You first saw Charice wearing those big and black-rimmed glasses on the first episode of Glee Season Two complete with cute pigtails and a Sunshine-y smile. You might have thought, “Right, another Asian typecast as a nerd or a geek.” But you breathed a sigh of relief when she sang “Listen” with just a cool and simple outfit topped with a beret – then Charice started popping up in interviews and events still wearing those “ugly and nerdy” glasses. So you’re now asking a big “Why?!”
For the younger Chasters out there, you may already know that these Nerd Glasses are actually very trendy right now. For the older ones, those glasses that you regretted wearing decades ago are going back in style; and everyone, from Hollywood stars, recording artists to fashionistas and random people on the street, are sporting this latest eyewear trend.
Some of the female celebrities spotted wearing nerd glasses are Taylor Swift, Madonna, Scarlett Johansson, Cate Blanchett, and Renee Zelwegger – and they all look amazing wearing those glasses! And of course, men don’t want to be left behind in style matters, and just some of the wannabe-Clark-Kents are Justin Timberlake, Josh Hartnett, Joe Jonas, Kanye West, Will.i.am, Johnny Depp, Justin Bieber, and closer to Glee-home, Finn as Brad in the Rocky Horror episode. Looks like Charice is in good company when it comes to eyewear taste.
And it shouldn’t even matter if Charice is wearing something very trendy or not, as long as she’s comfortable and likes it a lot. It seems she’s enjoying a lot and is proud of wearing these nerd glasses based on this twitpic by Chuck Harmony (music producer) where they swapped eyeglasses. Those nerd glasses actually just look like Wayfarers with clear lenses, right? So if you don’t like how “nerd glasses” sound; you can just call them Wayfarers with clear lenses – and they sound cooler already.
Also, appearing in the first episode of Glee with those glasses has made a mark on people’s minds already. And Charice is capitalizing on that trademark look so that people will always connect her and be reminded of Sunshine Corazon from Glee, who blew everyone away with her amazing voice. Plus, those glasses make her look really cute, and of course, very young and now – perfect for the demographic of music fans she’s trying to win over and introduce to her own brand of music.
Does Charice’s geek-chic style makes you want to buy and wear your own nerd glasses? Or do you think it’s just a passing fad she’ll get tired of in the future? Tell us what you think by leaving your comments below.
By Sofia Carrera, charicemania.com