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 […]

Dog Inspired Eyewear

National Dog Day is August 26th 2015. While we appreciate the dog days of summer, we love even more Kitsch Eyewear that features actual dogs. Two old time vintage companies still in business today,  Anglo American Eyewear (1882) and Oliver Goldsmith (1926) created some of our favorite looks that represent the true spirit of National […]

Kickstarting Monday: Original Trading Co Restoring Vintage Sunwear

Original Trading Company surpassed their Indiegogo goal and received $26,000+ in funding. The Sterling 23 Sunglasses are remakes from 1930-1940’s driving and sports and safety glasses. What happened this guy sees a pair and orders them online. Experiments and updates them. Wears them arounds and get orders for the frames. Just goes to show you […]

Eyewear Now And Then: Shady Shields And Mono Masks

Masks, Goggles and Shields have been around for many years. Much of the look started with Driving Glasses back in the 1920’s. As eyewear became increasingly popular, companies such as American Optical started promoting the Shield as Sport Glass. From Sports to Safety, came the fashion aspect which started to evolve in the 1940’s leading […]

Eyewear Now And Then: 1985 vs 2013 Extreme Cat Eyes

Many years ago, when Luxottica was a much smaller company they put out a yearly calendar by Artist Paola Casagrande. The calendars were whimsical flights of eyewear fantasy. For fun we thought we would match the eyewear shown in the calendar with current fashion. Many companies have launched extreme cat-eyes, but the we think the […]

History Of Butterfly Eyewear

National Butterfly day is March 14 and we thought would celebrate Butterfly Eyewear today. Looking back, the first reference to to butterflies that we found was on a Harpers Bazaar issue in the 1940’s. Featuring a Butterfly with eyes superimposed on a woman’s face. Maybe that inspired the 1950’s cat eye fashion with jeweled butterfly […]

Celebrating Presidents Day Eyewear

In celebration of Presidents Day in the United States we have gone back to showcase a few of our presidents and their eyewear. Presidents Day was created in 1885 to celebrate President George Washington. Officially February 22, is still known as Washington’s Birthday. In 1971 Presidents Day was officially created as part of the Uniform […]