Eyewear Heritage Design Winners Announced

Launched in April 2016, the first-ever tutoring project for the eyewear world – by Safilo in association with L’Uomo Vogue – has reached its conclusion. The finalists of the three competition categories are young creative talents who reinvented the eyewear frame with originality while respecting the competition’s guidelines, i.e. to blend heritage with innovation. They […]

Anna Karin Karlsson’s Tribute To Butterflies

Did you know that Butterflies are a representation of life? Some cultures associate butterflies with our souls, some as symbol of resurrection and other cultures view butterflies as a symbol of hope. All of the above come to mind whenever I see butterfly embellishments in eyewear. It is touch of beauty, a garnish of whimsy […]

Watch Out! Time Shades For Daylight Saving Time

It is that time again, when we spring forward in the United States. March 12 is the big day to lose that extra hour of sleep. Twice a year we scour the internet for appropriate and timeless eyewear to wear for this event. Watch out!  We found it from what looks like a fairly new […]

Tribute To Barbie Sunwear On National Barbie Day

March 9 is National Barbie Day and we are paying tribute to the the importance of sunwear in the last 10 years of Barbie Dolls. http://www.thebarbiecollection.com/gallery/designers

Classic Car Inspired Sunglasses We Love

There are many ‘Car Branded Eyeglasses‘: Hummer, Maybach, Mercedes, Porsche, Cadillac, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bugatti, BMW, Mustang and Corvette. Add in Dale Earnhardt Jr and NASCAR, plus motorcycles such as Ducati and Vespa, it just goes to tell you we have a love affair with cars. Most of the branded are upscale lines athat match the […]

Unusual Urbani Eyeglasses

Ottica Urbani is an optical shop in Venice, Italy. Established in 1952 they offer full collections of hand-crafted eyewear and sunglasses. But as Eyewear Afficiandos we would be hard pressed to find just one style from the myriad of choices: bespoke, wood, horn, folding sunglasses and of course our favorite and fun kitsch look. The […]

Throbbing Heart Sunwear From Black Eyewear

Black Eyewear evolved when Roope Opticians decided to create their own 50’s inspired eyewear and sunglasses. Being a jazz fan, the eyewear is also tribute to jazz greats with most of the styles named after musicians . While we love the styling and the inspiration, we also love heart shaped glasses the perfect couture accompaniment for […]