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.
Tomorrow night (Thursday 10th October 2013) sees the debut of ITV’s new 1960s drama Breathless. The drama takes place in a London hospital following the lives of the doctors and nurses in a Gynaecology unit. Joanna Page stars as Lily Enderbury an ex nurse now married to the hospital’s anaesthetist. She wears classic upswept glasses of the 1950s and 60s.
Tuesday 8th October sees the start of a new Channel 4 12 part drama set in the 1950s. Masters of Sex follows the relationship between Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), the couple who gave birth to the sexual revolution. We have already glimpsed some fantastic period glasses similar to the Savile Row ‘Panto Gold Curl’ and the Upswept ‘Glenda’.
Roope Vintage was at Goodwood again this year and with a record number of attendees we were pleased to see a large proportion of them in our stand over the 3 day event!
Did you see the Channel 4 Cutting Edge documentary Fabulous Fashionistas? Six ladies with an average age of 80 not afraid to be bold when it comes to fashion and eyewear!
We’ve just heard about new film Saving Mr Banks which will be in cinemas at the end of November. Starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks as P. L. Travers (author of Mary Poppins) and Walt Disney, the film depicts the meeting of the two children’s giants during the film production of her novel. The film features typical eyewear styles of the late 1950s. Definitely one to watch!
Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers arrives in L.A. greeted by a bespectacled Paul Giamatti in glasses similar to Black Eyewear ‘Buddy‘
Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers reads the script wearing classic half eye reading glasses.
Last night saw the début of new BBC2 drama Peaky Blinders. Set in Edwardian Birmingham the Peaky Blinders are the family gang that rules the city. If you like Boardwalk Empire you’ll love this. In episode 1 Andy Nyman appeared as Winston Churchill wearing small round padless glasses. To recreate this look of the 1920s try the Savile Row Round Padless Curl frames seen here.