March 2014

Spring impressions…

roar in like a lion for March, and COLOUR is keynote from subtle to strong, see our designer eyewear REVIEWS. Utrecht in The Netherlands is your destination for an elegant boutique, and our DESIGNER OF THE MONTH is a bonafide Parisian. Take a voyage down fashion’s memory lane with a beautiful exhibition in CITY GUIDES. Eyestylist.com updates regularly in all sections throughout the month, so for the latest accessories and style statements, click and stay with Eyestylist.

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Eyewear Essential – Tortoiseshell

Timeless Treasure

28th March 2014 Tortoiseshell has been a treasured material since ancient times, as people loved the splendid markings and its organic warmth. In eyewear, the use of tortoiseshell was first noted about 1675. However, real  tortoiseshell has been banned since the 1970’s to protect turtles – an endangered species – and fragile eco systems. Fortunately, technology has paved the way for lovely tortoiseshell adaptations made from superior quality acetate.

Tortoiseshell and its timeless beauty contributed to the success of the costumes for The Great Gatsby. Catherine Martin won an Oscar for Best Costume Design this year. Christian Roth, who understands the lure and naturalness of beautiful classic materials and fine design, created the distinctive sunglasses featured in the film. Elizabeth Debicki (above) portrays 1920’s chic with her sleek turban and voluminously proportioned Christian Roth Tortoiseshell sunglasses. www.christian-roth.com

 

Claire Goldsmith and Ainjali Fine - Tortoiseshell advocates!
Claire Goldsmith and Ainjali Fine – Tortoiseshell advocates!

Claire Goldsmith and Ainjali Fine at Finest Seven both enthusiastically embrace modern day tortoiseshell interpretations. Robust proportions enhance Begbie by Claire Goldsmith in glossy Electric Tortoiseshell acetate, with expertly beveled temples.

BEGBIE in Electric Tortoiseshell by Oliver Goldsmith
BEGBIE in Electric Tortoiseshell by Oliver Goldsmith

 

Soft Tortoiseshell acetate with subtle shading and a keyhole bridge highlight Zero05 by Finest Seven. With elegance and superb crafting, Tortoiseshell possesses beauty and enduring style.JG

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Zero 05 in Dark Tortoiseshell by Finest Seven
Zero 05 in Dark Tortoiseshell by Finest Seven

www.olivergoldsmith.com www.finestseven.com

Photo of Claire Goldsmith and Ainjali Fine by Luca Santocono Exclusively for Eyestylist.com

Great Gatsby image: Warner Brothers/Courtesy of Everett Collection

 

Roman treats in London

Chocolate by ‘SAID dal 1923’, Prosecco by Nino Franco and sunglasses by Mondelliani….

26th March 2014 Rome’s handmade sunglasses label Mondelliani brought some much needed Spring ‘pizazz‘ to a cold rainy evening in London’s West End this evening. The brand held its launch event at ‘SAID dal 1923’, a branch of the Roman chocolatier that opened in the UK a few months ago. With its Mediterranean colours and spirited 1960s and 1970s character, the Eolie collection by Mondelliani was showcased with brightly coloured chocolate bars, and alongside a new delicate capsule collection, DOC – inspired by three iconic wine glass silhouettes.

Lipari by Mondelliani
Lipari by Mondelliani

Mondelliani sunglasses are now available at leading opticians and fashion boutiques in London including Wolf & Badger and Kirsten Goss. New optical stockists soon to be announced on Eyestylist.com. For worldwide stockists and further information visit www.mondelliani.it CN

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United Nude with Iris Van Herpen

An eye-catching break with convention

25th March 2014 United Nude’s collaboration (AW14) with Iris Van Herpen, the avant-garde fashion designer, is a super chic display of innovation in shoe design. First shown on the catwalk in Paris this month, the futuristic Biopiracy Boot and the Biopiracy peep toe ankle Bootie feature staggeringly high 7 inch platform cantilevered heels which extend the legs with an exciting silhouette.

Iris van Herpen, AW14/15

United Nude was launched by architect Rem D Koolhaas and seventh generation shoemaker Galahad Clark in 2003. Turning dreams into reality, their first shoe ‘the Möbius’ was developed with the guidance of the great Sergio Rossi and technical shoemaker Maurizio Martignago in Italy. Ever since, United Nude has become an iconic brand at the intersection of fashion and design, creating products that are about clear concepts, elegance and innovation. While available in over 50 countries worldwide, United Nude now has seven flagship stores in Amsterdam, London, New York, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Seoul and Tokyo. CN

Catwalk photos by M. Zoeter x Iris van Herpen www.unitednude.com 

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Stylish Sunglasses for Youngsters

Python Prints for Budding Fashionistas

21st March 2014 A charming, fashion forward design, Sunny – by award winning Zoobug – is now available in a catwalk inspired python print finish. The frame is one that children will love to wear with its smart round shape and distinct details. Eye surgeon Dr. Julie Le created Zoobug; so she understands the vulnerability of children’s eyes, and the need to protect them. High quality polarised lenses ensure safety as well as style for young wearers.

 

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Pink Python in SUNNY by Zoobug
Pink Python in SUNNY by Zoobug

In two graceful colours – pale blue and pale pink – Zoobug’s Sunny possesses ultimate sunglass savvy for today’s fashion conscious young girls, who want to be au courant with trends. www.zoobug.com JG