Category: glasses

It’s only a Specs Competition but I like it…

Just a quick post to tell you about my latest venture!

I’ve entered myself into the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year award! Mad, I know –  I wasn’t aware there was such a thing until I saw a link to a friend’s entry. I’m making myself unofficial vintage ambassador and I’m hoping to encourage high street chains to stock more retro frames.

The photo I’m using is one of the images taken by Flo Westbrook ( on my wedding day. My makeup was by MUA Sharon Dawson ( and my hair by Claire Byrne ( My incredible retro frames are by Retro Peepers (!

Specsavers are giving £1 to anti bullying charity Kidscape for every entry, so even if I don’t win, some money will get donated to a good cause.

I’d love it if you’d vote for me, and maybe even share it if you feel so inclined! Just click on the link and like my photo!

It is with a winning pair of specs I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!

It’s only Retro Peepers but I like it!

I’ll be honest. I’ve been weak. I was tempted and as Oscar Wilde advised, I gave in to that temptation.

I have blogged before( about Retro Peepers (for link see list on the right) Annie Towler’s brilliant website for buying retro frames. I bought two pairs of her Peggy specs last summer and blogged about buying and fitting them. Deciding I’d like something in a more 1940s vein I perused Annie’s site and settled on the Miller specs.


They arrived a week or so ago and I headed out to the park on a ridiculously cold and sunny Sunday morning to take some pics. I took my new tripod and my new lens. It’s true to say I’m still learning to use both of them and far from happy with the results but hopefully you can get the picture from these.


The Miller frames are a lovely tortoiseshell and catch the light beautifully. They’re a much fuller, rounder lens than my Peggy frames but they aren’t heavy. I’m very happy with the look and fitting them was a doddle. You can read about how here in my earlier post. I was much more confident this time. In a matter of minutes I’d shaped them and I’ve not had any slippy specs moments at all this week! Once again Ciliary Blue(see right for link) were swift and professional with their glazing and if you’re in the market for specs I’d definitely recommend Retro Peepers and Ciliary Blue.


It is with a 1940s gaze I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!

*I paid for all the items reviewed in this vintage adventure and the opinions expressed are my own!*