Robert Roope Vintage

Archive for September, 2012

Vintage Oval Glasses in Anna Karenina

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Russian classic Anna Karenina has yet again been made into a film.  This version features a screenplay written by Tom Stoppard and stars Kiera Knightley (Anna Karenina) and Jude Law (Count Vronsky).  The character Count Vronsky wears vintage oval glasses appropriate to the period and similar to our Saville Row Oval Padless Gold frames.



Mad Men Misses Out

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Although nominated in many categories Mad Men did not come away from this year’s Emmys a winner.  Pipped to the post time and again by Homeland we were disappointed our favourite vintage glasses inspiration missed out on the prize.

Roope Vintage at Goodwood Revival 2012

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

It has been exactly one week since Roope Vintage exhibited at Goodwood Revival 2012.  This year’s festival broke all the records and was a sell-out event with a record number of attendees!  Motor racing hero Dan Gurney was honoured in style and celebrities Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall and Rowan Atkinson were spotted amongst the motor racing enthusiasts.  We had a great time too and it was lovely to catch up with familiar faces we haven’t seen for a while.


Black Eyewear Designs for Courtney Pine

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Black Eyewear is proud to present the Courtney.  This frame was designed for sax legend Courtney Pine and he wears it on the cover of his new album House of Legends.  The Courtney is available in ten colours as glasses or sunglasses.

Black Eyewear Designer on Three Counties Radio

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

That’s right, Robert Roope, designer of Black Eyewear glasses and sunglasses, will be featured on BBC Three Counties Radio tomorrow at noon. Be sure to tune in and listen to the interview with Nick Coffer.

Hope Springs

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Tommy Lee Jones gives a fantastic performance in recent film Hope Springs.  He and Meryl Streep are a couple attempting to put the spark back into their marriage.  They attend an intense weekend of marriage counselling led by Steve Carell (bound to be hilarious).  All three characters are wearing classic glasses similar to models supplied by Roope Vintage. The film is set to release in the UK on 14th September.