I was having a look at the last editions and trying to figure out a pattern in eyewear. I failed at that. I did however realize two major waves: Steampunk and creatively aloof looks, or dress as you like, after all, this festival is a fully judgment free zone/society.
So the Steampunk characters have a lot to do with the general mood of the festival. In case you’re unfamiliar with the word, Steampunk is a sub genre of Science Fiction that mixes technology and design from early 19th century steam run machines. Most literature describes the Steampunk as a post apocalyptic era with no energy other than steam. This description fits in lovely with the scenery devised at the Playa. Most Steampunk specs are round, have lateral protection, and some, really go over the top like the kaleidoscope versions. If you are into motorbikes or climbing, your regular specs with lateral leather will do just fine. Granted sand storms are HUGE, you will want to protect your eyes as much as possible, and needles to say that the sun shines hard. Ideal scenario: Glacier inspired specs with UV filter dark lenses.
Nonetheless, comfort is clearly not in any of the goer’s agendas. You’re there to camp, shower as little to none as possible, maybe starve, and have an amazing time whilst enacting your craziest, sexiest and most aloof character. Having said so, this is the perfect spot for you to take out impressive specs, ones that might be hard to coordinate with your otherwise urban attire. In fact I suggest you get hold of one of these funky and very original specs from the likes of Parasite eyewear (who constantly re-interpret the future), Mercura NYC (on the verge of excessive baroque), Percy Lau (who might as well have exited a Sci Fi movie), Coco and Breezy (who encourage you to open your third eye chakra), A-Morrir (bedazzled masochism) or Fak by Fak (who take gamification onto eyewear), give them a try at Burning Man and up your specs game after the music festival as well.
Futurism is grand, and shields are great at telling this story. If your overall look is on the metal, crazy futuristic side, do have a look at eyewear masks and shields.
Love is in the air and probably all around, so nothing more appropriate that heart shaped specs.
You can always style a pair of ski googles or style around them and look fabulous and be comfortable. The ones with mirrored lenses are a festival favorite.
Tubular metal with colored lenses is are great pick. Especially designs that have an industrial feel to them. These are great specs to be worn at Burning Man and long after as well. Vintage 80s and 90s shapes are a must have and a great tip to invest in.
Bottom line: Enjoy the show and WEAR YOUR SPECS!
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Wearing specs is a lot like learning to walk in high heels. Takes love and practice, and maybe some pointers along the way.
Trust me, I wasn’t born wearing extravagant specs like these. I was once very shy and all I could bear were black or tortoise glasses. Give time I learned that I could actually use bold eyewear to hid by shyness, when you pick up something like these RVS’s, you’re going to draw attention to your face much more to what you say. Its a shield. Any how, it took balls, literally and 12 years to get here. That’s why learning to appreciate cool eyewear and developing the backbone to sport them is along, but VERY fulfilling process. Join me!
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Entre os dias 30 de agosto e 7 de setembro a cidade de Black Rock, no deserto de Nevada, FERVE. E não é só de calor. A cidade é tomada pelo épico e mítico festival cultural que tem em seu cerne a auto expressão, arte, criatividade sem limites e descobertas pessoais .
Mais de 65 mil pessoas se encontram no Burning Man para proclamar e explorar a liberdade e o amor, em suas mais diversas formas. Um pouco Woodstock? Maybe. Mas com muita tecnologia, em um cenário lunar, digamos que no cruzamento entre Mad Max e Alice no País das Maravilhas, com um toque de Priscilla a Rainha do Deserto.
O palco (pois Black Rock vira uma Babel, onde todos querem ver e ser fotografados) abriga os dançarinos New-Age, os hedonistas, os idealistas, os hippies, os junkies e, sim, os fashionistas.
Junte suas plumas, suas camurças, seus couros e se prepare para muito topless. Tudo pode e todos são bem vindos neste cenário que procria e exala inspiração e trocas de todos os tipos. Neste universo lúdico, sem referências, modismos ou julgamento, nada mais propício que explorar óculos cuja ousadia está traduzida no design.
Separamos algumas peças verdadeiramente magníficas para qualquer ocasião. Mas, sabendo que nem todos têm (ainda) coragem de desfilar estes pares por ruas pacatas e asfaltadas, nada mais propício que fazer um ‘test-drive’ no Burning Man.
“I’m not a virgin anymore!”–yelled by one of our camp-mates as she makes playa angels on the ground once we’re finally let in.
What is the importance of wearing sunglasses, and especially in educating young children to use them? Dr. Helena Ricci explains.
First of all you need to differentiate the use of simple dark glasses, from sunglasses with ultraviolet (UV) protection. Many people buy sunglasses without checking if they actually have UV protection. Often they buy tem from street vendors or unreliable suppliers with very low prices that may be misleading to the consumer. In addition, the fact that the lens is more or less dark has nothing to do with its UV protection. Some transparent eyeglasses, polarized, colorful, and even contact lenses can have UV protection (which should be complemented by the use of sunglasses).
The Ultraviolet rays, particularly UVA and UVB, are part of sunlight to which we are exposed to throughout our lives. They can cause cumulative damage over the years in body tissues. Therefore, it is essential to use sunscreen and also glasses with 99-100% of UVA and UVB protection. In children it is recommended that the sunglasses are made of more resistant lenses to avoid trauma and accidents during falls.
The following conditions may be associated with prolonged exposure to UVB and UVA rays:
– Lesions on the skin of the eyelid.
– Cataract: lens opacity (transparent lens inside the eye) that may need surgical correction.
– Pinguecula and pterygium : small proliferations of the conjunctiva (tissue lining the eye) that may need surgical correction.
– Macular Degeneration : change of the retina in the main area of vision (internal tissue of the eye that senses light / images and sends them to the brain) with gradual vision loss, progressive and irreversible .
Therefore, it is recommended that everyone wear glasses with UVA and UVB protection all year round! When exposed to intense sunlight on the beach, skiing or in day to day activities. When in doubt, consult your ophthalmologist.