Think what you like about Margaret Thatcher and her three terms in office, as the nation prepares for her funeral we look at the eyewear which surrounded her political career. While the PM did not wear glasses we have found an image of the Iron Lady in some very stylish 1980s sunglasses. Two of her closest cabinet members are specs wearers, Geoffrey Howe in classic styles of the 1960s and Norman Tebbit in a half eye reader.
Archive for the ‘Readers’ Category
Must see Sunday night telly is Upstairs Downstairs. Series Two is back with a vengeance and new characters such as Beryl Ballard and the intriguing Dr Blanche Mottershead as well as returning favourites like Mr Amanjit and Lady Percy. Britain is on the brink of war yet everyone is oh so elegant. There are plenty of 1930s style glasses and sunglasses too, here are a few of our favourites:
Dr Blanche Mottershead
And Lady Agnes Holland in a clip from next week’s episode
That’s right, it’s the time of year when we are inundated with awards ceremonies: the BAFTAs, the Grammies, the Brits, the Oscars. As we anticiapte the Oscars this weekend Roope Vintage takes a look back at this year’s BAFTAs and the amazing eyewear spotted at the podium! We especially love Helena Bonham Carter’s on-trend cat eye readers!
Going to the cinema this weekend? If you see Larry Crowne you might spot Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in retro sunglasses. As typical everyman Larry Crowne, Tom Hanks wears readers and classic aviators.
Hanks co-star Julia Roberts also wears stylish sunglasses as teacher Mercedes Tainot.
Peter Falk, best known as the beloved bumbling detective Columbo, has died at the age of 83. Columbo, often seen as rumpled and slightly confused never failed to get his man. Peter Falk had a long and illustrious television and film career and he will be missed but not forgotten.
Here he is wearing classic 70s frames in
The Cheap Dectective 1978
And here wearing readers in classic film
The Princess Bride 1987
If you are looking for a pair of reading glasses that differ from those offered on the high street we have something for you. We supply readers, in a variety of shapes, colors and styles. They are definitely not your average reading glasses!
If you are looking for glasses to help you express your creativity and flair you may already be a fan of Ronit Furst‘s hand painted eyewear. The Isreali artist and designer has been creating works of ceramic art for years. In 2002 she recognised a gap in the eyewear market for optical frames which abound with colour and pattern. These hand painted frames are unique and individual. We are proud to be among a select group of exclusive eyewear boutiques to offer Ronit Furst to our customers. These glasses can be fitted with prescription lenses. Please view our range of her collection here:
In Mary Portas’ most recent series Secret Shopper she was naming and shaming bad service from high street multiples. She was also filmed wearing readers while revealing her undercover footage to Head Office Execs. Not one to go mainstream Mary’s are not your average reading glasses. If you want statement glasses like hers made up as readers you have come to the right place!
And here she wears large frames similar to our Retro 50s Memphis.