What should you do when you are short-sighted, but you can’t find any glasses frames that meet your exact aesthetic requirements? If you are Victoria Beckham, you take matters into your own hands and create the pair (or pairs) you have been searching for.
Even though she is photographed wherever she goes around the world, photographers rarely catch a snap of Victoria Beckham in her prescription glasses (see below for a few lesser spotted be-spectacled VB pics!).
The former Spice Girl is often seen in over sized sunglasses, but never steps out in glasses she needs for being near-sighted because she feels too self-conscious about how they look.
“I do need to wear glasses but I haven’t found glasses that suit me or that I particularly like,” she told fashion magazine WWD.
The fashion designer has got round this problem by designing a range of eyewear herself. “I’ve always been quite self-conscious, so that’s why I’ve decided to do them myself,” she said.
The spring/summer 2013 collection was launched this week, with six styles being manufactured with Cutler and Gross. The production process is particularly rigorous with each pair going through four weeks of production, 37 assembly processes and undergoing two stages of hand polishing.
Fans of Victoria’s style will remember that she launched a line of sunglasses in 2009, so this collection is set to be just as classic, feminine and stylish. There will be superlight metal aviators, as well as heavier square shapes (which the star has claimed are she and her husband’s favourite pair) while the overall palette for the range is black, tortoise, topaz, yellow and forest green. Each style will come in three colourways with pearl oyster interior lining and a diamond ‘V’ features on the top of each frame.
Victoria, who is rumoured to be preparing for a reunion performance with the Spice Girls at the London 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony, said that she is looking forward to wearing products from her own range from now on, joking that, “it’ll be nice to see where I’m going for once.”
The glasses will retail from £295 to £340 and are expected to go on sale in January.