Safety First

by jennine on March 26, 2008

I am a wood shop dropout. Against all feminist standings, I could never help squealing like a little girl every time I got even close to the table saw. I couldn’t even touch it. Safety glasses are another big hurdle in my wood shop experience. I could never wear them with a straight face. They were perfect for putting on some kind personae… which deflected from paying attention to the shop teacher.

I’m kind of bummed. I could really use wood shop skills… they are indeed very handy.

Whether or not I’ll actually wear them outside, who knows? They aren’t so expensive.

maison martinmargiela, L’INCOGNITO sunglassesWhen I was at my parents house, looking around for something, I came across my stepdad’s safety glasses. Oooh… they didn’t have these in high school. They were rectangled shaped dark black, glasses, that seemed to have a faceted appeal. They reminded me of the Maison Martin Margiela’s L’Incognito sunglasses. They reminded me of old men in Florida. They reminded me of the future somehow. The squarishness inspired me to try them on. I liked it.

Whether or not I’ll actually wear them outside, who knows? They aren’t so expensive. I was able to find a more ergonomic pair on a safety supply website. Besides keeping your eyes safe…. they’ll hide tired eyes, and maybe look a little cool too.

acid wash jacketred chiffon dressvintage pink chiffon dressvintage chunky sweater, sandra backlund, red skirt, vintage shoes, safety glasses

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WendyB March 26, 2008 at 3:59 pm

I just tried on the Margiela shades the other day. Fun!

marta March 26, 2008 at 4:22 pm

You look great and fun!

jennine March 26, 2008 at 8:57 pm

thank you marta!

wendy… wow, i didn’t know one can purchase these! i’ve not seen real ones yet, and i bet they look adorable on you!

Hailey March 26, 2008 at 10:37 pm

I really love this look. They don’t even look like safety glasses! With the pink dress is my fav, I’m so glad you brought that dress to Germany.

Andrea Mitchell March 27, 2008 at 12:33 am

Wow, that pink dress looks great on you!

Rorosto March 27, 2008 at 8:10 am

Heehee, I love them. Something about them seems very stereotypically German, too. How appropriate!

susie_bubble March 27, 2008 at 9:27 am

You look effing fantastic in them!

Alice March 27, 2008 at 8:56 pm

retro and refreshing…my favorite is the outfit with the red dress.

Sandra Mendoza-Daly March 27, 2008 at 9:32 pm

I second the red dress!

jennine March 28, 2008 at 4:45 am

thanks love! these were shots of clothes that i think i’m going to sell on ebay… the only dress i ended up keeping was in fact the red one… so playful!


i wish i could have kept the pink one, but it doesn’t quite fit like it used to.

astro-girl March 29, 2008 at 7:41 am

I am in a hobby/craft class with a group of young women and we sometimes have to wear the clear safety goggles. We always joke about them being so uncool that they are actually cool!

jennine March 29, 2008 at 8:08 am

haha, i love that story!
once i worked at a job were we had to use back braces… i liked that b/c it gave me an hourglass figure!

GirlyGirly March 29, 2008 at 8:57 am

Hey Jenine!

I love your site! Can you please tell me what camera you use to take these pics??


jennine March 30, 2008 at 1:09 pm

hi girly, for these pics i used a canon digital rebel… but a lot of my pics are taken with canon powershot.

Kathi March 30, 2008 at 2:22 pm

I’d love to know why they are “stereotypically German” as I am German and right now, I really want to get me some of these.. They look incredibly cool on you, what a pity you couldn’t keep the pink dress.

LIANNE CAMILLE March 30, 2008 at 10:44 pm

I remember going through my grandfather’s things when I was younger. I found a pair of super old safety glasses and wore them to school one day just for the hell of it. My woodshop teacher wouldn’t let me leave his class cause he thought I had taken a pair from class. I spent 10 minutes trying to convince him it was mine and I was simply trying to make a fashion statement. LOL

diana @so fashon March 31, 2008 at 7:32 am

you look so cool! seriously!
very inspiring:)

bobble-bee April 13, 2008 at 7:05 am

can i tell you how stunning you look in those pictures??? WOW

Emily April 15, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Wow, don’t think I could sport those frames, but I’m obsessed with that color pink!

ahmet June 26, 2008 at 3:43 pm

are those shades made by Martin Margiela unisex? ’cause at his official web site they show two different shades. One of them is thinner than the other one ( which is for men ) or both unisex? June 26, 2008 at 3:44 pm

super cool…

jennine June 26, 2008 at 3:46 pm

you know i’m not sure about that.. it may be different… i’ll check though.

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