Is bling dead? With the economy still in the doldrums, I’ve noticed a big decrease in the number of women who are looking for that bejeweled frame – maybe just a bit over the top with the national frame of mind at the moment. That doesn’t mean they don’t want a bit of something special on their new frames. Enter the new Gucci 3147 to the rescue.
The front embodies a perfectly flowing symmetry, with an arch at the top that will compliment most women’s eyebrow line. The bottom of the frame is a nearly straight line; no rounding or sagging curves to pull the features down. The outside edges are nicely sculpted to come to a point and add a bit of a lift to the shape.
The temples, though, is where the frame starts to shine. They are in a contrasting but complimentary color to the front. The round shape is rare enough to be called unique, but does not cross the line into a wacky or bizarre interpretation. The piece de resistance is the bamboo-like bead just back from the hinge that is flanked by metal rings with four micro studs. These three elements – the round temple, the bambooish bead and the metallic rings – combine to create a jewel-like appearance without the cultural baggage of jewels.
As an added bonus, this frame is constructed of Optyl, so it is very light and comfortable, as well as flexible and resilient. All in all, this frame is a great option for that woman who wants that perfect look from a top name designer. And that’s what I like about the Gucci 3147.
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