Tuesday, 6 July 2010

A Swell Spectacle

With the Mad Men's season 4 premiere just around the corner, it's only natural to start daydreaming about the beautiful 1960s fashion: powder-blue pouffy skirts, frilly blouses, big hair, voluptuous red lips, kitten heels, lace garder belts and secretary glasses. Most of all, secretary glasses. How great that a pair of large reading spectacles can make any regular gal look like a sex kitten. I sort of envy women who can accessorize their face daily with more than a dab of makeup. It always seemed to me like it gave them an extra splash of power and confidence. 

So forget about the secretary thing. My very good friend C. has recently been gifted with these perfect pair of spectacles. Now is it me or does she look like she means business? Meow. Jokes aside, she's alot of fun. As a matter of fact, she's a total hoot. And guess what? She's no secretary, she's an ad lady too. And an important one at that. If I could allow myself one more observation, I'd say it's because of her glasses.

My very special model is sporting the swell and unique Knightsbridge-based Cutler & Gross eyewear, only suitable for over the top fun gals. If you are an over the top fun lady yourself, you could be the perfect candidate for these super stylish twins. They come in all shapes, colours and sizes, but more importantly whether you're interested in reading lenses or sunglasses, C & G epitomise glam and sophistication without screaming "label" or bling like other eyewear brands. They are imaginative and original, fun and playful, vintage and futuristic and always ones to grab attention.  

You can find yourselves a pair of reading glasses or sunnies at the very swell Cutler & Gross boutique located in the heart of Knighstbridge. You'll discover that there is a Betty Draper within everyone, even you.


Cutler & Gross Ltd
16 Knighstbridge Green

Cutler & Gross Vintage
7 Knighstbridge Green


  1. Great post, I have just done one on C&G collaboration with Victoria Beckham, will be putting it up soon.x

  2. kathy peck leeds6 July 2010 at 07:27

    Love, love the reading glasses - is the brand carried in the US anywhere do you know? I'm never afraid to buy online, but glasses are one thing that definitely need to be tried on....Great post.

  3. who doesn't want to be betty draper??? :)

  4. I can't wait till Madmen season 4 starts again. I love the 60's style and these glasses are absolutely fab. Thanks for sharing LondonZest ;-)

  5. I LOVED those white-rimmed sunglasses on Betty the first time I saw that episode. I've tried searching for them everywhere (for a pair even remotely knocked off) but I can't find them. Sigh.

    Your friend's glasses are also amazing. I wouldn't mind owning a pair or two!

    Soooo excited for the Mad Men premiere this month. The fashion alone in the show is worth watching for.

  6. Oh no, I need to get through Mad Men Season 3 fast. Love this series and love the wonderful style eve more. I have a pair of Cutler & Gross sunglasses tucked away somewhere from years back. I've always had a thing about wearing glasses but I have 20/20 vision and can't bring myself to wear pretend ones!

  7. Cool glasses! Looks like your friend can certainly carry off that eyewear!

  8. I seriously dream as looking as polished as Betty Draper... instead I am a chaotic mess most of the time! Excited for season 4....!

  9. i cannot wait for the new season! i want to throw a premiere party at my house. i already have a very joan-esq dress in mind!

    the right pair of glasses can definitely transform your look. i love the darker, heavier frames.

  10. I still even haven't started watching mad men, and I don't dare to as I know I'd be hooked. So little time, so many wonderful things to do...

    Speaking of which: tea on Sunday sounds fab, dahhhhling. xx MM

  11. Hi - wonderful January Jones image from Mad Men. For me she sums it up! I just got new glasses...but I went for the same frames that I had before - about as simple as I could get. I wish I could go bolder but my face just doesn't do it justice! Will live vicariously through other spectacle wearers! Lou x

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