Earlier this week at the Golden Globes’, Oprah Winfrey delivered a rousing speech that sent rumours of her presidential candidacy into overdrive. She was receiving the annual Cecile B. Demille Award for her “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”. If you have yet to catch up, you can read the full transcript here.

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The #MeToo movement she speaks of has also caught wind in Singapore, with everyday heroes coming forward to share their experiences. We will leave it to the publications to expound on the impact and significance of her speech but we all have Oprah to thank for delivering a powerful response to round out a season of courage.

Call us opportunistic but what we really want to discuss here is:

  1. The fact that she wore glasses to the Golden Globes’
  2. How well those glasses suited her

Her fans and keener observers however will know that Oprah always loved statement eyewear. Case in point: this lovely article on her website detailing her best pieces, and this one demonstrating her ability to match them with her outfits. As someone who wears contact lenses whenever I want to look ‘presentable’—which is basically every time I leave the house—glasses were always more functional than fashionable. Sure, I still make an effort to choose a nice pair of glasses. But thinking of prescription glasses as an accessory to dress up outfits? As something to wear confidently instead of hide behind? That’s both game-changing and inspiring.

Oprah was empowering in more ways than one for us and we hope you takeaway a little something as well!

N.B. The glasses Oprah wore to the Golden Globes’ are likely a bespoke pair from L.A. based luxury eyewear label, Luxuriator.