Monday 31 May 2010

Sunday 30 May 2010

Sparkle Moore wears vintage 1950s cat's eyes glasses

Sparkle Moore wears vintage 1950s cat's eyes glasses

These glasses are amazing, but then Sparkle Moore does run a quality vintage clothing business, The Girl Can't Help It, based in Islington, London, specialising in 1930s, 40s and 50s, so she has choice pickings. Great glasses Sparkle! Sparkle was at the Ray-Ban gig as were those featured in the next few posts...

Friday 28 May 2010

David Johansen and Steve Conte of New York Dolls in Ray-Ban Aviators

New York Dolls - David Johansen (middle) and Steve Conte (right) - wearing their Ray-Ban aviators
Ray-Ban celebrated the re-launch of the Ray-Ban Aviator with a gig at London’s Scala this week. New York Dolls lead singer David Johansen and guitarist Steve Conte (pictured middle and right) took to the stage with sunglasses in place at the Ray-Ban event, which also featured The Big Pink and Plastiscines

Ray-Ban unveiled six new styles of Aviator: Craft, Road Spirit, Tech, Titanium, Metal Glide and the limited edition Ray-Ban Aviator Ultra Gold.

Monday 24 May 2010

3D glasses: Want to buy your own? Try these from Stacks...

Want to buy your own 3D glasses? Try these from Stacks...

I've been a little surprised there hasn't been more fuss around owning your own 3D glasses - to set yourself apart from the masses watching Avatar at your local cinema. I am more than a little surprised to not yet see a buy-one-get-one-free offer involving 3D specs at Specsavers, Lenscrafters or the like. Perhaps it's deemed unnecessary? (Is it technically possible to have 3D presciption specs? Surely it must be)

I am a relative newcomer to the whole 3D scene. But now I have children who want to go to the cinema I am frequenting 3D films at last, my first being How to Train Your Dragon. While I found the expereince of 3D pretty enthralling, I did find slipping a pair of theatre-supplied 3D glasses over the top of my Mykita Nils glasses a little cumbersome. Thank God it was dark!

Here though, skate brand Stacks has launched these Captain 3D glasses and it's opted for the Carrera-rather than Ray-Ban Wayfarer-influenced style...

Lady Gaga sunglasses by Kokon To Zai (KTZ) by Linda Farrow Sunglasses

Lady Gaga sunglasses by Kokon To Zai (KTZ) by Linda Farrow Sunglasses
Lady Gaga sunglasses by Kokon To Zai (KTZ) by Linda Farrow SunglassesLady Gaga has worn these apparentement...

They're by KTZ by LInda Farrow and are avialble in gold, silver or black...

Sunday 23 May 2010

1970s vintage Rodenstock square Sirona Jet sunglasses

1970s vintage Rodenstock square sunglasses. Photo: Chirs M
Chris M at the Great Vintage Sunglasses blog has found these great vintage sunglasses, as he tends to. They are made by German optical giant Rodenstock and are from the 1970s. Chris has another picture on his blog and his recent posts include Metzler, Cazal and Alpina - among many others.

Thursday 20 May 2010

Why do oldschool granddad glasses look so good?

I don't know. It's by no means a particulalry new thing. Alexis Taylor, the lead singer of Hot Chip has been wearing his for a few years.

But I think this picture illustrates how great they can look - thanks to djalankin and his girlfriend for the picture.

I've written about this image before in the context of Mykita Lite glasses, some of which have similar eyeshapes but using lighter material. As Mykita stated then, its Oda and Ulf styles (below) are aimed at the over 60s and at a younger generation.

With vintage and retro style dominating eye fashion so much, in particular with the popularity of the aviator in recent years, this style has turned the corner from the Hot Chip geek chic and will slowly enter the mainstream. So far we've seen big acetate frames becoming a must-have accessory (e.g. Prism) but look out for the metals...

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Anne et Valentin: handmade glasses matured for 21 days...

Anne et Valentin Factory Six lunettes
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It takes 21 days to create a pair of Anne et Valentin handmade glasses, and judging by these pictures, you can tell.

Anne et Valentin began in Toulouse in 1981 and I'm rather pleased it did. Its collection is one of the broadest and best around. Above are just a few the acetates and if you thought that was all A&V does, think again...

Anne et Valentin Tea lunettes

Sunday 16 May 2010

Darcel goes all Tom Ford with a single eyeglass

Darcel wearing Tom Ford glasses
I did a post a while back about how monocles could never be cool.

I take it back if you're one-eyed...

This is Darcel. More info and pics at Eye Heart Glasses...

Thursday 13 May 2010

Jones New York spring 2010 glasses released

Jones J211 glasses
These warm honey-coloured Jones New York J211 spectacles from REM Eyewear are part of a wider launch of eyewear for women. Other new styles include subtle cat's eyeshapes and strong black rectabular styles.

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Kurt Geiger launches first sunglass collection

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Kurt Geiger has launched its first range of sunglasses, with six styles in 25 colours. All handmade in Italy, they look pretty good.

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Fast forward |>|> Very limited edition Sthereo glasses by Theo

Sthereo glasses from Theo


Pause for thought. Spoilt for choice by the range of retro glasses? Looking for something like all that, but a bit different? Try these.

Sthereo glasses by Belgian spec-supremos Theo play on the cool looks of yesteryear but are brought bang up to date with the rivet markings, in the shape of fluorescent stop, pause, fast forward and rewind symbols.

You'd better skip on down to a top-quality opticians though - there are only 100 of each style available.

Sunday 9 May 2010

Tom Ford sunglasses: the shades worn by Nicholas Hoult and Carolyn Murphy

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Tom Ford sunglasses 2010: Nikita
Tom Ford's eye catching adverts have been here before, but I've never gone into detail on the sunglasses.

UK actor Nicholas Hoult, who co-starred in Tom Ford's directorial debut A Single Man, and Carolyn Murphy feature in the ads wearing various frames, the pick of the bunch being Henri (bottom), Nico (below) and Nikita (left). Superb.
Tom Ford sunglasses 2010: Nico
Tom Ford sunglasses 2010: Henri

Saturday 8 May 2010

Louis Vuitton Ella sunglasses in pink

Louis Vuitton Ella sunglasses in pink

Louis Vuitton Ella sunglasses in green
These are called Ella by Louis Vuitton.

Note the way the left and right halves of the frame are connected only by the transparent material that forms the cats-eye shape.

Like these? You might like these Prada sunglasses...

Friday 7 May 2010

Two things are Infinit: cool glasses and sunglasses

Infinit Cabaret gafasI told you I was on a role. This is Infinit eyewear and it's good. From Buenos Aires, the company also makes headphones and watches - and you may remember the glasses display concept I featured a while back. For now, sit back and soak up some lovely glasses pics...

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