July 25th, 2014
Television presenter Dawn O’Porter is currently host of the Channel 4 show This Old Thing: The Vintage Clothes Show. A vintage lover herself, we spotted Dawn and her husband Chris O’Dowd browsing the vintage eyewear styles on the Roope Vintage stand at Goodwood Revival last year.
July 14th, 2014
We say grab any excuse to celebrate on a lovely day like today. Did you know July 14th is Bastille Day. Embrace your inner Francophile, get decked out in blue white and red and don’t forget your Eiffel Tower sunglasses!
July 5th, 2014
One colour associated with summer is Turquoise, reminding us of cool waters. Here is our Turquoise inspiration.
June 11th, 2014
There has been some controversy recently about Education Secretary Michael Gove’s proposal to exclude certain American literary texts from the English Literature GCSE syllabus. One title bandied about is Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.
This classic story will be adapted for the stage and presented at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from 28 August 2014 – 13 September 2014. We’ve looked at the glasses worn by Gregory Peck in the film version in a previous blog post. Here we speculate about those featuring in this stage production.
June 7th, 2014
Off to Chelsea this Sunday for the Frock Me! vintage fair? Don’t forget your vintage glasses! What is that you say, you don’t have any vintage glasses? You are in luck as we offer a wide selection of vintage original upswept glasses and reproduction cat eye glasses.
June 6th, 2014
As the nation and the world commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings today, we look at some popular frame styles of the time; antique vintage and authentic reproduction.
March 17th, 2014
Last night’s episode of Mr Selfridge showcased lead character, Harry Gordon in a pair of round frames similar to our Black Eyewear Chico. A fabulous period drama based on London’s famous Oxford Street store.
December 9th, 2013
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Great Train Robbery comes a highly anticipated two-part drama from the BBC with plenty of 60′s frames to keep Roope Vintage lovers entertained!
Keep your eyes pealed for the premier on 18th Dec.
November 21st, 2013
Last month Courtney Pine was a headlining act at the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival. Promoting the show he was snapped proudly showing off his Courtney sunglasses in Red Transparent.