Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Glasses of the Week

Accountant, Michelle Gugich heading back to work with new glasses to wow her clients and colleagues. Michelle is wearing the Cleo in colour "ink", one of the new designs by none other than the fabulous Ms Goldsmith.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Martin & Martin Just Arrived

Our passion for refined, beautifully hand crafted frames makes it easy for us to invest in Martin & Martin. So we've just landed over 60 frames all the way from Germany. Precision, form, perspective and balance. New designs availalble at both Teed St and High St.

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Stunning Ms Stoye

Like champagne, Adina Stoye is effortlessly stylish, tasteful and bubbly. Her new GRAZ sunglasses in traditional tort, add to Adina's natural effervescence and with 100% UV protection will provide some serious protection from N.Z sun rays this summer.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Shane Anselmi in Deep Sea Claire Goldsmith

Shane Anselmi, owner of Overland Footwear urgently needed his new glasses for his buying trip in Europe.  His taste in eyewear is only surpassed by his great taste in footwear.  Pictured here wearing his new Claire Goldsmith, colour deep sea.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Leo Archer in Garrett Leight Optical California

A perfect blend of California, Mexico and Kiwi style. As you can see the manager of Mexico Restaurant, Britomart, Leo Archer is a very well dressed gentleman. He wisely chose Garret Leight California Optical for his latest frames. This model comes with its own “clip on” sunglasses and is perfect for what we are sure is going to be a better Kiwi summer than last year!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Father's day GIVE AWAY!

Is your father in need of a new pair of reading glasses?  

Tell us why your father deserves a new pair of reading glasses and he could be in the draw to win a brand new pair of reading glasses. The best answer will win and we will help “dad” choose a new frame and single vision lenses just in time for father’s day on September 2nd.

(Applies to our selected Father’s Day range of selected frames and single vision lenses only)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Jayne Metcalfe in the Cooper by Claire Goldsmith

Air Quality Scientist Jayne Metcalfe was the first person in New Zealand to wear one of Claire Goldsmith’s new designs, the Cooper. Pictured here in colour “Melon Tort”, Jayne started something, as we are now having trouble keeping the new Claire Goldsmith designs on the shelf. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Step aside Anna Wintour

The soft outline of Vinka Clement's new sunglasses, the "Uuksuu" by Oliver Goldsmith, offer a soft contrast to her tailored winter attire and frame her face perfectly.  Anna Wintour famously said "you either know fashion or you don't” and we think even the editor of American Vogue might agree that, when it comes to sunglasses, Vinka got one up!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Dianne Swann in the SALT honey tort

Pictured, Dianne Swann lead vocalist from the 'The Bads', wearing SALT honey tort. Dianne and fellow band member Brett Adams enjoyed their own successful musical careers before joining forces in London in the early 90’s to form “The Bads”. Dianne’s glasses are already being put to good use writing songs for their new album. If “So Alive”  is anything to go by, we can’t wait to hear what they've been working on lately! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Abi Lucas in crystal SAMA

Abi Lucas pictured here simply “owning” this very refined crystal frame with horn acetate temples by SAMA.  With its headquarters  on Santa Monica Boulevard California and manufacturing 100% in Fukui Japan, SAMA is another example of the  eyewear “heavenly marriage” that is California design/Japanese precision make. Abi is the owner of Abigails Essential Bodycare in Remuera

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mark Drummond in the Paul by Martin & Martin

Pictured here Mark Drummond owner of Drummond Flooring, a company specialising in quality flooring solutions.  When it came to selecting new eyewear, Mark needed a quality solution of his own and found it in the Martin & Martin, Paul.  We think he wears this frame particularly well.

Colour: C600

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Aston Kwan in the Oleg by Bevel

Don’t let the sunshine fool you, banker Ashton Kwan kindly agreed for us to take his photo outside on the coldest day of the year so far!   Ashton chose Bevel, Oleg in crystal to add to his own “cool” factor and we are particularly pleased with the end result.  We have permission to share that Ashton’s script is high  -12  in his left eye and -14 in his right eye.  Any of you who have a prescription like that will understand the challenges of making a pair of glasses that not only work perfectly but look great.  This was a team effort, carefully chosen frame and top performance from Independent Lens Company in Christchurch who sourced the thinnest and lightest lenses possible from the States.  

Friday, June 15, 2012

Anas Hafeedh in the Wooden Beausoleil from Frédéric Beausoleil

Anas Hafeedh is an Architect working on High St and just couldn’t resist this Frederic Beausoleil take on a bit of “Le Corbusier” style.  Being interested in construction, Anas liked Beausoleil’s combination use of acetate and wood pulp to achieve a grain textured and durable frame.  Anas we hope the unique design features of this frames will serve as daily inspiration for you to make your own mark on the world of modern architecture.

Le Corbusier

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New arrival from Garret Leight California Optical

Garrett Leight loves music but says he wasn’t blessed with the talent to create it.  He also facied becoming an actor but didn't think Hollywood would consider him pretty enough……their loss, our gain!  These new arrrivals by GLCO speak their own language of pure optical love.   

Colour: Champagne with pure brown 

Colour: Matte black/ matte spotted tortoise with pure grey

Colour: Nutmeg tortoise/ matte spotted tortoise with pure brown 

Colour: Honey blonde tortoise with pure green

Colour: Leopard tortoise with pure brown

Colour: Black with pure grey

Colour: Walnut tortoise with solid brown

Colour: Grey fade with grey polarized 

Product photography by Omar Asadi

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Nathan Branch in the Dale by Claire Goldsmith

Not double vision but double Goldsmith. You may remember Nathan Branch who featured recently wearing his new Carters by Claire Goldsmith. Here he is in another new set of Goldsmiths, the Dale in black liquorice. Nathan appreciates beautiful eyewear and we appreciate Nathan!

Friday, June 1, 2012

New shipment from London has just landed at MHPE

Many of you will by now be familiar with our passion for Claire Goldsmith Eyewear.  You may also have heard about Claire’s great grandfather Oliver Goldsmith who back in the day achieved iconic status as one of the most influential eyewear designers of last century.  With design talent pulsing through her veins and stand out original frame designs season after season, Ms Goldsmith is a star and has again put the Goldsmith name into the forefront of fashion eyewear.  Here are just a few of the beautiful new releases, we have in store.

Colour: Brown Tortoise 

Colour: Deep Sea

Colour: Elephant 

Colour: Black

Colour: Melon Tortoise 

Colour: Black

Colour: Matt Camo

Colour: Black on Claret 

Product Photography by Omar Asadi