Clichés of masculinity and femininity

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    Jan 29, 2009 6:40 PM GMT
    So, I'm designing my first eyewear collection, and I've decided to theme the frames around gender clichés. Any suggestions?
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    Jan 29, 2009 9:08 PM GMT
    Make the women's phallic and the men's yonic.
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    Jan 29, 2009 9:14 PM GMT
    perhaps the first... Scratch and Sniff eyewear icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 29, 2009 9:16 PM GMT
    Mmmm My glasses smell like jock...

    Oh wait...
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    Jan 29, 2009 9:46 PM GMT
    Glasses that look like football stripes.
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    Jan 29, 2009 10:01 PM GMT
    Perhaps men's eyewear with an industrial look. Also designs that suggest durability & strength, for rugged outdoor use. Maybe there are also styling cues that might come from automotive interiors, always a "guy thing."

    I have no thoughts regarding women's eyewear.
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    Jan 30, 2009 1:08 PM GMT
    Football stripes are more the sort of thing I'm looking for. I've done a piece using a check print and pop fasteners, and a piece that has a little beard in the mens collection, and some stuff with dried lavender and lace in the ladies, but I'm trying to think outside the box for other charged/evocative themes
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    Jan 30, 2009 1:53 PM GMT
    You could use small car parts from plastic models for the guys and little plastic doll shoes and grooming accessories from barbies for the girls.

    You could also find miniatures of beer mugs and martini glasses. I'd buy a pair that was covered with the guns from star wars action figures.icon_biggrin.gif

    You can also use things from Polly Pocket collections and The Littlest Pet Store. I might braid the manes and tails of My Little Ponys and use them as overlays on the ladies glasses.
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    Jan 30, 2009 2:24 PM GMT
    colmofdublin saidSo, I'm designing my first eyewear collection, and I've decided to theme the frames around gender clichés. Any suggestions?



    Earbuds incl. cord for nano, iphone etc.
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    Jan 30, 2009 2:51 PM GMT
    PHLmuscle8 said
    colmofdublin saidSo, I'm designing my first eyewear collection, and I've decided to theme the frames around gender clichés. Any suggestions?



    Earbuds incl. cord for nano, iphone etc.


    Oakley already produce this, but thanks
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    Jan 30, 2009 2:57 PM GMT
    colmofdublin said
    PHLmuscle8 said
    colmofdublin saidSo, I'm designing my first eyewear collection, and I've decided to theme the frames around gender clichés. Any suggestions?



    Earbuds incl. cord for nano, iphone etc.


    Oakley already produce this, but thanks



    LOL you say Oakley made GLAM and BUTCH earbud frame designs...?
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    Jan 30, 2009 2:58 PM GMT

    How about orientation as well? In the top outer corners of the frames for guys - small raised silhouettes.

    Guy and girl , guy and guy, girl and guy, girl and girl. Could be part of frame or made of metal inserts - like cloisonette inlays....

    -Doug