Rosie Huntington Whiteley in gigantic geek specs
Geek glasses. They come, they go, and each time we see them we realise that you have to own a pretty spectacular face to make such spectacles look (even half) good. For some years now the geek frames to be seen in have had an Austin Powers quality – thick rectangular frames, and, of course, in black. But now there’s a mini movement in the optic world towards an even nerdier style: a aviator-shape so big that even Deidre Barlow would question it.
Terry Richardson and Kate Moss play spectacle swapsies
Think of the signature specs of photographer Terry Richardson and you’ll be on the right track. In the sexy inner sanctum of Terry’s studio everyone from Kate Moss to Gisele have put on the man’s specs, giving them more than enough appeal.
These frames have become so well known in fashion circles that brands like Moscot Eyewear have even collaborated with the man in question, to create the ‘Terry’. Other references mostly include '70s icons, like TV detective Kojak or Wonderman star Lynda Carter.
Jenna Lyons in her super-specs
Two of the most recent converts to this shape-shifter are Rosie Huntington Whiteley (she instagrammed a be-spectacled selfie just a day ago) and Jennifer Aniston, who has been sporting a fine metal-rimmed pair on and off set for a few weeks now.
Jen An sees the new trend...
Jenna Lyons of J. Crew often chops and changes between her regular geek specs and something bigger; always glamming them up with cocktail earrings or red lipstick. She singlehandedly proves that the 2013 wave of geek is chicer than ever.