This month our Guest Editor Giorgina Waltier, Retail Editor at GQ Magazine, talks about her experience of wearing spectacles and the influence they’ve had on her style.
Let’s start with the most sensible explanations. Firstly I am long sighted meaning I only have problems seeing things that are far away and as I can’t drive (that’s another story) my minus-one vision hadn’t really effected my every day life. Ok, I actually only have one sensible explanation, so moving on to the not so sensible explanations. Firstly, as far as I was concerned, every frame I had ever tried on (until now that is) had made me look utterly hideous. I have worked in fashion for years so I am fully aware of the high style credentials that glasses have but this was meaningless to me as all previous experiences had left me convinced that no frames suited me and therefore there was no point in trying them on and every point in pretending that I had 20:20 vision. Second not so sensible explanation: I’ve never worn glasses before and simply didn’t see myself or want to see myself as a “glasses wearer”. Third not so sensible explanation: I was worried that my boyfriend would confirm my fears and think that I looked as hideous as I thought I did …..the list goes on.