Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nga Waiata in OG 'Lord' and CG 'Findley'

Nga Waiata's new Oliver Goldsmith 'Lord' 
For opticals, Nga Waiata wears the Claire Goldsmith 'Findley'

All the way from Napier, here's the lovely Nga Waiata in her new Goldsmiths. For sunglasses she wears the Oliver Goldsmith 'Lord' in Bottle Green, and for optical glasses she wears the very elegant 'Findley' in Fire by Claire Goldsmith Legacy. 

Nga Waiata is a jewellery designer and yes, she designed the necklace and blue ring you see in the photos! If you'd like to see more of her jewellery, you can follow her blog at

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Meet the designer: Marie Wilkinson

Cutler & Gross have been designing timeless, one-of-a-kind eyewear since 1969 when they opened their optical boutique in Knightsbridge, London. Quirky charm, classic elegance and superb craftsmanship are the trademarks of Cutler & Gross, which has endured for over four decades and only gains momentum with every passing year.

The Cutler & Gross new season collection is inspired by a love story set in 1960s Hong Kong. One of the visionaries behind this exquisite collection is Design Director Marie Wilkinson. We asked her a few questions to find out who's behind the beautiful eyewear.

What (or who) inspires you? 
I am inspired by the people always.

What three words sum up your design ethos? 
The glasses must be relevant, flattering and have a certain wit.

Best piece of fashion advice? 
Get to know yourself and select styles that suit you.

Favourite frame from your range and why? 
0822 because it is my ideal man’s frame, with elegant clean sweeping brow line; the aviator lens is a ‘nod‘ to the pilot shaped glasses Steve McQueen wore, the keyhole bridge is both a historical optical design and one that elongates the nose and is super comfortable and the lean, parallel temples are supremely elegant.

What is your pet peeve? 
Motorists being disrespectful to cyclists! (I am recent convert to London’s bicycle hire scheme)

What would be your perfect day off? 
Beach combing with my partner  and son on west coast of Harris, in the outer Hebrides.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

November L.G.R. Winner: Jane Mow

Jane Mow in L.G.R. 'Victoria'

Jane Mow was the lucky winner of our November L.G.R. sunglasses giveaway. We asked our Facebook fans which of our frames they wear and why they love them. 

Jane answered:
"I wear "Clark" by SALT. I love them! I've been searching for a replacement pair for years. Michael helped me choose these & haven't regretted it since! I've had sooo many comments on how stunning they look! Plus they fit perfectly on my face. Definitely a winner!!"
For her prize, Jane chose the elegant 'Victoria' by L.G.R. This up-and-coming fashion designer certainly has taste.  She graduated earlier this year and is heading over to Sydney in January, so she will definitely be needing these!

All the best for your fashion career Jane, and congratulations - you look stunning!