I Like Seeing People’s Eyeson August 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm
Something that bothers me about living in LA, and it being the summertime: Everybody wears ‘protective eyewear’. Now, really, it’s bright in Cali, no doubt. However, I just didn’t think that it was ever so bad that people had to not only cover their eyeballs, but also their eye SOCKETS entirely, plus some.
Obviously Hollywood influences a lot of what everybody else does, so it’s a global phenomenon right now for any sunglass lenses to be minimum 4 inches in diameter. It’s also worth mentioning that Aviator glasses were big back in the 60′s, then again in the 80′s, then again in the 00′s. I’m not really big on fashion, so I can’t say that Aviators are in-or-out right now, but I think that if they’re in, it’s a part of the standard big-glasses fad happening at this current time presently…right now.
Here’s my issue with it. People wear shades at the oddest of times and places. Indoors, at night, at restaurants… I just think that there’s a bit of overboard-ness going on right now with how big your glasses have to be, and it takes a lot away from how people perceive your image. It’s almost a shield of some sort; you can clearly get a way with looking at people without them fully knowing whether you are, and it also prevents people from seeing the subtle facial expressions people make with their eyes and eyebrows (yeah, the glasses cover eyebrows pretty frequently).
It’s almost like people don’t want you to see them, like they’re some kind of fragile shell of themselves that will whither or break when looked in the eyes. Everybody’s a gorgon, and it’s the ruby-quartz that protects them from turning to stone. Look, narcissistic girl–look with your eyes: I don’t give a damn about your glasses, I wanna see your face! I promise I won’t steal what’s left of your soul…
Anyway, what are your thoughts on over-sized glasses?