Friday, 31 July 2009
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Found this picture of Louis Vuitton sunglasses by André-Batista and am intrigued by the bridge detail, although I can't quite make it out.
Also, I like the 1980s flattened front with what appears to be an all-in-one visor lens.
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
There was me doing a top 5 of all things Swiss, missing out Freitag, those guys who - any day of the week - make bags and accessories from truck taupaulin but make it sehr cool.
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Monday, 27 July 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
I love the colourful 1980s twist on the frame front where classic rivets might normally appear. A closer look shows different colours on the inside.
Rihanna was pictured wearing some great glasses also but I imagine her hair will get more headlines... would love to know who these are by.
Thursday, 23 July 2009
I've always loved the names Mykita give their products - I have a pair of Nils, but I wish they were Winstons!
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
After buying it, Luxottica decided to take the brand a little further and use it on to side of eyewear where the sun's rays are not banned. I've never been especially keen on Ray-Ban Opticals. Occasionally they borrow from the Wayfarer's or Clubmaster's styling and it works, but they don't do this enough.
Although... what do you think of these?
Not bad, eh? A little powder blue and a temple shape from a summer Wayfarer making its way into the optical collection, a little understated for specs... Good work Ray-Ban.
Oh, but what about these?
Spot the difference! The second one is from Orgreen Eyewear (remember my Molly Sims post?)or more accurately Ørgreen Optics, from its Intruder range in 2006.
“We're not offended, in fact we’re more honoured than anything, but why didn’t they just call on us for help?” Henrik Ørgreen asked after seeing the latest collection of glasses from Ray-Ban.
“Let’s just call it very strong inspiration”, he added. “And let’s congratulate Ray-Ban on their great taste.”
Many of you will have seen this before. Not sure if NeverHideFilms are sponsored by Ray-Ban or if they just love Wayfarers. These are the same guys who did the colour-changing Chameleon film I blogged the other week.
Sunday, 19 July 2009
It's always a bit special when you read about something you're familiar with.
I was then quite surprised and excited to see that the Guardian's Alex Petridis had written about a blog I follow in his column on men's fashion in Saturday's weekend magazine:
"This summer, we've had conflicting information about sunglasses. See-through Perspex frames are in. If you're not wearing Ray-Ban Clubmasters, you'll lead the life of a social pariah. You may not care, but I wouldn't mention it within earshot of the guy behind a supremely entertaining, insane blog, sunglassesonstage.com..."Have to admit, I was even a little jealous. But then I checked Sunglasses Onstage and guess what, they'd written about my Emilio Pucci sunglasses post -Result!
And so now I think I know who helped me identify the Pucci glasses. Thanks Sunglasses Onstage! I love your blog too.
Clearly S.O. and I share, as Alex Petridis described it, a "monomaniacal" devotion to eyewear because they got equally excited by these shades.
Keep up the good work and congrats on being picked up by the Guardian!
As for reflections when taking photos of sunglasses, the topic of S.O.'s post, I've always quite liked it - it adds a certain authenticity.
Friday, 17 July 2009
One of the problems with starting a blog half way through summer is that I've missed some of the major sunglass launches - I'm playng catch-up.
Zanzan is a new British brand (but made in France), extremely exclusive stuff and great build quality. Each style is limited to 100 pairs.
Apparently, Zanzan is the name for the exhilarating feeling of wearing something stylish for the first time, in 1960s Maltese gangster speak.
Have a good weekend all and thanks for the support.
Anyone who thinks all Oakleys are designs from future, think again. The fashion for Wayfarers and all things 1980s made Oakley resurrect tooling from 25 years ago to spawn a limited edition run of Oakley Frogskins, as worn by Conner above.
Thursday, 16 July 2009
I had no idea who these fantastic white sunglasses were by but I loved them. So I posted blown-up detail of the brand on the temple - and "info" (either shy or some default Blogspot name) commented and told me they're by Emilio Pucci from the 1970s. Thanks "info"!!
With thanks to J Bautista in New York for taking this terrific photo of Reese in Brooklyn.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Sometimes the web, fashion, marketing and eyewear meet in the strangest of ways. All this began BEWG, before this blog started.
In May, I spotted a few posts here and there about Lego sunglasses. Cool, I thought, how geek-chic can you get?
I bookmarked the page, which stated that said nerdy building block bins were available through Lynx Optique, an optician chain/co-op a bit like Specsavers or Lenscrafters, but French.
Then, last month, I saw Lego sunglasses again, only this time they were "Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's Lego Glasses" on Dazed & Confused's website.
Now admittedly JC de Castelbajac is a bit 80s- indeed Lego-obsessed, but come on, Lynx beat you to it!
Dazed shows how they these Lego shades even look quite good on.
Can anyone help Jessica find out where to buy Lego sunglasses? She's posted a question on Yahoo!RarelyAnswers - one of the great suggestions so far:
- eBay? - yup, would never have thought of looking there. This is what you'll find...
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Elly Jackson is one half of 1980s-inspired electro-popsters La Roux (about the only thing not by Michael Jackson in the top of the charts).
And I've found a fair few pics of her wearing some incredible eyewear. Am trying to find out what they are. Here are a few links.
Elly wears 1980s round sunglasses in this photo shoot - watch video to get best look
Scroll down a bit more to see an interview with her in the glasses shown right.
She's even managed to make rust-tinted lenses look cool in this video!
Do you know who any of these frames are by?
Monday, 13 July 2009
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
These are Freecity2.
Eyewearglasses readers will soon learn my appreciation of graphs as well as glasses. If you share this statistical bent to your eyewear fashion, looky here to check the Tribes' search growth.
Want a sneak preview of next year's look? Mosley on down to their blog
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
Friday, 3 July 2009
Continuing the cheaper end of the market theme, here's Frank, aged 2 wearing his Mothercare sunglasses.