I'll give you a clue. . . the colour of the frames goes very well with my recent tendency to wear blue, as in these OOTD photos from the weekend (yes, once again I'm taking advantage of a hotel mirror whose lighting is so much better than what we have in our temporary quarters).
this tantalising post from last week. Yes, they're more conservative than the others, but the shape still has elements of the newer trends without my worrying that it will date too quickly -- at the cost of my prescription, that's a very important consideration -- and I absolutely love the colour.
One of the first to see these new frames IRL is the Absolutely Fabulous Melanie, of the Absolutely Fabulous Blog, Bag and a Beret. Melanie generously thought of me, a new Vancouver resident looking for friends in the city, and was Absolutely Fabulous enough to invite me to go to a movie last night with her and a friend. . . . Have you guessed which movie we might have seen?
Yes, and it was Absolutely Fabulous! To be honest, I didn't laugh anywhere near as much as the row of younger women beside me (this theatre does assigned seating, and by the time I purchased mine, online before the show, the ones near M were already sold). Seriously, I'd hesitate to sit on any of those theatre seats until they'd had a chance to dry out because I'm betting some laughed until they, well, you know, challenged their bladder beyond capacity. I've never seen an episode of the TV series, but I suspect that the movie would be even funnier if you knew all their characters, recognised some of the in-jokes. Never mind, there was plenty to chuckle at, and spotting all the fashion-world celebrities appearing as themselves was fun as well (not knowing that world terribly well, I know I missed a few, but Jean-Paul Gaultier walking the beach with a metal detector? That was pretty cute.
Just as entertaining, of course, was checking out the Absolutely Fabulous outfits of the audience in the lobby before and after the show. I'm hoping Melanie posts on this, although there wasn't much opportunity to take photos afterward. I managed to snap this quick Selfie with our celebrated Fashion Blogger and Sometime Model who was, of course, attired Absolutely Fabulously. (In case you're curious, my garb was comparatively conservative, chosen from what's available in my very curated, temporary-digs wardrobe: I wore a long black v-neck sweater over a gold silk-satin maxi skirt with Angelina Jolie slits -- the thigh-high slits on both sides of the front-centre panel give it a worrisome tendency to disappear between my legs with the slightest encouragement from the wind. My walk across the bridge to the show and back home again may have had enough Wardrobe Malfunction to warrant its own marquee title. . . .
Melanie and I are planning for a longer visit soon, and today I'm hanging out again with another new Vancouver friend I met through social media. So the friends-in-transition project is ongoing and rewarding and I'm ever so grateful to the blogging community, to the technology which makes it all possible, and to the open generosity of those who are willing to make room for new acquaintances in the middle (and late-middle, in my case) of our lives. More on that soon -- I want that conversation to continue, and thoughts are slowly becoming words which are slowly getting written. . . .a post before too long.
Another conversation I want to prolong is that around communication technologies, particularly as they're used in families, with a focus on how they're changing and have changed our interactions, whether in terms of access; or frequency, or timing and rhythm of use; or content. There is already much to mull about, much to nod our heads in recognition or raise our eyebrows in surprise at differences, over at my most recent post, and I'm hoping more of you might find time this weekend to chime in.
For now, I will leave you with this photo of Melanie and I and my new glasses. If you don't yet know her blog, I can assure you that it's a thoroughly entertaining, Absolutely Fabulous source of inspiration, as well as being an instant mood-lifter.
(Afterthought, as I attempt to round off to a fine finish here. May I ask you all a question? How useful do any of you find those questions we bloggers generally try to end with? You know the ones I mean, the kind designed to invite your input, the kind to prompt your comments. . . Sometimes they feel a bit too directive, a bit too forced, maybe even a lot too formulaic. . . I'm often tempted to abandon them. And yet I value, beyond what you will ever know, the feedback that happens here, and if those questions help build conversations as rich as the ones I've hosted lately, then I will keep trying to dream them up. Let me know if you have any thoughts on this. Otherwise, just respond as pleases you (as long as you're playing nice!). . . .