When I was young, I felt things sharper, focused easily, everything had meaning and time went by slowly, especially when waiting for my Instyle Magazine to arrive. Once in my hands, I would sit in my room and take in every image and word of the publication. Nowadays, my fashion magazines sit under my coffee table for months before I get to them. I realized the other day I was reading a July issue... from last year.
A lot has changed in sixteen years, especially my personal style, but I have to admit, I would still wear my "Meg Ryan" looks inspired by her characters in Addicted to Love and French Kiss. In my teens, I was in complete adoration of these characters' style, and in some cases I directly copied her outfits and accessories, including her blue tinted round sunglasses. For most people, round sunglasses conjure up the sixties and the image of John Lennon sporting the circular dark shades, but for me, it will always be Meg Ryan.
To my delight, round frames are creeping up in stores and Tom Ford sunglasses has designed a fabulous pair with an aviator flavor. I know Ford's version is not tinted blue and although I still love the light shade of Meg Ryan's pair in French Kiss, they don't actually keep the sun out of my eyes. It wasn't a problem when I was fourteen, it's not like I was driving, but now that I am all grown up with a vehicle, I need dark sunglasses to keep the sun out of my eyes and my car on the road.
Circular sunglasses work best with strong jaws and defined cheek bones. Round faces with soft lines will be overwhelmed by the additional roundness. Also, keep in mind that there are some overly large round sunglasses out there and they are not flattering on anyone. They make you look like a bee. Best to get the round glasses on the smaller side.