Managing to juggle being a full-time mum with her many creative pursuits, our next Style Ambassador has been a big fan of our frames for a while now. Gisborne-based Phoebe Gander dabbles in everything from painting to photography, while always remembering to rock a pair of our stylish specs.
We caught up with the arty mumma about everything from her fave Instagram accounts, why round is definitely the new square when it comes to specs and how Ricky Gervais would be her ideal holiday companion…
Name & Nickname: Phoebe, Pheebs
Home base: Gisborne, New Zealand, but orginally from Devon in the UK.
Current occupation: Full time mum, part time artist/photographer/maker of nice things/very slack blogger.
What inspires me: The sea, my kids, windy walks on the beach with my family, laughing with my friends/sister on Skype, good food, looking through our photographs of the foreign places I’ve been, and dreaming of the future and places I’d love to visit/live…
My glasses collection consists of: Four pairs of specs and two pairs of prescription sunnies.
I chose the pair of glasses I’m wearing because: I fell in love with the bamboo arms! And I have been wearing square glasses for about three years so I decided to go for round this time. Round is the new square I think! I like big lenses so that I don’t get distracted by the frames.
Frame Style: Derek Cardigan 7040 in Dark Tortoise
Round is the new square I think! I like big lenses so that I don’t get distracted by the frames.
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Get someone to take a photo of you with the glasses on, side and front view, as that way you can be more objective than when looking in a mirror. Also, don’t be afraid to pick something a little different and adventurous. Life’s too short for boring glasses! And with online places like Clearly you can easily afford to have a ‘fun’ weekend pair!
Glasses are an important part of your outfit because: I like wearing them, to me they’re like another accessory along with earrings, it means I rarely bother with make-up.
My favourite online source for style inspiration is: Pinterest, Instagram, ASOS
My favourite fashion trend of the moment is: With two busy boys I’m usually lucky if I manage to leave the house without a food stain on my top! Life’s a bit busy for following fashion trends, however I do have a weakness for the colour mint and an Aztec print.
If I could go on holiday with anyone in the world, it would be: Aside from my family – umm, Ricky Gervais would be good company I think. His laugh is so infectious!
Sunglasses Style: LOVE L7001S in Black
Get someone to take a photo of you with the glasses on, side and front view, as that way you can be more objective than when looking in a mirror.
I would describe my personal style as: Messy, colourful, eclectic.
My current style muse is: A wonderful artist/maker on Instagram called Ariel Alasko, everything she does is efforlessly cool. Even her name is cool, dammit!
Favourite city to go shopping is: Bristol in the UK – but that’s possible due to the comany I’d go with, chatting over a cuppa and cake usually presides over shopping!
Final word: Never, ever take yourself too seriously 😉