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Eye Glasses with French Flare

POSTED ON July 6, 2010

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I am not a glasses wearer (yet).  My family all wears some form of prescription eye wear so I expect to someday join them and need glasses of my own.  Growing up I loved to play dress up as many young girls do and I always loved putting on glasses to get into “character” which was often a teacher or actress of some sort.  Within my sister’s and my costume closet were two pairs of lensless glasses that helped us play the parts required in our ...

I am not a glasses wearer (yet).  My family all wears some form of prescription eye wear so I expect to someday join them and need glasses of my own.  Growing up I loved to play dress up as many young girls do and I always loved putting on glasses to get into “character” which was often a teacher or actress of some sort.  Within my sister’s and my costume closet were two pairs of lensless glasses that helped us play the parts required in our shows, I loved them.  They added flare to our outfits and helped us feel more important and real in our roles.

I recently went back to my dress up days and tried on Axebo and Laguiole frames, French designed and inspired frames found exclusively at Dr. Tavel locations.  Before I tried these new frames out for style, I checked into their history.  Created by Denis Buffard in the 1990s, these frames have been dressing up their owners for over a decade across the world.  Buffard’s frames are known for their modernity and finesse and sometimes extreme temple designs.  Temple designs and colors are distinctive with these frames as materials are used in creative ways such as wavy or braided metal, contrasting colors, or fun shapes. Modeling Axebo Lectra frames in purple/greeen at the office! Although  many Axebo and Laguiole frames are rather unique in design, some of Buffard’s frames make more subtle statements with many basic  styles available making these frames fit a variety of personalities.

The pair I tried on for style would be considered unique in design and it had two distinct features I really liked.  I modeled an Axebo Lectra frame in purple and green.  The first feature I liked was the obvious two tone colors and the fun design on the green temple of this frame.  The colors were bright and added some flare to my basic office outfit.  The next feature, not obvious from just looking at the frame, was the ability to manually change the temple pieces from purple to green back to purple and likewise-reverse temples!  It was easy to maneuver the temples pieces and fun-something I could do during the day to mix up my outfit or for certain occasions.  Other colors in this frame are orange/deeper orange and an orange/red style. Below is a photo sequence of reversing the temples to change colors.

Axebo Lectra frame with purple temple to the outsideAxebo Lectra frame temple reversing to have green on outsideAxebo Lectra frames with green temple design on the outsideAxebo Lectra frame with a new look!

I would definitely consider these frames as they can contribute to any outfit as well as dress up an outfit with their ability to change colors.  They were also very comfortable.  Visit a Dr. Tavel location today to try on a pair for yourself!  Schedule an eye examination and add a pair of Axebos and Laguioles to your fashion (or costume) closet!

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