Blue Notes

Eyewear with Swing in Gorgeous Blues

21st November 2012 Rhythm and blues can apply to eyewear as well as jazz! Its improvisational aspects inspires many – from musicians to eyewear designers – and the results are frames in cool blues. Music is the keynote at Vinylize  – the frames are created from old vinyl records, and handmade in Hungary. Simone (above) designed with Nina Simone in mind, is a stunning mix of metal on vinyl, with an arched brow and curved frame front. Simone is a special favourite of Vinylize communication director Paul, because Nina Simone once sang a song to him – “only six inches from my face” – Paul happily remembers. Available in Copenhagen at Optikerne www.optikerne.dk, and in Paris at Lunetiers Delambre www.lunetiers-delambre.com www.vinylize.com

Jazz Blue – MIG by Pierre Eyewear

Pierre Cariven has a winning way with cat eye shapes. One of his favourite designs is this lovely, gentle cat eye (MIG above) in electric blue acetate. The simplicity and elegant crafting of the design, coupled with the bold colour, is pure and sleek. “I like to create my frames in the way that I feel”, says Pierre.  If you feel like a bit of ‘jazz’ in your eyewear this season, there are stunning blue tones from which to choose. www.pierre-eyewear.com JG