Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Gothic Optician's Lucky 14: New Temple Designs

A very good evening to you, my spooky, kooky, and near/farsighted readers!

Thanks to the unseasonably cold and snowy March weather in my neck of the woods, we had very few patients and a rather slow day at my clinic.

As a result, I was left with some spare time (for once!), where I was inspired to work on some of my own designs. I decided to start by focusing on temples, because this is the part of the frame that allows the most design. Now, please keep in mind these are sketches, drafts if you will, so they're far from perfect, but they give a glimpse of what all I've got going on inside my mind. See if you can find the significance of each name.
Crypto, Gears, and Steele

Depecher and Whimsy

Alice, Little Crumpet, and Brandon

Baast, Batavia (named after an exceptionally beautiful woman I know), and Medusa

Celeste, Akasha, and Neo (probably my favorite concept)

 And just because pictures are fun, here are some old ones of me in various specs. =)

Back to the main topic, before I stray too far with my own senses of narcissism and nostalgia,  I will be adding more designs, including frame fronts, as well as additional temple designs. Please leave a comment if there are other gothic themes you'd like to see incorporated into a frame design.

Until next time, Drearies..
 Sea, the Gothic Optician, A.B.O.C.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Good to be back!

A very happy Saturday and a good morning to my dark and dreadful followers!

After a long hiatus with a lot of ideas on new topics, I'm back. =)

What have I been up to, you may ask? Mostly redecorating my apartment, buying a new and fancy bed, and work, work, work- which isn't all bad, since it gives me new inspiration for this very blog.

 I found a funky and fantastic frame a while back that's somewhat growing on me. This model, Just Cavalli's JC0458, is surprisingly compatible with moderately high myopic (very, very nearsighted) prescriptions, such as my own -7.00 script, if done in a high index material. If done in a 1.67 index (be sure to request it from your optician), it will still be relatively thin and light, despite the big "geek chic" style frame.

Not the *best* picture, but you get the idea.
Of course, as with my Eco frame, I still have to make the uber-tough decision of black vs. red. Thoughts?

 And while we're on the topic of readers' thoughts, I'm considering making a Facebook page for The Gothic Optician, just to interact with you all better since I know a few of you don't have a blogger account. What do you guys and ghouls think?

 So, what have I got in the works for my blog so far? I'm considering sharing with you all my personal sketches of glasses designs.. who knows, maybe some frame company will see them and start making them. I don't care about compensation, I just want to see cool glasses out on the market! XD  I also have a few more Featured Goth in Glasses in the works, along with more frame reviews, more neat eye-related topics, and maybe a bit of DIY thrown in there, too! And let's not forget the good ol' gawth stuff. Yay, gawth stuff!

On that note, I will leave you with images of some beautiful hearses.

Have a great and safe week, Darklings!
Sea, the Gothic Optician, A.B.O.C.