Bold Face: Brainiacs

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Bold Face explores the cult of celebrity and the styles, trends and brands that stars show off in movies, at events and living their daily lives. To be considered for inclusion please contact senior editor, Deirdre Carroll.


Whether you believe four eyes are better than two or not, there is no escaping the air of intelligence that emanates from someone wearing a striking pair of ophthalmic specs. In this edition of Bold Face we feature three celebrities whose glasses help make them look brainy...

Melissa Rauch portrays Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, a show that chronicles the relationships of four brainy guys and the aspiring actress, Penny, who lives across the hall. Rauch plays a microbiologist and wife of Howard Wolowitz, played by Simon Helberg, one of the geeky yet brilliant quartet. Here Rauch wears the MarchoNYC Grand optical style from Marchon. The Big Bang Theory has received its third consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series nomination at the 65th Primetime Emmys and the show's seventh season premieres Thurs., Sept. 26 at 8 pm… 



We may know Sarah Jessica Parker best as Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City but long before she donned her Manolos, Parker got her start on Broadway in Annie as the optimistic and spunky Depression-era orphan in 1979. Then, in 1982, she was cast as the co-lead of the CBS sitcom Square Pegs as an awkward teenage girl desperate to fit in at high school. Post SATC, SJP runs her own production company, is on the board of The New York City Ballet, is a UNICEF Ambassador and fund¬raises for New York schools. Here she is among one of her many commitments wearing the Camille frames from Mykita… 



When Ashton Kutcher landed the role of Steve Jobs, the Apple Computer founder and tech industry hero, in the biographical film Jobs it raised a few eyebrows. It also reignited demand in the round rimless eyeglasses that were part of Steve Jobs iconic style. To lend authenticity to Kutcher’s role, the filmmakers outfitted him in the same luxury eyewear by Lunor, the Classic Round. The frame was chosen by Jobs in 1998 and was completed with custom round lenses, originally designed just for Steve Jobs by Robert Marc. Jobs remained a long term customer of Robert Marc, and over the years wore the Lunor frames in both antiqued silver and custom 18K white gold. To meet demand for the look, the round shape was recently added to the Lunor Classic Collection.