Design & Inspiration

Red Alert!

Warm Tones for Winter

30th October 2012 There is nothing like a splash of vibrant red to uplift the spirits! This season red eyewear is plentiful, in a variety of tones, and sometimes teamed with black, for a hint of mystery. If concerned that red is too harsh for your skin tone, designers have taken this into consideration. The beautiful transparency of Lafont’s Lido (above) provides a lovely, luminous glow to the skin. www.lafont.com

 

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lafont
Götti Switzerland
OGI Eyewear
Odile by Swiss Designer Didier Voirol

Swiss designer Didier Voirol is also a sculptor, and these skills are handsomely crafted in Odile (above). The acetate front is striking in black and red, and the temples are deftly sculpted in stainless steel. www.metalartconcept.com JG

Symbolism, Beauty and Mystery

Exceptional Eyewear Style by Anna-Karin Karlsson

29th September 2012 The highlight of my visit to Tranoï was re-connecting with Anna-Karin Karlsson, and viewing her fabulous new frames. She described the symbolic theme for the 2013 collection: “I took time out from the rest of the world, and moved to a cottage in the Swedish countryside in order to realise my ambition of creating couture eyewear. In the dark forests of northern Sweden, my determination and vision had few distractions, and I worked continuously and obsessively. “Perfecting the Art of Dying Alone”, the title of the collection, derives from working around, and engaging in, themes of grief and mourning. I created the collection to show the beauty and sorrow of sacrifice, and the perishability of it all.

“The design ‘One Trick Pony’ (above, photographed in a Stockholm cemetery)  originates from  the song I composed, and is my most sculptural work to date. The title plays with the derogative notion of knowing just one thing, and doing nothing but that thing. With this design, however, it stands for the determination and stubbornness behind doing exactly what you want and believe in, and the astonishing results that can lead to.”

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VAVA Eyewear
ROLF Spectacles
SILMO Paris Nord Villepinte 24 - 27 Sept 2021
OGI Eyewear

Always the romanticist, Anna-Karin says: People want things with a heart – with thought and depth – and I want my designs to live a beautiful, romantic life.” www.annakarinkarlsson.com JG

Sunglass style, on vacation: 5 of the best

30th August 2012 As promised, in celebration of August 2012, we are featuring a series of holiday photos today, selected from those that you have kindly been sending in. Thank you for sharing, and enjoy these happy moments for the last sunny day of the month. Pictured Above: Model Palladium 001, by the Turkish eyewear label RVS by V. location, Southern Turkey. www.rvsbyv.com

 

Jet Drives by Tom Herrington, featuring RockOptika sunglasses, model Mustique

 

Mustique by RockOptika, a bestseller for the UK based brand, on the road. Image by RockOptika’s Tom Herrington, aka (in case you didn’t know) The “Sharp Suited Shooter”…To see more photography by Tom, visit http://thesharpsuitedshooter.com/ To see the full RockOptika sunglass collection, visit www.rockoptika.co.uk

 

Anna-Karin Karlsson’s sunglasses, When Trouble Came to Town

 

MOREL par Jean Nouvel
BLACKFIN
Hall of Frames Zurich Convention Center 12-13 September 2021
ROLF Spectacles
TVR advert 2021 linked to the TVR website

Anna-Karin Karlsson’s sunglass style, When Trouble Came to Town, worn above by Anna-Karin’s son, on holiday by the Baltic Sea. www.annakarinkarlsson.com and available at the Box Boutique, London, www.theboxboutique.com

Reproduction of image: courtesy of Selima Optique

Emilie wears Selima Optique’s Amanda sunglasses in the Egyptian desert. This is such a great style and fits so well in this stunning location. Find the Amanda sunglasses here: http://selimaoptique.com/products/view/60

Aswan by L.G.R. Sunglasses

Lila wears Aswan by L.G.R. Sunglasses, featuring the label’s new colourful UV-protective mirrored lenses. Image provided courtesy of L.G.R. Sunglasses.  www.lgr-sunglasses.com  Happy memories of the holidays! CN

 

Holiday Hiatus Notice

Happy, safe and fun filled  holidays to all our sponsors and readers! Eyestylist returns on 16th August with exciting and fresh fashion and eyewear news for the upcoming seasons.

Enjoy a great summer!

The Eyestylist Team

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MOREL par Jean Nouvel
Hall of Frames Zurich Convention Center 12-13 September 2021

Photo: Travelonics Inc.

Eyewear Necessities

La Loop Accessories for Glasses

30th July 2012 Eyewear lovers never like to lose cherished spectacles. Avoid this scenario with fashionable, chic chains and cords from California based La Loop. Designer Elizabeth Faraut has the perfect – and practical – solution to keep track of your specs with her collection of unique creations. For summer, The Clifton (above) is stunning in beautiful white Venetian braided leather, and a silver-plated flat loop to hold the glasses.

 

Slinky gypsy chain by La Loop

Get into a gypsy mood with this handmade brass chain that is soft and smooth on the skin – a great looking piece and so handy to protect frames. www.laloop.com JG

SILMO Paris Nord Villepinte 24 - 27 Sept 2021
BLACKFIN
LINDBERG
lafont
Visit J.F.Rey
TVR advert 2021 linked to the TVR website