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If you haven’t embraced the fun of Geek Chic yet, get your big glasses and buttoned-to-the-neck shirts now. Don’t be shy because you don’t have to go “full Urkel” but instead go more “glam geek” like Anne Hathaway or Erica America if that’s more your style:
When you’re this glamorous, you can wear your geek glasses a little askew for effect. Way to go, TV/radio hostess with the mostess, Erica America (Erica Hayden)! We love the hair swept to one side and a glam drop earring on the other side. Natural-toned eye makeup and lipstick are a must for this gorgeously-geeky look that Erica wears so well.
“Hand me my Zennis” we would say before going on stage if we were TV hosts or movie stars. (We like to dream big here at Zenni Optical.) Well, this Zenni 604721 Geek Chic frame hits the mark for trendy nerdy fashion to be sure. The black front is accented with cream temple arms for a contemporary twist on a retro-classic style. This acetate, full rim women’s frame is also available in bifocal and progressive prescriptions as well as single vision and it’s a smart looking choice to wear anywhere.
For those ready for the extreme female Urkel experience, rest assured it comes trend approved from the Mercedes-Benz Spring 2013 Fashion Week held in New York in September, 2012. We find this J. Crew look a little scary. Is that a men’s western pajama top she’s wearing with shrimp-toned lipstick? Even worse, did someone wrap her glasses in duct tape? Still, if you adapt the ideas to your own (good) taste, you can’t go wrong.
To keep you headed in the right Extreme Geek Chic fashion direction, this fabulously geeky Zenni women’s 234912 frame will give you grey Geek Chic gracefully. The green temple arms add contemporary, trendy contrast and it’s very much a Steve Urkel color. (See his cardigan in the photo below.)
For male Urkel wannabes, a tone down in the eyeglasses department is also recommended. Here’s a great Zenni pick that’s both geeky and good-looking:
Tortoiseshell geek glasses are hot in 2013 and this Zenni Men’s 246425, medium-fit frame is geeky without the goofy. Instead, it just looks smart and is also made of flexible plastic for maximum comfort.
Here’s Usher on The Voice a few weeks ago. He’s wearing big, black geek glasses in honor of contestant Michelle Chamuel on Team Usher. You know though, we’d love to see Usher in these Zenni Brown/Green/Black Geek Chic glasses to bring out the brown/tans of his outfit:
Adjustable silicone nose pads make this great-looking geek frame super-comfortable. Brown, green and black add a nice change over plain black for this trendy men’s frame.
Singing her heart out on The Voice and wowing the audience as a real favorite, we don’t think Michelle should change her signature look. But she should definitely order from Zenni and try out this women’s Geek Chic New Arrival frame that’s just her style:
Also available in brown (Zenni Women’s 286015), this black, New Arrival Geek Chic frame tends to look super-flattering on most faces. You can upload your face photo into Zenni Frame Fit to see how Michelle Chamuel’s look would look on you, or just view this frame on different stock photos. (Click on the glasses image above to get into the Zenni catalog with the Frame Fit on the right hand side.)
Monday, June, 10 2013 by Sheri Cyprus
Do you Pin (as in Pinterest)? If not, it’s quick, fun and easy to do. Simply start following Zenni Optical on Pinterest at: pinterest.com/zennioptical, start a board and ‘pin to win’ your favorite glasses. Whether you’re a ‘pinner beginner’ or already a Zenni Pinterest follower, get pinning now. On June 23, 10 winners will be drawn, so lots of pinning can increase your chances of winning!
How Can I Win?
As you look for your favorite eyewear to pin from the Zenni Optical online catalog, you’ll see this official Pin it to Win it badge: (Just click on the badge below to enter the Zenni catalog.)Clicking on the badge in the catalog will bring up a screen with your selected eyewear and a “Pin It” tag to click on so you can add it to your Pinterest board. You’ll also get complete contest instructions and rules there too, so it’s a total breeze to play Pin it to Win it. Are you game? Here are some new arrivals that you could win if you’re one of the 10 ‘pinners’ drawn on June 23: (Just click on any of the glasses images below, then click again on the image in the catalog to bring up the badge.)
Isn’t this the perfect shade of red? It goes beautifully with the bright colors in fashion trending for the rest of 2013. Plus, red is a classic ‘go to’ color anytime. This medium-fit, women’s frame is made of hypoallergenic stainless steel with stylishly-textured, acetate temple arms. It’s a Zenni New Arrival that looks smart for work, school or anywhere. (If it’s your style, just Pin it to Win it!)
Zenni Men’s 793115 $25.95
Yes, we have male followers on our Zenni Pinterest boards. Or, maybe you’re a female who would like to win a sharp New Arrival frame like this one with fabulous, fin-like temple arms for your sweetie? In any case, this is just one of the many new men’s and women’s Zenni frames available to be won in our Pin it to Win it promotion. Remember, you don’t have to choose a newer frame as virtually all Zenni glasses are eligible for pinning and winning including our non-prescription sunglasses.
Is it wrong that this uniquely-patterned, New Arrival frame makes us think of iced lattes? Well, if it is we don’t want to be right as this new women’s frame is sweet and cool for work or weekends. (If you want to “pin to win” this one, you may also be interested in the same frame in a red and white random pattern: Zenni Women’s 286119.)
Here’s a New Arrival many of our Pinterest followers may want to pin. This frame is made of lightweight metal alloy in purple with silver accents and adorable flowers featured on the flexible temple arms. Cute!
This is a great men’s frame for “pinning and winning” as this New Arrival is shaped to flatter just about any face shape, age and skin tone. It’s also made of hypoallergenic stainless steel, so metal allergies aren’t a problem. The black, half-rim styling looks clean, modern and classy, plus the adjustable nose pads and acetate temple arm tips add extra comfort.
With spring hinges for durability and an airy, feminine appeal for Spring, this New Arrival, large-fitting women’s frame is super-elegant in gold and red. The sophisticated, openwork metal design at the temples is eye-catching and very classy. If your Zenni eyeglasses wardrobe could use a beautiful frame fit for special occasions or any occasion, you may want to Pin it to Win it.
Happy pinning and good luck! We hope to see you on the Zenni Pinterest boards at: pinterest.com/zennioptical
Sunday, June, 9 2013 by Sheri Cyprus
Kristen Stewart is one in-demand actress who rock chicks it out to the max with neutral t-shirts in her own reinvented brand of grunge, but also consisitently glams it up in classy bombshell dresses on the red carpet. For the second time, she’s made Glamour magazine’s 50 Best Dressed Women’s list in the number one spot! Glamour just goes wild for Kristen’s amazing “rock chick style” as they call it. Well, let’s check it out to see what all the fashion fuss is about — while digging up some amazing Zenni glasses similar to the Twilight star’s:
Who knew that an alphabet bra could help you make the best dressed list? Or, that shopping in the men’s department for undershirts means that you just stuff the hem into one pocket to create more of a fit? Let’s face it — the glasses she’s wearing do a lot of good in this outfit! Her gorgeous mane of hair doesn’t hurt either.
Get Kristen’s look by customizing the Zenni 246421 lookalike frame your way to create stylish sunnies. Clip-on shades are only $3.95 added on to the already low prescription glasses price of just $19.00 for this fashionable, medium-fit, quality frame. (Click on the frame image above for more info.)
See — it’s all about Kristen Stewart’s choice of glasses and her stunning reddish mane of hair. Wow! Both emphasize her creamy skin and lips that aren’t overly made up, but done in a very natural shade of light pink.
Not only does Zenni have all the cool summer looks in prescription eyewear with various customizable options (clip-on or magnetic sunshade add-ons or transitioning lenses), but there’s a wide range of non-prescription sunnies too. Have a scan through the Zenni online catalog by using the search box on the right side of any page and scrolling down to select “Wmns NonRx Sunglasses.” (Just click on the sunnies image above to get into the system.)
There are a lot of fabulous non-RX sunnies there that would suit the Kristen Stewart wardrobe of casual-glam, ‘rockster’ (rock star-hipster) pieces. For example, these Zenni A8608421 sunglasses with gradient gray lenses look a lot like Kristen’s $200 shades but for a fraction of the cost!
Geek chic is still going strong for 2013 and Stewart struts her stuff looking like she’s headed to math class. This could be one inexpensive casual summer look to put together. Black ankle socks, anyone?
This Zenni 286015 frame is a new arrival ready for the popularity of the Geek Chic trend this summer. Criss-crossing on the temple arms makes for a unique, arty-preppy effect just right for Kristen’s style. The same frame is also available in black (Zenni 286021), but we like the brown version with Kristen’s frayed-edged, brownish-red shorts.
“Don’t nickel and dime me” Kristen Stewart’s shirt says. Um, okay, we won’t, but we will save you money on eyewear to be sure. It seems that the “rock chick style” lesson here is novelty saying, baggy black and white sweatshirt, plus black leather jacket, plus long messy hair and square sunglasses equals ready to brave the crowds.
Here’s a pair of non-prescription, amber-tinted sunnies just made for a rock chick with class like Kristen Stewart. The squared cat eye shape is glamorous with a cream background that features a unique black line pattern. We love the red tips at the temple arms.
This hip(ster) to be square frame would make awesome sunglasses either by ordering a sunglasses add-on tint, or a matching clip-on or magnetic sunshade. The stainless steel, full-rim. prescription frame has flexible plastic temple arms and adjustable nose pads for extra comfort.
Sunday, June, 9 2013 by Sheri Cyprus
The ombre color trend of dark to light, or light to dark, shades of the same color gained real momentum in January 2013 with it burning past hair coloring looks alone and becoming increasingly hot in eyeglasses, jewerly, makeup, clothing, home decor and even weddings. This lively look isn’t dying down anytime soon either. Get inspired by the ombre trend and let Zenni’s beautiful collection of ombre-inspired eyewear have you looking trendy without the spendy:
(Just click on any of the Zenni glasses images below for ordering info.)
Mmmmm, this red velvet ombre wedding cake looks too pretty to eat!
This sophisticated, striped frame in yummy shades of red with silver metal accents on the temple arms, takes the cake for summer style at only $19.oo! These glasses could certainly be worn to a wedding or anywhere you want to impress for less!
Couldn’t you just live in this all summer — along with the cool, co-ordinating Zenni 237823 glasses for only $12.95 below? (Hint: Just add a detachable sunshade to that Zenni frame for only $3.95 to give your prescription glasses double duty as sunglasses!)
This fashionable, yet practical, full rim plastic frame, fits medium to large sized faces and is super-flattering on most women regardless of face shape, skin tone, age or eye color! (If you click on the glasses image above, you can upload your photo to the Zenni Frame Fit feature on the right side of the page you’ll be on to see how this frame will look on you.)
Yellow and clear transparent acetate mix in awesome ombre style for a fresh fashion eyewear statement. Not only does this attractive, full rim frame have durable spring hinges and adjustable temples for a comfortable fit, but each temple features a pretty, gold-colored accent.
Keep the elegance going with this purple, amethyst-toned acetate frame that features sparkling crystals on esquisitely-shaped, curving temple arms. The arms are flexible too for a custom, comfort fit in a medium-sized frame.
A sporty tank type of bathing suit lets you get a good workout in the water. The trendy ombre details keep you stylish as does the beachy-looking Zenni frame below for just $12.95. All you have to do to really beach it up for next to nothing is add a clip-on sunshade for $3.95, or sunglasses tint for $4.95.
Metallic temple details accent this pretty acetate, full rim frame in beautiful, tropical blues and a random, spotted pattern that remind us of sea turtles. The fit is ideal for a medium-large face and single vision, bifocal and progressive prescriptions are all available. It’s sooooo fashionable!
Some pretty jewelry can dress up any spring or summer outfit for a romantic dinner or special occasion. We love the cooling, refreshing appearance of this necklace and earring set by Innervisionary.
Make a trendy ombre style statement that is still appropriate for work, meetings or anywhere. The eye-catching metallic detail at each temple adds the perfect finishing touch to this full rim, medium-large acetate frame. A deep green upper flows into a lighter shade on the lower rim that’s reminiscent of beach glass.
Monday, June, 3 2013 by Sheri Cyprus
What’s New With Usher These Days?
Usher has decided to turn down the offer to stay on as a coach on NBC’s The Voice in favor of starring as boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard in his first leading role in a film called “Hands of Stone.” We can see why he’d accept this kind of opportunity, especially as the movie also features Robert De Niro. Yet, he’ll be missed on The Voice for all of his funny little ways like keeping his leg up on his chair, but also for being just a damn good coach to the Hollywood hopeful singers. He seems to be a great dad to his two sons, Usher 5 and Naviyd 4, too. During a spot on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last month, Usher told “the chinned one” that he tries to prepare multi-cultural meals for the boys to widen their horizons food-wise. Usher himself may not be eating too well for long though as he’s reported to have to lose 25lbs for “Hands of Stone” set to begin filming in Panama this October.
How Can You Wear Usher’s Look?
Many guys would like to emulate Usher’s up-to-date, urban style. To be sure, there’s a lot more to his popular fashion picks than just a lot of black clothing, silver chains and red boots. He always looks so beautifully groomed and chooses clothing that suits his personality and body type. (Is gorgeous a body type?) Of course, Usher wears beautiful eyewear that always coordinates with whatever else he’s got on. Here are our very favorite Usher looks:
We like how Usher looks smooth even in a cap — literally. His look isn’t rough and sloppy, but neat and pulled-together. He tends to wear pieces in clean, geometric shapes that fit close to the body without being overly tight. We’ve happily noticed that Usher picks eyewear that really enhances the style of whatever outfit he’s wearing. Here’s a trendy tortoiseshell frame in a similar shape as Usher’s in the photo above. Remember, you can order tinting to create sunglasses from almost any Zenni frame from only $4.95.
Zenni 610425 $29.95
Embrace Usher’s love of silver with the silver-toned metal fashion stripe on each temple arm of this stylish frame. Tortoiseshell frames are trending for both Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 2013, so this Zenni 610425 frame with durable spring hinges offers great value along with an up-to-date appeal.
The Geek Chic trend looks good on Usher, who adds his signature silver chain along with a properly-nerdy plaid shirt. Notice how neat his collar looks! There will be no buttoning up the shirt right to the neck for him though or even fully doing up the buttons. Usher prefers to wear a t-shirt underneath. We love the geeky glasses on him and have a close Zenni match to his eyewear here:
Zenni 769721 $29.95
With stylishly-sculpted temple arms made from flexible, TR90 plastic for maximum durability, this medium-sized black metal alloy frame is fashionably nerdy to be sure. It’s available in progressive and bifocal as well as single vision prescriptions. The adjustable, silicone nose pads add extra comfort on an already comfortable frame!
“I Am Titanium”
A white t-shirt and the omnipresent silver chain make a fine summer look for the fine-looking singer, actor and coach on “The Voice.” Jeans and red boots could finish the ensemble. Eye-catching aviator sunglasses in silver are the perfect finishing touch. Here’s a great silver titanium aviator frame from Zenni to honor Usher choosing members of his team on The Voice to sing David Guetta’s “Titanium” recently. You can order the Zenni 521711 frame below with different options to turn it into Usher-like sunglasses.
Zenni 521711 $45.95
With a pure titanium bridge and temple, and titanium alloy half-rims, this is one solid, yet comfortable eyewear frame! This powerful-looking, Zenni 521711 men’s fashion frame includes spring hinges, black-coated temple ends and silcone nose pads for a perfect fit. Zenni sunglasses tints are only $4.95. You also may want to consider changing the glasses into sunglasses with polarized clip-ons at just $3.95, or instead go for photochromic or magnetic clip-on sunshades from just $19 and up. Click on the frame image above to search for information and also try on frames in our Zenni Frame Fit if you upload your photo.
Tuesday, May, 21 2013 by Sheri Cyprus