Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Epos tortoiseshell sunglasses in Barcelona

EPOS sunglasses

This is new frame-maker to me, Epos, so thanks again to Trendycrew for the picture and the find. Epos has tonnes of classic acetate styles, glasses and sunglasses alike - well worth a look.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Vintage Persol sunglasses at Rock at Castelli, Brescia

Vintage Persol sunglasses at Rock at Castelli, Brescia
Thanks to PimPumPam for this picture of Luca in his Persol sunglasses - anyone know the model number?

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Cazal 643 - what else is there to say?

With thanks to Loveiwear, this beautiful frame is Cazal 643 - I need to do more on Cazal.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Four perfect crystal sunglasses for 2010: it's all about the contrast

One year on and another list. This one features four amazing crystal sunglasses for 2010. All in a similar subtle crystal and all getting one thing spot on: the contrast of the lens colour with the shade of the frame.

From top to bottom: L.G.R. for Antonio Marras, Retro Super Future, Juanjo Oliva, and finally Oscar Magnusson...

L.G.R. x Antonio Marras sunglasses

Super W Summer Safari sunglasses

Juanjo Oliva Madrid sunglasses

Oscar Magnuson Peggy sunglasses

Monday, 21 June 2010

One year on: Top 10 most-read Eye Wear Glasses posts

Happy birthday to Eye Wear Glasses, which turns one today. We kick off the week with a list of the 10 most-read posts of the past 12 months. They're not necessarily the best that we've featured, and celebrities take more than their fair share of the speccy limelight, but they are what you, collectively, looked at most:


Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal's wears bespoked Bugatti glasses...


Two celebrity actor/actor-musicians clearly pull in more hits than one celeb chef.

It's Shirley Manson and Elijah Wood in Oliver Peoples' 2010 ad campaign...

Is La Roux's Elly Jackson a new eyewear icon? Probably, yes, a little.

Well at this rate I can't see this list being anything but celebs. Here we have Usher. Wearing Carreras...


Phew, people are interested in EWG for the eyewear, not just for random celebs who occasional wear it.

Here is Christina Centenera, who looks like she might be a celeb but is actually a fashion editor, wearing Super Flat Top sunglasses...

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Quince Garcia wearing printed blue wayfarer glasses

I got chatting to Quince Garcia, who runs independent production company Roadworks Media, on my way home from London one night. He sourced his specs from Mint Vintage in Covent Garden, and kindly let me take his picture. Great look.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Gas lighter glasses - collectible luxury eyewear from Qoins

Gas lighter glasses - collectible luxury eyewear from Qoins

Gas lighter glasses - collectible luxury eyewear from Qoins

Close inspection of these refined spectacles from Qoins Eyewear reveal old-style gas lighter-inspired details, particularly at the hinge, which bears an uncanny resemblance to a flint wheel. Incredible detail and classy acetate makes the QNO1006A will attract eyewear aficionados like a moth to a flame.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Thierry Lasry x L'Ecurie red and blue crystal sunglasses

Thierry Lasry x L'Ecurie red and blue crystal sunglasses. Photo: Flo Huot de St Albin

Thierry Lasry x L'Ecurie red and blue crystal sunglasses. Photo: Flo Huot de St Albin

Thierry Lasry x L'Ecurie red and blue crystal sunglasses. Photo: Flo Huot de St Albin

Thierry Lasry has been collaborating again, this time with French design house L'Ecurie. Once again, the material and build looks amazing.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Watch out for Mercury neon sunglasses from Nooka

Nooka sunglasses

Nooka has been making dead cool watches for five years and now it's started selling these dead cool, colourful, contemporary shades.

They're called Mercury and they come in black, blue, green, pink, yellow and white.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Who makes England football manager Fabio Capello's glasses?

Fabio Capelo wears ZeroRH+ glasses. Photo: Paulblank

I've been inundated with emails from people asking where to buy glasses like those worn by Fabio Capello.

They are by an Italian brand called ZeroRH+. He actually wears a couple of styles. The RH132 Andro, left but in black, are similar but not the same as those above.

While these left (RH136 Iter) are the more recent pair, which he wears in grey and in black, such as in this picture from Saturday's 1-1 draw between England and the USA.

So where can you buy glasses like these? Many opticians stock Zero RH+, find your nearest one here.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

MDG - Madonna and Dolce & Gabbana's 2010 sunglasses collection

MDG sunglasses, a collaboration between Madonna and Dolce & Gabbana, seems to be well received.

My favourite is DG2087 (right), a metal with a sweeping browline.

Good one Madge - oh, and some credit must go to Domenico and Stefano.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Plastic Man sunglasses by Thierry Lasry for Colette

Plastic Man sunglasses by Thierry Lasry for Colette
Thierry Lasry has teamed up with DC Comics and Warner Bros to create these Plastic Man glasses for the ubercool Parisian concept store Colette. The right lens features 200 hand-set Swarovski crystals.

Other designers involved in the comic book collaboration for the boutique, celebrating 75 years of DC Comics, included Karl Lagerfeld, Sonia Rykiel and Balmain.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Elizabeth and James launches debut sunglass collection

Elizabeth and James Fairfax sunglasses
Elizabeth and James Hudson sunglasses
Elizabeth and James has launched its debut collection of sunglasses: a stylish cat's eye, the Fairfax (top), and a good-looking aviator, called Hudson. The fashion brand, owned by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, will launch a full collection for Spring 2011.

The shades pictured here are limited editions (to celebrate the launch) with gold-mirrored lenses, available at select retailers in the US, Canada, London and Hong Kong.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Yesterday's papers are tomorrow's Funk fish 'n' chip sunglasses

Funk Food collection: Fish and chips glasses

These are Fish and Chips sunglasses from the Funk Food eyewear collection, which comes with the mouth-watering side-order slogan, "We feed your face"...

Thursday, 3 June 2010