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Archive for the ‘TV’ Category

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 our Black Eyewear Chico. A fabulous period drama based on London’s famous Oxford Street store.

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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 Savile 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.

Singer on Breakfast News in Cat Eye Glasses

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Scottish singer Barbara Dickson appeared on BBC Breakfast recently wearing a pair of gorgeous cat eye glasses ever so similar to Black EyewearVivien‘.

Monty Don’s round glasses

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

That’s right, Monty Don was spotted on BBC Gardener’s World last night in the shed wearing glasses identical to the Savile Row round padded Tortoiseshell  or Chestnut frame seen here.  His even have curl sides which are available from Roope Vintage as well!

Top of the Lake director in stylish specs

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Have you seen BBC Two drama Top of the Lake?  We spotted director Jane Campion, in a film about the making of the TV miniseries, in some very stylish glasses and sunglasses along with her co creator Gerard Lee.

Campion wears glasses similar in shape to the Anglo American175‘ and sunglasses similar to Black EyewearBix‘.

Gerard Lee’s glasses are like the very traditional Saville Row.

Stunning Sunnies in Carribean Mystery

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Marple – a Caribbean Mystery, which was shown Sunday night on ITV, featured some stunning cat eye sunglasses.  Classic 1950s styles were worn by Hermione Norris as Evelyn Hillingdon and MyAnna Buring as Lucky Dyson who turned out not to be so lucky.  Miss Marple managed to make quite an impression on the crochety old Rafiel played by Antony Sher who wore frames similar to the Black Eyewear ‘Artie’.