Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Merry Christmas!

We close on December 24 at 2.30pm and re-open January 6 as usual.

Make sure you have plenty of contact lenses to get you through the Christmas break - please order by the end of today to avoid dissapointment.

Stuck for what to get that special someone for Christmas? We offer gift vouchers in any denomination and can exchange sunglasses purchased in store!

....and a very happy New Year from all of us here at Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Mornings in New York…

The hustle and bustle of a city alive…


Cinemagraph by Jamie Beck of Ann Street Studio
celebrating the forthcoming PAULE KA store at 723 Madison Avenue.

Can’t wait to see this chic, glamorous French fashion brand on the streets of New York City!

Aren't these amazing? Husband and wife photographers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg create "cinemagraphs", essentially gifs that are painstakingly created, often revolving around fashion. These ones caught my eye (pun intended!)

You can find more on their website Ann Street Studio

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Get The Look: Johnny Depp

It's pretty crazy that we haven't featured a movie star who has been so loyal to one style of glasses for so long. Johnny Depp has worn the thicker, squared-off-round, keyhole bridge look for years but keeps it fresh by wearing a variety of colours and lenses. 

Here's Johnny...

Garrett Leight x Mark McNairy #3 in Dark Tortoise

Garrett Leight "Kinney" in Matte Brandy Tortoise

Garrett Leight "Venezia" in Olive Tortoise Fade

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Martin x Martin

Martin & Martin are one of our bestselling brands, and with good reason. This German duo (both men named Martin, of course) utilise their nation's reputation for precision work and engineering to create frames that are functional, minimal and beautiful to look at.

Martin & Martin frames are made exclusively in Cologne, Germany using Italian Mazzucchelli acetate and their own patented counter-levered hinge system

"Arthur" in Matte Black Sand

"Malte" in Havana Gunn Matte

"Johann" in Black Transparent

"Paul X" in Matte Brown Sand

"Tobias" in Matte Blue Sand

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanks Canvas Magazine!

Thanks to Dan Awha and Canvas Magazine! This week featured our Oliver Goldsmith "Wise Guy" aviator (main image) and "Jacqui" frame (No.3) as well as the Garrett Leight "Harrison" and "Wilson" sunnies (No.s 5 & 6)... Looking good!

Close up of the Oliver Goldsmith "Wise Guy"

Thursday, November 14, 2013

New Garrett Leight

At last! New Garrett Leight frames - sun and optical - have landed at both stores. We are especially excited to see the new models available and we think you will be too.

Some of our new arrivals...

"Wilson" in Tokyo Tortoise

"Venezia" in Olive Tortoise Fade

"Venezia" in Maple Tortoise

"San Juan" in Brushed Gold

"Lucille" in Black

"Lucille" in Light Brown Tortoise

"Louella" in Black

"Louella" in Spotted Tortoise

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Viva Goldsmiths!

A huge thank you to Viva Herald magazine and editor Amanda Linnell for featuring the newly released "Norum" sunglasses by Oliver Goldsmith. We are thrilled to be side by side with local designers Douglas & Bec whose style we love, and to be picked by Amanda for Herald's 150th birthday edition.

Happy birthday Herald!
(Click on the image to see full size)

Oliver Goldsmith "Norum" (1958)

Black Wood



Red Sky


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Zero G Has Landed!

We've an an exciting new arrival from L.A. - Zero G sunglasses are back in stock again, just in time for the weather to hopefully take a turn for the better! 

Made in Japan using a single sheet of titanium that is wrapped around pivots and nosepads, these flexible and extremely lightweight sunglasses are incredibly strong. The design of these sunglasses is amazing.

"Bensonhurst" in Charcoal Gun - Shiny Gun

"Born in Brooklyn" in Matte Gold

"Bronx" in Brown Olive

"Flatbush" in Matte Gold

"Harlem" in Brown Olive

"ZeroStream" in Charcoal Gun

Drop in to see these beauties in person.

Get The Look: Tina Fey

Funny lady Tina Fey is never without her trusty glasses, whether she's playing Liz Lemon on 30 Rock or at an awards show. Here we show you how to get her refined, oval look - a great choice for petite faces.

Garrett Leight "Hampton" in Black 

Garrett Leight "Ruth" in Blonde Tortoise Fade
Bevel "Startin' Somethin" in Brown/Violet

Bevel "Check" in Brown Mint

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Glasses of the Week

Oranna Blanke looks radiant in her new Oliver Goldsmith "Manhattan" sunglasses in dark tortoiseshell. Oranna is director of award-winning Olaf's Artisan Bakery Cafe where her husband is the baker - we think they'll be winning awards for style as well as baking!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Stuck for a last minute costume to a fancy dress party tonight? Fear not! Nothing's easier than donning some shades to complete a character transformation. Here are our top choices for quick and easy Halloween costumes...

Elton John - Enough to frighten small children! Any crazy frames will do.

Jack Nicholson. Instant swagger!

Marilyn Monroe. Black dress, blonde wig, sunglasses, done.

Elvis. Enough said.

Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast At Tiffanys" - sunglasses, black dress, pearls & lorgnette

Couples costume alert - Diane Keaton & Woody Allen in "Annie Hall"

Whatever you dress up as tonight, have a fun Halloween!