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Archive for the ‘Retro 50s’ Category

Mr Sloane

Thursday, 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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Wayfarers are out…

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Even Ray-Ban has acknowledged that the popularity of Wayfarer sunglasses can’t continue forever.  They have recommended the 1990s style Arista, a metal panto frame, as an alternative at £125.

Try one of our identical Retro 50s panto collection at £117?

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Pitch Perfect

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Musical comedy Pitch Perfect caught our eye due to the amazing selection of sunglasses featured on its film poster.  We offer a variety of vintage sunglasses styles to suit every diva’s personality!

Vintage Glasses in The Hour Series 2

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

The Hour has returned to BBC2 with period eyewear similar to Black Eyewear.  Our favourite reporters are on the case in vintage  cat eye glasses and 50s styles.

The Rum Diary

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Johnny Depp stars in yet another adaptation of a Hunter S Thompson book The Rum Diary.   This film from 2011 is about an American journalist in Puerto Rico during the 1960s who meets the usual cast of misfits and outlaws and of course the beautiful love interest (played by Amber Heard in this case).  Fantastic retro sunglasses and glasses feature throughout.

 

 

On The Road

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

When we heard a film had been made of Jack Kerouac’s Beat classic On the Road we were sceptical and sure enough when Walter Salles premièred the film at Cannes recently it did receive mixed reviews.  However, the cast is stellar, including young talent alongside veteran actors, the eyewear a fantastic representation of the 1940s, and we loved Salles’ The Motorcycle Diaries!

 

2 Days in New York

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

We Love this quirky film….

Marion (Delpy) has left her husband of Two Days in Paris and is living in New York with Chris Rock’s Mingus.  The arrival of Marion’s French family puts the relationship under pressure.  Marion has kept the 50s style glasses she wore in Two Days in Paris…..

 

Hunky Dory Celebrates the 70s

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Looking for a feel good film that will take you back to the sights and sounds of the 70s?  Try recently released Hunky Dory in which enthusiastic drama teacher (Minnie Driver) Vivienne tries to engage her students by putting on a musical version of  Shakespeare’s The Tempest with contemporary songs.  The film also stars Aneurin Barnard and Danielle Branch whose characters play the lead in the musical and develop a budding romance.   This film will certainly put you in the mood for summer sun and features fantastic retro sunglasses.

50s Style Peggy in Grazia Magazine

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

That’s right, our Black Eyewear Peggy IVS was the perfect choice for the colourful 50s style fashion shoot American Beauty featured in this week’s Grazia Magazine.  The elegant ivory cat eye sunglasses accentuated the popping turquoise coloured background.

My Week With Marilyn

Friday, November 11th, 2011

In cinemas at the end of the month is My Week With Marilyn.

The amazing cast is led by Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe and Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Oliver and includes Judy Dench, Derek Jacobi, Emma Watson, Julia Ormond, Toby Jones, Dominic Cooper, Dougray Scott and of course Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark.

The film follows the relationship of Colin Clark, an employee of Laurence Oliver, and Marilyn Monroe as she struggled during the filming of The Prince and The Showgirl

Set in and around London in 1957 the film features some fantastic eyewear of the 50s, especially those iconic sunglasses for which Marilyn is known.