It’s the 5th of September, 2021, do you recall what’s so special about this day? Of course, we do. We’ve been celebrating this day at school every year and it holds a special place in our hearts. This day is celebrated as Teacher’s Day and no matter how old we grow we can never stop dedicating it to the teachers and mentors that made us who we are today.
We all have our own ways of paying tribute to our teachers, while some of us prefer sending across warm wishes through a WhatsApp message few find joy in reuniting with their teachers and mentors. Just like our teachers who have been our inspiration or mentor over the years, there have been certain fictional teachers that have left an incredible mark on our minds. These characters are still remembered by us on a lot of occasions, especially Teacher’s Day.
Let us introduce you to some of the best teachers in TV and movies, and of course their unforgettable eyeglasses.
Professor Albus Dumbledore – Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow up to be.” This quote by Professor Dumbledore is so inspiring that we had to share it with you all. He believes, and so should you, that hard work and perseverance makes you who you are. It doesn’t matter what your last name is, what social standing you have or if it is written in the stars. If you feel inspired by Dumbledore and are a huge fan of his quotes, personality, and of course those cute glasses, here’s how you can get the look.
Dumbledore Inspired Eyeglasses
Mr. Malhotra – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Who doesn’t remember Mr. Malhotra? Brings back a lot of memories, right? Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, as a film, has taught us a lot – be it love or friendship. However, it is the innocent and fun-loving nature of Mr. Malhotra that adds a bit of humor to the entire storyline. Mr. Malhotra is a funny, jolly, and young-at-heart college principal who is loved and admired by his students and the lovely Miss Braganza. He definitely reminded us of our college days and how we were told not to wear ‘short skirts’ just the way he did. It just showed how much he cared and that won our hearts.
Eyeglasses Inspired by Mr. Malhotra
Miss Trelawney – Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
In her very first class with the students of Hogwarts, which included Harry Potter of course– she said, “So you may have chosen to study Divination, the most difficult of all magical arts. I must warn you at the outset that if you do not have the Sight, there is very little I will be able to teach you. Books can take you only so far in this field…” Although, as per the series, she was referring to magic, do you realize how much of what she said can be applied to real life? Knowledge can be acquired through books but when it comes to implementing what we’ve learned, are we really able to do that? Think about it. Here are some eyeglasses inspired by the professor of Divination – thick round frames and lenses – depicting the nerd she was.
Eyeglasses Inspired by Miss Trelawney
Dr. Viru “Virus” Sahastrabuddhe – 3 Idiots
“Life is a Race. If you don’t run fast, you will get trampled.” This is a popular quote by the Head of the Imperial College of Engineering, Dr. Viru “Virus” Sahastrabuddhe. How can we ever forget these lines, it’s one of the scenes where we don’t really agree with him. He believed life is all about coming first – there’s no second or third but with time that changed, he changed. Similarly, if the parents of young children understand that education is more about understanding than competing, life would be simpler. Imagine, if someone as stubborn as Dr. Viru Sahastrabuddhe can change, so can we, right?
Eyeglasses Inspired by Dr. Viru “Virus” Sahastrabuddhe
The Professor (Sergio/Salva) – Money Heist
Does he even need an introduction? The Professor a.k.a. Sergio Marquina who featured in the Netflix series Money Heist (La Casa De Papel) is a true mastermind. He may not be a teacher in the traditional sense, he did educate and mentor the heist crew to succeed in their mission. Imagine what we’d do with an intelligence of that level. Even though his ultimate goal was to plan and execute a heist, he taught us so much more than that. Here are some things that we’ve learned from The Professor so far:
- Self-belief – Because if you do not believe in yourself, you’ll never be confident enough
- Staying calm – Being relaxed and not panicking in stressful situations can help us think better
- Focus in life – Focus is the key to getting things done on time
- Sticking together – Friends, colleagues, and family that stick together through thick and thin, stay together forever
- To be a step ahead of the game – Always think two steps ahead in everything. Prepare yourself for the worst (in life).
Eyeglasses Inspired by The Professor
Miss Honey – Matilda
Patient, soft-spoken, loving, kind – I think we’re out of words to describe this beautiful soul we grew up watching. Miss Honey played the role of Matilda Wormwood’s class teacher at Crunchem Hall Primary School. She’s the first and only one who notices Matilda’s talent and tries to bring it to the attention of the superiors at the school. She reminds me of our teachers, back in school, the ones who had our backs and motivated us to do our best.
During one of the scenes, Miss Honey was spotted, sporting these really cute and dainty, round eyeglasses that perfectly suited her tiny frame. For those of you who were and still are fond of Miss Honey, here’s how you can re-create the look.
Eyeglasses Inspired by Miss Honey
Professor Sherman Klump – The Nutty Professor
The 1998 film The Nutty Professor, starring 80s comedy king Eddie Murphy, is one of those movies we all watched as a family and had an evening packed with loads of laughter. Science Professor Sherman Klump is such an amazing character. His insecurities about love, appearance, career, and success were so relatable to us. Here’s what we’ve learned from both the film and the professor himself:
- Love and acceptance is for all sizes
- If you want to change something about yourself, do it ONLY for yourself
- Love and appreciate the family you have
Eyeglasses Inspired by Professor Sherman Klump