After searching through hundreds of spectacular spec selfies, six lucky glasses wearers joined us for a VIP photoshoot and styling session with Alex Perry in Sydney, where Chantal Smith was announced as our #LoveGlasses winner for 2019.
As a 30-year-old, Chantal’s spec style is anything but subtle. Preferring a bold statement pair that embraces a modern chic look, Chantal knows how important it is to feel good in her frames.
“I remember when I first found out that I needed glasses, I was already in that awkward teenage stage of life and was given an awful pair of glasses that I dreaded wearing. I never felt like my true self in them.
After that pair, I went through a few years trying different shapes and colours to work out what suited me best. That’s when I found Specsavers, almost a decade ago now and they’ve changed my daily look and started my love of glasses. When found modern designs at prices I could afford, it was a game-changer.
Glasses have transformed from something medical I was embarrassed to wear, to something that I really love and can’t wait to put on as I genuinely feel they help express who I am. I wear a lot of bold coloured clothing and accessories and always feel that my glasses help to tie my entire look together. I know I can throw on a bold pair of frames and feel ready to face the day whilst looking stylish. They’re the ultimate fashion accessory that serves an important purpose – they help me to see!
I can’t wait to wear my new frames on my trip – I plan to go to Northern Ireland where I will get to see my best friend again after spending five years apart and hold my 10-month-old nephew for the very first time. I’ll be extra grateful for the clear vision from my glasses as I have no doubt my eyes will be welling up with happy tears!”
Chantal has now scored a trip overseas to the value of $5,000 plus $1,000 spending money to enjoy when she gets there.
Chantal also received a year’s supply of glasses to ensure her spec style can be matched to every outfit in her wardrobe and will become a new face of Specsavers for all glasses wearers to relate to.
Best yet, $1 for every spec selfie has been donated by Specsavers to The Fred Hollows Foundation, which works hard to restore sight to the needlessly blind.