Dear Google Glass, You’re still creepy.
Even with a Net-A-Porter and DVF (Diane von Furstenberg) upgrade. Yes. Even with that.
I don’t know about you, but I would let Diane von Furstenberg style anything I plan to put on my body, Band-Aids included. After all, she once said “Simplicity and sexiness, that’s what people want. At a price that’s not outrageous.” All of her designs inspire sexiness and simplicity. But a DVF-designed Google Glass?
Apparently, DVF has designed five new frames and eight new shades of Google Glass. They went on sale last week and are retailing exclusively online at Google.com as well as the online luxury retailer Net-a-Porter.
Google Glass may be the future of technology, but news flash: we’re still living in the present. We’re all supposed to be wearing shiny silver jumpsuits in the future too, but we haven’t dropped our gorgeous DVF wrap dresses for them just yet.
Think I’m exaggerating about the stigma surrounding Google Glass? Have you seen this Jason Jones segment on “The Daily Show?” Yes, we should be respectful of the fashion and/or technology choices of our fellow humans. But come on. This computer on the face thing is getting kind of ridiculous. Even the Borg had better style sensibility.
What’s worse is this video of the princess herself WEARING a pair of the Google Glasses. Throughout the whole video she looks like she’s resisting the urge to scratch an itch—the itch being the obscene, obtrusive computer stuck to her face. Diane, please, it’s one thing if you’re going to sell these glasses, but please don’t wear them.
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