Keep it Glassy

It’s hard to believe that there was a time when glasses were used for their functional purposes only (i.e. seeing and blocking the sun). These days, they are as much of a statement accessory as any bag or chunky necklace. And you can get them in whatever flavor you like: ironic hipster, sexy librarian, wannabe celebrity…the possibilities are endless. But we can’t stop, won’t stop there. If you want to truly be on some next-level sh*t, it’s time to get down with the Glass. Google Glass that is. Or as I like to call it, the 3rd Eye because it can give you X-Ray vision. I'm just kidding, it can't do that. It's not Superman.

If you haven’t heard about Glass yet, I’m going to assume you’ve been living on a remote island without a smartphone. They are definitely trying to make Augmented Reality a thing, but I’m not sure if they’ve quite sold me on it yet. For one, that silly piece added to the front just looks distracting and brings to mind Lieutenant Geordi from Star Trek: The Next Generation. (As an aside, this is the second time we’ve brought up LeVar Burton on this blog…could it mean something?).

Apparently someone at Google Glass must agree that they have to step up their style game if people are going to be wearing these things on their face for all to see. In their first foray into the designer world, they will be launching a collaboration with American womenswear designer, Diane Von Furstenburg called DVF | Made for Glass. Check out a preview of some of the frames, which will be available on June 23 through Net-a-Porter. Now you tell me, would this be enough for you to start wearing these everywhere?