Sponsored Feature: Life through a lens ... who looks best in their specs right now?
Published 22/01/2013 | 11:20
A great pair of glasses is the accessory of the moment for celebrities, whether they have 20/20 vision or need prescription lenses. We take a look at life through a lens and ask: Who looks best in their specs right now?
Should have gone to Specsavers ..... Well this year’s X Factor sensation James Arthur did ... and has become famed for not just his talent, but his trademark look.
The 23-year-old singer and rapper was fitted with new thick rimmed spectacles at his local Specsavers store in Redcar, a seaside town in North Yorkshire, UK, ahead of his weekly appearances in the live shows. He has continued to set the trend for specs in early 2013.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin was spotted wearing Google glasses at a charity event in San Francisco and the augmented reality glasses became an instant sensation. Sarah Jessica Parker and Ashton Kutcher were among a number of the celebrities that were seen at New York Fashion Week wearing the internet-connected glasses, which are known as Project Glass.
The glasses allow users to find out the time, the temperature, talk to a friend or get directions. Project Glass is not yet on sale but the wraparound glasses feature a miniature display that sits above one eye, allowing users to surf the internet, make video calls, listen to music and update the diary without lifting a finger.
Singer, pianist and model Myleene Klass has been looking great in her aviator style mirrored sunglasses. She’s had a difficult year in the spotlight with a marriage break-up but Myleene Klass made sure she ended 2012 on a high note by enjoying a holiday with her two little girls and sparkling in her specs.
"Winning this competition will change my life", admits Ireland’s newest top model Maria Gildea, who was announced as the overall winner of the 2012 Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition. Her favourite glasses are by Gok Wan from the GW Collection 2012.
Competing against thousands of models across the UK and further afield, the blonde 20-year-old Donegal student was chosen for her stunning Kylie Minogue-esque looks and stylish specs appeal.
Her top tip for 2013 in glasses? “They are getting more vintage. Bigger, chunkier and more prominent.”