As I was searching for an apt metaphor to begin the descriptive narrative of this review, I kept coming back to “Refreshing.” Think strawberry lemonade on a hot day. Nah – I looked at the frame again, and thought of raspberry sherbet. Oh no, not another food metaphor! There’s definitely something about this color that compels the comparison of summer-friendly refreshments – but I think this color has the chops to be appealing year around. While I love purple frames, purple has kind of been done to death, and this lighter berry tone is, well, a refreshing change in palate.
The frame front is face friendly, with the eyebrow arch flowing smoothly to the bridge, without too sharp of a descending angle which can make the wearer appear to be frowning. The lens shape is deep enough to easily accommodate progressive lenses, but not so deep as to pull the features down. There is also a nice lift towards the outside edges that sweeps back to a nicely polished end piece accent. If your lenses tend to be a bit thick on the edge, this is a fabulous little bit of magic to camouflage their appearance.
The Fendi F925 combines a metal front with plastic temples, which provides the styling highlights for this frame. Printed floral motifs on women’s wear seem to be ubiquitous, and this frame is riding that wave. The photo doesn’t really do justice to the design, which is comprised of the stem, leaves and flower of a rose, done in a glittery finish. Not quite as ostentatious as jeweling, the sparkle it brings covertly attracts attention to your eyes. Combine all these features with solid spring hinges to keep the frames in adjustment, and Made in Italy quality (really!) and you have a refreshing and satisfying new look that will bring lots of compliments.