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Happy Bastille Day

Monday, 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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Frock Me!

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Off to Chelsea this Sunday for the Frock Me! vintage fair?  Don’t forget your vintage glasses!  What is that you say, you don’t have any vintage glasses?  You are in luck as we offer a wide selection of vintage original upswept glasses and reproduction cat eye glasses.

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D-Day Anniversary

Friday, June 6th, 2014

As the nation and the world commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings today, we look at some popular frame styles of the time; antique vintage and authentic reproduction.

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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

Roope Vintage Goes to Goodwood Revival

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Roope Vintage was at Goodwood again this year and with a record number of attendees we were pleased to see a large proportion of them in our stand over the 3 day event!

Here is a selection of our favourite photos.  If you would like to see more of our photos please visit our Facebook Album and YouTube video.

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.

Saving Mr Banks

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

We enjoyed Saving Mr Banks, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks as P. L. Travers (author of Mary Poppins) and Walt Disney, the film depicts the meeting of the two children’s giants during the film production of her novel.  The film features typical eyewear styles of the late 1950s.  Definitely one to watch!

Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers arrives in L.A. greeted by a bespectacled Paul Giamatti in glasses similar to Black Eyewear ‘Buddy

Celebrating 50 years of ‘I have a dream’ speech

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

This month marks the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream speech’ which was influential in the fight for civil rights for African Americans.  Here is an iconic photo of the speech and we notice a figure standing just behind Martin Luther King wearing glasses in the popular style of the 1960s.

For this 60s style try the Black EyewearErroll‘.

Malcolm X, another civil rights leader, also wore glasses that have become iconic and associated with the style of the 1960s.  Our 1960s metal combination frames are named MX in his honour.

Vintage by Hemingway Glasgow Festival

Friday, June 21st, 2013

This year Wayne Hemingway’s  Vintage Festival will be held in Glasgow from the 27th-28th of July.  A fantastic way to celebrate all things vintage and a family friendly festival that is a little different, it’s one you don’t want to miss!

Agnetha: Abba and After

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

If you happened to see Agnetha: Abba and After last night on BBC One last night you will have seen a fantastic selection of eyewear from the 60s and 70s as well as an interesting and informative documentary.  If you didn’t see it, go to iPlayer now!  Here is a selection of optical highlights.

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