I may be woefully behind the times, but I’ve just recently discovered the eyewear creations by designer Fenigan London, of House of London.Â The line features highly detailed primwork and dinstinctive styling with influences of Paris and Milan. Â A variety of color and tint options are conveniently available for each style via simple touch scripting. Â Here you see the “Bella” style, which has low, wide rectagular lenses, rounded top and bottom, thickly framed at the top but otherwise rimless. Â A variety of lens tint and frame color options are available for this style; I’m wearing them with black colored frames, at left with dark shaded (not opaque) lenses, at right with the lenses tinted red. Â As you can see, the color tints are quite subtle.
The “Eilia” style shown here immediately made me imagine myself cruising around Rome on my V–sorry, my Bespa, admiring and waving to all the beautiful people. Â Ciao, bella! Â I feel just like Eddie Izzard.
This style’s lens tint is dark as you see here and cannot be changed, but the frames and frame detailing can be changed to a variety of different colors via touch scripting–just click on the glasses and select the options you want from the menu.Â Â As always, glasses are unlikely to fit you perfectly “out of the box,” but all styles are completely moddable for size, and copiable so you can make a backup before adjusting.
The square lenses of “Keniso” are set off by thin, gracefully curved wire earpieces. Â As shown here, the lenses are shaded, but lens tint and frame color options are again available by touch. Â These frames are far too delicate for me to get away with wearing in real life–I’d certainly destroy them almost immediately. Â But in SL…you never sit on your glasses. Â Not that I’ve ever done that, mind you.Â
“Tauno” is perhaps the most traditional of the styles I’m covering here, but it’s as beautifully executed as the others. Â The simple round lenses won’t obscure your eyes, and the rimless frame construction promises to be a minimal distraction from your carefully slider-tweaked face. Â Shown with red-tinted lenses, but a variety of color options are available as before.
Similar to “Bella,” but still a unique design in its own right, “Zogue” features a strong horizontal top frame that lines up precisely with the earpieces, making the glasses a unified whole.Â The more delicate secondary bridge wire across the nose rounds out the design without adding bulk. Â This is an exceptionally well balanced design, and one of my favorites from the collection. Â Once again, lens and frame color can be changed by touch.
These and other great styles, all priced at L$149, are available at House of LondonÂ (Final Destiny 91, 113, 23).
Photographed on location at Barcelona Marketplace?(Barcelona del Oeste 161, 156, 23).