Eye Catching- Alain Mikli
Four eyes. I’d wear that moniker with pride. I don’t actually NEED to make a “spec”tacle of my myself but I’ve wanted to wear glasses most of my life. There’s that whole “greener grass” thing again. Luckily, this little issue is easily solved and rather stylishly too! Alain Mikli makes THE most fantastic eyewear I’ve ever seen. It’s like art for your face. Seriously. I’m not joking. Did you see my original post on the designer here?
Earlier this month I was lucky enough to partner with Alain Mikli for the Union Square Fall Fashion Fest in San Francisco. Hopefully if you’re in the Bay Area, you experienced the festivities firsthand, but JUST in case, here are a few details. I decided on a trendy, but ladylike look for the night; A fun combination of quirky and classic. Do you think my outfit held up against all the personality these frames were throwing? After all, I was hanging out with wearable art! Are you familiar with Alain Mikli already? You may have seen his iconic designs without realizing it! Take a look here to see some some familiar faces.
All Alain Mikli eyewear is handmade and each design is produced in limited quantities. That’s an important element to consider when determining your personal style. If you’re like me, you probably enjoy being unique and the right specs will only enhance your style. Personally, I find them rather sexy. Do you? I admit these deigns are an investment but no more than what you may spend on a special handbag or shoes. No matter if you choose sunglasses, prescription lenses or fashion eyewear, like me, the quality is superb!
Over the last few days one of my closest friends was visiting from Philly and I took him by the store. I’d just like to say no prompting or “selling” from me was necessary but 10 minutes later he’d found a pair he couldn’t live without. Actually I think that’s the only “souvenir” he got on his visit to San Francisco! Of course you don’t HAVE to visit San Francisco to shop Alain Mikli but if you do the staff is amazing! They’re friendly, knowledgeable and won’t let you walk out looking like a fool, which are good qualities no matter where you’re shopping. I’ve developed a rather long list of designs I want so creating more room in my closet may be necessary. Ugh. Such difficult decisions… but no matter your favorite design, they’re ALL eye catching 😉