Winner of seven Golden Globe awards, recent film La La Land has captured imaginations. We love that one of the main characters is a jazz pianist with dreams of opening his own jazz club. Although the film is set in modern day Los Angeles it has a very vintage, very 1950s, feel to it.
For a vintage look you can’t go wrong with a monocle. Eyewear doesn’t get much more vintage than that! They can add the finishing touch to a fabulous retro revival outfit or you may simply find one incredibly useful as did a recent customer who purchased one to aid his map reading. Roope Vintage offers both metal and acetate monocles on a cord. They can be purchased as seen or fitted with a prescription lens.
Haven’t seen The Crown yet. Fantastic telly to binge watch over the holidays and lots of gorgeous vintage frames to lust after. Here is our pick of the best: Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in sunglasses similar to the VIVIEN, Matt Smith as Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in aviator sunglasses similar to QUINCY and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill in small round frames similar to POPS.
And a little heads up, look out for Black Eyewear featuring in Series 2.
Robert Roope, designer of Black Eyewear and founder of Roope Vintage was recently interviewed by We Wear Perfume on his thoughts on fragrance and why he wears Karl Lagerfeld for men.