|Cindy Waters at The Optical Shoppe in Baton Rouge fitted me with my first pair of big glasses|
I wore that first pair to death, I got it from Cindy Waters who owns The Optical Shoppe in Baton Rouge. She fitted me with a pair of Oliver Peoples Ballerina sunglasses. She popped out the sunglasses lenses and I had my prescription put in.
So when I finally decided to get a new pair of glasses, I went back to The Optical Shoppe where Cindy had a pair of Tom Ford glasses waiting for me to try on. They were even bigger and bolder, and of course I loved them at once.
|Young girls look good in big glasses too|
Though I am not as old as Iris Apfel, the poster child for big glasses, I feel these big glasses that "beautiful old women" favor make you look youthful.
|People always bring me pictures of Iris Apfel, who I have long admired|
"Just because you're a Woman of a Certain Age who wears glasses, you are not doomed to bifocals, glasses hung from chains around the neck and the pastel frames you bought for $40 back in 1988. Pick the right eyeglasses and frames and you could actually shave years off your look. Pick the wrong ones (or stick with the dated look you've adopted) and you can add years to your look."
|Fashion editor Evelina Khromchenko|
Here are some tips:
- Stick to black or tortoise - black frames are youthful
- Don't wear a lot of other accessories
- Red lipstick is a must to balance the visual
|Valorie Hart wearing Tom Ford Angelina glasses from The Optical Shoppe|
|I love my new Tom Ford glasses from The Optical Shoppe|
|Tom Ford Angelina glasses - They are light as a feather|
The great thing about The Optical Shoppe is that Cindy loves fashion and gets all the latest frames. The selection is amazing. And she runs some pretty great sales on a regular basis that fashion forward people can take advantage of.
The Optical Shoppe - 7641 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
|Great selection of fashion forward glasses at The Optical Shoppe in Baton Rouge|
Her staff are expert fitters (and so nice). My glasses are bifocal, and they got it right on the first try. If you don't live in Baton Rouge, it is definitely worth the trip. And if you can't get to Baton Rouge, Cindy will ship frames to you for your local eye wear shop to fit lenses in. You can keep up with those terrific sales on The Optical Shoppe Facebook page.
|Cindy just got in the latest Stella McCartney glasses in at The Optical Shoppe|
|The Optical Shoppe has Stella McCartney - you can pop out sunglasses lenses and add your own|
|The Optical Shoppe has these new fabulous bejewelled David Yurman glasses|
|I spy Radiant Orchid the 2014 color of the year at The Optical Shoppe|
|Carol Channing - "beautiful old women with big glasses"|
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