Focus On Frames
From the sassy red glasses of Ugly Betty (the hit TV show) fame to the Fendi frames Jack Nicholson sports, eyewear has grabbed the spotlight. Whereas a single pair once sufficed, many people now have wardrobes of glasses they can alternate between the boardroom, the bedroom, and the ballroom.
Thick, black rectangular frames define geek chic ($595, "Dismembered," Chrome Hearts, osainternational.com).
These glasses are sporty, sleek, and feather light, and they snap back into shape if you sit on them ($385, "rudi v.," ic! Berlin, ic-berlin.de).
3. TECH SPECS
Architectural spectacles that are made of a titanium and acetate alloy telegraph a polish that's perfect for evening ($370, Eyebeam 2, Kata, kataeyewear.com).
4. OFFICE STYLE
Candice Bergen wears these half-rim readers on TV's Boston Legal ($85, "Cindy," Amy Sacks, amysacks.com).
Red frames are the rage, thanks to Ugly Betty. But this rectangular style is more modern than the vintage cat's-eye frame worn on the show ($495, A0464, Alain Mikli, www.mikli.com).
6. EVENING LIMELIGHT
Intricate eyepieces with hand-painted cloisonné or inlaid crystals sparkle at night. The designs on this laser-cut, jewel-studded frame are inspired by the Taj Mahal ($700, JL 1556, Judith Leiber, judithleiber.com).
By Marisa Fox