I Need New Birth Control

Leandra Medine | December 2, 2011

…Glasses, that is.

As it happens, poor vision has reared its ugly head in my direction and my eyes no longer function in their 20/20 alpha style. I’ll blame it on time spent in front of this computer screen trying to crack funny jokes, make weird faces and please you. See? Never say I don’t love you. I’ve given up vision for you…vision! In any case, I’m not one to sulk in misery so I’ll turn my new handicap into a reason to shop, shop, shop (U.S. economy, never say I don’t love you, either) and ask you freaks to help me pick out some rad new frames. I’ve been an advocate of the birth control spec since I first laid eyes on Steve Urkel and while I won’t lie, I have a few pairs that have been allotted extra repeller points simply because they are non-prescription, it’s time to get serious. The above photo is from the Warby Parker Holiday Bazaar launch party that took place earlier this past week. Those dudes are doing great things, partnering with Suno and what have you. But back to what’s important, do you like these for my eyeballs? They’re called the Tenley. And, you know every time you buy a pair of Warby Parker specs a pair is donated to someone in need. They’re also only $95. Love a guilt free deal. So, what do you say?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04893470294529632614 xxM

    Cute! I looove oversized glasses!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16552471224618674532 MIRIAM

    Nice glasses!

    Fashion Crazy Ball and My Facebook Page

  • http://www.beautifymylifeblog.com Jessica @ Beautify My Life

    They're slightly ridiculous, but I think that's the point. I give a thumbs up.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07739088077317339849 jilli

    totally almost got those myself. <3!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04829894196706013641 What is Reality Anyway?

    hahaha, love the tweet that lead me here

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07926800315815123182 Natalia Fernandes

    Forever gorgeous! xo

  • http://horseandfeather.wordpress.com michaela

    more options please! but these are for sure cute too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06751056646800096858 nicole
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11286149288842617111 Lia

    i love your glasses! very nerd chic

    Glass of Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12918661464750203232 Doni Brown
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14406485785686364114 Elizabeth


  • http://dearkeithharing.com Amanda

    Yeah glasses! I just wrote an entry with a bunch of killer frames:


    Check it out, I like the Selima cat-eyes. They have glitter in them and are sick. cough cough.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08714912602577982966 www.thewowie.com

    Those are presh…

  • http://culturekitty.com Culture Kitty
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría

    You look really good with it!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04156054647352049869 C

    I have a thing for Moscot's, especially the vintage collection. And the option to "try them on" on the site is pretty fun..


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07793268990920847003 Isabel

    Cute ones! Need to get new frames too.

    Isabel x

    "I" is for Isabel

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11059775998363519154 Caitlin

    the monocle would probably be the most man-repellent, but these just do so well with a trench.


  • http://thrillofthechaise.com/ thrillofthechaise.com

    Love. I'm obsessed with my Warbys.



  • http://stylecroissant.blogspot.com/ Style Croissant

    I like them but I'd pick something more preppy than 50's. But it's your style so rock it 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03478806963221576991 Fashionista

    Cute frames!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06519466994145105320 Bre

    Geeky chic!

  • Anonymous


    I got a pair of Warbys over the summer, a nice bright green pair. The eyes have it!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16629867928734492293 Tami

    Geekiness at its absolute finest (but your winning smile is hard to dim) ~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00536053319735564068 The F Girl

    I was expecting a complete glasses fashion show with you parading around with all kinds of glass wear. Ofcourse here and there layering them, without question.

    But I think these look great. You probably don't want to hear you look very pretty, do you?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02737163812469633308 Sania Cuk

    of the finest men repelleing tools out there fo sure! I tried to hint to certain someone I might be buying one of these at some point…suddenly we had an elephant in the room.

    p.s Try on a few more so 'we' can make up our minds 😉


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01857198373293387490 things – collection
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06935177585934005255 Habiba. J

    I love Warby Parker glasses, they are so stylish and the knowing someone gets a free pair makes me guilt-free. I'm planning on getting a pair of sunglasses from them, there so gorgeous. I would love it if you checked out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09952220382126913488 Kira Lilly
  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    these are adorable… I wear contacts but these at night and on days I want to look extra intellectual hehe… need this pair stat!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06275266418862832332 Mary

    I LOVE warby parker!! can't wait to help you pick out some new shades! PLus, I've been in the market for some myself lately!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17582122457265991722 Ojla

    sorrry but they will definitely kill the birth possibility…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00325841470229145960 internodiciotto

    i am a glassy freaky girl too! have some persol ones and love them! in turtle! YAP! the warby parkers are really nice!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06141357857458306049 James Gerrard

    I don't know what is creepier in the photo, your sinister teeth smile or the glasses. Since I actually like the glasses, I'm gonna say the pedo-smile. 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    I actually really love these glasses. snazzzyyyy


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17307750287416918321 Closet Fashionista

    I love them! And I have a feeling I need glasses too because I spend all day in front of the computer… XD

  • Anonymous

    No! They are eating your face!

    In purposefully dorky plastic frames, try Prada or Versace, or for attractive cheapies, a brand named Oliver Winston.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13340220316930238633 Hillary

    Poyfect! I love those!


  • Anonymous
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10807862064389810409 heidimar

    Have loved Warby Parker since reading about them in the New York Times in 2010. Unfortunately, they do not locate themselves north of the border. Very sad, yes, and I envy all you NYCers for having them so close by. And TMR so close by… Just saying. But, as a fellow blindee who gets the "sexy librarian" tag all the time (can't even go to the bar without my specs), I'd like to say go a bit smaller: Colton (bright orange, hullow!), Preston, Webb, Beckett, and Crosby. Those shapes would rock on you. They also happen to be my faves but, hey, I'm just the librarian in Canada…

  • http://www.kylehepp.com/blog Kyle

    You look so nerdy cute in those glasses.

    I am a wedding photographer and my dream in life is photograph your wedding. Because please tell me that once you're married, you won't stop trying to repel your groom? Also please tell me that there will be a big white dress…with layers? Pretty please?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10807862064389810409 heidimar

    PS: Also, the monocle? Has to be TMR approved, just has to. Maybe you should get one (or two) of those made and revolutionize the nerd.

  • victoria saulovich

    Eye candy.
    xoxo victoria saulovich

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17183390012533455951 čudna

    i just found out that i`m a man repeller myself… so that`s that!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02004474407720975011 sammi burley (chase.dakota)
  • Anonymous

    go forth and buy them birth control glasses! I will wear mine to a party tonight in solidarity:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15588937421573926958 Zoey H

    I say yes.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13340912199826084265 Stela ALVES

    Very beautiful glasses!!
    Street Style by Stela

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08802460803153602951 karina


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06724452797799107519 Sarah

    Warby Parkers are so great! Unfortunately I work at an optometrist and it would be really awkward if I wore someone else's frames! You should definitely look at some cats eye frames!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06168084286393759971 Jackie G.Loves

    thanks for losing your vision for us! haha I'm pleased to follow your blog everyday! 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08181477137063502942 lucillejoy

    Adore these, I've got massive glasses on my christmas list. I figure if I have to wear glasses then I might as well wear the biggest, thickest, nerdiest frames I can


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12310657550232618239 cole

    i like them the price is right and they flare at the top corners to make them feminine yet they are so steve urkle

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 Trips & Treasures

    I usually like big glasses, but I'm not so sure about these. More photos please 🙂

    fashion & lifestyle in Belgium

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16466610756113535668 Annie

    DUHH! Sex machine! Tom's the shoe company also has glasses and does a similar thing! They have some great shades too! xoxo http://trendsneversleep.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04781424137893196351 Remove before flight

    The nerd look suits you!

  • Anonymous

    Love it!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17847162552898441171 nadja

    great blog 🙂
    love those big nerd glasses I have a similar one 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04007364825338739929 The life after

    You look great with these glasses! Well done!

    The Life After

  • http://blog.ucloset.com/ Darlene

    You look good in anything! That said… think the "fillmore tennesse whiskey" frame from warbyparker would look great on you. I like the two tone cause its more dynamic, and a perfect year round style. (link below)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07988668595963533305 Jenny

    You have to write a book! Your blog is soooo gorgeous!Be proud with your glaces! 😉

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03762352171301774387 Pola Katelu
  • http://www.dressmysoul.com CAMILLA

    Wow, cool glasses.

    I'm from Brazil and I love, love, love your blog.
    Your man repeller way of life it's so cool and funny. You're amazing and you have a wonderful sense of style. Such an inspiration.

    Stop by sometime in my brazilian blog.


  • Nicky

    NO NO NO NO NO LEANDRA! Pleeeease don't start wearing ridiculous hipster glasses!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00236420927448153039 Nuar

    Yea, I like those glasses, they give you an bussineswoman appeal. As for your generous sacrifice, I just hope you'll take care of poor posture, now! Besos, María José


  • Anonymous


    Manrepeller, are LV condoms man-getters or man-repellers? On the one hand, condoms -> sex, but on the other hand, men hate condoms. So…?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03719587000595674662 LadyLux

    love them, they look great on you!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17743412261082252157 Miranda

    love them! glasses are so much fun

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15235755566305774338 Audrey (hkittygirl)

    Join the club! I gave up vision for good grades in school! XD

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00092148782985182632 Carmen M


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13292288905219648672 nikki

    those glasses seal the deal,


    nikki from http://carry-on-couture.blogspot.com

  • http://sickcitywindows.com Dani

    Go for it, they are just another great way to showcase your styling capabilities, from your eyeballs to your toes!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10953651000115069757 NIGEL NO TRENDS

    You look like Carine Roitfeld's distant cousin who has a penchant for calculus. So they're amazing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07650486939448955178 lucia m
  • http://www.lamodeoperandi.blogspot.com La Mode Operandi


    the very first photo. "man repeller" frames all the way

  • Anonymous

    you should write about what to wear: on your birthday!! repelling addition

  • http://annaunderthesun.tumblr.com Anna

    My warby parkers are so man-repelling that a man actually offered to buy me another pair.

  • Anonymous

    I've also got a similar pair of glasses and I love them. I think you should buy them. Geek Chic ♥

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06377643620394466150 nonnapuffo

    ♡I love it so much!!!!!!!
    from your follower! ♡

  • http://www.wearareyougoing.com catherine

    the one's you're wearing are pretty rad, but nyc based moscot frames are my favorite. check out their website: moscot.com. I think you'd really like their "Glenda" or "Bummi" frames. xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17735896581791951670 takeachicpill

    geek chic and birth control all in one: perfect!;)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15308862608320193108 Lola

    When I was a child I used to get things wrong on purpose during my eye tests, JUST so I can have glasses and I almost cried with excitement when I was told I was gonna get braces, I am so jealous right now!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05769955100292207091 iamthelostwanderer

    I love these! I went to the website and got a few pairs for the try on at home option! Wonderful charity and amazing glasses, all around win!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04717852922438832846 geena katherine

    So cute!

  • Anonymous

    LOVE. Lighter color would be better, though (i.e. brown rather than black.) The black is a little to harsh on your face.

  • Anonymous


  • http://www.salonsens.pl/index.php Aga

    Love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15256500395087486698 The Blossom Shed

    I have a pair of oversized non-prescription glasses that everyone laughs at but I love – they're like a mask when I feel like hiding a bit – a different personality! And I like your name for them – in my family "birth control" is what we call younger siblings. It really does work too:)


  • Becca C

    if i could copy anybody's specs it would be those of lucy chadwick's!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17847162552898441171 nadja

    just wanted to say that I'm pretty sure that I love you. not as a lesbian more as a fashion freak.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04601282016321440832 VALENTINA CORRADINI

    beautiful glasses!

    But I commented because in this photo you can see that Kristen Bell likes your coat: http://www.thevoguediaries.com/2011/12/kristen-bell-and-rachel-bilson-at-fedex.html
    love from Italy! Valentina

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04829894196706013641 What is Reality Anyway?

    the uglier the better in my book, so much more fun that way!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09383840833706569858 Ella

    such cute glasses, and the photograph is beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04525325341947535124 pushbutton

    i have these!!–they are the loveliest shade of navy blue.
    big ups to warby parker, that is some quality shit for a mere 95 clams. they even let you try on five pairs at home. okay, i'll shut up now that i'm sounding like a WP commercial.

  • Catie in Carven

    I like them, but I'm also loving the idea of the half spectacle magnifying glass!

  • http://artintolife.net Diana

    Yes, you can't go wrong with oversized black glasses. But Vera Wang also makes some killer frames!

  • Anonymous

    i tried reading through some of these but lost all patience! love the frames, i found mine at bonlook.com and iii am in love!
    xo daniela

  • Anonymous

    They are you, manrepeller. To a T!

  • http://www.dressedwell.co.uk DressedWell

    Love them. So cute.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01461624503951975673 Janna

    I don't really need new glasses, but would love to have an alternate pair such as yours, how fun!

  • http://hauteeyes.com Caitlin

    Loving these specs!! So cute you are!


  • Anonymous

    I had a pair very similar to these in the late '80s/early 90s, but I'm a guy. Back then women wore glasses that looked more like butterflies, with the sides attached toward the bottom of the lens. Those were industrial strength man repellers. Main thing I wanted to say is that I enjoy your blog immensely. You are very funny and write splendidly. Thank you very much for the laughs.

    Owen, who didn't understand what "profile" meant so had to choose "Anonymous"

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17130618648213567510 R. C.

    thank for making my day-no-my week with this post.

    (said i, while wearing my birth control glasses)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09539075435234075008 She Wore It Well

    Welcome to blindness. I'm -4.75 and deteriorating! Woe is me.

  • http://luvvleighb.wordpress.com/ luvvleighb

    I am definitely a fan! My vision is fine and I want to get some!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12143862457632911822 pelin

    Love it. I have a very similar one for about 5 years now. Still love to wear it.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/sh0o1ncvv571EKWNNRS4xZbjScPlRwZvqsoFRw-- Snezana Mahoney

    Heavy glasses give me a bright red mark on my nose. Extra man-repulsive.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15090529649210973346 Lo

    Love them!
    Thank you for giving up your vision for my amusement. What a champ!

  • Anonymous

    they look great!

  • Dafne Ortiz

    Love them!!!! My friends (male and female) dont get me when I tell them and show them this type of glasses for me…I dont need them yet for my vision but LOVE them for looks…is that crazy??? greetings from Mexico. This is my first post to your blog!!!

  • Anonymous

    You're lovely. love your way of writing.

  • http://www.alexieaguildds.com/ west hollywood cosmetic dentist

    I was literally just at the optometrist trying on 30 different pairs of glasses looking for the perfect frames…I'll look at that website and see if they have anything I like. Love buying from companies that help others!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15633711609816622689 shahrukh

    This blog is a great source of information which is very useful for me. Thank you very much.


  • http://www.opsm.com.au/ optician

    Those glasses really fit the shape of your face, you look beautiful. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/SemiPrescient Andy Ajonjoli

    the Midnight blue pair is so good.