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Mum’s the word!

Monday, March 24th, 2014

March has bought us some glorious sunshine so let’s take advantage and spoil our mums this Mothering Sunday (30th March) with some new shades!

For inspiration we have taken a peak at what some of our favourite Celebrity mums are wearing this Spring..

Celeb Mums in sunglasses

..and here’s the verdict! A little bit of bling retro, chunky, oversized and of course, vintage. You can shop all these styles here. But hurry, you only have a few days left!



Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Tomorrow night (Thursday 10th October 2013) sees the debut of ITV’s new 1960s drama Breathless.  The drama takes place in a London hospital following the lives of the doctors and nurses in a Gynaecology unit.  Joanna Page stars as Lily Enderbury an ex nurse now married to the hospital’s anaesthetist.  She wears classic upswept glasses of the 1950s and 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’ve just heard about new film Saving Mr Banks which will be in cinemas at the end of November.  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


Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers reads the script wearing classic half eye reading glasses.




Strictly Come Dancing 2013

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Actor Mark Benton, who is currently in Waterloo Road, will be one of a new batch of contestants battling it out on the dance floor to become the Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Champion.  He is also a specs wearer and is seen here wearing metal combination glasses similar to the Black Eyewear Milt or the Vintage 50s MX.  Tune in tonight for the first episode.

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.

Agnetha and her father

In the Recording Studio

Agnetha’s Parents

Benny Andersson Today

Bjorn Ulvaeus Today

Jessica Silversaga

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Swedish photographer Jessica Silversaga models Black Eyewear ‘Coltrane‘ panto sunglasses on her blog.