The Art of Being Attractively Unattractive

20 Feb

(HAT: Ross/ CARDIGAN: Animal Print; No Boundaries/ DRESS: Folded and Hung Philippines, from Mita Wee/ SHOES: Dolce Vita for Target/ PURSE: Miley Cyrus; from Roxi/ FRAMES: oversized; Icing/ NECKLACE: Philippines; from Mommy Babe/ BANGLES: Forever 21/ WATCH: Skagen, from Marco/RINGS: Owl from F21, Frog from Paulo)

Having fun with this generation’s version of the nerdy look.

Cardigan off…notice the cut-outs by the waist area.

Close up on those nerdy looking frames

Showing off the geometric cut-out on the sides

Statement Necklace from my groovy lola in Cebu. Mommy Babe—she’s the one who still rocks animal prints.

Reunited with my favorite owl ring and bangles that I left in Manila last June 2012. The Frog ring was one of the few rings my brother gave me for Christmas and the watch was a gift from my fiance, a very classy pick I might say.

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Dolce Vita booties for Target

Funny…I don’t recall ever wanting frames as big as these ones I’m wearing right now. Hooked up on Goosebumps and Sweet Valley back in the days, I took extra precaution not to mess up my eyes for the fear of wearing those hideous oversized glasses. Although my school didn’t tolerate bullying, what other people thought of me mattered…I didn’t wanna be classified as the batch NERD.

20 years ago, before Lasik even became a household term almost everyone associated thick black rimmed eyeglasses with  the word nerd. To me, being a nerd almost meant that you were prone to discreet bullying. For some reason those frames attracted a negative entity, it attracted a similar posse to that of the ‘Mean Girls’ who know nothing more but to talk about how awful you look. Instantly you’re made into a social outcast.  Well, who would’ve thought a few years fast forward these frames would even be considered as a fashion staple? At one point, every single teenager wanted to grab one of these things off the racks. Hah. Ironic.  Although the origin of the resurfacing of these frames being passed off as fashionable is very vague and questionable, I am somewhat grateful to whoever is or was responsible for it. The notion of the typical nerd is slowly being abolished, now nerds can be themselves…heck, nerds can even pass off their look as geek chic and sometimes get away with being fashionable.

Today, I choose to be a nerd. I am a nerd and fashionable at that too.

Here are some beautiful people rockin the nerd glasses:

Joe Jonas

Ann Hatahway

Johnny Depp

Scarlett Johansson

Jennifer Aniston

~Rhea

2 Responses to “The Art of Being Attractively Unattractive”

  1. Cassie Hunter February 20, 2013 at 2:50 am #

    Adorable! Those boots are killer.
    Cas @ crymsonclover.wordpress.com
    a fashion narrative

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