Friday, January 30, 2015

Oliver Goldsmith Rainbow

Exciting news Oliver Goldsmith lovers!

The new 'Rainbow Collection' limited edition colours will soon be available in some of the most beloved Oliver Goldsmith vintage designs, including iconic frames The Fuz (1966) and Norum (1958).

It's no secret that The Fuz has long been one of our favourite OG sunglass designs. Named after British slang for police after a nearby riot interrupted a photoshoot for the brand new sunglasses on the streets of London in 1966, The Fuz was featured in Two for the Road with Audrey Hepburn and appeared on the front cover of Vanity Fair in 1965.

Although the Norum was originally designed in 1958, it was only recently re-released and has quickly become one of our most desired frames. The unique shape and cut of the acetate allows the colours to shine through and makes a huge difference on the overall effect of the design. An OG classic, the Norum was famously worn by Linda Evangelista on the cover of Vogue Italia. 

The exotic new colours have delicious names like Papaya Rainbow and Blue Rainbow and conjure images of white sand beaches and palm trees, adding a splash of the tropical to the already stunning collection.

Watch this space to hear when these very limited sunglasses land in store!


Blue Rainbow

Papaya Rainbow



Black Wood


Red Sky

The Fuz

Orange Rainbow

Black Green


Electric Black


Friday, January 23, 2015

Anniversary Day

Happy Anniversary Auckland!

We hope you all get to enjoy some time in the sun on this long weekend. We will be closed on Monday 26th January, resuming normal hours from Tuesday. 

GLCO Classic Style

This fun little video showcases some of Garrett Leight's most classic frames, both optical and sunglasses. GLCO have really made a name for themselves with their signature look: fine, round acetate frame and keyhole bridge, reminiscent of the eighties or fifties depending on the shape and size.

This is what they do best, and they are always looking for new fun takes on this classic style.

Friday, January 16, 2015


Yay, it's the weekend! Have a great time like Twiggy here - she knows how to make the most of it

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Glasses of the Week: Nature-Inspired

Elton McAleer loved his Beausoleil glasses he brought from us a few years ago and was searching for something with a similar woodgrain effect. He found just the right pair with this new Martin & Martin model from Germany. 

Made using zyl acetate, this material is 80% cotton fibre and cut from sheets like marble, so that each frame's pattern is unique. Elton is the Director of Octarine, who offer specialist colour printing services for the graphic arts industry so he knows a thing or two about aesthetics. This woodgrain frame looks great on Elton!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Ladies of Leisure

Summer has descended here in Auckland, and we are loving it!

What better way to get beach ready than look to the past for inspiration? These vintage ladies have incredible style and know just how to accessorize with sunglasses...

Sums up summer well

Keep cool with a scarf

Vintage swimwear advert

Adurey Hepburn in Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan sunglasses

Ginger Rogers on a surfboard

1970s futuristic

Bette Midler

Fun-lovin' ladies

Audrey Hepburn wearing Oliver Goldsmith Yuhu sunglasses

Ava Gardner

Grace Kelly

Raquel Welch

Rita Hayworth

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy 2015! Our Opening Hours

Happy New Year! We are resuming normal business hours from today but please note Michael is on leave until 15 January. We hope you had as much fun as Frank & Sammy over the holidays :)