Thursday, 25 August 2011

Amber Rose-tinted glasses at the Vintage Frames Company, Montreal

Amber Rose-tinted glasses consultation at the Vintage Frames Company, Montreal: Amber and Corey ShapiroAmber Rose-tinted glasses consultation at the Vintage Frames Company, Montreal: Amber in some vintage Jean-Paul Gaultier sunglasses

A Google Image Search of Amber Rose - Sunglasses Beast
American model and eyewear fanatic Amber Rose took advantage of her recent trip to Montreal to pop into the Vintage Frames Company for a private eyewear consultation. Well, it would have been private, were it not for this quick video. Amber is pictured top with vintage eyewear aficionado Corey Shapiro, who runs the store and the Vintage Frames Shop, one of, if not the most, exciting vintage sunglass destinations online. Corey describes Amber as a sunglasses beast: "One of the only people I fit for frames where everything looks smashing!"
Can I skip the pedicure when I make it over there Corey?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Reykjavik Eyes releases latest frames for 2011

It's nearly a year since we last featured Reykjavik Eyes, the screwless, hingeless, jointless frames from designer Gunnar Gunnarson that weigh only 2.2g. Here's a sneak preview of one of the latest models for 2011, the MS4... loving the green internal finish.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Ogi Eyewear and Seraphin face the musicians at Lollapalooza 2011

Bo Koster from My Morning Jacket

Perry Farrell from Jane's Addiction

Damian Kulash from OK Go

Three of the Local Natives

Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums

Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes

Ogi Eyewear and Seraphin managed to get their eyewear on to some famous faces at the Lollapalooza 2011 festival in Chicago earlier this month.

Top to bottom: Bo Koster from My Morning Jacket, Perry Farrell from Jane's Addiction, Damian Kulash from OK Go, three members of The Local Natives, Fitz from Fitz and the Tantrums and finally Teri Gender Bender from Le Butcherettes.

And I can't mention OK Go without sharing this amazing video...

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Rock formation: Tom Herrington launches Rock Optika eyewear collection

Rock formation: Tom Herrington launches Rock Optika eyewear collection

Rock Optika eyewear collection: Gstaad sunglasses in tortoiseshell
EXCLUSIVE  Tom Herrington owns the Optical Lounge in Hastings and as if running a supercool glasses boutique wasn't enough, he's now entered the battle to design the best glasses in the world.
Rock Optika eyewear collection: Brighton sunglasses in black
And he's faring rather well. Here are the very first glasses from Rock Optika, a collection of 10 frames available in four stunning finishes, including the inspired punk tortoiseshell below, which introduces a little pink to the traditional acetate.

Designed in England and handmade in France, these frames a built to last. What's more, they're truly original.

Rock on Tommy!

Rock Optika eyewear collection: Antibes sunglasses in punk tortoiseshell

Rock Optika eyewear collection: Barcelona glasses in French lace

Rock Optika eyewear collection: San Remo sunglasses in feathers

Rock Optika eyewear collection: Portofino sunglasses in tortoiseshell

Monday, 15 August 2011

Cutler and Gross: a night at the Museum

Cutler and Gross is a favourite of Eye Wear Glasses', making us weak at the knees whenever we find another fantastic frame. So imagine our reaction when we're lucky enough to have a sneak preview of The Museum, the new upstairs at its flagship store in Knightsbridge, London! The display above shows only a few of the 4,000 glasses in the room, which date all the way back to 1969. And you don't have to ask where the mirror is in the bespoke service room (left) where clients – by appointment only – can choose their amazing handmade frame.

Not available? Cutler and Gross will create it in its own factory in Italy. How's that for service? Patrons Sarah and Ron, below, know good service when they see it through their amazing glasses... and, below them, the return of some shaky EWG video...