Monday, June 30, 2014

Glasses of the Week: Crystal Clear in Claire Goldsmith

Things are looking crystal clear for Vanessa Bailey in her new Claire Goldsmith glasses! Vanessa's vintage sense of style is complimented by these retro frames with a modern twist. The matte finish on the top half of the frame adds interest to these statement glasses - Vanessa looks stunning.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Happy Friday!

Jimmy Stewart

Jimmy Stewart says "Get outta here kid, it's the weekend!"

Throwback (almost) Thursday: All That Jazz

We've been diving into music history on our Pinterest page and have been left feeling really inspired by these images of jazz musicians from the 1950s-70s. Here are some of the bespectacled famous faces we're loving right now.

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

Bill Evans

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

Herbie Hancock

Sammy Davis Jr

Sammy Davis Jr

Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jr

Aretha Franklin

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Brilliant in Bevel

Meet one of our favourite peeps Ross Lorimer, wearing his new Bevel. A classically proportioned soft square, this frame is given a modern twist with its matte finish and is perfect for Ross’s fair skin, fine features and his role in the book publishing industry.   

Fresh Frames from Germany!

Martin & Martin have done it again! 
We've just received a box full of great new frames from our German designers Martin & Martin. Some new styles and gorgeous new colours make these glasses some of our new favourites!

Glasses of the Week: Belinda Baker

The lovely Belinda Baker looks fabulous in her new Claire Goldsmith frames - she is the first person in Australasia to have this brand new model from London! What a great advert she is for this frame, it has been a huge hit so far.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Caution: Bright Future Ahead

The future is bright for Cody Brindson-Hall! He's looking forward in his new matte round frames by Garrett Leight California Optical.

Glasses of the Week: Adina Stoye

The lovely Adina Stoye looks effortless in her new Bevel 'Bazooka' frames. We enjoyed helping Adina choose her glasses with careful consideration of weight, as she wears them constantly and comfort is key. We hope Adina gets years of satisfaction from these frames. 

Graceful in Grace

We’re excited about the newly-released Oliver Goldsmith ‘Grace’ sunglasses, originally designed especially for Princess Grace Kelly in 1959. This elegant cat-eye shape resonates the 1950s but feels so modern right now. 

Pictured: Grace wears her vintage pair; the 'Grace' sunglasses in Black Wood.

Olive Tortoise Split

Red Tortoise Split

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

British Invasion!

New in! We just received a big parcel of goodies from London yesterday, with brand new Oliver Goldsmith and Claire Goldsmith sunglass and optical frames inside. These shapes and colours have to be seen in person for the full effect, they're outstanding. Here's a taster of what's in store now:


Friday, June 13, 2014

World Cup Fever

Vamo! World Cup 2014 started today in Sao Paolo, and already talk around the water cooler is of who will be going through to the next round, and how about that own goal from team Brasil? 

Whether you're a footie fan or not, there's always a fun community spirit when countries are pitched against each other in the name of sport. Who will you be rooting for?

The official Adidas World Cup 2014 'Brazuca' football

Glasses of the Week: Kieran Corby

Kieran Corby wears 'Inception' by Orgreen. This Danish brand excels at colour, employing a dedicated colourist full-time to experiment with different combinations both inside and out. Kieran's frame is matte grey, with a light blue interior that is flattering and a hint of fun. The matte finish and flat brow bar add a modern edge - looking sharp Mr Corby! 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Know the Brand: Bevel

One of our favourite eyewear brands Bevel has just been subject of this lovely write-up from glasses enthusiast blog The Spectacled. Read more about Bevel in the feature below. 

Get to Know: Bevel

Bevel - "Klemaroid" sunglasses in Olive Green
Bevel – “Klemaroid” sunglasses in Olive Green
Founded in 1999 by industry vets Richard Mewha and Rick Nelson (who worked at the Optical Shop of Aspen and Alain Mikli, among others), the company makes simple, elegant frames that seek to enhance personal style, while promoting the fundamentals of quality construction and design. The unisex frames draw inspiration from Japanese craftsmanship, but are rooted in an All-American sensibility and Midwestern warmth. Free from distracting logos and ornamentation, the focus instead is on nuanced color combinations, durable materials, and a patented design that features a one-piece beta hinge carried through the core of the temple. The design allows for incredible flexibility while keeping a simple, sleek aesthetic. We were lucky enough to meet with Mewha during a recent visit to Josephson Opticians, where he showed us the collection.
Bevel - "Denis" frames in Black & Green Horn
Bevel – “Denis” frames in Black & Green Horn
For Mewha and Nelson, glasses are often the most overlooked accessory and, in their words, “the most underrated cosmetic enhancement.” If you’re going to wear glasses, they say, why not pick a pair that will make you look good? Better yet, pick out a couple pairs that you can change in and out, depending on your wardrobe and mood.
Bevel - "Geno" frames in "Deep Sea Matte"
Bevel – “Geno” frames in “Deep Sea Matte”
Bevel - "Oliver" frames in "Smoke Crystal Matte"
Bevel – “Oliver” frames in “Smoke Crystal Matte”
Perhaps the brand’s best feature, is its ability to produce frames that flatter a wide variety of face shapes and a wide variety of personalities. At once modern and retro, sharp and subtle, the frames are easy enough to slip into your daily rotation, yet special enough to garner a second look or two. These are glasses made for people who appreciate the little details in life – and in eyewear; not too crazy but never boring either. Case in point: celebrity fans include everyone from Robert de Niro and Susan Sarandon, to Denis Leary and Taylor Swift. And those semi-rimless, titanium glasses that Matt Damon is always spotted in? Those are the“Chin Chin” frames and they’re from Bevel.
Bevel - "Chin Chin" frames in Military Green & Taupe
Bevel – “Chin Chin” frames in Military Green & Taupe
At the end of the day, these are glasses that exude a quiet confidence and charm, with a nod to strong design principles, classic silhouettes, and a commitment to looking good on the outside, while feeling pretty damn good about yourself on the inside as well!
We’ve picked some of our favourite Bevel eyewear styles above. Head over to view their full collection.

The Matador

Greg Hughes is all set for some winter sun in his new Oliver Goldsmith 'Matador' sunglasses in After Eight. Named after the famous bullfighters, this frame is equally fearless! Originally designed in 1968 in London, the Matador is a firm favourite with the gents and comes in several gorgeous colours. 

Matte Tortoiseshell Split

Matte Wakame

Grey Lime

Dark Tortoiseshell

After Eight

Blue Tortoiseshell