Vintage Luxury Eyewear From Mellerio

We ran across across a stunning and luxurious pair of sunglasses by a jeweler we never heard of Mellerio. They are known as one of the oldest (1613) still in business today Jewelry companies in France. Apparently back in the 1950’s-1960’s they made solid gold eyewear. These vintage 18Kt gold and sapphire rimless sunglasses are […]

Throwback Thursday: Vintage Alain Mikli Bat Glasses

We ran across an extremely rare Alain Mikli Bat Eyeglasses which are perfect to wear for quite a few events through the year besides Halloween. These hail from 1988 and were handmade for one of the Haute Couture show in Paris. The slit eyes with dripping points are definitely one of a kind and perfect […]

Eyewear Now And Then: Alain Mikli x Jeremy Scott

Everything that goes around comes around and we see it for Jeremy Scott’s Spring Summer Runway show 2017 featuring the iconic asymmetrical 1980’s sunglass by Alain Mikli. This sunglass put Alain Mikli on the map so to say, with celebrities such as Elton John loyal followers. 1980’s Alain Mikli’s sunglass came in a variety of […]

Retrospective: One Lens Sunglasses

1960’s Mod Fashion included the futuristic look in sunglasses. One look was the plexi-glass or an acrylic lens one piece sunglass. The sunwear look was vibrant and made colorful statements. We first see this look in a 1959 Vogue Fashion layout. Anne St. Marie is sporting a large square and orange sunglass. The look as […]

Eyewear Now And Then: Upswept Sunwear

Over the last several years we have seen the cat-eye take on some very dramatic looks. The upsweep is akin to the raised eyebrow, the look of surprise? The look can be layered over a round frame or a square frame or even another cat-eye. Is this look new? The Harlequin look came in the […]

History of Aleut- Eskimo Eyewear

Aleut eyewear was worn by those in the frozen north for hundreds of years before the concept was re-introduced as fashion in the 1930’s, the 1950’s, the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s and into the 2000’s.  Aleutians and or Eskimos wore what slits to protect their eyes from snow blindness. They were made of wood, walrus, leather […]

Happy Stork Day: Stork Shades By Oliver Goldsmith

Stork Day is celebrated March 25. This Stork Sunglass was made by Oliver Goldsmith in response to Lady Dianna expecting announcement. Two storks carrying ‘lenses’ surround the outer rims of the sunglasses.