March 2012

Welcome Spring!

We are updating regularly throughout the month – eyewear is blossoming with a continuation of our Statement Sunglasses for Spring. Click on Boutiques for a one-of-a-kind Parisian optical shop, and in City Guides for news about an unusual hat exhibition. Eyestylist- keeping you well-informed a click at a time…..  In Reviews, you’ll find frame inspiration, and the Designer of the Month profiles a Parisian family firm. A chic shop in Milan features in Boutiques, and City Guides highlights a stunning Tiffany glass exhibition in America… JG

MOREL par Jean Nouvel
LINDBERG

Trend Series:Spring’s Statement Sunglasses

Bocca by Face à Face

30th March 2012 Designer Pascal Jaulent at Face à Face enjoys designing frames that are beautiful and elegantly crafted, plus adding a bit of daring, drama and humour. Bocca – a Limited Edition of only 200 frames – has a hint of Mae West’s aura – a bold, glamorous, feminine design with volume, sensual curves and an enticing cat eye form. The feel of the acetate is sensuous as well – masterfully combining technology, luxury and beauty. A true collector’s item! www.faceaface-paris.com JG

MOREL par Jean Nouvel
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OGI Eyewear

Marni collection of 100 chairs, Milan

27th March 2012 Marni is to present, during Salone del Mobile 2012 (the Furniture Fair held in Milan), a collection of 100 chairs. Made in Colombia by ex-prisoners, the chairs consist of metal structures and multi-colored PVC threads featured on the backs and arm rests. They are linked to the “L’Arte del Ritratto” project through a photo exhibition created in collaboration with the photographer and filmmaker Francesco Iodice. The chairs are used as a background for a series of portraits of Marni teams from different departments. The chairs will be shown at the Marni Boutique and its courtyard, in Milan during the Furniture Fair (17 to 22 April 2012). www.marni.com CN

Götti Switzerland

Trend series: Spring’s Statement Sunglasses

Phillips by A-morir

25th March 2012 I’ve already run one of the A-morir flower styles on our Facebook and everyone loves it. So whilst we are looking at an incredible selection of statement sunglasses this month (one sunglass style is simply not enough this season, you’re going to need a few different statement looks!) here is my other favourite at the minute from Kerin Rose of A-morir, who we look forward to meeting in Europe soon. This style is called Phillips; it’s in some top boutiques including Liberty’s in London where I first spied it in February. The work is beautiful and delicate and it’s THE piece for Spring as statement accessories go…these and other unique designs are available to order at A-Morir’s online shop, feast your eyes at www.a-morir.com. CN

 

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Trend alert: Flat-top sunglasses for girls

23rd March 2012 It’s more commonly worn by boys but in the last few days we’ve noticed how great this oversize shape can look on girls…it’s a shape that adds to the high fashion luxe styling of the season. This example by L.G.R. (www.lgr-sunglasses.com) is called Tripoli, and is featured in matt black with Polarized Neophan Vermillion lenses, the state-of-the-art UV protective lenses which were specifically developed for L.G.R . Other great choices for this look include Celine’s larger-than-life visor-like sunglasses (available at Cruz Oculista www.cruzoculista.com and featured on our Facebook today worn by the blogger from www.afterdrk.com) and Alexander Wang’s square frame acetates (just in at MUSE Concept Store in Geneva. www.museconcept-store.com). CN

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BLACKFIN
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Götti Switzerland