  8. @Rai T's: I marilou exei dikio dystyxws! To thema den einai na arxisoun oloi stin ellada na ntynontai symfona me tis kainourgies taseis, alla o kathenas na mathei na ntynetai symfwna me to proswpiko tou style! Kati pou dystyxws dn ginetai, kai otan vgainei mia poly xtypiki tasi, oloi na trexoun na tin ypodextoun me to antistoixo karmpon-look!
    Thanks gia to link!!! Topshop kai Asos ennoeitai einai top epiloges!!!

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  9. @marilou: proetoimasou! erxetai THE REVENGE OF THE NERDS!!!!
    (an erthei kai stous antres i tasi, elpizw na empneystoun apo ton Johnny Depp!!!)

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  10. Χα! Απλά σου λέω ότι ψάχνω τέτοια γυαλιά εδώ και δυο μήνες και σε όποιον οπτικό και να πάω με κοιτάζει λες και του ζητάω πυραυλάκατο! Πού να ψάξω? Πες μου!!!!
    (Επιτέλους, ήρθε η ώρα να δικαιολογήσω τα 20άρια που έπαιρνα στο Λύκειο!).

    Φιλιά!!!

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  11. ena akoma tip, nomizo pos iparxei (an iparxei akoma) magazi stin athina konta stin athinas, pu to exei enas papous kai poulaei tetoiou eidous skeletous! sxetiki mneia eixe ginei se kapoio periodiko (to free?) prin apo ena xrono peripou! hmm mallon den voithisa kai poli!

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  12. funny, I just fixed my old glasses yesterday. I 've been wearing contacts for 3 years.
    check out Mimis, Kaniggos 1 ;)

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  13. ego pantos eixa dokimasei ena tetoio zeugari sta urban outfitters kai emoiaza me th maria tin asximi, lol.
    so, de tha paro!!

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  14. hahahah! are you being copied again dear?? (re: Elli's comment) nice choice of trend, and to be honest I really like those glasses on all of you;)

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  15. looking good hari k. :D those glasses grew on you ;)

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  16. @Katya i Nina Malvada phre prosfata tetoia gyalia apo enan optiko stin Ypokratous!Dokimase magazia sto kentro kalytera, einai pio enhmerwmena alla sihoura kai o Mimis stin kannigos einai kali pigi vintage gyaliwn! ; )

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  17. @Alecca Rox: copy copy caaaat!! we'll see, i'm still waiting for the links!

    @Katerina B: you have to thank the photographer! ; )

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  18. like the post!!!

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  19. No "nerdy glasses are chic" post is complete without a mention to Charles Anastase SS 2009 collection...
    http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/show.aspx/full-length-photos/id,6600#

    my favourite look is this:
    http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/show.aspx/full-length-photos/id,6600#/imageno/3

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  20. Hari teleio post!!!
    Einai ali8eia oti ta sigekrimena gialia exoun auto to kati otan ta foras pou niw8eis oti oloi se prosexoun, me emena toulaxiston auto egine....auta ta gialia den perasan aparatirita. Omws epeidi exei ginei la8os stous fakous oson afora stous va8mous miopias k ksanaforesa ta palia gialia mou k siniditopoihsa oti mou pigainoun teleia...se anti8esi me ta nerd glasses!!!Ontws anava8mizoun to style arkei na sou pigainoun!!

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  21. Haritini mou logw douleias vlepw polles foto/site blogs kathe mera, kai dn thimamai pou akrivws se exw petixei.
    sigoura omws tha xanapetixw th foto sou!!!
    kathe fora pou tha thn vriskw kapou tha se eidopoiw na ksereis!!!!
    Exw dei k fotos sou kai se alla blogs!!!
    Ayto poy mou aresei se sena einai to iperoxo girly style sou. pou einai ghino kai prosito ;)))))))))))
    sixaritiria :)
    elli. (L)

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