Thursday, December 20, 2007

Spectacular Swankatronics

wee Celeste, circa 1977
first pair of glasses: gold wire, hexagonal

As a glasses wearer since age 3, I have a particular (peculiar?) love for great glasses, and today I hit the googley jackpot! Glasses have come a long way since 1970-something, especially for those of us who are unfortunate enough to be far sighted. Remember those lenses - the ones that provided the outside world with up close and personal views of the poor far-sighted slob's eyeballs? Well, no more of that, my friends! Of course, you have to pay hundreds of extra dollars to have your lenses slenderizes and de-magnified, but it's worth it, I say! And since I have vision insurance that is more than generous, I figured I'd go all out. Now that I'm self employed, there's no telling how long it's going to be until I can afford another pair!

Over the years, I've tried contacts, but somehow the old familiarity of glasses resting on my nose wins every time... or maybe I'm just lazy and won't be bothered to deal with putting lenses in every morning... or it could also have to do with the fact that they're just plain uncomfortable!

Anyway, without further ado, meet the new specs, in all of their 1970s coloration:

all-day wear, black with mustard yellow lining

the big splurge: prescription sunglasses, baby! black and avocado green!

kindergarten portrait: 1978.


Knittah said...

I would pay $ for a copy of that 1977 picture. Just sayin'.

Kelly said...

liking the new groovy specs!

ArtMind said...

Love this post and the guts to post a 1977's pic too! :)
I'm a glass-wearer myself and have similar pic's but am too shy to post 'em on my blog... (I didn't start wearing them until the age of 12...)

Celeste said...


artmind, there's no way i would have posted a 12-year old photo of myself! talk about awkward!!

anonymous said...

I'm still bitter about the comments you made about my pharmacy glasses. I would think someone like you would have shown more mercy. Plus the fact that I couldn't give a shit how I look.

But then I realized, you make me want to be a better man!

I'm in the process of finding Dolce and Gabanna Pharmacy glasses just for you!

Celeste said...

anonymous, i made fun of your glasses? i thought that was just your reebo.x high tops? anyway, if you know anything about me by now, it's that i'm gonna poke fun! if i'd posted my 1986 photo instead, you'd really have something to make fun of. what were we thinking in the 80s with those 6" wide frames???