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.

Carrerra Eyewear Celebrates 60 Years

PADOVA, 2016 – When Austrian entrepreneur and eyewear maker Wilhelm Anger founded his sport goggles company in 1956, little did he know that, 60 years later, the brand would be one of the most renowned and innovative lifestyle eyewear brand. Wilhelm Anger named its Company after the longest, fastest, most dangerous race in the world: […]

Persol Eyewear’s Sprightly Vintage Eyewear Ads

To meet the eyewear demands of sport drivers and pilots Persol eyewear founder Giuseppe Ratti started his iconic eyewear company in 1917. Today the brand is still revered for its durability, fashionability, and luxury. The trademark “Supreme Arrow” – often imitated but never duplicated – is featured on many of the sunglasses and eyeglasses and has become synonymous to the […]

RIP David Bowie – Icon of the Arts and Eyewear

On the eve of January 10, 2016 the world lost one of its greatest music, film, and fashion icons, none other than David Bowie.  Rather than mourn his death after an 18 month battle with cancer, we celebrate the 69 years of his legendary life.  David Bowie gave us experiences to open our ears and […]