I am long overdue for a new pair of glasses. My three-year-old Prada frames have not only been through it all but they have seen it all. We've taken tumbles together in the streets of New York, been pushed into pools in New Jersey and have haunted various parts of the Western Hemisphere. And though I wear my battle scars with pride, reading street signs from a long distance is becoming near impossible. So what's stopping me from buying a new pair of glasses?
No insurance + I'm insanely picky = eyewear stalemate.
However, my friend Samuel might be able to help me with the second variable in that equation. You see, Samuel works at Fabulous Fanny's located at 335 East 9th Street (East Village) New York.
I am definitely going to head over to Fabulous Fanny's for something a little different. The selection won't include any of the power houses but just might give me a "mysterious woman" boost. And with a legitimate vintage collection of eyewear (dating back to the 19th century), I'm sure I'll find a new pair that I won't see on a dozen New Yorkers on a daily basis.
Check out Samuel here in action at Fabulous Fanny's in a recent DailyCandy feature on eyewear. The cardinal rules for finding the right frames for your face are:
1. Match the edge to hairline
2. Keep the brows above
3. Eyes in the center
4. Keep the frames off the cheeks
Thus spake Samuel. And here are some images of the eyewear god showing off his collection: