Les Plus Belles Lunettes du Monde

Chic Parisian Boutique Opens in Nantes, France

1st December 2011 This elegant Parisian optical boutique has opened a new shop in Nantes, on the west coast of Brittany. The 6th largest city in France  – during the 18th century the largest port in the country – Nantes has had accolades heaped upon the region. In 2004, TIME magazine named Nantes “the most liveable city in all of Europe”, and in 2003, it was appointed “the greenest city in France”, so it’s an appealing location for a first shop outside Paris. Nantes also has the exquisite Château de Ducs de Bretagne – filled with many treasures.

The site of the store was chosen by the owner Vincent Carel, who formerly worked in the Paris shop, with the goal of eventually opening Les Plus Belles Lunettes in several cities in France. Sandrine Pereira, the creator of Les Plus Belles Lunettes, and interior decorator Ricardo Navarro designed the shop, that reflects the sleek, open atmosphere of the two Paris boutiques. Beautiful woods and pristine white ensure a crisp, smart atmosphere, very user-friendly for frame shopping – a real treat. The selection includes an international roster: Götti, Emmanuelle Khanh, Lindberg, Derome Brenner, Oliver Goldsmith, TD Tom Davies, Vera Wang, and Linda Farrow among others. Les Plus Belles Lunettes du Monde in Nantes brings optical glamour to the local scene. www.lesplusbelleslunettesdumonde.com JG

Elizabeth Taylor Auction

Christie’s New York

Elizabeth Taylor’s fondness for jewels is well documented, and she also had a passion for eyewear and fashion. Jewels, eyewear and clothing go under the gavel at Christie’s New York from 3-17 December, as well as online. Taylor’s extensive collection of designer sunglasses includes frames by Dior, Chanel, Selima, Cartier, Judith Leiber and many more. Clothing and accessories from international couturiers include Halston, Ossie Clark, Vicky Tiel, Balmain, Chanel, Versace, Thierry Mugler, Christian Dior, and Valentino (Above – photo: Christie’s Images Limited). This auction could be as legendary as the iconic film diva! Further details at: www.christies.com JG