Designer Lulu Guinness strolled the show floor of Expo West arm-in-arm with us. Kenneth Cole was a “shoe-in” for his cover feature, and it’s safe to say we had a (hopefully) small part in making “The Donald” the star he is today. No, that’s not Lance Armstrong in Oakley. It’s fellow pedal pusher Bobby Vulich. Can you ID the Michael Kors cover? Do you recognize that rimless or titanium style? Hello Lafont… Toute de Suite. Can you believe that in this day of hefty Clark Kent-ish frames and coy CatEyes, 2005 goes down as a year still fully committed to elongated rectangular shapes

—James J. Spina