Iconic Glasses in Film

Ray-Ban Aviator

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These long-lived glasses show no sign of slowing down; instead, they continue to be iconic specs in popular culture. Embracing their pilot heritage, the specs’ notable appearances in Top Gun these frames will deflect glare and attract attention.

Persol 714

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Movie star and film legend Steve McQueen has made numerous impacts on the fashion world, but perhaps none of which are as iconic as his Persol 714 model sunglasses. Popularizing the ingeniously practical folding design, these shades, with their recognizable blue tint, will remain timeless.

Gargoyles ANSI Classics

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Probably unknown to most, these sunnies serve to protect the eyes from more than just the sun. Built to withstand high-velocity strikes, the Gargoyles made their own impact on the film and fashion industry when Arnold Schwarzenegger wore them in The Terminator. Looking at current fashion trends with wide, frameless face-shield style lenses, there is no doubt that these glasses were ahead of their time and continue to serve to influence modern designs.

Ray-Ban Wayfarer

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It is impossible to forget the classic square design of the Wayfarers, sported by Hollywood talents and normal citizens alike. Never seeming to go out of style, these frames embody the meaning of the word “shades” as evidenced by their undoubtedly cool owners in The Blues Brothers and Baby Driver.

Disposable Memories

Disposable Memories

The comeback of disposable cameras and the precious memories they hold

As Instagram has taken over the world, photos have taken a new meaning. Photos are not as unique as they are instantly taken and posted for everyone to see. Disposable cameras are exciting as you build anticipation, waiting to see how your pictures have come out. Fujifilm, a leading brand for disposable cameras, states that it has seen a rapid increase in sales over the past two years. Influencers have been increasingly using these cameras and popularizing this method of photography. History is bound to repeat itself, and as fashion trends re-emerge, so do old technologies. Gen Z and millennials are fascinated by nostalgia seeking the life of what once was and want to take a break from the rapidly developing new technology.

It is crucial to escape the digital world and come back to reality. People can genuinely hold memories and look back to them without looking at a screen. Not only are disposable cameras coming back, but vinyl records, record players, cassette tapes, and Polaroid cameras have also resurfaced. I believe that this trend says a lot about our generation and how people want to connect and live on more than the surface level. Physical connections are lost as the world has become more globalized, and as humans, we are not meant to be naturally isolated. Yes, technology connects us, but I think there is something special about old technology. Companies should try and find ways to combine the old with the new.

We scroll through Instagram and see everyone’s perfect selves, but there is something about the pictures from a disposable camera that are real and capture life’s imperfect moments. People are tired of the fake and want to capture moments more authentically. We are all human, and no one is perfect. With disposable cameras, nostalgia, and essential values make a comeback.  

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