Robert Roope Vintage

Black Eyewear Hot off the Press

October 25th, 2014

Black Eyewear has certainly been in the press recently.  Lots of fantastic stylists have used our glasses and sunglasses in some creative editorials and fashion shoots for a variety of interesting fashion and music publications such as Spindle Magazine, MixMag, Out There and Meade.  Singer Nina Nesbitt looks amazing in the heart-shaped ‘Nina‘ sunglasses.

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Goodwood Revival 2014

September 26th, 2014

The Goodwood Revival is not only the world’s most historic motor race meeting but is also the only meeting to be staged completely in a nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

Every year Robert Roope heads to Goodwood with vintage eyewear and his own collection, Black Eyewear.

Here are a few of our favourite moments from the weekend:

 

 

 

Black Eyewear in Cosmo

September 14th, 2014

Black Eyewear is known for anything but black!  The glasses and sunglasses are available in striking colours which are very popular for use in eye catching fashion shoots.  It came as no surprise then that the ‘Abbey‘, Red Cherry, featured in the September issue of Cosmopolitan.

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It’s Revival Time!

September 12th, 2014

That’s right, our favourite time of year, this weekend is Goodwood Revival!  We’re back exhibiting in the Revival Market, Stand 103.  We look forward to catching up with old friends, making new acquaintances and generally having a good time so stop by, visit us and try on a few pairs of glasses.

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Castles in the Sky

September 9th, 2014

Last week’s BBC 2 historical drama Castles in the Sky was the wonderful telling of the invention of the radar which was so important in the Battle of Britain.  Starring Eddie Izzard as spectacle-wearing inventor Robert Watson-Watt, actors Alex Jennings and Julian Rhind-Tutt also wore glasses appropriate to the 1940s as Henry Tizzard and Albert Percival Rowe.

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Countdown to Goodwood Revival

August 18th, 2014

Roope Vintage loves exhibiting at Goodwood Revival where there is such a fantastic atmosphere and so much fun to be had!  We will be there again this year and are sharing this video we made of last year’s escapades to help to heighten the anticipation.

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More Shades of Summer

July 30th, 2014

A burst of pink for your summer sunglasses!

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This Old Thing

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.

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Happy Bastille Day

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!

 

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Shades of Summer

July 5th, 2014

One colour associated with summer is Turquoise, reminding us of cool waters. Here is our Turquoise inspiration.

 

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