Thursday, May 08, 2008

Big Glasses: Hot or Not?

I can't turn down an invitation from Drew, Kim, and Amy to examine a fashion trend. What a fabulous support group! School photos from 1980 and 1981:








I remember grooving on the tinted self-darkening lenses for the ethno-hippie look I was going for in Wisconsin in 1980. I slept with my hair in 16 braids to get that crimp, people. I wore moccasins to school and macramed the sphinx necklace in the pic.

In 1981 I moved to Iowa and apparently chose bigger Big Glasses to complete my fresh, almost sporty look. It feels good to get some closure around this personal fashion issue so here's a Homecoming pic, still 1981:


Yeah. It's a Gunne Sax dress. I knew in my heart that the Big Glasses had reached a dead end for me. Soon after I got my first pair of contacts.

11 comments:

  1. Vashti, you rock! Your photos are awesome, and I've glad you've had your closure. :)

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  2. Anonymous3:08 PM

    Hilarious!

    Please don't be offended, but when I saw that pic on the left, my first thought was "Sybil Trelawney". Please don't hate me.

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  3. au contraire, kateohkatie, somehow that makes it a little bit better.

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  4. Awesome! I had a Gunny Sax dress too--my grandmother made it from an official Jessica McClintock pattern. Selma wore it at Thanksgiving:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2298/2066426820_a518ca12b1_b.jpg

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  5. Dewd. I missed the whole fad. I don't wear glasses and I was like 5 when that all happened. So I'm looking to you all in BIG admiration for rockin' these pictures on yer blogs. How hawt!

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  6. Vashti, that look is "you"! All three of them! I especially like the curly hair formed by sleeping on braids. We used to iron our hair to get it straight!
    And don't even ask me about "cat eye" glasses - or whatever they were called!

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  8. Ha! Thank you for posting these. My big glasses were RED and they had blue gradient lenses. Couldn't tell me a thing.

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  9. Awesome. Thanks for sharing this.
    I havent this one but want to try it.

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  10. wow....Now that's....wow.
    So...are you enjoying contacts?

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