Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Konings

The lovely Robyn and Bill Konings are looking extremely stylish in their new glasses from Michael Holmes. 
Robyn wears an olive tortoiseshell Oliver Goldsmith sunglass frame as spectacles with transition lenses and Bill wears Martin & Martin in matte brown with a sand interior. Great choices!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Glasses of the Week: Jordan Arts

Jordan Arts rocks this new limited edition Garrett Leight x Mark Boswell collaborative frame in matte black. Having started out in Kids of 88, Jordan is now enjoying working on his solo project as well as producing music videos. These frames suit his laidback, creative personality down to a tee!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Friday!

Have a jazzy weekend all! :)

Glasses of the Week: Looking Great in Garrett Leight

Crispin Robertson was looking to mix things up. He already wears a classic Claire Goldsmith frame and was ready for a second pair of glasses to swap between, as so many people find having one pair restricting style-wise. Crispin found the perfect vintage style in these Garrett Leight specs with brow bar and temple pin detailing. Modelled after American playwright Arthur Miller, this frame is a nod to the 1950s while still feeling modern.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Yes to Yellows Plus!

Jo Little wears her new Yellows Plus sunglasses well! The brown polarized lenses help to cut down on reflected light and glare, and the leopard frame just looks fabulous. These Japanese handmade sunglasses are timeless and effortless, the minimalist design doesn't try too hard.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Winter Sun

Garrett Leight sunglasses

Happy Friday! We hope you've been keeping warm on these crisp winter days, and make sure to shade your eyes from the low lying sun!

Guys in Glasses

Below is proof that glasses do in fact make men better looking!

Frank Sinatra

Cary Grant

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

Steve McQueen

John Lennon

Clint Eastwood

John Lennon

Paul Newman

James Dean

John Newman & Sir Jackie Stewart

Friday, July 11, 2014

Happy Friday!

It's Friday, you know what that means! Have a happy weekend.

Girls in Glasses

We all know the saying "Guys will make passes at girls who wear glasses". 
These beautiful women prove this theory right!

Audrey Hepburn

Jean Seberg

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

Linda Morand

Liz Taylor

Brigitte Bardot

Kate Moss & Johnny Depp

Friday, July 4, 2014

Wet wet wet

Happy Friday! You may want one of these goggle umbrellas this weekend! 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Handcrafted in China

       There is a lot of stigma surrounding products manufactured in China and unfortunately, for the most part this aversion is justified due to the terrible working conditions and poor wages received by labourers there and in other similar countries.

       Thankfully, a few forward-thinking ethical companies are choosing to base their production in China, in order to utilize the superior technologies and skills available as well as considerably raise the level of pay and quality of work life. These companies are still in the vast minority, but slowly people are being educated that there is 'good' Made in China as well as 'bad' Made in China - the label itself doesn't necessarily denote poor quality. We did rigorous research when deciding whether to start stocking Garrett Leight frames; we want to know our products come from companies with acceptable conditions for all, and we refuse to offer inferior quality or mass-produced frames.

       This film from Garrett Leight can help dispel the myth surrounding this issue, if only for their own company:

Garrett Leight company statement:

       "We believe there are two ways to do things, the right way and the wrong way. We believe that making handmade eyewear with the highest quality and most original style for the best value is the right way to make eyewear. We believe in working with partners that value personal happiness above everything else. We value technology and dexterity and we believe our manufacturer offers our customer the most valuable eyewear without sacrificing anything we believe in. Our partners in China are true craftsmen who are manufacturing the highest quality in the most ethical fashion we have ever seen."