Robert Roope Vintage

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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Mr Sloane

June 12th, 2014

Will Mr Sloane ever get his life together?  Followers of Sky Atlantic’s new series Mr Sloane will be tuning in Friday night at 9pm to find out.  While eagerly anticipated this romantic comedy, created by Robert B. Weide and starring Nick Frost, won’t appeal to everyone as Mr Sloane’s antics are totally cringe-worthy!  True to character, slightly behind the times, Mr Sloane wears glasses of the 1950s while the rest of the world is speeding into the swinging sixties.  Here are our picks that best match his classic retro 50s and metal combination eyewear choices.

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Gove to bin To Kill A Mockingbird?

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.

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