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Magic City

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Mitch Glazer’s latest production, US television series Magic City, is a cross between Mad Men and The Godfather.  Set in a glamorous Miami Beach hotel in 1959 the show is full of beautiful people in wonderful weather, a great backdrop for fantastic period sunglasses!

 

Black Eyewear – Vintage Inspired Eyewear

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Black Eyewear is a collection of designer sunglasses and glasses inspired by the vintage eyewear of the 1950s.  Updated for contemporary style these frames can be fitted with prescription lenses.

Black Eyewear - Vintage Inspired Eyewear

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.

My Week With Marilyn

Friday, November 11th, 2011

In cinemas at the end of the month is My Week With Marilyn.

The amazing cast is led by Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe and Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Oliver and includes Judy Dench, Derek Jacobi, Emma Watson, Julia Ormond, Toby Jones, Dominic Cooper, Dougray Scott and of course Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark.

The film follows the relationship of Colin Clark, an employee of Laurence Oliver, and Marilyn Monroe as she struggled during the filming of The Prince and The Showgirl

Set in and around London in 1957 the film features some fantastic eyewear of the 50s, especially those iconic sunglasses for which Marilyn is known.

retro 50s sunglasses

Howl

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Going to the cinema this weekend?  Howl is a must see.  Named after the poem written by Allen Ginsberg in 1955 the film consists of three strands: Ginsberg talking about his life and work, the obscenity trial of the work, and an animation that echoes the surreal style of the poem which is thought to be one of the great works of the Beat Generation.  Set in 1957 San Francisco it is no surprise great 50s style frames are worn throughout by the stellar cast.

James Franco as Allen Ginsberg wears frames similar to Black Eyewear Erroll

Brighton Rock – 60s Style

Friday, February 4th, 2011

If you go to see Brighton Rock this weekend be sure to look out for fantastic 1950s and 60s style frames.  Both the book and original 1947 film were set in the 1930s but this version,  directed by Rowan Joffe and starring Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren and John Hurt, is set in 1960s Brighton.