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Read the latest blog from our #LoveGlasses squad. Here, Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka, shares how she really feels about her specs. 

CINDY

Back in the day, when I was a youth, I would never even have considered edging into a wedding in specs. In 1999 (feeling old), glasses essentially equalled a work-like aesthetic with no room for words like: sass, fun, edgy (not sure that’s ‘cool’), playful and stylish.

CINDY
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Then one day I decided it was time to get a job and dress up ‘like an adult’ – I invested in a badly-tailored suit on my travels to Bangkok and went with a pair of specs. It was 2000 and I hit the new millennium with glasses planted firmly on my chops. Seeing truly was believing.

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Love Moschino LM 22

A decade passed and I didn’t feel myself without my specs on. Then I launched Mother Pukka and my logo shows me wearing specs with a slick of red lippy. 

Instead of being something I had to wear, they became something I wanted to wear – so much so they are centre stage of my working life - and yes, I wore them to weddings, birthdays, bar mitzvahs and any other social occasion that required sight. We were as one.

Love Moschino LM 22
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But like my wardrobe, I don’t just have one frock for all occasions. I love the new Kylie Minogue range for taking you seamlessly from day to night. I have the ‘ombre’ pair for posh events – like my sister’s wedding where I needed clear vision for getting on a boat after a few glasses of fizz.

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KAREN MILLEN SUN RX

A pair of prescription sunnies is also a good idea for summer shindigs. I’m a big fan of Karen Millen frames for giving that St Tropez, just stepped-off a yacht vibe. 

KAREN MILLEN SUN RX