Robert Roope Vintage

Mum’s the word!

March 24th, 2014

March has bought us some glorious sunshine so let’s take advantage and spoil our mums this Mothering Sunday (30th March) with some new shades!

For inspiration we have taken a peak at what some of our favourite Celebrity mums are wearing this Spring..

Celeb Mums in sunglasses

..and here’s the verdict! A little bit of bling retro, chunky, oversized and of course, vintage. You can shop all these styles here. But hurry, you only have a few days left!

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Mr Selfridge wears Chico!

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.

Mr Selfridge in Chico

The Baftas

February 24th, 2014

We Brits love nothing more than staying indoors on a cold, blustery day and watching a good movie. So many great films were nominated for this year’s BAFTAS, we couldn’t help but share our favourites with you and congratulate the winners!

Blue Jasmine – “Leading Actress in 2014”

Directed by Woody Allen, Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), removes herself from the New York socialite lifestyle and moves in with her estranged sister in San Francisco to try and repair her self-image.

 

Sleeping with the fishes –  “British short animation 2014”

A struggling young widow Alexis, (Gina Rodriguez), has hit rock bottom until her sister Kayla, (Ana Ortiz) persuades her to try a different career, find love again and makes a fresh start.

 

American Hustle – “Make-up and hair 2014” & “Supporting Actress 2014″

Con-man Irving (Christian Bale) and partner Sydney (Amy Adams) are forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie (Bradley Cooper). Pushed into the world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia, Rosalyn, Irving’s unpredictable wife, (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the plug and bring their world’s crashing down.

 

The Great Beauty – “Film not in the English language 2014”

Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. At 65, he now looks past the extravagant parties and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

The Great Train Robbery

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.

 

A tribute to Tracey.

December 7th, 2013

British jazz pianist and composer Stan Tracey, who played with everyone from Sonny Rollins to Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones in the course of a 70 year-career sadly passed away on Dec 6, age 86.

He spent several years in the 1960s as resident pianist at Ronnie Scott’s storied London jazz club. That job allowed him to play with the era’s jazz greats, including Stan Getz, Ben Webster and Rollins, with whom he performed on the soundtrack to the 1966 Michael Caine film “Alfie.”

He released his final album, the World War I-inspired “The Flying Pig,” earlier this year.

Courtney on Courtney

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.

Our Zoot is a hoot!

November 17th, 2013

Brighten up your wardrobe this Winter with our Zoot sunglasses, now available in 6 more vibrant colours;

Crimson, Lavender, Navy, Petrol, Plum and Toffee.

Black Eyewear on the Catwalk

November 13th, 2013

What better way to kick-start the month than showcasing a collection of our boldest and brightest sunglasses on the UK’s longest catwalk, all part of St. Albans Fashion Week.

Breathless

October 9th, 2013

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.

Masters of Sex

October 6th, 2013

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’.