EYESPOT Trunkshow

Outfit Details: pinstripe crop top, current air/asos. eyelet metal detail shirt, boohoo/asos. contrast detail skirt, monki/asos. shoes, lost ink/asos.

This is a little overdue, but I wanted to talk about my experience a couple of weeks ago at the EYEPOT Trunk Show event featuring the Italian Eyewear brand Mondelliani!

EYESPOT is a local and independent luxury optical boutique located at The Street in Chesnut Hill, MA. The company carries a wide variety of frames from independent designers around the world. Pretty neat right? They serve as style consultants and have in-house ophthalmologists.

The event I attended was for EYESPOT’s first pop-up line! It is called the EYESPOT X Collection which features different eyewear brands from around the world that are in the store for a limited time.

Their website states:

THE EYESPOT X COLLECTION IS DESIGNED TO SATISFY OUR FASHION-FORWARD CUSTOMER’S DEMAND FOR HANDPICKED EYEWEAR THAT EXUDES AN ATTITUDE OF STYLE AND QUALITY. EVERY PIECE IS A WORK OF ART. EVERY PIECE TELLS A STORY.

Mondelliani was created by the Mondello Family in Rome, Italy. According to EYESPOTS website, this eyewear line “reflects culture, good taste, and whimsy in every pair.”

And boy do I agree!

The designers of the Mondelliani line, Federico Mondello and his family member, Roberta, flew in from Rome, Italy, to visit EYESPOT and interact with the customers and share their line at the store.

The event was lovely! The EYESPOT storefront is bright, beautiful, and aesthetically pleasing. Its decor is elegant and classy. As soon as you walk in you feel like you’re in a high-end environment.

My boyfriend, Peter, and I attended the event together and I don’t know about him, but I was super excited and nervous to meet the designers and try on their glasses. There was a huge wall of Mondelliani frames right as you walked in and I did not know where to begin.

I was a little overwhelmed with the styles, colors, and shapes because I typically don’t branch out with my glasses. For those of you who may not know, yes, I do wear prescription glasses. Do not be fooled by some of my blog photos! At work, I’m in front of a computer and usually can’t stand wearing contact lenses because they DRY MY EYES OUT.

Anyway, the reason I don’t usually get too crazy with my look is that I like to stick to a classic and versatile style with a little twist. I also have the hardest time finding frames that fit my face and I’m a little picky. I was introduced to Federico and Roberta after Peter and I studied the frames a bit. Federico was interested in my blog and my style and I was not expecting him or anyone to be asking me what I like. It was nice because it made me feel like he wanted to get to know me more and potentially help me pick out frames that fit my personality.

Federico was interested in my blog and my style and I was not expecting him or anyone to be asking me what I’m interested in. It was nice because it made me feel like he wanted to get to know me more and potentially help me pick out frames that fit my personality.

I spoke to Federico and Roberta about the types of glasses I like –just to fill you in, I’m  into clear and tortoise frames. It’s as simple as that. Oh, and I like frames that fit my face. I DON’T like when my eyebrows are covered when I wear glasses. It’s a pet peeve of mine…

After sharing my likes and dislikes, Roberta immediately began styling me. She handed me frame after frame and I think I fell in love with all of them. I tried on frames that were in my comfort zone and others that were avant-garde that I didn’t think I could pull off.

Roberta even pulled Peter aside and started handing him a bunch of frames. We were having a lot of fun and I loved the way they interacted not only with Peter and me but with other customers in the store. It was a great experience and I’m definitely interested in owning a pair, though just based on my budget right now the price point is a little high BUT they are quality frames.

My favorite pair I tried on has to be the clear mirrored sunglasses. I NEED THEM! Maybe someday…

xoxo Aline Chaprazian

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