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The Big Painting Challenge

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Actress Una Stubbs, who is currently co-hosting The Big Painting Challenge on BBC One, wears some fantastic round glasses with a very vintage style.  If you like this look try our Black EyewearPops‘ or ‘Chico‘.

Una Stubbs in round glasses

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Indian Summers

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Set in 1930s India, during the final years of British colonial rule, Channel 4′s Indian Summers is a stunning visual feast.  As you would expect, the period costuming is wonderful and includes round NHS style glasses for the character Eugene Mathers.

 

Round Glasses

1930s glasses

 

Round NHS Style Glasses

MasterChef 2015

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

New series of MasterChef, new glasses for Gregg Wallace.  If you’re a fan try the Black Eyewear ‘Lester‘ or ‘Pepper‘.

Week 1 contestant Tony has already impressed and we think he could go all the way, maybe it’s the specs?  They are very similar to the classic Anglo American 406 seen here.

 

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Castles in the Sky

Tuesday, 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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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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Mr Selfridge wears Chico!

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Last night’s episode of Mr Selfridge showcased lead character, Harry Gordon in a pair of round frames similar to the Black Eyewear Chico. A fabulous period drama based on London’s famous Oxford Street store.

Mr Selfridge in Chico

The Great Train Robbery

Monday, 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.

 

Breathless

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

We like 1960s drama Breathless where  Joanna Page stars as Lily Enderbury an ex nurse now married to the hospital’s anaesthetist.  She wears classic upswept glasses of the 1950s/60s.

Masters of Sex

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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 Saville Row ‘Panto Gold Curl’ and the Upswept ‘Glenda’.

Fabulous Fashionistas

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Did you see the Channel 4 Cutting Edge documentary Fabulous Fashionistas?  Six ladies with an average age of 80 not afraid to be bold when it comes to fashion and eyewear!

If you are similarly daring go for colour and size, the brighter and bigger the better.  We recommend the following Black Eyewear and Vintage 80s frames for making a statement.